Willie Evangelista’s Guide to Food Havens in Marikina

by Willie Evangelista

The city of Marikina is well known for the shoe industry, but lo and behold, they are now joining the bandwagon of food spots to sink our teeth into. Along the streets of Marikina, lies an array of restaurants and food joints that offers a variety of choices for our cravings.

1. The Snack Shack

Craving for freshly grilled burgers? Try out The Snack Shack Burgers! If you’re from Quezon City, chances are you must’ve heard about it. And the good news is that, their outlet can now be found at Marikina City.

The Snack Shack Burgers photo by The Snack Shack FB Page
The Snack Shack Burgers photo by The Snack Shack FB Page

The popular burger chain doesn’t just offer scrumptious, fresh grilled burgers, but they are sold at a very affordable price. At P70 and P135, you may chow down quarter and half-pounder burgers. Thus, it’s really a good “steal” because they are high-end burgers. (more…)

Cupcake Hopping in the Philippines

Leading property portal Lamudi provides a list of the best cupcakes in the Philippines

Who can resist biting into a handful of sugary happiness? These colorfully decorated “cakes in a cup” have been have been around since the 1700s and it is no surprise that they are still a favorite amongst people of all ages. Everybody knows the feeling of holding a pretty little cupcake in your hand and taking the first bite. An infographic released by Lamudi shows the places where to have that first bite, and even what to take a bite of first! The Philippines has just gotten sweeter.

Cupcake Hopping Philippines
Cupcake Hopping in the Philippines

Serve up superstar meals every day with Hunt’s Sauces

Tomato and spaghetti sauces brand Hunt’s has taken home-cooking to new heights for many Filipino moms. Modern moms’ use of the trusted brand can spell the difference between standard and supreme when it comes to serving heartwarming meals.

Hunts Tomato Sauce
Hunts Tomato Sauce

To further help moms become kitchen divas, Hunt’s is launching a series of webisodes which focus on simple yet exciting recipes busy homemakers can whip up. The Hunt’s Kitchen Superstar webisodes each last just a minute and half and shows how easy it is for anyone to be a kitchen superstar with Hunt’s Tomato and Spaghetti Sauces. Hosted by Inez Bernardo, a home-cook mom, the series aims to assist them in preparing creative and delicious Hunt’s-based dishes that are simply superb. (more…)

51 Schools in Luzon join the Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge

The Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) will once again open its doors to hundreds of young talents and provide them with a venue to learn from the best in the culinary and food service industry. The event will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the Hall 2, SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Year after year, the contest successfully grows in size and coverage, gathering the Philippines’ most creative and innovative foodies, culinarians, professional and aspiring chefs.

Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge
Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge

According to Chef Russell Bautista, UCC Competition Head and Resident Chef of AJINOMOTO PHILIPPINES CORPORATION, “This one-day event is a golden opportunity for us to witness our future chefs showcase their skills and masterpieces. Ajinomoto hopes to contribute in discovering and maximizing their true potentials.” 51 schools with more than 400 student-competitors signed up for this year’s competition. UCC has expanded its reach in Luzon with participants coming from Ilocos, CALABARZON, NCR and CARAGA regions. Last year, UCC was also brought to Iloilo and Cebu to reach students in Visayas and Mindanao. (more…)