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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Chef Robby's Porchetta With a Filipino Twist

10:42:00 PM
Few days ago one of Kwento Ni Toto's correspondent was able to be part of the group that Chef Robby introduced and have a taste of his entry for the Manila Food and Wine Festival which is called Porchetta which is an Italian dish but what make it interesting is that Chef Robby put a Filipino twist in it.


Chef Robby will present his take on Porchetta, which is usually referred to as the "Italian pulled pork" made of savory, fatty and moist boneless pork roast of Italian Culinary Tradition, spice with garlic, rosemary, fennel and other herbs.  Chef Robby puts a Filipino twist in this Italian dish by using the Pinoy's well love lechon, spice and dressed with caramelized onions and arugula leaves to suit the Pinoy taste.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Karate Kid Open's Quiapo Store

1:53:00 PM
Present at the opening were Karate Kid Business Unit Manager Wilber Z. Escleto, CafeFrance Corp. President Malou Molina, Karate Kid EVP Raymond Yap, Manila Complaint and Action Team Chief Franklin Gacutan, former COMELEC Commissioner Rene Sarmiento, and former PNP Director General Nicanor Bartolome.  

Hay... yah!  Here's a good news for all food lovers in the metro, specially those who are near the Quiapo area.

Karate Kid, home to the metro’s favorite Japanese-American specialties, gives more Filipinos a chance to experience its delectable offerings as it opens its newest store in Quiapo, the first one for 2013.

“The market for Japanese fusion cuisine has shown steady growth through the years and we feel that Karate Kid has greatly contributed to that,” says Karate Kid EVP Raymond Yap. “After the success of Karate Kid’s five store openings last year, we continue to strengthen our commitment to provide Filipinos with the brand’s signature Japanese-American delights as we expand in key areas in the metro.”

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Great Night At Sbarro

11:33:00 AM

It was Tuesday at exactly 5 pm, I rush out of the office and went straight to the bus terminal.  I think the distance is about 30 minutes of travel time.  It was a race against time.  I need to be there at the event at 6:30 pm.  

I hop in on the first bus that arrived.  I thought I could be there on time, unfortunately, the bus didn't run to what I have expected.  It runs like a tour bus.  Now I'm doomed I don't know if I will make it. 
To my disappointment I didn't make it on time but good enough I was able to be there together with my wife.



Hungry with the travel, I and my wife settled down and ate but of course I need to take pictures first before anything else.  I took a few shots and went to eating again.  Not really sure if this is my second or third time to eat Sbarro dishes but as what I can remember I really loved their pastas, especially the baked ones.   Since I love pasta I started my meal with the Baked Ziti, I liked it very much how they made it so creamy with just the right amount of flavor in it.  Then followed by the pizza with its tasty thin crust and toppings. Though the set of dishes are flavourful I would still stick to my favourite, the Baked Ziti.   


While having those yummy and tasty treats from Sbarro, Mr. Fred Salvador, Sr. Vice-President for Operations of Supersalute Food Corporation (SFC), the Philipine Franchise of Sbarro, Inc. joined us and made some chit chat with us.  He even asked about what we can say about the food and how was it.  He even disclose that all of their foods are freshly made.  He also added that they make their food.  Another secret that he shared to us is that most of their staff rose from the ranks, so clearly every Sbarro employee knows the ins and outs of Sbarro operations.  


Of course an event would not be complete without some good old raffle.  Luckily I get to bag the first draw with a Php2,000 worth of Gift Certificates.  Not bad for zooming straight from Pampanga.  Hahaha!  The grand prize bagged by JayL and it was an iPad 2.  Lucky guy!  It was really a great event because no one went home empty handed.  Thank you Sbarro!  



If you want to know more about their latest promos visit their Facebook fanpage Sbarro Philippines


A little History about Sbarro....
In 1956, Gennaro and Carmela Sbarro left Naples to migrate to the United States. Of course, their Italian roots were never far behind. Along with their three sons, Joseph, Mario and Anthony,they soon opened a salumeria, an Italian delicatessen in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, that was an exceptional showcase of authentic and fresh Italian fare, from freshly made mozzarella and homemade sausages, to traditional Italian delicacies and desserts, all based on the Sbarro family recipes.

Image from Sbarro Philippnes
Carmela Sbarro

As they branched out to more locations and grew into delivery for family celebrations in 1967, Carmela "Mama" Sbarro gave a new twist to the business: a restaurant with a pizza area in full view of customers and a fast moving self-service style, with the same Sbarro family tradition of delicious, authentic Italian food. The modern day Sbarro was born.

In 1972, Pampanga native Jaime "Jimmy" Salvador joined the Sbarro business. Jimmy worked alongside the original founders and their sons, living and breathing the family brand. He worked in operations as a store manager, then ran the corporate commissary in Brooklyn, and eventually served as Sbarro’s first Area Manager.

Then, in 1989, after 17 years of living in New York and working with the Sbarro family, Jimmy returned to the Philippines — carrying the Sbarro brand with him. Along with Ma. Teresa Rodriguez and her family, he opened the first Sbarro Philippines branch at the Annex in SM North Edsa in 1990 — the first Sbarro in all of Asia. Years later, Sbarro Philippines expanded to the Visayas, thanks to a partnership with Gerardo Luzuriaga and Marcelino Florete, Jr.

And so today, Sbarro Philippines continues to satisfy the cravings of Filipinos with 25 branches nationwide. And through all these years, Jaime Salvador – together with his family – ensures that Mama Sbarro’s legacy remains unchanged: the commitment to good food, fresh ingredients, excellent service and great value for money.

So what is Sbarro’s recipe for success? Over forty years later and with over 1,000 outlets worldwide, the secret remains the same. All across our values, traditions and recipes – It’s all about family.









Friday, September 9, 2011

SM Master Chef's Cooking Demo with Chef Sia

2:32:00 PM

I’m so delighted that I was able to attend one of the cooking demo of the SM Hypermarket Master Chef Marathon at SM Clark, Pampanga. Good thing that it’s just near. Aside from us bloggers who were invited to cover the event, HRM students from different colleges in Angeles City were also invited to watch and learn in the said event. Everyone was very eager to know and taste the recipe that is going to be cooked by one of the Chef.


The guest chef during that time was Chief John Paulo Sia, one of the known chefs in the metro. Chef Sia has worked for C2 Classic Cuisine, the Linden Suites and he has also set up his own catering business and is now the corporate sous chef for Unilever Foodsolutions. He has also been into a cooking show in one of the local TV Network.

When Chef Sia started his demo, most of us were so eager to see and know what he will be cooking for that day. He even asked anyone who would like to be part of the cooking demo as his assistant, more likely of a sous chef for a certain dish. One fortunate and brave guy took the apron and stand beside Chef Sia.



Chef Sia created two menu for the day but he has noticed that there so many students and spectators he decided to add one more to the list. The cuisines are Menudo Tapa's Version, Beef Adobo, and Beef and Mushroom in Oyster Sauce (I forgot what Chef Sia named this one). All of the ingredients came from SM Hypermarket so it would be much easier to look for the ingredients and of course to cook it as well. One of the main ingredients is the products of Knorr.


Some of the students were able to taste Chef Sia’s cuisines and as I see it they were all nodding their heads, perhaps they were agreeing with the great taste of the menu. Of course they are not the only ones who tasted the food but me and the rest of bloggers as well. The good part is that the three dishes were laid to us. Great! My favorite was the Beef and Mushroom in Oyster Sauce. The taste is very much enticing.



It was really great tasting those foods, wish to get a taste of the other chefs as well.

By the way this cooking event is part of the 10th Anniversary of SM Hypermarket.


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