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With the season of summer in full swing, we often look for engaging activities that our young ones can participate in. Popular activities such as basketball, football, and art classes are a mainstay, while those looking for an engaging learning experience can choose from a selection of On-The-Job (OTJ) programs which are catered to provide real world experience while encouraging our young ones to have fun while simultaneously learning new skills.
With the perfect mix of both learning and fun becoming more appealing to parents. Goldilocks, the country’s number one bakeshop is happy to announce the continuation of their annual Junior Crew Program; a week-long program that invites kids ages 6 to 12 years old to participate in a week of learning where they are exposed to the value of discipline and hard work while being immersed in the Goldilocks family.
In order to participate in this annual activity, you simply need to proceed to any of the eligible Goldilocks stores listed below and ask the attending manager for a registration form.
Eligible Locations include:
Farmers 2 New
SM Marilao, SM Megamall
SM. Sta Cruz Laguna
Sm Sta Mesa
I Mall Canlubang
Gift your kids a summer to that they will always remember with Goldilocks’ Junior Crew Program!
For more information, you may also follow Goldilocks on
Twitter or Instagram at @GoldilocksPH
Goldilocks Facebook page
Official Goldilocks website at www.goldilocks.com.ph
By Dr. Gary Small, Member of Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board
Older adults often discuss the physical and mental changes they experience with aging, but the reality is - none of us are exempt from the effects of aging, especially people living in the Asia Pacific - the fastest aging region in the world.
All across the region, societal aging will have widespread implications on the workforce, including an impending decline in the working population between 15 to 64 years of age, and a shift in the workforce age composition towards older employees. With the imminent impact of aging on our infrastructure, workforce and quality of life, it is now more important than ever for people to embrace healthy aging in order to live long, fulfilling lives and help allay the mounting pressures that aging poses on our society.
So what does healthy aging actually mean? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), healthy aging is the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables well-being in older age. To the 5,500 consumers aged 40 and above surveyed by Herbalife Nutrition in the 2018 Asia Pacific Healthy Aging Survey, the majority (66 percent) of respondents said that healthy aging meant being “physically and mentally active as they age.”
From the Philippines’ respondents, 97% of the total number (or seven out of 10 people) agree that they can take steps towards healthy aging, and 80% of them have started doing so.
If you are concerned about the possibility of cognitive decline or ending up with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia as you age, you will be glad to know that you do have some control your brain health and risk for dementia as you age.
In fact, two-thirds of dementia risk comes from non-genetic factors, which means that the lifestyle choices that you make every day can have a major impact on how well your brain ages. Research has also shown that regular physical exercise is associated with a lower risk for dementia, as well as better memory in middle-aged and older age groups, while reports of healthy eating were associated with better memory self-reports regardless of age.
So make it a point to bid goodbye to age-related cognitive decline with these three healthy aging tips that will get your brain health back on track.
Tip #1: Make Better Nutrition Choices
Good nutrition not only affects your overall health, it also improves the health of your brain. It should come as no surprise that the same foods that are high in fat and salt content that aren't good for your body, aren't your brain's best friend either.
Recent studies have outlined complex carbohydrates and whole grains as healthy brain nutrition choices that may lower the risk for dementia. Additionally, having fish in your meals twice a week will help you get sufficient omega-3 fats to protect brain health and stabilize your mood. In fact, the omega-3 fatty acids in fish or fish oil supplements can help form the myelin sheaths that line your brain’s wiring, whose breakdown is often associated with the onset of dementia.
It is also important to get lots of antioxidant fruits and vegetables into your diet to protect your brain from the oxidative stress of aging, while keeping it strong and healthy in the long run. For a 40 year-old guy, an adequate amount to aim for will be at least 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of vegetables a day.
Tip #2: Siphon Off the Stress
Chronic stress can have a negative impact on your health, with effects ranging from insomnia to weight gain to an increased risk of heart disease; as well as impairment of the immune, digestive and the central nervous systems. While eliminating stress from our lives is almost impossible, we can learn to manage it in way that protects our hearts and our brains.
Developing healthy living habits is critical to aging well. Make sure that you get sufficient rest at night, as sleep deprivation can accelerate aging. A good night’s sleep helps to reduce chronic inflammation, improves memory and mood, and puts you in better control of dealing with stressful situations.
Secondly, with technology taking over our time and our lives, it is important to disconnect from gadgets from time to time to improve mental focus and beat stress. Make it a point to incorporate breathing exercises and light meditation into your busy schedule. Mindfulness is exceptional in its capacity to control stress, with its effectiveness being seen across all age groups.
Thirdly, one of the best ways to relieve stress is to get regular physical exercise. This can come in a variety of forms including walking, jogging, yoga, tai chi, or having a quick game of tennis with friends. Exercise not only lowers risk for depression, but increases cognitive abilities and the size of the brain region that controls memory formation.
Lastly, keep in mind that a lot of stress we bring on ourselves by taking on too many commitments. It is important to be mindful of how much activity you can take on, and plan ahead to eliminate sources of stress that can come with trying to do too much on our own. Developing a strong and supportive social network will lower your stress level and make your life more fulfilling.
Tip #3: Make Time for Some Brain Fun
While the best kind of mental exercise depends on the individual, a general rule of thumb is that the activity should be enjoyable and challenging.
The process of learning and acquiring new information and experiences, such as learning new skills, can also stimulate the brain. Try varying your learning exercises to keep them interesting – work on solving puzzles for a few days and learn a new board game for the next few days before moving on to pick up a new musical instrument. In addition, memory-training techniques are easy to learn and have been shown to improve cognitive performance, with its effects lasting years as long as you keep using the memory methods you’ve learned.
While these healthy aging tips seem modest, many underestimate their importance in putting them on track towards leading healthier and happier lives. Remember, a lifestyle of good nutrition, when combined with healthy living habits and brain-friendly activities, can go a long way towards a long lifetime of brain health.
About Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.
Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products and programs - since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent members, we are committed to providing solutions to global trends of poor nutrition and obesity, a population that wants to age in a healthier manner, skyrocketing public healthcare costs as well as providing an opportunity to meet the needs of the rising number of entrepreneurs. Herbalife Nutrition offers high quality, science-backed products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle. The Company’s direct sales model provides individuals with an entrepreneurial business opportunity to be their own boss and work either full or part-time.
Herbalife Nutrition’s targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through its independent members in more than 90 countries.
Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) and its more than 130 community-based Casa Herbalife Nutrition programs around the globe that help bring good nutrition to children. The Company and HNF also provide aide to organizations focused on the general wellness of communities such as the American Cancer Society, Save The Children and the American Red Cross.
Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe.
Herbalife Nutrition has approximately 8,300 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately US$4.9 billion in 2018. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.
Partnering with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 5 and Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 5, the Shang is hosting the Orgullo kan Bikol (OKB) Regional Trade & Travel Fair for the first time ever. Ongoing from May 22 to 26 at the Grand Atrium, the fair culls authentic Bicolano products, all of them made by micro, small, and medium enterprises in Legazpi City.
OKB showcases many of Bicol’s tourist spots, new ecotourism activities, diverse natural attractions, and festivals, ideal for family vacations or romantic getaways.
The fair also highlights the fashion and flavors of Bicol, with an array of handcrafted abaca products, stylish accessories, native home fixtures, and delicious, signature food items (pili-based snacks are a hallmark of the region) and beverages available for shoppers to browse and purchase.
Beyond the iconic Mount Mayon and scrumptious local cuisine, there are lot of reasons why many tourists rave about this scenic destination. Make sure not to miss #OKBicolAtTheShang to #FeelTheShangVibe.
For inquiries, call 370-2500 loc. 597 or visit www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage. Follow the Shang on Instagram: @shangrilaplazaofficial.
Stephen Conchie, Senior Vice President and Managing Director,
Herbalife Nutrition Asia Pacific
In recent years, the promotion of health and wellness at the workplace has shifted from being one of many employee benefits to become a strategic business priority. Not only does a positive working environment reduce absenteeism and corporate healthcare costs, having a culture that promotes health and wellness at the workplace plays an important role in driving employee engagement, raising business productivity and improving bottom lines.
At the same time, changing workforce dynamics are driving the growing emphasis on the need for corporate wellness. The Millennials at Workstudy conducted by Herbalife Nutrition in Asia Pacific found that seven in 10 millennials would be motivated to stay active if wellness initiatives were part of their company's culture. With millennials poised to form the majority of the global workforce by 2020, and 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025, this generation – known for their pursuit of healthy lifestyles - will have an increasing influence on workforce dynamics and employee policies.
As we cast our sights on the future of work during this year’s Global Employee Health & Fitness Month in May, it is also timely for business leaders to review the health and wellness policies at the workplace against a backdrop of major changes brought about by technology and demographics. With technology increasingly blurring the lines between work and personal life, the growing influence of millennials and a rapidly aging workforce, this presents a critical need for organizations to rethink health and wellness programmes for the future, and for everyone within the organization to play a greater role in shaping a positive working environment from the inside out.
According to Stephen Conchie, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Herbalife Nutrition Asia Pacific, we see three areas that are key in helping companies foster a healthier and more productive workplace for the future. These include promoting healthy active lifestyles, healthy eating, and mental wellness - involving business leaders and employees throughout the entire organization.
Promoting Healthy, Active Lifestyles Within and Outside the Workplace
In today’s technology connected world, striking a healthy work-life balance seems nearly impossible. With endless streams of demands being placed upon employees via a constant influx of emails and text messages, pulling all-nighters and desktop dining have become familiar scenes in today’s corporate environments.
To promote healthy, active living in today’s time-strapped working environments, organizations can make it easier for employees to adopt healthy eating habits and encourage physical activity by making these programmes more accessible for them. Simple initiatives that companies can start with include organizing exercise sessions during lunchtime or in the evening at the workplace or encouraging organization-wide participation in mass sporting events.
To push the envelope further, business leaders and managers should also be encouraged to lead their teams in healthy active lifestyle initiatives. For instance, we organized a Healthy Active Lifestyle Challenge as a fun and interactive company-wide competition for leaders and managers to rally their teams to take part in physical activity and healthy eating challenges. Through this initiative, not only did the participation in corporate wellness activities increase, we also saw a significant boost in employee morale and close-knit relationships were formed between the management and their team members, resulting in a positive effect throughout our entire organization.
Encourage Healthy Eating for Employees
Being confined to the work desk for long periods, it can be tempting for employees to reach for unhealthy snacks as quick and convenient means to fuel their brain and body. In view of this trend, organizations can encourage employees to be more conscious about their food intake, and work on organization-wide initiatives to get employees to take a greater interest in healthy eating.
For example, companies may organize healthy eating days where healthier food options are catered for employees; or install vending machines within the office to provide healthy snack options. For us at Herbalife Nutrition, we invest in providing complimentary nutrition products for our employees to promote healthy eating through the organization. With the belief that good nutrition will help to foster healthier employees and a healthier workplace, we also involve our resident nutrition experts to share healthy eating tips with our employees regularly to build healthy eating habits across our offices in Asia.
Prioritize Mental and Emotional Wellness for all Employees
With more employees finding it challenging to strike a good balance between their work and personal life, employees can often end up neglecting their personal mental and emotional well-being. To provide mental and emotional health support for their employees, organizations can play an active role to incorporate mental wellness as part of corporate health and wellness programmes. This can be as simple as organizing stress-relief activities such as art jamming classes and stress buster massages, like what we do at Herbalife Nutrition Hong Kong every quarter, to help our employees release stress at work for a healthier and happier life.
At the end of the day, building a healthy and more productive workplace begins from the inside out. With collective efforts made by the business leaders in shaping company-wide policies, the human resource teams and managers in rallying employees in organization-wide activities, and the employees themselves in fostering a healthy environment for their colleagues, this can have a multiplier effect in helping organizations shape healthier and happier workplaces for the future.
My fascination about pearl started when I was young. Seeing beautiful women wearing pearls of different kinds and sizes made me admire them more. Because, pearl to me is my simplest yet my most elegant choice whenever in it comes to jewelry or accessories.
About last night, my love for pearl got even stronger. Upon seeing the new spring-summer collection, my small eyes went wild. The bold and contemporary designs caught so much of my attention.
I love wearing huge pearl necklaces, earrings and rings. But this time, I think I'll give it a try to wear these new wave designs by Misaki Monaco. Others, if not, young people would see pearls as a boring stuff to wear for special occasions. But this new collection can surely give them a second thought about pearls. Plus, knowing the story behind this brand, it's priceless.
ABOUT MISAKI MONOCO
Created in 1987, Misaki is a luxury jewelry brand, specializing in an emblematic material – the pearl: cultured pearls and crafted glass pearl beads.
Based in the Principality of Monaco, Misaki cleverly combines the beauty and perfection of pearls with original and modern designs.
THE LOVE STORY
Born from a love story between 2 globetrotters - a French photographer and a Japanese illustrator - the Misaki brand proposes a pearl that is truly Jet Set.
More than three decades ago, a French Photographer met a beautiful Japanese illustrator. Not long after, a romantic connection formed between the two.
Suffice it to say, it was a match made in heaven for the lovers who were from opposite sides of the world.
The two were fond of giving presents to each other as a sign of their love. But his very first gift to her remains to be the most special-a necklace of Akoya cultured pearls.
It was this moment that inspired the two to create a brand of pearl jewelries, which they named Misaki, his term of endearment to her. In Japanese, “Misaki” translates to “beautiful flower,” a fitting name for a line of jewelry that captures love and elegance.
The two frequently travelled to France and back to Japan, which is why they initially sold the pearl jewelries in airports and through various airlines.
In so many words, Misaki Monaco is the “child” of a fairytale romance between the lovers.
Years after the creators of the brand fell in love with each other, Misaki Monaco has become one of the most exciting jewelry brands in the world.
Misaki Monaco is known for crafting a more innovative and creative interpretation of the classic pearl jewelry-breaking the conventional image (that it is boring, stale, or just for the old) usually associated with it.
The luxury brand recently opened its first store at the Shangri-la Plaza in Manila, bringing over 30 years of experience in making sophisticated and contemporary pearl jewelry which combines pure shapes and lines with precious, quality materials.
Founded in 1987 and headquartered in the Principality of Monaco, Misaki Monaco started as a travel retail brand, initially distributed in airlines and airports. In 2014, it became part of the portfolio of the Alteal Group, which modernized the brand’s image with a new artistic direction.
Today, Misaki Monaco is a favorite jewelry name in over 40 countries (like Lithuania, Oman, Moscow, Europe) across 70 shops, and in more than 30 airlines (such as Air France, Qatar Airways, Korean Air, Lufthansa).
In Asia, the first worldwide flagship store opened in Beijing in 2017. Since then, it has spread its timeless and chic spirit across the region, with stores in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, and now the Philippines.
Misaki Monaco has mastered the art of turning the pearl-both cultured pearls and crafted glass pearl beads-into collections with bold and contemporary designs. Its designs are both unique, world-class, awe-inspiring. They are pure eyecandy.
It has two product lines-the Jewellery, for the cultured pearls with precious materials; and the Fashion Jewellery, for the handmade glass pearl beads.
Over the years, it has transformed the emblematic material into iconic jewelry-from rings and earrings, to bracelets, necklaces and pendants, and watches.
The new Spring-Summer 2019 collection draws its inspiration from a jazz classic song, “Dream a little Dream of me.” Reminiscent of dreams, romance, love and passion, this new collection reveals jewels that are both bright and contrasted.
This collection evokes passion and sensuality, perfect for the Misaki woman who wants to be charming, captivating, and memorable.
With its “Pearl Your Life” philosophy, it won’t take long before Misaki Monaco captures the hearts of Filipino pearl jewelry afficionados-just like it had endeared itself to thousands of people across the world.
Defines a look
The Misaki pearl is more than just an accessory, it’s the piece that defines one’s look.
Most of the pearls Misaki Monaco uses come from Japan, which has been known as the best when it comes to Akoya pearl production. Japan is widely regarded as the country which produces the best, most consistently beautiful Akoya pearls.
Misaki Monaco’s designs are far from the usual classic pearl jewelries, focusing more on creating contemporary and creative interpretations. It brings the “new wave” of pearls by giving the classics a whole new twist of glamour and sophistication.
Misaki Monaco / Nouvelle Collection Printemps Été 2019 / Dream of Me - YouTube
Pearl Your Life
Level 2 Main Wing, Shangri-La Plaza cor. Edsa,, Mandaluyong City
For those who are trying to quit smoking, remember that the habit does nothing well. Health concerns are just the peak of the problem. Smoking also leads to fires and damages. Be free from the influence of tobacco and follow a healthier life today by making conscious decisions.
To back up positive choices, the World Health Organization (WHO) says that smoking is a leading factor in cardiovascular disease and lung cancer. It claims more than people’s lives. Smoking destroys careers and important relationships, bringing individuals to smoke more.[i]
This is the ugly truth that the WHO has been pushing to address through its World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) celebration, a global effort that seeks to increase the level of awareness about cigarette smoking by explaining its damaging effects to the public.[ii]
To help in promoting this advocacy, Sante Philippines, provider of premier organic health and wellness products and services, lists the main harmful effects of continuous cigarette smoking:
Smoking Causes Health Risks
Cigarette and tobacco smoking are the main reasons for major diseases in the world. It is linked with a wide variety of cancers, commonly affecting the heart and lungs. The habit makes smokers vulnerable to diseases because of particles that lower the immune system.[iii]
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a condition where mucus in the lungs causes difficult breathing, is a result of long-term smoking, usually found in people who have started cigarettes at an early age. Inhaling cigarette smoke also worsens asthma and tuberculosis.[iv]
Second-hand Smoking Destroys Lives
Smoking also affects nearby people. When smokers light cigarettes inside their houses, they endanger the health of family members, especially infants and children.[v]
Animals, also, are not immune to the harmful effects of cigarette smoke. Dogs and cats, among other furry companions, are also victims. Felines, particularly, are prone to developing a type of cancer called, malignant lymphoma, if they are exposed to cigarette smoke for long.[vi]
Smoking Affects the Environment
The production of cigarettes and tobacco also set major harm to the environment, with tobacco plantations destroying the land. Areas of dense forests that have been cut down to cultivate tobacco result in soil erosion. Not only that, tobacco production uses trees to create fire for drying tobacco leaves and for rolling and packing cigarettes. If not monitored, cigarettes start forest fires, damaging the ozone layer further and destroying the homes of both animals and people.
Additionally, the procedures in making tobacco release toxic gases. These air pollutants, such as methane and carbon dioxide, negatively affect the ozone layer. [vii]
There will always be a link that connects smoking to damages, be it nature or human life. Once people place cigarette butts on their lips, they not only gamble their lives but risk the lives of others. Encourage people around you to stop smoking by vocalizing your concern. They might dislike the attention at first but showing consistent compassion will let them know that you mean the best for them.
Santé offers products that improve the quality of life of Filipinos and people around the world. The company has been providing premier organic health and wellness products and services with Santé Barley at its core. Barley grass is an effective antioxidant, rich with vitamins and minerals that not only detoxifies the body but also, aids in digestive health.
Founded in 2007, Santé promotes, produces and distributes premier natural health and wellness products; as well as services, designed to help people live better lives. With Santé Barley as its flagship brand, Santé has dominated the local market with its certified* organic barley grass – grown and harvested in New Zealand. (More recently, Santé has become the Philippines’ first company to be certified organic by BioGro). With the proven health benefits of Santé Barley, Santé has developed a comprehensive selection of everyday barley-based products. Today, Santé has expanded its offerings to include a fitness and rehabilitation center with its Santé Fitness Lab; and an array of natural products that are true to the company's thrust in promoting a healthy lifestyle. Headquartered in the Philippines, Santé has offices worldwide such as New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, Qatar, Nigeria, and Cyprus.
Who run the world? If you know the answer, shout it out and celebrate girl power with SM Cinema as they bring us two new exclusive women-centered films, Dumplin’ and The Hustle!
Put your high heels on for Dumplin’, a charming and uplifting coming-of-age story. Dumplin' (Danielle Macdonald) is the plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen (Jennifer Aniston), who signs up for her mom's pageant as a protest against the prejudices in her small Texan town. The situation escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and the way women in their town think about beauty.
Feel like the badass woman you are with the comedy film,The Hustle. Rebel Wilson plays a low-rent scammer who meets a high-class con artist, played by Anne Hathaway, who teaches her the ways of high-class society living and scheming. Together, they team up to exact revenge to the men who have wronged them in the past.
Catch Dumplin’ and The Hustlestarting May 8 only at SM Cinema branches nationwide. Book your tickets through the website, www.smcinema.com or download the SM Cinema mobile app. You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day– but also the one we often skip due to the early morning rush to prepare ourselves for work and the kids for school. But with a little inspiration and help from The Maya Kitchen, you can certainly put together a hot and healthier breakfast on the fly. So, wake up to a great morning and never miss a proper meal again with these three easy, good-for-you recipes.
Quick, simple and delicious, this Champorado with Whole Rolled Oatmeal recipe only requires four ingredients — MAYA Champorado Mix, whole rolled oatmeal, sugar, and water. A bowl of this flavorful champorado will surely warm your belly and keep it full well until lunch time!
If you have picky eaters who don’t like fruits, the Healthy Breakfast Hotcakes with Fresh Fruits might help change their stubborn mind – plus, it’s so easy to make with the MAYA Original Hotcake Mix that you can even get the kids to join in. Prep the batter and pour it into a slightly greased pan or flat skillet. Just wait for the top to turn bubbly, then flip over. Finish by topping with fresh fruit and maple syrup or honey.
Serve a hearty Beef Pastrami Benedict in less than 30 minutes. Take a piece of ciabatta bread and pile slices of pastrami, tomatoes and arugula leaves. Place one poached egg on top, then drizzle with hollandaise sauce. You can make your own hollandaise at home to use for a variety of meals. Here’s how: Beat egg yolks in a pot of simmering water, remove the bowl from heat, and then pour butter lemon juice, salt and white pepper. Continue mixing until it smoothens, and you’ve got the sauce ready to go.
Start your day right, gather the kids around and make yourselves a hearty, healthy breakfast! If you want to learn how to prepare more easy and impressive meals, check out The Maya Kitchen’s basic cooking and baking classes or log on to www.themayakitchen.com for more awesome menu ideas.
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Learn great recipes at www.themayakitchen.com. If you want to take your baking and cooking skills up a notch check out Maya Kitchen’s course offerings at the website, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 8921185 or 892-5011 local 108 or +63929 679 6102.
Mother's may have a special standard date, which is the 2nd Sunday of May. But at KING CHEF, it's a whole month of May celebration!
Give momma a kitchen break and treat the Queen for a Royal meal with a royal ambiance.
This is our second year, having the opportunity to have a sneak peek of the Mother's Day Set Menus. So timely for my Chinese food craving some few days ago. Of course, craving satisfied! And #TheANGfoodiefamily together with the #KTG family had a super gastronomic afternoon!
Two words to best describe our mothers... amazing and awesome! At this year's King Chef's Mother's Day Set Menus these beautiful words were used to name our mom's choices.
Here are the dishes from the set menus.
AWESOME MOM'S CHOICE
I find it truly awesome, from the soup to dessert, a complete Chinese meal good for the family of three to six members. Well, if you'll get the two sets, it can cover for a family of ten or more.
Wait, there's more! Order 1 set menu and get FREE mouth-watering Steamed Pompano in Chili Toasi Sauce.
FREE Gelatin for Mom's dessert! We love flowers, what more if we can eat it?
I honestly loved everything from the two menus. But of course, I still have my personal choice from this set, the Suahe with Salted Egg. From the first time I've tried this dish from King Chef, like two years ago, I always look forward to having one for every visit.
The King's Special Crabroe Soup is the soup of my choice. While from the 4 Kinds Cold Cuts Platter, I really enjoy the seaweeds.
King's Special Crabroe Soup
4 Kinds Cold Cuts Platter
Sizzling 5 Spice Beef
Suahe with Salted Egg
Mapo Tofu in Hotpot
Yang Chow Fried Rice
AMAZING MOM'S CHOICE
Our young foodie definitely have her own personal choice. Abi's all-time favorite soup from King Chef is none other than the Seafood with Spinach Soup. The thick creamy spinach soup can make her tummy full. And with this menu, she got her new favorite, the Crispy Chicken in Mango Sauce, actually, it was everyone's favorite! The sauce added real flavor to the golden fried crispy chicken. They're perfect together.
The Boneless Pata Tim with Steamed Buns is a sure winner for meat lovers like Mr. Ang. While the fresh steamed buns for me and Abi, we love the buns!
Seafood with Spinach Soup
Boneless Pata Tim with Steamed Buns
Beef with Broccoli
Sauteed Squid in X.O. Sauce
Crispy Chicken in Mango Sauce
What's New At King Chef Seafood Restaurant?
I super loved this soup. A combination of three ginseng in one bowl of healthy soup. Another interesting part of this soup was its tender spareribs. Meat falls off the bones! It was boiled twice!
Double Boiled Spareribs with 3 kinds of Ginseng Soup
Sauteed Seafood & Apple in X.O. Sauce
This may look intimidating as it says Braised Chilli Fish Head. No, it's not literally spicy. It's so delectable! I can have all the patience to finish the challenging head fish just to find the flavorful meat.
Braised Chilli Fish Head
Hunan Tofu Hotpot
Well, all the dishes served made me and my family happy. Well-prepared, well-seasoned, well-done and everything! From the two Mother's Day Set Menus plus the New Menus, will surely make a come back.
Remember to show your love to your mom as you can invite her for an intimate dinner or family lunch. This month of May, King Chef came up with a special menu for the mothers and the family to enjoy. See from the photo above the two sets of Mother's Day Special Set Menu. This will be offered from the 1st of May 1 till the 31st. While the New dishes will be available until the end June 2019.
#TheANGfoodiefamily got another toothsome Day To Remember!
In celebration of Mother’s Day, Beko, the Official Partner of the Everyday, honors the hard work, compassion, and dedication of mothers towards their families through fun activities during its “Mother’s Day Out” event at the Activity Center of Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City, from May 10 to 12.
Mothers joining the three-day program would experience free make-up sessions and tutorials, cooking demos, food tasting, coffee and pastries, as well as special prizes for participating in a contest, which would ask them to take a video of themselves explaining the value of having longer “me” time.
To promote the importance of personal time, the program also showcases Beko home appliances’ advanced technologies designed to assist mothers by optimizing time spent on house duties. By cutting the hours spent on dealing with everyday challenges, moms can focus on more important things, like having time for themselves or spending more quality bonding time with their family and loved ones.
Beko’s innovative features, carried by their washers, refrigerators, and ovens, not only offer solutions that boost productivity and efficiency but also, pays tribute to the incomparable qualities of mothers.
Some mothers prefer hand washing their clothes than rely on washers during laundry days – which most often fall on weekends. However, the hours spent on individual treatment of clothes cost too much time and energy.
This is the reason why Beko innovated technologies in their washers that can closely match a mother’s perseverance and dedication to tackle a large pile of laundries quickly, while still providing comfort.
Mothers can diminish the time it takes to finish a week’s worth of dirty clothes by properly sorting it and washing it with Beko Frontload Washers. It has “Xpress Super Short” a 14-minute cycle that is suitable for lightly soiled small load of laundry up to 2kg. With a full load of laundry, “Daily Express”will finish the job in just 28 minutes cycle at 30⁰C; while the “GentleCare 20⁰™” copies the tender hands of a mother to lightly yet effectively wash delicate clothes; all of this special wash programs and more in just one machine.
Meanwhile, the technologies of Beko refrigerators manage the right conditions to maintain the qualities of fresh foodfor longer period, similar to how a mother upholds the sanctuary of her household.
Beko’s “Everfresh+®” in their refrigerators’ special crisper compartment preserves the storage life of fruits and vegetables by controlling the precise humidity, reducing condensation and minimizing temperature variations inside so fruit and vegetables stay crisp and fresher up to 30days; while “Active Fresh Blue Light™” technologies protects the Vitamin C intensity keeping its natural flavor and nutrition intact. It is almost like having a greenhouse inside the fridge which continues the process of photosynthesis on fruit and vegetables which preserves it 30% better compared to a standard crisper.
The refrigerator also has the benefit of “NeoFrost Dual Cooling System” that ensures even cooling inside the fridge compartment and no air transfers between fridge and freezer compartments, thus prevents cross contamination of food causing spoilage and foul odor.
Increasing the storage time of fresh produce giving them the freedom to store more to lessens the frequency of their travel to fresh market. This also releases them from pressure of immediately using all the available ingredients for dishes. This way, mothers can enjoy using their natural culinary creativity to spin new versions of favorite dishes.
Mothers can look forward to an exciting cooking appliance that Beko would soon be launching in the Philippines in the coming months. This will help save their time spent in cooking and give them more “me” time.
With its technology, “Split and Cook,” the ovens mimic the multitasking capabilities of mothers by providing more spaces to cook two different meals with different temperature needs and durations at the same time in one single cavity oven. This Free Standing Cooker’s top stove uses gas while the bottom oven is electric, with two fans at the back to provide accurate cooking results.
While multiple dishes are being cooked at the same time, moms can find time to chat with other family members about daily matters. Once their signature recipes are done and about to be served, the conversations can continue into the right atmosphere for family dialogue - the kitchen table.
Beko acknowledges the different roles mothers provide to their families, acting as the light of Filipino home, the gentle manager, the provider of healthy and delicious meals, and the director of proper compartmentalizing. As the Official Partner of The Everyday, Beko has installed features to partner with mothers to complete everyday household responsibilities, so that they may have longer meaningful time for themselves and their loved ones.
Gurhan Gunal Regional Sales Director of Beko Asia Pacific is set to grace the event and will address the audience with his opening remarks. Also present are Dyeun Zapanta, Assistant General Manager together with Cecil Placia, Marketing Manager of Beko Philippines.
“Filipino moms deserve a day out and we at Beko, aim to deliver that. Aside from the fun activities of the program, we would also be introducing our technologies to mothers so that they may have the better option of owning intelligent appliances in washing, cooking, and storing,” said Dyeun. “We believe that missing out on valuable family moments to tackle everyday challenges at home is to waste away precious memories. That is why we developed these features to assist them in managing personal time and chores.”
“This is also the perfect time to buy a special gift for mom as a Special Mother’s Day promotion can be availed from May 10 to 12, 2019. Hurry and visit your nearest Robinsons Appliances branch and inquire about this limited offer,” Cecil added.