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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! =]

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Stock Market (TSM): American "Hampton" Vibe

American Food in a Hampton-inspired ambience

TSM's Juices -All fresh and healthy

Cucumber (Pipino) Juice - really liked this

TSM's Crepe - a definite must-try
More information:
Address: Bonifacio High Street, 5th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Contact Nos. (63 2) 856-2888 local 1898

McDonald's (Philippines) : Free coffee!

FREE coffee from McDonald's Philippines on Aug 8-12 from 4am - 1030am

King Chef: Dimsum Promo

Craving for dimsum on a lazy weekend, we went to King Chef to try out their Php. 48 Dimsum promo.

Ordered our favorites from the list: Hakaw, Shark's Fin, Pork Siomai, Seafood Combo and Wanton Noodles.

Its a definite must-try if you're craving for authentic dimsum. It is suggested you arrive early because the place is always packed with groups of family and friends.


Seafood Combo

Shark's Fin

Pork Siomai

Wanton Noodles

More information:
Address: 987 -989 Banawe St. / 20 Igdalig St., Barangay Manresa, 1115 Quezon City
Contact Nos. 4104919, 4136619, 4414177, 3527534 and 6977781

Mongkok Dimsum and Noodles: Quick Bite


Mongkok Dimsum and Noodles: Quick Bite Mongkok.

Been missing Cuapao for the longest time, ordered and was really happy because aside from the fact it was delicious, the serving was bigger than usual with packed fillings. Also had their Wanton Noodles to warm up the tummy and foodie-blogger-friend Leira had Sweet and Sour Pork with Rice.

Wanton Noodles

Sweet and Sour Pork

Mongkok in the Cantonese dialect, means ‘busy corner’ and this is exactly how the partners of a local company, East Pearl Trading Inc. envisioned their restaurant to be like, a place teeming with people who love to savor authentic Chinese cuisine.

Mongkok is a good place for a quick taste of Chinese cuisine.

Tea your blues away with Figaro's Herbal Blends

Figaro Coffee Company now offers a variety of herbal blends infused with herbs and fruits to soothe your senses this season. Figaro introduces four indigenous and original herbal blends: Sambong, Lagundi, Banaba and Pito Pito with distinct characteristics to relieve you from all the stress and diseases.

Figaro Sambong Blend is a hot cup of tea infused with basil and lemon believed to be a diuretic agent effective in dissolving kidney stones. Sambong leaves and roots when dried and made into tea is popular among elders who seek for herbal medicines to treat colds, sinuses and migraines. The aroma of Sambong Blend infused with the fragrant basil and the tanginess of lemon creates a relaxing and soothing experience with a distinct common juice taste you'd surely enjoy.

Figaro Lagundi Blend is a cup of hot tea infused with mint and orange believed to be an effective treatment for common cough, bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis and pharyngitis. The mix of orange and mint to the dried lagundi leaves creates a refreshing and comforting experience from any person who need healing from cough after that rough day at the office. 'Don't let that cough make you rough. The minty and fruity taste of Lagundi will give you that extra energy to accomplish your tasks for the day.

Figaro Banaba Blend is a hot cup of tea infused with tarragon, anise and grapes believed to have cleansing abilities that aides in lowering the blood and sugar level of people with diabetes. The dried leaves and roots of Banaba are also used by our elders in treating kidney stones and wounds especially those who have gone surgery. Tarragon has an aroma relatively similar to anise popular in French cooking and proven to have the presence of estragole, a known carcinogen beneficial to a recuperating body. The sweet spice of Tarragon and anise with the fruity grapes in dried Banaba leaves create a perfect taste to cap off that exhausting day.

Figaro Pito Pito Blend is a hot cup of tea infused with Dill and Mango believed to be a cure for almost all ailments after it was invented in the Philppines by the late Ernie Baron. The combination of seven dried herbs and plants: alagaw, banaba, bayabas, pandan, and mangga with half a teaspoon each of anise and cilantro became a distinct popular Filipino herbal medicine claimed by Ernie Baron and his followers to be a great aide for metabolism and a cure for almost all common diseases. With no documented major side effects of the said herbal blend, Pito Pito had become a homegrown remedy of the old and the young to all types of diseases. The blend of dill, a popular spice similar to caraway and believed to soothe the stomach after meals with the sweetness of Mango creates an explosion of flavors to heal and comfort you this season.

Try the new herbal blends at Figaro Coffee Company:Sambong, Lagundi, Banaba and Pito Pito Blends at your nearest Figaro branch today. Patronize herbal teas truly made by the Filipino for the Filipino.

Antonov’s Vodka Mixed Drink is the newest toast of the town

Antonov Vodka Mixed Drink made its stylish debut recently, as Ginebra San Miguel, Inc. kicked off the new product line in an exclusive event with new brand endorser VJ-actress Solenn Heusaff.

Made from high-grade ingredients at a party-friendly price, Antonov Vodka Mixed Drinks 330 ml bottles with easy-pull cap come in three refreshing flavors: crisp Apple; Ice, a zesty blend of lime and grapefruit; and tangy Mandarin Orange.

Angel's Pizza, Pasta, Combo: Breaded Chicken Bowl Facebook Promo

Just click on the image to zoom in on Angels' newest promo!

More information:
"A Taste of Heaven at your Doorstep"
Delivery Hotline: 922-22-22

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Angel's Pizza, Pasta, Combo: Breaded Chicken Bowls

Yes, That's Angel's Pizza, Pasta, Combo's resident "angel" who loves pizza. But there's a lot to the foodie hangout than just pizza nowadays.

Their newest offering is their Breaded Chicken Bowls in Chicken Parmigiana, Chicken Teriyaki and Chicken with Creamy Sauce for only Php. 95 each!

Had the chance to try them all and liked each in the stated order above.

Clockwise: Chicken Parmigiana, Chicken Teriyaki & Chicken with Creamy Sauce

Chicken Parmigiana
-Tops the three in my opinion; Really captured "Parmigiana" taste

Chicken Teriyaki
- Mildly tastes like Teriyaki

Chicken with Creamy Sauce
- For me it wasn't creamy enough and it caters much to the Western palate

Carrot Loaf (Php. 55)
-Aside from their yummy Brownie Squares (Php. 85), this is another must-try

Liked this poster..very inspiring!

More information:
For deliveries,
call 922-22-22

Kalayaan QC
UN Avenue
Dagupan City

Delivery Hotline: 922-22-22

Hong Kong Roast Food Express: "A Taste of Hong Kong"

Roast Chicken
- Its texture and flavor are reminiscent of Causeway Bay roast duck

For those who crave for "authentic Chinese food" or "a taste of Hong Kong," well here's a new and thumbs-up foodie find right at the heart of Salcedo Village, Makati.

Owner Mary Chan's passion is bringing authentic (Hong Kong) Chinese food to Manila especially "Asado."

She felt the need for a restaurant that emulated the true Hong Kong dining experience – excellent food, fast service, unfussy surroundings and affordable prices. Therefore, she and her chef trained with Hong Kong and Shenzhen chefs to perfect the recipe, which is now one of the best-selling dishes at HKR.

Here are more of HKR's sumptuous dishes:

Black Chicken Sesame (only at HKR) - this dish uses the silk chicken, a type of fowl whose skin is completely black; cooked with ginger to eliminate unhealthy gas and acid from the system.

Fried Chicken

French Toast with Sesame filling
- A definite must-try as dessert or snack

Milk Tea
- Only Hong Kong brand Black & White Evaporated Full Cream milk is used

Salted Baked Chicken

Sate Beef Hofan

Spicy Squid

Fried Rice

Garlic Rice

Liked these his/hers curtains which leads to the restroom

The secret's out! Now everyone knows where to dine when craving for authentic Hong Kong Chinese food within Makati. But the place is packed during lunch and dinner time so better get there early!

More information:

Address: 7467-C Bagtikan St., San Antonio Village, Makati City

Tel. No.: (02) 553-7846

Store Hours:
Opens from 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

*M, T, W, Th, F, Sa: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

King Chef Fine Dining: The Imperial Feast Opening

The King Chef Fine Dining opening menu

Red table napkins and gold tablecloths for good luck

We were invited to the grand opening of King Chef Fine Dining located at 989 Banawe St., Q. C.

King Chef Fine Dining was bourne out of the need for a bigger space for bigger groups of guests for special occasions. So husband and wife team, Michael Chan-Ang and Marites Apiado-Ang as luck would have it, leased the building next to King Chef Dimsum Kitchen (opened June 29, 2009) and Cantonese Soup Kitchen (opened July 2009).

Oh, its not just the food you'll rave about because once you enter the ambience is enticing! You'll know also that aside from their sumptuous Cantonese food and clean-cut interiors, the superb service you'll experience will add to your desire to return.

Here's the Imperial Feast we had that night:

- Fried Prawn Dumpling and Malaysian Cake with Tea

Cold Cuts Combination
- Seaweeds, Century Egg,
King Chef's "chinese" maki, etc.

Imperial Spare Ribs
- Slow-cooked, tender and juicy slices (seasonal/a must-try)

Crab with Sotanghon in Hotpot
- Big packed crabs in Sotanghon sauce (seasonal/a must-try)

Chicken Fortune Bags (seasonal)
- Meticulously wrapped chicken dish with a light sauce

Double Boiled Native Chicken Soup
- A light chicken soup to whet one's appetite

Yang Chow Fried Rice

Cute token

Herbal Lemongrass with Mixed Fruits
- Pandan flavoured jelly with herbal tea added to mixed fruits in ice

Directions/Map on how to go to King Chef Fine Dining

So grab your family and friends and enjoy authentic Cantonese cuisine, fine dining and superb service daily at King Chef Fine Dining!

More information:
987 -989 Banawe St. / 20 Igdalig St., Barangay Manresa, 1115 Quezon City, Philippines

They are open:
Mon: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tues: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat: 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

Tel. Nos.: 4104919, 4136619, 4414177, 3527534 and 6977781

Goldilocks: SouPinoy for the Filipino soul

Rainy weather certainly has its drawbacks, but there are few things more satisfying and comforting that a piping hot bowl of your favourite childhood soup, a steaming cup of rice, and the pitter-patter of rain outside your window.

Goldilocks, the country’s number one bakeshop, brings you respite from the rain with its line of Soupinoy! A hearty serving of Goldilocks’ classically-flavoured Nilagang Baka, Sinigang na Bangus, La Paz Batchoy, or Tuna Panga sa Miso makes for the perfect partner this rainy season.

Make your way to the Goldilocks branch nearest you, or call 888-1-999 Go-Delivery today for a sampling of succulent soups!

Goldilocks and Watson's Philippines: Sweet and Sinless Dessert Challenge

(L-R) Goldilocks Bakeshop Marketing Manager Sali Sauco and Goldilocks Markketing Director Pinky Yee cement the partnership with Health Business Unit Director Lyle Joseph Morrel and Health Trading Controller Aida Lapez of Watson’s Philippines to commence activities for the Sweet and Sinless Dessert Challenge.

Satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping a handle on your health as well! Goldilocks, the country’s number one bakeshop, have teamed up with Watson’s Philippines to give you the Sweet & Sinless Dessert Challenge, a wonderful way to trim off the pounds and still enjoy your favorite Goldilocks treats!

Simply accumulate at least P300 on a single receipt of pharmacy items and win a P50 Goldilocks Gift Certificate! Avail of any of the sugar-free and low-fat line of pastries and sweets that Goldilocks has to offer, simply present your gift certificate at the counter! Each P300 purchase of pharmacy items qualifies you for a grand raffle of Sweet and Sinless treats! Winners of the grand Goldilocks and Watson’s Showcase will be announced on 30 July 2011 at the Mega Atrium, SM Megamall.

Trim those pounds today and drop by any Watson’s branch followed by the Goldilocks store nearest you!