Lunes, Marso 18, 2013

Celadon, Celadon, Celebrate!

A new addition to the roster of restos in Powerplant Mall makes a satisfying statement

Good things come to those who wait, and it couldn’t ring truer when the doors of Celadon at the Powerplant Mall opened last March 8. 

Responding to an invite by the owner, the venerable Mrs. Ching Cruz, we were very lucky to sample its food a few weeks back during its soft opening. We had a chance to get a taste of almost everything on its menu, and though we were raring to gobble up each dish as it came to our table, the gallivanting gastronomes inside us had to resist the temptation to indulge so we‘d still have space for more to come.

For starters, a steaming, aromatic bowl of 

Tom Yung Kung (P155/single serve, but can actually be enough for two) will tickle your taste buds. This hot and sour prawn soup gives enough sensations to wake your palates in anticipation for more wonderful dishes ahead. We also recommend those who come with friends and families to take on two different bowls of their soup like Tom Yung Kung and Tom Khaa Gai (P155), ordering these with either a Krabi Salad (mixed seafood in lime-coconut dressing, P255), Laab Gai (salad with chicken, P320), or Choo Chee Kung + Roti (minced prawn dip and roti bread, P195).

Now I’m wondering if you are already salivating with the abovementioned dishes (‘cause I sure am!), but let me remind you that those are just starters. From their many varieties of curry dishes, one noteworthy of mentioning is the Thai Green Chicken Curry (spicy and creamy curry with eggplant and basil, P330). The Thai Beef Rendang (four-hour slow-cooked beef with dry curry beef cube rub, P420) and Cinnamon Pork Ribs (literally falling-of-the-bones, melt-in-your-mouth honey-barbecued ribs, P295) are sure-fire hits for meat-lovers, which by the way, goes very well with or without a serving of rice, but in our opinion must go alongside an order of Crispy Catfish with Green Mango-Apple Salad (P320). Believe us, you just have try it to see for yourselves how delish this one is, with all the right ingredients and vinegar sauce blending together to make for one cohesive, gastronomical delight. For a group of more than four, we also suggest the following: Phad Thai (Thai-style fried flat noodles with tofu, pork, beansprouts wrapped in an eggnet, P325), Tod Man Kung (Thai prawn cakes with sweet chili sauce, P295), Dungeness Crabs (air-flown Alaskan crabs with choice of chili-garlic sauce, black pepper sauce or egg and curry sauce, P190/100grams).
Now, cheesy it may seem, “but wait, there’s more!” Do not miss out on their desserts. Take your pick—or have them all—to complete your dining experience. 

The Takhoo Sakhoo (tapioca pearls made like steamed cakes in pandan cups, P190) has just the right amount sweetness, while those who opt for a sweeter ending will enjoy their Banana Fritters with Coconut Ice Cream (sesame-coated bananas with caramel sauce topped with coconut ice cream, P220) or Khao Niaw Mamuang (sweet sticky steamed glutinous rice with mango and coconut cream, P220).
All these can be had in a relaxing Thai-inspired setting with earth-toned walls and furniture, amidst soothing music. Diners can choose to dine inside or al fresco. Celadon is open Monday to Sunday 11am-3pm and 5pm-11pm. For reservations and other inquiries, call 898-1305 or +63915-301-6501.

Sabado, Pebrero 23, 2013

OMG!!!! Oh My George is here

Oh My George

OMG!!! Bench and Georgina Wilson launches a new scent. What better way to promote this fragrance was with a fashion show in SM MOA's Main Atrium.

The evening will not be complete without the man behind it all. Mr. Ben Chan!

Kudos to you George!

Biyernes, Pebrero 15, 2013

MAC Archie's Girls Spring Collection 2013

Growing up, we all read an Archie comic book one time or another. Who doesn't know Betty and Veronica? Well MAC has brought the girls to life with the special edition Archie's Girl Collection. These will hit MAC Philippines on March 2013 so watch out and prepare to reminisce!

Huwebes, Pebrero 14, 2013


Fresh, raw and minimal takes centerstage as MAC launches its latest trend

Time to get giddy, girls, as the much-awaited MAC gives you enough reason for the season as it unveils its Spring/Summer 2013 Collection!

Concentrating on the look for a season that is inspired by hot weather—well, at least here in our country—MAC’s latest outing is guaranteed to bring beauty out at its best with simple lines and minimal effort. 

Combining subtle and sensitive techniques, the Sig-Nature look evokes a makeup palette that looks like skin. The essentials for this are MAC’s Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation, Dirty Blonde Fluidline Brow Gelcream, Strobe Cream, Posh Tone, Mineralize Foundation/Loose and Posh Tone Mineralize Rich Lipstick.

The second look, 
Nu-Ance, expresses a modern romance with paler colors through clean, popping pastels. To achieve this look, use MAC’s Powder Blush in Poised and Lip Conditioner. 

 The Sci-Chedelic look, on the other hand, speaks of colors with conviction with its “60s” spin with focus on the eyes and lips. This can be done best with the use of MAC’s Auto-de-Bleu Technakol Liner and/or Embrace Me Lip Pencil.

Lastly, gently applied and vitally gleaming, 

the Pu-Ritan look taps into a womanly, photographic spirit with seamless shades of warm gold and wheat and there is no better ally to getting this sophisticated monochrome feel to the face than MAC’s Powder Blush in Taupe Shade and Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Luxe Naturale.