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.