Thursday, August 28, 2014

Calling All Coffee Lovers! Catch the Philippine National Barista Championship This October!


Coffee. Some people they drink it to keep themselves awake, some would just drink one to keep sane from the work load, homework and cramming needed to be done before the deadline. 

But if you are like me, I treat coffee with lots of respect and not take it for granted - just like a barista. Because coffee is not just a drink - its a science and art to perfect it. 

Food Finds: Childhood Memories and Instant Yan Yan


Why hello there! So nice for you to be back! 

Have you ever wondered what you can buy for 100 pesos and still be full? I have. Usually after work I eat out and be like

What fast food joint or fish ball stand should I eat out today? 

First of all eating fast food or street food on a daily basis is not a healthy option I know that is why usually I eat out when I am near my house because there are a lot more choices here for some reason. 

And one particular place I go to is Mercury Drug - I tend to buy food there since they have a mini grocery. 

And also in my food finds I tend to stray away from the chips and chocolate..well mostly chips because they contain MSG or mono sodium glutamate that retains water in the body thus making us bloated a couple of hours after we eat. Yeah keep eating that instant ramen if you want a bloated face the next day - kidding! 

And also I only give myself 100 pesos allowance to eat. Because I know that even with a 50 peso meal you won't feel full so make it a hundred. 

Here are the items I got. 

I got:

Fortune's Bread sticks for 22 pesos
Yakult Probiotic drink for 40 pesos
Finetti Hazelnut with cocoa spread for 35.75 pesos


The total? 97.75 php! 

I still have 2. 25php change! What a steal right? If you want a receipt check it below. 


I think sufficing the hunger in us doesn't have to cost us being unhealthy. So why don't you share your 100peso food find with me on Instagram!

I will do more of these in the future because of course who doesn't want a steal with food but still keep it healthy? If you are one of those people who don't then..shame on you! haha! kidding!

Thank you and have a great weekend!

Much Love!

xx Alice 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Livestock Food Review


If you are in the QC area and you are looking for a place to hang out and have dinner or lunch with your friends who are meat lovers this is a place you can try out for sure. 

Is Your Belly ready for Belly-Sima?



I am so excited to attend an event that is perfect for both artisanal & gourmet food lovers and natural, healthy & organic food advocates will definitely enjoy!  
 
OUR AWESOME PLANET, MERCATO CENTRALE, MOMMY MUNDO and GLORIETTA bring to you BELLY-SIMA – the FIRST-EVER FOOD-FAIR THAT CELEBRATES ARTISAN, GOURMET AND HEALTHY, ORGANIC FOOD FINDS this coming September 6 (Saturday) from 11am to 8pm at the GLORIETTA ACTIVITY CENTER, MAKATI!  
 
This for foodies of all ages to discover artisan and gourmet food from professional chefs, culinary students, home bakers or simply anybody who loves to bake and cook; and natural, healthy and organic food products from passionate healthy food advocates and local farm producers.  
 
For food suppliers who want to join the market, there is NO joining fee! But please get in touch with the organizers as soon as possible as slots are limited.


 For interested parties fill up the Belly-sima form and email it to admin@mercatocentrale.ph. You can also call 09178401152 or 8120102 for more information.  
 
ARE YOU BELLY-READY FOR BELLY-SIMA?  
 
For the foodies out there you can try out FREE artisanal/gourmet food and natural samples from a variety of established and up-and-coming artisanal/gourmet food from all in one place!  
 
Discover new artisanal/gourmet food finds that you can give as Holiday gifts for friends and families!
 
Find yummy new food alternatives to live a healthier lifestyle!  
 
Visitors get to rate the different products on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest.  
 
HOW CAN FOOD SUPPLIERS BENEFIT FROM BELLY-SIMA 
 
There is NO registration fee for home-based food and non-food vendors and suppliers – but you need to provide bite-sized taste portions and/or samples of your products for the attendees.  
 
You can also sell your products to attendees of the event. 
 
The top and best-selling participants will be FEATURED in the food blog site Our Awesome Planet, which has a following of over 1 Million readers and be exposed to a whole new set of food lovers; and will be offered FREE slots in Mercato Centrale’s upcoming weekly artisanal/gourmet and natural/healthy/organic market in Glorietta for the BER Months!  
 

HOW MUCH ARE THE TICKETS?  

P100/person. Inclusive of food taste portions of all participating food vendors (while supplies last) Senior citizens and Ayala VIPinoy Card, the A-Card, BPI-Ayala Malls Amore cardholders get 10% discount.  
WHAT ARE THE TICKET GUIDELINES: 
 
1. HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKETS. Payments are to be settled through cash.  
 
2. Ticket payments can be made through Mercato Centrale Office or Glorietta concierge.  
 
MERCATO CENTRALE OFFICE: 5th floor, OPL Building, de la Rosa corner C. Palanca Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati.  
GLORIETTA CONCIERGE: Glorietta concierge along Palm Drive (near Holiday Inn entrance), Makati
 
3. We recommend that you buy tickets ahead of time. You can buy tickets on the day itself, but there is no guarantee that that there will still be tickets because there are only a limited amount of tickets available.  
 
4. All sold tickets are non-refundable. 
 
5. Children aged 7 and below are welcome to enter Belly-sima but will not be given a score card and wrist band. If the children wish to participate in Belly-sima, they are free to purchase the ticket at the regular price.

Follow Bellysima’s Facebook page at facebook.com/BellysimabyMercato to get constant updates

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Coffee and Alcohol at Tipsy Bean


I love coffee. Need I say more? 

 I was actually surprised with the thought that coffee can be added into a meal and with alcohol. 

I sound so noob saying it but its true! One fact in that is this quaint restaurant I visited recently. 


Tipsy beans is a restaurant and a coffee shop rolled into one. They serve a variety of foods from rice meals to pastas and also some drinks that are good for a sober up or to get tipsy. Sounds interesting eh? I'll tell you more about it here. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Gardenia Plant Tour


You know when you were in elementary and you go on school field trips to museums or pencil factory? 

I remember that all too well because that usually happens when I was in elementary. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

High school memories revisited at Kamuning Bakery


Initially a family owned bakery Kamuning bakery has been bringing delicious breads for about seven decades. 

I have fond memories of Kamuning bakery in relation to their breads since I lived out my high school years with Kamuning bakery in almost every scenario that happened when I was in high school. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wendy's Salad Bar is Back!


I remember my mm would bring me to Wendy's just to have salad. 

I know. She's weird - now you know who to blame for what I became LOL.

Wendy's salad is something different because 

1. It really fresh

2. You wouldn't get enough of it. 

 
One particular branch I like is at SM North Edsa Annex who just had a renovation with a more clean and fresh look in their store! And also due to popular demand they brought back the Wendy's Salad bar! 


For 199php you get to have a big serving of your greens! and other good stuff of course.






There are some rules of course: 

1. Available for Dine in only. 
2. One trip only. 
3. No left overs
4. One ingredient for ingredients and also dressings. 
5. Last salad bar refill is two hours before closing. 

The rules actually are very easy and beneficial because their salad bar runs out quite fast so its really best to be there early to get the freshest ingredients. 

There are three dressings to choose from: Thousand Island, Ceasar's salad dressing, and strawberry vinaigrette. I would recommend the strawberry dressing since it has a tangy flavor and gives the salad a more fresh taste in my opinion.


Here's my creation! 

Its small and quaint but has a pack of flavor. You can go crazy with how much salad you can put in  your plate and you can share them with your friends and family if you dine in. 



Check out Wendy's Salad bar for a filling and wonderful experience because of course we deserve this. 

Like Wendy's Facebook page for more updates! 

Much Love! 

xx Alice 

Loose Leaf Milk Tea Experience


If you are in the San Juan area make sure to check this milk tea place out! 

There was an error in this gadget