Saturday, April 30, 2011

Poh's Kitchen coming your way


Meet Poh Ling Yeow, artist ingénue and now TV personality chef with a passion for unique, experimental flavours that taste great! Join Poh and her chef friends on TLC’s brand new series POH’S KITCHEN as she whips up original recipes, and explores the culture and tradition behind some of the world's favourite dishes. Poh also embarks on a journey to discover her Malaysian roots, tracing her family ties and sharing time-honoured family cooking secrets. POH’S KITCHEN premieres every Monday at 1900 hrs (7:00 pm SIN/HK). Encores the following Mondays at 1300 hrs (1:00 pm SIN/HK).

Poh Ling Yeow was born in Malaysia and she spent much of her childhood in Kuala Lumpur. Her family then migrated to South Australia, where she now lives and works.

For Poh, cooking is all about nurturing and sharing, and she loves inviting friends into her kitchen to play, experiment, and help her refine her unique cooking style. Catch the enigmatic Poh as she injects a personal twist into some of the world’s most popular dishes, and exchanges recipes and tips with famous chefs such as Neil Perry, David Thompson, and Emmanuel Mollois.

Poh has always sought to explore notions of belonging and origin, and her interest in cooking sparked her desire to reconcile her heritage with her Western identity. Later in the series, Poh heads off overseas - to Malaysia on a three week trip to find out more about her lineage and the traditional dishes that come from Malaysia.

With a pinch of curiosity, a splash of audacity, and a whole lot of laughter on the side, step into POH’S KITCHEN and awaken your tastebuds to a plethora of flavours and ideas.

About TLC
TLC, one of the fastest-growing lifestyle channels in the United States, is a new global lifestyle channel featuring inspiring lifestyle and factual entertainment focused on travel, food, the environment, home improvement and gripping human interest stories. By first quarter of 2011, the international TLC offering will be available in more than 75 markets, reaching more than 100 million households outside the United States, making it the most widely distributed lifestyle channel brand in pay-TV. Launched in Asia Pacific on September 1, 2010, TLC is currently distributed to more than 133 million subscribers in the region.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries.  Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Science and Discovery HD, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including In Asia Pacific, seven Discovery brands reach 508 million cumulative subscribers in 32 countries with programming customized in 13 languages.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cool off this hot summer with Magnolia Frozen Delights

Can you feel the heat?  It is definitely summer with temperatures rising and reaching 40 degrees in no time, perfect time to hit the beach and have some fun in the water.  But for those of us who are stuck in our day jobs and drying up in the heat of summer, (even the air-conditioning is giving up with the weather), there is always a way to cool down.

And this summer Magnolia showcases their line up of frozen delights, to keep our heads cool and to have a fun time this summer as well.  Think of it this way, summer is not about hot weather, it's just our excuse to dig in to Magnolia's frozen delights, would you agree?

Ice Cream on Stick (ICOS) dipped in chocolate dip that  comes in different colors  that will excite and  surprise the consumer.

Cool Bubblegum
Bubblegum ice cream on stick that leaves a slight color (blue) on the lips and tongue to excite the kids and kids at heart
Cotton Candy
Cotton Candy ice cream on stick. Smells like cotton candy and tastes like cotton candy
Choco Loco
Chocolate ice cream on stick. It’s Chocolait  milk in a cool ice cream stick
Cool at P10.00 each
Ice Lolly
Quench your summer thirst and cool your hot summer days and nights with Magnolia Frozen Delights “Popsies”

Choco Cool
Chocolate flavored ice lolly… so cool so chocolatey!
Orange Chill
Orange flavored ice lolly, so refreshingly cool and tangy! Love the orange bite! 

Perfect at P10.00 only.

The Spinner - spinning through our hearts and soul, definitely something wonderful!

Chocolate ice cream with chocolate and peanut toppings filled into a sugar cone
Vanilla ice cream with chocolate and peanut toppings filled into a sugar cone

Tempting at P20.00


Sweetie Bites - yummy treats that will surely capture your hearts

Cookie Craze
For chocolate lovers, Cookie Craze is cookies ‘n cream at its best!
Cheesy Bliss
Cheese to the max, blissfully satisfying one’s cravings for a cheesy fulfillment.

Deliciously refreshing at P11.00

Go on, give in and be cool this summer with Magnolia Frozen Delights, available at all major supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide.

Visit them online at

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Special Degustation at Ninyo's

Only this Easter, April 24, 2011

We can’t save your soul like the Lord did, but inspired by His Scriptures, we’ll let you save a few bucks this Easter with Chef Niño's all-time lowest priced Special Easter Dégustation.

Special Easter Dégustation

Fresh Garden Salad with assorted grilled seasonal fruits in orange amazu dressing


Steamed mixed seafood pail infused with cilantro and yuzu in light saffron dashi broth served with nori crusted potato wedges


Trio of Turf Skewers
- Miso Pork Tenderloin
- Chicken Balsamic Teriyaki
- US Hanging Tender Steak in soy and garlic marinade

Green Tea Yogurt Napoleon

"Even before the boy is old enough to know how to choose between right and wrong, he will eat yogurt and honey.." (Isaiah 7:15)

Php 850 only
Inclusive of 12% VAT, exclusive of 10% SC

Plus more:
> FREE-FOR-ALL SPIRIT TASTING. Taste our newest spirit cocktail for free
-- "Chocolate To Die For"
> SALVATION EGG-HUNT OR PAINT. Hunt or paint eggs to save on appetizers, desserts and drinks on your next visit.
> SPIRITUAL ACTIVITY CORNER. Kids may read, paint and draw bible stories and characters.
> SOULFUL, RELAXING BOSSA NOVA. To complement your food for the soul

So don't miss this once-in-a-year meaningfully "Savioury" Easter Experience!
NINYO Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge is located at 66 Esteban Abada St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City. For reservations, please call 4260301/ 09175385813.

See you this Easter Sunday!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Vikings Luxury Buffet at San Miguel by the Bay

News about a new eat all-you-can restaurant came about just this Thursday, as friends have been raving about it, I guess it's time we give it a try.  Vikings, the newest addition to the buffet-all-you-can market in the Philippines is now open, and it sure looks promising.

We have made our reservation since last Thursday, since our family is a big group.  News travel fast and indeed this fairly new buffet place definitely is making waves.  Now what is in store for you in Vikings? Vikings A feast from the sea is an international themed buffet restaurant which caters to a wide range of special delicacies made known to the world.

 so many choices of sushi and fresh sashimi

They have a wide selection of mostly Asian dishes which include Japanese foods, such as tempura, fresh from the sea sashimi and tons of sushi!!  Chinese foods include dimsums, roastings, and lots of familiar Chinese dishes.  American delights that showcases Roast beef carvings, lamp chops, mini-burgers and fries, onion rings and more.  They have a pasta station, a salad bar, a fresh seafoods station, a pizza station where you can make your own pizza, a grilling station, a shabu-shabu station...yes this is new!! A bountiful desserts line-up with cakes, pastries, fruits, chocolate fondue, ice cream, halo-halo treats and what!! a Frozen Yoghurt station!!
 shabu-shabu staion with plain soup or mala kuo soup

Now can I stop?  Not Yet!  They also have drinks-all-you-can counter with sodas, fruit juices, coffee, you can also approach their mini bar to get a fresh shake just for you, well that evening they served yoghurt shake called Piña Colada which was a mix of pineapple, mango and yoghurt Yummy indeed and this one I'm sure will be the driving force to get your butts moving... ALL YOU CAN DRINK DRAFT BEER!!!!  I believe just by seeing this you would be scrolling down to look for their contact nos. and make the next reservation available. 
mini-burgers and yoghurt shake
 tons of desserts and chocolate fondue
Unlimited San Miguel Draft Beer (not for minors)
fresh fruit juices and delicious concoctions

Choices at the Salad bar

All that for a price of only P888!!! WOW, that is fairly cheap!  But wait, they are still on introductory promo until April 20!  You get an automatic 20% discount, plus if you like them on Facebook you get an additional 10% off!  Kids up to 4 ft. is P388 for dinner and Kids below 3 ft. dine for FREE!!  Special discounts for senior citizens aged 75 and up get 50% off!

Presently, they only open for dinner, but they should be kicking off their lunch schedule soon.  Word of advise, be sure to reserve your seats before going to the place or you will wait for quite some time before getting a table.  Since they only opened for just a few days, I gave them extra credit for their impeccable service, but as new restaurants arise, there will be problems, so you need tips?  Lines do occur so first to get in line?  The tempura station, they cook it fresh, so you better order ahead and take note of your table no. at all times so that they could deliver it to you.... not just with tempura station but almost all stations so that is impeccable service.

Next to get the line is the roast beef and lamb chop station as you would want to have them pan grilled to your level of satisfaction.  Well, for the others you can just stroll around get whatever you like.  Get me that beer refill.  Enjoy and have a wonderful time at Vikings Luxury Buffet.

You may reach them at 846-3888, 846-4888, 846-5888 or 0917-5653888 and 0923-7303888 for reservations.

Help them to reach 4,000 likes for them to extend their promo price until May 1.
Go and like Vikings luxury buffet on Facebook now!

Vikings Luxury Buffet
A Feast from the Sea
Building B, San Miguel by the Bay,
Seaside Blvd., SM Mall of Asia
Pasay City

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Figaro Lenten and Summer treats

Figaro Lenten and Summer treats
- perfect for the season

Just in time for the hot summer season and Lenten season,  Figaro gives us more reason to spend an afternoon of relaxation while savouring their delicious lenten offerings and hot summer treats.

Get Light for Life with Figaro's Kani Sandwich and Chili Sardine Angel Hair Pasta

The Philippines being a Catholic nation observes Lent quite religiously from no meat Fridays to fasting,  But quite a few establishments offer choices of food that will fill you and keep you satisfied without the guilt.

Figaro Coffee Company's Kani Sandwich (P179), crabstick filling garnished with lettuce and tomato in potato bread, served with side salad, the crunchy lettuce and fresh ripe tomatoes compliments the tasty crabsticks filling perfect with light mayo dressing. Perfect with coffee or your favorite flavor of Figaro Frost.

The Kani Sandwich was easy on the mouth, the mayo filled Kani sandwich tasted not too sweet which was just perfect for me, biting into fresh slices of tomatoes and crunchy lettuce, I felt so revitalized, knowing I get only the freshest of ingredients in my sandwich. Kani Sandwich is not just made for the Lenten Season because you crave for Crabs (Kani) all year round. Figaro just made it easy on your diet with their Kani Sandwich, truly filling without the guilt. 

Chili Sardine Angel Hair Pasta (P180), is Spanish sardines sauteed in garlic, olive oil, dried chili flakes, onions and black olives tossed in angel hair pasta. Garnished with finely-chopped parsely and parmesan cheese, the love for spanish sardines with garlic, olive oil,onions, dried chili flakes and black olives complete the angel hair pasta experience.

The saltiness of the fish melts with the sour and salty taste of the black olives exploding in flavors of the spices, onions, garlic and chili flakes. This pasta meal is quite heavy in the sense you get full quite easily, the flavors collide and you can savor all the sweetness, a tad of saltiness and a pinch of spiciness.  You'd be happy you ordered this. 

Light yet filling snacks of Kani Sandwich and Chili Sardine Angel Hair Pasta at Figaro may just be the Life you need to make your day right this Lent!
Summer is here and you can feel the heat!  A refreshing drink is what you’ve always wanted on a hot summer day waiting for a ride or beach-combing at your favorite destination. The body really needs that re-hydration and you don’t want to gain more weight to fit in those two-piece outfits this summer.

Figaro brings you Summer Frosts with new flavors, Tropical Sorbet and Berried Watermelon! Sip and enjoy the sweet and sunny goodness of this season's most refreshing drinks for only P125!

Tropical Sorbet is a refreshing summer drink that bursts with sweetened passion fruit and a splash of peach flavors combined. Figaro’s Tropical Sorbet allows you to savor the sweetness and the full rich flavors of peach and passion fruit without having to worry about those seeds.  Deliciously refreshing and nourishing.

Flavored by Monin, the world's most famous manufacturer of flavored syrups gives our Summer Frosts that rich flavor enough to melt anyone's heart.

Berried Watermelon is a summer slush drink played with red berries and punch of watermelon flavors. Watermelon is the favorite summer fruit this season. It actually does not just rehydrate with its special cooling effect, it is also fat-free and helps in energy production – just enough to make you sweep the whole shoreline and enjoy frolicking in the sun this season. This drink is perfect when all the sweetness in the watermelon you've been craving needs a summer kick. Red berries will surely provide that slush sunny sweetness to complete that refreshing drink.  I love them both.

Also try out their other treats, their Marble Cream Cheese Brownie, made with dark cocoa powder, Raisin Short Bread Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookie, and their low sugar Cherry Choco Muffin.

No cream and no fat to help you lose those pounds and gain more confidence this summer!  Find some relief from the heat with Figaro’s Summer Frosts and get light and easy with Figaro's Lenten offerings.

Parties made even better with Reyes Barbecue Bilaos

Got a party to plan?  Too busy and caught up with work?  Reyes Barbecue takes the lead and gets the hassle out of the way and gives a more delicious, fun and yet affordable way to celebrate! 

Reyes Barbecue’s latest Barbecue Party offering with their new Bilao Noodles – Pansit Canton, Garlic Sotanghon and Spaghetti – available in orders for 4-6, are ideal for those simple and yet yummy celebrations!

“Noodles are an essential part of any family or group celebration, and barbecue with noodles is a meal combination everyone loves! That’s why we developed our new Bilao Noodles. We believe they complete any occasion at Reyes Barbecue,” says, Mr. Frank Reyes, Reyes Barbecue Founder-CEO.

Try a delicious and satisfying party menu for a group of 10: Five 1-pc Pork Barbecue Meals, 5 Boneless Chicken Barbecue meals, 2 Bilao Noodles, 2 pitchers of Nestea, and 2 packs of Choco Merengue for dessert – all for less than P2,000!

Enjoy an all-seafood barbecue party for 10! 5 Grilled Bangus Belly Meals, 3 Grilled Pusit Meals, 2 Grilled Tuna Meals, 2 Bilao Noodles, 2 pitchers of Nestea, and 2 packs of Choco Merengue for dessert – all for less than P2,500!

Reyes Barbecue Party is available in the following stores: Mall of Asia, Emerald Mansion, Robinsons Galleria, Waltermart Makati, Shangri La Mall, UP TechnoHub, Nuvali, Pavilion Mall, SM Pampanga, SM Clark, SM Tarlac, SM Marilao, SM Baliwag, SM Bicutan, SM Lucena, SM Las Pinas, SM Naga - but soon to be rolled out systemwide!

Barbecue. Peanut Sauce. Java Rice. Best way to go!  I just love it!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Eat-all-you-can Halo-Halo!!!

This is definitely hard to resist!!
Summer is definitely here and what better way to cool off than to have Halo-Halo. Unlimited Halo-Halo that is!!
Only in Lola Maria at The Legend Villas
for only P188 nett/ person

With over 14 homemade ingredients to complete your afternoon delight!! Love those beans, kaong, mongo beans, ube, saba, gelatin, leche flan, langka, nata de coco and ice cream to top it all off.  I'll be there waiting in line... What! only P188!! definitely a good deal...

Available from 2 PM to 6PM daily from April 4 - May 31, 2011.  I just love summer! Especially with a Halo-Halo in my hand.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Summer is definitely here at California Berry

We were recently invited to a summer gathering with bloggers and friends, on a lazy hot Sunday afternoon.  But I'm happy why? because I'm going to cool off at California Berry!!  They have recently opened a new branch in SM Mezza in Sta. Mesa, just opposite SM City Sta. Mesa.  And it definitely is a treat!
When you think of California Berry, you only think of Yogurt right?  Good thing California Berry has stretched out their wings and offered their new pasta varieties -

Classic Spaghetti Bolognese P125 and Seafood Alfredo P145
the Cheesy Lasagna P145

All of their pasta selections were quite a treat, and yes pasta is heavy to the stomach, but my fellow bloggers daughter ate it all by herself, it shows how yummy it definitely is, but I was not able to taste their Pasta Carbonara, but it looked good, I will be back for that.

Also new on their menu is their nourishing Fresh Fruit blends, made only with the freshest fruits and yummy yogurt blended to a perfect mix of goodness. At only P95.00, it is definitely one treat you cannot resist.  With 5 flavorful blends to choose from:
  • Double Berry - strawberry, blueberry
  • BananaRama - kiwi, banana, mango
  • Mango Tango - mangoes, banana, peach
  • Flushot - strawberry, kiwi, orange
  • WhipItUp - your choice, your fruit, your blend, choose any 3 fruit

I got to taste Mango Tango and Double Berry, both were very fruity indeed. This is the healthy choice, fresh fruits with yogurt, you just cant go wrong with this.

Another treat California Berry is giving us this summer is and will definitely be a hit for all ages.

Presenting Ice Ice Baby P65.00 only!
Finely shaved ice with your choice of flavor, toppings and everything else you would like to have on it!! It tickles your taste buds and gives that delicious sensation, yes it is definitely summer!!

Even though it is summer time, it does not mean hot coffee is out.  Also featured in California Berry is not just any other coffee, but Organic Coffee.  Made with the finest grown organic coffee beans, you can be sure you're getting only nature's finest to your everyday coffee.

Sip on one now.

To know more of California Berry's new offerings, promos and branches, please visit HERE.

Don't forget to have a serving of their yummy and healthy frozen yogurt treat as well.

See you in California Berry soon!

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