Last January 16, 2011, we went to Binondo Church for a baptismal ceremony of one of my nieces from my husband’s side of the family. Here are some pictures I took with my struggling Sony Ericson K770i phone. I do apologize for the quality of the pictures.
Since Media Noche 2010 was fast approaching, I was frantically searching the internet on what desserts should we get. Thankfully, I stumbled upon NomNomClub.com. Not only did I got a great idea of what dessert to buy from the said website, but it also informed me of Magnolia Ice Cream’s newest limited edition flavors for the Yuletide season.
There are three limited edition flavors to choose from: Vanilla Praline, Apple Strudel, and Caramel Cheesecake. I bought the Apple Strudel flavor because my family just love apples. I also planned on buying Vanilla Praline, but apparently it’s sold out from the supermarket I went to in Alabang.
As I’ve tasted the Apple Strudel ice cream, I can already taste the rich apple flavor combined with their delicious, classic vanilla taste in each bite. In each scoop, I found lots of apple cinnamon bits with crushed chocolate pretzels with green and red apple ripple. My mom, my sister, and I just can’t get enough of it. It’s definitely a must-try dessert for the whole family to enjoy and truly a perfect frozen treat for our Media Noche.
Magnolia’s limited edition ice creams are only here to stay until February 2011; so we should enjoy them while they’re still here. And while they’re still here, I’ll make sure to get either their Vanilla Praline or their Caramel Cheesecake… or both! I’m even thinking of stocking up all 3 flavors in the ref before they vanish because I already fell in-love with their Apple Strudel.
I really wish they’d extend it until the summer because their Apple strudel alone would make a great dessert for the hot season because of its refreshing apple flavor, or even their Vanilla Praline would make a delish ice cream topping for halo-halo or mais con hielo 😀
Their Limited Edition Christmas Flavors costs only Php220.00 for their 1.5 liter. You can also choose to buy their smaller tubs depending on your budget. In addition, all Magnolia ice cream tubs are economical because they’re dishwasher safe, food safe, and microwavable safe. The limited edition ones have colorful designs on the side; so they would make perfect containers for toys, accessories, candies, etc.
I salute Magnolia for their innovation and excellence for their line of ice creams and making them budget-friendly, too, so that every Filipino can experience the goodness of their flavors. So while Magnolia is here, let’s all enjoy their ice creams while they’re here.
Share your Magnolia Ice Cream Limited Edition Flavor experience by joining the Magnolia Ice Cream blog contest. Click here for more info: http://NomNomclub.com/affairs/2010/magnolia-ice-cream-blog-writing-contest.
I’d like to thank Magnolia and NomNom Club for the gift certificates they gave me from winning 1st place in Magnolia’s “Enjoy While It’s Here” blog contest. They gave me 3k worth of Magnolia Gold Label gift certificates. Each certificate is equivalent to 1 1.5L Gold Label ice cream. I used 3 gc’s and was able to use them in Robinsons Supermarket. My family and I was able to taste Magnolia’s Double Dutch, Rocky Road, Cookies & Cream. I definitely recommend the 3 flavors because they’re not too sweet as I expected them to be and they all tasted so rich and flavorful. I still got some gc’s left so I’ll try other flavors next time.
Once again, thank you Magnolia and NomNom Club! 😀
It was one hot election day and I just finished voting. Since the keyword there is “hot”, we decided to cool down and went to a nearby fast food chain, Tropical Hut.I really like eating here. It has a certain ambiance to it and you got a lot to choose from in their menu. Plus, they’re open 24/7 and they deliver.
Halo-Halo with one scoop of ice cream (Php 59)
Delicious and refreshing.
Tropical Hut Restaurant
President’s Avenue cor. Aguirre Avenue
BF Homes, Paranaque
Savory Chicken has been famous since Vilma Santos’ movie, Relasyon, showed in the big screens and I think that was some time around the early 80’s. I say this because the name of the restaurant, Savory Chicken, was mentioned in that movie by Vilma Santos herself. I guess that’s what happens if you watch too many Tagalog movies in Cinema One channel.
Since I live in the south, I was delighted to know that Savory has a branch in Alabang Town Center and Festivall Mall, Alabang. The difference between the two is that in ATC, they’re located in a food court so their store is pretty small, while in Festival Mall, it’s actually a restaurant inside the mall.
We ordered 2 solo meals which costs around Php 155 each inclusive of 1 quarter chicken, 1 side dish, 1 cup of yang chow fried rice and one dessert. Drinks not included in the price.
Their fried chicken is very delicious. You have to try it yourself to see the difference among other fried chickens in the market.
FYI: They do deliveries in nearby areas.
We were about to go to Starbucks inside SM Southmall until we saw the colorful sign of Cara Mia.
And so, we gave in and didn’t waste any time ordering the following:
We told Nico not to touch the gelatos yet, so he patiently waits until we’re finished taking pictures of them. (So cute!) My husband and my son got addicted to the Strawberry-flavored one. I really can’t blame them because when I tasted it, the flavor is just so rich and so yummy! Same goes with the mango, but, we like the strawberry better.
Caramel Espresso Gelato Shake (Php 130)
I like this drink. It’s actually similar to your typical milk shake – milky, flavorful, delicious! I also like its not-too-sweet flavor because of the espresso mixed into it. I’d say it’s a refreshing alternative to your typical iced coffee.
All in all, it was a very satisfying dessert experience. We’ll definitely go back to try out their other flavors.
FYI: They also accept major credit cards for payment.
Ever since my then-boyfriend-now-husband had tasted Luk Yuen’s Beef Brisket Noodle Soup last 2004 in Glorietta (before the gas tank explosion), we’ve been dining to Luk Yuen ever since. Since we are residing in the south, we’re quite blessed because LY has a branch in Alabang Town Center right beside Makati Supermarket (It’s still a mystery to me as to why they call it Makati Supermarket when it’s located in Alabang).
I think this resto’s strengths are its noodles (well, it is a noodle house), dimsums, and their rice bowls, while their weakness is their ala carte menu. When I tasted their ala carte viands such as lemon chicken, beef in broccoli, and sweet & sour pork, it was quite disappointing because there is no difference with the taste compared to other Chinese restaurants around.
When I got to taste their Beef Brisket NS, I knew right away why my husband fell in love with it. It’s because of its rich beefy flavor. You can actually smell the aroma of the beef when it’s freshly served in front of you. Its beef brisket meat is quite tender and flavorful, and its soup is really tasty unlike in other Chinese restaurants where their noodle soups taste bland. LY also offers Beef Brisket Rice if you want to eat it with rice instead of noodles.
Kung Dao Pork Noodle (Php 140)
I just tried this dish today and I find it quite delicious. It, kind of, tasted like spaghetti with sweet and sour pork in it. It’s really good. One order can be shared by 2 people, but if you’re hungry, then it’s good for 1 person only.
Iced Tea (Php 42)
It has bubbles in it because it’s served fresh from the blender.
Their Dessert Menu
I haven’t tried any of their desserts yet except for their one scoop of ice cream 🙂
Their Take-Out Menu
They also offer party platters perfect for pot luck parties.
I also mentioned that their rice bowls are good. My personal favorites are: Soya Chicken Rice, Tausi Spareribs, Pork Chop with Vegetable Curry and Fried Rice with Chicken & Salted Fish.
Luk Yuen Noodle House, Alabang
Commerce Ave. Makati Supermarket, Alabang
Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
Tel. No. (02) 772-4967