Chicken Bacolod: For a quick ‘Inasal’ craving fix

We frequent Chicken Bacolod for more than a year now esp. when we decide to do our grocery shopping at SM Centerpoint.

Our favorite of course, is their ‘Chicken Inasal’ (grilled chicken basted with a mixture of lime, pepper, vinegar and annato). I eat this with a dip made of a bit of soy sauce, garlic-vinegar, calamansi juice and a crushed ‘siling labuyo’ (Philippine Bird’s Eye Pepper).

They also serve other Bacolod favorites like Pangat, Pancit Efuven, Apan-Apan, Manapla, etc.

The food served is always hot, the staff at this branch is accommodating and the place is always clean.

So if you’re around the area and need a quick and flavorful food fix, drop by Chicken Bacolod located at the upper ground floor of SM Centerpoint.



‘PINANGAT NA ISDA ‘ (Fish Soured in Tomato and Calamansi) *Pinangat is a Filipino dish that’s a cross between ‘Sinigang’ (Filipino Sour Soup Stew) and ‘Paksiw’ (Filipino dish simmered in vinegar)

3-4 pcs. mackerel, sapsap or galunggong, cleaned and gutted
1 thumb ginger, peeled and sliced
1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
2-3 tbsps. squeezed juice from calamansi or calamondin
water, enough to cover the fish
cooking oil
salt & pepper to taste

Substitutes ( for souring):
– sampaloc or tamarind

– kamias or bilimbi fruit

– hilaw na manggang kalabaw or unripe large mango

– In a pan or pot place half of the the ginger, onions and tomatoes

– Place the fish on top and plae remaining half of th ginger, onions and tomatoes

– Slowly add the water and calamansi juice and season with salt & pepper

– Let it boil then add a sprinkle of cooking oil

– Let simmer until the fish is cooked or half of the water has evaporated

– Best served with steamed rice and some patis or fish sauce dip


MEGAWORLD LIFESTYLE MALLS: Eastwood City’s Weekend Bizarre Food Market

Eastwood City is encouraging everyone to take their palate on an adventure with unusual dishes at its Weekend Bizarre Food Market, happening on Sept. 18 – 20 and 25 – 27 at the second floor of Eastwood Mall.

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For beverages, Dielle’s Honey Wine provides a different take on a glass of vino with flavors like Duhat and Bignay on the table. Those who love photography and coffee will surely enjoy a cup of joe from Caffera, the country’s first photography themed café, who will also be setting up shop at the Bizarre Food fair.

For an unusual twist on desserts, shoppers can try ice cream with liquid nitrogen from Lava Ice Cream Café and enjoy luxurious flavors like Dark Chocolate, Tahitian Vanilla and Salted Caramel. Halo-halo fans can get an even more decadent experience with Patio Vera’s Fried Halo-Halo. Papa Diddi’s also has fresh takes on ice cream flavors like Tarragon, Mango Ginger and Forbidden Rice.


For a throwback treat, try a popsicle with yummy local flavors like Mais Con Hielo, Buko Bits and even Kape Barako at Ice Pops MNL. Or what about cake featuring popular local chocolates and candies? The Baker’s Table offers Butterball Caramel Cake, Haw Haw Cake, Orange Swits Cheesecake and Flat Tops Chocolate Cake, among others.


Kids will also love Pouf Cotton Candy, with their yummy cotton candy flavours that also comes in fun animal shapes like elephants and dinosaurs.

Love seafood? Try more exotic varieties like ginataang kuhol (rival snails in coconut cream) and kinunot na pagi (spicy stingray in coconut cream) from Aling Doris.

An iconic Filipino dish also gets a unique twist with Kitchen Queen’s Adobo in a Jar and spicy adobo mushrooms at Perfect Mushrooms (who, by the way, also offers other mushroom treats like mushroom chicharon and pickled oyster mushrooms).

Bacon fans can discover even more ways to enjoy this delish dish. The Beef Barn is offering Caimito Smoked Bacon. Bacon also gets better when paired with another universal favourite – chocolate! Ryan’s Kitchen is serving up bacon covered with dark chocolates and almond.

These are just a few of the unique food finds shoppers can try at Eastwood City’s Weekend Bizarre Food Market, which continues the series of fun food events in Eastwood City as part of its Food Artistry Campaign. Launched last July, the Food Artistry campaign hopes to encourage foodies and amateur chefs to create their own art on a plate.

To learn more about Eastwood’s Food Artistry Campaign and events, guests can visit http://www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com, follow Eastwood’s Facebook page at facebook.com/eastwoodcity or call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888, 0917-8380111.


LILO & STITCH: OHANA Means family

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“OHANA means family, and family means nobody gets left behind.” ~ Stitch

Cried at the movie house when ‘Lilo & Stitch’ was shown in Philippine theaters way back. Lilo and her sister lost their parents and was struggling emotionally with the loss. Same with what my sister and I was going through then, like cripples robbed of sturdy crutches.

Family also means affinity not just by blood but in spirit. Beautiful souls have helped us cope and we’re forever grateful.

Oh well, please excuse the ‪#‎SentimentalMe‬.


CRAFTS and HOBBY TRENDS: ‘Enchanted Forest’ Adult Coloring Book

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We’re done with small ‘Secret Garden’ Adult Coloring Book and luckily purchased bigger ‘Enchanted Forest’ today with more than 100 pages. No more boring rainy days but I reckon more late nights because this is addictive!



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Been meaning to try more than just their pizza and people were raving about it, so had S&R’s Southern Fried Chicken for dinner.

Its not that bad, but its really not that good either IMHO (In My Honest Opinion).

Yes, I still prefer a famous bee’s joy of a chicken and Kentucky’s finger lickin’ with secret herbs and spices.

I like their rice though, you can tell its grade A quality.

Next time will try their calzone!


SARAP DIVA: With Chariz Solomon, what is a Doula and everything about pregnancy!

Sarap Diva celebrates motherhood as Cooking Diva Regine Velasquez-Alcasid bonds with preggy Kapuso, Electric Fans of Chariz Solomon! Kasama nila si Mommy Ivy for ‪#‎SarapDivaShoppingsFREE‬ at aalamin what to ‘expect’ with natural birth and how to keep that ‘glow’ while infanticipating! May bonus pang DIVAlicious recipe for moms-to-be!

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Sarap Diva Behind-The-Scenes: Kahit whole day taping, mukhang doll and glowing pa din si Asia’s Songbird & Cooking Diva! Kung paano kumain ng healthy at i-maintain ang ‘glow’ ituturo niya ‘yan sa Sabado sa Sarap Diva,

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Maraming nang buntis ang nagpapaalaga kay Doula Betty. Ang tungkol sa doula atbp. sa Sarap Diva Sabado, 10:40AM!

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Sarap Diva Behind-The-Scenes: SARAP ng tawanan at chikahan nila Cooking Diva, Mommy Chariz, Mommy Ivy at Doula Betty tungkol sa pagiging buntis!

Sarap Diva QUOTES: Inday “Bakit ako kasama sa mga buntis?” ‪#‎SarapDiva‬‪#‎SarapDivaShoppingsFREE‬

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SARAP DIVA Behind-The-Scenes: During taping tumigil at humawak si Mommy Ivy sa tyan niya! Napaanak ba siya sa tuwa? Abangan bukas, 10:40AM!