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.