Sunday, July 24, 2016

Lugang Cafe: Feast on Mouthwatering Contemporary Taiwanese Cuisine

Lugang Cafe is the Philippine franchise of Beijing-based Bellagio Cafe, a very popular Taiwanese restaurant in Beijing and Shanghai. True enough, the restaurant has been awarded for its delicious, world-class contemporary Taiwanese dishes and stylish interiors by none other than the prestigious Philippine Tatler's 100 Best Restaurant awards from 2011 to 2014. All the handiwork of their team of world-class Chinese chefs that are passionate to serve the very best dishes that Taiwan has to offer. 

We were able to enjoy a number of their excellent dishes through their Feast All You Can Promotion, which ends this July 30, 2016, where you can enjoy unlimited dimsum and more for only Php 588+! Although they do seem to regularly offer this promo, it's not a certainty so I do recommend you take the opportunity now.

Here's more on our Lugang Cafe experience...

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Regine Velasquez Launches Her Very Own Cookbook, Bongga sa Kusina: Recipes From Sarap Diva

Regine Velasquez may be known for her amazing voice, but little do people know that she's also passionate about entertaining her family and friends in the kitchen. This passion led Regine to start hosting Sarap Diva in 2012, where she shares with viewers personal recipes and heirloom concoctions by Regine, Chef Jonah, and a number of her celebrity guests. - all while having entertaining exchanges between Regine and her guests. 

The show inspired Regine to release her very own cookbook Bongga Sa Kusina: Recipes from Sarap Diva. The book features 48 delicious and practical recipes ranging from soups, seafood, poultry, meat, vegetables, pasta, and desserts that have been featured in Sarap Diva.

"Regine has always said in interviews that the reason she wanted to learn how to cook was to impress me," says her loving husbard Ogie Alcasid. "She has always been blessed with an amazing palate, but I didn't realize it would result in her venturing into culinary arts."

I got my hands on a copy of the book and the pages are just beautiful. I can't wait to start cooking!

Krispy Kreme's Celebrating its 79th Birthday With These Yummy Treats For You

Krispy Kreme's Celebrating its 79th Birthday With These Yummy Treats For You

It's Krispy Kreme's Birthday month once more! Last year, they offered half-dozen doughnuts for only Php 78 so a lot of people were excited about what's in store when they finally turn 79 this year. This year, Krispy Kreme has a number of promotions to celebrate their birthday month. They also rolled out some delicious birthday doughnuts to sweeten up the celebration!

Here's are the treats that you can enjoy as Krispy Kreme turns 79...

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Wabi-Sabi Noodle House: Affordable Vegetarian Dishes That Will Leave You Wanting More

Wabi-Sabi Noodle House first opened their doors inside The Collective in 2010 to begin serving delicious vegetarian dishes that's a bit easy on the pocket. Since then, they've amassed sort of a cult following of foodies who love their unique twist to vegetarian food, that they even had to open a new store in Quezon City to serve their fans from around the area. In fact, I found out about Wabi-Sabi from a feature article when their new store opened. Since then, I found myself a regular customer of their Makati store, always enjoying that delicious bowl of Chahan or a plate of their delicious Okonomigyoza. But more on those later.

One look at the menu shows that the dishes are mainly Asian-inspired, with a strong Vietnamese, Japanese, and Thai influence. Most of their customers, like myself, probably aren't vegetarian. They just serve food that's just that good. Who said vegetarian food doesn't have to taste amazing?

Here's what you can expect from Wabi-Sabi Noodle House...

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Share a Mocha Moment with Starbucks Philippines This July 18-20: Buy 1 Get 1 Chocolate Hazelnut Mocha Promo!

Share a Mocha Moment with Starbucks Philippines This July 18-20: Buy 1 Take 1 Chocolate Hazelnut Mocha Promo!

This coming July 18 to 20, enjoy Starbucks' new Chocolate Hazelnut Mocha and get another one for free! It's available for both hot and iced variants for the entire day, you don't have to come to the store at any specific time.

Hoegaarden Rosée: A Sophisticated, Fruity Beer the Ladies Will Enjoy

Hoegaarden is undoubtedly one of the world's favorite beers - 500 years of hard work crafting Belgian-style wheat beer does just that. This classic light yellow, murky beer is known for the subtle citrus and coriander notes that makes it quite the refreshing drink. In fact, we reviewed it a while back and it came out as one of the top beers that casual drinkers are bound to enjoy. 

Now, Hoegaarden Rosée arrives in Manila to spice up the city's local bar scene. We were lucky enough to be part of their launch at Draft Gastropub to welcome the drink and have as much of it as we can. It's a welcome addition as it gives the ladies a bit more variety to choose from when it comes to beer. 

Here are our thoughts on the Hoegaarden Rosée...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Burgers & Brewskies: Awesome Burgers and Imported Brews

Burgers & Brewskies is one Metro Manila restaurant that brings to the forefront two of the best things you can devour- burgers and beer. They have a wide variety of specialty burgers to choose from that you can pair up with their selection of some of the best beers imported from around the world. If you want to know more about Burgers & Brewskies, I strongly recommend you check out this vlog by The Pickiest Eater to get a glimpse of the inspiration behind it.

I have eaten at Burgers & Brewskies a few times, for lunch or inuman with friends, and I always leave feeling happy and stuffed. Here's what you can expect from Burgers & Brewskies...

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Lao Beijing: Delicious, Affordable Dimsum at the Heart of Makati

Lao Beijing, quite frankly, won't win awards for the best Chinese restaurant in Metro Manila. I wouldn't even rank it in the same league as most of Binondo's time-tested favorites. Lao Beijing, however, is conveniently located in Makati City and is very accessible for delicious, affordable dimsum - most especially their tasty Xiao Long Bao. 

It's not often that I blog about a restaurant that scores 3.0 or lower on my rating system, but Makati should know that they can get affordable dumplings just a ride away. Here's what you should order to maximize your Lao Beijing experience...