Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Black Canyon Coffee Opens New Branch in McKinley Hill Taguig

I am a huge lover of coffee ever since. 

Ever since I was young I have actually drank coffee from different coffee shops so I have a penchant to try out new coffee places. Luckily I was able to check out the newest one which is Black Canyon Coffee. 

Black Canyon Coffee combines coffee with Thai cuisines. Originally in Thailand which has over 200 branches plus another 40 branches in Singapore, Dubai, Malaysia and Indonesia - and now they have two here in the Philippines. 

Last June 15 2013, I was invited to see Black Canyon Coffee's grand opening of their latest branch in McKinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. 

Being the latest addition in the growing family of Thailand's largest chain of coffee houses is now in the Philippines. 

Unlike other coffee houses, Black Canyon coffee doesn't just offer the usual frappe and espresso, they also offer Thai cuisines which is really nice since there are not a lot of restaurants that offer Thai cuisines. Their bestseller among those in the menu is Pad Thai and their signature drink - the Black Canyon Coffee.

Black Canyon Coffee also offer teas (both hot and cold), Frappes, Smoothies, Fruit juices, and chocolate drinks. Here are some of the drinks I was able to try.

Mocha Glacier Frappe. 

Mainly this is like the typical mocha frappe but instead of topping it with whipped cream, it has ice cream on top! This would be great to drink on a super humid day.

Black hazelnut Frappe

This drink is I think one of my favorites now since I like Hazelnut. Its quite bitter at first but once you have gone past that its quite sweet but still right to enjoy to the very last sip. 

If you like slightly bitter drinks this one if for you! Its has the right mix of hazelnut and coffee that its not overwhelming to the taste buds.

Red Bean Thai Tea Frappe

The name is quite a handful and so is the taste! This one is definitely for the adventurous ones since the taste of Thai tea is something that we don't taste everyday. 

I have actually tasted Thai Tea before and at first I didn't like it since it has an unexplainable taste for me. But the more that you drink this you will actually be able to appreciate its flavor. Thai tea is actually made with ceylon tea, in Thailand they also mix this with other ingredients which also include spices. So maybe that is why its quite unexplainable.

The added red bean and whipped cream actually is a great combination since its mellows down the taste of the thai tea. I've actually liked the taste of Thai tea that I'm thinking of going to Black Canyon Coffee the next time I visit my dad.

Hello there blogger friends! :)
 Here are some pictures of their shop. 

There is also a second floor which I think you can reserve if you will have parties. The over all atmosphere of the shop is laid back but still sophisticated which is quite hard to pull off. The interior is modern yet still homey. 

The place is very warm that it can be a hang out place for you and your friends and also somewhere you could bring your family for Sunday brunch.

I actually can't believe I had three frappes in one day! 

No wonder I was quite hyper after the event LOL. But still Black Canyon Coffee is a great place to hang out with your friends for sure. 

Black Canyon Coffee is located at the ground floor of Tuscany building which is adjacent of Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. You can also visit their SM Southmall branch. 

I wish Black Canyon Coffee would have a branch in Quezon City soon so I could have my Red Bean Thai Tea frappe mix anytime I want. 

How about you? 

How do you like your coffee? 

Comment below~! 

Much Love! 

xx Alice 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Food Finds: Pringles in Pizza

Hello there! 

I haven't been posting food-related posts here I hope you understand. But I will definitely go and try out some food soon so be prepared! haha! 

On today's food finds would be at least my most favorite chips of all time -Pringles! 

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Best Things in Life are 3 at Sentro 1771

Sentro 1771, Being the first in modern Filipino cuisine has gained a following over the last 10 years in the business. Most of their fans have surely picked their favorites, may it be the corned beef sinigang, Lamb Caldereta, Garlicky Adobo and among others.

And now Sentro 1771 offers a special treat to its loyal guests – order three of the dishes mentioned above from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm and get the next one for free!

Simply get a card from your server and have it stamped for each dish (max. 1 stamp per visit) then present 3 stamps within 14 days. To give more valued guests a chance to enjoy their favorites, Sentro has extended the promo period until July 31, 2013.

An inviting, family-friendly Filipino restaurant with branches at Greenbelt 3 and Serendra, Sentro 1771 gives local classics a unique twist while retaining their comforting, familiar flavors. Whether you’re a visitor, a balikbayan or someone who’s simply in search of a good meal, Sentro’s innovative offerings are sure to satisfy your cravings. Bask in the presence of your loved ones for lunch while feasting on tasty dishes that are big on both size and flavor.
Sentro 1771’s cuisine will surely transport anyone to a sumptuous, world-class Filipino experience that comes in three delicious favorites.

Happy Dining!

Much Love!

xx Alice

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Great News! Moevenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence

The Moevenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence last May 22, 2013. is presently considered to be one of the most popular travel websites among netizens around the world,  this is more renowned for providing key travel information to the adventurous ones. TripAdvisor features reviews and opinions of other individuals who aim to share their unique travel experiences with the rest of the world. TripAdvisor showcases wide-scale reviews about hotels, restaurants, and much more.

The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is awarded annually to the top performing 10% of all hotels worldwide, and is given to establishments that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.
Recently re-launched on December 15 2012, after having undergone a PHP 500,000,000  worth for its total transformation, the Moevenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is proud that it has been publically recognised with such a prestigious award after having only been in operation for less than six months – a feat that is truly difficult for any hotel to rival.

According to Knuth Kiefer Moevenpick Mactan Island Cebu's General Manager the award is pleasing to see since their guests have chosen Moevenpick for the award and will still continue to strive to refine its services further.

Moevenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is the flagship property for Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts in the Philippines, and will soon be joined by the Moevenpick Huma Island in Palawan.

For hotel inquiries and reservations, guests may call (+63) 32 4927777 or email Visit the Moevenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu Facebook page at:

Much Love!

xx Alice 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

International Food EXpo 2013

Last May 19 2013, Sunday I was able to attend the International Food Expo 2013 at the SMX Hall with my bebe girl Annelly. 

The International Food Expo is basically an expo to showcase brands all over the world and also from the Philippines to potential investors and also distributors. 

I was really expecting more of just products being showcased but then I was shocked when I saw there were tons of free tasting booths...oh diet I am really sorry..

I did try a lot of food from the participating stalls, there was also one that was giving free bignay wine...but you have to be 18 and above. But quite frankly, there were a lot of products that were new to me like 

Chicharritos - chicaron with different flavors.

WillyBee Kalamansi Extract with Honey - I tell you this is so refreshing but not too sweet.

Mango rolls - Dried Mango strips that had been rolled. Its available in different variants. 

Of course since this expo features different products from different countries I went to Korea! 

I was quite disappointed since most products that they featured were Traditional Korean wine like soju and Makgeolli.

There were parts of the expo that has cooking demos but unfortunately I was not able to go there since I left after 45 minutes. As much as I want to stay, I also had other engagements that I had to attend. 

I hope next year I am still able to attend the IFEX 2014 because there are a lot of products that I want to see first in this expo. 

Were you able to attend the expo? What were your experience? 

Comment below! 

Much Love! 

xx Alice