Aegyo Korean Chicken for a yummy K-Lunch

Everytime I watch the antics of Josh Carrott and Ollie Kendal on the Youtube channel Korean Englishman, I get absolutely green with envy at the sight of those two and their friends enjoying those scrumptious Korean food.

At some point, I would get so envious that I simply have to get those delicious dishes for myself.

Aegyo Korean Chicken
Aegyo Korean Chicken

Fortunately, yummy and affordable Korean dishes is just a phone call away, thanks to Aegyo Korean Chicken.

It started out as a Korean mini-mart located a few blocks from my home. Thanks to this establishment, I acquired a readily accessible source for ingredients for my #SamgyupAtHome and my #HotPotAtHome adventures, including pork, beef, fish balls and lobster balls.

Aegyo Korean Chicken
Aegyo Korean Chicken

Recently, it started offering classic Korean dishes, so I was able treat my fam to a Korean lunch with viands such as:

Bone-in Korean Chicken (Php269 for 5 pcs | Php488 for 10 pcs). I ordered both Spicy Yangneom and Lemon Pepper flavors so that my family members who prefer spicy and non-spicy Korean Chicken would be able to have something to enjoy.

Aegyo Korean Chicken
Aegyo Korean Chicken
Aegyo Korean Chicken
Aegyo Korean Chicken

Bibimbap (Php198). A solo-sized meal all by itself consisting of steamed rice with, beef strips and veggies topped with a fried egg, all of which are meant to be mixed together for a wonderful layering of flavors.

Aegyo Korean Chicken
Aegyo Korean Chicken

Fishcake (Php75) and Tteokbokki (Php88). These popular Korean street food items also serve great side dishes for this Korean lunch.

Aegyo Korean Chicken
Aegyo Korean Chicken
Aegyo Korean Chicken
Aegyo Korean Chicken

Well, now I don’t have to go all #FOMO whenever Josh and Ollie feeds their guest with Korean dishes, simply because I can readily have them here at my neck of the woods.

What’s your K-food craving today?

Aegyo Korean Chicken
Aegyo Korean Chicken

Aegyo Korean Chicken and Coffee is located at the corner of Countryside Avenue and 4th Street, Countryside Village, Brgy. Sta. Lucia, Pasig City, open daily from 9am to 9pm. For inquiries, call +63 915 064 2961 or order for delivery via FoodPanda.

To stay updated on its products and offers, follow it on Facebook and Instagram.

Miguelito’s Avocado Locco

With the impending approach of those sweltering summer days, it’s time we explore ways to cool ourselves down.

A perennially favorite method of doing so is indulging ourselves with our favorite ice cream flavors. My fam’s preferred flavors happen to include avocado.

Avocado
Avocado

Avocados see much use in desserts here in the Philippines. Aside from its creamy richness and distinct flavor, this fruit pairs well with sugars like cane, honey and other sweeteners, resulting in delicious avocado flavored desserts.

To sate the Pinoy’s love for the avocado and avocado-based desserts, Miguelito’s Avocado Locco serves up various tasty iterations of the avocado ice cream at its many stalls in the metro.

I ordered some for my family’s meriend through FoodPanda. These include:

Avocado Oreo (Php110). Avocado ice cream with chopped avocados topped with crushed chocolate cookie crumbs and Miguelito’s special cream.

Miguelito’s Avocado Locco
Miguelito’s Avocado Locco

Nutty Avocado (Php120). Chopped avocados topped with avocado ice cream, sliced almonds and caramel sauce.

Miguelito’s Avocado Locco
Miguelito’s Avocado Locco

Avocado Sago (Php120). Sweetened small pearls and chopped avocados topped with avocado ice cream and Miguelito’s special cream.

Miguelito’s Avocado Locco
Miguelito’s Avocado Locco

Avocado Cheesecake (Php140). Chopped avocados cream cheese and sliced almonds topped with avocado ice cream and caramel sauce.

Miguelito’s Avocado Locco
Miguelito’s Avocado Locco

With these avocado ice cream treats so easily accessible, we’re in for some cool and delicious times this summer!

Miguelito’s Avocado Locco
Miguelito’s Avocado Locco

This Miguelito’s Avocado Locco stall is located at Second Floor, SM City East Ortigas, Ortigas Extension, Barangay Sta. Lucia, Pasig City.

To keep updated on Miguelito’s Avocado Locco’s latest promos and offers, follow it on Facebook and Instagram.

Photo credit: Avocado photos by Dominika Roseclay from Pexels

K-snack time with Nineteen Degrees

Those Youtube videos on Korean egg toasts are sure working on me!

These popular egg drop sandwiches have been making their presence felt in social media, thanks in large part to their highly Instagrammable presentation, and, of course, the buzz on how tasty they are!

My daughter (who’s so into K-culture) almost despaired of never getting to taste these bread snack creations, until we found out that they’re available at a shop in nearby Eastwood City in Libis called Nineteen Degrees.

Nineteen Degrees
Nineteen Degrees

Plus, there’s no need for us to leave the house and brave the outside world just to get a taste of egg drop sandwiches as Nineteen Degrees conveniently delivers via GrabFood!

So I immediately took out my phone and got to tapping on my Grab app, and soon, my daughter and I were enjoying our egg drop sandwiches and other snackables from Nineteen Degrees, which included:

K1 Egg and Cheese (Php120). Made with buttered and toasted brioche stuffed with fluffy scrambled egg, cheese, coleslaw and Signature Sauce.

Nineteen Degrees
Nineteen Degrees

K2 Ham and Cheese (Php120). Has the same ingredients as the K1 Egg and Cheese with the tasty addition of ham slices.

Nineteen Degrees
Nineteen Degrees

P3 Crabivating Corn (Php80). A handmade scallion pancake wrapped around crabmeat, corn kernels, caramelized onion and lettuce.

Nineteen Degrees
Nineteen Degrees

Drinks. We washed down our Korean-inspired snack with refreshing 700ml drinks from Nineteen Degrees.

Nineteen Degrees
T4 Four Seasons Tea (Php100)
Nineteen Degrees
M1 Boba Milk Tea (Php120)

We’re just so glad that we no longer have to stare enviously at the TV as Youtubers get to enjoy their Korean egg drop sandwiches!

Nineteen Degrees
Nineteen Degrees

You too can get to enjoy Nineteen Degrees’ snacks and drinks by dropping by its store at Eastwood Citywalk 2, Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City, open dine in, takeout or delivery from 10am to 9pm. It also has sells its signature food through the Cloud Kitchen in Binondo, open for takeout or delivery from 11am to 9pm.

You may also order from GrabFood and FoodPanda or send a message on Facebook Messenger.

#PepsiChristmasHitSaSarap combo deals with Bonchon at FoodPanda

Holiday mealtimes are all-set to become a lot merrier with the latest offer from Pepsi and FoodPanda.

As part of Pepsi’s Hit Sa Sarap Christmas Campaign, the softdrink giant partnered with food delivery service FoodPanda in bringing exciting deals to the metro’s foodies:

  • Php100 OFF your favorites upon using the code PEPSIXMAS (minimum spend of Php350)
  • Up to 20% off on select Pepsi Christmas Hit Sarap Combo Deals
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon

Can’t wait to dig in? Check these out!

Regular Bibimbowl Meal (Php165.60 from Php207).

Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon

Sate your Bonchon’s samgyeopsal-inspired rice bowl packed with savory pork strips, kimchi-flavored bean sprouts and sesame shitake mushrooms, all mixed together with that signature bold, sweet and spicy Korean sauce. Available variants include beef and chicken, which comes with a regular Pepsi drink and choice of soup, K-Fries or banchan.

2 Pcs Chicken Boxed Meal (Php172 from Php215).

Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon

Savor Bonchon’s famous crispy and flavorful fried chicken, available in Soy Garlic, Honey Citrus, Spicy, Crunchy Garlic, K-Classic Buffalo and Honey Almond Butter Flavors. These succulent pieces come with regular Pepsi and rice.

So if you’ve got serious cravings over the holidays, grab your mobile phone and order PepsiChristmasHitSaSarap combo deals on FoodPanda stat!

Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon

Similar deals are available on FoodPanda for Tapa King and Pizza Hut. Promo is valid until December 31, 2021 only.

Disclosure: Food items were provided to facilitate this feature story.

Yaki Yaki now in my neighborhood!

What’s your newly discovered snacking fave?

Mine is takoyaki, those chopped octopus-filled balls made from batter cooked in a special molded pan, then drenched with takoyaki sauce and Japanese mayo before topping with bonito flakes.

Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig

First introduced in Osaka, Japan by street vendor Tomekichi Endo in the 1930s, the takoyaki (from “tako” or octopus, and “yaki” or grilled) has reached well beyond its origins, even reaching our shores where it is sold in establishments ranging from specialty restaurants to food stalls.

While I’ve been encountering takoyaki for decades now, I’ve only recently learned to appreciate it: the chewy balls given texture by the bits of octopus, the mixture of flavors from the sauces and the umami from the bonito flakes.

When I sometimes get tired of the usual contents of my pantry, I now experience a hankering for these tasty snackable balls.

And lucky me, a takoyaki joint just opened right in my neighborhood!

Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig

Despite being a business born from the pandemic, Yaki Yaki (from YAKIsoba and TakoYAKI) has grown and is now open to franchisees to bring its delicious Japanese streetfood treats to more communities.

Its newest store opened just a stone’s throw away from my home.

Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig

Its menu, of course, includes takoyaki in wondrous variety.

Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Tako (Octopus Bits)
Php45 – 4pcs | Php89 – 8 pcs | 125 – 12 pcs
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Yasai (Vegetable)
Php45 – 4pcs | Php89 – 8 pcs | 125 – 12 pcs
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Chizu (Cheese)
Php45 – 4pcs | Php89 – 8 pcs | 125 – 12 pcs
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Bekon Chizu (Bacon and Cheese)
Php55 – 4pcs | Php99 – 8 pcs | 145 – 12 pcs
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Kani (Crabsticks)
Php45 – 4pcs | Php89 – 8 pcs | 125 – 12 pcs

As can be gleaned from its name, Yaki Yaki also offers yakisoba, a dish made of noodles stir-fried with meat and vegetables in a sweetish sauce, which can be enjoyed on its own or partnered with the store’s signature takoyaki in one delicious serving.

Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Chizu-Soba
Php99 solo | Php189 sumo
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Yasai-Soba
Php99 solo | Php189 sumo

Aside from its filling takoyaki and yakisoba combinations, Yaki Yaki also serves handcrafted milk beverages.

Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Tokyo Iced Kohi
Php69 medium | Php79 large
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Blueberry Mirukuru
Php69 medium | Php79 large
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Strawberry Oreo Kurimu
Php69 medium | Php79 large
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Butterscotch Makiato
Php69 medium | Php79 large
Yaki-Yaki, Countryside Pasig
Mango Cream Tanoshi
Php69 medium | Php79 large

These snack and beverage offerings are not only tasty and filling, they’re quite affordable too!

It sure looks like I have a new go-to snacking destination that’s right in my neighborhood! And if I’m in no mood to venture out of my home, I can always order through FoodPanda, yey!

Live nearby? Do check it out!

Yaki Yaki is located at Unit 2, Landex Apartment, 3rd Street corner Countryside Avenue, Countryside Village, Bgy. Sta. Lucia, Pasig City, open from 11am to 8pm.

Interested in this business? Call +63 998 2431707 to inquire about becoming a franchisee.

Raintree #ValentineFoodCrawl: Valentine Roll at Motto Motto, BGC

Certain types of food have been known to get you in the mood for love (wink! wink!).

Called aphrodisiacs, these food stuffs are believed to arouse passions for more than gustatory delights.

But did you know that sushi also falls under this category?

The omega-3 fatty acids in the fish incorporated in sushi are said to be quite helpful when it comes le amour.

Motto Motto, BGC

When eaten together with a romantic partner, sushi becomes a sensual experience: the meticulous formation of precise shapes and colors using different ingredients, the interplay of flavors and the feel of the varying textures in one’s mouth.

Motto Motto, BGC

(Plus, sushi tends to be quite light so there’s less risk of overeating, making it a perfect date food!)

Motto Motto, BGC

To give lovers in the metro the perfect opportunity to bask in each other’s presence while enjoying good food, Motto Motto brings back its playful take on sushi: the Valentine Roll (Php395).

Motto Motto, BGC

Made with spicy tuna, avocado and blue fin tuna marinated in sake and soy sauce, it is a perfect example of Motto Motto’s playful Japanese concept.

Motto Motto, BGC

Consisting of eight rolls fashioned into four cute heart shapes garnished with pink salt, it is a feast for the senses and is perfect for sharing for two lovebirds.

Pair it with Motto Motto’s signature refreshments and you’ve got a date!

Book your Valentine outing now as this yummy sushi dish is available only within February.

Motto Motto, BGC

Motto Motto is a collaboration between Raintree Hospitality Group and Tokyo Japan’s Piglet. It features all-day Japanese dishes that stimulates the senses and tickle the fancy, prepared and served in a fun and whimsical fashion.

If you’re looking for a fun gustatory adventure with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, Motto Motto is the place to be.

Motto Motto is located at Ground Floor, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, open for takeout on weekdays and for dine-in on weekends. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 917 8362173 or send a message via Facebook or Instagram. Payments via cash, GCash, credit and debit cards are accepted.

Pak! Pak! Chicken also delivers via FoodPanda.

Sign up to FoodPanda via this link and get Php100 off your first order.

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

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An Italian cafe experience at Goppion Caffe

Italy is known for its rich coffee culture, with many exacting implements and coffee preparations that correspond to treasured rituals.

For example, did you know that Italians usually drink milky coffees such as cappuccinos and lattes in the morning along with a pastry for breakfast? At any other time of the day, going out for coffee means getting a shot of strong black coffee, the espresso, as an afternoon pick-me-up or as a post-meal drink.

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Walk by the streets of Italy and you will find quaint coffee shops called caffeteria. Aside from serving coffee in its various forms, these stores also serve as meeting places, where people can come together to enjoy their favorite brew. Hence the phrase “Prendiamo un caffe!” (“Let’s get a coffee!”) has become synonymous to taking a break from work to fully savor a cup of coffee (no, they don’t believe in drinking their coffee while working!)

Goppion Caffe was started by Luigi Goppion in the main square of the small Italian town of Lughignano in 1859. Luigi’s passion for good coffee was carried on by his sons and grandsons who sought ways to roast and brew the perfect cup of coffee.

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Its first branch in the Philippines opened its doors along Westdrive in Glorietta 2 in Makati last December.

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Here, coffee lovers can indulge in their favorite brews and blends, all made with authentic pre-packed coffee shipped all the way from Italy, such as:

Espresso Dopio (Php140). A double shot of espresso.

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Cappuccino (Php140/Php190). Equal parts of espresso, steamed milk and foamed milk.

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Goppioncino (Php180/Php140). Goppion Caffe’s signature blend made with espresso, chocolate, milk and whipped cream.

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Ginseng Macchiato (Php200/Php240). Steamed milk “marked” with a splash of espresso flavored with ginseng root extract.

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Iced Caramel Macchiato (Php190/Php230). A shakerato (coffee drink made with espresso and ice cubes) combined with milk, vanilla-flavored syrup and caramel sauce.

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Cold Brew (Php180/Php220). A strong cold coffee drink that resulted from ground coffee beans steeped in cold water overnight.

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Goppion Caffe also offers non-coffee beverages, all crafted with the same care and artistry as its coffee drinks, such as:

Ciocolata (Php160). Thick and creamy hot chocolate, made with cocoa, milk and sugar though not too sweet!

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Ciocolata ala Nocciola (Php240). Dark chocoate with hazelnut.

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Friutti di Bosco (Php240). A frullato di frutta (smoothie) made with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries blended with milk.

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Arancia (Php220). Freshly squeezed orange juice.

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Want to nibble on something while sipping on your drink of choice? Goppion Caffe’s got you covered there as well with its selection of cafe food which includes:

Pita Rolls with Pizza Dip (Php275).

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Four Cheese Panini (Php225) and Smoked Ham and Cheese Panini (Php235).

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Beef Lasagna (Php240).

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Chicken Alfredo (Php260).

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Tuna in Pesto Sauce (Php240).

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

So if you’re craving for a good cup of coffee or meticulously handcrafted drinks, drop by Goppion Caffe.

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Better yet, grab a couple of your friends to catch up over your favorite brews (while practicing physical distancing, of course!).

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Goppion Caffe, Glorietta

Goppion Caffe is located at Ground Floor, Westdrive (beside Jade Garden), Glorietta Complex, Makati City. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 88431316, +63 2 79551728 and +63 2 79551808. Goppion Caffe also delivers via FoodPanda.

Disclosure: Together with fellow foodies, I attended a food and coffee tasting event at this restaurant. Food items were served to enable us to sample the fare and facilitate our honest reviews.

Goppion Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Chinese food feast delivery from Yang Chow

Did you know that Chinese food has three key flavors? These are sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy.

Yang Chow, Industria

The combination and degree of intensity of these flavors have brought forth one of the most varied of the world’s cuisines. As you hop from one region to the next, you will see variations in the dishes they produce: Sichuan, for example, is famous for its numbingly spicy food while Hong Kong leans towards the sweet-salty dynamic. It just goes to show that one of the world’s richest cultures can produce a very diverse culinary heritage.

Yang Chow, Industria

Those are some of the flavors that came into play when I decided to give the fam a break for our usual ulam fare and order in a Chinese feast from a nearby branch of Chinese restaurant chain Yang Chow.

Yang Chow, Industria

Yang Chow, Industria

Our delightful repast included:

Yang Chow Fried Rice (Php298 for large). Pre-cooked rice is stir-fried in a wok along with chopped char siu, scallions, veggies and scrambled egg. I wouldn’t dare order a Chinese meal without this staple. The kiddos would surely revolt!

Yang Chow, Industria

Yang Chow, Industria

Yang Chow, Industria

Beef Steak Chinese Style (Php398). Tender beef slices stir-fried and doused in a savory sauce. A new fave for my daughter #ExhibitA!

Yang Chow, Industria

Yang Chow, Industria

Yang Chow, Industria

Lemon Chicken (Php278). Another staple Chinese dish with crispy pieces of chicken served in a tangy lemon sauce. A Chinese food meal won’t be complete for my son #ExhibitB without it!

Yang Chow, Industria

Yang Chow, Industria

Yang Chow, Industria

Brocolli Flower with Oyster Sauce (Php218). Crisp and lightly blanched brocolli flowers served with and oyster-flavored sauce and topped with toasted garlic flakes. It’s the healthy part of the meal our meal and counter-balances the rich flavors of our other orders.

Yang Chow, Industria

Yang Chow, Industria

Yang Chow, Industria

I’m glad to know that every time the fam tires of our go-to ulam dishes, we can just have an exotic Chinese feast delivered to us.

Yang Chow, Industria

Yang Chow, Industria

This Yang Chow branch is located at Industria Mall, Indusria Street, Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City, open daily from 10am to 6.30pm. To order for delivery, call +63 2 79009907 or +63 915 4470765 or course your order via GrabFood or FoodPanda.

Download the Grab App and get a discount on your first food order when you use my code: GRABJELLYBEANS.

Use this link to download the FoodPanda app and get Php100 off your first order.

Yang Chow Seafood Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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KFC delivery for Sunday lunch

When I was young, my parents used to reward my good grades with a meal at Kentucky Fried Chicken. (Oh, those simple joys!)

This ubiquitous fried chicken fast food chain’s history began during the Great Depression in the US with Colonel Harlan David Sanders who started selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky. Having perfected his original recipe that made use of eleven herbs and spices, he then franchised his fried chicken recipe to restaurant owners.

KFC via FoodPanda

Today, KFC is a global presence, with presence in 150 countries.

It offers its “finger-lickin’ good” fried chicken to Pinoys along with a wide fast food menu which includes pastas and rice bowls that appeal to the Filipino market.

KFC via FoodPanda

As a busy, currently working-from-home mom, KFC is a way for me to escape from cooking duties while still providing the fam with a delicious meal.

This is why my family came to have KFC for our Sunday lunch.

KFC via FoodPanda

Feeling bone-tired from a hectic work week, I was in no mood to plan and prepare a meal.

Thankfully, I saw Mommy Ojie of PiggingOutOnSundays post a Php100 discount code for FoodPanda. I grabbed the code and ordered a Bucket of 10 (Php720).

KFC via FoodPanda

I asked my yaya to cook lots of rice because, yeah, it’s an unli-kanin kind of meal.

KFC via FoodPanda

Biting into finger-lickingly flavorful fried chicken in between spoonfuls of rice is more than fine by me.

I just wish that KFC start offering coleslaw as one of its fixins again. It stopped offering my favorite side dish since the pandemic started and hasn’t yet brought it back to its menu. (Note: I used to make a scene at KFC checkout counters when informed that coleslaw is not available.)

This KFC branch is located at Ground Floor, Robinson’s Place Cainta, Santo Domingo, Cainta, Rizal. To order for delivery, call +63 2 88878888 or course it via FoodPanda.

Use this link to download the FoodPanda app and get Php100 off your first order.

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

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Pinoy-style fried chicken delivery from Max’s Chicken

In this blog, I’ve covered various ways to enjoy fried chicken: from Korean- and Japanese-style then all the way across the globe to Southern US-style.

But particular attention should also be given to the fried chicken that’s near and dear to many a Pinoy’s heart: the fried chicken from Max’s Restaurant.

This restaurant had its beginnings in post-WWII Quezon City, when Stanford-educated teacher Maximo Gimenez befriended the American troops stationed nearby and would invite them to his home for a drink or two. This led to Maximo opening a cafe catering to the GIs.

The fried chicken recipe which would become the restaurant’s claim to fame across generations was created by Maximo’s niece, Ruby, who managed the kitchen.

Today, Max’s Restaurant is The House That Fried Chicken Built. It is where people go to for a taste of simply delicious juicy and flavorful fried chicken, as well as other Filipino dishes.

And luckily for me, it delivers!

One Saturday when I was in no mood to cook, I decided to cook for the fam’s lunch, I decided to just order our ulam from Max’s Restaurant via FoodPanda.

So, having asked my yaya to cook lots and lots of rice, the fam and I lunched on:

Regular Chicken (Php575). A whole chicken cooked the Max’s way. At first look, the chicken looks quite small, but don’t worry; it packs a lot of flavor. As in, sarap to the bones, as they say. Of course, this dish would not be complete without its perfect complement: Max’s house banana ketchup!

Max’s Delivery

Max’s Delivery

Vegetable Kare-Kare (Php425). Max’s vegetarian take on the classic Pinoy dish. Lightly blanched veggies immersed in a rich peanut sauce and served with Max’s house bagoong. Since the sauce is quite flavorful, this dish is a great way to induce the kiddos to eat veggies.

Max’s Delivery

Max’s Delivery

While it was a simple meal, it was quite delicious, one I’m looking forward to having again soon!

Max’s Delivery

Max’s Delivery

To have your Max’s Pinoy-style fried chicken and more delivered to your home, call +63 2 88879000, order online or via Food Panda.

Use this link to download the FoodPanda app and get Php100 off your first order.

Max's Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Easy dinner delivery from Delanders Pizza + Cafe

I’m all for home cooking; in fact, I’ve been taking the extra time spent at home to cook up delish dishes for the fam.

Every once in a while, however, I find myself lacking the inclination to whip up something in the kitchen. It may be because of a videocon that extended past office hours, or the depletion of supplies in the pantry.

Whatever the reason, I’m glad that a busy work-at-home mom like me – one that’s still adjusting to the New Normal – have a myriad of options for her family’s meal.

One such option is the delivery of pizzas from Delander Pizza + Cafe via FoodPanda.

Delander’s Pizza

Delander’s Pizza

Delander’s Pizza

Both of the kiddos are avid pizza fanatics and both welcomed the break from our usual ulam with pizzas ordered from a relatively new store.

Delander’s Pizza

Delander’s Pizza

Delander Pizza + Cafe opened its doors in Manggahan, Pasig a little over two years ago, bringing local residents a taste of freshly baked and topping-rich pizzas.

Thankfully, it has remained open through the various stages of community quarantine since mid-March to present for takeout and delivery.

Thanks to FoodPanda, the kiddos and I supped on:

Delander Special (Php90 solo | Php240 regular | Php320 mega). Topped with cheese, ham, bacon, beef, pepperoni, pineapple, mushrooms, bell peppers and onions.

Delander’s Pizza

Delander’s Pizza

Delander’s Pizza

Quadro Pizza (Php405). Four flavors all in one pizza: the Delander Special, Hawaiian (Ham, Cheese and Pineapple), Pepperoni and Cheese, and Shawarma (beef shawarma, cheese, onions, bell pepper and fresh tomatoes). This was an excellent choice as we were able to enjoy all four pizza variants for the price of one.

Delander’s Pizza

Delander’s Pizza

Delander’s Pizza

So, this busy mom got a kitchen duty reprieve, thanks to Delander Pizza and FoodPanda.

Delander’s Pizza

Delander’s Pizza

Delander Pizza + Cafe is located at 451 RL Reyes Building, Amang Rodriguez Avenue, Barangay Manggahan, Pasig City. To order your pizzas, call +63 2 85439843 or +63 975 7306240.

Late last year, it opened a branch a bit nearer to my home (but, sadly, does not yet offet delivery) at 7 Ilang-ilang Street, De Castro Subdivision, Barangay Santa Lucia, Pasig City. To order for pickup, call +63 2 73737751 or +63 999 9908910.

You may also course your orders through FoodPanda. Use this link to download the FoodPanda app and get Php100 off your first order.

Delanders Pizza + Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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MOS Burger introduces mouthwatering breakfast items

Start your day right with MOS Burger’s delicious selection of breakfast items. They are available for dine-in, pick-up, and takeout at its Robinsons Galleria store from 8am to 11am.

To ensure the health and safety of its customers and employees, MOS Burger observes the strictest health and sanitation measures. It is implementing a modified seating arrangement, with sticker guides to ensure physical distancing; having acrylic partition tables in place; and constantly disinfecting work and dining areas.

On its breakfast menu are Japanese French Toast Sandwiches together with three of its popular burgers.

The MOS Japanese French Toast Sandwich is available in spam and bacon, while burger selections include the well-loved MOS Cheeseburger, Yakiniku Garlic Rice Burger, and Natsumi Yakiniku. You can order them a la carte or as part of a breakfast set.

Free Coffee on Breakfast Sets

All the breakfast sets come with complimentary coffee. Customers can choose between the MOS Cafe Drip Coffee (hot or cold) and MOS Cafe Au Lait (hot or cold) for their free coffee.

For an additional PhP10, they can also have the MOS Cafe Cocoa (hot or cold) or premium iced tea to go with their breakfast set.

Delicious Side Dishes

Apart from the breakfast sets, MOS Burger also offers its delicious MOS Fries, Sweet Potato, and Karaage on its breakfast menu.

Bottled water, softdrinks, and orange juice are likewise available to order.

How to Order

You can either call or visit MOS Burger at the second level of Robinsons Galleria or place an order via Foodpanda or GrabFood.

For those who would like to place their order via phone, please call +63 2 77472695. Settle your bill via bank transfer (MOS Burger Philippines: 0000-014751-363) and email the proof of your payment to payment.mosburger@gmail.com. Once your payment has been confirmed, you can pick up your order at the store.

For those who’d be visiting MOS Burger Robinsons Galleria, you can scan the store’s digital menu via a QR code. A service specialist will the take your order. Payments are accepted via GCash, in cash, and through credit card. MOS Burger is open seven days a week from 8am to 7pm.

Image and details provided by MOS Burger in a recent press release.

Winner chicken dinner, thanks to Chooks-to-Go

If you run out of grocery items and are at a loss on what to have for dinner during the enhanced community quarantine, well, help is just a few clicks (or phone taps) away.

Why not order a lechon manok from Chooks-to-Go and have it delivered to you?

Chooks-to-Go, De Castro

Chooks-to-Go, De Castro

Lechon manok is sure to appeal to everyone in the family: it is a favorite, fuss-free yet flavorful viand that goes so well with that other Pinoy staple, steamed rice.

Chooks-to-Go, De Castro

Chooks-to-Go, De Castro

I would go for a Sweet Roast Oven Rosted Chicken. A whole rotisserie chicken marinated in a mixture of local incgredients and expertly roasted in an oven that still brings about the classic lechon manok flavor we all know and love.

Chooks-to-Go, De Castro

Chooks-to-Go, De Castro

Ordering it won’t break the bank, either. At only Php259 for a whole chicken, and with lots and lots of steamed rice, you can already feed the entire fam a tasty meal.

This Chooks-to-Go branch is located at De Castro Avenue corner Ilang-Ilaang Street, Santa Lucia, Pasig City.

It delivers through its hotline +63 2 86871010 or via FoodPanda. Use this link to download the FoodPanda app and get Php100 off your first order.

Chooks-to-Go Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Ramen delivery from Ramen Len, Santa Lucia

My #RamenPhase has been going on for years (and I don’t think it will end anytime soon!)

With the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine, it has been hard for me to get my ramen fix. Authentic ramen does not lend itself well to delivery: the noodles tend to get soggy if left in the broth too long. Due to this, many ramen restaurants refuse to offer their fare for delivery.

Well, the ramen shop near my home, Ramen Len, has found a way around that difficulty. Thanks to its ingenious packaging, the firm and chewy noodles, toppings (a slice of chashu, naruto, bamboo shoots and green onions) and broth are all kept separate until they get delivered.

Ramen Len, Santa Lucia

Ramen Len, Santa Lucia

I discovered this when I decided to supplement our family dinner with some of Ramen Len’s offerings by ordering from FoodPanda.

Ramen Len, Santa Lucia

Our ramen orders included:

Tonkotsu Shoyu (Php190). Thick and creamy pork bone broth flavored with herbs and Japanese soy sauce.

Ramen Len, Santa Lucia

Ramen Len, Santa Lucia

Tonkotsu Red (Php220). The pork bone broth combined with spicy sesame as well as various herbs and spices.

Ramen Len, Santa Lucia

Ramen Len, Santa Lucia

Tonkotsu Black (Php230). The pork bone broth made even more flavorful with the addition roasted garlic oil.

Ramen Len, Santa Lucia

Ramen Len, Santa Lucia

We also ordered Special Gyoza (Php110/ 5 pieces) which is among my daughter’s perennial favorite Japanese dishes. These are Japanese dumplings filled with seasoned ground meat, finely chopped vegetables and aromatics.

Ramen Len, Santa Lucia

Now, I know where to go when I get that ramen craving!

Ramen Len, Santa Lucia

Ramen Len is located at 45 Countryside Avenue, Countryside Village, Barangay Santa Lucia, Pasig City. To order for pick-up, call +63 939 3357160 or have your order delivered to you via FoodPanda.

Use this link to download the FoodPanda app and get Php100 off your first order

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

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Pizza delivery from Papa John’s, Riverside

It’s been three weeks since the enhanced community quarantine came down and I’ve just got to say: thank the powers-that-be for food delivery services!

My son #ExhibitB is an avid pizza lover and he’s been hankering for his favorite food for some time now.

Wanting to give him a treat for not driving me crazy while we’re all stuck at home, I scanned the FoodPanda app for some options, and lo, and behold! There’s a Papa John’s branch in the next subdivision that offers pizzas for delivery.

Papa John’s, Riverside

Gifted with a FoodPanda discount voucher which gave me Php100 off my order, I was able to get a 12-inch family-size Simply Cheese Pizza (Php519 + 10% delivery fee) for just Php470.90.

Papa John’s, Riverside

Papa John’s, Riverside

Papa John’s, Riverside

This went so well with our Pinoy Spaghetti lunch and made my little boy so happy.

Not yet on Food Panda? Use this link to download the FoodPanda app and get Php100 off your first order.

Did you know can practice contactless delivery with your FoodPanda order? Here’s how:

  • Make sure you’re using the latest version of the FoodPanda app.
  • Upon checkout, select “Contactless delivery” before placing your order.
  • Go to your order and tap “Contact your rider” and indicate where you want your order to be placed upon delivery.
  • If you’re paying via cash, the rider will step three meters back so you can get your order. Please place your payment outside when you claim your food.

This Papa John’s branch is located at Ortigas Avenue Extension Corner Riverside Street, Santa Lucia, Pasig City. To order, call +63 2 88877272.

Other branches in the metro are located at:

  • 102 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City
  • Blue Bay Walk, Macapagal Avenue Corner EDSA, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
  • 87 Visayas Avenue, Vasra, Project 6, Quezon City
  • Ground Floor, A.M. Pacleb Building, Bayan-Bayanan Avenue, Concepcion Uno, Marikina City
  • N. S. Amoranto Corner Banawe Street, Santo Domingo, Banawe, Quezon City
  • Ground Floor, Eton Baypark, Kalaw Avenue, Ermita, Manila
  • Gotaco Building, MacArthur Highway, Marulas, Valenzuela
  • Ground Floor, Chill Hotel, McArthur Highway, South Caloocan, Caloocan City
  • The Rolex Place, Rolex Corner Dahlia Avenue, Fairview, Quezon City
  • Shell Station, C5 Corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City
  • M.L. Quezon Corner MRT Avenue, Lower Bicutan, Greater Taguig, Taguig City
  • Lubiran Street, Bacood, Santa Mesa, Manila
  • VM Terminal Mall, Soldiers Hills, Putatan, Muntinlupa City
  • Aguinaldo Street, San Antonio, Parañaque City
  • Metro Gas Station, J.P Rizal Street, Nangka, Marikina City
  • Don Graciano Building, 1108 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, New Manila, Quezon City
  • Kamias Road, Diliman, Quezon City
  • Maysilo Circle Corner San Francisco Street, Plainview, Mandaluyong City
  • Petron Gas Station, Marcos Highway, Dela Paz, Pasig City

Papa John's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato