Delicious and nourishing goodness at Nono’s Comfort Kitchen, S Maison

Sometimes, we just need a little bit of comfort every once in a while, more so, I think, on weekends.

It can be because we’ve had a terrible week, or we’re feeling some trepidation for the one that’s ahead of us. Whatever the reason, we can’t begrudge ourselves a little bit of indulging comfort to either soothe our nerves or to bolster them.

Especially, if that comfort comes in such a delicious form as it does at Nono’s Comfort Kitchen.

Nono’s, S Maison
Nono’s, S Maison
Nono’s, S Maison
Nono’s, S Maison

After touring Lakbay Museo before it closed its doors in S Maison, my daughter #ExhibitA and I decided to have our lunch at this chic little cafe located at the Atrium. Despite being located literally in the middle of all the action, it had a cozy feel to it that made us want to spend some time there.

Nono’s is actually named after founder Chef Baba Ibazeta-Benedicto’s father. His moniker was first used to name the chef’s famous confectionery creation, Nono’s Chocolate Oblivion but the menu soon grew to include other deliciously heartwarming and nourishing viands such as those we enjoyed during our meal.

Fried Truffle Cheese Wontons (Php185). Crispy fried wontons stuffed with mozzarella and cheddar cheese then drizzled with honey and truffle oil.

Nono’s, S Maison
Nono’s, S Maison

Nono’s Home-Style Fried Chicken (Php365 solo | Php685 big plate). Crispy boneless chicken fillet served country style with gravy and honey along with a dinner roll, fries and corn on the cob.

Nono’s, S Maison
Nono’s, S Maison

Mac ‘n Cheese (Php395) with added Bacon (Php125). Al dente shell pasta baked with a sauce made with gruyere, sharp cheddar and parmesan and topped with crispy bacon.

Nono’s, S Maison
Nono’s, S Maison

Nono’s Chocolate Oblivion (Php175). This is the cake that started it all: moist chocolate cake layered with whipped chocolate cream and topped with walnut praline bits. No wonder it was named one of Spot.PH’s top ten chocolate cakes of 2019.

Nono’s, S Maison
Nono’s, S Maison

With this awesome blend of sweet and savory flavors, my daughter and were able to savor our comforting foodie haven.

Know more about Nono’s Comfort Kitchen from its website or get updates on its latest offers by following it on Facebook and Instagram.

Nono’s, S Maison
Nono’s, S Maison
Nono’s, S Maison
Nono’s, S Maison

This Nono’s Comfort Kitchen branch is located at Atrium, S Maison, Marina Way Seaside Boulevard, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, open daily from 10am to 10pm for dine-in, takeout and delivery. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 915 7530819.

Other branches are located at:

  • Level 1, Phase 1B, U.P. Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
  • Second Level, The Podium Mall, 12 ADB ave. Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
  • Ground Floor, Three Central, Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
  • Upper Ground Floor, Expansion Wing, Festival Mall, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • Lower Ground Glorietta 2, Glorietta Complex, Ayala Center, Makati City
  • Ground Floor, Phase 1, Abueva Entrance, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, cor.Aseana Ave, Paranaque City
  • P1 Level, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Dr, Makati City
  • Upper Ground Floor, Uptown Mall, 9th Avenue corner 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • Ground Floor, 26th St., High Street South Tower 1, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • G/F KL Tower, Gamboa, Legazpi Village, Makati
  • Upper Ground Floor, Crystal Corridor, Pearl Wing, Okada Manila, New Seaside Dr, Entertainment City, Parañaque City

Nono’s Comfot Kitchen also delivers via GrabFood, FoodPanda and Pick*A*Roo.

Delicious MEAT-up at Meat Depot, UP Town Center

Are you a certified carnivore like me?

Then, I’m sure you’re always on the lookout for juicy, flavorful and succulent morsels that you can sink your teeth into.

And where to find meats galore that you’re craving for?

Meat Depot, of course!

Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center

Meat Depot is both a butcher shop that carries a wide variety of meats, poultry and seafood, and a steakhouse. It is a place for meat enthusiasts to indulge their love for meat and meat products.

Whether locally raised or internationally sourced, its meat products are professionally handled from farm to plate as Meat Depot takes utmost care to comply with industry-certified procedures and employ industrial-grade facilities for meat handling, storage and cutting.

Socially conscious buyers can rest easy knowing that Meat Depot also champions conscientious butchery and helps to raise awareness for ethical slaughtering processes and food safety.

Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center

Over the years, the fam (and our extended family) have developed a liking for Meat Depot due to the quality of its meat products and the masterful grilling of its steaks.

After taking a break from dining in at our favorite steak place for over two years due to the pandemic, the fam was able to try out another one of Meat Depot’s branches, this time at UP Town Center in Quezon City.

Its chillers house various steak options to suit the tastes of all kinds of steak lovers, from the most basic to the most discerning:

  • Black Mountain: Ribeye, Striploin, Tenderloin, T-bone, Porterhouse, Tomahawk
  • Star: Ribeye
  • Clear River: Ribeye, Striploin
  • Lamb: Lamb Chop and Lamb Steak
  • Local: Ribeye, Striploin, Tenderloin, T-bone, Porterhouse

After selecting our steaks, the steakhouse’s expert griller set about grilling them to come out all juicy and flavorful and marked by those gorgeous grill marks, of course!

Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center

Newbie steak fans can take some pointers from Meat Depot’s cooking guide on various stages of doneness:

  • Blue: grilled for 30 seconds on each side.
  • Rare: grilled for 45 seconds to 1 minute on each side, resulting to a steak that’s seared on the outside while the inside is mostly red. This meat is soft and tender.
  • Medium Rare: grilled for 1 minute to 1 minute and 15 seconds on each side, resulting to a steak that’s seared on the outside while the inside is half-red. This is the recommended doneness of most chefs as it has the perfect texture.
  • Medium: grilled for 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes on each side, resulting to a steak with a rosy pink interior and slightly firmer texture. This is the preferred doneness of most steak lovers, my fam included.
  • Medium Well: grilled for 3 to 5 minutes on each side resulting to a steak with a mostly brown center and firm texture. This level of doneness is well-suited to people who may be squeamish and prefer not to see color in their meat.
  • Well Done: grilled for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, resulting to a steak a brown center with a very firm texture. Surprisingly, a lot of people prefer their steaks this way.
Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center

To make our steak meal complete, we opted to pair our steaks with mushroom sauce and side dishes that include steamed rice, mashed potatoes and marbled potatoes in balsamic dressing.

Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center

Wouldn’t you love to also MEAT up with your family and friends for a flavorful and filling steak meal at Meat Depot?

Then hie yourselves over to any of these Meat Depot branches located at:

  • 2/F Ayala Malls Vertis North, North Avenue, Quezon City
  • 815 Banawe Street, Brgy. St. Peter, Quezon City
  • 283 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
  • G/F Paseo de Magallanes, Magallanes, Makati City
  • 2/F O Square 2, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City
  • Corner Market, 2/F The Podium, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
  • 3/F Robinsons Galleria, EDSA, Quezon City
  • G/F U.P. Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center
Meat Depot, UP Town Center

You can also shop for your steaks and other meat products online through Meat Depot’s website and enjoy free shipping for orders exceeding Php2,500.

Stay updated on Meat Depot’s products and offers by following it on Facebook and Instagram.

Meat Depot, UP Town Center

Check out my previous posts about Meat Depot:

Red Ribbon cakes for your everyday cravings

Sometimes, you just want to have some cake!

Whether you’ve got a big celebration to punctuate with a shows-stopping cake, or you’ve just got a hankering for some sugar rush, Red Ribbon’s got the perfect confection for you!

Red Ribbon Caramel Cake
Red Ribbon Caramel Cake
Red Ribbon Rolls
Red Ribbon Rolls

From its hobby-induced startup origins in 1979, Red Ribbon has expanded to become one of the biggest and fasted-growing bakeshops in the country, with over 450 stores nationwide.

While it has become part of many a Pinoy family’s celebration, it offers scrumptious cake creations that you enjoy, simply because you want to.

Treat yourself to these for special occasions:

Caramel Cake (Php633 square | Php874 rectangle). Dedication cake made with layers of light vanilla chiffon cake covered with delectable caramel cream.

Red Ribbon Caramel Cake
Red Ribbon Caramel Cake
Red Ribbon Caramel Cake
Red Ribbon Caramel Cake

Chocolate Indulgence (Php598 junior size | Php828 regular size). Made with moist chocolate pound cake layered with chocolate-infused mousse filling.

Red Ribbon Chocolate Indulgence
Red Ribbon Chocolate Indulgence

Enjoy these just because:

Mango Roll (Php330 full | Php214.50 half). Chiffon cake topped with mango icing and mango bits.

Red Ribbon Rolls
Red Ribbon Rolls

Mocha Roll (Php308 full | Php203.5 half). Mocha-filled chiffon roll with mocha jelly and grated chocolate.

Red Ribbon Rolls
Red Ribbon Rolls

Really, you don’t need an excuse to indulge your sweet cravings with Red Ribbon’s cake creations.

Red Ribbon Rolls
Red Ribbon Rolls
Red Ribbon Caramel Cake
Red Ribbon Caramel Cake

Order now via the Red Ribbon app, the Red Ribbon delivery websiteRed Ribbon on Facebook Messenger, or by calling the #87777 hotline. You may also place your order via GrabFood or FoodPanda.

Check out my previous posts about Red Ribbon:

Delish Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken feast at home

So it’s the weekend but while I was in the mood for something different and tasty for our family lunch, I was not so keen on going through laborious prep and cooking time required to produce a great meal. I was also not in the mood to venture out with the fam in tow to look for great places to eat.

Fortunately, I was able to have a fantastic group meal from Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken delivered right to my doorstep.

Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal

Thanks to its Chicken Grupo (Php1,049), the whole family can go on an exciting flavor adventure without having to leave home!

Central to this group meal is, of course, the resto’s signature dish: the Peri-Peri Chicken. Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken brings about this famous dish by marinating a whole chicken overnight in a special mixture of peri-peri (bird’s eye) chili, herbs and spices, then charcoal-grilling it to a gloriously golden hue, resulting in peri-flavorful and juicy chicken goodness with every bite.

Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal

Peri-peri Chicken is best enjoyed with one or a combination of the restaurant’s eight signature sauces representing various gastronomic destinations, ranging from mildly sweet (Cajun Remoulade, Hoisin Sesame and Sweet Soy), medium spiciness (Garlic Brew, Spiced Vinegar and Mesquite BBQ) and hot (Chili Peppa and Harissa Exotica).

Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Poulet-vous Cajun Remoulade (spiced mayo)
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Apachee’kn Mesquite BBQ (smokey, sweet and tangy)
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Hen Dynasty’s Hoisin Sesame (sweet, tangy with a hint of spice)
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Sheik Chic’s Harissa Exotica (exotic blend of spices)
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Fowl-mouthed Chili Peppa (fiery and hot)
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Tokyo Tori’s Sweet Soy (sweet, teriyaki style)

Serving as great complements to the flavorful grilled chicken dish are four cups of java rice

Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal

…as well as four side dishes (Hubby and I prefer the fresh and tangy coleslaw while the kiddos, as always, went for their favorite bacon mac ‘n cheese).

Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal

A liter of refreshing house-blend iced tea completes the meal.

Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal

Want to go on a similar flavor adventure at home? Order today from Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken’s delivery website or via GrabFood and FoodPanda.

Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal
Peri-Peri Chicken Group Meal

You may also opt to dine-in at these Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken outlets:

  • Las Pinas: Evia Lifestyle Center
  • Makati: Ayala North Exchange, Greenbelt 3
  • Mandaluyong: SM Megamall
  • Manila: Robinsons Place Manila
  • Marikina: SM City Marikina
  • Muntinlupa: Alabang Town Center
  • Paranaque: Ayala Malls Manila Bay
  • Pasay: Resorts World Manila
  • Pasig: SM City East Ortigas, Ayala Malls Feliz, Capitol Commons, Robinsons Galleria
  • Quezon City: Eastwood Mall, Gateway Mall, Robinsons Magnolia, UP Town Center, Trinoma Mall, Banawe, Brittany Square
  • San Juan: Promenade Greenhills
  • Taguig: Uptown Parade BGC, Market! Market BGC, Venice Grand Mall

To know more about Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken, browse through its website, or follow it on Facebook and Instagram.

Check out my previous posts on Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken:

Friendly get-together at Sundays, Marikina

While I’m happy as a clam with my current work-from-home setup, there are days when I do miss my work buddies. These are the peeps that I can relax with, as well as exchange jokes and all the hot gossip with.

During pre-pandemic times, we would venture out of our office during our lunch break to check out the nearby dining spots. Due to the fun we have while checking out new restaurants and amusing ourselves during our breaks from the daily grind, these lunchtime food adventures came to be dubbed as our #HappyLunch times.

Well, COVID-19 came and some of us transitioned to other companies or decided to take a break from the rat race, so some of us were only able to get together at Sundays Cafe & Restaurant in Marikina at the tail-end of last year.

Sundays, Marikina
Sundays, Marikina
Sundays, Marikina
Sundays, Marikina

Imagine my delight when I received a message to join another get-together with the gang at the same restaurant, this time on a Monday night!

So off I went to hang out with my pals (a bigger group this time) and return to the cozy neighborhood cafe in Marikina.

There was a marked difference between this outing and my last visit, which took place on a Sunday morning at the time when quarantine restrictions were just beginning to loosen. During my dinner date with my friends, Sundays Marikina was lit with a warm light which also seem to illuminate the surrounding area. Also, it seemed like the restaurant had a sizeable Monday dinner crowd which gave the place a busy and lively feel.

In between back-and-forth banters and gossip exchanges, my friends and I discovered new menu items to enjoy at Sundays:

Pizza Margherita (Php330). Always a safe bet, this hand-tossed pizza made with marinara sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and basil appeals to everyone in the group.

Sundays, Marikina
Sundays, Marikina

Salted Fish Fried Rice (Php195). A novel take on the sinangag given additional saltiness and umami with the addition of tuyo flakes.

Sundays, Marikina
Sundays, Marikina

Sundays Crispy Sisig (Php260). A favorite appetizer that also doubles as an entree consisting of crispy pork cheeks sauteed in house-made sisig sauce and topped with crispy onions and chilis.

Sundays, Marikina
Sundays, Marikina

Crispy Spicy Squid (Php260). Lightly battered pieces of squid served with chili sauce. (TBH, I prefer pairing this with the tangy ranch dressing).

Sundays, Marikina
Sundays, Marikina

Buffalo Wings (Php285). Crispy fried chicken wings coated in spicy and tangy buffalo sauce.

Sundays, Marikina
Sundays, Marikina

Salted Egg Wings (Php315). Crispy fried chicken wings coated in a rich salted egg sauce.

Sundays, Marikina
Sundays, Marikina

Crispy Kare Kare (Php405). An indulgent viand which combines crispy liempo with house-made special kare-kare sauce and veggies.

Sundays, Marikina
Sundays, Marikina

Sans Rival (Php145). A classic Pinoy dessert made with layers of nutty meringue, French buttercream and chopped cashews.

Sundays, Marikina
Sundays, Marikina

Mango Creme Brulee (Php145). A fruity take on the creme brulee, thanks to bottom layers of chiffon and mango cream covered by custard and topped with torched sugar.

Sundays, Marikina
Sundays, Marikina

While regular #HappyLunch adventures with my friends may not be feasible right now, I’m glad we were able to carve out time to do two of the things we enjoy doing together: eating delicious food and spilling the proverbial tea!

Sundays, Marikina
Sundays, Marikina

Sundays Cafe and Restaurant is located at J.P. Rizal corner V. Gomez Street, Barangay San Roque, Marikina City, open Mondays to Thursdays from 8am to 10pm, Fridays from 8am to 11pm and Saturdays to Sundays from 7am to 11pm. For reservations, call +63 917 1572634.

To know more about its latest updates, follow it on Facebook and Instagram.

Decadent French pastries from PAUL Philippines

France is widely acclaimed for its pastries, their buttery richness, golden brown flakiness and sheer wondrous variety of flavors and textures cementing their place among global favorites.

After many centuries spent crafting these baked creations, the French has elevated baking to an artform, making its patisseries – the stores where such pastries are sold – part of many a tourist’s itinerary.

Fortunately, we won’t have to go all the way to France to feast on its famous pastries, thanks to PAUL Philippines.

PAUL Philippines
PAUL Philippines
PAUL Philippines
PAUL Philippines

Thanks to this chain of French-style bakery-slash-cafes, scrumptious baked treats are quite easily accessible for foodies to enjoy right in the comfort of their homes such as:

Strawberry Tartlet (Php375). Sweet shortcrust pastry filled with vanilla custard cream and topped with luscious fresh strawberries.

PAUL Philippines
PAUL Philippines

Chocolate Eclair (Php220). Light choux pastry filled with chocolate pastry cream and glazed with chocolate fondant.

PAUL Philippines
PAUL Philippines

Pain au Chocolat (Php150). Also known as the chocolatine, this pastry is made with croissant dough wrapped around a heart of dark chocolate.

PAUL Philippines
PAUL Philippines

Croissants. Whether it be the Plain Croissant (Php140) or one of the variations of this classic viennoiserie such as the Almond Croissant (Php170) which is filled with frangipane and topped with flaked almonds, these are buttery pastries perfect when paired with coffee.

PAUL Philippines
PAUL Philippines

Strawberry Cheesecake (Php200/slice). Cream cheese filling with a layer of strawberry jelly on a sugar biscuit base and topped with strawberries.

PAUL Philippines
PAUL Philippines

So if you’re craving for an elevated experience for your post-meal dessert or coffee break, you should definitely say “Bonjour” to PAUL’s French pastries.

PAUL Philippines
PAUL Philippines
PAUL Philippines
PAUL Philippines

To enjoy these tasty French pastries at home, order them for takeout at any of PAUL Philippines’ outlets:

  • Ground Floor, SM Aura, 26th Street corner McKinley Parkway, Taguig City (Tel: +63 2 88085324 / +63 927 2978893)
  • G/F, Bench Tower, 30th St. cor. Rizal Drive, Crescent Park West 5, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (Tel: +63 2 88872057 / +63 915 9712946)
  • Ground Floor, Al Fresco 1, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, EDSA, corner Doña Julia Vargas Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong (Tel: +63 995 2525279)
  • G/F, Unit 164, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Drive, Makati (Tel: +63 2 77598655 / +63 927 2881646)

You can also course your orders through GrabFood.

Check out my previous posts about PAUL Philippines:

Red Ribbon brings a taste of the divine with its new Chocolate Heaven Cake

Belinda Carlisle once sang that “heaven is a place on earth.”

I can certainly believe it after getting a bite of Red Ribbon’s newest premium cake: Chocolate Heaven!

Dubbed as Red Ribbon’s best chocolate cake yet, Chocolate Heaven is a divine confection that can serve as the highlight of any celebration or as a sweet treat for yourself or your special someone.

Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven
Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven
Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven
Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven

Premium ingredients as well as Red Ribbon’s mastery of chocolate confectionery come together to produce this masterpiece:

  • a moist and densely fudgy chocolate cake layers that brings a decadent richness with every bite
  • creamy chocolate icing that separate the chocolate fudge cake layers, giving it an extra helping of indulgent sweetness
  • a shiny covering of rich and gooey chocolate ganache, making this cake a treat for the eyes as well
  • a generous topping of decadent chocolate drizzle, because who says you can’t have too much of a good thing?
Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven
Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven
Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven
Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven

Each mouthful is an explosion of rich, chocolatey bliss on your tastebuds, making you crave for yet another bite!

Now, imagine sharing such pleasures with your loved ones!

If love can be expressed through sweetness and indulgence, then this celestial chocolate creation is the best gift for the people you hold dear.

Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven
Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven
Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven
Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven

What better way to give love today than to treat your nears-and-dears than to give them a taste of Paradise in the form of Red Ribbon’s Chocolate Heaven?

Chocolate Heaven is available at selected Red Ribbon stores in Metro Manila and South Luzon at Php1,195 for regular size and Php895 for junior size.

Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven
Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven
Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven
Red Ribbon Chocolate Heaven

Order now via the Red Ribbon app, the Red Ribbon delivery websiteRed Ribbon on Facebook Messenger, or by calling the #87777 hotline. You may also place your order via GrabFood or FoodPanda.

Disclosure: Product sample was provided to facilitate this feature.

Check out my previous posts about Red Ribbon:

Indulgent weekend brunch at Rustic Mornings by Isabelo

Weekend brunches are always something to look forward to, wouldn’t you agree?

They give us the opportunity to leisurely enjoy a sumptuous meal with our family and friends, time well spent catching up on each other’s news and making plans for the next get-together.

That’s what we #OfficeMaritesses were up to one rainy weekend: we embarked on a foodie adventure at one of Marikina’s top brunch destinations, Rustic Mornings.

Rustic Mornings by Isobelo
Rustic Mornings by Isobelo
Rustic Mornings by Isobelo
Rustic Mornings by Isobelo

In this quaint eatery, we were able to surround ourselves with gorgeous greenery, eclectic artworks as well as other points of visual interest made from scrap and recycled materials while enjoying a delicious meal which consisted of:

Spinach Dip (Php400). Isabelo’s famous rich and creamy spinach dip accompanied by pieces of toasted ciabattaa. A tasty start to our lovely brunch!

Rustic Mornings by Isobelo
Rustic Mornings by Isobelo

Berry Cream Cheese and Bacon-Stuffed French Toast (Php500). Thick pieces of French toast generously stuffed with berry cream cheese and crispy bacon.

Rustic Mornings by Isobelo
Rustic Mornings by Isobelo

Waffle Churros (Php290). Sweetly spiced crisp waffle tossed in sugar and cinnamon powder.

Rustic Mornings by Isobelo
Rustic Mornings by Isobelo

Brunch Platter (Php990). Group platter good for two-to three persons that includes breakfast favorites: pancakes, waffles, bacon, scrambled eggs and hash browns.

Rustic Mornings by Isobelo
Rustic Mornings by Isobelo

Filipino Platter (Php990). Group platter good for two to three persons that has a delicious sampling of the classic Pinoy almusal: beef tapa, tocino, crispy bangus, fried rice and sunny-side-up egg.

Rustic Mornings by Isobelo
Rustic Mornings by Isobelo

Drinks. Brunch wouldn’t be complete without hot drinks to perk us up or iced drinks to cool and refresh us.

Rustic Mornings by Isobelo
Cafe Mocha (Php100).
Rustic Mornings by Isobelo
Hot Chocolate (Php115).
Rustic Mornings by Isobelo
Unli Americano (Php150).
Rustic Mornings by Isobelo
Iced Cappuccino (Php120).

We loved the fresh and airy feel of dining al fresco in such a beautifully reinvigorating setting, which is quite conducive towards sharing all the hot goss on various office and barkada topics.

We found the group platters to be well-curated as they combine various breakfast favorites in reasonably priced packages.

So if you want to enjoy your own a setting for spilling the proverbial tea with your fellow Maritesses or to enjoy a lovely morning meal with family and friends, it’s high time you indulge yourself at Rustic Mornings.

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
Rustic Mornings by Isabelo

Rustic Mornings is located at 11 Isabelo Mendoza Street, San Roque, Marikina City, open from 8am to 4pm.

While walk-ins are welcome, the place can get full pretty quickly so it’s best to call ahead of your visit to reserve your table via +63 2 8425 8610.

You may also course your takeout or delivery orders via Viber at +63 995 2493732.

@beingjellybeans

Enjoy wholesome breakfast faves and al fresco dining surrounded by eclectic art and nature at @Rustic Mornings by Isabelo. Deets at beingjellybeans.com! #beingjellybeans

♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim

Know more about Rustic Mornings via its website or follow it on Facebook or Instagram.

Timberland Highlands Resort’s Ridge Cafe introduces Arabic Dinner Buffet

Would you like to give in to your flights of fancy and embark on an exciting journey?

A journey among extraordinary flavors, that is. 🙂

Well, head on then to Ridge Cafe at Timberland Highlands Resort up in the mountains of San Mateo, Rizal. Here, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the fresh mountain air as you dine in style, thanks to its opulent interiors and al fresco area overlooking the metro.

Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Ridge Cafe from outside
Timberland Highlands Resort
Dine in with style
Timberland Highlands Resort
Al fresco with a view
Timberland Highlands Resort
Overlooking the metro

Here, your tastebuds can certainly go on a flavor tour, thanks to its recently unveiled Arabic Dinner Buffet.

Expanding gastronomic possibilities in the Rizal area

Every Saturday, from 6m to 9pm, you can eat your fill of flavorful and nutritious viands that boast of having Arabic, Mediterranean and South Asian origins, as well as free-flowing iced tea, all for just Php980++.

This exciting culinary curation is the brainchild of Timberland Highlands Resort’s new Executive Chef, Ranuka Hettiarachchi, who sought to include healthy Mediterranean dishes in Ridge Cafe’s buffet, as well as providing guests with vegan and vegetarian diets with suitable options.

Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Highlands Resort’s Executive Chef Ranuka Hettiarachchi
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Buffet
A preview to the Arabic Dinner

Also, given that restaurants offering Arabic food are not that common in the Rizal area, local residents now have a new convenient destination if they want to expand their food horizons.

Representing exotic flavors from the Mediterranean and Arabic regions

Ridge Cafe’s Arabic Dinner Buffet presents travel-hungry foodies with the opportunity to enjoy signature dishes of regions such as Greece, the Middle East, Egypt and South Asia, all cohesively curated and mouthwateringly presented in their respective stations.

Carnivores will be (quite understandably!) drawn to the carving station where beautifully roasted beef striploin and leg of lamb take pride of place, accompanied by roasted veggies and a variety of sauces to choose from.

Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Roasted Beef Striploin
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Roasted Beef Slices
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Roasted Leg of Lamb
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Roasted Lamb Slices

Those seeking healthier fare can always go to the cold section and check out the fresh salads comprised of crisp greens and veggies as well as filling proteins.

Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Grilled Chicken Salad.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Red Kidney Beans Salad.

Then diners can hop from station to station to sample distinct tastes from various countries in a virtual food trip across the Mediterranean, Gulf and Indian subcontinent with these flavorful offerings:

Timberland Highlands Resort
Beef Shawarma. Middle Eastern dish wherein meat is cut into thin slices, stacked and roasted on a vertical rotating rotisserie, then shaved off and placed in pita along with veggies, cheese and garlic sauce.
Timberland Highlands Resort
Vegetable Samosa. Also known as singara, it is an Indian baked pastry filled with a savory filling of mashed spiced veggies.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Hummus. Yummy dip made with chickpeas, tahini, lemon and spices.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Pita. Greek flatbread that goes well with hummus and other Mediterranean dishes.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Chicken Biryani. Savory Indian dish in which succulent chicken pieces are simmered with aromatics in a saffron-infused Basmati rice.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Roasted Chicken in Mushroom Sauce. Roasted chicken prepared Mediterranean-style and made more flavorful with herbs and spices.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Mixed Vegetable Au Gratin. With this dish of cheese sauce covered baked vegetables, who says eating your veggies can’t be a decadent experience?
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Beef Kofta Stew. Meatballs made of spiced minced beef stewed in a rich red sauce.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Pork Souvlaki. Flavorful grilled pork skewers which are staples in many a Greek taverna.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Chicken Kebab. Spiced and marinated chicken skewers popular in Middle Eastern cuisines.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Mixed Grilled Seafood. Fuss-free yet packed with flavor, here’s a new way to enjoy the sea’s bounty.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Tzatziki, Tabouleh and other Middle Eastern sauces enhances flavors and mouthfeel of various dishes.

Dessert lovers can also look forward to sampling the popular desserts from these regions as well as their favorite sweets in the dessert station.

Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Om-Ali. Egyptian bread pudding made with puff pastry, milk and nuts.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Gulab-jamun. Indian dessert which consist of soft balls made from milk solids and flour, then deep-fried and soaked in a light sugar syrup.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Classic Desserts: Cookies and Cakes
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Dessert Station

While you can always take this journey by yourself, it’s best to experience it with family and friends!

Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort

Ridge Cafe also offers other buffet meals including:

  • Top of the Morning Buffet: intercontinental breakfast menu and classic Pinoy almusal favorites at Php650 net per person (weekends from 7am to 10am)
  • Filipino Buffet: favorite Filipino dishes with free-flowing iced tea at Php980+ per person (lunch from 11.30am to .30pm | dinner from 6pm to 9pm)

To reserve a table, email timberlandfbm@timberlandresort.com or message 0999-889-2659 | 0995-840-3206 | 8891-8288 local 1030 and 1032.

Ridge Cafe is located at Timberland Highlands Resort, inside Timberland Heights, Barangay Guitnang Bayan II, San Mateo, Rizal 1850 Philippines.

To know more about Timberland Highlands Resorts latest updates and offers, follow it on Facebook and Instagram.

Check out my previous posts about Timberland Highlands Resort:

Kumbacheros, it’s time to celebrate as Ka Tunying’s turns 7!

Woohoo! Celebrations are definitely in order because #PanlasangMakabayanTurns7!

Ka Tunying’s, that casual tambayan and restoran in one, recently marked its seventh year of operations.

Named after its founder, veteran broadcaster, TV personality and radio commentator, Anthony Taberna, Ka Tunying’s has been through seven years’ worth of ups , downs and in-betweens of running a restaurant that caters to the #PanlasangMakabayan.

Ka Tunying's turns 7
Ka Tunying's turns 7
Ka Tunying's turns 7
Ka Tunying’s turns 7

Before and during a global pandemic, Ka Tunying’s has rolled with the times and even introduced service and product innovations such as the launch of its website for online ordering, its frozen food packs and its retail stores in various cities nationwide.

With restaurants located in Quezon City and Tagaytay, Ka Tunying’s has been serving afforable, no-frills yet delicious Pinoy dishes such as Kaldereta, Arroz Caldo and Sisig to satisfy the Pinoy food cravings of urbanites, families, barkadas, travelers, balikbayans and more!

Over the years, its offerings have expanded to include the following:

Breads: Baguette (Php81), Banana Loaf (Php196), Cheesebread (Php161/8pcs | Php256/14pcs), Cheese Loaf (Php138), Regular Pan de Sal (Php81/10pcs), Cheese Pan de Sal (Php104/10pcs), Malunggay Pan de Sal (Php98/10pcs), Pesto Wheat Pan de Sal (Php98), Turmeric Pan de Sal (Php92/10pcs), Ube Cheese Pan de Sal (Php334/10pcs), Ensaymada (Php58/pc | Php345/6pcs), Cheesy Ube Ensaymada (Php173), Coffee Bun (Php144/6pcs | Php242/12pcs), Hopia (Php109), Mongo Loaf (Php104), Kamote Cheeseroll (Php58), Pan de Coco (Php108/8pcs), Raisin Bonnet (Php104/6pcs), Raisin Loaf (Php104), Tasty (Php81), Wheat Bread (Php69), Spanish Bread (Php104), Whole Wheat Cinnamon (Php173).

Ka Tunying's turns 7
Ka Tunying's turns 7

Pastas and Noodles: Tinapa Carbonara (Php295), Pancit ni Nanay Benny (Php320), Pancit Cantonio Taberna (Php295), Daing Pesto Pasta (Php325), Vegetable Lasagna (Php320)

Ka Tunying's turns 7
Ka Tunying's turns 7

Customizable Cakes: Simply choose your cake design, choose among various flavors (including carrot, ube macapuno, choco caramel and choco ganache) and sizes (6-, 8-, 10 and 12-inches), then indicate your dedication message.

Ka Tunying's turns 7
Ka Tunying's turns 7

So, kumbacheros, go ahead and celebrate with these tasty creations from Ka Tunying’s. Order online at KaTunyings.com, calling 09952376684 or 09171038673, or sending a message on Facebook, Instagram or Viber (Ka Tunying’s PH).

Ka Tunying’s turns 7
Ka Tunying's turns 7
Ka Tunying's turns 7
Ka Tunying’s turns 7

Ka Tunying’s outlets are located at:

  • 88 Visayas Ave, Quezon City, 1128 Metro Manila
  • Unit D, Vista Point, Tagaytay, Cavite

Ka Tunying’s also delivers via GrabFood and FoodPanda.

Check out my previous posts about Ka Tunying’s:

Exciting Thai Flavors at Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market

Craving for some excitement? A taste of adventure? A journey to the new and unfamiliar?

Why not try a cuisine that’s off your beaten path?

Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market

One of the eateries managed by Lowbrow Casual Restaurants, Flower Boy, operates a stall in The Grid Food Market and offers diners a peek into the bright and rich flavors of Thai cuisine.

Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market

Fried Squid Platter (Php440). Large rings of succulent squid, dipped in Sprite flavored batter then deep-fried to golden brown crispiness. Served with crunchy prawn crackers and Jaew sauce.

Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market

Bagoong Fried Rice (Php290). Steamed rice topped with scrambled egg and Flower Boy’s own recipe for bagoong made with shrimp paste, rendered pork fat, crispy ham, and tamarind.

Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market

Chicken Pad Thai (Php350). Flower Boy’s version of one of Thailand’s national dishes is made to appeal to the Pinoy palate but still keep to its Thai roots. This stir-fried noodle dish is savory, mildly sweet with lots of umami, thanks to its sauce which is cooked for three hours. It looks gorgeous and smells wonderful, too, wouldn’t you agree?

Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market

Mango Sticky Rice (Php250). A classic Thai dessert made with succulent mango slices served with sticky rice topped with toasted coconut flakes and coconut cream.

Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market

Thai Iced Tea (Php140). Thailand’s popular refreshment made with brewed black tea flavored with spices and sweetened with condensed milk..

Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market

Flower Boy is open for pickup and delivery at thegridfoodmarket.com. It is also available for dine-in at Stall 3 at The Grid Food Market, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati. It also delivers via GrabFood, FoodPanda and Pick-A-Roo.

For more details on its menu items and offers, follow Flower Boy on Facebook and Instagram.

Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market
Flower Boy, The Grid Food Market

The Grid Food Market is the resident food hall of Powerplant Mall which offers a wide range of flavors to cater to various cravings.

Check out my previous posts on other cuisines available at The Grid Food Market:

A new way to get some #IndulgingComfort: Cinnabon’s Toffee Minichocobon!

Oooh, my sweet-tooth senses are tingling!

It might have something to do with this mysterious box of goodies from Cinnabon!

Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon
Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon
Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon
Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon

Since 1985, Cinnabon has been making dreamy cinnamon buns: the soft and fluffy kind with sweetly spiced cinnamon tucked in between layers and topped creamy and gooey frosting.

From its hometown in Seattle, WA where father-and-son entrepreneurs Rich and Greg Komen partnered with expert baker Jerilyn Brusseau to craft the ultimate cinnamon bun, Cinnabon has been producing batch after delectable batch of this irresistible stuff.

Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon
Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon
Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon
Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon

Having made its way to the Philippines back in 1999, the brand has since established its presence in the country to include twenty Cinnabon bakeries which beckon shoppers and passersby with the irresistible fragrance of hot cinnamon buns, fresh from the oven.

Its global empire really began with the creation of the Classic Cinnabon Roll, which then made way for new and delicious variants such as the Caramel Pecanbon (the classic roll with the addition of caramel sauce and chopped pecans) and the Chocobon (the classic roll with lots of chocolatey goodness). This triumvirate of Cinnabon flavors, along with an occassional new flavor such as the recent Cranberry Biscoff Minibon, has been providing dessert lovers some #indulgingcomfort that only perfectly baked Cinnabon rolls can give.

Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon
Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon
Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon
Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon

Now, there’s something new and exciting baking at Cinnabon: the Toffee Minichocobon!

The all-time favorite chocolate-flavored cinnamon roll gets an infusion of toffee flavors, thanks to the toffee crunch bits tucked into it and sprinkled on top, plus the drizzle of yummy toffee sauce, truly a new #recipeforwonderful.

Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon
Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon
Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon
Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon

Enjoy a piece of this #indulgingcomfort for Php100 at your nearest Cinnabon outlet, or grab a box of four for Php300 or a box of nine for Php600 to enjoy with your fellow dessert lovers at home.

And don’t worry about finishing the entire box all at once. Store your buns at room temperature for up to two days and then re-heat in the microwave oven for 15-20 seconds (add 5 seconds per additional bun).

Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon
Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon
Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon
Cinnabon Toffee Minichocobon

Cinnabon stores are located at:

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

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

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

Check out my other posts about Cinnabon:

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

Top of the Morning weekend breakfast buffet at Timberland Highlands Resort’s Ridge Cafe

Weekends are for leisure and enjoyment, do you agree? That should certainly include your breakfast.

Weekend breakfasts provide you with the opportunity to take things slow – in contrast to the mad rush during workday mornings – and spend time with your loved ones.

At Ridge Cafe in Timberland Highlands Resort, you can do that and more!

Ridge Cafe is one of the resort’s dining venues which boasts of well-appointed interiors, definitely an elegant venue to enjoy a show-stopping meal.

Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Highlands Resort

It also has an al fresco dining area where diners can enjoy the crisp and clean mountain air as well as the magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and the Metro Manila cityscape.

Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Highlands Resort
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Aside from its usual menu of Filipino and international dishes available ala carte, Ridge Cafe also serves a sumptuous buffet on Saturday and Sunday mornings, dubbed as the Top of the Morning buffet.

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Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Highlands Resort

Curious as to what you can look forward to at this weekend buffet spread? Check these out:

Imagine waking up to your true-blue almusal faves: the silogs! Pair your choice from viands such as Corned Beef with Potatoes, Tocino, Longganisa and Tocino, with Garlic Fried Rice and your choice or fried eggs from the Egg Station.

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Corned Beef with Potatoes
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Tocino
Timberland Highlands Resort
Longganisa
Timberland Highlands Resort
Chicken Adobo
Timberland Highlands Resort
Crispy Daing na Bangus
Timberland Highlands Resort
Garlic Fried Rice


Want to break your fast with something wholesome and healthy? You can opt for locally-grown fresh produce for salads or fruit desserts.

Timberland Highlands Resort
Vegetables for Salads
Timberland Highlands Resort
Fresh Fruits

If you prefer baked goods for your first meal of the day, then you can have your fill from a woundrous variety of freshly baked breads and pastries. These include four types of pan de sal (regular, ube, cacao and malunggay), cinnamon and fruit Danish, as well as various jams, cheeses and butter to spread on them.

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Ube and Malunggay Loaves
Timberland Highlands Resort
Peach and Cinnamon Danish
Timberland Highlands Resort
Cherry Danish and Bread Pudding
Timberland Highlands Resort
Banana Loaf
Timberland Highlands Resort
Pan de sal and Brownies
Timberland Highlands Resort

There’s something for the kiddos as well, thanks to continental breakfast choices such as cereals, chicken nuggets and breakfast sausages. You might as well let them indulge in sweet treats that include mini pancakes (with syrup!) and cookies.

Timberland Highlands Resort
Chicken Nuggets
Timberland Highlands Resort
Mini Pancakes
Timberland Highlands Resort
Chocolate Cookies
Timberland Highlands Resort

Of course, the best part about having so many choices available in the buffet spreas is that you can pick and choose your favorites or explore a totally new cuisine for a weekend breakfast experience that you assembled for yourself.

Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Highlands Resort

Whether you’re on your first breakfast buffet at Ridge Cafe, or on your umpteenth visit, you can count on a delicious meal that you can savor with your nears-and-dears.

Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Highlands Resort

Top of the Morning breakfast spread is priced at Php650 per person, and is served at Ridge Cafe from 7am to 10am on weekends.

Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Highlands Resort

To reserve a table, email timberlandfbm@timberlandresort.com or message 0999-889-2659 | 0995-840-3206 | 8891-8288 local 1030 and 1032.

Ridge Cafe is located at Timberland Highlands Resort, inside Timberland Heights, Barangay Guitnang Bayan II, San Mateo, Rizal 1850 Philippines.

Chimichurri makes a comeback at Kenny Rogers Roasters!

Guess what’s making its way back to Kenny Rogers Roasters’ menu…

Chimichurri!

This flavorful condiment made from finely chopped parsley and cilantro, minced garlic and spices, kmixed together with a healthy dose of citrus for that blend of spicy and citrusy flavors that adds elevates many South American dishes.

Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri

Now, Kenny Rogers Roasters is bringing you seven delicious ways to savor this unique flavor with various proteins so you can choose how you want to enjoy your chimichurri, any day of the week.

Plus, to complete your chimichurri experience, Kenny Rogers Roasters is launching two new side dishes available for a limited time only: baconized corn and chips & salsa. These are perfect foils to the savory dishes enhanced with the spice and zest of chimichurri.

Day 1: Chimichurri Roast

Get the week off to a tasty start with Kenny Rogers Roasters signature juicy chicken infused with garlic and lime flavors and served with zesty chimichurri sauce.

Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Day 2: Chimichurri Half Slab Ribs

Sate your appetite with fall-off-the-bone tender ribs smothered with spicy and garlicky chimichurri sauce.

Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Day 3: Chimichurri Burger Bun

On this day, you can indulge yourself with a perfectly grilled 1/3-pound Angus beef patty, tomatoes, lettuce and mayonnaise sandwiched between two wheat buns.

Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Day 4: Chimichurri Fish

How about opting for something healthy today with this soft and flaky grilled white fish served a chimichurri sauce.

Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Day 5: Chimichurri Sausage

Treat yourself to a flavor bomb with this juicy and salty Schublig sausage topped with chimichurri sauce.

Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Day 6: Chimichurri Burger Steak

Savor this 1/3-pound Angus beef burger patty topped with zesty chimichurri sauce.

Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Day 7: Chimichurri Premium Steak

Cap the week with this special indulgence: a perfectly grilled striploin steak paired with spicy chimichurri sauce!

Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri

Excited for to bite into your chimichurri feast? Visit your nearest Kenny Rogers Roasters outlet to dine-in or have it for takeout.

It is also available for delivery at kennyrogersdelivery.com.ph and through Kenny Rogers Roasters delivery hotline +63 2 85559000, as well as in GrabFood, FoodPanda and Pick*A*Roo.

Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri
Kenny Rogers Roasters Chimichurri

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

Disclosure: Product samples were provided to facilitate this feature.

Fresh seafood and paluto at Dampa sa Libis

If you’ve got some serious craving for fresh seafood but the beach is quite some distance away, your best bet is to go to your nearby dampa.

Originally, the word “Dampa” is a Filipino term for “hut,” reminiscent of the small houses that line the seaside where fishermen live and make their living.

Today, it is associated with a wet market attached to a restaurant. In this kind of eatery, diners can select the fresh seafood they want to eat and then choose from a menu of ways on how they want these to be cooked for an additional charge, hence term paluto.

Dampa sa Libis
Dampa sa Libis
Dampa sa Libis
Al fresco seating
Dampa sa Libis
Air-conditioned room

As a Pasiguena, landlocked and situated far away from the seaside, I’m lucky that there’s a Dampa sa Libis located nearby.

As is typical with other dampa-style eateries, this one is geared towards catering to large groups in a very informal setting.

The place is suitable for boisterous gatherings of people who love to dine together over their favorite seafood dishes, with little to no concern about the restaurant’s decor or aesthetic. (So if you’re feeling particularly tita-ish, this might not be the place for you.)

Dampa sa Libis
Dampa sa Libis
Dampa sa Libis
Dampa sa Libis

However, if you’re game for fresh seafood, cooked upon order and served fresh from the kitchen, this just might be your foodie haven.

During a recent get-together with my in-laws, the extended fam feasted on:

Sinigang na Salmon sa Miso.

Fresh salmon prepared in a variant of the famous dish sinigang which also includes miso (soybean paste) among its ingredients.

Dampa sa Libis
Dampa sa Libis

Prawn Tempura.

Large prawns battered and deep-fried until golden-brown and served with a sweet soy-based dipping sauce.

Dampa sa Libis
Dampa sa Libis

Inihaw na Pusit.

A beachside favorite, this dish is made from a large squid stuffed with tomatoes and onions, then grilled for that smokey taste.

Dampa sa Libis
Dampa sa Libis

Sweet and Spicy Crab.

Fresh crabs cooked in tomato sauce, chilis and other spices with a bit of brown sugar for that irresistible interplay of spice and sweetness with every bite of succulent crab meat.

Dampa sa Libis
Dampa sa Libis

BBQ Liempo.

For those who have a more carnivorous bent (or those with kids who have not yet discovered a love for seafood), barbecued pork belly is always a delicious possibility.

Dampa sa Libis
Dampa sa Libis

Leche Flan.

The best way to cap a great meal is to linger over dessert, right? This Pinoy take on the creme caramel will do quite nicely as a post-meal sweet.

Dampa sa Libis
Dampa sa Libis

When dining at a dampa, it’s best to let your adventurous side out and to savor the good food along with the good company you’re having.

Dampa sa Libis

Dampa sa Libis is located at 107 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Bgy Libis, Quezon City, open for dine-in and takeout on weekdays from 11am to 9pm and on weekends from 10am to 9pm.

For more information, follow Dampa sa Libis on Facebook or call +63 2 86373303 or +63 917 7071553.