Monday, October 15, 2018

Raintree and Restaurants Against Hunger


Malnourished children, hungry citizens of war, kids with stunted growth, poor drinking water access, roadblocks to living a decent child life...

These are words that break my heart every time, I read or hear about them. I can't bear it, to see my own kids or I, myself, even in that situation, when it is hope that you only cling on to, even if you don't know if you will have something to eat in the coming days or would those days be worth living.

Sometimes, as much as you'd want to help, things get in the way - being busy with our family, work or you can't just find time to extend the proper help needed, or maybe we just have way many excuses to be good Samaritans.

New Premium Filipino Dishes at Romulo Cafe


Palates were satisfied beyond expectation as Romulo Café unveiled its finest Filipino dishes on October 10, Wednesday, at 148 Jupiter St. corner Comet St., Bel-Air, Makati City.

Following the success of the Happy Hour event held last year, Romulo Café once again set the dining tables on fire to introduce by far the best of what they were keeping in their culinary closet.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Launch of Kain Na! at Ayala Mall, Legazpi


Food for me had always been a comfort and an adventure.  Where ever I go, or travel, my list would include what food to eat, where to get the best local food and what to bring home (or to buy as pasalubong) to extend the experience at home. It also is true in how I blog about my exploits, hence my blog name.  

Many share the same love, I believe, and I'm happy to work with them and be able to share what Filipino food is about, our food culture is so diverse it likens itself to the number of islands our country has.

Lee Kum Kee International Young Chef Chinese Culinary Challenge 2018 Awarded Pinoy Chefs with Bronze


At the recently concluded Lee Kum Kee International Young Chef Chinese Culinary Challenge 2018, three Pinoy chefs, namely Chef Elmar Ruelo of Wangfu and Chef Joel Aroy of King Chef and Chef John Flores of Grand Convention Centre Cebu won bronze awards.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

One Central Hotel: Downtown Cebu City's Premiere Affordable Luxury Hotel


Economic growth had spurred in Cebu City which seemed to fuel  the need for more accommodations for businessmen and tourists who can't seem to get enough the city's historic community.  To celebrate Cebu's history, One Central Hotel was established and envisioned to be downtown Cebu City's premiere business hotel.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

You've Got to Love the Mild Cheesy Version of Cheez Whiz



Cheese spreads have always been a staple in most Filipino households, whether it be for a quick bite during breakfast or for fun snack times as baon to school or to play. For many moms, cheese spreads are the best go-to since kids love biting into that goeey, rich texture that the best cheese spreads in the market provide.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Tank up and Go on a Spree This October at Resorts World Manila


October had been set all over the world for Oktoberfest celebrations, and Resorts World Manila (RWM) made sure to be a part of it as the give the popular Bavarian occasion a Filipino touch with its first ever Beers and Thrills Festival.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

La Scala Museum Cafe



With 16 rooms to accommodate their guests at the BnB, La Scala Museum Cafe proved to be more than a breakfast place.

It's a place full of character, memories, and love.

Not too many know about this cafe disguised as a museum or is it the other way around.  Either ways, once you enter, you'll be instantly sucked into a world of intriguing yet remarkable past. More than this, what sets this cafe (together with the hotel) from the others is how it was built upon - "the simple joys of life," as how the owner's children would want it to be represented.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea, BGC


One thing I missed trying out in Taiwan when we went there last year was to have milk teas!

Duh!

I do know for a fact that the milk teas that first started out here in Manila was inspired from the owners visit to Taiwan.  The next thing we know everyday, a new milk tea place would pop up in one corner or a mall or even in our streets.

So when I heard of this specific brand that unbeknownst to us have just landed in Manila.  They probably have more than 3 branches to date or more as it became  a go to replacement for coffee.  When I went to Juifen, Taiwan, I was able to embrace their tea culture and Oolong black tea have been very famous to Taiwanese.  

Likewise, in Manila, the love for tea and milk teas have grown to an ecstatic heights, and welcome Yi Fang is never odd.

I love the store front of Yi Fang as if we were actually in Taiwan, add to that the Chinese who were also lined up before us.


Milk tea drinkers like me and my daughter just couldn't help but give in to this trend, so we drove to BGC before going to church and seeing just a couple of people lined up on a Sunday, made me jump up from the car and made way to the streets were Yi Fang is, my husband on the other hand, the driver had to go around to wait for us as parking is far from the area and why would we park for a short time of waiting for our first Yi Fang drinks.


Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Tea without the pearls

However, I found this mix a bit too sweet for me, even if I had it with only half of the sugar.  I can't find any signature notes to compare to other milk teas around.

Their pearl and other sinkers get to sold out easily too.


Yi Fang Signature Fruit Tea

What I love about this drink are the fruits that are mixed in the tea.  This one is the fruity tea infused with three or more kinds of fruits, I love the passion fruit so I just got to try it.


The teas were quite affordable concerning they claim authenticity.  They have a lot of choices and will make sure to try the other variants next time.

When buying prepare to wait for 15 minute upon your order is placed.  Bring an umbrella as you'll be qeueing along the pavement and it gets  hot or you know just in case it rains.  Bring your patience badge too!



Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea

Address:  Ground Floor, Wumaco Building, 
                Bonifacio High Street, 7th Avenue Corner Lane P,
                Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Win a Trip for Two to France at the Marketplace by Rustan's World of Wine Fair



It's time to uncork and unwind!

Marketplace by Rustan’s is curating the best in wine under one roof at the World of Wine Fair from September 28 to 30 at the Shangri-La Plaza Grand Atrium. Featuring premium wines sourced directly from estates and sold at exclusive rates, the event boasts selections from 8 different wine-making countries, including Italy, France, USA, Chile, Argentina, and more. Shoppers will also have the special opportunity to learn more about wine culture from 15 of the most respected international winemakers and wine experts in the business.