Saturday, September 28, 2013

And the winners of the Starbucks Cards are....

And here are the winners of the Starbucks Cards!

Thank you everyone for joining, and even though we had a small turn out, we still appreciate the effort put into making this contest great!  And of course we would like to thank Starbucks Philippines for sponsoring this contest.  So here we go.

Most heart-warming - Pearliza

 Most Wacky - magzdc

Most Romantic - Tara Cagadoc

Most Creative - Steve del Castillo

Most Family Oriented - Jackie Yunun

Congratulations to our winners! For our winners, please email me at, so I can confirm your identify, and also so I can send instructions on how you can get your Starbucks card,  Thank you once again to all for joining!

Please watch out for our next giveaway coming out very very soon.. hint: buffet!

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Let's Holdak it! - the real Korean Fried Chicken


Holdak Chicken
The real Korean Fried Chicken!


Somewhere between Myeongdong and Sta. Mesa (wow spanning 2 countries!) is a Korean chicken place I have an affair with that my wife does not know about, and I just love their chicks! I mean their Fried Chicken! haha don't tell Joan.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wine Dinner at Diamond Hotel featuring Lagarde wines

For the love of wine!  For the discerning who savor great food and wine, what better way to celebrate a cozy evening than an authentic Japanese dinner perfectly paired with fine wines from Argentina.

Experience the artistry of wine pairing on October 2, 2013, as Diamond Hotel teams up with Lagarde Wines, to host a seven-course prix fixe dinner featuring a range of premium wines from Argentina. This partnership is for the benefit of Ballet Philippines’ dance scholars.
For only PHP 2,500 nett per person, guests can have an ultimate Argentine wine experience complemented by the award-winning, authentic Japanese cuisine. The food and wine pairing selection will be explained and discussed by Diamond Hotel’s executive chef, Marko Rankel and Lagarde Wines’ export manager for Asia and North America, Sebastian Barboza.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Starbucks gives us the Ristretto Bianco and Salted Caramel Mocha for a limited time

 Starbucks makes us fall in love once again with their latest coffee concoctions, the Ristretto Bianco and Salted Caramel Mocha

"Ber" months are here once again, and you just might feel the cool breeze coming at you, but what you don't know is that Starbucks, our favorite coffee place is brewing up some new drinks for us to enjoy this fall season, and here they are the Ristretto Bianco (pictured above) and Salted Caramel Mocha.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Porto Cena: The Mercato Centrale of Subic

Porto Cena - the Ultimate night food market 
arrives in Subic

Mercato Centrale, the country's premiere night food market sets foot at one of the best loved tourist spot in the country, Subic Bay!  Welcome Porto Cena - the ultimate night food market in Subic!

Subic has always been a haven for adventure-seekers: From the jungle adventures at Zoobic Safari to the water adventures at Ocean Adventure to the shopping adventures at the Royal Duty Free Shops. Now, we’ve got another great reason for you to visit Subic: A Foodie Adventure!

The Mercato Centrale group, organizers of the popular night food markets Midnight Mercato in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Cucina Andare in Glorietta Park, Makati, Mezza Norte in Trinoma Mall, Quezon City and Cocina Centrale in MarQuee Mall, Angeles, opens the NEWEST Mercato Centrale market in the North: PORTO CENA in Ayala’s Harbor Point Mall, Subic every Friday and Saturday starting October 5 (Saturday) from 4pm to 3am. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Philippines wins Gold at Pyronale 2013!!!

Philippines win Gold in Pyronale 2013

Hi everyone!  Let's veer away from regular food programming to this worth while event.  I hope you have heard... but in case you have not, let me share this with you.  Philippines has recently won Pyrocale 2013, held in Berlin, Germany, competing against Spain, Finland, Croatia, Poland and Greece.  And lucky for us! Pyroworld got it all on video.

Let me share this 15 minute fireworks display from Team Dragon Fireworks Philippines.
Definitely one of the best I have ever seen.  Proud to be Filipino.

Trust me, this 15 minute display will leave you breathless, worth every second.

Congrats to Team Dragon Fireworks! 
You make us proud!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Starbucks Group Happy Hour!!! Get your freebies!

Group Happy Hour at Starbucks!

Come in groups and be rewarded!  Just order at least 2 Salted Caramel Mochas and get a FREE Add-on per beverage.  Order 3 and get to FREE Upsize for all the beverages you bought and when you buy as a group and get 4 or more Salted Caramel Mochas, all your purchased beverages gets a FREE double upgrade!

This offer is only available on Sept 10, 2013 - That's today! - at all Starbucks branches from 2 - 5 pm only.  So enjoy your Group Happy Hour at Starbucks and enjoy the treat!

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wala ka sa Lola ko! A Grandparents Day special celebration

Happy Grandparents Day!

Yes it's today!  September 8 is Grand Parents day this year.  All I can say is, Wala yan sa Lola ko!  Game na game basta Jollibee Chickenjoy!  And 1 bucket is never enough, we just got to have 2!

Lola, let's eat.  Kids couldn't resist Jollibee's Chickenjoy so does Lola.  Share your Chickenjoy moments with your Lolo and Lola this Grandparents Day, post it on Jollibee's Facebook page and let the world know just how special your Lolo/Lola is.

Also as a treat this Grandparents day, celebrate it with Lolo and Lola at Jollibee, order an 8-pc bucket Chickenjoy for only P429 and get 2 pieces more for FREE!  So what are you waiting for, let's enjoy some Chickenjoy.

Let's celebrate Grandparents day at Jollibee!

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Rockwell's 3rd Ultimate Taste Test is here!

Ultimate Taste Test Part III
Be a Food Critic for a day!

Rockwell Tent
September 14, 2013

I thought I was in for the Ultimate Hang Over Part III, but actually this is so much better!!! Food Coma at the maximum degree.  We were there when it happened from the first ever Rockwell Ultimate Taste Test, to the next Ultimate Taste Test Part II and now Our Awesome Planet and Rockwell Powerplant mall presents to us "Rockwell's 3rd Ultimate Taste Test"

Featuring more than 40++ of the best concessionaires, showcasing their best home-cooked specialties, and Power Plant mall restaurants will bring you to a gastronomical experience like no other.   What's more get a bottle of San Mig Super Dry, Premium All-Malt or Cerveza Negra with your ticket to the Rockwell's 3rd Ultimate Taste Test.  Enjoy a weekend of pure food bliss!

If you're lucky enough, you might still be able to purchase some very limited tickets to this food extravaganza!  Be there at the event proper entrance to purchase the tickets.  But there is no guarantee that there will still be tickets available since they run out very fast.  Hope to see you there!!!

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Balinese Delights at Market Cafe, Hyatt Hotel and Casino

Sedap Indonesia : Balinese Delights 
at Market Cafe

A few years ago, I was very lucky to be able to visit Bali, Indonesia with a contest  that I won with Novotel.  I was so happy to have been able to visit the so called "Island of the Gods".  And apart from the heavenly views I was able to feast my eyes on, so was a feast of great tasting delicacies that was truly Balinese. 

 I am so loving their Nasi Goreng, I even brought home some instant Nasi Goreng packs to Manila, so that I can enjoy even if I'm back in Manila.

In celebration of Balinese Delights here in Manila, the Market Café of Hyatt Hotel and Casino brings to us the best of Bali with Sedap Indonesia : Balinese Delights!

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