Tuesday, January 31, 2017

20 Reasons Why I Love Langnese Honey

Again and again, I wax lyrical about how important honey is in our house, that being said in my family's health particularly.

Even before I wasn't so fuzzy about eating healthy, I knew about honey's life-giving properties.  It has been seen in the Bible a number of times and had been likened to gracious words, God's divine words, promised lands, and even forbidden women.

Monday, January 30, 2017

DOT Secretary Conveys Miss U Success is Philippines’ Win

The newly crowned Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France.
The ‘most beautiful day in the Universe’ has finally arrived today in the Philippines, with Miss France Iris Mittenaere crowned Miss Universe 2016.

Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier placed second (first runner up), while Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar clinched the third spot (second runner up).  

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo, who was present at the competition, was quick to congratulate Mittenaere for winning the most prestigious tilt, claiming that her victory is also a triumph for the Philippines. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Divine Desserts from KatsHappyFood

Have you ever heard of the word "procrastibaking?"  It's when you have a million things to do but sets them aside and bake.

Hahaha, that might be one thing I have in common with a pastry chef I know.  Or probably not!  She might be more responsible and discipline than me.  Well, this young chef have been professionally trained abroad at Hotel Fitz Roy in France and had been under the tutelage of none other than Dominique Ansel's Bakery in New York!  Duh! Remember the famous cronuts? They were made famous by them and they were the ones who have invented them.

Start the year on a high note with McDonald’s SING Happy Meal Toys!

Sing your heart out with McDonald’s new Happy Meal toys, featuring the entertaining animal characters from the animated movie SING. Packed with beloved classic and pop tunes, the movie follows the high and low notes of the fascinating and quirky animals that join a singing competition organized by a koala bear named Buster who is desperate to save his theater.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fine Comfort Food at Stew

Eli Brown, author of the culinary novel Cinnamon and Gunpowder, so aptly spoke comfort food...
“Some foods are so comforting, so nourishing of body and soul, that to eat them is to be home again after a long journey. To eat such a meal is to remember that, though the world is full of knives and storms, the body is built for kindness. The angels, who know no hunger, have never been as satisfied.”
This is how I would sum up the lunch we had at Stew by Chef Michelle Adrillana.

Taters is Going Dangerously Cheesy with Cheetos

Taters have started the year with a Cheetofied bang!  Taters Cheetos Snack Fest is going to be the craziest, crunchiest, and cheesiest snack party by far - launched yesterday at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati.

Who doesn't know Cheetos and Taters? They have been favorite movie snacks for decades and touted as decades-old purveyors of American snacks.  With Cheetos being a household name in cheese snacks while Taters is the authority on cinema snacks in the country since 1994.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Buddha-Bar Manila All Set for Cabaret Night for its 5th Year Anniversary

Buddha-Bar Manila, a world-class bar that offers fine dining and entertainment experience, will celebrate its 5th anniversary with an evening of spectacular entertainment, heart-stopping music, exquisite wine, and non-stop dancing on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

McCafe at the BGC Arts Center

Words and photos by Gene Rose Impang

Have you noticed the changes in McDonald's stores as of late?  Notice the hip yet classy cafe-like ambiance?  McDo is continually improving  and had once again set a benchmark in concept cafes and just recently had launched it's newest store at the The Fort.

McDonald’s Philippines’ CEO, Mr. Kenneth S. Yang himself gives insight of their newest venture. “First thing you’ll notice is that this McCafé is different from other the McCafés we have which are inside a McDonald's restaurant, so today you’ll experience a McCafé living on it’s own, and situated here at the BGC Arts Center.”

Monday, January 23, 2017

Singaporean Culinary Heritage at Makansutra PH

Tourist flock Singapore to ingest not only its diverse culture but mainly of its rich culinary scene known as Hawker food. But if you haven't known street-food like Singapore's ever growing economy have undergone a serious change from what it really used to be to what we all know now.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A New Platform Against Malnutrition Launch in Support for United for Healthier Kids

U4HK stands for United for Healthier Kids, launched last 2014,  is a multi-sectorial advocacy focused on creating public awareness to drive action toward addressing malnutrition among elementary schoolkids.The advocacy tackles  the need to provide these children with adequate access to nutritious food, nutrition education, nutrition in disaster, safe drinking water and sanitation, and proper hygiene.

Department of Tourism Welcomes Superstar Virgo

The Department of Tourism (DOT) looks forward to welcoming the first-ever global luxury cruise ship to homeport in the Philippines.

The 13-storey SuperStar Virgo, which can accommodate more than 2,000 passengers and crew members at one time, will have its first-ever homeport deployment to Manila with the launch of Star Cruises’ Golden Triangle Program for the three cities of Laoag, Kaoshiung and Hong Kong.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Chef Donita Rose shares her Jolly Heart Mate recipes at the Sinulog Festival 2017

 The rewarding experience of sharing a feast is just one of the many perks of cooking especially for Filipinos, and Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil ambassador Chef Donita Rose happily shares her passion in cooking at the last stop of her Regional Festival Tour in the Sinulog Festival.

“Eatsperience” Hong Kong Like a Local

People from all over the world flock to Hong Kong to experience its rich culinary landscape. The place is called Asia’s World City for its melting pot of cultures, even for food. Hong Kong is where you can find a wide variety of flavors come together to make the city a unique dining destination for visitors.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Welcome the Year of the Fire Rooster at Crystal Jade Dining In

Over a billion people in China and millions around the world will celebrate the the Chinese New Year – the most important of Chinese holidays, and this will be on January 28, 2017. It’s a lunar new year and so the date is based on the date of new moon. Festivities continuing for 15 days and culminating with the Lantern Festival. Each year is associated with one of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. For 2017, it’s the Year of the Rooster.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


I was equally blessed upon meeting the woman behind the famous Jonas Pares, Lolly Tiu, when I first dined at the said restaurant in the BGC branch.  She was introduced by a friend and it was mentioned that she also owns a Chinese restaurant in Westgate Alabang named Zong.

Huma Mediterranean Cuisine at Luxury S Maison in MOA

Following the successful opening of Al Fairuz Lebanese Cuisine in SM City – Clark earlier this year, owners of Huma Island Resort & Spa - Palawan, wasted no time in preparing to open its first fine dining restaurant in the Philippines.  Offering a wider variety of dishes from the Mediterranean, Huma Mediterranean Cuisine is located at the upscale S Maison Mall in Marina Way at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

How to Escape the Daily Grind and Not Feel Guilty, Doing all that at TED's BnB

There were days that I just want to run away from my busy life...

I'm just being honest, and as a mom it takes not only guts to take in all of the stresses of the family but still show strength.  To “run away” doesn’t mean leave for good, and probably not even for long. It just means one needs some space. And that’s pretty advisable thing to do keep us sane and ready to bounce back.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Travel in Time: A Photo Exhibit for Pasay Heritage

Early December, Pasayenos have received a glorious gift from the office of the Mayor.  Let me just say that this happens to be the best gift Pasay City natives and citizens could ever receive. Pasay appellated itself as "The Travel City" but more than being the gateway to adventure, entertainment and shopping, Pasay prided itself as a home to some of the country's prestigious personalities and historic landmarks.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Year Eve's Dessert: Cardamom and Orange Upside Cake

This is one of those kitchen mishaps that didn't seem like a total fail.  

But before I let you in on the story of how this cake successfully made it to our New Year's Eve table, let me just give you some info on cardamom, as it is not a common spice in our country. However, hard to find, I have a space for it in my heart and my tummy too.

Chicken Cacciatore

I'm moving on...

Yet taking a break from doing accounting and creating anew with my fresh clean slate of a calendar. I hope I can say that I'm still in vacation but in essence, I'm not, in fact I'm not officially employed by anyone except my own and there seemed to be limitless amount of work still to be done, there were even remnants from last year's blogging duties.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hello 2017 and to More of Your Good Tidings

So I've heard that my kids' friends have the intention of unfollowing me coz of the food I've been posting.  Please, it really is not in my motives to boast. or to show-off where I was at or what I was doing, This blog primarily had been my life and my only way of collating what have happened in my life through out the years.  I'm getting old and older by the minute and my memory isn't keeping up with me as I age.  It's nice looking back at what I have accomplished (and being able to publish a blog in a day is quite an accomplishment for a busy mom like me).