Sunday, August 30, 2015

Chili Crab Xiao Long Bao and more at Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight!

Last August 18, I was invited over to Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight in Greenhills for some food-tasting. It's Singapore's 50th Anniversary and Crystal Jade, having originated from Singapore, had come up with a few new dishes to commemorate this milestone.

Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight
Whatever day it is (it was a weekday when I went), whether lunch or dinner, Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight is always teeming with diners.

Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight
Dried Shrimp & Peanut in Spicy Sauce (P198 for a Snack Portion)
We started off with a snack-sized serving of Dried Shrimp & Peanut in Spicy Sauce. I love how chewy and perfectly al dente the noodles are. I didn't find it that spicy. The extra crunch that the peanuts and toasted black sesame brought to the dish is just perfect. It's pretty heavy and I was warned there was a lot more food coming so I didn't finish it.

Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight
Fried Rice in Yang Chow Style (P288)
We were served some good old-fashioned Yang Chow Fried Rice -- a sure crowd-pleaser!

Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight
Sauteed Squid with Salted Egg Yolk (P388)
Wow! The Sauteed Squid with Salted Egg Yolk trumps the usual Calamari any day -- crispy like Onion Rings and then covered with a paste made from really tasty salted egg yolks. Yummy! I would definitely order this again.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Kathryn Bernardo for Primadonna Shoes!

One Saturday evening, hubby and I trooped to Green Sun for a big fashion event. It was the official launch of teen queen Kathryn Bernardo as the face of Primadonna shoes. The fashion show also showcased Primadonna's pre-holiday collection composed of 20 styles which reflect the latest "Sports Luxe" trend as perpetuated by designers like Alexander Wang and Helmut Lang.

Kathryn Bernardo for Primadonna
Kathryn Bernardo for Primadonna
Kathryn Bernardo for Primadonna
Kathryn Bernardo for Primadonna

Friday, August 28, 2015

Shakey's is the Philippines' 58th most loved brand!

We love love love Shakey's... and apparently, we're not the only ones because Shakey's has been voted as one of Asia's Top 1000 Brands! Shakey's placed #58 in the Philippines, as shown by the results of a survey developed by Campaign Asia-Pacific in partnership with global information and insights provider Nielsen.

My mom took me out for pizza for the first time when I was 4 years old, and the first pizza I've ever had was a Thin Crust Shakey's Manager's Choice. It has been my favorite pizza for over 30 years now.

Shakey's Hemady Shakey's Pizzanatic Supercard
Shakey's Thin Crust Manager's Choice Pizza
Thin Crust Manager's Choice is still the pizza variant that we always order whether for dine-in or delivery.

Shakey's Hemady Shakey's Pizzanatic Supercard
Shakey's Chicken 'N' Mojos
And the Mojos! I've been crazy about Shakey's Mojos ever since. Nobody does potatoes like Shakey's does.

Shakey's Cocktails
Shakey's Mojito and Shakey's Margarita
I love how Shakey's has kept the classics, food items I've enjoyed as a child which my own children now love, while continuously innovating -- modernizing the look of the stores, adding new things to the menu like the new Shakey's Mojito and Frozen Margarita cocktails in selected branches. After 40 years here in the Philippines, Shakey's still keeps us guessing!

For more information on Shakey's cocktails, log on to the Shakey's Philippines Facebook Page. By the way, you still have until August 31, 2015 to join my Shakey's Time Giveaway -- a Shakey's Monster Meal Deal worth over P3k is at stake!

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