Wednesday, November 30, 2011

S&W Fresh Pineapple



One afternoon, while doing some grocery shopping, a promo girl approached us and asked us to try a chunk of S&W Pineapple. It was sweet, juicy. So we were sold and bought a pack of sliced pineapple.

When we got home and had the pineapple slices for dessert, we were surprised because the pieces were not as good as the one with sampled in the supermarket. The core wasn't chopped off (tough!), the sweetness was uneven, and some slices were downright sour. Shortchanged, we were!


Skip this one folks. It's not worth your money.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tokyo Tokyo Bento

Want a satisfying lunch that's also easy on the pocket? Then try Tokyo Tokyo's Bento meals.

A Bento meal comes with miso soup, unlimited rice, buttered vegetables, a glass of Red iced tea, coffee jelly dessert, and your viand of choice. And there's so many viands to choose from! Once can have a Beef Stew Bento, Honey Chicken, Chicken Teriyaki, Ebi Tempura, the list goes on. Talk about a complete meal!


We chose the Prawn & Vegetable Tempura (Php 195) for lunch.

The miso soup was OK, flavorful and served warm. The buttered vegetables were delicious; the veggies weren't soggy and too oily. The coffee jelly dessert was a delight to eat; it had a good balance of sweet and bitter. And the tempura pieces were perfectly fried; the batter was light, the prawns were fresh, and the vegetables (carrots, onions, and potatoes) were crisp.

All in all, the Bento meal left us very satisfied. And for less than Php 200, that's not a bad feeling to have.

Go to Tokyo Tokyo and have a hearty Bento meal now.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha

It's a new drink by Starbucks for the holiday season.



We ordered it hot, non-fat, no whipped cream. We like the contrasting flavors of the sugary sweet white chocolate and the deep, slightly bitter mocha. The drink also has chewy bits of cranberry, for texture and hints of tartness. We thought the drink would be too sweet, but it turned out OK.

Go to Starbucks and try the Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lucky Me Special pasta



Instant pasta from Lucky Me!

There are three variants: Curly Spaghetti, Baked Mac, and Mac & Cheez. Of course, we tried all three. And we liked them! All of them!



The Curly Spaghetti boasts of its yummy red sauce, and it should because the sauce is delicious. The sauce [almost] tastes like home made Bolognese, meaty, comforting, flavorful. The Curly Spaghetti also comes with a pack of dried red cubes resembling and replacing ground meat. These cubes are actually chewy when cooked, adding texture to the whole dish.



Next, the two macaronis: Baked Mac and Mac & Cheez. The first is delicious. The sauce is similar to that of Curly Spaghetti, only it has more cheese flavor. The second one is cheese overload! But the good thing is, it's not salty; only good cheddar flavor. And, surprisingly, it has a subtle smoky flavor. Maybe Lucky Me is going for bacon & cheese...Yum!


Of course, because they're from Lucky Me, these pasta dishes come with high quality noodles. We only wish they come in bigger servings.

The Lucky Me Special pastas are available at leading supermarkets.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Whatta Tops!



Chocolate cupcakes by Lemon Square.

Moist chocolate cupcake, with chocolate filling, and a hard chocolate topping. Chocolate overload! Talagang chocolahat!


The cupcake is O-K, yummy enough. And it's not too sweet. The chocolate filling though is a tad too artificial for our taste. So is the hard chocolate top. But that not-really-milk-chocolate and not-really-dark-chocolate artificial flavor may be a hit with kids (Yikes!).

Whatta Tops cupcakes are available at leading supermarkets.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Chicken Puff



"Tempura Style" chicken nuggets from Bounty Fresh.

Frankly, we don't know what's "tempura" about these nuggets. Definitely not the coating, for the coating is not airy and light. Also not the color because we have yet to see orange tempura. Hmmm, we're baffled.


To be fair, the Chicken Puff nuggets are delicious. Actually, compared to the many chicken nuggets out there, these are probably the only ones that taste like chicken; the others taste like seasoned tofu. The Chicken Puff nuggets are also well seasoned, not too salty. They're also packed, very meaty.

We tried the Cheese variant. Too bad the cheese flavor is too subtle to be enjoyed.


The Chicken Puff nuggets are available in leading supermarkets.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Corioso



They're butter cookies from Samar, by Charito's Delight.



The cookies are not too hard and not crumbly. And they're delicious! The sweetness is just right, and one can really taste the butter and egg flavors. We personally enjoy eating the slightly burnt ones because the charred flavor adds some depth.


Perfect partner: coffee.

We got the box of Corioso as a gift. If you want to know where to buy these yummy cookies, contact Charito's Delight.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

KFC BBQ Rods



They're skewered Fun Shots, served with java rice and barbecue sauce.

The barbecue sauce was delicious; it wasn't too sweet and had the right amount of smokiness and spiciness; it's like the Barbecue flavor of Lay's Potato Chips. The java rice was also good and came in one generous serving.


A serving of the BBQ Rods costs Php 70. Visit KFC and try their chicken barbecue now!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Good Time Snacks Fish Crackers



They're by CVC Supermarket.

Perfectly seasoned, not too salty, not too peppery. They're also perfectly cooked, with the right balance of puff and crunch.


Perfect partner: ice-cold soda.

Go to CVC Supermarket and ask the cashier for Good Time Snacks Fish Crackers.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Red Ribbon's Palabok



It's meaty, tasty, and really good. We loved the strong chicharon flavor and the very subtle seafood taste. We also liked the ample amount of meat bits and cubes to munch on, adding texture to the dish.



We just wished though that a serving didn't have too much sauce, making the noodles a little too soggy.

Perfect partner: Yummy Cheese Roll or Ensaymada.