Cocktails for a ‘Sugarlandia Summer’
Don Papa, Philippines’ island rum, unveiled its latest campaign “An Endless Sugarlandia Summer” with new concoctions created by New York-based brand ambassador Ben Rojo.
Here Rojo shares how to recreate these concoctions at home:
First up is Manila Vice. In a blender, combine Don Papa, pineapple, coconut milk, and coco-muscovado syrup with ice and blend until frothy. In another blender, combine Don Papa 7yo, strawberries, coco-muscovado syrup, and eight leaves of Thai basil with ice and blend until frothy. Pour the pineapple mixture into a glass rimmed with freeze-dried coffee, then pour the strawberry mixture over in a layer. Garnish with pineapple leaves and fresh pineapple.
Next is Golden Hour, which is made with Don Papa, mango nectar, and bitters in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, and strain over ice into a glass rimmed with chili powder and sea salt. Add ginger beer, then top mango sorbet. Garnish with toasted black sesame and fresh mint.
For Hearts on Fire, combine the rum with sour cherry juice and quinquina wine in a glass rimmed with lava salt, add ice and stir until chilled. Garnish with gold leaf and freshly torched rosemary.
Finally, for Neon Night, add the rum, almond orgeat, yuzu juice (which can be replaced with three parts lemon and one part mandarin juice) and blue curaçao in a shaker without ice and shake. Pour into a glass filled with pebble ice. Garnish with fresh dragon fruit and sprinkle with crushed, freeze-dried raspberry.
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Cheesy home-cooked meals
Spending more time at home and not being able to dine out means that the once special lutong bahay or luto ni Nanay has, for others, become somewhat ordinary. But no need to fret because home-cooked meals can be leveled up too. How? Make them cheesy.
Eden Melt Sarap is a variant of Eden Cheese that’s highly meltable. With this variant, home cooks can give each meal a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth goodness that will tickle taste buds.
Eden Melt Sarap can be used in dishes like baked macaroni, cheesy lasagna, and grilled cheese sandwich. The best way to enjoy the oozing goodness is by baking cheesy dishes at 220 to 230-degree Celsius or 430 to 450-degree Fahrenheit in a conventional oven for about 2.5 to 3 minutes.
This product is now available at all leading stores nationwide and in all major e-commerce platforms (i.e GoRobinsons, Shopee, Lazada, Metromart).
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Mooncake Festival deal
The coming Mooncake Festival in September 21 marks the end of the autumn harvest and it is traditionally a time to give thanks to the gods. As Filipinos adapt certain aspects of the Chinese culture, gifting mooncake has become symbolic and synonymous to expressing gratitude – something people can and should all do despite the current situation.
The Manila Hotel helps customers plan gifts for their loved ones in the upcoming Mooncake Festival. The special, hand-crafted mooncakes are now at a discounted rate for orders until August 20. The Early Bird promo gives buyers 30-percent off for purchases of Solo Boxes or Boxes of Four with no minimum order. They alsocome in beautiful boxes that can be straight-away given out as gifts.
The hand-crafted mooncakes by the hotel’s premiere Chinese chef come in four flavors – the classic Single Yolk Ted Bean Paste, and Single Yolk Pure White Lotus Seed Paste; and the special flavors Taro Paste, and Red Dates Paste. The mooncakes can then be picked up after the promo period, when the hotel is back in operations.
For more information or to pre-order, call 85270011 or 0998-9501912.
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Tim Hortons faves in ‘byte’-size
Tim Hortons Philippines officially introduced its brand new app to provide a more personal, enhanced and engaged guest experience.
The app is offering favorites such as the best-selling iced coffee, Farmers Breakfast wrap, Artisan Grilled cheese, and many more in a single platform.
In addition, the app also allows guests to schedule pick-up orders, share customer feedback, earn and redeem rewards points, enjoy monthly exclusive promos, learn about the brand and its locations, and much more. A delivery option will be coming soon as well.
To enjoy these exciting offers, users need to download the Tim Hortons Philippines app on their iOS or Android device and create an account. Once registered, app-exclusive rewards will appear in the ‘Loyalty’ section and guests can select the reward that they want to redeem, then tap ‘use in mobile’ to activate and proceed with their pick-up order.
“The app is an important part of our strategy, as we aim to delight our guests and elevate our customer experience while growing our community here in the Philippines. Offering an in-app exclusive and personalized loyalty program is our way of rewarding our guests for their loving support,” Rickie Yap, Tim Hortons Philippines President and CEO said.
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It’s raining deals and discounts on pandamart and foodpanda
With the ECQ back in place, shop at home with deals and free delivery promos from pandamart and foodpanda. Tap on the app and choose from more than 3,000 items that can be delivered safely and conveniently.
Pandamart promos also add up to big savings, with daily deals of up to 70 percent off. For August, deals include 10 percent off on Heat and Nom items, up to 30 percent off on breakfast food, and up to 30 percent off on fresh produce. The promo code ‘PMartFreeDel’ provides free delivery until August 31.
Meanwhile, essentials from supermarkets, convenience shops, beauty, health and wellness shops, home, gift, electronic shops, specialty shops, and bakeries are available at foodpanda shops section
The ‘ShopsGroceries’ code is for 10 percent off on groceries, while ‘FPShopsFinds’ gives 10 percent off from selected shops. For non-grocery items, tap in ‘MoreShops’ to get 10 percent off from purchases.
“Our efficient foodpanda riders can deliver your complete orders with little wait time, and with our promo codes and daily deals, you can easily save for your budget,” Daniel Marogy, foodpanda managing director said.
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PTIC-Hong Kong promotional campaign “Philippine Flavours”
The Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Hong Kong unveiled its new brand marketing campaign, “Philippine Flavours.”
The Philippines, although closely located, has been untapped by the Hong Kong market for food, beverages, and ingredients. The presentation highlighted the different possibilities of Filipino products thriving in Hong Kong.
In turn, the Hong Kong market will be informed about the similarities of both countries’ palates and flavors with respect to their own cuisines, and make use of a lot of Filipino products in their daily needs.
This is a collaboration with the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center-Beijing, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center-Shanghai, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center-Guangzhou, Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Export Marketing Bureau, DTI Baguio-Benguet, and the Office of Agriculture Counsellor of the Philippines in Beijing.
The unveiling ceremony was livestreamed via Zoom and the PTIC-Hong Kong Facebook page. During the event, Consul General of the Philippines to Hong Kong Raly Tejada, welcomed and thanked all the participants. DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez further highlighted the importance of supporting Filipino products.
The main launch featured Carlo, a Filipino chef-businessman, alongside Martin, a key opinion leader and chef from Hong Kong. They used Filipino ingredients and cooked up fusion dishes.