Buttery Garlic Prawns
(Anchor)

Buttery Garlic Prawns, an Anchor recipe which I cooked

Buttery Garlic Prawns, an Anchor recipe which I cooked

PRAWN dishes never fail to impress. They have an umami flavor that pleases the palate. They go well with other seafood but are also good on their own. Simply sauté them in a little butter with garlic, season with salt and pepper, throw in some herbs, and you’ve got a great tasting dish.

I personally like to cook with prawns (or shrimps). I add them to almost everything—pancit, pasta, stir-fried vegetables, paella, fried rice, seafood stews, soups and salads. I also like to cook dishes that have them as main ingredient, such as gambas, cereal prawns, salted egg prawns, shrimp popcorn, chili prawns.

Last week, I learned a new prawn recipe. Failing to attend an event put together by Anchor’s dairy products, publicist Annie Ringor sent me a set of Anchor products with recipes that make use of Anchor dairy products, such as Anchor Shredded Mozzarella, Anchor Shredded Cheddar, Anchor Grated Parmesan, Anchor Cheddar Block, Anchor Cream Cheese Spread, Anchor Whipping Cream, Anchor Full Cream Milk Powder, Anchor Full Cream UHT Milk, Anchor Low Fat UHT Milk and Anchor Family Milk. One of these recipes was Buttery Garlic Prawns, which immediately caught my attention because the recipe was simple but I was really sure that the dish would turn out really flavorful. So I kitchen-tested it, and, true enough, it met up to expectations.

50 grams Anchor Butter, softened
2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
salt to taste
1 Tbsp. oil
1 pc. red chili, seeds removed and finely chopped
1 kg. prawns, peeled, with tail segment intact
1 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley

1. Mix the softened butter with the garlic and a generous sprinkle of salt.
2. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour in the oil, then add butter, chili and prawns.
3. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, turning at times until the prawns are pink and cooked through.
4. Sprinkle with parsley and a little extra salt to serve.

Serves 4.

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Diamond Hotel Welcomes Summer
with Refreshing Treats

Strawberry Dream

Strawberry Dream

MUST you travel a long distance and spend long hours on the road for a refreshing summer vacation? The truth is that you can enjoy yourself and have fun under the sun—or in a cool air-conditioned room—without going away.

Making sure that you have this option is Diamond Hotel Philippines, whose first-class amenities and summer treats will effectively put you in a vacation mode. The hotel’s Summer Fun room promo, which is available until May 30, 2018, offers a relaxing staycation in a luxurious Deluxe Room for Php5,500 nett for an overnight accommodation. The package comes with a Php2,000 dining credit, buffet breakfast for two, Wi-Fi access, access to the Health Club and Spa, use of swimming pool, 20% discount on massage and laundry, and scheduled weekend shuttle service to and from Intramuros, Mall of Asia and Robinsons Place Manila.

Simply book a room at www.diamondhotel.com and use the promo code SFUN18.

Watermelon Slushie

Watermelon Slushie

Chocolate Happiness

Chocolate Happiness

Tall Dark and Mango

Tall Dark and Mango

To escape from the hot and humid summer sun, both in-house and walk-in guests can enjoy a refreshing plunge in the swimming pool or the outdoor whirlpool at the Poolside of the hotel, where there’s a wide range of thirst-quenching food and drink selections. Order a frosty glass of Kiddie Slushie for Php180 nett and see if you can resist a double round of brain-freezing slushie in the summer heat. Scoop up some of your favorite ice cream flavors to cool you down amidst the sweltering heat. Scoops of Delight creamy creations will keep you coming back for more. Get a taste of Filipino favorites and feast on a hearty and scrumptious Boodle Platter for Php1,780 nett for two persons while dining al fresco at the Poolside.

Boodle Platter

Boodle Platter

For room reservations, call (632) 528-3000 extension 1141. For restaurant reservations, call (632) 529-3000 extension 1121. Prior reservation is encouraged, and room package is valid for local residents only.

 

(Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Blvd. corner Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila.)

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Every Day’s a New Buffet
at Marco Polo Ortigas’ Cucina

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's Cucina restaurant features a different buffet theme every day

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Cucina restaurant features a different buffet theme every day

GOOD news to foodies who love partaking of buffets but easily get bored when the buffet spread is always the same: Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is revolutionizing the hotel buffet scene by offering a different buffet spread at Cucina Restaurant every day.

A themed selection that changes daily, Gastronomic Comforts promises a revolving spread of delicious palate-pleasers:

Build Your Own Burger MondaysBuild Your Own Burger on Mondays features a meaty tower of juicy patties.

Hot off the Grill TuesdaysHot Off the Grill on Tuesdays showcases succulent seafood.

Make Your Own Pizza WednesdaysMake Your Own Pizza on Wednesdays challenges diners’ creativity.

Tex-Mex Fiesta ThursdaysTex-Mex Fiesta on Thursdays lets diners feast on South of the Border salsas and tortillas.

Weekend Signature DishesChef’s Signature Dishes are the stars of the show on Fridays and weekends.

These daily themed buffets are available for lunch and dinner at Cucina.

For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 720-7777.

 

(Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located at Meralco Ave. corner Sapphire St., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.)

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There’s a Whole Lot to Love
with Anchor Dairy Products

Anchor's wide range of dairy products

Anchor’s wide range of dairy products

ANCHOR is a brand that’s trusted for its quality butter. Used by discriminating chefs and homemakers and preferred by bakers, Anchor Butter, both the Salted and Unsalted variants, turn out flavorful savory dishes and refreshingly delightful baked products. But Anchor is not just about butter, as the brand also carries a wide range of dairy products, such as Anchor Shredded Mozzarella, Anchor Shredded Cheddar, Anchor Grated Parmesan, Anchor Cheddar Block, Anchor Cream Cheese Spread, Anchor Whipping Cream, Anchor Full Cream Milk Powder, Anchor Full Cream UHT Milk, Anchor Low Fat UHT Milk and Anchor Family Milk.

Precisely to remind consumers that Anchor has all these healthy and quality products, the leading dairy brand recently hosted a press event, #AWholeLotToLove, at Single Origin Rockwell in Makati City.

The event introduced the rich story behind Anchor, which is a brand owned and produced by Fonterra, a cooperative owned by 10,500 farming families in New Zealand. It also emphasized why Anchor dairy products are healthy and good for everyone, with New Zealand being one of the few places in the world where cows are grass-fed all year round, thus ensuring that the milk produced by these cows are naturally rich in antioxidants. Dairy products are also a natural superfood that contains over 200 nutrients and happens to be one of the richest food sources of Calcium and Vitamin D. Add to these the fact that its New Zealand farmer family owners have committed themselves to the strictest standards of quality control through regular on-farm testing and independent farm and environmental assessments. One of the ways by which it maintains its quality is the practice of its tanker drivers in collecting milk samples from every farm they visit to test their quality. After all, Anchor aims to be the world’s most trusted source of dairy nutrition in the world, and the fact that its products do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is working strongly in its favor.

Fonterra Brands Philippines Inc. general manager Mike Boness

Fonterra Brands Philippines Inc. general manager Mike Boness

Fonterra Brands Philippines Inc.'s senior brand manager Chio Cebrero, marketing director Jasmin Magsajo, brand manager Rica Mateo, nutrition manager JV Salamat, and marketing consultant Katz Lobregat-Enriquez

Fonterra Brands Philippines Inc.’s senior brand manager Chio Cebrero, marketing director Jasmin Magsajo, brand manager Rica Mateo, nutrition manager JV Salamat, and marketing consultant Katz Lobregat-Enriquez

Multi-awarded chef Miko Aspiras

Multi-awarded chef Miko Aspiras

Actress and celebrity mom blogger Sherilyn Tan

Actress and celebrity mom blogger Sherilyn Tan

Food and travel writer and creator of Happy Tummy Travels Chichi Tullao

Food and travel writer and creator of Happy Tummy Travels Chichi Tullao

Hosting Anchor’s recent #AWholeLotToLove was thought-leader and mom Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi, while representing the Anchor brand were Fonterra Brands Philippines Inc. general manager Mike Boness, marketing director Jasmin Magsajo and nutrition manager Jo Ann Salamat. Multi-awarded chef Miko Aspiras, actress and celebrity mom blogger Sherilyn Tan, and food and travel writer and creator of Happy Tummy Travels Chichi Tullao served as speakers during the event.

Pumpkin and Cinnamon Soup made with Anchor Culinary Cream

Pumpkin and Cinnamon Soup made with Anchor Culinary Cream

Four-cheese Pizza made with Anchor Shredded Mozzarella, Anchor Shredded Cheddar andAnchor grated Parmesan

Four-cheese Pizza made with Anchor Shredded Mozzarella, Anchor Shredded Cheddar and Anchor Grated Parmesan

White Truffle Pasta made with Anchor Culinary Cream, Anchor Grated Parmesan and Anchor Unsalted Butter

White Truffle Pasta made with Anchor Culinary Cream, Anchor Grated Parmesan and Anchor Unsalted Butter

The highlight of the day came in the form of food, with delicious dishes that make use of Anchor products as ingredients being served to guests, such as Pumpkin and Cinnamon Soup prepared with Anchor Culinary Cream; Four-cheese Pizza using Anchor Shredded Mozzarella, Anchor Shredded Cheddar and Anchor Grated Parmesan; and White Truffle Pasta prepared with Anchor Culinary Cream, Anchor Grated Parmesan and Anchor Unsalted Butter.

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Foodpanda Offers Big Discounts
This Summer

foodpanda - Hot 'N HungryTIMES are changing, and so it is even when it comes to food delivery service. Nowadays, food delivery via online ordering has become a common service provided by most restaurants and food chains. Foodpanda, an on-demand food delivery service provider, has further revolutionized the food delivery system by making its online platform available to different restaurants, so that consumers have to log into only one website or app to look for restaurants and cuisines of their choice in their area, check out the menu, and order the food that they like. All they have to do after that is to prepare their payment and wait for the food to arrive.

As if this is not enough, discounts overflow.

Delicious, fluffy pancakes from Pancake House

Delicious, fluffy pancakes from Pancake House

It's pizza heaven at S&R

It’s pizza heaven at S&R

This April, foodpanda has launched the biggest food sale event this summer. It is called Hot ‘N Hungry, and it is ongoing until April 30, 2018. The perfect way to satisfy cravings under the intense summer heat, Hot ‘N Hungry is available in Manila and Metro Cebu restaurants on the foodpanda platform. It allows consumers to enjoy massive discounts on a wide range of restaurants specializing in international cuisines, be it American (Pancake House, S&R, New York Style Pizza, or Chili’s), Italian (Amici), Japanese (Nanbantei or Omakase), Filipino (Dencio’s) or even Cebuano (Bollywood Tandoor).

Japanese food from Omakase

Japanese food from Omakase

“Summer brings crowds, long queues and traffic into shopping malls. We, at foodpanda, want our customers to enjoy the food they love while beating the heat and so we are offering these discounts this summer season. Simply download the app and order food you love during the Hot ‘N Hungry promo period and get good food delivered to your doorstep,” says Iacopo Rovere, foodpanda CEO.

Bento boxes, rice bowls, noodles and more offered by Yoshinoya

Bento boxes, rice bowls, noodles and more offered by Yoshinoya

With over 50 restaurant brands participating in the summer promo, Hot ‘N Hungry will definitely be featuring jaw-dropping offers, huge discounts and exclusive bundles the whole month of April. For more updates on the summer offer, visit foodpanda’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@foodpanda.ph) or head on to www.foodpanda.ph.

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