Travel Promo Alert: 50% Rebate with TravelBook.ph

For a limited time, get back as much as half of what you paid for.

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Typical reward programs would give you at least one to five percent rebate only, but with TravelBook.ph’s special promo for the holiday season, we will be offering an astounding 50% rebate!

Yes, that means you get back half of what you spend! This is TravelBook.ph’s biggest and most ambitious giveaway to date, and you only have from November 21 to 27, 2016 to avail of it.

 Just imagine how much you’re getting with this promo: If you book a hotel worth PHP 2,000.00 you automatically get PHP 1,000.00 back in reward points. With this, you can already book a room worth PHP 1,000.00 for free or use it to further lower the prices of your future bookings. Take advantage of this weeklong promo, especially for the holiday season when staycations and out of town trips are trendy!

This is just the start of our six-week long holiday promo to say thank you to our loyal customers. Check back on www.travelbook.ph and www.facebook.com/TravelBook.ph every week to learn about the latest special deal that we will be giving away!

Book your hotels now at www.travelbook.ph and earn big reward points!

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Kathryn and Liza’s Kitchen Best friend

The kitchen used to be a scary place for young people and cooking was a daunting task reserved for mothers and household helps. But technology played a role in guiding people around the kitchen. Nowadays, new cooks search online for cooking videos or check out “food hacks” to be able to produce any dish they want that they can, in turn, show off on social media.

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Young celebrities Kathryn Bernardo and Liza Soberano also enjoy cooking for their loved ones. They are the newest tandem to endorse AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning. Apart from what can be found in the Internet, Kathryn and Liza became more confident cooks because they can rely on a brand of seasoning to make delicious home-cooked dishes by bringing out the natural goodness of food. Experienced cooks or kitchen newbies can make AJI-NO-MOTO® their best friend in the kitchen – an ally in serving nourishing and enjoyable dishes for the whole family.

The new AJI-NO-MOTO® TV Commercial features three (3) dishes to show the versatility of the product in making all kinds of dishes delicious. Among the dishes are the Omurice, a Japanese-inspired meal composed of rice and omelet, Kathryn’s Adobong Puti recipe, a different take on the classic adobo without soy sauce and the all-time favorite comfort food Beef Nilaga.

OMURICE

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Rice Mixture:
1½ tbsps         vegetable oil
¼ cup              garlic, peeled, minced
¼ cup              onions, peeled, minced
½ cup              ground pork
½ cup              frozen carrots
¼ tsp               ground black pepper
2 cups               cooked rice, short grain
1 teaspoon        soy sauce
1 teaspoon        AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning

Egg Mixture:
1 tablespoon     vegetable oil
3 pieces              eggs, small, beaten
1/8 teaspoon     pulverized black pepper
1/2 teaspoon     AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning      
1/8 teaspoon     iodized salt
 
PROCEDURE:              
 
Rice Mixture

  1. Heat oil in a pan, sauté garlic and onions for one (1) minute over low heat.
  2. Add ground pork and cook until brown.
  3. Add carrots and black pepper.
  4. Add rice and stir-fry for another minute over medium heat.
  5. Add soy sauce, mix well.
  6. Sprinkle AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning and mix well.
  7. Remove from fire, mound the rice on plate then set aside.

Egg Mixture

  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs until the whites and yolks are well combined.
  2. Add pulverized black pepper.
  3. Sprinkle AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, mix well.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and fry the egg mixture.
  5. Remove fried eggs out of the pan and mold it well on top of the rice.
  6. Serve with catsup.

Makes 2-4 servings

Nutrition Information: Calories 457    Carbohydrates 44g    Protein 14g   Fats 25g

ADOBONG PUTI

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INGREDIENTS:
½ kilo         chicken, adobo cut
½ cup          vinegar
1/3 cup          garlic, peeled, crushed
1 piece           bayleaf, crushed
¼ teaspoon peppercorn, cracked
½ cup           water
½ cup           cooking oil for deep frying
1 teaspoon    AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning
1 tablespoon refined sugar
1 teaspoon     iodized salt

PROCEDURE:
1. Combine chicken, vinegar, garlic, bayleaf, peppercorn and water in a pot.
2. Let boil and lower heat. Simmer until tender.
3. Drain the chicken pieces from the broth.
4. Heat oil in another pan and deep fry chicken pieces. Return to the broth.
5 .Simmer until liquid has been reduced to half.
6. Sprinkle AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami seasoning and sugar. Simmer for one (1) minute.
7. Add salt and mix well.
8. Serve hot.

Makes 4-5 servings

Nutrition Information: Calories 461   Carbohydrates 5g   Protein 18g   Fats 41g

NILAGANG BAKA

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INGREDIENTS:
2 ½ liters           water
1 teaspoon          black peppercorns
2 pieces               onion, medium-size, chopped
½ kilo                  beef shank, cut into serving pieces
2 pieces                corn, cut into five per piece of corn
2 pieces                potatoes, medium-sized, peeled, quartered
½ piece                small cabbage, quartered
1 ½ teaspoons    AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning
1 tablespoon        iodized salt

PROCEDURE:
1. In a casserole, put 2½ liters of water; add peppercorns, onions and beef.
2. Boil beef until tender.
3. Add corn and potatoes; boil for 2-3 minutes.
4. Add cabbage, mix well.
5. Sprinkle AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning and simmer for 30 minutes.
6. Add salt and mix well.
7. Serve hot.

Makes 4-5 servings

Nutrition Information: Calories 195   Carbohydrates 21g   Protein 21g   Fats 3g

 

AJI-NO-MOTO® can be widely used in a variety of dishes because it has no smell or specific flavor of its own and can therefore be used to enhance the original flavor of food. This is a safe and quality product that is made from natural crops like sugar cane, corn or cassava and manufactured through the natural process of fermentation. AJI-NO-MOTO® enhances taste of food by providing umami taste. Umami is the fifth basic taste also described as rich, savory and ‘malinamnam’ derived from food rich in glutamate like tomatoes, cheese, mushrooms, ham and seafood.

Mommies, do you have your own AJI Recipe to share? 🙂

Toy Kingdom’s Toy Warehouse Sale YEAR 10

The annual Toy Kingdom Toy Warehouse Sale is happening this weekend (November 4 to 6) at Megatrade Hall in SM Megamall. Get a head start on your holiday shopping and save as much as 70% off on branded toys!

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FAQ about Toy Warehouse Sale Year 10 (provided by Toy Kingdom)

Question: What is the event?
Answer: Toy Warehouse Sale is an annual event of Toy Kingdom. This is our tenth time to hold the event at Megatrade Hall in SM Megamall. Expect huge discounts up to 70% off.

Question: When and where is the event?
Answer: It will be on November 4 to 6, 2016 at Megatrade Hall 1, 2 & 3 SM Megamall. Entrance is located at Hall 2 while Exit is Hall 1.

Question: What time will you open Toy Kingdom Toy Warehouse Sale?
Answer:  We open at 10 am and close at 10 pm.

Question: Is the event free?
Answer: There is no entrance fee or registration required to enter the venue.

Question: What are the acceptable modes of payment?
Answer: We accept cash, credit card payments, Toy Kingdom gift cards, SM gift cards, SM gift pass and Sodexho gift certificates.

Question: What are the credit cards accepted during the event?
Answer: We accept all major credit cards, whether issued international or local.

Question: For credit card transactions, can I opt to pay in instalment during Toy Kingdom Toy Warehouse Sale?
Answer: Only locally-issued credit cards can avail of this promo. Minimum purchase of P3000 is required to avail of 3 months or 6 months instalment payment at 0% interest.

Question: Will there a 2 hour special or preview sale for SM Advantage or SM Prestige cardholders?
Answer: There will be no 2 hour special or preview sale during Toy Kingdom Toy Warehouse Sale.

Question: Will there be a special area for children?
Answer: There is limited space at the event and there is no special area where customers can leave their children inside Megatrade Halls 1, 2 & 3.

Question: Will there be an area where we can leave our belongings?
Answer: There is no area at the event where you can leave your belongings. There are package counters at the mall (Supermarket area and Department Store area) which you can use instead.

Question: Will there be a lot of people during Toy Kingdom Toy Warehouse Sale?
Answer: Yes! We are on our 10th year and each year the number of people keeps growing. It’s a just a testament as to how amazing the toy deals are during this event.

Question: Is there gift wrapping service during Toy Kingdom Toy Warehouse Sale?
Answer: This service is not provided during Toy Kingdom Toy Warehouse Sale.

Question: Will you give free gift wrappers during Toy Kingdom Toy Warehouse Sale?
Answer: Gift wrappers will not be given away during Toy Kingdom Toy Warehouse Sale.

Question: Do you sell the Toy Kingdom gift wrapper?
Answer: We do not sell the Toy Kingdom gift wrapper but we do have Toy Kingdom tote bags which you can use to put your toys in.

Question: Can I have the items purchased at the Toy Warehouse Sale gift wrapped at another Toy Kingdom branch?
Answer: Our branches can only gift wrap the items bought at the store. They cannot gift wrap items purchased from the Toy Warehouse Sale.

Question: Do you accept reservations?
Answer: No. We are selling limited quantities of particular toys because it is a warehouse sale so we cannot reserve pieces for customers. It would wise to come in early.

Question: Will there be an extension of the sale?
Answer: Toy Kingdom Toy Warehouse Sale only happens once a year during the specified date. There will be no extension of the sale however there will be other sale events in the coming months.

Question: How many cashiers do you have?
Answer: There are 24 counters which can accept cash, credit, debit and approved GCs as mode of payment. The speed of each counter is determined by the number of toys bought by each customer. Since the toys are really bargain price, a lot of people are buying cart full of toys and we appreciate a little patience and understanding from everyone in line.

Question: Will you provide the customers with plastic bags upon check out of items?
Answer: Yes, we will provide customers with plastic bags during the event but we do encourage you to bring your own tote or eco bags.

Question: Should I bring the whole family at Toy Kingdom Toy Warehouse Sale?
Answer: This is a warehouse sale and there will be lots of people in the venue who have only one thing in mind: shop and get the best toy deals. As much as we want to accommodate everyone, we highly suggest that you do not bring your babies and small kids for their own safety and convenience.