Solane offers safe and quality Solane Sakto LPG for budget-conscious consumers

Solane has been a trusted companion of Filipino households when it comes to cooking for over 50 years, may it be simple #LutongSolane meals at home or grand and festive celebrations and get-togethers. This Christmas, Solane wants to make sure that more Filipinos enjoy their meals and celebrations without breaking the bank, even if they want to enjoy festive meals outside the house.

Solane is unveiling Solane Sakto, its mini-LPG tank holding 1.4 kilograms of kitchen fuel, perfect for budget-conscious households, students, small families, and small businesses. For the more adventurous types, Solane Sakto is also a great addition to cooking equipment to bring – no more canned food for camping!

It’s the same safe, sustainable, and quality kitchen fuel Filipinos have known, but in a sakto size!

“We have long cultivated Filipinos’ passion for cooking and celebration by providing safe and quality kitchen fuel over the decades through Solane LPG,” said Jose Antonio Gonzalez, CEO of Isla LPG, the company behind Solane. “Through the ‘tingi’ version of our trusted Solane LPG, we want more Filipinos to have access to affordable and quality kitchen fuel without compromising safety.”

To show how Solane Sakto is the perfect companion for celebrating food outside the house, Solane hosted the ‘Saktong Salu-salo with Solane’ event. Guests were treated to mouthwatering dishes while enjoying an energetic chitchat with cooking enthusiast and proud long-time Solane user Suzi Entrata-Abrera.
Chef Mark Joseph Bartolome, known as Chef Marky on Tiktok, demonstrated how to cook simple yet filling chicken fajitas, showing how the Solane Sakto is easy to install on existing LPG or canister-fed cooking stoves.

Guests also sampled best-selling dishes from some of the trendiest small businesses in the metro: Kahatea, Airballs 320, and Hungry Homies.

Details and image provided in a recent press release.

Gather the fam together for an abot-kayang salu-salo at Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

It’s around that time of the year again when we get together with our nears-and-dears over a hearty meal.

This extended family gathering is the perfect occasion to bond with relatives that we might not see so frequently to exchange news, exclaim on the fast growth of the young ‘uns or celebrate each other’s successes for the past year.

While quarantine restrictions no longer prohibit us from throwing a shindig for the fam, our budgets might give us some pause.

Well, at Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ in Marikina, that won’t be a problem.

Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter

Known for its malinis, masarap at mura selections of down-home Pinoy dishes, Mang Ding’s can serve up viands that surely count among the family’s faves. From Pinoy appetizers and side dishes, barbecues and ihaw-ihaw, to sizzling plates and crispy fried food, plus a selection of local beers and sodas, Mang Ding’s is a return to treasured childhood dishes to some and an introduction to down-home Pinoy flavors to others.

Ensaladas. Side salads that combine sweet, sour and salty fresh flavors from tomatoes, onions and bagoong. The Ensaladang Mangga (Php125) and the Ensaladang Talong (Php75) are perfect companions for Mang Ding’s grilled and fried offerings.

Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter

Salted Egg Boneless Bangus (Php295). Grilled marinated milkfish topped with chopped onions, tomatoes and slices of salted egg.

Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter

McJolly Pakpak (Php325 for half-kilo | Php550 for 1 kilo). Crispy deep-fried chicken wings that’s a kiddie favorite for sure!

Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter

Isaws. Did you know that the name saw comes from the word sawsawan, or the sauce that these street food delicacies are dipped in? I’m everyone in the fan won’t have enough of Mang Ding’s Isaw Baboy Bilog (Php45/stick) and Isaw Manok (Pho28/stick).

Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter

Pork BBQ (Php45/stick). The Pinoys’ favorite sweet and savory pork barbecue made with tender slices of marinated pork grilled to smokey perfection.

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ Family Platter

Tuna Panga (Php100/100 grams). If the kiddos’ conception of tuna is something flaky that comes from cans, then it’s high time to introduce them to the massive jaw of tuna marinated in a sweet soy-based sauce and grilled to smokey goodness.

Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter

Belgian Chocolate Slice (Php175). Of course, every family meal deserves a sweetly happy ending. A slice of this moist chocolate cake topped with a decadently rich chocolate icing is just the ticket!

Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter

Aside from its delicious and affordable menu items, Mang Ding’s laid-back and relaxing atmosphere is conducive to lingering and catching up with family members.

I should know: I’ve spent quite a lot of time here with my own extended family, officemates and fellow foodies, and our dining forays here always extend by hours, simply because we don’t want our time together to end.

Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter
Mang Ding's Pinoy BBQ Family Platter

So here’s your perfect venue for a family get-together this holiday season and beyond!

Psst! You might want to take advantage of Mang Ding’s Family Platter which already includes Pork BBQ, McJolly Pakpak, Boneless Bangus Overload, Ensaladang Talong and steamed rice good for four to five persons, all for just Php998! What a delicious way to go for an abot-kayang salu-salo, right?

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ is located at Block 3, Lot 13 C Buenviaje Street, Barangay Santo Nino, Marikina City, open for dine-in, pickup and delivery on Mondays to Thursdays from 11am to 10pm and Fridays to Sundays for 11am to 11pm.

Reserve the venue now for your clan gathering, book a table for lunch, dinner or drinks or order for delivery by calling or texting +63 916 2853031.

Disclosure: Together with fellow bloggers, I attended a food tasting held at this restaurant. Food items served were not paid for by the attendees.

Check out my previous posts about Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ:

Fresh and healthy drinks at Jack’s Lemonade, Market! Market!

With the weather becoming more erratic lately, and a case of the sniffles (or something worse) is always around the corner, now is not the time to let up on your health.

As our work, family and community activities increase as everyone in the metro steps into the holiday season, you should make sure that you keep our body in prime condition.

And what better way to keep yourself in fine fighting form than to treat yourself to something fresh and healthy every day?

Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!
Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!
Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!
Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!

Well, with a Jack’s Lemonade stall nearby, you can easily grab a freshly made cup of citrusy drink that’s not just tasty, but is also quite good for you!

Each drink is made with juice from freshly squeezed lemon, giving you thirst-quenching refreshments packed with health benefits such as:

  • Vitamin C. This nutrient helps protect cells from free radicals, lower blood pressure and prevent colds.
  • Hydration. Its appealing flavor encourages us to top up on our liquid intake.
  • Antioxidants. These nutrients help our bodies battle illness, and even improves our skin!

The good news is that something so good for you need not be boring. With thirty flavors available at any Jack’s Lemonade outlet, you can go for a whole month without repeating a lemonade flavor. Thanks to its home-cooked sugar syrup, the use of plum salt (also known as kiamoy) and a host of add-ons and poppers, Jack’s Lemonade demonstrates the sheer versatility of this beverage.

Take its Lemon Cheesecake (Php105/Php130). With the addition of powdered milk, condensed milk and grated cheddar cheese, your Jack’s Lemonade is turned into a yummy dessert!

Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!
Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!
Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!
Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!

If you want something a bit more herby but still has that burst of fruity sweetness, you can go for a Cucumber Lemonade with Honey (Php75/Php105) topped with strawberry poppers.

Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!
Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!

You can also welcome the holiday season with the fresh and fruity flavors of a Peach Ginger Lemonade with Basil Seeds.

Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!
Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!

You can also take a liter of freshly made lemonade so you can craft your own lemonade variants at home. These are available in various flavors:

  • Classic (Php220 regular | Php270 sugar-free)
  • Cucumber (Php250 regular | Php300 sugar-free)
  • Ginger (Php250 regular | Php300 sugar-free)
  • Tamarind (Php250 regular | Php300 sugar-free)
Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!
Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!

So if you feel like treating yourself to a refreshing drink but don’t want to let up on your efforts to stay healthy, drop by the Jack’s Lemonade stall nearest you!

Plus, you and your pals can take advantage of Jack’s Party of 5 pack, which brings you five tasty lemonade drinks for just Php499:

  • Lemon Cheesecake with Coconut Jelly
  • Basil Rich Tamarind (Sugarfree)
  • Peach Ginger Lemonade with Basil Seeds
  • Cucumber Lemonade with Honey (Sugarfree)
  • Strawberry Lemonade with Poppers
Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!
Jack’s Lemonade, Market! Market!
Jack’s Lemonade, Market! Market!
Jack's Lemonade, Market! Market!

6th Street corner C5, Bonifacio Global City Taguig. Other branches are located at:

  • Activity Center, Glorietta 4
  • 3rd level, Glorietta 1
  • Food Forum, Shangri-La Mall
  • Food Choices, Ayala Malls Feliz
  • Ground level, Phase 1, U.P. Town Center
  • Cloud Kitchen, Guadalupe, Makati

Call in your orders for delivery at +63 917 1587439 or +63 956 5184911. Jack’s Lemonade also delivers via GrabFood and FoodPanda.

Follow Jack’s Lemonade on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on its products and offers.

Check out my previous posts on Jack’s Lemonade:

Exploring grocery and self-care shopping possibilities at Mitsukoshi BGC

‘Tis definitely the season for shopping as Mitsukoshi, the country’s first Japanese mall, finally opened its doors last November 18.

Located in one of the metro’s busiest commercial districts, the four-storey mall offers a much-welcome change of scenery for the people who frequent Bonifacio Global City for work and leisure.

Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC

Aside from its distinct Japanese design that melds together traditional and modern sensibilities, this new retail destination also features distinct areas dedicated to worthwhile pursuits for its shoppers and visitors:

  • Fresh produce and imported delicacies in Mitsukoshi’s own-brand supermarket at the basement
  • A self-care and beauty section highlighting natural and organic products at the ground floor
  • Appetizing Japanese and international dining options at the second floor
  • And soon, exciting Japanese entertainment and leisure outlets geared towards wellness and enjoyment at the third floor
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC

The mall truly offers a myriad of possibilities to delight any shopper. However, I’d like to fill you in on the first two floors of Mitsukoshi, where its in-house outlets are located.

Check these out!

Mitsukoshi Beauty

Mitsukoshi Beauty, located in the ground floor, seeks to provide the essentials that will help you beauty mavens unleash your inner radiance in time for that holiday glow-up.

Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC

With a wide selection of cosmetics, self-care and wellness products, this new shopping destination is not about changing one’s looks but letting one’s inner glow shine through.

Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC

Here, you can indulge yourself with natural and organic products and learn from beauty experts on how to enhance and show off your best features.

Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC

For a well-curated selection of Japanese beauty and self-care products, be sure to drop by the The Apothecary.

Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC

Here, you can discover and take your picks from among celebrated Japanese brands, some of which can only be found at Mitsukoshi Beauty.

Mitsukoshi, BGC
Sunao. A Kyoto-born skincare brand that uses fine-quality natural materials for products that are easy to integrate into one’s daily life.
Mitsukoshi, BGC
E-Standard. Based on the concept of treating haircare like skincare, E-Standard boasts of hair care products that are not just good for hair, but also for skin and natural environments.
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Product. A professional-grade haircare and styling line made with naturally derived ingredients, easy to use and with a gentle feel.
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Waphyto. Created by Japan’s leading expert in physiotherapy and natural cosmetics – Atsuko Morita – this brand was developed from the ground-breaking research on plants to support a healthy a beautiful lifestyle.
Mitsukoshi, BGC
La Casta. A salon-quality haircare range created with natural aroma and botanical ingredients as well as natural water from Japan’s alps.
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Vintorte. This Kyoto-based mineral-based make-up selection is an answered prayer for many people with sensitive skin.
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Pubicare. This brand specializes in feminine care products made with natural and organic ingredients.
Mitsukoshi, BGC
BDA Organic. The first brand in Japan to be certified by ACO – the world’s strictest organic certification – it is committed to manufacturing organic and gentle skincare products.
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Made of Organics. Focusing on products that are easily absorbed by the skin, this brand prides itself on being truly safe to use for everyone in the family.
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Sholayered. This brand is founded on the art of discovering simplicity through scents. Its fragrances may be worn on their own or layered with others to create one’s own signature scent.
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Sphere. A skin care brand inspired by the sea with products made from natural sea salt which is rich in minerals and has the similar composition to human skin.

So go ahead and discover your natural beauty and inner shine at Mitsukoshi Beauty.

For the latest updates on Mitsukoshi Beauty’s products and offers, follow it on Facebook and Instagram.

Mitsukoshi Fresh

The mall’s basement is reminiscent of a depachika – a Japanese food hall dedicated to representing the best of Japan’s food culture. It is connected to the mall’s supermarket brand, Mitsukoshi Fresh, which brings a multi-sensory shopping experience to its shoppers, thanks to its carefully curated food products sourced from all over the world, as well as its attractive and interactive displays.

Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC

Here, you can take your pick from the fresh produce, meat and seafood available to bring about your own culinary creations.

Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC

Want to bring a Japanese dining experience at home? Be sure to check out its sushi, sashimi and dumpling selections.

Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC

Holiday celebrations are sure to be lively and fun, especially with the wide selection of wines, liquors and beverages available here. You can even sample wines by the glass at the wine counter.

Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC

Got a sweet tooth? Don’t miss out on the freshly made Japanese dessert delicacies on offer, especially the much-awaited Tokyo Banana custard.

Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC

Of course, Japan is well-known for packaged food that are anything but generic: these include anything from delectable ramen to flavorful rice bowls and ready-to-cook soups and pastas.

Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC

Of course, Mitsukoshi Fresh also sheds light on notable local artisanal brands such as Gourmet Farms and Auro Chocolate.

Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC

If you want to level up on your home cooking with a few Japanese touches and international flair, Mitsukoshi Fresh is the place to be.

Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC

You can even give in to your food cravings while inside the supermarket, thanks to its in-store dining and takeout outlets.

Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC
Mitsukoshi, BGC

Know more about Mitsukoshi Fresh’ offers on Facebook and Instagram.

Want to earn points, get rewards and cool coupons with your purchases at Mitsukoshi? Sign up for Arigato Rewards!

Mitsukoshi BGC is located at The Seasons Residences, 8th Avenue corner 36th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Mall hours are from 10am to 11pm daily.

Fresh Thai beverage possibilities at Jelly G, Market! Market!

Now that the strict quarantines and strictures on going out are behind us, it’s time to treat ourselves to a little bit of adventure, isn’t it?

While our budgets may prohibit us from traveling overseas to experience different cultures and taste exotic flavors, we can always go on an exciting flavor adventure that’s a little closer to home.

One such adventure is delving into the wondrous varieties to enjoy Thai beverages at the Jelly G store in BGC’s Market! Market!

Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!

For instance, while Thai milk tea is not as ubiquities as its Taiwanese counterpart, it’s been a favorite among foodies for quite some time. Normally, this exotic drink can only be enjoyed in Thai restaurants, but Jelly G has been serving it up in various flavorful guises, along with other Thai beverages, since 2010.

The store takes pains to make its Thai milk tea as authentic as possible while still appealing to the Pinoy taste buds. Made with assam black tea – the variant with the boldest and more complex flavor – and enhanced with crushed anise and tamarind seeds, then sweetened with condensed milk – all imported from Thailand – Jelly G’s Thai signature drink is a welcome break from our usual thirst quenchers.

Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!

Enjoying your Thai milk tea also has the added bonus of being good for you:

  • It helps to reduce cancer risk as it’s made from black tea leaves which are rich in anti-oxidants
  • It helps in your blood circulation as consuming it expands your arteries
  • It helps in weight loss through its stimulating caffeine content

Specials

Cheesy Thai Milk Tea (Php165/Php195). The classic Thai milk tea is given a deliciously cheesy twist with the addition of cream cheese plus generous toppings of grass jelly and grated cheese.

Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!

Pink Sala Milk (Php135/Php155). Here’s another reason to drink milk: how about flavoring it with sala syrup and topping it with luscious coconut jelly for a refreshing boost of energy?

Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!

Chocolate

Chunky Oreo (Php120/Php160). Want a sweet dessert in a drink? Check out this concoction of chocolate milk topped with cream cheese and chunks of chocolate cookies.

Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!

Fruit Tea

Lychee Fruit Tea (Php95/Php115). Enjoy a healthy lychee flavored fruit tea topped with yummy strawberry poppers.

Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!

Thai Coffee

Prince Coffee (Php115/Php135). Freshly brewed Thai coffee made from imported arabica beans is mixed with condensed milk makes for quite a pick-me-up experience. Plus, you can enjoy this hot or cold!

Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!

Milo Cream Christmas

Milo Thai Milk Tea (Php145). Welcome the holidays with a blend of the exotic Thai milk tea given fresh twists that takes you back to your childhood: toppings of decadent cream cheese and gooey Milo!

Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!

By the Bottle

Want to get more of your favorite Jelly G drinks to enjoy at home or share with family and friends? You can get them freshly steeped by the bottle for Php300, in flavors that include Thai Milk Tea, Tamarind, Sala Milk and Hazelnut Coffee, among others.

Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!

Try your hand at whipping up new ways to enjoy your Thai drinks at home using these bottled drinks and your favorite ingredients!

As you can see, with the myriad possibilities in Thai beverages available at Jelly G, you can go on an exciting adventure without leaving the metro!

Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!
Jelly G, Market! Market!

Did you know you can party with friends on delicious drinks from Jelly G for just Php499? Take its Chakrii’s 5 offer and enjoy the following:

  • Cheesy Thai Milk Tea
  • Caramel Thai Coffee (Sugarfree)
  • Pink Sala Milk
  • Wintermelon Red Assam
  • Lychee Fruit Tea

This Jelly G branch is located at the Third Floor of Market! Market!, 26th Street corner C5, Bonifacio Global City Taguig. Other branches are located at:

  • Cinema Level, Fifth Floor, Ayala Malls Feliz, Dela Paz, Pasig City
  • Ground Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

Jelly G also delivers via GrabFood and FoodPanda.

To know more about Jelly G’s products and promos, follow it on Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok.

Check out my other posts about Jelly G:

Start your early Noche Buena shopping with The Marketplace PISO SALE


The Marketplace PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart will run this weekend on November 18-21, 2022. Select items can be purchased for only ₱1.00 when you order and get it delivered via MetroMart across select branches of The Marketplace.

The Marketplace PISO SALE promo will have various items available for a limited time per day. These items include Del Monte Spaghetti Pack, UFC Spaghetti Party Pack, Ruffles Chips, and so much more.

MetroMart The Marketplace Piso Sale

Check out the products available for just ₱1.00:

Date and TimeProductSRP
Nov 18, 9am-2pmDel Monte Filipino Style Spaghetti Sauce + Del Monte Spaghetti 1 Pack₱138.75
Del Monte Gourmet Carbonara₱36.25
Nov 18, 3pm-8pmUFC Party Pack Spaghetti Supreme 1kg₱129.75
Fiesta Macaroni Salad Pasta 400g₱43.00
Nov 19, 9am-2pmRoyal 4 Cheese Spaghetti 1kg₱119.75
Devondale Full Cream Milk 1L₱104.25
Nov 19, 3pm-8pmArla Nat Emmenthal Slices 150g₱205.00
Nov 20, 9am-2pmFiesta Macaroni Salad Pasta 400g₱43.00
Arla Kid Cheese Sticks 18g x 6s₱135.00
Nov 20, 3pm-8pmSanicare KT Jumbo 2P 70 PLS 2s₱123.50
Zonrox Bleach ColorSafe 900mL₱70.75
Nov 21, 9am-2pmRuffles Cheddar Sour Cream 6.5oz₱174.75
Nov 21, 3pm-8pmCDO Premium Torikatsu 420g₱154.00
*Sale items are subject to availability across The Marketplace branches.

“Just as it can be exciting to seize great bargains, the MetroMart family are equally pleased to provide these to the customers in our successive PISO SALE events. Christmas is right around the corner, and we are gearing up to share even more discounts and promos for everyone. Stay tuned!” Stefano Fazzini, CEO and co-founder of MetroMart, said.

MetroMart The Marketplace Piso Sale

Promos from The Marketplace PISO SALE are applicable to both New and Existing Users of MetroMart. A minimum spend of ₱1,500 is required in order to avail the 1-peso sale items. Only completed checkout of orders within the sale period can avail the discounted items.

This PISO SALE is available in participating branches of The Marketplace via the MetroMart app and website, all over Metro Manila and key locations throughout the Philippines, including Baguio, Pangasinan, Batangas, Davao, Cavite, Cebu, Iloilo, and more. 

MetroMart The Marketplace Piso Sale

Are you new to MetroMart? Sign up for a MetroMart account here and enjoy Php200 grocery credit.

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include  S&R (with or no membership card required), Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, and over 500+ specialty store retailers like Pet Express, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys”R”Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug and AllDay Rx. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in 2 hours! For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @metromartph.

MetroMart The Marketplace Piso Sale
MetroMart The Marketplace Piso Sale

Details and images provided in a recent press release.

MetroMart offers multiple ₱1 deals in 11.11 MEGA PISO SALE

MetroMart, the no.1 on-demand online grocery delivery platform, provides multiple PISO SALES with leading supermarket partners, discount sales, and FREE Delivery in the 11.11 Mega PISO SALE this November 11-15, 2022 

The 11.11 Mega PISO SALE, will feature items that can be purchased for only ₱1.00 when you order and get it delivered via MetroMart across select branches of S&R, Robinsons Supermarket, The Marketplace, Landmark, Robinsons Easymart, Shopwise, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega and No Brand. All products are available for ₱1.00 only through the entire promo duration of November 11-15.

MetroMart

Check out the products available for just ₱1.00:

SupermarketProductSRP
S&RSPAM Luncheon Meat 25% Less Sodium₱228.00
Robinsons SupermarketSelecta Fortified Milk 1LX2pcs₱150.50
The MarketplaceCDO Hamon de Bola 850G₱313.00
LandmarkDelimondo Ranch Style Corned Beef 380g₱174.00
Robinsons EasymartGardenia Classic White Bread Regular Slice 600g₱79.00
ShopwiseRuffles Original Potato Chips 6.5oz₱168.50
Ever SupermarketPurefoods Corned Beef₱174.25
No BrandNo Brand JJAJANG RAMEN 135GX5₱193.50
UltraMegaWhite King Fiesta Filipino Spaghettipid Pack₱124.80
*Sale items are subject to availability across participating supermarket branches. 

The 11.11 Mega PISO SALE promo is applicable to New and Existing Users of MetroMart. A minimum spend per transaction is required in order to avail the 1-peso sale items, varying per supermarket or specialty store. Only completed checkout of orders within the sale period can avail the discounted items.

Here are even more discount deals for the double digit weekend sale! Customers can avail various discounts and promos for their orders during MetroMart’s 11.11 Mega PISO SALE on November 11-15, 2022.

  • Get discounts up to 70% off on premium items like home and kitchen appliances, storage solutions, pet care and more from partner specialty stores like Handyman and Pet Lovers Centre
  • Get lots of Buy 1, Get 1 deals on beauty products, pantry food items, and even ice cream from supermarket partners Robinsons Supermarket, Shopwise, No Brand, Shopwise, The Marketplace and more
  • Use code: 1111SALE to get ₱111 off on orders with a minimum spend of ₱3,500. Valid across all stores, and applicable up to 2x Use for ALL USERS
  • Use code: HOLIDAYSALE and get FREE Delivery on grocery orders with a minimum spend of ₱1,011. Valid across all stores, and applicable up to 4x use for NEW USERS. 
MetroMart

“MetroMart’s mission to provide fellow Pinoys with great deals continues through this 11.11 Mega PISO SALE weekend. As we provide affordable and convenient solutions to everyone through our online grocery shopping platform, we can enjoy the Christmas season and celebrate the spirit of generosity and kindness, especially for the upcoming holidays. Watch out for so many more big treats and promos from MetroMart this holiday season.” Stefano Fazzini, CEO and co-founder of MetroMart, said.

MetroMart’s successive PISO SALES will continue towards the holidays, and next up is The Marketplace PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart this November 18-21.

All of these promos are available throughout the Philippines, wherever MetroMart has expanded its serviceable locations. The 11.11 Mega PISO SALE is available in participating branches of S&R, Robinsons Supermarket, The Marketplace, Landmark, Robinsons Easymart, Shopwise, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega and No Brand via the MetroMart app and website, all over Metro Manila and key locations throughout the Philippines, including Baguio, Pangasinan, Batangas, Davao, Cavite, Cebu, Iloilo, and more.

Are you new to MetroMart? Sign up for a MetroMart account here and enjoy Php200 grocery credit.

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include  S&R (with or no membership card required), Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, and over 500+ specialty store retailers like Pet Express, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys”R”Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug and AllDay Rx. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in 2 hours! For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @metromartph.

Details and images provided in a recent press release.

Lolea pop-up shops at Robinsons Magnolia and Robinsons Place Manila open until December 31

Known for its modern and iconic bottle designs, Lolea Sangria’s polka dot packaging is a sure head turner and an instant mood booster on its own; yet the best part is – its 100% natural sangria has all the tasty goodness you just can’t get enough of.

Lolea
Lolea

Lolea is a premium craft sangria made from different wines with high-quality grape varieties, all made from natural ingredients without preservatives, colorants, and additives. Lolea’s fine frizzante bubbles make the sangria lighter, more refreshing, and easy to drink. It’s best served cold and best shared with family and friends in moments that range from slowdown sessions to big feasts and parties. It also has a low alcohol content of 7% vol alc, which makes Lolea the perfect sangria drink for the upcoming holidays.

Lolea
Lolea

You can choose from the three Lolea bottles: The Lolea No1 Red Wine Sangria is the signature Lolea product, wrapped in an iconic red polka dot packaging. It’s a delicious frizzante sangria made from good red wine with Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, Mediterranean citrus fruits, and a touch of cinnamon. The Lolea No2 White Wine Sangria has its stylish distinction. A frizzante sangria made from young white wine with Macabeo and Chardonnay grapes, Mediterranean citrus fruits, and a touch of vanilla. The Lolea No5 Rosé Sangria combines rosé wine with the elegant aroma of the hibiscus flower. This comes with a spicy background taste of ginger and a frizzante touch of fine bubbles and a low alcohol content of 8% vol alc.

Lolea
Lolea

The Lolea Pop-up Booth is located at the Upper Ground level of Robinsons Magnolia and Level 1 Midtown Wing of Robinsons Place Manila from November 4 until December 31, 2022. Shop ahead for your holiday gifting for your family and friends. Lolea Sangria sells at a starting price of Php 645.

Lolea
Lolea

Details and images provided in a recent press release.

Chinese family meal at Luk Yuen, SM Megamall

For many of us Filipinos, Chinese food has become one of our go-to cuisines when dining out.

Not only has Chinese culinary influences permeated our own cuisine, its sheer variety and rich traditions have made fans of all sorts of food lovers.

The same is true with my family. Most of the time, when craving for a break from our usual lutong-bahay, we would hie ourselves to our local Chinese restaurant.

Luk Yuen, SM Megamall
Luk Yuen, SM Megamall
Luk Yuen, SM Megamall
Luk Yuen, SM Megamall

Since my childhood, Luk Yuen has been a family favorite. After attending Mass at SM Megamall, my parents usually took my brothers and me to dinner at the Luk Yuen outlet at the basement.

Now that I have a family of my own, with each of us having our own individual preferences when it comes to food. I’m happy to rediscover my faves at the same Luk Yuen outlet that my parents used to take me to, and that, despite our widely disparate gastronomic preferences, my husbands, kids and I can all happily enjoy a meal at this restaurant.

We started our meal with complimentary Hot Chinese Tea, traditionally used by Chinese diners to help ease digestion, boost metabolism and prevent overeating, among other health benefits.

Luk Yuen, SM Megamall
Luk Yuen, SM Megamall

We can’t have a meal at a Chinese restaurant without ordering a platter of Yang Chow Fried Rice (Php265). This dish consists of cooked rice sauteed in a wok together with bits or char siu pork, cooked shrimp, scrambled egg yolks, along with chopped scallions, carrots and peas. While flavorful as it is, it goes so well with other Chinese dishes.

Luk Yuen, SM Megamall
Luk Yuen, SM Megamall

Another staple of Chinese cuisine is dim sum, and my family members are all fans of the Steamed Shrimp Dumpling (Php210). Also known as hakaw, it is made of plump shrimp and cooked pork wrapped together with aromatics in a transparent wrapper with its signature pleats. Its Cantonese name

Luk Yuen, SM Megamall
Luk Yuen, SM Megamall

Deep-fried Bean Curd (Php175). A tasty appetizer also known as Crispy Tofu, it is made with cubes of soybean curd, deep fried and tossed in salt, pepper and chilis.

Luk Yuen, SM Megamall
Luk Yuen, SM Megamall

Birthday Noodles (Php465). Also known as Long-Life Noodles, this dish is the forebear of our own pancit and is traditionally served during one’s birthday with noodles consumed without breaking to signify a wish for a long life.

Luk Yuen, SM Megamall
Luk Yuen, SM Megamall

Boneless Chicken in Lemon Sauce (Php345). Marinated chicken thigh fillets, breaded and deep-fried, then drizzled with a tangy lemon sauce.

Luk Yuen, SM Megamall
Luk Yuen, SM Megamall

Peppercorn Spareribs (Php395). Bite-sized pork spare-ribs deep-fried to crispy juiciness and topped with garlic and served with chilled vinegar.

Luk Yuen, SM Megamall
Luk Yuen, SM Megamall

With these dishes, the fam’s combined appetites were sated and we were able to revisit some of my favorite dishes from my childhood visits at Luk Yuen.

All the dishes were flavorful, satisfying and affordable, certainly a great choice for a family meal during a bout of shopping.

Luk Yuen, SM Megamall
Luk Yuen, SM Megamall

This Luk Yuen branch is located at the Lower Ground Floor, SM Megamall Building B, EDSA corner Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 86334396 or +63 956 7366816.

Other branches are located at Cash & Carry, Alabang, Greenhills, Glorietta and Capitol Commons.

Classic Pinoy favorites with a twist from MESA, SM City East Ortigas

If you fancy yourself totally done with Pinoy food, you might want to rethink your position.

Yes, the viands that you eat practically everyday at home or at every family gathering can have erstwhile undiscovered aspects that will rekindle your love of our homegrown dishes.

That’s what MESA aims to bring to the table (see what I did there? :-))

Mesa, SM East Ortigas
Mesa, SM East Ortigas
Mesa, SM East Ortigas
Mesa, SM East Ortigas

One of the restaurant brands operated by Food Global Concepts, MESA cafes a carefully curated menu of Filipino dishes representative of the country’s diverse regional flavors, and enhanced with endearing modern twists.

This is why whenever the fam is in the mood for a break from home-cooked meals but still wants to partake of something familiar, we hie ourselves off the MESA branch most accessible to us, the one located at SM City East Ortigas.

In keeping with MESA’s recipe for success for all of its outlets, this branch features the brand’s celebrated menu filled with innovative takes on traditional Filipino dishes, genuine Filipino hospitality as embodied by its warm and welcoming service crew and an exceptional dining experience that retains its native accents while couched in affordable luxury.

Over several visits, my family has identified our fast faves from MESA’s menu. These include:

Laing 2 Ways (Php205). MESA brings two ways to enjoy Bicol’s most celebrated dish made with slowly simmered taro leaves in coconut milk and fermented shrimp paste and topped with chicken adobo flakes. Have it as it was traditionally served (wet) or crispy.

Mesa, SM East Ortigas
Mesa, SM East Ortigas

Tofu Sisig (Php190). Pampanga’s most famous dish is given a healthier twist with the use of local beancurd sautéed with onions and a special sisig dressing and served sizzling on a hot plate.

Mesa, SM East Ortigas
Mesa, SM East Ortigas

Suahe in Salted Egg (Php590). River shrimp sautéed in salted egg yolk and light soya with wanly, butter, native chilis, sugar and lime juice.

Mesa, SM East Ortigas
Mesa, SM East Ortigas

Boneless Bangus with Cheese (Php375). Marinated boneless milkfish baked and topped with melted cheese, garlic and spring onions, an excellent way to get the kiddos to like seafood!

Mesa, SM East Ortigas
Mesa, SM East Ortigas

Salt & Pepper Spare Ribs (Php520). Thin slices of pork spare ribs, deep-fried and tossed in butter, garlic and native chilis.

Mesa, SM East Ortigas
Mesa, SM East Ortigas

Binagoongang Baby ni Kaka (Php555). Lean pork belly sautéed in fermented shrimp paste, onions, tomato and native chilis and served with grilled eggplant.

Mesa, SM East Ortigas
Mesa, SM East Ortigas

Nilagang Baka (Php415). Beef tenders simmered in a flavorful broth along with sweet corn, onions, celery, cabbage and native pechay.

Mesa, SM East Ortigas
Mesa, SM East Ortigas

Kare-Kare Beef and Tripe (Php820). Tender slices of beef, ox tripe and fresh vegetables cooked in a rich peanut sauce and served with fermented shrimp paste. A welcome dish in any Pinoy spread!

Mesa, SM East Ortigas
Mesa, SM East Ortigas

As you can see, these dishes may have graced your dinner table in one form or another, but at MESA, they come in a manner that celebrates their roots in our traditional native culture, as well as the myriad possibilities they possess to whet the appetites of future generations of Filipinos.

Drop by a MESA branch near you and experience a fresh way to enjoy Pinoy cuisine.

Mesa, SM East Ortigas
Mesa, SM East Ortigas

This MESA branch is located at Unit 268-270 2nd Floor, SM City East Ortigas, Ortigas Avenue Extension, Barangay Status. Lucia, Pasig City. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 87214434 or +63 915 4572987.

Other Metro Manila branches are located at:

  • Caloocan: SM City Grand Central
  • Las Pinas: Via Lifestyle Center, SM Southmall
  • Makati: Ayala Malls Circuit, Greenbelt 5, Powerplant Mall
  • Mandaluyong: SM Megamall, Shangri-la Mall
  • Manila: Robinsons Place Manila, SM City San Lazaro
  • Muntinlupa: Festival Mall
  • Paranaque: Ayala Malls Manila Bay, SM City Sucat
  • Pasay: SM Mall of Asia
  • Pasig: Ayala Malls Feliz,
  • Quezon City: Ali Mall Cubao, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Ever Gotesco Commonwealth, Eastwood Mall, Fisher Mall, Robinsons Place Magnolia, SM City North EDSA, SM City Fairview, Tomas Morato, UP Town Center
  • Taguig: SM Aura Premier, Vista Mall

Family steak lunch at Beeffalo by Hotrocks, Marikina

There’s something about biting into a juicy and flavorful piece of steak that makes one feel all good inside, right?

Each bite releases flavor, tenderness and juiciness, a powerful combination that simply makes you look forward to the next delicious bite.

However, steaks don’t come cheap.

Back in the late 2000s, my fam had a go-to place for delicious cuts of beef grilled to juicy and flavorful perfections: Hotrocks. It was a no-frills steak place located along C5 in Libis in Quezon City where we can enjoy steaks without having to break the bank.

Well, it disappeared when the area went through some renovations, much to our dismay, but we were gladdened to discover that it found a new home in the Marikina suburbs.

Beeffalo, Marikina
Beeffalo, Marikina
Beeffalo, Marikina
Beeffalo, Marikina

It even took on a new moniker: Beefalo by Hotrocks. Plus, it adopted a look as well: it transitioned from the down-home, cafeteria-style steakhouse (complete with wall decors of plates autographed by celebrity diners) to a more Western ranch-style roadside house with a spacious garden-style al fresco dining area and interior punctuated by brick walls and decorated with vintage appliances and bric-a-bracs.

During my visits there with my family since I discovered its re-emergence in Marikina, I welcomed its change in aesthetics (as well as the improvement in creature comforts that titas like me look for) but I was also glad to see our favorites still on the menu, such as:

Caesar Salad (Php 175 solo | Php345 for sharing). A bowl of crisp romaine lettuce tossed with bacon bits and croutons in Caesar salad dressing, then sprinkled with grated parmesan cheese is just the ticket for starting a great meal, wouldn’t you agree?

Beeffalo, Marikina
Beeffalo, Marikina
Beeffalo, Marikina
Beeffalo, Marikina

Porterhouse Steak (Php520 for 250g | Php795 for 450g). This is the steak that started it all: hefty cuts of porterhouse steak with spartan seasoning and served with mashed potato made from scratch, buttered veggies and the tangy housemate sauce. No-frills but still quite an indulgence.

Beeffalo, Marikina
Beeffalo, Marikina
Beeffalo, Marikina
Beeffalo, Marikina

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake (Php195). If memory serves, Hotrocks served me my first taste of this rich confection more than a decade ago. A cheesecake crust at the bottom is covered with a layer of milk-infused cake, which is then covered with a thick milky cream frosting. What’s not to love?

Beeffalo, Marikina
Beeffalo, Marikina
Beeffalo, Marikina
Beeffalo, Marikina

A family meal at Beefalo by Hotrocks is always a welcome foodie adventure for our family of steak lovers.

Beeffalo, Marikina
Beeffalo, Marikina
Beeffalo, Marikina
Beeffalo, Marikina

Beefalo by Hotrocks is located at Lot 6, Block 3, Gil Fernando Avenue, Santo Niño, Marikina City, open weekdays from 12 noon to 10pm and weekdays from 11am to 10pm for dine-in, takeout and delivery. For inquiries and orders, call +63 2 89676008 or +63 939 1130772.

Stay updated on its latest promos and offers by following it on Facebook and Instagram.

Holiday season shopping now in full swing at MetroMart with exclusive sales from Shopwise and Landmark

MetroMart, the no.1 on-demand online grocery delivery platform, provides a series of PISO SALES, weekly discounts, promo codes and freebies this October, leading into the holiday season.

EventDatesHighlights
Shopwise PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMartOct 21-24Premium items can be purchased for ONLY ₱1.00
Landmark PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMartOct 24-27Premium items can be purchased for ONLY ₱1.00
S&R PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMartOct 28-31Premium items can be purchased for ONLY ₱1.00
The Marketplace PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMartNov 18-21Premium items can be purchased for ONLY ₱1.00
Halloween SpecialsOct 25 – Nov 2₱200 off of total order
Shopwise’s Wise WednesdaysEvery Wednesday this Oct-Nov 2022– Up to 70% off items
– ₱300 off of total order
– FREE Delivery
– FREEBIE with purchase

First up is the Shopwise PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart this October 21-24, 2022. Immediately following the weekend sale event is Landmark PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart, running from Monday to Thursday, on October 24-27, 2022. Premium items can be purchased for only ₱1.00, and each of the sale days will have the 1-peso products available throughout the whole day, from 9AM – 8PM.

Next on the lineup is yet another S&R PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart. This will be held on October 28-31, perfect for both Halloween and early Christmas shopping. And for next month, be on the lookout for The Marketplace PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart scheduled for November 18-21. The final roster of products for the S&R PISO SALE and The Marketplace PISO SALE will be published on MetroMart’s social media channels. Items will also be available for a whole day, spanning 9AM – 8PM.

Metromart Q4 Sales

Sprucing up the home is now also a breeze with Shopwise’s Wise Wednesdays, available every Wednesday this October and November 2022. 

  • Get discounts up to 70% off on premium items like cookware, food storage solutions, and even home internet products. 
  • Use code: FREEDELSW to avail FREE Delivery on grocery orders with a minimum spend of ₱1,500. 
  • Use code: SW300 to get ₱300 off on orders with a minimum spend of ₱6,000. 
  • Customers may also get a FREE Large Glass Dispenser with a minimum purchase of ₱10,000.

Going trick-or-treating? Use code: HALLOWEEN to get ₱200 off an order with a minimum spend of ₱2,500. This promo is valid for ALL Users, for a one-time use and applicable across all stores and supermarkets, from October 25 to November 2, 2022.

All of these promos are available throughout the Philippines, where MetroMart has expanded its serviceable locations. The PISO SALE is available in participating branches of Shopwise and Landmark via the MetroMart app and website, all over Metro Manila and key locations throughout the Philippines, including Batangas, Bicol, Palawan, Tagaytay, Pangasinan, Cavite, Cebu, Baguio and Davao. The same will be applicable for the upcoming S&R PISO SALE and The Marketplace PISO SALE. The Shopwise Wise Wednesdays promos can be availed in all participating branches of Shopwise.

Check out the premium items below, up for grabs for just ₱1:

Shopwise
Metromart Q4 Sales
Date and TimeSale ItemsRetail Price
Oct 21 (Fri), 9am-8pmWoolworths Pasta Macaroni 500G₱ 109.00
Woolworths Australian Diced Tomatoes 400G₱ 89.00
Oct 22 (Sat), 9am-8pmWoolworths Yellowfin Tuna with Mild Gherkins 95G₱ 99.00
Woolworths Salmon – Lemon & Thyme 95G₱ 99.00
Oct 23 (Sun), 9am-8pmWoolworths Canned Chicken – Sweet Chilli 750G₱ 119.00
Woolworths Pasta Macaroni 500G₱ 109.00
Oct 24 (Mon), 9am-8pmWoolworths Fully Loaded Cookies – Chocolate 210G₱ 209.00
*Sale items are subject to availability in Landmark branches. 
Landmark
Metromart Q4 Sales
Date and TimeSale ItemsRetail Price
Oct 21 (Fri), 9am-8pmNutella Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa 200g₱ 162.00
Snickers Classic Singles 51g₱ 43.00
Oct 22 (Sat), 9am-8pmLoacker Quadratini Napolitaner₱ 106.70
Loacker Quadratini Dark Chocolate₱ 106.70
Oct 23 (Sun), 9am-8pmCheetos Corn Puffs₱ 159.30
Lay’s Honey Butter₱ 50.25
Oct 24 (Mon), 9am-8pmHershey’s Kisses Special Selection – Truffle 135g₱ 195.00
*Sale items are subject to availability in Landmark branches. 

“The MetroMart family always aims to provide affordable and budget-friendly promos and discounts to our customers, especially now that we are moving ever closer towards the Christmas season. We are cooking up even more and even better PISO SALES, with bigger discounts and sale items for the best value. Stay tuned and ready your carts!” MetroMart CEO and co-founder Steffano Fazzini said.

The Shopwise PISO SALE and Landmark PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart, are applicable to New and Existing Users of MetroMart. A minimum spend of only ₱2,000 is required in order to avail the 1-peso sale items. Only completed checkout of orders within the scheduled day and time can avail the discounted items.

MetroMart now in Bicol and Davao

Are you new to MetroMart? Sign up for a MetroMart account here and enjoy Php200 grocery credit.

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include  S&R (with or no membership card required), Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, and over 500+ specialty store retailers like Pet Express, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys”R”Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug and AllDay Rx. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in 2 hours!

Metromart Q4 Sale

Over 160,000 products are available with MetroMart’s 500+ partner supermarkets and partner specialty stores. Order your groceries through http://www.metromart.com, or download the app on iOS or Android app store.

For more updates on MetroMart, follow it on Facebook and Instagram at @metromartph.

Details provided in a recent press release.

A festive feast of Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ Roast & Ribs

The holidays are already upon us, and within this festive season, get-togethers among families and friends are sure to be popping up all over your calendar.

If you’re stymied over what to serve during your gatherings, why not wow your guests with a show-stopping spread that’s filled with both new and familiar flavors?

Fortunately, Kenny Rogers Roasters is serving up fresh additions to its fresh and healthy menu: Smokehouse BBQ Roast & Ribs!

Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ

Did you know that smoking meat has likely been a practice since the Paleolithic era? It looks like our forebears discovered that food stored and preserved in their smoky dwellings (due to the absence of chimneys) acquired a distinct flavor.

Over the centuries, the practice of smoking meat evolved from its original intent of preserving food for storage or transport, to enhancing its flavor.

Smokehouse barbecues arose from this tradition. The southeastern region of the US became known as the barbecue region, where cooks adopted the practice of slow-roasting cuts of meat over fire pits to make them tender. This culinary tradition grew alongside the practice of families and communities coming together to share a meal of deliciously smoked meat along with popular side dishes.

Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ

Kenny Rogers Roasters makes that delicious tradition even more accessible to Filipinos with its newest limited edition menu items.

Let’s start this flavorsome food journey with its Smokehouse BBQ Roast, Kenny Rogers Roasters signature roasted chicken marinated in a special blend of barbecue flavors and spices and served with skin slightly crispy and charred.

Make this a centerpiece of your feast by ordering a whole chicken ala carte (Php825)…

Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ

… or make it a filling solo meal (Php310 Solo A | Php335 Solo B), complete with rice, sides and a corn muffin.

Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ

Then you can immerse yourself in the barbecue tradition with Kenny Rogers Roasters’ Smokehouse BBQ Ribs. This dish consists of tender and juicy fall-off-the-bone pork ribs infused with a spicy savory rub that gives it that extra kick.

Order a whole slab ala carte (Php920) to feed the whole fam…

Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ

… or enjoy it solo with rice, sides and a corn muffin (Php495).

Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ

This tasty food trip is made even more delicious with three new sauces that add new dimensions of flavor to the Smokehouse BBQ Roast & Ribs:

  • Applewood. Fruity and smoky with a slightly sour bite.
  • Alabama. Tangy sauce made with mayonnaise spiced with pepper and special spices.
  • Roasted Garlic. Sweet and nutty blend infused with garlic.
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ

A Kenny Rogers Roasters meal wouldn’t be complete without those yummy corn muffins (Php105/box of 6), wouldn’t you agree?

Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ

Round up your festive feast with some delectable sides (Php55 regular | Php83 large) such as Corn & Carrots, Mac ‘n Cheese and Fresh Fruit Salad.

Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ

Make your get-togethers extra special this holiday season with these deliciously smokey dishes by meeting up with your fam and friends at your nearest Kenny Rogers Roasters branch.

You may also order your Smokehouse BBQ Pork & Ribs for delivery right to your doorstep at kennyrogersdelivery.com.ph or through Kenny Rogers Roasters’ delivery hotline +63 2 85559000, as well as via GrabFood, FoodPanda and Pick*A*Roo.

Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ
Kenny Rogers Roasters Smokehouse BBQ

For more details about its offers and promos, follow Kenny Rogers Roasters on Facebook, Tiktok, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter

Check out my previous posts about Kenny Rogers Roasters:

Enjoy perfect coffee breaks with this #PerfectMatch: Cinnabon rolls + Coffee

Whether you’re still enjoying the perks of working from home, or are already called back to the office, I’m sure your coffee break remains to be one of the major highlights of your day.

As that time when you can enjoy a short respite from your work, as well as get together with your office pals for some cat, coffee breaks are definitely a godsend.

Do you know what will make your coffee breaks perfect? A perfect pairing of Cinnabon rolls and Cinnabon coffee, that’s what!

Cinnabon Coffee
Cinnabon Coffee
Cinnabon Coffee
Cinnabon Coffee

Since the mid-80s, Seattle-based bakery Cinnabon has been serving up its most delectable cinnamon bun, a product of the collaboration between father-and-son duo Rich and Greg Komen, and master baker Jerilyn Brusseau.

In 1999, Cinnabon established its foothold in Asia when it opened its first Philippine bakery at Robinsons Place Manila.

Today, Cinnabon has twenty bakeries in the country, all committed to churning out its much celebrated Cinnamon buns and more, using the finest quality ingredients and serving them, hot, irresistibly fragrant and fresh from the oven.

Cinnabon Coffee
Cinnabon Coffee
Cinnabon Coffee
Cinnabon Coffee

In between bouts of hard work, you should really drop by your nearest Cinnabon bakery and treat yourself to some #IndulgingComfort with these mouthwatering cinnamon rolls:

  • Cinnabon Classic Roll. The cinnamon roll that started it all, filled with Makara cinnamon and topped with decadent cream cheese frosting.
  • Chocobon. Classic cinnamon roll given that delicious chocolate filling and drizzle.
  • Caramel Pecanbon. Classic cinnamon roll topped with caramel frosting and chopped pecans.
  • Chocopecanbon. Classic cinnamon roll topped with chopped pecans and drizzled with chocolate sauce
Cinnabon Coffee
Cinnabon Coffee
Cinnabon Coffee
Cinnabon Coffee

Cinnabon’s sweet and luscious rolls are best paired with its handcrafted coffee beverages. Need something to perk you up for the rest of the workday? Take your pick from these delicious coffee variants:

  • Coffee beverages (available hot or cold): Brewed Coffee, Cafe Americano, Cafe Mocha, Cafe Latte, Cafe Latte, Cappuccino, Caramel Macchiatto, Cinnamon Roll Latte
  • Cold brew: Classic, Creamy, Vanilla & Cream, Cinnamon
Cinnabon Coffee
Cinnabon Coffee
Cinnabon Coffee
Cinnabon Coffee

Want to bring that indulging comfort back with you? Then grab a bag of Cinnabon’s Choco Stix Nuggets to-go and let the rest of your work buddies enjoy some sweet respite, or bring it home for as a sweet treat for the fam.

Each bite-sized dough is baked to pillow-y yumminess with a slight crunch and coated with sweetened cocoa, meant to be enjoyed with your nears-and-dears. After all, sharing is caring.

Cinnabon Coffee
Cinnabon Coffee
Cinnabon Coffee
Cinnabon Coffee

Experience #TheRecipeForWonderful at Cinnabon stores are located at:

  • SM Aura Premiere, SM Baguio, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA and SM North EDSA North Towers, SM City Clark, SM Cagayan de Oro, SM Seaside Cebu, SM Fairview, SM Mindpro
  • Trinoma Mall
  • Festival Mall
  • Ayala Malls Manila Bay
  • Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Galleria
  • Alabang Town Center
  • SLEX Shell Travel Plaza – Main, SLEX Shell Travel Plaza – Deli2Go, SLEX Shell Mamplasan
  • Petron Travel Plaza
  • Caltex San Pedro Travel Plaza
  • NLEX Shell Travel Plaza – Deli2Go, NLEX Drive & Dine
  • NAIA Terminal 3, NAIA Terminal 4

Can’t go to a Cinnabon bakery? Order your Cinnabons for delivery right to your doorstep via GrabFood, FoodPanda and G-Life.

For the latest news on its products and offers, follow Cinnabon on Facebook and Instagram.

Photo Credit: Karl of Fuda.ph for the pictures taken during the Cinnabon Coffee Session held at Cinnabon Glorietta 4.

Check out my previous posts on Cinnabon:

Family lunch at BOTEJYU, SM City San Mateo

After being mostly stuck within Metro Manila during the lockdown, the family heartily welcomed an out-of-town trip to San Mateo.

Venturing out from our comfy accommodations at Timberland Highlands Resort to SM City San Mateo for a spot of lunch and a bit of shopping, we decided to dine at the BOTEJYU outlet located there.

Botejyu, SM San Mateo
Botejyu, SM San Mateo
Botejyu, SM San Mateo
Botejyu, SM San Mateo

BOTEJYU is a Japanese restaurant that originated from an okonomiyaki eatery established Osaka, Japan in 1946.

Its menu expanded to include other popular Japanese dishes such as the ones we enjoyed during our visit:

Tuna Sashimi (Php395). Fresh tuna slices served with wasabi and Japanese soy sauce.

Botejyu, SM San Mateo
Botejyu, SM San Mateo

California Roll (Php255). Sushi roll made with crab meat, avocado, cucumber, prawn egg and BOTEJYU’s original mayonnaise.

Botejyu, SM San Mateo
Botejyu, SM San Mateo

Edamame (Php110). Lightly salted boiled green soy beans that serve as an appetizer to many Japanese meals.

Botejyu, SM San Mateo
Botejyu, SM San Mateo

Prawn Tempura (Php670/10pcs). Crispy battered prawns served with tempura sauce.

Botejyu, SM San Mateo
Botejyu, SM San Mateo

Tender Pork Tonkatsu (Php275). Tender pork cutlet breaded and deep-fried to a crispy golden brown and served on a bed of shredded cabbage with tokatsu sauce.

Botejyu, SM San Mateo
Botejyu, SM San Mateo

Tender Pork Tonkatsu Curry (Php425). Tender pork cutlet breaded and deep-fried to a crispy golden brown and served on a bed of rice with Osaka-style curry sauce poured over it.

Botejyu, SM San Mateo
Botejyu, SM San Mateo

Diced Beef Garlic Steak Bowl (Php545). Steamed rice bowl topped with diced beef garlic steak.

Botejyu, SM San Mateo
Botejyu, SM San Mateo

Sukiyaki Teishoku (Php540). A set meal which consists of beef cooked in sukiyaki sauce with noodles and soft-boiled egg, served with miso soup, salad, rice and kimchi.

Botejyu, SM San Mateo
Botejyu, SM San Mateo

While the menu offerings are a bit pricey, we found the quality to be reliably good, and the service to be prompt.

It’s great to see that BOTEJYU has established its presence in Rizal, thanks to this branch.

Botejyu, SM San Mateo
Botejyu, SM San Mateo

This BOTEJYU branch is located at Ground Floor, SM City San Mateo, Gen. Luna Avenue, Ampid 1, San Mateo City, Rizal, open daily from 11.15am to 7.45pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 917 8524673.

BOTEJYU branches in Metro Manila are located in:

  • Alabang: Festival Mall Expansion Wing
  • Caloocan: SM City Grand Central
  • Las Pinas: Evia Lifestyle Center
  • Makati: Ayala Greenbelt 3, Ayala North Exchange
  • Mandaluyong: SM Megamall The Atrium
  • Manila: SM City Manila
  • Paranaque: Ayala Malls Manila Bay, SM City Bicutan, SM City Sucat, SM Southmall
  • Pasay: SM Mall of Asia Galileo Wing
  • Pasig: Ayala Malls Feliz, Estancia Mall Capitol Commons, SM City East Ortigas
  • Quezon City: Ayala Vertis North Mall, Fisher Mall, Robinsons Place Magnolia, SM City Fairview, SM City North EDSA, Trinoma Mall Garden Area
  • San Juan: O Square 2 Greenhills Shopping Center
  • Taguig: One Bonifacio High Street Mall

BOTEJYU also accepts orders for delivery through its website and via GrabFood and FoodPanda. 

To know more about its latest offers and promos, follow BOTEJYU on Facebook and Instagram.

Check out my previous post about BOTEJYU: