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SPIRAL AMAZING SONKRAN FLAVORS OF THE WORLD

Spiral presents Amazing Songkran Food Festival

 

 In celebration with the annual Songkran Festival in Thailand, Spiral tapped an amazing culinary voyage on its second installment of the Flavors of the World Series featuring Amazing Songkran. It’s a 3-day celebration of the Thai cuisine with Spiral’s Thai Master Chef, Romeo Malate, a Filipino chef who trained in Thailand and has been cooking Thai food for over 12 years. When in Thai, flavors such as the Pad Thai and Tom Yum are always on the list when in search of authentic Thai flavors. We remembered while we were in the streets of Phuket, we were able to taste […]

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Best Gourmet Burgers Down South

 

 Like burgers? Love movies? Have the best of both worlds with Blockbuster Burgers by Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. Visit Crimson Hotel’s Cafe Eight anytime this April and get yourself a fully-stuffed burger named after a classic blockbuster film. Let me warn you guys: for diners like me who can only consume small servings or a single regular-sized fastfood burger in one sitting, one order of any Blockbuster Burger menu item can already be considered good for two people (except the Titanic burger, which a minimum of four people can finish, ideally…hence its name). The Titanic burger’s got: Half kilo […]

4TH PARTAKAN FESTIVAL ANGUIB BEACH

4th Partakan Festival in Anguib Beach is ready to go

 

 It’s great to see three of the most trusted motorbike brands in the Philippines coming and joining together for one special occasion that aims to celebrate brotherhood, passion, and freedom of motorists, the 4th Partakan Festival, which will happen on April 14-15, 2017 at Anguib Beach in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Ronald Carreon, Department Head of Sales and Marketing, Honda Philippines Inc.; John Carlo Roque, Regional Head for North Luzon, Yamaha Motor Philippines; and Dan Darang, Brand Manager, Kawasaki Motors Philippines Inc. join forces for the annual Partakan Festival to provide sponsorship, bike clinics, camaraderie, family bonding, and promote Moto-tourism in this side […]

JOLLIBEE #LANGHAPSARAPYUM WITH JULIA BARRETTO AND JOSHUA GARCIA

Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia go nostalgic with Jollibee #LanghapSarapYum TVC

 

 If you are wondering “why are Julia Barretto and Josh Garcia dressed in astronaut costumes?” in the new Jollibee TVC and ‘what’s so ‘outer-space’ about the new commercial?’ Below’s the answer. Here’s a bit of a trivia. In the 80s, when Jollibee introduced the Yum Burger with a TV ad that showed the iconic langhap-sarap appeal that crossed boundaries up to foreigners’ taste when it comes to burger, the ad showed two astronauts who’ve just landed on the moon and got smitten by the langhap-sarap Jollibee Yum Burger. To honor the classic langhap-sarap commercial, Jollibee decided to do a remake […]

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Like in Vietnam, When in Alabang

 

 I wasn’t that familiar with Vietnamese cuisine (I’m more into Thai, Korean and Japanese), until I grabbed the opportunity to have “A Taste of Vietnam” at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila’s Cafe 8 restaurant. The hotel invited media personalities and bloggers last March 10, the very first day of this Vietnamese dining showcase led by three Vietnam-based guest chefs Nguyen Thi Khanh Ngan, Tran Kim Hoang Trong, and Vo Van Chien. Savour Vietnamese dishes as we bring you three chefs taking over Cafe 8 and serve you authentic dishes on March 10 -18. Call 863-2222 for reservations. #CrimsonFilinvestCity #TasteofVietnam #CrimsonHotel […]

SHAKEY'S SCALLOP PRIMO PIZZA

Shakey’s launches perfect Summer Surprise flavor

 

 A new pizza flavor that captures the vibe of timeless summer is now available in Shakey’s with the all-new mouth-watering flavor of the Scallop Primo, available for a very limited time only. For seafood lovers, believe us, you don’t want to miss this premium pizza flavor topped with exciting combination of fresh scallops and tasty kani. This latest seafood pizza craze perfectly captures the taste of summer with its combination of succulent scallops, thinly shredded crab sticks, aged cheddar cheese, fresh herbs of basil and parsley, and dash of chili flakes. “We just can’t wait for everyone to try our very special, […]

JOLLIBEE SALTED CARAMEL CHOCO SUNDAE

#UpYourSundae with the new Jollibee Salted Caramel Choco Sundae

 

 It was beautifully hidden under a red curtain and everyone were anxious at the new Jollibee product that was about to be revealed at their branch in Buendia cor. Bautista Street in Makati. The organizers drop hints on another table with pieces of chocolate bars, caramel syrups, and salt in an effort to hide this new offerings that “will make you happy”. Everyone kept guessing. What’s this new product that will be introduced to us on a Tuesday afternoon and it’s not even Sunday yet. Got it? Sunday? Oh well. You didn’t buy that joke, right? But this one, we are […]

FOODPANDA DELIVERY AT FIXED P59

foodpanda announces big and bold crazy offers this 2017

 

  We were able to meet and talk to Iacopo Rovere, foodpanda Philippines’ appointed Chief Executive Officer at Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings in Crossroads, BGC when the company announced their big and bold crazy offers this 2017. foodpanda, now the leading global online food delivery marketplace (and in the Philippines leads with only a couple of competitors), has been charging  fixed delivery service fee of P30 plus a service fee of 15% from the total food bill. This year, customers can now order as much as they want – with a minimum order value starting at P200 exclusive for […]

GOOD LIFE CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017

Good Life welcomes Year of the Rooster at Robinsons Place Manila

 

  It was an all-week celebration as we welcome the Year of the Rooster this Chinese Chinese New Year. left and right, there were a lot of invitation that we’ve attended and one of them was Good Life’s celebration of joyful traditions in 2-day ‘Flavors of Fortune’ Chinese New Year grand food fest which was held last January 27-28, 2017 at Robinsons Place Manila. It was an auspicious celebration filled with colorful tradition and lavish festivities as they welcome the Year of the Rooster. As one of the leading Asian food brand, Good Life, celebrates “Flavors of Fortune: Food Trip Down Chinatown”, a […]

GRINGO CHICKEN AND RIBS

We found one of the best-tasting chicken in town at Gringo’s

 

 If you’re looking for the best-tasting chicken, grilled to perfection, come over at Gringo, a restaurant that introduces pop culture references oozing with good vibes as soon as you enter their branches. Gringo serves delicious Mexican-Latin meals that Filipino diners will appreciate at the start of the first bite. Simple yet there is a homey feel when you get to your table and the ‘amigos’ start to ask for your orders. Them amigos are the friendly Gringo waiters and waitresses ready to assist customers with their choice of their food. Perfect Barkada Hangout Gringo, according to restaurateur Reagan Tan, is the […]

CRIMSON HOTEL FILINVEST MANILA CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City celebrates #CNY2017 with Feng Shui Expert Master Joseph Chau

 

 Did you know that the second day of the Chinese New Year is very important to the Chinese culture? Second day is where most businessmen start and open their businesses. The second day of the Chinese New Year involves the ‘opening of the business day’ where in Mandarin it is called ‘kai nian’, which translates to ‘open year’, according to Feng Shui Expert Joseph Chau. And on January 29, the second day of the Chinese New Year also the year of the Fire Rooster, Master Chau will be joining Crimson Hotel Filinvest City with revelry of good fortune. great food, […]

CHINATOWN BINONDO FOOD WALK TOUR ON A BUDGET

Chinatown Binondo Food Walk Tour on a Budget

 

 It’s always a walking experience of history whenever we had the chance to do a food walk tour in Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world. It’s not only the food that made the food walk tour interesting but also the places that surrounds with people living and culture that shows the history of Binondo. Also it’s also the time of the year as Chinese celebrates the annual Chinese New Year. For this year, 2017, the Chinese welcomes the coming of the Year of the Fire Rooster. The Chinese Lunar New Year day begins on January 28, 2017. We’ll talk […]

LUNG HIN MARCO POLO ORTIGAS MANILA

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila welcomes Year of the Fire Rooster

 

 Prepare to welcome the Year of the Fire Rooster this coming Chinese New Year and celebrate with the whole family at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila with sumptuous Cantonese dishes combining traditional and modern culinary techniques by Executive Chinese Chef, Raymond Yeung with his Yin and Yang set menus for lunch at Lung Hin. The feast starts on January 28 with Marites Allen, Feng Shui expert to welcome a new year full of blessings. On January 27, there will be a New Year’s Eve celebration at the Grand Ballroom. located on the 7th Floor of the hotel with live entertainment, calligraphy […]

ABUNDANCE: CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER AT SOFITEL PHILIPPINE PLAZA MANILA

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila celebrates Year of the Rooster with variants of Chinese cuisine

 

 To celebrate the Year of the Rooster, which promises prosperity, happiness, and opportunities, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is having a gastronomic journey inspiring fortune and abundance featuring three variations  of Chinese cuisine: Cantonese, Hakka, and Sze Chuan. This exciting Chinese New Year menu will be available from January 25 to 29, 2017 for the whole family to enjoy. Abundance: Celebrating the Year of the Rooster “The Year of the Rooster is all about Chinese concept of Bian Nian Hao He meaning the perfect time for reunions to celebrate love for all season, encouraging harmony and lifelong happiness. I have prepared […]

OBANZAI: THE FLAVORS OF KYOTO AT SPIRAL

Discover Kyoto with Obanzai at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

 

 Anybody who love trying out and discover the Japanese gastronomy adventures are in luck with the Obanzai: The Flavors of Kyoto feast for discerning palates happening at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila from January 16 to 22, 2017. It’s gonna be a ‘Subarashi dainingu’ experience as Spiral Master artisan, Chef Hiromi Yonekawa takes gastronomes through an epicurian voyage that capture the culinary specials of his mother’s hometown and Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto. There’s going to be Hot Japanese atellier plus Sushi and Sashimi station to wow the guests of the renowned Spiral restaurant. We all know that there are great […]

JOLLIBEE PEPPER CREAM BURGER STEAK

Jollibee adds new twist to the classic Burger Steak

 

 Jollibee’s Burger Steak, yup that classic 100% beef patty, has a new variant that every burger steak lovers will enjoy up to the last bite.  We are talking about the all-new Jollibee Pepper Cream Burger Steak that is loaded with rich sauce made of cream and generous infusion of black pepper! Uhm-mmm. Sounds yummy, right? This new variant offers a spark of heat and full-bodied flavors balanced by refreshing sweet corn kernels. And yes, it’s served with steamed rice. Moms and dads need not worry, if your kids hate the sounds of ‘pepper’ on their food because they wont even […]

Yule Duel Christmas Show Choir Competition in SM City Davao

 

 SM City Davao, the first SM mall in Mindanao, held a one-day musical choir competition and gave away a total of P30,000 in cash prizes plus plaque and Certificate of Appreciation to group participants. Yule Duel, a Christmas Show Choir Competition was held last December 18 at the Annex Building of SM City Davao. Participating chorale group were Conexus Harmonia Chorale Tagum City National High School, Sto. Tomas Youth Choir, and Denians Voice Ensemble. Three guest judges were also present during the competition and gave scores to participants based on different criteria. The Denians Voice Ensemble bagged the 3rd place […]

ELECTROLUX NUTRIFRESH INVERTER REFRIGERATORS

The new Electrolux NutriFresh Inverter Refrigerators will keep market food fresh up to 7 days

 

 Good news to all moms and those who love going to the market and keep the food inside the refrigerator right after. Electrolux’s latest innovation in technology will now keep market food fresh up to 7 days. That’s the new Electrolux NutriFresh Inverter Refrigerators that comes in stylish and elegant French Door, Three Door, and Top Freezer designs moms, kids, and dads will love. For us in our home, Electrolux is always our choice when it comes to kitchen appliances. We had the classic Water Purifier back in the days when Electrolux introduced them in the 80s. Those were the […]

AFTERNOON TEA MARCO POLO ORTIGAS MANILA

Cozy and romantic afternoon tea time feels at Connect Lounge

 

  Filipinos love to eat between meals and what better way to indulge in this favorite pastime than have an Afternoon at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Connect Lounge. Afternoon Tea is a typical “meal” habit usually of the British. It involves some small sandwiches, pastries, scones with clotted cream, cakes, and of course, tea. And because Marco Polo Ortigas Manila wants to make your stay or visit memorable, Connect Lounge introduces the Afternoon Tea which is available daily from 2 PM to 6 PM for only P788, which is surprisingly, good for two people. Served in a circular three-tier stand, […]

JOLLIBEE CREAMY FLOATS SPOIL YOURSELF

A foodie way to ‘Spoil Yourself’ with Jollibee Creamy Floats

 

  There aint no bad day that a cool and indulging treat can not drive away. At least, that’s how we felt when one day we were under the weather and things got a little bit crazy. Jollibee Creamy Floats saved the day! It’s the new coolest surprise from Jollibee that let’s you enjoy the flavors of Jollibee Creamy Floats in Chocolate and Coffee. It’s another reason for Jollibee, the no. 1 fastfood chain in the country, to let their customers indulge their Jolly cravings with this specialty beverage line-up. Made from real coffee and chocolate, these beverages offer the […]

KALESA RESTAURANT MERCURE MANILA ORTIGAS

Kalesa, an appetizing experience to a man’s heart (or woman’s)

 

 If you’re in search for a dish with the real flavors of Filipino cuisines that you’ve always wanted, then hop on and ride to a Kalesa journey inside Mercure Manila Ortigas, the newest business hotel hub in the heart of Ortigas CBD. Recently opened in September, Mercure Manila Ortigas has that elegant feel of a business class hotel for the people on-the-go and business minded people searching for a place to stay in Manila. Mercure Manila Ortigas is part of Mercure Hotels, a brand of hotels run by French multinational corporation AccorHotels. Mercure Manila Ortigas offers a luxurious feel with […]

A TASTE OF VIETNAM AT SPIRAL SOFITEL PHILIPPINES MANILA

Spiral presents A Taste of Vietnam

 

 We’ve been to Vietnam a couple of times already and when it comes to food experience, Vietnamese cuisine has something fresh to offer for foodies who want to try out a healthy and delectable dishes found in this Southeast Asian country. And guests of Sofitel Philippines Plaza Manila, specifically Spiral, didn’t have to go that far to experience wellness in an epicurean journey from one of Southeast Asia’s healthiest culinary havens brought by Vietnamese Master Chef Le Minh Quang. Chef Quang flew in from Hotel Royal Hoi-An by the MGallery over the week until the weekend to bring his best sellers and […]

MAKANSUTRA SINGAPORE HAWKER FOOD STALL IN SM MEGAMALL

Singapore comes closer to home with Makansutra at the SM Megamall

 

 If you love laksa, satay, bah kuh teh, or anything Singaporean cuisine, you don’t need to go very far – like book a flight with Cebu Pacific or Singapore Airlines, to savor the rich and flavorful popular food concept also known as ‘hawker food’ because now you can experience it here in Manila. SM comes with another first as it opened its doors to Filipino foodies and non-foodies alike with the newly introduced Makansutra street food-style stalls at the SM Megamall A. We just had our first dibs and we are convinced that Makansutra will take you to a food trip […]

PIZZA HUT #PIZZAMENOW

Pizza in just a few clicks with Pizza Hut #PizzaMeNow

 

 Have you been spending that oh so many nights just eating your ‘tortang talong’ and you began to feel sorry for yourself? Worry and feel bad no more. There’s now a fast and easy way to fix your pizza cravings, day and night. All you need is your laptop, desktop, or mobile phone. It’s now quick and easy to have your favorite pizzas, at home, delivered at your doorstep or through carry-out orders. Paano? Read on! Pizza Hut Philippines recently updated their new website and part of it is the featured new and fast way of ordering pizza. The new […]

AIRASIA TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER 2016 WINNERS

AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 finalists Kim Pauig wins grand prize

 

 AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 finalists Kimberly Pauig wins 200,000 BIG points after the dramatic Final Show held last September 15 at Green Sun, Makati City. There were more than 500 entries whittled down to six finalists who traveled all the way to Macau and competed in different challenges. Finalists Neil Cardano, Mithilaya Miclat, Eliseo Zuñiga, Pauig, Daniel Magbanua, and Dave Poblete showed their skills in different categories like portraiture and food photography as they visited Coloane Village, Fisherman’s Wharf, and other cultural attractions in Macau. During The Final Show, DJ Tracy Abad of The Mad House of Mellow 94.7, the top three finalists Pauig, […]