We have our winners!

You cast your votes and now we have our winners! Three winners will be receiving a Php 1,000 gift certificate for Healthy Shabu-Shabu.

And our winners are…

AJ, of baklaako.com for this funny line:

Wagyu na tanong, dahil ang sagot me is King Crab. lol. So King Crab, wag yu magreklamo. wahehehe

Peter, who doesn’t cook. I hope you and your wife enjoy cooking the shabu-shabu way 😀

Last, we have the mysterious A, whose name popped up first in the list randomizer.

Thanks to all who entered, and congrats to the winners! I’ll be e-mailing you about your prices 🙂

What's in your shabu shabu?

Two great ingredients have joined Healthy Shabu Shabu’s menu: the Wagyu beef and the King Crab.

King Crab or Wagyu?

Wagyu beef, touted as the highest quality meat in the world, takes center stage while enhancing the flavor, texture and tenderness of Shabu Shabu. Healthy Shabu Shabu serves grade 8 Wagyu, which is nothing less of the beef standard. Wagyu beef, with its unique marbling characteristic, contributes to the dish’s unmatched juiciness and taste—sealing the sweet, subtle savor that lingers on every foodie’s palate.

Chiefly found in cold waters, the King Crab is reddish-brown crab variety much-sought all over the world because of the difficulty one has to undergo in catching the crustacean. During crab fishing season, squads are even stationed to rescue fishermen who attempt to battle the rough seas and humongous pincers just to bring home the King– thus, making it an extremely-prized seafood cuisine.

Kain Pinoy is giving you a chance to try out these two new additions just by answering one simple question: What do you want in your shabu shabu? Is it the Wagyu beef or the King Crab?

The best answers will win a one-thousand peso gift certificate from Healthy Shabu Shabu.

Contest Mechanics:

  1. The contest is open to Metro Manila residents only.
  2. To join the contest, simply answer the question by posting a comment in this post.
  3. Contest duration is between November 23 to November 29, 2009.
  4. Winners will be announced in this blog by November 30, and will also be notified through e-mail.

Best nachos ever

Nachos are always a favorite treat, whether as a snack while watching a movie or as an appetizer while waiting for the main course. The problem with having nachos from your favorite restaurant is there’s never enough toppings and it can get pretty expensive. So how do you get the perfect nachos? You make it yourself, of course!

Yummy yummy nachos!

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Unit 8 Cafe Favorites

A couple of weeks back, I received an invite to try out this new restaurant at the Mall of Asia, Unit 8 Cafe. Turns out a couple of food blogger friends were invited as well, so we all trooped to the bayside to check out this new addition to the Manila dining scene.

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The refreshing Kamias and Mango shakes match Unit 8 Cafe’s cheery interiors

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Ravioli: A fresh idea

I’ve never been a fan of Robinson’s Galleria’s food court: it was dark and depressing. But not anymore. The mall is spruced up its food court with better lighting and tables and chairs that’s more pleasing to the eyes. Another great reason to vist Robinson’s new food court is Ravioli.

Making fresh ravioli
Making fresh ravioli

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Win a box of a dozen donuts from Krispy Kreme!

Krispy Kreme celebrates Father’s day with its latest limited offering, the Classic Peanut Butter & Stripes doughnut. This yummy treat is made with peanut butter kreme and the classic Reese’s Peanut Butter that definitely adds “dad-pleasing” factor to this decadent doughnut. Topped with graham cracker crunch and striped with caramel or chocolate, no kid, or dad, for that matter, can resist. Krispy Kreme’s Father’s Day sweet offering goes best with Krispy Kreme Signature Coffee and is available in all stores nationwide.


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Apple Cheesecake Doughnuts for Mom on Mother's Day

Krispy Kreme has a new donut, made specially for Mother’s Day. The Apple Cheesecake Doughnuts has tart, apple filling offset by a sugary drizzle of caramel, rich cream cheese icing and fresh slivers of red and green apples. It’s a perfect match for Krispy Kreme’s Signature Coffees.

Krispy Kreme Apple Cheesecake Doughnuts
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Easy Pasta Cream Sauce Recipe

I’ve had this craving for some pasta with creamy sauce, so it’s off to Google I go for some easy recipes to try. After reading up on different ways on cooking cream sauce, I went on to experiment and was able to get a pretty good formula after one (semi-failed) try. The seasoning of this sauce comes mainly from the chicken mix, which I based off my mother’s grilled oregano chicken recipe.

Chicken and Cream pasta sauce

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Roti Prata at Juz Suri

One of the best things about Plurk is that I discover places to try. One of these is Juz Suri, a food court concessionaire at the Shopwise Supermarket in Cubao. After doing some business at the PAL office in Alimall, I popped into Shopwise to check out if this stall serving Singaporean dishes is as good as they said in Plurk.

Juz Suri

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Breakfast at Gasthof

One of Boracay’s iconic restaurants is Gasthof, the home of the island’s best baby back ribs. These flavorful ribs can make you forget about using utensils, grab the ribs with your hands and devour the tender meat that’s practically falling off the bone. But it’s not the ribs that making me look forward to going back to Boracay, it’s Gasthof’s breakfast.

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Every morning, Gasthof serves Filipino and Continental breakfast. While my travel buddies ordered the Tapsilog and Longsilog, I had veal sausage, with two sunny side up eggs, huge pancake and tea.

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What can I say except that I was extremely happy with my breakfast? The sausage was packed with flavor, the eggs cooked the way I like it, the pancake huge and fluffy and comes with maple syrup. Best off all, it’s only Php 190 for the entire thing, and it comes with your choice of tea or coffee. I’m definitely having this when I go back to Boracay this weekend!

Gasthof Boracay Restaurant
Boracay D’Mall,station 2

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