Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mooncake - Symbol of Unity and Togetherness

Mooncakes, also known as Festival of Reunion, is a symbol of unity and togetherness for Chinese.  Indulge or give as a gift to your loved ones. It comes in seven flavorful varieties: White Lotus -regular, White Lotus-reduced sugar, Red Bean, Pandan, Mixed Nuts, Green Tea and Chestnut.
All flavors are delicious but  I prefer White Lotus-reduced sugar since I am not so into sweet food

These are available for sale at the Edsa Shangri-La's Hotel Lobby from 7:30am to 9:30pm daily from today til September 30 only. For orders of 10 boxes or more, a 24-hour notice is essential.

Five ways to order: 

- Visit the Mooncake Counter at the Main Lobby
- Call Summer Palace at 633-8888 EXT 8803
- Fax 634-7373
- Email:
- Send direct message to

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Going Korean at Chef's Noodle

Chef’s Noodle is a fast-casual dining that offers Korean food with big servings at affordable prices . It is located at the second floor of University Mall along Taft Avenue.  Chef's Noodle will have its grand launching on September 18, 2012. 

Chef’s Noodle is not the usual Korean restaurant. Celebrity Chef, Choi In Sun carefully and meticulously crafted a selection of mouthwatering fusion to satisfy ones craving for Korean favorites.

For most people, comfort food means chocolate. For me, a hot bowl of noodles. I enjoyed Chef's Noodle signature dish, aptly named  Chef's Noodle. Topped with tamago, spouts, fried tofu, jun-ya, kutchai, and the choice of the restaurant’s secret seafood or beef broth.  At P150, this dish is good for sharing up to 5 people. Chef's Noodle is so generous at refilling the soup itself. I'm definitely coming back for this!

Although I'm not so into beef, Chef's Noodle's Starking Fire Sushi is a dish that you should not miss. At P160, this sushi is topped with thinly sliced beef, served with special sushi sauce. What made it more exciting is that it is torched in front of customers, a first of its kind.

I like tofu a lot, in whatever way it is cook, so I highly recommend  this Chili Tofu. An order of this dish can and will fill a dieter's tummy. It can be eaten with rice or just by itself (yum, yum, still salivating for this)

Kimbap, this sushi is deliciosly wrapped to perfection. I particularly enjoyed the black and sesame seeds that is generously splattered on top. 

As for the rest of the dishes, I'd say go to Chef's Noodle and go Korean. You will definitely enjoy your stay not only because of its fine dishes more so with the courteous and efficient staff - from Managers down the line.

To quench your thirst, I recommend you try bottomless tea at P55.00 only.  If you have sweet tooth, go for Strawberry Tea. I prefer Lemon Tea  over Strawberry though.

For reservation or inquiries, you may call Chef's Noodle at 405-0129 or 708-9520