Friday, December 30, 2011

Eat’s A Date - Mr. Jones Restaurant

A semi-fine-dining American style restaurant, a new up-market and unpretentious contemporary diner conveniently located at the ground floor area of Greenbelt 5. Mr. Jones is inspired by the 1960’s, a new destination restaurant offering a full array of Authentic American cuisine, so those who loves to eat in super big serving and those who wanted to share the sumptuous foods to their loved ones, this restaurant is a great place to dine and hang-out because Mr. Jones features real blue plates, gourmet diner pies, burgers, old-fashioned milkshakes n’ egg creams, fountain drinks, boutique gourmet beers and all-day breakfast among others that truly satisfy your cravings and make your stomach full to the fullest. Mr. Jones serves the gastronomic feast that you wouldn’t want to miss.
Mr. Jones’ patrons come from all walks of life. And they come for various reasons, may it be for simple family gatherings or casual business lunches. It is a real place to meet friends and eat good food. So without further ado, let me introduce to you guys some of the foods from their best sellers menu that we have eaten during our visit.
“Grrreeen Goddess” Cobb Salad | PhP450.00
Grilled Chicken, Crispy Bacon, Toasted Almonds, Fresh Tomato
Fresh Parmesan, Whole Baby Romaine and
Homemade Caesar Dressing
Good for sharing. I love this super yummy and fresh Garden Salad that has a very tasteful dressing. Well, I guess the Homemade Caesar Dressing that has an exceptional taste makes it quite costly. But boy, the price is worth it. If you are in a diet, I would suggest this appetizing “Grrreeen Goddes” Cobb Salad!
“Truffled Disco”, Beef Gravy and Cheese Fries | PhP395.00
Topped with Chunky Beef smothered with wild mushroom gravy
and “fondue” cheese drizzled with truffle Oil
Yay! A unique combination of cheesy fries and Ground Beef with gravy was also good. Well, not because I am into cheese, that’s why I loved it! But if you taste this cuisine I know you will agree with me. The taste was not just cheesy but way to go to exceptional. Hmmm… “Truffled Disco” is one of my favorite foods in Mr. Jones.
A “Wet” California Big Burrito Platter | PhP395.00
Topped with melted cheddar and jack cheese, loaded with carnitas
black beans, Mexican Rice, Salsa Fresca,
Olives and Sourcream served with Black Beans, Mexican Rice and Tortilla Chips.
Oh my, another mouth-watering dish from Mr. Jones. Plus, the Salsa Fresca was superb to taste. I can just eat the salsa alone because of its flavorful taste. The Mexican Rice was inside the wrap and you can just eat it alone.
Wicked Truffled Mac n’ Cheese | PhP375.00
Baked with 3 types macaroni, 4 cheeses, “Canadian style” double smoked bacon baby
Portobello mushrooms and green peas drizzled
with truffle cheese
Do I have to say more? Its way more cheesey! H-e-a-v-e-n!
Sizzlin’ Butter Seafood “Foil Broil” | PhP420
Prawns, mussles, clams and dory wrapped in a foil pouch
fresh lemon and parsley, served with grilled sourdough
Seafoods! Now, I do have options whenever I crave for seafoods in Dampa. This was also my favorite food in Mr. Jones. If you crave for seafoods, then I would suggest this. This seafood cuisine was really palatable, though the price is little bit expensive.

And for the dessert and drink, we had…
Warm Baked Brownie & a Blondie… So Good!
Served warm with 1 scoop of Mantecado
1 scoop of Chocolate Ice Cream
Tropical Fruit Punch Ice Tea
My goodness, upon writing this entry I am drooling with the foods I have cited and I can’t wait for my next visit.

By the way, aside from the good food that they serve, who wouldn’t want to eat in a place like this?
A classy, relaxing and cozy ambiance with beautiful interior design, Mr. Jones had, I can even stay there for hours and just enjoy my stylish and classy foods.

Mr. Jones is open everyday from 11:00am to 12:00mn. For updates about Mr. Jones, you can visit and like their Facebook at http://facebook.com/raintreemrjones.

Mr. Jones
Ground Floor, Phase 2, Greenbelt 5
Ayala Center, Makati City
Tel No. (02) 501 3111



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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Photo Diary 4 – Drinks

For my Photo Diary Number 4, I had these photos of random drinks I had last week.
Ealdor's Magic Drink in Amazon Grill, Enchanted Kingdom
Javakula Frappucino from Seattle's Best, Greenbelt 3, Makati City
Passion Fruit from Mr. Jones, Greenbelt 3, Makati City

Happy Holidays!
The medicine profiles the line.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Something's Brewing at Enchanted Kingdom

There's something brewing inside the magical walls of Enchanted Kingdom. From its thrilling rides and attractions to gastronomical food and beverage options, the theme park surely got everything covered for all park guests.
Eldar’s Purple Brew
As a way of toasting to 16 magical years of the country’s only world-class theme park, Enchanted Kingdom launched its signature drink – Eldar’s Purple Brew - a thirst-quenching lemonade concoction by Nestle made of blue Curacao syrup and grenadine.

Park guests will be treated to magic happening right before their eyes as they stir Eldar's Purple Brew. So take a sip of Eldar the Wizard’s anniversary drink. Enjoy Eldar’s Purple brew for only P 50.00 per glass at the Amazon/Launch Time Restaurants. Cheers!

For more information, visit www.enchantedkingdom.ph



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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Xin Wang Hongkong Café

Yay, I am such a foodie explorer, i guess. After PortugueseFusion, Bubblyfluffy went to Hongkong and Singapore at the same time, to taste even yummier treats with a twist from Xin Wang Hongkong Café. I know most of my friends know this restaurant because they are working in Singapore and visited Hongkong more often, for I, did not even have the opportunity to travel to the said countries. Oh well, I am still dreaming of visiting them in the near future to wander at the famous Universal Studio and Disneyland, respectively and of course, to have a food trip.
Meanwhile, I could taste the Singaporean and Hongkong cuisine every time I crave for, because they are readily available here in the Philippines, located in SM MOA (near IMA), thanks to the people behind the Xin Wang Hongkong Café, as they opened the restaurant yesterday. Because of them, I don’t have to deprive myself every time I crave for these cuisines.
So now, let me introduce to you the foods we ate at Xin Wang Hongkong Café, however, I forgot to list the name of the dishes  as well as the prices, so please bear with me, I will update this once I visit the restaurant soon.. Hmm... I’d rather say, before the month ends.
Oh, plus the interior design is so cozy and refreshing and relaxing ambiance. I so love this super cool and nice restaurant, I can’t wait to bring P here and see him at awe. Moreover, I need to come back to try their Famous Snow Ice, because I was already full yesterday to eat more.

Xin Wang Hongkong Café | SM MOA

P.S.  2 more days and I will be signing off from work for the year 2011, so expect more food escapade as I explore the metro. Yey!

Love,
Aylin

 

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Avenue of the Arts Welcomes The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

Having a cup of your favorite drink from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® just got easier as the famed coffee shop opens a new branch right at the heart of Manila.

Set to open its doors in a new location right across the American Embassy, the new The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® on Roxas Boulevard will be ready to serve everyone with their specialty coffees and teas beginning December 10. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has been serving up a full selection of internationally-acclaimed signature blends to Filipinos for 8 years now.

“We’ve decided to open a branch along Roxas Boulevard to cater to the growing demands for the brand in the area,” shares Walden Chu, President of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. “Our goal at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® always has and will be to provide Filipinos with the best coffee and tea available out there. That’s why all our stores are located in strategic areas to make sure that we cater to as many people as we possibly can.”

Located in Avenue of the Arts along Roxas Boulevard, the new The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® shop is nestled amid a quintessentially Filipino setting that boasts of historic architectural structures and the world famous Manila Bay -- allowing everyone to enjoy their perfect cup of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® drink while enjoying the sunset.


In line with its debut, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® branch in Avenue of the Arts will be holding a special promotion that will run from December 10-17, 2011. During the promo period, customers can come to the store from 12:30 to 1:30 in the afternoon and purchase the Regular Mocha, Vanilla and Caramel Ice Blended Drinks for only Php 50.


Love,
Aylin
The selfish philosopher rages.  

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Photo Diary 4 – Sbarro


My lil’sis Ai and I always spent our Sundays with food trip. Ai loves pasta and pizza, and last Sunday, Ai had her pasta and pizza from Sbarro. I just ate macaroni salad because I am still full that time.

Happy Eating!
I always forgot that I’m on a diet! Grrr…


Love,
Aylin


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A Healthy Year to Start with Soyami this 2012

Everyone’s wishing this new year, 2012, is a better year for everyone! So let's kick in for 2012!
Have yourself a simple ways to jumpstart your health this 2012! Start the year right with proper diet and proper choosing of foods. Because there’s nothing like the gift of good health this New Year.

That’s why Soyami chose Fitness First for their tie-up for this year’s healthiest deal! Soyami is now offering a trial pack of Soyami Soya Chips (flavors: Original, White Cheddar and Pizza) and get 3-day-free trial pass on the world’s largest health and fitness group, Fitness First. Because there’s nothing like the gift of good health this coming year so we present to you a special limited offer – with every purchase of a trial pack of Soyami Soya Chips from us, you’ll receive a 3 day FREE pass from the top fitness gym in the Philippines – Fitness First.
Soyami Soya Chips is your healthier choice to snacking! It is made with Real Soya, No MSG, High in Protein and Calcium and O% transfat. Soyami Soya Chips, those healthy-goodness snacks that appear like nacho chips come in Original, White Cheddar and Pizza flavors, are now available in leading supermarkets and groceries and in convenience stores throughout Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao.
So hurry and grab your Soyami Soya Chips Trial Pack now and start snacking healthy. Make the right choice with Fitness First and Soyami! Limited stocks only!
Visit www.amsoyami.com for more information about our products. Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/healthysoyami and like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/healthysoyami.



Love,
Aylin

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Gives Joy by the Cupful with 2012 Giving Journal

The giving season has finally arrived. And with it, is The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s 2012 Giving Journal.
While finding the perfect one for yourself is very crucial, anyone would agree that a journal should reflect the personality of an individual and the ideals he believes in.

Showcasing the brand’s commitment to socially relevant endeavors, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s 2012 Giving Journal is a celebration of a giving effort that has changed the lives of many Filipinos.

“This year, our journal focuses on celebrating our strong support and encouragement of the spirit of volunteerism,” shares Walden Chu, President of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. “It’s about celebrating the organizations we’re collaborating with and our team members who worked very hard to make all our efforts such a success. But most importantly, it’s about celebrating our customers whose continuous patronage inspires us to continue to do well and give back to people who are in need.”
A percentage of the total sales generated from the 2012 Give in to Giving campaign will be donated to the Real Life Foundation- an organization that is very passionate about providing better future to underprivileged Filipinos by giving them access to education and transforming communities through social services including life coaching.
“Last year, we were able to send eight scholars to college. This year, our hope and goal is to beat this number and give education to more scholars,” ends Chu .
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf continuous to create opportunities for customers to share their blessings and to celebrate the joy of doing so with others.
Giving everyone a different reason to Give in to Giving throughout the year, each month of the Giving Journal is dedicated to sharing the stories of different organizations and customers’ experiences.
Practical, useful and exceptionally handy, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s Giving Journal is filled with spacious pages that are ideal for taking down every important event that will happen in the next year.

How to get one? Please Read the Mechanics:
1. A minimum single-receipt purchase of any Original Ice Blended, Coffee-based, or Tea-based Beverage, or Frozen Swirl, qualifies you to get a stamp card. Each card consists of 18 boxes, with corresponding drink assignments. These are as follows:
a. 1 Original Ice Blended (any flavor, regular or large)
b. 1 Tea Latte (any flavor, regular or large)
c. 1 Red Velvet Hot Cocoa or Red Velvet Ice Blended (regular or large)
d. Any 15 Regular or Large Original Ice Blended, Coffee-based or Tea-based
Beverages, or Frozen Swirl

2. Each purchase of a The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf product with a corresponding box on the card entitles the bearer to a stamp.
3. Once all the 18 boxes have been stamped, the bearer can claim his The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 2012 Giving Journal by surrendering the accomplished card to any of our stores, during which, the cashier will punch a hole in the card to prevent reuse.
4. Promo period is from November 7, 2011 to January 31, 2012.
6. Giving Journals may be claimed all throughout the promo period and until 60 days after the promo has ended.

I'm starting to collect!

Love,
Aylin



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