Fresh juices at Pure Nectar, Katipunan

Feel like making a healthy change?

At Pure Nectar, the offshoot of popular mall juice stand Fruit Magic, you can get yourself fresh juices made through contemporary cold-pressed juicing. This method makes use of hydraulic presses to extract juice from fruits and vegetables.

Most of its branches are located in mall foodcourts but the branch in Loyola Heights may be considered free-standing, being easily accessible from the street. Aside from Pure Nectar’s drinks, this store also offers healthy meals such as rice bowls and tacos.

Pure Necta, Katipunan

Pure Necta, Katipunan

Pure Necta, Katipunan

After having lunch with my fellow bloggers at 47East’s Discovery Cafe, I dropped by this Pure Nectar branch a few meters away to take advantage of a Booky Buy One Get One deal which gave me two bottles of Pure Nectar’s Cold Brew Cashew Latte for only Php120.

Pure Necta, Katipunan

These drinks are made with cold brew coffee and cashew nut milk and light sweetening syrup. Since the coffee is cold-brewed, it has lower acidity than regular coffee, perfect for those suffering from acid reflux. This energizing drink is also a good antioxidant. The taste and mouthfeel of the cashew nut milk are new, and quite welcome, experiences for me.

As luck would have it, the store has in-store promos which also provides Buy One Get One deals on other drink variants. I got two bottles of Buko Pandan for only Php60.

Pure Necta, Katipunan

Made from coconut milk, pandan extract and light sweetening syrup, this drink is good for those fighting bad cholesterol.

Being only lightly sweetened, it took me some time to acclimate my sweetness-conditioned palate to both drinks. For those who are already into juice cleanses, these drinks would probably be quite sweet already.

Pure Necta, Katipunan

Pure Nectar, Katipunan

Since the juices contain no additives or preservatives, these were sensitive to heat and sunlight. As soon as I got home, I immediately placed them in the refrigerator. They only keep for up to three days in the fridge but, as my son developed a liking for the Buko Pandan juice, they were soon consumed.

If you’re exploring ways to eat healthy and get more nutrients into your system, do check out Pure Nectar’s juices. Juice cleanse sets for as low as Php1,240 are also available. More details on these are available at Pure Nectar’s website.

This Pure Nectar branch is located at Ground Floor, MQI Building, Rosa Alvero Street corner Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, open Mondays to Saturdays from 8am to 9pm, and Sundays from 9am to 8pm.

Other branches (some shared with Fruit Magic) are located at:

  • Foodcourt, SM Megamall Building A, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
  • SM Supermarket, SM Megamall Building B, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
  • Food Forum, Shangri-la Plaza, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
  • Third Floor, V-Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenhills, San Juan
  • Second Floor, Forum Robinsons Mall, Pioneer Street, Buayang Bato, Mandaluyong City
  • Food on Four, SM Aura Premier, C5 Road corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • Food District Signatures on Fifth, One Bonifacio High Street, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • Food Choices, Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • Ground Floor, Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig
  • Food Choices, Third Floor, Glorietta 4, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
  • Robinsons Supermarket, One Capitol Hills Drive, Old Balara, Quezon City
  • Shopwise Commonwealth, Commonwealth Avenue, Holy Spirit, Quezon City
  • Second Floor, Landmark Trinoma Complex, EDSA, Quezon City
  • Food Choices, Landmark Trinoma Complex, EDSA, Quezon City
  • Level 4, Terminal 3, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City
  • Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia, MOA Complex, Pasay City
  • Food Court, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa

Pure Nectar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Barkada Bundle of Filipino Food at Joliant, Tomas Morato

It’s the last work day of the week. By midday, my office friends and I are already looking for some respite… and maybe a little bit of comfort.

Thus, by lunchtime, we disappeared to one of the Filipino eateries along Tomas Morato; Joliant Restaurant.

I was initially attracted to the store’s very affordable pricing. (Imagine rice toppings served with iced tea for as low as Php69!)

However, by the time our group of five hungry coworkers entered the restaurant’s spacious and well-appointed premises, we found ourselves going for one of its Barkada Bundles. These are combinations of several classic Filipino dishes served with rice and iced tea enough for a group of five to eight people, packaged into affordable deals.

Joliant, Tomas Morato

Joliant, Tomas Morato

Joliant, Tomas Morato

Joliant, Tomas Morato

Joliant, Tomas Morato

Also, since the dishes included in the bundle are already curated, we didn’t need to expend effort trying to figure out the combinations of tastes when we give our order.

Our group ordered the Barkada Bundle Meal D (Php1,299) which includes:

Kare Kare. A rich stew of tender oxtripe, green beans and eggplant in a peanut-thickened sauce and best enjoyed with white rice and bagoong (sauteed shrimp paste). While this version is pretty good, it does not compare to my mom’s kare kare. But then again, no other kare kare does either.

Joliant, Tomas Morato

Lechon Kawali. Another favorite dish which consist of pre-seasoned and pre-boiled pork belly deep-dried to attain a golden brown color and crispy, crunchy skin. Together with the lechon sauce and a bit of white rice, it’s an explosion of flavor with every bite.

Joliant, Tomas Morato

Buttered Chicken. Our group eschewed Joliant’s specialty Spicy Garlic Chicken in favor of this dish. Lightly battered and served with its own gravy, the chicken is tender, juicy and complemented the other inclusions of our meal bundle.

Joliant, Tomas Morato

Sinigang na Salmon Belly. When we smelled the aroma of this down-home dish wafting towards us as it was being served, it was truly mouth-watering. I loved its steaming-hot, sour broth.

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Buko Pandan. A dessert made of pandan-flavored gelatin tossed with grated coconut in a sweet cream. A fitting end to our group’s Filipino meal.

Joliant, Tomas Morato

Joliant does live up to its promise of serving delicious Filipino comfort food in big portions at affordable prices.

Joliant, Tomas Morato

The service crew was also prompt to serve our orders and facilitate our requests.

Check it out if you’re in the area.

Joliant Restaurant is located af 227 Tomas Morato Avenue Corner Scout Limbaga Street, Laging Handa, Quezon City, open daily from 10am to 1pm. For inquiries, call +63 2 8809812.

Other branches are located at:

  • 155 Doña Soledad Avenue, Don Bosco, Parañaque City (Tel No: +63 2 8014427)
  • 131-C Armstrong Avenue, Moonwalk, Parañaque City (Tel No: +63 2 8229443)
  • 602 Boni Avenue, Plainview, Mandaluyong City (Tel No: +63 2 6370125)
  • 39 Presidents Avenue, Corner Virginia Street, BF Homes, Parañaque City

No time to visit the resto or want to enjoy Joliant’s Filipino dishes at home? If you live in the vicinity of a Joliant branch, you’ll be happy to know that it delivers via Honestbee.

Joliant Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Check out my reviews of other Filipino restaurants: