Saturday, June 11, 2016


Who doesn’t love Filipino cuisine?
Foreigners visit the Philippines for two reasons: Food and Travel.
Ofcourse, the Philippines do not disappoint.

REDD, located at Prism Plaza in Mall of Asia Complex recently held its grand launch, introducing its very cool mixture of our favorite Filipino dishes. The menu is extensive, with enough Filipino food choices for any kind of craving and size of appetite.

That means that whether you are dining solo, in a date or even with a group of friends or family – REDD provides you with those perfect options mainly #Selfie (good for 1), #Date (good for 2-3) and #Groufie (good for 4-6) dish orders. The dishes are prepared and presented with a twist, while staying to the authentic slow-cooking methods that brings out the best flavors from each ingredient.

Chinese Na Matakaw will guide you on what to order when dining at REDD.

Naturally appetizers means a small dish served before the main meal, but you will be surprised that REDD’s line up of appetizers are as good as their mains!

Juana Fries
These potatoes underwent an extensive hydration process, so you are assured this is no ordinary fries! Plus the chili con carne and cheddar cream gives a perfect combination of sauce to the hand cut pototaes.

Wen Manong
This Ilocano dish is composed of pork mascara and liver, ginger, calamansi, chili and mayo. The taste is similar to that of Kilawin. Perfect to partner with a cold beer!

Bangus Sisig
Sisig Ala Kanto
I was able to try 3 kinds of sisig (Yes, they have more than one!) and as gluttonous you would say I am, I loved all of them! For pork lovers, try Sisig ala Kanto. For seafood lovers, try Bangus Sisig and a special sisig original recipe by the owner, which has 3 kinds of fish.

Main Dish: Oh-La-Lam!

Your favorite comfort foods are even made better with the twist that REDD provides.

Short Ribs Kansi
Kansi is an Ilonggo dish which is a crossover between sinigang and bulalo. The ribs are slow-cooked for 8 hours so you are sure it is perfect and tender. This dish which is cooked in kamias and lemongrass, is especially good during this rainy season.

Kare Kare Trio
Must order this one of a kind Kare Kare dish because it includes grilled chicken, beef brisket and fried pork, paired with house-made-sweet-salty Bagoong!

Chicken Pork Adobo
Not your usual adobo at home! This one has pork belly bagnet, chicken leg and thigh inasal combined in their special adobo sauce. I really love thick adobo sauce.

Glazed Tuna Belly
Seafood lover? Their grilled and glazed Tuna from Gen San is a must try, perfect with sautéed veggies. For all watching their diet, this is one my fave seafood dish from REDD.

Lighter options for those going green can choose from the Oh My G! portion of the menu that includes the Bicolano Gising-Gising - sigarilyas and fried tofu made rich and creamy with coconut milk.  

Tinapa Rice

Bagoong Rice
While all the dishes are usually paired with plain white rice, it’s also best to try their #RicePaMore menu. I tried both Bagoong ang Tinapa rice, and I love the Bagoong rice! Although it has a flavor of its own, it’s still perfect with the main dishes I ate. They also have Aligue rice and all three flavored rice are available in Pang Date and Pang Groufie servings.

Now, it’s time to make some room for dessert.

Dessert: Sweet Endings

Ending but sweet indeed, both the Turon Overload and Leche Flan would win and clean your palette from all the savory dishes you will eat at REDD. Both are also customers faves! (insert thumbs up!)

REDD offers a great twist in their Filipino dishes that I’m sure will be a favorite of many. Try it out and let me know what you picked!

4th Floor, Prism Plaza, TwoE-Com Center
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Tel: 808-7683

Monday, November 3, 2014

No-Bake Baked Macaroni Recipe

My "No-Bake" Bake Mac is so easy to make. 

I came to love this dish because of my sister. She made this simple pasta dish at home and after I tasted it, I always bug her to make it again. Her style, after cooking the pasta and mixing the sauce, she would bake it for a few minutes before serving, making sure the cheese is melted in a delicious gooey way.

But since I don’t have an oven yet, this is my style, which my husband loved just the same. The ingredients below do not have exact measurements, this is because since I’m no expert cook, sometimes I just estimate how many per ingredient I will put. 


  • ·         Elbow Macaroni
  • ·         Sweet Style Sauce
  • ·         Tomato Sauce
  • ·         Ground Beef
  • ·         Garlic and Onion
  • ·         Salt and Pepper
  • ·         Quickmelt Cheese

Bechamel Sauce (this was taught to me by my Chef Friend, Mac)

  • ·         Butter
  • ·         Flour
  • ·         Milk
  • ·         Salt and Pepper
  • ·         Nutmeg (optional)
  • ·         Quickmelt Cheese


  1. Cook the elbow macaroni according to pack instructions.
  2. In a separate pot, saute the garlic and onion.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook for 5 minutes or until the color changes to medium brown.
  4. Add the Sweet Style Sauce and simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the Tomato Sauce. The Sweet Style sauce should have more than the tomato sauce.
  6. Simmer for another minute.
  7. Once the pasta is al dente, mix it in the pot of sauce then stir.
  8. Put a small amount of cooked baked mac in a bowl, add béchamel sauce on top and grated cheese.
  9. For those with oven, you can bake it for a few minutes before serving.

For the Bechamel Sauce:
  1.  Melt the butter in a separate pot then add flour
  2. Stir constantly and make sure there are no lumps.
  3. Add the milk and a pinch of nutmeg if you have, if none that fine.
  4. Continue to stir constantly then add mozzarella or any quickmelt cheese you have.
  5. Stir constantly until you achieved desired texture, make sure it’s texture is like white ketchup or sauce. 


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Angels Pizza Pasta Combo's Rainy Day Umbrella Promo

The rainy season has begun, but don’t let the rain ruin your parade!

Angels Pizza will surely let you stay dry and satisfy your pizza cravings too! 

Introducing the Angels Pizza Pasta Combo's Rainy Day Umbrella Promo

Get a free Angel’s Rainy Day Umbrella when you complete eight (8) stamps on your stampede card. Get one stamp every time you buy pizza, pasta and drinks worth Php700 at participating Angels Pizza outlets.

Here’s the Mechanics:

1. A customer can avail of an Angels' Rainy Day Stampede Card with one stamp upon a Php700 single receipt purchase of any Angels' food and beverages.
2. Avail of multiple stamps when you buy more than Php700 food and drinks at selected participating branches.
3. For purchases more than Php700 getting multiple stamps, only one card claim per customer.
4. This Stampede Card Promo is valid only at the specific branch of initial purchase.
5. Complete eight (8) stamps in one card to claim your FREE limited edition Angels' Rainy Day Umbrella. 
6. Promo runs from Sept.1,2014-Dec.31,2014 per DTI-NCR Permit #6011 s.2014.
7. Redemption period is from Sept.15, 2014- Feb.28, 2015

The package came in time for my birthday! I was about to buy an umbrella because my old umbrella suddenly gave up on me and it was a wonderful surprise to get one! The orange color is a bonus, because it happens to be my favorite color!

I'm getting through the rain in style with Angels Pizza Pasta Combo's limited edition Rainy Day Umbrella, thanks Angel's Pizza for the birthday gift :)

The heavens are in your favor so take it from the Angels, bringing heaven at your doorstep. Call 922-2222 or order online at and follow @angelspizza on Twitter and Instagram for more promos and updates.