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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! =]

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cafe Año: "Whatever you crave for, we got it!" (and more!)

Cafe Ano's facade

Crispy Chicken Skin - crispy chicken chunks and probably the best one we've tried

Chipirones - baby squid sauteed in olive oil with garlic and bay leaf that "tickles" your palate

Crispy Kare-Kare - their take on a classic that we truly enjoyed; a bursting experience of crispy meat, veggies and creamy peanut sauce; a must-try

Pata Bawang - a signature dish and their take on another classic; its Crispy Pata but with lots of deliciously olive oil fried garlic and other condiments

Lechon Kawali sa Bagoong Kamias - another signature dish; a genius combination of Lechon Kawali and Binagoongan but the twist is the use of Kamias (english: camias ginger lily; french: carambolier bilimbi), a pantropic firm sour fruit we enjoyed during childhood'; *hats off to you Chef!*

Corned Beef Sinigang - their version is served with chunks of meat and lots of veggies; the taste is a combination of sweet and sour that is truly classic Filipino Sinigang

Isda ni Juan Tamad - the name and look says it all; its crispy fried boneless Tilapia preferred by the Juan Tamad in us; no more picking and slicing, just savour!

Bangus Ano - another signature dish; big boneless Bangus (Milk Fish) fried in olive oil

Angus Beef Steak - the use of Angus Beef is definitely a treat in itself

Refreshing and fresh coolers and fruit shakes

Canonigo - big serving of fluffy and creamy Spanish dessert served with Mango balls

Suman sa Lihiya - Filipino rice dessert sans the banana leaf wrapper; served with deliciously light sweet sauce

Mango Turon - the shell is light and crispy and the Mango filling surprisingly intact firm and fresh; served with a creamy sauce that in our thinking, may also be a separate dessert

Maruya ala mode - Filipino dessert of fried banana topped with a scoop of ice cream

Location: 807-808 Westgate Precinct, Westgate Center Alabang, Muntinlupa
Reservations: 771-1281

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cafe Año's 3rd Anniversary Promo

The food in Cafe Año varies from Spanish, Western, and Filipino food. As they say, "Whatever you crave for, we got it!"

For inquiries and reservations: 771-1281

Original Pancit Puti by LSS Fastfood

Never heard or had Pancit Puti? Well then read on and get in on one of Makati's best hole-in-the-wall foodie hangouts.

LSS Fastfood had humble beginnings but their food especially their original Pancit Puti's goodness spread through word of mouth.

Pancit Puti is not your usual "pancit" because as implied its "puti" or "white" mainly because its not cooked with the usual soy sauce. That's about what we can gather because the rest of the process remains a trade secret.

It has a unique light taste, garlicky but no "umay" factor. Paired with their special Puto and its a guaranteed "meal of happiness" any time of the day.

Though its a modest, out-of-the-way place Makati employees, students, etc. flock to LSS any time of the day for a taste of their good food and unpretentious vibe.

So foodies, do visit LSS Fastfood's Original Pancit Puti. You should also try out their other dishes like Dinuguan, Tocilog, etc.

Location: 7579 Dela Rosa Street, Barangay Pio del Pilar, Makati City,

They also cater and deliver: 8434623; 8431933; 8191196 Look for Girlie, Meg or Gaye

Hapadog: Japanese-American hotdogs

Tried these out before Anberlin's concert. It's quite good. Tastes like a combination of an American hotdog with traditional Japanese toppings.

Branches: SM North Edsa, Sky Garden and Midnight Mercato Centrale, Bonifacio Global City

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John and Yoko: Cosmopolitan Japanese

Together with fellow foodie Leira, finally tried some of John and Yoko Cosmopolitan Japanese's fare. Read mixed reviews before but what we tried was good as well as the service and the price is surprisingly affordable. That being said, will definitely return to try out their other dishes.

Choco Godzilla

Japaella (Japanese Paella)

Japanese Crepe

Location: 2nd Level Greenbelt 5, Makati

Store hours:
Mon-Thurs: 10:30 am to 10:30 pm

Fri-Sat: 10:30 am to 11:00 pm

Sun: 10:30 am to 10:30 pm

Californiaberry's Ice Ice Baby: Perfect way to welcome summer 2011

Summer's almost here so why not start it off with Californiaberry's Ice Ice Baby (Php. P65)

Californiaberry is the only frozen yogurt chain the Philippines to guarantee 100% soft serve, non-fat frozen yogurt. Aside from the original frozen yogurt flavor, they offer seasonal flavors and a variety of toppings such as fresh fruits, candies, cookies, and cereals.

Branches: Silver City Mall, Julia Vargas Ave. Ortigas, Pasig City; Paseo Center (2nd Flr), Paseo de Roxas, Makati City; Madison Square, Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan; Megamall Lower Ground Floor of Building A; Robinson's Galleria Level 4, (beside the cinema); Tomas Morato (beside Starbucks Morato); SM the Block Level 4 (beside the cinema); SM Manila Lower Ground (near BDO and Watson's); The Fort (beside Red Kimono); SM Southmall (across Starbucks)

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

O'Sonho Portuguese Fusion: Taste the Dream indeed!

Calda Verde (Php. 180) - in Portugal this is a famous clear soup with potato, shredded kale, and chunks of chouriço sausage; O'Sonho's version is a bit creamy but still healthy; dash some pepper if desired

Chouriço sausage Sisig (Php. 210) - meaty, crispy and cooked in olive oil (one of the bases of Portuguese cuisine); it has none of the lardy aftertaste like regular sisig; perfect with rice or wine (or both)

Portuguese Chouriço (Php. 260) - a staple in Portuguese cuisine; appetizer that's a bit spicy

Sea Bass (Php. 680) - Chillean sea bass drenched in butter lemon sauce served with herb rice

To Share Iced Lemon Tea (Php. 140) - freshly brewed tea with American lemons and a hint of peppermint; yes, its served in a "fish bowl" and quite refreshing!

Peri - Peri Chicken Pasta (Php. 310) - "piri piri" (small fiery chili peppers) is one of the basic spices in Portuguese cuisine; olive oil, sundried tomatoes and herb based dressing tossed with tagliatelle

Salmon (Php. 380) - pan-griddled and glazed with fermented soybean paste, served with daikon (raddish) pickled relish and fresh herb rice; savory soft and healthy filling

Sorvete Frito (Php. 220) - fried ice cream with almonds and shredded dried mangoes; a must-have dessert!

Tres Leches (Php. 220) - pair with coffee or tea for a perfect meal-ender or for a sweet fix

20 Jupiter St., Makati: 896-3289
Eastwood Mall: 470-1768

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yummy Roast by The Asian Kitchen

We have a new roast favorite..Yummy Roast's Yummy Chicken!

At only Php.98 you can taste the delectably soft, juicy roasted goodness from Singapore brought here by The Asian Kitchen. Paired with unlimited Fragrant Rice or Yummy Rice for an additional Php.20..it's a foodie steal!

Their first flagship store is located at the heart of Eastwood City in Citywalk 2.

Branches in SM (Sta. Rosa, Bicutan, Vito Cruz and Sta. Mesa) are in the works.

Icebreaker - Oreo Fest Promo

We love scramble since elementary days and would hide from the nuns during class breaks or when its dismissal time just for a tiny cup of that pink, icy, milky concoction.

Well today you may relive your scramble cravings at any Icebreaker kiosk (70 branches nationwide) and wait..there's more!

They have an Oreo-fest promo from March 2011-April 3oth!

Promo mechanics is for 12oz cup only. And coupon should be used on the
next day purchase.

Domino’s Pizza has arrived HOT and FRESH in THE PHILIPPINES!

Each day, more than 1 million customers enjoy hot, delicious Domino’s Pizza products on every inhabited continent on Earth. It is no wonder that Domino’s Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery.

They have opened their second branch at Silver City, Taguig!

*For pizza cravings in 30 minutes dial:
Makati branch: 754-3030
Silver City branch: 576-3030