Friday, December 31, 2010

Pig Out Session's Favorites For 2010!


As 2011 is only a few hours away 1hour away, I thought of summing up the best of my pig out adventures for this year, price, availability and location notwithstanding, I'll still find a way just to have another bite. So here it is, in no particular order, Pig Out Session's food favorites for 2010!



Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My New Year's Food/Health/Wellness Resolutions



I know I don't post pictures of myself all over my blog posts and some of you may not even know what I look like, if you're curious enough you can take a peek at my "About The Author" page. Now, if I say I was really a thin person back then, would you believe me?

Pizza Making On Christmas Day

BF and I have developed a habit of cooking together almost anything that struck our fancy. Although we love our sushi, my side of the family don't take well the "raw" food issue, so last Christmas we agreed to just make some pizza for his family and mine.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dinner At Don Henrico's

Summer Salad 
Php 240.00 or $ 5.44 

Last week, I met up and stayed at my BFF's apartment for almost a week. The first night I arrived with Joey, I was running on near empty energy because I only had brunch earlier, slept the afternoon away, met up with Joey before 7PM, commuted with my big Speedo gym bag (thanks dude for carrying it for me!), stopped by SM North to buy a wireless router for their apartment (which was really great because I only used my iPod Touch the whole stay and not bring my big HP dv5) and finally headed straight to the apartment.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Restaurant Review: B & T [Burritos & Tacos] Mexican Kitchen

I just recently got my first food blogger's event invitation, and due to some uncontrollable circumstances on the part of the event planners, the event was put off till January of 2011. It kind of felt like a downer since it was after all my first food event invite, and it might be small stuff to other food bloggers but it was like a semi monumental thing for me.

The same week that the first event was cancelled, I received my second food event invite from Ia for B & T Mexican Kitchen. It was like the right invite at the right time, who was I to say no? Of course I said YES! We went to the said event last December 16, 2010. My BFF, Batch and I hitched a ride from one of her former officemate/ friend and the traffic going from Makati to Greenhills was horrendous, by the time we arrived at B&T, we were about 15 or more minutes late.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Secret Recipe's Fresh Cream Cakes For Only Php 900.00!



For the whole month of December, you can avail of Secret Recipe's fresh cream cakes for the affordable price of only Php 900.00 from the original price of Php 1,400.00.

Wow 69er Sulit Sub From Subway


I know this posting is kinda late, but don't fret! You guys still have until December 16, 2010 to avail of Subway's 6" Sub for a discounted price of only Php 69.00! Now that's a great deal compared to the regular price of Php 125.00!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mexicali Olé!

BF recently landed his new job as Programmer II in an international IT company. We used to work under the same IT company, BF as one of the pioneer developers and me as the only software QA Specialist, but the company sort of fell apart and it was time to move on for our sanity's sake. Fast forward to his first payday, I kept in mind that BF promised that we would dine in a new restaurant. Of course, all I could think about at first was sushi! pizza! or other staples forever embedded in my mind.

So I cleared my head and thought about cuisines that I take for granted most of the time, since my passion for Thai food isn't exactly that developed, I decided that we try Mexican food this time. Surprisingly, BF gave his elusive nod of approval.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Win An Apple iPad With Holiday The Premium-Cut Ham


This season of giving, folks at Holiday Ham are feeling extra giving and generous that they want you to win an Apple iPad, no strings attached!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Heaven On Earth With Sbarro's Baked Ziti

1/2 Baked Ziti with Alfredo Sauce
Php 96.00 or $ 2.19


The name may fool you and think that it's one of those fancy schmancy pizza and pasta places but you are in for a treat because Sbarro is one of the few places left where you get the ultimate combination of great atmosphere + affordable prices + yummy food.

Pepper Lunch's Holiday Blowout For You!


When I saw this, I felt that my heart seemed to skip a beat. Great news from Pepper Lunch for the coming Holiday! Image and information are lifted from chuvaness.com


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Win A Lechon Pizza Feast And Pizza Hut GC's From Pizza Hut!


Pizza Hut, a pizza and pasta restaurant well established here in our country is now launching a new pizza flavor that is close to most Filipino's hearts, the LECHON PIZZA, and you just might get to try it for free.


Happy Hours At Brother's Burger!


Do you find yourself craving for a Big Brothers Burger but on a tight budget for the coming days due to the big time Holiday shopping you've been doing? Well then fret no more!


WIN 100 boxes of Brownies Unlimited for FREE!



This Christmas, give in and satisfy your sweet tooth with Brownies Unlimited's extra sinful treats and if you're that lucky, you might be able to take home a hundred more boxes absolutely free. Sounds good?


Friday, November 26, 2010

BF's Awesome Home Made Arroz Caldo



The overused and scratched saying "A good way to a man's heart is through his stomach." isn't really exactly applicable here.



Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Search For The Ultimate Yogurt


VS.


I can't say I've tried many, so far I've only tried Red Mango and Qoola, but since then I've been on the lookout for my yogurt heaven.



Happy Birthday Batch!





Wishing you a very happy and blessed 30th birthday! I kid, kid! May your day be special and great! Hope you like my virtual cake for you! 


Monday, November 15, 2010

The Coffee Bean And Tea Leaf's Ice Blended Double Chocolate

Iced Blended Double Chocolate (Sans the Whipped Cream)
Php 150.00 - 200.00 - $ 3.43 - 4.58 (Rough Estimate Only!)

Deliciously described in their website as:

Our velvety Hot Chocolate will warm your tummy and bring a smile to your face. Made with our Special Dutch Chocolate, steamed milk, whipped cream, and topped with marshmallows.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hearty Chicken And Corn Soup In A Bread Bowl By The French Baker

Soup in a Bread Bowl (Chicken and Corn Soup)
Php 155.00 or $ 3.53

Yes! You can enjoy a steaming hot soup and eat your bread too! Enlighten me since the grammarian in me is conflicted. Should it be "Soup IN a bread bowl" or is "Soup ON a bread bowl" already correct? OR are they both acceptable?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Going Japanese With Tokyo Tokyo

California Maki
On the house! 


Even while still in school, I have been a loyal fan of Tokyo Tokyo. I'm even assuming that's where my undying love for Japanese cuisine ignited. If you will please let me quote:

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."

George Bernard Shaw


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mad About Food Blowout!



Hey guys! Ms. Joy Cruz, the author of the sumptuous food photo blog, MAD ABOUT FOOD is having a food blowout! At stake are free Reyes Barbeque coupons worth Php 500.00 each to 3 very lucky foodies!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Legal Love Affair With Tri Mo Shawarma Co.'s Shawarma!

Sizzling Special Shawarma
Php 100.00 or $ 2.36


I have a boyfriend of 5 years, but I'm not afraid to spill the beans. I'm having an affair for about 2 years now. Nobody ever tell me to stop this, I'm in love...

Bookworm Adventures: Lifeguard By James Patterson And Andrew Gross


I found myself inching towards Book Sale earlier today partly because the bookworm in me was lacking its nourishment :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Revisiting Mey Lin Pot And Noodle House

Aside from being Japanese cuisine aficionados, BF and I have developed a love for Chinese cuisine as well (although nothing too exotic for me, I try to play it safe and common with my meat choices, thank you very much), and what better restaurant to enjoy good Chinese food than at Mey Lin Pot and Noodle House. I find out for myself that rain or shine, I always crave for their hearty noodle soups that never fails to hit the right spot.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Starbucks Coffee: Free Crème Brûlée Macchiato!



As Starbucks Philippines has announced through their Facebook Page:

We have now reached more than 400,000 likes on our page! As a way for us to say thank you, we're treating you all to something yummy! Treat a friend to a Crème Brulee Macchiato (hot or iced) and we'll treat you to a second Crème Brulee Macchiato. All you need to do is say this line to our barista "I am a Starbucks Philippines Facebook Fan". This treat will run from Oct. 26 - 28, 2010. (Note: Crème Brulee Frappuccino™ Blended Coffee is not included in this offer)                                 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Celebrating 5 Years With Chum @The Sizzlin' Pepper Steak

Last October 12, 2010 BF and I celebrated our 5th anniversary. Initially we didn't plan to dine out that day, but on the day itself, I felt that it only happens once a year and it would be great to dine out, even somewhere not so fancy since we were trying to save up. BF got his medical exam results first, that showed no adverse results so that's great news for us. Then came the hard part, DECIDING WHERE TO EAT. 

BF has been trying to play safe when it comes to restaurant and fast food choices, I on the other hand am willing to try almost anything once, and repeat if I get hooked. So the playing safe BF initially vouched for KFC, the man likes his gravy. I wasn't really feeling it since KFC branches are always crowded, noisy and somewhat unkempt, although the food is great nevertheless, I just wanted to steer clear of crowds and background noises for the day.

I was craving for rice since I only had little to eat that morning, a favorite place instantly popped into my mind, The Sizzlin' Pepper Steak! BF likes it there so he no qualms about my decision. :)




Friday, October 15, 2010

Red Kimono

I haven't really read any reviews about Red Kimono, but one fateful day I just happened to have one of my Japanese food craving modes ON, BF and I were in the UP Ayala Land TechnoHub for the 2nd time and knew that there was a Red Kimono branch there, so the adventurous foodie in me braved the unknown and tried to set my expectations not so high for fear that the experience might fail to meet my standards.


We went inside and the place was full of customers, primarily because it was lunch time. Although I think a jam packed place is a good omen to look for in gauging how good their food and services are. I love the clash of the wood and dark decors, plus the larger than life color accent photos hung up every possible corner. It really gave off the Japanese ambiance with a twist.







Thursday, October 7, 2010

Yellow Cab Pizza Co.








For people working in offices 8 hours or more daily, it's just common to get so caught up in their work that's why online food ordering and speedy delivery is heaven sent, or sometimes you just go craving just because you can't get that darn awesome pizza you had out of your mind, just a few days before, courtesy of your officemate's obligatory office birthday treat.


BF and I are specially fond of Yellow Cab's New York's Finest and Brooklyn's Pizza's White Pizza(whew! that's a lot of 's!!!) because the taste is superb and delivery time is on the dot each and every order, and somehow we missed all of that since we worked at home for almost a year for a software development company just starting up.

I keep on pestering BF from time to time to grab something from Yellow Cab and maybe even finally try their famous Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta which I keep reading good comments about. So one day, he finally gave in and even paid for everything. *grin*








Thursday, September 23, 2010

Greenwich: Big Time Lunch

Big Time Lunch C + French Fries
Php 129.00 or $ 2.93 (Big Time Lunch C)
Php 49.00 (Solo Fies) - Php 89.00 (Sharing) or $ 1.11 - $ 2.02


Greenwich has been my go to place when I wanted to satisfy my pizza and pasta cravings and stay within my budget, since it practically has a lot of branches nationwide which has made it very convenient for us customers and they happen to serve my favorite version of lasagna which I think, in my own humble opinion even surpasses Goldilocks' version of lasagna.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What's In My Bag?


I tinkered with my Flickr account and integrated my food blog with it, but why a "what's in my bag?" post you ask?



Flickr

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Giligan's Island Restaurant and Bar Part 2 (A Lunch Date With College Friends and A Favorite IT Instructor)

Late last month, our BSIT batch decided to have a casual lunch date with one of our IT instructors. We decided to go with Giligan's because the food's affordable but you definitely get your money's worth.

We occupied two adjoined tables and yet when the food came out one by one, our place was cramped! Haha, let me fill you in how much we ordered and pigged out that day.




Thursday, September 9, 2010

Starbucks Coffee: Glazed Old Fashioned Doughnut


Price unavailable (Kill me if I throw away the receipt again!)


I do not know what got into me when I ordered this. I thought it didn't looked THAT SWEET compared to the other pastries and breads tempting me as they sat, looking pretty and dainty in the glass cabinet display. I thought I made the right decision.

One bite said it all, I didn't finish it. They glazing was too thick and too sweet for my liking. It was literally a diabetes inducing snack. It was too sweet that I couldn't distinguish the taste of my frappe. Good thing Chum gobbled up 3/4 of the doughnut for me and finished my chocolate cream chip frappucino too.

Can anyone suggest anything else WAAAAAY LESS SWEETER than this? :)



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Home Made Onion Rings


Coming from someone who doesn't seem to dig onion rings too much, I was a bit surprised when Chum suggested we make our own onion rings the other day. We both didn't have any idea how to make one so we tried Mrs. Kolca's very own onion rings recipe. This is not a "how to" article. We made our onion rings entirely the way Mrs. Kolca posted in her blog.



Sunday, September 5, 2010

Kenny Rogers Roasters: Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta
Estimated at Php 85.00 - 95.00 or $1.91 - 2.14





Let me be very crystal clear that I am no expert when it comes to testing if a panna cotta is topnotch or not, but to me, Kenny Rogers Roaster's version of it rocks.

A bite offers your taste buds a wonderful explosion of a sweet, soft, creamy texture with a slight tang of the peaches on top. I couldn't even force myself to finish this even though it tasted heavenly, though it looks like it's not that much in the photo, it's really very rich and fills you up quickly.

I am beginning to be a non dessert person since I think I'm beginning to lose my sweet tooth, but KR's panna cotta just hits the right spot that I'd gladly dig in for more soon.





Tuesday, August 31, 2010

BBB Big Better Burgers


Chum and I found ourselves in the mall (as always). I was just actually accompanying him to order a new processor since his broke down. It was under warranty of course and we had it checked, but one of the pins was already missing and that meant the warranty was voided.

SM Fairview was somehow under a major renovation since all the tech shops moved to the 4th floor and as we were passing along the 3rd floor which was a work in progress since all of the health and wellness shops will be relocated there, we were pleasantly surprised to see a lone burger shop against all those health and wellness shops, can I say combo breaker? :)

The place was actually quite small and cramped, but the interiors were warm and inviting. The large photos of their burgers hanged on to their walls will definitely make hungry customers drool so badly. I knew I sorta did!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Home Made Pizza


Chum and I decided earlier this week to try out baking. It was either we try making lasagna or pizza. We opted to make pizza first since we figured it was easier to make, I mean what can go wrong right? Haha! Wrong! Good thing we bought 2 pizza doughs, because as much as it embarrasses me, I'd have to admit the 1st dough's bottom was burned charcoal black!

Our fault was that, we had it in the oven too long, we were waiting for the bacon strips to brown and the cheese to melt more, but we didn't notice the bottom of the dough was burning until I smelled it!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Ice Cream House Sa North Fairview


Oreo Flurry
P65.00 or $1.45


It was one of those sweltering days. Chum and I were just about to go home after pigging out at Mey Lin Pot and Noodle House, unexpectedly Chum took a detour which I pleasantly agreed with. It was just one of those days that helping yourself to some good old ice cream seems like the only way to take the edge off.

There were quite a lot of choices so after a few minutes Chum ordered Oreo Flurry for him, which by the way looked so freakishly divine! It's such an eye candy that I can just stare at it indefinitely. I mean, Oreo, marshmallows, chocolate syrup, scoops of ice cream, champola stick and a succulent cherry on top! That's just awesome. :)












Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My First Taste Of BreadTalk

Choco Chip Hokkaido P91.00 or $2.02
Pizza Bread P47.00 or $1.04
Fire Flosss P54.00 or $1.20
Smart Aleck P39.00 or $0.86
Tiger Chocolate Slice P39.00 or $0.86
Tiger Vanilla Slice P39.00 or $0.86
Hawaiian Pizza P68.00 or $1.51
Garlic Sausage Pizza P68.00 or $1.51


I've heard and read comments of a lot of people raving about BreadTalk. It's somewhat embarrassing to admit but I've only finally gotten to taste some of their breads just this July. Batch and I were so full after having a Japanese cuisine lunch that we agreed we would only eat bread until the next day.




Saturday, July 31, 2010

Goldilocks: Fresh Lumpia

Fresh Lumpia
Estimated at P58.00 or $1.27


This is the reason why I keep coming back to Goldilocks. Aside from their delish baked lasagna, I often crave and drool over their fresh lumpia. A combination of fresh vegetables and chopped meat expertly rolled into freshly made wrapper and generously drizzled with peanut sauce for that extra crunch.

The wrapper seems to be a little thinner, the veggies lesser, but the taste still the same goodness.



Friday, July 30, 2010

Tok - Yu Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant


My BFF and I were famished last Monday after spending at least 5 hours in a Victor Ortega Salon pampering ourselves silly. Batch wasn't digging Japanese food that much, but since her former officemates were practically raving about this place and their food, she personally suggested it to me.

Upon entering the restaurant, it looked like it had a half-baked design. It was a Japanese Restaurant, granted a little cheaper, but the chairs and tables just didn't fit. But hey, I was there for the food, the ambiance failed me so I had high hopes for how yummy their food was supposed to be.



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