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Holiday Dishes at Chiow Express

It is holiday season once again, It is a season for company year end parties, reunions, family gatherings. If you are within Mandaluyong.  One must try to visit the famed Chiow Express.

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Pancit Canton with Bihon 

Chiow Express had several noodle dishes like Bihon, Canton Bihon, Miki Bihon and Pancit Canton. They also serve buddy size which is good for sharing between 2 to 3 person and bilao style good for sharing between 10 to 15 people.

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Yang Chow Fried Rice

Chiow Express Yang Chow Fried Rice had a shrimps, green peas , scrambled eggs, chopped carrots and spring onions.

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Ho To Tay soup

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 fried chicken with shrimp cracker and sauce

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Chow Express version of halo-halo with only 3 kinds of ingredients

They also accept orders for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and company celebration.

Address: Ground Floor Garv’s Boutique Hotel, 604 Boni Avenue Bgy. Plainview ( in front of Mandaluyong Medical Center ), Mandaluyong, Philippines 1550

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

Landline : (02) 579 5289

Cellphone (0906) 675-87-68

Email: chiowexpress@gmail.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ChiowExpress/

Delivery Service and Bulk Orders: minimum of Php 300 within Mandaluyong City

 

 

 

 

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A Visit to Casa Gianan Vintage Collection

Our small group had set an appointment with Mr. Mark Anthony Kyle Gianan which included a short tour of  Kahoy World along Boni Avenue and a visit to his Casa Gianan vintage collection located in Sanggumay street.

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custom-made furniture and bed

I first met with Krazy Kyle few years ago during a coverage at Toy Convention 2014 and Historycon 2016.

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different kinds of toys , bottles and memorabilias

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celebrities

There are several well-known celebrities posted at the entrance of his store so of which became his clientele.

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 face mask from different parts of the globe

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telephones

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He earn the moniker ” Filipino Picker” because of his thousand of toys, memorabilia items, telephone units, face masks, vintage bottles, tin cans, paintings  among others.

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Jollibee toys released in the mid 1980’s to early 1990’s

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Most of his collections belongs to the 1970’s to mid- 1990’s. He started collecting around 2009 which included old telephone units, face mask from different countries.

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different kinds of soft drink bottles, beer bottles, milk bottles

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coca-cola bottles, cups and mugs

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ghostbusters

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Jollibee mugs

Jollibee mugs was also part of the promotional items sold at the iconic food chain in the early part of 1990’s

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Alphabets and Numbers which can transform into robots

These were part of the promotional items by a well-known toothpaste brand in the late 1980’s to early 1990’s.

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Donald Duck figurines and toys

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wood carvings

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button pins, paper bills, coins, stamps and books

Some of these items were given by his family friends, fans and fellow pickers.

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l-r Mr. Carlo Tecson ,Mr. Mark Anthony Kyle Gianan, Mr. Ray Ong and Achilles Lussier

Kahoy World can be visited during business hours , while Casa Gianan vintage collection is upon special appointment.

Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/kahoyworldbeds/

Casa Gianan Address: 664 Sangumay St, Mandaluyong, 1550 Metro Manila

Krazykyle’s Kahoy World Furniture Address: 1550, 643 Boni Ave, Mandaluyong

Contact :0918-911-6280

 

 

Filipino-Chinese Dishes at Chiow Express in Mandaluyong City

Chiow Express had opened last May 2018. This is one of the places to visit when you are near Mayilo circle and in front of Mandaluyong Medical Center in the heart of Mandaluyong City.

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Chiow Restaurant facade

The dishes are comparable to some well-known restaurants within Chinatown or Binondo district in Manila. For those living within San Juan and Mandaluyong. One will not travel far just to have these delectable dishes.

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bloggers, reviewers pose for a souvenir shot in front of the restarant

Considering the traffic, travel time and price, This restaurant is a clear stand out in the area.

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Chiow Express restaurant had a dining capacity of between 28 to 35 people at any given time.

Short History

Chiow means a lot of things, It is a colloquial term to eat. But according to one of the proprietors, the term “Chiow” was a nickname for a friend who died in 2016. They decided to name the restaurant Chiow in honor of the great friendship and memories shared. Same with the logo which looks similar to their friend.

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They planned to open a Filipino-Chinese restaurant about 5 years ago , but only materialized early part of this year. The place is clean with several mouthwatering dishes to offer.

Dishes

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Chiow Express special fried rice

Chiow Fiesta Fried Rice had an assorted array of mixture added, such as minced carrots, scrambled eggs, scallions, green peas and pork meat. This also had a strong hint of sesame oil added. The special fried rice is served in small , medium and large size.

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Chinese style kikiam

Chinese- style kikiam ( Quekeng) is another MUST order when you visit this restaurant. This is almost the same taste and texture with other well-known panciterias in Chinatown, Manila.

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Hototay soup

Hototay Soup is another MUST order, when you visit this place. The soup had a rich flavors with a young corn, squid, slices of straw mushroom, pork meat and can be shared.

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deep fried calamares

Deep Fried Calamares had a soft batter mixture, fresh quality ingredient were use. This is best eaten with their own version of chili oil and sauce.

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buttered deep fried chicken

Chiow Buttered Fried Chicken – Is one of the MUST try or one of best seller dishes of this restaurant. The chicken is well coated with butter and batter mixture. One can clearly taste the butter without overpowering the taste of the chicken.

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Chiow Fried Salt and Pepper Spareribs – Another highly recommended dishes for those who like spicy spareribs.

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Chiow Express crispy sisig

Chiow Crispy Sisig– Their version of sisig is best eaten hot in a sizzling plate. It is crispy with added hint of spiciness from chopped banana chilies, onions and egg. One can squeeze calamansi and bird’s eye chilies for extra spiciness.

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chami beef noodle

Chami noodles is another specialty of the restaurant. This had a generous topping of carrots, meat, cabbage and with slight tinge of sweetness. This is a perfect light meal or snack during early afternoon. They also offer several bilao style pancit ( noodle dishes) for larger group.

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Chiow Express chami beef sate

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some of the well-loved dishes

Address: Ground Floor Garv’s Boutique Hotel, 604 Boni Avenue Bgy. Plainview ( in front of Mandaluyong Medical Center ), Mandaluyong, Philippines 1550

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

Landline : (02) 579 5289

Cellphone (0906) 675-87-68

Email: chiowexpress@gmail.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ChiowExpress/

Delivery Service and Bulk Orders: minimum of Php 300 within Mandaluyong City

Note: Prices quoted at this blog are subject to change without prior notice, This is due to increase in prices of the ingredients and other factors.

How to Commute:

1.) from MRT Boni station, there is a jeepney route with Gabby’s -Rizal Technological University, Maysilo circle. minimum fare is Php 10.00

2.) from Kalentong -Jose Rizal University- there is a jeepney route with signage Maysilo circle, MRT minimum fare is Php 10.00

Collecticon 2018 at SM Megamall

Hobby at Worx proudly presents Collecticon 2018 (Toys & Hobbies Convention), this September 15 and 16, 2018 at SM Megatrade Hall 3. This event is a two-day festivity of collectors and toy enthusiasts. Over 50 booths of toy sellers and retailers from all over the Metro will be present. An array of toys and collectibles that will surely be enjoyed by hobbyists, collectors and casual goers alike.

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Here are some of the highlights

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An exciting line of activities will be presented to attendees:
(1) Collectors display and exhibit of life-sized statues
(2) Toy auctions
(3) Gundam Caravan
(4) Artist Alley and,
(5) Many more suprises await you

There is a minimal entrance fee for the visitors of the convention at Php 100.00. There will be on the spot raffles and other freebies.

Experience the Flavors of Meylin

Meylin is not your typical Chinese restaurant. The restaurant take pride for being in the food business since 1984.

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raddish cake

Raddish cake was cooked crispy outside and soft inside. This goes well with tomato ketchup or sweet and sour sauce.

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pancit canton

One of the specialty of this restaurant was its hand-pulled noodles. The ingredients are fresh.

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squid marinated in sauce and topped with coriander leaves

I liked the way they cooked the squid with the special sauce and chopped chilies

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Meylin restaurant

The restaurant had a sitting capacity of between 80 to 120 at any given time. The restaurant is also listed under popular search zomatoph and booky.

 

Address: Fourth Floor, Mega Atrium, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

Website: http://www.meylin.com.ph/pot-noodle-megamall/

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

 

 

Mark Down Sale by Megabrand at Sm Megamall

Metro Creative Themes Incorporated will be hosting a 3- day mark down sales from August 17 to 19, 2018 at Sm Megamall , Megatrade Hall 2, Megamall Building -B Mandaluyong City.

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per DTI-FTEC permit number 13563 Series of 2018

This also marks the rainy day season and start of the shopping season.Catch the season sale from re-known company brands like Reebok, Nike,Umbro, Sebago, Elle, Echolac, Hush Puppies, Levis, Dockers,Caselogic,Sketchers,The North Face No fear offering up to 70% mark down prices.

Some of the trendiest fashion items are also up for grabs. Unlike other trade fairs – There are no entrance fees. The bazaar is open from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm.

RCBC bankcard is the official bank partner and Bankard holders can enjoy up to 12 months 0% (zero percent) interest on defered transactions.

The trade bazaar in in partnership with MTC with official media partners WheninManila,OutofTownBlog, Ask by Flow Galindez and Collector’s Connection.

For more information, Please try to look for Mr. Jonathan Roxas or Mr. Emer dela Cruz through 0917-536-5473 or 0917-538-7507.
Do not forget to LIKE and Share their FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/mcteventsmngmnt/

6 Benefits of Microneedling at Skinfitness Center

Skinfitness Center had been in business for about a decade. Unknown to many, there are some high profile celebrity clienteles, office employees of nearby Ortigas business district among others.

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Skinfitness Center located at 5th Floor Megamall, Atrium near the chapel

Here are the 6 Benefits of Microneedling  

1.) Microneedling or referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a process that involves needles to puncture hundreds of tiny holes in the skin, creating pseudo wounds that prompted our own system to produce the necessary collagen and elastin for the repair of the new “wound” thereby improving the scar. This is a break through revolutionary therapy which is popular with celebrities, and is available at the center.

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Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

2.) Painless Technique–  Generous amount of topical anesthesia is applied in the skin thereby making the procedure tolerable and painless.

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3.) Youthful look – Treatment introduced fine needles to the skin to create microscopic channels in the dermis which sufficiently stimulates production of new collagen and elastin which generates new skin cells. The skin then becomes thicker, plumper and more youthful. Atrophic facial scars (chicken pox mark and reducing wrinkles ).

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Dermapen

4.) Up to 1,000 times more effective than conventional treatment– Serums that are applied to the skin are up to 1,000 times more absorbed because of the “tiny” holes created by microneedling.

5.) Smoothing of scars and reducing stretch marks – As a result of the treatment, the skin thickness being increased up to 80% smoothing scars, visibly reducing stretch marks enlarge pores, or pitting acne / chicken pox marks and reducing wrinkles

Microneedling packageSource: Skinfitness FB page

6.) Affordable – Compared to using other treatments and going to other derm clinic, Skinfitness Center offers affordable package.

Note: People who undergo the procedure can expect some redness depending on the individual response. Some overnight but some can last up to couple days post procedure as a result of all the skin stimulation, but it subsides quickly as the healing begins and the results of a more glowing skin start to show.

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friendly staff ,Certified PDS ( Philippine Dermatological Society) Dermatologists.

Please like and share their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/skinfitnessctr/

Address: 5th Floor SM Megamall- Atrium, Edsa corner J. Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City 

Operational Hours- Monday to Sundays 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Contact : 0917 577 7229 or 470-1936