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Dining In/Out (08/11/21)

The Peninsula Manila offers Hong Kong mooncakes

CELEBRATE the mid-autumn festival by giving and sharing The Peninsula Hotels’ seasonal delicacy, mooncakes, which the hotel is flying in from Hong Kong. A selection of assorted mini mooncakes or mini egg custard mooncakes in a box of eight are available for P4,888 while a petite box of four mini egg custard mooncakes goes for P3,388. Early bird savings of 10% is available until Sept. 14. Orders can be picked up starting Sept. 17. Place an order online at https://bit.ly/PenChatFacebook or call 8887-2888.

The Maya Kitchen offers free Korean cooking class

IT’S ECQ again for Metro Manila (and for most of the Philippines), and as a gift to help everyone, cooking school The Maya Kitchen is inviting everyone to its upcoming Korean Cooking Class for free on Facebook Live (facebook.com/mayakitchen). On Aug. 14, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, learn how to cook authentic Korean dishes: bibimbap, the popular Korean dish of mixed rice topped with meat and vegetables, as well as banchan or Korean side dishes. Viewers can sit back and watch or follow and cook along (ingredients will be posted on Facebook before the class starts) with the chefs from The Maya Kitchen who will interact with viewers via Facebook to answer questions. The Maya Kitchen also has a slew of classes for August and September. On Aug. 28, 10 a.m. to noon, the class is Easy Cooking Ideas for Menu Planning. Get menu-planning guidance and cook along with the chef in this fully interactive Zoom class. All enrollees will also get one of The Maya Kitchen’s best-selling menu-planning cookbooks for free: Mix & Match Meals Book 6: Your 4-Week Menu Guide to Easy Gourmet Cooking. This class is P2,500. On Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to noon, learn how to cook bento box favorites in the Tempura and Karaage Online Cooking Class, via Zoom. This class is also P2,500. For more information on these and other course offerings, log on to www.themayakitchen.com, e-mail contactus@themayakitchen.com, or call 892-1185 or 892-5011 local 108 or +63929 679 6102.

Hilton Manila Celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival with Oriental Treasures

HILTON Manila ushers in the coming Mid-Autumn Festival with an array of mooncakes from Hua Yuan Brasserie Chinoise. To top it off as a festive centerpiece, this year’s mooncake box design pays homage to the symbols of Chinese heritage. Embellished in imperial red, the box features a pair of red-crowned cranes amongst sacred clouds, the golden full moon illuminating the scene. The ornate die-cut window pane, inspired by the moon windows of Oriental architecture, offers a peek to the matte-finishing gold and red receptacles housing the individual mooncakes. Hua Yuan’s signature mooncakes come in three varieties: Red Bean Paste with Single Egg Yolk, White Lotus with Single Egg Yolk, and Mixed Nuts. A box of four moon cakes is priced at P2,488 net while a box of two is P1,488 net. Enjoy a 15% early bird discount with pre-orders from now until Aug. 31. Box customization and company logo inclusion is available upon request with minimum orders applicable. For more information, call 7239-7788 or 0917-826-6442, or send a message on Facebook through m.me/hiltonmanila.

A pandemic coffee business with an advocacy for strays

TAEKWONDO coach Kim Abejero and business consultant and digital marketing strategist Cham Sales started talking about establishing a pandemic business while on dates, during which feeding strays became one of their routines. Thus was born Coffee X Konvos: a business built to support stray animals through every cup. They partnered with PAWSsion Project, a non-profit organization that helps rehome, rehabilitate, and support stray animals. Inspired by the slow coffee bar vibes in Thailand and Japan, they support the local scene by sourcing Sagada and Benguet coffee beans, which are prepared through pour-over drip process. Last May, Alabang Town Center gave them a big break by including them in their homegrown circle. They have been a part of Mckinley’s Venice Grand Plaza and Binondo’s Lucky Chinatown Bazaar to date. Southies since then followed them on every bazaar because of the unique coffee experience and the chance to make a difference through every cup of coffee. They also do home brewing in their residence at Imus, Cavite. Check out their Facebook (Facebook.com/coffeexkonvos) and Instagram (Instagram.com/coffeexkonvos) account for shop details and furry friend encounters.

EDSA Shangri-La’s Summer Palace mooncakes

USHER the auspicious Mid-Autumn Festival with EDSA Shangri-La, Manila’s Over the Moon Mooncake Collection 2021 by the Summer Palace. A variety of signature baked mooncakes are now available until Sept. 21, for pick-up at the hotel and for delivery. Choose from six flavors: white lotus mooncake featuring the deluxe lotus paste filling with salted egg wrapped in a thin golden-brown crust, imprinted with Chinese characters for harmony and longevity; red bean; mixed nuts; durian; green tea; and black sesame. The mooncakes come in a premium gift box, with price starting at P1,688+ per box. They are also available per piece at P388+ for mini mooncakes and P588+ for a single traditional mooncake. Enjoy savings of up to 25% on bulk orders. For orders of 50 boxes and more, get complimentary delivery to one location within Ortigas, Mandaluyong, Greenhills, The Fort, and Makati area. For inquiries and orders, call 8633-8888 or e-mail summerpalace.esl@shangri-la.com. Orders can also be placed directly through https://edsashangrilafoodhub.beepit.com.

Chowking Chunky Asado for merienda

CHINESE fast-food chain Chowking now offers the new and improved Chowking Chunky Asado Siopao to satisfy 3:30 p.m. merienda time cravings. Chowking’s bestselling siopao now has a meatier, chunkier, and saucier filling — no need for extra sauce. The Chowking Chunky Asado Siopao cost P39 each, and is also available in three-piece takeout boxes for P115. Available for delivery via Chowking’s hotline #9-88-88, ChowkingDelivery.com, or Grab or foodpanda; or pass by a Chowking store for drive-through or take out.

Baker J is open for takeout and delivery

CRIMSON Hotel Filinvest City’s Baker J is open for takeout and delivery. Enjoy the French patisserie experience wherever you are via the bakery’s sourdough bread and croissants, classic pancakes and waffles, savory tartines and eggs benedict, to its signature hot and cold coffee blends and summer coolers. Among its best-sellers are: the Viennoiserie Box with customers able to mix and match pastries including croissant, pain au chocolat, and pain au raisin; the bakery’s signature coffee blend, Rosé Latte; and, Complet, a hearty breakfast that can be enjoyed any time of the day. Baker J is open for takeout and delivery from 6 am. to 9 p.m. It is located at the Ground Lobby of Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila.

Delishvery delivers dishes to doorsteps

AS THE country goes under another round of restrictive Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) lockdowns in major towns and cities including the NCR, Resorts World Manila (RWM) steps up with Delishvery, RWM’s in-house food delivery service which serves some of RWM’s bestselling dishes to customers’ homes, even in areas under ECQ. Operating daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., RWM Signature restaurants, Casa Buenas, Happy 9, Victoria Harbour Cafe, Kimchi Mojou, Silk Road, and Garden Wing Cafe, are serving selected signature a la carte dishes and food bundles via Delishvery. Self-heating and portable Hotbox packages are also available, with a starting rate of P1,300. Selected RWM outlets also offer a special Rice Toppings menu for bulk orders. You can place orders by calling 7908-8885 or texting 0917-878-8856. To ensure cleanliness, safety, and efficiency in its delivery system, signature RWM food items are only available via Delishvery. All rates are inclusive of VAT and subject to a delivery charge. Orders may be settled via MasterCard and VISA debit cards, major credit cards, GCash, and COD. Likewise, dining outlets of RWM-based hotels like Marriott Hotel Manila, Sheraton Manila Hotel, Hilton Manila, Hotel Okura Manila, Belmont Hotel Manila, and Savoy Hotel Manila also offer pick-up and delivery services. To order, contact the individual hotels directly. To check all the menus, visit www.rwmanila.com.

Pandamart, foodpanda offer promos

With more community quarantine restrictions back in place, going out to purchase groceries and other essentials can be a hassle. Skip the lines and shop at home with deals and free delivery promos from Pandamart and foodpanda shops. Tap on the app, and choose from more than 3,000 items that can be delivered to your doorstep safely and conveniently. Pandamart promos add up to big savings, with daily deals of up to 70% off. August Deals include 10% off on Heat and Nom items, up to 30% off on breakfast foods, and up to 30% off on fresh produce. There is no shopper fee and the promo code PMARTFREEDEL gets free delivery until Aug. 31 for a minimum order of P499. Pandamart is available until midnight at Alabang, Angeles City, Antipolo, Baguio, Caloocan, Cebu City, Davao City, Las Pinas, Lipa, Mandaue City, Makati, Manila, Marikina, Paranaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City, San Juan, and Taguig City. The foodpanda shops section offers food and home essentials in as fast as 20 minutes, 24/7, nationwide. There is no shopper fee, and customers can use special foodpanda Shops promo codes for discounts and deals. The SHOPSCASHLESS code gets P50 off on online payments at all shops. SHOPSGROCERIES gets 10% off on groceries, while FPSHOPSFINDS gets 10% off from selected shops. For non-grocery items, tap in MORESHOPS to get 10% off from purchases. For more information about the foodpanda shops and Pandamart services, visit foodpanda Facebook and Instagram pages.

New Eden variant: Melt Sarap

EDEN Melt Sarap is a variant of Eden Cheese that’s highly meltable and can add more melt-in-your-mouth goodness to dishes like baked macaroni, cheesy lasagna, and grilled cheese sandwich. The best way to enjoy it is by baking the cheesy dishes at 220-230 °C or 430-450°F in a conventional oven. To promote the new variant, Eden has launched the Melt Sarap Namnamin Challenge, with a chance to win an Eden Melt Sarap meal kit and P5,000 worth of Sodexco GCs. The challenge is for cooks to show how they prepare, cook, and enjoy cheesy dishes with the help of a Melt Sarap Namnamin filter. The best dishes will win an Eden Melt Sarap Meal Kits and a feature on the Eden FB page. Eden will also be tracking the number of people visiting its FB page and provide guests with freebies and discounts on Eden Melt Sarap. The more likes, shares, and comments guests leave on the Eden FB page, the bigger the prizes and discounts that are unlocked. Eden Melt Sarap is now available at leading stores nationwide and in all major e-commerce platforms (i.e GoRobinsons, Shopee, Lazada, Metromart, etc.).

GrabFood delivers for as low as P8 in Davao

Davaoeños can now enjoying more affordable deliveries of their favorite dishes on GrabFood with a delivery fee of as low as P8. Enjoy crowd favorites like Jollibee, Starbucks, and S&R Pizza or make new food discoveries like Penong’s, We Got Cha, or Ruby’s. Plus, users get reward points for every food delivery which can be collected and exchanged for discounts through GrabRewards. To learn more about GrabFood, visit www.grab.com/ph.