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July 12, 2018

Hop Inn Hotel Opens Third Branch in Aseana, Entertainment City Manila

Hop Inn Hotel, under Thai hospitality firm, The Erawan Group PLC, recently opened its third branch in Aseana City. The Hop Inn Hotel chain, now with 30 hotels in Thailand and three in the Philippines, continues to provide excellent value for money for its guests, whether they be staying for a month-long business assignment in the metro or simply needing a secure and comfortable room for a night or two.


At Hop Inn Aseana City, guests enjoy the very best of their money’s worth and more with rates as low as PHP1,600 net per room night. A very small cost for such big hospitality.

Hop Inn Hotel Aseana, is located just 10-minutes away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and right in the center of Metro Manila’s fast- rising entertainment and commercial capital, Aseana City- one of the landmark developments to rise in the envisioned grandest gaming and entertainment complex in Asia, Entertainment City Manila.


The Great Barrier Reef and Beyond: A Beginner’s Guide to Queensland’s Coast

Queensland is absolutely massive, something most people don't realize until they actually step foot into Australia. It spans from Coolangatta in the south to Cape York in the north and, in all, is about twice the size of Texas. It's also full of adventure and hearty personalities. The main attraction, however, is the incomparable Great Barrier Reef that stretches for 2300 kilometers. 

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Book a boat trip to get a beautiful look at what lies beneath the water's foamy white caps. There are plenty of chances to explore this world wonder, whether you chose to strap on a snorkel or just get your toes wet. Port Douglas is a particularly great getaway for those trying to see the reef in all its glory. They have both ritzy accommodations and dining to boot. Plus, they have a whole marina of boats ready and waiting for you to see the world and float out to the highlights of the reef. 

June 29, 2018

Eatigo 1K Food Challenge- Eat All You Can Hotpot at Shabu-Shabu Ichiban Banawe

Last week, we took the Eatigo 1K Food Challenge and dined in one of their partner restaurants. The goal was to book a table via Eatigo app and enjoy a meal with only Php1000 budget to spend. It will be easy to do when you are going for a light snack at a nearby cafe or fast food. But when you plan to have lunch or dinner at casual dining restaurant, an eat-all-you-can restaurant even, now that is a challenge.


And when a food challenge gets thrown at us, we foodies never back down. Would you believe that a Php1,000 budget can get two diners a filling meal with drinks and even dessert?

Yes, and we did! With the right app, at the right place at the right time, we enjoyed a sumptuous lunch, an eat all you can meal for that matter, at Shabu-Shabu Ichiban in Banawe.


Booking via Eatigo was easy. I just looked for a restaurant nearby, and chose a time slot with its corresponding discount. Now, we just have to show up at the restaurant on the specified time, and enjoy the discount on our total food bill.


I made a reservation at Shabu-Shabu Ichiban in Banawe for our office lunch out last Friday. It was a bed weather day and so we opted for something to warm our bellies.


I booked the 11:00am timeslot with 30% discount for their Eat & Drink All You Can menu.


May 29, 2018

Samgyupsalamat Unlimited Korean BBQ Restaurant Opens in San Juan

Samgyupsalamat, one of the original purveyors of unlimited Korean bbq in the country, has finally opened another branch in San Juan. Samgyupsalamat has been operating since 2012, but it was only until last weekend that I get to dine in one of its branches. Finally, another option for Korean bbq around San Juan. 

The restaurant is located at the 2nd floor of Metro Pointe Center along P.Guevarra. (same building as Rustan's Supermarket and Nathaniel's Bakeshop)


We used to frequent Sodam for unlimited korean bbq, but it's always hard to get a table especially during weekends. Plus, even though they have a wide array of cooked dishes, they only have plain pork and beef choices for grilling. Finally, here comes a new player offering more meat selections. 

There are 2 options for unlimited bbq at Samgyupsalamat:

Unlimited 1- 5 kinds of pork  (P399 for 11am-3pm, P449 for 3pm-2am)
Unlimited 2- 9 kinds of pork + beef (P449 for 11am-2pm, P499 for 3pm-2am)


May 17, 2018

Kam's Roast Philippines Opens in Manila- A Taste of Hong Kong in SM Megamall

The wait is finally over as Kam's Roast opens its doors today May 15, at the Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall. Kam's Roast is a Michelin-starred roast goose purveyor in Hong Kong that gained a massive following from both locals and tourists since it opened in 2014. It immediately earned it first Michelin star, and continues to retain it every succeeding year.



Thanks to Foodee Global Concepts, (the same group behind other international franchise like Tim Ho Wan, Foo'd by Davide Oldani, Todd English Food Hall, Tsuta Ramen, LlaoLlao), Kam's Roast is now in the Philippines! You can now have a taste of Hong Kong's best roasts, without actually leaving the country.

May 16, 2018

Real California Milk Recipe: Three Cheese Pesto Chicken Meltwich #LookForTheSeal

I was never the milk drinking type of kid back in the days. In fact, I'd always choose a glass of water instead of milk during my preschool years. My mom would always sneak milk to my diet from chocolate cereal breakfasts and chocolate milk drinks, to yogurt drinks, ice candies and milkshakes. It was basically a struggle to have me drink a pure glass of fresh milk. 

Growing up, I slowly learned to appreciate milk and other dairy products. Cream-based dishes became one of my favorite food, ice cream and milkshakes became my go-to desserts, and cheese became my best friend. While other people say everything tastes better with butter, I say everything tastes better with cheese..and butter.