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I am Ringo and allow me to say not an ordinary man. I've been working home base since 2009 and as of now, has no plans of returning to corporate. Web designer. Frustrated chef. Foodie. Good son (ehem!). Good father (to two labrador retrievers). And, a servant of God.

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KFC’s Zinger Double Down Review

November 25, 2011 | | 3 Comments

It’s back! And KFC said with a vengeance.

KFC’s Zinger Double Down is another addition to their menu. Zinger is composed of two crispy chicken fillet, sandwiching bacon, cheese and mayonnaise. It has no bread at all.  The advertisement here in the Philippines features a tall guy walking while eating this all-meat-sandwich and every time he bites explosion happens in the scene.

I ordered the Zinger in KFC Tandang Sora Branch. The crew who got my order is actually very friendly and she answered all my question politely. The place is impressive, big tables and bins as chairs. I am assuring you that you will be comfortable if you will eat to that branch.

The Price

For ala carte Zinger is worth P120.00 and for complete meal with fries and drinks it’s worth P150.00.

The Packaging

Well, compared to Hash Brown Burger of Jollibee that comes in a box, Zinger’s package is not impressive. I bought the meal with fries and drinks. The sandwich comes with a small, cone-like carton where the sandwich was inserted and covered with a parchment paper with free 2 large gravy. I took-it-out and when I got home, the parchment paper already absorbed some of the oil  and the package was already ruined.

Packaging counts, but for me, it’s not the main factor.

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My Kiddie Days’ Cheap Thrills

November 23, 2011 |

I was like those ordinary kids that will become very happy just in case my mom gave me P5.00. I know that time it can buy many foods that will make my playmates envy me.

Well, all of us became kids and I know those in the 18-30 years old now will surely going to relate with this post and will bring back those memories during their childhood years.

Here are some of my kiddie cheap thrills:

Ding Dong Mixed Nuts

Remember guys?! Ding Dong Mixed nuts is one of those very appealing junk foods by that time. It is only P1.00 and quite bigger than today’s package. Ding Dong is composed of green peas, corn bits, nuts and many more. As far as I know, by that time Ding Dong has this 1 piece kind of nut in every pack that is very delicious called the fava beans and I can remember the first thing that caught my attention was the elf in the package.

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Quezon Memorial Circle Food Bazaar Adventure

November 20, 2011 | | 2 Comments

When my brother came home from a basketball play with his friends he is carrying a styro-foam containing foods. When I asked him where he bought them, he said in “Circle.” I asked if there’s a food bazaar in Circle, he said yes. So, I asked my other siblings to go there and have a stroll with my nieces.

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Philippines’ Cheap, yet All-Time Favorite Dish

November 15, 2011 |

Whatever status you have, whoever or  wherever you are, I know you will going to mouth water for this post. This enlisted all time Filipino favorite dish that have been there in the earliest years, yet won’t cost you so much.

I have friends in the higher classes who enjoy these dishes. I have balik-bayan sister, relatives and friends that whenever they are in the Philippines they always request for such. I know it’ll be a torture for Filipinos outside the Philippines as they will again miss Philippines. But what can I do?! It’s food blog.

Anyway, are you guys now ready?….. Therefor, aim and read!!!

Nilagang Kangkong with Bagoong and Kamatis

Kangkong or water spinach was used in the Philippines as all time ingredients to many dish. But, many people around the Philippines actually dig this as a meal.  Me, I love this vegetable especially when it is boiled; and with kamatis (tomato) and sweetened bagoong (shrimp paste) on the side. I will chow them upon seeing that it was our viand.

All classes of families here in the Philippines actually love this. Maybe because of our tradition. Want a proof? Chowking, an international fast food caters this one. They have this Kangkong with bagoong in their menu.

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My Mom’s Ginataang Hipon with Papaya

November 13, 2011 |

My mom, Julita, popularly known as Manang Soling, for me, have most powerful culinary skill. Maybe because, she is the eldest among her siblings and was in charge of cooking meals for her family way back she was single. I am not saying this because she is my mom, but because when she established a mini-carinderya (mini, local version of resto) in front of our Sari-Sari store it’s boom.

She only removed it when a road widening happened.

Moreover, one of my favorite dish cooked by her is the Ginataang Hipon (Shrimp).

Before cooking, I asked her to let me have first the ingredients as I wanted to feature her Giataang Hipon on my blog and she agreed.

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My Own Version of Pork Caldereta

November 11, 2011 |

Caldereta is one of my favorite dish. This is a tomato sauce base dish with spices with the sauce thickened using liver. Oldies said that Caldereta was a dish influenced by the Spaniards, but through out the years, it has been perfected here in the Philippines. They also said that the original version of this dish was using goat’s meat.

My own version of Caldereta is using pork meat and with lesser and very thick sauce. I also want it a little sweet with little spicy kick.

Please be noted that this recipe of mine is good for 12 people including 4 kids.

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Creamy Deremen a Dessert Original from Pangasinan

November 7, 2011 | | One Comment

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Deremen [Duhruhmon] is a Panggalatok version of Pinipig, a young, toasted glutinous rice. Many said that the English version of this was rice puff.

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Nilatikang Bibingka from Pangasinan

November 5, 2011 | | 7 Comments

From November 1 to 2, my mom and my sister went to Pangasinan to remember my late grandmother and grandfather. Of course, before they leave I asked them to buy foods.

Pangasinan has been a home for delicious foods from main course to desserts. This is the home for the most delicious bangus, shrimp paste, tupig among others.

When they arrive, Tuesday in the evening, they are both carrying fruits and vegetables that they pick from my uncle’s yard, bagoong (shrimp paste), 6 peices of inihaw na bangus and a big box of nilatikang bibingka.

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Jollibee’s Hash Brown Burger

November 3, 2011 | | 2 Comments

Hash Brown Burger is one of the newest addition to the menu of the most popular fast food chain in the Philippines. Jollibee claims that this is a baked burger, so it healthier than an ordinary burger. The patty is still the Jollibee’s 100% pure patty with cheese and teaspoon of sour ketchup.

This burger came from a very good packaging, a box that perfectly suits the burger. When you open it there is a small parchment paper, probably inserted to absorb the oil and prevented the burger from sticking.

HashBrown Burger is worth P80.00 with drinks and P64.00 for solo.

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Our Il Mercanti Food Adventure

November 1, 2011 | | 3 Comments

Last Saturday, me and my college friends scheduled a get together to watch “Praybeyt Benjamin.” Though we are only composed of five, we were able to enjoy (Who will not enjoy “Praybeyt Benjamin” anyway?!). After the movie, we prepared ourselves to go to Banchetto, but for some reasons we changed our mind and just go to “Il Mercanti” at Metrowalk, Pasig City.

Il Mercanti is a food bazaar that started last September 27, 2011. This place is open during Wednesday to Saturday from 7:00 p.m. til 4:00 a.m. In this place, people will enjoy different food from appetizers to dessert, from meat to vegetables, from common dishes to unique one.

This is also a food bazaar for those who are in budget as there are stalls selling complete meals for only P80.00. If you want to pig-out just go to this place.

For persons who have their own vehicles, you will never have problems as this food bazaar was located in a parking lot. The only thing that I don’t like is that the tables for diners are located beside the vehicles. There are times that when the cars are about to leave, you’ll inhale smoke.

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Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

October 29, 2011 |

Since I was a kid, I am a big fan of soup. Probably at about 6 years-old, I remember exchanging a soup to a rice meal.

Because, that time I’m only a kid, I can’t buy those ready to made soup. So, I created them myself. I Already know how to thicken a mixture by boiling water along with a diluted cornstarch or flour. Then, as experiment, I add the seasonings from Lucky Me Noodle Soup with some onion spring. Then, I came up with my own recipe.

As the years go by, I am able to experiment with the flavors and ingredients.

Let me introduce you my Creamy Chicken and Vegetable soup. This is one that I usually cook whenever our viand is fried.

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FOOD CITATIONS an introduction

October 27, 2011 |

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Food Blog – This is what I promised myself a month ago. This is because, as I love cooking, eating and reading about foods. Now, it’s finally up and I am now ready to post.

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