Beyond Coffee

Not your usual coffee shop, it’s a good place to chill and relax.  The place has a nice ambience.  

Each wall is decorated differently.

Beyond Coffee is suitable for a small group, about 3 to 4 persons.  This gives you a moment to enjoy your company.

My only problem would be the chairs.  It’s a stool without a backrest so you wouldn’t be that comfortable.  I had to rest my back on one of the walls.  Maybe they did this to save space.  Because I know bulky chairs could take so much space.

Anyway, that’s just a minor thing so let’s go to the food.

We ordered an appetizer to get us going.  Mr Nacho Gwapito – Php 195.00

Presented in a 2 tier plate.  There were 4 kinds of dip: Jalapeno Cheese, Sour Cream & Cheese, Salsa, and Ground Beef.  Up to you how your dip mix will be.

The nacho chips are also different.  You will have a choice of sour cream chips, bbq flavored chips, and the colored plain chips.  Crunchy and so full of flavor!

For the main course, we ordered their Burger Mac & Cheese at Php 155.00.

It’s a bowl of super cheesy mac & cheese paired with sausage burger.  Yumminess because there’s so much cheese in it!

Up next is a rice variant.  I called for the Pork in Teriyaki at Php 155.00.

Everything is tasty.  From the rice to the meat to the sauce.

Lastly, we ordered another pasta.  It’s one of their signature dishes, Red Pesto Tinapa.

I like tinapa but not really in a pasta.  Didn’t taste the pesto either.  My friend liked it, maybe it was just me. 

Of course, a trip to the coffee shop won’t be complete without a dessert!

Mouth watering Devil’s Cake.  Super chocolatey! We love it!

Definitely will be going back to try their coffee! We didn’t order coffee anymore as we are already so full and I for myself has a very early day the next day.  I wouldn’t want to risk not being able to fall asleep when I get home.

Also, there’s many more dishes to try!  I think I’ll set foot again in Beyond Coffee within the next few weeks.

See you!

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Cup Noodles anyone?

On our last day in Singapore, we zeroed out our MRT cards in Cheers – one of their convenience stores!  Found these cup noodles and bought some!

 

I think these flavors can only be found in Singapore!

laksa

 

black pepper crab

 

chilli crab

I just find it amusing that they have these Singapore dishes in a cup noodle!

As of date, hubby already tried the Chilli Crab and it’s really spicy!

I bet the other 2 flavors are as spicy as the Chilli Crab!

Well, if that is the case, I’d stick to my Japan original flavor of Seafood instead!

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Check out my post about the Nissin Cup Noodle Museum here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chowking’s Halo Halo

Summer has just ended.  It is already raining but it’s still so hot!

One of the best ways to refresh? Eat some halo halo!

Chowking’s Halo Halo is one of the many options for a good halo halo.  I got the regular one and hubby got the milky white.

Regular Halo Halo

Purple yam, sweetened jackfruit, bananas, mango, tapioca balls, garbanzos, mung beans, leche flan, nata de coco, rice crispies, gelatin, corn kernels, shaved ice, milk


Milky White Halo Halo

Mixture of sweetened banana and macapuno in freshly shaved ice and creamy white milk, topped with leche flan, custard pudding slices and macapuno ice cream drizzled with caramel topping and generous serving of pinipig

I thought I would be ok with the milky white halo halo but the corn (which was not on the list of ingredients I found in Chowking’s delivery website) just ruined it for me.  I like that there are more sweetened bananas than the regular one but I will always pick the one without the corn.  The corn kernels which was supposed to be on the Regular Halo Halo!

Chowking’s Halo Halo doesn’t taste so sweet.  The milkiness is just right.  The ingredients sometimes gets mixed up, but in totality, it is still good!

Endless Summer I guess!

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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!

Check them out on Facebook and Instagram!

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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!

Photo from Starbucks FB Page

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.

Photo from Starbucks Website

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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