Memorable Valentine’s Day Sweets and Chinese New Year Treats at The Manila Hotel

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2021 and Valentine’s Day 2021 with your favorite sweets, pastries and dishes at the grand old dame of Philippine hotels. Do not forget to treat your special someone to something special from The Manila Hotel.

Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year 2021

Chocolate gifts have long been a staple of Valentine’s Days for decades, so what better way to show your love than with handcrafted chocolates. Two new items from The Manila Hotel Deli will surely make your Valentine’s night all the sweeter. Surprise your loved one with either the Valentine Praline Bouquet or the Chocolate Strawberry Bouquet.

For only Php980 nett, the Valentine Praline Bouquet is exactly that—a round bouquet of hazelnut gianduja-based pralines, with highlights of rolled pistachio nuts. Timeless and popular, round bouquets are popular in weddings, but this artisanal chocolate bouquet is one that will surely add a sweet touch to Valentine’s Day.

And just in time for the day of hearts, the Valentine-inspired Raspberry Delight heart-shaped cake combines three ingredients that make the perfect combo: Chocolate Mousse brings sweetness and mellowness; raspberries an acidity note; and pistachio biscuit just the right crunch. For only, Php1,300 nett, this indulgent dessert is just what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard. One-day pre-order is recommended.

Chinese New Year 2021

The Manila Hotel also sells ( Red Bean Round )Tikoy for just Php 888 and handmade nian gao – (Almond Round ) or locally known as tikoy/ tike for just Php 888

These sweet surprise variants can be pre-ordered from The Manila Hotel’s Delicatessen, or by calling 85270011 or 09989501912.

OTeaHamaru Stall Opens at Kingspoint Subdivision

OTeaHamaru milktea and takoyaki stall within Kingspoint subdivision had their soft opening late November 2020.

OTeaHamaru started with their milk teas and started their operation way back in 2014. They have stalls in Robinson’s-Novaliches, Lagro and Quezon City.

The stall used to be a laundry shop then plastic home ware seller before it was rented out by the current occupant.

OTeaHamaru Stall– Kingspoint

Robinson’s- Novaliches stall had since closed their door and move to Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag in which the proprietor resides.

When we visited their stall, OTeaHamaru had their buy 1 take 1 promo of their Taro milk tea for just Php 70.00. We requested the stall attendant to just use 10% syrup to avoid the overly sweet taste of the taro milk tea. Unfortunately, this does not come with tapioca ball or sago toppings.

OTeaHamaru Stall within King Christian street corner King Ferdinand street, Kingspoint Subdivision

They also have takoyaki sold for Php 50 -6 pieces, Php 200 -24 pieces within following weeks to come they are planning to offer okonomiyaki and other specialties.

When we visited the stall, some of the menu listed are not available and according to the sales staff, It will take weeks before they can offer the entire menu set.

El Pueblo One condominium

The proprietor decided to open a stall along King Christian corner King Ferdinand street near the famed El Pueblo One condominium, within Kingspoint subdivision and just within 1 kilometer away from San Pedro IX, Kasiyahan Village, Gran Monaco Villas located in Barangay Bagbag.

OTeaHamaru Takoyaki

It is about 2 to 6 kilometers away from Goodwill Homes 1,California Village and Sierra Vista within Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Note: Promos posted in this blog are subject to change and upon availability of the milk teas. The author is not connected within the management nor the operations of the stall.

Address: Stall -B King Christian street corner King Ferdinand street, Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Operations: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm everyday

Contact : 0966-4165760

Promo : They have free delivery within El Pubelo One condominium, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City

Opening of Chong’s Chicken Inasal within Kingspoint Subdivision

Chong’s Chicken inasal is grilling their famous Kapampangan style chicken inasal at the heart of Katipunan Avenue street food within Kingspoint subdivision in Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Chong’s Chicken Inasal

chicken inasal is quite popular in the towns of Arayat, Magalang in Pampanga province. The proprietors wanted to bring the Kapampangan way of grilling chicken within the Kingspoint subdivision community.

The taste is milder compared to the usual inasal of Bacolod and Iloilo. There is free calamansi, toyo ( soy sauce) and chicken oil for every purchase of their chicken inasal.

There are two price range -chicken drumstick and thigh for Php 65 and chicken breast and wings for Php 70

The grilling station is near El Pueblo One condominium, San Pedro IX, Kasiyahan townhomes, Kingsville and Goodwill Homes 1

Chong’s Chicken Inasal ( in front of Cerdon’s Eatery and beside Holy Child Academy-Kingspoint)

Operations : Everyday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm until supply last

Address: Lot 8, Block 26, Katipunan Avenue, Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City ( in front of Cerdon’s Eatery)

Milestone Pizza within Kingspoint, Novaliches

Milestone pizza had opened their second store last November 4 within Kingspoint subdivision within Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

round pizza- Tropical trail (Php 295 ) family size and square pizza – Milestone special trip ( Php 375) family size

They are in business for five years and this was the second stall after their Muntinlupa branch. We decided to come and ordered two of their pizza.

Touch of Class Car Wash and Food Hub

They have a free pizza delivery within Kingspoint Subdivision and El Pueblo One Condominium, San Pedro IX, Kasiyahan Village, Grand Monaco Villas, within Barangay Bagbag ans Goodwill Homes 1 within Barangay San Bartolome for a minimum purchase worth Php 500

Milestone pizza promo

Milestone Pizza in Kingspoint Subdivision

One can not miss the car wash and food hub when visiting Novaliches. Kingspoint Subdivision is part of the SB Road or shortcut route going to General Luis, North Caloocan, Malinta ( Valenzuela) and Bayan ng Novaliches.

Milestone Pizza stall

Milestone pizza stall is located in the center of the car wash and food hub. One can dine while waiting for the car to be wash by the attendant.

What we liked about the pizza is that all the toppings are made on the spot by the stall of the stall. One had to wait for about 15 minutes for the pizza to be serve.

square pizza together with sprite, coke and Heineken beer in cans

Milestone pizza opened another branch near Saint Charbel, Barangay Talipapa last November 20,2020.

Address: Touch of Class Car Wash Compound – Katipunan Avenue, Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City . (near Holy Child Academy)

Contact : 0917 832 2456- FREE Delivery within Kingspoint, El Pubelo One condominium, San Pedro IX, Goodwill Homes 1, Kasiyahan Village, Grand Monaco Villas ( minimum of Php 500) promo period is until November 30, 2020 – within 2 kilometer radius – They have partnered with Food Panda and soon Grab.

Operations : Everyday from 11:00am to 10:00 pm

Great Dishes at Amritsari Biryani Kebab Food Corner in Kingspoint

Great dishes, desserts and friendly people will greet customers and foodies at Amritsari Biryani Kebab Food Corner which is located along unit B- Lot 2, Block 37,Katipunan Avenue corner King Henry street, Kingspoint Subdivision Barangay Bagbag in Novaliches.

Great Dishes at Amritsari Biryani Kebab Food Corner

Yarda Food Hub

Amritsari Biryani Kebab Food Corner first open for business around mid-January 2020 at the famous Yarda Food Hub, unfortunately due to the enhanced community quarantine restriction enforced for several months, the management decided to close the food hub after a couple of months of operations from late May 18 to August 10, 2020.

Amritsari Biryani Kebab Food Corner facade

The name of the restaurant was derived from Amritsar, India which is about 28 kilometers from Lahore,Pakistan. The dishes within the region reflect Indian, Pakistani and Middle Eastern influences.

“the Golden Temple,” which serves as the main focal place for devotion among Sikhism practitioners.

Being a foodie and digital nomad, We took some time to sample their popular dishes.

The restaurant can accommodate between 20 to 25 people at any given time given the restriction and guidelines set by IATF.

Deep Fried Vegetable Pakora – This is a deep fried vegetable dish which is ideally eaten when it is hot. This is also meal viand together with their signature chicken biryani dish. This dish can be shared between 2 to 3 people for just Php 135

Chicken Biryani – This is a savory basmati rice that includes layers of chicken, rice, aromatics that are steamed together. The bottom layer of rice absorbs all the chicken juices as it cooks, giving it a tender texture and rich flavors like cinnamon sticks and pepper corms. The chicken is tender and retains its juicy flavors. This rice meal can be shared between 2 to 3 persons. ( Php 250). We may opt to try to try to spicy version in our next visit.

Their chicken biryani is quite different from the ones we have eaten at Srinidhi Cafe– which represents the southern style of biryani.

Hummus with Meat – Hummus is a popular Indian and middle eastern dip or spread made with chickpeas. A basic hummus recipe is made with cooked chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. The mince beef meat is also tasty. This can be shared between two to three people. Php 150 per order.

Chapati– is a type of Indian flat bread which is made from wheat flour and use for eating hummus. Php 25 per piece

Shawarma BUY 1 Take 1 Promo

We also tried their authentic Indian shawarma – Their shawarma is one of the best within Novaliches area.

The beef meat is very tender and the spices is quite different compared to the commercialize ones. One may opt to choose between the non-spicy and spicy. The pita bread was made from brown wheat flour. Php 150 (promo).

They are also planning to sell vegetable meat shawarma which caters to vegetarians and health buffs starting next week at the same promo price!

They are just beside Chedy Budbod restaurant which offers pancit bihon sa bilao, budbod tapa among others.

We can not wait to come back and order their famous Khati rolls, Chicken tikka, Chicken Kebab,Cream Butter Chicken, Chicken Masala and others. Those who wanted to experience smoking may also to try their shisha too.

Amritsari Biryani will soon have a partnership with food delivery service providers grab and food panda. Residents within Kingspoint, El Pueblo One condominium, Goodwill Homes 1, California Village, Sierra Vista, Kasiyahan Homes, Grand Monaco Villas and San Pedro IX do not miss this promo.

Note: prices and promos are subject to change without prior notice. the author is not connected with the management nor the operations of the restaurant.

Amritsari Biryani Kebab Food Center

Address: Unit B, Lot 2 Block 37 King Henry corner  #60 Katipunan Avenue, Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City 

Operation: Everyday from 11:30am to 10:00 pm

Contact : 0917 323 6182

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