Restaurant City : An Addictive and Fun Facebook Application for Chef Wannabes

Do you know whats keeping me busy? Im now running Pinoy Cravings Restaurant on Facebook(I wish its an actual restaurant) haha! Just like you, my Friendster days are now over and if you are not yet on my Facebook. You know my email right?

chef_in_kitchenWhen Facebookl first came out and became available to the general public, Facebook seemed like the basic Friendster copycat.

It didn’t take long for people to notice that there is indeed, something about Facebook that makes it a great social networking site.

Other than the features, there are also some applications that many members have come to love and consider as a standard for other social networking sites. And now, there’s Restaurant City, a fun, addictive Facebook application that give you more reason to log in and stay awhile. (more…)

Brunch with Chef Bobby Chinn at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Greenbelt

I’ve been daydreaming that someday… I can bake and cook my own breakfast, wake up anytime I wish to and watch my favorite Chefs on TV while cooking or baking a newly found recipe. I also enjoy having brunch once in a while but I still don’t have the luxury of time to even cook my own pancakes… (ughhh)

Salmon Scramble @ The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Salmon Scramble

Last week, food writers and bloggers were invited to have brunch with Bobby Chinn – one of Asia’s high-octane celebrity chef. I arrived late in CBTL Greenbelt since I work till 11:15am. I didn’t mind attending an event on a Saturday morning since I’d be meeting fellow foodies and who else? — The spontaneous Bobby Chinn. (more…)

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Swirl Rewards : Earn Points while enjoying for favorite cup of coffee or tea

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Philippines recently launched a new rewards program for their loyal customers.

What’s the Swirl Rewards Card? It’s a loyalty card – but unlike other loyalty cards, you can get points you can spend instantly!

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CBTL Rewards Card

Its more than just a rewards card, it also works as a cash card where in you can reload online and give it to your loved one as a gift:)

For every P100 you spend at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf you will immediately get 5 points which is equivalent to P5. You need to register and activate your rewards card online for you to enjoy the benefits and start earning points.

If you still have unredeemed points in your old Swirl Card, you can just surrender the old card and CBTL will transfer it to your new loyalty rewards card.

You can get your own Swirl Rewards card for free if you made P250 minimum single purchase of any CBTL product in any branch in the Philippines.

For more details checkout http://www.swirlrewards.com.ph

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Tell us your Sweetest Fathers Day greetings or gift and win A box of Krispy Kreme

Pinoy Cravings and Krispy Kreme Philippines will be giving away 15 boxes of Krispy Kreme’s Classic Peanut Butter & Stripes doughnut to 15 lucky comment posters… How to Join?

Krispy Kreme Peanut Butter & Stripes Doughnut

Everyday can be your Fathers Day!

Contest Mechanics :

Just share to our readers your sweetest Fathers Day greetings or gift and get a chance to win a box of your favorite doughnut.

Leave a comment now and you might win a dozen doughnut treats from Krispy Kreme and Pinoy Cravings.

This contest is limited to Philippine Residents only:)

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Sizzling Bangus Belly Steak Recipe

Bangus or Milkfish is my favorite fish whether its cooked as sinigang, fried or steak.. Earlier, I was looking for chocolate chips that I will be using for my cookies when I suddenly saw a pack of bangus belly on one shoppers cart.. What did I do? I dunno I just left the “Chocolate Area” to look for that particular pack of Bangus Belly Fillet.

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Bangus Steak in Sizzling Plate

If you want the best tasting boneless bangus, make sure to buy the Saranggani or Dagupan produced and always check the expiry date:) (more…)

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Spain Tourism Board brings the finest Spanish food in Manila

It was an evening any foodie or accomplished cook would love – a showcase of the finest, authentic Spanish food presented by none other than the Spain Tourism Board. Held in conjunction with the exclusive screening of the Asian Food Channel’s culinary adventure TV series, “Spain on the Road Again,” the gastronomic feast held at Spotlight, Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati, illustrated why Spain is considered one of the best culinary destinations worldwide.

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Pescada a la sal

Guests sampled a wide variety of tapas, paella, sangria, and Spanish wines. They were also treated to a mouth watering Spanish cooking exhibition by the owner and head chef of Tapella by Gaudi, Chef Alexandra Got Pradera Cacho. VIPs learned how to cook dishes like Pescado ala sal, or fish baked in salt, Sobra sada, or a Spanish sausage or paté, and paella, a rice-based viand, the way the Spanish do it. (more…)

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Simorgh : the newest Persian Restaurant in Manila

The name Simorgh may not ring a bell, but as all cultures go, Simorgh means more than just a name.

Simorgh in Bellagio Square
Newest Persian Restaurant in Town

In Persian culture, it is a divine bird that is believed to symbolize the perfected human being, much like its fine dining counterpart in one of Manila’s hottest new event and dining places, Bellagio Square in Malate. Simorgh serves more than just Persian food. It showcases a variety of authentic Middle Eastern, Indian, and Iranian dishes that will please even the Filipino and international palates. (more…)

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