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LG Electronics Philippines Premiers Kingdom on Netflix

When there’s a zombie apocalypse in your kingdom, trust oppa to defend you!

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Last January, LG launched its 30th Anniversary TV — the OLED B8 4K TV. To celebrate, LG partnered with Netflix to stream the new series ‘Kingdom’ and showcase the exciting cinematography on the OLED B8 4K TV.

I’ve always been a fan of Korean actor Ju Ji Hoon (of Goong / Princess Hours fame), so I was excited to know he was the crown prince and primary protagonist of the show! Set in Korea’s ancient Joseon Period, “Kingdom” follows the journey of a crown prince sent on a suicide mission to investigate a gruesome plague spreading inside the kingdom — only to find zombies threatening his reign and his people.

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Discover More about Taiwan at Taiwan Excellence Day!

It’s no secret that Taiwan is one of my favorite countries to travel to.
The photo above, taken in Taichung, can show you how much I enjoyed my stay there. 🙂 Aside from being visa-free, everything is easily accessible and
commodities are very affordable. I love shopping there, as well as going
on food trips at the night markets because the quality is great without
breaking the bank.

When I learned that Taiwan Excellence is having the first ever Taiwan Excellence Day
in SMX Aura Convention Center in Taguig on June 15 to 16, I was really excited.
The program aims to promote Taiwan as the Asian economic powerhouse’s
vibrant image, culture, brands, and industries to enhance awareness and
business cooperation with Philippine consumers and partners. Taiwan
Excellence’s first event for 2018 also marks the campaign’s 5th year in
the country.

Exciting brands and fun activities await at the first-ever Taiwan Excellence Day. Organized
by The Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs,
and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan
Excellence Day kicks off with a forum entitled “Smart Technology, Smart
Living.”

With this theme in mind, key industry players and thought leaders on tech driven lifestyles are gathered for the program to discuss and promote the use and
integration of technology in the everyday lives of Filipinos, addressing
the needs and demands of an increasingly digital society.

The brand representatives present ingenious communication and connectivity solutions for households, offices, and businesses. ASUS launches their new ROG notebooks, premium notebook devices, and latest additions to their smartphone line– the Zenfone 5 and Max Pro (M1). Atop Technologies, Inc., highlight their 3G/4G  Internet of Things Gateway to connect and remotely supervise multiple field devices. D-Link brings their latest product line for consumer, Small and medium businesses and Surveillance Business. Lastly, Gigabyte showcases their 300-series chipset & Gaming Series, which includes the Z370, H370, B350 Aorus motherboards for action-packed gaming.

Guests can also look forward to a special dance performance by Billy Crawford and an outstanding mini concert by Yeng Constantino. Hurry as happy hour, raffle draws and exclusive prizes await! For more information, check out taiwanexcellence.ph or facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph/.

*photos above taken from a previous Taiwan trip


About Taiwan Excellence
The symbol of Taiwan Excellence honors Taiwan’s most innovative products that provide tremendous value to users worldwide. All Products carrying this symbol have been selected for specific Taiwan Excellence Awards, based on their excellence in design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D, and manufacturing. Initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized by 102 countries.

Organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), MOEA
The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. is responsible for implementing policies and regulations governing foreign trade and economic cooperation. Established in January 1969, the BOFT’s role and position have been adapted regularly to meet the needs of the ever-changing international economic and trade environments. BOFT guides and works with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in numerous promotional trade projects and activities, both internationally and domestically. Having worked closely with TAITRA for several decades, BOFT continues to commission TAITRA for various critical government projects relating to business, trade, and investment, while promoting Taiwan internationally.

Implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit, quasi-governmental trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwanese businesses and manufacturers in strengthening their international competitiveness and in dealing with the challenges they face in foreign markets. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 international marketing specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters and 50 overseas offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.

Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara (Review + Event)

It’s here! Benefit’s new gravity defying mascara,
BADgal BANG Mascara just reached Manila and it’s selling like crazy! I’ve watched videoes on youtube showing how the product worked wonders on sparse lashes so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one!

For this post, I’m sharing a short review of the Benefit BADgal BANG mascara, including prices and some details, plus some of the event launch photos.

Benefit BADgal BANG Mascara

Product Details:

  • Creates massive volume without weighing down lashes
  • gravity-defying
    formula contains aero-particles, one of the lightest known materials derived from space technology
  • innovative intense pitch black pigments
    layer easily for bigger and BIGGER impact
  • fuels thickness and strength
    with ProVitamin B5
  • features custom big Slimpact brush streamlined to
    reach root-to-tip, corner-to-corner, and upper and lower lashes
  • smudge-proof and water-resistant
  • dramatic volume, lifting, and lengthening effect
  • Retail Price: Php 1500 for full size (8.5g/0.3oz), and Php 800 for mini (0.14oz)

The best thing I love about this product is definitely the volumizing and lengthening effect. The first time I tried it, I was surprised because not a lot of mascaras tend to hold the curl of my lashes.

As someone who has lashes that point straight, I liked how it helped lift my lashes. Do note though that this may not be a product for everyone.

Pro Tip: Try to get the least amount of product on the wand so you get a light coat of mascara. Like scrape some of the product on the stopper of the mascara tube first before using the mascara on your lashes.

I discovered this was the best way to use the product as the formula is thick and may weigh down most Asian lashes. It is actually perfect for lower lashes though.

and tadaaaaa, big bold lashes you can see, even from outer space!!!!

Benefit BADgal BANG mascara product launch

Pink alert!!! Astronaughties everywhere!!!

These astronaughties were such a hit during the event! We even had one scavenger hunt cat sticker on one of their costumes to tease the attendees.

There was really pretty galaxy inspired ice cream too! <3

That’s it! Let me know what you think of the new Benefit BADgal Bang mascara, I’d love to see how it looks on you!

The new
Benefit BADgal Bang mascara

is available at all Benefit Cosmetics stores nationwide, Zalora, Lazada, and BeautyMNL.

Bye Uber, It was a great ride

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When news came out that Uber sold its South East Asian operations to its ride sharing app competitor Grab, I was probably one of those very affected. I’ve been using Uber’s ride sharing service ever since I started working in Makati, and now in BGC, as it was more convenient than braving the usual commuter routes. I tried driving to the office in BGC a few times, but adding fuel costs to insane parking rates in this city isn’t as cost efficient as I hoped it would be.

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So I became heavily dependent on Uber whenever other options weren’t available. After creating my #YearWithUber music video last 2017, I learned I actually took 227 Uber trips! That’s 60% of the year!

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Uber was very convenient, drivers were polite and provided excellent service without the cost of a private chauffeur. I will definitely miss you Uber T_T

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I would finish presentations while waiting out the traffic, do full face makeup, finish movies and series, sometimes even catch up on local teleserye when the Uber car had TV plus, take naps, one driver even offered karaoke!

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Uber is wrapping up operations in the country this April 8, 2018, and I hope I can still ride until the very last day T_T Geez Uber, I never thought I’d get emotional over a ride sharing app.

Also sharing the 7 Uber Archetypes launched late last year, in case you guys are curious 🙂

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Uber Archetypes

1. The Explorer
For you, Uber isn’t just a way to get around your home base — it’s how you traverse the world. You take in the new sights, sounds, and scents of new cities through the best way you know how. As The Explorer, you’ve visited many cities, and you’ve used Uber in each one to get to your destination. Exploring is a breeze for you with an Uber car, whichever part of the globe you find yourself in.

2. The Lux Rider
Getting to your location safely and efficiently is one thing; arriving consistently in style is another. The Lux Rider has a penchant for the finer things in life — including luxury rides. You’ve constantly relied on Uber Black for your journeys, and you know that a trip is never complete without a premium car to cruise in.

3. The All Star Hero
If there’s somewhere you need to be, who else are you going to call? As the High-Trip Hero, you’ve taken a high number of rides with Uber. No matter what time of the day or situation, rain or shine, you’ve counted on Uber multiple times to get to where you want and need to go. In the busy streets of Manila, Uber has become your go-to for whenever you need a ride.

4. The Road Tripper
For someone fond of road trips, it’s not just the destination that counts, but the journey taken. You’ve truly gone the distance on your journeys with Uber — very long distances, in fact. The Road Tripper has accumulated a very high total distance traveled, so much that they spend majority of their day in an Uber car. We’ve loved having you along for the ride, too.

5. The Night Rider
Darkness is your friend and gives you comfort. As most people are just about to end their day, yours is just getting started. The Night Rider has taken most Uber trips after the sun has set. Whether for your nocturnal adventures or graveyard shifts, we’ve been there to take you through the night.

6. The Early Bird
As soon as the sun peeps on the horizon, we arrive on your doorstep like clockwork. This year, you’ve started most of your days with Uber, taking you where you’re needed for the day. As The Early Bird, you’ve taken most morning trips with Uber, beginning each new day with a reliable ride.

7. The Midday Wanderer
Rush hour? Traffic? These words mean nothing to you, or you are at least unfazed by the metro’s midday bustle. As The Midday Wanderer, most of your Uber trips are taken during the afternoon, as you thrive on the energy of the city at its liveliest.

As for my archetype? It’s the All-Star! I’ve taken so many Uber rides last year, so I’m not surprised :)) You can still make your own video, and discover your own archetype by going to this link. Let me know what you end up with 🙂

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I’ll really miss you Uber, thanks for the wonderful ride. <3

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Softer Natural Curls with the Panasonic Eyelash Curler (Review)

If there’s one beauty trick that I swear by that’s an instant picker upper, it’s curling my lashes. More than putting on mascara, curling the lashes instantly opens up the eyes for a brighter, livelier look.

An eyelash curler is a must have in my beauty kit, and I’ve only used the simple one since forever, so I’m excited to try this electronic one from Panasonic Beauty.

For this review, I’m testing out the Panasonic EH-SE60 VP Eyelash Curler. It retails for Php 1,499, and is available in all Panasonic Beauty distributors nationwide.

Product Details:

  • Panasonic electric eyelash curler comfortably and beautifully curls lashes in seconds with gentle, evenly applied heat along the entire length of the lash.
  • 360° rotating, reversible eyelash curler comb separates, curls and styles lashes from base to tip without pinching or crimping.
  • Sleek, contoured heated electric eyelash curler uses a wand-style design to fit naturally in either hand for maximum comfort and ease of use.
  • Versatile and convenient heated eyelash curler styles and beautifies with or without mascara for the results you want; Detachable comb washes easily.
  • Compact, portable heated lash curler design and cap fit neatly into purse, bag or makeup case for quick, easy touch-ups away from home; Powered with 1 AA-size battery (not included).
  • Works with false lashes too!

The Panasonic Eyelash Curler comes with a cleaning brush for the wand. It’s operated with one AA battery (not included in package), and includes one pocket sized manual.

The eyelash curler is separated into these parts:

  • Heater cover
  • rotating comb
  • power switch [0,1]
    / rotation switch 
  • battery cover
  • ready mark

Using the eyelash curler

  1. Remove protective cap
  2. Slide the power switch to the “1“ position to turn the device on. The heater will turn on as well
  3. Check that the ready mark has changed from purple to pink. This will take 1 or 2 minutes when the room temperature in 25 degrees.
  4. Apply commercially available mascara (yes you can use mascara before or after using the device)
  5. Touch the rotating comb against your eyelashes and press the rotation switch to curl. Tip: moving the rotating comb slowly will make it easier to form curls.
  6. Slide the power switch to the “0“ position to turn the device off.
  7. Attach the protective cap
  8. Apply mascara to finish.

Forming Curls:

Natural Curls:

  1. Make the lashes stand up at their base.
  2. Create the shape by pressing up on the rotation switch
  3. Curl the tips of the lashes by pressing up on the rotation switch.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 several times.

Strong Curls:

  1. Make the lashes stand up at their base.
  2. Create the shape by pressing down on the rotation switch
  3. Curl the tips of the lashes by pressing down on the rotation switch.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 several times.

Lower lashes:

  1. Push the lashes lightly to create a curl
  2. Form the shape by pressing down on the rotation switch.

Tips:

  • To emphasize width of eyes – lift the eyelashes at the outer corners of the eye, then angle the rotating comb and touch the eylashes at that outer corner, moving the comb towards the outer end of the eyebrow to curl
  • To make the inner corner of the eyes look wider – angle the rotating comb and move it towards the inner end of the eyebrow
  • To entangle lashes – move the rotating comb with a zigzag motion to entangle the base of the lashes
  • To make lower lashes look fuller – hold the rotating comb vertically and move it from the outer corner to the center of the eye. move the device without using rotation.
  • Angle of Face while in use – use while looking slightly downward, place a mirror in front of you and raise your chin.

Mascara to be used as a base (before using the heated curler):

  • waterproof type (long, volume, curl)
  • long type
  • curl type

Mascara appropriate for finishing touch:

  • Volume type

Thoughts:

  • The device is a bit tricky to use on your first time, but it gets easier as you go along
  • Is it easier to use than a regular curler? Not too much, but the performance and curl you get from this one is long lasting and more natural looking
  • I did this at 7am, and the curl lasted until 11pm right before I had to make my makeup off for bedtime. Definitely longer lasting than with the usual curler.
  • The heated comb prevents harsh bends when you curl, so the result is a softer, natural look that looks effortless
  • All in all, I liked the effect, making this curler a new staple in my beauty kit.

Tadaaa! I didn’t put any mascara on so you guys can see the full effect of curled lashes. What do you think? Hit me up if you have any more questions on this product. Until the next post, toodles!

Men Go to Blue Water Day Spa Too!

Blue Water Day Spa, the metro’s leading expert in pampering and rejuvenation, proudly presents its roster of ambassadors in time for the holiday season:
Michelle Dee, Harry Morris, Fabio Ide, Ara Arida and Christian Bautista.

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In an industry heavily dominated by services catered to women, I asked
Blue Water Day Spa’s male ambassadors how they can break the stigma of
women only going to the spa, and to share which treatments they can
recommend to other guys.

Christian Bautista tells everyone that it’s nonsense that only women get to go on a pampering day, guys need their break too!

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A multi-awarded artist and actor, Christian Bautista has to divide his hours from recording at the studio and shooting for his back-to- back shows. Because of his crazy schedule, he doesn’t get to watch the food that he eats. “Which, of course, affects my weight and my mindset. When I eat junk food, I feel lethargic and don’t quite have the energy,” he says. This is where his favorite treatment comes in, the Blue Water Day Spa Therapeutic Colonic Massage. It is the latest method of losing weight, and it gives Christian that boost of energy. “It makes you relax, and it helps tone the body. I combine this with exercise and eating right, and after a few sessions, you’ll see impressive results,” he shares. “The Colonic Massage also helps get rid of the blockages and impurities in your system, so you instantly feel lighter and freer.”

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For athletes like Harry Morris and Fabio Ide, Blue Water Day Spa has Athlete Masagges to cater to them.

Fabio shared how he really enjoys every visit to the spa, so he encourages other men to do the same.

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Harry Morris, a player of the Philippine Volcanoes, often pushes his body to the limits, going through intense training routines and games regularly. “After training or a rough game, my muscles and joints hurt a lot. When I get the Athlete’s Massage, I’ve noticed that my recovery time gets cut in half,” he says.

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Fabio Ide, entrepreneur and model, agrees with Morris, adding, “Your body is like a well-oiled machine, so you have to make sure it gets the upkeep it needs. This massage does incredibly well in making sure that you stay at the top of your game and that you enjoy that range of motion painlessly.”

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But, let’s not forget the female ambassadors of Blue Water Day Spa, Ara Arida and Michelle Dee.

Ariella “Ara” Arida, Miss Universe 2013- Third Runner Up, understands
the importance of looking your best, and so despite no longer competing
for the crown, she invests time and effort in maintaining her toned
physique and youthful looks. To help her look camera-ready, Ara
schedules her Blue Water
Day Spa Y-Lift treatments regularly.

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The Y
Lift treatment, a combination facial and skin treatment, helps to reduce
the signs of skin-aging and gently “lifts” the face for that youthful
look. “When it comes to my body, I try to eat clean and live healthy,
and complement that with my Y-Lift treatments which gives me that
radiant glow and smooth complexion,” she says.

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Michelle Dee, youngest of the group, has a lot to deal with these days, graduating fresh from college, modelling, and many other endeavors. All of these is causing headaches, neck strains and pains in her lower back. To help
soothe the symptoms caused by stress, Michelle turns to Blue Water Day
Spa’s Combo Herbal Massage. Using a soothing blend of essential oils,
the deep tissue massage helps to work out the tensions in the back
and neck. “After just one session, you feel looser and more relaxed.
You’ll definitely feel that you’re ready to take on another day!” shares
Michelle.

Whether it’s to look more beautiful, to speed up recovery time, or to just simply pamper yourself after a long, hard week of work, Blue Water Day Spa is here to help you relax and rejuvenate anytime.
For more information, visit www.bluewaterdayspa.com.

Early Christmas Shopping at the Metro 35th Anniversary Sale

I previously announced that Metro Department Store is having a sale this weekend, and this time around, I’m sharing ideas and stuff I got for my loved ones for their Christmas gifts!

For the Wanderlust

I found these really cute printed hard case luggages and they’re on sale for 20% off! From at 3k+ down to Php 2475 for the smallest one.

There’s also these sleek black and silver hardcases that are also on sale for 1,399!

Plus organizers and packing cubes for just 99 pesos!

For the Fashionista

I’d definitely get this shirt dress for my mom. She’s into the patch and embroidery trend lately, and would rock this in a heartbeat.

When I saw this frilly skirt, I was thinking of buying it for myself or for my officemate 😂. Dince anything with frou frou is alaso tending lately, ruffles, layers, frills, this would also be a hit.

Another gift suggestion are these free size shorts! They’re on sale for only 149 each, so I got a lot, perfect for Kris Kingle, monita monito, etc. They’re drawstring and stetchable, and look like they were bought from Uniqlo/Giordano, definitely a lot of value for money.

For the Kids

Huge stuffed toys on sale! I loved that Fluffy Teddy bear because it was big and super sale!

Seeing these Powerpuff Girls neck pillows reminded me so much of my childhood! Got one for one of my young cousins. They’re on sale for 20% off!

This was my favorite find in the Kids’ toys section, big sets! When I was a kid, I loved opening big gifts because that meant I was getting toys instead of the usual clothes. I hated getting clothes as a kid. LOL. Now I love getting clothes as gifts, as long as they’re my style.

Take this one, a nice dollhouse complete with toy furniture, and it’s a big box! Definitely something I would consider giving to godchildren. It’s almost 50% off, and has great quality too.

For the Fitness Buff

I was surprised to see how affordable these bikes were, so if your friend or relative is looking into a new fitness activity, gifting them with a bike would be a good nudge.

Or you could give them nice workout clothes instead! I always feel excited to go to the gym when I’m in a cute outfit.

Plus, Metro has really nice brands like adidas and Nike, so you’d have lots of options.

For the Co-workers / Classmates

I can’t count how many times I’ve lost a water bottle, and these things are so useful! I always bring one in my travels because drinking water is expensive in some countries so I fill up my bottle at the hotel before going around the city.

These are great for gifting too because everyone needs it, for the office, school, gym, etc.

For the Beauty Addicts

Metro has a great range of beauty products, cosmetics and skin care items for your friends obsessed with beauty. They’ve got great bundles for Christmas gifts too, like these sets from Cathy Doll.

For the Relatives

The home section is probably my favorite, because Metro has a really nice selection. This cooler is something I would suggest giving to relatives who love going to local trips to the beach or mountainside, or even for a simple picnic.

The glassware and beddings available are nice too. Loved the prints on those blankets and bedsheets!

For the Home Improvement Fanatics

My mom is obsessed with organization lately, so I bought her some of these plastic boxes to store away some of our stuff!

During the sale, some of the furniture were even up for Buy 1 Take 1 promo! I remember seeing a couple getting a lot of bed cushions from Uratex because they were cheap and Buy 1 Take 1!

This was probably my favorite item at the home section. Isn’t this dresser just pretty???

Bonus: Gift Wrapping and Christmas Decors!

They also free gift wrapping for every minimum purchase, and you get to choose from different colors and sizes!

So what do you guys think about my shopping finds? any other suggestions? Let me know about your finds during the sale! Use the hashtag #Metro25Years when posting so I can see your finds!

There’s a crazy sale happening this weekend at Metro!

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Metro is having an all-out sale this weekend (October 13-15, 2017) to celebrate 35 amazing years of good finds, awesome deals, and best prices. Watch out for deals with as big as 50% off at all Metro stores this weekend!

Arthur Emmanuel, President and COO of Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. comments, “This Anniversary Sale not only commemorates our 35th year of service, it also marks our success, standing at the forefront of the retail industry, serving an average of 250,000 shoppers per day.” With over 52 stores nationwide, Metro Retail is proof that a good name built on hard work and trust, coupled with quality products and excellent service, wins a customer’s loyalty.

Metro’s premium merchandise goes on a storewide SALE, with up to 50% off on all items as part of its anniversary celebration. Shoppers can purchase the freshest produce, stylish homeware, limited edition products, and the hottest fashion finds at discounted rates. Metro’s 35th Anniversary SALE will also award 35 lucky shoppers with 35,000 worth of gift certificates.

“Expect only the best bargains here at Metro, as we renew our commitment to offering the best value for your money, while constantly improving your shopping experience – making it more convenient, affordable, and worthwhile,” Emmanuel adds.

Head to the nearest Metro Department Store, Metro Supermarket, or Super Metro Hypermarket from October 13 to 15 for an anniversary sale that celebrates 35 years of great deals at super reasonable prices.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #Metro35years when you post about your shopping hauls! See you!

About Metro

Owned and operated by the Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. (MRSGI), Metro’s vision is to become a world-class retail store with the mission to provide quality service, and to be responsive to customer’s needs anchored on its philosophy of customer contentedness.

For more information on The Metro Sidewalk Sale, please visit their website at www.metroretail.com.ph. You can also like and follow their Facebook page at <facebook.com/TheMetroStores>, and Instagram <@themetrostores.ph>.

More Shrimp Dishes at Johnny Kahuku (Review + Menu)

I’ve blogged about Johnny Kahuku before,
and I loved dining there ever since. This time around Johnny Kahuku’s
Hawaiian Shrimp House rolled out new stuff for their menu, geared for
the corporate lunch or dinner crowd. The additions include shrimp
baskets and buckets, Hawaiian Trucks, and Solo Shrimp Trucks, perfect
for those seeking a filling lunch set.

Shrimp Baskets

Coconut and Pineapple Glazed Shrimp Basket (Php 248)

  • coconut crusted crispy shrimp tossed in pineapple glaze
  • I was honestly surprised at how the coconut and pineapple worked so well together. SInce it’s on the sweet side, it’s actually also perfect for families and kids with picky palates

Salt and Pepper Shrimp Basket (Php 228)

  • deep fried crispy shrimps sauteed in bell pepper, salt, and five spices
  • probably the safest choice in the menu. it reminded me of the salt and pepper flavored streetfood in Taipei

Honey Garlic Shrimp Basket (Php 248)

  • buttered garlic shrimp tossed in honey butter and crispy garlic
  • this was soooo good! The perfect balance between sweet and salty! It was the crowd favorite and seriously addicting

Crispy Drunken Shrimp Basket (Php 228)

  • crispy gin marinated shrimps drizzled with butter and crispy garlic
  • if the honey garlic was the crowd favorite, this one was my personal favorite. The shrimps were perfectly seasoned, with just a hint of gin, sort of like beer battered fish, with a cleaner taste

Johnny Kahuku’s really know how to treat their shrimp. The shrimps were very crispy even when they sat long (We took photos for more than 30 minutes) and had great flavor.

They also have another shrimp basket that we didn’t get to try, the Mixed Seafood and Tempura Basket (Php 399) which included
an assorted

tempura of oysters, shrimps, fish, and crabsticks, and served with sriracha aioli and tempura sauce.

I also love how they have this cute condiment toolkit that houses utensils, bibs, and condiments like sriracha hot sauce and vinegar, perfect for pairing with their Hawaiian dishes.

Hawaiian Trucks

These and the solo shrimp trucks are good for solo diners because you get great value for money meals.

Aloha Shrimp and Fish Skewers (Php 175)

  • shrimp and white fish with pineapple, onion and peppers served with Hawaiian Fried Rice
  • the shrimp was juicy and not overcooked, which is great since grilled shrimp dishes tend to be on the gummy side

Samoan Pork Barbecue (Php 175)

  • hickory barbecue pork skewers with grilled pineapple, sauteed vegetables and hawaiian fried rice
  • tender, juicy, tangy and sweet, this one would fit well with the Filipino palate

Huli Huli Chicken Skewers (Php 175)

  • Huli Huli glazed chicken skewers with grilled pineapple, stir fried vegetables and Hawaiian fried rice
  • just like the pork barbecue, this one was grilled just right

Root Beer Glazed American Ribs (Php 225)

  • root beer glazed twice cooked American barbecue ribs, spiced corn and plain rice
  • for this one, I honestly couldn’t tell that it was marinated with root beer, but it was pretty good nonetheless

Hawaiian Pit Roasted Chicken (Php 195)

  • lemongrass marinated chicken quarter with stir fried vegetables and coconut Hawaiian rice
  • This reminded me a lot of Aristocrat’s chicken barbecue, except this one is sweeter

All of their Hawaiian Trucks have pretty generous servings and a heaping mound of rice, so you really are indulging when you get one of these.

Sweet Endings (Dessert!)

I was very delighted to see that they offered Acai berry bowls because not a lot of places in Manila offer these, and at good price points too!

Macai Bowls – Mango Acai Berry fruit bowls

Banana Chocolate and Peanut Butter Macai Bowl (Php 238)

  • this one was very decadent and rich, perfect for those with a sweet tooth

Strawberry Smoothie Macai Bowl (Php 258)

  • very refreshing, I wouldn’t mind having this often!

Mango Yoghurt Macai Bowl (Php 268)

  • I’d say this was the perfect mix of our and sweet, perfect way to end a shrimp feast!

All in all I loved Johnny Kahuku’s new offerings. What do you think? Is it a thumbs up?

Johnny Kahuku’s Hawaiian Shrimp House (2 branches: Eastwood and Newport Mall)
Ground Floor Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City
For reservations contact: 02 9167518 +63 9064035822

Store Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am to 9pm, Fri-Sun 11am to 10pm

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