Corner Market @ The Podium

The Podium was just a mini mall until they revamped it and expanded to be the luxury mall it is today.

While it is still mini compared to its Megamall neighbor, it stands on its own. Still many shops are closed but mostly, you go to Podium to eat.

So we are gonna talk about its unique “Food Court!”

On one of its towers, The Corner Market has arrived.

I love this pebbled entrance which says Good Food is Just Around the Corner.

There is a food directory outside so you will not get lost in this maze of good food!

One of the dining areas.

We tried at least 4 of the restos.

1) Ca Phe Saigon – Vietnamese

Cut your own basil leaves and wash.

Vietnamese Noodles with Spring Rolls

2) Bird House Fried Chicken – American

They serve big parts but the breading and spices are too salty for our taste.

Added some sides, kids’ favorite Mac and Cheese and grilled corn on a cob.

3) Char Express – Asian

Their set meal consisted of Char Siew Pork and Rice Toppings plus a bowl of Soup.

I love their Char Siew. I will definitely try their Crunchy Pork Belly and their White Chicken next time.

We ordered an extra Kailan with Garlic.

4) Easy.Tiger – Asian Fusion

Chicken Sate Meal with Bagoong Rice, comes with Papaya Salad and Lemon Grass Juice.

The Bagoong Rice is a little bit fishy (malansa) so I suggest you try other kinds. The Chicken Sate is okay.

This is their Seafood Laksa. Ordered by somebody else. Took a picture while not yet claimed. 😂

Other places to try.

1) Stockwell for coffee

2) Catch of the Day by Cold Storage – seafood paluto (ask them to cook)

You can have lobster at a food court!

Frozen Seafood to take home

3) Gusto – healthy salads

4) Meat Depot Mini – steaks galore

Choose your meat and ask them to cook the way you want it. Comes with sides too!

5) La Taqueria del Chupacabra – Mexican

For your Taco and Salsa needs.

6) Sultan Mediterranean Grill – Kebabs, Falafel, Shawarma

7) Barcelon – Paella

8) Inari – Grill Time

More desserts from:

1) The Rabbit Hole

2) Sundays – to cool off!

So there, go and visit The Podium if you have the time.

More restos to try outside the Corner Market as well.

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Family Mode: Easter 2016

A few days to go before Easter, so busy that this post is only now.  Don’t worry though, I am sure you could still find a venue for your kids.  I did just last week!

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If you have a family member who is arriving or just arrived from abroad, Duty Free Philippines Fiestamall is the perfect place for you. 

This event is FREE!  Just register and get a shopping card.  A shopping card entitles you to a coupon that allows 2 of your children to join in their festivities.

Be there early as it starts 9am.

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There’s also an event in Macapagal, the Easter Hoppening at Blue Bay Walk.

This is also FREE!  200 participants would be entitled to tickets to join in the Easter Fun.  All you need is shop for a minimum Php500.00 single or accumulated receipt from participating shops and register.  There will be Easter Event Stations beginning at 4pm. 

That is so easy.  By the way, a maximum of 3 registrants per shopper is allowed.  For more of the mechanics, please read here! ↓

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Another event that is happening on Easter is the one in Fun Ranch.  You can choose which branch you will join.

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This is not FREE though.  Kids need to pay Php 550.00 to register and adults Php 275.00.

For more details, you can call the Alabang or the Ortigas Branch to inquire.

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An Easter Egg Hunt at Bayview Park Hotel is also happening.  A bit expensive because of its Php1,500.00 rate.  It includes 1 child and 1 adult.

Maybe it’s okay as the registration fee includes not only the fun and games but also food and drinks!

And then there’s the one we are going to.  Easter Playland at The Podium.

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This is FREE!  You just need to have a BDO Credit Card and purchase a minimum single receipt of Php 1,500.00.  Present this receipt at the registration booth found at the 2nd Level of Podium and they will exchange it for a coupon that entitles a kid and 2 adults to join in the fun!

They have a lot in store for all the kids.  And the reason I chose this event was because there’s a meet and greet with a Shopkins Character! 

My kids are loca over Shopkins so this is perfect for them!

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