Get a whole lot of lovin’ from Britain’s best loved biscuits

Giving “sweet somethings” may be the usual thing to do during Valentine’s Day. But when you give a gift of sweets to your loved one or special someone on Hearts Day, it doesn’t have to be always something decadent and sinful.Why not offer him or her something that’s tasty and tummy-filling without all the transfat and sugar? In short, it should be healthy and good for the heart. Continue reading »


You know when you’re at an authentic Italian restaurant….your taste buds are awakened by pure flavors – tomatoes taste like fresh tomatoes, olive oil is extra virgin, and every dish is homemade with the freshest ingredients!

BUT FIRST… cheers to the owner Cantinetta for accomodating us, and to the Executive Chef for delighting us with authentic Italian cuisine! Continue reading »


After a successful comeback in 2011, the Philippines’ foremost culinary event, Chefs on Parade (COP) will be staged again at the SMX Convention Center slated from February 28 to March 3.

COP 2013 promises to be more exciting as new competitions have been added . Breakfast Making (Professional Division) will involve whipping up an Asian breakfast tray consisting of fresh fruit, cereal or bread, a main course, and juice, coffee or tea. “We feel that breakfast is a meal that’s often taken for granted,thus breakfast making is conceived,” says Chef Gabby Prats, Chair of COP 2013’s Competition and Judging Committee. COP 2013 Chair Philippe Bartholomi adds, “No other local culinary competition has included Breakfast Making, so Chefs on Parade is the first to have this.” Continue reading »

Pinoy-sarap is truly world-class!

We often hear different types of cuisine, loosely defined as “the characteristic style of cooking often associated to a specific type of culture.” There’s cuisine that is country specific like American, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, or on general terms, more continent based like European, Asian, African or South American.

However, “Is there a Filipino cuisine?” Arguably, there is none, for ours is supposedly a mixture of Spanish, Japanese and American and to some extent the Chinese who, though not officially invaders of our Motherland, they comprise a big chunk of our population. Think of “pancit,” “siomai” and “mami” in the same manner as “hotdog” or “hamburger” for the Americans or “paella” for the Spanish. Continue reading »

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with iFoods


Who has time to plan for Valentine’s Day? This year’s celebration falls in the middle of the workweek, and many of us will surely be on a budget since it is just a day before payday.

Never fear. i-Foods, the homegrown food conglomerate that offers you a taste of cuisines from all over the world, has a number of packages to make your month-long celebration of Valentines a memorable one.


If you want to have a fusion of European and Japanese, Tokyo Café has the perfect treat for you and your honey. Choose from two set meals that come complete with pasta, pizza and drinks.

Choices for pasta dishes include Carbonara, Bacon Tomato Cream and Napolitan. Pizza choices include the classic Margherita and the Tokyo White. For drinks, you can choose between Iced Café Au Lait and Tokyo Ice.

What’s more, each set meal order comes with free dessert: three pieces of Tokyo Café’s Mochi.

Tokyo Café serves Euro-Japanese cuisine in an ambience that’s warm, bright and modern. It offers a menu of European casual dining dishes that have been given a modern Japanese twist.

Tokyo Café has branches at SM Mall of Asia, SM North The Block, The Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill, SM Megamall, Go Hotels at Robinsons Cybergate, and SM Southmall.

If you want some Seoul food, then head off to Kogi Bulgogi. Its special set meal, priced at P550, comes with two orders of Bibimbap, an appetizer and two glasses of iced tea.

If you think that’s not a lot to choose from, think again. You have four kinds of Bibimbap, the traditional rice topping dish, to choose from.


regular Bibimbap, Dolsot Bibimbap (served in a sizzling stone bowl), Jeyuk Bibimbap (spicy pork), and Chicken Bibimbap. For appetizers, choose from Sesame Spinach Salad, Kimchi Jeon (kimchi pancake), Steamed Dumplings or Fried Dumplings.

Kogi Bulgogi offers guests a casual dining setup that makes Korean dining a fun and friendly one. It specializes in Korea’s most popular dish beef bulgogi.

Kogi Bulgogi has branches at Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

For those who want something fast and casual, Stackers Burger Café serves premium burgers that are grilled in special signature sauces. It also has juicy and delicious baked fried chicken, flavored fries and refreshing coffee concoctions and flavored shake


For the whole month of February, all diners at Stackers Burger Café get a free Classic Glacier with a minimum purchase worth P600. Choose from four flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Rocky Road, and Strawberry.

Stackers Burger Café has branches at Eastwood Citywalk 1, The Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill, Resorts World Manila, Alabang Town Center, and Promenade Greenhills.




pandora charms that you plan to give to your special someone. The sweetest celebration of the year takes an exciting toll with Deli Snack’s fanciful choices – from delicatessen to special hampers, cakes and chocolates to accompanying wines, champagnes to pates, and monthly Pastry Chef’s Specials, that will surely touch someone’s heart. Make your loved one feel extra special by bringing home a luscious gift from the Deli Lobby Booth from February 8 to 17, open from 11 am to 7 pm.



Century Tsukiji Japanese Restaurant – Passion Set Dinner


Tsukiji Valentine Set meal

Your cool start is our California roll and the freshest catch of mixed sashimi.  Clear seafood soup and vegetables in traditional clay pot is a warm treat favorite.  For the main course, you will surely take pleasure in either the grilled prawns in Japanese mayonnaise sauce and beef cordon bleu, Japanese style.  And for your perfect after-eat, enjoy our home-made strawberry ice cream. P 1895 net per order (good for two persons)