Comfort + Good eats at the Frazzled Cook



On the busy lane of Tomas Morato lies Scout Gandia, a familiar route for me when I try to get to places I have to go. Since I have to go to events and my departure spot always ends up in Quezon City I have to be familiar with my turf. So I’ve seen The Frazzled Cook time to time but I’ve never been inside, I’ve seen it also as a familiar shooting spot for telerseryes and movies. I love the front door, its a big round door – reminds me of Lord of the rings. Its like a hint of New Zealand and Santorini vibe for me. (The place is just along Scout Gandia across PKDF)

I would like to apologize, If I don’t get to provide much needed photos. When the bloggers had a sit down with the owners, I was like able to like catch up with them a bit late because I came from duty and a lot of shenanigans happened but I was able to try and eat what they have to offer. I ended up not able to picture how it looks before being chowed down.  So maybe my honest words would be enough to make this review. And I lost all my files in my memory card too :(( Relieved I was able to save some photos.

Interior wise, very cozy and a mixture of different elements brought up together and it looks well put. They have function rooms to accommodate as well. Many decors from around the globe, that’s why frazzled cook is all about international cuisines made for the Filipino Palette. There are a lot from their menu to choose from and they have also a good selection of wines which I noticed. Nice to pair a glass of wine with their meat entrees. The menu is affordable to the Pinoy Foodie and you can bring friends and family to bond over with good food. -Not noisy and not crowded. On weekends they are open from 11 AM TO 1 AM and on weekdays 11 AM To 11 PM.

Paella Negra
Pancake Ala Mode

Bestseller is their Paella Negra, it is topped with your favorite seafood and veggies- full of flavor in one dish. I tried their kebabs kinda tweaked it to somehow savor yet a little sweet (as I could remember – very Pinoy) and Salad served with lots of lettuce (which I notice which pinoys love to emphasize when it comes to their salad and a subtle dressing to be drenched with). I wasn’t able to try their pizza, but the bloogers said it really tasted good that’s why I ended up not able to try it because I came late and all was gone so It must be really that good. Well they also have a variety of desserts, they let us try the Pancake Ala Mode topped with pinoy vanilla ice cream- who says you can’t have breakfast for dessert. I still look forward to going back and bring my friends (I am all about food and endless chika).

Follow The Frazzled Cook on Instagram @thefrazzledcook




Yellow Cab Pizza: Get straight to the Good Stuff!

Who doesn’t love pizza? Stuffed crust, thin and thick all shapes and forms no doubt who doesn’t love pizza. Yellow cab has already established a name to the Filipino go to place to eat quality served pizza. I got the chance to actually step in the actual kitchen and personally make my own new York style  pizza and know the qualities of making a delicious and sumptuous crust heaven made pizza straight from the oven of Yellow Cab. I was invited to the re-opening of Yellow Cab Mega Mall branch, located at Building A Second Floor. (Coming from the main back of Mega Mall, take the escalator going up as you turn to your Right, at the left side – spot on) Hope my directions could help because as a blogger, I feel obligated to actually lessen your ease to ask Manong guard haha.


Entering the kitchen of Yellow Cab made me realize the dynamics of creating a masterpiece also has science, art, math and ofcourse culinary. You just don’t dump toppings here and there! The thing that I could recall from my experience making “New York’s Finest”, every ingredient has a specific weight/ amount (Sorry, I forgot to take note of it), I learned that when you spread Parmesan cheese, don’t pour a mouthful, I am so guilty sprinkling tons of parmesan cheese on pasta, it has to be spread in minimally. As you grasped the parmesan, have your hand  like a crab’s pincer , spread evenly at the entire crust but don’t overdue it- it would make the pizza very salty. Then when you place the toppings, there is an art and science to it, those near the end part should be place at the edge since the pizza gets flattened and expands in the oven.

I deserve a pat on the back, not bad for my first time. My friends said what a made was “masarap naman and flavorful” 🙂

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Yellow cab as a pioneer pizza company provides fine and fresh ingredients, I would personally recommend the New York style pizza, not jut its loaded with cheese and generous topping, it has that savory palette. Something different from the usual classic for you to try when you visit.

Everytime I go to Baguio, the family orders the classic Pepperoni from Yellow cab and my bestfriend let me tried the “Darla”, you have to wrapped the leafy veggie(forgot what you call it), into a roll and you eat it. I heard only Yellow cab does this. So from the ordinary pizza place, yellow cab has a very interesting menus and innovations- , very New York and kinda Pinoy.


Letting the Pinoys have a taste of New York, based from the company’s mission:  to share a slice of New York to the Filipino people.Hoping to visit New York anytime soon to have that experience of what it is like (Add that to my bucketlist). As said on their website what makes Yellow Cab different, which I agree- New York-style pizza is crisp and slightly charred in the bottom, dense and chewy in the middle, and slightly gooey on top. And that’s just the crust. Top it off with a generous serving of the freshest, highest-quality ingredients, and you get—simply put—great New York-style pizza.-Yellow Cab



As I explore their menu, the price is just right (   and its not purely pizza they also have chicken wings! For promos, combos, price rates and know what’s hot visit their webpage Instagram: @yellowcabpizza

Photos by: Mark Carlo Lamor | Krizia Catapang

Foodcrawl at Mandala Park Weekend market

(c) Charlene Ajose

It was my first time to be attending Mandala Park Weekend Market, I’ve heard about it before and I am glad to be attending the 4th installment –compare to the previous events, this was like the most jam-packed and it was a blockbuster. At times like this, it’s better to bond over a day filled with sumptuous food with good friends by your side.

(c) Charlene Ajose


Luckily my good pals, Ian and Vince know where the place is – glad to have my Mandaluyong boys to join me (They don’t claim it, but Mandaluyong/Shaw area is their turf.). And ofcourse my blogger bestie Charlene, was there and met a new friend , Alex. The event was at 312 Shaw Blvd. Brgy. Pleasant Hills Mandaluyong City (From S&R – you have to walk  a bit like what we did, mostly near Puregold) , January 16, 2016 on a Saturday.


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When we got there it was hard to pin point and choose because everything looks delish SRLSLY (Walang diet diet haha).

We’ve asked around for recommendations and YES, the RIBS by RIBS MANILA by far was the bomb! All the while we thought it would take a long time to prep so that’s the first thing we purchased but it was just a few minutes and it was so yummy!. We got the P450 worth good for 2-3 persons and the next one cost around P800 plus. It was very “SULIT”!

RIBS MANILA (c) Charlene Ajose

Then I heard about the Ginger Ale (I LOVE GINGERALE <3- it’s for my golden voice, kidding), by Stanford and Shaw for P200 you get a whole bottle, good for sharing and P100 for a cup. Best served chilled and should always be refrigerated, as printed on the label.

Standford & Shaw (c) Charlene Ajose

Cha loves green tea and we both love desserts, and yes we’ve ordered from Scouts Honor, craft cookie matcha milkshake topped with their signature cookies, I love S’mores and Cha got ofcourse a matcha cookie. For about P200+, If you want to try more of Scouts Honors treats and drinks visit them at Hole in the wall at Century Mall, also Le petit soufflé.

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My boys and I craved for rice meals as our main,  for the boys it’s all about “GAINZ”. So I got Longganisa with rice meal at D’Famous Imus Longganisa– I suggest you get eat it while its still hot, I had mine waited for too long but it was masarap – (3 pcs of longganisa and a huge serving of rice, for P100). Ian got Pares with rice from Jonas Manila, for P195 and Vince got a grilled chicken platter from Gostoso PirPiri, For P200.  

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We’ve seen stalls with unique names such as Puñta , Babci Kuchnia  and Mister Delicious. Familiar to our  taste buds and palette the Wrapped Shawarma. Healthy drinks from Pure Nectar, we wondered what Bullet proof coffee was, Beers & drinks from  Pedro Brew crafters and Bayani Brew. From the other side of the world, Madly British. Then there were other stalls, Trigo PH, Commisaire, Fog city, Asiong’s carinderia café and Good Food Community. Yakang Yaka Barter– sells handmade wallets, bags, and shoes. Perfect Mushroom, mushroom goods by the known mushroom king, Coach Marco, it was nice seeing him again, the last time I saw him was at the Jamba Juice tournament which I attended last year.

Yakang Yaka (c) Charlene Ajose

Completing the well-rounded and chill atmosphere of Mandala Park is a feature performance by one-man band Mikki Gozon, AKA Hoochie Coochie, as he delights visitors with his distinct acoustic blues sound.

(c) Charlene Ajose

 I got to experience Tarot reading, by Mysterium Philippines. From a deck of cards, you choose 15 cards. The guy named Martin, read he could sense a very anxious vibe with me and a lot of things are going on in my life- TRUE. I’ll be sharing with you some things he pointed out correctly. He laid down the cards into different sections, he said the only thing I lack in my life is TIME. I’m sufficient in every life aspect, in love life well I am still the Master of my faith (Love life this year is okay – Hi MOM! ), its just that I don’t have time. He said why not try Medicine, – I did not mention to him anything about my life and I am still exploring especially when It comes to my career path. I admitted to him my selfish reason and he said its okay but he said whatever you plan to do in life, You can balance it. His words were “Kaya mo naman!.”. From  2016-2017 I might still be figuring out life and still be chilling. One thing he pointed, he showed me a card- all pitch black and a splash of color only on a somehow candle lit fire, he said when it comes to friendships, I am the one who brightens up and always have a solution for everybody.

A Fact to share, Mandala Park weekend market is Litton & Co.’s way of giving back to the community by handing them a venue for bringing people together in celebration of the new year and the affirmation of the harmony that’s ahead for everyone. With amazing finds, relaxing music, and hearty homegrown food, the Mandala Park weekend market continues to inspire people to bask in the warmth of holistic health, wealth, and abundance.

So I do suggest to be updated with the next MANDALA PARK WEEKEND MARKET event and bring your friends and family with 🙂 Instagram @mandalaparkph and like their FB page on  facebook for updates.





Cali Burger PH Kiddie Meals: Mushroom Swiss Burger & Cali on Fire

We know that Cali Burger always serve fresh, and that our Pinoy palette has already coped with the western flavors. When Cali Burger open it doors to the Filipino market (February 2014), Filipinos young and young-at-heart still continue to patronize and dine. Serving mouth-watering, premium burgers that are made only from the purest and freshest ingredients.

From the sunny paradise and land of dreams that is the Golden State of California, comes a burger that is bound to bring out your inner Californian spirit and lifestyle. With its roots embedded deeply in the place that has always been in the forefront of many trends, CaliBurger has already shared its amazing burgers to different parts of the world: Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Dubai, Taiwan, Sweden, Seattle,  ofcourse Philippines!

Kids will always look forward to visit @caliburgerph because of their 2 specialty burgers (Mushroom swiss and Cali on fire) and Kid’s Meal – Fresh-cut fries with three piece chicken nuggets, served with “Color Crazee, Banana Catsup in: “Bubbly Blue”, “Goofy Green”, “Yummy Yellow”, “Radiant Red” on the blog soon. Photo by: @alexisdeocaris

Driven by the commitment to provide the best, most attentive and customer-friendly service. CaliBurger has recently launched two Specialty Burgers & a Kid’s Meals , Now kids have something fun to forward to dining at Cali Burger:

Photo by: Alexis Deocaris
Photo by: Alexis Deocaris

Mushroom Swiss Burger – 100% lean all-beef patty, with melted Swiss cheese, garden-fresh plump red
tomatoes, cool-crisp iceberg lettuce, grilled mushroom and garlic mayo dressing

Photo by: Alexis Deocaris
Photo by: Alexis Deocaris

Cali on Fire – 100% lean all-beef patty, with melted cheese, sliced onion, zesty Jalapeno
peppers, and our house made fire sauce.

Photo by: Alexis Deocaris

Kid’s Meal – Fresh-cut fries with three piece chicken nuggets, served with “Color Crazee, Banana
Catsup in: “Bubbly Blue”, “Goofy Green”, “Yummy Yellow”, “Radiant Red”. Kids love
it when imagination and food come together. The Caliburger Kiddie Meal is a sure
winner for kids. Delicious, and fun in one! We know that attractive and bright colors entices kids’ appetite so they can be eager to eat. Not only yummy, but also the fun that comes. They get to prepare a colorful dish before or while munching with the variety of colored catsups.

Its not only all about the dining experience but also having that precious “bonding-moments” especially with parents and their kids.

CaliBurger is also taking technology by the helm, creating activities such as Xbox Kinect, live NBA viewings, as well as private party packages at Century City Mall. Many things are also in the pipeline such as new menu items that are worth breaking that diet for.

To know more about CaliBurger and their offerings, you can visit the stores located at Timog Ave., Quezon City or Century City Mall, Makati City. LIKE us on or FOLLOW us at @CaliBurgerPH on Instagram and Twitter.

Countdown to a Tummy-Filling Experience: Get to know more of Foodgasm goes to Maginhawa


I’ll be one of the food blogger-judges for this upcoming “Foodgasm goes to Maginhawa” event. Very honored and humbled to be chosen, first of all.  Hope to see you guys there! Please don’t feel shy to approach me.

I’ve been getting all the workout I can do before the event since I’m considering this my ultimate cheat day haha!- approved by my Trainer and Nutritionist (The past few months have been challenging to lose weight, eating a balanced meal  and working damn hard, sweating your ass of in the gym can be exhausting)

Please do keep posted on my blog and on my instagram @krishgeekness (You can tag me, if you want – no worries and I’m sure to press LIKE and COMMENT hopefully)

Please do like their FB page and stay tune for the official HASHTAG.


Hungry and Stoked? Nuff said. A Tummy-Filling experience brought to you by the UP Economics Society, Foodgasm goes to Maginhawa

In partnership with

The Body Shop | Fight Factory Manila | Bacardi‪#‎ItsNotAPartyWithoutBacardi‬


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Get ready for the yummiest event of the season!

Make sure to get a Foodgasm ticket now and get a chance to taste and rate all the bite-sized versions of these dishes with no additional cost! There will also be freebies together with your ticket and a chance to win free prizes!

Please be reminded: Each ticket would automatically entitle you 1 set during the day. There will be Set A and Set B where the specific set that you would get would be determined through a first-come first served basis during the day itself. If you want to taste all the entries, you can buy two tickets, but be early to make sure there would still would be slots for both sets.

Reserve you tickets here:
*Tickets also available at the School of Economics and AS Walkway in UP Diliman and the Bgy Hall of Teachers Village East

Ticket prices Pre-selling P200 and Door Price P250


Meet the Participants

Crazy Chef | Food Clinique | Big B Burgers | Bagnet Rice Patong | Food Vine | Brazo | CJSS Griddle Steak and Chicken House | Dorissimo Cakes | FAT Cupcake | Saj’s Cakes and Pastries | The Fahrenheit | Chalkolate PH | Cookie ng Ina Mo | Blush Pastries by H&S | Pat’s Foodcart Enterprise | Maniego’s Plate | Teritopps | Egg-it Asian Street Food | Bugle Boy | Mandi’s Persian Grill | Meal Point Burger House | Mister Miswa | Only The Best Cafe and Dining | DonDay | Branda’s Canteen | Master Bakers | Lola Seseng | FAT Cupcake | Keyks by Kai | Empire Cakes | Sancho Churreria Manila | Chewy Treats by Claire | Chef’s Hub Enterprise | Beeth’s Oven


Foodgasm Goes to Maginhawa
October 17, 2015
Maginhawa St., Brgy Teachers Village East, QC


Get to know the media partners for the event!

media partners

Radio Jam 88.3 | Buhay Kolehiyo | Rappler | Click the City | When In Manila | Philippine Daily Inquirer | Tara Let’s

Get to know the partner organizations for the event!


Grip UP Sports Climbing Association | UP Society of Students for Korean Popular Culture | Ateneo Management Engineering Association | Ateneo Management Economics Ogranization | The Polaris Project | United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary | UP Association of Civil Engineering Students | UP Association of Chemistry Majors and Enthusiasts | UP Assocation of Clothing Technology Students | UP Aniban ng mga Kabitenyo | UP Geology Majors’ Society | UP School of Economics Student Council | UP Theta Epsilon Sorority | UP Variates | UP Mathematics Majors Circle | Youth for Christ – Ateneo

Get to know the other  food blogger-judges for the event! (Please do check their sites too)


SwitiRoh Says | Foodamn PH | Gastronomy by Joy | Krish Geek | What Neil Writes About | Sarois Trip | Geoffreview | ForkSpoonManila | The Mind’s Worth | Lavishly Parsimonious | Be Carol | The Kitchen Goddess | Chuck Bravante | 365 Stories to Tell | What’s to Love PH | The Food Scout | I am a dekaphobic | Appetizing Adventure

Come in groups of 4 and battle it out with fellow foodies to win our cash prize and gifts from our sponsors.
Before Oct 17: P100/person
Day itself: P120/person
Contact: Gel Clemente 0917 804 0924

Get to hear some of the most promising acts and performers.
8PM onwards
Admission is free!
*Alcoholic beverages will be available

Shop with the various online shops and stores we have for you.
9AM til 12MN

Your favorite foodie event is back and tastier than ever, bring your taste-buds and we’ll see you there!

Also brought to you by

Curves | P&P Tattoo | Lydia’s Lechon

Media Sponsors

JAM 88.3 | | | Taralets! | | Philippine Daily Inquirer

With Our Major Organization Partners:
UP Association of Chemistry Majors and Enthusiasts, UP Society of Students for Korean Popular Cultur,e Grip Up Sport Climbing Association, UP Theta Epsilon Sorority, Youth For Christ Ateneo, The Polaris Project

Minor Organization Partners:
UP Geology Majors Society, UP Aniban ng Mga Kabitenyo, UP Association of Clothing Technology Students, UP VARIATES, UP Association of Civil Engineering Students, UP Mathematics Majors Circle, United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary

See all of you foodies there on October 17! For what you need to know you can click on this link:…

For inquiries and questions, kindly email us at or contact Miguel Ramos, 09273138714.


Foodgasm Invades Maginhawa! A Tummy-filling experience :)



Enjoy a day filled with food, shops and entertainment of some of the best upcoming food establishments and performers in the Metro as The UP Economics Society and Barangay Teacher’s Village East

In partnership with

The Body Shop | Fight Factory Manila | Bacardi#ItsNotAPartyWithoutBacardi


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Proudly present

A 40th Anniversary Celebration of Barangay Teachers Village East
October 17, 2015
Maginhawa St., Teachers Village East

Get ready for the yummiest event of the season!

Line-up of activities:

Get ready to taste and judge the best upcoming dishes the Metro has to offer.
Pre-Selling: P200
Door Price: P250
Reserve your tickets at
*Tickets are also available at the Barangay Hall and at the Ecosoc tambayan in the School of Economics, UP Diliman.

Come in groups of 4 and battle it out with fellow foodies to win our cash prize and gifts from our sponsors.
Before Oct 17: P100/person
Day itself: P120/person
Contact: Gel Clemente 0917 804 0924

Get to hear some of the most promising acts and performers.
8PM onwards
Admission is free!
*Alcoholic beverages will be available

Shop with the various online shops and stores we have for you.
9AM til 12MN

Your favorite foodie event is back and tastier than ever, bring your taste-buds and we’ll see you there!

Also brought to you by

Curves | P&P Tattoo | Lydia’s Lechon

Media Sponsors

JAM 88.3 | | | Taralets! | | Philippine Daily Inquirer

Food Bloggers:

Appetizing Adventure| | Foodamn PH | Forkspoonmanila | What Neil Writes About | |Geoffreview | Krish Geek |The Kitchen Goddess | What’s To Love PH | The Food Scout | Dekaphobe | Gastronomy by Joy | Be Carol | Sarois Trip | 365storiestotell | The Minds Worth | Chuck Bravante | SwitiRoh Says | Lavishly Parsimonious

Food Participants:

Egg-it Asian Street Food | F.A.T. Cupcake | Keyks by Kai | Pat’s Foodcart Enterprise | Chef’s Hub Enterprise | Big B Burgers | Empire Cakes | Stoners Soul Food To Go | Saj’s Cakes and Pastries | Meal Point Burger House | Mister Miswa | Only The Best Cafe and Dining | DonDay’s Korean Buffet | Bagnet Rice Patong | Food Vine Cafe and Restaurant | Brazo | CJSS Griddle Steak and Chicken House | Food Clinique | Dorissimo Cakes | MasterBakers | Maniego’s Plate | Lola Seseng | Bugle Boy | Mandi Persian Grill | Branda’s Canteen |Crazy Chef | The Fahrenheit | Chalkolate Ph | Sancho Churreria Manila | Cookie ng Ina Mo | Chewy Treats by Claire | Persephone’s | Beeth’s Oven | Teritopps | Thirdy’s Relleno Bangus

With Our Major Organization Partners:
UP Association of Chemistry Majors and Enthusiasts, UP Society of Students for Korean Popular Cultur,e Grip Up Sport Climbing Association, UP Theta Epsilon Sorority, Youth For Christ Ateneo, The Polaris Project

Minor Organization Partners:
UP Geology Majors Society, UP Aniban ng Mga Kabitenyo, UP Association of Clothing Technology Students, UP VARIATES, UP Association of Civil Engineering Students, UP Mathematics Majors Circle, United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary

See all of you foodies there on October 17! For what you need to know you can click on this link:

For inquiries and questions, kindly email us at or contact Miguel Ramos, 09273138714.

The 2nd Open Kitchen Food Bazaar: The Best Kept Recipes of the Stars

Sept 26-27, 2015.

Trinoma Activity Center

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Would you imagine all of your fave local celeb foodie entrepreneurs gather together? Believe it. You’ll probably get a chance to have a selfie with your fave celeb.

A selection of goodie treats food selections and scattered at the Trinoma Activity Center – its hard to choose and decide (Seriously)

We spotted stars who were present that day (Saturday), PBB All-in Fifth Solomon, Celeb-politician, Ara Mina, The gorgeous Maricar Reyes, The young looking, Jean Garcia showcasing here home cooked recipes, The hunk actor and such a gentle man!,  JC De Vera and The irresistible, Sir Chief himself, Richard Yap for LUNA J (He was about to leave, then he saw us and granted our simple request for a selfie- Thank youu!). 

Other booths, I recall there was: TWIST (by the Endrenals) , Nacho Bimby (Bimby Aquino-Yap), Yobob Lechon (Paul Jake Castillo), O-shopping booth etc. We saw Vice Ganda’s face on the poster, but we ain’t sure which booth he owns and I heard of Kean Cipriano’s sisig somewhere.

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My friends and I wondered what was the commotion going on at the Activity Center, then my friend noticed why are people taking lots of pictures– May mga artista eh. Well after our movie, we opted to grab a bite to eat, I suggested why won’t we check the place out to look for pasta. We roamed around, we weren’t able to try everything. We were looking for pasta actually – pero wala haha! 🙁

But then when we came upon JC DeVera’s The Burgery, I’ve heard of the good reviews and I wanted to try it ever since but their branch is so so far at BF Homes and to my excitement they might have a branch at Circuit (yipee!). I was telling my friend, I’m not gonna miss this opportunity. We had to wait tho for 30 minutes since they had a line of orders. But it was like less than 30 minutes, actually. The staff, the crew, JC even were so accommodating and kind 🙂


I ordered the “FAT TONY”, their bestseller. Then my friend ordered the BIG AL. The price rates are affordable and the burgers are big in proportions. Both were P170. My baby sis ordered the Bugsy (P130), She was indeed satisfied, she said “Its like Crabby Patty! – reference to SpongeBob Square Pants” –Seriously natikman mo na HAHA – baka sa istura ? pagbigyan ang bata.

Here is the menu:


To our surprise, ANG SARAAAAAP!

(BEST EVER Burger I had so far, authentic and legit beef patty, I love the sauce ❤️, the flavors played well right into my mouth. DELISH😋 – @krishgeekness

BUGSY (P130)




Trinoma -2nd Level (Garden area)

They have been called “Manila’s Best Tempura”, From “Japanese Tempura Grill” they have upgraded themselves to be called, what we see now as “TEMPURA”, (It’s a trend know a days that our fave childhood joints are into the whole upgrade thing). They will celebrating their 15th year next year.DSC_1484

First, when I got the invitation to blog for “Tempura”, I was a wee bit ecstatic because I love Tempura, more of a shrimp tempura fan here!. Well I know I won’t be dismayed since I’ve seen Tempura around the Metro and I’ve heard they’ve served hella good dishes.



THE PLACE –  I like the comfy asian vibe, playing around with red and black hues for the interiors. (Don’t worry,  not that striking red) The lighting is good for taking food shots (As you could see with the shots I have). Well for now, you won’t be seeing the grills on top of the tables since its more of providing and serving the best – cooked and good quality tempura. Perf, for family get togethers.

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SERVICE – I was able to dine again to Tempura with friends, but another branch early this week. Service was alright, not too fast nor not too time consuming- JUST RIGHT. The servers are very accommodating and greet you everytime you get in and exit.


PRICE RANGE – Affordable to mid range (Meals start atleast P195 above). If you are a student, there are meals good for sharing.

MENU – Not word heavy, just straight to the point , Font size is alright, they’ve highlighted their best sellers to avoid misleading context. Foodshots are enticing to scan and food types arrange accordingly. Represents, very asia and not too flashy colors.

BEST SELLERS – Their wide range of TEMPURAS, ofcourse. “The Classic” is their most known tempura.

If you have a sweet tooth,  try their molten lava cake (P110) . For me, the Green tea ice cream (P85) is my fave on the dessert menu (SARAAAAAP!) – you can request it, to go with your molten lava cake instead of Vanilla  <3

Praline Mousse Ganache

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Molten Lava Cake

Green Tea Ice cream It was soo good, I forgot to take a photo before eating it <3

They still have their platter selection for bulk orders and your fave, California Maki(s).

Kaisen Raisu

Sa pinoy hindi mawawala ang RICE! , the Kaisen Raisu (P210) is so MASSIVE and the flavors and spices play right in your mouth – Good for 3-5 people

Their special House tea will be served when you dine – It’s not rice tea like other Japanese resto serves  🙂

What’s new? Well They’ve wanted to showcase their PREMIUM TEMPURAS – To watch for.



Tip: Drizzle with sauce and lemon zest 🙂 

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Especially, KING SIZE PRAWN TEMPURA–  Its Massive though its P480 (not very pang student  price) but its worth it. Proportions are good for sharing. – MY FAVE.







Check out their branches located at TRINOMA, BANAWE, LEGASPI VILLAGE, ALABANG TOEN CENTER, ERMITA, MANILA AND MALL OF ASIA. Like them on Facebook and Follow them on INSTAGRAM @TempuraJapaneseGrill


Nothing But Real Chocolate :)

 Delighting Filipinos with Nothing but Great Taste

Photo by Charlene Ajose

A good combination of sugar, milk and cocoa to create Nothing but great taste Cocio. Last September 3, 2015 at Whitespace Manila was the launch of the Iconic Danish chocolate milk drink. Cocio is now set to delight Asia for the very first time, starting in the Philippines, with the launch of Cocio classic and the global launch of Cocio Dark.

Photo by Charlene Ajose
Photo by Charlene Ajose

The Cocio Dark, which is my fave among the two, (since I love dark chocolate ever – its healthier!) was first introduced here, we are ahead of Denmark BTW! My take on the classic is ofcourse lighter compare to the bitter-sweet taste of Dark Cocio, but I love the flavor! The sweetness is just right, just how I love my chocolate milk drink.

Photo by Charlene Ajose
Photo by Charlene Ajose





Here are some photos during the launch, the media had a taste of both, the classic and dark cocio. During the event they explained the contents of the drink, The history and future plans for the brand. I sincerely feel that the brand will be embraced here in the Philippines, Well Filipinos love sweets especially chocolate!

Photo by Charlene Ajose
Photo by Charlene Ajose

The event was lively, there was band that played, good food was served, they served red wine that goes with the entree of cheese!  I love the ambiance of the venue and they have great spots to take photos if you are going for a minimalist white backdrop. Honestly I arrived late but I was able to enjoy and meet people from the media 🙂

Photo by Charlene Ajose
Photo by Charlene Ajose
Photo by Charlene Ajose

Cute story,  I was carrying a bunch of Cocio drinks, in the elevator of my friends’ condo I just got home from the event,  a kind citizen helped me out with pressing what floor I am going to because I have my hands full. And she noticed the drinks and I told her you’ll be seeing them soon in the market, so watch out 🙂 – I think its already available?

Photo by Charlene Ajose
Hosted by the charming, Laura Lehmann Photo by Charlene Ajose

Cocio Models


PH Launch of Cocio Marks the Brand’s First Launch in Asia

After winning over the hearts of Europeans worldwide, Iconic Danish chocolate milk drink Cocio is now set to delight Asia for the very first time, starting in the Philippines, with the launch of Cocio classic and the global launch of Cocio Dark.

 Jens Krog and Jun Cochanco
Jens Krog and Jun Cochanco

Laura, Jens, Jun

Models with Principals

Local Cocio distributor FlyAce, a company that endeavors to bring the best of the world closer to the Philippines, finds Cocio remarkable in that the brand embodies FlyAce’s commitment to great taste and responsible ethical production.

“I was impressed with Cocio’s meticulous processes when I visited their office in Copenhagen. Every step involved – from choosing ingredient suppliers to advertising the product – stayed true to their core values,” said Fly Ace President Jun Cochanco. “Cocio is undoubtedly the best chocolate drink in the market, and we think it’s about time we share it with the country.”

This marks the first time that Cocio classic will be sold in the Asia Pacific region, and the first time Cocio Dark, which features more cocoa in each bottle, is to be launched ever.

Unlike other brands, Cocio advertises nothing except its great taste. It does not believe in overly hyping or in doling out claim after claim of benefits a consumer can get. Cocio instead uses their trademark wit and dry humor to focus on letting consumers know they can only guarantee one thing: that each bottle contains Nothing but Great Taste.

Not only is Cocio known for their distinct approach to their beverage and their marketing, the brand is a staple in the lives of Danes. Commonly paired with hotdogs, Cocio’s versatility invites consumers to think up of even more Cocio pairings.

A Tradition of Great Taste, Preserved

 Developed in the home kitchen of Danish couple Anker and Ella Pallesen in 1951, Cocio is the result of much trial and error over the course of 2-3 years. In the pursuit of the greatest chocolate drink, they discovered that they didn’t need much. What was important was the quality of the ingredients and the science behind the process.

The recipe they created uses only 3 ingredients: milk, cocoa, and a little sugar, all of which are sourced from premiere suppliers around the globe. The milk is from Arla Foods, the world’s largest multi-national dairy cooperative owned by over 14,000 farmers; the plain sugar is from established sugar suppliers; and the cocoa are UTZ-certified from West Africa.

The fact that the brand uses beans that are UTZ-certified means that they are supporting the farmers. It means that Cocio supports sustainable farming and better living conditions for the impoverished.

Free from preservatives, Cocio has no artificial taste. Cocio is the only chocolate drink free from stabilizers in the market. Bottling the beverage and cooking them for a specific amount of time gives Cocio that rich and silky smooth feel. This is where the ingredients mix together to create a unique flavor. To this day, Cocio still uses the same recipe from 1951 and still upholds the same ideals.

A European Staple Coming to Asia

 Following the immense success of Cocio in their native Denmark, the brand was then introduced to their Scandinavian neighbors Sweden and Norway. In more recent years, Cocio has also branched out to other European countries, and to the USA. Cocio continues to make waves as the beverage of choice for anyone looking for a straightforward cocoa drink.

This year marks the time the brand finally reaches Asia, through the Philippine shores. “We know that Filipinos will love Cocio because not only is it delicious, it’s also made from natural ingredients, ingredients that are perfect for those trying to adapt a healthier more wholesome diet,” explains Jens Christian Krog, Senior General Manager of Arla Philippines.

“Cocio satisfies the sweet tooth without any additives or false promises. It’s the kind of beverage that Filipinos will surely love.” Krog ends.

Folow them on IG @cocioPH #NothingBut      Photo by Charlene Ajose


Photo by Charlene Ajose
Photo by Charlene Ajose

GVMichel Oats, LOVE Your Heart

GV Michel Product Photo for the Press Kit

We’ve known how good oats/oatmeal is good for our body’s system. Its because of fiber! Fiber fgets rid of fat/cholesterol thats the point. Since I opt to gain a healthy lifestyle for #balikalindog2015. 70% nutrition is indeed the rule to proper diet and comes with the 30% exercise.

I’ll be honest the only oatmeal brand I’ve tried ever since is “Quaker oats” – since a kid. But since I’ve gotten a bit older its time to like broaden my tastebuds to other brands. So I’ve got an invite to blog for GVMichel (Dong-A Pharma), they’ve gathered food bloggers at the Century Hotel, Manila to try the product and cooking sessions with Chef Lawrence Zafra (president of Altas Culinary Institute, located in Dasmarinas City of Cavite. He is also one of the senior chef instructors of the school, and mostly focuses on Asian Cuisine.)along side with his wife and a student from his culinary academy on how to prep cuisine made from oats.


|upper photo L & R – Fritter and Oatmeal cookie. Lower Photo – Risotto | Check ingredients below


GV Premium Rolled 400g

GV Michel Oatmeal of Australia is a premium Australian brand that uses high-quality oats from Australia in all its products. It is distributed in the Philippines by Dong-A Pharma Phils., Inc. (DPPI), which also distributes Bacchus energy drink and Queen Bakery products.

GV Premium Instant 400g

GV Michel Oatmeal of Australia Premium Rolled Oats (200g/400g/800g) is made from 100 percent natural high-grade oats. Unlike traditional oatmeal, GV Michel’s Rolled Oats has slightly thicker flakes that keep you full longer. Like rice, oats has plenty of varieties that offer different levels of fiber and protein.







GV Michel Oatmeal of Australia Organic Instant Oats (200g/400g/800g) is made from 100 percent natural high-grade oats. Unlike traditional oatmeal, GV Michel’s is GMO and chemical-free. This means consumers are assured from any possible negative effects that chemicals and pesticides can result from its long-term consumption.GV Instant Premium Organic 400g (1)








Both GV Michel Oatmeal of Australia Premium Rolled Oats and GV Michel Oatmeal of Australia Organic Instant Oats variants are loaded with thicker and bigger flakes that ensure you are able to take your oatmeal and experience a chewy texture with more bite and mouthfeel. It also gives you a very satisfying, slightly sweet and creamy taste making sure that you get good value for money. It also contains greater amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber compared with other regular sized oatmeal flakes.GV Premium Quick Cooking 800g

GV Michel Oatmeal of Australia Quick Cooking Oats (200g/400g/800g) and GV Michel Oatmeal of Australia Instant Oats (200g/400g/800g) are also made with 100 percent natural whole grain oats. They cook quick much faster than rolled oats, making the preparation of breakfast an easy task in the morning.

GV Michel Oatmeal of Australia single serve instant (35g) GV Michel Oatmeal of Australia single serve chocolate (35g). This single-serve sachets serve all the goodness of oats in a handy pack.

GV Single Serve

GV Michel Oatmeal of Australia is available in major supermarkets and groceries nationwide.


Here are some recipes for you to try with your GVMichel Oats:



Olive oil – 3 tbsp

Garlic, minced – 1 tbsp

Onion, minced – ½  tbsp

Ginger, minced – ½  tbsp

Roast chicken, shredded – 2 cups

Water – 6 cups

GV Michel rolled oats – 2 cups

Fish sauce – 2 tbsp

Salt & pepper – to taste



Spring onion, chopped

Crushed chicharon


Hard Boiled Egg



1. Heat pan. Add olive oil. Saute garlic onion and ginger. Add shredded roast chicken.

2. Add water and bring to a boil. Add Gv Michel rolled oats. Simmer for 5 mins or until desired consistency.

3. Season with fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste.

4. Serve in bowls topped with sliced spring onion, sliced hard boiled egg and crushed chicharon. Serve with calamansi on the side.




GV Michel Oats – 2 cups

Hot water – 1 ½ cups

Cheddar cheese, grated – ½ cup

Sweet ham, chopped – ½ cup

Salt & pepper – to taste

Egg – 2 pcs

Flour – ½ cup

GV Michel Oats – ½ cup


Oil for deep frying




1. Soak GV Michel Premium Instant Oats in Water. Set aside for a few minutes.

2. Add cheddar cheese and ham in the pre-soaked oats, season with salt and pepper. Shape into logs or balls. Coat each with flour, egg, and oats. Chill for a few minutes.

3. Heat oil in frying pan. Fry prepared ham and cheese oatmeal logs until golden brown. May be served with any dip of choice.



Butter – 2 tbsp

Onion, minced – 2 tbsp

Button mushroom, chopped – ¼ c

Fresh shiitake, chopped – ¼ c

Oyster mushrooms, chopped –  ¼ cup

White wine – 1 tbsp

Cream – 3 tbsp

Salt & pepper – to taste

GV Michel rolled oats – 2 c

Hot water – 1 ½ c


Parsley, chopped for garnish





1. Heat pan. Add butter. Saute onions and mushrooms. Add white wine. Add cream. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Add GV Michel Rolled Oats. Add water. Add more water as needed. Adjust the seasoning.  Serve topped with fresh chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese(optional)