Blue Posts Boiling Crab and Shrimps

Just in time for the Kadayawan Festival, Davao’s Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps announced that it will soon open its first branch here in Manila. I was  able to sample some of the restaurant’s specialties in a preview event held last Wednesday.

“We are bringing the best food in Davao to offer here in Manila.Our focus is to give whatever the services that we give in Davao to the crowd in Manila. We want to give them the best food quality and best customer service,” said Blue Posts CEO Anthony Ang.

A place for seafood lovers, Blue Posts encourages diners to enjoy their dishes with their bare hands. Food-grade wax paper is used as a plate, along with a plastic bib.

“Here, we only serve fresh crabs and shrimps. We want them to experience the joy of eating. It’s fun to be messy,” Ang added.

Blue Posts also has an all-you-can-drink bar where customers can mix and match six kinds of fruity iced tea drinks.
The restaurant, which has a fisherman’s wharf theme, can accommodate 80 to 100 customers.

Blue Posts will open in September, but a specific date has yet to be announced.

For now, take a look at some of the restaurant’s bestselling items:

1. Gumbo

If you like  something that’s yummy but not to spicy you will definitely love this tomato and cajun paste-based soup with a combination. This is so good that you will definitely go for a second or a third serving.

2. Sinuglaw with Green Apple

This is a must try as this is a fusion of two Filipino dishes, kinilaw and grilled liempo, and is topped with green apple.

3. Crab and Shrimp Rolls

Great for kids, this dish is a mix of crab, shrimp and pork coated with bread crumbs and deep-fried. It is best enjoyed with chili sauce

4. Crispy Tuna Belly

Sink your teeth in this juicy treat. If you love fish, don’t miss this dish flavored by soy sauce, ginger and garlic, among others.

5. Boiling Crabs and Boiling Shrimp

There’s a crab mallet for your cracking pleasure, though I’d personally prefer a crab cracker, the plier-type of cracker which is way easier to use than a hammer or mallet. To break the tedium, you could order mussels, clams, or shrimps; but then it’s going to ruin the whole “fresh catch seaside fantasy”. I am there exclusively for the crabs – period. These are the stars of the show. Enjoy the Boiling Crabs and Shrimps with three kinds of sauces. There is the Garlic Fried Sauce, the sweet and spicy Asian Sambal Sauce, and the savory Boiling Cajun Sauce.

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Enjoy great discounts with Buddha-Bar Manila’s exciting promos


 From lavish interiors, a serene atmosphere, world-class beats, and meals that will flirt with your taste buds with every bite, Buddha-Bar Manila is a haven located at the heart of Makati that will let you experience the simple yet rewarding pleasures of life. Buddha-Bar Manila stands out as one of the most unique and luxurious 7-star bar-restaurant-lounges in the country, and now, thanks to their latest generous promotions, everyone can discover what the Buddha-Bar experience that everyone’s craving for is all about. Continue reading »

Get healthy with delicious Tipco 100% Juice!

You don’t need to spend thousands of money for Goji Juice and other healthy juices.
For only P116 (SRP), Tipco 100% Juice has 22 flavors of juices to choose from including the famous superfruit juices originating from China, Mangosteen,Pomegranate and Goji Berry.

Tipco 100% Blood Orange
Tipco 100% Orange Medley
Tipco 100% Tangerine
100% FRUIT
Tipco 100% Apple
Tipco 100% Cranberry and Mixed Fruit
Tipco 100% Guava
Tipco 100% Kiwi and Grape
Tipco 100% Mangosteen
Tipco 100% Pineapple
Tipco 100% Pomegranate
Tipco 100% Prune and Grape
Tipco 100% Red Grape
Tipco 100% Aloe Vera and White Grape
Tipco 100% Beetroot and Mixed Fruit
Tipco 100% Broccoli and Mixed Fruit (sold cheaper than P116)
Tipco 100% Carrot and Mixed Fruit
Tipco 100% Mixed Vegetables and Mixed Fruit
Tipco 100% Purple Carrot and Mixed Fruit
Tipco 100% Spinach and Mixed Fruit with Wheatgrass
Tipco 100% Tomato

Now with 2 new added 100% healthy flavors, 100% Goji Berry Mixed Fruit Juice and 100% 32 Veggie and Mixed Fruit!

Goji Berry(also called Wolf Berry), once noted for making Li Qing Yuen live up to 252 years old in China became famous for its numerous health benefits 6,000 years ago from herbalists in the said country, Tibet and India. Known to
    * protect the liver
    * help eyesight
    * improve sexual function and fertility
    * strengthen the legs
    * boost immune function
    * improve circulation
    * promote longevity,

The health benefits of 
Goji Berry Juice reached the consumers Philippines recently as many sick and cancer patients have been advised to resort to natural remedies and supplements to improve condition.

On the other hand, parents need not force their children to eat vegetables every mealtime and those who can’t avail of the freshest greens in the market due to busy schedules at work can now drink 32 Veggie and Mixed Fruit. It is a special blend of15 vegetables(cauliflower, parsely, spinach, carrots, cucumber, sweet corn, aloe vera, soursop, celery, asparagus, pumpkin, ampalaya, chinese cabbage, golden tomato and cabbage) and 17 fruits (Grape, Lemon, Passion Fruit, Banana, Pomegranate, Orange, Starfruit, Nata De Coco, Apple, Pineapple, Sugar Cane, Strawberry, Honey Dew Melon, Mango, Papaya and Pear).

We are all recommended to sleep before 9pm as the body needs to detoxify before midnight and drinking healthy juices before bedtime will surely help digesting all these fruits in the juice better than drinking it in the morning.

After all, we need not spend thousands to medical bills and other imported fruit juices (with some I’ve heard that needs thousands of pesos for membership).

Simply grab a Tipco 100% Juice in your favorite groceries and supermarkets nationwide.

For more information on  Tipco 100% Juice Drinks

When in doubt, take the ready route

We love all things instant, everything ready-made in this day and age. Instant communication, information at the touch of a screen, food and drinks available 24/7. While these things get a bad reputation, what were once luxuries are now necessities in today’s fast-paced world. They have become even more important as we juggle home, school, and work, responsibilities and leisure, real life and digital life. Continue reading »

Dad’s Day at Century Park Hotel

Crown the Kings in our lives at the Café in the Park and “Honor Thy Father” with a Father’s Day special buffet on June 19. Give a toast to family’s patriarch in recognition of all his love and effort with our flavorful buffet treat at P1,430+ per adult, 50 % off for children from 6 to 10 years old and free for children 5 years old and below. 
Partake of the Japanese rich culture, food, and ambiance at the Century Tsukiji as we give in to dad’s Japanese food craving with our set menu for two persons for only P2,110+ per order. Surprise him and the whole family with a special authentic Japanese fare consisting of an indulging taste of appetizers of fried eggplant with octopus salad, salmon, eel, tempura with cheese and mango roll, blending the taste of crispy deep fried tofu. For the main course, the breaded blue marlin and pan-fried wheat noodles with shitake mushroom in freshly-crushed tomato are guaranteed to be mouth-watering. For the fantastic finale, enjoy the taste of rice cake with sweet red beans for a delightful dessert.Unwind with your dad and the whole family pack at the newly-renovated Atrium Lounge. Recline and dine with dad and the whole family with appetizing food and keep the cheers flowing while enjoying the enchanting evening sounds of our house pianists and the Century Strings. 

Should you need good gift suggestions for dad on his special day, our Deli-Snack located at the ground floor of the Park Tower arcade offers an extensive assortment of fine food, delicatessen, wines and spirits. You may want to surprise him with our special Father’s day cake, the Choco Mango Cream Torte – an enticing three-layered cake with a royal combination of super-moist sponge and chocolate mousse perfectly blended with praline paste, vanilla sponge and cream cheese, simply perfect for the royal appetite of the “Man of the Hour”.
For inquiries, please call (6 32) 528-5907 for restaurant reservation or email

Why Cleansing Is Important To Your Health

Accumulating too much toxins has harmful effects that range from minor hormonal imbalances, skin breakouts, and gastrointestinal problems, to more serious conditions like inflammatory conditions, and cognitive problems.

As much as we would want to completely eradicate these toxins, we unfortunately, can’t. Toxins can occur naturally or synthetically in the environment. They are poisons to the body that manifest both internally and externally. Stress can also increase the level of body toxins, which are usually the result of tedious daily activities. Continue reading »

The Classic Brews of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

In a world where the hierarchy of taste is usually determined by what’s brand new – nothing provides more satisfaction than classic flavors delivered with a distinct twist.

This is why, nearly 50 years since its inception, the distinct blends, down-home flavors and cozy ambiance continue to remain the main draws for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, who has gone on to indulge the palate of millions across the globe.

As the oldest and largest privately held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s commitment to quality is evident with every sip of their finely brewed coffee and tea mixes.

Our company is probably one of the few establishments whose exceptional drinks can be attributed to our efforts to directly source superior tea leaves and coffee beans from all over the world,” says The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s Marketing Director Paolo Del Rosario “As well as process and brewing these ingredients fresh daily.”

Innovation is of course, a significant part of the company’s success. In fact, the perennial favorite ice blended coffee drinks available today were first served by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf as far back as the 80s.

Today, their specially trademarked Ice Blended® is created starting with their secret coffee extract, which refine their specialty coffees to bring out the richest and most concentrated flavors, and mixed with their specially processed ice to produce a smooth and unique drink.

Trimmed with its trademark oak and tea chest paneled walls, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s interiors draw customers in by virtue of its intimate and inviting décor. Complemented by an attentive service team, a chockfull of amenities, gourmet menu selections and delectable dessert choices, it’s easy to indulge with your favorite cup of coffee or tea within its relaxing and home-like appeal.

Indeed, it is The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s decades old understanding of their craft that allows them to deliver exceptionally. And for the gastronomic experience like no other, it is truly the place where cult favorites, best-loved infusions and innovative new brews are available in every soothing cup.

Introduce coconut water to your children


Tropicana Coco Quench Wobble

Children run on seemingly boundless reserves of energy, staying from the house to the school and to their recreation grounds. Compared with adults, active children tend to retain heat more easily, thus lose more fluids in the body more quickly. The rainy season also causes rapid changes in the body’s temperature, which makes children more susceptible to fever, exhaustion, and dehydration. Continue reading »

Dad is Always King At SM

A weekend of fun awaits Dads everywhere as SM Supermalls celebrates Father’s Day, with great gifts, hearty dinners and exciting entertainment treats all set to make the occasion more special and memorable.

From June 17 to 19, Foodie Dads and their families can go on an exciting culinary tour with SM Supermall’s wide variety of restaurants and food stops offering family packages and special treats to ensure Pops is filled with good food on his special day.

Whether he’s a craft beer enthusiast or a casual lager fan, there’s something to suit Beer-Happy Daddy perfectly at World Brews, where premium beers and liquors around the world are available. Then raise a glass to Dad with discounted brewskies in selected SM Foodcourt and get other cool freebies when you treat your Dad in select restaurants at SM malls. McDonald’s will also be having a free #paChickenMcdoforDad for every happy meal purchase on June 19, 3-5pm in all their branches exclusive at SM malls.

For the Car Crazy Daddy, race to the Keys to the City Motor Show for an amazing display of the coolest rides. From hot rods and vintage vehicles to exotic automobiles and concept cars, it’ll be a fast and furious Father’s Day.

For the techie Dads, get a chance to win cool prizes by posting your funniest #DadJokes and #DadQuotes, and your best lookalike #MiniDad Pops on the PlayStation or Xbox. Nothing says “I love you” like a friendly battle of the generations.

For every kind of Dad, there’s a perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy and remember for a long time afterwards. Because this June, it’s all about Dad this Father’s Day at SM Supermalls!

For more details, visit and follow its social mediaACCOUNTS at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.