Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chicken Moroccan @ Les Caraibes Beach Resort: A Taste of Good Life

Yobs and I celebrated our first anniversary at Les Caraibes Beach Resort in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas last February 22 and 23. He ordered Beef Caldereta (P195), while I had Chicken Moroccan, (P250). Setting aside the beef caldereta, let us talk about my Carribean-inspired dinner.
The meat was tender and juicy it must have been marinated a day before. I loved the generous amount of onions, tomatoes, and herbs sauteed with it. A side dish of buttered, cubed tomatoes and eggplants was also in the platter to balance the meaty goodness of the main course. Topped with a slice of orange, a couple of tortillas, and some basil, my Chicken Moroccan was made more enticing to the senses.
Chicken Moroccan is best partnered with fresh watermelon shake (P120/glass)

Speaking of quantity, the meal was really filling. Quality wise, it was truly satisfying. Chicken Moroccan is indeed a taste of good life. Great job, Chef (whoever you are)!!!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Have Your Breakfast Anytime of the Day at Figaro Coffee Company

Drinking coffee is becoming a significant part of the Filipino lifestyle. That is why more and more coffee shops are opening in the market nowadays. Coffee lovers can now get a sip anytime of the day because coffee shops are just about anywhere.

Good news is, aside from the availability of coffee whenever you need a sip or two, Figaro Coffee Company, one of the leading coffee shops in the Philippines today, also offers the All-Day Breakfast perfectly for clients who believe in the power of eating breakfast before heading to another day's work.

You can choose from four (4) viands: Pork Longganisa (P175), Classic Corned Beef (P175), Marinated Boneless Bangus (P150), and Beef Tapa Supreme (P150); each served with garlic rice, tomato-cucumber salsa, fried farm fresh egg, and 8oz. brewed coffee.

I personally love the marinated boneless bangus. Aside from the fact that it is boneless, its meat is well-marinated, making it more flavorful. At first, I thought I would like the beef tapa supreme because I am more of a meat lover; however, I find the beef tapa dull and ordinary. So if ever I get the chance to visit Figaro again, I am going back for the fish, and of course, this one:

My White Choco Macadamia Frost (P125)

All-Day Breakfast is available in all branches of Figaro nationwide, so make it a habit to drop by at your favorite outlet and fuel up!


Join Coca-Cola's Dream Pack Contest and Win an iTouch

Along with its Any Concert Anywhere Promo Contest, Coca-Cola also launched the Coke Dream Pack Contest, where contestants can display their creativity and artistic prowess by making up new designs of Coca-cola products.

Here’s how you can do all of that and get the chance to win an iTouch! Just answer the following questions in 150 words or less and submit them to

1.       If you had a dream Coke pack/bottle, what would it look like? How would you make it portable? How many mL/oz.? What would you call it and why? (e.g. in the same way we call the small Coke bottle Coke “Sakto”).

2.       It’s fun to make up nicknames. How would you call a new Coke pack/bottle if it had the following characteristics and why?
It's a new handy and re-sealable bottle which I can drink to go with my snacks, anytime, anywhere, whenever the need strikes.  It is convenient, instant refreshment whenever, and wherever I go:  be it travel, trip to the mall, gimmick, or just simply when I'm on- the-go. Truly a great companion for my mobile lifestyle.”
You have until February 28, 2011 to submit your answers to with the following information:
·         Subject: Coke Dream Pack Contest Entry
·         Your First and Last Name
·         Your Age
·         Your Contact No.
·         Your Email Address

It is that easy so get those creative juices flowing now and win that iTouch you have been yearning for! Good luck, guys!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rai Rai Ken's Kantonmen Heats Up a Drizzling Night

I always have the heart for noodle soups. Thanks to Rai Rai Ken, the No. 1 Japanese restaurant in the Philippines today, for offering a wide variety of ramen noodles to choose from. For tonight, I had Kantonmen. It is ramen with mixed vegetables and mixed seafoods and pork in (shoyu) soy sauce-based soup.

Kantonmen was perfect in that drizzling night. Its hot soup warmed my hungry stomach and the ingredients filled it, too. I loved both the mixture of vegetables and seafoods; it, therefore, satisfied my taste buds. It was not too spicy, unlike Tantanmen and Garlic Chili, and not too flavorful, unlike Chasyu and Seafood Hotpot. Nevertheless, they are equally good, depending on your day's craving. For me, this one, the Kantonmen, fairly matched the gloomy mode of the moment.
To know more of Rai Rai Ken's products, here is the menu for your reference. You can also visit their website if you want to ask for the latest offers, their store locations, and/or how to avail of a franchise.

And not only that, Rai Rai Ken is presently giving 50% off on ramens at the following branches indicated below. So check out the nearest outlets near you and avail of the discounts before promo ends.

From February 11-28, 2011 at the following Rai Rai Ken outlets:

1. SM Rosales
2. SM Clark
3. SM Pampanga
4. CB Mall Urdaneta
5. Robinson's Iloilo
6. Robinson's Gensan
7. Robinson's Dumaguete
8. Robinson's Cebu
9. KCC Gensan
10. Gaisano Mall Agus
11. Gaisano Mall Tabunok
12. AliMall Cubao
13. Finlandia Makati

From February 18 to March 20, 2011 at the following Rai Rai Ken outlets:

1. Harrison Plaza Village Square
2. Harbour Square CCP Complex
3. Bluewave Macapagal
4. Robinsons Galleria
5. SM City Taytay
6. Bluewave Marikina
7. SM City Sta. Rosa

Enjoy your meal ♥