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August 28, 2015

Mr. Graham's Sandwich Shop- The Cebuano Sandwich in Scout Rallos Quezon City

A lazy Sunday afternoon suddenly brought us to the burgeoning foodie destination in Scout Rallos, Quezon City. D and I were supposed to have tea and snacks at Mrs. Graham's Macaron Cafe when we spotted Mr. Graham's Sandwich Shop on its soft opening next door. 


We decided to forget all about teacups, saucers, macarons and cakes, and went for a manly and meaty sandwich instead.

The Cebuano (P290-Sandiwch, P390- Manwich)

The Cebuano is a take on the classic Pan Cubano with lechon drizzled in its own drippings, ham, cheddar cheese, and pickled green and yellow mangoes, with some crispy lechon skin and signature aioli sauce. Every sandwich also comes with coleslaw and crisps on the side. 

United Flavors of Singapore: All New Dishes at Wee Nam Kee

Wee Nam Kee launches the United Flavors of Singapore with 4 new dishes to delight their loyal customers' palates and satiate their appetite for new culinary discoveries- Claypot Rice, Beef Rendang, Bak Kut Teh and Singaporean Beef Noodles. Four new dishes that is meant to showcase the rich and wonderful flavors of Singapore, foodies around the metro will surely love. 

Claypot Chicken Rice

Osaka Ohsho is in a Sukiyaki State of Mind as it Celebrates Sukiyaki Festival

Osaka Ohsho, Japan’s renowned “King of Gyoza”, certainly has a lot more to offer than just their famous steamed & pan seared Japanese dumplings.  This rainy season, Osaka Ohsho comes up with their Sukiyaki Festival showcasing two new Sukiyaki variants perfect for the cold and chilly weather. 

Seafood lovers will definitely enjoy the new Asari Gyoza Sukiyaki Soup that comes with 3 pcs. of Osaka Ohsho's signature nori gyoza, ocean fresh clams, vermicelli rice noodles and leeks, simmered in a clear clam broth enriched with fresh Japanese miso. 

Shakey's Among Campaign Asia-Pacific's Top 1000 Brands in Asia

Shakey's, one of the country's leading pizza parlor is among the top 1000 brands most loved in Asia. This great milestone was a result of a recent survey conducted by Campaign Asia-Pacific in partnership with Nielsen, which placed Shakey's on the 58th spot among other brands in the Philippines. This is a timely addition to Shakey's 40th anniversary celebration of good times and great memories since 1954.


Shakey’s has managed to maintain itself as one of the country's most-loved pizza parlor due to its ability to keep the brand’s identity while continuously reinventing itself by updating its menu offerings and restaurant services through all these years. 

All-time Shakey’s menu favorites include their Thin-Crust Pizza and their awesome twosome Chicken ’N’ Mojos, while new menu additions such as the Spiced Chicken ’N’ Mojos, new Shakey’s Mojito and Frozen Margarita cocktails are likely to become Shakey’s menu favorites in their own time. 

For more information on Shakey’s newest cocktails, LIKE Shakey’s Pizza on Facebook and FOLLOW @shakeysph on Instagram.

August 26, 2015

Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations by Dr. Kaycee Reyes in Bonifacio Global City

I'm excited to share my first ever skin treatment at Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations in Bonifacio Global City few weeks ago. I was never fond of going to skin care clinics not because I don't care about my skin, but mainly because of fear. It's just that I have this certain aversion towards doctors, needles, surgeries and other things related to pain. I never went to hospitals for checkups with the family because I always knew it was a devious plot to make me take vaccines against my will. The only time I had to take medical checkup was for an ojt requirement and I had no choice.

So when I heard that Luminisce in BGC offers non-invasive and painless skin treatments, I decided to give it a try and considered availing some of their basic skin care treatments. I guess it was also time to give my skin the ultimate pampering session it deserves after all these years. I booked an appointment one Saturday afternoon and fortunately, they were able to accommodate me. Honestly, I was excited and nervous at the same time since I didn't know what to expect. But, prior research about other customers' experiences put my mind at ease. Add the fact that Dra. Kristine Reyes MD, co-owner and wellness advocate, is a skin expert and dermatologist highly trained in London. I knew right then that I will be in good hands.


Tokyo Tokyo Red Iced Tea Day on Sept. 1- Super Sumo Red Iced Tea for P20!

Sept 1, 2015 (Tuesday)- Save the date guys! Tokyo Tokyo, one of the country's top quick-service Japanese restaurants, is offering their signature Red Iced Tea in Super Sumo size of 32oz. for just P20!! This is in line with their celebration of Red Iced Tea day on Sept. 1 wherein all customers can get their favorite red iced tea for that unbelievable price. 


According to Tokyo Tokyo Product Manager Harvie Sering, this is a treat to Tokyo Tokyo's loyal customers, and to reinforce Tokyo Tokyo’s ownership of the brand’s most-loved drink.  The 32 oz. drink is available in all Tokyo Tokyo branches nationwide for only P69! It's the perfect drink to quench Pinoys’ thirst and what more refreshing way to enjoy the much-loved beverage than have it in Super Sumo size.


Join Tokyo Tokyo as it celebrates Red Iced Tea Day on September 1, 2015. Share your experience and photos by tagging Tokyo Tokyo’s Instagram and Facebook (@tokyotokyophilippines) and Twitter (@TokyoTokyoPHL) and use the hashtags #redicedteaday and #iloveredicedtea.

August 25, 2015

Earth Kitchen Farm-to-table Restaurant in BGC- Healthy. Local. Sustainable.

Earth Kitchen, the farm-to-table favorite in White Plains, Quezon City, has opened its second branch at Bonifacio High Street Central in Fort, Taguig. After failed attempts to visit their first branch, now, we can finally cross it off our list. 

Earth Kicthen in BGC is located in the Upper Ground floor of BHS Central beside Lorenzo's Way and right above Jamba Juice. 


I love the casual and calming vibe of the restaurant. The wooden tables and chairs gave the whole place a garden-like atmosphere with plant decors and artificial grass turf flooring. 


Initially, I thought Earth Kitchen was all about healthy and organic vegetable dishes. The sound of its name might scare meat lovers and carnivorous foodies away, but you'll be surprised to know that Earth Kitchen also has pork and beef dishes. Still not enough to convince you? Then, maybe the sound bacon will make you change your mind. 


August 24, 2015

RACKS New Smoked Spring Chicken- Smokin' Fall-Off-The-Bone Goodness

RACKS, the household name for flame-grilled, fall-off-the-bone ribs and mouthwatering selection of all-American favorites, has added a new all-time barbecue classic that will surely delight all chicken lovers out there. Introducing Racks newest hit- Smoked Spring Chicken. It's light, slowly and carefully smoked, its flavors blossom repetitively in your mouth. 


RACKS chose to use spring chicken because the meat is juicier and absorbs the unique marination and smoking process better. For just For just P485, diners can enjoy the all-new Smoked Spring Chicken, thoroughly grilled over hickory wood until tender, it simply falls off the bone. This grilled piece of heaven is served with fresh crisp greens and ol' fashioned corn on the cob, complemented by RACKS newest mayo-based sauce, the Alabama White Sauce

August 20, 2015

Eastwood Mall Weekend Spice Souk on August 21-23, 2015

Spice up your weekend and visit Megaworld's Eastwood Mall Weekend Spice Souk happening on August 21-23 (Friday-Sunday). The weekend food fair aims to highlight various herbs and spices both from local and international markets. 


I was able to drop by during the first leg of the food fair last August 14-16 at the second level of Eastwood Mall. Several concessionaires showcased different products such as potted herbs from Casanova Garden, chili coffee from KKK Coffee, artisan and herb-flavored ice cream from Buccino's Ice Cream and Papa Diddi's, home-made vinegar from Lola Consuelo's Heirloom Recipes, and more! Of course, food booths selling meaty sandwiches and tacos were also present to satisfy hungry mall goers. There's Panino Porcetta from Il Ponticello, Mexican tacos and El Chupacabra from Hijo D' Pita, Chili dishes and nachos at Chili Pod, and Angus Beef from the Beef Barn

August 18, 2015

The Frazzled Cook Relocates in Scout Gandia, Tomas Morato

Years ago, I remember getting lost while looking for this one particular restaurant along Luna Mencias St. in Mandaluyong. Its location was quite hard to find due to one way streets and dim lighting in the area. 

Fast forward to today, great news came when I was invited to that same restaurant- only this time, in a much familiar and convenient location- Tomas Morato

The Frazzled Cook finally relocates along Scout Gandia in Tomas Morato

It has the same charm as their old location with quaint decors and cozy interior. We sat in a private room that can accommodate a small party of 10.



August 17, 2015

McDonald's All New Cheesy Eggdesal- Rise and Shine for Breakfast!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And for us Filipinos, nothing beats the feeling of waking up to a great morning breakfast that gives that sense of comfort and familiarity.

McDonald's recently introduced a new breakfast offering that Pinoys will surely love. The all-new Cheesy Eggdesal- a perfect combination of fluffy folded egg with melted cheese in between soft and warm pandesal buns.


The Cheesy Eggdesal is available at an affordable price of P39/ala carte or P55 inclusive of McCafe's Premium Roast Coffee. It's a convenient breakfast option not only for working individuals who are always on the go, but also for people who just want to enjoy a good breakfast without hurting their pockets.


August 14, 2015

Swift Premium Corned Beef- The Art of Taking Time at Pio's Kitchen #mmmTakesTime

What takes time? Everything good takes time. That's what foodies and lifestyle bloggers discovered during an exclusive dinner hosted by Swift at Pio's Kitchen in Quezon City. Just like a can of Swift's Premium Corned Beef packed with juicy and tasty slow-cooked flavors.


Guests were served with a specially-created dish of Pulled Corned Beef with Jicama Salsa and Wheat Pita Chips. While I enjoy the simple corned beef with onions recipe, this dish was a unique and interesting way of serving the classic corned beef to better appreciate the cured and slightly-salted goodness of Swift Premium Corned Beef. Indeed, #MmmTakesTime.

August 12, 2015

Posh Nails DETOX Mani+Pedi with Cuccio for its 13th Year Anniversary

Posh Nails, one of the country's top nail salons, has been offering the best pampering experience to its customers for 13 years now. Its iconic pink and purple interiors and decors give its guests the ultimate pampering package they deserve by treating them like a princess after a hectic and busy day at work. 


More than just a place to have nails done, pamper queen and Posh Nails owner Cat Ilacad, envisions Posh Nails to be a place where customers can relax and unwind. With their highly-trained technicians, and top of the line quality products, customers can expect a complete pampering session that can ease all your stress away. 

In celebration of its 13th year anniversary, Posh Nails recently introduced a new nail salon service called DETOX Mani+Pedi, that uses tried and tested Cuccio products. It uses nature-based products that are designed to nourish and moisturize the skin, and neutralize free radicals in the body caused by stress. 

August 8, 2015

Jack 'n Jill Nips Chocolate Bar- Make Everyday HaNIPS #HaNipsSaChocoBar

Since 1960s, Jack ‘n Jill had the nation and generations of Filipinos singing to its jingle while enjoying the famous candy-coated chocolate- NIPS. This year, the button-shaped chocolate delight is bringing snacking to a whole new level of fun and playfulness with the Nips Chocolate Bar.


Ever wondered what goes on in a bag of Nips? This time you will be charmed by the pop of Nips colors in Nips Chocolate Bar- colorful and crunchy Nips enveloped in delicious chocolate bar.

August 7, 2015

Shakey’s Chicken 'N' Mojos Monday Madness Promo: 40% off at 40 years!

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Shakey’s will be rewarding its loyal Guests with the Chicken ’N' Mojos Monday Madness Promo as a token exclusive for all Shakey's SuperCard holders.

Starting July 27 until August 24, Shakey’s SuperCard holders can avail all Chicken’N’Mojos packs, such as the Solo (3pcs), Buddy (5pcs), Family (7pcs), Party (12pcs) and Blowout pack (20pcs) at 40% off!!!  


*Only available for dine-in transactions.

August 3, 2015

The 5th Taste- A Modern Japanese Cuisine in P.Guevarra, San Juan

Who doesn't love Japanese cuisine? Authentic Japanese dishes such as sushi, sashimi, tempura, and teppanyaki, never seem to disappoint any cravings. But if it's fusion you are looking for, then check out The 5th Taste along P.Guevarra in San Juan for some modern Japanese cuisine.


Start off with a Deconstructed Miso Soup (P98)- silken tofu, leeks and pork floss in a glass cup with the miso broth served separately pour-over style. Plus points for creativity and presentation!


The 5th Taste has the classic California Maki (P170) on the menu, but also offers something different like this Smoked Mackerel Maki (P150)- smoked mackerel flakes, cucumber, and mango.