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 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.

March 21, 2014

Nestle Temptations Flavors of the World- Dutch Speculoos

We all have our own temptations and guilty pleasures. Once in a while, we give in to those temptations and indulge in our guilty pleasures. 

Nestle Philippines brings us a new temptation that we just have to say yes to- NESTLÉ TEMPTATIONS Flavors of the World DUTCH SPECULOOS COOKIE BUTTER. Give in to speculoos-flavored ice cream with ripples of cookie butter and chunky cookie bits that will surely satisfy your speculoos cookie butter cravings.

Daiso Kawaii Fashion Festival- Glamor Glints Nail Art Stickers

Sharing another post about my Daiso haul last week. In line with the National Women's Month, Daiso celebrates Kawaii Fashion festival by highlighting cute stuff like these Glamor Glints Nail Art Stickers (P88).

March 19, 2014

Daiso Japan Kawaii Fashion Festival- Sumi Charcoal Hair Treatment and 2-Way Volumizer Hair Comb

My blog may be 80% about food and restaurant reviews, but it's also interesting to write about other things I love once in a while. That is why when Daiso invited me to check out their Kawaii Fashion Festival and shop some items for myself, I just couldn't contain my happiness. 

When I hear of kawaii, the first thing that comes into my mind is Japan. I have very little fascination about Japanese pop cultures and trends like anime, manga and cosplay, but I find them cute and adorable. 

Shopping at Daiso is just like that. Everything is just so cute and lovely.

My first shopping finds are something for my hair. I am a low maintenance girl when it comes to my hair, that I seldom go to salons for treatment and haircuts. But I just want two things: SHINE and VOLUME.

Lucky for me, Daiso just had the perfect solution for my long, thin and limp hair.

Sumi Charcoal Hair Treatment (P88) and Volumizer Hair Comb (P88)

March 17, 2014

Daiso Japan Philippines Celebrates Kawaii Fashion Festival (March)

Daiso Japan Philippines is the No. 1 supplier of imported and quality goods for just an affordable price of Php88. 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. It's a one-stop shop for everything you need. If you could remember my post about Saizen before, they rebranded themselves to Daiso in order to strengthen their Japanese roots.

Daiso Japan Philippines currently has 22 branches nationwide, and plans to increase more stores in the coming years. 

This March, in line with the National Women's Month, Daiso celebrates Kawaii Fashion Festival by featuring their fashionable and kawaii Apparels, Accessories and Cosmetics.

March 10, 2014

Kichitora of Tokyo- Small Ramen Sets at Glorietta 5, Makati

Does this look familiar? That's because it's the "lucky tiger" from Kichitora. We visited their second branch in Glorietta 5 last month for another ramen fix. This time, we were set to order new ramen choices we haven't tried before- Paitan Chicken Zenbu No Se and Tan Tan Mien

It's nice that they offer small ramen sets for a complete meal of appetizer, ramen and dessert. 

Chicken Karaage Paitan Zenbu No Se Set (P450)

March 7, 2014

Ramen Nagi Manila- Butao, Black, Green and Red King at SM Aura

Wuhoo! Was finally able to try the much-raved about Ramen Nagi in SM Aura with cousins and friends one Sunday lunch.

Ramen Nagi is in the Sky Park located at the fifth level of SM Aura. As usual, the waiting list was crazy, but table turnover was pretty fast. Our group of 10 agreed to split tables- 4 and 6.

Since there were 4 of us in our group, we decided to get a different ramen variant for each. We were given an Omotenashi Sheet wherein we could customize our ramen based on the following: Ramen Choice, Soup Base, Toppings, Spiciness Level, Hardness of Noodles and Add Ons. I got the famous Black King w/ a Tamago add on.

Black King (P410+P50/tamago)- fragrant blackened garlic and calamari ink in a silky broth with succulent chasu, finished with a ball of minced pork, black sesame and Nagi spices

March 4, 2014

Huat Pot All You Can Eat Hotpot Restaurant- Wilson, San Juan

There's a new all you can eat shabu-shabu in town called Huat Pot!!

It's located on the second floor of Metro Pointe Center along P. Guevarra in San Juan. It's also near Teatap Cafe and Yen Yen Taiwan Street Food along Wilson.