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“Munch” (to chew or eat audibly or with pleasure) and “Gulps” (to swallow rapidly in large amounts). A blog that sprung out of two sisters' passion for food. A compilation of food trips, food finds, recipes and other information akin to food. Be it high end or street food. Be it home-cooked or chef-made. Be it eaten hot or cold. Be it eaten cooked or raw. Let’s list and hunt for ingredients..let’s chop, slice, dice, mince, julliene..let’s boil, marinate, poach, bland..let’s stir-fry, barbecue, deep fry, bake..let’s plate and decorate..let’s mix, blend, squeeze and concoct. Let’s share recipes and other food information. Let’s Munch and Gulp..Bon Appetit and Cheers! =]

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Starbucks' Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cheesecake

Are you a fan of chocolates? Then the Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cheesecake is a must try!

Rich, creamy and velvety cheesecake loaded with chunky, moist and fudgy walnut brownies and chocolate chips baked on dark chocolate cookie crust.

One bite of this and your love for coffee will definitely get more intense.

Burger King's Dutch Apple Pie, Jalapeno Burger, BK Fish plus Beer!

*Hurry, The Dutch Apple Pie promo runs until March 31, 2010!

Yes, BK now serves beer!

*Try theJalapeÑo Burger and BK Fish for great snacks this summer!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ya Kun Kaya Ortigas

Ya Kun Kaya Toast

I missed the first food bloggers event and was happy to receive another invite from its owner Richard Co (became the second bloggers event because I was asked to invite my foodie friends as well).

If you think that toast is just for breakfast, that coffee is just for breaks and soft-boiled egs are not your thing..well, you must try Ya Kun Kaya Ortigas first.

Kaya is a jam much like our Coco jam but its smoother and made with Pandan leaves. Spread over a perfect toast with choices of butter-sugar, chocolate-butter, peanut butter, french toast, cheese or even Milo (yes, the chocolate drink!), eat it with a side of soft-boiled egg with soy sauce and then pair it with Milo Frostyz or the very popular Iced Lemon Tea and its a flavorful experience bursting with happiness!

They also have Hot Mocha, Hot Chocolate, Ginger Tea, Japanese Green Tea and a variation of Coffee Tarik or pulled coffee.

My personal favorite is Milo Toast with Milo Frostyz or Iced Lemon Tea.

*Ya Kun Kaya Ortias is located at G/F FERN Bldg., Escriva Drive (former Amber Ave.) corner Gen. Araneta, Ortigas, Pasig (or Escriva cor. Shaw blvdPasig)

*(02)470-4285, 0932-6285705

Monday – Sunday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

*add them up on Facebook too: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Pasig-Philippines/Ya-Kun-Kaya-Ortigas/348622460160?ref=ts

Jollibee made Tuesday a Sundae for fellow Thomasians (UST)

Jollibee at UST

Last March 16, we joined Jollibee at University of Santo Tomas (UST; my high school and pre-law alma mater) to give Thomasians a special treat: Free Sundaes!

The new Jollibee Sundae variants are: Chocolate, Black Forest and Rocky Road Brownie.

Everyone deserves a satisfying break. Whether you’re sitting at a desk eight hours a day, working in the field, or keeping house for a family, you have to indulge yourself when you can and soothe those stressed-out nerves.

So, why settle for a short trip to the water cooler or a 5-minute cigarette break? Make the most out of your time. Treat yourself to a Jollibee Sundae now and enjoy a break that is truly and deliciously satisfying.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Krispy Kreme Baked Creations Hit Ayala Avenue and Greenhills Branches

Get ready for a sweet indulgence as you savor the delicious new surprise Krispy Kreme has in store for Filipino fans.Hit the Krispy Kreme Ayala Avenue and Greenhills branches and satisfy your savory cravings and sweet tooth with the new Krispy Kreme Baked Creations.


Bite into the freshly baked goodness of the Kruffins-- an American style hand made muffin, filled with rich and delicious fruits, nuts or chocolate... It's a muffin with a hole! Varieties include Double Chocolate, Apple Streussel, Blueberry and Classic Kruffin; and the Pull-Aparts - A North Carolina original. Hand-rolled balls of dough, pulled apart and laid to form a doughnut like sweet bread, filled with sweet or savory varieties and baked fresh to a melt in-your-mouth experience. Sweet and savory varieties include Cheese, Bacon & Cheese, Sausage & Cheese and Cinnamon. And if you can't decide whether you're savory or sweet, be sure to try both to find out!


Try their newest "perfect partners" - Baked Creations & our Signature Coffee.
Your choice of Classic Kruffin or Cinnamon Pull Apart with brewed Signature Coffee for only P99.

*Krispy Kreme has been making Filipinos happy since 2006, when they opened the first branch in Bonifacio High Street . Since then, it has spread to branches in Greenhills (drive-thru), SM Mall of Asia, Trinoma, SM Megamall, Ayala Avenue, Robinsons Galleria, Gateway Mall, Glorietta 4, SM City Annex (North EDSA), Annex 2 SM Fairvew, Eastwood, Marquee Mall, SM San Lazaro & SM Manila (coming soon). Log on to www.krispykreme.com.ph and be a Friend of Krispy Kreme to get updates or call 0917-8053000 for parties and function needs.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

BigOli Ristorante Now Open At The Annex SM City

*(photo credits: sirearevalo.com)
Spaghetti Bolognese(solo P80 / grande P115, Bacon Stromboli (P120/ Beefy variant also available), Meltique Beef Pasta (P125), Pasta favorites: Baked Lasagna (P180), Pasta Al Pesto solo P90 / grande P130), Fettucine Carbonara (solo P100 / grande P140); Italian Chicken (4pcs. P235/ 6pcs. P345/ 10pcs. P550), Complimentary bread stick with every pasta meal, Pepperoni Classico Pizza (slice P75 / whole P670), BigOli's Tiramisu (P55), Turtle Cheesecake (P80), Garden Salad(P65), Gelato: Double Chocolate, Mint Pistaschio and Strawberry..more variants available (P50)

My sister and I frequent BigOli's branch at another mall near the cinemas. We particularly like the Bacon Stromboli and Spaghetti Marinara. So when a foodie invite came along I didn't hesitate to experience their newest fare.

My first time to try their Meltique Beef Pasta (P125) and Italian Chicken (4pcs. P235/ 6pcs. P345/ 10pcs. P550) which is now my favorite combo!

For dessert I recommend their Gelatos (P50) and (not in the photos) Tre Latte (P55).

*BigOli Ristorante is located at: 2nd Floor, The Annex SM City

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Kruffins and Pull Aparts: Sweet & Savory Creations from Krispy Kreme

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This 2010, Krispy Kreme is back to offer something deliciously different as it launches its Baked Creations. This newest addition to the line of Krispy Kreme offerings comes in two new options: the Kruffins, an American style hand made muffin-with-a-hole filled with rich and delicious fruits, nuts or chocolate with varieties which include Double Chocolate, Apple Streussel, Blueberry and Classic Kruffin; and the Pull Aparts – the North Carolina original hand-rolled balls of dough, pulled apart and laid to form a doughnut like sweet bread, filled with sweet or savory varieties such as Cheese, Bacon & Cheese, Sausage & Cheese and Cinnamon. Like the doughnuts everyone has grown to love, these new Krispy Kreme sensations are the perfect companions to Krispy Kreme’s freshly brewed Signature Coffee.Krispy Kreme is a brand for sharing – which makes it a well-loved doughnut chain in the Philippines and the rest of the world,” says Mark Gamboa, Marketing Manager of Krispy Kreme. “The introduction of the Baked Creations of Krispy Kreme here in the country is our way of showing our eagerness to give Filipinos something delightfully new to share and enjoy everyday.”

*Grab the new Krispy Kreme baked creations soon to come in the dougnut chain’s Greenhills and Ayala stores. You may also visit any of the following Krispy Kreme Branches: Bonifacio High Street, Greenhills Shopping Center Drive-Thru, SM Mall of Asia, Trinoma Cinema Level, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia Drive-Thru, Ayala Avenue, Robinsons Galleria, Gateway Mall, Glorietta 4, SM City Annex (North EDSA), Annex 2 SM Fairvew, Eastwood, Marquee Mall Pampanga, SM San Lazaro & SM Manila (coming soon) or call 0917-8053000 & (02) 633-2313. Also, be sure to log on to www.krispykreme.com.ph and be a Friend of Krispy Kreme.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

You Want Yummy Frozen Yogurt for FREE..Guess What!?!?!?!?!

Guess What!?!?!?!?!

FREE cup of our newest frozen yogurt for 1st 50 customers of every branch between 2-4pm, March 5, 2010 at all branches!

Gulp® literally to your 2010 candidate with 7-Elections

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This coming election, Filipinos can have a drink and vote with it, too!

Beginning March 10, 7-Eleven Philippines will be giving the entire Filipino nation a voice in the upcoming Presidential elections through the 7-Elections.

Locally, 7-Eleven hopes to highlight the Filipino’s Presidential options by making sure that all the Presidentiables–the top five, namely Manny Villar, Joseph Estrada, Richard Gordon, Noynoy Aquino, and Gilbert Teodoro alongside fellow candidates Jamby Madrigal, JC de Los Reyes, Nicanor Perlas, Eddie Villanueva, even the voter’s right to abstain, are represented. The idea is to engage the greater public in this national initiative anchored on the value of freedom of choice and underscore the importance of responsible voting.

For the duration of the campaign, anyone who wants his vote to be counted can just visit any 7-Eleven store and pick up a 16oz Gulp® Cup that bears the colors and image of their Presidential bet. And we’re making it easier and accessible for Filipinos to let their voices be heard by making it available in over 450 stores.

To ensure the veracity of each vote, each Presidentiable is assigned a specific barcode, which 7-Eleven cashiers will scan upon purchase of your Gulp® cup. All votes are carefully audited and may be verified online at www.7-election.com.ph where the public can also view updates on detailed polling results, to give the public regular updates on the Presidential race. Voters may even share their vote thru Facebook.

And because Every Gulp® Counts! Filipinos can literally drink to their candidate.