UCC Mentore + Baird Beer – food and beer pairings

UCC Mentore + Baird Beer – food and beer pairings

There are times when I would want to pair my food with beer most specially during dinner and it’s just so exciting as they’re teaming up with Baird Beer as they’ve curated a pair that’ll best suit their food and would enhanced both their flavors. The event took place in SM Aura, BGC. Just a little history about Baird Beer, it was formed in 1997 by Bryan and Sayuri Baird who quit their day jobs to study brewing. Their Basic formula for Baird Beer is Balance + Complexity = Character. I could say that with all the beers that I’ve

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Go! Salads – continuously serving healthy food

Go! Salads – continuously serving healthy food

Go! Salads recently opened a new branch in Double Dragon in Pasay. It’s currently their 20th branch to date. We were able to sample amazing selections of Salads, Smoothies, Paninis and Brookies as well. Here’s what we tried: Sweet Caroline – sundried tomatoes, parmesan cheese, candied walnuts, greens that comes with honey balsamic vinaigrette. Due to its sweetness, this one is so easy to eat. This is great for people who wants fruits on their salads as well.  I like the walnuts here as it adds a texture and crispiness in it. Bayani Salad – a mix of corned kernels,

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Red Ginger – Southeast Asian food available 24/7

Red Ginger – Southeast Asian food available 24/7

Red Ginger offers a taste of our neighboring countries’ delectable cuisines. They’re a trendy Southeast Asian inspirited Bistro and Bar located in City of Dreams. They sampled us with their VIP Lunch Menu which includes signature dishes from Thailand, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam. This set is perfect for family. Here’s what they served us: Popiah – This spring roll of goodness has crispy fried barbecue duck inside. It was really tasty and the pulled duck was well flavored. The best way to eat this is to wrap in lettuce and dip in chili garlic sauce. Vietnamese Caesar Salad – Fresh

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Encima – Taco All-You-Can until August 5

Encima – Taco All-You-Can until August 5

Did you know that Encima means “above” or “on top”? That is because this bar and restaurant is located at the top floor of City Garden Hotel in Poblacion, Makati. Encima currently has a Taco All-You-Can with unlimited Margarita or Sangria for only Php499. Enjoy all these with an astonishing view of Makati’s busy streets. We got to try this promotion and its such an amazing experience having to create my own. They have Soft Taco, Hard Shell Taco and Nachos. There’s Mexican Rice as well full of ground beef, some spices and cheese. This was so good and I was

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Petra & Pilar –  Barkada Boodle menu

Petra & Pilar – Barkada Boodle menu

Are you ready for some boodle fight? This is what Petra & Pilar currently offers and it’s just so exciting as we, Filipinos love this type of food. The come-together, fiesta feel and the overflowing food is what I’m saying. Petra & Pilar is a restaurant/bar in Urban Avenue, Makati. The bar area has a tropical vibe complete with coconut woods.  It’s big enough to sit up to 100 persons. There’s al fresco area in here, too. If you’re in for some live music, this is definitely a good spot. It’s good news that they open as early at 7am

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Cadbury Lickables – just landed in the Philippines

Cadbury Lickables – just landed in the Philippines

Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables just landed in the Philippines and we’re lucky to have witnessed this event. Last July 7, my daughter and I attended the launch of Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables at The Mind Museum in BGC and it was such a fun-filled experience not just for me my daughter but for me as well. The place with purple neon lights, table covers and purple confetti matches the color of Cadbury Dairy Milk. There’s face painting and it was my daughter’s first time to have one. She’s so scared at first as she was typically shy and don’t know the

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Mighty Quinn’s – special menu this July

Mighty Quinn’s – special menu this July

Mighty Quinn’s Slow Smoked Barbecue just launched Chef Hugh’s new creations for the whole month of July and what a great way to launch it but on the 4th of July. These bad-ass sauces are perfect for anything meat. They’re also available per bottle if you want to take home some. This is actually their first business then they ventured to restaurant since they make such good barbecue. Originally from New York, the owner and pit master Chef Hugh Mangun was in the country during the launch to make sure everything’s smooth sailing. Cher Mangun himself went straight to Rockwell

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Limbaga 77 – come home to Filipino food

Limbaga 77 – come home to Filipino food

Limbaga 77 brings Filipino food to a new level. Complete with its homey vibe and vintage set-up, this restaurant should be on your list if you’re craving for good Filipino food, then this is the best spot. It’s like having all that familiar dishes on a Sunday with the whole family. This place was converted from a 50 year old house into a cozy and homey restaurant. Once you come in, friendly staff will accommodate you and will give a huge smile. They really are attentive to your needs, too. They also have al fresco and where the bar is located.

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Coffee Project – now offers Project Pancakes

Coffee Project – now offers Project Pancakes

I would always adore Coffee Project’s interior. Each Coffee Project I’ve been to exudes charm. Different designs but same vibe. That feeling of being close to nature as there’s always has some green and flowery elements inside. Each corner is such Instagram worthy. Like this branch in Salcedo Square, there’s actually an entrance going to the other side of the coffee shop where in you will have to pass through a jungle-like hallway. Coffee Project just launched their Project Pancakes and I am so delighted because it’s a perfect pair to my coffee.  These fluffy pancakes are surely delicious. There’s three

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Motorino New York Stlye Pizza

Motorino New York Stlye Pizza

If you’re in with the huge cut of pizza, you’d surely want to try Motorino Pizza New York Style Pizza. They’re located in SM Mall of Asia at the South Wing. The place is small that can only sit about 20-30 people but was well lit. The ambiance has a different photos of anything that has a New York theme placed on the walls. We were served with their best sellers such as: Meatball Pasta (Php 245) – I like the this tomato based sauce. The meatballs tasted really well. Cheese Ziti Pasta (Php 205)- This pasta was creamy but was bland

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Nanyang – Southeast Asian delights

Nanyang – Southeast Asian delights

I’ve been wanting to try Nanyang’s Kaya Toast as I’ve heard a rave review about it. I was lucky to try it out with my fellow foodies couple of weeks ago. Venue’s a bit small and can easily be packed during meal time. So prepare to be in queue. Nanyang is located at the ground floor of SM Aura Premier. They’re alongside BreadTalk which is where they get their fresh baked breads daily, too. The chandeliers have dim yellow light which added a warmth vibe to the place. The  black and grey tiles added a modern, rustic kind of feel to

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Tim Hortons – now in Glorietta 4

Tim Hortons – now in Glorietta 4

Tim Horton is one of my go to places when I wanted a decent and affordable coffee for its other branch is just couple of minutes walk to my office. It’s good to know that there’s a newest branch in Glorietta that will be at par with its competitor. They’ve started serving amazing coffee in Canada since 1964. They wouldn’t last this long if their coffee doesn’t have mass appeal, right? There’s sandwiches and donuts available here too. I always pair my Double Double with Timbits and they’re a perfect match. So, I recently tried their Steak and Panini. The

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Firefly Roofdeck – chill in this relaxing spot in Makati

Firefly Roofdeck – chill in this relaxing spot in Makati

I got to visit Firefly Roofdeck’s restaurant bar at the 32nd floor of City Garden Grand Hotel. They offer Filipino and Spanish dishes available in ala carte as well as buffet. It has a spectacular view of Makati’s busiest street, Poblacion. They initially served us a glass of thirst quencher, Iced Tea. It has fresh slices of orange topped with cherry. Here’s the list of what we tried: Gambas Al Ajillo (Php 575) – These Tiger Prawns were sautéed in peppers, garlic and chilies tossed in hot sauce. All the flavors were absorbed by the perfectly cooked prawns. It was a

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Draft Restaurant and Brewery – revamped!

Draft Restaurant and Brewery – revamped!

Formerly known as Draft Gastropub, they recently relaunched and revamped bringing in more food items on their menu. As they wanted to feature more food, they changed the name to Draft Restaurant and Brewery. It’s newly renovated ambiance here in Rockwell has  a modern and homey vibe but still follow an industrial look as its own heritage. They’re one of the premier Gastropub in the country with a strong following for a convivial European style of casual dining and beer drinking. Currently, there’s 4 branches located in Greenbelt, Alabang, Ortigas and here, Rockwell. Right now, they still serve premium European draft beers

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