One Plus Coffee, Circuit, Makati

While coffee shop is known as a place for meetings, the One Plus Coffee that is newly opened in the Circuit, Makati intended their place as a co-working space where the diners would expect hanging wires from the top for the laptops, long tables for the meetings, and free WiFi connection all for the convenience of the diners. I can say that the place is very helpful for the group studies of the students or for the corporate brainstorming of the professionals.
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One Plus Coffee only intended to offer drinks for the diners but they have decided to also offer food. Luckily, Aldous, Tin, and I got to try some of these last Wednesday while their menu is still in the process of updating.
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These Potato Chips looked really lovely. It looked like a big flower blossoming on our table. It comes in big chips, it looks thick but actually thin. It is crunchy and the saltiness is balanced right. I’m already satisfied on the chip itself even without the dipping. But hell, even the dipping is also great!
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The Szechuan Shrimp Balls looked like a dessert for me when I was taking a photo of it but I was surprised that it’s my favorite seafood I was munching in a form of balls. Given that Szechuan dishes are spicy, the One Plus Coffee’s dish did not give a dash of heat but a little tangy and sweet flavor.
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Chomping these wings gave me a sweet flavor beforehand, however, the spiciness gets to me after eating a piece of it. Here’s One Plus Sweet & Spicy Wings.
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Between the Caesar Salad and the Creamy Greek Salad, I like the latter. Maybe I was not really a fan of acidic sauce like that of Caesar. Plus, the Creamy Garlic Salad has a slice of cucumber that made me more to like it.

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Caesar Salad
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Creamy Greek Salad

 

The Aglio Olio did not fail to satisfy my hunger. Al dente pasta, the flavor of the garlic really went through, and the distinct taste of olive oil, there’s nothing to ask for more but wait…
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Here’s another pasta – Meaty Baked Lasagna. It’s good but not as sinful as I thought it was.
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As for the beverages, where One Plus Coffee is an expert of, there are few drinks that would definitely make you curious so to give you a preview, here are the zips I had.

If you like a drink that is not too strong, order Nutella Mocha. It is nutty and a little chocolatey.
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The Latte Macchiato has stronger taste compare to Thai Latte. Thai Latte is the one with whipped cream on top.

Matcha Latte served iced and hot. I like the iced one better.One plus coffee (56)-2048x2000One plus coffee (65)-2048x2000

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Kiwi Lemonade. It’s acidic but luxurious.
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Alluring Strawberry Mocha. It’s not as sweet as I expected so I think this is better paired with a pastry or a slice of cake. 🙂
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One Plus Coffee has an innovative strategy since Makati as a business district, people surely seek a place where they can last longer that is conducive for finishing paper works, for studying or for a meeting. The ambiance of the place projects that concept so the by passers would surely note that it is a great coffee shop to linger whenever they have to in the future. The coffee shop is big, cozy, and well ventilated. I also like how they play with the colors of the furniture and the instagrammable frames on display. The serving for food is meant for small portions, considering the said “concept” but the drinks come in the regular size just like the other coffee shops. The staff is welcoming and joyful, which is a thing to expect for coffee shops. Truly, One Plus Coffee is the coffee shop the people can depend on whenever you need a table to rely on. Of course, you do order! 🙂
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Ambiance: 5/5
Price: 4/5
Serving: 4/5
Service: 5/5
Taste: 4/5

 One Plus Coffee Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but not swayed to post positive reviews.

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RTL CBS Summer Fair, Glorietta

A weekend getaway summer fair for the entire family happened at Glorietta, Makati last May 26 to 28, 2017 in behalf of RTL CBS Asia. RTL CBS Asia has been running in the Philippines in its third year.
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RTL CBS Asia Summer Fair has brought to life the most talked-about shows such as The X Factor UK, Scorpion and The Late Late Show with James Corden.

The fairgoers unleashed their hidden vocal prowess in the Carpool Karaoke Booth and The X Factor Stage which we also tried. It has been proven that Filipinos are really fond of singing as guests belted out songs from classics to today’s radio favorites. It was nice that each performance was recorded for the participants to remember.

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There were also the Scorpion Laser Room where the guests had only two minutes to complete the mission by dodging to the crisscrossing laser beams fast enough to escape the room.SummerFair6

The Velcro wall was also fun since the fairgoers both young and old should had come up with the coolest poses to be captured on camera.
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There was also an ice cream eating contest where the contestants got brain freeze and raffle games from the sponsors.RTL CBS (7)-1024x1000

The RTL CBS Summer Fair 2017 was made possible in partnership with Novu Hair, Baskin Robbins, foodpanda, Glorietta, Ayala Malls, Monster RX 93.1, SKY, Devant, and Volkswagen. RTL CBS Entertainment is available on SKYcable channels 53(SD) and 196(HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53 (Digital) and 89 (Analog), and Cablelink channels 37(SD) and 313(HD).

 

About RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network

RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network is a venture of two of the world’s largest content producers: RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, and CBS Studios International, the leading supplier of programming to the international market place. The Network has two channels: the general entertainment channel, RTL CBS Entertainment and the male-skewed entertainment channel, RTL CBS Extreme. Both channels are widely distributed in the Asia Pacific and are localized in five languages.

 

About RTL CBS Entertainment

The destination for the best mix of reality, drama, comedy and daily entertainment. Featuring shows express from the US and UK including top-rated dramas Bull, Scorpion, and Elementary; the biggest talent competitions in the world, America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor UK; dailies Entertainment Tonight, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden. It is home to some of the biggest award shows in the world aired ‘LIVE,’ including The Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, American Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Billboard Music Awards.

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Hobing Korean Dessert, Glorietta

It’s been the norm of my college friends to look and jump to dessert cafe or to coffee shop after a meal. One of my friends suggested to try the Korean dessert that we often see in Kdramas. It’s my first time to try bingsu so I was so euphoric with the thought of tasting Hobing!

We ordered at the counter and find a seat. While waiting for our order, groupie took place.Ho bing (7)

The first two order came first and waited patiently for the order of Bhing. It took forever so Bhing followed up and found out that her order was not punched. Like OHMAYGAHD. The server apologized but Bhing being Kimmy of Kimmy Dora, she was unhappy on what happened. So anyways,

I ordered the normal or shall I say, the “traditional” bingsu. Defining what “bingsu” is, it is the famous Korean dessert made up of shaved ice topped with red beans or the so called, “patbingsu” also topped with chewy rice cake. The usual flavor Koreans eat is the green tea flavor so I did not hesitate to try matcha bingsu (P185). There’s a milk served on the side to pour it out adding more flavor to the pleasing bitterness of matcha. I loved it!

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matcha bingsu

Cashew, almond, and hazelnut – this caramel coffee bingsu (P255) is so American just like Danicca! It is topped with vanilla ice cream.

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The order of Bhing, mango cheese bingsu (P195), is also like her; it has height because of the towering whipped cream. The fresh mangoes are sliced in cubes perfectly and the cheesecake is giving the dessert a hint of salty flavor. From the texture to the flavor, there are so many things going on in this bingsu. No wonder that this is one of their bestsellers.

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A little story

Danicca asked me why I was not mixing my bingsu. Then I answered her while reading what’s written on the cafe’s wall that the bingsu is better eaten not mixing the ice and the toppings. Teehee!Ho bing (6)

Verdict: The place is big to think that the cafe is just for dessert. However, the chairs and the tables make this branch to look crowded or cramped. Honestly speaking, the price is too much for me but while I was eating, I did not manage to consume it all since the serving is very generous even if I just ordered the regular one! We ate burger beforehand, and I always believe in the saying “there’s always a room for dessert”. In this case, the room I had is not enough. I feel like throwing up to the point I was just standing while I was eating the 3/4 of my bingsu. In short, this is good for sharing. (We were not aware it was that big).  The taste was not too sweet and the sensation of the shaved ice it gave me while eating feels like heaven.Ho bing (5)

Ambiance: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Serving: 5/5
Service: 3.5/5
Taste: 5/5

Address: G/F Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City

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