Friday, March 27, 2015

McCormick's Grill Up Your Menu Contest

This is your chance to win a brand new Char-Broil griller and McCormick Food Service gift packs! All you need to do is visit their Facebook Page (McCormickFoodServicePH) -  LIKE, SHARE and TAG your friends to join the McCormick Grill Up Your Menu promo!

Promo period runs from March 22, 2015 to April 20, 2015. Winners will be announced on April 22, 2015.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MIXER GIVEAWAY from How to Cook That by Ann Reardon on YouTube

Hi guys!  just wanted to share with everyone the Contest I found on YouTube.  It's so easy to join, just visit her Channel on YouTube (How to Cook That by Ana Reardon) and watch the video entitled   "EMOJI CHEESECAKES and MIXER GIVEAWAY" Follow the instructions and hopefully one of us will get to win the Breville Mixer!  How awesome is that :) 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Kuya J Restaurant (SM Marikina)

During one of our visits to SM Marikina Branch, we noticed a new hole in the wall resto - Kuya J Restaurant.

Kuya J offers Filipino cuisine such as Pocherong Tagalog, Bulalo, Kare-Kareng Bagnet, Crispy Pata and Beef Caldereta, etc.  We got curious, aside from the reason that we’re really hungry, we’re at the right place at the right time J

The place is cozy,  not that big, but the dining set-up is comfortable and it seems like a homey atmosphere, not to mention the nice and welcoming staff.

The walls are amazingly covered with wooden boxes as bookshelves filled with books with various topics.

Had a hard time deciding which to order as they all look delicious, we ordered the following---

Calamares with Garlic Mayo Dip  (P180.00)
They served it freshly fried, crispy and soft to the bite

Pinakbet (P170.00) 
We wanted some veggies and craved for some Pinakbet

Plain Rice (P120.00/platter) good for 3-4 persons

Pork Sisig (P190.00)
Delicious according to my daughter who is not really a Pork lover, she said there are crunchy bits of pork skin without being too oily and the  spicyness is just right.

One of Kuya J’s signature  dishes is the Crispy Pata according to the Waiter. The skin is so crunchy and delicious served with their semi-sweet vinegar concoction.  The waiter even helped serve and cut up the Pata into serving sizes in our table.  They have 2 sizes, the Regular which is Ph485.00, and their Family size is Ph650.00.  We ordered the regular size.
We were not feeling too adventurous that day, so we ordered the usual, and I must say that they really have a good menu for home cooked Filipino food.  Overall we loved everything that we ordered.     And their servings were huge enough to be shared by 4-5 people.

We were so full, in fact we did have some left overs and took them home,  didn’t have the chance to try some of their desserts, maybe next time!