MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- Gagang has always dreamt of owning a small bakery. She and her carpenter husband worked hard to save enough money from their meager incomes and got a loan to buy a small oven and an LPG tank for their business. Soon enough, the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread filled their house every morning.
But just a week before Christmas of 2011, a tragedy struck Cagayan de Oro, Gagang's hometown. Typhoon Sendong (Washi), destroyed their house and all of her properties, including her precious oven. Over a thousand people died in that calamity, but miraculously, all four members of her family survived the raging floods.
mentioned yesterday in my blog post of Lemon Baby pop up store sightings that
I’m not a fan of milk tea beverages, but then I like to retract the word and
want you to know that I’m a fan already of milk tea hahahaa. After I tried the
Cake milk tea with pearls at Lemon Baby, I can say is that its good and heavenly
yummy! I heard that was their best seller.
friend told me to try the milk tea at Lemon Baby, he said that there are two
branches available here in the Philippines, one is in Macapagal ave and one in
SM Bacoor branch, when he mentioned the SM part, I got the idea to check the
branch in SM Bacoor. He said that this milk tea store originates from Taiwan and
its one of the popular brands of milk tea there. I know that the era and trend
of milk tea is already finish and the business concept is bit low now because
summer is over and we now wait who will be that last milk tea standing in our
month’s release of this new KFC Chicken had spark the attention of foodies and
KFC lovers, I saw first the poster ad in one of their branches and I was
skeptical about the look and also the taste of the chicken. Why would they add
crumbs of Leslie’s Clover Chips to our KFC Chicken ? then I learned that it’s a
part of the KFC Co-Creations project were they invite our KFC fans to suggest
what other ingredients and new recipe that can be added to KFC’s chicken with 11
secret herbs and spices.
They invited the people to suggest via Facebook
and Twitter post with a hashtag #KFCCoCreations, just post your suggestion and
you might get your dreamed recipe into a real food and be part of their KFC
the end of summer and here I am posting a halo halo tip. Pero oks lang naman
siguro yan. Because its hard to find a cheapo halo halo when you are in Tagaytay
City. We went to Mahogany Market to get a nice halo halo fest because we felt
disappointed in our trip to Balite falls, because the falls was closed by the
local government and even the locals there are forbidden to enter the complex
because of some land dispute.
joined the Australian wine dinner buffet in Sunset bar of Sofitel Philippine
Plaza last May 10,2014, it was a part of their Mother’s Day celebration, I
invited my wife to join with me that night and it’s our first time to enjoy a
nice buffet dinner with wine at the Sunset bar area of the hotel. Many friends
always recommend this to me that we should try the barbecue or buffet dinner at
the Sunset bar, but I always refuse because we want to stay indoors and want to
enjoy the cool air conditioned of the hotel, but after we experienced the Sunset
bar, I now started to recommend that you should try it too.
I thought its just a
simple buffet dinner, but it was a set up exclusively to guest who booked a
reservation for the dinner event. They set up a nice dining area with buffet
section in the middle of the elevated wooden platform at the pool area of
Sofitel. It was quiet and the air is bit cooler outside the hotel, but the
lighting is a bit low and we only have are the low light effect around the venue
and a nice candle light at our table. But hey…the low light effects makes a good
addition to my appetite haha.
my interview and guesting for a tv program about Aristocrat restaurant, I
receive a great tip to try their beef mechado because its listed under their
best and special food. I’m not a fan of beef mechado, but I do love the tomato
sauce, saltyness and sweetness of any mechado. Beef Caldereta is my top
favorite, I always order that whenever I see it in a restaurant’s menu.
A week before the tv interview, I ordered and tried Aristocrat’s beef
caldereta, it was okay but I’m still “bitin”. But when the store manager of
Aristocrat Roxas Blvd suggested that I should try their beef mechado, because
it’s the best ever! when I heard that I started to speculate about the taste and
it haunts me for days so I waited for another week for me to try their best
seller beef mechado. Plus I got to try again their Flying Saucer after 20 years