Author: Clari Says

Celebrate at Tong Yang Plus

I’m a North girl who enjoys buffets. Recently, I discovered that I also enjoy grilling and making my own shabu-shabu concoction. All thanks to THE PHILIPPINES’ LARGEST BARBEQUE & SHABU-SHABU CHAIN! Tong Yang Plus is the newest restaurant under Pacific Apex Food Ventures Inc., the same group who owns and manages the following food concepts: Vikings Luxury Buffet, The Alley, Niu by Vikings, Nords Bread Hub, Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot as well as Tong Yang Hot Pot and Shabu-Shabu. Yes, everyone’s home during celebrations and other important milestones. If you’re thinking Tong Yang Plus is just another buffet restaurant, I totally understand. When I first saw their space at The Block – SM North EDSA, I thought of the same thing. Why would I go to a restaurant that offers the same experience? When I passed by again early this month Tong Yang Plus was already open. They opened it last month and based on what I saw on the outside, they do seem to be very different. I was able to prove that …

Happy 5 Years. Here’s a Special Instagram Giveaway!

Hello friends! It’s been a long while since my last giveaway. I think it was August last year and that was just a simple one, not the usual “Inspire to Win” Anniversary Giveaway that always do on Facebook. I was quite busy with work, friends and life in general. I did; however, attended a number of FMUs or foodie meetups from June to September. But I stopped mid-month because I took a new job role. Thankfully I still get invites for events as well as products reviews. Where you able to see them? I’ve been quite active making videos on YouTube as well as on Instagram TV. They’re not a vlog style though. But who knows! Maybe I’ll do it in the near future. Going back, I really do appreciate those opportunities including the changes in my job. But I really miss meeting my fellow bloggers – old and new. So I told myself that whenever possible, I will grab the opportunity that comes my way. If it’s not, then let it go because it might …

Katsu Shokudo Ramen Restaurant

After my first visit at a ramen place along Congressional Avenue, I’ve been on the lookout for a different one. I think it’s pretty obvious why I moved on without a second glance. Anyway, I am fully aware that there are several Japanese restaurants that offer a great bowl of ramen. But those restaurants can be quite expensive. And if you’re craving for ramen at night, going to the mall isn’t always the best idea. Good thing there’s a new shop along Visayas Avenue. Katsu Shokudo is a small katsu and ramen shop. They opened their doors on April 2018 but it was only in September when the news reached us. A friend and a few other people recommended this place when we were looking for a place to dine one night. Our first visit was on a Friday night. Since the place was packed, we just ordered a ramen for take-out. After we tasted Katsu Shokudo’s Shoyu ramen, we know right then and there that we found our go-to place for good value ramen. …

TEApid Season? Why Not Prepare Your Own Milk Tea!

Though there are various tea shops in the country with prices ranging from Php60 to Php150, drinking it on a regular basis can be quite expensive. It can even get more expensive if you’re craving for more than one add-on. So what can you do if you’re on TEApid mode? Simple. Prepare your own! By the way, this post is not sponsored. I just enjoy Nestea’s milk tea flavored powdered drinks. It comes in Wintermelon, Hokkaido-style, Taro and Thai-style. I often drink Wintermelon because it is my ultimate fave when it comes to milk tea. Recently, I tried the Hokkaido-style, Thai-style and their newest flavor Taro. All three are delicious and very unique. If you love milk teas, you should really get one of each because it gives you a different kind of experience. Having said that, are you ready to know how to prepare your own milk tea at home? If you want to keep things simple, just pour a sachet into a glass and add in a small amount of hot water. Stir …

Craving Something Sweet? Try Pastry Amore’s Layer & Liquor Tin Can Cakes

Cakes, cakes, cakes! Whether you’re celebrating or simply craving, cakes won’t disappoint. There are various cakes available today and they all come in different shapes, flavors, decorations, and toppings. I’m 100% sure that you will find one or two that best suit your taste buds like I did! If you know me, you know very well that there are only two flavors that I love. First is the salted caramel which offers a sweet and salty combination. Second is dark chocolate. Yep, the one with high cocoa content that others hate. But if you add this in desserts, you’ll love the balance they give. Trust me! Are you starting to crave with all this cake talk? Well, brace yourself because here comes more! As mentioned earlier, there are various cakes available today and some of them comes in a rose gold colored tin can. I’m happy to share with you Pastry Amore’s latest delicious offerings that will absolutely satisfy your sweet cravings! Salted Caramel Chocolate Layer Cake in Tin Can Love is caramel sweet, with …