KTG Christmas Party 2014 x Gift Ideas

KTG Christmas Party 2014

From our small Christmas party at Astoria Plaza last year to F1 Hotel Manila’s Titanium Function room this year… Our small yet crazy KTG group has really grown!

KTG Christmas Party 2014

Our fun KTG Christmas Party 2014

Just last December 13, our much anticipated KTG Christmas Party 2014 happened and boy, what a blast it was! There was unlimited food, gifts, booze, giveaways and laughter. Name it! Let me share to you through pictures how fun our KTG Christmas Party 2014 celebration was!

KTG Christmas Party 2014

KTG Christmas Party 2014

KTG Christmas Party 2014

Thank you Mike Chua of Torch Restaurant for your generosity (upper left picture).

KTG Christmas Party 2014

There’s Chef Anna Chua of My Pink Wasabi with his boyfriend Raymond (upper left picture) and the cooking geek Chef Ed Bugia (lower left picture).

KTG Christmas Party 2014

Even Chef Cecille Chang of Silk Road Thai Bistro and Michelle Cu-Unjieng of Jam Foods & Co. joined us (upper left picture).

KTG Christmas Party 2014

Love was evidently everywhere, too!

KTG Christmas Party 2014

JC Libiran and his wife Milen also graced us with their presence. JC led the thanksgiving prayer.

KTG Christmas Party 2014
JC Libiran is the author of “Byahe ni Juan”. He is also an educator, missionary, speaker-facilitator and entrepreneur.

Sheena Gabaldon of Vita Coco, Ilan Bacher & Mikel Sala of Salini’s Hog Log and Karla Reyes of The Plaza.

KTG Christmas Party 2014

Our Christmas party had an abundance of delicious and amazingly prepared food. F1 Hotel Manila provided us with a wonderful buffet. Our tummies were filled with all these gastronomical goodness! Here are some of them…

KTG Christmas Party 2014
Assorted canapes, Cheesy Potato Salad, Buttered Vegetables, Rosemary Roasted Chicken and Braised Pork with Tomato and Garlic.

There was no shortage of generous sponsors as well! Scroll down and see all the kind folks who helped make our KTG Christmas Party 2014 a success.


OH MY GOD, if there was one dish that I went gaga over during this KTG Christmas party, it was no doubt hog log! Not only am I a fan of Cebu’s lechon, I am also a fan of good lechon! And this Cebu Lechon Belly most definitely did not disappoint!

KTG Christmas Party 2014

Boneless and finger lickin’ good! Yup! I really used my fingers!

C: 0998-9946095
Instagram: @salshoglog
Facebook: facebook.com/salinishoglog

Right beside Salini’s Hog Log was this beautiful “The Plaza” Premium Baked Ham! Ham is almost always associated with Christmas and the holiday table is considered incomplete without it.The Plaza’s Premium Baked Ham was another hit!

KTG Christmas Party 2014

I felt like I devoured at least 1/4 of this entire dish! I just can’t help it!

Twitter and Instagram: @theplazainc
Facebook: facebook.com/ThePlazaCatering

SM Mega Mall
Petron Square Dasmarinas
Rustan’s Makati
Rockwell Powerplant Cinema Snack Bar

Neil’s Kitchen provided us this behemoth of a turkey!

KTG Christmas Party 2014

Roast Turkey with chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry and gravy at Php795.00/ kilogram with a minimum of 6 kgs.

Neil’s Kitchen accepts catering. Visit neilskitchen.bonellis on Facebook or visit Bonellis in Westgate, Alabang.
T: 7108962
C: 0928-5247404 and 0916-4223584
Instagram: neilskitchen

Torch served us probably one of the best tasting Paellas I have ever tried. Torch did not scrimp on ingredients as you can see in the picture. Torch’s paella tasted incredibly good! Curious to try it? They have party trays available too.

KTG Christmas Party 2014

63 Connecticut St. Greenhills, San Juan City
T: 477-3771 or 502-0000

Ground Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan, Quezon City
T: 287-8675
Instagram: torchresto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/torchph


KXP or Kulinarya Experience Kitchen has a new set of menu for this holiday season. Bring the whole family this Christmas and enjoy these mouthwatering dishes that you and your family will love.

KTG Christmas Party 2014

Mixed Grilled BBQ Platter | Shrimp and Bacon Gyoza | Chocolate Souffle Cake | Brazo de Morena | Baked Tuscan-Style Chicken Casserole | Roast Beef Kare Kare | Baked Prawns | Deep Fried Pork Ribs | Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza | Lechon con Chorizo Sisig | Fried Chicken | Nuggets and Spaghetti | Mini Roast Beef Mac and Cheese | Bacon and Cheese Pizza

If you can’t seem to think of what to give this Christmas, Kulinarya Experience Kitchen has gift certificates, too!

Twitter: @kulinaryaglobal
Instagram: @kulinaryakitchen
Facebook: facebook.com/KulinaryaKitchen

Vita Coco made sure that everyone was naturally hydrated by setting up a really cool booth inside the function room and providing UNLIMITED Vita Coco!

KTG Christmas Party 2014

We are such a crazy couple. 🙂

Vita Coco can also be mixed with your favorite cocktail drink! I tried their Vita Summer drink and found it really light and refreshing!

KTG Christmas Party 2014

Vita Coco Coconut Water is Proudly Filipino! Get yours now and stay healthy!

KTG Christmas Party 2014

Retail Price: Php35.00

Twitter and Instagram: vitacocoph
Facebook: facebook.com/vitacocoph (https://www.facebook.com/vitacocoph?ref=br_tf)
www.vitacoco.com (http://www.vitacoco.com/)

And since it’s the season of gift giving, our generous friends showered us with gifts. So if you are still clueless on what to give this Christmas, here are some ideas below. I am quite sure that the person you will be giving it to will be more than happy to receive it.


KTG Christmas Party 2014

KTG Christmas Party 2014
I am not a chocolate fan but Villa del Conte makes really good chocolate praline sticks and balls.

Villa del Conte. 70 years of Authentic Italian Chocolates.

Where to get your chocolate stash?
3/FShangri-La Plaza Mall, 2/F Greenbelt 5, U/G Robinsons Magnolia G/F Resorts World Manila, GF/ Century City Mall and L/G Alabang Town Center.
Twitter and Instagram: @villadelconte
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VillaDelContePh
Website: www.villadelcontecioccolato.com


The Green Baker by So-Made Foods Enterprises Inc. use real vegetables to create delicious and healthy cookies, making you enjoy the goodness without the guilt.

My favorite among all their cookie flavors is the Garlic Cookie! You can taste the garlic without it overpowering the entire flavor of the cookie.

KTG Christmas Party 2014

Malunggay Cookie, Almond Ginger, Dark Sweet Pinatubo, Lemon Basil, Carrot and Squash and Garlic Cookie

They have other flavors as well:
Choco Dipped Malunggay Cookie
Seaweed Pistachio
Double Choco Orange
Red Beet
Salt and Pepper Cookies

T: 433-3741
C: 0998-9842339
E: [email protected]
Twitter: @somadebakeshop
Facebook: facebook.com/SomadeFoods


Sample Room is the Philippines’ first ever beauty and lifestyle sampling site. You get to try some product samples first before buying the actual full-sized product.

Here are some samplers given to me to try. Famous and quality brands that have been tried and tested by many.

KTG Christmas Party 2014

Can’t wait to try this!

KTG Christmas Party 2014

If you haven’t tried ordering from Sample Room yet, below are details on how to reach them.

Twitter and Instagram: sampleroomph
Facebook: facebook.com/sampleroomph

This came to me as a pleasant surprise. I thought when I saw the box with a mug inside, that it was just the usual mug with a stamp of the company’s logo. But no! It had our names on it, too! Very personal!

KTG Christmas Party 2014

Thank you Zomato!

Facebook: facebook.com/zomato


Laurin is pure CocoMCT that has essential fatty acids offering an abundance of health benefits.

KTG Christmas Party 2014

-Strengthens your immune system
-Gives your body extra energy
-Makes your heart healthy
-Powerful brain food
-Safe for pregnant & nursing moms
-Effective weight control agent. Laurin
-Can also be part of your beauty regimen.

Where to buy?
1) ECHOstore Salcedo:
G/F NDC Building,116 Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
2) ECHOstore Serendra:
G/F Serendra Piazza, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
3) Nurture Nook Shop:
Unit D 78 Estrella St., Bel-Air Village.
4) The Flow Shop (entirely online)

Twitter: @mylaurin
Instagram: @my_laurin
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Laurin/


Wonderpop makes amazing shirts and mugs and they made these beautiful personalized mugs for my KTG buddies.

KTG Christmas Party 2014

Check out their website to see their products.

Instagram: wonderpop.co
Facebook: facebook.com/wonderpop.co

See! You have so many options to choose from. Christmas is just a few days away so don’t stress yourself out by racking your brain on what to give the special people in your life. Check out the brands and products I just mentioned and make the final stretch towards Christmas as effortless as possible.

Again, thank you to Mr. Tony Co and Pau Esmedilla of F1 Hotel Manila.

KTG Christmas Party 2014
KTG Christmas Party 2014

Contact Details:
32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig – 1634
T: (63 2) 928-9888 / (63 2) 908-7888
E: [email protected]
Twitter: @F1Hotel
Instagram: f1hotelmanila
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/f1hotelmanila

The past 2 years that my husband and I have been a part of this group was filled with laughter, endless food trips and great getaways… And yes, even going out of our way to do outreach and relief programs. We may have petty misunderstandings every now and then, but every family has their fair share of bumps on the road. At the end of the day, it makes us stronger. What matters is that after all is said and done, we still get along and show support towards one another.

Let’s create more gastronomical escapes, more staycations, more getaways and more fun and happy memories to look forward to.

Our growing group… The KAIN TULOG GANG.

KTG Christmas Party 2014

‘Til our next Christmas party! 🎄


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