Monday, April 26, 2010

White Hat Italian Strawberry.

If anyone of you is from Manila, you would understand how it feels to need ice cream, a cold shower every hour, a 24/7 air-conditioning, anything iced cold to drink, and any place to go to that's way cooler than your homes. That is how sweltering the weather is in the Metro.

My way to beat it: 

A Large Tub of Italian Strawberry White Hat frozen yogurt.

I'm stirring away from ice cream that's why for a cold dessert, I go for frozen yogurt. It was my first time to try the flavored one because I always get the plain one and either have it as is or just add toppings with it like fruits or cereals but since I was feeling adventurous that day, I tried the flavored one for the first time and honestly loved it!

There is not much difference with the price, the large plain one is something around P115 (without toppings) and italian strawberry flavored one is P120. Not bad. Not bad at all.

They have branches at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Alabang Town Center, and Mall of Asia. You can also visit their website, The White Hat Philippines, for more details.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Korean Food for Dinner

Ever since I was introduced to Korean food, I just can't seem to get enough of it. There was even a time when I was craving so much for Rabokki (stir fried noodles and rice cake) that I wanted to go out and go to that Korean place where my friends and I eat 15-20 minutes away, order, have it to go and eat at home while doing some work. I fought the urge. This was about 1 week and 2 days ago. But my sis and I had Korean for dinner 4 days after that craving and needless to say, I had delighted taste buds and full stomach after.  

Korean Dinner: Kimbab, Robbuki, Kimchi, and I don't know what those other 3 bowls have.


A very spicy stir fried noodles and rice cake with vegetables and egg and I believe it also has fish cake. This food is very addicting especially if you are into anything spicy. Robukki should be eaten while it's hot because somehow, it just doesn't taste as good and as spicy anymore.


Kimbab is like a Korean version of the Japanese Maki minus the wasabi in the dip. If you like Maki, then you will also enjoy Kimbab.

My friends and I notice how Korean food are mostly that of vegetables, no meat whatsoever and their foods are cooked boiled, broiled, steamed and almost never use cooking oil so we always say: "This is healthy...". If we say that because it's true or just to calm our guilty conscience for being too stuffed, we are not sure. ;)

I will promote the Korean place we eat at but it's Korean and I don't know the name. I can give you some details though, it's located in Escriva Drive in Ortigas, in between Astoria Plaza and Millenia, it's just beside Mini Stop. You'll find it because you will see the outside with Korean writings and you just have to go inside, open the door in front of the Korean "grocery store", and you're there. No worries about the price because for the meal above we paid P140 (less than $3.50) each and the "appetizers" in the 4 bowls are for free and refillable. Totally cheap but the food tastes like gold. Or something like that. :)

Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

C2: Classic Cuisine

Maybe at this point you guys have an idea on how much I love food and how much I enjoy eating (just please don't let me cook), I'm so thankful I have friends who share the same "passion" for food and a sis (yes you, Apple Alvarez) who loves trying out new food and restaurants with me.

This entry is not for a newly tried restaurant, in fact I have eaten lunch and dinner here a lot of times so my sis and I were surprised to find out that C2 offers a "merienda all you can" from 2pm to 6pm Mondays to Sundays for only P150 for 3 treats and P190 for all 7 foods under the merienda menu. Not bad, right?

So even after only finishing with lunch an hour earlier, my friend and I decided to eat merienda (afternoon snack) before our movie starts at 4:50pm. It was only 2:30pm.

Oh, I forgot to mention this is only until May 31, 2010. So don't forget to drop by before then. You will have a "feast" of Filipino merienda for a very cheap price. One order already cost P150+ and with Meriendathon, that P150 can have you 3 foods UNLIMITED. You can order, order, and order as many as you want.

My Sis': Guinataang Halo-halo, Pancit Malabon and Tokwa't Baboy.

Mine: Bam-I, Goto and Suman with Langka dip

I only tried the pancit malabon and the tokwa't baboy and they were good except for the pancit malabon, which was a little salty for my taste so was my Bam-I but the rest was good. I personally loved the Suman with langka dip and had about 3 orders of it.

We were not sure if we can share but we did a few times, besides there was no sign saying it wasn't allowed. ;)

I know some blogging friends of mine would love to try this one.

Please visit C2: Classic Cuisine in Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City, Powerplant Mall in Makati City and Robinson's Place in Manila.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Buon Giorno!

It was my second time to eat at Buon Giorno in Tagaytay, my first Buon Giorno experience was around April last year and I loved it!

The pasta I had, the green tea, the bread, the ambiance, I loved everything.

So last (Good) Friday, after having visited 2 churches, my friend and I decided to grab some late lunch before continuing with our church visits in Tagaytay City and we chose to have lunch at Buon Giorno just for the salad.

Buon Giorno Special Salad

Then our salad order didn't look enough so we ordered a shrimp and clam pasta and had it split into two.

I forgot the name. Something like "Spaghetti...." Okay, just order for D7. That's it.

As usual, I was more than satisfied with the the salad, pasta and iced tea that I've had and my friend and I also split the bill and paid around P250-P300 each. That's cheap enough for us given that the food tasted great and we were in Tagaytay so the ambiance was cool, cold and beautiful.

For Buon Giorno experience, you can visit them in Cliffhouse Tagaytay and in Liberty Center (Puregold) Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong City.

Monday, April 5, 2010


This is how we (my friends, particularly Apple, Abs and Zano, and I) always end up eating at Mongkok:

F1: Saan niyo gusto kumain? (Where do you want to eat?)
F2: Kahit saan, hindi pa nama ako masyadong gutom. (Anywhere, I'm not that hungry anyway.)
F3: Ako din, gusto ko light lang tsaka pwede sa mura lang? (Me too, I just want something light to eat and can we eat at a less-expensive place?)
F1: So, saan yung mura, hindi masyadong mabigat at masarap? (So, where can we eat a "light", less expensive and delicious meal?"

*long pause*

F1, F2, F3: MONGKOK?!

Salt and Pepper Squid, Sweet and Sour Fish and Yang Chow Rice

I guess, based on how we always think of Mongkok, I can say that it is worthy of satisfying your hunger, craving for Chinese food and not robbing your wallet of too high of a bill. The above meal was only for my friend, Apple, and I last (Holy) Tuesday hence the seafood and it only cost us less than P300 ($7) each! We had the rest wrapped for take out because we are already too stuffed to even stand up. No exaggeration! :)

We always order for the squid, the sweet and sour pork or fish, some dumplings and lemon chicken but since there were only 2 of us and we're on "diet" we ordered for less ;)

Give Mongkok a visit if you are in Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Powerplant Mall, Robinson's Galleria, Greenhills Theater Mall, SM Southmall.


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