Sunday, January 15, 2017

Man Ho Chinese Restaurant Opens at Marriott Manila

Yesterday, a kick off  Party with the On-Line Bloggers with Marriotts Marketing Head Ms. Michelle Garcia was held and we are being treated a festive lunch at MAN HO Chinese Restaurant which has been opened last November, 2016 at the Grand Ballroom of Marriott Hotel Manila.

This 1st Quarter of the Year 2017, especially January and February marks the New Year Blast of Man Ho and Marriott  which will feature their Festive New Year, and another big event such as the Sustainable Seafood Week which will be joined by other Hotels , the Miss Universe and how Man Ho and Marriott will play a part of doing some functions and help propagate the pageant by some special additional treats. which will be held this month of  January and of course the Valentines Day event.

Chinese Banquets for up to 1800 people have been frequent events at the Marriott Hotel Manila ever since the arrival of Chef Law Wui Wing in 2014.  While that may seem lavish, the food served at these banquets takes it to the next level.

Live abalone from Hong Kong, Alaskan king crabs weighing five kilos each, braised bird’s nest in a broth simmered with Chinese ham for at least five hours, and buchi stuffed with Ferrero Rocher chocolate —Chef Law has prepared them all (and much more) for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and other festive occasions. 

Now, with the opening of Man Ho in Marriott Manila, these exquisite dishes will be available to customers daily, without them having to book an entire banquet. 

 Starting November 29 at 6pm, Man Ho will be serving lunch and dinner a la carte. From the menu customers can choose familiar Cantonese dishes such as deep fried boneless chicken in “Japanese style”, fried rice with chicken and salted fish, beef fillet and black fungus with ginger and leeks, sautéed porcini mushrooms, and braised seafood soup with caviar.

In addition, they can try the more unusual ones such as the deep fried bean curd with spicy salt, marinated fungus with black vinegar, the smoked duck breast with mango and the ever popular roasted Peking duck with Chinese pancakes.  With Chef Law at the helm, these dishes are guaranteed to be as scrumptious as they sound.

A native of Hong Kong, Law has been cooking in Chinese kitchens since he was 15 years old.  After working in some of the best restaurants in Hong Kong and Japan, he became executive Chinese chef at the JW Marriott Hotel in Shanghai, the Pearl Restaurant at the Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall and at the Marriott China Hotel in Guangzhou. The Man Ho restaurant he opened in Shanghai was named one of the top 10 Cantonese restaurants for three consecutive years by Shanghai Modern Weekly.

“I always make sure of the freshness of the ingredients,” says Law.  He imports many of the seafood such as the king prawns and crabs from Hong Kong. On his days off, he goes to Chinatown to check what’s available.  One of the ingredients he buys there are the almonds which he grinds down to dust to make his authentic almond cream dessert. 
Also imported from China are the pigeons and suckling pigs.  The suckling pigs come from Hunan province, where pigs of very good quality are raised, says Law. 

One of the items in Man Ho’s menu is a rarity in Manila: roast goose with plum sauce.  Law is especially proud of the way they prepare this Hong Kong specialty.  “We stuff the goose with Chinese herbs,” he says.  “Then we put it in front of a fan for about 10 hours so that the skin will be very dry before we put it in the oven.” The technique makes the goose’s skin very crispy.

But it’s more than just the crisp, mahogany colored skin that makes the roast goose so appealing.  Underneath the skin is a very thin layer of fat that adds texture and gives the goose a very sensuous flavor. Another must try are the dim sum specialties prepared by Du Wen Bo,  a specially trained chef that previously worked at Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall and was a well-known dim sum chef in town. The dumplings are cooked only upon order and are served steaming hot with chili bean sauce. 

At this point Man Ho already has bookings for banquets up to January next year. Some of the bookings are from repeat customers who have been extremely pleased with the delicious cuisine and the excellent service.

 “I always talk to the guests because I’m the one who knows everything about the Chinese food we serve,” says Chef Law.  “I make sure they’re happy.  If they’re happy, then I’m happy.”

While Man Ho aims to provide authenticity in its Chinese food preparation, it also anticipates attracting modern food connoisseurs by incorporating contemporary design touches to its otherwise elegant Chinese-inspired interiors. Guests will be welcomed by an elegant ambiance of high ceilings, intricate wood carving details, and floor-to-ceiling windows giving a lush view of the golf course. It has a total of 140 seats and features 6 private dining rooms that can hold from 6 – 24 persons. Two private dining rooms can be combined for a larger intimate gathering. 

Man Ho is conveniently situated in the new Marriott West Wing with connection to the Main Hotel and the Marriott Grand Ballroom.

Reservations are recommended. Call (632) 988-9999 or visit the hotel’s website (,Facebook (MarriottManila), Twitter (@marriottmanila), and Instagram (@manilamarriott).

Friday, January 13, 2017

Skin Station Opens its 35th branch at San Jose Del Monte , Bulacan

Last January 7, 2017, is another year of Opening of  Skin Station's 35th branch ,  and will be targeting  more   branch of SkinStation , DERMAX , Blushing and Beauty and CHEMWORLD for the succeeding months of this year,  And  whose only motive is to educate and help every Filipino in every stages of the society learn on how to take care of their skin and be more sensitive specially in the area of hygiene and beauty care.

 And for this reason, this will further gives protection and furthermore enhanced each of every individuals specially those who wanted to take chances for having their career on the pageant and modeling industry to try their products as being produced by their President and Chemist Mr. Fred C. Reyes  together with the latest laser machines and services as well..

To know more about SkinStation and DERMAX products. Like them on Facebook at or call our customer care hotline numbers at Landline number 405-5790 , Globe 0917-583-GLOW (4569), SMART 0998-589-GLOW, and SUN CELLULAR 0925-525-8323.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Adamson Lady Falcons set to soar higher with all-star, all-female coaching team

Proving that women can be just as strong in the male-dominated world of sports, Adamson University, together with its sponsor Akari Lighting and Technology Corporation, proudly announces an all-female coaching team for the Adamson University Lady Falcons in the 79th season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) seniors women’s volleyball.

Aiming to soar higher this year, Adamson University Lady Falcons has tapped American coach Airess Padda as head coach. A highly successful athlete-turned-coach, Padda is the founder and director of Malibu Palms Volleyball Club. She began her coaching career with the Hacienda Heights Volleyball Club in 2008 before being appointed as the head coach of the junior varsity team at Sierra Canyon whom she led to a state championship in 2013. Padda also worked as head coach at Malibu High School where in her first season, she took the girl’s team to their best finish to date.

Assisting Padda are returning assistant coaches Cherry Macatangay and Michele Gumabao. Former Golden Tigress Angeli Tabaquero rounds up the all-star Lady Falcons coaching staff.

Macatangay, a multi-titled volleyball player, is a former Adamson Lady Falcon. She was a three-time Best Scorer and a Most Valuable Player (MVP) titlist for the Shakey’s V-League Conference. She was also a member of the national team where she took home a Silver Medal at the 1995 SEA Games.

Meanwhile, Gumabao led the Lady Spikers to a three-peat in the UAAP, proving that she is one of the best defensive players in her league. She bagged two Best Blocker trophies and a Finals MVP award in UAAP 75. Most recently, she took home Finals MVP honors in Shakey’s V-League Reinforced Conference.

Finally, Tabaquero apart from being a UAAP and Shakey’s V-League champion, was named team captain of the Philippine National Team in the 2013 Asian Championship. She is currently the head coach of the high school volleyball team of Saint Pedro Poveda College.

Padda and the rest of the coaching team will continue to have strong support from Akari, the country’s top lighting and technology brand, as the Lady Falcons vie for the championship title.

“For three years now, we have been supporting Adamson’s basketball and volleyball teams as part of Akari’s youth development and sports programs,” said Russell Balbacal, Akari Lighting and Technology sports director and the Lady Falcons’ team manager. “We hope that the team-up of head coach Airess with Cherry, Michele and Angeli will mold the Lady Falcons into a strong unit, and hopefully clinch the championship title. With their individual success in the UAAP and professional leagues, we are confident that their winning ways and attitude will rub off to our young team.” Akari also supports scholarship projects to reinforce their commitment to education.

Adamson University has produced successful athletes in professional sports. Its women’s volleyball team has landed several UAAP Final Four finishes and a Shakey’s V-League championship title. A UAAP championship title at this point is still a dream but Fr. Aldrin Suan, CM, director of the Office for Athletics and Recreation, is optimistic that the new coach can pave the way to, if not attain, that ultimate goal.
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Blushing Beauty back to back with Chemworld Fragrance Factory by Skinstation Opens another Branch at SM Trece Martirez

Last week, Blushing Beauty back to back with Chemworld Fragrance Factory opened their new branches at the SM Trece Martirez and continues to be the leading shops and services among'st those that are within their sphere of influence and  specialties.

Blushing Beauty by SkinStation , is a skin care clinic that offers luxurious yet affordable services , innovative products and an Instagrammable store professionally designed by Manila's sought after Interior Design Firm, Heim Interiors. It is a new concept store developed for the young, value-conscious for the millenials. Blushing  Beauty is a fitting follow up to their highly successful SkinStation, now with 33 branches nationwide..

Tht Blushing Beauty product line offers a wide range of fun, trendy and innovative skin care and cosmetic line engineered with the latest International formulations. They are professionally formulated by a multi-awarded chemist, SkinStation and Blushing Beauty founder Mr. Fred Reyes..Strengthened by the science of nano encapsulation to enhance efficacy and optimal absorption.

Blushing Beauty products make you Selfie-ready All the Time.

Back to back opening at SM Trece Martirez is Chemworld Fragrance Factory that sets the standards of Perfume Making and teaching many of doing their own business through this kind of  venture.

Established in 2004, Chemworld Fragrance Factory is your one stop-shop for all your perfumery needs, with hundreds of fragrance oils and essential oils, a wide selection of perfume bottles and boxes and raw materials that will fit every fragrance application. They have graphic artists who prints custom labels which is an important aspect of having your own brand of fragrance perfumes. They are proud to be the leading center for their hands on fragrance workshops where they teach step by step procedures on how to blend and sell your own perfumes.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sangkap has the best spices for every Filipino dish they serve

Last week, I bumped in to a Filipino food which has a typical kind of dishes which we normally have , yet have put in many kinds of food mixes which makes its more unique and more tasteful than our kind of stuffs.

MANILA, Philippines—The daily bump-and-grind has ways of wearing anyone down to the bone. It would be nice to hunker down in the security of your home and have a sip of your lola’s sinigang. Sangkap Filipino Restaurant offers just that experience. 

Chef Raymar Reyes’ unique twists to the Philippines’ best cuisine allows one to have a taste of home with every juicy bite. The restaurant offers your favorite local dishes like kare-kare, kilawin and kaldereta, but Chef Raymar ups the ante by placing the spotlight on the tastes of the different regions in the country.

Imagine sinking your teeth into the flavors of Batanes, Pampanga, Zamboanga - or maybe having a sip of Cebu, Ilocos or Iloilo. Whether or not you’re familiar with these places, Sangkap makes sure to marry comfort and adventure when they land on your taste buds. “People who like the classic and experimental, I believe both of them will enjoy [these],” remarks the chef. 

Customers are served comfort food, reminiscent of home but at the same time mixed with the subtle thrill of trying something new. One of their specialties is the Cebu Lechon Sinigang -- the perfect combination of two all-time Filipino favorites. With just the right tang of tamarind and the hearty savor of lechon, it’s enough to wash away fatigue from your weary bones.

So when you’re in the mood to travel, but the familiarity of home is too soothing to resist, bring home your taste-buds to Sangkap and taste adventure on a plate.

The Menu Group (TMG), established in 2015, is the brains and brawn behind Sangkap and three other restaurants, Sasa, Splice and Sobremesa, all featuring exciting cuisines which cater to a variety of markets. This group of passionate, young restaurateurs has successfully opened up their ventures in popular up-and-coming spots in Ortigas and Mandaluyong.

Sangkap Filipino Restaurant is located in Portico, Captain Javier Street, Oranbo, Pasig City. Follow SangkapPH on Facebook and Instagram to get a better taste of what they're serving!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Goldilock's Bakebook Gets an Updated Volume on it's 50th Year

Yesterday, November 29, 2016 , Goldilocks had a book launched on its 50th year , The Goldilocks Bakebook in National Bookstore Glorietta Makati. The program was being graced by different partner companies and most of their Media partners.


Five new pastries and cake,  flavors were specially mentioned added and a lot more to enjoy and bake together with the known variants in the recent 2011 collections being   released by Goldilocks. The crowd enjoyed tasting and giving the attention to this new flavors they have.

Goldilocks has been celebrating its 50 Golden Years with numerous activities. . Thus far , these activities have included charity events with their endorsers Liza Soberano and Judy Ann Santos. A birthday caravan that travelled across the nation, highly successful promotions that bridged the gap between online and offline engagement, and the recently concluded National Cake Day.

As the proverbial icing on the cake, Goldilocks has now released an updated 50th Anniversary Edition of its best-selling Goldilock's Bakebook.

Indeed, for an Iconic Filipino brand that exemplifies Pinoy entrepreneural spirit , innovation and the adaptability to fulfill changing needs, a lot can happen in 5 years.  Since the first volume of the Goldilocks Bakebook  was launched last 2011, consumer trends and customer engagement have changed dramatically. Even so, Goldilocks has strengthened  its position as the Philippines "bes
t-loved bakeshop", by seamlessly integrating timeless products and services with emerging tastes and preferences.

In time with the Christmas Holiday, this updated volume contains new insights about Goldilocks Bakeshop, its history, and what it means to the Filipino. Likewise, more than 50 recipes are included to create sweet and delightful moments in your own kitchen.

The Goldilocks 50th Anniversary Edition Bakebook is now available in National Bookstores nationwide. Grab a personal copy , or as a gift for family and friends for only P895. For more information about Goldilocks and the Goldilocks Bakebook, visit their website at

Saturday, November 26, 2016

La Dolce Vita with New Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut

Last week, November 26, 2016,  Swiss Miss, the world famous chocolate powder drink, draws inspiration from this luxurious Italian lifestyle as it introduces its newest flavor that evokes the romance and passion of Italy together with the new Swiss Miss Global endorser Anne Curtis who personally loves the unique tasetes of the new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut which fuses the aroma and flavor of roasted, buttery hazelnuts with silky creamy and frothy chocolate. It's truly a feast for the senses.

"Were proud that the Philippines is the first country in the world to try this new flavor. The new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut flavor is truly a very exciting flavor because of the hazelnut's unique tastes and aroma ", said Cathy Castro, Swiss Miss Asia Marketing Manager.

Living "la dolce vita" is the first ever global Swiss Miss endorser Anne Curtis. Aside from hosting top variety show, the princess of all media is also an actress, host and an award winning endorser whose daily activities in Social Media  garners millions of followers.

Anne embodies the essence of the brand by finding time for leisure and travel in spite of her busy schedule and rewarding herself for her successes. Her recent trip from Italy showcase her passion for life's pleasures such as food, fashion, and love.

Work is important but we should also allow ourselves the well deserved indulgence by enjoying life and rewarding ourselves after hard won victories  big or small. With Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut, this is possible anywhere at work , at home and even while travelling" , said Anne.

Experience la dolce vita by enjoying life's pleasures and rewarding yourself with the new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut be it Hot or Cold.

Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut is now available in leading stores  and supermarkets nationwide. For more updates , visit Swiss Miss Philippines on Facebook and follow them in Swiss Miss Philippines on Facebook and follow them on Instagram @SwissMissPH