Thursday, October 3, 2019

#SeaKingPH Salmon in Garlic and Lemon


In this article, I will need to be honest with some facts, first, I really didn't know there are different species of salmon that are being caught in the wild.  I love eating fish, whatever kind it is, but I'm in heaven if what I have in my plate is salmon.  I wasn't so particular in the kind of salmon that I've consumed, salmon are either caught in the wild or farmed, not until I knew of SeaKing PH, so, that's my second revelation and I will tell you why.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Al Dente Pasta's Artisan Quality Now Has Linguine Variant

Linguini Con Pesto e Tonno

Pasta lovers can now enjoy Al Dente pasta’s premium quality in another format, with the launch of its linguine variant. A versatile pasta cut that is well-loved worldwide, Al Dente Linguine is produced with the same quality standards as the rest of the Al Dente range.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Tenya TEN Card, For an Absolute Tempura Tendon Steal


For almost five years already, Tenya has given all Filipinos the chance to experience Japan's #1 Tempura Tendon and have been become a favorite from among foodies and gourmands alike.  No wonder they have grown bigger with nine branches nationwide.  If you're still unacquainted with this brand, Tenya offers its signature deep-fried battered seafood, meat and vegetables laid over a bed of steaming Japanese rice and drizzled with their special dontare sauce.  It has since then given everyone a reason to indulge in Japanese cuisine.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Singaporean Breakfast Culture at Nanyang


A traveler once said that one of the most authentic views of the Singapore as a city is always at a kopitiam (also kopi tiam), an old-school coffee shop that dots almost every neighborhood in the country, serving up cheap breakfasts, coffee and, later in the day, tea and simple meals.

This makes me really excited to plan a trip to SG as I haven't been there yet and dying to do so.  My husband who's quite familiar with SG business ethics also knows a thing or two about their food culture, especially their breakfast or brunch, being an important meal to start a working day.  As early as 8 am, kopi tiams would steadily thicken with morning crowd waiting to be served with coffees, saucers of watery soft-boiled eggs and crisp slices of toast slathered with thick yellow butter and kaya, an eggy coconut jam - which according to his Singaporean colleague as a perfect kopitiam.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

More Fun, Food at the 6th Edition of PHL Harvest


Calling all foodies and gastronomes, the Philippine Harvest just got bigger and better!

Now on its 6th edition, the three-day food and agri-trade fair boasts of a wide selection of products and produce that will surely be a delight to the palate. A joint project of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the SSI Group, Inc., the Philippine Harvest features sustainable farm tourism products.

“Conventionally, our cities and provinces become known because of their tourist destinations. But through the Philippine Harvest, we hope to show our travelers that artisanal products, organic produce, and even the farmers who   produced these indigenous products can add prestige to these destinations.  This goes hand in hand with our advocacy   of promoting responsible and sustainable tourism,” enthused DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.

Some 50 exhibitors will be featured in this edition with products ranging from assorted vegan desserts, coffee, “taho”, wild forest honey, artisanal cheese, crunchy garlic, meat and fish products and even salted egg, among others.

Locally produced materials such as handbags, health/beauty products and bamboo “utensils will also be available.

"This will be a perfect opportunity to showcase the distinct flavors of the Philippines all in one place for three delectable days. And I hope that this quarterly feature will bring Philippine culinary tourism much closer to our people’s attention," Romulo-Puyat added.

The Philippine Harvest is open to the public free-of-charge from August 30 to September 1, 2019 (Friday to Sunday) from 11 AM to 10 PM at the Central Square in Bonifacio Global City.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Lumpia Cooking Made Special with Jolly Claro



When it comes to frying, I take scrupulous care in the kind of oil I use.  For one, most commercial oils are derived from a lot of processing and at times are laden with Omega-6 fatty acid. Too much omega-6 fatty acids can cause inflammation, clogged arteries, heart disease and an increased risk of cancer.  So I make sure that the cooking oil I use has the right balance between Omega 6 and Omega 3.  Omega-3s, on the other hand, are essential fatty acids that play important roles in your body and may provide a number of health benefits.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Resorts World Manila Marks First Decade with Everything Grand



Last night, together with many other guests, I have experienced a grand spectacle of treats announced for Resorts World enthusiasts and clients. Considering how fast they have expanded, there's no reqson why we can't get excited.

We took some time to look back in 2009, were we, Filipinos, experienced a new kind of thrill as Resorts World Manila (RWM) introduced the new concept of integrated resorts in the country. This August, RWM marks its first decade milestone in the industry with a grand celebration across all its world-class segments.  It was attended by the top officials of the different hotels that make up RWM community, media and other VIP's were also amongst the crowd.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Instant Pot Monggo Curry


Our family loves curry dishes, in all sorts, may it be Japanese, Filipino style or the strong and pungent Indian type.  That said we also love beans of all sorts, lentils, white and black kidney beans and of course mongo or "munggo" in Filiipino (also mung beans).

I've been meaning to put my Instant Pot to test with cooking mongo beans the easiest way.  My  mother-in-law cooks her mongo in the pressure cooker, setting cooking time half the usual.  Typically, when cooking mongo like any other beans, you have to soak it overnight, then cook it in the pot, before adding to the dish.

7-Eleven launches its first ever City Blends Café in Bonifacio Global City

7-Eleven celebrated the #711Day with the grand opening of its first ever City Blends Café in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City

This rainy season calls for a steaming cup of your favorite brew or ice-cold blend, so sit back at your new favorite spot...

Last July 11, 7-Eleven celebrated #711Day with the grand opening of its first ever City Blends Café in Bonifacio Technology Center in BGC. The store is the first home of the newest Nitro Coffee and Nitro Tea that will surely be part of your 7-Eleven roster of favorites!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

#QuakerDeliciousMornings Giveaway + A Coffee Date in BGC


I'm really into connecting with  my followers and learning how to be more of help to anyone who might need some information about something, for instance, about making mornings delish and healthy.

Do check out my previous post on that.

https://www.gastronomybyjoy.com/2019/07/quakerdeliciousmornings-with-alex.html

So, I will be giving away more items I've been getting from blogging.

In this particular #Giveaway, one lucky follower (blog, IG, FB) will receive a special gift pack from #QuakerOatsPhilippines and will get to meet me over a coffee date at my my favorite Japanese coffee shop in Serendra - Motto Motto.  Date of the coffee meet up will be upon my discretion.

Here's what you will be getting:

1 800g Quick-Cooking Oatmeal
1 500g Instant Oat in Banana and Honey Flavor

Plus a special  secret prize. (GC)

To win these, enter the Rafflecopter below and follow what it suggests you to do.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Good luck!