Must-Try: San Miguel Beer’s San Mig Zero

I am a woman. I drink beer. Hey, don’t get me wrong! I am a woman who drinks beer with utmost caution and limitation. I’ve tried several beer products, flavored or not. Most men usually drink unflavored beer but the problem with it is that, it has high alcohol content that will violate my rule to drink beer with caution. And recently, I was introduced to a new beer product of San Miguel, the San Mig Zero. San Mig Zero has only 5% alcohol content, the same amount of alcohol in flavored beers. It also has low calorie content, perfect for those who are health and body conscious. And as to the taste, it tastes like the original unflavored San Mig Light. Women who love to drink flavored beer and are curious of the taste of plain beer, can try San Miguel’s newest offering. And to those men, who don’t want to get easily drunk can also have San Mig Zero Beer as a drink.

Why do people drink beer? Beer is considered to be one of the lightest or perhaps the lightest beverage with alcohol content. And it is always available in bars, party places and some restaurants. When we are with our friends, beer is always present. It is very relaxing to hang out with friends or catch up to some old friends while drinking chilled beer. What more if it is only very light, enough to finish a long conversation without feeling tipsy.

Nowadays, it is a bit normal to drink during social gatherings, as long as you choose the suitable drink alcoholic beverage that you can manage. Enjoy life! Chillax!!!! 😉

Free Champ Towel From MILO

Summer heat brings a lot of sweat! And here is what MILO has to offer for this summer season, for every 1 kilogram of Nestle MILO, you will get a Champ Towel for free. This is part of their Choose Wellness program wherein they value nutrition more. MILO energizes our mind and body and it has Actigen-E. And now Nestle is giving extra gram in some of their products and freebies in some. For MILO tonic food drink, you can collect 3 designs of Champ Towel. There is basketball, volleyball and football designs of towel. A box is composed of 1 kg Milo and 1 Champ Towel shrunk and shaped like a ball. The ball will turn into a towel when soaked into water.

Free Towel Champ from MILO

Free for every 1 kg of MILO

The Champ Towel

And since my son is quite chubby who really sweat a lot, I think we will buy more of these and collect all designs. MILO has been our chocolate drink since I was young. And until now, I still love the taste. I just put 3 to 4 heaps of MILO in my cup with hot water and then I enjoy every sip of it. My son asks for a warm MILO chocolate drink every single morning and he usually requests to have a taste of it first before pouring the water.

We had MILO years before and we still enjoy it until now. Nestle MILO is celebrating its 50 years Building Champions. More athletes were featured in MILO advertisements as shown on TV and also on the packaging, thus giving inspiration to future sports aspirants. Years may passed, athletes featured changed, MILO will remain as one of the country’s favorite chocolate drinks. Kids love it and so as adults.

Must-Try: Lotte Almond Pepero

Addicted to Korean Drama? I am pretty sure that you will also be addicted to Korea’s No. 1 Brand LOTTE PEPERO. Crispy Biscuit Stick coated with chocolate. Aside from the original flavor, PEPERO has several flavors such as almond, strawberry, cookies n’ cream and peanut which will definitely add to the heavenly taste of it. A box of PEPERO consists 8 individual small boxes with approximately 8 to 10 sticks. Small boxes of PEPERO if come from the big box should not be for retail which is explicitly indicated in the box. But PEPERO has also individual packages that are intended for retail, they are of the same size as to the small boxes from the big box. As to the price, it is quite reasonable considering the delectable taste of every stick.

LOTTE ALMOND PEPERO

8 individual boxes in a big box

Good thing that my husband brought us a box of LOTTE ALMOND PEPERO. And you know what, my son who hates eating chocolates with nuts and almonds, suddenly craved for more sticks. By the way, since there are persons who are allergy-prone, PEPERO listed the contents that might trigger allergy in the body and it will be found at the back label of the box. For those who are looking for PEPERO products, we saw individual boxes sold for retail in malls.

Grab a stick of PEPERO and you will definitely crave for the whole box.

Got Our Couple’s Shirts From Gerry’s Grill

February 14, 2015. Gerry’s Grill, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City. Our family dine out to celebrate Valentine’s Day. And Gerry’s Grill once again satisfied my taste buds. Although Gerry’s kept us waiting for almost an hour (an acceptable inconvenience during Heart’s day), we really had sumptuous meals that night. Before we leave, one of the staff approached us and gave us couples’ shirts. My husband and I were not used to wearing couple’s shirts, though we also appreciate others who wear one to show how strong their bond is even on shirts.

Couple’s Shirts from Gerry’s Grill

Gerry’s Grill shirts have their signature Shark design and for this Valentine, the Shark is placed inside the heart. The color of the shirt is black contradicting the usual color red of heart’s day. This is maybe because, Gerry’s Grill usually have their crews and staff wear black for distinction. Upon seeing the shark on our shirts, our son also wants to have one for him. 😉

This year’s Valentine’s day is really a day to remember because we had our very first couple’s shirts and we got it from Gerry’s Grill. Thank you Gerry’s!!!

Must-Try: Yummy Cake from Cake My Day

Looking for a delicious cake for any of your occasions? You have to try Cake my Day’s cakes. Actually, I tasted their cakes before when they were still on their previous store location. And I can say that, their cakes are one of the finest cakes here in Naga City. 

Now that they have an outlet in SM City Naga, it is easier for me to buy cakes and cupcakes from them. During my son’s birthday, I purchased a mocha cake from them. And it is so delicious, the sweetness of it is just right for my taste buds. I hate it when after eating a cake, my throat will be sore, which is not true for Cake My Day’s cake.

This is what we bought, a mini mocha cake which only cost Php. 310.00. Isn’t it affordable? The size of it is quite bigger than of the others so that’s what I chose.

Visit their SM City Naga outlet and taste their yummy cakes to satisfy your cravings. Here is their contact number (0917) 580-1486. By the way, I am not affiliated with Cake my Day, I am just a one happy customer who loves their cake so much. 🙂

 

Must-Try: Orient Sunset Finest Tea

What do you like coffee or tea? One of the most common introductory dialog whenever a visitor pays you a visit. Of course, if you offer those, you should have those. Since I am not a coffee-lover or should I say my body resists coffee because I suffer palpitation because of it, so I am bound to love TEA.

 There are many health benefits from tea. Here are some:

  1. Tea has less caffeine – As compared to coffee, which I said earlier that is causing my heart’s palpitation, tea has less caffeine content. Coffee has two to three times more caffeine that tea.
  2. Tea is a good antioxidant – Tea is considered to be a very good antioxidant that will somehow prevent our body from aging.
  3. Tea strengthens the bones – Like milk, tea-drinkers for 10 years or more are said to have stronger bones because of the phytochemicals content. So to those who hate drinking milk, better drink tea to strengthen your bones.
  4. Tea may reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke – Tea unclog arteries from cholesterol which causes heart attack and stroke to human.
  5. Tea can help prevent cancer – Because of its antioxidant and polyphenols content, tea according to studies is said to help prevent the production of cancer cells in the body.
  6. Tea prevents tooth decay – Tea contains fluoride and tannins that can make teeth and gums healthier.
  7. Tea boosts immune system – Drinking tea revitalizes my immune system, whenever I have colds, tea really aids in making me well again.
  8. Tea is free from calories – Unlike other beverages, tea is calorie-free. Drinking coffee for some requires more sugar content that increases calories and softdrinks have high calorie-content. 

 When our sister with her family who are from The Netherlands visited us again here in the Philippines, they now know what to give us. They brought us set of teas of different flavors, the Orient Sunset Finest Tea. At first, we did not know what is inside that wooden miniature cabinet.

 

And when we opened the first drawer, to our surprise, we saw tea bags in it. We were very much delighted when we saw six (6) assorted flavored teas. Orient Sunset Finest Tea has: 1. Citroen (Lemon Flavour), 2. Aardbei (Strawberry Flavour) 3. Passievrucht (Passion Fruit Flavour), 4. Groene Thee (Green Tea), 5. Tropische Vruchten (Tropical Fruit Flavour), 6. Rooibos (Brew as tea).

Orient Sunset Finest Tea

 You can smell the flavor of the tea even before it is opened and used. So, when we dipped it in a cup of hot water, the very inviting aroma of tea filled our house. So refreshing and so relaxing to smell and drink.

 They also gave us two cute mugs that we can use whenever we are savoring the aroma of these flavored-teas. It is so much fun sipping a cup of tea while having an exciting conversation with your loved ones. 

Create a tea-party of your own, it shouldn’t have to be extravagant, two to three guests with a cup of tea on their hands is already perfect.

Goldilocks Bakeshop has a Free Decorate Your Cake (DYC) Kit this October

Goldilocks, one of the leading bakeshops in the Philippines, is giving away free Decorate Your Cake (DYC) Kit this October 2014.  Yes, it is true, I bought one round cake at their shop yesterday and to my surprise a DYC was given to me.  And during that moment I already pictured in my mind the happy face of my 4-year-old son who will definitely be the recipient of this DYC because he loves cake, what more if he can decorate one for himself.  And I was true.  Below are the happy photos of my son while he was decoration his cake.

This is the Goldilocks Decorate Your Cake (DYC) Kit.  A box of DYC contains 1 plastic cake slicer which serve as the spatula, 1 pack of icing and 1 pack of colorful designs of chocolates and sugar candy.  

Goldilocks Decorate Your Cake Kit

My son was so excited upon seeing the DYC Kit.  And he gave that thumbs up pose for his picture taking.  

Dominic loves Goldilocks DYC

Here are the 3 simple steps: 1. cover the cake with icing, 2. flatten the icing using the cake slicer, 3. put onto the top of the icing the decorative edible chocolates and candies.

Steps in Decorating the Cake

Buy round cakes to any Goldilocks outlets for a Decorate Your Cake (DYC) Kit.  Hurry this promo is only good until October 2014.  And have your kids enjoy decorating cakes like what Dominic did.  See his smile, your kids will definitely wear that kind of smile too.. 

Happy for his finished product

Kids Eat Free at Bigg’s Diner

Bigg’s diner has always prove itself to be one of Bicol’s child-friendliest stores. Good news for all parents and kids out there, Bigg’s launched its child-friendly promotion ‘Kids get a free meal!’. I’ve seen many flyers spread all over Naga City saying that a child gets a free meal at Bigg’s, so we visited one of its outlets. And true enough, my son enjoyed his meal. We let him choose over a variety of meals from Kid’s Power Meals, and he chose the ‘Thunder Steak’. He was attracted by the decoration on his dish which seems to look like a face made out of nutritious vegetables.

For a minimum food purchase of P 350.00 single receipt order, your kid can have his meal for free. Let your kid choose one (1) from the ‘kid’s power meal’ but drinks are not included, as long as your kid is 10 years old and below. This promotion is only valid for dine-in at any Bigg’s outlet for a period of July 11 to September 30, 2014. And just like other promos from other food chains, this promo is not valid with any other promotion or discount.

 

As a Bicolano, I am proud of what Bigg’s Diner has achieved over the years. Maintaining the taste and quality of foods since 1983 makes Bigg’s Diner as one of Bicolanos’ favorite food chains. They value the importance of family especially by children, that is why every 31st of October they hold the annual ‘Shocktober’, which showcase the child’s ability to interact with people by dressing up in his favorite Halloween, Superhero or whatever costume that is appropriate for every year’s theme.

Now, as part of their appreciation to their costumer’s continuous patronage on them, they want every child to enjoy their stay at Bigg’s Diner by giving them free meal. So parents, bring along with you your kids and let them experience good food from Bigg’s Diner.

Hobby: Cooking Chicken Curry

When thinking of what influences did the Philippines have from India in culinary, most of us will answer the use of Curry powder. I have learned to cook and loved the taste of curry on the food that I cook. So now, I will share with you my home-style recipe of Chicken Curry.

Ingredients:

3/4 kilo chicken breast cut

2 cups of coconut milk

2 tablespoon of curry powder

2 medium-sized onion chopped

3 cloves of crushed garlic

1 medium-sized ginger pounded

1 small red bell pepper

2 medium-sized potato cut into bigger cubes

1 medium carrots cut into cubes

1 teaspoon of fish sauce

1/2 teaspoon of pepper

salt

Chicken Curry

Here is how to cook Chicken Curry:

1. In a pan, half-cook the chicken together with the garlic, onion, pepper, fish sauce, pepper and a bit of salt. If you notice it, I didn’t add water or oil to cook the chicken because the meat of the chicken emits liquid and oil when cooked. So to be healthy, I prefer the natural water and oil from the chicken itself. Cook it for 5 minutes.

2. After 5 minutes, add the potato and carrots, then sprinkle the curry powder. Next pour the coconut milk. Let it boil for 5 to 7 minutes.

3. Then placed the red bell pepper and cook it for another 2 minutes. Caution: curry powder and ginger make chicken curry spicy so if you add chili pepper it will only heighten the spicy taste of it which will not be appreciated by some. So instead of using chili pepper, you can use bell pepper as a substitute. 

4. After 2 minutes, your chicken curry is ready to be served.

Simple isn’t it? For wives out there, make cooking your hobby and you will be loved by your hubby. 😉

Hobby: Cooking Home-style Lechon Paksiw

If one is to crave for food, one of his top choices will be Lechon. Lechon is a roasted pork which is famous in Spain as well as in our very own native land, the Philippines. But I do not know how to cook lechon the roasted type, so I will only teach you how to make Lechon Kawali or deep-fried pork. And later we will make use of this Lechon Kawali in making our Lechon Paksiw.

Here is how to cook Lechon Kawali:

Ingredients:   3/4 kilo of belly or bacon cut, salt, pepper, bay leaf, 2 cups of water for boiling and  cooking oil

Steps: 1. In a pressure cooker, tenderize the pork with 2 cups of water and add the pepper, salt, and bay leaf for 15 to 20 minutes. Use extra caution in using pressure cooker, you should read first the manual before using it. Then when the pressure settled down, get the pork and place it in a plate for cooling. You can place it inside the refrigerator when cooled to achieve the crispiness that you desire.

2. In a deep frying pan, heat the oil but be sure not to overheat it. Then place the cooled cooked pork. You can sprinkle cold water to make it more crispier. When the color turns golden brown, it is now cooked and ready to be served.

Now we know how to make Lechon Kawali, we will now make use of the lechon kawali for our lechon paksiw.

Most of us cook lechon paksiw due to the leftover lechon during celebrations. Lechon paksiw is cooking lechon in a cooked lechon sauce mix.

Here is how to cook Lechon Paksiw:

Ingredients:   cooked lechon kawali, 1/4 cup lechon sauce, 4 cloves of crushed garlic, 1 medium-sized chopped onion, bay leaf (laurel), 3 tablespoon of vinegar (depending on how you like it to taste), 4 tablespoon brown sugar, 2 tablespoon of liver spread (optional), 3 tablespoon of bread crumbs or crushed soda cracker, 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon cooking oil, pepper and salt.

Steps:    1. In a heated pan, saute’ the garlic and onion. Add in the lechon kawali and season it with bay leaf, vinegar, liver spread.

                 2. Pour the lechon sauce, next add the water and let it boil. Then sprinkle the bread crumbs or crushed soda cracker. Add pepper and salt to taste. And it is ready to be served. Makes 2 – 3 servings.

Experiment to form new dishes. Make cooking your hobby, and you will make everyone’s tummy happy. Until next time! 🙂