Jack’s Lemonade serves up fresh takes on a classic drink

With the onset of the rainy season, now is not the time to let up on our Vitamin C intake.

Fortunately, we can get this precious nutrient from many easily accessible sources.

How about lemonade? Being made with lemons, it is good source of Vitamin C. It’s also a wonderful drink to refresh and hydrate our bodies as well as give our immune system a boost.

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Its most basic incarnation composed of lemon juice, water and sweetener has been a mainstay in many home and restaurant meals.

However, this seemingly rudimentary beverage actually offers a lot of new and exciting possibilities.

And where better to check out fresh takes on this drink than at Jack’s Lemonade?

Jack’s Lemonade

Kiosks of this lemonade chain can be spotted in many malls across the metro where, through the creative use of add-ons (such as plum salt, honey, yogurt, basil seeds, coconut jelly, poppers and pudding) and freshly-squeezed lemon juice, they are able to produce drinks according to a family of flavor profiles:

  • For Jack: the basic lemonades and the Jack’s Specials
  • For Dad John: the tea lemonades
  • For Mom Jenny: the herb lemonades
  • For Sister Julia: the fruit lemonades
  • For Baby James: the candy lemonades

Being a sweet tooth, it is hardly surprising that I gravitated towards the candy lemonades during my previous visits to these stores prior to the pandemic. These include:

Strawberry Mint with fresh mint leaves and strawberry puree.

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Lemon Square with crushed graham crackers.

Jack’s Lemonade, UP Town Center

Strawberry Cheesecake with poppers and yogurt.

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

You may be wondering: With the metro switching into ECQ once again, will access to these yummy and healthy drinks be limited?

Nope!

I’m happy to share that Jack’s Lemonade delivers so we can enjoy its drinks with our fam right in the safety and comfort of home.

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

These are delivered with the add-ons packed separately so that you can easily assemble your drinks and enjoy them freshly made!

I was able to enjoy some recently. Check them out:

Strawberry Lemonade with yogurt and basil seeds.

Jelly G and Jac’s

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

1-liter Lemon Cheesecake with plum salt. Great for sharing!

Jelly G and Jac’s

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

So load up on Vitamin C and enjoy a delish and refreshing drink while you’re at it!

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

To have your Jack’s Lemonade delivered where you are in the metro, call +63 917 1587439. You may also course your orders through GrabFood or FoodPanda.

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

Check out my previous posts about Jack’s Lemonade:

Enjoy Thai milk tea at home with Jelly G

Despite the increasing frequency of rain showers in the metro, the times when the sunshine peeks through the clouds are the instances when we need something sweet and refreshing to quench our thirst, right?

Have you ever tried Thai milk tea? Unlike the more prevalent boba milk teas, Thai milk teas have actually been around a lot longer, have a myriad of health benefits and are also available in wondrous variety.

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

Local chain Jelly G, which has been operating since 2000, specializes in Thai milk tea, making its signature drinks from strongly brewed black tea spiced with anise and tamarind seeds and sweetened with condensed milk.

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

Together with fillers such as grass jelly, cassava pearls, yogurt, basil seeds, coconut jelly, egg pudding, cream cheese and poppers, the resulting drinks showcase the distinct exotic taste of Thai milk tea as well as introduce new ways to enjoy this traditional Southeast Asian drink that will appeal to Pinoy taste buds.

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

Over the years, Jelly G’s presence in malls have made this Thai delicacy more easily to Filipinos, and now, with heightened restrictions on dining out due to the pandemic, it can now be delivered to your home for you to enjoy with your family.

Really, now would be a great time to expand the family’s flavor horizons and say “Sa wa dee ka!” to new drink experiences by trying out some of Jelly G’s unique drinks such as:

Blueberry Milk with Coco Jelly and Cream Cheese. A sweet and tangy fruity drink with slivers of chewy coco jelly and topped with cream cheese.

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

Black Forest with Poppers. A rich chocolatey drink with tiny globes of fruity poppers.

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

Red Velvet Thai Milk Tea with Grass Jelly and Cream Cheese. A creamy dessert-like take on Thai milk tea made more nutritious with addition of grass jelly and richer with the addition of cream cheese.

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

Want to expand your Thai food adventure even more? Pair your Thai milk tea with traditional Thai dishes, also available from Jelly G.

Place your orders now by messaging +63 925 7816237 on Viber or via GrabFood or FoodPanda.

Jelly G and Jac’s Lemonade

To know its latest promos and offers, follow Jelly G on Facebook or Instagram.

Check out my previous posts on Jelly G:

Disclosure: Product samples were provided to facilitate this feature article.

Say goodbye to boring lunches with home-cooked meals from Crazy Mama’s Kitchen

Whether you’re working from home with no energy to cook your meals or at the office with no time for lunch out, never fear. Your nanay is here to the rescue!

Crazy Mama’s Kitchen

That would be Crazy Mama’s Kitchen, a new food-based enterprise born from the thousands of fiestas and celebrations, catering request, and paluto from friends and family. From the small kitchen of her home where she refined Filipino recipes into her Classics, to a soon-to-open physical store in Robinsons Bridgetowne in Quezon City, Crazy Mama has been gearing up to feed hungry customers who are searching for a break from the usual boring packed lunches, fastfood takeout and pwede-na-yan dinners.

The Kitchen recently opened its doors for soft launch, ready to serve employees nearby offices, as well as busy households of neighboring villages with extraordinary takes on what used to be lutong-bahay staples.

‘Di Basta Menudo (Php130). Small pork cubes sauteed with cut-up carrots and potatoes in a rich tomato sauce with a few surprises thrown in such as raisins and hotdog slices. Served with rice.

Crazy Mama’s Kitchen

Crazy Mama’s Kitchen

Crazy Mama’s Kitchen

Killer Caldereta (Php170). Tender cubes of marinated beef slow-braised with rough-chopped vegetables, slices of chorizo and some peppers for a bit of a spicy kick! Served with rice.

Crazy Mama’s Kitchen

Crazy Mama’s Kitchen

Crazy Mama’s Kitchen

Eh-Spaghetti (Php80). Pasta purists would argue whether spaghetti is a Filipino dish. Well this one sure is! All our favorite stuff from birthday-party spaghetti is here: the al-dente noodles, the sweet and savory meat sauce, and, of course, the hotdog slices and lots of grated cheese!

Crazy Mama’s Kitchen

Crazy Mama’s Kitchen

Crazy Mama’s Kitchen

Planning a gathering that needs food? Crazy Mama can easily cater to various party sizes from small group lunches and family take-outs to large events like townhalls, meetings and private parties. Crazy Mama’s Kitchen offers party trays and bulk orders which are served in individual and reusable containers to ensure food hygiene and safety.

Crazy Mama’s Kitchen

The best part is that party planners or even busy moms no longer need a three-day lead time to have their events or family gatherings catered. They can just throw fuss-free get-togethers and serve great food any time, any day.

Crazy Mama’s Kitchen

To order your meals from Crazy Mama’s Kitchen, visit its website.

Its dishes will also soon be available in food delivery services like GrabFood and Food Panda.

You can also drop by its physical store and take advantage of its Buy 5+1 offers.

Want to showcase your Tiktok creativity and win cool prizes from nanay? From July 21st to August 21st, join the Tiktok ni Nanay Challenge where Filipino Moms can showcase their talent or sense of humor.

To get updated on Crazy Mama’s latest pakulo and offers, follow Crazy Mama’s Kitchen on Facebook and Instagram.

Disclosure: Product samples were provided to facilitate this feature article.

Yummy sushi galore from Salmon HQ

Since I belong to a family of Japanese food lovers, it’s hardly surprising that I would develop a liking for sushi.

Traditionally made with vinegared rice (sushi-meshi) combined with other ingredients (neta) such as (often raw) seafood and vegetables, sushi has become showcases for the sushi chef’s creativity and ingenuity.

Salmon HQ

Salmon HQ

During pre-pandemic times, we usually needed to venture all the way to our go-to Japanese restaurants to get a taste of our favorite sushi variants.

But with restrictions on movement and dining out within the metro limiting the choices available, I’m glad that innovative food entrepreneurs have ventured into sushi delivery such as the people behind Salmon HQ.

Salmon HQ

Salmon HQ

Salmon HQ

This New Manila, QC-based enterprise specialized in delivering fresh salmon sashimi right to the doorstep of Japanese food lovers.

It soon expanded its product offerings to include the latest food trends, incorporating its fresh seafood ingredients into delectable creations, well-suited for delivery.

The Sushi Bakes.

Sushi bakes are deconstructions of the maki (sushi rolls) where, instead of rolling the sushi rice and the sushi fillings and wrapping them in nori (dried seaweed) sheets, they are layered on a baking pan and cooked in an oven. Sushi bakes are enjoyed by scooping out some of the dish and folding them into small nori squares.

Salmon HQ

Similar to traditional maki, the sushi bake offers a lot of possibilities in incorporating tantalizing tastes and textures into the dish.

I was able to try out samplers of sushi bakes from Salmon HQ, which included:

The Crunchy California (a variant of the OG sushi bake with kani and mango) and Unagi Madness (with slivers of freshwater eel and generous sprinklings of roe).

Salmon HQ

Salmon HQ

Salmon HQ

Aburi Salmon Scallops Ebi (torched slivers of salmon mixed with scallops and shrimp) and Softshell Crab and Ebi (wonderfully textured combination of shrimp and softshell crab).

Salmon HQ

Salmon HQ

Salmon HQ

Prices for the full trays of Salmon HQ’s sushi bakes start at Php500 (for small) and Php1,200 (for large).

The Pasta.

Who would have thought that a pasta dish can taste so distinctly Japanese? With the Seafood Wafu Pasta, you get spaghetti noodles tossed in a soy butter glaze with scallops, shrimp and salmon. It’s a perfect blend of hearty pasta goodness and the fresh flavors of the sea.

Salmon HQ

Salmon HQ

Salmon HQ

Get a tray for Php500 (small), Php1,000 (medium) or Php1,200 (large).

The Salmon Cake.

If you ever wondered what could possibly make a show-stopping cake for any celebration, well, here’s the answer.

Salmon HQ’s Premium Salmon Cake is a wondrous creation: pieces of fresh pink salmon sashimi are layered and interlaced to form a two-tier cake, with the bottom-tier hiding layers of kani (imitation crab meat), ebiko (shrimp eggs), seaweed salad and Japanese rice.

Salmon HQ

Salmon HQ

Salmon HQ

It’s a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds.

Salmon HQ

Salmon HQ

Salmon HQ

Treat yourself to this delectable treat for Php1,200.

So if you think you’ve seen and tasted all sushi possibilities, think again because Salmon HQ has these and more to surprise you.

Salmon HQ

Salmon HQ

Salmon HQ

Send your orders to Salmon HQ via Facebook, Instagram or by calling +63 922 8943679. Payments via Metrobank, BPI, PayMaya and GCash are accepted.

Disclosure: Product samples were provided to facilitate feedback.

Celebrate World Ice Cream Day with The Lost Bread x Arce’s TRIO Pack

Hooray, hooray for World Ice Cream Day!

On July 18, ice cream lovers around the world will celebrate our favorite frozen dessert.

The Lost Bread x Arce Trio Pack

The Lost Bread x Arce Trio Pack

This is especially timely here in the metro because as summer gives way to the rainy season, the heat and humidity can be quite oppressive and a few dollops of cold and creamy ice cream can do so much to improve our mood.

The Lost Bread x Arce Trio Pack

The Lost Bread x Arce Trio Pack

If you’re on the lookout for fun and fresh ice cream flavors to try, how about the product of the collaboration between dessert shop The Lost Bread and local ice cream producer Arce Dairy: the Trio Pack?

The Lost Bread x Arce Trio Pack

The Lost Bread x Arce Trio Pack

At Php950, it is comprised of pints of three ice cream flavors that should spark some happy memories for us 90s kids.

Check them out:

Blue Vanilla. The rich and comforting vanilla flavor we love that comes in a fun shade of blue. A treat for ice cream lovers who love a fresh twist on a classic fave.

The Lost Bread x Arce Trio Pack

Choc Nut. The nutty candy that we seemed to carry around all the time way back when is now in ice cream form. It’s definitely a flavor we will enjoy revisiting again and again.

The Lost Bread x Arce Trio Pack

Haw Haw Milk. We 90s kids love milk and it was evident in our love for Haw Haw Milk Candy. With its ice cream iteration, we have a new way to enjoy this milky treat!

The Lost Bread x Arce Trio Pack

These flavors are also available in individual tubs or pints.

Did you know that The Lost Bread has been awarded by Big 7 Travel as the 3rd BEST ice cream brand in Asia and the 13th BEST ice cream brand in the world? So if you’re craving for affordable craft ice cream visit a store or grab your phone to order now!

The Lost Bread x Arce Trio Pack

The Lost Bread x Arce Trio Pack

You can order these treats from The Lost Bread’s website for delivery or have them picked up from these Metro Manila branches:

  • Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
  • Maginhawa Street, Quezon City
  • Green Meadows Subdivision, Quezon City
  • Regalado Highway, Fairview, Quezon City
  • SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
  • Marcos Highway, Antipolo City
  • Robinsons Place Manila
  • SM Bicutan, Paranaque City
  • Evia Lifestyle Center, Las Pinas

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The Jelly List: Top breakfast finds at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Foodies in Marikina and nearby places, it’s time to rise and shine, especially with the sumptuous breakfast choices awaiting you at Lamp Quarters!

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

This food hub nestled in the quiet suburb is a perfect place to enjoy the first meal of the day because:

  • It houses a diverse collection of restaurants offering various cuisines
  • It has a spacious outdoor dining area where you can meet up and dine with family and friends in comfort (you can also bring your fur-babies with you)
  • Its San Diego-inspired decor will make you feel like you’ve stepped into sunny Southern California

So if you’ve been feeling cooped up at home for the past few months, you can definitely step out and enjoy the morning in the great outdoors with these fab breakfast finds from Lamp Quarters’ restaurants.

Dampa sa Cogeo Marikina Branch

Get a taste of the sea’s bounty with Dampa sa Cogeo’s various seafood dishes plus more for a wonderful start to your day.

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast Bilao (Php599, good for 2-3 people). What’s Pinoy breakfast without the silog? Enjoy a hearty meal with this breakfast staple along with daing na bangus, tocino and beef tapa, all classic flavors we just love to wake up to!

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Seafood Stir-fry (Php699, good for 2-3 people). For breakfast with a bit of zing, check out this sumptuous seafood dish made with fresh crab, squid, mussels and shrimp stir-fried with veggies in a slightly spicy tomato sauce. You’d definitely be asking for extra rice to go with this!

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Dampa sa Cogeo also delivers its seafood bilao and party trays. For more details, call +63 945 8646423 or +63 961 4207400 or follow it on Facebook.

Night & Day Restorante

A fusion of Italian and American flavors await you at Night & Day.

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

With its Breakfast Buffet (Php299, available on weekends from 8am to 11am), you can feast on a whole slew of tasty, all-you-can-eat breakfast dishes. This July, the breakfast buffet consist of beef salpicao, corned beef, daing na bangus, aglio olio, pancakes and waffles, sanwiches and sliders, eggs, roasted sesame salad and breads, accompanied by iced tea, lemonade or hot chocolate.

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Night & Day is open everyday from 8am to 10pm. To reserve your slots for its Breakfast Buffet, call +63 917 1079678.

For updates on its offers and promos, follow it on Facebook and Instagram.

Kebomb

A wise man once said “Why have abs when you can have kebabs?”

Why, indeed, when you can indulge yourself with delicious yet very affordable Mediterranean-inspired food that will also appeal to Pinoy tastebuds!

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Widen your morning meal horizons with Kebomb’s breakfast dishes such as beef shawarma tapa, kebab longganisa meal and chicken tocino meal, as well as its best-sellers like beef or chicken kebab rice plates, keema, keemadilla, hummus, Persian burgers in shawarma wrap and my newest favorite: chicken skin nachos!

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Kebomb also delivers via Grabfood and FoodPanda. Pickup options are also available. For more details, call +63 956 9781805 or follow it on Facebook or Instagram.

So if you want to catch the sun’s early morning rays as you fill up on tasty breakfast meals with family and friends, drop by Lamp Quarters in Marikina!

Breakfast at Lamp Quarters, Marikina

Lamp Quarters is located along Gil Fernando Street, Centro de Buenviaje, Bgy Santo Nino, Marikina City. For updates on its special promos and events, follow Lamp Quarters on Facebook and Instagram.

Disclosure: Together with my foodie friends, I attended a food tasting held at this venue. Food items mentioned here were served to elicit honest feedback and were not paid for by the attendees.

5 reasons why you should have your date night at Sammy’s Cainta

Sure, the restrictions from the pandemic may have prevented you going out on grand dinner dates with your beloved for several months but that doesn’t mean that you have to settle for lackluster date nights, right?

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Certainly not when Sammy’s provides the perfect venue for wining and dining with your special someone. Let me tell you why:

1. It’s quite a hidden gem.

There’s a reason many romantic adventures take place in some out-of-the-way locale. Physically separating you from the normal hustle-and-bustle of your daily life will help bring your focus to just you and your partner.

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s is located inside a subdivision in Cainta, but still accessible from Metro Manila, so you can easily have that quick romantic escapade with your special someone.

Sammy’s also complies with safety protocols set by its LGU so be sure to fill up the health declaration form and follow physical distancing while you’re there!

Sammy’s, Cainta

2. Its decor sets a romantic mood.

Owner Chef Sammy Isidro and his wife Dorothy converted the second floor of their house into a cozy restaurant.

Its high ceilings give it an airy feel, while rustic lamps and fixtures that glow with warm lighting make it an intimate setting.

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Large windows provides a view of the lush foliage outside which as a backdrop for your romantic adventure.

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

3. Its Indonesian-inspired cuisine is simply extraordinary.

Chef Sammy and Dorothy spent seventeen years in Indonesia which certainly influenced the food the Sammy’s serves.

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

These include:

Beef Konro. A large cut of beef rib slow-braised for hours until tender and drizzled with a flavorful sauce made with its own drippings. This dish is good for sharing.

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Mie Goreng. Also known as Bakmi Goreng, this hearty dish is made with stir-fried noodles in a sweet and savory sauce tossed with herbs and strips of scrambled egg.

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Nasi Goreng. Indonesian-style fried rice flavored with the traditional sweet soy sauce called kecap manis and other seasonings, then served with fried egg, krupuk (traditional cracker) and chicken satay.

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Beef Rendang. A delicious and slightly spicy dish made with beef braised and slow-cooked in coconut milk seasoned with herbs and spices until the liquids evaporate and the meat takes on its caramlizes, becoming dark brown and tender, and infused with rich flavors.

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Martabak Manis. One of Indonesia’s most popular desserts which consist of a thick pancake made with condensed milk, crushed peanuts and sesame seeds. The Choco-Cheese variant has been my favorite since I tasted it two years ago, while the newly introduced Cheese-and-Corn is a delicious new discovery.

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

With exotic yet flavorful dishes such as these, your dinner date is sure to become a gastronomic adventure !

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

4. You get serenaded after your meal.

Did you know that Chef Sammy is also known as The Singing Chef?

He and his wife spent seventeen years in Indonesia as singers in Hotel Mulia Senayan Jakarta, where they showcased the Pinoys’ vocal talent to an international audience.

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

They treat their guests to a song or two after dessert, and their duets are so nakakakilig!

5. You can have your favorite dishes delivered to your home.

Sammy’s now delivers via Grabfood, so if you want to relive your Sammy’s experience at home, or if you’re simply craving for Indonesian flavors, you can just grab your smartphone and tap away!

Chef Sammy also operates Sammy’s Cookin’, which provides catering services as well as deliver cakes, pastries and other sweets to foodies within Metro Manila.

Sammy’s Cookin’ To order, call 0939 1483960.

Sammy’s, Cainta

Sammy’s, Cainta

So even in the midst of a pandemic, you can still find the time and the place for a little romance, thanks to Sammy’s.

Check out my previous adventures with Sammy’s:

Sammy’s is located at 14 Raspberry Bend Street, Valley View Executive Subdivision Phase 3, San Juan, Cainta. The restaurant is open Tuesdays to Sundays for breakfast from 8am to 10.30am, lunch from 11am to 1.30pm and dinner from 6pm to 9pm.

Seating is strictly by reservation so call +63 939 1483960 to book your table. You may also use the same number to order from Sammy’s Cookin’.

You can also hold intimate gatherings such as birthday shindigs, proposal dinners, engagement parties and wedding or baptismal receptions (with a maximum guest count of twenty) at Sammy’s.

Sammy’s, Cainta

For updates on its menu and offers, follow Sammy’s on Facebook or Instagram.

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A taste of NY hotdogs from Yellow Cab

Missin’ the feeling of traveling, dearies?

In the busy and vibrant city of New York, hotdog stands are practically landmarks. Located in almost every street corner, they serve up fat and juicy links of the city’s finest frankfurters which provide New Yorkers with a fast, filling and flavorful takeaway meal, perfect for the denizens of the city that never sleeps.

Yellow Cab NY Baked Dogs

Yellow Cab NY Baked Dogs

Well, you too can get a taste of the Big Apple’s deliciously dynamic vibe as Yellow Cab Pizza introduces its newest product: the Baked NY Dogs!

Yellow Cab NY Baked Dogs

Yellow Cab NY Baked Dogs

At Php129 each, these are made with all-beef franks, baked and encased in soft hotdog buns. Variants include:

The Classic. Topped with onion relish and mustard.

Yellow Cab NY Baked Dogs

The Pizza. Topped with tomato sauce, ground beef, mozzarella, onions and bell peppers.

Yellow Cab NY Baked Dogs

The Brekkie. Topped with egg, cheese and bacon bits.

Yellow Cab NY Baked Dogs

Have any of these delivered to you as a solo snack or partner all of them with one of Yellow Cab’s NY-style Edge-to-Edge pizzas such as a Chicken Al Fredo (Php580) which translates a pasta favorite into a shareable pizza form.

Yellow Cab NY Baked Dogs

Yellow Cab NY Baked Dogs

Yellow Cab NY Baked Dogs

Yellow Cab NY Baked Dogs

How about visiting a Yellow Cab branch and ordering its newest duo: the NY Street Combo! Just mix-and-match any of the NY Baked Dogs with a BRKLYN Soda Shake for just Php249!

If you’ve ever been curious about Brooklyn’s egg creams, now’s you chance to sate your curiosity! These drinks contain neither eggs nor cream but a lot sweet, milky and fizzy goodness your sweet tooth will love. These come in two flavors – Vanilla Berry and Dark Chocolate – and are available ala carte for Php129 each.

Got the cravings yet? Well, NY Street Combos are available at selected Yellow Cab outlets in Metro Manila for dine-in, takeout, curbside pickup and delivery from July 5 to December 31, 2021.

Yellow Cab NY Baked Dogs

Yellow Cab NY Baked Dogs

You may not be able to board a plane to New York at this time, but you sure can taste one of its iconic delights!

Disclosure: Product samples were provided to facilitate this feature.

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Salo-salo surprise from TravelEatPinas and Goodah!!!

For many of us Pinoys, food is part of our love language: in fact, kamustahans sometimes come in the form of “Kumain ka na ba?” and part of our welcome greeting to visitors is “Kain na kayo!”

For my fellow memshie Rowena of TravelEatPinas, it’s a way to touchbase with an old friend: me!

Having missed our chickahans over sumptuous spreads, she decided to send me a salo salo package from Goodah!!! that the fam and I can enjoy for our weekend lunch.

Goodah Salo Salo

Goodah Salo Salo

Just the name Goodah!!! evokes so much childhood memories. Since the 80’s, this restaurant chain has been the go-to place for people seeking fuss-free comfort food that appeals to down-home Pinoy palate such as the well-loved lugaw and silogs.

And with Pinoys spending more time at home nowadays, there are more opportunities to bond over a good meal.

Goodah Salo Salo

Goodah Salo Salo

Thanks to Goodah!!!’s Salo-Salo Meals, the fam can get together to enjoy the various ulam that everyone loves, share stories and experiences and spend time with the people who matter the most.

Goodah Salo Salo

Goodah Salo Salo

With Salo-Salo Meals at less than Php1,000 per set, memshies all over the metro can easily gather their loved ones over hearty meals that they won’t have to slave over in the kitchen.

Goodah Salo Salo

Goodah Salo Salo

My Salo-Salo Meal set for example, is made up of Pinoy classics:

Crispy Pata. This dish of deep-fried pork trotters is the centerpiece of many Pinoy hapag-kainans.

Goodah Salo Salo

Goodah Salo Salo

Goodah Salo Salo

Beef Nilaga. “Pag may tiyaga, may nilaga.” is an adage that teaches us the value of perseverance because of the delicious rewards that await us, no doubt because the comforting nilaga is a reward in itself.

Goodah Salo Salo

Goodah Salo Salo

Goodah Salo Salo

Lumpiang Shanghai. Whether as ulam or finger food, you can’t go wrong with this ubiquitous dish.

Goodah Salo Salo

Goodah Salo Salo

Goodah Salo Salo

I’m ever so thankful that my memshie Rowena remembered me and gave my family and wonderful meal to share.

So if you’re thinking if I’m doing good now, well, yeah, I’m perfectly Goodah!!!

Goodah Salo Salo

Goodah Salo Salo

Other Salo-Salo Meal sets available include:

  • Set A: Pork Ribs, Kare-Kare and Garlic Kangkong with Pork
  • Set B: Pork Bistek, Pork Sinigang and Daing na Bangus
  • Set C: Herbed Chicken, Pork Liempo and Pinakbet

This Goodah!!! outlet is located at 9 Granada Street, Valencia,Quezon City, open daily from 7am to 10pm. For inquiries, call +63 2 88758124 or +63 2 82473188.

It delivers via GrabFood and FoodPanda.

GoodAh!!! Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Rise and shine with Sinangag Express

We hear it all the time: it’s best to start our day with a hearty meal. After all, we need to have nourishment to fuel us for the day.

While some would go for breads or cereals as their starter meal, we Pinoys gravitate towards silogs.

Sinangag Express Eastwood

Sinangag Express Eastwood

Silogs are made with sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (fried egg) partnered with the ulam (viand) of choice. There’s something about day-old-rice that’s been sauteed with garlic and sunny-side-up fried eggs that perfectly frames the flavors of classic Pinoy breakfasts.

Sinangag Express Eastwood

Sinangag Express Eastwood

Take the items on offer at Sinangag Express, for example.

Adsilog (Php120). Silog paired with the sweet-sour-savory pork adobo flakes.

Sinangag Express Eastwood

Sinangag Express Eastwood

Sinangag Express Eastwood

Lucbansilog Solo (Php160). Silog paired with garlicky links of authentic Lucban longganisa.

Sinangag Express Eastwood

Sinangag Express Eastwood

Sinangag Express Eastwood

Ilocos Bagnet Meal (Php180). Silog paired with slices of authentic bagnet, an Ilocano dish made of pork belly seasoned with garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves and salt then deep-fried until crispy.

Sinangag Express Eastwood

Sinangag Express Eastwood

Sinangag Express Eastwood

With these hearty morning meals, we’ll definitely have reasons to rise and shine, don’t we?

Sinangag Express Eastwood

Fortunately, we can have these breakfast joys delivered to our homes via GrabFood. Plus, until June 15, we get Php100 off our Php550 minimum order from Sinangag Express since this is a GrabFood Signatures restaurant (code: SIGNATURES).

So order now and wake up to deliciousness!

Sinangag Express Eastwood

Sinangag Express Eastwood

This Sinangag Express branch is located at Food Court, Third Floor, Eastwood Cybermall, Libis, Quezon City.

Other branches are located at:

  • Pasig: Ortigas Technopoint
  • Mandaluyong: Worldwide Corporate Center
  • Taguig: Intellectual Property Center
  • Makati: San Antonio Village
  • Manila: Nakpil Street corner Taft Avenue, Dagonoy Street
  • Paranaque: Betterliving Subdivision, BF Homes
  • Muntinlupa: Northgate Cyberzone
  • Las Pinas: Alabang-Zapote Road

Sinangag Express Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Jelly List: Yummy national flavors to stoke your Pinoy Pride via GrabFood

With the Philippine Independence Day just around the corner, it’s definitely time to look back on some of the things that we can be proud of as a nation.

Being a foodie, I consider the sheer wondrous variety and flavor of Filipino cuisine as a definite achievement. Using our local ingredients and culinary traditions from our forbears as well as influences from foreigners and we produced a highly diverse, down-home yet flavorful array of dishes that are close to our hearts and appeal to our tastebuds.

Despite enjoying Filipino food in our hapag-kainan at home, we also go out and dine at Filipino restaurants because we simply can’t get enough of these flavors and we appreciate the unique spins that local chefs apply to our classic dishes.

And with the restrictions on dining out still in effect because of the pandemic, we are lucky that we can still have our Pinoy food cravings satisfied by our suking Filipino restaurants by having our favorite dishes delivered via GrabFood.

Check out latest #JellyList of Filipino dishes that you can enjoy at home:

Bulalong Lugaw by Soleras

Soleras, Banawe

The hearty rice porridge which serves as our go-to comfort food during rainy days just got a decadent makeover with the addition of hefty pieces of beef shanks (complete with bone marrow!).

More on Soleras here.

Pancit Lucban by Buddy’s

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

I’m ever so glad that Lucban, Quezon’s famous pancit habhab is readily available for us Metro Manila denizens to enjoy.

More on Buddy’s here.

Pares Tendon by Pares Retiro

Pares Retiro, Tomas Morato

The flavorful slow-braised beef dish paired with garlic fried rice made even more awesome with the addition of melt-in-your-mouth pieces of litid (tendon).

More on Pares Retiro here.

Tomarrow Never Dies by Recovery Food

Recovery Food, SM Megamall

Feeling fearless? Then check out this dish made with roasted bone marrow topped with roasted garlic and served sizzling with rice and juicy morsels of beef.

More on Recovery Food here.

Kesong Puti Grilled Cheese Sandwich by Almusal Cafe

Almusal Cafe, Katipunan

This is a fancy take on the kesong puti (soft and un-aged white cheese made from carabao’s milk) which is partnered with sundried tomato pesto on sourdough bread and served with potato crisps on the side.

More on Almusal Cafe here.

Tres Leches Halo Halo by Ombu Kusina

Ombu Kusina, Tomas Morato

Cool down and chill out with this refreshing summer fave: crushed ice flavored with three kinds if milk and topped with a rich and creamy slice of leche flan.

More on Ombu Kusina here.

Looking for more reasons to order in?

With its GrabFood Signatures program, Grab users can enjoy Php100 off for every minumum order of Php550 from its partners such as these Filipino restaurants:

Adsilog by Sinangag Express

Sinangag Express Eastwood

Waking up to the smell of garlic rice partnered with flaked pork adobo and fried egg will surely give you a great start for the day.

More on Sinangag Express here.

Litson Manok by Andoks

Andok’s, Tagaytay

Whether as ulam or pulutan, the tender, juicy and smokey goodness of litson manok is a welcome addition to the dinner table.

More on Andoks here.

Ensaimada by Cafe Mary Grace

Cafe Mary Grace, SM East Ortigas

Made with 100% real butter and eggs as well as topped with grated Edam cheese, these soft and fluffy pastries have that combination of sweet and salty flavors we Pinoys so adore with a premium and delicate mouthfeel.

More on Cafe Mary Grace here.

So let’s all dig in to our rich culinary heritage and show our pride for lutong-Pinoy by ordering our faves and fresh finds via GrabFood!

About Grab

Grab is the leading super app in Southeast Asia, providing everyday services that matter most to consumers. Today, the Grab app has been downloaded onto over 185 million mobile devices, giving users access to over 9 million drivers, merchants and agents. Grab offers the widest range of on-demand transport services in the region, in addition to food, package, grocery delivery services, mobile payments and financial services across 339 cities in eight countries.

About GrabFood

Operating under the Grab super app, GrabFood is an online food delivery service that connects local food businesses to people. GrabFood presents a variety of food based on what’s available around consumers: Filipino, Western, Asian, European, Fusion and so on. Today, GrabFood’s services are available in areas of Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, and Cebu, with plans to continue expanding to reach more areas in the country.

Download the Grab app here.

K-Chicken munchies with Chef Park’s newest flavor: Korean Buffalo!

As we’re all nearly a year and a half into the quarantine, I can say that one of its bright spots is the additional time that can be spent discovering new shows to watch, the bulk of which is comprised of Korean Dramas.

From fantastical tales like Goblin and Tale of the Nine-Tailed, to the stylized contemporary stories such as Crash Landing on You and Vincenzo, K-dramas have done a lot to banish the ennui of quarantine life.

Chef Park’s

Chef Park’s

What makes K-drama bingeing even more enjoyable are the food you munch on while watching, yes?

How about some Korean Chicken, then?

Chef Park’s

Chef Park’s

Imagine yourself feasting on crisp boneless chicken pieces with tender and juicy meat smothered in flavorful glazes, giving rise to new chicken possibilities.

Chef Park’s

Chef Park’s

One such possibility is online fried chicken store Chef Park’s newest flavor: Korean Buffalo!

The spicy and tangy chicken dish was said to have sprung from the city of Buffalo, New York, when Anchor Bar owner Teresaa Belissimo whipped up a fresh take on fried chicken by deep-frying some chicken wings and glazing them with a mixture of hot sauce, butter and cayenne pepper to feed her son’s visiting friends.

Chef Park’s

Chef Park’s

Now, imagine that New Yorker-style chicken getting a Korean make-over and you get Chef Park’s Korean Buffalo Chicken.

Chef Park’s crispy on the outside while tender and juicy on the inside chicken pieces are now glazed with a Buffalo-style sauce, making a zesty, bold and spicy dish that’s sure to excite chicken lovers.

Chef Park’s

Chef Park’s

Enjoy it as a Solo Happy Meal together with Kimchi Rice for Php295, or get a Chicken Sharing Box good for two to four people for Php495.

Chef Park’s

Chef Park’s

Get ready to stream more of your favorite K-dramas while munching on this new K-chicken masterpiece.

Chef Park’s

Chef Park’s

You may also opt for Chef Park’s 100% addicting chicken flavors: spicy and tasty Yangyum, sweet and savory Soy Garlic, rich and buttery Garlic Parmesan, and the previously limited-edition flavor but now a mainstay Truffle Honey.

Chef Park’s

Chef Park’s is a cloud kitchen that operates from #23 9th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City (between Col. B Serrano Avenue and Liberty Avenue), accepting orders from 10am to 7pm daily.

To order, call +63 977 8030111, email chefparksph@gmail.com or visit its website.

A taste of Spain with Alba and GrabFood

Considering how Spanish cuisine has been a huge influence on Pinoy food, it’s a wonder that I didn’t get to eat often at Spanish restaurants, even during pre-pandemic times.

From Spain’s richly storied culinary heritage as well as the influx of new ingredients courtesy of the galleon trade, we get the rich and colorful dishes that we have adapted and oftentimes reserve for special occasions.

Alba, Estancia

Alba, Estancia

Since the 1950s, Alba Restaurante Espanol has been the go-to place for authentic Spanish food. Established by Don Anastacio Alba over sixty-five years ago, this restaurant has been satisfying the Filipino palate with tasty Spanish comfort food.

Alba, Estancia

Alba, Estancia

A few years ago, before the lockdowns which arose because of the pandemic, my officemates and I were able to expand our culinary horizons by having one of our happy lunches at Alba’s Tomas Morato branch.

Alba, Tomas Morato

Alba, Tomas Morato

Alba, Tomas Morato

Recently, I was able to revisit Alba’s cuisine for my second quarantine birthday, when my boss had a Paella Valenciana (Php580) delivered to my home as a birthday treat. It’s a show-stopping rice dish made with chicken, pork, seafood and veggies that’s hearty enough to satisfy the whole family, but whetted my appetite for more of Alba’s offerings.

Alba Estancia

Alba Estancia

Fortunately, with GrabFood’s Taste the World campaign, I was able to sate my craving for Spanish comfort food. The campaign’s last leg featured European food and granted 50% discount (maximum of Php150), for orders made from 10am to 2pm.

Alba, Estancia

Alba, Estancia

With Alba’s Eatancia branch available for long-distance delivery via GrabFood, I was able to treat the fam to a delicious taste of Spain right in our home, which included:

Salchichas con Champignon (Php250). A tapas caliente (hot appetizer) made with slices of Spanish sausage sautéed with mushroom, garlic and chili.

Alba, Estancia

Alba, Estancia

Alba, Estancia

Gambas Al Ajillo (Php370). Another tapas caliente made with shrimps sauteed in olive oil, garlic and chili, which is definitely becoming a family favorite, especially when paired with hot crusty bread.

Alba, Estancia

Alba, Estancia

Alba, Estancia

Callos ala Madrilena (Php420). Stewed ox-tripe in a rich tomato sauce.

Alba, Estancia

Alba, Estancia

Alba, Estancia

Lengua Sevillana (Php500). Stewed ox tongue with mushroom and olives in a rich sherry brown sauce.

Alba, Estancia

Alba, Estancia

Alba, Estancia

Paella Negra (Php650). Paella given its distinctive dark hue and rich umami flavor by squid ink, stuffed squid and shrimps.

Alba, Estancia

Alba, Estancia

Alba, Estancia

There’s a reason why most of these dishes are only served during special occasions: it’s the sheer amount of time, effort and expertise that go into preparing these dishes. But simply by coursing your order from Alba via GrabFood, you can enjoy these delectable viands in the comfort of your home.

Alba, Estancia

Alba, Estancia

Plus, be sure to take advantage of amazing offers such as Taste the World and GrabFood Signatures to get amazing deals on your food delivery orders from your favorite restaurants.

So go ahead and take your tastebuds on a gastronomic adventure just by ordering via GrabFood!

This Alba branch is located at Level 2, North Wing, Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Oranbo, Pasig City.

Other branches are located at:

  • 38 Polaris St. Bel-Air Makati City
  • Tomas Morato corner Scout Lozano, Quezon City
  • Westgate Center, Commerce Ave., Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • 4th Level, Prism Plaza, TwoEcom Center Building, Bayshore Avenue cor Harbor Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City

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

About Grab

Grab is the leading super app in Southeast Asia, providing everyday services that matter most to consumers. Today, the Grab app has been downloaded onto over 185 million mobile devices, giving users access to over 9 million drivers, merchants and agents. Grab offers the widest range of on-demand transport services in the region, in addition to food, package, grocery delivery services, mobile payments and financial services across 339 cities in eight countries.

About GrabFood

Operating under the Grab super app, GrabFood is an online food delivery service that connects local food businesses to people. GrabFood presents a variety of food based on what’s available around consumers: Filipino, Western, Asian, European, Fusion and so on. Today, GrabFood’s services are available in areas of Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, and Cebu, with plans to continue expanding to reach more areas in the country.

Download the Grab app here.

Disclosure: A gift voucher was provided to facilitate the order experience.

Mix-and-match your food faves via new GrabKitchens in Malate and Paranaque

Don’t you sometimes get those really intense cravings for your favorite dishes from your go-to restaurants but you’re stuck at home in an area where the restos have no branch?

Doesn’t that make you long for the pre-pandemic days when you can freely wander around the metro and dine where you wish?

Well, take heart, dear foodie! Your prayers have been answered, especially if you live in the boroughs of Malate or Paranaque because a GrabKitchen has opened in your area!

GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase

You can expect the GrabKitchen in your area to greatly expand the number of excellent food options in your community, available for takeout or delivery. For true-blue foodies stuck at home, this means a wider selection of gastronomic adventures are just a few phone taps away!

Plus, we can now mix and match our favorite dishes by cross-ordering from GrabKitchen’s partner restaurants, all with just one delivery fee!

Take my fam’s totally Japanese meal today, for instance. By ordering from GrabKitchen Paranaque, I was able to grab my favorite Japanese dishes from two different restaurants: Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase!

Kyoto Sushi Bake

Kyoto Sushi Bake built on the sushi bake craze at the start of the pandemic and made its mark on this quarantine food trend by offering gourmet variants such as Unagi, Cream Cheese Tuna and Baked Kani with Sweet Corn.

GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase

Today, I treated the fam (especially my sushi bake-loving daughter) to a Crazy Maki Sushi Bake (Php500). This tribute to the California Maki is made with sushi rice topped with a delectable combination of sliced mango and kani finished with masago (roe), Japanese mayo, nori and crunchy tempura flakes.

GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase

It is best enjoyed with a glass of refreshing Kraver’s house-blend Iced Tea (Php59).

GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase

Omakase

Since 2002, Omakase has been satisfying the tastebuds of Japanese food lovers with authentic and fusion dishes.

Its name is actually a phrase used when ordering sushi in restaurants – Omakase which means “I’ll leave it up to you” – when customers leaves the selection of food up to the chef.

GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase

Here in the metro, Omakase is the home of imaginatively crafted sushi, made by combining textures and flavors of various ingredients into a cohesively tasty dish as exemplified by my orders of Omakase Roll (Php315), made with torched salmon, crabstick and cucumber, and Dynamite Roll (Php345), made with unagi tempura and tuna.

GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase

To complete our Japanese meal, I also ordered the fam’s faves such as:

Kyuri Kani Salad (Php230)

GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase

Japanese Fried Rice (Php95 cup | Php335 bowl)

GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase

Pork Gyoza (Php230)

GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase

Tonkatsu (Php235)

GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase

Beef Teppanyaki (Php445)

GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase

The fam and I absolutely love the flexibility and the sheer number of food options that GrabKitchen makes available.

GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase
GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase

Aside from Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase, food lovers in the South may also order from the other restaurants housed in GrabKitchen Paranaque which include: 24 Chicken, Alishan at the Alley, Army Navy, Cara Mia, La Titas MNL, El Nacho Libre, Sheikh’s Kebab, Breakfast for 2, Black Kimchi! and Dapo at Tisa.

Order fromGrabKitchen Paranaque.

Foodies near Manila can order from GrabKitchen Malate to grab their faves from Omakase, Frankie’s, Recovery Food, Paper Moon, Yogorino, Pepi Cubano, Dapo at Tisa, King Chef, La Tita, Selecta, So Mot, Blu Kouzina, Coco Fresh Tea and Juice, Merienda by Pan De Manila, and Go! Salads.

Order fromGrabKitchen Malate.

So the next time your food craving hits, my dear foodies, just look up the GrabKitchen in your area and order away!

GrabKitchen Paranaque; Kyoto Sushi Bake and Omakase

Disclosure: A gift voucher was provided to facilitate the order experience.

Mother’s Day feast from Buddy’s

Ooh! It’s Mother’s Day once again!

And I just have to say: I’m feeling quite loved and appreciated with a rare and very welcome treat: a feast of my favorite Filipino food that I didn’t have to prepare myself nor plan for!

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

These delectable dishes were delivered by Buddy’s, a home-grown chain of restaurants hailing from Lucban, Quezon, home of the Pahiyas Festival. During this vibrant celebration, held on the 15th of May, all the houses and the streets are decorated (hence the term “pahiyas“) with colorful kiping, leaf-shaped wafers made from glutinous rice as well as local harvest goods.

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Festival visitors are invited to partake in every household’s sumptuous array of Lucban’s delicacies, some of which are included in the Mother’s Day spread that Buddy’s provided for me:

Pancit Lucban (Php240 | good for up to 3 persons). Also known as Pancit Habhab, it is Lucban’s version of pancit which makes use of Lucban miki noodles and usually eaten without utensils but is served on a banana leaf. It is also seasoned with some Lucban vinegar for added flavor but I prefer it without. Given how filling and affordable this dish was, I used to celebrate my kids’ monthly develop milestones by bringing home an order of Buddy’s Pancit Lucban for dinner.

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Lucban Longganisa (Php220 small | Php356 large | 1 dozen). Lucban’s version of the pork sausage which is characterized by its garlicky and sour taste. Back when my office was located near a Buddy’s branch, I used to make it a point have breakfast there with Lucban longganisa, garlic fried rice and fried egg.

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Hardinera (Php185 small | Php220 medium | Php315 large). A type of Filipino meatloaf that combines the ingredients of menudo and the cooking style of embutido, resulting in a meaty dish with a savory and tomato-ey flavor.

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Chicken BBQ (Php220). Pinoys love chicken and grilled food, so this grilled chicken dish served with atchara and usually paired with Java rice is a sure hit among diners.

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Spaghetti (Php90 small | Php110 large | Php330 family). The Pinoy-style spaghetti (sweet and cheesy) is also available at Buddy’s!

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Cassava Cake (Php85). A moist pudding made of grated cassava, coconut milk and condensed milk and topped with a custard layer. A sweet end to a fabulous meal.

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

With all of these dishes, it made my family’s Mother’s Day lunch seem like a fiesta!

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

So if you want to have a festive Pinoy meal for the family to enjoy, Buddy’s is your best bet!

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s Mother’s Day

Buddy’s branches in Metro Manila are located at:

  • Makati: Kakarong Olympia, The Link, Kalayaan Avenue
  • Quezon City: Eastwood, Fisher Mall, Araneta Center, Timog Avenue
  • Taguig: Market! Market!, Venice Grand Canal

Course your orders for delivery via GrabFood, FoodPanda or Buddy’s on Facebook Messenger.

To know more about its latest promos and offers, visit its website or follow Buddy’s on Facebook or Instagram.

Buddy's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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