Mushroom Pepper Steak – McDonald’s newest offering

McDonalds Mushroom Pepper Steak

I discovered something new at McDonald’s today. They gave in and are now pairing their burger patties with rice.

One may order a one-piece or a two-piece mushroom pepper steak. It costs less than a hundred bucks even if ordered as a value meal. 

The burger is smothered with creamy and peppery gravy, and is topped with button mushrooms. 

While I love the peppery gravy, I still like Jollibee’s Big Burger Steak more. 

Manang’s Chicken has Pork!

I only knew Manang’s Chicken when it was still starting at the Mercato weekend food market (I think they still do sell in Mercato) then I didn’t get surprised when I saw Manang’s Chicken restaurants sprouted outside Mercato especially in leading food courts inside malls. They were a hit in Mercato and they were a hit too when they explored outside the weekend market.

Although their brand name mentions chicken, they also serve non-chicken items. We decided to choose the Garlic Pork Rice Meal for a change. There was a set meal for 2 which has chips and dip and side dishes to choose from. Perfect for person who wants to eat fast food and who has a big appetite. Continue reading “Manang’s Chicken has Pork!”

Celebrated My Big 3-0 By Ordering Via Shakey’s PCM App


I never usually have a big celebration when my birthday comes up but this time was different because I have just entered the big 3-0. Still within the calendar but hey, I still do look young. 😀 I had 3 different celebrations in different locations and for one of which I opted to order Shakey’s pizza for my colleagues at the office. Suddenly thought of the Shakey’s PCM app which I just recently downloaded in Android and IOS so I thought of using it for pizza delivery.


What’s the Shakey’s PCM app?

Well PCM stands for Pizza, Chicken and Mojos – the three most popular items in the Shakey’s menu. ( To be honest, whenever I dine at Shakey’s, I only order any of those three. ) The application is free to download so this can be used in any Android or IOS phones. The application is an easy process of ordering pizza, chicken and mojos. For Pizzanatic Supercard owners, you don’t need to worry because you can avail of the free pizza while using this application. I just used this when I ordered pizzas for my birthday. Only ordered 3 party pizzas and I got 3 free pizzas because of the Supercard!


How I used the app?

  1. I opened the Shakey’s PCM Application which I downloaded.
  2.  I chose whether I will use the normal PCM or the Pizzanatic Supercard. I chose to use Pizzanatic, then I was asked to enter the card number and the security code.
  3. Then I chose the pizzas I’d like to order. I was also asked to choose the free pizza because I am a Pizzanatic Supercard user.
  4. Once I am done choosing my orders, an automatic text message was created which already shows the code. If you’re a first timer, this will serve as a registration.
  5. I immediately received a call from a Shakey’s representative. Of course, this will depend on the telcos. 🙂
  6. My order was delivered based on the usual turn around time which is usually 40 minutes.

I’ve already experienced ordering through the Shakey’s website but this time, I decided to order through my mobile phone out of convenience. The PCM app is perfect for people who only order the Pizza, Chicken and Mojos and do not want to be hassled by choosing a lot of items in the menu.

For more information or further queries, please visit their Facebook and Twitter. 

Brunch at Tiong Bahru Hawker Center

Outside Tiong Bahru Market
Outside Tiong Bahru Market

Thanks to Anthony Bourdain’s new show “The Layover” when he featured Singapore a few months back, my nerve wracking craving for Singapore food became alive and most especially when Karla said that she’ll be going to Singapore on November for a conference. I, of course, begged to come with her. Well, it was our 5th anniversary anyway. Well, going back to Bourdain’s Layover, he featured Tiong Bahru Market – one of the popular hawker centers in Singapore because of great foodie finds.

On our last day in Singapore, we decided to have brunch here. This is only 1 bus ride from Bencoolen (where our hotel is). It was a Sunday morning and we arrived at around 10 am. We went upstairs where the food court is and already saw a lot of people. I read in some blogs that it is preferred that you go there earlier rather than the usual lunch time (12:00 noon to 2:00 pm) because it’s difficult to get a table and of course the long queues. Continue reading “Brunch at Tiong Bahru Hawker Center”

Swedish Meatballs Fiesta at Ikea Tampines

Outside Ikea (Tampines, Singapore)
Outside Ikea in Tampines, Singapore

Ikea in Tampines is the largest Ikea in Singapore (the other one is in Alexandria). We went there to meet up with Aileen while we were there last December. Since there’s no Ikea in Manila, I guess it’s another food discovery in Singapore if you opt to eat some Swedish food instead of the typical local food there.

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Curious About the Rotating Barbeque at Toki Q

Outside Toki-Q

We like trying something unique so we agreed to the invitation of Toki Q to try their menu. Toki Q is a little barbeque place located in P.Guevarra corner Wilson Street in San Juan which uses a new technology called “rotating barbeque”. Yes, we got intrigued to this kind of technology, hence our curiosity led us to their turf. San Juan restaurants are comfort food for me and Toki Q has been added to my favorite comfort food places in San Juan. Continue reading “Curious About the Rotating Barbeque at Toki Q”

Jollibee Tuna Pie: Now Available this Lenten Season

Jollibee Tuna Pie

Finally, Jollibee Tuna Pie is back! I was really excited about this because I haven’t had Tuna Pie for a long time. I remember when Tuna Pie was a regular part of their menu, I would either order a Jolli Hotdog or a Tuna Pie as a snack. Continue reading “Jollibee Tuna Pie: Now Available this Lenten Season”

Treat yourself with Jollibee’s Strawberry Sundae

Jollibee Strawberry Sundae
Strawberry Sundae, 25 pesos

Finally, me and Sharlyne were able to try Jollibee’s Strawberry Sundae. Just like the chocolate variant, their strawberry sundae uses the same soft-serve vanilla ice cream topped with strawberry syrup and some strawberry bits. Their strawberry sundae is indeed for someone who has a sweet tooth. 😉 Sundaes, ice creams and other cold desserts are included in my list of comfort foods. And because you might be stressed of thinking what to do this Christmas, we’re giving away something for our dear readers everyday courtesy of Jollibee. The contest shall start tomorrow and it will run until Sunday. 😉

KFC’s Zinger Double Down FTW!

Zinger Double Down

I knew that there was a KFC delivery before hand because we were contacted by KFC’s PR however I didn’t have much clue on what they will let us try. October 27th came and already saw some tweets from my fellow food bloggers about KFC. I didn’t read them so that the “element” of surprise will still be there. Ok so lunchtime, October 28th. The receptionist in our office called me and told me that I have a KFC delivery. I stepped out of my office and saw a fireman standing by the hallway before the reception area. I pointed to him and said, “Oh, here’s the KFC delivery guy.” He didn’t react, probably pretending that he didn’t hear me. Then I immediately proceeded to the reception area where I met the KFC PR. Suddenly, the fireman came running to me with his KFC delivery bag and took out the Zinger Double Down using a tong. All I could say is awesome!!!  Continue reading “KFC’s Zinger Double Down FTW!”