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CONTEST: Yabu's Guess How Many Masu Cups

"Guess how many Masu Cups! Win GCs from Yabu.

The sake masu is traditional in Japanese celebrations where great big sake barrels are cracked open for special occasions such as New Year, business openings, sports and weddings. In restaurants, you will be given an overflowing masu of sake placed on a saucer (to catch the extra sake that flows). It is a way for the owner to express his generosity towards the guest.

At Yabu, we like to fill up our walls with sake masu to celebrate the tradition and as a symbol of our appreciation for visiting our restaurant.

 Now that you know, let’s celebrate GENEROSITY, as we are giving away Php 2,000 GCs to 2 lucky winners!"

Here’s how:
1. Visit our Megamall or Magnolia branches (both = more chances of winning) within October 30 – November 5.
2. Count the TOTAL NUMBER of Masu cups in the branch.

3. 2 ways to win:

A. Share this poster on your Facebook wall with the caption “I want to win Php 2,000 worth of GCs from Yabu. My guess is masu cups…

Porky Pops

This is daughter's favorite ... Porky Pops! She loves to eat this with congee for breakfast. We usually buy a pack or two whenever we go to the grocery. I know its not the healthiest snack but we need to indulge our cravings once in a while. ;)

Sugar Overload

Daughter and I had fun with the Sweet Tooth Fairy today. This is a great bonding activity with your kid or anyone who is a kid-at-heart. :)

First stop was at the Made In Candy store. At first glance, these cute candies look like cute erasers with yummy scents. But it has yummy flavors as well. I love the colors and the different designs of the candies.




Next stop was at Morelli's. We had a blast trying out some flavors before settling on Caramel Dulce de Leche. So creamy! And well, we just love "caramel-y" flavors on anything.



French Vanilla and Caramel Dulce de Leche. More scoops please!




Chicago Popcorn. And because we are still craving for sugar, our feet lead us to Bacchus Epicerie to buy popcorn.



Royce. Last stop was at the Royce counter. Hmmmm ... what to buy, what to buy? ;)


Went home with rum raisin and nama. Happy happy joy joy. :D

Lost In Zombie Land And Food Discoveries

Daughter and I visited my aunts earlier today and have found ourselves lost in the village (not full of zombies, thankfully) in between. Unfortunately, the village was quite deserted when we got there and there seem to be some miscommunication regarding coordinates. But all's well. Happy with my green loot bag --- stem cuttings of malunggay and oregano and lots of guyano leaves.

Afterwards, we proceeded to my friend's house and got lost as well. Hahaha. Talk about mixed coordinates again.

Tasted Arny and Danding's pichi-pichi for the first time. Yum! I saw a box of Amber's beside it but I don't want to ruin my appetite. Then there's baked spaghetti and Iko's cupcakes. Heaven!

Hinubarang Lechon & New Food Finds

What do you think happens on a Saturday night when ghouls and zombies start to roam freely, chasing princesses and fairies into oblivion and ignoring bucketful of chocolates and mallows and cookies ... then zeroing on a helpless pig?

The skin being ripped off ... crunch, munch, crunch, munch, an endless cacophony of crunch and munch and the loud smacking of lips afterwards. At least the ghouls were kind enough to leave the poor pig's face alone so that it can have, at least some pride and dignity.




De La Viuda Bonbones. "Of the widow ..." A bit morbid sounding chocolate treat that hails from Spain. "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain." I just love this song from My Fair Lady.  The chocolates came from hubby's client. It has a very smooth melts-in-the-mouth texture and had a perfect blend of milk and chocolate that doesn't overpower one another.




Spaghetti Ramen and Jjajang Bokki Ramen. After the carnivorous dinner, daughter and I left for G…

Dinner At Manda Centrale

Oh what fun it is to eat! And bumped into friends at the Manda Centrale early this evening. Also, hubby, daughter and I had a blast checking-out the food stalls one-by-one.




Juana Bowl. Daughter can't remove her eyes from the steak as soon as she saw it. An order includes rice and a generous amount of gravy. The steak was very, very tender. Daughter gave me and hubby a few bites each. So takaw!



Dinner crowd. We arrived around 630pm and it was already crowded. Luckily, we were able to get a table at the back of the shawarma stall.


Gino's Brick Oven Pizza. I've been hearing a lot of good reviews about this pizza place so when I saw it at the Manda Centrale, I know I had to order it. Had two slices. Good! But I find it a bit salty. Not cheesy salty but salt-salty. I'm guessing its the herb-mix that the lady generously sprinkled before handing me my order. Highly recommended. I just have a low tolerance when it comes to salt. ;)


Carlo's Kitchen. Crispy Pork Belly. Very,…

CONTEST: Create Your Own Frabelle Recipe

I think this contest is exciting especially for people like me who loves to eat and cook, and yes- who loves Frabelle products. ;)

Although I haven't tried all of Frabelle's products, I can vouch for their hotdogs and cheese hotdogs and hamonado longganisa. The hotdog can also be served as pica-pica which I just did last week when we have some visitors in the house. I just sliced it differently and placed them in a nice serving plate.

See poster for tdetails and here's the link to Frabelle's FB page. Aja!


Kimono Ken

Another long delayed post. Around 4-5 yrs late. :P


Had lunch at Kimono Ken somewhere in Macapagal Avenue because we plan to go to Mall of Asia afterwards. Can't really remember what happened (senior moment!) but I know that we hoarded a lot from Bread Talk. Hahaha.



Kani Salad.



Tempura.



Chicken Terriyaki.



Gindara. I think.






Global Pinoy Bazaar At The Rockwell Tent


I am inviting everyone to drop by at the Global Pinoy Bazaar at the Rockwell Tent on November 10-11, 2012. Let us show our support and patronize PH made products. Mabuhay Pilipinas!




"Yabang Pinoy Launches PHmade: “It’s Worth Buying For”

Yabang Pinoy intensifies its consumer revolution campaign through the PHmade movement. The pioneering Filipino pride movement, through PHmade, yet again encourages Filipinos to support Filipino ideas, business concepts, products, and services. The campaign aims to educate Filipinos, through videos, print materials and events, on the availability and viability of Filipino brands, and on the positive impact that going local contributes to the economy. PHmade’s tagline “It’s Worth Buying For” encourages each Filipino to think twice before spending: is it really worth buying for? Yabang Pinoy believes that small things, when done together, can create a big difference. If each Filipino became conscious of whe…

Chuwariwap Girls Dinner

J celebrated her birthday last night at Basix and just for fun's sake, we dressed up in 1920's inspired fashion. We had so much fun especially when C arrived in Cinderella-fashion (sans Prince Charming) and J regaled us with Shades of Grey tales. I admit I haven't read the book yet but I just might give it a try. Hahaha

My first stop was at the cheese table. Yum! Then I paired it with some dinner rolls. Can't help myself but go back for a second round, sans bread.



Cold cuts and seafood selection and salad bar.




Dessert Table. I love the chocolate fountain. Had three pieces of marshmallows coated with chocolate. Yum!



Shrimps in Garlic and Butter Sauce and Baked Mussels. So good! Nice if paired with wine, though. We drank liters of green tea. Hahaha



Roast Beef, Potato Gratin, Pita and Hummus and Veggies. My medium-well roast beef is perfect with the potatoes. I wish I had eaten more roast beef.



Mango Ice Cream.  Something's not really mango-ey with the ice-cream. It l…

Happy Birthday and Late Dinner at SOMS

P is celebrating her birthday today and since I made some ice-cream the previous night, I'll name the ice-cream "Merry Melon" in honor of her birthday. Gave P some ice-cream and got feedback that its yummy. Yey!

Pardon the photo, though. Earlier, I was asking my friend- N, to teach me the basics of food styling so let's wait and see. :)




Attended Fashion Week early this evening at SMX. I thought that there's a cocktail party but nada! Oh wells, glad that C mentioned SOMS. So after watching the fashion show and being introduced to Xian Lim, Gerald Anderson and Sam Pinto, off we go to SOMS near Rockwell. Luckily, its still open when we arrived which was around 10pm.

Haven't eaten at SOMS for a very, very long time and was excited to order a lot but C and I have been sensible with our orders lately. We avoid ordering too much. Besides, the servings at SOMS are good for sharing.




Thai Milk Tea. A bottle is good enough for 2 glasses. Tastes good. However, I find it …

Rainy Day Buffet At Mercado

I'm such a sucker when it comes to good food, especially good food that's friendly on the pocket. Here's another great promo that I saw on FB. Promo runs up to October 31, 2012 only. Still have enough time to visit. :)





Here's my previous blog entry about Mercado.

Please read Rainy Day Buffet Mechanics.

... Something Blue

This is a house favorite. Its available in most groceries around the metropolis. Best eaten when watching a koreanovela. Hahaha


Something Borrowed ...

The cake nor the photo is not mine (hence, the "something borrowed."). I saw it from a friend's multiply account and fell in love with the cake's simplicity which screams elegance. Haven't asked her how it tastes like but I know its yummy.




I'm thinking of making my own cake in the not-so-distant future and I need some inspiration. I guess this is it. Will post asap if I'm feeling brave enough.

Today's Mantra: Cake, cake, cake ...

... Something New

Except for the curry paste, these are daughter's Sunday haul from our suking Korean Grocery in Greenhills. Alas, I can't remember the name of the grocery but its beside DECs along Annapolis. Sorry for the senior moment! Hahaha








Something Old ...

These are old, old photos that I seem to have forgotten to upload. Actually, I still have tons of food photos/restaurants that I haven't uploaded yet. So I'll just blog about them randomly.

Tokyo Cafe. The photos was taken around 2009 or 2010, I think. I fell in love with the food there because its comfortingly delicious.




White Seafood Pizza. This is my all-time fave at Tokyo Cafe. Soft-thin crust.




Seafood Pasta. There's a hint of spiciness that will make you crave for more. Yum!



Salad. I forgot what they call this salad. Its good. But then, I'm not really into salads. ;)