August 30, 2016

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Kiddie Enterprise Fair- Brewing Future Entrepreneurs

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is inviting everyone to the Kiddie Enterprise Fair this coming Saturday!

An initiative of Brew Your Best Year, the brand has put together a Business Bootcamp for Kids, designed to teach kids the basics of business in an interactive and experiential way. It is a two-part activity that aspires to mold the youth into becoming the next generation of entrepreneurs who will continue to pave the way for a stronger economy.

What: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Kiddie Enterprise Fair
When: September 3, 2016 (Saturday)
Where: CBTL Garden Area Bonifacio High Street
Time: 11:00am-6:00pm

August 22, 2016

Battle of the Best Salted Egg Potato Chips in Manila

By now, I'm pretty sure people are still looking for the best salted egg potato chips in Manila. The addicting snack from Singapore has taken over facebook and instagram feeds of foodies from around the metro, with the quest to find the best in town.

Last week, my salted egg-loving friends joined me for a fun and exciting taste test of the newest snack trend in the country. I found more than 10 brands around, but was only able to get a hold of 7 due to unavailability and inaccessibility of the other brands.

This review is based on a blind test by 5 participants. It was nice to hear different and contrasting comments from everyone, setting aside favoritism and bias. We placed the chips on small cups, with only 2 people knowing what the brands were. Although some were dead giveaways due to the color, we still enjoyed the guessing game.

August 15, 2016

FAT Restaurant- Bold and New Dishes To Try in Forbes Town Center BGC

FAT-the name may raise a few eyebrows. Why would anyone like to enter a place that sounds like they'll be few pounds heavier as soon as they leave? I'm pretty sure some people won't mind, but conscious and healthy eaters might think twice about stepping inside the restaurant. 

We finally visited FAT Restaurant in Forbes Town Center, BGC, ready to face the consequences of our decision. As they say, you either go big or go home, and we definitely went to FAT to stay.

We learned that the menu at FAT changes once in a while, to give loyal patrons something new to look forward to every time they visit. Of course, best-sellers such as the Green Tea Chicharon, FAT Poutine, Salmon and Uni Pasta, Duck Burger, and Moroccan Spiced Chicken are regulars on the menu.

August 9, 2016

Recreating Nestle's Creamy Chicken Adobo Recipe at Home #CreateWithCream

I recently wrote about how Nestle All Purpose Cream levels up a dish and constantly surprises us with new twists in cooking. The #CreateWithCream campaign aims to show us that Nestle All Purpose Cream is not just for desserts, but also for everyday home-style dishes, such as our favorite local Adobo.

Happy Hour and Festival of Flavors at Casa Italia- Spiked Sweets and New Pizzas

After a long day at work, nothing beats the excitement of meeting friends and loved ones over dinner and drinks. Casa Italia, home of the premium handcrafted gelato, brings us the "happy hour" that lasts all night long. Introducing their After Dark Series, a lineup of gelato flavors, spiked with liquor and premium alcohol, that will surely make your weeknights exciting  and rewarding.

Taiwan Trip Day 2: Yong Kang Street - Din Tai Fung, Kao Chi, and Smoothie House

After our morning visit at Danshui, we headed to Yong Kang Street for lunch. Here, we dined at the original branch of Din Tai Fung along Xinyi Road.

Din Tai Fung is the Michelin-starred restaurant famous for their Xiao Long Bao- steamed dumplings filled with a very tasty broth inside.

August 5, 2016

Karabella- All Local, All Natural Carabao Milk and Ice Cream of GK Enchanted Farm

Karabella, from the term "Caraballa" (female carabao), is a social enterprise in partnership with the GK Enchanted Farm, that lives to offer fresh, healthy, nutritious and exciting dairy products.

Karabella's main products are milk and ice cream made with 100% fresh carabao milk sourced from social entrepreneurs and local farmers.

August 4, 2016

Shakey's August Specials: Mozzarella Cheese Sticks and Pasta Festival

Shakey's has a new cheesy surprise up its sleeve this month of August aside from its Chicken N' Mojos Monday Madness promo. Introducing, the new starter that is set to become Shakey's next best-selling appetizer- the Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

The Shakey's Mozzarella Cheese Sticks is an exciting addition to the already tasty and tempting list of appetizers to choose from on the Shakey's menu. Whether you enjoy it as a starter or as a snack to match your favorite drink, the Mozzarella Cheese Sticks is a dish that is made for sharing with family and friends.

August 2, 2016

The Dessert Kitchen 甜品工房 Hits the Sweet Spot in Powerplant Mall, Rockwell

After our Ooma-licious dinner, we went to The Dessert Kitchen in Powerplant Mall for dessert. Their menu was quite extensive, and each dessert category seemed to have something I fancy. It was so hard to resist their bestsellers, and since we don’t frequent Rockwell that much, I decided to go all in despite being too full from everything we had at Ooma

First on the list was The Dessert Kitchen’s top bestseller- The Purple In Love (P258).

D have tasted this before and didn’t like it. Since I badly wanted to try, I still got one, even if it meant having to finish the order all by myself.  

He kept insisting that it tasted like cough syrup that’s why he didn’t like it before. But when I tried a spoonful, I told him it actually tasted like my favorite grape juice. He tried it again, and this time, he agreed.  Suddenly, he’s all ok with the taste.

How The Way You Look Can Improve Your Health

We’ve all heard all sorts of tips and tricks on how you can improve your health. Drink more water, some say. Drink less water, say others. Eat avocados three times a day, or stop eating fruit say others. There are all sorts of tips on how you can improve your health and beauty. The matter of fact is that, at the end of the day, these beauty and health tips are totally dependent on each individual. Some things may work for some people, and some tips may work on others. You really have to get to know your mind and body to understand how to beautify yourself. 

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