The Weightlifting Diet By Carla Ramos on Aug 22 2016
It was all over the news last week: the Philippines finally snatched its first Olympic medal after 20 years, thanks to weightlifting Silver-medalist Hidilyn Diaz. She deserves every bit of glory she gets. She has earned it. Her motivation to pursue her dreams and dedication to the sport showed the world what it really means to be a winner, and we are so proud of her! But behind the shimmering medals and track records, aren’t you curious to know what they eat to stay strong and healthy? Have you ever wondered what kind of special diet they have to go through besides their rigorous training? Well here are some of the basic nutritional elements these athletes take in to achieve ...
Top 7 Snacks you need for your Pokemon hunting! By Carla Ramos on Aug 16 2016
Yes! Pokemon Go craze is in the Philippines! Although our unpredictable weather makes it quite difficult to travel around the city, it shouldn’t stop you from becoming the Ultimate Pokemon master. So, before you go on your next hunt, make sure you have all these important things in your handy dandy bag: a power bank, a phone charger (in case you find a place with a plug), a portable Wi-Fi (or if you have a solid internet connection, you can also use your mobile data), a bottle of water and some snacks, to make your Pokemon hunting extra fun and juicy! If you can’t decide which snack to bring, then here’s seven delicious options you can choose from as you ...
TOP 10 Comfort Foods for the Broken Heart By Carla Ramos on Aug 02 2016
You’ve broken up, and then what? Break up month is here, and so is the long line of sappy love stories to get us through our recent Creve-coeur (“Heartbreak”). Nobody looks forward to this, but everyone has experienced this at least once in their life. This is why movies like #CampSawi will always be relevant. Although there are different ways to deal with a recent break-up, nothing will ever ease the pain faster than COMFORT FOOD. You may even be surprised of the health benefits you can get from it! 10. Burger [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Brothers Burger[/caption] Yes, the all-American classic comfort food is included in this list. If you are one of those who need to ...
Can You Name These Japanese Dishes? By Denise Wy on Jul 21 2016
Oh, Japanese food! Everybody seemed to like them. Whether it's a piping bowl of ramen, or a colorful plate of sushi, everybody likes Japanese cuisine in one way or another. But before you go running to the nearest Japanese restaurant down the street, how many Japanese dishes can you actually identify by it's name? Let's find out! [quiz-cat id="3245"] Like this quiz? Make sure to share it with your friends!
5 Sweet Treats For Celebrating Eid Al Fitr By Denise Wy on Jul 05 2016
It's that time of the year again where our Muslim friends celebrate the end of Ramadan a.k.a Eid Al Fitr. This religious Eid is a single day during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. Because of this, Muslims all over the world celebrate this day with prayer, food and gift-giving. Speaking of food, the dishes served during this day vary widely depending on the country and individual tastes, but sweets are particularly popular. Because of this, Eid Al Fitr is also known as the "Sweet Eid" because of the huge variety of sweet dishes consumed on this occasion celebrating the happy end of Ramadan. To give you an idea on what our Muslim friends enjoy during this ...
President Rody Duterte's Inaugural Luncheon Menu By Denise Wy on Jun 29 2016
If you haven't noticed, President Elect Rodrigo Duterte is a simple man who doesn't like to conform to the extravagance that is the Philippine Politics. Heck, we won't be surprised if he decided to show up in his own inauguration wearing a simple collar shirt and denim pants. That's why it's no longer a surprise that the very soon to be 16th President of the Philippines has requested to be served simple food and beverages at the luncheon after his oath-taking. In fact, according to Lisette Marques, who is a member of the inaugural committee, that there would only be 5 menus for the occasion. And these 5 foods are: Pandesal with Kesong Puti [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Photo ...
10 Must Try Foods When Visiting the UK By Denise Wy on Jun 28 2016
With the recent Brexit that shook the world by storm, there’s a talk that travelling to the UK might become more affordable due to the fall of the British pound sterling. What this means is that it might be possible to travel and enjoy UK for less. And if you’re planning on visiting UK soon, aside from doing your research on hotel accommodations and tourist attractions, you should also be preparing your tummy for all the delicious food you should try. To help you with your gastronomic journey, here's a list of 10 foods you must try when visiting the UK. 1. Fish and Chips [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Photo by Union Jack Tavern[/caption] Perhaps the most popular British ...
5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Gourmet Society When Dining Out By Denise Wy on Jun 23 2016
We Filipinos love discounts. From cash cards, to vouchers, and collected points from loyalty programs, we’re good at finding ways to avail of deals that will save us money. That being said, do you already have a Gourmet Society Card? Because if you don’t, then you’re missing on a lot of discounts, namely a 20% discount off your bill without minimum spend, and exclusive restaurant treats in the form of Gourmet Vouchers. Actually, here’s an easy to digest infographic that will help you understand why you need a Gourmet Society Card. Like right now. Gourmet Society is the only restaurant rewards program you’ll ever need in the Philippines. Members instantly get a 20% discount at all of our partner restaurants, ...
11 Celebrity Approved Gourmet Restaurants By Denise Wy on Jun 16 2016
Celebrities, they’re just like us. If they’re not busy filming or whatever it is celebrities do, they also look for great restaurants to enjoy great food. And since most of these great restaurants are within Manila, you can try out the same dishes enjoyed by your favorite celebrities such as Papa Piolo himself. What’s more, you can enjoy exclusive discounts at these restaurants by simply presenting your Gourmet Society Card! O, diba, feeling celebrity ka na din? Mati's Meat and Bread Andi Eigenmann enjoyed grilling her own steak at Mati's Meat and Bread. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Photo by Mati's[/caption] Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe Atom Araullo with a slice of birthday cake. Isn't he swoon worthy? ...
Yes, there is “pair-ever”! Best Pinoy Food Pairings By Alyz Tenorio on Jun 09 2016
As you weep while listening to Taylor Swift’s break-up songs, you can't help but crave for champorado and tuyo in this gloomy weather. Then you suddenly realize: “Buti pa sila mag ka-pair!” Oh yes, sometimes you simply envy these food pairings that seem to have found their forever with each other. Just in time for Philippine Independence Day, here are some Pinoy food pairings that will make you wish you have your own forever to share them with. Spaghetti + Barbecue [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Photo by AngSarap and KawalingPinoy[/caption] Birthday parties aren't the same without our Filipino-style spaghetti. And by Filipino-style, I'm referring to that sweet sauced, topped with bite-sized hotdogs and grated cheese goodness. In fact, ...