Crunch Time at 7-ELEVEN

Have you heard the news? 7-ELEVEN’s famous fried chicken can now be enjoyed in your favorite flavors!

For as low as Php10.00 and you can choose from a variety of Flavorites! You can enjoy the great flavor of Soy Garlic, Creamy Cheese, Hot and Spicy, or Fiery Glaze!

How to enjoy your Flavorite!

Purchase a 1pc Fried Chicken Meal at 7-11.

Open the packet which has your chosen Flavorite! If powder, you gotta shake it. If glazed, just rub it.

Soy Garlic is the one I will try first.

As instructed, the chicken has to be placed inside the packet.

Then the soy garlic glaze follows. Personally, I should have poured the glaze outside of the packet over the chicken so I could maximize the glaze. Since I poured the glaze into the packet, I had to scrape the glaze off. Hahaha..

Here’s my Soy Garlic Glazed Chicken!

It does taste great! So during lunch and you can’t think of anything else to eat, just go to your nearest 7-ELEVEN and do the CRUNCH TIME!

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Hong Kong Little Kitchen

Been to Hong Kong and missing the famous roasts? Well, fret no more, the nearest Hong Kong tasting roasts you could get is now here in the Philippines!

And nope, it’s not located in our big malls, it’s just in the quiet neighborhood of N. Domingo.

It’s literally a little kitchen. I think it could just serve more or less 30 persons in a seating. It usually gets packed during peak hours so come in early or late!

Hong Kong Little Kitchen specializes on HK Roasted Barbeque, White Chicken, Soy Chicken, Lechon Macau and Roasted Duck. Its pricing is quite competitive.

They offer ala carte dishes and rice toppings, they also have noodles.

Their rice toppings could be mixed and matched depending on your cravings. Large servings. A plate of rice toppings comes with rice, your chosen roasts, a veggie and half an egg.

2 Combi Rice at Php 220.00

HK Pork Barbeque and HK Soy Chicken

Yes, the rumor is real, the Roasted Barbeque is really good!

HK White Chicken Rice at Php 180.00

The taste of the soy and white chicken are pretty much the same. A little bland to my taste buds. Surely be needing those ginger sauce.

HK Roasted Duck at Php 280.00

The texture of the roasted duck is good. Tastes great.

We also ordered Wanton Noodle for the kids. It tasted a little differently compared to the usual wanton noodle soup here so it’s not a favorite among the kids.

Shrimp Wanton Noodle at Php 208.00

We couldn’t have enough of the HK Pork Barbeque so we ordered 1/4 kgs of it! It only costs Php 300.00!

We could have ordered only this ↑ and the Fried Rice and we would have been set for the night!

Our verdict?

The HK Roasted Barbeque is the BEST! It truly is a Legendary Roast!

Will surely drop by again one of these days, in between lunch and dinner so line will not be long. 😂

I will be trying the Crispy Lechon on my next visit.

Hong Kong Little Kitchen is located at Sonema Square, No 44 N. Domingo Street, Quezon City.

Check out their Facebook Page at HKLittleKitchen. Be sure to follow and like their page!

PS. Last 3 pictures were taken from Hong Kong Little Kitchen’s Facebook Page.

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Experience Cashless Payments at McDonald’s

Went to McDonald’s Rockwell to have some ice cream!

They already have the NXTGEN store format going on there. It is a new technology McDonald’s brought here in the Philippines, where you can self order and pay through cashless systems.

It’s very easy and convenient. You pick everything you want from the menu, even the add-ons!

Choose to pay through cash by the counter, or pay through Paymaya or credit cards.

Aside from paying conveniently through my credit card, we also got to enjoy a Free McFlurry! Any Php150.00 purchase paid through Mastercard, Visa or Paymaya gets a Free McFlurry! The promo was until February 2019 only, but they said it was still ongoing! So hurry now!

A cold drink or an ice cream wouldn’t hurt in this very very hot weather!

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Cravings Satisfied with Foodpanda and BDO!

Heads up ladies and gentlemen! You might want to download the Foodpanda app like right about NOW! I just discovered this Foodpanda tie up with BDO and it works!

Share the Foodpanda Love

You can have as much as Php 600.00 off with your Foodpanda transaction! So great right?

So just go directly to the Foodpanda app to register, here’s my invite link. If you use my link, you’ll get Php180.00 credits, and I’ll get mine too! Win! 😋

Going back to the best deal ever…

Here’s a sample transaction and you could see that the discount is outright!

Choose your cravings!

To get the Php600.00 maximum discount, you need to spend at least Php900.00.

So my total in the cart is now Php1,325.00.

I am finished with my choices so I proceed to View my Cart and check. My total now is Php1,360.00. The delivery fee of Php35.00 is now added. What you need to do is Click the Do you have a voucher? link.

To get the Php600.00 discount, type the voucher code BDOXPANDA600 and click Apply.

You’ll be redirected back to the final page and you could see that the Php600.00 discount has already been deducted in your total bill! The total now is Php760.00!

Now all you have to do is pay using your BDO Mastercard or Visa Credit Card or BDO Mastercard or Visa Debit Card.

Take out your cards and check if one of your cards is qualified!

Any Mastercard or Visa ATM issued by BDO (as long as you have enough balance)

If you don’t have any of these cards yet, apply online at BDO Credit Cards. There is surely a right card for you!

To know more of the Promo and its Terms and Conditions, click 🏦.

Only craving for yourself, a minimum purchase of Php250.00 can give you a discount of Php200.00! Just be sure it’s your first time to use the Foodpanda app.

For existing users like me, do not fret. We still get Php200.00 off for a purchase of Php300.00 and Php600.00 for a purchase of Php900.00!

Memorize the codes below now! ⬇⬇⬇

You can use the codes for a maximum of 5 transactions until March, 2020!

Go and order today!

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Via Mare at NAIA Terminal 3

A trip to the airport could be so stressful, except when you can have some good food before your flight!

Via Mare can be found at the new food court area in NAIA Terminal 3. It is just by the door through the Runway Manila.

For a quick lunch, we ordered the following:

Gising Gising

Crunchy and delicious

Sinigang na Karne

Right amount of sourness.

Rellenong Bangus

Sweet and savoury milkfish meat mixed with tomato sauce.

Kare Kare

Peanut based sauce with vegetables and some seafood.

Rellenong Talong

Eggplant with sauteed ground pork wrapped in egg. I like this also, it’s very tasty.

And of course, a trip to Via Mare won’t be complete without having their famous Puto Bumbong.

Puto Bumbong is a Filipino dessert, steamed purple colored rice cake. It is served with Muscovado Sugar and Grated Coconut. It is associated to be a Christmas Dessert because it is usually found outside the church after midnight mass during the Christmas Season.

A packed meal just before a flight would do so much, for one, this will definitely make you snooze on that flight, before you know it, you have already landed on your destination.

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Grand 1919 Cafe

If you work or live in Binondo, Manila and wants a change of scenery, walk ahead to Grand 1919 Cafe.

It will not only take you away from the hustle and bustle of Binondo but will also take you to a period in time.

Everything is grand in this place.

The grand main door entrance

Even the pathway going to the rest room was thought about

The building where Grand 1919 Cafe is located now is a 100 year old building. It was built in 1919 to house the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank.

A huge picture of Old Manila greets guests.

The bar is lighted up to give a dramatic look.

Every corner, rather everything in this place is instagrammable! The interior is nicely done. The lighting is perfect. You could choose to seat on leather couches or in wooden chairs.

There is also a 2nd floor because the 1st floor tends to fill. Wooden planks adorn the ceiling, it complements the whole look and feel of the furnitures. But it’s not dark and gloomy here, some chairs have splashes of color.

So enough about the place, let’s talk about the food! For something this wonderful and grand of a place, the pricing of the food tends to be on the expensive side. But, the quality is good. It’s a reward you may give your deserving self after a hard day’s work or even a break to a hectic day.

Salt and Pepper Squid at Php 330.00

Even if this dish is cheaper than the other items in the menu, it turned out okay. It’s crunchy and crispy, the squid is not chewy.

Kung Pao Chicken at Php 580.00

I really don’t think this is worth the price. Serving’s too small and the taste isn’t really that good.

Hawaiian Pizza at Php 520.00.

The serving is small but it does taste good. It is simple, with the usual toppings like bacon, ham and pineapple, but I love the overall taste of the pizza.

Cafe Americano at Php 150.00

Their coffee is so good according to my coffee drinker friends. Better than those famous coffee chains, if you know what I mean.

And it’s priced just right.

I heard the pastries are good, maybe next time.

What matters most is that we were comfortable on our table and we enjoyed the company of friends with good coffee!

Grand 1919 Cafe is located at Juan Luna Street Binondo Manila.

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GPS Watch for Kids

The safety of our kids is of utmost importance. That is why it is imperative for parents like me to try whatever is available in the market to ensure the safety of my kids.

With today’s technology, a simple watch can turn into a very protective gadget for our kids.

I knew about this GPS watch which a friend gave to our daughter, and it has so many features. Thank you!

A very simple looking watch that can do so much!

The interface tells the time, the date, the number of hearts you sent your child, the signal and the battery percentage.

On the right side of the watch are 3 buttons.

The middle is the SOS button, press these more than 3 seconds and it will automatically send you an SOS message. You could either call your child or send a message.

The rightmost button is the one your child presses to answer your call.

The leftmost button is the one your child presses to record and send a message.

The left side of the watch contains the slots for the SIM Card and the USB for charging.

To recap, here are some of its more important features:

✩Voice – You can call and talk to your child as if it’s a mobile phone. Your child can also call you.

✩Message – You could send messages to your child. You could also send ❤💙💚💛💜 to show your love.

✩Location – It has GPS so you could track your child’s whereabouts.

✩SOS Button – If your child feels he/she is in danger, they could easily press the SOS Button. Or if your child is too small to learn how to message you. You could teach him/her to just press the SOS button if they want you to call them.

✩Foot Step – You could also track your child’s footsteps.

✩Low Battery Alarm – The parent could see the percentage of battery in the app.

Put a sim that has a data plan to be able to do the most important features of this watch. Make sure that it has load.

The parents need to download an App and also have data plan to be able to communicate with their kids.

Once that is out of the way, you are good to go.

We used this on my daughter’s recent field trip and it made me feel relieved to know where she was during the day.

There are so many GPS watches available out there. Why don’t you try it?

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Ramen Bari-Uma Jr

Another gem of a ramen house, Ramen Bari-Uma Jr.

Bari means Super and Uma means Tasty. And the ramen’s really super tasty!

I love its interior. Red tiles adorn the corner end of the resto, while mirrors with painted Japanese words in red and black are placed on the side to make the place look bigger. To complement the red interior, furnitures like table and chairs are in cream.

Bright and airy, that’s the feel I got.

Let’s get to their Ramen.

The founder of Bari-Uma Jr wanted more people to enjoy good ramen at an affordable price. And I did enjoy my ramen!

Ajitama-Kuro Ton

Pork flavored Garlic soup, with Thick cut Charsiu and Ajitama (flavored egg) at Php 270.00

The garlicky taste and the rich broth gives the ramen its unique taste.

The picture doesn’t do justice to its taste. 😂

Ajitama-Siro Ton

Pork flavored soup with Thick Charsiu and Ajitama(flavored egg) at Php 230.00

The tonkotsu based soup really is rich and tasty.

Noodles are freshly made so that makes a huge difference. The Charsiu, though thick cut, is tender and it has that almost melts in your mouth feeling. The ajitama is cooked just the way I like it. The yolk is just the right soft.

Overall, I recommend this ramen place. It’s worth a try if you are in the area. Good for its price. Nice ambiance. Great and fast service.

Follow Ramen Bari-Uma Jr at their Facebook Official Page.

They are located at the 3rd Floor in SM City San Lazaro.

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