My New Healthy Snack: Nova Jalapeño Spice | PR

Ever felt guilty whenever you eat chips (and consume the entire bag)? I sometimes do, but not when I have one of my favorite Philippine snacks, Nova. Unlike common chips, Nova has been popular in the country’s market as the healthy option for snacking. It is fiber-rich and made with wholesome grains like wheat, corn, oats, and rice. Nova Jalapeño Spice Just this month, a new variant of my favorite snack has been released – Nova Jalapeño Spice. It now has a spicy flavor! Perfect because I always like a bit of kick in my food! Jack ‘n Jill introduces Nova’s Read More …

Catch the Sakura Season at Tokyo Bubble Tea

After my trip to Japan, spring has been my favorite time of the year. I just love to see nature filled with greens and colorful flowers. Residing in a tropical country makes it not easy to witness such a beautiful season and time and financial availability are not always there. Even though “hanami” or cherry blossoms viewing is worth it, sometimes it is not so practical to just fly to Japan every year and experience this. Luckily, one of the largest milk tea stores in the Philippines, Tokyo Bubble Tea, brings the feeling of spring and cherry blossoms here in Read More …

Experience Farm Life at Gourmet Farms

How lovely will it be to see fields of greens, to gaze at butterflies sipping sweet nectar from colorful tropical flowers, to watch birds freely flying under the blue sky and to smell freshly roasted coffee beans early in the morning? This is something I can’t always have living in the city my entire life. There are times when I want to escape Manila and find myself in the countryside. Oh, where shall I go this time? Farm Life at Gourmet Farms Conveniently just an hour away from my family home, an organic farm has been quietly flourishing in Silang, Read More …

Ramen Daisho: Authentic Ramen House

Impressions of a Princess has featured several Japanese restaurants and ramen-ya (ramen house) in the past. Today’s feature is a new name which is gaining popularity in the food business and has thus captured my attention. Without further ado, let me introduce to you Ramen Daisho. What’s in the name? Daisho comes from two Kanji characters “dai” meaning big and “sho” for fly. In translation, it means “fly high”. The owners of Ramen Daisho believe in this motto since they started putting up the business a little over a year ago. They trust the Filipinos’ penchant of trying new international Read More …

Prepare the perfect summer picnic

A three-course recipe plan for your next summer outing Planning the perfect summer picnic involves three supremely important ingredients: A great location, great company and of course, a picnic basket brimming with sumptuous food specially prepared. We’ve put together a full picnic course inspired by some of the most popular and creative picnic recipes we could lay our hands on. Everything is super simple to prepare, packed with flavour and most importantly easy to pack up and lug around in the big New Zealand outdoors. Watermelon Sangria – Freshly Made Move over Mojito, this zesty summer refresher is the new Read More …

Celebrate a Sweet Jack ‘n Jill Valentine’s Day [Press Release]

Valentine’s Day is traditionally celebrated around the world with chocolates and candies. This year, Jack ‘n Jill Philippines is offering a new variety of treats that will surely match sweet moments this season of love. Cloud 9 Be on cloud nine with your loved ones with Jack ‘n Jill Cloud 9 Overload, a chocolate bar filled with nougat, caramel, and peanuts. If you prefer to have a mix of sweetness and saltiness, try Cloud 9 Salted Caramel – a combination of nougat, caramel, and pretzels wrapped in white chocolate. NIPS For a more colourful date, bring candy-coated extra-large NIPS Peanut Read More …

Jack ‘n Jill Champalok and Mintini

When I arrived home yesterday, imagine my surprise when the receptionist of my condominium informed me that I got three huge boxes waiting to be picked up. Whoa, just what were in those boxes? Champalok The smaller box contained these purple goodies. Universal Robina Corporation’s Jack ‘n Jill Champalok is the company’s new tamarind-flavored, but without the seed, gummy candy. Packed in these cute 20 gm packs, these treats are available in all leading supermarkets, groceries, and convenient stores for only PHP 5 each! Champalok candies are chewy and sour and I totally love it! I popped several of these Read More …

Knorr’s Sarap ng #LutongNanay Campaign

“What is your favourite mom-cooked meal?” This question was asked to me by a TV reporter a few minutes after I arrived at the Blue Leaf Pavillion for Knorr’s Sarap ng #LutongNanay campaign. As I gave my answer, ginisang munggo (sautéed mung beans), I realized that I missed my mother’s cooking. Suddenly, I craved for that thick mung bean soup with malunggay and ground pork! How I wished I could run fast to my family home and charm my mom in cooking me one. I will turn the question to you. What’s one meal that your mom cooks best for Read More …

Tampopo Philippines (たんぽぽ )

Good news for ramen and kurobuta lovers in Manila! I recently discovered a new Japanese restaurant which really made me want to fly back to Japan ASAP. The feeling of being in the land of the rising sun with the busy noise of a ramen-ya and hot delicious noodles was something I miss badly. Lucky that I found a sweet alternative! Tampopo Philippines Hailed from Singapore, Tampopo was brought to the Philippines by friends Chris Tiu, George Huang, and Ty Tang. Together, they created the best of both worlds as they tapped the budding tonkatsu and ramen market. What’s in Read More …

The French Baker Celebrates 25 Years with Visit Paris in Summer 2015 Promo

Who dreams of flying to Paris, visiting the famous La tour Eiffel, Arc de Triomphe, La Seine, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Jardin du Luxembourg while trying out tarte tatin, eclairs,  macarons, or escargot as you leisurely walk around the city of romance? If you want to visit Paris like me, then you are lucky because The French Baker has recently baked a very generous gift to celebrate its 25 successful years of French baking in the country. Oui, this is true! A few days ago, I attended the launch of “Visit Paris in Summer 2015”, a gift in a Read More …