Finally, A More Accessible Banapple – in Ayala Triangle Gardens

Banoffee Pie at Banapple
Banoffee Pie, 85 pesos per slice

Finally, Banapple (one of the famous restaurants/cafes in Quezon City) has opened in Makati. They opened a branch in Ayala Triangle Gardens in the last quarter of 2010. Since I’m residing in the south, I do not have to go to either Katipunan or Tomas Morato just to have a bite of the luscious Banoffee pie or any of their cheesecakes. Continue reading “Finally, A More Accessible Banapple – in Ayala Triangle Gardens”

Battle Cough and Colds by Drinking Oishi Smart C +


Ever since December, we have been experiencing the not so usual cold weather that we Filipinos are used to. With this, a lot of people are getting cough and colds. Before the year ended, I already have the sniffles and had it for a week. I only went to the doctor after a week. Incidentally, Foodtrippings was asked to do a paid review of Oishi Smart C +, a juice drink high in Vitamin C. I needed a lot of Vitamin C, enough to prevent my colds from becoming worse. I think I was one of the people who spreaded the virus in the office – half of our employees are now coughing and sneezing. Oh yes, we have a cough symphony every now and then at the office. 😉

I’ve already heard of Oishi Smart C + but it’s only now that I’ve tasted it. For every 500 ml bottle of Smart C you consume, it already gives you 500 mg of Vitamin C (320% according to the label). That’s already enough to keep you on the go, especially those who have an active lifestyle. With my busy work schedule – doing Human Resources, blogging, going to gigs or concerts, spending time with loved ones, having a good dose of vitamin C will keep me on the go. I’d rather drink Smart C + than take tablets and capsules of Vitamin C being sold in drugstores. Continue reading “Battle Cough and Colds by Drinking Oishi Smart C +”

Face Off: Bonchon Chicken and Chicken Charlie


Now the battle for the best twice cooked fried chicken in town is on! Bonchon Chicken is a South Korean brand and very popular in New York. They’ve recently opened their branches in Makati (Ayala Triangle Gardens and Greenbelt 1). They’re a crowd favorite in both of their branches, with people queuing just to taste their chicken. On the other hand, there is a local player that also uses the same process in cooking the fried chicken called Chicken Charlie. They’re located in the northern area of Manila – N. Amoranto in Quezon City and E. Abada in Xavierville, Quezon City.  J. Abad Santos in San Juan (near Ristras).We’ve tasted both of them and each of them have their own merits. Let me enumerate one by one: Continue reading “Face Off: Bonchon Chicken and Chicken Charlie”