March 25, 2013

Carnival de Rainhas 2 Carnival & Fair presented by Regina Iustitiae Sorority of the Ateneo Law School

What: Carnival de Rainhas 2
Where: NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
When: April 7, 2013   10am-9pm
Ticket Price: P100

Regina Iustitae Sorority, a sorority composed of law students from Ateneo Law School, proudly presents Carnival de Rainhas 2, a carnival and fair rolled into one. It is to be held at The NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on April 7, 2013 (Sunday) from 10:00am to 9:00pm.

March 20, 2013

It'sBeryllicious 2nd Year Blog Anniversary and Birthday Giveaway!

It's the time of the year guys! It'sBeryllicious and yours truly, turn a year older once again. And what does that mean? Yes, another giveaway for everyone! This is to thank all of you for supporting It'sBeryllicious for 2 years now.

Now, moving on to the prizes for this year.. I'm excited to announce that I'll be giving away (14) prizes to (14) winners. Isn't that great? More prizes to be raffled off and more winners to be drawn.

Everyone is encouraged to join as I'll be giving away different prizes that would match your personality. 

March 18, 2013

Heroes Hobby Lounge by MaxiCollector- Toys for the Big Boys in Bonifacio High Street

We were strolling around Bonifacio High Street one weekend afternoon when D suddenly stops at this concept store called Heroes by MaxiCollector. It is basically a shop/showroom of action figures, DC and Marvel characters which D really wishes to collect in the future. I could still imagine his eagerness to enter the place with his eyes wide open and acting like a kid who've been to Disneyland. 

I must admit, these action figures and collections are of high quality, thus it comes with a hefty price tag too. Some toys are for display only while some cost around 10,000-100,000+. 

In addition to the the toy store concept, it is also a lounge where customers could sit down and have some snacks and drinks. 

March 12, 2013

Agico Vegetarian Cafe- Healthy Just Got Delicious in San Juan

I may not be a vegan or vegetarian but vegetarian restaurants interest me. Maybe because I find it challenging for a restaurant to offer vegetarian food items and be able to make it taste so good. Years back, the only vegetarian place I know is Bodhi and Quan Yin Chay where my mom usually buys dishes for a regular Chinese offering tradition. I was amazed on how they were able to make a sweet and sour pork dish to a vegetarian version. It was really good but sometimes I get tired of the same ingredient cooked in just different sauces. 

Now, with more people gearing towards a healthy lifestyle, some restaurants offer vegetarian selections and  there are even some vegetarian restaurants sprouting in the Metro. 

Agico Vegetarian Cafe is one of them. What's great about Agico is that they don't serve the usual Chinese vegetarian dishes I've been used to eating. Their extensive vegetarian menu has some of the classic favorites like sushi, grill, noodles and even burgers.

D and I went to visit Agico Cafe one night for a casual Saturdate. It surprises me how D learned to love different kinds of food which he was not even open to try before. He used to dislike Thai and Vegetarian food. Now, he loves Thai cuisine and I'm assuming he's now okay with vegetarian dishes.

It was funny how D wasn't able to get the concept of Agico's menu. He was surprised when he saw Tonkatsu, bacon and beef on the list. He was like "Uy, cool a nagseserve pala sila dito ng tonkatsu kahit vegetarian place sila. Yun sa 'kin" (Cool, they are serving Tonkatsu even if they are a vegetarian place, I'll get that!). I had to explain to him that what he's getting would not be real pork. He changed his mind after.

We ordered for their Takoyaki (6 pcs/P158) which is a must-try appetizer. I love how soft and moist it is inside with a nice crunchy texture from the vegetarian floss sprinkled on top. The mayo dressing also added some hint of sweetness and creaminess to the balls. 

March 7, 2013

Diamond Hotel's The Lobby Lounge Revisited

I've posted about my experience in Diamond Hotel's The Lobby Lounge before, and this time I brought D with me for him to give his seal of approval.

I wanted him to try Diamond Hotel's famous Truffle Fries (P200) which I first discovered at The Cake Club in Fort.

What I love about their Truffle Fries is that they remain crispy all throughout. The smell of truffle is there after every bite and the only thing I hate about it is the carbs, calories and extra pounds I get from finishing a whole order. I honestly am not a fan of fries but I think I'll make truffle fries an exception. 

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli (P455)

March 4, 2013

Manang's Chicken New Garlic Pork Meal, Fresh Sides and Luscious Red Velvet Sundae

I could still remember the first time I tried Manang's Chicken in Mercato Centrale. You wouldn't miss it as it had the longest line of customers patiently waiting to have some of Manang's sweet and crunchy soy garlic chicken. 

There were many competitors left and right, but I would say that Manang's Chicken stood out for me. Maybe because of its crunchy skin and sweet taste that perfectly suits the local palate. 

Just recently, D and I visited their branch in Tomas Morato and tried their new additions to their menu.

Garlic Pork Meal (P109)

After seeing some photos of the Garlic Pork Rice Meal, I thought I wouldn't like it since it was topped with lots of garlic. Turned out it was a mix of toasted garlic and some crispy crumbs to balance out the taste of garlic. I loved it! Serving size was quite big especially and the pork was surprisingly tender and juicy. It was served with upsized rice and a vinegar dipping sauce on the side. I must say this is quite a steal for its price, inclusive of iced tea or lemonade for that complete and budget friendly meal. What more could you ask for right?