Thursday, July 7, 2011


Last week, I was privileged to be a part of the Minion Dollar Club Treat by Miss Joyce Ramirez from Publicity Asia. She treated us minions (around 30 plus in all) to eat at BON CHON! When I heard about the treat, I was super excited! I already had a taste of Bon Chon Chicken once at SM Megamall. And it was sooo good that I wanted more!

Cool interior look!
"The hottest hot wings in New York is finally here. Dubbed by GQ and Esquire as "The Best Fried Chicken in America," Bon Chon's crispy but non-greasy chicken has been featured in the New York Times... Only the freshest chicken wings and legs are deep fried twice in 0 grams trans fat soy bean oil - this burns off all the chicken fat and makes the chicken crunchy outside and tender inside. Option of glazed Soy Garlic or Soy Garlic Hot Sauce completes the Bon Chon Chicken Experience."  

So let's have a look now shall we? This is what was served to us during the meal.

Literally a feast before my eyes! I had 2 Six-piece trays in front of me. I was a bit overwhelmed by the volume of food being offered. I wasn't quite sure what to taste first! But then again, the star of the event stole my concentration..

Soy Garlic Flavor
Soy Garlic Spicy
Just looking at the photo makes my mouth water. I love the crispiness of the chicken. The sweet tangy flavor excites my taste buds. When I bite in it, the tender meat tastes just right. If I weren't with such a distinguished crowd at that time, I'd probably would have stuffed myself silly with it! Hehehe..

Normally I'm not into spicy food. As much as possible, I avoid it like a plague. But I was challenged to try it and I DID and oh boy, I was pleasantly surprised by the taste and the degree of spiciness! It wasn't too hot that I was overwhelmed by the spiciness but it was just the right amount for me to savour the taste and texture of the Bon Chon Chicken with an added "oomph" to it!

This is their Kimchi Coleslaw. I'm not a fan of Kimchi but this tastes super good! 
It complimented the chicken perfectly!

I ate around 8-9 pieces (hahaha I wasn't quite sure..) of BON CHON Chicken! I feel so proud of myself! AND take note, I ate it with NO RICE! Wooohooo! So no guilty feelings. harharhar!

We were also offered Fish Tacos. I was pleasantly surprised by it. 
Not a big fan of fish but this tasted really good!

The meat was cooked just right and tender and I just love the sauce! 
 Takaw kanin nga lang so I didn't eat a lot of that. 
 I wanted to have enough room in my tummy for BON CHON CHICKEN Goodness!

So in total I had 8 pieces of chicken, 1 Fish Taco,  3 spoonfuls of Bolgogi rice, 1/2 cup of Kimchi Coleslaw, and 2 tall glasses of Iced Tea!

Will I recommend Bon Chon Chicken? YES I will!
 Its a great place to eat instead of your typical fastfood chain. 
My only suggestion for Bon Chon Chicken is for BIGGER pieces (hehehe.. matakaw!)
 and to make sure that the entire chicken piece is all glazed up! 

Checkout Bonchon Chicken Philippines FB page for more info.
So what are you guys waiting for? Run to your nearest Bon Chon Chicken restaurant. Bon Chon Chicken at Katipunan is about to be done! I'm also looking forward to see a BON CHON CHICKEN restaurant at the Trinoma Mall or SM City North Edsa area. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tres Filipino and Spanish Cuisine - A Kare-kare Pinoy Food Experience

This is a long overdue post on my birthday eat out last March at TRES Filipino & Spanish Cuisine, The Block, SM North City Edsa, ground floor facing Trinoma. Ok, so me and Rache wanted to try a different eating experience for my birthday. I had wanted to try out a place that I myself haven't eaten before. While resto window shopping, someone gave us a flier advertising Tres' promo of EAT ALL YOU CAN KARE KARE. We were on the escalator going up to The Block's 2nd floor and we were supposed to go looking for a place to eat there but the thought of stuffing ourselves with Kare-kare won us over! We immediately went down the escalator again to go to the restaurant's location which was on the ground floor outside.

Photo Credit: Tres

I loved the interior. It was warm and cozy looking. It had an old Filipino-Spanish feel to it which of course is the theme of the whole restaurant. We sat down on a corner table and ordered the Eat All You Can Karekare promo. 

Unfortunately I don't remember exactly how much it was but it was definitely not more than Php 300. Rachel and I were both pleasantly surprised by the superb service that was given to us. We talked with the head waiter and  had a lovely chat with him while waiting for our food to be served. We found out that the owner has Filipino-Spanish roots and the recipes used were family recipes. Then the food arrived! The eat all you can Karekare promo served all three of their karekare special dishes - namely Krispy Kare-kare (their bestseller!), Beef Kare-kare, and Seafood Kare-kare. They gave us small portions of each on three small rectangular dishes and we could have it refilled once we were done. We both had our own Kare-kare "gravy" boat to slather our meat (and RICE!) according to our taste.

The dish on the farthest left are veggies! :)
Left - Beef Kare-kare, Right - Krispy Kare Kare
What I loved about the Kare-kare? THE SAUCE! I absolutely loved it! It had this rich creamy texture and peanut "sauce" (hehehe for lack of the better term) that I like in Kare-kare. It wasn't that strong but had the just right taste! Being allergic to seafood, I let Rache have all of mine I had her Krispy one. WE WERE FULL! And for that we even haven't had our second serving at that time! We then just had one more refill (me on krispy and Rache on seafood) until we surrendered. 

And just before we left, they gave us a free taste of their dessert which were old fashioned fudge cake and orange cake. Surprisingly, I loved the orange cake! It was light and sweet and tangy! I loved the flavor. Rache is a chocolate lover so naturally she preferred the fudge. The cakes were really affordable around Php 93 per slice only!

Will I recommend Tres? YES! The food, service, and ambiance is GREAT! Its also a great place to bring your balikbayan friends or family and let them renew their taste buds of Filipino-Spanish cuisine in a classy way. 

P.S. By the way, Tres has a promo right now! CRISPY SISIG for only 3 PESOS! Drop by at TRES now to try it out! :)

Photo Credit: Tres FB Page

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A New Look at Greenwich

I've always been a fan of the Greenwich Pizza Commercials. I can't help but laugh over the creative ideas that they had and mind you.. it works! Who cannot forget their famous line.. "ANG CHEESY!!!" and elegant looking Anne Curtis pushing that car. Eventually, those commercials got to me and I just HAD to drop by a Greenwich Pizza and Pasta store to check out  how "cheeeeesy" it was. Rache and I went to the brand new Greenwich Fast and Casual Store in Trinoma, 2nd Floor. I LOVE THEIR NEW LOOK! 

The Cashier looks like a barista in a posh cafe! :)

Love the interior look and lighting! Plus the posters are inspiring! :)

Now this nook definitely looks cozy enough to bring friends over to chat and eat!

The ambiance really drew me in! I loved the cozy feel to it. BUT I would say its the restaurant's furniture that was the real winner! It made me want to stay there for quite some time!!! 

ME totally luvin the red chair. Made me feel like a queen! :)

Rachie admires the interior design as well! She's an architect -- so yeah, she'd know!
Of course, besides the ambiance I ended up really enjoying the FOOD! Yes! The food! Ok honestly now, I haven't been a big fan of Greenwich coz I thought it was... well... let's just call it "another-random-fastfood-pasta&pizza-place-not-worth-my-money". BUT eating there just blew me away! Now, remember Anne Curtis' famous commercial or advertisement? 

I ordered the Lasagna Supreme and as a side dish -- Onion Rings (lol. I just HAD to taste it to compare other onion rings that I've tasted from other restos!).

New Crunchy Onion Rings, Medium Size, PHP 49.00

Lasagna Supreme - PHP 89.00 Snack Size Ala Carte

Ok and let me tell you -- YES IT IS CHEEEEEEEEEEEESY!!! I love LOVE LOVED IT!!! Personally, I like pasta more than pizza. And definitely this one is a winner in my book! Every bite was delicious! I love the whole combination.. especially the right amount of cheesiness in it. It was cheesy, creamy, meaty, and definitely deserved the title as Greenwich's "Best Tasting Premium Pasta Ever!" So check out the new and improved Greenwich Fast and Casual Store at Trinoma Mall--one of the few of this type of Greenwich store around Metro Manila.  

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

i LOVE Frutti Froyo!

Taken from 
Summer is soooo here in the Philippines and because of this, I've searched  found my new snack/dessert addiction... FRUTTI FROYO! One of our friends recommended this to us, and once I tasted it.. I GOT HOOKED!

One of the amazing things that I love about Frutti Froyo is the fact that its a SELF-SERVE FROZEN YOGURT -- meaning I can make my own mix! Each time I visit Frutti Froyo becomes a unique experience because I can choose from a variety of flavored yogurt and awesome toppings AND I can choose how much or little amount of each yogurt or topping! I have the control! And I absolutely LOVE it! 

Yes those nuts are hidden somewhere under those other yummy toppings!

I've tasted the chocolate yogurt flavor (which my dad and brother is totally addicted to) and the typical tart yogurt flavor and those are my favorites! The toppings are sooooo awesome! Whenever I eat yogurt, it must have a lot of CRUNCH to it... and Frutti Froyo satisfied my craving for nuts! They have pecans, walnuts, cashew, almonds, and even hazel nut toppings to choose from. And yes, my frutti froyo MUST always have all of those nuts in it! hehehe.. of course, the usual yogurt toppings are available there. 

But I must say what makes Frutti Froyo unique is that they have GHIRARDELLI chocolate sauce (and also caramel I think..) available to make your Frutti Froyo experience so much more memorable for the chocolate lovers out there. :) love love love it!

One of the best part of eating at Frutti Froyo is that you have control on how much you will pay for your Frutti Froyo experience because the price is based on how much it weighs! Each ounce is Php 18.00. Not bad eh? And check this out, they also recently gave out a loyalty rewards card. For every 10 ounces single receipt purchase, you get a sticker.

Collect all 10 stickers and you get ONE FREE CUP up to 10 ounces with any flavor or toppings of your choice! 

I got my rewards card PLUS a 10% discount card on next single receipt purchase earlier this year as a promo for filling up their survey form. :) Thanks FF! Anyway, all this talk of yogurt has made my mouth water.. so why not drop by at the nearest Frutti Froyo branch near you! 

I want some more... :(

with Friends and Family at Trinoma Frutti Froyo Branch!