Monthly Archives: October 2014

My Hello5 Vietnam Premium Coffee Gift Set

Coffee is one of my passions. There are just times when I simply cannot jumpstart a day without having my obligatory first cup of the day. There are also times when I consume about 4 cups in a single day! I know it was rather unhealthy to be gulping on one too many cups of coffee, but sometimes I simply cannot help it and somehow I find it a very effective cure for headaches, especially those that I can no longer stand. I guess you can safely say that I am a coffeeholic. But don’t you worry, I find ways to curb on the consumption when it is absolutely necessary! 🙂

That being said, I am sure you can now imagine how wonderful I felt when I found out I won a Premium Vietnam Coffee Gift Set from The Peach Kitchen. Now, although I am such a prodigious coffee drinker, I am not what you might consider a connoisseur and I have yet to try a wider variety of coffee. Although I have not experienced Vietnamese coffee, I was excited merely at the sight of my lovely giveaway prize! The gift set came in this lovely box which I cannot wait to open.

My prize is comprised of a big bag of Hello5 premium coffee from Vietnam, and this coffee filter. It also comes with an instruction on how to prepare the coffee. I was supposed to put the coffee onto the filter and pour a little amount of water in it and let it sit for a bit. Afterwards, I was to put a sufficient amount of hot water, just about right to fill my coffee cup.

I have yet to prepare a cup and I am betting it will be a perfect companion while I burn the midnight lamp to read more about these cool Fenders. I will make sure to update you about the experience. In the meantime, shouts go out to the Peach Kitchen for this yummy treat! ^_^

Dining Out At Citang’s

Pinoy Food, foodie adventures, foodie finds

I cannot believe that I have been traveling past this famed restaurant for the last several years when I live only a few minutes away from it. We have been passing by this place and all its yummy goodness to and from the little man’s old playschool last year and I am only delighted that I finally managed to drop by and sample what Citang’s has to offer. I was surprised to find out that this establishment has been around since 1970’s and I wonder why it took me all these years to discover it!

If you are a big fan of Filipino cuisine and delicacies then Citang’s will be a haven for a foodie like you. They have numerous delicious native delicacies and specialties on display, along with a number of famous Pinoy staples like lugaw, dinuguan, pancit, and a wide variety of kakanins, among others.

I was not able to have breakfast that day so our Citang’s visit is the most opportune time to fill the tummy with mouth-watering goodies. There were a lot of customers in the restaurant that morning, plus we were having a bit of a hard time choosing from the many delicious food available. In the end,  I opted for a set of lugaw, lumpiang toge, and tokwa’t baboy. I would’ve sampled the other goodies if only I have enough space in my tummy for them! 😀

Of course, I did not leave the place without buying some goodies to bring home. I chose to buy a huge slice of kakanin and a pack of toasted pastillas {which I shall tell you all about in a separate post, by the way :)}

Over all, I love my Citang’s experience. The place is nothing fancy, but I do love the food and I am sure a lot of people who has penchant for delicious Filipino delicacies will do to. And now that I think about it, I would really love to have another bite of those mouth-watering Citang’s specialties, while reading all about these bose noise cancelling headphones. If you happen to be down in Malolos City, do swing by Citang’s and discover this delicious gem. This place can’t be that hard to find as it is located strategically beside the well-known Sta. Isabel Church.

Citang’s
620 Kuatro Kantos Sta.Isabel, 3000
Mondays – Saturdays, 6am-6pm
Sundays, 6am-12nn
{044} 796-0678

Check Out The Urban Food Collective Weekend Market

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The ‘ber months is here and the Christmas season is right around the corner. It is no wonder why a lot of bazaars and weekend market are sprouting everywhere. These events are a treasure box of good and delicious finds. Among these bazaars and weekend markets, the most exciting will most probably be a weekend food market that is a one-stop shop for anything gustatory. If you are a connoisseur, a cook, or a foodie, or if you happen to live anywhere near the Ayala, Alabang Commerce Center, then it is about time you check out the Urban Food Collective Weekend Market. Read more about it.

The Urban Food Collective Weekend Market

The Urban Food Collective Weekend Market is a carefully curated collection of purveyors. Located in CommerCenter, Alabang’s newest lifestyle mall, it is a place where people can comfortably gather, browse, and shop. It will be a venue for patrons to find a bevy of treasures from gourmet, specialty foods to local, artisanal arts and crafts. The Weekend Market’s activities and pocket events will give them the opportunity to learn new things or simply engage with the community.

For purveyors, it will be an opportunity to showcase their goods to a truly discerning crowd, while providing them with a gateway to other business opportunities with The Urban Food Collective.  Also recognizing its responsibility to society, The Urban Food Collective will donate a portion of the proceeds from the Weekend Market to the Taguyod Bayan foundation, helping rebuild communities affected by typhoon Haiyan in Sara Iloilo.

See you at the market! Where you can find good food, good things, and goodwill.

The Urban Food Collective (TUFC)

TUFC understands that food brings people together, that food is at the center of some of life’s best moments. Its vision is to be the premiere food community in the country.

Current, informative, and educational, TUFC aims to be the food hub where people can share their passion for gastronomy.  TUFC’s online community will feature everything food – articles and recipes, exciting deals featuring the country’s best culinary fare, and “The Urban Food Collective Marketplace” which will retail unique food items and implements. To bring the online community even closer together, TUFC will champion various food lifestyle events, where foodies can meet and indulge in their passion for unique flavors and gustatory delights.

What’s love for food when you have no one to share it with? Let The Urban Food Collective be your community for food. Stay hungry for the good things in life.

Follow The Urban Food Collective on /tufcph and  @tufcph