Crackle Chips Salted Egg Potato Chips

OMG! I have just tasted one of the best Salted Egg Potato Chips that is locally made!  

Say hello to CrackleChips.ph

See for yourself!

It really does have that perfect crackle!

Looks good, tastes even better!

It doesn’t give you that “suya” or distaste.  You can eat all you want.  And for sure, you won’t be able to stop once you open that tub!

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Paper Moon & PNB Credit Card

We can’t help swiping our credit cards for some important things especially now that school is about to start.  How could we maximize these plastics? Find promos that will give you freebies while you spend!

Just discovered PNB’s Mabuhay Miles Credit Card promo!  And I guarantee you, swiping a PNB Card is so worth it!  You get to get vouchers which you could spend and earn mileage points which you could redeem for a free flight!  (Another story!)

Anyway, back to our promo.  PNB has partnered with Paper Moon and for a minimum spend of ONLY Php2000.00, you could get a Php100.00 Gift Certificate!  Then the amount of vouchers goes higher when you spend more.  Unlike other cards, there’s only 1 bracket to get a voucher.  It is okay if you’ve just spent the minimum required amount, but if you’ve spent more than that, it makes you feel a little bit “Lugi.” (At a disadvantage)

Photo from Paper Moon’s Facebook Page

Then there’s more!  No need to wait for codes, it’s very easy to redeem!  Just collate your charge slips and present them together with your credit card at any Paper Moon store.  Just make sure that the dates of these charge slips start anywhere from March 1, 2017 onwards.  The store staff will give you these gift certificates once their system verifies your slips!

Want something better?  You can immediately use these certificates and this Summer is the best time to get those GCs as Paper Moon is having their own Summer Promo!

Instead of spending more than Php300.00 for a pair of Milk Crepe and a Drink, they are offering it for Php260.00 only.  

I had the chance to taste 3 different flavors last weekend with the girls.

Original Milk Crepe

Chocolate Milk Crepe

Mango Milk Crepe

My favorite’s the Mango Milk Crepe!  Nicely paired with my Iced Cafe Mocha! 

Perfect for chit chat with the girls on a Summer Afternoon!

Promo runs until May 31, 2017 so go swipe those PNB Cards now!

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#GrandeWednesday

Seems that Starbucks lovers are up for some good times this May!  

Starbucks launched their Php100.00 For A Grande Promo today!

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This promo will be ongoing for all Wednesdays of May from 3pm to 6pm.

There will be a Frappucino Fan Flavor for each date.

Today, May 3, is for Caramel Fanatics.

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Check out which flavors are up in the weeks to come:

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A customer will only be allowed 2 orders per transaction.  Purchase will also not be eligible for Beverage Stars.

This was how it looked today in Starbucks Lucky Chinatown Mall, so be prepared for next week!

Photo from Jameh DLS Macam

As  for me, will be waiting for the Fan Flavors on the 24th and 31st!

See you at #Grande Wednesdays!

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Mesa Filipino Moderne Cuisine

Love Filipino Cuisine?  You gotta try Mesa.  Been around for a while but they still serve some of the best Filipino dishes here in Manila.  Unique and with a twist.
Let us start with their appetizer.  Tinapa Roll.

Served in Chinese spoons.  The lumpia wrapper is crunchy.  Enough tinapa (smoked fish) meat for real tinapa taste mixed with some veggies.  Add to it the spicy vinegar sauce – yummy!

For the soup, we ordered their famous Chicken Binakol.  Too bad I wasn’t able to take a picture.  You may think it is like your regular tinola, but this soup is so satisfying.  Instead of water, the soup is actually coconut water, then there will be coconut bits mixed with your usual chicken.

A veggie must try in their menu – the 2 way Laing.

The Dry Laing and the Wet Laing.  They are both great.  The Gata Flavor is really coming out.  Tasted so good with my garlic rice.

We wanted to complete everything so we also ordered a fish dish.  One of their must trys is the Crispy Boneless Tilapia.

The Crispy Tilapia came with 4 kinds of sauces.  I tried the Bagoong and I was looking for Mangga after.  The tilapia fish meat was already scraped from the actual fish and was sort of cubed and breaded.  It is crunchy and tasted good.

A meal in a Filipino restaurant wouldn’t be complete without a good old barbeque dish.  So we ordered Chicken BBQ. 

I love this one.  It is grilled but the meat is still juicy.  Just the right marinate, a little sweet to the taste.  Also,  it’s not overly grilled.

The next one is also a dish that is a staple in a Filipino restaurant.  The Crispy Pata.  

It’s boneless by the way so easy to eat.  But I have had more tender, crispier, and tastier patas.

The last on our food table is the Swahe (Shrimp) On The Rocks.  

The shrimps were cooked in a claypot with sizzling rocks inside, hence, on the rocks.  It was amazing to see how the shrimps were instantly cooked and changed colors once put on top of the rocks.  Don’t expect anything fancy on the taste of the shrimp though.  

Overall, we enjoyed our food and for a group of 6 women, we were definitely full after we finished all that we ordered.  Not bad for a total bill of around Php2,800.00. 

Also, we loved the ambience of the place.  Look at our happy faces.  We were just so happy that we got to have a mommies’ day out. 

xoxo

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Dimsum All You Can @ Lugang

Just saw this upcoming promo and I can’t wait to share it to all of you!

Lugang Cafe has just announced that they will be having a fEAsT All You Can Promo starting this May!

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For only Php 588.00, you can enjoy their famous dimsums and more!  On top of that, there’s a free glass of iced tea and DESSERT!

Ooooh, I can’t wait!

SM Aura and SM Megamall will start the promo on May 2, 2017 until June 18, 2017.  Then, SM North Edsa and The New Glorietta will continue on June 19, 2017 until the end of the promo on July 31, 2017.

Mark your calendars!

Happy Eating!

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Ichiran in Japan

In other countries especially Hong Kong and Japan, citizens are usually inclined to fall in line for hours just to get a taste of that famous or newest resto!

Last week, as tourists in Japan, we also waited for more than an hour in line for Ichiran – a famous ramen place.  

Here we are waiting for our turn, amusing ourselves, in more or less 10 degrees.

The place could seat about 24 people at once.  So imagine 12 of us waiting in line plus the others.

Finally, our turn!  Faced with a vendo and a long line behind us, I pressed our choice of ramen and additional 1/2 boiled salted egg as side dish to complete the set.  Not realizing that 1/2 boiled salted egg meant half boiled and taking it as 1/2 of a whole egg.  Hunger overtaking my thinking brain.

After paying and choosing your set in the vendo, continue to line up.  This time though, you could personalize your choice of ramen.  Thankfully, they have English version.

Here’s my choice.

After completing my paper, I turned it in together with the paid meal tickets from the vendo machine.  One for the set of ramen and one for the additional side dish.

Again, wait.  So near yet so far.  A part of our group already went in.

This is it!  Given my booth number.  #14

In this booth, you have your own water faucet and cups.  You can always order additional what nots if you are not satisfied with your order yet.

Served the eggs.  I immediately ate 1 egg due to hunger.  The egg is so yummy.  Best egg ever!

And then my ramen was served!  Took a picture, shoot my other egg in the bowl and devoured the ramen for less than 30minutes.  

The soup’s rich broth, the melt in your mouth chasyu and of course, my other egg.  Not to mention, the right texture of the noodle, what could I ask for more?

It didn’t fail me.  My expectations were high due to the long line.  Ichiran Tokyo delivered and it’s a memorable dinner altogether.

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Stregato Gelateria

On our trip to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, we had a lunch stopover at Bataan.  We looked for Stregato Gelateria and we didn’t regret that we looked for it.

It is located in the city plaza.  We are in Balanga, Bataan so it just is right to see a balanga symbol in the plaza.

The facade and the interior of Stregato is so dainty and feminine.  You will get that very homey feel. 

The gelato stand will greet you as you enter the place.

We tried different dishes and everything satisfied our palates.

From the freshly made potato wedges to the super yummy Lasagna.

The Ravioli is excellent too!

They have a variety of chicken dishes.

And of course, beef dishes.

Since this is a gelateria, kids won’t miss out on the gelato.

Make that side trip and enjoy Stregato Gelateria before heading to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar!

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makansutra

A trip to Megamall one Saturday led us to Singapore.  Yes, to Singapore!

Makansutra is a like a food hub with various restos and each of them has its own Singaporean food specialty.

The place is interestingly nice.  I like its artistic interior here and there.  Even the tables and chairs stand out on their own.

They have Real Sugarcane Juice.  They do it on the spot.  This drink is believed to be nutritious and refreshing.

For other refreshments, they have a Central Area where you can order whatever suits you.

Take a look at their restos.

Curry Flurry is where we ordered Prata.  It was a last minute order so we weren’t able to eat it there.  We just took it home.  The prata is not chewy. The filling is hot though.

Donald and Lily is the one serving Laksa.  We weren’t able to order one.  This is for next time.

Geylang Clay Pot is where we ordered their famous Clay Pot Chicken and Mushroom Rice.  Their small size is definitely not small.

The claypot is not only full of rice, it is full of chicken meat and mushrooms and veggies.  Soy based but not all salty.

Next is the Hong Kong Street Old Chun Kee.

More like Chinese style cooking than Singaporean style cooking.  We ordered Seafood Fried Noodles and Sweet & Sour Pork.

Noodle sauce a bit salty though.  

Sweet & Sour Pork delicious.  Still crunchy pork bits despite being stir fried with the sauce.

I forgot to take a shot of the resto that sells Satay.  But this is the best of them all.  Tasty and Tender.

Some of the restos we weren’t able to try.

Very good food experience for us.  And the greater the service we received that day.

Employees are so friendly.  They are attentive to your needs.  No wonder because their boss is as friendly as they are.

I approached him and asked for a picture with my 2 kids.  He happily agreed.

The owner of makansutra is the famous Singaporean KF Seetoh.  He is known to be the Food Guide Maven.  Check out www.makansutra.com for more about him.

In addition, I would also like to thank the manager for encouraging the kids to participate in a game.  Even if she didn’t guess right, they still gave her a prize.  

I would also like to commend the clean and artistic rest room and wash area.

Definitely going back to Makansutra to try the other hawkers!  See you there!

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