Showing posts from November, 2012

FOOD NEWS: Figaro Christmas Treats

It's the most wonderful time of the year  There'll be much mistletoeing  And hearts will be glowing  When love ones are near  It's the most wonderful time of the year

It's the Christmas season and Figaro Coffee Company is offering sweet treats for its customers with the launch of their Christmas treats available in stores nationwide. Which goes well with their drinks and even with meals. And I'm indeed crazy about desserts!

For this year they launched a very nice variety of choices starting with the Triple Chocolate Cake, a chocophile treat with a very rich chocolate flavor and texture. And yes, I am one so I love this so much <3 .="." font="font">
But the next one should never be missed as it is the Red Velvet Cake which comes with very fiery red appearance but taste as sweet as heaven, just right not too sweet, nor two spongy. My eyes watered when I saw the Christmas Cupcake with toppings and have this small gold (and edible) decoration. This is…

FOOD STOPS: Baja Mexicana Cantina

Si! If one is stuck, there is nowhere to go but BAJA. Derived from the Baja California which is actually part of Mexico, the restaurant of takes pride with bringing Mexican cuisine to the  country. It started when Art, who was part of the biggest loser Pinoy Edition came to the country from the US and was craving for Mexican food which was his favorite  back in California, decided to start his own Mexican restaurant in Greenbelt 3 because he was not satisfied with the other Mexican restaurant that got that authentic flavor.

The restaurant stayed true with it Mexican cuisine, and in fact they also deliver to movie goers in Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, so it is a great deviation from the popcorn and drinks. Also the feel of the restaurant brings the ambiance of the west cost Mexico which Baja California is located. They have all the favorites like Burrito, Tacos, Nachos, Fajitas, and drinks like Margaritas and Mojito (which I can say is the best Mojito I tasted so far, but since we dined at lunc…

The Master Chef Series 2

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas Dinner to Remember! Get exclusive Hands-on Cuinary Courses at Instituto Culinario in Greenhills with the Master Chef Series 2.
Learn directly from the Philippines' Top Chefs like Buddy Trinidad, Peachy Juban, Jackie Ang-Po and Massimo Veronesi ! Let these Chefs show you how!
Saturdays, 8 AM to 12 NN November 17, 8am to 12nn

FOOD STOPS: Peri Peri Chicken

With too many chicken establishments around, the general taste became so common as batter-filled, fried and with  regular flavors with original and spicy only. Though I also love inasal, I would also come to a point that I need to taste a different flavor and style.
This is what I'm glad to try out Peri Peri Chicken. It's a Portuguese restaurant featuring their flame-grilled chicken, with special flavors of Peri Mild , Lemon and Garlic, and Peri Hot. Cuts can be of choices of solo, half and whole chicken. Interestingly when served, it seems to be laid flat on the plate yet you can see and smell the flavors it possess. When the spicy chicken was placed on our table, the first thing I noticed is not seeing the chicken itself, but the pungent and flavorful aroma of the different herbs and spices. Though it may not be super hot to stream our ears with smoke, it actually uses the spiciness to enhance the flavor of the chicken, thus making it more interesting.

The Peri Peri chicken ca…

FOOD STOPS: Komrad Restaurant

When you speak of the word KOMRAD, it rings a bell to the communist community particularly in Russia and China. But we know that one of the greatest communist influencer that came from China, which is Chairman Mao Zedong (Mao Tse Tsung). And since he hailed from the Sichuan Province, the dishes featured in this restaurant are based from that region.

The restaurant has already 2 branches, one in Eastwood City Libis and a new one in Il Terrazo in Tomas Morato. The ambiance of the restaurant is indeed different from others with every corner having that communist and revolutionary China and filled with Chairman Mao's pictures and articles giving praise to the modern Chinese leader and the hard working people of the Republic of China. But don't worry, its still your democracy that chooses the dishes you want to order. Now here are some of their menus.

FOOD STOPS: Jelly-G Cubao

Jelly G was something of a new milk tea discovery I had months ago, and I do loved the tea not only because of its flavor but of the specially Thai jelly that is part of the their offer in every kiosk. 
I just also went to another branch in Cubao at Ali Mall. Located at the lower ground floor, it is a recognizable kiosk near the entrance with seats for its customers. Yes, it looks like an oasis in the middle of Ali Mall. The branch offers all of the drinks served in all branches plus some thai snacks that goes well with the Thai milk tea.
Of course, my personal favorite would still be the Cheesy Mango, however I also discovered a new flavor which is the chocolate oreo which is a great addition and a must try especially for Chocophiles like me.
Lets also check on their snacks which are spiced dried mango, spicy tamarind and spicy nuts. Though all are labeled spicy, they are considered mild and goes well with the sweet drinks.
Also something new that I tried in this branch is the cakes whic…