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 foodbev@centurypark.com.ph.

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 www.smsupermalls.com and follow its social mediaACCOUNTS at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Datu Puti Adobo Movement taken to the next level

Datu Puti Adobo Movement taken to the next level Adobo’s best awarded at Mercato Centrale 
How much do you love your Adobo? In celebration of the cultural gastronomic heritage that is the Adobo, NutriAsia’s Datu Puti put Pinoys to task in finding and feting the best adobo recipes at the recent Datu Puti Adobo Challenge held last Saturday, June 11, at the Mercato Centrale food market in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Co-presented with Mercato Central and Our Awesome Planet, The Datu Puti Adobo Challenge was part of the thrust to take the Datu Puti Adobo Movement a step further this 2016. Launched in 2015, the Datu Puti Adobo Movement was created to push for Adobo to be our pambansang ulam. It is a movement that hits close to home because Adobo is a dish that is as personal, as it is national. Each household has its own signature Adobo, and the shared flavor defines families, identifies us as Filipinos, and boosts us as a nation. This event is also supported by partners Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement (PCHM) and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). 

The push for Adobo has reached much acclaim and has even been echoed by efforts in Congress. In fact, Bohol First District Representative Rene Relampagos filed House Bill 3926 in 2014, which sought to formally declare it as the national dish. The Datu Puti Adobo Movement has drawn support for the bill through a petition since the launching of the advocacy in June 2015. 

The Adobo Challenge 

To get people more involved in the Datu Puti Adobo Movement this 2016, the advocacy group mounted the Datu Puti Adobo Challenge and gathered Mercato Centrale’s veteran home-based cooks to create their own special Adobo dish. Participating food vendors of Mercato Centrale prepared adobo dishes using any type of meat and vegetable, and were marinated in or cooked with at least two of the three main Datu Puti products: vinegar, soy sauce, and patis (fish sauce). The top 14 entries were selected based on various criteria, including: creativity of concept, which looks at the story behind the dish as well as originality, branding and cooking technique; innovation, noting the use of unique special ingredients and Datu Puti products; and Philippine culinary heritage, including how it adopts and represents regional cooking styles. 

Mercato Centrale was truly the right venue to celebrate this culinary heritage and mount the Datu Puti Adobo Challenge. The Mercato Centrale food fair is the go-to destination of urban foodies. Finding its home on 7th avenue and 25th street (across The Forum and in front of the “Between the Lines” art mural) in the heart of the BGC business district, this fab food fair happening every Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. has earned the disctinction of being a hub of culinary experiences. It is a venue for both comfort food cravings and fresh gastronomic finds all prepped by budding food entrepreneurs. During the Datu Puti Adobo Challenge, some select Mercato vendors added Adobo to their usual fare, and the foodies were all in for awesome renditions of the national comfort fave. 

The Winning Adobo, Atbp.?Hosted by a familiar foodie himself, Tonipet Gaba, the feast was made even more festive with musical performances by homegrown talents UpDharma Down and Ebe Dancel. It was truly a treat to see both culinary and entertainment talents back up the Adobo initiative. As guests were treated to aromatic flavors and local OPM, Pinoy pride was truly in the air. 

Among the participants, the Top 3 among the entries wowed the crowd with their inspired versions of the dish. Based on criteria that took into account taste, presentation, story, and heart, three Mercato vendors were named as the winners of the Datu Puti Adobo Challenge. And based on on-the-spot voting by the Mercato foodies, one was hailed as the People’s Choice. 

The big winners of the night were:

First place: The Oinkery

DISH NAME: Pugon-smoked Pork Adobo

DESCRIPTION: Pork shoulder pugon-smoked for 8 hours, glazed with a rich Cebu-style adobo sauce and garnished with fresh manggang hilaw

Inspired by Cebu’s method of cooking lechon, The Oinkery roasts their pork meat inside a traditional pugon giving it that distinct smoky taste. Matthew combines the finished product with his sister’s Cebu-style adobo sauce and garnishes it with fresh green mangoes on the side. Having been slow-cooked for a total of eight hours, the meat is guaranteed to be soft and juicy with every bite. 

Second place: Dayrit’s

DISH NAME: Pork Adobong Laing Pinangat

DESCRIPTION: Two Filipino favorites, Adobo and Laing, in one unique and flavorful dish.

Pork Adobong Laing Pinangat – that’s two of the famous Filipino favorites, adobo and laing, combined in one extraordinary dish. Dayrit’s 40 years of experience in creating sumptuous heritage home-cooked meals is very evident with their entry for The Adobo Challenge 2016. According to Chef Miguel Dayrit, their version of the classic adobo recipe is different from the rest because it combines the strong flavors of two Pinoy viands to create an outstanding dish. This Bicolandia inspired concoction is a fusion of the creamy, hot and spicy and the sour and salty trademarks of laing and adobo respectively. 

Third place: Bakmi Nyonya

DISH NAME: Babi Kekap Adobo Nyonya

DESCRIPTION: Classic Filipino adobo infused with Indonesian spices. Served with Sambal.

Lucy of Bakmi Nyonya, one of the well-known food vendors in Mercato Centrale, reinvents the Pinoy classic adobo and incorporates her Indonesian-style of cooking to come up with a unique entry to the Adobo Challenge 2016. This delicate pork adobo treat is mixed with secret Indonesian spices, cooked in soy sauce and vinegar and served with the classic sambal.  People’s Choice Award: Lariza’s 

DISH NAME: Seafood Adobo

DESCRIPTION: A mix of crab, shrimp and mussels cooked adobo style and topped with cheese.

Lariza’s, another well-known food vendor in Mercato Centrale shares their expertise in creating a unique dish for the Adobo Challenge 2016. Their very own “Seafood Adobo” is a mixture of mussels, prawns and crabs stirred in a mixture of vinegar and soy sauce, garlic, onion, pepper and finished off with cheese on top to add a creamy, tangy taste. Tess Gonzales, the proud owner of Lariza’s knew that her opponents would stick to the usual pork or chicken adobo, so she decided to come up with something edgy. With her “Seafood Adobo”, she hopes to motivate Filipinos to be more daring and “adobofy” fresh catch from the sea as an alternative to the usual adobo recipes. 
All Adobo winners were awarded start-up funds in cash, so they could include their winning dishes in the regular Mercato menu. The People’s Choice awardee also received P3,000 worth of Datu Puti goods. 

With these latest initiatives and the warm response of urban foodies, the Datu Puti Adobo Movement has definitely made strides in rallying more people behind the nation’s ulam of choice. 

Interested parties may still support the Datu Puti Adobo Movement by signing the petition at www.adobomovement.com.