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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! =]

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!

Goldilocks Mocha Caramel Cake Swirl and Choco Strawberry Cake Swirl

Goldilocks Mocha Caramel Cake Swirl, a delectable medley of mocha chiffon cake, butter crème, and butterscotch caramel filling is a great way to keep your energy up.

Goldilocks Choco Strawberry Cake Swirl, a scrumptious slice of chocolate chiffon cake, buttercreme, and strawberry filling, is the perfect end-of-day snack.

See swirls! Drop by the Goldilocks branch nearest you or call 888-1-999 for Go-Delivery today!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Bayview Park Hotel Manila: Kulinarya Buffet Festival 1st week of July

Nilagpang na Dahon ng Kamote: A familiar fresh salad/appetizer to Visayans like us but like it with siling labuyo for a bit of bite.

Bulalo: Best when piping hot to warm the tummy for a feast but the marrows are too good to resist plus the mix of fresh veggies entices one to refill their bowl.

Lechon Kawali: Deliciously crunchy golden brown skin and sinful meat, preferred dipped in toyomansi with siling labuyo.

Ginataan Curacha: Hands down this is a must-try..THE favorite indeed this week!

Pinakbet Tagalog: For veggies lovers, Bayview Kulinarya Festival offers the Tagalog version.

Miki Guisado: But of course, what's a Filipino feast without any Pancit fare/version.

Piyaya at Pinasugbo: The Piyaya we often identify as very Pangasinan, while the Pinasugbo from Cebu; both familiar because as kids we get them as pasalubongs.

Various well-loved Kakanins: Maja Blanca, Bibingka, etc. are also served because they are some of the dessert staples at any Filipino feast.

July's here so went back to Bayview Park Hotel Manila where they offer the best Filipino-style buffet dubbed as “Kulinarya.”

For the first week of July they are offering picks from all regions, LuzViMin (Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao) meticulously prepared by Chef Gilbert Soriano.

The whole month of July, the Bayview Park Hotel Manila offers the best buffet lunch from all regions especially Bicol, Batangas, Pampanga, Ilocos, Ilo-Ilo and Cebu. This is in line with the Department of Tourism’s program to better promote our country. Other hotels and restaurants have been tapped to follow suit coinciding with art/culture programs headed by the CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) and museum tours in the country.

For more information/reservations:
Bayview Park Hotel Manila
1118 Roxas Boulevard corner United Nations Avenue, Manila
Phone: 247-9000 or 526-1555
Fax: 522-3040

Nasi Lemak: Serving the Best of Singapore in a fusion of other Asian dishes

Nasi Lemak's offers a wide array of authentic and fusion dishes

Siopao, Chicken Feet and Hakaw

With Mr. HK Tan, owner and Executive Chef

Craving for a light tummy treat before a flick, both "Munch" and "Gulp" went to visit Nasi Lemak for their P55 promo.

The P55 special is still ongoing, where customers return just for the specials and they enjoy the Siopao, Chicken Feet, Hakaw just like us!

Serving the Best of Singapore in a fusion of Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Japanese, Indonesian, and Indian cuisine.

Based at L2, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas, Nasi Lemak is the no 1 most authentic Singaporean restaurant in the Philippines.