Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sambokojin Opens its 6th and largest branch at SM Fairview Annex

Food is synonymous to happiness. Whenever I feel the blues, all I need to do is find a good place to eat and everything will be alright again. And what better way to get such but from a buffet restaurant? One of the known buffet restaurants now in the metro is Sambo Kojin which had recently opened its biggest branch at the SM City Fairview Annex. Sambo Kojin, for those who aren't familiar with it yet offers a wide variety of the best and most popular Japanese (sushi, takoyaki, ramen, kamameshi rice, sukiyaki, tempura and katsu) and Korean dishes (Beef Bulgogi, samgyeupsal, kimchi rice, korean sushi among many others.) cooked in authentic Yakiniku (smokeless grill) style that give guests an ultimate dining experience. 

Sambo Kojin is named after the six-armed deity from the Japanese mythology who bestowed fire to mankind to drive away impurity and evil. It is also the guardian of the stove who was believed to ensure blessings of a good meal. 

One thing I had noticed at Sambo Kojin's largest branch in SM Fairview was the open kitchen and the spic and span set up. Compared to the other Sambo Kojin branches I've been to, the tables here are a bit smaller so it can accommodate more guests. Function rooms are also available for private parties. The chefs could see the people coming as they prepare the dishes. It also features the restaurant's flavorful feasts of US marbled top grade tender beef along with the freshest seafood dishes served, spiced and cooked according to the guest's preference. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Johann Coffee and Beverages Opens at Blue Bay Walk

Press release:

 Johann Coffee and Beverages, owned by JKLBeverages Corporation, premieres its unparalleled business concept to Filipinos who are yearning for change in the F&B industry, specifically, in the coffee business sector. 

Shortly after its exceptional debut in the recent biggest Franchise Expo in the Philippines held at SMX in Pasay City earlier this year, Johann Coffee and Beverages along with its mantra “everyone deserves a perfect shot,” had successfully opened business opportunities not only in Metro Manila but also in other provinces in Luzon such as Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, just to name a few. And, soon, Johann Coffee and Beverages will flourish in Davao and General Santos City!

Ultimately, Johann Coffee and Beverages will have a back-to-back full store opening starting October that will eventually proliferate in the coming years, nationwide.

The 4th outlet (full store), which will open on October 9, 2016, is strategically located at the Blue Bay Walk in Pasay City. Moreover, the 5th outlet stands in the heart of the business district at Valero Street in Makati City and is opening on October 11 of this year.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Griffins: New Zealand’s favorite biscuits are now available in the Philippines

Attention Chocolate fans, you have all the reasons to rejoice and be happy!  Griffin’s, New Zealand’s favorite biscuit bakers, have finally reached the Philippine shore. Universal Robina Corporation (URC), makers of Jack 'N Jill and is the country's leading food and beverage company brings us the Kiwi's premium chocolate biscuits for every Filipinos to enjoy. 

I'm no fan of chocolates but there are exceptions to that. I recently received a huge bag filled with Griffin's chocolate biscuits in the bloggermail. Being diabetic, my endocrinologist says I should avoid sweets but she says i'm allowed to have 'cheat days' (which means, I can eat in sample portions) provided I take my medicines. Anyway, I was delighted to try Griffin's chocolate biscuits. I was surprised to find out that Griffin's chocolate biscuits are simply deliciously divine! I was able to indulge in the honest-to-goodness milk chocolate in every bite. 

There are four unique flavors of Griffin's chocolate biscuits to choose from: Griffin's Toffee Delights, Chit Chat, and Squiggles are all made and baked with real New Zealand milk chocolate. 

Griffin's Toffee Delights Chocolate Coated Cookies with Caramel center

Toffee Delights offers layers of rich flavours, with a sweet biscuit base topped with yummy caramel and smothered in real milk or dark chocolate.

Healthy Homecooked Meals with Midea Cookware

Press release: 

Dining out on breaks has been a usual thing for most people, especially to those who haven’t got enough time to prepare their food in the morning. Kids get their meals in the school canteen from their allowance money, while young adults like college students and working professionals get to choose their next meal from their favorite eatery, fast food, or a newly opened restaurant that fancies their curiosity.

Home-cooked meals though are making a comeback especially to those who would want to save more from buying their meals from the cheapest eatery to the fanciest casual dining place. It is also widely believed that bringing in home-cooked meals for lunch is healthier because every ingredient is handpicked.  It has also become popular to health buffs because they can plan out their own diet program and count the calories, while getting specific nutrients that they need.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Netizens must always be responsible for what they post online

Just for today, we will do away with food. While most of us, Facebook becomes our "security blanket," as it is a place where netizens would rant and complain about different stuff on their FB wall. Thus, I'm posting this article in the hope to shed light and readers will be able to learn how to responsibly use the social media. Ever ranted against a big company’s service? It’s never a good idea to rant online against a company that did nothing personal against you. Whatever reasons you may have, online reputation is just as important as personal customer service. Such is the case of LBC Express. Netizens like Ramon Tumpap and Bakura Pagaduan have made posts against LBC. Tumpap's post contained a picture of volunteers in Taiwan sorting through relief goods being readied for delivery to Yolanda victims in the Philippines. It was posted with a caption claiming that the photo was taken in a LBC warehouse where the employees were regularly pilfering the packages. 

Tumpap aka Ramon Lobo, was confirmed to have never been a customer of LBC Express. Tumpap currently works in a restaurant in Madrid, Spain. 

A random interview with LBC revealed that all packages are sealed in front of the customer and all sealed packages are never opened until the package is in the hands of the registered recipient. I have been using LBC Express for all kinds of deliveries. I have used it from sending money for online purchases to sending items to relatives in the provinces. In the 8 years that I have been using LBC Express I have never encountered any pilferage, unauthorized opening of my packages or even loss of items. I am condemning such posts as false and malicious. 

As for me, I have long trusted LBC, they never fail in helping me send stuff for my loved ones both here and abroad. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Pancake House Let's You Choose Any "Two" of Your Favorites for Only Php370!

Press release:

Pancake House lets you “Choose any Two” for only P370. Casual and comfort dining favorite Pancake House, understands that good food feels good, so they’re letting you and your friends choose two well-loved dishes for only P370.

Spaghetti with Grilled Cheese

 That seemingly complicated question of “Where do you want to eat?” gets a lot easier when you’ve got delicious duos to choose from at the beloved dining destination. With the special promo, you can choose any two of their featured meals or even two of the same kind. You’ve got a choice between the special Salisbury steak, Pan Grilled Pork Belly, the famous 2-piece Pan Chicken, and their newest combo made especially for this promo, the Spaghetti with Grilled Cheese sandwich.  Every meal comes with a glass of Iced Tea.

Pan Grilled Pork Belly