SKY brings “Fire or Ice: A Musical Spectacle” at SM Megamall

Fans of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” who eagerly await the premiere of the show’s final season can quench their thirst as SKY, the country’s largest cable provider, brings a musical show set on ice dubbed as “Fire or Ice: A Musical Spectacle On Ice” at 6 PM on April 12 and 13 at the SM Skating Rink in Megamall.

Witness a “Game of Thrones”-inspired spectacle which will be divided into two, Fire and Ice, that represent Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, respectively.

Mallgoers and fans are also in for wonderful “Game of Thrones” performances. 4G Guitar Quartet sets the tone as it opens the show while ice skating exhibitions by Sofia Guidote, a member of the Philippine National Figure Skating team, and Joel Minas, a high-level figure skating coach for SM Skating, follow. The duo will play Daenerys and Jon Snow.

Cameras are a must-bring because after the program, viewers will have the chance to have a photo op with the cosplayers, Daenerys Targaryen, and the Night King.

Until April 15, SKYcable subscribers can watch all episodes of Game of Thrones Seasons 1 to 7 on demand via HBO GO for free. Simply download the app and register your SKYcable account. For more details, visit mysky.com.ph/freehbogo. Tune in to the premier of the last season of the highly talked about HBO series, this April 15. 

HBO is available in all SKYcable HD plans, One SKY Unli Broadband + HD Cable TV plans, SKYdirect 250 and 450 Get the world best movies and the latest HBO Originals anytime, anywhere and on any device with HBO Go, exclusively available on SKY.  For more details and updates, visit mysky.com.ph/got.

Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them with like-minded people some of the biggest perks of my job.

Event details provided by SKY in a recent press release.

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A special place for happiness at Elait, Eastwood Mall

There’s a special place for every kid’s heart for ice cream. Its cool feel inside the mouth, the burst of sweetness on the tongue and the added tastes and textures from yummy add-ons make this a perfect summer treat for the young ones (and yeah, the not-so-young ones too!)

Elait, Eastwood Mall

For my little boy and the kid in me, our ice cream craving was satisfied when we headed off to Elait in Eastwood Mall after dinner.

It is a small stall shared with cookie store Overdoughs, and similar to other Elait outlets, it is manned by rolled ice cream artisans and servers who also happen to be deaf.

Elait, Eastwood Mall

Elait, Eastwood Mall

Established by the Caravan Food Group, Inc., Elait supported its owner’s advocacy to raise awareness for social causes and provide employment and training for persons with hearing disability.

So how would you go about ordering and interacting with the store’s servers then?

An order form is conveniently provided where you can indicate your preferred flavor (either a custard or yogurt base plus mix-ins and toppings to flavor the ice cream). Signs containing basic sign language are also posted in strategic areas around the store. I think this is a good way to expose kids to diverse kinds of people and a fun incentive to learn sign language. It also a way to show kids that sometimes, a language barrier can be easily overcome.

Using a spatula, the mixture that will form your rolled ice cream is blended then evenly spread as it hardens on a sub-zero metal plate. This then scraped off the plate to form rolls which are then placed in a cup along with toppings before being served.

Elait, Eastwood Mall

Elait, Eastwood Mall

Elait, Eastwood Mall

My son ordered a cup of Chocolate Overload (Php140). Chocolate shreds, brownie bits and chocolate vermicelli are mixed into a sweet and creamy custard base, with the resulting rolled ice cream topped with a Pocky stick and drizzled with chocolate syrup. From the way it looks to the way it tastes, it’s a kid’s summer dream come true.

For me, I got a Chocnut Dinosaur (Php140). Milo powder is blended with a yogurt base with, with the resulting ice cream rolls topped with Chocnut bits and drizzled with chocolate syrup. I just love how the tangy taste of the yogurt interacts with my favorite flavors from my childhood.

Elait, Eastwood Mall

Elait, Eastwood Mall

Elait is definitely a place for happiness: there is joy found in a cup, the joy found in making new friends and the joy of spending time, leisurely eating your favorite frozen treat with someone you love.

Elait, Eastwood Mall

Elait, Eastwood Mall

This Elait kiosk is located at Second Floor, Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City.  Other Elait locations include:

  • The Caf Food Hall, Second Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
  • Ground Floor, North Towers, SM City North EDSA, Bago Bantay, Quezon City
  • M Place, Panay Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City
  • Upper Ground Floor, SM City San Lazaro, Santa Cruz, Manila
  • Lower Ground Floor, SM City Manila, Ermita, Manila
  • Third Floor, Santolan Town Plaza, Col Bonny Serrano Avenue, Little Baguio, San Juan City
  • Second Floor, North Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
  • Third Floor, Ayala Malls The 30th, Meralco Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City
  • Second Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
  • Second Floor, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Centre, Greenhills, San Juan

Elait Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Fiery Fiesta at Chichario, Molito Lifestyle Center

Foodies down South in Alabang have another place to discover: the new Chichario Peri Peri Chicken and Cocktail Bar.

Opened in late 2018 by the tandem of Moira and Marco, Chichario sprung out of their love for peri-peri chicken and boisterously vibrant fiesta culture of Brazil. Located amidst wine bars, family-centric eateries and cafes, Chichario offers the young adults – millennials, if you will – in the area a place where they can hang out with their friends and have a few drinks while enjoying good food and good music.

Chichario, Alabang

Chichario, Alabang

The restaurant’s name is a combination of the words of “Chicha” (from “chicheria,” the Pinoy slang for finger-food) and “Rio” (from the Brazilian capital Rio de Janeiro).

Chichario, Alabang

Upon entering its doors into its first floor dining area, you would get the impression that its a family-friendly barbecued chicken resto, but when you go up to its tropical-themed second floor bar area, aptly called “Chicha’s Hideout,” that’s where the party’s at.

Chichario, Alabang

Chichario, Alabang

Well, Chichario really did throw a party for me and my fellow foodies where we enjoyed a sampling of its fiery yet comforting Southern American home-cooking.

Nacho Carnitas. Crunchy nacho chips flavored with sour cream powder and generously topped with flavorful chipotle pulled pork, cilantro salsa and torched mozzarella and cheddar.

Chichario, Alabang

Chichario, Alabang

Soft Taco Carnitas. Two open-faced tortilla wraps stuffed with chipotle pulled pork, cilantro salsa and garlic aioli dip.

Chichario, Alabang

Pollo Asado Quesadilla. Tortilla wraps stuffed grilled peri-peri chicken, cheddar, cilantro pesto sauce and salsa. It is best enjoyed with its garlic aoili dip.

Chichario, Alabang

Salpicao Escobar. Hanger steak further tenderized via sous vide, then cooked salpicao-style and flavored with South American spices.

Chichario, Alabang

Chichario, Alabang

Chipotle Sisig. Instead of siling labuyo, this sisig is spiced uo with chipotle peppers.

Chichario, Alabang

Chichario, Alabang

Half Peri Peri Chicken. Sous vide is again employed to further tenderize these chicken pieces, which are then seasoned with South American soices and grilled to a smokey perfection which makes this dish the star of the show. It is served pre-cut for easy sharing with a trio of house-sauces: chimichurri, pepper sauce and garlic aioli.

Chichario, Alabang

Chichario, Alabang

And what’s a party without a few drinks?

After downing a couple of glasses of Chichario’s House Ice Tea, our group also had a taste of Chichario’s exotic cocktails.

Mojito de Janeiro. Grilled pineapple infushed rum, white rum, mint leaves and guyabano soda.

Chichario, Alabang

El Chichario. A mix of tropical fruits and dark and light rum.

Chichario, Alabang

Frozen Margarita and Mango Daiquiri.

Chichario, Alabang

Chichario, Alabang

Amidst the pulsing music, exotic locale and the fine fiery food of Chichario, my friends and I had a fun fiesta!

Chichario, Alabang

Chichario, Alabang

Chichario, Alabang (photo by Eboy M. Donato)

Chichario Peri Peri Chicken and Cocktail Bar is located at the Molito Lifestyle Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa, open daily from 11am to 2am.

Watch out: offshoots of Chichario’s might find their way in your hometown. Be on the lookout for “Chicha’s” outlets which will mainly serve ceviches and tacos.

Chichario Peri Peri Chicken Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclosure: Together with other foodies, I was invited to join a foodie meetup held at this restaurant. Food items mentioned here were served to allow us to sample the fare and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.

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Credit for the last photo: Eboy M. Donato of #WeLoveToEatPH and #SaanSaPH

Work and Hot Chocolate at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Venice Piazza, Taguig

While passing the time before a foodie meetup at Datang in the Venice Piazza, I decided to do some work and catch up on my emails.

CBTL, Venice Piazza

Fortunately, there’s a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf branch near the parking area that seemed like a nice and quiet place to while away some hours while immersed in some work.

My treat to myself while poring over my workload? (Because every source of motivation counts and chocolate is always good for motivation.)

CBTL, Venice Piazza

A nice cup of frothy Hot Double Chocolate with Marshmallows. Made with CBTL’s proprietary Special Dutch chocolate powder, combined with carefully steamed non-fat milk and topped with a thick layer of foam, it is a perfectly rich and decadent pick-me-up concoction.

CBTL, Venice Piazza

I wish I could stay longer and leisurely enjoy my drink.

CBTL, Venice Piazza

But, alas, duty called.

Until, next time then, my chocolate treat!

CBTL, Venice Piazza

This CBTL branch is located at the Ground Floor, Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, Taguig.

Other branches in Taguig may be found at:

  • B8 Bonifacio High Street, BGC
  • 32nd Street corner 11th Avenue, Park Triangle, BGC
  • Third Floor, BHS Central Square, BGC
  • Third Floor, Uptown Place Mall, BGC
  • Every Nation Building, 32nd Avenue corner University Parkway, BGC
  • Ground Floor, BGC Stopover Pavilion, BGC
  • Burgos Circle, BGC
  • Fifth Floor, SM Aura Premier, BGC
  • Shell Logcom, CP Garcia Avenue, Greater Taguig
  • Ground Floor, Vista Mall, Greater Taguig

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Sisig Society launches Sisig-flavored Lip Balm

Just when I thought that there are no more new ideas when it comes to beauty and self-care, I received a package from Sisig Society containing a sisig-flavored lip balm.

Sisig Society Lip Balm

Say whuuut?!?

Yes, a sisig-flavored lip balm.

Sisig Society Lip Balm

While conventional wisdom in lip products veer towards combinations of floral or fruity scents and flavors, someone at Sisig Society probably said, “Hey, why not make a lip balm flavor that people actually eat?”

Sisig Society Lip Balm

And, well, here you go.

Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it, though.

Sisig Society Lip Balm

The product comes in two signature flavors: Classic Pork and Spicy Chicken. Both flavors are specially formulated to meet beauty standards while satisfying sisig cravings.

Sisig Society Lip Balm

Each swipe of these lip balms across your kissers contains a taste of either chicken or pork meat, caramelized onions, chicharon and Sisig Society’s very own secret sauce.

And it does a great job of moisturizing lips, too!

Here’s a wild idea: give your Significant Other a kiss while wearing this lip balm and see if the poor creature can figure out how the yummy taste of sisig came to be on your lips. Oh, and props to you if you time this prank near a mealtime so you can both go to Sisig Society to satisfy the sisig craving that’s sure to pop out.

(I see what you did there, Sisig Society…) 😉

Now, where to find a Sisig Society outlet…

    East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
    Food Gallery, Third Floor, Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
    Third Floor, Fisher Mall, Quezon Avenue, Del Monte, Quezon City
    Calle Bistro, Ground Floor, Ever Gotesco Mall, Commonwealth Avenue, Old Balara, Quezon City
    Unit 12 The Fort Strip, 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
    Ground Floor, One World Square, McKinley Hill, Taguig
    Ground Floor, Ayala Malls Marikina, Liwasang Kalayaan, Marikina Heights, Marikina City
    Third Floor, Circuit Lane, Ayala Malls Circuit, Olympia, Makati
    Ground Floor, Dela Rosa Carpark 2, Legaspi Village, Makati
    Ground Floor, Fisher Mall, Navotas-Caloocan Junction, Longos, Malabon City

Hoegaarden BGC Food Crawl: Mimi & Bros

That awesome #ThirstyThursday concluded for me and my fellow foodies with a filling dinner at Mimi & Bros, the fourth and final stop in the Hoegaarden x Zomato Food Crawl (the third for li’l ole latecomer me).

Mimi & Bros is a walk up bar and barbecue joint located in a prime spot along 32nd Street in Bonifacio Global City. Here, you can savor your tasty barbecues and other comfort food while enjoying the summer breezes, thanks to the resto’s outdoor dining area which leads to a bigger dining room inside.

Mimi & Bros, BGC

Mimi & Bros, BGC

Mimi & Bros, BGC

Mimi & Bros, BGC

From the outside, the place is bustling with frenetic activity, with servers hurrying to bring the food to customers amidst the resto’s bright lights and chill music playing in the background.

Its menu is centered on comfort food – staples in the young urban professional’s palate – such as chops, ribs and chicken. All of these can be immensely enjoyed with an icy glass of Hoegaarden Rosee, which is also available at the restaurant.

Mimi & Bros, BGC

Hoegaarden Rosee is the sweeter and fruitier variant of the Belgian white beer (or witbier) Hoegarden. The Rosee has a light and sparkly raspberry pink color and a softer taste and lower alcohol content than the original brew, making it an ideal beverage for drinking lightweights like me.

Mimi & Bros, BGC

In between sips of my Hoegaarden Rosee, I gorged on Mimi & Bros offerings, which include their signature dishes as well as new menu items.

Mimi & Bros, BGC

For me, the standouts include:

Mimi’s Fried Chicken (Php685 whole with 3 sides | Php425 half with 2 sides | Php255 quarter with one side). The chicken’s crunchy golden-brown skin gives way to juicy and tender meat, well complemented by a rich gravy.

Mimi & Bros, BGC

6-Hour BBQ Beef Short Ribs (Php895). Dry-rubbed beef ribs smoked for six hours to produce flavorful meat that falls off the bone.

Mimi & Bros, BGC

Mimi & Bros, BGC

Chicken Skin Nachos (Php195). Replace tortilla chips with crispy deep-friend chicken skin and top this with cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, onions and jalapenos. A spicy and sinful dish to munch on for sure!

Mimi & Bros, BGC

Mimi & Bros, BGC

Dirty Bird Chicken Pizza (Php295). Replace the pizza dough with a chicken chop and top it with xheese, pepperoni and tomatoes. With each bite, you get two classic favorites: friend chicken and pizza.

Mimi & Bros, BGC

Smokey Bacon Pork Ribs (Php1,595 full slab solo | Php1,695 full slab with 3 sides | Php895 half slab solo | Php995 half slab with 2 sides). Pork ribs wrapped in bacon before smoking to produce a truly flavorful and fork tender meat.

Mimi & Bros, BGC

Mimi’s Fried Chicken Sandwich (Php285). A cutlet of crispy fried chicken placed inside a burger bun together with pickles and served together with fries.

Mimi & Bros, BGC

Chili Dog (Php265). Part of the resto’s newly launched chili menu, this consists of a plump hotdog on a bun covered in cheesy chili and served with fries.

Mimi & Bros, BGC

All these menu items bear Mimi & Bros’ trademark for fun and tasty food, served with a lot of spice and a happy attitude, perfect for late-night hangouts with friends, made even more fun with Hoegaarden Rosee.

Mimi & Bros, BGC

Mimi & Bros, BGC

Mimi & Bros, BGC

Mimi & Bros is located at Ground Floor, Crossroads Building, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, open Mondays to Thursdays from 11am to 12 midnight, Fridays to Saturdays from 11am to 2am and Sundays from 10am to 10pm. For reservations and inquiries, call +63 2 8267737 or +63 945 7985176.

Mimi & Bros Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclosure: Together with other foodies, I was invited to join a foodie meetup held at this restaurant. Food items mentioned here were served to allow us to sample the fare and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.

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Authentic taste of Japan at Ramen Daisho, Mandaluyong

Ramen Daisho, a quaint Japanese restaurant located in Sunshine Center, Shaw Boulevard, offers delicious dishes with ingredients imported from Japan to give you the most authentic taste and experience possible.

This Lenten season, they’ll be offering specials to satisfy your Japanese cravings.

lenten noods main 2.JPGSeafood Tempuramen (Php399). Firm Ramen noodles in seafood broth, topped with Tempura and a side of Nori. Although I’m not a fan of anything seafood, this dish was a pleasant surprise as the dish offered a fresh taste of the sea.

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Other than Ramen, Ramen Daisho also offers bentos in their Lenten Special.

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Mixed Tempura Bento (Php305). This Bento includes Ebi Tempura, Kani Tempura, and Mixed Veggie Tempura with a side of potato salad, rice, and almond jelly for dessert.

tempura bento up close


curry

Seafood Curry Bento (Php305). Seafood curry with mixed veggie salad, rice, and almond jelly. Shrimp, clam, and squid come together with the savory curry sauce in this dish, rich in flavor. The flavors in this bento taste great together and is definitely filling.

curry close

Other than the Lenten Special, Ramen Daisho offers more mouthwatering dishes.

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I started with appetizers such as Gyoza and California Maki (Php255). Gyoza is a customer favorite as it is soft, juicy, and full of flavor.

tonkotsu ramen

Tonkotsu Ramen (Php380 regular | Php670 large). Ramen noodles in rich and creamy Tonkotsu broth, with topped with slices of pork, bamboo shoots, scallions, and a soft boiled egg. Ramen Daisho’s Tonkotsu Ramen is full of flavor and delicious down to the last spoonful of broth.

shoyo ramen close 1

shoyo ramen

Miso Ramen (Php380 regular | Php670 large). Ramen noodles in Miso broth, with pork slices, nori, bamboo shoots, and a soft boiled egg. This dish is rich and fragrant, and is Ramen Daisho’s specialty.

dip noods

Dipping Ramen. Firm Noodles with a semi-poached egg, scallions and Zaru Tare sauce. This light and refreshing ramen is a summer must-try, as this ramen is cold rather than your normal steaming hot ramen. This is something I would order again.

dip noods closer

For authentic Japanese food, you can eat at Ramen Daisho, located at Unit 2, Sunshine Square, Shaw Blvd, Pleasant Hills, Mandaluyong City. It is open daily from 10am to 10p. For reservations and inquiries, contact them at (02) 7740036 and (02) 6332280.

Ramen Daisho was founded in the country in 2013 by Mr. Katsuyuki Nakata. Daisho Global, Inc. is the holding company that oversees the franchise of Ukokkei Ramen in terms of cooking methods and supplies from Fukuoka, Japan.

The restaurant prides itself on the authentic taste of its dishes and experience of dining within its walls. Guided by Mr. Yasuhiko Funatsu, the Ramen Master of Ukokkei Ramen, it served authentic ramen with an ukokkei soup base.

Since 2017, it has been under the management of Ureshi Fudo Corporation.

Ramen Daisho Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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