Thursday, February 11, 2021

Memorable Valentine's Day at The Manila Hotel

On Valentine’s Day is synonymous to a time for wining and dining. It is also the perfect opportunity to show your love and appreciation to your favorite people, or your significant other. Here

A dinner to remember

Be inspired to take your special someone out on an ultimate date night at The Champagne Room, touted as the most romantic room in the country—the exquisite backdrop to many proposals and declarations of love. The destination of choice for top-tier dining, The Manila Hotel reopens its signature French restaurant exclusively for heart’s day weekend.

Escape the monotony of everyday dining and let your palate escape to France with our especially curated Valentine’s set dinner which kicks off with Pan-Seared Foie Gras and Lobster on melon gazpacho, followed by decadent entrees like Aged Sherry-Scented Roasted Pigeon Consomme with stuffed morsel and sous vide poached quail egg; and Sweetpea Mascarpone Agnoloti (butter-parmesan emulsion with prosciutto). For mains, you have a choice of generous Chilean Sea Bass in creamy balsamic-pomegranate sauce, Oriental risotto, and fresh market vegetables or our signature Beef Tenderloin on wild mushroom puree, with Anna potato and market vegetables. End your night by lingering over dessert—a must for any romantic occasion—with Raspberry Delight on pistachio shortbread, and a Valentine Praline. 

As an added treat, lady diners will be given one long-stemmed Ecuadorian rose. Combine all of this with the chic French ambiance and intimate seating, and your Valentine’s Day will be complete.

The gourmet dinner will be available from February 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2021 at Php4,500 nett per head. Don’t wait though—a table for two at our Champagne Room is always a hot commodity. Call us now for reservation and book a table at 85270011. 

Sunday, April 26, 2020

The Relief Brought Mint Relief Soft Gel Capsule for Tummy Aches

Mint Relief eases tummy pain, indigestion, flatulence, dysmenorrhea and many others.

Mint is the name for over a dozen plant.species which includes peppermint and spearmint, both belong to the genus Mentha. These plants are more popularly known for the cooling sensation they impart. They are usually added to refreshing drinks for both aesthetic reasons and for its thirst-quenching cooling effect. They can give extra boost to any drink or food regardless if they are fresh or dried. Mint is a popular ingredient in several foods and beverages, ranging from salads to teas and alcoholic beverages, sauces even some desserts. But when they're used for food supplements, how do you think these mint will fare? 

I recently tried using Mint Relief, a newly launched food supplement that is believed to relieve tummy aches, flatulence, indigestion, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), dyspepsia, and even dysmenorrhea. Mint Relief is said to be made from all-natural ingredients with both peppermint and spearmint components. 

I had IBS quite recently and I needed something to help ease the pain and discomfort. It's a common digestive tract disorder characterized by digestive symptoms like stomach pain, gas, bloating, and changes in bowel habits. Upon taking Mint Relief, I noticed that it contains a compound called menthol which has helped alleviate my IBS symptoms through its relaxing effects on the muscles of the digestive tract. 

Mint may also help relieve indigestion as well as other digestive problems such as upset stomach. Indigestion may occur when food sits in the stomach for too long before passing into the rest of the digestive tract. Multiple studies have been shown that food passes through the stomach quicker when people take peppermint based food supplements like Mint Relief with meals could ease out symptoms from indigestion. 

Mint Relief speeds up mint's ability to relieve indigestion by using peppermint and spearmint in one food supplement soft gel. You really can't go wrong adding some mint supplement to your diet. I have just proven it myself. But please don't take my word for it. You can try it yourself. Check it out via Lazada, Shopee or on its website at It's being sold at Php150 each box for 10 soft gel capsules. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Paskong Sarangani Bay: Exciting and Healthy Fish Recipes

Who doesn't love fish? We all love fish, don't we? For the upcoming holiday season, Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus, a local brand that produces bangus-related delicacies recently held an event where they taught attendees how to prepare exciting and healthier alternatives to the usual holiday foods. Packed with the delicious goodness and rich in Omega-3 and protein, Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus surprisingly can be prepared and eaten in so many ways. 

Chef Gigi Angkaw shared some awesome recipes using Sarangani Bay Prime products. She did Bangus Sisig [an instant hit among us], Holiday Crostini with Smoked Fish Pate and Spicy Sardines Pasta using MIO [Milkfish in Oil]. It will surely give a healthier take on any noche buena spread this Yuletide season.

Chef Gigi Angkaw, Sarangani Bay Prime's resident chef

Sarangani bay also proudly supports its #LoveLokal campaign through its Facebook page Kusina Sarangani wherein they proudly show their food products provide authentic Filipino recipes and encourage every Filipino to patronize our own. 

Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus stemmed its name from Sarangani Bay, a Southern part of Mindanao which is home to a rich seafood experience--that is, where the company also gets its fish supply. It is proud to say that it is also the Philippine's largest processor and seafood exporter. Sarangani Bay has various of food products--unseasoned, cooked, bottled, marinated--all with the mindset of bringing delight to any family's table. 

Mr. Gaby Alcantara, AVP Processed Food Division

Bangus Sisig

Crostini with Smoked Fish Pate

Crostini breads and Smoked Fish Pate

Crostini with Smoked Fish Pate

Spicy Sardines Pasta

Spicy Sardines Pasta

Sarangani Bay Milkfish in Corn Oil

Sarangani Bay is available in selected S&R, Shopwise, SM Supermarket, Waltermart, Rustans, and Robinsons outlets nationwide. 

For more information and other exciting recipes, follow them on or check out their website at

Sunday, July 7, 2019


 Looking for new place to unwind and dine with your friends? Then we’ve got the place for you. Located at the Pop Up Katipunan, Pepper Tree creates an authentic, comfortable experience for its customers through their savory meals. Owned by Hiro Soneji, this restaurant introduces a new take on traditional Indian cuisine as it incorporates Filipino flavors in its range of dishes, from their appetizers to their desserts.

Masala Sisig

Pepper Tree certainly shows its promise on providing an authentic experience to their customers through their food: no MSG, no food coloring and certainly no preservatives! Every spoonful is an adventure, with meals warmly prepared with organic ingredients and spices that will certainly tickle your taste buds, whether you’re craving for something spicy or sweet. You can also pair your meals with their selection of alcoholic beverages that ranges from wines to rums, with the option to take a shot or five with it. Celebrating with your friends? Worry not because they also have it by the bottle!

Diners enjoy the food

Pepper Tree is open every day, from 10:00AM to 12:00MN. See you there!
For more information, find Pepper Tree on Facebook ( and on Instagram (@peppertreefoods).

About The Pop Up
Situated in Katipunan Avenue, the Pop Up Katipunan is a one-of-a-kind, open-air establishment fitted with mobile, container vans that can be moved around the area, that house their different tenants. Owned by best friends James Thomas and Jeffrey Oh, the Pop Up has been the home to students, friends and families alike, who are looking for a place to wind down and have fun. Their current shops offer everything from food to apparel, with more upcoming tenants to open such as a barbershop and an MMA gym. For more information, go to