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Iced desserts are becoming more popular nowadays, and all of trhem have their own unique features, such as different flavors, different toppings, and even a chance to customize your orders. The rampant ones come in a form of “bingsu” or Korean iced desserts, but aside from them, there are dessert places that have their own uniqueness. Speaking of uniqueness, I was able to come across this colorful place at the Second Floor Veranda of Robinson’s Place Galleria which serves different types of snow desserts: the Froozy Snow Desserts. Opened on the first week of March 2018, Froozy has been spreading some awesomeness to the mallgoers at Robinsons Galleria by offering different flavors of snow desserts. After eating a heavy meal somewhere, who does not want to have some dessert after? Froozy uses a flavored shaved snow which is very thin and different from a typical iced dessert which uses some crushed ice and will not melt in your mouth quickly. Another thing, what’s special about Froozy is the abundance of toppings which adds to the yumminess of the flavored shaved snow. And finally, Froozy is for the health conscious out there because it has lower calories and lower sugar content as compared to other desserts such as ice cream and yogurt. Froozy has some recommended special combinations: the modern halo-halo, mango cheesecake, black forest, red velvet crunch, summer camp s’mores, and strawberry cheesecake. However, Froozy encourages you to make your own customized Froozy cup by choosing your preferred snow, drizzle and munches. Amazing, right? So, what’s in my Froozy? Strawberry Cheesecake What I love about this froozy is that there are lots of cheese which balanced the taste of the whole thing. Oh, did I mention that strawberries and cheese are the best things in the world for me? Modern Halo-Halo This froozy pretty much resembles an authentic halo-halo because of the presence of the munches such as the beans, jelly, corn, and the large leche flan! Yum! Summer Camp S’mores I love s’mores. Who does not say yes to s’mores? I love how the taste of the chocolate blends well with the burnt marshmallow. It’s not too sweet and the chocolate level is just fine. Why am I recommending Froozy again? Simple. Froozy is good-tasting, is unique compared to other snow desserts, and is a healthy alternative for a dessert. The fact that you can choose among the vast selection of ice and toppings for your dessert makes your Froozy experience a very personal one. Froozy can be enjoyed by every type of diners, from solo to couple to friends to family. Froozy is also an affordable idea for a dessert because prices start from Php95. I can guarantee that Froozy will give you a ‘freezing’ and colorful experience at the same time. Next time you visit Robinsons Galleria, give Froozy desserts a try, so that I can ask you “What’s in your Froozy?”
I was invited for the launch of Seattle’s Best Coffee’s Cafe Comunidad in their SM Mall of Asia branch. Cafe Comunidad is made of Philippine coffee, acknowledging the hard work of the local farmers in Sagada, Benguet and Matumtum. The carefully handpicked and responsibly-sourced local beans from these highlands are what gives the coffee its light, sweet, nutty coffee flavor. The event also introduce Cafe Comunidad Local Coffee + Pastry Pairings, where guests can enjoy local versions of their classic blends together with any of the three pastries: Yema Cake, Ensaymada and Pandesal for just an additional P50 to their drink. Sulit right? If you want a good pairing, I will suggest the following: ️Cappuccino + Yema Cake ️Classic Mocha + Ensaymada ️Americano + Pandesal If you want a sweet and lite one, go and get the Cappuccino + Yema Cake. If you want a creamy and heavy, get the Classic Mocha + Ensaymada. And if you want a fully-bodied Pinoy coffee flavor, get the classic pairing of “kape’t pandesal”. Overall, the Cafe Comunidad Local Coffee + Pastry Pairings is surely a perfect way to relax during the day. Each Seattle’s Best Coffee branch offers a relaxing ambiance, excellent food and of course, the best-tasting coffee. #ilovetoeatph ️
This is my newest comfort place after workout especially on a weekend. Good thing they open at 7am. Last Sunday, I was too exhausted after boxing so I wanted to try something refreshing. I checked their breakfast menu and found this Organic Granola Yoghurt Parfait (P360) which is made of all natural house-made yoghurt, topped with honey granola and fresh fruits (peach and strawberry). I liked it, it’s light, creamy and indeed refreshing. Though I find the serving a bit small but it’s actually a good post workout meal. Overall, I like their customer service, they’ve been very supportive whenever I take food photos. I love to stay here because the place is cozy and relaxing.
RAMEN NIGHT because we’re craving for something warm and comforting. Mensakaba Geishu is our go-to affordable yet good ramen place in BF. GYOZA. - Pretty decent gyoza. Not the best but for the price, you get 6 pieces of huge gyoza! TANTANMEN RAMEN (+ extra noodles). - Warm and comforting!! Sayang lang the egg was perfectly cooked, not super soft boiled/runny. Huhu. Service was good! Owners were nice! 🤗
1. The place is so kawaii. ♀️ If you miss Sanrio Puroland, this is the place to reminisce. Though Im really not a fan, my kids could never have enough of Hello Kitty and so they enjoyed the place very much. From the dainty furnitures to the fancy presentation of the food. 2. My youngest daughter had mango charlotte which tasted very good. Not too sweet. My eldest had choco chip biskies which was quite hard to chew daw (She's 3) but she loved the creme filling. I had cappucino with a hello kitty design on top. We added salted egg french fries also which I would recommned because it was really good. 3. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. 4. The choices at the time of our visit were limited though. So maybe there would've been more choices on the weekends. Definitely will come back.
TWG Okada Manila is located at the Pearl Wing and has a smaller space than most TWG salons and boutiques. Bought two boxes of 6 assorted Macarons during last saturday's Macaron Day. They offered it at 50% off the original price of 60pesos. Also had a couple more to try while kiling time. The place was quiet during my visit. Service was friendly. The table linen though had stains which was distracting, other than that the visit was pleasant. Recommended.
This is really good news, all home supermarkets got extension of pizza and american eats called All American!! All american offers pizza, wings, steak, ice cream and sodas! This was a sponsored event, and team kaladkarin would like to thank for this opportunity. Pizzas We tried four variants— all meat New Yorker, the Godfather, three Cheese, and Chicken barbecue. I recommend three cheese and chicken barbecue. All pizzas are 18 inches and sliced into 6 by default. Chicken Wings We got to try three flavors— cheese, sweet spicy, and chili. I wasn’t able to try the cheese, which all TKs agreed it was the most delicious. But i tell you, the wings were super tender and not dry! I like the chili more than the sweet and spicy. Sodas Make your own soda here!! You could choose upto three flavors to mix (choose either apple, watermelon, mint, passionfruit, raspberry, vanilla...) with the soda water. My choice of watermelon + raspberry + mint was just ok. I suggest apple and mint as this is their bestseller combination. banana split / ice cream viands Hooray! Arce Dairy represent! That’s the brand that they use. Their banana split got vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry flavors. As i was not contented, i ordered 100g of blueberry flavored ice cream in a cone and it was all worth it. Try their pistachio, their bestseller. steak Too bad that we were full, the steak was not given enough attention. But i tried it and it was tender! They also have meaty chowders— i like their pizza more than S&R’s. Also they have cool dining areas. Check their place already!
I attended a food tasting event at Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters Salcedo Makati Branch for the launch of their Seasonal Menu. 4 different dishes were presented and paired with our favorite drink/s at Toby’s Estate. And we had the following: ️Seafood Chorizo Paella for Php485.00 - ️️️️️ 5/5 “A delicious mix of shrimps, clams and chorizo with roaster peppers and aioli” ️Braised Beef Tacos for Php320.00 - ️️️️ 4/5 “Braised beef ricotta and sour cream topped with salsa roja” ️Cubano for Php430.00 - ️️️️ 4/5 “Carnitas and forest ham with Kosher dill pickle, Dijon mustard and cheese.” ️Berry Crunch Smoothie Bowl for Php260.00 - ️️️️️ 5/5 “Mixed berries and tropical fruits with an extra crunch.” All the dishes we’ve tried were really good especially the paella and smoothie. For sure I will be back again and order the Berry Crunch Smoothies Bowl, it’s lite and refreshing. Aside from the seasonal menu, I got an Iced Long Black served with milk and syrup. It’s a good pairing with Cubano and/or Braised Beef Tacos. In addition, I would like to commend the staff and crew for providing an excellent service during the launch. They were polite, courteous and alert. Keep it up! #ilovetoeatph ️
I got an invite to attend “Martell Cognac: A symphony for the senses” at the C Lounge of Conrad Hotel. Thank you Ojie D! For the first time I was able to see the lounge and it was spacious, elegant and huge. The interior inside was absolutely stunning with breathtaking view of Manila Bay outside. The event was hosted by Martell’s Brand Ambassador Pierre Boyer, introducing cocktails using Martell Cognac: 🥃SIDECAR This cocktail was invented in France, likely at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes (French Riviera). It became an instant hit in London. In 1922, Robert Vermeire from the Embassy Club published the first recipe in Cocktails - How to Mix Them. 🥃MINT JULEP A Julep is an ancient medicinal solution that was used in France in the 1600s. In 1784, it became a proper drink in Virginia, mainly consumed by sugar plantations workers. The first recipe of a 'Mint Julep' with brandy appears in 1833 in Transatlantic Sketches, by Captain J.E. Alexander. In 1862, the master Jerry Thomas indicates to use Cognac for the Mint Julep in How to Mix Drinks. The Mint Julep has since then become a favorite summer American drink. “I’d like to pair the Sidecar with Macarons and Lemon Tarts or with any desserts while for the Mint Julep, the flavor was so refreshing, it is really good with any savory dishes like the wagyu burger, chicken wings and various seafood dishes.” Overall, having an afternoon cocktails using Martell Cognac at the C Lounge of Conrad Hotel makes me feel relax while enjoying the magnificent view of Manila Bay. #ilovetoeatph ️
There’s always a new surprise whenever we visit Festival Supermall. With the newly opened wing from main entrance - (the one near National Bookstore and Shopwise, you can easily get to the other side of Festival Supermall (Asian Hospital side) by passing through the River Park restos flanked by Tenya, All 4 U, NY Cafe, The Landmark, then leading to the new, bigger Starbucks and Coffee Bean coffee shops, even without taking the Filinvest shuttle. Tenya opened last year at a convenient location near the River Park. It is actually closer to the Main Entrance at the side of The Landmark than the other foodie places at the River Park. We had a very late lunch, or should I say early dinner here at Tenya and got the Classic Tendon (P225), Classic Tenba Tempura Udon with Cold Noodles (P315), Ebi Tempura Maki (P285) and Cold Brew (P210). This is my third straight day of eating seafoods for lunch and dinner, and I’m quite happy I made the right choice. The kids also liked dining here. Kandyce loved fhe cold noodles while Klarence loved the breaded veggies that came with the Tempura. Espie and I loved the Ebi Tempura Maki donned with tobiko. Tenya’s version of the cold brew is, well, really cold. It is really frozen coffee cubes in a glass, and you’d pour milk on it once served. Cool drink for a hot summer’s day! This is our third time to dine here at Tenya and the food and service are very consistent. Food is really good, and servers are very kind and attentive. Even the security guard helps out in calling the servers. This area occupied by Tenya is an open area and you may need to bring umbrellas if it’s raining. It has it’s own open parking area opposite the parking area of Shopwise. When walking, you can pass through the mall and get to the bridgeway near Mesa, turn left to NY Cafe is and walk straight on leading to All 4 U and there you’ll find Tenya.
There’s more to Palawan— it’s not only El Nido and Puerto Princesa! Floral Island Resort is located in Taytay, Palawan (yes, they have their own Taytay too! Hello Rizal! ) An hour away from El Nido town and about 4hrs away from Puerto Princesa. The place is really beautiful, quiet, and peaceful. Of course, it should be that way because YOU HAVE THE WHOLE ISLAND BY YOURSELF WHEN YOU BOOK! It has 6 bedrooms, 8 beds, 6 bathrooms, and could accommodate up to 16 persons! When you book and pay, you get the following: • You have the island by yourself • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner • Housekeeping (by request) • Use of snorkeling gears and kayak • Coffee & tea • Boat transfer from the mainland to the island, vice versa (Taytay Wharf) We stayed for a couple of days and it was amazing! My favorite was the chilling out in the island wharf and the bonfire! Oh, you also get to meet their island pug— Mo! Their rate starts at Php 18,000++ per night. You may check them out as well on AirBNB!
NEW RESTAURANT ALERT Way back when I was in my teenage years, I didn't like eating hot noodle soup because each time I do, I get this feeling that I am sick (because to me, congee and noodles are a sick man's food). But not anymore! Now, I love noodles so much, I prefer it over rice meals. We recently discovered this small 20-seater ramen place along Masangkay St. in Tondo, Manila, called Mooring Lake Ramen. I tell you, it's so underrated! Probably not many foodies pass by this place, but the fresh hand pulled noodles, light but flavorful broth that doesn't taste like adobong baka dumped into the soup (their soup is more of the clear type, and is not too salty unlike most beef noodle dishes), crisp vegetable topping, tender beef slices, huge serving size that can serve up to two, and courteous servers, are all worth the visit and the hype. Even the chili sauce they use is super yummy, too! I got this huge bowl of Beef Ramen for just Php 150! What a steal, right? They also serve Spareribs Ramen for the same price (I have yet to try this!!!), and will soon add more menu items. Highly recommended! Their ambiance is really nice too, you'll feel like you're transported to a la mien place in Taiwan or China. I love everything about this restaurant! #EatDrinkSplurge
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