Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bellevue Hotel's Cafe de Aisle

It’s been a while since I last posted, so this time I’ll make sure that somehow you will enjoy this entry. Last Christmas, my wife won a free accommodation at Bellevue Hotel inclusive of a buffet breakfast for two. She won this from a radio promo of Jam 88.3. Last October 10, (10-10-10) we used this free accommodation to celebrate our anniversary. Today, I’ll be sharing our food experience at Bellevue Hotel.

We checked in around 6 PM and have our dinner at Cafe de Aisle. We ordered her favourite Chicken Cordon Bleu, a pasta dish called Chef’s Special and a Platter of Fruits.

While waiting for our order, we are served some bread and butter.
They also serve us a very nice Mongo Soup that is very rich and creamy.
Now for the main course, the Chicken Cordon Bleu is served with steam vegetables and fries. What I like in this dish is that the chicken is still moist and juicy in the inside. And also, take note that the serving in this restaurant is a little bigger than usual.
A closer look of the steam vegetables from Chicken Cordon Bleu.
Here is the Chef’s Special, a very yummy and creamy pasta dish. It’s like Carbonara but a little bit different.
And lastly the Platter of Fruits, fresh fruit to keep our body healthy. 
My wife love the Sorbet included in the platter
After the dinner, we went back to our room and enjoy the night. Fastforward...

Here is the moment I’ve been waiting for, the breakfast buffet. This is our first time to eat in a buffet together and we are really excited seeing the wide variety of dishes. I will not go into details and will just show you our plates. This is a very unforgettable eating experience for us.

Round 1 - Bacon, Pan Cake, some Bread, Cold Cuts, Tocino and Ham.

Round 2 - Fresh Salad, Danggit, Hash Brown and Grilled Ham.

Round 3 - Scrambled Egg, Cheese Muffin, Sushi and Tuna in Teriyaki Sauce.
 Round 4 - More Bacon, some Cold Cuts, Longganisa,Siomai and some Pastries.
Round 5 - Fruits and Yogurt for dessert.
Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pizza Hut: Lechon Pizza

I received an email from Pizza Hut about their new Lechon Pizza. This is the first time I heard that Lechon is used as pizza toppings. This is very Pinoy in my opinion. We already had a Sisig Pizza from Greenwhich and a Bicol Express Pizza from 3M Pizza. Pinoy Pizza is very exciting to taste because it makes me wonder if our Filipino dishes suits to be a pizza topping.
From the poster, it says that this pizza has roasted pork and “crispy balat ng lechon” on mozzarella cheese and special lechon sauce. Now it makes me wonder how lechon sauce will taste with mozzarella cheese. This is very exciting.

Starting November 23, 2010, this very Pinoy Pizza will be available in every Pizza Hut outlet. Make sure to try this one and check on your cholesterols. Hehehe

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Andok's: Longganisa Meal

Longganisa Meal is one of my favorite breakfasts from Andok’s. The best thing in Andok’s is that I can order their breakfast meal anytime of the day. Their Longganisa Meal has the closest taste with Jolibee’s Longganisa Meal only this is much cheaper and the egg is sunny side up.
Andok's Longganisa Meal
Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Yellow Cab Pizza Co.: Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta

Remember the time my wife and I ate Dear Darla at Yellow Cab? We also ordered Yellow Cab’s Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta. And as of the moment, this is definitely my favorite pasta ever.
Yellow Cab Pizza Co. Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta
Charlie Chan has chicken strips, shitake mushrooms and roasted peanuts sautéed in a spicy oriental sauce. The peanut is a little bit new to me. I haven’t tried any pasta that has peanuts on it until Charlie Chan. But what I really like with this pasta is the spiciness. I’m not really into spicy dishes but this one is blended with sweet sauce that’s why I liked it. The serving is good for two persons, but my wife did not like it, so most of the serving was finished by me. :)

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Krispy Kreme: Holiday Doughnuts

Last Halloween, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts release their Limited Edition Halloween doughnuts. Since Christmas is just around the corner, they already announced their Holiday Doughnuts that will be available on December. As they said, I can not wait to share the joy of the season.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bibingkinitan: Mini Bibingka

Bibingka is a very popular food here in the Philippines, especially during Christmas season. This is the perfect breakfast after attending the Simbang Gabi together with Puto Bumbong.
Bibingkinitan Mini Bibingka
Nowadays, you don’t need to wait until Christmas season to taste this delightful treat. Bibingka is now available in malls. One of my favorite bibingka is from Bibingkinitan.

Bibingkinitan offers mini-sized bibingka. These bibingkas are small but very tasteful. Complete ingredients like the regular sized bibingkas less the grated coconut. You can still have the cheese and salted egg toppings in this mini-sized bibingka. This is served hot with butter spread on top and sprinkled with sugar. What I really like with this bibingka is that it is very soft and flavorful and yes since they are small it is easy to carry around and snack it anywhere.
Bibingkinitan Box of 6
At 120 Php per box of 6, this is a perfect pasalubong to your family. You just need to heat it before serving.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

McDonalds Twister Fries is Back

Yes, you read it right McDonald’s Twister Fries is back.

When was the last time Twister Fries are available at McDonald’s, if memory serves me right, Twister Fries is available when the movie Ice Age 3 was released here in the Philippines last year. That’s a long time ago.

So what are you waiting for guys, here is another chance to grab those twisted potato. Perfectly seasoned and fried until crispy and golden brown. Don’t dare miss this chance because Twister Fries is not here to stay, McDonald’s is offering them for a limited time only.

I already got a chance to grab this yesterday with my wife at McDonald’s Baclaran. It still got its delicious potato flavors, but I noticed that the size shrunk a bit. Nonetheless Twister Fries are here and it’s so delicious.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stabucks: Cinnamon Rolls

I do not usually drink hot coffee from Starbucks, every time me and my wife go to Starbucks, it’s either Coffee Jelly or Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino.

One time we went at Starbucks, I get the usual Coffee Jelly and something caught my attention. Since I’m a little bit hungry that time, I looked at pastries displayed in the counter and saw these great looking rolls. I decided to taste it, so I ordered one. Then I find out that it is a Cinnamon Roll. I’m not a fan of cinnamon, for me it tastes like wood. Well I already ordered it and besides I’m hungry, so be it.
Stabucks Cinnamon Rolls
When it was served to us it is still hot. My wife took the first bite and she said that it taste very good. I got curious and tasted it. And yes, it’s true it really taste good. The fact that it is still hot adds to the sarap factor. The cinnamon taste is not that strong, it’s just perfect. The roll is crunchy in the outside but very soft in the inside. This is perfect partner for hot coffee. Next time we go to Starbucks, maybe I will try their hot coffee together with their Cinnamon Roll.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

KFC: California Maki Twister

As I mentioned in my previous post, Karate Kid: California Maki and Tuna Sashimi, one of my favorite Japanese dish is California Maki. When I heard about the new KFC California Maki Twister, my wife and I did not miss a chance to try this new offering from KFC.
KFC California Maki Twister
The new KFC California Maki Twister is the usual KFC chicken meat flavored with a touch of wasabe, ripe mango strips and cucumber wrapped in a toasted panini wrap with Japanese mayonnaise.

I really like this, two of my favorites, chicken and California Maki into one. KFC is very successful to incorporate the Maki flavor into their Twister. If you are near a KFC branch, drop by and try this. I’m sure that you’ll like it.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Max's: Veggie Lumpia Bites

Max’s Restaurant is known for their ‘sarap to the bones’ fried chicken. They also serve a wide variety of Filipino dishes like Kare-kare, Sinigang, Crispy Pata etc.

Max’s is a little bit pricy for me. We don’t usually dine here unless there are very special occasions or there are promos like ‘chicken all you can’. In celebration of their 65th anniversary, Max’s had a ‘chicken all you can’ promo (promo already ended). Fortunately, me and my girlfriend were able to avail this. She ordered a regular Budget Meal that includes Max's mouth-watering chicken, steaming hot rice, macaroni salad, a glass of refreshing drink and a caramel bar. For me, I go for the kill, one ‘chicken all you can’ meal. If I remember right, I devour four pieces of Max’s quarter fried chicken. In total, that’s a whole chicken for me.
Max's Budget Meal
Since Max’s fried chicken is very well known for it taste, I will no longer make a review of it. Instead I’ll be featuring Max’s Veggie Lumpia Bites.
Max's Veggie Lumpia Bite
Veggie Lumpia Bites is made of selected vegetables, wrap in a bite-size triangle pieces and comes with honey mustard dip. The presentation was good, from the looks of it, you can say that it is very tasty. The crispiness is a great addition for the ‘sarap factor’. The flavors of the Lumpia really compliment the honey mustard dip. If you will dine in Max’s you can try this appetizer, it’s worth your 100 Php.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Master Siomai: Japanese Siomai

Dumpling is another favorite snack of mine. There are a lot of dumpling stands nowadays. You can find them in malls and other busy street. Master Siomai is one of the siomai stands that serve good tasting siomai. Currently they are serving four siomai variants: pork siomai, beef siomai, shrimp siomai and Japanese siomai. Among the four, Japanese siomai is my favorite.
Master Siomai Japanese Siomai
Japanese siomai’s only difference from other regular sioami is that it is wrapped in nori and topped with crab meat. The addition of nori really adds more flavour to a regular siomai. Another secret for a good siomai experience is the sauce. The soy sauce in Master Siomai has a sweet taste on it that I really like. I usually add a little bit of chilli sauce to add a little spice. And don’t forget to add that calamansi to neutralize the flavour of steam meat.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Event: Eat. Write. Love. - A Food Writing Workshop

Writer’s Block Philippines is cooking up something special for you on October 16–and our chef is excited to have you over!

Giney Villar, Executive Chef of Adarna Food and Culture Restaurant, is looking forward to having friends and kindred spirits over for Eat, Write, Love, Adarna’s event collaboration with Writer’s Block Philippines.
To reserve a slot to EAT, WRITE, LOVE, click HERE

A passionate foodie who documents Filipino food and Church architecture during her travels, Giney earned her Diploma in Culinary Entrepreneurship from the American Hospitality Academy.

She regards Adarna as “an expression of our ‘culinary nationalism’.”

“Together with Beth (Angsioco, the other half of Adarna’s dynamic duo), we are doing our bit to promote appreciation for traditional Filipino food and heritage conservation.”

During the workshop, she will talk about the labor of love that Adarna is, the different authentic flavors that comprise its sumptuous smorgasbord, and the drive for authenticity in preserving and promoting our very own culture and culinary heritage.

She says that if she were left on an island “and could only be served five things for an entire month, [I] will opt for a vegetable salad with plenty of romaine lettuce, agedashi tofu, fruit and nut salad, yang chow (veges and eggs only, no meat),  and CHOCOLATE.”

If ever you are free during this date, join the event we are going to learn how to write better and enjoy the foods.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Monday, October 4, 2010

MXT: Pancit Canton

Nothing beats my mother’s Pancit Canton, but if I have to choose a second best, it would be MXT’s version of Pancit Canton.
MXT Pancit Canton
What I like in MXT Pancit Canton is the thick rich sauce that includes chunks of pork belly, shrimps, squid and squid balls and a lot of crunchy fresh vegetables. The egg noodles are perfectly cooked. One order of this dish is good for two people. I suggest that you also grab some shrimp and vegetable siopa when you order the Pancit Canton.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lots'a Pizza: Pure Beef Special

Pizza is one of the food that I can eat almost everyday. Lots’a Pizza is one of my favorite pizzas, affordable and very tasty. The crust is parbaked and formulated with very low sugar and oil. It is crispy and yes, far less oil content. The sauce is a blend of sweet and rich that’s why I like it.
Lots'a Pizza Pure Beef Special
Here is Lots’a Pizza’s Pure beef Special. Topped by pellet beef, sliced mushrooms, and green bell pepper bits in 100% pizza cheese and Lots’s Pizza special sauce.

I really like the taste of the cheese they are using. It is best to eat this when hot, because the melted cheese and the sauce blends very well. I have a confession to make, I can finish a whole Pure beef Special in one sitting.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Food Site: Foodie BlogRoll

I recently joined Foodie BlogRoll, it is the first blogroll just for food bloggers.

It was created in 2007 by Jenn, The Leftover Queen. When she started her food blog, she looked for a way to network with other food bloggers through a central networking community, but there were none to be found.

So she decided to create The Foodie Blogroll! This is all about building the best community online for foodbloggers!

Here is the cool widget of Foodie BlogrRoll. It contains updates of recently posted blogs from the community and announcement of contest. you can find this in the lower right corner of my blog.

Benefits when you join Foodie BlogRoll:
  • Contests : Weekly and monthly giveaways sponsored by some of the most exciting food related companies!
  • Forum: A great benefit for joining is a forum for members (and other foodies alike) to hang out with each other and get to know each other and talk about our favorite subject – FOOD, here a the Foodie Blogroll Forum.
  • Finest Foodies Friday : Every Friday we feature a selection of blogs from the Foodie Blogroll! If you are not a member, you can't be featured.
  • Exposure: Being exposed on over 5500 blogs about food. The Widget is seen over 22 million times per month over our network of blogs.
  • Networking: Meet and greet your favorite food bloggers through our community website. Easily find any food blog with our search tools.
If you are a food blogger, you definitely have to join Foodie BlogRoll.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Contest: Give Yourself a Jelly-Break

Just got this message from Nuffnang about a new Nestle Fruit Selection Yougurt with Jelly. Now, with the new product comes a new facebook-based game called Jelly-Gurt Bounce that you can play for free. If you get the highest score for the week, you will get a chance to win cool prizes from Nestle.
You can play Jelly-Gurt Bounce at:
5 Highest scores per week wins prizes
Promo period from Sept. 6 - Oct. 31 2010.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Yellow Cab Pizza Co.: Dear Darla

The first time I saw this on TV, I told myself that I will definitely try this. But it took me eternity before I had to taste this one of a kind pizza. But luckily, when I got a chance to try Dear Darla, I had to share it with someone so special. It is also her first time to eat at Yellow Cab.
Yellow Cab Pizza Co. Dear Darla
Dear Darla is classic thin-crust pizza loaded with a special blend of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, black olives, onions, mushrooms, capers and pepperoni. What make it different from other pizza? The addition of fresh alfalfa sprouts and arugula leaves. Its name came from the name of the characters in the movie Little Rascals – Darla and Alfalfa.

The addition of arugula and alfalfa make this pizza very healthy. You can get Vitamin C, Beta Carotene and calcium in arugula and antioxidant from alfalfa.
Yellow Cab Pizza Co. Dear Darla
Another interesting thing with this pizza is the way you eat it. What we did is spread the arugula leaves and alfalfa sprouts on top of the pizza. Take a slice and roll it like a lumpia or a burrito.
Yellow Cab Pizza Co. Dear Darla
Now the taste, the arugula leaves added a somewhat bitter taste but it was complimented by the refreshing taste of the alfalfa sprouts. The additional crunch of the fresh vegetables in this pizza is what I really like. The taste of the pizza, like other pizza of Yelllow Cab, superb and fresh.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Home Cooked: Fried Spam Coated with Egg

Since I like eating, I also like cooking. But it seems that cooking doesn’t like me that much. Some of the dishes I tried to cook turns out not that good. But still it is okay since most the dishes I cooked are for my self only.

I already mastered the art of frying, so anything fried will be okay. My specialty would be fried rice, left over rice plus anything left over equal special fried rice.

Here is one of my fried dish masterpieces. Fried Spam Coated with Egg.
Fried Spam Coated with Egg
  • 1 can of spam
  • 1 medium size egg
  • 2 table spoon of cooking oil
  • salt to taste
  • Slice spam into bite size pieces
  • Beat the medium size egg and add salt to taste
  • Heat the cooking oil in a frying pan
  • Coat the spam with egg and fry until golden brown
  • Serve while hot
And there you have it. My very own Fried Spam Coated with Egg.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Freebies: Luk Yuen with BPI Express Credit

Experience Festive Flavors at Luk Yuen with BPI Express Credit!
Luk Yuen
  1. The promo is open to all existing BPI Express Credit cardholders (Classic, Blue MasterCard, Gold MasterCard,Petron-BPI MasterCard, BPI WorldPerks MasterCard, Edge MasterCard, Corporate Classic and Corporate MasterCard) of good credit standing.
  2. The promo period is from July 1 to September 30, 2010.
  3. Cardholder should use any BPI Express Credit card within the promo period for a minimum single receipt of P1,200 at Luk Yuen to qualify for a free dish.
  4. To claim the free dish, cardholder has to present the charge slip coupon to the restaurant personnel before order is made. No minimum purchase is required to redeem the free dish.
  5. The corresponding charge slip will be stamped "CLAIMED" by Luk Yuen personnel upon release of the free dish.
  6. Once cardholder has been awarded for 3 visits, the counter is automatically reset to the first visit.
  7. Redemption is valid for dine in.
  8. The free dish cannot be exchanged for cash, other products or discounts.
  9. The promo is not valid in conjunction with any other ongoing Luk Yuen promo unless otherwise indicated.
  10. The redemption of the free dish is valid until November 30, 2010.
  11. Cardholder can claim the free dish on his next visit. Number of visits and corresponding rewards as follows:
    • 1st Visit - FREE 8-pc. Dumplings in Hot Chili on next visit
    • 2nd Visit - FREE Braised E-Fu Noodles with Seafood on next visit
    • 3rd Visit - FREE Boneless Chicken with Lemon Sauce on next visit
This is a very good promo from BPI Express Credit, you spend eating at Luk Yuen and have free meals when you return. If your a BPI Express Credit user, better  take advantage of this offer.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sen Lek Thai Noodles: Pad Thai

Pad Thai is one of Thailand's national dishes. Also called Phat Thai, this dish consist of stir-fried rice noodles mixed with eggs, fish sauce, tamarind juice, chilli pepper with any combination of bean sprouts, shrimp, chicken and tofu, topped with crushed peanuts.

I was able to try this dish from Sen Lek Thai Noodles at Festival Mall Alabang. Sorry to say that I did not like the taste. Maybe because of the tamarind juice that gives it the Sinigang-like taste. Also the herbs and spices do not suit my taste. I’m not a great fan of herbs, maybe that is the reason the dish does not appeal to me. Also the texture of the rice noodles is a little it too slippery.
Sen Lek Thai Noodles Pad Thai
But still, I enjoyed the experience trying something new. Maybe there are other Thai dishes that will suit my taste. How about you guys? What is your favorite Thai Dish?

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Karate Kid: California Maki and Tuna Sashimi

California Maki and Tuna Sashimi are my favourite Japanese foods. I’m glad that Karate Kid is serving a combo meal that includes these two dishes. There is nothing new for the Tuna Sashimi, raw fresh Tuna meat to be dipped in soy sauce with wasabi. The California Maki that Karate Kid serves is different from other Makis that I’ve tasted. They serve it with mayonnaise on top. It really compliments the sweet taste of mango and the sour taste of the Japanese rice. Mayonnaise plus California Maki equals best California Maki I’ve tasted so far.
California Maki and Tuna Sashimi
Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kenny Rogers: Classic Healthy Plate

I’m really glad that Kenny Rogers is serving healthy dishes. The first time they introduced the Healthy Plate way back I can not remember, it includes ¼ Roast Chicken, Vegetable Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad, Corn Muffin and Kenny’s Lite Iced Tea. This is very healthy in my humble opinion.

We do not usually dine at Kenny Rogers, that’s why I’m a little bit surprised that they are now serving Healthy Meals Combo. You can choose from their High Fiber Meal, High Protein Meal, Low Calorie Meal, Light and Easy Plate, All-Vegie Plate and Classic Healthy Plate.

For me, the classic is still my favorite.
Classic Healthy Plate
Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Freebies: Delifrance Chicken Bourbon Challenge

Delifrance is launching their new Chicken Bourbon Sandwich, flamed grilled chicken in rich bourbon sauce. For only 99 pesos, you can have a delicious bite on this new sensation from Delifrance. But if you can recite the tongue twister “How much bourbon could a chicken drink if a chicken could drink bourbon?” three times as fast as you can, you can taste this Chicken Bourbon Sandwich absolutely FREE!!!

I received this in my email today. I haven’t tried it yet but I already printed out two coupons for the freebies. I will update you, once I have a chance to claim them.

For your chance to try the new Chicken Bourbon Sandwich just click on the image below and follow the instruction to claim your coupons.
Delifrance Chicken Bourbon Sandwich
 Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Red Ribbon: Bangus ala Pobre and Chicken Cordon Bleu

Almost every time when we dine at Red Ribbon, these two dishes are on top of our must get list.

First dish is the Bangus ala Pobre. Fried Bangus fillet topped with crispy garlic. The fish is well seasoned and perfectly pan fried to give a crispy texture and golden brown appearance. The garlic adds flavours and its crispiness adds texture to the dish.
Bangus ala Pobre
Next stop is the Chicken Cordon Bleu. Chicken breast filled with cheese, ham and mushrooms. This Chicken Cordon Bleu is crispy in the outside, juicy and creamy in the inside. I really like the taste of the fillings, the melted cheese blended with the smoky flavour of the ham. Perfect.
Chicken Cordon Bleu
These dishes are really worth your money. Also did I mention that Red Ribbon’s combo meal comes with drinks and a slice of cake of your choice? Complete meal.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Street Foods: Kwek Kwek

Kwek Kwek is one of my favourite street foods. I used to have them for lunch, snacks and dinner during my college days. So I’m very familiar with the taste of Kwek Kwek. But actually the secret of tasty Kwek Kwek is in the sauce. Usually Kwek Kwek is best partnered with vinegar sauce and sweet and spicy sauce same with the one for fishballs. There are also stalls that serve Kwek Kwek with diced cucumbers to be added in your sauce of choice. Talk about extenders. But the best Kwek Kwek I ever tasted was the one beside Mapua. It’s served with mayonnaise. The combination of their sweet and spicy sauce and mayonnaise creates a unique rich taste. I really wanted to go back to Mapua just because of the Kwek Kwek.
Kwek Kwek
The above picture is from a Kwek Kwak stall in Alabang in front of Jollibee. Their Kwek Kwek have the traditional vinegar and sweet and chili sauce. They also have the diced cucumber as extender.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

7-Eleven: Siopao Asado

Its 2 AM in the morning and my stomach is rumbling. I went down to our canteen and found the same dishes served this dinner. Decided to take a walk outside the office to cool off a little and find a decent meal. Found my self dragged by my feet in a near 7-Eleven. Now I call this a decent meal compared to those canteen’s leftovers.
7-Eleven’s Siopao Asado and Big Uhaw Gatorade
7-Eleven’s Siopao Asado and Big Uhaw Gatorade. I really like this 7-Eleven’s Siopao Asado because they are affordable and taste good. The Siopao sauce is a little sour for my taste, but it’s okay, I usually don’t put sauce in my Siopao. Best part of this Siopao, more bread than fillings, great way to fill this stomach.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jollibee: Longganisa Meal

What a way to start a day by having a hearty breakfast. But in my case, since I’m currently on graveyard shift. What a way to end a day by having Jollibee Longganisa Meal for breakfast, a combination of garlic rice, fried egg and mildly seasoned Longganisa with drink of your choice.
Jollibee Longganisa Meal
What I like in Jollibee’s garlic rice is the fact that it has little amount of oil on it. The egg is not actually fried, for me it looks like that it was boiled out of the shell. The Longganisa, perfect for my taste, I like the sweet, salty combination. The texture of Jollibee’s Longganisa is like hotdogs which in a way, I like. But still nothing compares with the traditional longganisa from the market.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Home Cooked: Spaghetti and Lumpiang Shanghai

It’s already three weeks since my girlfriend and I moved to a new apartment near our office. Since then, I’m looking forward every weekend to go home and taste my mother’s dishes, which I really miss. Since most of the time we are stuck with canteen food every weekday, the home cook dishes of my mother is like seasonal dishes that can be served once in a blue moon.

These are the specialty of my mother that I really miss. Since these are cooked only every time that there is an occasion in our home.
Spaghetti and Lumpiang Shanghai
I really miss the blend of sweet and sour taste of her Spaghetti. Perfectly cooked noodles. Not soggy, but aldente. The chunks of hotdog and ground beef. Partnered with Lumpiang Shanghai that is crispy in the outside and juicy in the inside. Thinking of it while writing this makes me crave more. Will definitely request this for this weekend’s mirienda. :)

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tutti Frutti: Frozen Yogurt

One of my girlfriend’s favourite desserts is frozen yogurt. I’m not a fan of yogurt when I was a kid, for me it tastes like sour milk. But with the flavoured yogurt currently available in the market, I’ve learned to appreciate this healthy snack.

Tutti Frutti is one of the yogurt parlor that we’ve tried. At Tutti Frutti, you will be given a paper bucket to fill with frozen yogurt. Then you have to choose from a wide variety of toppings that ranges from fresh fruits, candies and rice crispies. After you fill your bucket, it will be weigh to determine how much you will be paying. Fair enough.

Here is the bucket of frozen yogurt topped with peaches and kiwi slices that my girlfriend enjoyed during our stay at Tutti Frutti.
Frozen Yogurt topped with Peaches and Kiwi
Yogurt is not just a delicious snack, it has great health benefits. It is an excellent source of protein, calcium, riboflavin and vitamin B 12. When yogurt is compared to milk, yogurt contains more calcium and protein because of the added cultures in the yogurt.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Reyes Barbeque: Boneless Chicken Barbeque

Chicken is my all time favourite meat. That is why I’m posting one of my favourite chicken dishes. From Reyes Barbeque, it’s their Boneless Chicken Barbeque. For 120 pesos you’ll get a quarter of Chicken Barbeque, Java Rice, Atchara (pickled young papaya) and their Special Peanut Sauce.

Boneless Chicken Barbeque
The meat of the chicken is very tender, and the taste, I can say that it very well marinated because even the inner part of the meat has it special barbeque taste. The best part is the Special Peanut Sauce that only Reyes Barbeque has. It really compliments the taste of the Chicken Barbeque. The Special Peanut Sauce is a combination of sweet, salty and peanut buttery taste.

I’m sure the most of you already tried eating at Reyes Barbeque. For those that haven’t tried yet, I guarantee you that you will enjoy this fine Chicken Barbeque.

As what they say in Reyes Barbeque: “Barbeque. Peanut Sauce. Java Rice. Best way to go!”

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Starting All Over Again

I started this blog last year to post reviews of foods that I’ve tried. Last time that I updated this blog was exactly one year ago. I browsed my collection of food pictures that I supposed to post in this blog, but because time does not permits me to, this pictures piled up in my computer. After browsing, one thing comes to mind.

I decided to re-launch this food blog of mine. I’m not good in writing things, but I will try my best to describe the taste and share the experience every time I post something here.

So to start, here is a picture of the Lechon we had in our family reunion last January.
I decided to make this my first post because as a Filipino, Lechon is a symbol of feast. And that exactly what I want this blog to be.

Until the next foodtrip. Keep on eating.