Showing posts from August, 2015

FUN FOOD GIVEAWAY: Win FoodPanda Vouncher with #FunFoodFights!

Since we enjoyed our latest food instagram adventure with Splice in Greenfield District, we want you to also experience the convenience and variety of food choices with Food Panda! So we are doing a FUN FOOD SHOTS
Joining in this giveaway is simple!

1. Just post you most beautiful food shots of any of foodpanda’s partner restaurants on Instagram. List of partner restaurants can be found at
2. You must tag me @fpjjr@foodpanda_ph and use the hashtags #foodpandaphgram and #FunFoodShots in the captions.

25 grams of soy protein a day good for the heart FDA approves health claim that it reduces the risk of coronary heart disease

Amidst all the diet meals and “superfoods” available in the market nowadays, it is easy to become overwhelmed with quite a number of options. Everyday is a challenge to find meals that are healthy enough and will not rack up your cholesterol level.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filtered down the choices with its approval of a health claim that indicates the consumption of 25 grams of soy protein, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, reduces the risk of coronary heart disease.

Eastwood City Launches Food Artistry

Eastwood City has unwrapped yet another mouthwatering surprise that is sure to excite certified foodies with the launch of Eastwood Food Artistry.
The newest dining campaign of Eastwood City, aimed to shine the spotlight on the talented chefs behind its newest restaurants, was formally unveiled during star-studded degustation dinner held recently at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel.

Opening the glitzy gustatory event hosted by Tim Yap was Megaworld First Vice President and Commercial Division Head Kevin L. Tan.
“Apart from highlighting the talents of our chefs and their masterful creations, Eastwood Food Artistry was also envisioned to inspire up and coming chefs to master their craft and eventually become part of Eastwood City as retail partners,” Tan said during his opening remarks, which was followed by a heartwarming mini-documentary featuring Eastwood City’s most respected and sought-after chefs who also prepared the degustation menu.

Shake up your snacking experience with the return of McDonald’s Shake Shake Fries

McDonald’s gives customers another snacking experience they can look forward to with the return of the Shake Shake Fries!
Well-loved for satisfying cravings, Shake Shake Fries can now be enjoyed by McDonald’s customers in three (3) exciting flavors—the spicy yet oh-so-sweet BBQ, the melt-in-your-mouth doubly-delicious Cheesy Butter, and the savory flavor of cheesy tomato Pizza—making each snacking experience different every time.
Customers can get a free upgrade to Shake Shake Fries with every purchase of any medium or large value meal with fries. They can also opt to go for the perfect sweet and savory combination of Shake

World-renowned Pastry Chefs Open Pastry and Bakery Academy in the Philippines

World-renowned pastry chef Jean Louis Arnaud leads a group of acclaimed international chefs in opening a Philippine branch of the region’s top pastry school - the Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines - this August 5 in Makati City.
The educational institution that they are establishing in Manila is a sister-school of the Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia, which Chef Jean co-founded with premier pastry chef Niklesh Sharma. Another branch of the school was recently opened in India. Incidentally, this year, Chef Jean is one of the judges for the World Food Expo (WOFEX) competition here.
Chef Niklesh, the Academy’s managing director, shared that many students , including Filipinos, go to Europe or the United States to undergo pastry training, where the courses can be very expensive.

Hattendo Chilled Cream Buns Are Now In The Philippines!

They are not mochi nor Korean Ice Cream Sandwich, they are Japanese Chilled Cream Buns which may look similar but they are better. Hattendo Japanese Chilled Cream Buns are now here in the Philippines!

Exclusively imported to the country fresh and made in Japan makes it worth each bun. They are handmade and comes in 6 different flavors (matcha, mango, chocolate, custard, chestnut, and whipped cream).
These buns are expertly crafted by artisan bakers then filled with the rich filling that is equally proportioned with the bun, less air and simply packaged for easy packing and mobility. We got to try them at the finale night of GMA Blogger's Style Camp, and I personally love the chocolate variant!
You can find Hattendo kiosks  located at Mega Fashion Hall and Mall of Asia. Hattendo is exclusively imported and distributed in the country by C3 Premium Partnerships, Inc. For more info and news you can also visit the Hattendo Philippines Facebook., and follow them on Instagram (@hattendophil…

Ready, Prep Set, Party!

The rainy season blew away the warmth of summer, but that shouldn’t be a reason for you to stay wrapped in your blanket in one corner, mourning the loss of endless sunshine. Get out from under the covers, craft a list of movies, layout the mattresses, and bring out your go-to chocolate cupcake recipe – this calls for a movie marathon party!
Preparing food for your parties is now easier thanks to the Tupperware Party Prep Set. This rhubarb colored set is perfect for meal preparations and can also be used in serving food. Each set includes:

Derek Ramsay Shows New Equation To Being Fit!

What is secret of being fit?

Derek Ramsay shows a whole new equation in getting that body we always wanted and also bring out those washboard abs that many of us dream of flaunting on the beach.

Derek being a health buff himself has believed that this can only be achieved by 100% workout. It did show with his body that the hardwork paid off, but it was not the peak of his healthy lifestyle.

Being the brand ambassador of Century Tuna since 2009, he recently discovers that the secret in achieving that beautiful and healthy body, the equation is very simple.

San Miguel Pure Foods Presents Home Foodie on GMA and News TV!

Bring out the foodie in you this August with Drew Arellano and 3 fun and talented Chefs Llena Tan-Arcenas, Chef Rene Cruz and Chef RJ Garcia who will be your buddies with this new show on GMA and GMA News TV, Home Foodie.
Proudly partnered with San Miguel Pure Foods, maker of quality and household brands like Monterey, PureFoods Hormel, Magnolia, etc., brings a whole new way of cooking show that is fast, simple, and delicious.
Drew Arellano, being known for his travel show Byahe Ni Drew and the information-filled AHA! goes into the appetizing role of hosting Home Foodie with the chefs guiding him and the viewers in creating these mouth-watering yet affordable meals they can do at home and with the most practical ingredients.

Book and Borders Cafe : A Cozy Nook For Book Lovers

Putting together two of your favorite past times, reading and enjoying a cup of coffee, in just one place, newly-opened Book and Borders Cafe is set to become one of the metro’s more popular hangouts.
Charming and inviting, Book and Borders is the latest themed café to open in Quezon City, catering to customers who have an appreciation for good books and equally good food and coffee.
Located at 281 Tomas Morato, Quezon City, Book and Borders, unlike other crowded cafes where people are more engaged in chit chat, has purposely turned their space into something that is more relaxed and quiet.

Red Ribbon capitalizes on Filipinos’ predisposition to turn the ordinary into unforgettable sweet moments

In a survey released in 2013 by the Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI), the number of manufacturing establishments for 2010 reached more than 16,000.  Interestingly enough, manufacturers of breads, pastries, cakes, pies and other similar perishable bakery products accounted for 20.3 percent or more than 3,000 of the total number of establishments.

Getting the Right Nutrition and Maintaining Muscle Health can Help you Stay Strong

Mindful eating,  regular fitness routine and maintaining a positive outlook in life are just some of this year’s practical health trends both for the young and healthy aging population alike.
Edu Manzano, veteran actor, TV personality and businessman, believes that people should gear themselves well into retirement by maintaining a healthy lifestyle even at an early stage. “I may be in my late 50s, but my body feels a lot younger. I observe a strict, balanced diet, a regular fitness routine and surround myself with a regular dose of green space.  These habits help me keep up with the demands of my career and personal life”, says Manzano. 
On the other hand, Manzano continued to explain how the loss of strength can be a challenge for aging Filipinos. He explains, “Change is usually difficult, especially when it comes to our bodies as we age.  I realize that simple tasks such as lifting objects, walking up the stairs and doing other daily physical activities are not as easy compared to do…