Sunday, November 24, 2019

Black Sheep Coffee in MOA

Was instantly drawn to this cafe when I was checking the internet for a new coffee place near our place.  After buying a new charm for my Pandora bracelet, husband-approved and paid for, we made sure to visit this place and try out of course their coffee. 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Seaking Marks 20th Anniversary with Wild Alaskan Keta Salmon Line

Such an awe-inspiring event the 20th Anniversary of Seaking was.  I thought I came for the Salmon dishes but ended up getting lessons and life inspiration from the Uy family.  The celebration started with a teary message from Jennifer Uy-Ampon telling stories of how she and her siblings would help their parents with their Bangus-selling business by deboning the fish in the house they grew up with.

Armed with only a small-startup capital, the Seaking brand was literally built by their own hands. Through their hard work, resilience, and determination, Seaking has become an industry leader and a household name.  It was my choice of frozen deboned Bangus brand.

Three-sisters and a brother, kinda looks like my family, plus a 6 month-old baby.  That's keeping my hopes up as my kids don't care a bit about our business.  As I was looking at them on the stage, greeting us guests, I was praying, I wish someday my kids would grow up to be as successful as them, working hand in hand to sustain and manage the family business.  But I hope it wouldn't take 20 years for me to see that.

“As the great Walt Disney said, all our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. We intend to continue delivering quality products and through our passion, we have not only captured the hearts of the Filipinos but their trust and confidence in the Seaking brand,” Jennifer Uy Ampon shares.

How can you not trust her words!...

Makati Shangri-la Hotel was shaken with an assemblage of media, family, friends and business partners as Superb Catch Inc., the company behind trusted seafood brand Seaking celebrated its 20th anniversary last Nov. 8, 2019.  To say it was a blast was an understatement as each guest was up on their feet, all excited to get their names called for the outrageously good prizes for the raffle.

What made Seaking, a king in the industry is how they ensure the highest product standards of their products.

Seaking has continuously adhered to the following principles:

1. Fresh frozen seafood
2. Strict production process
3. International food standard approved operation

It starts off with the fish carefully selected, deboned, marinated/smoked, packed/labeled, and vacuum sealed. They follow a first in, first out policy so the fish is always fresh.

What started as a frozen milkfish business has developed into a full-blown seafood line which includes Cream Dory, Squid, Bottled Bangus, and their newest offering -- their Wild Alaskan Keta Salmon line.

At the celebration, we were introduced to their newest line of products - the best and healthiest type of salmon all the way from Alaska, Wild Alaskan Keta Salmon.  Three gourmet salmon dishes were paraded and were served to the guests.

Farmed salmon are grown in crowded fish pens and sea cages. They are fed pellets made with chemicals and are considered genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Wild salmon are born in rivers and spend their adult lives in the ocean. They feed on fresh shrimp, crab, and krill. Wild Alaskan Keta Salmon is one of the best sources of seafood protein and naturally occurring Omega 3. Omega 3 can help improve heart health, enhance the immune system, and even reduce the risk of diabetes. Seaking offers four (4) cuts of Wild Alaskan Keta Salmon: Chunks, Belly, Steak, and Slab. Seaking is the first wild salmon retailer in the Philippines.

Seaking products can be found in more than 1,500 supermarkets, restaurants, and hotel chains in the Philippines. Their products are also exported to countries like Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and USA among others. From a home-based operation back in 1999, Seaking has grown to encompass a 20,000sqm processing plant which will be fully operational in January 2020.

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Monga, Taiwan's Famous Fried Chicken and Milk Tea is Now in SM MegaMall

When my husband and I finally decided to enlarge our foodie territory, we had Taiwan already in mind and the next thing we knew is flying our tastebuds off to the land of snacks.  However, what was so funny was that we were unable to have milk teas and chicken.  But we opted not to sigh about it as we tasted the very best oolong teas and tons of famous food in the country, we visited three night markets and scoured the alleys of Jiufen.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Beyond International Flavored Xiao Long Bao, Chef's Chinese Specialties at Paradise Dynasty

With its long and deep history, Chinese cuisine is truly an integral part of Chinese culture. Unbeknownst to many, it is not just one distinct cuisine but comprised of different regional styles of cooking. In Paradise Dynasty, diners will get a glimpse of the Imperial culture through its featured specialty dishes from the northern and southern parts of China.

A casual dining concept that originated from Singapore, it was first brought to the Philippines by the Paradise Group on November 9, 2016, and currently has three locations around the metro, apart from its regional branches in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Duty Free Philippines Kicks off the Holiday season with a HUGE PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE

Duty Free Philippines (DFP) is holding a big 2-day PRE-CHRISTMAS sale from November 9 and 10, 2019 at Duty Free Fiestamall in ParaƱaque City from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Enjoy up to 60 percent on home furnishing; up to 50 percent on eyewear; 30 percent on chocolate bundles, bags, shoes, watches, perfumes, and cosmetics; up to 25 percent on Keleo Jewelries; up to 20 percent on sporting apparel, sneakers, sports shoes, and Lacoste; up to 15 percent on wines and liquor; and 10 percent on all grocery items; and up to 10 percent on appliances, consumer electronics, toys, and baby essentials.

Alas Ponce: Tapas and Wine Time

Some days can be longer than others. Good thing there’s finally a great place north of the metro that you can visit for a night of unwinding over good tapas and wine. Bienvenido a Ponce!

Ponce is on a pursuit to bring good Spanish fare, opulent wine, and amazing experiences closer to people. Because Ponce believes that good food and good stories make life great.