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:

Cool down with fun icy treats at Dripp, The Grid Food Market

The long, hot summer may be giving way to the rainy season but we’re not there yet, folks!

So whenever the heat and humidity of the metro threaten to befoul your mood, know that you can always counter them with something delightfully delicious: cereal soft-serve and swirls from Dripp!

Dripp, The Grid Food Market
Dripp, The Grid Food Market
Dripp, The Grid Food Market
Dripp, The Grid Food Market

Located inside The Grid Food Market in Powerplant Mall, Dripp is all set to be your go-to stall for yummy post-meal desserts or your icy snack to help you stay cool on a hot day.

What goes into your Dripp? A whole lotta goodness, that’s what!

It all starts with Dripp’s creamy 100% fresh milk soft-serve base, then comes added flavors and textures from:

  • Cereals such as Coco Pops, Froot Loops, Frosties, Koko Krunch, Milo Cereal, Trix, Gold Corn Flakes, Honey Stars and Honey Gold Corn. For an additional Php25, you can add premium cereals such as Dunkin Caramel Macchiato, Dunkin Mocha Latte, Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms, Oreo O’s, Reese’s Puffs, Chips Ahoy Cereal, Cinnamon Toast Cruch, Chocolate Churros and Wendy’s Frosty
  • Mixins such as Polvoron, Milo Powder, Crushed Oreos, Matcha Powder, Barquillos Crisps, Dark Chocolate Sticks, Almonds, Black Sesame, Candy Sprinkles, Cashew Nuts, Rice Crispies, Choc Nut, Mini Kitkats, Crushed Grahams and more
  • Drizzles such as Caramel, Chocolate, Honey and Strawberry
Dripp, The Grid Food Market
Cereals
Dripp, The Grid Food Market
Mixins.
Dripp, The Grid Food Market
Drizzles.
Dripp, The Grid Food Market
Milk Soft Serve

For Php180, you can Make Your Own Soft Serve Flavors by picking one each from the Cereals, Mixins and Drizzles selections to add to your premium milk-based soft-serve or choose from the top combinations recommended by Dripp’s very own Chef Patrick Go which include:

  • The Grrrid Blend: Gold Corn Flakes, Graham, Caramel
  • Choco Crunch: Koko Krunch, Rice Crispies, Chocolate
  • Pop That Matcha: Coco Pops, Matcha Powder, Chocolate
  • Funfetti: Froot Loops, Candy Sprinkle, Strawberry
  • Milo Loco: Milo Cereal, Crushed Oreos, Caramel
  • Fruity Stars: Trix, Honey Star, Strawberry
Dripp, The Grid Food Market
Dripp, The Grid Food Market
Dripp, The Grid Food Market
Dripp, The Grid Food Market

But the fun doesn’t end there: Dripp recently made a move towards creating more out-of-this-world ice cream concoctions with its new secret menu which includes:

  • Hot Cheetos: inspired by the fan-favorite snack, this sundae is covered in crushed Hot Cheetos for a sweet-salty dessert with a kick
  • Dripp Scramble: Dripp’s own version of the classic Pinoy dessert overloaded with sprinkles, marshmallows, chocolate drizzle, and more
  • my personal pick, Horlicks Crunch: this has that distinctive, malty flavor that reminds you of ‘50’s American-diner milkshakes, to which I added more crunch in the form of almond slices
Dripp, The Grid Food Market
Dripp, The Grid Food Market
Dripp, The Grid Food Market
Dripp, The Grid Food Market

So, really, whether the summer season is on the rise or ebbing away, there’s always a reason and an opportunity to treat yourself to a cool and creamy delicious delight at Dripp!

Dripp, The Grid Food Market
Dripp, The Grid Food Market

Dripp is located Stall 19, The Grid Food Market, R2 Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City.

For more details on its promos and offers, follow Dripp on Facebook or Instagram.

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:

Disclosure: I attended a food tasting held at this establishment. Food items mentioned here were served at no cost to the attendees.

#ChinoyComfortFood at White Flower Tea House

The mark of a good Chinese restaurant is a is a widely varied menu. This recognizes the myriad of gustatory possibilities in Chinese cuisine.

Personally, I love its localized variant, Chinese food that has been adapted to suit the Pinoy palate. Called Chinoy cuisine, its dishes are both flavorful and filling.

Foodies can get a taste of Chinoy comfort food crafted and curated by Chef Decker Gokioco at White Flower Tea House, one of the eclectic culinary stalls in Powerplant Mall’s The Grid Food Market.

White Flower Tea House
White Flower Tea House
White Flower Tea House
White Flower Tea House

Here, Chef Gokioco showcases his unique Chinoy heritage, and also calls back to his treasured childhood memories of going on Sunday visits with his family to the celebrated home of Chinese cuisine in Manila: the Binondo. By combining both traditional and modern approaches, the chef produced a menu that features both favorite flavors and fresh forays into Asian cuisine.

Recently, White Flower Tea House unveiled its new appetizers which include:

Mapo Tofu Dip (Php220). A new spin on the famous Mapo Tofu dish which has been turned into a dip made with braised ground pork and silken tofu, served with crispy fried wanton chips.

White Flower Tea House
White Flower Tea House
White Flower Tea House
White Flower Tea House

Prawn Toast (Php350). A snackable treat made with deep-fried prawn paste served on top of dense savory bread along sweet mayonnaise and a serving of sweet-and-sour sauce.

White Flower Tea House
White Flower Tea House
White Flower Tea House
White Flower Tea House

Egg Floss Shrimp (Php550). A Singaporean-inspired dish made with deep-fried battered shrimp tossed in curry leaves, chilies and egg floss.

White Flower Tea House
White Flower Tea House
White Flower Tea House
White Flower Tea House

With such delicious appetizers, we can definitely look forward to tasty meals from White Flower Tea House.

Dine in at The Grid Food Market to taste these Chinoy comfort food creations hot and fresh, or order them for delivery to enjoy them wherever you are.

White Flower Tea House
White Flower Tea House
White Flower Tea House
White Flower Tea House

White Flower Tea House is open for pickup and delivery at thegridfoodmarket.com. It is also available for dine-in at Stall 9 at The Grid Food Market, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati. It also delivers via GrabFood, FoodPanda, RiderKo and Pick-A-Roo.

For more details on its menu items and offers, follow White Flower Tea House on Facebook and Instagram.

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:

Disclosure: I attended a food tasting held at this establishment. Food items mentioned here were served at no cost to the attendees.

Middle Eastern classics at OK Bob

If you’re a fan of Middle Eastern cuisine, here’s something that’s sure to catch your fancy.

OK Bob, the newest stall in The Grid Food Market, recently launched new menu items crafted by Chefs Decker Gokioco and Jorge Mendez, giving the metro’s foodies more chances to sate their cravings for kebabs, curries and more.

OK Bob
OK Bob
OK Bob
OK Bob

Middle Eastern food is comprised of a variety of cuisines from a long list of countries, it is generally characterized by the frequent use fragrant spices, olive oil, nuts and creamy elements.

The resulting flavors and textures from this culinary tradition come into play with OK Bob’s newest dishes.

Crab Biryani (Php2,500).

Indulge yourself with the flavors of the sea and spices with OK Bob’s Crab Biryani. Fresh 500g crab is braised in curry-spiced yogurt and served on a bed of spiced Basmati rice with fried onion, cilantro, papadum and coriander cream.

OK Bob
OK Bob
OK Bob
OK Bob

OK Bob Plate Meat Combo (Php450).

Grilled chicken and beef served on a bed of spiced Basmati rice accompanied by fresh tomatoes, onions, lettuce, buttered Naan bread with garlic sauce and Tikka spiced hot sauce.

OK Bob
OK Bob
OK Bob
OK Bob

Beef Kabab Roll (Php320).

Grilled marinated ground beef skewer on top of romaine lettuce and cilantro encased in a bread roll and served with Persian-spiced fries, cucumber raita and sumac salad.

OK Bob
OK Bob
OK Bob
OK Bob

Don’t miss this chance to expand your food horizons with these exciting dishes from OK Bob!

OK Bob
OK Bob
OK Bob
OK Bob

OK Bob is open for pickup and delivery at thegridfoodmarket.com. It is also available for dine-in at Stall 2 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 OK Bob on Facebook and Instagram.

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:

Disclosure: Product samples were provided to facilitate this feature.

Crowd faves from Ping Pong Diplomacy, now back and available for delivery

Do you remember the part in the movie Forrest Gump where, after recovering from battle injuries, our hero became proficient in table tennis, joined the US Army Team, and even competed against Chinese teams during a goodwill tour.

That exchange of ping pong players between the US and China in the 1970s is a depiction of ping pong diplomacy. This paved the way for normalizing relations between the two countries then at opposite ends of ideological spectrum – the US and the People’s Republic of China – and aided in the stabilization of global politics.

This historical snippet just goes to show that it’s oftentimes better to work together to achieve mutual benefit than to always oppose each other.

Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy

In much the same way, Chinese and American cuisines found a way to work together with the return of Ping Pong Diplomacy as a cloud kitchen at The Grid Food Market.

It brought back crowd favorites from its previous store that are now served in aluminum trays good for sharing for two to three people (reheating instructions included!). These are great when enjoyed at home or wherever the adventurous foodie may be in the metro.

Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy

These best-selling dishes include:

Dan Dan Rice (Php515). Japanese fried rice is stir-fried with the house Dan Dan paste and oil, along with squash, green peas, shiitake and ground pork, then served with two fried eggs, crispy chicken skin and crushed peanuts.

Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy

To reheat:

  • Option 1: Transfer to a microwavable container and heat in the microwave in high heat for one minute.
  • Option 2: Remove the egg and stir-fry the rice in a hot pan until heated through.

Simple Fried Egg (Php290). Four crispy deep-fried eggs topped with pork floss, hoisin sauce, crispy chicken skin, sauteed shallot, chili and spring onions.

Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy

To reheat:

  • Heat for three to five minutes in an oven or toaster pre-heated to 270 deg F (132 deg C).

Not Mapo Tofu (Php475). A new twist on the classic Mapo Tofu dish wherein steamed soy custard is covered in house mapo tofu sauce then topped with fried leeks, ground pork, sesame seeds and ground Szechuan peppercorns.

Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy

To reheat:

  • Option 1: Remove plastic lid and cover the tray with aluminum foil, then steam for 10-15 minutes until the tofu is warm.
  • Option 2: Partially submerge the container in hot water for ten minutes until the tofu is warm. Leave at least one inch from the top to avoid getting water on the tofu.

With local culinary greats like Chefs Him Uy de Baron and Noel Mauricio helming Ping Ping Diplomacy’s kitchen, food lovers can expect more of the exciting blend of Chinese and American flavors that they love from Ping Pong Diplomacy.

Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy

Ping Pong Diplomacy is open for pickup and delivery at thegridfoodmarket.com or bit.ly/shop-ppd. It will also soon be available for dine-in at Stall 8 at The Grid Food Market, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati.

Ping Pong Diplomacy
Ping Pong Diplomacy

To know more about its offers, follow Ping Pong Diplomacy on Facebook and Instagram.

Disclosure: Product samples were provided to facilitate this feature.