Sunday, September 17, 2017

First spoonful of the Quaker Oats Instant Oatmeal

Instant treats made with whole grain oatmeal, flavored with natural tastes.

The Chicken Mushroom is like your good ol' arroz caldo, with its pronounced ginger and chicken background. Hearty and filling!

The Banana Honey has the right fragrant hint of banana and just enough sweetness to finish the flavor. Yum!

These ones are perfect for breakfast!

Try them and judge for yourself.

First slice of the Blueberry Cheesecake Mille Crêpe

A new creation by Paper Moon Tokyo Café.

Thin layers of crêpe with blueberry cream layers, topped with blueberry preserve.

Not too sweet, and has the right amount of blueberry flavor that doesn't taste like cough syrup.

Yet another good dessert option. Perfect with coffee!

Try it and judge for yourself.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Quick slurp of the Sriracha Beef Ramen

It's the latest, and hottest, ramen variant by Tokyo Tokyo.

Good points: the noodles are firm. The veggies are fresh. The soft-boiled egg is nicely made. The beef slices are juicy and sweet. And the Sriracha heat of the broth is on point.

Bad point: the broth is bland! All heat, no flavor!

A Snack size order costs Php 145.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Quick bite of the Chicken Sisig Rice Bowl

A new Rice Bowl variant from Max's Restaurant.

Fluffy white topped with chicken sisig and fried egg.

The chicken sisig has the right mix of flavors: sweetness from the mayo, slight bitterness from the liver, meaty savoriness of the chicken, and heat from two kinds of chili. Too bad there's only a small amount of this sisig. There's too much rice!

But all in all, this dish ain't bad.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Quick sip of the Seafood Binakol

A new soup dish from Max's Restaurant.

Fresh shrimp, squid rings, and bangus belly, all swimming in a coconut-water-broth flavored with lemongrass and ginger.

DELICIOUS! The broth is sweet and fragrant, complementing the freshness of the seafood.

Arguably, one of the best binakol dishes out there.

Try it and judge for yourself.

First sip of the Frozen Chamomile Tea with Kyoho Grape and Aloe

A new tea concoction from Starbucks.

It's chamomile tea mixed with crushed iced, aloe jelly, and a few pieces of grapes.

One can still sense the floral earthiness of the tea. The jelly is fun to eat, though its aloe flavor is too subtle. The grapes taste like they're just scooped out from your canned fruit cocktail.

All in all, not bad. Pwede na.

A Tall order costs Php 150.

Try it and judge for yourself.

Quick bite of the Pork Asado Bun Cluster

It's by The French Baker.

It's like one BIG siopao asado, only with dinner rolls. The bread is light and buttery. The asado filling is meaty and tasty; it has the right flavor balance of sweet and savory. 

All in all, not bad!

Try it and judge for yourself.