MANILA – Check out some of the latest news and promos in the local food scene.
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DIM SUM DELIGHTS AT CORNICHE
Get your chopsticks ready and savor an array of dim sum delights at Diamond Hotel’s Corniche restaurant on weekends. Rate is at P999 nett per person which also includes an appetizer or soup of the day, honey roasted barbecue pork, barbecued pork belly, and desserts.
Corniche also has a “Flavors of China” themed buffet every Thursday night as well as new Chinese lauriat set menus.
FREEBIES, UNLI OFFERS AT NUMBER 1 BARBECUES
Number 1 Barbecues is making sure that diners can enjoy great deals throughout 2019. Customers who celebrate their birthday at any branch can get a free cake when they dine in with any rice meal until December 31. To avail the promo, celebrants must present a valid document or ID with proof of their birth date to the dining personnel.
For the whole year, the SM Marikina branch of Number 1 Barbecues is offering free unlimited rice and soup for every dine-in order of a rice meal. The same promo is also available at the SM North Edsa and and SM East Ortigas branches, but only until March 31.
Meanwhile, diners at Number 1 Barbecues until March 31 can pair their favorite Lechon Belly or Pork BBQ with either Lechon Sisig, Chopsuey, or Palabok and enjoy unlimited rice and soup with iced tea. Another option is pairing the Smoked Pulled US Pork Sandwich or Smoked US Beef Sandwich with Baked Macaroni to get free fries and iced tea.
Number 1 Barbecues has branches at SM East Ortigas, SM North Edsa, and SM Marikina.
FREE UNLI RICE AT MANG INASAL
Mang Inasal is giving unli-rice lovers a special treat as part of the brand’s 15th anniversary celebration.
From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Thursday until March 28, customers can enjoy free unlimited rice servings on all Paborito Value Meals.
Meanwhile, Mang Inasal is also offering Bangus Sisig this Lenten season for P99.
GET FIT AND HEALTHY WITH JOLLY COW NON-FAT MILK
Studies have shown that adding non-fat milk to your daily regimen will aid in repairing your muscles after a strenuous workout, and helps in promoting losses in body fat compared with soy or sports drinks.
Made of 100% pure cow’s milk, Jolly Cow Non-fat Milk contains 0.3% butterfat, or the natural fatty constituent of cow’s milk. Aside from its high calcium, protein, vitamin, and mineral content, its unique Ultra High Treatment process allows to preserve the milk’s quality and safety.
GRABFOOD PARTNERS WITH MCDO PH
Through a strategic partnership, GrabFood further strengthens McDonald’s delivery service with additional online storefronts, access to millions of Grab users, and an extended pool of partners.
The deal allows GrabFood to deliver McDonald’s meals from over 60 stores in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu.
KEEP HEALTH WOES AWAY WITH WELCH’S GRAPE JUICE
Extracted from Concord Grapes, Welch’s 100% Grape Juice carries a good concentration of nutrients called polyphenols that promote healthy blood flow, provide anti-clotting effects like red wine, and help maintain blood pressure. Since it is pure, no sugar is added, making the drink healthy and safe for all ages.
Welch’s 100% Grape Juice also has variants with added fiber and calcium, and are available in leading supermarkets and stores nationwide.
MINDANAO HOSTS FIFTH BIG BITE FOOD FESTIVAL
The Big Bite Food Festival returns to Northern Mindanao this month for its fifth run.
Set from March 14 to 17 at Centrio Ayala Mall, the event will feature massive-sized food items, culinary competitions, fresh food concepts, and all-time favorites from homegrown restaurants.
The first Big Bite Food Festival was held at Marquee Mall in Pampanga in 2014, with Centrio Ayala Mall following suit in the same year.
MI-SO HAPPY SALAD AT SALADSTOP
SaladStop’s seasonal recipe gives a little East-meets-West action.
Taking influence from Japanese fusion cuisine, Mi-So Happy combines smoked salmon, grilled tofu, edamame, pickled radish, and beetroot hummus on a bed of red and white cabbage and crisp romaine lettuce for a meat-free creation that promises to awaken the taste buds. A lemon miso dressing tops off the mix, which can be enjoyed as a bowl or as a wrap.
Mi-So Happy is available for a limited time at the following SaladStop locations: Central Square, Power Plant Mall, One Palanca, Greenhills, Glorietta 2, Ayala Tower 1, Alabang Town Center, Burgos Circle, Ayala Center Cebu, Salcedo, Mall of Asia, Megamall, UP Town Center, and Robinsons Cyberscape Gamma.
NESPRESSO INTRODUCES LIMITED EDITION COFFEES
Paying tribute to the historical roots of coffee houses, Nespresso introduces two new offerings – Café Istanbul and Caffe Venezia.
Café Istanbul is made of Arabian coffee from Yemen and carries black pepper spicy notes; while Caffe Venezia features beans from the ancient Ethiopian city of Harrar mixed with Indian Arabica, and has wild and floral notes.
Both coffees are available for a limited time at the Nespresso boutique at Power Plant Mall in Makati, through orders from the Nespresso Customer Care Hotline (477-7870), and on Nespresso’s website.
QUENCH YOUR THIRST WITH HONEY LEMON COCKTAILS
Here’s another way to enjoy Honey Lemon, the South Korean beverage that is now available here in the Philippines.
Quench your thirst and keep your health in mind with these Honey Lemon cocktails, which can be easily made at home:
A. Ginger and Mint Honey Lemon
- Combine ginger syrup, mint leaves, and one can of Honey Lemon to fill a glass.
B. Earl Gray Honey Lemon Iced Tea
- Boil tea bags of Earl Gray and sugar for ten minutes.
- Combine Earl Gray reduction with one can of Honey Lemon to fill a glass.
C. Key Lime and Cucumber Honey Lemon
- Combine calamansi juice, slices of cucumber, and one can of Honey Lemon to fill a glass.
- Shake and serve.
D. Honey Lemon Mojito
- Combine quarters of a lime, mint leaves, white rum, and one can of Honey Lemon to fill a glass.
- Shake and serve.
SPECIAL OFFERS AT TWG TEA
In celebration of World Macaron Day, TWG Tea offers a complimentary box of 6, 12, or 24 pieces of macarons with a minimum single receipt purchase of P1,500, P2,500, and P4,000, respectively for dine-in or retail.
Special TWG Tea-infused macarons will also be available on March 20.
Meanwhile, TWG Tea is serving a Lenten menu that features a selection of seafood dishes infused with harvest teas and tea blends until April 28.
Dishes include pan-fried soft-shell crab with peanut sauce on a bed of lettuce and cherry tomato salad, drizzled with an 1837 Green Tea-infused vinaigrette (P535); Chinese-style steamed fish with a Midsummer Night-infused sauce, served with Timeless Tea-infused rice (P725); pan-fried salmon on a bed of vegetables with vermicelli and served with an Oriental Empire Tea-infused broth (P645); and seafood squid ink pasta in paella sauce, topped with a combination of scallops, mussels, and shrimp and drizzled with Matcha oil (P895), to name a few.
TWG Tea has branches at Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza, Central Square, Okada Manila, and Ayala Center Cebu.
START THE DAY WITH JOLLIBEE’S NEW BREAKFAST SANDWICHES
Jollibee recently celebrated Jolly Breakfast Day by offering two of its newest breakfast sandwiches.
The Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich (P50 for solo) brings together classic breakfast favorites in one easy-to-eat treat. The two soft buns are lathered with butter and maple syrup spread for that extra hint of deliciousness.
An Egg and Cheese Sandwich is also available for P39 (solo).
TRY COOKING WITH PALM OIL AT HOME
Jolly Claro Palm Oil promises to be a healthy alternative to other cooking oils because it is cholesterol-free and is rich in Vitamin A. It also boasts of a five-step process to ensure quality even after several uses, so it’s easy on the pocket.
Available in major supermarkets and groceries nationwide, Jolly Claro Palm Oil also comes in a duo pack for P10 in savings for every purchase.
WOMEN’S MONTH AT CRIMSON HOTEL
Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila honors fearless women with special dining treats.
For the whole month of March, Café Eight restaurant treats all its female guests with a 50% discount on lunch and dinner buffet. The Women Who Dine special buffet promotion lets the ladies seize the day with powerful gastronomy for as low as P737++ per person.
The hotel’s gallery, meanwhile, is holding an exhibit in commemoration of Women’s Month in partnership with the United Women Artists Association of the Philippines until March 22.