Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Good Mornings at Early Bird Breakfast Club

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not only it gives you an energy for the whole day, but sometimes its also an avenue to just sit, talk and wait 'til noon, probably after partying whole late night the last day. Some just want to take breakfast to converse and have quality time with their love ones, specially on weekends.
Early Bird Breakfast Club is one breakfast hub serving ultimate breakfast choices all time of the day. Apart from their lovely interior that is very homey, cute and relaxing, this restaurant would really give you a 5-star breakfast serving experience. On the side, the interior could be very girly :P
We visited their branch in Century City Mall, Makati for a meeting, Christmas season last year... Yes guys, this was taken last Christmas (actually 2 years ago). Was browsing my drafts and saw this post I haven't published.
Since this so long ago, I have forgotten how the names of the dish. I was trying to browse their website and can't find this extinct delicious menu. To better describe it, its a pork meatball with egg inside. Perfect medium cooked egg inside with a pair of bacon and grilled tomato.

Sausage skewers. Another dish I cannot find in their menu. but the pesto and jams dripped on the plate is blending deliciously. The bacon wrapped of tender bite size sausage makes you want to stay for breakfast longer.

S'mores in a Jar (P275.00) Perfect dessert served hot. Need not to explain further as the moist cake and the roasted marshmallows on top is a must to wipe the savory taste of the meal.

Puto Bumbong Pancake. A Limited Time Offer dish during Christmas. Very creative  with coconut cream on the side. Truly yuletide feel in every bite.

In a way I would like to send this post as a tribute to the late RND head of my previous company Ms. Roselle, the girl wearing white polo. May you rest in peace, ma'am. Too little time we spend working together but so much fun and learning we shared.

If  you had a great breakfast then the good day will follow. If you are thinking of some place to meet old friends and have some quality time, try doing it on breakfast rather than dinner. this restaurant is a perfect place to go.

Here's a quick review about Early Bird Breakfast Club:
Taste: JJJJL
Service: JJJLL
Value for MoneyJJJLL

Early Bird Breakfast Club
Century City Mall
G/F Century City Mall , Kalayaan Ave
Poblacion, Makati
(02 )403-1897

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Take Me To KL -- Gurney Delights

No fancy foodie trip at Gurney Delight. One simple restaurant we visited in Malaysia. In a look, and you would easily see it's like you typical "pansitan" (noodle house) in the Philippines. This restaurant is known for their Authentic Penang Street Foods, from the Char Kuey Teow to, soup based mami, rice meals and even Penang's signature drinks.

I have never been to Penang that's why I can hardly describe the dishes there, but comparing the experience in this restaurant versus other diners we have tried in KL would actually speak a lot. And of course, what I love about this restaurant is the very straight forward menu and ambiance. It is commonly visited by the working class during lunch and snacks time which for me defines that their menu and offerings is highly authentic and acceptable.

Below is a snap of their menu.
One inspiring story the Chef told me is to keep inspite of growing business they never compromise the quality of their dishes, instead keep on improving them by using higher quality ingredients. The sauces use for their menu is being prepared in the house of the owner daily to ensure the quality and consistency of the taste.

We got the chance to try their best seller Penang Hokkian Char.
Full bodied sauce and lots of pork and seafood garnish makes this noodle dish extra special. Also, they play of texture of mixing thin and thick noodles cooked just right to make it chewy is something that would make you ask for another bowl.

Penang Rojak is very creative dessert, mixing fruits an coating it sweet- salty sauce and garnish with ground nuts. Rojak, in other words, is a fruit salad usually served with thick, dark shrimp paste and topped with chopped or crushed peanuts

The blend of sour raw mango with the sauce is always something to look forward on your next bite.
Finally, something refreshing, Milo. Yes! They offer this here... Guess you already know how it taste. :) I tried the milk tea and coffe which is quite nice but too bad didn't got the chance to snap a pic.
Here's a quick review about Gurney Delight:
Taste: JJJLL
Service: JJLLL
Value for MoneyJJJJL

Address: 15G, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla U 31/U, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone:+60 3-5879 5112

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121 Grille is A Big Grill Master

Lee Kum Kee, a global brand of sauces and condiments is partnering with 121 Grille to offer limited time only grilled dishes with an Asian twist. 121 Grille and Bar has always been known to cater for some weekend night out, that's why those 2 new dishes are perfect!
 Sizzling Kung Fu Wings would surely give a firey experience as this mouthwatering dish marinated with Lee Kum Kee Char Siu Sauce will be served blowing with fire...
Another cool dish is this Pulled pork sandwich, but instead of using the regular bun they used pandesal and made the pork filling extra special with tasty with Lee Kum Kee Hoisin Sauce.

Good news for those who will try those limited time only dishes, Lee Kum Kee is giving a special treat. Here's simple ways to join.
  • Visit any 121 Grille Branch. See Below.
  • Try any of the Lee Kum Kee Big Grill Masters dishes - Sizzling Kung Fu Wings and /or Pulled Pork Sliders.
  • Take a photo of it and post it on your social media accounts-- instagram, twitter and facebook.
  • Use the following hashtags - #LeeKumKeeX121Grille #BigGrillMasters
  • Lee Kum Kee will pick winners to receive P1,000 worth of Gift Certificate of 121Grille and Lee Kum Kee Gift Packs.

Here's a quick review about 121 Grille:
Taste: JJJLL
Service: JJJLL
Value for MoneyJJLLL

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Take Me To KL -- NZ

How crazy it is when you arrived in the airport at 10:00 o'clock in the evening hungry and you're not even familiar or you have no idea where to eat except airport food court.
Tech savvy indeed and very cost- saving as you have to key in your orders by yourself and a beep card will be updated then you have to pay it on the next counter... what a experience on my first land in the country...
Then you have to bring OR to the chefs so they can prepare the meals. All are freshly prepared. Language barrier is a bit challenging as I was trying to ask if they can lessen the spice for my orders but I think we can't understand each other.
Maggi Goreng. Basically, Mee Goreng but using maggi noodles. Stir fry it and use the seasoning but still adding  the usual spices of a Mee Goreng. What I like about it is the texture of the noodles, since its stir fried in a wok it still maintain a chewy texture not saggy. 
Nasi Goreng. I don't like it. It's too moist and too much spices on it. Maybe because we ordered noodles that is full of flavors that's why I am expecting to partner it with rice (The Filipino way). But because the Nasi goreng is almost the same flavor as the noodles, It's not a good match.
Mee Goreng. Well this one is just to try, but I'm  not really a fan of it. I like the Maggi Goreng more. The texture is far different . Also, how the spices blend to the tofu and noodles is not good. Maybe I'm not just accustomed to it.
The milk tea is something refreshing to finish the meal. Not so sweet but creamy and you can still taste the tea.
I remember how they pack take-out drinks in Singapore, so when I saw it in KL, I immediately ordered one. hehehe It's so cute.
So I ordered my boss, as well.

Though airport food court will not give you the best dinning experience, It will give you a glimpse of somehow what it acceptable in that country. 

Happy Travel!

Here's a quick review of NZ:
Taste: JJLLL
Service: JJJLL
Value for MoneyJJJJL

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Blue Marina Boutique Hotel Love It!

If you are looking for some homey hotel at the midst of congested Station 2 Boracay Island without sacrificing the distance of your place to the beach front, the Blue Marina is the place to go.

I've been to Boracay so many times, and I always stay in travelers inn sitting near the streets of station 2 because I want accessibility to the shore.  Normally, a traveler's inn is just a studio type  air-conditioned room for 3- 4 people, no living room, no lobby, no hotel services for breakfast, toiletries, or whatsoever. I find it like a place where you can leave your things and go out to enjoy the beach and go back to sleep when you're drunk and go out again the next day.

Maybe I came to an point where Boracay to me is no long (or not just about) going to parties and getting drunk hehehe... I came to a stage where I want to relax, sleep and wake up on a very resting place. As talking about relaxing, I found this boutique hotel that is just less than 100 meters walk away from the sea shore.

To start the relaxing experience, Blue Marina Boutique hotel who is also owned by Coast Boracay (also in station 2) picked us up from the airport and took charge of all our terminal and environmental charges for the island. Hassle- free indeed as we don't need to find tricycle or van hire from airport to Jetty Port. From the port, no need to queue up along with the other tourist as they will bring you to a different port and use their own small boat for you to reach the island and from there will bring you straight to the hotel.

In the hotel the friendly and very accommodating staffs will greet you with superb hospitality and wel come you with a Free drink and cold towel for your to freshen up. White ensemble interior and warm lights is very pleasing to the eye, so it adds up to the over-all experience. Here's a virtual tour of this fantastic hotel.

Over all, what I love about them is their service, the smiles of their staffs and how they treat their clients which to me is priceless.

To know more about Blue Marina check out: BLUE MARINA WEB SITE

Here's a summary of the review:
Service: JJJJJ
Value for MoneyJJJLL

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

LKK Big Grill Masters Goes to Luna J

Luna J Gastropub partners with Lee Kum Kee to come up with a limited time only dish "Baby Back Ribs"
This popular grilled dish is truly mouth-watering and the marinate is deeply penetrating the meat. It used Lee Kum Kee Panda Oyster sauce that gives it umami taste.

Luna J has always been using Lee Kum Kee products for their dishes that's why the tastes of their meals are truly delicious and guaranteed quality. As long time partner, Lee Kum Kee is giving out a special promo for the diners of Luna J. Here's a very simple mechanics:

  • Visit Luna J Gastropub located at Ground Floor, Il Terrazzo, Tomas Morato Corner Scout Madrinan Street, South Triangle, Quezon City
  • Order your favorite Pinoy dishes and do not forget to order Big Grill Master featured Dish -- Baby Back Ribs (P250/ serving)
  • Take a photo of the dish.
  • Upload it on your social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram or facebook). Make it public, please :)
  • Make sure to use the hashtags :
    • #LeeKumKeeXLunaJ
    • #LKKBigGrillMasters
  • 2 winners will be picked at the end of the campaign and will get exclusive dining gift certificates from Luna J and Lee Kum Kee products.

 Bloggers busy doing flat lay for Lee Kum Kee post-it competition...
 Thank you so much for coming!

 Ending the day with some cocktails...
For more details please visit:

Lee Kum Kee Facebook account

Here's a quick review about Luna J:
Taste: JJJLL
Service: JJJLL
Value for MoneyJJJJL

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