Win a trip to Shanghai via Philippines AirAsia

Hey, travel bugs! Philippines AirAsia just announced their direct flights from Manila to Shanghai. Another route to look forward to this year!

Starting June 10, 2016, Philippines AirAsia will have All-in promo fares from as low as Php2,888 for its Manila-Shanghai route starting today (May 30) until June 12, 2016 via Guests who will avail of this promo will be able to travel from June 10, 2016 to October 29, 2016. This promo is also available on AirAsia’s mobile site So, don’t miss out on this opportunity!

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Philippines AirAsia’s Commercial Head Gerard Peñaflor said, “We are thrilled to re-connect Manila-Shanghai to boost tourism and trade between both countries and in anticipation of the formal opening of Shanghai Disneyland in June, we are offering exciting promo fares for Filipinos to fully enjoy this magical place that so many people have been raving about.”

When in Shanghai, check out a good number of attractions like The Bund, Yuyuan Gardens, Xintiandi, Shanghai Art Museum, Nanjing Road, Shanghai Disney Resort, their famous skyscrapers to fashion and of course, indulge in their food especially their Xiao Long Bao and Shanghai Hairy Crab.

*Find out more about Shanghai here:

And since travel and food always go together, Vikings Group in partnership with AirAsia hosted a luncheon celebration featuring the best Chinese cuisine from appetizers, main dishes to sumptuous desserts at Niu by Vikings in SM Aura in Taguig earlier. What a way to excite us for the upcoming Shanghai route.

Flights between Manila and Shanghai will be operated by Philippines AirAsia with the following schedule:

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Join my giveaway and win a trip to Shanghai via Philippines AirAsia!

And because I’d like to let you in on the fun, I am giving away 1 roundtrip ticket from Manila to Shanghai via Philippines AirAsia! If you want to experience what Shanghai has to offer and Philippines AirAsia’s impeccable service, join my giveaway now! Who knows you might just be the lucky winner!

But before joining, please read the mechanics on how to secure a Chinese Visa below.

trip to Shanghai - Philippines AirAsia

trip to Shanghai - Philippines AirAsia


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Cadbury 5Star – Get ready for the newest chocolate treat in town!

For some reason, I am no chocolate fan. I don’t go crazy over it. Well, ok, maybe for a few brands but not plain chocolate bars. For me to enjoy chocolate treats, it must be mixed with caramel, nuts or fruits or perhaps white chocolate.

So when my good friend from Mondelez Philippines called and told me that they are coming up with a new chocolate bar with caramel and crunchy biscuits, I knew that I had try it.

Introducing, Cadbury 5Star! Mondelez Philippines proudly welcomes its newest chocolate brand.

Cadbury 5Star - Mondelez - Philippines
It brings together the 200-year legacy of chocolate making of the Cadbury brand and a new and exciting taste experience for young consumers. Cadbury 5Star joins Mondelez Philippines’ other chocolate brands Toblerone and Cadbury Dairy Milk in creating delicious moments of joy for consumers.

The newest STAR of the chocolate scene is here – Cadbury 5Star

Cadbury 5Star - Mondelez - Philippines

This delicious snack has crunchy biscuits covered in chocolate and caramel. It’s the kind of taste that younger Millennials are looking for. It is edgy, daring and unique in a cute packaging.

Cadbury 5Star - Mondelez - Philippines

Cadbury 5Star - Mondelez - Philippines

And in just a blink of an eye, it was gone! I obviously enjoyed it a whole lot.

Cadbury 5Star - Mondelez - Philippines

When you finish a pack, tear the wrapper open and check the amusing challenges found inside.

Cadbury 5Star - Mondelez - Philippines

The #youthinkyoucan challenges will dare you to do fun antics like “Dancing the Moonwalk.” And while you’re at it, why don’t you share your fun and unique chocolate experience online?

Try one of the challenges on Cadbury 5Star packs and take a picture of yourself! Share the picture online and with 5Star so you can go full on with the chocolate experience!

Cadbury 5Star is available at all leading groceries and convenience stores in 45g and 15g packs, with respective SRPs of P34.00 and P10.00.

Follow Cadbury 5Star on their official Facebook Page.

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Minami Saki by Astoria – Japanese dishes truly worth your time

Japanese food is one of my family’s favorite cuisine. Apart from it being prepared with precision, Japanese dishes are presented like art served on a plate. The colors, the portions, consistency and everything else is just incredible.

Has anyone of you tried Minami Saki by Astoria yet? Well, I had just recently and I can still taste everything they served during our lunch. You know a meal is outrageously delicious when it is discussed even hours after you’ve eaten — and that’s exactly what Minami Saki did to us.

Minami Saki by Astoria - Astoria Plaza - Minami Saki

Minami Saki by Astoria took over the place where Santi’s Delicatessen used to be at Astoria Plaza in Ortigas. The place isn’t too big but can accommodate a good number of guests comfortably and serves traditional to modern Japanese food that are absolutely delicious. Each dish is painstakingly prepared by Executive Chef Kimito Katagiri.

Minami Saki by Astoria - Astoria Plaza - Minami Saki

Must-try Japanese dishes at Minami Saki by Astoria

As I wait for our food to arrive, I munched on the complimentary Seaweed with Sesame Seeds while sipping on this housemade Pineapple Mango in between.

Minami Saki by Astoria - Astoria Plaza - Minami Saki

Minami Saki by Astoria - Astoria Plaza - Minami Saki

Then came the California Maki with Salmon. I love California Maki as is but adding the fresh salmon was absolute happiness!

Minami Saki by Astoria - Astoria Plaza - Minami Saki

Aburi Sushi 5 Kinds

Minami Saki by Astoria - Astoria Plaza - Minami Saki

Imagine this as your elevated sushi. You’ve got a selection of hamachi, salmon, tuna, eel and lapu lapu sushi with special aburi sauce by Chef Katagiri. Lightly torched to give it a slightly smokey taste and a bit of charring for a nice textural contrast. You also get a generous amount of salty fly-fish roe on top! Every single piece was spectacular!

Oysters on Papaya

Minami Saki by Astoria - Astoria Plaza - Minami Saki

Oyster and papaya? Quite the odd pairing, you think? But, believe me… it’s phenomenal! The moment I first popped a piece in my mouth, I became a convert! The caramelized miso sauce, the plump oysters and sweet papaya just go deliciously well together.

US Scallops with Tamago Sauce

Minami Saki by Astoria - Astoria Plaza - Minami Saki

Pan seared succulent scallops doused in rich and creamy Japanese-style egg yolk sauce is a must-try! The sauce alone already has a nice solid flavor.

US Angus Teppanyaki

Minami Saki by Astoria - Astoria Plaza - Minami Saki

Juicy angus sirloin pieces with a beautiful lining of fat. The meat is perfectly seared on the outside with a pretty pink center. Classic and unforgettable.

Wasabi Creme Brulee

Minami Saki by Astoria - Astoria Plaza - Minami Saki

Sweet with some pleasant heat from the wasabi. Delightfully silky with all sorts of wonderful flavors.

Japanese Cheesecake

Minami Saki by Astoria - Astoria Plaza - Minami Saki

Light, fluffy and almost cloud-like.

Executive Chef Kimito Katagiri most definitely knows his food. Japanese cooking is about precision and Chef Katagiri truly exemplified it as seen on each dish brought out.

Minami Saki by Astoria promises to take your stomach on a trip to Japan and beyond without having to move an inch away from where you are seated.

Contact Details

Minami Saki by Astoria
Ground Floor Astoria Plaza
J. Escriva Drive
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
T: (632) 687-1111
E: [email protected]
Instagram: @minamisakibyastoria

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The Gourmand Market x Globe Platinum at Bonifacio High Street

Hey foodies! Don’t miss The Gourmand Market in Bonifacio High Street which is on going until May 22, 2016. Make sure to bring your family and friends and take them on a delightful summer stroll.

Discover the latest selection of appetizing dishes and shopping finds. Together with Globe Platinum, the 3-day event will feature carefully curated culinary choices that resemble the quaint streets of old Italy.

If you are a Globe Platinum customer, you are in for a special treat! Gourmand merchants will offer their very own Globe Platinum dishes from sweets to savoury dishes. Get to try also special Globe Platinum dishes alongside exclusive discounts.
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Movenpick Hotel Mactan Cebu – 6 reasons why I fell In love with this place

I went to Cebu last week with the hubby together with some of our foodie buddies and Raquel of Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant for the sneak preview of Vikings Cebu and a little R&R via Philippines AirAsia.

Movenpick Hotel Mactan Cebu - Cebu - AirAsia - Vikings Cebu
During our stay, we were graciously accommodated by Movenpick Hotel Mactan Cebu. This 5-Star hotel boasts of picturesque and scenic surroundings. It is the perfect place to stay in the “Queen City of the South” if you love taking pictures or looking for Instagrammable spots to shoot great selfies.

Movenpick Hotel Mactan Cebu - Cebu - AirAsia - Vikings Cebu
Movenpick Hotel Mactan Cebu is located 6 kilometers away from Mactan Cebu International Airport. The place has 245 well appointed rooms from deluxe to suites, a beachfront hotel and offers an array of choices like event spaces, wellness, leisure activities and culinary delights to name a few. It is no doubt your perfect escape from the urban buzz.

This Mediterranean-inspired hotel made me fall in love the moment I first set foot. Even if we arrived almost dinner time, the beauty of this place is still evident and takes on a differently beautiful ambiance.
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