Chic Casual Dining at Cafe Ilang-Ilang


To all food lovers, Manila Hotel gives you more reason not just to have a staycation in their luxurious hotel but to enjoy their Chic and Casual Restaurant like Cafe Ilang-Ilang. This cafe/restaurant take you to a global tour by their various food stations. A spacious restaurant is a renaissance of chic casual dining which brings together a vast array of cuisines from across all continents. 






The Dessert Station is under the supervision of Chef Jerome, is a feast of color and flavor. His signature macaroons are the best macaroons I ever tasted (it's true!) Ube  and Pistachio macaroons are to die for! I love sweets so I had like 4 or 5 of these, lol. I also love their Meringue with fresh sweet mangoes on top and I suggest don't miss to try the Creme Brulee. I was starving that day and I immediately had dessert instead of a soup or bread, lol. 



Don't miss their Seafood Station. Fresh oysters, mussels, crabs and king prawns are all waiting for you Seafood Lovers. I had 3 king prawns and 2 mussels. Had to request to have it cooked with butter and garlic, YUM!




I honestly don't want to eat any of these because it's so well presented. But I didn't miss the chance to taste all these. 



Craving for Filipino dishes? Especially our humble and hard working OFW's. You will surely enjoy all these dishes. 





Manila Hotel is the only hotel in the Philippines to serve HALAL dishes. The restaurant adheres to all Islamic Culinary practices all over the world. Lamb Chops and Shrimp with curry is a must-try!




I would have not thought that a simple Seafood and Vegetable Dumplings can be so scrumptious and so delicious. 


Korea's signature and famous dishes are also available here. I honestly didn't try any of these because I can't bare to eat (too) spicy food. 



Head to Japanese Buffet Station and enjoy your favorite tempura hot off the fryer or the freshly-sliced sashimi. 



Cafe Ilang-Ilang has live cooking stations where chef's prepare their guests' meals right before your eye. 



Didn't miss this Italian Station where I had picked my favorite pizza. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to have even a small portion of their pasta, as I was too full that moment that only 1 slice of pizza I can only take. But that one slice of pizza ended my lunch. 

I can't wait to go back here and bring my family and friends to taste and enjoy the delicious and top notch dishes that Cafe Ilang-Ilang offers. 

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About Manila Hotel:

Positioned as the true heart of the Philippines, The Manila Hotel is the country's premier five-star and flagship hotel. Located at One Rizal Park, Manila. 

For more info, call 527-0011 or visit www.manila-hotel.com.ph ; follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheManilaHotel and on Twitter @ManilaHotel and Instagram @manila_hotel. 

Another milestone for Alaska Cycle Asia Philippines


Alaska Cycle Asia Philippines is set to gather families and friends for an even bigger and more fun cycling challenge happened last May 15, 16 and 17 at the SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. 

This year's race is divided into even greater categories, from children as young as two years old to parents and grandparents. Opens its doors once more to cyclist of all ages and abilities in its quest to promote nutrition and a healthy, active lifestyle. You own a bike or not, you can participate in this year's challenge and enjoy pedaling on a closed road mannered by race marshals and protected by safety barriers. There's a 100m/500m Tricycle Ride for young children ages 2 to 5, the 5.5 km Kids Ride open to children ages 6 to 10, and the 30-minute Junior Challenge for ages 10 to 12.

A 20 km Community Ride for people ages 10 and above, a 20 km Foldies Community Ride catering to a growing community of folding bike cyclist, and the 40 km Challenge for individuals and teams aged 14 and above. 


Alaska Cycle Philippines is an annual cycling event organized by Cycle Asia, in partnership with Alaska and Sunrise Events. In the Philippines, this event is part of Alaska's "Nutrition. Action. Champion." program of promoting a healthy and active lifestyle through sports participation and milk consumption. Through events like Cycle Philippines, Alaska hopes to reverse the effects of obesity and malnutrition in the country. 



With Alaska Cycle Philippines, Filipinos can be part of a community activity that would help them become physically fit and healthy, enabling them to become champions in life. 

To know more on their upcoming events visit www.cyclephilippines.com.ph/alaska  facebook page www.facebook.com/alaskacyclephilippines. Twitter updates, follow @ALASKAspotshub. 

Lancris opened the Garnet Tower



PRESS RELEASE

Lancris Residences Holds Blessing of Garnet Tower Showroom
BETTER LIVING, PARANAQUE- Lancris Residences, the legacy project of Land Cris Somerset Development Corp., continues redefining condo living with the blessing of the showroom last May 2, 2015.



Land Cris Somerset’s Mr. Dennis Lim, Chief Operating Officer, and Mr. Jigger Cunanan, Assistant Vice President, spearheaded the unveiling of the showroom. Joining the two executives are partner brokers including Ms. Emi Pulido of Praise Realty Marketing Corp., Ms. Rose Suarez of Human Shelter Realty Corp., and Mr. Rex Lomangaya of Driven Marketing Group Inc.


Residents of the Diamond Tower also attended the ceremony. Some of them had their units blessed by Fr. Illidio Correa, the officiating priest, after the service in the showroom.
The showroom, which consists of two-bedroom and three-bedroom units, is built next to the Diamond Tower to exhibit the three-meter floor to floor height, spacious unit cuts, and balcony features of the Garnet Tower.



Buyers that day received a P5,000-reservation discount. Available in the Garnet Tower are two-bedroom (approx. 52 sq. m.), three-bedroom (approx. 81 sq. m), and special four-bedroom penthouse (approx. 103 sq. m.) units exclusively for residential purposes only.





Just like the first building, the Garnet Tower will also have its own Sky Garden, a recreation park on top of the tower. The construction of the tower will start this year to offer more condo homes in the suburb landscape of Southern Metro Manila.

To see the newly-blessed showroom of the Garnet Tower, visit Lancris Residences at Japan St. Cor. Dominic Savio St., Brgy. Don Bosco, Paranaque City. 

For more information about how Lancris Residences is redefining condo living, log on to www.landcris.com or call 0917-801-267, Phone: 0917-801-2677

White Result Products to whiten your skin



PRESS RELEASE

How to Protect Your Skin This Summer

Summertime is here and people are sure to celebrate through beach trips, swimming parties, extreme sports, and many more. But did you know that just like this variety in summer activities, we all have different skin types, and that they can also change with the weather? This is why you need to take extra care to make sure you’ll maintain a radiant, healthy, and glowing skin all year round!

Oily skin tends to have large pores, and blemishes such as pimples or blackheads. Oiliness can be caused by puberty, other hormonal imbalances, or stress. It becomes worse during summertime due to exposure to heat and humidity. To take care of oily skin, avoid over-washing you face. Cleansing twice a day is advisable. Use a gentle cleanser to prevent irritating your skin as abrasive scrubs can open the pores and further expose them to more pollutants in the environment.

Normal skin has a good balance of moisture, small pores, and an even tone. This is the goal of most skin care regimens, and most people have this skin type. But in order to maintain it in good condition, you need to minimize its exposure to the sun and follow a proper skin care regimen.

Combination skin can have dry or normal areas along with oily parts such as the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin). This skin type can produce overly dilated pores, blackheads, and a shiny surface. Resolve these issues by using a gentle cleanser, applying a toner to repair skin, protecting it from sun damage, exfoliating to remove built-up skin cells, spot-treating, and using products loaded with antioxidants which help keep your skin clear and healthy.

The key to having clear and healthy skin is to have a reliable skincare system. White Result White & Clear, the newest skincare treatment for normal to oily skin types, fights acne and excess oil production, corrects skin blemishes, inhibits melanin production, and keeps your skin fair and young looking! The White & Clear System includes the Facial Foam, Facial Toner, Moisturizer with Sunscreen, and Spot Corrector.

Dermatologically tested, safe, and proven to clear acne and blemishes, each product is specifically formulated with Acne Buster, a multi-complex agent with 10 active ingredients that effectively fight acne and excess oil production; Papaya and Pea extract, which are effective whitening ingredients that inhibit melanin production; and Niacimide, a multifunctional B3 complex vitamin that helps reduce skin pigmentation and age spots as well as reviving and hydrating skin, leaving it supple and young-looking.

Whether your skin type is oily, normal, or a combination of both, White Result White & Clear from Tupperware Brands will give you clear and blemish-free skin. Just remember to cleanse, tone, moisturize, and treat your body’s greatest feature, and we guarantee that you’ll look your best for a great summer!


Sweet Indulgence by: YM


Sweet Indulgence by: YM. Yoly Reyes is behind this local and home made sweets. She studied Culinary and focused on baking pastries. She's an Entrepreneur and has various businesses such as Computer Rental Shops and Laundry Shop but her passion is in baking and making great pastry desserts.

So these are some of her freshly baked sweets.







What I love about these brownies is that it's not too sweet and enough nuts on it. I also bake and what I may suggest is to mix some coffee on her ingredients to enhance more the chocolate flavor. 


Soft chocolate Brownies with nuts are available per dozen for 260.00 php.





One of the best Red Velvet cakes I've tasted. Available for 450.00 php per dozen (icing) and 550.00 php per dozen (fondant). 


Classic Cheesecake with Strawberry sauce.


The following day when I got these treats, I went to an event and I let 2 of my blogger friends tasted this Cheesecake and their reaction was, it's a winner! So cheesy and delectable cheesecake they had. 

For more info visit her Facebook page Sweet Indulgency by:YM Mobile Number: +63 917 892 7500

Celebrating Mother's Day in Cafe Cubana




We celebrated Mother's Day last May 10 in Cafe Cubana. This restaurant is located inside BF Homes, along the stretch of Aguirre. We had a hard time looking for a place to eat that night and luckily Cafe Cubana is not yet full packed and it's neighbor restaurant (Las Paellas) can serve meals in the cafe.


I ordered Nachos for our appetizer. This Nachos is one the best sellers in Cafe Cubana. Love the fresh and home made salsa. 


Sizzling Bulalo. I missed eating this "Putok-batok" meal. First time to eat this, when I was in Cebu 2 years ago. 


Sizzling Chorizo. For a change from the typical Sizzling Pork. :)


One of the all-time Filipino favorite meal, Kare-Kare.


Fish Fillet with Mango Sauce. I love the mix of carrots with the sweet mangoes. A must try meal in Las Paellas.


The best and my fave fruit shake, Watermelon. 


A simple celebration for me and my Mama this Mother's Day with Papa, my younger sis, my baby Chichi, niece and Manang.




Happy Mother's Day to all Moms! 

Cafe Restaurant Vibe: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Price 4/5

More info about Cafe Cubana

Located in Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes Paranaque. 
Open everyday, Monday to Sunday from 11 am to 2 am, during weekends Friday and Saturday they are open till 4 am. 
Happy hours is from 11 am to 8 pm. 


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