Makati Street Meet at Paseo de Roxas

Paseo de Roxas street market is a project of Ayala, Make it Happened Makati among others is a street bazaar, food haven and attracts thousands of people from all walks of life.

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The theme is ” Sari-Sari a Christmas Bazaar” which features different kinds of products, social advocates, food, transportation app, insurance company and proudly Philippine made items.

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Isaac’s Sausages ( photo courtesy of the organizers FB page)

One of the highlight of the one day street bazaar are the different array of foods, locally made produce and local artists which are part of the bazaar.

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bags, baskets made from paper

Last December 9, Paseo de Roxas street was transformed into a lively street bazaar. There are band performer amidst beautiful nighttime lights at nearby Ayala triangle.

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Kakushin Skin Corporation, chili and garlic oil and siomai

Met some bloggers and vloggers like Ms. Maria Rona Beltran, AXL Guinto, media and representatives from Manila Bulletin.

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Mando’s Wingshack

Our group arrived past 2:00 pm and took some time exploring this street market bazaar. There is also several band performances which delighted the crowd.

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Oh So Healthy Snack

Oh So Healthy food snack had some sample of their famous mango sweet patao banana chip, guava purple yam banana, purple yam banana coconut chips, kimchi flavored chip is also a wonderful treat. These are locally sourced from Mindanao and are available in leading groceries and stores nationwide.

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Oh So Healthy chips

About 54 merchants and entrepreneurs participating showcase handmade items innovated from indigenous materials. Unique brands such as Mango Float Supreme Manila, Wagyu by Monica, Vegan Republic, Lemon Squeez and Surf, Pacaro Leather, Oh So Healthy chips are part of the merchant list.

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The fun and excitement did not stop shoppers, visitors attendees to gaze and marvel at the lighting of the Reimagine the Magic: A Festival of Lights at the Ayala Triangle and the enchanting light installations along the streets of Ayala Avenue. The street market started from 10:00 am and until 10:00 pm.

Photo credit: Some photos are from the organizers and Ms. Maria Rona Beltran

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Exciting Displays at the Philippine Bonsai Society ‘s Show

Ayala Triangle , Ayala Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas , Makati City -Philippines

The Philippine Bonsai Society in partnership with Natural Stone Society of the Philippines , Bonsai Clubs International ( BCI ), and Ayala Triangle presents to the general public the 42nd annual Philippine Bonsai Society’s international exhibition and competition.  The foreign delegates arrived a few days before the opening ceremony and traveled some tourist spot like Tagaytay , Cavite area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Cynthia Villar  and international delegates

The event started with the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony and different bonsai delegates from Asian countries like Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philippine Bonsai Society board of director and members

Special guest of honors includes Senator Cynthia Villar and international bonsai delegates . The special opening was held on March 17 at around past 4:00pm with members wearing their finest Filipiniana costumes .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cultural show

One of the highlights of the opening is a cultural presentation and dance featuring different dances from Asian countries .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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bonsai exhibit

There were 350 different kinds of bonsai on display . They range from flowering shrubs, fruit bearing trees to native trees and imported ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cascading type of bonsai

There is a free bonsai lectures and demonstrations, basic and advance bonsai workshops, a Suseiki competition with a critique session, a driftwood arts exhibition and a plants and garden bazaar offering bonsai plants, ornamental, garden supplies and other garden products for sale .

 

 

 

 

 

 

multi-awarded bonsai

The Philippine Bonsai Society, Inc. (PBSI) has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1973, continuously spreading its mission and vision in all corners of the Philippine archipelago.

 

 

 

 

gala opening

The event is well attended and there are several hundred of people attended the opening gala . There are also invited guests from diplomatic offices and media people.

 

 

 

flowering ixora / santan bonsai

Ixora or locally known as santan is another beautiful shrub that can be used as a bonsai material .

 

 

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The PBSI, started as an informal group of enthusiasts back in 1973, and became a non-stock, non-profit association in 1975 with Rose Laurel Avanceña as the founding president. Today, PBSI is an internationally recognized association with close to 500 active members and a sizable and growing followers  among provincial bonsai clubs. The organization’s roster includes some of the country’s top practitioners who have earned distinctions in renowned local and foreign competitions.

 

flowering bougainvillea 
Flowering bougainvillea seem to be a favorite material  among bonsai growers, the flowering shrub can be trained and made into beautiful specimen .
The show is open to the public until tomorrow March 20, 2016 . The exhibition does not have any entrance fee and a good spot to take photos or learn new knowledge .
For further information about bonsai and also how to learn bonsai growing, kindly contact the Philippine Bonsai Society at (+632)5717818, email bonsaipbsi@ gmail.com or their website at http://www.philippinebonsaisociety.org

Filipino style breakfast at Chef Ronaldo Laudico’s Pugon Roaster

Ayala Triangle , Makati City-Philippines

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Chef Ronaldo Laudico is an executive chef and a celebrity  . He one of the country’s most well-loved chefs, has been cooking since he was seven- years old. His mom was the first one to teach him the ways of the kitchen.

He had several commercial project from a popular toothpaste brand to co-hosting with Ms. Judy Ann Santos at the Pinoy Junior Master Chefs cooking reality show for kids, shown on ABS-CBN channel 2.

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Chef Lau, as he is popularly  called, never realized that one can actually have a career in cooking until he was already in high school. It was when he started reading magazines and books about chefs and their restaurants that he told himself that he wanted to become like the people he read about.

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WI-FI ready

At the age of 24, he started working at La Primavera’s kitchen washing dishes and doing preparation work. For professional culinary training, he went to the Culinary Institute of America.

Pinoy BreakfastPinoy breakfast  menu

Starting this November ,  Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters started to offer breakfast meals for the office employees and their customers . The garden -like setting within the Ayala triangle is a perfect setting for the Christmas season !

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What i like  with the chocolate is that it is not too sweet . Unlike  what other popular restaurant offers.

crispy bangus paksiw

crispy bangus paksiw

Another must “TRY” is the bangus paksiw , fried rice, egg with grilled eggplant  and the paksiw sauce . I prefer on how they marinate the bangus ( milk fish ) not to sour unlike the commercially available . Just Right !

lukban longganisa

lucban longganisa

The longganisa is sourced from the town of Lucban , Quezon province !

eggsaymada

eggsaymada

This breakfast meal is a combination of egg and ensaymada

Angus beef tapa

 US Angus Tapa style

 ” Tapa” meal is one of the all- time favorite in the restaurant. I like the way it is marinated and soft texture .  I also like the achara ( pickled vegetable)

Hashilog

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Hashsilog is a breakfast and a pulutan combined into one. With potatoes , corn-beef and topped with egg served in sizzling plate . You need to mix them before eating them.

Pugon Torta

Pugon Torta

Made from eggplant and cooked in brick oven.  At first it taste like lasagna or pasta !

SMTSuman,  Mangga at Tsokolate

Popular dessert , Suman, Mangga at Tsokolate  ( or coffee )

Chef Ronaldo and Chef Jackie Laudico

Chef Ronaldo Laudico and Chef  Jackie Laudico

His wife , Chef Jackie Laudico is also a an internationally -known pastry chef. Pugon Roasters is known for their brick-oven roasted chicken available at a very affordable price. Pugon is  Filipino term for brick style cooking widely introduced during the Spanish colonial period and using of traditional firewood or charcoal ( add distinct flavor to the dish )

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outdoor dining space

The restaurant sitting capacity is between 60 to 80 at any given time .  With the advent of the Christmas season and Ayala triangle lightning this coming weekend. It is best to make early reservations and to come early before 6:00pm or past 9:00pm.

Note:  It is worthy to note that the couple discourage using msg to flavor their food which is good for health conscious individuals  . The restaurant is using a soy sauce brand which uses natural ingredient in their fermentation process.

The restaurant also accepts caterings and bulk orders .

Contact Information:

Restaurant Operation: Monday to Sundays

Time: 10:00am to 10:00pm

 Cellphone : 0917- 892 3278

 Land- line : (02) 621-6100

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