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Hokkaido Ramen Santuoka at UP Town Center

if you happen to crave for an authentic Japanese cuisine, Katsu Sora is a highly recommend restaurant located at UP Town Center.

Derived from Japanese City Hokkaido which is a place where only the highest quality ramen and of course other Japanese dishes are served. This goes with the wide range of dishes that the diners will enjoy.

They served assorted ramen and Katsu at a very affordable price since they have a big serving. 

Aside from the ramen they also serve Fresh Fruit shake. The ambiance is so nice and cozy. 

Thank you very much for the delicious food and the invite. Visit their website at

Authentic Tonkatsu experience at Katsu Sora







Filipinos have a big appetite for Japanese food including tonkatsu, a breaded and deep-fried pork cutlet. Taking this delectable dish to new heights is Katsu Sora, home of premium Tonkatsu and Japanese dishes, with its panache that promises authentic Japanese dining.

Derived from Japanese terms Katsu, which is short for tonkatsu and Sora,” which means sky, Katsu Sora is dedicated to offering only the highest quality tonkatsu and a host of other Japanese dishes. This goes with a salad bar where diners can enjoy a wide range of healthy greens and fruits, among others, delivering a satisfactory experience in a class of its own.

Katsu Soras four kinds of world-class pork

Katsu Sora takes pride in four kinds of world-class pork. One of which is the Iberico Pork, a highly coveted pork imported from Spain and comes from the family of black Iberico pigs. With a meat that has butter-like texture and is rich in Oleic acid that raises good cholesterol and helps lower bad cholesterol, customers are in for an exceptional and healthy Japanese treat.

Katsu Sora also offers Shimofuri Pork, yet again originating from Spain and comes from a pure line of Duroc. Called the Black Angus” of pork, it has a high percentage of marbling that results in a tender and flavorful meat.

Dubbed as the Wagyu of pork, Kurobuta pork is known for its melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Savor the taste of a meat that comes from a line of heritage pigs called Berkshire, which is bred in Kogoshima, Japan.
Authentic Tonkatsu experience at Katsu Sora







Last but not the least, Katsu Sora serves Sakura Pork, a grain-fed pork from Canada specially bred for the distinct Japanese taste buds. Fed with barley, it has a lighter color and a firmer texture. Its meat is moist with a mild flavor and a clean finish that will surely excite the taste buds of Katsu Sora diners. Salads, dressings, and a wide selection of good food

What makes Katsu Sora more unique is that it gives its customers free reign in choosing their rice, soup, and ingredients to create their own salad. Imagine the infinite number of combinations that you can make with each visit, making your dining experience more amazing.

With an unlimited refill at the salad buffet bar for all sets, you can choose from different kinds of greens and ingredients. This includes Romaine Lettuce, cucumbers, shredded cabbage, broccoli, fresh fruits in season, white onions, fresh tomatoes, corn and cherry tomatoes, to name a few. Katsu Soras delicious potato salad and tasty pumpkin salad are popular among patrons. As for the dressing, you can choose from up to 12 options such as Soy Sesame dressing, Grated Onion dressing and Wasabi Creamy Dressing.

Pair your favorite Katsu Sora set with a hearty serving of either Awase Miso or Shin-su Shiro Miso soup. Forget guilty pleasures as Katsu Sora serves brown rice for those who are health conscious.

If youre not up for pork, though, try one of the chicken katsu or seafood sets. Light meals such as Katsu Sandwich, Menchi Katsu Burger, and Ebi Tempura are also served. Katsu Sora also offers a la carte dishes like kaarage, edamame, tempura, chahan and yakisoba.

Dine at Katsu Sora to satisfy your cravings for authentic and unique Japanese cuisine. Visit any of the Katsu Sora branches at SM City BF in Paranaque City, TriNoma Mall in Quezon City, Glorietta 4 in Makati, Promenade Greenhills in San Juan City, Eastwood Mall in Libis, Quezon City, Ayala Malls Serin, The District in Tagaytay City, Solenad in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, SM Clark in Pampanga or SM Pampanga. For more information, visit

Singlish Cafe @Lilac

Lilac is a famous street in Markina where a lot of people visit to taste different food. We always go there since it is just near our place. Honestly speaking we always dine in one resto infront of Singlish Cafe So i am aware of the place but not the dishes served.

Now i know they serve Authentic Singapore dishes. The cuisine of Singapore is a rich fusion of the culinary traditions of the many ethnic groups that make up its population. Malay, Chinese, Indian and Indonesian dishes and ingredients are popular.
Singaporeans take their food seriously and talk about it endlessly. This small, affluent city-state is full of vibrant markets, redolent food carts and excellent restaurants with some of Southeast Asia’s best cooking.

The place has 2 floors for dining and the interior of the Cafe shows the different traditions of Singapore from the wall painting to the decorations.

Hainanese Chicken with the dip and rice

Char kwey

Braised Pork Belly


Salted Egg ChickenSalted Egg Prawn

Roti PiataThank you Singlish for the delicious food you served and the warm welcome. And the Marikina Foodies group. Visit Lilac street Marikina for more delicious cuisine at an affordable prices.


Cofficina Co workplace Coffee+Office+Kusina

Cofficina is Marikina’s first co-working community. We exist to provide creative co-working spaces to a diverse community of passionate individuals

The concept of Cofficina Cafe + cowork is like a lounge, library and coffee shop place in one roof. You can hang in here if you want to work or study, and meet new people.
At the same time they have an unlimited coffee while you are doing your task but they have a coffee shop where they serve snacks, pasta, coffee and dessert which is really good.
Since it is at the heart of Marikina you can also order food from different resto nd have it deliver there. unlike in a coffee shop you are not allowed to bring food from the outside This is a friendly coffee shop.

A coworking space is a place for people to work on their own thing side by side with people whom they share the same values with in camaraderie.

Upon visiting the place we got the privilege to taste the different food and coffee they serve.

Check out the Menu.These are the snacks that you can order while studying or just relaxing.

Assorted selection of Coffee and Latte.

The unlimited Coffee Counter during your stay.

Dessert to those who wants a sugar can play board games with some of the people there and gain new friends.As a homeschool advocate we have this motto that “The World is our classroom” .With the concept of Cofficina I believe it is helpful for homeschool parents who look for a place to read and study.

For the rates here is the list so you can have an idea.Thank you Cofficina for the invite and also our marikina foodies group.



PBEX Philippine Business and Entrepreneurs Expo 2017

 Franchising today is very popular to people who wants to have their own business and have additional income. But for the working they look forward for a business that will make them be productive after retiring from their job.

For those who want to have business without the hassle of going to the process of acquiring diff permits needed. This is a good way of investing since it has been studied by the owner of the business.

During the opening Vip and officials officiated the ribbon cutting. Then there was a talk on the different company that offer franchising. Informing the people what they can expect when they acquire franchise from the.

These are the different booth that i got interested and visited during the event.

Thank you Light Network for being one of the media partner of this event.

Foodtriping at Foodtrip Part 2

This is my fourth time here at Foodtrip Foodpark in Marikina. You must be wondering why we love to dine in here. Here are some of my personal reasons that I hope will also entice you to visit Foodtrip.
First the location is so accessible since you can easily go here by commuting or bring your car. You won’t have a hard time looking for it. it’s near Marikina Bayan at the back of Blue Wave Marquintion. During our first visit we where able to try food from stalls of Sonyaritas, El Viraz, Dessertfies and Sticks.

Ambiance the variety of the food stalls are not so crowded and just limited to a number of food stall. So people won’t have a hard time choosing what food to eat.

And of course the food that they served tasted so good. We’re so grateful that almost all of the food stall there participated. The owner where so generous.Here are some of the food served during the food tasting event.Pork Barbecue from SticksEl Viraz Barbecue and Pork ChopHungarian Sausage Meal and Nachos from University SausagePizza and Jack Potato from Slappy JackCarlos T-bone ans Crispy Papel from FrizzleDimsum Noodle from Passport and Sausage Pulutan from University SausageBacon Mushroom Burger and Adobo sa Langit from PassportHananese Chicken Rice, Pedas Kepah and Pedas Udang from SedapSonyaritas Dynamite, Cheese Overload, Crispy Mojos, Spam Fries and Gummy Bear JuiceChicken Kebab, Shawarma Beef and Shrimp Kebab from MichacoysSizzling tahong, Kutchay and Food for the Gods from Rudy’s Country ChefPork Belly and Buttered Shrimps from Flame OnDeep fried oreos from Arctic and Choco Overload Milkshake from DessertifiedStrawberry Monster Shake from Arctic DessertMonster Chocolate Shake from Arctic DessertThank you very much Foodtrip For these food you’ve prepared for us.


Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition Year 2

Pinoy History and Culture Told Through
Every Bite of Tinapay Natin

An annuai bread baking competition that celebrates and honors the colorful tradition of Flipino bread-making

Manila, Philippines | 20 July 2017 – Over the years, Pinoy bread has become a reflection of our identity, and our people’s history and affinity for food. Different bread variants, from the humble pan de sal to the merienda-favorite ensaimada, have become household staples and have played witnesses to countiess family and community gatherings.

Apart from enjoying the numerous kinds of bread that we have today, being.famiiar with our local bread culture’s colorful history helps preserve it’s rich heritage. Understanding the slories behind each bread also heightens the sense of pride we have in local food.

To continue celebrating the vibrant tradition of Filipino bread-making, the Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition is back for its second run this year. With the support of Max’s Corner Bakery and Pilmico, the competition vows to be bigger, better, and more inclusive.

 2016 Winner

Calling Culinary Students and Passionate Home Bakers

The contest once again invites student bakers all over the Philippines to create a beloved tradilional bread, as well as to add their own twist to Pinoy favorites with their version of a modern bread. What makes this year’s competition more exciting is that Tinapay Natin wil be opened to all non professional home bakers who want to share their own bread stories.

Apart from the participants’ technical skills, the individual stories of their bread entries will be an important component in selecting this year’s winner. “We are a Country who has had a long history of enjoying bread. Even in Max’s Corner Bakery and Max’s Restaurant, the first meal we offered was fried chicken with dinner rolls. It is our hope then that through this competition, our young participants will be able to share the unique story of their bread creations. We want to know the inspiration, the struggles, and the hard work put into making it”shares Ariel P. Fermin, Chief Operating Officer of Max’s Corner Bakery and Max’s Restaurant.

Tristan Aboitiz, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Pilmico, adds, The entries that we received from last year’s Tinapay Natin competition opened our eyes to the many colorful stories that go with each bread product, and this is a testament on how rich our local bread culture is.

We hope that with this competition, we are able to encourage the public to keep the bread-making tradition alive, promote creativity & innovation among Filipino bakers, and of course, support the local bread industry just as much as we and Max’s Corner Bakery do.”

Cash prizes await participants with the most compelling bread stories and entries. This year’s Tinapay Natin will be running from July to October 2017, with regional bake-offs happening in Baguio, Bacolod, and Davao. The winning bread wll be awarded during the Grand Finals in Metro Manila in November, and will be made available through Max’s Corner Bakery nationwide as a limited offering.

Learn more about the competition and follow our story by visiting https:lfacebook.comi TinapayNatin

Diana Stalder 3rd Anniversary and DS Cafe

Diana Stalder SINCE 1996- 2014

Celebrating 21 Years Of Quality Skincare Evolution

More than 21 years ago, Dermaline Facial Care Center sprouted like a bud brimming with beauty potential, which ultimately bloomed to transform into one of the most prominent face, body, and skin care centers of today. Diana Stalder. The name itself represented charm and elegance, perfectly
Complementing its impressive line-up of qualily skin care products that can Satisfy every woman’s desire for beautiful skin. True to its promise, the brand gained the confidence of a broad clientele, owing to the positive results seen and felt in every skin it had cared for. Such feat was achieved without advertising hype, but instead, rooted fom patient’s positive experiences and word-of-mouth reputation,

Since 1976 up to the present, the Diana Stalder Skincare Center has consistently delivered satisfaction to every skin it cared for. This skincare authority offers a combination of excellent formulations and treatments that cater to the general or customized needs of every skincare afficionado.
Diana Słalder’s reputation is strengthened by its evidence-based approach producing better products from its own “state-of-the-art” manufacturing facilities, plus, well-trained and experienced therapits who competently possess the knowledge and expertise in delivering quality therapies, within the confines of an elegant and relaxing skincare haven.

Be acknowledged as a reputable skin care clinic in the country whlch offers a totai beauty and wellness package with its products and services, together with DS Cafe’s Ideal Protein  Weight Loss Program.

Provide customers with the highest standard of skin care treatments. quality products and excellent service.DISTINCTIONS
The center was awarded as Outstanding Surgical & Skin Care Center in the Consumer’s Choice Awards in 2010, and was a finalist in 2007’s Most Promising Filipino Franchise. It is a member of two well respected international societies, namely, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the international Medical Spa Association (IMSA).







Facial Care whitening, anti-aging, anti-acne, contouring

Body Care
Peeling, slimming, waxing, massage, E-Light, IPL

The center offers a variety of skincare treatments that address the needs of every skin type, from medical procedures to skin enhancement therapies, respectively administered by an expert team of Dermatologist and Therapists, who are l ensured to provide positive treatment outcomes

Our products are mostly supplied by a sister company. Stalder Laboratores Inc. an FDA approved, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certified company, which is compliant to the ASEAN Harmonization for Cosmetic Regulations standards. Our products are also internationally available, in the US, EU. Middle East, andd Asia.

Diana Stalder at Gateway Mall celebrated its 21st year anniversary .It was an opportunity to be part of the event. They have anniversary promos to the client. That they really availed. Aside from that we got to taste the healthy meals of DS Cafe. They served freshly harvested veggies and fruits from their farm. We really enjoyed the meal, fruit juices and shake and the guilt free dessert. Meals are not pricey so you can eat healthy at an affordable prices. Go and drop by DS Cafe located at Gateway Mall and SM Megamall. It was a privilege to be part of such successful event. We where able to try the different healthy recipes they offered. I even won in their raffle prize thank you for these beauty products.

To provide more comfort to clients, we incorporated a coffee and snack bar set-up in some branches, to serve as a health and beauty hub offering healthier alternative meals, snacks, and beverages suited for the health-conscious, It also features Canada’s top weight loss products and program, “ideal Protein”. medically designed protocol that provides a variety of protein-rich, low calorie food products. Limited to Megamall and Gateway branches.

I will be featuring the healthy protein weight diet and drinks that DS Cafe offers on my next article.

Food Panda “Your Food Delivery App”

Satisfy your cravings at the comfort of your home this rainy season

Umbrellas, wet shoes, and traffic; the rainy season has officially arrived. Given this scenario, normal activities such as eating out, watching movies, or hanging out with friends become more difficult and staying in gets even more tempting. Fortunately,we can now do almost everything online, from movie streaming, shopping, and even ordering food! This is made possible by the increasing number of mobile apps today offering digital services like foodpanda. foodpanda is an online food delivery platform that enables users to access a variety of restaurants from their mobile phones or desktop computer. With this app, people don’t need to wait in traffic or restaurant queues anymore, their food cravings are always just a few clicks away..

How to use the app:

First thing’s first, enter your location. Users can opt to use their current location or set it to place where they want the food to be delivered if they’re planning to send it to a friend or family member; the app will then give a list of restaurants within 3 kilometer radius (this is to ensure that the food will be in mint condition upon arrival).


Next step is to choose a restaurant. foodpanda has over 1,000 partner restaurants in Metro Manila and Cebu. From Japanese, to Chinese, to American, to Mediterranean, whatever cuisine you’re craving for, foodpanda will be there to satisfy your cravings.

The third step is to choose from the menu of your restaurant of choice. The prices of the menu items as well as the minimum order are shown in the app. Users are also notified regarding promos offered by the restaurants.






Add your desired menu item to your basket. You can go back and add 1, or 2, or 5 more items to your basket. Note that, for most restaurants, the delivery charge is just P59.00 no matter how much your total food bill is.

The fifth step is to ensure you’ve gotten all that you need to satisfy your cravings and then proceed to checkout.

The next step is to input your exact delivery address. You can also input specific delivery instructions.

You then have to choose which payment method you prefer. Depending on the  restaurant, foodpanda accepts cash on delivery and online payment via all major credit cards and paypal.


The final step is to check your order details and make sure that everything is correct. Click on Place Order and patiently wait for your order to arrive. The app has a timer that automatically starts once you place an order. The default waiting time is 60 minutes after the restaurant has confirmed receipt of your order and if you have other concerns, you can talk to a customer service representative via the Live Chat function both in the app and desktop site.

Now that everything is accessible online, people can order through the app and just wait for their food to be delivered at home. You can eat your favorite food without the hassle of going out, stream and play your favorite movies and shows while waiting, and relax with loved ones all at the comfort of your home. There’s no need to brave the storm and draining traffic this rainy season. Yes, with foodpanda, it’s easier to just #EatPlayLove.

About foodpanda

foodpanda, #YourFoodDeliveryApp, is one of the world’s leading online food ordering and delivery platform that enables restaurants to become visible to mobile app and web users. It is headquartered in Berlin (Germany) and powered by tech giant Delivery Hero. The foodpanda app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Its interface offer convenience and extensive food options to busy and hungry customers.

foodpanda entered the Philippine market in 2014 and now partnered with nearly 2000 restaurants to provide unprecedented access to great food options in key cities and urban centers. Visit or download the app to order!

FoodTrip FoodPark A Place to go Foodtripping

Foodtripping in Marikina FoodPark is the newest trend of foodies and foodie lover.
Along Fernando Ave Marikina there are a lot of newly opened food park, food truck that people can choose from. It was a privilege to be invited in one of the famous Food Park in the area called “Food Trip” but even before the bloggers event we where able to try the food and drinks they served there.

It has a array of food stalls that you can choose from, Rice meal, pasta, pizza, dessert and so many to mention.

It was thru the invitation of Mr. Jerson and wife Ms. Sonya that we where able to try the different food that FoodTrip offers.

Mr. and Mrs Jerson is the owner of the stall Sonyarita which is I believe has a lot of clients. Aside from the delicious food they serve at an affordable prices their beverages is a major attraction to people because I can see their crazy straws everywhere. And I admit I was able to taste it before the bloggers event. It is their first branch and the name came from the wonderful wife Ms. Sonya, they serve high quality standard meat and other ingredients for their food.

Here are some of the food that you’ll enjoy at Sonyarita.

They serve a lot of food like pan-grilled beef at a price of P 170.


The Boodle Boodle gang platter composed of spam sticks, mozarella pops and cheddar cheese fries.


when we went back my daughter ordered the Canadian Bacon which cost only P 150, and the taste is highly recommended.

We aslo enjoyed the Hungarian Sausage which I know is of high quality because of the taste. since they have a credible supplier.

The Cheese Overload Crispy Mojos is another food that you have to taste. It has a different recipe and the crispiness of the mojos is retain despite the cheese is placed.

And not to forget the different beverages they have and the Crazy Straw. I always go for the healthy Cucumber Lemonade which is so refreshing, Gummy bear is also a best seller because of it’s uniqueness. And the Red Iced Tea and Lemon Iced Tea.

Sonyarita the place that can satisfy your cravings.





If you want to beat the hear this summer you have to drop by Dessertified. It is one of the stall at FoodTrip where they serve a lot of delicious milkshakes, sugar-rush drinks.

It comes in different flavors that you can choose from.

Their bestseller is Choco Overload which has a unique presentation and it taste so good.


Cookie Monster with different cookies and ice cream blended into milkshake.

Strawberry milkshake which is so attractive and very photogenic.

You don’t need to order a dessert because in Dessertified provide it all.
“Dessert that keeps you satisfied”

Thank you for letting us taste your milkshakes

If you really want grilled food you can visit El Viraz Urban Grill, still at FoodTrip FoodPark Marikina. It is owned by Ms. Jenny the daughter of Ms. Elvira where the name is derived from. According to Ms. Jenny thisnis their first business venture but she grew up seeing her mom in the kitchen. So it is not a question for us where her cooking enthusiast came from.

Here they have a unique way of serving grilled dishes. It is in a barbeque stick made of steel and served hanged. And I beleive the taste is really good, during the bloggers event they served Quespada stick of pork at a price of P160.

When I came back with my friend we ordered Pollo El Viraz with Rice for only P170. and 2-Way Pork Belly with Rice for a price of P180. Both tasted so good I will highly recommend it.

Thank you Ms. Jenny for letting us try your dishes.

If you are planning to have a foodtrip with friends, relatives or just a dinner go and visit FoodTrip Food Park Marikina.

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