Sunday, January 27, 2013

So, you want to engage in being health conscious? A Feature on Sugarleaf

Ever since I got a little crazy being health-conscious and all, I’ve been stuffing nutritional facts into my head that, in this post, it got a little difficult to summarize into three (or so lines) what I needed to say because everything just had to be explained! Most especially that we’re now bombarded with these fad diets telling us, “lose weight in 30 days” or “get skinny and eat all the carbs that you want”; as well as when many of us are misinformed of particular health terms that we neglect those that are even important for our well-being.  Consequently, eating healthy doesn’t mean counting calories and totally staying away from what’s fatty from your diet but consciously striving hard to eat what’s really healthy and combining it with regular exercise. Then again, the diet I’m referring to here isn’t essentially about those fad ones and instead, that of a healthy but natural one. Furthermore, losing weight wasn’t my primary goal in keeping myself healthy, when I finally decided to be healthy and staying away from fast food restaurants, but I really wanted to distance myself away from ailments that kept me from my daily activities. However, when I eat out, I tend to order a plate of salad or something healthy that even unconsciously I restrain myself from going to a fast food restaurant counter.

Mr. Angelo Songco, co-owner of Sugarleaf, believed that being healthy isn’t merely eating what’s “organic” or “nourishing” and be literally bitter about it. It had to, as well, satisfy the taste and be delectable for the people’s taste especially for kids who are not so much in good terms with eating vegetables for starters. Furthermore, Sugarleaf is more of an organic restaurant rather than your usual "ay gulay lang?" vegetarian restaurant. 

At Sugarleaf, as our restaurant and store offerings are as organic and natural as possible, food is naturally weight-reducing, detoxifying, anti-oxidising (make you look and feel young) and energy boosting.  We ensure that food choices taste great so it appeals to all people dispelling the misconception that healthy organic food is bland, tasteless and boring.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Before I leave off to cater to another hideous amount of pile of work, I wanted to post something here in my food blog simply because I miss it. I've been lessening my random dine-out days as a dare. Anyhow, cheat days are always welcome but still limited. In one of those days, though, was with Nixie at Cyma in EDSA Shangri-la Plaza for some catching-up. And, however we were kind of in a tight budget, we still managed to have a good time --- with good food, of course!

Greece, much more Greek food, has never been to much of an interest for me but since that day, I changed my mind! More, please! :)

Garlic bread was served for our appetizer

Cyma Original Saganaki (P220)
Flaming cheese with mozzarella, parmesan and EVOO

Chicken Gyro (P180)
With tomatoes, red onions, tzatziki and wrapped in pita

Roka Pasta (P320)
Cyma Original - Sautéed arugula (Roka) and spaghetti with EVOO, 
pine nuts, grated parmigiano reggiano and fresh tomatoes

I felt really full after we had everything! That time, however, their arugula wasn't available which was sad. Then again, the Saganaki seemed to have filled me up for it. It was the first time I tried the dish and I'd love to have it again the next time I dine in at Cyma. 

Oh! And, on Thursday, I'm having a restaurant feature --- a healthy one at that! Please watch out for it 'cause I'm really enthusiastic about this food place. :D

6th Level, Shangri-la Plaza
Mandaluyong City

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Think healthy when drinking: Herbajuice

While strolling around --- alone --- in SM Megamall one day, I had the usual dilemma on what to eat which was healthy and, at the same time, satisfactory to the taste at least. I wasn't really hungry since I had just gone to a family reunion which was too filling for the whole day. And so I had a taste of what herbajuice had to offer. Located just in front of health-related establishments, it's a good place to go to even when you feel just having to consume something healthy. 

The waitresses there were really bubbly and for a hundred bucks, the Acai Antioxidant that I tried was worth it! I was offered to have their healthy cupcakes as well though I had to turn it down since, as I have mentioned, I'm to full for my life that time. Their counter was full of health supplements as well Going back to what I ordered, though, the acai antioxidant was sweet for my taste; however, the health benefits were what mattered. On the counter, displayed were their health supplements like Vitamin E, Vitamin B and Omega-3! 

Going back to what I ordered, acai antioxidant was somewhat sweet for my taste; then again, what made me choose it was that I've never tasted what acai tasted like. Acai berries have seemed like a fad to me when I first heard it. However, while I was reading through it on the internet I thought, why not give it a try sometime, right? So here came the opportunity. For a hundred bucks, I had what I wanted! 

Acai Antioxidant 
Straight from Brazil, this super food will power you up for your day. Blueberries, Strawberries, Pomegranate, Banana, Apple Juice & Low Fat Frozen Yogurt. Boosted with HerbaJuice Acai Booster

For my next visit, the next one I'm trying out is the Mango Memories and those cupcakes looked interesting!

4th Floor, SM Megamall near Clinica Manila and Slimmer's World
EDSA corner J. Vargas Ave., Mandaluyong City
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

We belong, Cafe 1771

A month or so back, I signed up for The Burp Society because, aside that it sounded fun to eat at a new restaurant, I'd get to meet new foodies over the metro. When I finally received the e-mail invitation from Ms. Mhel of Certified Foodies, I initially though that it's gonna be some big event wherein food bloggers would be there but, alas, to my surprise, it wasn't. And I thought that it sounded like a superb idea to spend over the weekend! I'm just blessed to be part of it. :)

So last December 16, Sunday, I met up with awesome foodies (it's weird not to call anyone with honorifics here. Haha): Norman, Mishi, David, Crystal, Kim, Jan, Karen, Karl, Sevie, Potchi and, of course, the siblings and owners of TBS, Mhel and Kenneth.

Dressed in my most casual-slash-ordinary outfit, I headed to this cafe that I've wished ever to dine in at for all of my stay in Ortigas as a student. Cafe 1771 in El Pueblo, Ortigas Center, is located near Podium and SM Megamall.

Obligatory group photo with all the food... (Oh, would you look at that!)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Oppa Kogi Style!


Everytime Nixie and I go out to have lunch somewhere random in a mall, we are always able to think of new plans. Yesterday, we finally had a "one down" plan again crossed off our list and that's to eat at Kogi Bulgogi in Lucky Chinatown, Binondo, Manila.

The mall wasn't crowded as it's newly-opened though I honestly wish it wouldn't be too full in a matter of time. Or was it because it was Monday and people are either in school or at the office? Anyway...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Mas masarap ka pa kaysa sa...

Okay, that was just to get your attention. If it did, you're in for some sugar rush with this post since most of the photos here will be about our first dinner/dessert meals in Bacolod!

So our plane landed just in time for the ETA in Bacolod last October 19th and we met up with Irmay, her father and Jerome then went straight for dinner at Chicken House. While looking through the menu, I was completely dumbfounded that I only managed to say, "bakit ganito!! Bakit..."

Since the "pecho" part wasn't able at that time, they opted to have the wing part instead while I chose to have spareribs.


Having this as a first course for our stay in Bacolod City, it wasn't so bad! Unlike the ones that are served here in Manila with too much oil in them, the food there were deliciously marinated and the oil was in a different container which we can add further on. 

Right after, the most exciting part is this! Calea! I've only had a taste of their cakes when my mother went to Bacolod last summer and I had a really good impression of it.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pinoy Blogfest 3.0

Give each side a chance to air their story—that’s one simple solution to settle the long-standing feud between pro- and anti-Internet piracy supporters. Pinoy Blogfest 3.0, an annual event staged by Gadgets Magazine, aims to do just that. Everyone—no matter which side of the piracy issue you’re on—is invited to be part of this instructive yet fun event, happening on Saturday, 22 September 2012 at the Alphaland Tents (EDSA cor. Chino Roces, near Magallanes MRT station) in Makati City.

Pinoy Blogfest 3.0 is themedCaught in the Web: Both Sides of the Digital Movement, and promises a whole afternoon of exciting activities. Whether you’re a tech geek, a music buff, a gamer, a fashionista, or just someone who wants to learn and discover new things, we’ve cooked up something special just for you.

The afternoon program, which opens at 12:00 noon, is free and open to the public. The series of activities starts out with a digital photography workshop courtesy of Canon Philippines.Also lined up to talk about internet piracy, its effects, and how online movements are bridging the gap between consumers and content-makers are Atty. Ann Edillon of Bengzon Negre Untalan (BNU) Intellectual Property Attorneys, Diego Mapa of OPM bands Pedicab and Tarsius, and Mark Laccay from local creative funding platform Artiste ConnectColor It Red, Taken By Cars, Ciudad, and other local OPM bands will be there for special guest performances. You can pick up gifts and prizesfrom our sponsors when you participate in the activities. You can also pick out awesome finds in our fashion aisle courtesy of Supersale Bazaar, while gaming rigs will be set up for those who want some free gaming action.

At the evening program, resource persons from the visual arts, publishing, music and legal industries will give an interactive discussion on internet piracy and digital rights. Legal luminary Adel Tamano, Director for Public Affairs and Communication of Coca-Cola will be the evening’s Keynote Speaker. Concluding the program will be the announcement of the winners of the GoodBlog Awards, music from local band Runmanila, and the raffle draws.

In addition to that, there would be an evening program by 6PM! It's an invitation event only for the evening part so if you're interested to go there, visit Gadgets Magazine for more details on how to. 

Pinoy Blogfest 3.0 is staged by Gadgets Magazine and is made possible by Coca-Cola, NEO, AOC, Edifier,Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin, and official media partner Manila Bulletin. For more information, head on over to! :)

Sounds exciting? It's open to everyone, especially bloggers so mark your planners and head over there to the Pinoy Blogfest 3.0 on Saturday for some chillax memento!! :) See you there! 
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