Friday, December 14, 2012

The Reyes Barbecue Cookbook: Frank’s Sauces Recipe Collection

This Christmas, spread the joy with a unique gift for friends and loved ones. Give them a limited edition Frank’s Sauces Cookbook from Reyes Barbecue, featuring new and exciting recipes developed through a collaboration between Reyes Barbeque founder Frank Reyes and upcoming chef, Chef Meg Pilares.

The collection features contemporary recipes that are perfect for this holiday season using Reyes Barbecue’s famous Peanut, Pica Pica, Teriyaki, Caramel, Barbecue Marinade and Atchara sauces.

“They are so easy to follow, even my Yaya Mary can make them!” said Mitos Camahort, a food business owner and president of Image Dimension, ad agency.

The Frank’s Sauces Recipe Collection is exclusively available at participating Reyes Barbecue stores starting this December 2012. This limited edition cookbook is specially priced at P100. Various gift packages combined with individual Frank’s Sauces are also available starting at P165 only!

Visit Reyes Barbecue participating stores now!

Participating stores : SM Mall of Asia, SM Marikina, SM Bicutan, SM Las Pinas, SM Marilao, SM Clark, SM Tarlac, SM Pasig, Greenbelt 1, Alabang Town Center Food Court, UP Ayala TechnoHub, Nuvali Evozone, Pavilion Mall Sta Rosa, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Magnolia Food Court, Robinsons Lipa, Venice Piazza McKinley Hill, Waltermart Makati, Cash & Carry Mall Food Court, 168 Mall Food Court 3/F, 168 Mall Food Court 5/F Phase 5, Shangri La Mall Food Court, Emerald Mansion, Pacific Star Building Makati, Puregold Shaw.

For customer feedback, inquiries, and information, please visit www.reyesbarbecue.NET, email, text 09178684306 or call 7257502.

Barbecue. Peanut Sauce. Java Rice. Best way to go!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sweet Gastronomic Experience at Sweet Bella Cafe

The success of the 1st Sweet Bella Café store led to another soon to be successful 2nd store in Greenbelt 5.

Sweet Bella Café owner, Cristina Santiago-Rivera (daughter of Melo Santiago, renowned restaurateur behind Melo’s Steakhouse) cooks up additional dishes in her menu for the 2nd store in Greenbelt 5.

The menu offers a gastronomic experience from start to finish. Let me show you what I’m talking about. 

Sweet Beginnings of Sweet Bella Café

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. – Ernestine Ulmer

Everybody loves dessert. Period. Some people even prefers dessert over the main course. As a child, I began to like chocolates as a prize and something I should work hard for. The story of Sweet Bella starts with Cristina Santiago-Rivera and her passion for creating the most desirable dessert anyone can imagine. 

Cristina “Tin Tin” Santiago-Rivera is an accomplished pastry chef and a very loving mother. She graduated from California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, USA and came back to Manila to follow the footsteps of her Dad, Melo Santiago, the renowned restaurateur behind Melo’s Steakhouse.

Sweet Bella Cafe, named after her only daughter, Isabella, began as a home based dessert bar in 2006. Since then, her fervour in making only the most delectable desserts and unforgettable experience to the palate led to the inception of Sweet Bella Desserts, now known as Sweet Bella Café.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Something Old and Something New at Chateau 1771

Chateau 1771 has managed to keep up with a reputation of serving the finest No Borders Cuisine since the 80’s back when it was still in its original Malate home. Evoking the feel-good vibe of exquisite flavors of Swiss, Italian, and French, Chateau 1771 was able to make a winning concoction that kept foodies linger over the past two decades.

Now residing in its posh and upscale Greenbelt address, Chateau 1771 remained on top-of-mind for those who wish to experience only the finest in dining. Yes, Chateau 1771 is for people who understand that food is a crucial part of planning in every occasion that deserves a celebration. But of course, those who wish to make an ordinary day transform into something special, starting with gourmet food is the way to go.

So before the year comes to a close and in preparation for Chateau's 25th year anniversary next year, Executive Chef Vicky Rose Pacheco rounds out the quarter with a new batch of dishes bringing back old flavors, which will surely change the way a gourmet food is defined.

REYES BARBECUE Opens 2 stores at Robinsons Magnolia and Festival Mall

Reyes Barbecue recently opened two new stores at the Robinsons Magnolia and Festival malls, making their delicious barbecue meals more accessible to a wider range of customers.

“We are pleased and excited to bring the best barbecue dining experience to new markets, and will continue to work very hard to develop an organization that aims to always keep our customers happy and satisfied,” says Frank Reyes, Founder CEO of Reyes Barbecue.

Festival Mall

Robinson Magnolia
The new stores feature fresh interior designs that encourage family bonding and enjoyment. They also show the brand’s latest “Yes, Yes, Yes, ReYES!”commercial. New crew uniforms, new packaging designs, and the latest new product “Grilled Fish Barbecue Meal” – skewered fish fillet marinated in a special sauce and grilled to perfection, served with the delicious Java Rice, Pica-Pica Sauce and Ensaladang Talong – are also part of the evolving growth of the Reyes Barbecue stores.

Enjoy your favorite Boneless Chicken Barbecue Meal, Pork Barbecue Meal, Grilled Bangus Belly Meal, Reyes Arroz Caldo, Reyes Goto, Garlic Sotanghon, and all the other classic barbecue dishes at the Reyes Barbecue store nearest you!

For customer feedback, inquiries and information, please log on to www.reyesbarbcue.NET, email, text 09178684305, or call 7257502. Barbecue. Peanut Sauce. Java Rice. Best way to go!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

SEPTEMBER is Soup and Barbecue Month!

Don’t let these rainy days get you down! Take the time to have a hearty meal that will keep your energies up!

 Reyes Barbecue energizes its customers for this month of September with a special Soup and Barbecue Meal combo promo! For all Mondays of September, and for the entire day, all Reyes Barbecue customers get a Free Mini Sotanghon Soup or a Free Mini Molo Soup for every barbecue meal purchase! The delicious combination of a warm, filling and heart soup, with the tasty Java Rice, rich Peanut Sauce, and your favorite barbecue dishes – like the Boneless Chicken Barbecue, Pork Barbecue, Grilled Liempo, Grilled Bangus Belly, Grilled Pusit, Grilled Tuna Belly and the new favorite, Grilled Fish Barbecue – will surely recharge your spirits and energize you for the day!

 Visit Reyes Barbecue participating stores now ! Participating stores : SM Mall of Asia, SM Marikina, SM Bicutan, SM Las Pinas, SM Marilao, SM Clark, SM Tarlac, SM Pasig, Greenbelt 1, Alabang Town Center Food Court, UP Ayala TechnoHub, Nuvali Evozone, Pavilion Mall Sta Rosa, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Magnolia Food Court, Robinsons Lipa, Venice Piazza McKinley Hill, Waltermart Makati, Cash & Carry Mall Food Court, 168 Mall Food Court, Shangri La Mall Food Court, Emerald Mansion, Pacific Star Building Makati, Puregold Shaw.

 For feedback and inquiries: Text 0197 868 4306, Call 726-9725, Email, visit our website www.reyesbarbecue.NET. Barbecue. Peanut Sauce. Java Rice. Best way to go! The Reyes Way is the Way to Go!

Marriott Café sizzles with it’s Newest Teppanyaki Station

Japanese Cuisine is well loved by many because its classic culinary appeal is incomparable to anywhere in the world. The Japanese station is one of the most visited station in any buffet.

Among the large variety of dishes and regional specialties of the Japanese cuisine, I came to love sushi and maki and beside these delicious dishes, Marriott Café now sizzles with it’s newest Teppanyaki Station for buffet dinner which still priced P1750 net.

Marriott Café’s Teppanyaki station offers only the freshest and meaty choices of seafood, fish, pork and chicken, grilled to perfection. Executive Chef Meik Brammer makes everything tastier and satisfying in all aspects from the grill to the plate.

 Derived from the word “teppan” or iron plate, this side of the buffet is loaded with the following choices: Gyuniko (diced beef tenderloin with vegetable in teppanyaki sauce); Tori (diced chickem with vegetable in teppanyaki sauce); Shake Teppanyaki (teppan salmon fillet with vegetable in special sauce); and Kaisen (mixed seafood with vegetable is sweet and spicy garlic sauce).

 It was my first time to try Marriott Café’s Teppanyaki Station and I tried a combo dish. I mixed everything possible, I got Gyuniko, Tori and Kaisen.

 The special Teppanyaki sauce made the dish so full of flavour and tasty to the last piece. I liked my beef well done, the chicken, and squid was perfectly cooked also. The vegetables were a perfect compliment to the meat. I really love my meal, I was even tempted to make another one.

 You can convert it to a complete meal too by adding rice whipped up with meat sauce and spices, where in the mixing results to an aromatic golden brown color.

 While Teppanyaki is the new star section of Marriott Café, the thoughtful daily dinner menu in the buffet from appetizer to dessert can never be left behind in its execution—leaving the choices and great memories almost endless! I would recommend also the fruits dessert station.

I just love the selection of fruits available, compliments to each meal Marriott has to offer. I can't wait for another exciting gastronomic night at Marriott Cafe!

Marriott Cafe
Marriott Hotel Manila, Resorts World Manila

Friday, August 31, 2012

Buddha Bar Opens Doors for a Special Ladies Night this August 31, 2012!

To all the jovial, lovely ladies of the cosmopolitan Metro, brace yourself to celebrate this August 31, 2012, as Buddha-Bar Manila stirs up an enthralling revelry that will surely enliven Manila’s party scene. Buddha-Bar Manila is opening its doors for Ladies First!—a night for all women who know how to party in style. Manila’s hottest DJ trio of Ornusa Cadness, Mia Ayesa, and Sanya Smith—collectively known as The Zombettes, will provide the unique world-famous Buddha-Bar music, soothing yet sensual that will transport you to a place away from the clatter and clutter of everyday life. The affair will be hosted by iconic radio DJ Sam YG, plus prizes like an e-gadget and a French designer bag will be raffled to all the lady attendees. Ladies First! is truly set to fuel the fabulous crowd all night.

But what makes it even more exciting is that the place is not just a typical setting with an open dance floor and couches on the sides. As a franchise of the world renowned bar-lounge-restaurant chain conceived by the late Raymond Visan in Paris, France in 1996, Buddha-Bar Manila carries the Buddha-Bar signature sophistication that has awed even the crowds of Monte Carlo, Kiev, Prague, Budapest, Mexico, Dubai, Beirut, Cairo and Tblisi. Buddha-Bar Manila has the same grandeur and opulence, with mystical interiors coupled with a glorious expanse filled with ornate fixtures, subdued amber lightning, and eclectic Asian décor.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Antonio's Coffee+Bibingka

What is Bibingka?

Bibingka is a Philippine rice cake that is usually eaten during Christmas season. This is usually being sold in wooden kiosk outside church. Bibingka is usually paired with Puto Bumbong, glutinous rice cooked in bamboo tubes and colored with purple coloring. During Simbang Gabi in the Philippines, these two delicacies sell like pancakes as early as 4 o’clock in the morning.

Today you don’t need to wait for the Christmas season to taste them because there is already ANTONIO’S Coffee + Bibingka, this is actually the first store that I know that made Bibingka available to people who shop every day at malls.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

SM MEGAMALL Food Sale! Aug 17-19, 2012!

If you are thinking that the only sale items you can enjoy are clothes, bag, shoes, accessories, book, gadgets and furniture, then you’re definitely wrong..

SM Megmall brings you, for the third time…

You heard it right! Even food is on sale too! SM Megamall brings your dining experience into a whole new and exciting level with over 100 restaurants with exciting deals, promos, buy one take one, and freebies..

Different cuisines are available to satisfy all your cravings! From dimsums, to steaks, to burgers, to pasta, to desserts, to milk teas, to bread and even to rice all you can.. you will never go home hungry!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Enchanted Kingdom’s Amazon Grill: It's Magic in a Fork!

Enchanted Kingdom’s Amazon Grill, will charm the taste buds of park guests with mouth-watering meals and delightful drinks with it’s new gourmet dishes for kids and family.

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After exploring the exciting rides and skilled games around the park, relax and dine in this fully air-conditioned themed restaurant is located at Enchanted Kingdom’s Jungle Outpost and is guaranteed of speedy service.

Amazon Grill welcomes its new chef, Gerald Molina and his latest delectable croquettes and experience the magical ride of new flavors in your mouth.

Freshen up under the shade of the stilted stone design of Amazon Grill resto while quenching your thirst with Eldar’s Purple Brew, Enchanted Kingdom's refreshing signature cooler. The drink is a lemonade thirst-quencher concocted with grenadine syrup and curacao. The magic happens when one stirs the pinkish drink as it turns to color purple.

Monday, July 23, 2012

JELLY-G Thai Milk Tea - I am Creamy!

Looking for the latest, tastier, creamier and healthier milk tea around town? Your search for the perfect milk tea stops at Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea!

Jelly-G Milk Tea is the only and premier drink brand in the Philippines that serves authentic, creamy and perfectly blended Thai Milk Tea. Every Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea uses freshly steeped tea leaves daily mixed with all-natural ingredients like Arabica Coffee, Pure Australian Milk Chocolate and puree from fresh fruits with its signature grass jelly intensifying the richness of Jelly-G drinks.

Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea is now serving refreshing variations of tea, coffee, chocolate and fruit juices. Try Jelly-G Milk Tea available in the following flavors: Thai Milk Tea, Nutty Thai, Cheesy Thai, Carmeletea, Berry Thai, Lemon Thai, Basil Thai, Dark Thai, Jasmine Green, Moji Tea, Cheesy Green, Green Dark, Milo Thai, Chocnut Thai, Chai Tea and Black Tea.

Coffee lovers will surely perk up in Jelly-G’s coffee variants: America Coffee, Coffee Mint, Nutty Cup, Carmeletto, Mocha Dark, Coffee Oreo, Deep Chocnut and Cinnamon Spice.

Indulge guilt-free with Jelly-G’s Chocolate mixes: Choco Bravo, Chunky Oreo, Black Forest, Mella Twist, Choco Mist, Aussie Nut, Dark Chocolate, Choco Milo and Choco Bravo Banana.

More refreshing twists in Jelly-G’s fruit drinks: Mango Sweeso, Frizzy Berry, White Lychee, Banana Bliss, Mango Yakult, Berry Yakult, Cheesy Mango and Cheesy Berry.

Visit Jelly-G branches available at Glorietta4 Food Choices, Market!Market! (3rd flr.), Alabang Town Center Food Choices, Marquee Mall (ground flr.), Robinson’s Metro East (ground flr.), SM Marikina (3rd flr.), Sta. Lucia East Mall (2nd flr.) and Festival Supermall (3rd flr.) and choose from a wide variety of milk tea that will satisfy everyone’s taste.

Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea will also open soon at Ali Mall (lower ground) and at 500 Shaw Centrum (ground level).

Visit and like their FaceBook page (Jelly G Drink) for more exciting drink mixes of Thai Milk tea and freebies.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Clawdaddy's Boiling Bags!

Clawdaddy celebrated the Fourth of July with freedom on clawing our food and experiencing Claw-getherness or a chance for family and friends to bond through food.

I had a wonderful time celebrating my freedom on eating seafood last July 4 at Clawdaddy’s BGC together with some friends. We clawed on their newest hit Clawdaddy’s Boiling Bag – a mixed of their famous seafoods in a bag! (Plastic bag, actually) But you’d be really surprise with the sumptuous treat inside! But before I tell you the main course, let me start first with some appetizing dishes.

We started with some of the best appetizers!

Corn on Cob 
A great way actually to prepare your tummy for a seafood fest.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Which Funky French Fry Snax Are You?

Funky has always been a favorite among teens and young adults with its crunchy, real potato taste, and shaped like French fries look with 6 variety of flavors; Original, Spaghetti, Cheese, Hot & Spicy, Sweet Cheddar, and BBQ.

Get a chance to win Apple iPod Shuffles by telling us “Which Funky French Fry Snax Are You?”

To Join:

1. Go to Funky French Fry Facebook App .
2. “Like” the Funky French Fry flavor that fits your character.
3. Leave a comment under the variant you’ve chosen.

Promo Period:
June 11 – July 6, 2012

Eight (8) Apple iPod Shuffles to be given away!

Winners will be determined via electronic raffle on July 11, 2012
Per DOH-FDA Permit No. 117s.2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Father's Day Treat from the BISTRO GROUP

Happy Father's Day from The Bistro Group! Enjoy the sumptous treats for your Dad and treat him like a King on his special day!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Stella Wood Fired Bistro- Bringing More Thrill Your Way

As Raintree Restaurants grow new branches to provide its patrons with quality taste experiences, the group brings modish takes to wine-and-dine moments, with two of its recently opened restaurants at Bonifacio High Street Central—Stella and Rocket Room.

Fusing pleasant spirits and inviting interiors with fine music and a rustic menu, Stella is a wood-fired bistro that offers a full array of delights peppered with tastes true to the West Coast, the Mediterranean and South America.

The bistro makes use of natural wood in its dishes, imparting the most flavorful aromas unlike any other cooking technique. Its menu boasts of wood-fired small plates and snacks, soups and salads, panini-pressed sandwiches, pasta bowls, and wood-fired pizzas—all magically roasted in Stella’s ovens. Continuously crafting relationships with organic farmers nationwide and being assured of the best ingredients and harvests available, Stella provides a sustainable handcrafted cuisine that can be enjoyed inside its inviting interiors along pleasant spirits and fine music—ideal for light brunches with friends or cheery family dinners.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kris Aquino and San Marino Corned Tuna Healthy Heart Campaign

Kris: “Love ng Heart ko, San Marino”

Having been aware that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the country, Kris reveals one of the
many ways on how she keeps her health healthy. “I eat foods which has lots of Omega-3. One product
that I love is San Marino Corned Tuna.” Every 180-gram can of San Marino Corned Tuna has 1,125 mg of Omega-3. Omega-3 which is naturally-
found in tuna contributes to having a healthy heart as it lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. It also
reduces risks of heart attack and other cardio-vascular diseases.

“Another reason why I love San Marino Corned Tuna is because it has less oil than the usual tuna
flakes in oil products and has lots of tuna.” Kris adds, “And San Marino Corned Tuna has absolutely no

Friday, May 11, 2012

SODERNO Sunday Night Market open starting Mother's Day!

Treat your mom on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13) at the opening of the Sunday Night Market (6pm to 12mn) at Soderno – the premiere weekend food market of the south!

Mothers will get free Toblerone chocolate bars and free unlimited photos from the “I Love Mom” photo booth. On top of that, moms will also get a free gift pack from Soderno (while supplies last). All marketgoers who visit will also get free chocolates from Toblerone.

Brought to you by the same organizers of Mercato Centrale at Bonifacio Global City, Soderno is the destination food haven of the South with a wide selection of food choices – including charcoal grilled burgers, juicy ribeye steaks, Italian deep-fried Panzarotti sandwiches, roast beef, thinly-sliced bagnet, Pinoy street food, red velvet cake, ice-cream filled mochi balls and more - that is perfect for Sunday night family ‘salo-salo’ dinner.

Along with the great food choices, marketgoers can enjoy free wi-fi, live acoustic entertainment and free freshly brewed organic coffee for senior citizens. Entrance to Soderno is absolutely free!

Soderno is open every Friday and Saturday night (6pm-3am) and Sunday nights (6pm-12mn). Soderno is located at the Molito Lifestyle Center, corner of Commerce and Madrigal avenues, Alabang (in front of Alabang Town Center and Ayala Alabang Village).

For more information, please visit, or follow

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Making Mother’s Day MoMo-licious!

If anyone is worthy of a lovely treat and a big thank you, it’s your mom.

As MoMo Café continues to create a feel of comfort and convenience to its customers, the chicly-designed restaurant offers a variety of delectable dishes in time for a perfect Mother’s Day indulgence, which complements the warmth and delight inherent in every mom.
Put together only with the finest ingredients and commitment to quality, their string of offerings highlights home-cooked takes on gourmet favorites. MoMo Café has put together a P395 set menu to bring moms that flavorful dining experience. Start the feast with a garnished bowl of greens made fresh with sliced oranges that is The MoMo! Gourmet. 

Liven up your taste buds with the Crispy “Nacho Style” Jalapeno Cheddarella Cheese Rolls, which are a tangy mix of chili beef and beans, sour cream and salsa fresca. 

Then, as a highlight of the celebration, there is the Slow Roasted Herb U.S. Roast Beef Fingers in creamy au jus, and a generous serving of mashed potatoes and onion rings.

To add to these already satisfying dishes, MoMo Café is giving moms an added unlimited treat of the restaurant’s range of signature smoothies such as melon lychee, watermelon and green mango, chocnut butter finger, and strawberry granola yogurt made with an interesting fusion of flavors.

With a distinctive variety of offerings, the restaurant innovates hospitality with every visit, whether for a hearty brunch or a planned dinner. It is prominently located in Eastwood Mall, Eastwood City and Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati City, and caters to all—from family lunches to dining with friends.


MoMo Café has been bringing fun and casual dining experiences with its full selection of home grown takes on western comfort food and drinks. The restaurant is a part of the Raintree Restaurants group which has other restaurants within the metro namely: Museum Café, Chelsea Market & Café and Mr. Jones. To know more about MoMo Café, you may visit or call (02) 621-6161/(02) 621-6162.