September 26, 2013 (da-you-deh) Tea Lounge- Modern High Tea in Fort (da-you-deh)- sounds foreign right? But this name of a famous tea lounge in Fort Bonifacio was actually derived from an Igorot's bahag. A local concept owned by Ms. Renee Sebastian, the Philippines' first Tea Master and Couture Tea Blender.

With a voucher from Deal Grocer, D and I was able to avail their Modern High Tea for only P875 instead of the regular price of P1,400

September 23, 2013

Foodgasm Triple the Flavor Experience at Mercato Centrale

After our early dinner at Urbn Bar &Kitchen, D and I, along with Sumi and J, went straight to Mercato Centrale for another round of Foodgasm. 

Surprisingly, we were still able to try all samples from participating vendors that night. 

Foodgasm Champion: B. Wings Black Mamba

Probably the most generous too! The wings were big and tasty served with milk or beer. :p

Foodgasm People's Choice Award: Schmidt's Gourmet Hotdogs (Wagamama)

The japanese-inspired hotdog sandwich certainly captured the hearts of many, including me. ❤ 

Foodgasm Expert's Choice Award: Pepito's Pinot Sorbet (Sampalok Sorbet)

Proud to say I voted for Pepito's Sampalok Sorbet! It was a great decision to have saved the best for last :) 

Foodgasm Most Innovative Award: Coco Royal (Basil Seeds w/ Honey)

Not a fan of their Coconut water with Aloe Vera, but their Basil Seed w/ Honey juice was really unique and interesting. 

Congratulations to all Foodgasm: Triple The Flavor winners!! 

September 12, 2013

Rockwell's 3rd Ultimate Taste Test- September 14, 2013

We're going to an ultimate foodtrip this Saturday, September 14, 2013
Wanna join?
Then head out to Rockwell's 3rd Ultimate Taste Test at the Rockwell Tent, Powerplant Mall from 11am-9pm
Ticket Price: P585/person

Sample 50 of some new and upcoming food businesses in the Metro and enjoy a one of a kind degustation from appetizers, to main course, and down to dessert. 

My First on the List Food and Drinks:
Truffled Tuna Crudo & Burrito Taquitos Roll- BITE by Chef Jam Melchor
Curry Balls- Curry Bar
Main Course
Chicken and Bacon Ravioli with Tomato Sauce and Cheese-Butter Nuggets
Yuan's Original Chicken Wings- Yuan's Wings
The Patriot- Bad Decisions Premium Burgers and Drinks Joint
GoldenducK's Premium Burgers & GoldenducK's Sisig-Golden Duck's Premium Meat Products
Artisan Ice Cream- Jack Frost Premium Ice Cream
Tosi & Garth Vader- The Noodle Bakes
Bronuts- Bronuts
Graham Balls- Gorby Balls
Frosted Lemon Cookies & Creamy Salmon Dill- Franchino's Food
Chilled Soya Pudding in 4 flavors- Everything with Soya
Ensaimada with Special Cheese Topping- Blue Toque

Looks like it's gonna be a One Sweet Day.


Check out my first Ultimate Taste Test Experience:

For a full list of participating concessionaires, click the link below:

September 7, 2013

Cafe De Seoul- Korean Style Cafe in One Archer's Place, Taft Avenue

If there's one thing I miss about college, that would be hanging out with friends in Animo canteen pigging out, copying doing assignments, and chatting for hours. We would stay there even if we don't have classes anymore. My friends and I were certified "tambay ng Animo" especially during our last few terms in Dlsu. We would stay there for breakfast, lunch and merienda almost every school day. 

It's not that there weren't any good restaurants or fast food places around, but being a student also means living within your budget and allowance. For me, that would be a cup of melon juice (P15) and an order of my favorite ham & cheese french toast (P25) for snack. A mongolian lunch (P80+) would come in once in a while and that was already a splurge for me. 

We would also go out campus and frequent fast food chains like Pizza Hut and KFC. Other favorite places were Green Place, Rap Steakhouse, Dixie's, Eric's Siomai, Agno, Don Don and Sherwood. I remember D giving sharing his baon to us. He would bring salads and dishes for lunch, and we would share the food amongst us. Those were the days.. 

Now, I can't help but envy the students studying around Taft Avenue. The place is like a food mecca that offers affordable and budget meals for students. New restaurants and cafes are everywhere! 

D and I would always plan to have our foodtrip dates in Taft, and act as if we are students again. But with our busy schedule, visiting the area on a weekday was close to impossible.

Finally, one day, we cleared out our Saturday morning for a brunch at this Korean cafe called Cafe De Seoul. (Pardon the long introduction, I can't help but reminisce our college days)

Cafe De Seoul is a modern and trendy Korean style coffee shop that occupies quite a big area on the second floor of One Archer's Place. I can't help but admire the clean, elegant and artistic interior of the place. 

As you enter, photos of their suppliers (mostly Korean) hung on the walls. They also have this photo section and freedom wall, encouraging everyone to clip photos and post messages for Cafe de Seoul. A love lock tower could also be seen beside the freedom wall, resembling that of the famous Namsan (N Seoul) Tower, holding different love locks which you could also buy from them.

I grabbed a seat on the long side table near the windows to capture great photos of the food.

Most of Cafe De Seoul's furniture, products and machines are imported from Korea. The Korean owners really invested a lot in the business to ensure the finest quality of food and service to their customers. Some tables are even equipped with Samsung tablets which customers can freely use while passing the time.

Isn't it exciting to wake up for these sweet and tasty treats in the morning?

September 5, 2013

Enjoying a Crabby Lunch at Clawdaddy with Enjoy Philippines

Did you know that Enjoy card holders could win gift certificates from Enjoy Philippines' partner merchants and establishments? How? 

Simply post your restaurant reviews and experience while using your card or voucher at for a chance to be selected as the reviewer of the month. 

That's how I got this P2,000 gift certificate from Clawdaddy. 

September 2, 2013

Gloria Maris Shark's Fin Restaurant Presents: Chef's Night - Celebration of Flavors for August feat. Chef Aweng

Gloria Maris Shark's Fin Restaurant presents "Chef's Night"- a dinner banquet of sumptuous dishes especially prepared by Gloria Maris' master chefs. Each month, one chef will prepare his finest creations for a lucky few to sample. This will run for 6 months from August to January. 

Gracing the first month held last August 14, was Chef Aweng's Celebration of Flavors. A night filled with music, friends and food that showcased his flavorful dishes with a creative and modern flair.