What’s New With St. Nicholas Catering?

pic1If you are into boodle fights, the following is for you!

Why not try something like this for the Yuletide,  just to be different in celebrating this holiday season. When it comes to boodle fight, the place to be is at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant. It’s a great thing that they are on sale!

For a special price of Php999.00, the Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set is indeed very affordable compared to other restaurants having the same idea. Restaurant diners have the option to choose from the of other Boodle Fight variants that the restaurant offers like from Palawan, Boracay, to Batangas for the same price of Php999.00.

BEST SELLER: The Hot and Juicy Shrimps

The restaurant’s Hot and Juicy Shrimps are available in the following flavors/variants: regular, spicy, mild, sweet, and medium. The shrimps were sourced from Roxas City, known as the seafood capital of the Philippines. So it is guaranteed fresh!


Best Deal: Shrimp Wednesday

Wednesdays is a special day for shrimp lovers and regular customers at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant for its called “Shrimp Wednesday” A Good Deal you shouldn’t miss. Regular customers of St. Nicholas have been returning every week for the 50% off promo. YES 50% OFF. From the regular price of Php399.00, marking down to only Php199.00 with the very same quality of Hot and Juicy Shrimps is basically a promo offer to grab!

Meet the Chef

Meet the good looking chef, Nick Pelaez, folks!

He owns and managed and still cooks for St. Nicholas Catering and the restaurant. St. Nicholas Catering started back in 2003 while the Restaurant is his newest baby that is already in its third year serving sumptuous Filipino dishes in Mandaluyong. We all know that fast-food chains were almost everywhere, but St. Nicholas has its own charm. With the intimate ambiance of the restaurant, diners visit at the odd hours of the day like brunch or late afternoon for early lunch or merienda, respectively. The busiest hours, of course, are lunch and dinner times. The usual guests are those who prefer clean and delicious home-cooked food over random finds at eateries. *plus Chef Nick is charming too.

Visit St. Nicholas Catering at #1 Fatima St. Corner San Rafael st., Bgy. Plainview, Mandaluyong City, Philippines 1550

Phone: (02)535-7637 | Email: st.nicholascatering@yahoo.com

Follow them on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/st.nicholasresto/

Co+Nut+Ink Ice Cream Finally in the Philippines


How can resist ice cream? I have a sweet tooth and that includes eating and sampling any flavored ice cream and the like. Just recently, a good blogger friend of mine invited yours truly to an ice cream event that was happening at SM Mall of Asia. How can I resist?

Upon arrival at the venue, I learned that we were to sample coconut ice cream! Yes and it was courtesy of Co+Nut+Ink  and they were having a fun Scoop Me Up event! It was nice to see some of my cool blogger friends too.

The program had already started and the energetic host was facilitating a cool contest on what Co+Nut+Ink was all about with the crowd gathered in front of the ice cream  stand. Exciting prizes were given away to the happy participants. It seemed everybody knew the answers! Woot!

Co+Nut+Ink which also means “coconut drink” is the latest ice cream craze to hit the metro that according to the founder and finance guru, Lawrence Tang, the idea he originally got from his travel to Thailand. He liked the concept of coconut ice cream and with permission from the creators brought the cool idea to his native Singapore. It was not an easy ride to recognition at the start for he had to learn a lot of stuff and things about making coconut ice cream and how to market it to the public. With all hard work paying off, the rest so to speak is history and is now in our local shores.

icecreamOfficially starting last September 2016, this coco goodness has one mission – to help billions of people find their happiness. That for every scoop, you are contributing to the ecosystem. Co+Nut+ink is part of a newly created ecosystem for the coconut industry, giving more value for our farmers as well as the investment opportunity in agriculture.

The first branch of Co+Nut+ink here in the city is located near SM Hypermart of SM MOA along the walkway which is a very good and strategic spot to attract a lot of customers who crave for fresh coconut drinks and a healthy scoop of coconut ice cream! 

The ice cream is carefully and skillfully hand-made from the source and at this age of modern technology, I certainly appreciate that process more of having the personal touch in food. Try out their Classic, Premium Dessert and Premium Nuts and Fruits flavors with reasonable prices.

During the program, I also noticed some children together with their Mom’s or Dad’s were also able to stir their creativity at the arts and crafts area. Using watercolors, crayons and coloring pens, they designed recycled coconut shells.
Co+Nut+ink brand ambassador Sachzna Laparan also graced the fun event and mingled with the crowd. 15515611_1505550096139479_1124999354_oMr. Tang also shared with the guests last weekend an amazing news that beginning January 2017, Co+Nut+ink will introduce the very first patented robotic self-serve coconut ice cream machine. The coconut ice cream craze will also be present available in all major theme parks such as Disneyland, Universal Studio, and Manila Ocean Park in the Philippines. Isn’t that amaaaazing??? 

To taste a scoop of happiness, visit Co+Nut+ink’s kiosk at North Arcade, Mall of Asia (near SM Hypermart, along the walkway going to seaside).

Co+Nut+ink Philippines

Contact No.: 0915 294 0832

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/conutinkPH/

icecreanC ool selfie with Mr. Lawrence Tang. Thank you for bringing Co+Nut+ink here in the Philippines!

Hellooooo Manila! We Are Boiling Crabs & Shrimps!

BoilingPosterFrom Davao to Manila with Love!
Opening to the public September 2016 ☺☺

Do come back for my menu review with fellow bloggers during media launch with the people involved! ☺☺


Flavorful Days Are Best With Gardenia

Gardenia Butterscotch Mango Sans Rival-0603For Gardenia bread lovers out there like Yours Truly, the possibilities of creating something delicious and creative with its many flavored loaves is endless!

Who can resist a succulently smooth, creamy and caramel-y Gardenia Amazing Butterscotch loaf filled with flavorful butterscotch chips? And hey, did you know that this can be transformed to another sweet pick?

Try this easy-to-create sans rival using Gardenia Butterscotch:

Gardenia Butterscotch Mango Sans Rival


3 pcs Butterscotch Loaf

¼ cup butter

1 tbsp ripe mango, sliced

1 tbsp nuts, chopped

2 pcs chocolate bars

1 tbsp powdered Sugar – 1 tbsp

1. Get 3 slices of Gardenia Amazing Butterscotch Loaf and trim the sides.

2.Combine butter, evaporated milk and powdered sugar until becomes smooth.

3. Spread the butter cream mixture into the trimmed breads then put sliced ripe mangoes on top and sprinkle chopped nuts. 4. Stack all breads onto each other. Spread the butter cream on the bread sides and apply nuts.

4. Chill overnight.

Serve and enjoy!

Wait, there’s more! Gardenia’s amazing flavored line has also a black forest loaf, a lusciously soft, moist bread rich in chocolate filling, laden with sweet, succulent cherries.

Make your day more flavorful anytime of the day with a bite of your favorite dessert made with your favorite bread!
I’m headed out now to the nearest supermarket to replenish my yummy Gardenia supplies. ☺

More exciting and innovative recipes using Gardenia breads can be discovered!
Just visit www.gardenia.com.ph or follow www.facebook.com/gardeniaph


Adobo Movement evite

Just a few days ago, I had the privilege to attend and taste not one, not two but at least 14 different types and cooking preferences of the ADOBO! What a cool and yummy adobo feast right? The objective of the event initiated by Nutri Asia’s Datu Puti and Mercato Centrale is for us blogger’s to vote and come up with the Blogger’s Choice Award of the best adobo taste and presentation out of the delicious finalists. 
Dadding’s Kitchenette Adobong Ensalada. A savory salad of Adobo flakes, red egg and ripe mangoes.
Dayrit’s Pork Adobong Laing Pinangat won the Datu Puti Adobo Challenge.  What Chef Miguel Dayrit was combine Pork Adobo and Laing Pinangat. Two Filipino favorites, Adobo and Laing, in one unique and flavorful dish. And it worked like magic! You would be surprised this award-winning dish is not yet even part of the resto’s regular menu. Hopefully very soon! ☺

Here were some of the snap shots of that delish event and how yummy successful it turned out to be. 

DSC_0933Media and Bloggers checking out different derivations and incarnations of the traditional adobo dishes.
Good Meal Hunting’s Fried Chicken Adobo on fire






DSC_0938Hunger Buster Adoburger, made from 100% pire beef patty with Kiwi and special sauce.
DSC_1127 Lariza’s Seafood Adobo, a mix of crab, shrimp, and mussels cooked adobo style and topped with cheese.


DSC_1233Awarding of the Adobo Challenge Media and Bloggers’ Choice Award. (From left :RJ Ledesma of Mercato Centrale; Miguel Dayrit, Chef and 3rd Generation owner of  Dayrit’s Roast Beef; Gretchen King, Datu Puti Sr. Brand Manager and Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet).

Congrats Chef Miguel Dayrit! Told you that dish was something else and had a great kick! ☺☺

adobogyozaFat Ninja Gyoza’s Clear Fat Ninja Adobo Gyoza is pork adobo shredded and stuffed in gyoza wrappers, pan-fried until crispy underneath and chewy on top.
adobosmoke adobotarpSee you all again on June 11, 2016 at BGC Mercato starting 6PM for another round of Adobo Invasion prepared and presented by the merchants of Mercato and together let’s rally for adobo to be our national viand better known as “ulam”!

*Many thanks to Nutri Asia’s Datu Puti, Ms. Marcie Linao and Wazzup Pilipinas for this delish event!


Have You Tried Gold Stack Potato Chips?

GOLD STACK potato chips! Your cool alternative chips! 
13288623_1318843914795732_901436238_oI had my personal encounter with this yummy potato chips when I attended the recent Blogapalooza event held at Elements in Centris, Quezon City. The taste was not too salty most likely due to its initial flavor of Honey Butter.
What’s more surprising is that the owner and developer is a Filipino which he based on a popular Korean snack of similar kind. Great meeting you, Jarvis and I hope to see you again soon in your next exciting events!
13282913_1318843574795766_971759769_oWhere to buy #GoldStack in Metro Manila: 
1) Shoppers Mart– 627 T. Pinpin St., cor Ongpin St., Binondo, Manila
2) Anson Supermart (2 branches)

  • MOLAVE- 38 Molave St., Quirino 3A, Quezon City
  • AURORA- 969 Aurora Blvd., Anonas LRT 2 Station, Quezon City
3) Eng Ho Bakeshop (3 branches)
  • 789 Banawe St., Brgy. St. Peter, Quezon City
  • 628 T. Alonzo St., Sta. Cruz, Manila
  • 351 CM Recto St., cor P. Guevarra, San Juan
4) Super Duck Modern Tea Shop– 2nd Floor, SM Cyberwest, EDSA Corner West Avenue, Brgy Bungad, Quezon City (near SM North Edsa)
5) Lucky 7 Super Store- 789-791 Ongpin St., Binondo, Manila (beside Salazar Bakery)
6) Jili Mart (桔子超市)- Commercial Unit 9 Tower 2 The Linear Makati, Mayapis Street, corner Yakal Street, Makati City (beside The Collective)
7) 13 Ubay St. Comfort Dining (Restaurant)– 13 Ubay St., Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City (near Banawe)
8) Nanuri Korean Grocery– Tomas Morato Avenue corner Sct. Fernandez, Laging Handa, Diliman, Quezon City (beside Chili’s and right across MESA restaurant)
9) Diao Eng Chay (DEC)– 203 Wilson St., Greenhills, San Juan (beside Alex III restaurant)
10) NOVO Supermarket– Unit 1333-1332, Juan Luna St, 58 Zone 5 Tondo, Manila
11) MANN HANN– 233 J Abad Santos St., Little Baguio, San Juan
12) Purity Supermarket– Purity Building, 340 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Brgy. Don Manuel, Quezon City (corner Cordillera Street)
13) Green Mart Korean Grocery– 97 Mother Ignacia St., South Triangle, Quezon City
14) JASH Mart– SG42 Suki Market, Mayon St., cor N-Roxas, Quezon City
15) Garcia’s Supermart– 274 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Damayang Lagi, Quezon City (right across Trinity University of Asia)
13330247_1319501224730001_1806222689_nIn the Visayas and Mindanao: 
1) Prince Hypermart (18 branches)

  • Bacolod- HINIGARAN
  • Negros Oriental- BAYAWAN, TANJAY
  • Negros Occidental- SAGAY, SILAY
  • Biliran- NAVAL
  • Leyte- BAYBAY
  • Agusan del Sur- BAYUGAN, PROSPERIDAD
  • Agusan del Norte- CABADBARAN
  • Misamis Oriental- GINGOOG
  • Misamis Occidental- OROQUIETA
  • Surigao del Sur- BISLIG, TANDAG
2) KCC Mall of Marbel
  • General Paulino Santos Dr, Koronadal City, South Cotabato
3) NOVO Supermarket (11 branches)
  • Camarines Norte- DAET
  • Bicol- SORSOGON
  • Albay- TABACO
  • Misamis Occidental- OROQUIETA
  • Cotabato City- MIDSAYAP, COTABATO
  • Pangasinan- ALAMINOS
  • PALAWAN- Malvar Street
  • Eastern Samar- GUIUAN
  • Nueva Vizcaya- SOLANO
4) LCC Supermarket (18 branches)
  • Lagonoy Supermarket – National Road, Lagonoy, Camarines Sur, 4425
  • Gubat Expressmart- Zuleta St., Gubat, Sorsogon, 4710
  • Naga Supermarket VLA- Maharlika Highway, cor Villa Grande Ave, Naga City, 4400
  • Ligao Supermarket2- Centro Pob. Bagumbayan, Mckinley St., Ligao City, 4504
  • Labo LCC Market Plus- Labo Com1 Complex Building, Brgy. Pinya, Poblacion, Labo, Camarines Norte, 4604
  • Naga Supermarket FLX- Felix Plazo St., Naga City, 4400
  • Naga Expressmart- Magsaysay Ave., Naga City, 4400
  • Iriga Supermarket- Highway 1, Zone 2, San Francisco, Iriga City, 4431
  • Masbate Expressmart- Quezon St., Brgy, Centro, Masbate City, 5400
  • Legazpi Expressmart ALB3- Washington Drive, Legazpi City, 4500
  • Masbate Supermarket- Zurbito St., Masbate City, 5400
  • Legazpi Supermarket CTC- Quezon Avenue, Legazpi City, 4500
  • Legaspi Supermarket- Penaranda St., Legaspi City, 4500
  • Polangui Supermarket- National Road, Brgy. Ubaliw, Polangui, Albay, 4506
  • Daraga Supermarket- Corner Rizal & Regidor St. Market Site, Daraga, Albay, 4501
  • Sorsogon Supermarket- Magsaysay St., Sorsogon City, 4700
  • Tabaco Expressmart- Ziga Avenue, Tabaco City, 4511
  • Tabaco Supermarket- Ziga Avenue, Tabaco City, 4511
5) Alturas Supermarket Corporation (6 branches)
  • Alturas Supermarket- B- inting St., Tagbilaran City, Bohol
  • Colonnade Supermarket- Colon St., Cebu City
  • Island City Mall (Grocery)- Dao-Dampas District, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
  • Mandaue Selling Area- Mandaue City
  • Plaza Marcela- Pamaong cor. Belderol Streets, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
  • Talibon Supermarket- Talibon Commercial Center, Poblacion Talibon, Bohol
For those who prefer shipping, you may purchase online by filling up this form https://tinyurl.com/GSorderform or Viber/SMS us at 09178660912 for orders and inquiries.

Actress-Mom Jodi Sta. Maria and Son Thirdy for Jollibee Spaghetti

You’re finally a Jollibee ambassador! Welcome and congrats Jodi and son Thirdy !!!!!!!!!  ☺♥☺ 
Jollibee's AVP for Marketing Kent Marianojollyspag3
Jolly Sweet-Sarap Momentsjollyspag4Jollibee recently welcomed Jodi and Thirdy as the newest brand ambassadors for Jolly Spaghetti during the media launch held at the Ortigas Roosevelt branch. Jodi and Thirdy, who stars in the latest TV commercial for Jolly Spaghetti, shared their own personal experiences, from happy memories when she was a kid and to how she now enjoys the same bonding moments with Thirdy. The Jolly Spaghetti Sweet-Sarap Moments event also featured fun games for the media guests and their kids.

Batang Jollibee at heart

Jodi confesses to being a certified Batang Jollibee, even before she got into show business. Her mother worked hard to raise Jodi and her siblings, but made sure to devote her Saturdays to quality time over her children’s favorite Jollibee treats.

“Every Saturday, iti-treat niya kami sa Jollibee sa may Landmark food court,” Jodi recalled. “Talagang masasabi ko na kinalakihan ko siJollibee. At hindi lang ‘yon, kasi bawat party, bawat celebration, talagang naging part siya ng family namin at ng pamilyang Pilipino.”

Growing up, Jodi said she would often order Jolly Spaghetti and Jolly Hotdog, and it became staples in her bonding moments with her mom. Now that she’s a mother herself, she wants to pass on the same joyful experience to Thirdy. The 10-year old loves the cheesy, meaty, and sweet-sarap flavors of Jolly Spaghetti.

Wala akong nakilalang bata na gusto ng maasim na spaghetti,” the actress remarked candidly. “Especially Filipino children. I believe na nakuha ng Jollibee ‘yung manamis-namis na timpla na hinahanap-hanap ng bawat batang Pilipino.”

Mom first, actress second

Jodi remains simple even with her celebrity status and recent accolades for her stellar TV performances. Despite her busy schedule, she makes sure that spending quality time with Thirdy is her priority, just as her own mother did years ago.

The actress related that she and Thirdy can spend hours upon hours just talking about anything, especially over their favorite Jolly Spaghetti. They often order “C3,” the Jolly Spaghetti and Chickenjoy combo, for delivery or drive-thru.

Sa hapagkainan, that’s where the bonding happens. Nakakatuwa si Thirdy when you spend time with him. He’s a very opinionated child.Baka pwede siyang maging lawyer,” Jodi proudly added.

 Perfect Choice for Jolly Spaghetti

Jollibee likewise is equally happy and excited to welcome Jodi and Thirdy to the family.

“Jodi and Thirdy are the perfect endorsers for Jolly Spaghetti,” said Kent Mariano, Jollibee Assistant Vice President for Marketing. “Despite Jodi’s celebrity status and hectic schedule, she believes in making even the smallest of moments count when it comes to strengthening her bond with Thirdy and her family. Jodi’s own story and personal experiences of bonding with her mom and now with her son is something that many Pinoy families can relate to. We at Jollibee have always proud to be part of such memorable moments.”

The latest TVC features Jodi reminiscing her bonding moments as a kid with her mom, and fast forward to the present, Jodi letting Thirdy experience the same happy moment while enjoying their favorite Jolly Spaghetti. 

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