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October 31, 2013

7-Eleven Slurpee Bring Your Own Cup (BYOC) Day- Nov. 7, 2013

Save The Date: November 7, 2013

Have you heard of the exciting news? Slurpee lovers rejoice as 7-Eleven Philippines launches the first Slurpee Bring Your Own Cup Day on November 7, 2013 (Thursday)

Originally started by 7-Eleven Australia, the one-day event created a phenomenon that made its way to Malaysia, and now, the Philippines. 


So what's so special about this day? Well, this is the day wherein you can have a fill of your favorite frozen beverage brand in any cup you want for only P29!!

Yes, your favorite SLURPEE in any cup you can think of, as long as it will fit through the "MaCUPangyarihang Bilog" standee with a 9" diameter

A boot, a trophy, a hat.. anything! Let your imagination and creativity run wild, and who knows, you might be the winner of P5,000 cash! 

October 30, 2013

Neon Invasion Fun Run 2013- Quezon City Memorial Circle ( Dec. 7 )


Are you ready for the funkiest and most colorful running event of the year? End the year with glowing colors, as Neon Invasion brings us a one-of-a-kind fun run. Run, walk, jog, or dance your way to 5 km of music, 4 eras, 3 Djs, 2 bands and 1 wild and crazy neon party.

October 26, 2013

Teriyaki Boy Katipunan- New Look. New Logo. New Dishes.

Earlier this month, we were invited to dine at Teriyaki Boy's newly renovated branch in Katipunan. D and I went after office on a rainy Tuesday evening. The first thing we noticed upon our arrival was the restaurant's new logo. It now has an cartoonic icon of a boy with a headband. Teriyaki Boy has grown into a modern man. D was honest enough to say that he prefers the old one. Same sentiments here.. I miss the cute wide-eyed logo from before.


As we step into the restaurant, the interiors were noticeably hip, modern and edgy. It was actually designed by the famous Architect Ed Calma

We settled in one of the couches together with Sumi and J who were already waiting for us. Then we started to feast on Teriyaki Boy's new dishes and offerings.

Starting off with the Beef Tataki (P499)- wafu steak, grilled and seared on top of a layer of buttered mixed mushrooms. 


Having served with this beef tataki makes me feel like dining in an upscale Japanese restaurant. The beef slices were perfectly seared, and D just can't get enough of the buttered mushrooms underneath. 

Gyoza (P122)- also known as potstickers. Japanese pork dumplings steamed and seared until crisp served with a tangy soy-based dipping sauce.


The Cosmopolitan and Art City of Madrid, Spain

Photo Source: www.flickr.com/photos/juanedc/8054142166

What to explore in Madrid.

Located in the center of Spain, Madrid is a city known for its culture. The city has a variety of museums and parks.

October 22, 2013

Hwangso-Ga Unlimited Korean Buffet Grill and BBQ in Malate

We discovered a new Korean restaurant that features unlimited grill and shabu-shabu recently. The place is just beside the famous Mak Chang in Malate, that is always packed with customers. We were supposed to eat in Mak Chang, but due to the long waiting list, we decided to try this instead. (It is actually owned by the same people behind Mak Chang)

Hwangso-Ga


The place was very spacious but there were not much diners on a Sunday night as compared to the full-house Mak Chang. 


Here, you can enjoy unlimited Grill and Shabu-Shabu.
(As per last visit, they dropped the shabu-shabu option)


Buffet rate is at P399/person during dinner, while it is at P349 during lunch

The price includes unlimited serving of Beef Belly..

October 16, 2013

Jollibee Cheesy Bacon Mushroom Champ Has Arrived!

Something EXTRAORDINARY has arrived at our doorstep.


It's the newest extraordinary treat from Jollibee- The Cheesy Bacon Mushroom Champ.


It's our favorite Champ made even better!

Gerry's Grill Offers Exclusive Menu In Qatar

Popular Filipino restaurant Gerry's Grill offers customers at Qatar more reasons to visit with exclusive menu items Lamb Chops, Steak, and Mutton prepared the Gerry's way. 




The outlet, its first foray in the Middle East is Gerry's sixth branch overseas, with two branches in the U.S. and three in Singapore. 

In the Philippines, Gerry's recently opened at the 3rd level of Lucky Chinatown Mall in Binondo, SM Southmall in Las Pinas and Veranza Mall in General Santos City. 

Soon to open are branches in The Terraces in Fairview; and Eastwood in Quezon City. For more info, log on to www.gerrysgrill.com

October 11, 2013

Rockwell's 3rd Ultimate Taste Test Top Picks and Experience

Last month, D and I were able to attend the biggest food tasting event of the year- Rockwell's 3rd Ultimate Taste Test at the Rockwell Tent, Powerplant Mall.


We've always been a fan of these food tasting events, as we get to sample yummy and gastronomic treats to our heart's content. Plus, we get to discover new and interesting dishes and creations from the Metro's upcoming food business owners and entrepreneurs. 

It was truly a degustation of savory and sweet treats enjoyed by foodies of all ages. 


October 9, 2013

Grandest Northern Food Festival at MarQuee Mall this October

MarQuee Mall, Ayala Mall’s first dining, shopping and entertainment destination north of Manila presents “Big Bite!  The Northern Food Festival” at the MarQuee Park, Angeles City, Pampanga from October 18 to 20, 2013.


Big Bite! is a foodie’s dream come true with its huge outdoor food market featuring everything from cooked Filipino favorites to famous native delicacies and baked goodies, fresh fruits, vegetables and more.  The food festival showcases over 100 food stalls featuring the best food products from across the provinces of Pampanga, Bulacan, Ilocos, Baguio, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Bataan, Pangasinan, Cagayan and La Union.  It’s a culinary showdown of the most mouth-watering heritage cuisines from Northern Luzon. 

October 4, 2013

Dimsum Battle in Banawe: Causeway Seafood Restaurant, King Chef, Wan Chai Tea House, Mandarin Sky

Hungry? Where do we go? 

BANAWE!!! 

What do we eat?

DIMSUM!!!

Banawe is our go-to place for dimsum especially when the clock strikes 9:00pm. Why? Well, mainly because most dimsum places in the area offers up to 50% discount on their dimsum selections. 

Now the question is, where is the best dimsum place in Banawe? I've compiled 4 of the Chinese restaurants we've tried in Banawe to come up with my answer- Causeway, King Chef, Wan Chai Tea and Mandarin Sky.

Siomai


The classic dimsum. We usually skip the siomai from Causeway (P48) 'cause we find it bland. King Chef (P52) probably has the biggest and meatiest siomai among the 4 restaurants. Wan Chai's (P52) siomai is pretty ok but expect a lot of fats on it. On the bright side though, it's juicy and flavorful. Mandarin Sky has the smallest sized siomai of all though it's still meaty and tasty.

Winner: King Chef- Although I recommend getting their signature X.O. Siomai (P60).. it's way better :)

Hakaw


Honestly, all hakaw tastes good to me. It's just a matter of how many and how fresh and plump the shrimps are inside it. Plus, I also don't like hakaw with very thick wrappers. Causeway's hakaw (P83) is not included in their promo so it's at regular price.  King Chef's (P60) as you can see has the plumpest hakaw among the 4 contenders. Wan Chai's hakaw (P62) is actually my favorite even though it's not as plump as the others. Mandarin Sky's pretty ok, but their wrapper is a bit thick.

Winner: Wan Chai

Shark's Fin Dumpling