Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Landers Superstore Deli Snacks

  Happy New Year dear readers of this blog of mine. I'm sorry that I haven't updated this blog for quite sometime. I really didn't have a lot of food tasting or as the millenials call it 'mukbang.'

Today, was an early celebration of Valentine's day. No, I don't have a significant other at the moment. I have just decided to celebrate it in my own way. I did splurge on a lot on books, and tin whistles this year. I asked my officemates to buy me snacks at Landers superstore. Yes! we do have Landers here in the country! The first snack that we tried is the Landers US Nutella chocolate snack cake. The price is 140 Philippine Pesos, approximately more than $3. I shared the cake with my fellow workmates because I can't finish it all. The frosting is sweet, it certainly is Nutella. The sponge cake is not that sweet, and it has no strong chocolate flavor. I wish it has more cocoa. But over all its just fine. The frosting is so generous, and I think the less sweet sponge chocolate cake underneath was just the right match. If you're a Nutella hazelnut spread lover, you better try this! Great for sharing.

The next snack that we tried is the Ham and Chicken wrap. It costs around 99 Philippines Pesos (approximately $1.) Its just basically a bread roll, with a ham, chicken, and mozzarella filling inside. I like the chewy mozzarella, with the bread. I also shared it with my fellow workmates. I'm never disappointed with snacks from superstores like this shop. The snacks available here are worth trying.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Buddy's Pancit Lucban

      Happy New Year everyone! For starters, my first food post for this year is about noodles. In Chinese belief they usually serve noodles on birthdays and special occasion because it signifies long life. I've been craving for Pancit Lucban for a long, long time. In Montalban, Rizal my workmate brought a Pancit Lucban before, it was really good.The vinegar has a sweet tinge on it, so I haven't forgotten the taste. Too bad that stall closed down according to my officemate. So, second week to the last week of December I ordered Pancit Lucban from Buddy's restaurant due to the coaxing of my officemate. This restaurant is known for serving the Quezon province popular pancit called habhab. Pancit habhab is a term for eating the pancit while holding it without any utensils. The pancit is placed on a banana leaf and serve with local vinegar. Which makes it different from other native pancit wherein mostly you put Philippine lemon called calamansi. Buddy's restaurant was a restaurant that started in the province, then it branched out here in Metro Manila.

Pancit Lucban uses a different kind of noodles. It is more thin than the pancit canton, and it is flat like, more like a cross between fettucine and canton noodles. Other ingredients of this pancit is sliced fried liempo usually serve as toppings of the pancit, carrots, chayote or sayote, and cabbage. We also bought pandesal to go with the pancit. We had a satisfying snack or merienda. The pancit Lucban costs around P1,000 with additional delivery charge. The medium pancit serves 12 to 26 persons. Aside from Pancit Lucban, they also serve other well-loved Filipino dishes, like sisig, sinigang, and a lot more. For the complete lists of their menu, I've included the link below just click on it.

Buddy's Restaurant Menu

Friday, December 15, 2017

Pepi Cubano (Trinoma mall)

This week I saw an fb ad online about Pepi Cubano, a sandwich bar at Trinoma. Basing from the photos, the food really looks appetizing. Anyone here who has seen the movie Chef will definitely want to try a Cubano sandwich.

What is a Cuban sandwich? According to the article that I've read online, it is a grilled sandwich, that is filled with ham, pork, or any cured meat, pickles, mustard, and for the bread they use Cuban bread. The texture is similar to a baguette bread, hard and crusty. But this type of sandwich is flat.

The Pepi Cubano sandwich for take out is wrapped in a carton pack. For my snack I had the 'Media Noche' sandwich. It is simply a ham and cheese sandwich. I was expecting that it comes with banana chips basing from the photos that I saw online. Too bad it didn't have any sides. The sandwich has a quality sliced ham. I like it because it is not very thickly sliced. It also has pickles, and mustard. Lots of flavors on this sandwich. It compliments the crusty bread.

They also offer a variety of savory sandwiches, and also a simple sandwich made up of guava jam and cream cheese. I'm looking forward in trying this. They also offer their own version of 'turon' (Filipino native snack of fried bananas wrapped in lumpia wrapper, fried in sugar and oil and topped with sesame seeds). They call it Cigarro Cubanos. It has choco hazelnut. Its called Cigarro because its similar to a stick of cigars. I will post the menu flyer here. If you want a savory sandwich you better check out Pepi Cubano. It is nice that they're located near the cinemas, so you can also buy and eat it while you're watching a movie. Come on now and have a bite!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Eng Beetin's Golden Pork Floss Hopia

       Today, I asked my officemate to buy me a mooncake, and that new hopia flavor from Eng Beetin. I am a long time fan of Eng Beetin hopia. I remembervwhen I was still in high school I would bring Eng Beetin's hopiang ube (purple yam) as snack during our break/recess. Even up to now it is still my most favorite viand in all of their hopia flavor. They never stop innovating. They even have this hopia shakes.

Anyway back to their pork floss hopia. My officemate told me about this new flavor. She told me it was really good. I was not sure if I will like this new flavor. I'm more on the sweet side (dessert person). I was not disappointed when I tasted the pork floss hopia, it is savory, and I really like the texture of the hopia's crust. It is flaky. It's like eating a savory pastry. Golden pork floss hopia is not available individually. You can buy it per box. A box contains 12 pork floss for 250 pesos. It is also a great gift item.

I also asked my officemate to buy me a mooncake. Today is the Mid-autumn festival. Many Filipino-Chinese families are celebrating the festival today. They also play a dice game. Eng Beetin has a dice game set for sale together with their mooncakes. It costs around a thousand pesos. The mooncake that my officemate bought form is the regular mooncake with 1 salted egg inside. It is priced at around 170 pesos. I'm also glad that Eng Beetin has a new kiosk located at SM North, main building. So if you are craving for hopia, and other Chinese snacks you can drop by at Eng Beetin's new kiosk.

Happy Mid-Autumn festival everyone!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Choco Liquor Cakes by Maricar

  Last Sunday I was able to buy the most talked-about choco-liquor cake in town. After going to church I immediately went to SM North (The Block). There was a weekend bazaar last Sunday, and Mrs.Maricar Reyes-Poon's (doctor, actress, writer, commercial model, and now turned baker and entrepreneur) choco liquor cake's included in the food bazaar.
For a long long time, I really wanted to try this cake. I admit I'm a fan of the Poon's, and I even bought their book (10 Things We Fight About), the book is available at National Bookstore. Anyway, I bought the medium size cake in a round gold tin. Pretty packaging. It is around P600+ pesos. The sales staff was kind enough to answer my questions and assist me. I did not eat the cake right away. I brought it at the office for my workmates and I to share. It was a hit! They all love it! They did not taste the liquor at all. The cake was moist and fudgy. Well, I'm the only one who has a low tolerance when it comes to alcohol.  I just felt my face became warm after I ate a piece, but the cake is good.

Holidays are here and this luxurious choco liquor cake will be a good Holiday gift! The liquor is not that strong, and that's why even kids can enjoy it! It is not overly sweet too! So spread some love this Christmas by sharing a choco liquor cake by Maricar! Trust me you will not be disappointed.

Monday, July 10, 2017

A La Creme (cafe bistro bakeshop)

  It's 2017! I apologize to my dear readers, I haven't updated this blog of mine for quite sometime. My first post for this year is about a dessert. One of my officemate brought this popular dessert from A La Creme bakeshop, and also a cafe bistro from Pampanga. It is one of the popular bakeshop and sweet shop in the country.

This is one of their best-seller, sinful chocolate cake. It is not really a cake. It's more like a chocolate mousse minus the sponge cake. It has walnuts, and it is enveloped with rectangular chocolate walls around it. It is very chocolatey, dark and also sweet. Sharing it to everyone is good, since a small piece can already satisfy your sweet craving. If your a dark chocolate lover, then this one is for you!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Ju.D's Fruitcake

 This December, while on vacation leave. I had the chance to meet Ms. Ju D. Lao, known as the fruitcake queen of the Philippines. She has been making fruitcakes for over 25 years. She started baking fruitcakes since 1975. The fruitcake recipe that she developed is her original, she wanted to make fruitcakes that would suit the taste of the Filipino palate. I noticed that not everyone likes fruitcake. I guess this is one of the Christmas gifts that some people don't really look forward to.

I saw the fruitcake queen being interviewed on tv (a feature show in GMA ch.11), and it has been a long time since I last tasted a fruitcake so I've decided to order from her. Before we used to receive a lot of these, but now were fortunate enough if we received one. I ordered by phone, and in the afternoon I was able to pick-up my orders at her place in Greenmeadows Subdivision. You wouldn't miss the house because there's a large banner of Ju.D's fruitcake in front. Lovely place that she got there. Her helper was the one who took my payment, and the one who gave my orders. I really wanted to meet Ms. Ju.D so I asked if I can meet her. I was really glad that the queen of fruitcakes graciously met with me. I had the chance to took a photo of hers. I found out also that she has been interviewed by CNN Philippines. All her cookies were sold out, but I was fortunate enough to get the last pack of her New York Peppermint cookies, I also ordered her Classic fruitcake, and her Golden fruitcake. I also ordered her fruitcake sampler. The box contains 4 flavors (2 pcs. each of her classic fruitcake, golden fruitcake, Ju'D Blue, and Prune, both coffee flavored fruitcake). I have yet to try her Chewy chewkies (fruitcake cookies, no liquor but I heard they're very good), a recipe that she made especially for kids. I also love the packaging of her goodies. You don't need to gift wrap the fruitcakes because the packaging is already beautiful and very presentable. So if you want to order even if it's not the holidays, you can go to #50 Greenmeadows Ave. White Plains, Quezon City. Contact no. is  633-1188. And truly, like the song of the Eraserheads goes, 'There's a fruitcake for everybody!'