Rita’s Italian Ice, Mall of Asia

Because the weather here in the Philippines is either hot or hotter, Filipinos would want to have to make their senses feel cooler. The people often go to the mall just to beat the heat or go to their favorite ice cream parlor or iced drinks to chill out. The first and only Italian Ice and Frozen Custard concept in the Philippines, Rita’s Italian Ice, is a place to chill and grab some cold bites!
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Look at the colorful ice creams!

Here is the happiness guide of Rita’s in case you are having a hard time to choose. Remember, happiness is a choice! LOL
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Rita’s Italian Ice is having new products called “stuffed blendini” and “frozen drinks”.

Stuffed Blendini

  • Blended Italian Ice, Frozen Custard, Toppings with your choice of core filling (Hot Fudge, Peanut Butter, Caramel, Strawberry).image1

Frozen Drinks

1.Lemon Cooler

o A delicious and satisfying blend of Lemon, Guyabano and Cucumber

  1. Green Apple Quencher (Coming Soon)

o A perfect combination of Green Apple, Juicy Pear and Almond Extract

  1. Almond Lychee Delight (Coming Soon)

o A tasty blend of Lychee and crushed cherries

  1. Kiwi Slush (Coming Soon)

o Be engulfed with the whirlwind of fresh, fruity flavor of Kiwi, Strawberry and Juicy Pear

  1. Pineapple Splash (Coming Soon)

o Be reminded of relaxing on a beach with the luscious blend of Kiwi, Strawberry, Pineapple and Juicy Pear

  1. Pineapple Pear Refresher (Coming Soon)

o Dazzle your taste buds with just the right combination of Ginger, Honey, Cucumber, Pineapple and Juicy Pear

  1. Mango Watermelon Freeze (Coming Soon)

o Get whisked away to a lush tropical island by a blend of watermelon, mango and Georgia peach


I was able to try the stuffed blendini. The staff of Rita’s handed me a stuffed blendini with hot fudge flavor at the core. It’s exuding on its thickness that blends well with the soft Italian ice and custard.

With all of the new products to be offered soon, I am sure you would feel excited to be few of the people to try first the “coming soon” drinks! Go now to the nearest Rita’s Italian Ice at the following stores:

Alabang Town Center, Greenhills (closed to give way to the renovation of Greenhills Shopping Center), UP Town Center, SM North EDSA The Block and SM Mall of Asia.rita's 3

Thanks to Miss May of What to Eat PH.


TravelBook.ph Announces First Trip to Japan Winner

FTTJ winner

TravelBook.ph, the leading online travel agency in the Philippines, announced on their official Facebook page today their first Konnichi-WOW promo winner. Erwin Sarmiento from Quezon City is set to have an all-expenses paid trip to Japan.

Sarmiento’s prize is inclusive of round trip plane tickets, free hotel accommodation, and pocket money. He also has the option to bring one companion to his trip.

The Konnichi-WOW raffle draw was held last April 11, 2017 with the supervision of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Representative Rhoda Sevillino and Travelbook.ph Business Planning and Market Strategy Officer Mary Angeli Pasquin.

Sarmiento is the first of the three winners of TravelBook.ph’s Konnichi-WOW promo. The said promo was launched last March 10 in celebration of the company’s fourth anniversary and continues until May 31, 2017. Two more winners will be announced on May and June 2017 respectively.

Interested travelers can still join the next raffle draw simply by booking their next hotel accommodation through the TravelBook.ph website or the TravelBook.ph mobile app available in Android and iOS.

For more details about the promo, read the full mechanics here.

For more details, please contact:

Mary Angeli Pasquin

Business Planning Officer


+63 (998) 840-4855

+63 (2) 662-1113


Sharah Pinky Librada

Business Development Manager


+63 (917) 530-7464

+63 (2) 662-1113



About TravelBook.ph

TravelBook.ph is one of biggest online travel e-commerce company (online travel agent or OTA) in the Philippines dedicated to offering great value hotel bookings and with a varied selection of Philippine hotels and resorts in Baguio, Batangas, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, Laguna, Metro Manila, Palawan, Pampanga, Tagaytay, Zambales, and more. A total of 3,200 affordable hotels are currently listed in Travelbook.ph.

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Customers can also use TravelBook.ph’s convenient mobile app to book accommodations on the go. It is available on the App Store and Google Play.

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Songdo’won Korean Restaurant, Macapagal

Admit it, looking at the Korean restaurant’s menu is a challenge for we, Filipinos would not know if what we are trying to order is delicious or not since we do not understand the food well, right? We usually ended up asking the waiters their bestsellers so we can satisfy the growling tummy.

My workmates and I visited Songdo’won in Macapagal at a Friday night. It’s a restaurant beside Music 21; it suggests that after filling in you may sing your heart out!

In our first visit, I did not get to take a picture except groupie.P_20161229_184202-01

In our second visit, our Korean boss was not around so let the foodie soul take in!P_20170210_202546_BF

The side dish is refillable. Filipinos love unlimited! Don’t be shy to ask what you love. In our group, we like the sweet nuts!P_20170210_192325-01

The picture below is the herb samgyeopsal (P350) uncooked. The waiters will assist you to grill. This one is a good choice if you want to have flavorful samgyeopsal. How to enjoy it? Order a rice and take it as a viand or wrap it in the cabbage with the side dishes.P_20170210_193223-01

Tip: It is better to cut the cabbage before wrapping it out with the meat and side dishes so you can eat the “wrapped cabbage” whole like how sushi is eaten. That’s how Koreans do it! P_20170210_192735-01

We’re supposed to order heamul tang/seafood stew but the waiter got it wronged and served to us the gobchang jeongol (P600). It is a beef tripe stew with cabbages. It was served to us boiling in a hot pot and I thought that the seafood is just hidden under. The stew is made in red chili pepper sauce so we were not able to see if where’s the seafood we’re expecting. It was too late when we knew about it since we were not really familiar. Maybe our seafood stew is on somebody else’s table and we feel sorry if the waiter will get charged. (I know how it feels being charged.)

Gobchang jeongol tasted fine.P_20170210_193036-01

If you want bulgogi but refraining to eat red meat? You may try dak bulgogi as it is a chicken. The taste is perfectly right – savory and sweet!P_20170210_192850-01

Songdo’won is a typical Korean restaurant where there are grillers on the table and the noticeable divisions of the dining area. It is surprising that there are many Filipinos dining in because the area is a place intended to visit – “dadayuhin” in our language. We went here twice, and it’s always full house be it Korean or Filipino! In addition, the food they are offering has an authentic taste so the price is quite pricier but the serving is generous that I’m sure every diner will leave the restaurant full. The service is fast and even the owners are hands-on. If only the waiter takes our order right, I would have rate this restaurant better.P_20170210_190355

Ambiance: 5/5

Price: 4/5

Service: 3/5

Taste: 4/5

Songdo’won Restaurant

Address: Unit A, 11 & 12, HK Sun Plaza, Macapagal Blvd., Pasay, 1300, Metro Manila


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