Big Discounts from foodpanda
This September

GOOD news for food lovers who like to order food online: Foodpanda, the on-demand food delivery platform, has just launched the third run of its biggest food sale event, Hot ‘n Hungry III, which makes amazing ‘ber’ months food deals possible this entire month of September.

“Pinoys love to celebrate Christmas as early as September. We, at foodpanda, want to be part of these celebrations not only by delivering food Filipinos love but also by offering great deals perfect for family gatherings through the third edition of Hot ‘n Hungry,” says IACOPO Rovere, chief executive officer of foodpanda Philippines.

He adds: “This third edition of Hot ‘n Hungry is the biggest so far since we have top restaurants giving out discounts of up to 15%.”

Hot ‘n Hungry offerings from Chili’s

Specialties of Mesa can be enjoyed at a discounted price this September

Ongoing until September 30, 2018, Hot ‘n Hungry III offers exclusive and jaw-dropping food deals in foodpanda’s three key cities: Metro Manila, Metro Cebu and Metro Davao. There are 180 deals, from different restaurant partners, such as Tim Ho Wan, Mesa, Italianni’s, Chili’s and Sbarro.

For more detailed information and updates about the food sale, visit foodpanda’s Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (foodpanda_ph) accounts and look for the pink tags on the foodpanda website:

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One More Day to Enjoy Moroccan Cuisine

Authentic Moroccan cuisine

SELDOM do we get to taste an exotic cuisine like Moroccan cuisine. ‘Tis why it was one of the main attractions during the recently concluded Le Couer du Maroc (The Heart of Morocco) festival held at Rustan’s Makati last August.

Held in partnership with The Embassy of The Kingdom of Morocco, the Moroccan National Tourism Office in China, HSBC, and Fairmont Makati, the month-long festival featured delectable Moroccan cuisine at Rustan’s Café Casablanca, located on the Fifth Floor of the premier retailer’s flagship store in Makati City. One of Morocco’s most famous chefs, Chef Moha Fedal, prepared the authentic Moroccan food, which delighted diners so much so that the festival was extended for two weeks.

The festival ends on September 15, 2018, so there is still time to head over to Rustan’s Makati to savor the finest Moroccan dishes and enjoy the one-of-a-kind gastronomic journey that Café Casablanca offers.

The lunch buffet is priced at Php1,300, while the three available set dinner menus are priced at Php895 each.

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Welch’s Pushes the Rainbow Diet
for Good Health

AT the end of every rainbow is a pot of gold, and it is indeed a pot of gold—precious health—you will gain when you follow the ‘Rainbow Diet.’

What exactly is the Rainbow Diet?

Well, it is a diet based on the colors of fruits, vegetables and other plant-based food items. According to doctors and nutritionists, the colorful your plate is (actually the contents of your plate), the better it is for your health, as the health content of fruits and vegetables is reflected on their color. This is due to the phytochemicals in plants, which are naturally occurring compounds that provide their color, odor and flavor.


According to Ma. Paz L. Sales, a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian…

… Fruits that are blue and purple carry anthocyanin, which help keep the heart healthy and maintain blood pressure at a normal level.

… Red-colored fruits and vegetables are rich in cancer-fighting lycopene.

… Yellow and orange fruits and vegetables are abundant in Vitamin C and beta-cryptoxanthin, which is converted to Vitamin A when ingested by the body.

… Greens carry Vitamin K, folic acid, potassium, carotenoids and modest amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids.

The key is to combine rainbow colors into your diet.


The problem with some colors, though, is that they are not always found in local fruits and vegetables. Blue and purple hues, for example, do not occur much in local fruits and vegetables. It is therefore important to source them from imported fruits and vegetables because the anthocyanin and polyphenols in blues and purples effectively lessen the risk of lifestyle diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.

A good source of blues and purples happens to be grapes—or grape juice. You can eat grapes or drink grape juice like Welch’s 100% grape juice. Doing the latter actually provides more polyphenols than eating grapes because: 1) Welch’s 100% grape juice is made from Concord grapes, whose thick, dark purple skin and crunchy seeds carry a good dose of healthy polyphenols; and 2) making pure grape juice involves crushing the whole fruit, including the seeds and skin, thus releasing more of these nutrients into the juice.

Welch’s 100% grape juice is available in retail outlets nationwide.

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Special Sweets and Brews
at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Oreo Cheesecake

CAKES and coffee. They go together like two peas in a pod, yin and yang, ube and macapuno. So do this month’s featured cakes and pastries and special brewed coffee at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Café Pronto.

Cordillera Sunrise

Available for breakfast, snack or dessert, this perfect combination of sweet treats and coffee include the Cordillera Sunrise. It’s a special brew using special beans sourced from the highlands of Northern Philippines. The Arabica type beans are grown in the first-class municipality of Tuba in the southwestern region of Benguet. Locals have been farming these beans using traditional methods and sustainable means. Grown 1,600 meters above sea level, the Arabica trees are nurtured by the cool mountain air and are allowed to flourish under the shade of pine trees. With its full-bodied flavor and milk floral aroma, the coffee that these Arabica beans produce is exquisite indeed.

A perfect match for the Cordillera Sunrise is this month’s featured cake, the Oreo Cheesecake, available in small cakes for simple enjoyment and in big cakes for special celebrations.

Cafe Pronto’s French macarons come in different colors and flavors

Another perfect partner for the special coffee brew is French macarons. They come in different colors and flavors, such as Coffeenosa, Mango Passion Fruit, Pistachio, Strawberry, Tiramisu and White Chocolate Raspberry.

Café Pronto is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


(Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located at Meralco Ave. corner Sapphire St., Ortigas Center, Pasig City; with telephone number (632) 720-7777.)

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Enjoy Two New Chocolate Treats
at Tim Hortons This Season

Enjoy White Hot Chocolate (left) an Chocolicious Donut (right) this rainy season


GOOD news for chocolate lovers: This rainy season of August, Tim Hortons offers two new chocolate treats—one doughnut and one hot drink—that is just perfect for keeping warm and comfortable even on rainy afternoons. The exciting new bite is Chocolicious Donut, and the de-stressing beverage is White Hot Chocolate.

Chocolicious Donut

Chocolicious Donut is a yeast-raised doughnut bursting with chocolate brownie filling. The doughnut is dipped in white fondant and then outlined with dark chocolate flakes. Bite into its soft bread, with the white fondant giving just the right degree of resistance as you sink your teeth into the doughnut, and allow the chocolate filling to fill your mouth with gooey goodness.

White Hot Chocolate

White Hot Chocolate is a rich chocolate drink with a perfect milky note, rich and smooth texture, and just the right amount of sweetness. The drink is topped with a generous piping of whipped cream.

Enjoy these two new chocolate treats at Tim Hortons.

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