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A Taste of Greece at Kos Greek Ouzeri

Note: This restaurant is already closed.  Mediterranean cuisine is deemed as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. With dishes using healthy ingredients such as whole grain, fish, olive oil, and vegetables, Greek cuisine is something you'd want to eat every day.  I admire Greek cuisine, however, there isn't a lot of options for this particular cuisine in Manila and I was glad to be introduced to Kos Greek Ouzeri at UP Town Center. Kos Greek Ouzeri is owned by Chef Mats Loo, who also owns First Gourmet Academy in Quezon City.  An Ouzeri is a Greek tavern that serves ouzo or Greek liquor along with mezedes and other small dishes.  Mezedes Sampler of 5 We started with Mezedes Sampler of 5 (Php 375) served with unlimited bread. We tried Melitzanosalata, Tzatziki, Hummus, Artichoke Spinach Spread, and Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Spread. Melitzanosalata is roasted eggplant with garlic, white wine vinegar, olive oil, and lemon juice while Tza

[UPDATED] 5th Anniversary Giveaway #5: Foodsource PH!

I'm back from vacation and starting a new giveaway. I'll be giving away goodies from Foodsource PH!   Foodsource PH is an online platform where you can shop quality Filipino food products and have it delivered at your door. These products are sourced from different parts of the Philippines and made more available for consumers through Foodsource PH.  Foodsource PH has a wide variety of food products - from spreads, coffee, chocolates, wines, tea, snacks to bottled seafood and fruits. You'll surely get something here for Christmas giveaways for family and friends. :) GIVEAWAY Two winners will receive Php 480 worth of goodies each from Foodsource PH! This giveaway is open to all readers in the Philippines. Each winner will receive the following: one (1) bottle of Pik-a-Pikel Pickled Mango 250 g (one winner will get the spicy or the regular), one (1) bottle of TheBasics Coconut Sugar Peanut Butter and one (1) Hiraya 72% Single Origi

Wholesome Refreshment with Oishi Great Lakes Juices

A few weeks ago, my family and I received a package from Oishi Great Lakes Juices Pure Pressed Apple Juice and Red Grape Juice.  Great Lakes is Oishi's line of all-natural fruit juices, which means no artificial flavor and sweetener added. We have school kids at home and it's a huge deal for us that we are giving them healthy drinks for baon.  Great Lakes Pure Pressed Apple is made from 100% apple juice. It is not too sweet and packed with fiber.

Add Extra Cheer to Your Holiday Toast with Franzia

The most wonderful time of the year is finally just around the corner, and what is a better way to celebrate the festive season than to open a box of Franzia for every gathering. With the classy packaging of the three liter wine, a box of Franzia would already be more than perfect to share with friends in a small sized office, with your Christmas party barkada or a family reunion during Noche Buena. Made from the finest grapes in California USA and known as the world’s best-selling wine, Franzia’s innovative Smart Tap technology amps up its freshness and quality which make the wine fresh and delicious up to its last glass.  

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Gives You 5 Ways to Love Mondays

The country’s authority on coffee and tea partners with some of today's most inspiring individuals to make Mondays better for customers. Whether you love them or you hate them, Mondays are inevitable. They confirm the end of the weekend and mark the start of the work week for everyone. No one can escape them. Constantly finding ways to pour happy for its customers, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has partnered with a few rare individuals who love Mondays to provide five surefire ways to see the first day of the work week in a new light.  Know your purpose.  Industrial designer and founder of design company Studio Magee Lilianna Manahan has gained international recognition for her imaginative art. Achieving success in the creative industry requires long hours of disciplined work, as well as a constant search for artistic inspiration. Manahan meets this challenge every Monday by frequently returning to her purpose. "A fellow designer told me he 'renews h

Press Release: Better at One Deals by Novotel Manila Araneta Center!

Novotel Manila Araneta Center is turning one this October 12! To celebrate this momentous occasion, Novotel Manila Araneta Center is giving us amazing anniversary deals beginning October 12.

Makansutra: Singaporean Hawker Food Arrives in Manila!

Note: This restaurant is already closed.  Though I haven't been to Singapore, I have always been fascinated with their cuisine. A melting pot of Southeast Asia, Singaporean cuisine is a mix of Chinese, Malay, Indian and cuisines from other neighboring countries.  Singapore's delectable cuisine is reintroduced to the Philippines with the opening of Makansutra in SM Megamall. Makansutra is a Singapored-based food market founded by KF Seetoh, an expert in Singaporean cuisine.  Makansutra has 12 stalls (including the beverage and desserts bar locatedin the middle). Each stall has a distinct menu, so we tried our best to sample one dish per stall. However, we only got to try only 6 stalls during this visit.