Friday, March 30, 2012

Milk Tea and more at Botan Bubble Tea and Cafe


Botan Bubble Tea and Cafe, one of the newest, most original milk tea stores in town opened their doors recently to foodies like us.  Botan coming from the Chinese name "Mu-Tan" which is a flower name, came into business with one thing in mind, to serve the best and most authentic Taiwan Milk tea and snacks!


Opening their first ever branch in Makati City, Botan Bubble Tea and Cafe promises only the best, and perfection is not just a word for them, it's a pledge.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Summer Giveaway #1 - Cocomo Clothing Summer Treat!

Hi guys!  Remember one of my previous post, saying that The Food Alphabet is now expanding new horizons and reaching out to a bigger audience other than food, well this is why The Food Alphabet and More came to be.  And with that we now present our Summer Giveaway 2012 #1 
Cocomo Clothing

Summer is definitely here, and it's time to head to the beach for some hot summer fun!  But let's not take the fun out of being stylish at the beach right?  Yes, Cocomo Clothing's beach wear is definitely part of your summer getaway!  From swimwear, cover-ups and beach dresses, you name it, they have it.  May it be Boracay, Puerto Galera, Puerto Princesa, La Union or even Pagudpod, Cocomo beach wear is definitely your stylish companion to a great summer outing.

After countless times of being featured by today's top fashion magazines such as Cosmopolitan Philippines and loved by famous celebrities, it's now time to get your own.  Yes Cocomo Clothing and The Food Alphabet and More are giving away not 1, not 2 but 3 Cocomo fashionable beachwear!

How to win this?
  • Must be a follower of The Food Alphabet via GFC (Google Friend Connect) - please click on the join this site on the right sidebar of this post.
  • Must like Cocomo Clothing and The Food Alphabet and More on Facebook.
  • Click Share on Facebook on the left side of this post.
  • Answer this question "Where do you want to spend your summer vacation with Cocomo Clothing?"
  • Tag Cocomo Clothing and The Food Alphabet and More after your answer, and tag 3 of your friends.
sample: "I want to have my summer vacation in Boracay! with tag@Cocomo Clothing, tag@TheFoodAlphabet" tag@friend1 tag@friend2 tag@friend3
  • Post your Facebook url post on the comments section below this post with your name and email so I may contact you in case you win.
  • Winner will be picked by random.  3 winners will take home their choice of Cocomo Clothing beach wear.
  • One Facebook account = 1 entry only.
  • This giveaway starts today until April 9, 2012 midnight.
Guys!  You can join too!  Of course you win it for your girl.  Enjoy the best of summer with the best in beach wear, Cocomo Clothing!  See you at the beach!

Find Cocomo Clothing beach wear at Retail Lab, 2F Archaeology Wing, Power Plant Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center, Oceanfront, 2nd Level, Festival Mall Alabang, HotPink Lingerie 2F SM North Wing, Cebu City, HotPink Lingerie Ayala Mall, Cebu.  Find them online at; and

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Friday, March 23, 2012 gives us the Top 10 Everthing Food Lists Book

spot8, the country’s urban lifestyle guide to the best of Metro Manila, recently launched its Top 10 Everything Food Lists Book.

It's a lazy Sunday morning, ever wondered where and what to eat?  Craving for buffalo wings, but don't know where the best tasting, most enticing one is?  Well heard your call and they have answered. associate editor-at-large Joanna Manalastas says, “People go out to eat, they like discovering new twists on old favorites, and some even go out of their way in search of new culinary experiences. We felt that a guide to good food, which the editors helped pick out, would help get readers to go out, explore, and discover new things about Metro Manila - which is exactly what is all about. This makes the book the perfect companion for every food junkie's gastronomic adventures.”

spot11The’s Top 10 Everything Food Lists book launch served as a venue to award the Metro’s top 50 food hotspots. From Filipino favorites, to cheap food finds, down to the sweetest desserts, even the classics, some of the crème de la crème awardees were General’s Lechon (Lechon), Ambos Mundos (Lumpiang Ubod), Crystal Jada (Mami), Dragon Noodle Center (Lugaw), Maty’s (Tapsilog), Aling Norma’s (Pancit Malabon), Charlie’s Grind and Grill (Fries), Lusso’s Luxe (Mac and Cheese), Ms. Polly’s Specialty Cakes and Desserts (Chocolate Cake), Bizu Patisserie’s Jolie (Sugar-free Desserts) and many more.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

YUMMY gets you into the Food Biz this March

March is Yummy's Anniversary month!

Happy 5th Anniversary YUMMY magazine! Yes, it's just been 5 years, yet it feels like an eternity.  YUMMY says Hi this March with a fresh new look of YUMMY Magazine. With the introduction of new sections and columns, YUMMY puts the final touches on its makeover as the pages in the fifth anniversary special are revitalized and injected with a more energetic vibe to better enhance your reading and cooking experience.

“It’s a new look, yes, but you’ll also see that we’ve upheld the YUMMY approach that has been appealing to you all these years. The recipes are still easy and friendly, the tips plentiful, and the ideas creative and inspiring,” says YUMMY editor-in-chief Becky Kho in her editor’s note.

Quite interesting on this issue is YUMMY's annual food business features, where success stories of Filipino cooks and entrepreneurs have found their way to success with hard work and passion for their chosen field.  These food entrepreneurs are indeed making a name for themselves and soon they will be a household name, we can all be proud of.

Find out here on this month's issue on food entrepreneurs Katrina Ponce-Enrile of Delimondo, Mary Grace Dimacali of Café Mary Grace, and Peter Chen and Juliet Herrera of Serenitea on how they have made that big leap to entrepreneurship. Be inspired by their success stories and learn how you can turn your own fascination with food into a business.

Plus, YUMMY gives you a primer on bottling, which covers preparing containers for long-term preserving and proper canning techniques. Learn also how you can make your own spreads, jams, and condiments, all in this month’s issue.

 The March issue of YUMMY, a fifth anniversary special, is available at newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide. For more of YUMMY online, visit, become a fan on Facebook via and follow them on Twitter via

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Coca Cola brings to you Concert ng Bayan!!! - Update! Winner of the tickets is...

It's finally happening!! Because you asked for it 
Coca-Cola is giving you Concert ng Bayan!

In celebration of 100 years of Coca-Cola, Concert ng bayan is a reality, featuring the top bands of the country with Parokya ni Edgar with Gloc 9, Sandwich with 6Cyclemind, Sponge Cola with Chicosci, Callalilly with Ebe Dancel, Rico Blanco with Never the Strangers, Itchyworms, Wolfgang with Sarah Geronimo, Somedaydream and Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano plus a surprise guest!

Happening on March 23, 2012 at SM MOA Concert grounds!  The concert will run for 12 full hours.  Gates open at 3PM and will party til 3AM!  Want to get tickets?  Get 2 tickets by:
  • Go Large Coke with your Chicken joy Value meal at Jollibee SM MOA
  • Go Large Coke with Chef's Bowl Special at Chowking SM MOA
  • Go Unli Coke at Mang Inasal (while supplies last) at SM MOA
  • Purchase 4 (four) 500ml Coke at selected 7-Eleven outlets (while tickets last)

Congrats to "Oshin Ojascastro"

Please check your email now, and how to get these tix!
Or if you are lucky enough, you might just win this giveaway!! Yes I will be giving away 4 VIP Standing tickets to Coca-Cola Concert ng Bayan to one (1) lucky reader!  You get to bring 3 of your friends to this one of a kind experience!   I would not want to let these tickets go to waste.  So here is how to win this:
  • Must be a follower of The Food Alphabet and More via GFC, to be a follower click on the "Join this Site" on the right sidebar of this post
  • Must "Like" The Food Alphabet on Facebook.
  • Click FB Share on the side of this post and copy this (pls. set your post to public, so that I can view it)
 " tag @The Food Alphabet is giving away 4 VIP tickets to Coca Cola Concert ng Bayan at SM MOA Concert grounds! tag @friend1 @friend2 @friend3 Let's join and win!!!"
  • Post your Facebook url entry on the comment section below with your name and email address
  • This giveaway is good until March 21, 12mn.  I will contact you if you win and on how to get these tickets from me.
  • Winner will be picked via random.
  • Winner will be announced on March 22 early in the morning!  Good luck to everyone!
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Unlimited booze and food at The Olympigs!

Olympigs 2012
The Ultimate Pigout
March 24, 2012

Happening at the Parallax Studio, 7389 Bakawan Street, San Antonio Village, 1203 Makati, Philippines on March 24, 2012.  Great food, fabulous prizes to be won, acoustic performances, games and an unforgettable night of pure fun and food delight!

 Get your tickets now! Pre-selling at P200, P250 door charge and P150 each for a group of 5!

This event if for the benefit of White Cross
KNF is a group composed of Advertising Management majors from De La Salle University – Manila.  Let's support their cause.

For tickets and inquiries please get in touch with the following:
Kwi: 09178497596/09228437446
Demi: 09175585545
Mer: 09175768650/09228571189

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

J. Co opens its doors to the Philippines


J. Co opens at The Mega Strip


Heavenly donuts made fresh everyday, J. Co opens their first ever store in the Philippines.  Conveniently located at The Mega Strip at SM Megamall, to cater to everyone's craving.


Wow! a sea of donuts!


Hey that's Berry Spears!  Funny how they got the names of their donuts!
Makes it more amusing and deliciously tasty.


Have a bite at Manila's newest donut specialty shop, believe in the hype, they are indeed one of the best donuts to find in the metro.  J. Co Donuts and Coffee is a household name in Indonesia, where it all started, with founder Mr. Johnny Andrean and is now the fastest-growing donut specialty shop in Asia, with branches in Malaysia, Singapore and China.


Hey don't forget the J. Pops, the baby donuts! 2 dozens for P250 cheap!!!


Get to taste their other specialties such as J. Co's brewed coffee, their milk teas, and JCool Twists and other delectable treats.  Opening more branches soon!  Watch out for them.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Savor the taste of Spain with Shakey's Pizza Castellana


Take a bite of Spain with Shakey's Pizza Castellana


Shakey's Pizza Parlor, brings to us the flavors of Spain with their new pizza flavor offering  
 Pizza Castellana 


Made from only the freshest ingredients and choice cuts, Pizza Castellana promises to give you bites and bites of satisfying taste.  Made with authentic Spanish chorizo, crisp and flavorful, slices of red bell peppers, red onions, and cheddar cheese over Shakey's oven baked thin crust, will definitely keep you coming back for more.  

Fold it, munch on it, load it up with hot sauce, have it your way!

Available only for a limited time, do drop by your favorite Shakey's Pizza parlor and order this great pizza treat starting today March 15!  Available in thin crust and hand-tossed variants at very reasonable prices.


And don't forget our other old time favorites!  The thin crust Manager's Choice.
There's no'THIN like it!!


Chick and Chips! Wohoo!!

Do visit Shakey's Facebook page for more promos and announcements.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Yoshinoya treats to enjoy!

Yoshinoya, Japan's No.1 Beef Bowl, is making waves here in the Philippines with their new line up of Japanese food treats that will surely fill up your tummy and give you a big smile.

New to your favorite Japanese Beef bowl are more choices and more ways to enjoy Yoshinoya!  Here we have Japanese Rice bowls, Tokyo bowls, Tempura bowls and Rice bowls.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

J. Pops! baby donuts only from J. Co


J. Pops!

No, this is not a Korean music group nor a Japanese pop group.  It's just a creation that will rock your world!  J. Pops are baby donuts that J.Co Donuts and Coffee have created to melt your hearts, make you go gaga over it and leaving you wanting more!


Just look at these little wonders!  

In just a few days, you will get to taste these wonderful treats from the fastest growing donut company in Asia.  Yes J. Co Donuts and Coffee will open at The Strip in SM Megamall will open on March 15, 2012.  They will be rolling the red carpet to welcome us, and get this, there will be a special treat for the first 200 customers to visit the store starting at 9 AM!


These J.Pops are just so tempting, I won't blame you if you get a dozen boxes on your first visit here.  But there are dozens more to enjoy at J. Pop Donuts and Coffee.  Get to experience a variety of tasteful treats, starting with their donuts, their coffee, yogurt and a great dining atmosphere. 

Find out why other Asian countries are going gaga over the J.Co craze, including Malaysia, Singapore, Shanghai China and soon in Manila!

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Best Food Forward at The NBC Tent - Win FREE tickets!

BFF - Best Food Forward
March 24 - 25, 2012
The NBC Tent
Bonifacio Global City

And we're at it again!!!  Yes, the year's most awaited summer food fair BFF - Best Food Forward is finally here.  Be there to experience food bliss and know what food porn means.  Take a bite at this year's line-up of food concessionaires, carefully picked to tickle your taste buds and leave you a lasting impression and the answer to that universal question "Why we can't stop eating".  Nah just kidding, just be there and enjoy the great food, nothing else matters.

What's in store for you at BFF?  Here is the list of concessionaires you will be craving for
- Cupcake Boutique
- Enzo's Shawarma
- The Fruit Garden - Luxury Jam
- Manang's Chicken
- Our Cookie Jar
- Tey's Cakes and pastries
- Tokyo Bubble Tea
- Eat my GF!
- Mama Lou's
- Chixie's buffalo wings
- Gold Leaf Tea's
- Dragonfly desserts
- and more more more!!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

LuLu Restaurant at Rockwell - great food, fun dining


Yes we have all heard the stories, Pres. Noynoy Aquino did in fact bring Grace Lee to LuLu Restaurant, for dinner or a date?  Well, this time the rumors are true, and indeed Pres. Noynoy has great taste with the ladies he is dating and of course great taste in restaurants he loves to dine.

So let's open LuLu Restaurant up and see what she has to offer.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Food and more at The Food Alphabet + CCA 350-Calorie plates for weight-loss class by Nadine Tengco

Change is inevitable, and some say change is good.  That is why I would like to share with you, my friends and readers that we will improve for the better.  The first thing you will notice is that we are now The Food Alphabet and More!  

Yes, we love food and food will always be the most important topic of all, but now we will have more variety with regards to the posts that will be on The Food Alphabet and More.  Lifestyle, Product reviews, a little Travel here and there, and of course promotions as well. I do hope that you would still continue to support The Food Alphabet and More.  And with that let me present to you a guest blogger, my sister, Anna Marie Lim-Chan with her CCA 350-calorie plates weight-loss class by Nadine Tengco post.

CCA presents 350 Calorie-plates for Weight Loss class
guest writer - Anna Marie Lim-Chan

The Food Alphabet was recently invited by the Center for Culinary Arts or CCA to partake in their 350-Calorie Plates for Weight Loss class, which was taught by celebrity fitness nutritionist Ms. Nadine Tengco.  Since my brother Abet, knows I'm into slimming down, I was sent on this assignment to know first hand what CCA has to offer for me.
Nadine is the woman behind the success of the Philippines’ Biggest Loser and Sexy Solutions by Belo.  She is also the consultant for The Sexy Chef. 

The half-day course consisted of lectures, eating, mingling and of hands-on cooking. Boy did I learn a lot from this class. For example, the #1 rule to lose weight is that breakfast is non-negotiable and that to be able to lose weight, one should consume a balanced meal of 350 calories, 3 times a day. And you get 2 snacks to go with that too! Want to see what my classmates and I dished out?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Gong Cha 10 + 1 promo is up!

Gong Cha 10 + 1 promo is up!
Promo is until May 25, 2012

I can't remember the last time I got hooked, yes this time hooked with Gong Cha.  And with this you got more reason to get your Gong Cha fix.  You know you want it, call you officemates, huddle them up and enjoy your Free Gong Cha with every 10 (ten) ordered.  Now is the time to order your favorite

Store Locations open for Delivery:
SGD#1 Sky Garden,  SM North EDSA
Food Choices 3/F, Glorietta 4
2/F Mega Atrium, SM Megamall
Level 3 Midtown Wing , Robinsons Place Manila
0068/0068 Shopwise Arcade , Araneta Center
2/F Il Terrazzo Mall , Tomas Morato

For Deliveries
Call 757 - 5555 and our customer service representative will gladly assist you.

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