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Want Hopia? Go Visit Polland… at La Loma, Quezon City

For those who are familiar, I’m pretty sure you didn’t question the extra letter. But if you did question it well, I’m happy to inform you that I did not misspell Polland – unless I’m referring to the country which I am not. Polland or Polland Hopia is a hopia factory. They have been making delicious AND authentic mung bean cakes (Hopia) since in 1966. Why Polland? The reason behind this is simple – it was founded by Mrs. Po. With her recipes which withstood the test of time, Polland Hopia is still the choice of many may it be for a snack or a pasalubong. Advertisements

Hola, Amigos! Meet Migo Mango

Hearing the name “Migo Mango”, I’m pretty sure you already have an idea what they’re offering. I have to say you are correct but I also have to inform you that they offer more than that! Migo Mango, the newest dessert shop to join the mango craze features different flavours that go perfectly with the “Golden Fruit”, the “National fruit of the Philippines”. First, let’s check their main offering called the Migo Mango.

Delightful & Classic Savory Goodness

Classic Savory has been around for a very long time, 1950 to be exact. Though I didn’t exactly see the brand grow, my abuelito and abuelita (grandparents) sure did. They said that they frequently visit their first branch which is located in Escolta and the classic chicken is a must-order. In a nutshell, Classic Savory is a really great place.

Lunch at Sisig Society in Calle Bistro, Quezon City’s New Lifestyle Strip

Have you been to Calle Bistro? I’ve been hearing about the place from my fellow Northerners but was only able to visit it a month ago. What is Calle Bistro, you ask? Well, Calle means “street” in Spanish and Venetian. This street is located at the side of Ever Gotesco Mall on Commonwealth Avenue. It is the mall’s lifestyle strip where they feature a series of cafes and restaurants. So whether you’re in search for a place to enjoy a lovely meal, snack or coffee, you’ll definitely find the perfect spot here.

Guilt-Free Milk Tea? Keto-Friendly Coffee? One UltraKappu, Please!

I know it’s hard to believe but guilt-free and healthy milk tea options do exist, all thanks to the newest milk tea bar in the metro. The place is called UltraKappu Milk Tea Bar located at Bali Garden Residences, South Zuzuarragui Street, Old Balara Quezon City. UltraKappu (urutorakappu) literally means “ULTRA CUP”. They are a 100% Filipino startup with a name and theme loosely inspired by Japanese superheroes like Ultraman. Cool, eh? I think it’s super! Their ingredients; however, are imported from the original birthplace of milk tea which is Taiwan. But other than that UltraKappu is a minimalist milk tea bar from the ambience all the way to the drinks they offer. What do I mean, you ask?

Zomato’s 11th Anniversary – A Birthday with a Bang!

July 10 marks the 11th Anniversary of Zomato globally. And how would a food tech company celebrate its birthday? In a very special way, the Zomato team celebrated by conducting a food drive worldwide. In line with its mission of providing better food for more people, hundreds of Zomato employees and hunger heroes distributed meals to the underserved across 11 countries: India, Philippines, UAE, Lebanon, Portugal, Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Qatar, USA, and Turkey.

Avocado Lovers! Avocadoria, Ayala Vertis North is Now Open

Avocadoria! No, no, no. I’m not casting a spell as those in the Wizarding World. Avocadoria is a dessert stall or heaven for sweet tooths and avocado lovers. They recently opened their branch at Ayala Vertis North last July 27th. Since I’m a north girl, I passed by the following day (earlier today). So here’s what I learned. Avocadoria has four offerings: Avocado Shake, Avocado Lover, Avocado Dream, and Avocado Cheesecake. I got to try two.

Affordable Steaks, Carvylicious Chicken & Flaming Buffalo Wings? Chubs Chasers, Visayas Avenue is the Place

Though I live near the area, there are only two restaurants along Visayas Avenue my family and I frequently visit. If we decide to dine in a different place, the nearest mall is the safest bet. It all works out sometimes but with the number of vehicles, going to the mall can be a hassle. But things are now going to change because there’s another restaurant that caught my attention. The place is called Chubs Chasers, a casual Filipino-American restaurant that offers All Day Breakfast, pasta dishes, premium steaks, and lots of chicken. Just a little note when ordering. Make sure to read their menu carefully because they have numerous good choices. So, you are sure to find something that’ll suit your taste and satisfy your cravings as I did!

Beef Pares, Mami & Bone Marrow? Pares Retiro is Open 24 Hours

Pares which literally means pair is an original Filipino dish. It is a combination of beef stew with garlic rice pared with a bowl of soup. The stew is cooked in soy sauce, anise and topped with spring onions. Again, this delicious Filipino dish can be eaten during breakfast, lunch or dinner. And if you want the best pares in town, visit Pares Retiro. They have a branch at 344 Visayas Ave corner Congressional Ave, Quezon City which is open 24/7. Besides pares, they also offer lugaw, mami, soup, pancit, sizzling sisig and more.

Seven Best Asian Films at the Cinemalaya’s Visions of Asia

THE 15th edition of the Cinemalaya Film Festival presents a kaleidoscope of cinema from the Asian region through Visions of Asia, a major component of the country’s largest independent film festival. Four award-winning NETPAC films and three Asian indie films will convey Asian sensibilities to film enthusiasts, which will be screened on August 3 to 10, at various CCP venues.