Tuesday, April 29, 2014

8:31 PM

Home Made Ice Cream by ZANE Nutri-Delight

It was a great Sunday when we attended another GBG Baguio event called GDayX at Azalea Residences. One thing caught my attention is when I turn back in our seats during the said event. It was the booth of Homemade Ice Cream by Zane Nutri-Delight. 

As one of the sponsors of GDayX GBG Baguio, they give a free sample of scoops with their signature ice cream, the Kalabasa Malunggay flavor. Healthy treats right? I tried it. It tastes different than the commercial ice cream that we can buy in the local markets. It tastes bitter sweet for me and the rough texture maybe because of its purely natural ingredients from Kalabasa and Malunggay. The chocolate dressing complements the taste of the ice cream. Aside of the complementary treats they also sell in their booth during the GDayX. 

Ate Mon (the owner) and Ate San (friend of the owner) told me that when the ice cream starts to melt you can bring it to freezer, and it will back to its normal form unlike the other ice cream when it melts.  It forms some soft bubbles that you cannot bring back the solid texture to its original. 

Kalabasa Malunggay ice cream is very healthy and rich in nutritions. As we all know, Kalabasa has vitamins A and C, both antioxidants. It also has vitamin B, potassium, magnesium, and good source of fiber while the Malunngay or moringa has calcium, protein, potassium, zinc, amino acids and helps balance the cholesterol level in our body. 

Prior to that, I tried their Coffee Carrot flavor before the event starts. I would say that I like it more than the Kalabasa Malunggay flavor.  Aside from the first two flavor that I've mention they also have other flavors such as Avocado-Malunggay, Strawberry, Mango, Ube-Keso. 

For orders, you can text or call +63 946 176 0400. ZANE Nutri-Delight Homemade Ice Cream, Your Healthy Option to a Delicious Treat!

Monday, April 21, 2014

12:16 AM

Another Great Place to Visit in Baguio City

This is the first time that I don't have a lent vacation Maundy Thursday and Good Friday usually celebrated with family in Manila. We used to visit Quiapo Church on Good Friday while Visita Iglesia on  Thursday. Due to working demands from my boss we decide to spend the Holy Week with my long time friend, since she arrives Friday in Baguio.
We decided to Visit the Baguio Ecopark the following morning and spend the day in there. We are very much excited like kids  who will visit a new themed park near the City of Pines. Baguio Ecopark is actually a 32 hectares land area. They offer the Holyland and the Dinosaur Island.

Visiting Holyland was in session for the lent to spend and look back on how everything takes place. I am not too religious but at least I know the phase of the Biblical history.  It was a blast! my family and friends enjoyed the place so much.

At the side the Dinosaur Island was resting and it was so much fun watching those T-Rex dancing the "gentleman" and "gimme gimme." Although, they are not real Dino but for sure kids and kids at heart will enjoy everything in the park.

That's it for the meantime, I will post a separate article with regards of the two parks has to offer and I hear that they also building a Science Museum which is great for the school field trips and family get together.

You can also stop by at the souvenir shop and buy some items like ref magnets, shirts, etc. The park is located along Marcos Highway, Badiwan, Tuba Benguet. It is 8 minutes away from Baguio City. Park Schedule is from Monday to Sunday from 9AM - 5PM for more info you can visit their website at www.baguioecoparl.com

Thursday, April 10, 2014

10:33 PM

Wham Offers Filipino Burger Gourmet

Most people would think about that burger is a comforting meal and perhaps the safest choice when craving for something fast yet satisfying. However, many will agree that not all burgers are created the same, purveyors can be partial over a tried and tested recipe with American appeal coupled with an awesome classic taste that stands out.
Back in 2000, there weren’t really too many options for something one may call an affordable legendary burger—one is left with a choice of either having a basic burger in a fast food or very expensive hotels for something fancy. This was then the beginning for good friends Tony Yap and Dondi Lazaro to profusely experiment for their own concoction. After several trials, all signs point to build their own burger brand especially when both of their friends and families gave their seal of approval with their unique recipe discovery.
Although the evolution of gourmet burger didn’t happen overnight, there was surely a good market for foodies who have grown weary of the typical offerings and go beyond the usual flavors but still affordable. Now, food lovers in the Philippines have long known that good quality burger is a must-have item in a casual-style restaurant.
Wham was near an instant hit in its first Quezon City branch for capturing the elements of what an outstanding burger should be: huge, hearty, and tucked with impeccably good beef. Celebrated for its never frozen patty perfection, the secret is also in its grilling equipment—a hybrid of electric and gas with pure charcoal on top. Cooking under the coals not only creates a savory, smoky flavor with an invitingly charred exterior, it rounds out an incomparable juicy texture in it’s strictly one third pound, certified no extender robust beef with 80-20 lean and fat. With its no short cuts, homemade-style formula that’s far from a typical fast food style or too expensive hotel burger, Wham is a bold version that sums up to affordable gourmet quality burger.
Prides itself for introducing a 100% Filipino burger brand with outstanding product and service, most people perceive that Wham is an international franchise. “The initial simplicity of the food and items inspired from my international travels very much worked. Along the way, we had to adapt to Filipino taste, like adding Spaghetti in the menu because kids loved it and wouldn’t eat anything else. And the major draw about our burger is how we cook our patty. We use the old-fashioned real charcoals”, Tony shares. While its standard speaks for the quality of the ingredients, Wham defied all expectations by introducing something far from a mundane category.
The colorful, comic-inspired interiors of the outlet is a welcoming surprise to the customers from the very beginning since it lends a fun, awe-inspiring vibe which eventually became the signature feel and look of the stores. Interestingly, one of its flagship item “Kapow” was adopted from a comic scene to denote a sound effect.
After Dondi and his family relocated to Cabanatuan, Wham officially became a family-owned business of Tony Yap with wife Camille, brother-in-laws Joby and Kiko with sister-in-law Liza. It was the then the beginning of its expansion; currently with four branches including it’s first-ever Katipunan QC, SM North Edsa The Block, Molito Alabang and Mall of Asia.
With no bells and whistles or complicated ingredients such as MSG, Wham Burgers remain on top of mind when questing for an affordable delicious burger with real beef that one can taste. Another factor that gives this classic favorite a breed apart? Side choices such as potato wedges or bite-sized chicken are satisfying and as flavorful as the mains which amps up the burger eating experience.
Visit www.whamburgers.com for more information. Follow then on their Social Media Accounts: Wham! Burger on Facebook, WhamBurgersPH on Twitter, and whamburgersph on Instagram. 
You can also visit Wham Burgers branches, located at Katipunan, SM North Edsa (The Block), Molito (Alabang) and Mall of Asia. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

4:01 AM

The Arrival Of J.CO Donuts & Coffee In The City Of Pines

Oh well, the well-known lifestyle cafe retailer from Indonesia which specializing in donuts, coffee and frozen yogurt will finally arrived in the City of Pines. This much awaited donut and coffee brand has been successfully operates in Metro Manila as well as in other places in the country with branches, as well as in the other countries like Malaysia, Singapore, and China.

This summer, as their expanding rapidly, the J.CO Donuts & Coffee are making its way to the Summer Capital of the Philippines! You may seen their J.CO trucks on their 5-hr trip to Bagiuo? They even schedule their hiring for the qualified applicants who aspire to be part of their team.

J.CO Donuts and Coffee will be open on April 11, 2014 and will be located at the Upper Ground Floor of SM City Baguio. 

I'm so excited to visit their branch and hope to see you there!

Photo Courtesy of: J.CO Donuts & Coffee FB Pages

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