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.
RTL CBS (8)-1024x1000

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.

SummerFair4

SummerFair3

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.
SummerFair7

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.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.

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!

Ho bing (1)
matcha bingsu

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

Ho bing (3)
caramel coffee bingsu

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.

Ho bing (4)
mango cheese bingsu

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

Facebook

Hobing Korean Dessert Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Grilla Rocks Rockwell

Mr. and Mrs. Guerrero opened the main branch of Grilla in Antipolo back in 1998, while the other two branches are situated in Greenhills and Rockwell. At first, it was conceptualized as a bar, but after a while, the establishment has evolved into a casual restaurant offering Filipino cuisine. One night, I was invited by my friend Aldous to come by Grilla’s Rockwell branch.

Image

The menu is filled with specialties offered by different provinces in the Philippines. The skillful Chef Agustin’s secret to cooking great food is actually his feet (he is a lagalag, too!). After all, we would not have these specialties if he hasn’t been to these different places. Check out the list to see what we got to try:

Image

Tofu and Sigarilyas Sisig | P145.00
My favorite dish is sisig, so I was really excited about how this dish would taste like. Unlike the usual sisig, this one has got sigarilyas and tofu thrown in the mix. Of course, onions are and will always be present in this dish. I find it awesome for a sisig fan like me. It may be tangy but everything seems to blend well together.  This one is from Apalit, Pampanga

Image
Chicharong Cebu | P160.00
Yes, it’s a bit costly but I assure you it’s the kind of chicharon you surely wouldn’t want to miss. They use the back fat of the pork. It may look thin, but it is seasoned at its finest. This dish takes its root from Carcar, Cebu.

Image

Pork BBQ & Salted Egg Triangles | P185.00
These triangular wrappers are stuffed with chunky meat! It comes with mozzarella, too.

Image
Inihaw na Manok na Sinampalukan | P225.00
This dish from Angeles, Pampanga offers foodies with an asim kilig experience. Our table had a discussion before this particular dish arrived. We wondered whether the chicken would be grilled then seasoned with tamarind or if it would be marinated in a tamarind base then grilled. It turns out that we were right with our first guess. This dish is actually very creatively done. The roast flavor in the hot soup is really tasty.

Image

Lechon Liempo Ala Cebu
I was quite shocked when I saw that this dish is priced at P850.00. However, it is sold per kilo so there’s a reason for the hefty price tag. The liempo itself is salty which got me thinking twice about the dish. My new found friends said that it is how Cebuanos prefer it. So, I kept eating it to convince myself that it is delicious. I soon learned that it must be paired with their vinegar dip to really appreciate its taste. Now, I know!

Image

Beef Kansi | P345.00
This spicy soup from Bacolod has flaked beef, caramelized onions and bones—like a bulalo. The beef is boiled for five to 6 hours. I thought it comes with a tamarind-based soup but it actually uses a kamias base. There’s an overpowering first-class herb in it, too.

Image

Inadobong Tilapia sa Gata at Sili P225.00
The tilapia’s meat is stripped from its body and placed just around its bones drenched with a brown sauce. Although it was supposed to be spicy, I didn’t get to taste a hint of spice at all. This dish hails from Morong, Bataan

Image

Ilocos Dinuydoy P135.00
This one is a vegetable dish with mashed cabbage and bitter melon topped with pork. Overall, it is sweet. I guess children should eat this for them to appreciate veggies more!

Image

Poqui  Poqui P 145.00
This one is a sliced eggplant with scrambled eggs. It’s also delicious, but I cannot distinguish what seasoning they used for this one. The dish is from Ilocos too for Chef Agustin used to work with the Singsons before.

Image

Grill – A Palayok P695.00
This hot pot has a lot to offer. It has maya-maya, mussels, shrimps, sliced beef, and clams. You might mistake the stones for sea shells, so be careful. This is because this dish is especially cooked over hot stones served with pork-Lemongrass broth. The flavorings include sinamak, grilled eggplant, and nilasing na mangga. This is epic! It’s like a fiesta. This is from Balesin, an island in Quezon Province.

Image

Halo-Halo Spring Rolls P135.00
Basically, all the ingredients that you see in our all-time favorite Halo-Halo is stashed in the wrapper. Plus, it is topped with ube ice cream! In short, it’s bliss!

Image

After munching as much as we could handle, the bar and the concoctions were then introduced to us by chef Mike. We were offered drinks that we’ve never tried. These are fused with either herbs or citrus fruits.

Image

These unique drinks will surely keep you coming back to the place. Among the five that we have tasted, I chose Calamansi Basil Liqeuer. It might be a safe drink to choose considering that I’m 24 already. Haha! Nevertheless, these alcohols are legendary!

Image

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

Image

Grilla Bar and Grill

Kalayaan corner Rockwell Drive, Makati City

Open: 17:00 – 03:00

Facebook