Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Pink Wasabi desserts

About the food

This dessert is quite unique in its taste as well in presentation. It is also a somewhat healthier alternative compared to the traditional sweets like pastillas de leche. For one, these delectable desserts are tea-infused. (
whole leaf teas and/or teabags). Secondly, five of its flavors are flourless. Thirdly, its not as sweet (probably because of the tea-infusion offsetting the sweetness of the sugar). Finally, they have flavors that are out of the ordinary.   

Rating: 8/10

Very few desserts are flourless. Those that do however, are priced higher than the ones filled with flour.  Hence, this dessert deserves special merit. For a flourless dessert, it is priced affordably (8 pieces for PHP250). The ingredients used are of premium quality as well. If you are looking for a different kind of dessert to complete your meal. You should try this out. 

Where to buy:

These desserts are sold only in a very few places at the moment. You can visit either Octoboy restaurant (takoyaki and pizza combined) in Tomas Morato or find them at the Quezon City Sports Club. Alternatively, you may inquire with them for special orders at: e-mail or call  922-2588, (0905)265-4418.

Recommended links:

to know more about the harmful effects of white flour:

Friday, January 21, 2011

Asian Noodle Salad by Kitchen Revolution

About the food

The past two posts were examples of not-so-healthy food, that is, ice cream and pizza. For a change, I will be making a review of a truly vegan creation: the Asian Noodle Salad by Kitchen Revolution. It is made up of home-made tofu, noodles, vegetables, herbs, and some peanut sauce.

The tofu, being home-made, is quite firm in texture, and not soft on the inside. It is also not oily. As for the noodle salad, the herbs and the peanut sauce give it the flavor it needs to make it appetizing.The serving size is adequate but costs PHP175. The meal does not include any beverage.

Rating: 10/10

If you have fear of vegetables, herbs, and tofu, this is not the meal for you. However, if you are health-conscious and interested to live a longer life, then you must at least try this home-made meal. 

Where to buy:

Visit Mercato Centrale every Saturday mornings and look for the stall Kitchen Revolution.

Recommended links:

Kitchen Revolution's website: (not updated- find their facebook page instead)

Mercato Centrale website:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Papa John's Pizza now in Manila

About the food

Papa John's Pizza is a popular pizza chain in the U.S. They're known as the best pizza that has the best ingredients (in relation to its competitors). Now, you don't have to go to apply for  a U.S. Visa just to have a slice.

I have personally tried the Super Papa flavor (PHP550 for 14 inch large) and the Simply Cheese (PHP440 for 14 inch large). I got the hand-tossed for both instead of getting the thin-crust. You have a choice of getting hand-tossed (thick) or thin-crust.  

Furthermore, each pizza comes with two garlic sauces and one big yellow chili . 

Rating: 7/10

If Shakey's is known for its thin-crust and Pizza Hut for its stuffed crust, I would recommend Papa John's pizza for its delicious dough. It's not as oily as other pizzas, but a pizza is still a pizza (junk food). Although it has healthy toppings, it is the dough that you eat more of. One slice won't make you full but it will give you lots of calories.  

Where to buy:
The first branch of Papa John's Pizza can be found in Robinson's Galleria Veranda area. They will be opening more branches soon.

Recommended links:

For a discussion on junk food, check out:

To view Papa John's Pizza Philippines website:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Merry Moo Ice Cream

About the food

Merry Moo is a home-made ice cream, which uses non-UHT dairy and is instead, pasteurized. It is said that non-UHT dairy allows better retention of the real milk flavor. 

Unlike regular ice creams that you can buy in the supermarket, Merry Moo offers new unique flavors. Among other flavors, they are strawberry basil, sea salt caramel and berry trifle (see above pic). 

Where to buy:

Their stall is located at Mercato Centrale in Fort Bonifacio, only on weekends. One scoop costs PHP60. They also sell by pint and by liter. Since the ice cream is made in small batches, one may need to place an advance order for the pint and liter sizes.

Rating: 4/5
I commend Merry Moo for using fresh ingredients in their ice cream. Furthermore, the taste is not that sweet, compared to commercial ice cream. As a dessert though, it is best not to consume too much:) 

Recommended links:

To know more about Merry Moo:

To learn more about UHT processing and pasteurization: