Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pansit Puti

It was my mom who first introduced me to Pansit Puti. She took home some excess from work when she orders for the office she was working at. Ever since, it became one of my favorites. I even requested it on one birthday.

Recently, I discovered a friend of mine was related to the owners of the popular Pansit Puti. When I found out that it was located in Makati, I was telling my friend how my mom and I are fond of it. She was telling me that it was an original recipe of her grandmother.

Pansit Puti is unlike any pansit. Despite Its white color, it is rich in taste. Since I am a Lucbanin, I also prefer pansit with vinegar and I can put it in a pansit puti because it also has pork meat. It is also served best with a puto. LSS Fast Food also makes puto can be eaten separately and it’s flavorful unlike any puto.

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Return of an Awesome Tandem: McDonald’s and Kung Fu Panda 2

The Dragon Warrior Po is back! Awesome! McDonald's celebrates the return of Kung Fu Panda with the Kung Fu Panda 2 promo. I already got one of the Happy Meal toys. The Po toy that balances with Mantis. Here's more about the promo below.

The Return of an Awesome Tandem: McDonald’s and Kung Fu Panda 2
Summon your spirit, channel your chi and get ready to continue the journey to awesomeness with this summer’s most anticipated animated film sequel, Kung Fu Panda 2 and the return of McDonald’s Shake Shake Fries and The Kung Fu Panda 2 Happy Meal. All the awesomeness of Po’s adventures in two fun-tastic ways, only at McDonald’s.

McDonald’s Shake Shake Fries

McDonald’s Shake Shake Fries are back with two action -packed flavors to choose from: Cheese Rush and BBQ Kick, for only P55 each. Better yet, turn up your McDonald’s Kung Fu Panda 2 adventure with the Shake Shake Fries Combo where you can choose from a Watermelon Sprite McFloat or Green Apple Sprite McFloat to go with your Shake Shake Fries for only P85. You can also opt for the Coke McFloat and Shake Shake Fries Combo for P80.
McDonald’s Kung Fu Panda 2 Happy Meal
Kung Fu Panda 2 Happy Meal Toys

You can also re-live the adventure of not just Po but the entire gang of fierce Kung Fu warriors with the new McDonald’s Kung Fu Panda 2 Happy Meal. Embark on a fun adventure and collect all eight characters as they sport their bravest faces and their fiercest Kung Fu moves.
Every time you buy a Happy Meal, 50 centavos immediately goes to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), the charity of choice of McDonald’s and its programs Bright Minds Read (BMR) and Bahay Bulilit.
Hurry and visit any McDonald’s store nationwide and catch the return of this tandem of awesomeness with McDonald’s and Kung Fu Panda 2

Saturday, May 21, 2011

NGC Dares You To Be Street Smart

Filipinos like eating street food. It’s rare for a Filipino who doesn’t eat street food.  But what we should be cautious of is what we gain after we eat the food. National Geographic Channel is bringing the Philippine food scene to cable TV in Street –Smart, a documentary that features food in different places and people.
Show host Mitzi Borromeo with RJ Ledesma

Mitzi Borromeo guides you to places as she explores food in the context of a Filipino. In the pilot episode, “Sinisintang Pinoy” (Beloved Food), tackles not only what you gain from the food but also ask people what they crave the most and features three people in their respective food cravings and test them if they really benefited from their ideal food nutritionally.
Street-Smart Press Launch

Watching the episode is not the usual documentary. Mitzi made it fun and educational at the same time with her comical acts and down-to-earth approach which the masses can relate. The only catch is that you need to have a cable TV service that has NGC. Watch Street-Smart exclusively on NatGeo.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Drink And Be Merry For A Cause

Drinking wine is more than just lifting wine spirits. It also involves socializing. Here's one wine event that can also help a cause.Here's the details in their press material:

Drink Wine, Be Merry, Make Children Smile

A Wine & Cheese Tasting and Workshop will be held at the Wack Wack Golf & Country Club in Mandaluyong City on May 19 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.  This event is for the benefit of the children in Smokey Mountain, and is organized by the Project Oasis team from Junior Chamber International (JCI) – Manila Chapter.

For a minimal amount of just 500 pesos, participants of the event can learn from wine experts from Sommelier Selections.  There will be three batches for the workshop, which will teach everyone how to taste, serve and store wine.  Guests can try a variety of wines and cheeses at the event and learn how to pair wine with food, as well as recognize the different grape varieties.  The wines that will be featured are not commercial wines, but are only traditional, organic wines from private first-class vineyards.  A dinner buffet will also be served throughout the evening.
The organizers will be using the proceeds generated from this event for their project to build a park and playground in Smokey Mountain.  During the evening, there will be a short performance from a choir of 15 children from Smokey Mountain, as well as a pledge drive to help promote their cause.  In addition, for every bottle of wine purchased, half of the profits will be donated to Project Oasis.

It is the goal of the group to convert a 1,000 square meter area of Smokey Mountain into a beautiful and clean environment for the children of Smokey Mountain to play in, while also encouraging them to develop their social and motor skills, stay away from gangs, and simply enjoy their youth.

Project Oasis, along with JCI Manila, would like to invite everyone to join this event, learn a thing or two about wine, meet new friends, and most important of all, help out in a worthy and noble cause in uplifting the lives of the children in Smokey Mountain!
About JCI and JCI Manila
The JCI (formerly known as the "Jaycees"), is a global network of young active citizens, with over 200,000 active members and millions of JCI alumni participating in projects, meetings, learning programs and events in more than 6,000 communities located in more than 100 countries throughout the world.  They believe in the advancement of the global community and the creation of positive change by improving ourselves and the world around us.

JCI Manila has had several successful projects in Smokey Mountain.  The organization’s most famous project to date - The Field of Dreams - has gained recognition from several international and local awarding bodies and has garnered international and local media attention as well.  Project Oasis aims to build off the success of The Field of Dreams and provide the community of Smokey Mountain with an innovative project that addresses a number of the many needs of its children.
For more information on JCI Manila, please visit

If you would like more information about Project Oasis, please call Ryan Perez at 0917-8139490 or (02)216-4115, or email Ryan at

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Waffle Time Thor Promo

Be worthy of the power of Thor with Waffle Time's Thor promo. Get exclusive Thor items at any Waffle Time outlets.Your choice of Thor items includes an organizer, ID Caddy, Notepad, Pencil, Mjolnir Eraser, Backpack. All you have to do is buy a waffle of any variant and Lipton ice tea and add P10 for any Thor item except the Backpack which you need to add P45. If there our outlets that doesn't have a Lipton ice tea, buy two waffles of any variant and add P10 for the items except the Backpack and P45 for the Backpack. Promo runs until July 31 nationwide.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Waffle Time

Waffle Time Cart
The waffles of Waffle Time is one of my favorite snack. Not only it's heavier than other snacks, you can be assured it's healthy an it's not a junk food. What I appreciate about Waffle Time is that it lives up it's name because they are available not only at malls but also at MRT/LRT stations. Sometimes, I get hungry after standing in the train and struggling in the lines makes you stressed and hungry. Not all snacks can satisfy hunger like waffles because it's more solid and it's made fresh on the day itself..
Although waffles are originally from Western influence, Waffle Time's first cart started 1998 in Iloilo with two variants:cheese and hotdog. After 7 branches, Waffle Time expanded 2002 in Manila. Now, Waffle Time has sixteen variants to choose from with 432 branches nationwide and 8 in Indonesia. What's great is that it won't cost you much since it prices ranges from P10-20 per waffle depending on the variant which makes it reasonable.
New Packaging

The sixteen variants of choices are the following: Among the Savory filled are American Hotdog, Cheese Delite, Tuna Salad, German Cheese Franks, Ham & Cheese, Canadian Bacon, Spicy Chickendog. The Sweet filled are Mango Magic, Pineapple Pleasure,Belgian Choco, Swiss Chocolate, Ultimate Ube, Bavarian Cream, Very Blueberry, Strawberry Surprise, and Choc-nut.

You too can make Waffle Time your business opportunity as a franchisee. You can inquire at or e-mail or call 0922-8923385 or 0920-9622389

Tuna Salad Waffle

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Pao Pao Xiao Chi

Taro Milk Tea with Pearl
Milk teas are popular here in the Philippines and they are available almost at any mall. But not all milk teas there are natural. Most are artificial flavored that imitates the actual flavor. It was only when I was invited at Pao Pao Xiao Chi in Barangay Little Baguio, San Juan City when I was introduced to a natural milk tea. Pao pao means "very full" and Xiao Chi means "small snacks".

Milk teas are originally from Taiwan. All that you can see from the menu are original Taiwanese. Besides the milk teas, the food are also Taiwan originals. The specialty milk teas are served with the familiar black pearl or better known to us as "sago". You can also order pudding or other add-ons of your choice in your milk tea.
Milk Tea Frappe

The choices for milk teas are Taro, Coffee, Chocolate, Almond, Jasmine Milk Green Tea, and Yakult with Green Tea. They also have Fruits Teas like Green Apple, Lychee, Kiwi, Champagne Grapes, Orange Lemon, Honeydew Lemon, Mixed Fruit, Strawberry, Mulberry and Honey Peach. My favorite has always been Taro but the Yakult flavor is a must try. They only use natural sweetness for the specialty drinks, not sugar so these are also considered health drinks. They also made frappe milk teas here.
Yakult Milk with Green Tea

I also love the fried snacks of Paopao.There's the spicy squid, chicken, pork, and wings. There's a fun way to enjoy these snacks. Try them in a special paper bags and put some flavored powder like Red Chili, Lemon, Orange, Yellow Curry, Seaweed, Black Sesame, Wasabe, Kimchi and Green Tea. Fold the paper bag to seal the opening and shake it. Other snacks that you can enjoy are the glazed potatoes and steamed or fried dumplings.
Fried dumplings

The meals are the best part. They have rice toppings and noodles. I can say that they are mouthful heavy meals. Paopao Xiao Chi is located in 17 Gen. de Jesus corner Gen. Lim streets, Brgy. Little Baguio, San Juan. There also branches in 999 Mall Food Court in Divisoria and St. Jude Catholic School. The Paopao Xiao Chi Management guarantees that they are DEHP-free and are safe for consumption.with certification from Taiwan Bureau of Food and Drugs.