Sunday, December 26, 2010

Starbucks Tagaytay

After our bulalo dinner at Green ATS Bulalohan, we decided to get some caffeine first before heading home. We arrived at Starbucks Tagaytay by 12mn and lo and behold, it was like a lotto outlet. We had a hard time getting seats for we are six and getting two seats is already a challenge.. to think its already midnight! 


We were treated to a very delicious Lemon Square dessert, a gift from my dear friend Dax. I don't know the right term, but it's delicious, its so lemony without the feeling of being sour. It just tastes right. Yummm! My friends loved it and they even ordered 3 more boxes on our way back. 
1 box has 16 lemon squares and cost p220. 
My Tall Signature Hot Choco is perfect for the weather and the Lemon Square.

Green ATS Bulalohan in Tagaytay

Before Christmas, some friends and I decided to go to Tagaytay and just have dinner and chill out to destress! Angel and I brought them to Green ATS, this is our fave bulalo place in Tagaytay.

The view is overlooking Taal Lake, but at the moment we can't see because it's already an hour before midnight. The wind was crazy! It was sooo cold, hindi lang halata sa mga smiles namin. Haha!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Me Time Moments with Dove

I eat when I'm depressed and chocolate is one of my favorite comfort food. It is also the one common thing me and my family love to share. We recently tried Dove Chocolates. After a heavy and sumptous lunch prepared by mom because we are all present at home, it was timing that the Dove Chocolate package came. When i instantly knew it was chocolate, it was enough reason for us to continue enjoying dessert together. Mom got the DOVE® Chocolate with Crispy Rice, Dad got the DOVE® Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut, Almond & Raisin, Shobe got the DOVE® Dark Chocolate and I tried DOVE® Milk Chocolate. It's something new to our taste buds, we love Dove Chocolate's unique silky smooth because it is introduced by Mars

Mars takes great care and maintains the highest standard of quality in manufacturing DOVE Chocolate from the bean to bar, coupled with its special roasting and grinding – resulting in the signature silky smooth signature taste of  DOVE® Chocolate.

The silky smooth Dove Chocolate is perfect for a "Me-Time Moment" - my after meal dessert and distressing after a long day at work. Dove is available in single-serve to-go format, perfect indulgence anytime you need to unwind.

DOVE® is available at all local supermarkets, hypermarkets and convenience stores. retails at P45:
  1. DOVE® Milk Chocolate (43g)  - best seller
  2. DOVE® Dark Chocolate (43g)
  3. DOVE® Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut, Almond & Raisin (43g)
  4. DOVE® Chocolate with Crispy Rice (4og)
Enjoy your Me-Time moment with Dove Chocolates and experience a whole new rich and smooth chocolate only made for you to indulge =)


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Delights @ Figaro

Christmas is just around the corner. Have you thought of buying gifts already for Christmas? If not then you might want to check out the Christmas Delights offered by Figaro Coffee Company.

For your sweet tooth friends, you have three pastries to choose from!

Raisin Short Bread Cookie (P115) – a delectable combination of butter, raisins and delicious Danish cookie baked to perfection. An ideal combination with hot brewed coffee.

Cream Cheese Brownie (P159) – Soft and chewy melt-in-your-mouth chocolate brownie with swirls of yummy cream cheese toppings.

Ambrosia Fruit Bar (P159) – A delicious baked goodie made of assorted glazed fruits and molasses create this heavenly delight.

You can also buy the two brownie/bar in one box, half cream cheese and half ambrosia fruit bar for only P159. (picture above)

For your coffee lover friends, let them dig this:

Gift Set: Selling Beans and Mug – Why give only the beans when you can also give 549the mug, this combo set comes in 9 coffee beans to choose from.
House Reserve – P499
Metro Blend – P425
Country Blend –P425
French Roast – P445
Arabica – P445
Decaf – P549
Barako Blend – P445
Butterscotch – P415
Hazelnut – P415

But if they just need the mug then give them this special mug from Figaro. Figaro Special Mug (P209) lets them drink and enjoy their coffee and also their mug, literally. When you place a hot beverage on the once plain black mug, a hidden design will be revealed.

Visit your neareast Figaro Coffee branch now and don’t miss out on these special treats only by Figaro Coffee Company.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

KFC Double Down

The new KFC Double Down sandwich is real! This one-of-a-kind sandwich features two thick and juicy boneless white meat chicken filets (Original Recipe® or Grilled), two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel's Sauce. This product is so meaty, there’s no room for a bun!

The Double Down comes in two versions – Original Recipe® or Grilled and the nutrition information is below.

Know more about it here.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Figaro's all day Breakfast & Figaro Frost

Figaro Coffee Company is now offering breakfast to go with their famous Figaro Coffee. The New all day breakfast set by Chef Karl Marxist Tan is set on affordable price that you will surely enjoy not just in the morning but anytime of the day.

There are three sets of breakfast meals to choose from:

Classic Corned Beef – a sumptuous serving of juicy corned beef, sauted in onions served with tomato-cucumber salsa and fried farm fresh egg. This is probably one of the all time favourite breakfast of many, I love the juicy corned beef sauted in onions just like how i do it at home. (P175, served with 8 oz. Brewed coffee)    

Pork Longganisa – Savor the sweet and spicy flavour of homemade pork longganisa perfectly complemented with tomato-cucumber salsa and fried farm fresh egg. This is a must order breakfast set and my fave among the three breakfast set. The homemade longganisa is so full of flavour and very delicious. (P175, served with 8 oz. Brewed coffee)  

Gourmet Crispy Tuyo – Perfect blend of flavours and spices infused over crispy tuyo flakes served with fried eggplant, tomato-cucumber salsa and fried farm fresh egg. Who would have thought that you would find a “tuyo” meal in a coffee shop? The crispy tuyo is perfect with the garlic rice and is a new and distinctive meal to be served. (P175, served with 8 oz. Brewed coffee)              
If you want to veer away from the usual coffee drink, Figaro offers three new exciting 
Frost Flavors! 

Chocolate Cookie (P135)

Creme Brulee (P125)

Strawberry Milkshake (P125) 

The Frost drinks are perfect for humid weather but is also nice at any time of the day. I have tasted only the Strawberry Milkshake, coz that’s what I ordered and I loved it! It’s not too sweet and not too sour, the blending is perfect.

Check out Figaro for store locations.

Goodfellas Steaks and Burgers

Contrary to many belief that it's expensive to dine at a place where they mostly serve steaks and burgers, I have just found a steakhouse which serve the same steak with other steakhouse at the most affordable price. Fellas, I'd like to share with you GoodFellas Steaks and Burgers.


Goodfellas Steaks and Burger is located at #56 K-1st St. cor T. Gener, Kamuning, Quezon City. Business hours Sunday to Thursday, 11:00am - 11:00pm.

When you get inside, you will notice the "Mafia" ambiance through the paintings and lighting's inside the restaurant. The founders, Jon Espiritu III and Atty. Raji Mendoza has always been fascinated in the Mafia world since they were kids and even until now.

They serve American dishes that are Italian inspired. They serve in large portions with fresh ingredients that satisfy their customers taste with a lot of value for their money. Let's have a look at what we have on our table:

Pat & Geno [P220] 
Famous Angus Phillycheesesteak sandwich served on ciabatta 
Gottis Cheese  [P345 to share]
Mozzarella Sticks served with tomato salsa dip. This appetizer comes in big serving and is good for sharing.
Carlito's Gang [P375 to share]
Angus Beef Salpicao, good to share. The flavor of the beef is very tasty and this side kick is as good as main course already, just order extra rice. Hehe.

Wise Burger [P295/solo & P345/combo]
This is their own version of Bacon Cheese Burger, 200 grammer honey cured bacon is the main attraction of this burger. Combo comes in with fries and drink.

Margherita Burger [P215/solo & P265]
100 grammer charboiled burger, roasted tomato, mozzarella, basil and cheese sauce.

Besides from the appetizers which they call Side Kicks, and Burgers and Sandwiches then comes Big Plates, a part of their menu where they have the main course.
For my main course, I ordered The Freshman, it's Grilled Fish Skewers / Lemon Butter served with Rice Pilaf & mixed vegetables. I love the flavor of the fish and how it was grilled, it's perfectly grilled. I had a very colorful plate, almost every color is there.

Goodfellas House Steak [P325]
(8-10 ounce Angus House Steak) This is one of their bestsellers. The steak is tender and juicy and I love it with the A1 steak sauce.
Gambino Crew (P325)
Grilled shrimps with rice pilaf for seafood lovers.
Bambino Ribs [P325/quarter & P585/half rack]
Baby back pork ribs served with rice pilaf and mixed vegetables. They serve a generous amount of mixed veggies. A must order under Big Plates.
Rasperry Ice Tea and Blue Lemonade [P45]
It has always been a delightful way to end the meal with dessert. They served three of their famous cakes and the sweetest way to end the night was the mount of ice cream called Mt. Everest.

New York Cheese Cake [P130]
Toblerone Cheesecake [P150]
A personal favorite! This cake is specially made by the owners wife and a must order after the meat feast. The cheesecake blends soo good with the toblerone.
Carrot Cake [P120]
Mt. Everest [P325 to share]
Eight scoops of different flavors of your favorite ice cream that's good to share special dessert by Goodfellas. The flavors include Orange, Bubble Gum, Strawberry, Choco Mint, Vanilla, Avocado, and i forgot the other one.

They have a promo just for this weekend. For just P700 you can taste a very special set breakfast, beer and bottomless ice tea while watching the Pacquiao and Margarito match only at Goodfellas, 8:00am on November 14, 2010.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kanin Get It

Kanin Get It is a new offering from the people behind Kanin Club and Cafe Breton. Kanin Get It serves a variety of comfort dishes, freshly cooked and fastfood style that caters to young people that is usually budget-conscious and is also concerned with variety, taste and quality of the food that they avail. I love Kanin Club and  I loved Kanin Get It too! 

On the table:

Sizzling Beef Salpicao (150p)

Korean Beef BBQ (130p)

Daing Trio [Danggit, Pingka at Tuyo] (120p)

·         They serve all day breakfast such as Sardines, Longganisa, Tinapang Bangus, Tapa andTocino. This comes with fried egg and garlic rice. Their garlic rice serves ample garlic, and you can request for more. *wink*

Sizzling Sisig (125p)
·         Sisig is included in the side dish and is meant to be shared because of the generous serving of the dish.

Crispy Boneless Chicken with gravy (130p)

Banana Bites - with or without Ice Cream (45/80p)

·         I sooo love this dessert! I suggest you order this with Ice Cream!

Buco Pandan Salad (87.50p)

They also have Merienda, that includes Sotanghon, Chap Chae (Korean Noodles), La Paz Batchoy, Palitaw, Kropeck, Tokneneng, Squid and Fishballs. Their Menu offers a very wide variety of dishes from Filipino, Korean, Japanese and Asian dishes. You will have a hard time to choose! Haha!

Kanin Get It
One Evotech Building
Nuvali, Sta. Rosa
(049) 502-8187
10am-10pm daily