Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Frozen yogurt: CaliforniaBerry

I could really eat a truckload of frozen yogurt right about now. Seriously. I have been drinking maybe at least 3 liters of water a day and for the past week, I cannot seem to stay outdoors (by outdoors I mean outside of my air-conditioned room) and I have been feeling sick lately; headaches, stomach aches.

The extremely, super burning weather is killing me.

I wish I live somewhere where I just have to walk a block or just cross a street and voila, convenient stores and better yet... a mall. That would help me get my errands done: grocery shopping, paying the bills (Meralco, PLDT, Maynilad, Globe), go to the bank, and eat frozen yogurt.

Here's one from California Berry at Silver City in Ortigas.

CaliforniaBerry: Blueberry-flavored frozen yogurt

If you have been reading this blog, you would probably say that I am a sucker for frozen yogurts. True. This is not the first time I have posted about this. It was however my first time to try out their blueberry-flavored yogurt and it was GOOOOOOOOD! I wish I could've ordered the larger one but I was in a hurry because I was literally the last customer and the girl was already closing up, hence a small order and a blurry photo.

I probably tasted most of the frozen yogurts in the city but I have yet to try one at Tagaytay and those two at Shangri-La Plaza. If you know of any place which sells frozen yogurt other than Red Mango, White Hat, FroYo, Lulu Belle, California Berry and the one I forgot the name at Tagaytay besides Buon Giorno, please let me know and I will be very happy to try them out!

CaliforniaBerry's price range is P85++ depending on your size and topping/s of you choice. Visit them at Silver City (in front of Cafe Mondial), Paseo Center, Philippine Stock Exchange Building and Madison Square in Greenhills.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Japanese food: Sumo Sam

Summer season is almost over but the summer heat doesn't seem to want to go just yet and as most of us know, summer is equivalent to the beach. Yes, summer season + summer heat = THE BEACH and going to the beach means sporting a perfectly (or almost perfectly) fit body (e.g. flat tummy). 

And because of that reason, I am trying my hardest to stir away from eating too much food for every meal. Not that I had any luck with that for the past days but I am able to reduce unnecessary junk food eating and less carbs, though I still eat until I feel stuffed to move.

Such a thing happened when I had lunch with friends at Sumo Sam, I suggested that we just share foods instead of ordering separately since the servings in Sumo Sam was big enough to share but we ended up ordering A LOT of food to share, here's my share:

Bacon wrapped dory

Dynamite maki

I have always loved Japanese food and since Sumo Sam was built, I believe I get most of my Japanese fix there. I wouldn't say the place is cheap but it's not too expensive either, it's more on the reasonably priced side of restaurants and totally worth it. If you're going on a date with your boyfriend or girlfriend or with your friends, a budget of at least P300-P500 is good enough (to share, 3-5 pax). I admit, in times like this, spending P500 each on food can be frustrating but believe me when I say that your P500 can go a long, long way in your stomach. It's healthy, mouth-watering and worth the price. Besides, consider it a treat for yourself.  

By the way, you can also try their Spicy Tuna Salad, Teppanyaki, Agedashi Tofu, Happy Birthday Noodles and their Bottomless Iced Tea (especially the Green Iced Tea).

Sumo Sam has branches in Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong and Powerplant Mall in Makati.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Edsa Shangri-La Cafe

Not to be confused with the hotel's Coffee Shop (HEAT) or The Baksehop, the Cafe is located along the Garden Entrance beside Fully Booked, facing the Shangri-La Plaza Mall.

Iced Tea and Banana Bread

Because it's still burning hot here in Manila, I am still all about refreshments and I give you my word for their banana bread and iced tea. 

Price for both is less than P200 ($5): P90 for the iced tea and P50 for the banana bread.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ya Kun Kaya Toast.

I know it is too hot to go out and have hot tea or coffee even when we are actually craving for the caffeine. We'd rather have fruit shakes, milk shakes, iced cold juices, ice cream but hey, there's now such thing as iced tea and iced coffee, right?

Ya Kun Kaya Toast: Hot tea and French Kaya toast

If you happen to be along Ortigas-Shaw area, you can drop by at Kaya Toast along Escriva Drive, near Astoria Plaza and Antonio Hairdressing. I promise you, their coffee and tea ROCKS! There is something added to their ingredients, something that made it taste gourmet unlike Starbucks and other commercialized coffee shops (not that I don't enjoy them too). 

I had their tea and toast after our Korean dinner, it was too delish to be only P105-125 for both! Ooh, I didn't mention it is not as expensive as other coffee shops too? Well, it isn't. So, if you are looking for a new taste in your coffee and tea drop by Ya Kun Kaya Toast.


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