Freebie Alert: #NationalPamperingDay

Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa Celebrates the 2nd Year of National Pampering Day
#NationalPamperingDay

When it comes to pampering on a national scale, Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa holds the only spot. After introducing the celebration of the National Pampering Day last year, Nailaholics is back at it again this 2017 with an amplified nationwide celebration of relaxation that everyone is looking forward to this October 17.

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The National Pampering Day got off to a good start last year where Nailaholics offered free manicure service and a stress relieving hand massage from 10 AM to 12 NN on all their branches nationwide. This year, everyone will be treated to a free service of their choice: a soothing manicure, calming foot spa or a relaxing foot massage.

“We Filipinos are very hardworking in any given aspect of our lives and a nation of energetic and industrious people best deserves real pampering once in a while. This year, as Nailaholics celebrates the 2nd National Pampering Day, we go deeper and dedicate this to everyone and remind them to take it slow, take it easy, zone out and relax for a while.” said Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head of Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa.

“With last year’s success of the National Pampering Day, we are back this year with a bigger and much more enjoyable day of pampering. In partnership with the number one salon brand and most beloved nail lacquer brand in the world, O.P.I., National Pampering Day 2017 will accommodate more guests with the extension of pampering time until 1PM. Also, the best thing about this year’s National Pampering Day is that it will be in support to World Vision, The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and Save Philippine Seas” added Amaro.

So save the date and get ready to park away any thoughts of work because the only responsibility you have is to loosen up. Wind down and head down to any Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa branch on October 17, 2017 (Tuesday) from 10 AM to 1 PM and get yourself a free relaxing manicure, foot spa or foot massage.

Let Nailaholics’ skilled nail technicians take care of you for a little while and walk out of this Hamptons-inspired nail salon feeling refreshed and ready to bring it on again. Grab this once a year treat only at the country’s top destination for relaxation and real pampering.

Visit www.nailaholics.com to check their services and find the branch nearest you. Get updates through their Facebook Page Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa, Twitter @_nailaholics and Instagram @_nailaholics.

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Nailaholics is an urban destination that offers its customers an escape from the daily grind through its exceptional interiors and exceptional pampering service. It currently has more than 50 branches nationwide, including in Gateway Mall, Eastwood Citywalk, Cash and Carry Makati, Harbor Point Mall Subic, SM Cebu, SM Bacolod, and SM Lanang.
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2017 Halloween Activities or Trick or Treats in Metro Manila

Hey moms and dads! It’s that time of year again where we are excited to dress up our kids and join them to the best Halloween Costume Party. 🙂 As you and your child think of what they wanted to be this year, (well, we all know it’s difficult to argue with them onto what they want) so I will make it easier for us – yes! including me – to check on where can we go and get those pumpkins FULL of CANDIES!!!!

Check out this list and please bookmark this post for I will be updating this. 🙂

2017 List of Halloween Activities or Trick or Treats in Metro Manila

FUN RANCH
Boo! Time Halloween Party 2017

WHEN: October 27, 28 or 29
WHAT: Halloween Costume Party where kids in costumes strut on the runway, while parents take a snapshot and cheer on the side.
FEE: Kids – P550
Adults – P275

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Spooktacular Halloween Costume Party

WHEN: October 24, 25, 26 or 27
WHAT: Come in your best costume and you might be our Spooktacular Halloween Costume Contest winner for Spookiest, Cutest, Prince, Princess, and Super Kid.
FEE: General – P650
ActiveKids Club – P600
Adult – P250 (with snacks)

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KIDZANIA MANILA
Back to Kidz Grown-ups Halloween Night

WHEN: October 20 | 6pm – 11pm
WHAT: Kids-at-heart are up for an exciting role-play experience as KidZania Manila opens its doors once again EXCLUSIVELY FOR GROWN-UPS
FEE: Early Bird Rate – group of 4 for only P3000 (P750 each) from Septemer 22 – October 15, 2017
Regular Rate – P880

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SOFITEL Philippine Plaza Manila
Sofitel Manila Goblin Run 2017

WHEN: October 29 | 3pm – 7pm
WHAT: Invite the whole family to a fun-filled afternoon starting off with a fun run around the CCP Complex followed by exciting activities at the Harbor Garden Tent.
FEE: Online registration: https://www.sofitelmanilagoblinrun.com/
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CITY OF DREAMS
DreamPlay Spookfest 2017

WHEN: October 28 to November 1 | 11am & 4pm
WHAT: SHREK OR TREAT PUMPKIN HUNT
This is group game where they will search for hidden pumpkins around the attractions.
SHREK IT OUT COSTUME CONTEST (NOVEMBER 1 only)
Be on your best Shrek Costume! 🙂
FEE: SPOOKFEST VIP PACKAGE – P1500
Inclusions:
All-day pass
DreamWorks Halloween movie at DreamTheatre
Spookfest bag
Shrek or Treat Pumpkin Hunt
Photo with Shrek
Pumpkin cookies at Gingy’s Kitchen

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CRIMSON HOTEL, FILINVEST
Heroes and Villains Super Halloween

WHEN: October 28 | 10am – 5pm
WHAT: Hero or Villain, come in your favorite comics character and unleash your superpowers at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila’s amazing Halloween Celebration!
FEE: P950 | 10am to 1pm
P1100 | 2pm to 5pm
*kids 2 years old & below are FREE

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DIAMOND HOTEL
A Diamond Hotel Halloween Event

WHEN: October 29 | 10am – 2pm
WHAT: Welcome to Count Dracula’s lavishly luxurious lair, where monsters of all kinds party the night away!
FEE: For reservations and inquiries, call 528-3000.

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EASTWOOD RICHMONDE HOTEL
Haunted Hollywood Kiddie Party

WHEN: October 29 | 1pm – 5pm
WHAT: Experience movie-inspired fun frights this Halloween at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel! Get the entire family ready for some shocking delights — merienda buffet, snack stations, magic show, games, haunted house, photo booth, costume contest for kids and parents, and many more!
FEE: P850

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A Halloween Party: Boni the Bull’s Space Time Adventure

WHEN: October 31 | 2pm – 5pm
WHAT: Calling all space cadets!
Join Boni the Bull on an epic journey across the universe this Halloween.
Engage in fun time-bending activities:
Balloon show, Laser Tag Maze and Space themed snacks and drinks.
PLUS! Raffle prizes for a dinner at High Street Cafe, Raging Bull Burgers voucher, and more!
FEE: Adventure Zone Members: Php 2,000
Non-Adventure Zone Members and Adults: Php 2,500

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EDSA SHANGRI-LA
A Spooky Monstercation: Enchanted Forest

WHEN: October 29 | 1pm – 6pm
WHAT: Enter the ancient world of myths and legends and discover the tales of mythical creatures and supernatural beings as they come to life this Halloween at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila.
FEE: P2,200
*For further inquiries, please call 633 8888 ext. 2895 or email events.esl@shangri-la.com

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GYMBOREE, EASTWOOD MALL
Rainbows and Unicorns: Gymboree Pumpkin Patch 2017

WHEN: October 21 | 2pm
WHAT: Candies, treats, and tons of fun await so be sure to sign up now ‘cos slots are limited. Plus, an awesome prize awaits to the child with the most colorful costume!
FEE: Members – P600
Non-members – P800

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SHANGRI-LA PLAZA
Shang Toy Frenzy with the BOO Crew

WHEN: October 29 | 1pm
WHAT: Have an awesome Halloween celebration at the Shang PLUS an inclusive video watching at the IMMRSV DOME, loot bag, and “trick-or-treat” around the mall.
FEE: P500

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH A FENG SHUI MASTER

When we hear the word “Feng shui”, either we remember that old horror movie by Kris Aquino, or we get a picture of a house being renovated in the hopes of changing the fortune of whoever lives there.

However, some would point out that they encounter the term “Feng shui” when the new year is about to start. This holds true as a lot of television shows would guest fortune tellers to give out their forecasts on what is to happen to our country, showbiz couples, and to our personal lives (depending on which year we were born). It is during the new year that a lot of people flock to fortune tellers, especially with Feng shui masters, to get an idea of what is to come, and how to attract good luck throughout the year.

What we are not aware of is that there are also people who consult the services of fortune tellers during the months of May until August, to get what is called “Mid-Year forecast”. In contrast to the whole year forecast where the scope is large, the mid year forecast tends to be more precise, given that the scope is just within 6 months.

A friend of mine tried testing a popular Feng shui master to experience how it’s like to have a consultation and to check out how accurate the reading would be. It was May of this year when my friend went to the office of Hanz Cua in Mandaluyong to have a consultation.

Hanz Cua is the Feng Shui master that provides Chinese Horoscopes to the viewers of Umagang Kay Ganda, a morning show being telecast in Abs-Cbn. Some would be familiar with him for being this very hyper and comical fortune teller that makes you wonder “how many coffees does he drink” each morning to get that level of energy. Dubbed as the youngest Feng shui master in the country, this person really does look young when he doesn’t sport a mustache, plus the fact that he seemed to still have those baby fats =).

“Master Hanz”, as he is popularly called, has an office located at the Cityland Building at the corner of St.Francis Street and Shaw Boulevard. For those coming from the MRT Shaw station, simply walk way past Crossings mall until you reach Lourdes School. The building should be at the left side, while Greenfield would be to the right.

Once inside the office, you would see various gold plated figures of horses, pigs, frogs, and various animals that are typically seen on stores selling good luck charms. It also has plenty of bracelets and wind chimes, said to attract good fortune when worn or placed at the front door. Master Hanz pointed out that the bracelets are customized, depending on the year the person was born.

My friend noticed that there are boxes below the desk of his staff that seem to store more items, which indicates that Master Hanz has plenty of patrons who order such items from him.

At the right side of the office is where Master Hanz conducts the reading. My friend chose to have a tarot reading among the many services that Master Hanz offers. Using what is called a “rider waite deck”(Anyone familiar with tarot reading? Please tell us what you know about this deck by dropping your comments below).

At the time of the reading, Master Hanz looks intimidating with his red robe that looks like he is some sort of an Emperor. His large chair also seems like it was carved to be seated only by the most special guests of a five-star hotel.

A general forecast was made first and then followed by a series of choosing a certain number of cards to answer different questions posted by my friend. At first, Master Hanz seemed serious but in between the questions, he would also talk about himself like some friend you accidentally met at a mall. As the reading progresses, the “hyper-ness”(if such word exists) that you see on the TV is slowly appearing which makes the tarot reading enjoyable. After more than 30 minutes, my friend no longer has any questions in mind and bade farewell.

Now, two months after the reading, two predictions by Master Hanz has already occurred. We can either think of it as a sign that Master Hanz is for real, or it might be another case of coincidence, but my friend surely believes it isn’t simply a coincidence and looks forward to pay Master Hanz a visit.

Luckily for my friend, Master Hanz conducts online fortune reading, so you don’t have to face the traffic of the metro and just schedule an appointment while at the comfort of your house.

If you want to try the accuracy of Master Hanz, you can contact him via text at this number: 0922 829 0382.
Similarly, you can check out his website at MasterHanzCua.com

Lastly, tell us about your experience with him at the comments below.

8 shocking facts about germs we bet you didn’t know about

Last month, I brought my son to his Pedia for a check-up. I got worried because he has cough & colds for 3 weeks already. I believe that it was viral infection so I started to double-up his intake of fruits but nothing changed.

His pedia told me that his coughs & colds were caused by viral infection. I might have exposed him to too much germs and pollution. This also triggered his asthma. Poor little boy now is under medication for three months. I thought I maybe unaware of where else we acquire bad germs.

Wherever you go, bacteria abounds. Many of these bacteria are able to cause malodour, skin infection and diseases such as diarrhea, cough, colds and the like.

Worse, these bacteria are increasingly hardier, dirtier, and can multiply faster than you expect, therefore putting your family members at risk.

Consider these troubling facts about bacteria:

1. The number of bacteria that live in and on us outnumber our own human cells by ten to one.
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2. Common cold, flu and stomach viruses can live on the fingertips for hours and can survive on the surfaces of objects for days.
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3. 80% of all infections, from the common cold and flu to venereal disease and Ebola fever, are transmitted by people touching one another or touching objects that others have touched.
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4. A shopping cart can contain more fecal E. Coli than a supermarket toilet.
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5. One study found that in schools, water fountain buttons, pencil sharpeners, keyboards and faucet handles were the most contaminated objects with viruses.
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6. Phones have been found to have up to 4200 bacteria from fecal contamination. Safe drinking water should have less than 1 bacteria per 100ml.safeguard6

7. In an environment as humid as a bathroom, a single bacterial cell can multiply into one billion cells overnight.
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8. When someone comes to work sick, about half of the commonly touched surfaces in the office will become infected with the virus by lunchtime.
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In light of this disturbing data, it is imperative for all members of the household, especially children, to use the right kind of soap that can kill these germs effectively and prevent their regrowth.
Unfortunately, not all soaps are created equal. Experts have demonstrated that most soaps do not protect their family from modern day germ threats. Protection from germ threats begin with proper handwashing and bathing using an effective antibacterial soap like Safeguard.

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Safeguard with Germshield+ technology can fight a broad spectrum of gram positive and gram-negative bacteria and fungi, preventing more types of sickness, malodour, and skin infection. Moreover, Germshield+ technology inhibits the regrowth of these bacteria and fungi for up to 24 hours, thereby providing optimal protection.

For over 50 years in the Philippines, Safeguard has been recommended by the leading health experts for germ protection for the entire family. Encouraging proper hygiene, frequent handwashing, and the use the Safeguard will make your job as protector of the family easier and more effective.

Our family always uses SAFEGUARD, I thought my little boy is too young to use safeguard for his hands and body. But I am wrong, now, he uses Safeguard Soap and Safeguard Body Wash. He loves the one in Honey Smash Scent. 🙂 Now I am confident he is 99.9% Germ Protected! 😉

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Join the LEGO Friends and be part of Heartlake City

My little boy, Raix is a LEGO lover. His fondness to it is just overwhelming. As young as 3 years old, he can build small lego sets by following the manual. Honestly, he is even better than me! Haha. When he knew that we got an invitation to a LEGO Friends event he got so excited! 🙂

The LEGO Friends event was held last June 30 at the Ayala Malls the 30th. The event was also a launch of the weekend LEGO Friends Weekend Activity.

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LEGO Friends

LEGO Friends is a product range of the Lego construction toy designed primarily for girls. Introduced in 2012, the theme introduced the “mini-doll” figures, which are about the same size as the traditional minifigures but are more detailed and realistic. The sets include pieces in pink and purple color schemes and depict scenes from suburban life set in the fictional town of Heartlake City. In the initial wave of sets, the larger sets include bricks that can build a veterinary clinic, a malt-style café, a beauty salon and a suburban house; smaller sets included a “cool convertible,” a design studio, an inventor’s workshop and a swimming pool.

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Meet the LEGO Friends Characters

LEGO Friendstheme center around five best friends, each with their own unique personality, who live in the beautiful Heartlake City, where there are lots of cute animals to take care of, shops to visit and houses to live in.

Get to know the five core characters—named Andrea, Emma, Mia, Olivia and Stephanie!
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Stephanie is a confident natural leader. She is very social, creative and organized. She loves planning events, parties, and soccer. She also enjoys talking to people, writing stories and dancing ballet as well. Her signature colors are white, magenta and light pink, and her favorite food is cupcakes.

Olivia is an environmentalist who enjoys science, nature, and history. She also enjoys inventing,hiking, taking pictures, school and drawing. She is also a caretaker of a newborn foal. Her signature colors are pink, purple, and white. She is very intelligent and focused, yet at times clumsy.

Emma is the fashionista of the group, Emma is a very stylish and trendy girl who loves style. As shown in the sets she appears in, she enjoys fashion design, making jewelry, interior design, makeovers, English horseback jumping and karate. Her signature colors are purple and pink. She is very fashionable, yet sometimes forgetful and unable to speak up for herself.

Mia is the animal lover of the group, Mia is also a vegetarian. She enjoys taking care of and spending time with animals. She also excels atsports, training animals and drumming, and enjoys riding horses, camping and magic tricks. Her signature colors are light blue, green, and purple. She is very caring and athletic, yet somewhat stubborn.

Andrea is the musician of the group. She is a talented singer and great at making up her own songs. She loves anything that pertains to music: singing, playing the piano, dancing, and drama/theater, and is also a great cook, as she works at a café, as well as a loving for bunnies. She is practical, yet at times overly dramatic. She is sometimes a little full of herself, but she normally learns her lesson.

Exciting Games and Prizes

The most exciting part during the LEGO Friends event launch was the games. One of which is the Lego Friends Speed Building Competition.

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I asked Raix what he want to build. He said he wanted to make a sword like from Star Wars. Here is his light saber. 😀

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He had an awesome time building this. Imagine building something with just 60 blocks! It was like show-and-tell, kids are asked what they built. I was so proud of Raix because he didn’t get shy when he was asked about his entry. 🙂

We were not able to win Major Prizes from the two games but we got lucky and was picked during the raffle! Yey!!!

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We also got a bag of LEGO goodies! Thank you so much Lego Philippines! Raix can’t wait to open it all! Watch out for our unboxing and toy review on Raix’ YouTube Channel

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Dads and moms if you are planning on a family activity this weekend this LEGO Friends Weekend Activity will surely be a big hit to your kids. Also a fun way to bond with them. 🙂 Head on over to Ayala Malls the 30th to win awesome LEGO items. Registration starts 11AM. I assure you that your family will have “blocks and blocks” of FUN!!!

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Workshop Alert: Monetizing on Video as a Platform

Getting curious on why many are creating their YouTube Channels? What do they get from posting their videos? Is it just a Hobby? Or is it Potential Income?

Wonder if you can be one of them? Are you a parent who likes toys or do you have kids who love toys? Are you a teen who loves make up? new wardrobe? Or are you a game enthusiast who knows tricks on how to finish a new game?

JOIN US and LEARN more about YouTube!

TOPICS:
1. Understanding the Content Landscape
2. Creating a Successful Content Strategy
3. Testimony: A YouTuber Creator’s Journey
4. Monetizing YouTube
5. ACTIVITY: Come up with a YouTube Channel idea

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

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DENNIS LIM
Head, Digital Media Services at ABS-CBN Corporation

Dennis is a new media professional with a 15 year career track and outstanding record of accomplishment for providing digital and online strategies that meet the ever changing digital landscape. He is an expert in developing end to end video on demand and IPTV solutions with a demonstrated ability manage a successful online video streaming service.

Previously held positions:
 Usability and HTML Head – Big Dipper, Inc. (3 year 8 months)
 Head of Video Operations – ABS-CBN Interactive, Inc. (4 years)
 Head, Online and Video Operations – ABS-CBN Interactive, Inc. (3 years 8 months)
 Head of Operations – ABS-CBN Interactive (2 years 3 months)

His specializations include: Digital Media, Online Advertising, Digital Marketing, Mobile Devices, Digital Strategy, Content Strategy, SEO, Online Video Strategy, Business Strategy and Web Content.

Experiences Gained
 Expert in daily production and publishing work with service level agreements on quality, efficiency and speed of delivery.
 YouTube certified expert in Audience Growth and Channel Strategy
 YouTube ContentID specialist
 Expert on transcoding systems and management for VOD and Live stream services
 Expert in Online Video Platform services and integration
 Expert in digital video publishing to online, mobile and IPTV systems.
 Experience in managing DoubleClick For Publishers for online ad management.
 Experience on Content Delivery Network management
 Experience on Customer support systems
 Experience on Usability and functional testing methodologies and tools
 Previous experience with web design and HTML coding.

DETAILS:

WHEN: April 1, 2017 | 1PM-5PM
WHERE: Pen Brothers, Makati City

LEARNING RATES:

Regular Rate: P1,500
Bring-a-Buddy Reg Rate: P2,500

CONTACT PERSON:
Veni – veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com | 09272816651

You may reserve your slot here: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/youtube101

This workshop is in partnership with:

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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? 🙂