Who doesn’t love deep-fried chicken? In this recipe, the FGDO team teaches you how to create this classic Viennese dish at home!
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[Press Release] Solaire Resort & Casino celebrates the autumn equinox and the fullness of the moon with an assortment of Homemade Mooncake offerings to please every palate. The traditional Baked Mooncakes come in a box of 2 and 4. Each set of four Baked Mooncakes will feature a unique music box packaging and has two variants: the regular box of 4, and a premium box of 4 which includes three special sauces. A little quirkier, Snow Skin Mooncakes come in a set of 5 placed in a miniature fridge.
The Baked Mooncakes come in 4 varieties to choose from. All feature double egg yolk centers complemented by an assortment of rich and flavorful pastes. The red bean paste mooncake is given a twist with dried orange skin, giving the classic a pop of citrus. On the other hand, the white lotus paste mooncake remains to be a luxury for its silky, and rich qualities. Another is the black sesame lotus paste kind which parades a nuttier and more earthy taste, while the ube paste version gives the classic a local touch that is both a familiar and an unexpected treat.
Snow Skin Mooncakes are a popular choice for those in search of unique and creative pairings. Ingredients from fruits, nuts, down to spirits were thoughtfully selected to create a collection of 5 uniquely complex tastes. The mango paste and dried mango snow skin mooncake exhibits the versatility of the popular Philippine fruit, while the raisin and Ang Pili nut lotus paste version exudes a balance between a buttery almond fullness and plummy notes. The custard paste and Palet Noir chocolate snow skin mooncake gives an appealing bittersweet bite, and the strawberry snow skin mooncake with lotus paste and rum hazelnut chocolate is a combination of flavors that render varying degrees of sweet, and a nutty effect. For a bit more zest, the champagne paste and dried apricot snow skin mooncake lends the senses a nectarine and tart excitement.
These delectable homemade mooncakes will be available for purchase from August 2 until September 13, 2019 at Red Lantern, House of Zhou, Oasis Garden Café, Fresh, The Patisserie, and The Food Court’s Bakery. Box prices start at Php 2,300.00 for a Box of 2 Baked Mooncakes, Php 3,900.00 for a Box of 4 Baked Mooncakes, Php 5,300.00 for a Premium Box of 4 Baked Mooncakes with Red Lantern Special Sauces, and Php 3,600.00 for a set of 5 Snow Skin Mooncakes including a small chiller. There will also be Snow Skin Mooncake Making Classes during lunch hours at Red Lantern every Sunday from August 18 to September 8, and on September 13.
For inquiries and reservations please call 888-8888, or email email@example.com
Starting as a place that serves hot chocolate, Xocolat quickly evolved from a drinks place to serving sandwiches and pasta and now to a full-blown restaurant. They maintained their mantra of serving chocolate not just in liquid form but found a way to incorporate it […]
A charming tradition awaits afternoon tea aficionados as Writers Bar offers a Champagne Afternoon Tea with luxury brand Veuve Clicquot from April 23 to June 30, 2019 at Raffles Makati.
Marikina has been a secret munch-worthy destination which echoed its way through the ears of many food connoisseurs way back 2009. The city has become quite the food destination for East and North residents, as well as hard-core foodies from the South (like us!) who are willing to go beyond the toll gates. This eclectic area is touted as the “Shoe Capital of the Philippines” has become a hub for many food concepts, from Japanese to Italian and everything in between, drawing visitors from all over the Metro.
But with great fame comes great expectations. The more hyped a certain neighborhood scene is the bigger the risk of being stamped as “just another fusion- millennial themed concept”. That’s our immediate bias as food writers. Neighboring areas become a crowded scene, literally and figuratively, turning what used to be a celebration of start-up concepts into a survival of the fittest, restaurant edition. Countless restaurants have closed down in sequence, an ominous trend that does not promise well for even the most solid of businesses.
I have learned about this Fil-Mex place from a good friend and a long-standing invitation which lasted for a few months. I was pretty skeptic going to another Fil-Mex restaurant. Telling myself, how can this place be different from the rest, and is it worth the drive from Alabang to Marikina?
On a random Saturday night, I found myself in Bodega Casa Villa, it is still relatively a new entrant to Marikina’s roster of restaurants & bars. The new hopeful kid on the block which has lots to offer to the current dining scene drawing us into a conclusion that the kid has the potential to outlast the rest of their co-siblings in the neighborhood. Let me tell you why.
What Made Us Stay
The intricately-carved wooden double doors opened widely that night, leading me to the airy alfresco dining space. It already feels homey and warm. The yellow walls, cream tufted booths, and wooden tables & chairs were so inviting.
As we make our way through,
The open space, warm lighting and a solid live music playing in the background made it more conducive for my friends and I stay for hours sharing a drink or two
Warm, inviting Mexican case. Walls painted bright canary yellow, intuitively accented with murals. My favorite place was the alfresco part of the Bodega CASA Villa. It is complete with a complete bar counter.
Owned and operated by Karen Villa (head chef), Keanne Andeza (in-charge of Marketing & Entertainment), and Jan Junsay highschool friends turned into business partners visioned Bodega Casa Villa as your next home away from home destination and make you feel as if you’ve been invited by a friend’s home.
The Food: Fat Girls Day Out Picks
Bodega ’s menu as fusion, taking after Latin American cuisine, with familiar Filipino taste elements.
Mucho Nacho Bodega (220php)
is a mountain of nachos mesh together with fresh salsa, longanisa, jalapeno, kesong puti, loads of garlic and queso sauce. Best shared as pulutan.
The Taco Trio (295php) crispy buttered ox brains, beef barbacoa, and bagnet sisig.
Their take on the taco is by adding rich ingredients and balancing it with other flavors. These flavors are created by pouring in some of their sauce, a garlic yogurt sauce, salsa, and spicy sauce. Each rich in flavor and complementing the base protein of the taco.
Alique Squid Pasta (275php) Cappelini, Aligue and Grilled Squid.
The Aligue pasta topped with baby squid sauteed with garlic was a nice tag team on your tongue. Served with pita instead of the typical bread.
One notable drink that you should order is the Sili Mo Rita (140php/shot, Bodega’s Jalapeno infused tequila-based alcohol shot. Rimmed with half salt.
Check out their full menu selections here. Please take note that menu roster is subject to updates/changes:
The playful execution of Chef Karen Villa for this restaurant is instinctive and comforting that is prevalently shown on the food that they’re serving. Their price point is competitive considering their portion sizes are generous.
This special nook in Marikina City is a place of refuge where you can end your stressful day. Their dishes are comforting, drinks are strong and people are open and inviting. A CASA I wouldn’t mind going back to every now and then.
The Marikina community has become so diverse, That we are given a chance to try dishes in small quantities to test on customers who would actually have an appreciation for bold flavors. The city will always be a destination, even if currently, the other counterparts such as BF Homes Pque and Maginhawa scene has a lot of ebb and flow. Marikina has a lot of gems worth seeking out – and Bodega Casa Villa is one of these gems.
It’s pretty refreshing to see a well-thought-out concept for the Filipino market. For the interiors, dynamic menu selections with generous servings and yet partnered with reasonable pricing. It is really a value of your time and money to check out this place.
Our extra rice rating/CX Rating of
- Address: 48 Dragon Street, San Roque, Marikina City
- Contact Details: +632-6451952
- Operating Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays, 5:00PM-12: 30 AM
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- TripAdvisor Top 3% Contributor
I would definitely still vouch for the VALUE FOR MONEY line without compromising quality. You’d be able to enjoy a good old steak plate for less than 500php. Generous serving, attentive wait staff, and their ice creams are still really good.
Da Gianni is everything you want in a casual neighborhood Italian restaurant —flattering lighting, plenty of exposed brick, terra-cotta floors, and wood tables with just the right amount of space between one another
When Yuval and Norfar Mann moved to the Philippines from Israel about eight years ago, Norfar struggled to find restaurants that cater to vegetarians like her and most of the times vegetarian dishes that were being served to her wasn’t really 100% vegetarian at all. On February 2016, the couple opened Chaplin at Century City Mall in Makati. Chaplin serves authentic Israeli cuisine, pastries, fine coffee and curated cocktails.
Just on the 4th floor of Century City Mall, Chaplin is a great quick refuge from the bustling chaos of Kalayaan Ave and Poblacion. Its standalone restaurant has a breezy and nice Al Fresco set up and a minimalist interior fixture from the inside so customers won’t divert focus away from the food.
The Fat Girls Day Out crew immediately had an impression that once we sat down we would definitely stay for hours. Glass walls, plush couches, and the soft indoor lights all contribute to the laidback ambiance.
Chaplin takes its cue from no less than the Charlie Chaplin. The owners are fans of the legendary comedian.
The Essence of Israeli Cuisine
Israelis have developed and continue to enjoy a delicious cuisine rooted in the uniqueness of Israeli society itself. Israeli cuisine demonstrates the true melting pot that is Israel. Coming over from over 80 countries, Jews have returned to their motherland, bringing with them the food ideologies and recipes they developed during their journeys. Such culinary traditions and methods span 3,000 years of history. Imagine that. Of course over the years these cooking traditions have been shaped over time form Africa, Europe, and even Asia.
Basically, all cuisines are an interplay of many forces- from history, sociology, and agricultural. Israeli is the best example of that. Coming from many confluences “Israeli” originated from the wider spectrum of Middle Eastern cuisine. Popular outtakes are their Falafel (deep-fried chickpea balls served in pita bread), Israeli Salad which consists of cucumbers, tomatoes that are chopped distinctively into small pieces. Eastern European influence is also integral to their cuisine, with the use of sour cream. Expect heavy use of olives and olive oil, wheat, chickpeas, and fresh yogurts.
We like starting off with a nice aperitif. We ordered their house-recommended house Mojito.
Tel Aviv Mojito (375PHP)
Thick sweet cream layer with lemon zest on top which complements the drink below
A sampler platter of cheese sticks, samosas, and falafel. Try it with their 3 sauces (roasted bell pepper, yogurt, pesto)
Tons of fresh greens, juicy tomatoes, crispy red onions, toasted pita bread, crunchy cucumbers, a zesty lemon dressing.
Pureed chickpeas mixed with tahini, lemon, olive oil, salt, and garlic. This particular dish was quite overwhelming with the generous serving size and different texture. they added some crushed green chilies, cilantro, and whole chickpeas to the top that just changed the experience. Add this to the kebab, to the pita, or to any dish they serve.
Roasted eggplants, tahini, garlic and lemon topped with almonds and parsley.
The combination of bulgur mixed with lots of fresh mint and parsley is sensational. A bit of olive oil and lemon juice finish it off beautifully. They mixed in some dried cranberry and added some sweetness to give the dish a more balanced taste.
Deep fried Cauliflower with a tinge of sweet soy based sauce, parsley, and chili. This is not a dish we usually order in Mediterranean restaurants but this is wildly addicting.
Baked filo pastry with amba eith, ground beef, lamb fat, spinach, herbs, and pine nuts.
Bourekas are nothing short of edible perfection — heavenly little parcels of dough crisped with hot oil or melted butter and stuffed with any number of delicious savory ingredients.
Chicken Thigh Kebab
Served with grilled vegetables, long grain rice, and side of pita bread.
Traditional Turkish Coffee with Baklava.
Strong dark coffee with notes of cardamom and cinnamon served in a traditional Turkish coffee pot. Pair it with the crispy, nutty, and creamy baklava. These two elements together create balance for your dessert.
Why Dine at Chaplin?
Makati is an active city with full of ADHD individuals making you want to randomly move for some reason. It’s hard to find time to just sit back, relax, and enjoy a solid meal with friends or family. The food that we sampled was excellent and comforting. Israeli food has a lot of similarities in terms of character to Asian-style dining. Their food is served in big portion sizes that is meant to be shared family-style.
Israeli cuisine is a well worth dining experience worth sharing with our loved ones.
- Location: 4/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave. Makati
- Operating Hours: 8am-11pm
- Spend Ratio: 1,400php for 2 pax
Ang Bistro sa Remedios is the perfect place to visit if you want no-frills honest to goodness traditional Filipino fare. From the moment you step in, until the end of your meal, you get to experience Filipino hospit