Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Chef Jay's Kitchen Christmas Giveaway: Win a Movie Date for Two at Eastwood Cinemas

Another food-filled year is about to end. I'd like to thank all of you, my readers, for supporting the blog all these years (drama!). It's been a little over 2 years since I decided to write my first blog post and it brings me so much pleasure that hundreds of readers continue visit the blog every day. Thank you so much for your precious time.

With the rate our community is growing, I'm very excited to share a lot more awesome content with all of you this coming 2017. Starting January 1, 2017, you can expect new articles to be published on the blog every Monday and Wednesday of the week at 7:00pm Philippine Time- which means you can expect at least 8 articles per month. I'm still going to publish new articles on other days of the week but only at irregular intervals. 

To cap off another year of sharing my food journey with everyone, we're giving away an Eastwood Cinema Movie Date for two to one lucky reader. 

For the full mechanics, please check below:

Monday, December 19, 2016

Spice Cafe: A Hotel Feast To Start Your Day

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast can be as affordable as the silog meals that you can get almost anywhere in the Philippines, from popular silog spots like Rodic's diner to your favorite neighborhood carinderia, to very expensive breakfasts (at over Php 2,000) at Metro Manila's top hotels. I'd like to think Spice Cafe sits as somewhat of a middle option.

I'll get straight to the point, Breakfast buffet at Spice Cafe is not cheap. At Php 800 per head most people wouldn't even consider spending that much for breakfast. For those of you considering a hotel that gives you a breakfast feast every morning, then continue reading.

I guess what you'd like to know is if Spice Cafe is worth it. Well, read on to find out...

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Island Cove's Fishing Village Is the Perfect Spot for Your One-Stop Cavite Food Trip

One of the best things about traveling to different parts of the world is that you have the opportunity not only to take in majestic sights and sounds but to also taste some fantastic and unique dishes that every place has to offer. Think about it, nothing beats having steaming hot batchoy inside an Iloilo batchoyan, digging into a freshly-roasted lechon in Cebu, or sipping hot bulalo in the cold weather of Tagaytay. The list goes on and on...

Cavite is one province whose food hasn't gotten that much attention. The Island Cove's Fishing Village would like to change all that by introducing the best of Cavite cuisine with their new Taste Cavite Menu - a wide selection of dishes coming that showcase Cavite's indigenous ingredients, history, and tradition. It's a Cavite food tour that's only a few minutes from SM Mall of Asia all gathered in a single spot.

The dishes that are featured in the Taste Cavite Menu come from various Cavite towns and is carefully conceptualized and prepared by Chef Vill Purificacion and his team. The dishes is available at the Fishing Village every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting November 18 but the Fishing Village will be serving these delicious dishes every day beginning December 22.

Now let's look at the some of the dishes that Cavite has to offer...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Northern Taste Coffee Company: Affordable, Freshly-Roasted Philippine Coffee

Freshness is one of the most important characteristics to watch out for when shopping for your next bag of coffee beans. I can't stress just how important freshly-roasted, whole coffee beans are especially because coffee tends to lose much of its flavor after a month from roasting and a few seconds after grinding. As coffee lovers around the Philippines get better coffee education, a number of roasters have been moving online in an effort to get freshly-roasted coffee in homes around the country. The Northern Taste Coffee Company, by far, sells the most affordable coffee beans of the bunch!

All the coffee that the company sells comes from North Luzon in Cordillera Administrative Region. So that's coffee from Benguet, Sagada, and Kalinga. All the single origin coffee beans are hand-picked to ensure the quality of each coffee bag delivered.

You can check out their website for their selection of coffee beans, but if you'd like to know my two cents then continue reading on...