Saturday, November 25, 2017

11:43 PM

Dark Chocolate Slab From Red Hat Cacao

A lot of people thought that having a sweet tooth is easy. Actually, nah. Why? Because, you crave for something sweets all the time and I don't find it bad, indeed it was fun! 

I call myself as a dessert monster and I totally claimed it. Eating sweets makes me happy all the time. Even small bite of chocolates makes me smile. I remember during the time that husband and I was in girlfriend-boyfriend status. I told him that don't ever think of giving me flowers because I don't eat flowers. So from then he gave me chocolates... lots of chocolates!

I have tried so many variety of desserts including different types of chocolates, imported and locally made. But the question is, how they make chocolates to be totally good? Did the chocolate makers already know the perpect ingredients to use? Perhaps, we had the same question in mind.

But don't worry guys, because I got a chance to meet Ms. Gladys Hernando who happen to be the owner of a cacao farm in Quezon Province and also a chocolate aficionado. She learned making chocolate from the scratch, out of her passion and had opened her doors to venture into business and she called it Red Hat Cacao.

Ms. Gladys is also one of the head writer for a TV Station, she captures the attention of her colleagues and other celebrities who happen to taste her heart-crafted chocolates. The brand name Red Hat Cacao by accident because she used to wear a red hat while harvesting cacao in her farm. 

Exploring and perfecting chocolate making makes her to do more different variety of products out of her cacao nibbles. One of them is the Dark Chocolate Slab topped with dried fruits and nuts. It has a bittersweet taste that makes you munch for more and yet it's a guilt free chocolates.

But guess what? Making the Dark Chocolate Slab is not easy because it takes 12 hours to make it and the hardest part is the tempering, it requires a specific temperature to get the consistency of the chocolate.

Red Hat Cacao is perfect gifts, perfect with coffee, wine and even can pair with fruits.

For more information about Red Hat Cacao, you may check out or follow on Facebook and Instagram (@redhatcacao_ph). 

Friday, October 13, 2017

11:07 PM

The Health Benefits of Bounty Fresh Eggs

The country's leading producer of eggs in the country takes lead in promoting the health benefits of consuming eggs daily. They also take initiatives in spearheading the celebration of World Egg Day this month. The yearly Bounty Fresh Eggs' celebration of World Egg Day similar to other countries lie Australia, USA, UK, France, Brazil, Austria and Asia to name a few.

Bounty Fresh has become the Gold Standard in the Philippines as far as eggs are concerned with their state of the art facilities and using healthy feeds, it ensure the high quality of the eggs that they produce. Filipinos, love eating eggs because its affordable and easy to cook.

During the event, I learned that eating 3 whole eggs a day is Okay and perfectly safe for healthy people. Also, it has vitamins and minerals that help us strengthen our muscles, boost the health of the brain, boost energy production, promote a healthy immune system and can lower the risk of heart diseases.

It also helps in breaking down the amino acid homocysteine that is associated with the development of heart diseases. Eggs are also good for pregnant woman, it helps prevent congenital disabilities such as spina bifida. Even those who are on diet... egg aid weight loss and maintenance, improve eyesight
and promote healthier skin.

The are also some interactive booths that I enjoy, cooking demonstration from Chef Stephanie Zubiri and an egg toast to end the program.

So, Itlog everyday is OK!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

1:00 AM

Check Out the Eastwood City Neon Beer Fest

Eastwood City is gearing up for a month long celebration of great music, good food, overflowing fun and an unstoppable pouring of beer. This year of beer festivities, join Eastwood City as it adds more shades of fun and entertainment in the nightlife scene.

Bearing this year's theme of Neon colors, Eastwood City is painting the party scene with an extra hue of excitement over all things beer matching it with great music of today's hit music icons. The kickoff party was commence last September 29 at 7pm in Eastwood Central Plaza.

Everyone is invited to indulge in a variety of beer brought to you by San Miguel Corporation and Megaworld Lifestyle Malls. Plus great deals and exciting promos await party-goers from selected establishments in Eastwood City. Expect nothing but a list of exciting line up of rock bands on September 29 and October 14, 7pm at Eastwood Central Plaza. And a DJ'd Night on October 7 and 20, 8pm at Fuente Circle.

Join Oh Flamingo, Franco, Ransom Collective, and Spongecola on September 29, to kick start the event. Rock the house with CRWN, Run Dorothy, Banana harbera, and Orange and Lemons on October 14.

Plus, it's a DJ's night on OCtober 7 and 20 with the hottest disc jockeys in the Metro. Catch DJ Renz Elma, DJ Marlo Naval, Dj Marc Naval, DJ mark Sianghio, DJ Janus Naval, and DJ Jon Naval.

We leave you nothing but the best Neon Beer Fest this year. Be part of the largest and widest beer fest at Eastwood City's Neon Beer Fest event. For more information, please contact the Megaworld Lifestyle Mall Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888 or 0917-8380111 or visit

Thursday, October 5, 2017

10:43 PM

Ramen Nagi in Solenad Nuvali is Now Open!

It was my first time at Ramen Nagi and having their signature ramen as we take part to the soft opening of the their Ayala Malls Solenad in Nuvali. That day was fun and tummy full day. I got a chance to catch up with my other blogger friends.

I love the idea of customizing your food and I admire Ramen Nagi about it. They give us a piece of paper where we can choose what to have in our ramen and of course the menu. 

I ordered the Butao King for my ramen choice while for soup base is just normal who has tonkotsu pork-broth and for the topping are belly and no vegetables. I choose my noodles to be normal with extra Tamago on it.


We only allow to have one side dish per two people during the food tasting so for our table we have two (2) side dishes, we ordered the Chicken Karaage and Pork Katsu Roll.  One of my friend ordered Red King (Akao) which has the ultimate spiciness and I don't have a courage to try it. I would like to try it though it gives me chill whenever I think of how spicy it was. There are condiments placed in the able so you can adjust the seasoning base on your own taste.

I love the Chicken Karaage while my ramen was really customized for me. Extra topping can be added in less than Php 100 so you can have it extras if you like.

The serving is big and I did not finish my ramen. Too bad we can't take it out. You can feel the Japanese culture in place and ambiance. I wasn't able to take a picture of the kitchen and inside the restaurant because I was too excited to try the ramen. We are sitting outside and I spoted the Nagi Chips that they sell, it's made from the special dough, fried and flavored in their special Japenese seasoning. It's available in different flavors for Php 95.

Below are the prizes of some their menu:

Original King (Butao)390
Red King (Akao) 410
Tamago 60
Chicken Karaage 250
Pork katsu Roll 295

Guys, if you happen to crave for ramen or feel cold during rainy days or if you are located somewhere in the South. You can visit Ramen Nagi at Ayala Malls Solenad and try their signature ramen!

The day was tiring but it was indeed another blogger food trip that I truly enjoy!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

12:30 AM

Today is KFC Delivery Fan's Day!

KFC Delivery Fans Day was set to be on September 30. KFC invited bloggers to help crack a secret from the Mystery Manila. We are the Team 2 and we are four in the group namely Gerilen, Patty, Beth and yours truly.

Before we get to the KFC Mystery Challenge, we first eat breakfast to get the energy we need. Then, we are given a key that we will be using in KFC Mystery Challenge. Now, did you feel the excitement like what we have?

After the breakfast, we headed back at the KFC Bonifacio Triangle and recieved a red envelope with a letter from Colonel Harland Sanders. It has a 50 KFC bucks and we ran to the cashier to order the Colonel's Special before we get the fist clue of the mystery challenge.

We got the two-way radio in it and we tried to communicate in the other line that we think could give us clue on what's next.

Now we run to outside and I use the key to open the delivery motorcycle box and in one try... Boom! It was open!

The next clue was there and it has a sunglasses, hairnet and KFC shirt on it. One of use which is Patty will be the colonel's assistant that she needs to raid the KFC counter. Patty was asked to get the KFC Chiken Bucket ordered by a customer with a name Harland. So run all over the whole place to find Harland and get the Chicken delivered to him.

It took us so long to find the guy, there are some bluffers too and we even give up on it. Until... Finally, in the outside. We found him!

Upon giving him the bucket of chicken, he gave us a black box with two digital locks and here we go again, we need to decode it to find the next task.

I suggest to use the KFC delivery numbers (887-8888) and it was open. Then we went to the second floor and while opening the door and entering the place an explosion of confetti and congratulatory greetings surprise us.

To give you some details on how we enjoyed the day and how it was fun. I'm sharing you the video below... enjoy!

You too can also join the KFC Delivery Fans Day and here's the mechanics:

- Fans who register and order from Sept. 29-Oct. 1 (9 AM to 9 PM) on gets a valid entry for a chance to be one of the 3 winners of a 1-year supply of KFC Bucket of 6.

- 1 winner will be chosen per day via an electronic raffle for 3 days. A winner can only win once. The draw will be held on Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 and the winners will be announced on the same day as the draw dates via a Facebook post. 

- Winners will be notified via registered mail, email and a call from a KFC representative to schedule the delivery of prize.

- Only one bucket of 6 will be given per week to the winners starting from Oct. 7, 2017, to Oct. 8, 2018. The prize is not convertible to cash.  

What are you waiting for... grab your phone now and make your order now!

Friday, September 29, 2017

8:17 PM

EasyGrocery: Grocery Made Easy!

Have you ever wonder doing groceries without going to the supermarket? Have you think of having a hassle free grocery shopping without going out and just on your place?

Great news – you can now do your groceries online!

Imagine foregoing the hassle of physically going to the grocery, dealing with traffic and parking woes, dealing with a crowded supermarket and longer lines at the cashier.

This is made possible by EasyGrocery, the latest mobile app which allows consumers to purchase their grocery items from the app and have them delivered to their preferred address within 60 minutes committed time. The app works for both iOS and Android phones and is now available for download from the App Store and Google Play.

The launch of EasyGrocery comes at a time when more and more Pinoy shoppers are putting premium value for convenience. The results of the annual Nielsen Shopper Trends report from 2015 to 2017 showed a common theme on the shopping habits of Filipinos. While income and purchasing power remains on the upswing, what remains a reality is that the consumers’ time is now a highly-priced commodity. Hence, products and services that are convenient, trustworthy and hassle-free will always appeal to busy Filipinos.

The proliferation of online shopping in the Philippines has significantly altered the way Filipino consumers approach shopping. In 2015, there are already 26.01 million Filipino eCommerce users, majority of which come from the middle class. Topping their list of purchase are electronic goods, clothes and even furniture. 

Therefore, it is surprising that in spite the proliferation of online shopping sites and apps, one still has yet to buy their groceries on foot and in store. This may be the reason why another earlier Shopper Trends survey showed that Filipinos are spending less during grocery shopping but spending more in convenience stores.

Grocery Shopping for the changing times EasyGrocery aims to cater to the average Filipinos who find grocery shopping a daunting but necessary task: it can be the average office worker who spends a minimum of 8 hours in the office, excluding overtime; it can be the harried mother trying to balance taking care of the kids and still do house chores; or it can be OFWs who want to be more hands-on on their family’s budgeting.

“We currently live in a fast-paced lifestyle where convenience and time-savings are the public’s priority requirement in their day-to-day activities. It is from this reality that the idea by which EasyGrocery was conceptualized.” 
Eugene Leoncio, EasyGrocery’s President & CEO.

Whatever the case may be, this latest mobile app delivers the hassle-free and convenient way of getting the week’s basic necessities from the store to the customer’s home, with just a few clicks.

To appeal to the discerning market, EasyGrocery puts prime value in winning the trust of their users by putting their own brand of customer service in place:

• A fast and easy ordering system designed exclusively for the app
• Trained Runners who will personally pick-up the groceries as soon as orders are confirmed online
• GPS mobile app tracker for their riders which allows customers to track the driver’s location with ETA
• A proactive notification system which allows customers to see if items/orders are already in process and see their current status EasyGrocery provides a variety of online grocery shopping options as it makes it possible to purchase the orders in some of the country’s biggest supermarket chains. 

What’s best, groceries will come from the stores nearest to the customers in order to meet delivery time.

Users have the option of paying Cash On Delivery (COD), credit card and points payment and soon, payments can also be made via Bayad Centers, over the counter, online banking, convenience stores and mobile payment facilities.

And since EasyGrocery only charges a flat rate of 100 pesos for the service fee per order and another 100 pesos for the delivery fee; it is still more affordable compared to commuting and then dealing with the unnecessary expenses of grocery shopping!

EasyGrocery is now available in its three pilot areas of Makati, Parañaque and Taguig, and hopes to add more cities in the coming months.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

8:24 PM

Butamaru Opens New Ramen And Izakaya Concept In Ortigas

Alabang’s cult-favorite ramen joint has finally set up shop and opened its doors in the heart of Metro Manila. Butamaru’s newest branch is located at Technopoint One, Ortigas Home Depot, giving its loyal ramen-hungry patrons a much more accessible dining option. The new branch retains the interior details that diners have come to know and love – the long Japanese-style dining counter, the minimalist wooden furniture, down to the photo collage backdrop that gives a glimpse of the experience you’re about to enjoy.

Butamaru’s claim to fame is its sinfully decadent, slow-roasted, melt-in- your-mouth round pork belly slices swimming in a soulful sixteen-hour tonkotsu broth, creating a harmonious, perfectly balanced flavor. The noodles are hand-made using techniques and specifications passed down by Master Artisan Sugimura of Menko Noodle Company. The Shoyu ramen is a tried-and-tested classic that’s become synonymous with the branch but if you want something a bit lighter, the Shio is an excellent choice. For diners seeking a spicy kick to each slurp, the Tantanmen or Curry Tantanmen is perfect for you. A popular choice in the Ortigas branch is Kaisen ramen – one of Butamaru’s newest creation that combines perfectly cooked seafood with a hearty umami-filled broth.

Aside from serving their savory and heartwarming ramen, Butamaru’s newest concept incorporates an extensive izakaya selection to complete your Japanese dining experience.

Executive Chef Jerome Lim meticulously crafted and curated Butamaru’s izakaya menu, combining traditional Japanese fare with exciting new flavors. Kushiyaki favorites like Gyu Kushi, Yakitori, Buta Bara (pork belly), Tori Kawa (chicken skin) and Shiitake mushroom sticks are available while lesser known options like Kamo Kushi (duck breast) are offered as well.

For those looking for some crunch, their Katsu Gyozayaki, Ebi Mayo, Toriten and Supearibu Karai are sure to satisfy that craving. Make sure to try their Kimchi Chashu Tacos as well as Spicy Tuna Tacos as well for a unique explosion of flavors with every bite. Of course the izakaya experience wouldn’t be complete without alcohol. Butamaru Ortigas has an ample selection of local and imported beers, spirits, and Japanese-inspired cocktails.

Butamaru Ortigas is located at G/F, Ortigas Technopoint One (Upper Deck), Ortigas Home Depot, Doña Julia Vargas Ave., Pasig. Phone number: 6359246, e-mail: You can also find Butamaru Ortigas on Facebook and Instagram under @butamaruortigas.

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