Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Amaxing Aloha Burger

food musings, Jollibee, burgers

I have never tried this new burger from Jollibee and wondered what all the hype is all about. So one time my little man asked that we dine at his favorite fast food, I ordered one for me to have a taste.

It was rather pricey for my taste at Php135, but boy the burger is packed with double burger patties, bacon strips, as well as a big pineapple slice, which I surmise, is where it got the name. The marriage of the meaty goodness and the tang of the pineapple slice is quite a delight to the palate! Needless to say, I loved the Amazing Aloha Burger.

food musings, Jollibee, burgers

Although it is not practical to order this big burger each time you visit Jollibee, treating yourself to this goodness once in a while, or while the supplies last, is something your stomach and your taste buds will thank you for. If you have not tried it yet, I suggest you do soon! 🙂

Cooking Hotdog Fried Rice For The First Time

My son loves hotdogs so much that there are times when it is the only thing he wants to eat. Of course, consuming this product is not entirely healthy that I make it a point to serve it to him at least twice or three times a week only.

As a child I also loved eating hotdogs and I remember my Mama cooking up this fried rice recipe for breakfast. I have low tolerance for anything oily that is why when I was little, this is the only type of fried rice that I eat. What sets this fried rice apart? It has my favorite hotdogs in it! 🙂

So one Sunday while feeling frustrated that the little man did not touch his breakfast which he actually requested { I bought him a pack of Honey Star cereals since he asked that we buy it the last time we were down at the grocers}, a light bulb flashed in my head! I quickly gathered my main ingredients, hotdogs and the leftover rice from last night. To make my own version of my Mama’s fried rice more appealing, I sprinkled it with a little turmeric to add color, and to make it healthier, too.

At first the little man seemed not interested with this new breakfast, but after a while, he was able to eat a considerable amount!

Mission accomplished for this mum of a picky eater and it is time now to start writing about The Equ Corners sheets. Hopefully, I will be able to cook more food that Jared will like and actually eat. Any ideas? 🙂

Quiznos is now in Manila

food press, sandwiches, snacks

One of the challenges of modern living is feeding the right food to the family. Working mothers, especially, are always confronted with problems on how to negotiate the avalanche of junk food available in the market today.

Although far from being the healthiest choice, junk food remains a popular choice because it’s tasty, affordable, and accessible. But they are known to often be high in sugar, fat, and calories, while containing minimal nutrients. Working mothers who have to balance busy schedules and have little time to personally prepare their children’s baon can now breathe a sigh of relief. The Denver, Colorado-based, Quzinos has partnered with the ACA Group to introduce the celebrated toasted and healthy sandwiches in the country. The company cited the Philippines as a market with good potential given the Filipinos’ passion for eating and their strong attachment to American culture and food.

Besides its unique, famous toasted recipes, Quiznos will be offering over 25 new chef-inspired menus, including grilled flatbreads, salads, and sub sliders. Moreover, Quiznos will offer only all-natural chicken, freshly sliced deli meats, and artisan breads and cheeses to ensure healthy and convenient eating. This is the perfect opportunity for parents, especially working, mothers to give their kids a healthy, balanced, and nutritious meal.

To make the offerings more enticing to the Filipinos, Quiznos will be adapting menus to fit the Filipino taste. This shows the commitment of Quiznos and the ACA Group to expand and build its brand equity in the country. Furthermore, Quiznos is bullish on the Philippine market citing the fondness of Filipinos for eating and warm acceptance of American food. Quiznos Philippines plans to open 250 stores in five years Quiznos has a solid partner in the ACA Group because the latter has an excellent track record in successfully launching brands and sustaining a strong network of business owners and franchisers. The partnership between the two organizations combines their core competencies in international food expertise and local franchising experience, respectively.

Founded more than 30 years ago, Quiznos will take eating sandwich to a higher level with butcher-quality meats, all-natural cheeses, chef-designed signature sauces, and toasted artisan bread.

Quiznos can be found in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City; Eastwood, Quezon City; Greenbelt 3, Makati; Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa; Regis Center, Katipunan Avenue; Shangrila Plaza, Mandaluyong; Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Boulevard and Venice Piazza McKinley

For franchise inquires, email Ms. Frances Kathrin H. Carreon, Franchise Sales AVP of Quiznos Philippines, at or visit