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Monday, March 30, 2015

Organic Love at Pioneer St. Market

Just when you thought you've seen and experienced everything, here comes another place to check out offering amazing delights every single day - the Pioneer Street Market. A new organic food haven right in the heart of Mandaluyong City, Pioneer Street Market or Pioneer St. Market boasts for its artisinal image that is completed with a wide variety of fresh produce and unique pieces that will complete your "weekend" market hunting.

A wide lot located right beside HMR Store in Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City, Pioneet St. Market opens its doors last month to a number of food concessionaires that are eager to offer unique and must-have fresh and freshly made food items to set a healthier and more exciting options to foodies and non-foodies alike.  

Your Lafanggero chanced upon this place last weekend during my pursuit of discovering this side of the metropolis. A very quite spot, which is mostly surrounded by offices and warehouses, Pioneer St. Market offers a breather to working employees around the area as well as a wonderful food oasis for food hunters who wanna try something healthy but are still very affordable and filling.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Filipino-Scottish Wedding Meant to be Devoured

An unfamiliar music was playing as I entered the hall. It wasn't a wedding, but I can sense some love in the air. Lights were dimmed, and series of video clips were being projected in one of the vacant walls of the room. The video was dramatic but appealing, and a large table - very large, actually, that could seat 30 people all together - was placed at the center of the room, adorned with certain uniqueness but wasn't intimidating at all. There was a bit sense of awkwardness in the air at first, but when everyone got to know one another, the  crisp air was filled with laughter and cheers - a sound meant to bind people together to enjoy a special occasion.

I dunno what has gotten in to my mind to be in an event like this. I don't usually get invites for this kind of sophisticated events, so every time I got into one, bet I'm pretty sure that people around me would feel the inconvenience in the way I move, in the way I talk. I'm just glad that I'm look quite well to be here.

Held at Commissary in White Space Events Place in Makati, along with a number of writers from different glossies, newspapers and popular websites, your Lafanggero was invited to a night of whisky-lechon degustation dinner with Glenfiddich's Southeast Asia brand ambassador Mr. Matthew Fergusson-Stewart.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Chinese New Year at Manila Pavilion Hotel

We may be in the Philippines, and some of us may hate the Chinese for taking some of our precious islands, but when Chinese New Year hits the world, there's definitely one big and colorful celebration in every little Chinatown in the world to usher this new beginning.

And last Chinese New Year, February 19, since the government finally declared it as a special non-working holiday in the whole country, I went out to somehow celebrate this festive day with some friends. Guess where our feet took us? Yep, to the newly renovated Manila Pavilion Hotel!

This Chinese New Year, Manila Pavilion Hotel highlighted the sounding and colorful festivity of our fellow Filipino-Chinese through an Oriental buffet that features the most amazing and filling dishes of our Chinese friends.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Shakey’s Celebrates 40 Years with ‘1 to 40’ Meal Deal

For 40 years, Shakey's has been sharing to Filipino families their best tasting dishes from Salad, Pastas, Chicken, Soup, Mojos, Pizza and many more. And this year, as it celebrates its anniversary, Shakey's is giving all its guests exactly what they want.

This year, Shakey’s encourages guests to create their own meal through the Shakey’s 1 to 40 meal deal. Choose any three food items and one dessert or drink from a preset selection of Shakey’s bestsellers and put them together as your personalized meal of choice! All items included in the selection are good for four. Guests can choose from large thin crust servings of the brand’s 17 pizza flavors, family sized Chef, Caesar, Tuna Caesar, Greek and American Salad, Classic Spaghetti, and Carbonara Supreme Platters, Five-piece Buddy Pack Chicken ’N’ Mojos, Mojos Supreme, and 4 Solo servings of Hearty Italian, Chicken ’n’ Corn and Creamy Mushroom Soup all for Php 1,240.00.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

#MOASweetEats: Valentine's Day Made Sweeter with Made in Candy

How would you want your Valentine's Day? Or should I ask how would you like your Valentine's Day be remembered? Sweet, sweeter or sweetest? Come over at Made in Candy at SM Mall of Asia, and see what they prepared for this Love Month and for the #MOASweetEats!

Now, there's a new way to express you sweetest love to your special someone, coated with sweetness and designed with all of the loveliest thing, Made in Candy's Valentine's Rock series will surely melt everyone's heart.

This Season of Love, four exciting and really cute designs are created by Made in Candy for sweethearts and for everyone  to enjoy. Every bottle of Made in Candy's Valentine's Rock series is composed of four cute and lovely designs. There's the Heart, the Diamond, the XOXO and the Teddy Bear.

#MOASweetEats: Lovely Valentine's Treats from The Old Spaghetti House!

For those love birds who are still looking for a nice, lovely place where they could find spend their splendid evening with high-quality but affordable lovely meals on this enchanting Valentine's Day, well The Old Spaghetti House at SM Mall of Asia has prepared something nice that sweethearts could enjoy today.

I'm a believer of expressing love shouldn't be expensive, so knowing that there are these kind of restaurants who prepared something sweet and nice for couples who are on a tight budget sound really good and deserve such a promotion from foodies like me. Thanks for #MOASweetEats, these promos are made possible!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

#MOAsweetEATS: Shrimp-y Goodness this Valentine's at Shrimp Shack

They say, "It's the thought that counts", but here at Shrimp Shack at SM Mall of Asia, lovely couples don't have to sacrifice their love and/or their money to get good-tasting yet affordable Valentine treats because here, Love Month mean Surf and Turf!

As the prime destination and biggest mall in Asia brings MOA Sweet Eats in preparation for Valentine's Day, participating food establishments have prepared delectable and lovely Valentine offerings that couples who are on a budget could enjoy. From a la carte to set menus, love birds this month can indulge on Shrimp Shack's mouth-watering dishes that will bind two loving hearts more.

Garlic Shrimp Scampi - Php245.00

For those people who are on to rice (just like me), Shrimp Shack is sharing their Surf & Turf and Surf & Surf meals that are truly filling and affordable. These set meals comes with two – yep, not one but TWO – cups of rice!

Monday, February 9, 2015

From Lucia with Love

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and with restaurants, hotel and some other romantic spots already booked, do you still know a place where you and your loved one could enjoy this romantic day? Well, if you have some budget and ready to indulge on to some Italian romance, Lucia Ristorante at Hotel Celeste in Makati City has prepared something for lovers that they could really enjoy!

Sweet Spot, available on February 14 only

For a fair price of Php1,800+ (good for two), Lucia Ristorante has put up an incredible dinner date offering that is just so hard to resist. Consist of 4 heart-warming and tummy-filling Italian dishes, this Valentine promo comes with  live piano acoustic and a complimentary glass of Prosecco sparkling Italian wine that you could share on during your date.

Executive Chef Davide Lombardi

Available beginning February 12 until February 15, this sparkling Valentine is prepared exclusively for the occasion by Executive Chef Davide Lombardi. For those who are coming on the exact Valentine's Day, February 14, a sweet spot will be prepared for lovebirds to indulge on assorted dipping fruits, pretzels, and aphrodisiacs like fondue-covered strawberries, marshmallows, and petite biscuits. Find what the future holds for you through their personalized Fortune Chocolate Bowl.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Morning with Teddy's

With very cold mornings that we've been experiencing lately, don't you just wish you are in a beautiful beach island, looking at the sea while enjoying your cup of coffee and just thinking nothing but truly grateful for the wonders of life? 

Well, let's add some pancakes to the scene... And maybe some egg breakfast fare, which is composed of two eggs, fries or plain rice with a choice of either corned beef hash, rustic bacon, or pastrami to complete that wonderful scene? Lovely, right?

Look, stop dreaming about it and just head to Teddy's Bigger Burger and grab their Hawaiian Diner Delights!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Capitol Commons: A New Foodie Place to Check Out

While most of you are busy dining at some fancy restaurant in Makati or Bonifacio Global City or ever in Tomas Morato, a new budding place located in Pasig City is about to take the foodie scene by surprise. An old property turned in a lush green foodie space with some shopping area to die for, Capitol Commons brings Urban Flavors to give foodies a bite of what's in store here.

The recent Holiday bulge may still be felt in your tummy until now, but did you know that before everyone feasted on their sumptuous home-cooked meals, this Lafanggero has been filling his tummy weeks before Christmas. If you see me and thinks that I'm some dark Santa Claus or Snowman, blame it to Urban Flavors who shared nothing but the best of their 20 restaurants - some are newly opened, while others are opening soon.

For only Php500.00, I enjoyed 20 wonderfully crafted dishes and drinks at this gastronomic adventure Capitol Commons has prepared for everyone. By the way, Urban Flavors was held inside Estancia, the newest shopping and dinning mall in town, which is inside the Capitol Commons property.
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