April 22, 2014

Black Olive Cerveseria- Mediterranean Cuisine in Capitol Commons

Went to Chef Carlo Miguel's Black Olive Cerveseria in Capitol Commons for a lovely Valentine's dinner with D last February. We were set to have their Special Valentine Menu- a 3-course Mediterranean meal for 2, inclusive of  2 glasses Montrouge wine.

They gave a generous amount of toasted baguette slices to get us started.

A few minutes later, this salad of grilled watermelon, gorgonzola, salted caramel walnuts and grapes came in. 

Jack Frost Premium Ice Cream Introduces New Summer Flavors- Raspberry Amaretto, MiSoGood, Mango Kiwi, Cherries Jubilee

Jack Frost Premium Ice Cream comes up with their new flavors this summer! After the success of their Basil ice cream and other herb flavors like Orange Rosemary and Lemon Mint, Jack Frost presents us with a fruity and refreshing taste of summer. 

Starting off with their Cherries Jubilee- a bitter-sweet combination of cherries and brandy. 

April 12, 2014

Caffe Dolce- Vegetarian Comfort Food+ Tea+ Desserts in Banawe

D and I found a new hang-out place in Banawe. As I mentioned before, we are starting to live a healthier lifestyle this year. That includes working out at least twice a week and eating healthier food once in a while. Since we work near Banawe, we'd always frequent the dimsum places along the area. On the quest to look for healthier options, we chanced upon a vegetarian cafe called Caffe Dolce. Caffe Dolce has been in the business for years now but it was only recently that we got to try it out. 

Caffe Dolce is just right in front of Wan Chai so we've always been curious on what dishes it offers. 

The first time we visited, I immediately fell in love with the place. Who wouldn't? It was lovely, neat and dainty with red posh couches, floral wall papers, and elegant plastic chairs. 

Japanese Curry Rice (P175)- breaded veggie fish with a must-try Japanese curry sauce, served with rice omelette

April 2, 2014

Giveaway Alert! Win P1,000 Gift Certificate from Daiso Philippines

Goodbye March and hello summer! I've blogged about Daiso Philippines' Kawaii Fashion Festival last month and here's a rundown of my shopping finds and experience. 

For those who are not familiar with Daiso, let me introduce to you the famous supplier of imported quality goods from Japan. Daiso is a one-stop-shop for everything you need. They have a variety of products ranging from household goods to hobby materials, school and party supplies, home decors, collectibles, kitchen tools and equipment, toys, health and beauty products, food, fashion apparel and accessories, for as low as P88!! 

I got to experience their Kawaii Fashion Festival and here's my kawaii haul:

March 28, 2014

Giveaway Alert! Tokyo Tokyo The Great Donburi Taiketsu Battle Shrimp Katsu Donburi Vs. Maki Donburi

Tokyo Tokyo, one of the leading local Japanese restaurant chains in the country presents The Great Donburi Taiketsu Showdown

Two brand new flavors vying for the top spot. Which donburi will reign supreme? 

(Michael Buffer's voice)
Introducing first..in the right corner, a surprising twist on Tokyo Tokyo's california maki. Featuring a combination of crunchy kani and crispy onion rings, drizzled with zesty Japanese mayo and a savory sauce- Maki Donburiiii!!! 

And in the left corner, a sensational dish and a creative variation of Tokyo Tokyo's famous katsudon. Highlighting a crunchy shrimp patty somthered in rich sauce, topping on a bed of steaming hot rice- Shrimp Katsu Donburiiii!!!

Which Donburi will prevail? Pick your favorite donburi bowl and get a chance to win P1,000 worth of gift certificates from Tokyo Tokyo! 

March 25, 2014

Spiral- The Ultimate Hotel Buffet Experience in Sofitel Manila

Spiral- Manila's Ultimate Hotel Buffet. Ask anyone from my family where they want to be treated, the top answer would be Spiral. One would always tease "Pa-Spiral ka naman" whenever a member of the family is celebrating his/her birthday. We even got an Accor Advantage Plus Card to avail huge discounts at Spiral. Sadly, the year we acquired our membership, was also the year it closed down for renovation. But as they say, "Good Things Come To Those Who Wait". 

After a year of re-conceptualization, Spiral was set to re-open to revolutionize dynamic and interactive dining in the country. It felt so great to be back in Sofitel Philippine Plaza's flagship restaurant after it had been hit by typhoon last 2011. The iconic spiral staircase and 21-foot spiral sculpture fortunately remained intact.