I think I have already written about my boys’ love for Japanese food a number of times already. Japanese food in our family is always considered as a special treat because I don’t usually prepare Japanese food at home. Rap usually orders torikatsu (Japanese for chicken cutlets). Now, there’s no need to rush to a Japanese resto just so he can fulfill his katsu craving because Bounty Fresh now has Top Torikatsu.
See this gorgeous plate I prepared for the boys for dinner…
Back when we were still living in Makati and Rap was in Prep at the Don Bosco Technical Institute, we would always dine at Amici de Don Bosco. I never got to eat there for lunch because the place would always be full of office workers taking their lunch break. Usually, I would have merienda there with other soccer moms while we wait for our boys to finish their training. Those were such happy times! Their pizza and pasta were my comfort food. The year was 2006.
Fast forward to 2013, the once quaint Italian “carinderia” has now grown to include 7 more branches around the metro under the management of the father and son team of Danny and Philip Moran. Even after acquiring the business from the Salesian priests who set up and managed the restaurant in 2007, the Morans continue to maintain the friendship by supporting Tuloy Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization founded by Salesian priest, Fr. Rocky Evangelista. In fact, Php 10 from the sales of items listed in the “Tuloy Speciali” Amici Menu goes directly to the foundation to help fund their projects.
In celebration of their 6th year in the business, Amici recently introduced 10 new dishes to their menu. Prepare to drool as I tempt you with these food shots!
For our recent trip to Singapore, my boy did his research and specifically concentrated on finding the best hawker centers in town. Aside from finding about Kopitiam, he was also able to read about Old Chang Kee. Luckily, we passed by the stall along North Bridge Road just across Funan Digitalife Mall so we bought some of their bestsellers for snacks back at our hotel.
I think it was a month ago when I first read about Anthony Bourdain‘s raves for Jollibee’s Amazing Aloha. The feature was shot in a branch of Jollibee in California for the show, Parts Unknown. Then I realized, I miss the Amazing Aloha! When was the last time I had one? I can’t even remember.
Online petitions were then started for Jollibee to bring back the Amazing Aloha. A Facebook page, with 5K+ likes as of this writing, was even set up to urge Jollibee to bring the Amazing Aloha back. Lo and behold, those who crave for Jollibee Amazing Aloha have prevailed.
Finally, after 4 long years, Jollibee is bringing back the Amazing Aloha! It will be available in all Jollibee stores nationwide starting tomorrow, May 15, 2013!
A bite-after-bite delight of two juicy burger patties, crispy bacon bits, cheese, and lettuce, doused in honey mustard dressing, topped with a fresh slice pf pineapple, and sandwiched between two soft buns, the Amazing Aloha is a uniquely extraordinary burger experience that is amazing in every bite!