Thursday, December 29, 2011

Queso de Bola Cheesecake by Irene


End the Year Right! And start the New Year with a Bang!!  That's how I like it, and this year is no different.  We light up fire crackers, spend the night with family, then do a countdown to the new year!  More often than not just watching the television light up with all the firecrackers at exactly 12 midnight, cause it can be quite toxic when you're out there if you know what I mean.  But there is one special addition to this year's "Medya Noche".

A good friend and fellow foodie Irene, gave us a minicake.  Not just any minicake, it's her signature Queso de Bola Cheesecake!  Do you love cheese?  Then you will fall head over heels with this one.  Can you just imagine, the best cheesecake mix made of only choice ingredients top it up with only the best queso de bola there is.  And what do you have? Cheese heaven!!


Just look at that lovely cheesecake... ahhh!!! Can't hold myself any longer!


I remember the first time I took a bite at Irene's Queso de Bola cheesecake, we were quite a bunch and as soon as I wanted second servings the whole cheesecake was gone, I was too slow.  Just look at how thick and creamy it looks, trust me it tastes so much better than any other cheesecake in town.  That's why it has always been my habit to first get my share of Irene's Queso de Bola cheesecake whenever The Food Club visits her place, before diving into other dishes... bad me hahaha.

Anyways, I am so glad to share to you guys that Irene is now selling her signature Queso de Bola Cheesecake.  All Cheese for the price of only P900 for a 9" cake, and P200 for her minicake (4.5") with a minimum of 4 minicakes per order.  It's always refreshing to have something new to partake this Medya Noche, and this year make it Irene's Queso de Bola Cheesecake.

Call Irene now at 0922-8303900.  Order now for Medya Noche and spread it over to the New Year.  Enjoy!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dining in "F" at The Fort


"F" at Best Western Premier F1 Hotel



In the middle of bustling Bonifacio Global City, a new landmark has stretch forth its wings with a new dining place sure to capture your hearts. "F"

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yakitori Kitchen at Forbestown at the Fort

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Yakitori Kitchen at The Fort

Yakitori (焼き鳥), grilled skewered chicken, is basically a Japanese type of skewered chicken. The term Yakitori can also refer to skewered food in general.  For our local version, its the barbecue stands you see from one corner to the other.  Grilling out those adidas, betamax, isaw, and chicken ass to mention a few.

Just a little trivia the average yakitori is made from several bite-sized pieces of chicken meat, or chicken offal, skewered on a bamboo skewer and grilled, usually over charcoal.

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Diners ordering yakitori usually have a choice of having it cooked with salt (shio) or with tare sauce, which is generally made up of mirin, sake, soy sauce and sugar. The sauce is applied to the skewered meat and is grilled until delicately cooked.

Yakitori Kitchen recently opened its doors to the public, catering to locals and foreigners alike, made with only fine and imported ingredients from Japan to give you that authentic Japanese Yakitori feeling.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Yurakuen : Teppanyaki at its finest

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Yurakuen : Manila Diamond Hotel's Teppanyaki Gem

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In Manila, only quite a few places in the metro serve fresh cooked Teppanyaki treats and the best is found here at Manila Diamond Hotel's Yurakuen.

Teppanyaki (鉄板焼き teppan-yaki) is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan (鉄板), which means iron plate, and yaki (焼き), which means grilled, broiled or pan-fried. In Japan, teppanyaki refers to dishes cooked using an iron plate, including steak, shrimp, okonomiyaki, yakisoba, and monjayaki.

Modern teppanyaki grills are typically propane-heated flat surface grills, and are widely used to cook food in front of guests at restaurants.

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Upon setting foot at Yurakuen, you feel like you have been transported to Tokyo, with all the Japanese designs, architecture and of course servers in full Japanese Kimono costume, seems like we are indeed in for a Japanese treat! 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Buffet 101 : Dine in 5-star luxury

Buffet 101 International Cuisine

Filipinos love food.  Maybe it be Chinese cuisine, Japanese maki, French specialties and even American favorites that include burgers and the like.  We already have our dinners plans even as we are having our lunch, that is how we are so attached to our food.  And luckily someone out there heard us and they are Buffet 101.


Buffet 101 features international cuisines from all over the world, expanding through 4 continents with mostly Asian culinary favorites.  Buffet 101 features a five-star hotel dining setting, giving you that lavish feeling with posh lights and decors, making your dining experience one you will remember and talk about for the next few days.


Now let me take you to a food drooling experience, and indulge me as I take the rounds and experience food coma all over again.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

And the Starbucks 2012 planner goes to....

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Good day The Food Alphabet followers!! I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all  who joined The Food Alphabet and Starbucks 2012 planner giveaway.  It was indeed tough reading through 200++ entries, and sad to say some posts were still not viewable and others were not able to follow the steps properly.  But at least you joined and learned how to join contests/ giveaways and maybe next time, you might bring home the bacon.

And so without further adieu, here are the winners of this giveaway:

 Starbucks 2012 Planner (Oak) goes to Ms. Apple Anonuevo

Starbucks Christmas tumbler goes to Ms. Kimberly Camille Tiu

5 Winners of (2) two GC's of Starbucks tall drink
Ms. Richelle Pick
Ms. Michelle Hill
Ms. Deniece Liza
Ms. Joanna Gonzales
Ms. Cheryl Golangco

Congratulations to all the winners!!  Please check your emails for instructions on how to receive your prize.

Thank you once again and Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy Happy New Year!!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Date with Pepita - my lechon


Lechon Degustacion at Pepita's Kitchen

There are moments in our lives, we always look upon when we say, "I have indeed lived my life."  And this is indeed one of those moments.  I have been invited to partake in a feast like no other, a feast of Lechon - Lechon Degustation at Pepita's Kitchen.


I was the second guest to arrive, together with wifey, we were amazed on how colorful and delightful the place was set up.  It was one of the homes we have dreamt of having maybe in the future.  Later on friends of our host Ms. Dedet arrived and I was surprised how star-studded that night was.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Win tickets to The Big Holiday Outlet SALE!!! - Win FREE tickets!!

The Big Holiday Outlet Sale 2011
December 16-18. 2011, 10am-9pm
SMX Convention Centre Hall 4
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City

The Biggest, Greatest and the Grandest of the all!! The Big Holiday Outlet Sale 2011.  Cap the year off with great discounts of up to 90% on all your favorite brands!  You name it we've got it!  So busy this time of the year and have yet to buy your gifts for your loved ones!! Here is the one-stop outlet sale you will ever need!  Sponsored by BPI Express Credit Edge!

Up to 90% off on NEW brands as well as favorite TBOS brands!
  • BPI Cardholders get FREE entrance with a Valid ID!
  • BPI Express Credit Edge Cardholders get additional perks + chance to win in the hourly raffle draws
  • Up to 90 % off on your favorite brands such as: Adidas, Nike, Puma, Maldita, Plains & Prints, R.A.F, JB Sports, Daniel Hechter, CMG, Melissa Shoes, Giordano Ladies, BOSE, Switch, Hush Puppies, Sebago, Cushe, Ipanema, Grendha, Digital Walker, Light Room, Skechers, Desigual, Repetto, HTC, Lenovo, Nokia, Philips, Canon, Timex, Monster Cable, And1, Gola, Ryka, Reva, Triumph and SO MUCH MORE!
Don't have a BPI card?  Fret not!! Because The Big Holiday Outlet Sale and The Food Alphabet is giving 25 of its readers 2 tickets each to enjoy the all out SALE coming this Dec. 16-18, 2011.

How to win those tickets?  Simple!  Just follow the instructions to win 'em.
  • Must like The Big Outlet Sale by Malibu Enterprise and The Food Alphabet on Facebook.
  • Follow via Google Friend Connect (GFC), Please click of the right side bar "Join this site", and follow directions.
  • Leave a comment below with your complete name and email address, that's it!!
  • You will get 4 tickets each, total of 12 winners or 48 tickets in all.
  • One person one entry one email only.
  • Last day to send your entries is on Dec. 14, 2011.
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    Merrygalos for your loved ones this Christmas from Mister Donut

    Merrygalos from Mister Donut

    You know it’s Christmas time when everything starts to get bright and festive. From shop displays to house gates and even down to street lamps. It never fails to bring smiles to faces as we anticipate our most celebrated day of the year. This year, Mister Donut is cooking up something special to make it even better.

    Introducing Merrygalos! Mister Donut’s Holiday Offers which intend to bring smiles and a variety of gift options to those with Santa duties this holiday. Merrygalos collection holds your favorite Mister Donut treats, jazzed up in time for the holidays.


    First off, Belgian Bites Tin Can. Nine Belgian Bites come in a special Christmas Edition Tin Can - ready to be given as a gift. All you need is a merry little note and you’re off to spread Christmas cheer. Who wouldn’t want to receive such yummy presents? Each assortment comes in either a Christmas Tree (P170) or Candy Cane (P150) tin can. At such affordable prices, you can even gift one to yourself. You can also buy this in 3s (P36) or in 6s (P72) box also designed to be given as a gift.

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