Friday, April 27, 2012

Bellissimo Bellevue - Italian food fest at The Bellevue Manila


Bellissimo Bellevue - an Italian feast of flavors at The Bellevue Manila

I just love Italy, with their pizzas, pastas and panini, so much of their culinary treats that make them not just a tourist attraction but also a food haven.  Experience Italy at Cafe d' Asie, be closer to those sprawling wineries and quintessential cities of Italy with every bite at Cafe d' Asie's "I love Italy" Italian food fest.

Let me take you to experience why Joey of "Friends" love pizza, why the Michael Angelo of the TMNT craves for pizza, and why pasta is always served wherever you are in the world.

Experience a soulful gastronomic journey around Italy and discover the cultural flavors of its 20 regions, and let Bellevue's Italian chef titillate your taste buds with a live cooking station and mouth-watering buffet of specialties.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Summer Giveaway #3 - Crumpler! + Winners of Cocomo Beach wear

Summer Giveaway #3 - Crumpler!

It's a red hot scorching summer!  Everyone is packing, heading to the beach to get a tan, and enjoy great company with friends.  And even the airports are packed, and people are going to cooler places like Hong Kong or Korea, which I recently came from.  And with the recent rise in ticket fares, people are switching to budget airlines, to lower the costs of their travel needs.

But before we go further, let me announce the winners of our Summer Giveaway # 1 - Sorry for the much delayed announcement.  Without further delays the winners are:

Ms. Marie Mangaliman
Ms. Tara Cagadoc
 Ms. Lucinda Dominguez

Congrats to the winners!  Please wait for my email on
 how to claim your prizes!

Now back to our new giveaway, these low-cost airlines which are also promoting ultra-low fares and seat sales can be tempting and yet often misleading.  Of course to maximize these low, low fares, airlines have cut their meals on board, to pay-on-board meals.  And the most important of it all?  Baggage allowance.  While most airlines offer 15kg allowance included in your ticket, budget airlines bill you for their standard 15kg baggage allowance (which you may also upgrade for a price).

And with that 15kg limit, (yes they are very strict with that), we are limited to what we bring to our trip and what we bring home from our trip.  I always hear horror stories and customers complaining of exorbitant excess baggage charges.  So with that, let me give you a tip.  Start packing early and get the lightest, most durable luggage you can get.  Yes go check your luggage now, you'd be surprised that your full-sized luggage bag alone without anything is already about 8 kg.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sariwon Korean Barbecue - authentic bulgogi is now in Manila


Sariwon, Korea's authentic bulgogi 
now in Manila

After my recent trip to Korea, coming back home to have a Korean treat is more than welcoming.  Tracing back the roots of Soriwon, Mrs. Bun-Im Koo, in the town of Soriwon in North Korea, concocted a unique broth recipe for Korean traditional beef barbecue or bulgogi to ease the afflictions of her diabetic husband.

What has been Mrs. Koo's signature flavor is now Korea's best-tasting beef barbecue.  Opening her first restaurant in 1938, and awarded "Best Korean Restaurant" by NBC Broadcasting Company in 2005 and "Best Korean Restaurant: by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in 2007, Sariwon's galbi (Korean barbecued beef short ribs) has also been cited by the NY Times as "the most tender and succulent in Seoul".

Thursday, April 19, 2012

O Wow! Oishi!

 O, Wow! An invitation got delivered to my doorstep!  And all I could say was O, Wow!
A large box 6 feet high was at my midst.

As the box says, Open up for a surprise!

O, Wow! A box full of my Oishi favorites, new favorites and more!
I remember the good old childhood days, where I munch on my favorite Oishi treats, such as the Oishi prawn crackers and Kirei flakes, ah a dream come true indeed.

Oishi, the name that has been a household name for fun snacks to people from all walks of life for more than three decades, gives a new approach on how Oishi has evolved through the years, and made us fall in love with their wide array of products with a new catchy campaign together with one of the country’s most promising TV personalities.

The Oishi ‘O, Wow!’ campaign is starting a joyful trend especially among the young and fun loving individuals. And what better way for Oishi to resonate this branding campaign than with the young and talented Elmo Magalona.

And with Elmo at the forefront of the ‘O, Wow!’ movement, more and more people will surely get into the Oishi bandwagon and experience a different kind of high with every pouch of high quality Oishi products.

This is only the beginning. Join us for one  big surprise on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM, Trinoma Activity Center.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Saint's Alp Teahouse at The Global City


I've recently stop by Bonifacio Global city and with the hot weather going, looked for a place to cool off and recharge.  Incidentally, I happen to notice a sign saying Saint Alp's Teahouse while I was driving along, so my curiosity has once again preceded me to take a look-see on what Saint's Alp has to offer.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Summer Giveaway #3 - coming up Soon!!

Hi guys! We will be leaving for South Korea in a while...guess what The Food Alphabet and More has got in store for you!  Guess what it is...  Hit Share and Like! Raffling out soon!

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YUMMY summer treats to enjoy!

Summer is indeed YUMMY!

Can you feel the heat? Summer is definitely here, everybody’s gearing up for what represents both altogether -- scrumptious seafood, sandy beaches, and dream vacations. This April, YUMMY magazine is the perfect companion to guide you through the culinary highlights of the season.

Summertime cooking means preparing easy, no-fuss meals for the family. YUMMY gives you five grilled meal ideas perfect for beach trips. Take grilling in the backyard a notch higher with YUMMY’s delicious, out of the ordinary recipes to follow for every day of the week.

Plus, YUMMY’s around the world special lets you experience the culture and cuisine of other countries without having to step out of your own doorstep! Get a glimpse of the eats and treats of Spain, Japan, Morocco, USA, Vietnam, and Italy in this month’s issue.

Now that school is out, keep your kids busy all summer long with fun, DIY activities they can do in the kitchen! This month’s YUMMY Kids section features child-friendly recipes for your little ones. Let them play chef as they make their own pizza, lasagna, and cookies!

Also, YUMMY shows you how oranges, lemons, and grapefruit can add pizzazz to your usual menu. Pour over this issue’s citrus-inspired recipes and have your next birthday bash filled with dishes more mouth-watering than the last.

YUMMY has you all set for summer! Grab a copy of the April of YUMMY, available in 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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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Summer Giveaway #2 - Ace Water Spa Luau party tickets - Winners update!

Luau Party at Ace Water Spa!
April 13 - 14, 2012
Ace Water Spa, Del Monte, Quezon City

**And the winners are**
Mr. Raymond C. OrdoƱez
Ms. Gayle Sy

Please check your FB messages to know how to claim your prize!
Thanks to all who joined!  And watch out for more!
Yes it's summer!!! And its the best time to visit Ace Water Spa!  Summer fun is definitely for the kids, after a school year of hard work, don't they deserve a break?  Let's give our children a summer they will always cherish.  Ace Water Spa, the only one of its kind will be having a Luau Party on their 7th Anniversary celebration.  So what's in store for you at the celebration?

For the price of only P795/head, you get to party at the Luau party and enjoy a 4-course meal buffet, and a Spa ticket (valid for 2 months from date of party) with bottomless iced tea and cocktails, goodie bags, raffle prizes.  

A photo booth for memories to keep, a live band to entertain us guys, Ace mug giveaways and a FREE Ace promo calendar (with coupons up to P12500 worth of savings from May - December, given away for a P2,000 purchase, but with this Luau Party, it's yours for FREE).

What's more is that when you buy 4 tickets, you get another 1 FREE!!!

So let's go to the fun part, The Food Alphabet and More will be giving away 2 adult tickets to 2 winners!  And if you do win, I shall inform you on how you would be able to claim your ticket.  Here's how to join.
  • 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 Ace Water Spa and The Food Alphabet and More on Facebook.
  • Click Share on Facebook on the left side of this post.
  • Copy this message on your Facebook share with the proper taggings.
"Let's party the night away Ace Water Spa's Luau Party with @The Food Alphabet 
@friend1, @friend2, @friend3"
  • Please make sure you have tagged The Food Alphabet and 3 of your friends.
  • 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.
  • Winners will be picked by random.  2 winners will win 1 adult ticket Luau Party each.
  • This giveaway starts today until April 11, 2012 midnight only.  So Join up!
    Please visit Ace Water Spa on Facebook.  You may reach them at 330.7776 / 404.9995 / 352.1660 for any inquiries and ticket reservations.
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      Wednesday, April 4, 2012

      Easter in a Galactic World at Marriott Manila

      Spending Easter at Marriott Manila

      Blast-off into an astronomical adventure where the whole family is set to see a glimpse of the galaxy. For the upcoming holiday break, why not whip up your own Marriott Manila experience with a bang and avail the Big Bang Stay package for only P10, 980 net. From April 1 to 10 for minimum stay of two nights, this offer includes two tickets to the Lost in Space Easter Party and Game Zoo credits at the Newport Mall. 

      You’ve likely heard about Marriott’s world-renowned ultra plush beds and pillows, opulent bathrooms, sleek and chic nooks of the room. With few opportunities to enjoy longer breaks, now is the best time to treat the whole family in the midst of a packed and busy first quarter.
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