Asia Society Food Tour Focuses on Thailand
ONE of the best ways to understand a culture is through its food, so Asia Society Philippines presents another part of its Eyes on Asia series focused on Southeast Asian cuisine, the âSEA Digital Food Crawlâ. November 5. The SEA Digital Food Crawl is a three-part series that highlights the diversity and richness of Southeast Asian culture by taking its viewers on a journey through the cuisines of different countries. While the conferences are online, the food crawl experience is real: members of the public have the option to purchase the dishes at the conference center, have them delivered right to their doorstep, and participate in the live demonstration. and chat with star chefs and cooks. The first stop is Thailand. Produced in partnership with Manila House, the Asia Society Philippines’ SEA Digital Food Crawl explores the history and culture of Thailand through the country’s iconic street food, Pad Thai. The Thai episode will feature Manila House Executive Chef Piya Suthasiri. Members of the public can order the Pad Thai paired with a Cha Yen, a Thai iced tea kit. For more information, visit the Asia Society Philippines website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages at @AsiaSocietyPH SEA
Max’s month birthday caps with a chicken rash
MAX’S restaurant closes its 76e celebrating the anniversary this month with another exceptional limited-edition collaboration. Due to popular demand, Max’s is bringing back its Chicken Blowout on October 29 – its Sarap-to-the-Bones Fried Chicken is offered at P200 off its regular price for regular, family-friendly whole fried chicken. The P200 Whole Fried Chicken Discount will be available at all Max’s stores nationwide except Cebu, Antique, Bukidnon and Pavia. Price starts at P299 for regular whole fried chicken. Customers can take advantage of this unique offer for on-site meals, take-out and delivery. Meanwhile, Max’s has collaborated with award-winning photojournalist Hannah Reyes Morales on a special 2022 documentary calendar that highlights just how special days are with family. Customers can get the anniversary calendar for free when they purchase a regular-priced Max product for a minimum of P 2000 at select stores. This will be available on site, to take away and for delivery from October 31. Max’s also collaborates on limited edition t-shirts with Linya-Linya. These Max’s x Linya-Linya shirts combine the signature spirit of the Linya-Linya brand with favorite items from the Max’s menu. Customers can get these shirts for free when they purchase any Max’s Set Meal for 10, Meal in, Take Out and Delivery. The shirts will not be available in select stores until October 29. For more information, visit the official Facebook page at @MaxsRestaurant.
Citi and Bistro Group give treats to vaccinated cardholders
CITI Philippines and The Bistro Group have teamed up to treat vaccinated Citi credit cardholders: Vaccinated Citi credit cardholders will receive a P150 electronic gift certificate when they dine at one of The Bistro Group participating restaurants in Metro Manila. In addition, they can also enjoy a 15% reduction on their total bill when they use their P150 electronic gift certificate and pay with their Citi credit card with a food bill of at least 1500 P. Cardholders Citi credit card holders can take advantage of this offer until November 5. They must register in advance on the Giftaway website (www.gft.ph/gj21) using their unique code to redeem the electronic voucher. With their voucher code, vaccination card and Citi credit card, customers can enjoy a wide selection of dishes at the 16 brands of the Bistro group and the 54 participating restaurants, such as TGIFridays, Italianni’s, Denny’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bulgogi Brothers, Fish & Co., Red Lobster, Las Flores, Tomatito and more. For more details, visit www.citibank.com.ph/finedelights or follow @CitiPhilippines on Facebook.
Crown Plaza restaurant reopens
The Xin Tian Di Chinese restaurant at CROWNE Plaza Manila Galleria has resumed its daily activities. It is now open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Only fully vaccinated persons between the ages of 18 and 65 will be permitted to enter the premises. Guests must present their physical vaccination record on arrival. Advance reservations required due to limited seat availability. To reserve a slot, call 8790-3100 or email [email protected] Meanwhile, the hotel is celebrating Halloween with a DIY Halloween cupcake kit. Order a kit via www.crowneplazamanila.com.
Mang Inasal offers a new chicken empanadas
MANG Inasal now offers a new merienda item (snack): crispy and chunky chicken Empanada. Inside the crispy, buttered crust of the empanadas is a mixture of pieces of chicken, potatoes and raisins. It is available per piece (from P49), in packs of three (from P145) and in boxes of six (from P289). It can be associated with either Palabok or with Extra Creamy Hello Hello. Both Merienda Savers come with Lipton iced tea (from P95). The chicken empanadas is now available in all Mang Inasal stores nationwide (https://bit.ly/3hBwAax). It can also be ordered take out or delivery via manginasaldelivery.com.ph, GrabFood or foodpanda.
Nespresso Hawaii Kona Special Reserve Returns
First introduced in the Philippines in 2020, Nespresso Special Reserve Hawaii Kona coffee has made its seasonal return to local Nespresso boutiques, pop-up stores and online at www.nespresso.ph. In the Hawaiian language, Kona means “leeward,” which refers to the western part of the island that is protected by the mountains from the effects of the trade winds. Only coffee grown in this very small area, like Nespresso’s Special Reserve Hawaii Kona, can be labeled Hawaii Kona. The coffee is made from 100% Arabica Kona beans. The coffee is medium roasted in one batch and ground to a medium size. This increases the intensity while still letting the exotic fruit notes prevail in the cup – it is best served as an espresso. Hawaii Kona is produced in very limited quantities – it is smaller than other limited edition Nespresso coffees due to its rarity.
Rico’s Lechon Now Offers Frozen Baka Lechon & More
THE NEW entry in the Rico’s Lechon ready-to-eat (reheat) assortment is the Rico’s Frozen Lechon Baka. Now available in major supermarkets and grocery stores, Rico’s Frozen Lechon Baka is available in two sizes; the Junior Size Original (250 g) for P350 and the Fiesta Size Original (600 g) priced at P810. The spicy variant is priced at P380 for the junior size and P870 for the Fiesta size. Other variants of frozen food packs are Lechon Baboy, Dinuguan Special, Lechon Paksiw, Lechon Sisig, Lechon Pares, Lechon Binagoongan and Lechon Humba. They are available at major supermarkets, grocery stores, and convenience stores in Metro Manila and some provinces. Customers can also pre-order for pickup and delivery by contacting the Lechon Distribution Center at 0917-814-7648 or (02) 7799-0810. For more information visit www.ricoslechon.com.
Viber celebrates a Cebuano culinary feast
The FREE Vibe messaging app celebrates Cebu’s culinary and other food specialties through a one-of-a-kind partnership with Let’s Eat Bai food and delivery platform. Let’s Eat Bai launched its own Viber community giving members exclusive access to promotions and updates from their favorite local food businesses, as well as food reviews and trivia. To make their conversations more appetizing, Viber and Let’s Eat Bai have created a special sticker pack that also redirects users to the community after downloading. Let’s Eat Bai has become the go-to e-commerce platform for Cebuanos looking for food, drink, and groceries.