Friday, May 18, 2018

First bite of the Asian Ginger Rice Bowl

A new treat from KFC.

Hot Shots over ginger rice, smothered with chili ginger sauce, served with tomatoes and cucumber.

First off, Fun Shots yung naibigay sa akin, hindi Hot Shots. Pero sige, malutong at masarap naman yung manok. Kaso puro balat at halos walang laman.

Yung ginger rice, may lasang luya naman. At buhaghag, kaya ayos kainin.

Yung sauce, jusko po ANG ALAT! At parang hindi naman lasang luya kung 'di bawang. Pero nangingibabaw yung alat! And it's too sharp! Mabuti na lang at may kamatis at pipino para makabawas sa malakas na lasa ng sauce.

A sharp and salty sauce is never "So Good!" 

All in all, sayang itong Rice Bowl variant na 'to, ayos sana yung idea.

An order costs Php 99.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Friday, May 11, 2018

First sip of the Mocha Coconut

Something new from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

It's a drink made with a coconut-flavored mocha powder, topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and toasted coconut.

Ayos naman sa umpisa yung lasa, kahawig ng sa ice cream. Pero habang tumatagal, patamis nang patamis. The coconut flavor is there, but the sugary sweetness is just overpowering.

A little disappointing.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

First bite of the Cheesy Crisp & Tender Chicken

A new sandwich from Burger King.

It's a fried chicken fillet nestling inside a soft bun, with mayonnaise, cheese, and lettuce.

The chicken is indeed crispy and tender. It is salty though. The lettuce are almost wilted. The bread is O-K, so is the cheese. 

For Php 65, well, you get what you pay for.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Quick slice of the The Chocolate Caramel Cake

It's by Big AL's Cookie Jar.

Moist chocolate cake topped with chocolate and caramel.

Jusko po, ang sarap! 😋

Every component of this treat is luxurious and delicious! And the deep, rounded sweetness is just right; hindi masakit sa lalamunan yung tamis ng caramel at chocolate.

Sa sarap nito, you won't be able to stop yourself from licking the fork, the plate, and cake knife. 

Have it with black coffee. ☕

Try it and judge for yourself.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

First bite of the Honey Butter Shake Shake Fries

The "world's best fries," covered in Honey Butter powder.

Delicious and fragrant! Butter na butter talaga ang amoy at lasa. We're not sure if the sweetness is truly that of honey but it doesn't really matter; we're just glad that the sweetness is subtle.

You know what's better though? Honey Butter Hash Browns! 😋

Try it and judge for yourself.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

First slice of the Chocolate Babka

It's sweet yeast cake dappled with Belgian Chocolate, from Starbucks.

Moist and not too sweet. The chewy texture adds to the enjoyment. The chocolate taste is a bit meh. Wish it were bitter.

Tip: Dip the bread in bitter coffee. I know it's a little plebeian, but it's good.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

First bite of Paper Moon's New Cookies & Bars

New dessert options from Paper Moon Café!

First, the Dark Chocolate Pistachio Brownie.

It's a block of moist dark chocolate brownie dappled with bits of pistachio and chocolate chips. Not too sweet and filled with delicious bittersweet chocolate taste. Kinulang nga lang sa pistachios. 

Next is the Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie.

Dark chocolate cookie with a cheesecake center. The cookie itself is DELICIOUS, chewy, moist, and bitter. The creaminess and subtle sweetness of the cheesecake complements the dark chocolate flavor of the cookie.

Perfect with coffee!

Next, the Blueberry Walnut Blondie.

It's a blondie (not a brownie because it uses vanilla and brown sugar, not chocolate. Kaya mas maputi sa brownie) with chunks of dried blueberries and chopped walnuts.

Not bad. The bar is moist and chewy, and hindi masyadong matamis. Kinulang lang nang kaunti sa blueberry flavor. And maybe, the bar would be more interesting if the walnuts were salted.

Last is the Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie. It's a chewy chocolate chip cookie sprinkled with salt.

Sarap! Kumpleto ang lasa: tama ang tamis ng cookie, mapait yung chocolate chips, and the salt brings home the flavor.

This is probably one of the best chocolate chip cookies out there.

Each of these treats cost Php 60.

Try them and judge for yourself.