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Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tim Hortons soon in Manila Philippines

Tim Hortons Inc. is an international chain of cafes, founded in 1964 by Tim Horton and Jim Charade in Hamilton, Ontario (Canada). It specializes in coffee, donuts and bakery products.

Tim Hortons specializes in coffee, pastries, cookies, ice cream and pastries. Originally, the first local only served coffee and donuts, but expansion to other markets forced the company to seek new products, specializing in pastries. One of their own products are Timbits, also known as "donut holes" to gain superfluous weight of a donut. The development of donuts is industrial.

Monday, February 29, 2016

What is Chopsuey?

Chop suey is a Chinese dish of mixed vegetables. In Chinese, the two characters for chop suey are pronounced "tsa sui" in Mandarin or in Cantonese "shap sui," meaning "mixed small bits" or "odds and ends." As a culinary term, shap sui refers to a kind of stew made of many different ingredients mixed together.

Shap sui probably first came to the United States with the waves of Chinese immigrants drawn to the California gold fields. Most came from the South China coast’s Pearl River Delta and particularly the town of Toishan. In the 1870s, the Chinese were pushed from the American West by racial violence, migrating to cities like Philadelphia, Boston, and New York. There Americans first noticed a dish called "chow-chop-suey."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Guyabano or Soursop

The Soursop is known for its fruit and moist pet food of Filipinos. It has green skin and sharp point, while the flesh was white and it was very moist. The tree has a modest size and the leaves are smooth. It can grow in many places in the world, particularly in South America and Southeast Asia including the Philippines.

Since ancient times, used the different parts such as soursop stems, leaves, roots, fruits and seeds of the fruit in the treatment of all types of diseases. Including the use of different methods of treatment are the native Indians of South America as a response to heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Americans taste test Jollibee

Henry Goldman and Buzzfeed staff tried Jollibee, The world's number one Filipino Fast-Food Restaurant.

"Sa Jollibee: Bida ang Sarap"

Have you already tasted the Philippine pride fast food? Originated from the American food with a kicked of a Filipino taste.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Spaghetti is long, thin, cylindrical pasta of Italian origin.  It is made ​​of flour and water. The Italian dried spaghetti is made from durum wheat, but in a different country, a different type of flour used in its manufacture.

At first, 50 cm (20 ins) long spaghetti, but shrink in the last half of the 20th century. Now, the spaghetti is usually 25-30 cm (10-12 in). Based on its length will be cooked, from spaghetti with cheese and pepper or garlic and oil to a spaghetti with tomato, meat and other sauces.

Sunday, October 6, 2013


The kare-kare is a Filipino stew flavored with ground roasted peanuts or peanut butter,  broth with various vegetables, oxtail and occasionally offal or tripe. The meat can be exchanged for goat or (rarely) chicken. It is often eaten with bagoong (shrimp paste), sometimes with peppers, and sprinkled with calamansi juice. Traditionally Philippine holidays (especially in the region of Pampanga ) are not complete without kare-kare.

There are several stories about the origin of this relatively unusual but distinctive Filipino dish. One is coming from Pampanga. Another, which has its origins in the majestic mulberry elite dishes that once it was established in Manila before the Spanish arrival (interestingly, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi the kare-kare is still a popular dish).

Saturday, October 5, 2013


The mechado is a stew of beef originating in the Philippines. The use of soy sauce and calamansi juice to marinade gives this recipe its distinctive Filipino character.

The traditional dish uses a Spanish culinary technique consisting provenance lard or through lean beef with pork bacon strips to make it more tender and less dry. Hence evidently derives its name. The pieces of shredded beef marinated then in vinegar, soy sauce, juice of calamansi, garlic crushed, black pepper and bay leaf. Quickly brown them on all sides in hot oil and then braised slowly in the marinade, adding broth, sliced ​​onion and tomato sauce, until meat is tender and the liquid is reduced to a gravy thick and tasty.

Saturday, September 28, 2013


A paella is a Spanish rice dish from the pan and the national dish of the region of Valencia and the Spanish east coast. The term paella comes from the Catalan (in 1892) and has its origin in the Latin word patella (kind of a big plate or shallow bowl made ​​of metal). In 1900 the Valencian adapted the word paella for the metal pan in which their national dish is prepared.

The term paella is occasionally used in Spanish not only on the court, but also for the pan. But today refers to the pan in which a paella is cooked, usually as Paellera.

Friday, September 27, 2013


The sausage is a sausage length, filling meat of pork mince. It is produced in several countries, including Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Spain, Paraguay and Uruguay , and also in the rest of South America from the United States, the Philippines, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.

It is composed of the intestine of pork stuffed with a mixture of ground beef seasoned with spices . In many places, has been replaced gut (intestine) Nature of pork, a synthetic casing. It is characterized by a sausage long and narrow.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Lechon is a roasted whole pig, piglet, or cattle seasoned in spices, cooked in charcoal and is a popular dish of the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Lechon are cooked during national festivities (known as Barrio Fiestas) and holiday season. Lechon was originally a Spanish cuisine and can be found in many other Hispanic countries. Leche means milk in Spanish and lechon originally meant suckling piglet.

One of the tastiest and most delicious Filipino delicacy found throughout the country is the Philippine Lechon. This special culinary masterpiece is part of the Filipino long history, dating back as far as the Spanish-era, hence the name Lechon is a Spanish word for suckling pig. But in the Philippines, lechon connotes a whole roasted pig, commonly called "litsong baboy".

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Pandesal is a small buns usually made ​​fresh in the morning, usually an alternative to rice for breakfast. It is usually eaten with a cup of coffee.

The pandesal is a bread round eaten in the Philippines mainly for breakfast. It is made ​​of flour, eggs, lard, yeast, sugar and salt. It has a soft, powdery texture and is eaten in various ways with different fillings. It is also eaten with coffee or hot chocolate. Despite its name, has a slightly sweet taste. The pandesal is the most popular bread in the Philippines.

Monday, September 9, 2013


Adobo is a Spanish term that is generally used for seasoning or marinade and is a marinade or seasoning mix describes. Adobo is for example of marinated dishes such as chipotles en adobo, which from Chipotle is-chillies and marinated with a rich, flavourful tomato sauce. The Court in various regions of Latin America, in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, to the Philippines and in Spain widespread, with each pork, spices and special peppers used.

Although it has a name taken from the Spanish, the cooking method is indigenous to the Philippines. When the Spanish colonized the Philippines in the late 16th century and early 17th century, they encountered an indigenous cooking process which involved stewing with vinegar, which they then referred to as adobo, the Spanish word for seasoning or marinade. Dishes prepared in this manner eventually came to be known by this name, with the original term for the dish now lost to history.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Philippine Cuisine

The Philippine cuisine combines Spanish - Mexican , Chinese , Indian , Japanese and American influences on the regional cuisines of the different ethnic groups in the Philippines have worked.

The Filipino cuisine, like the Philippines itself has evolved over the centuries under the influence of different cultures. It has been influenced by Chinese, Malaysian, the Spanish, and to a lesser extent by the American and Indian culture, which has resulted in a unique, multi-cultural mix of ingredients and dishes.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Nescafe Fans Day

Last Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. Nescafe celebrated a Fans Day to give thanks its 2 million likes, and making it as the country’s leading brand page on Facebook.

Drew Arellano as the Host (Left) and YouTube sensation and comedienne Petra Mahalimuyak (right)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Good Food, Good Life
The new Limited Edition Nestea Green Tea - Lychee and Red Tea - Raspberry
One glass will give you that refreshing goodness and 100 percent of your daily Vitamin C needs.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Gandiva Cafe-Archery Range

A new kind of attraction comes into the cafe, And this makes you an athlete. Other than archery, they also serve delicious vegetarian food with hot and cold beverages.
Archery for one-hour cost at 600 pesos and the paper target is 25 php.

Monday, March 19, 2012

4 Quaker Oats Cookies Flavor

Make the snack moment a crunch time and delight yourself to satisfyingly delicious cookies,
baked to excellence with real fruit pieces, crunchy nuts and toasted whole-grain oats.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Never Ending Unlimited Story

In this day and age, that everything becomes expensive from basic necessities to desires.  We tend to spend our money worth every single centavo or even more than what we pay for. For this mentality, UNLIMITED Products and Services are being offered in the market.
It all started in UNLIMITED CALL AND TEXT introduced by Sun Cellular. It became an ultimate charm to consumers who pay a lot for their monthly bills. However, due to not so good reception in their initial launch, SUN customers opted not to give up of their current Sim from other networks in which later opened an opportunity for other phone manufacturers to produce Dual Sim Cell phones.  To compete, other networks also offered this service, and eventually they came out of new service called, Unlimited Text to all Networks. Until now, SUN remains on lead with regards to unlimited services.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ultimate Food Blogger Philippines 2011

Become the Sooo Pinoy Ultimate Food Blogger by showing the passion for the advocacy and promoting it in a creative way. All entries should be submitted on or before October 24,2011.
The Winner will dine in over 101 restaurants and all expense-paid travel to 10 Philippine destination.

Friday, January 28, 2011

First Maid Cafe Philippines

The cosplay restaurant culture in japan now invades the Philippines. It started in Akihabara, Japan last 2001. Just Recently, Cosplay Cafe in the Philippines can be found only in anime cosplay conventions, such as Ozine fest and otaku expo like convention.
Maid Cafe PhilippinesMeiDolls Cafe is located at 2nd floor of Saunterfield, Km.20 Ortigas Avenue Extension, Cainta, Rizal. The Maid cafe or Meido Cafe becomes operational last january 15, 2011.