Saturday, March 27, 2010

I Heart I Heart Froyo

Introduce your taste buds to the newest frozen yogurt in town as "I Heart Froyo" opened last March 12, 2010 in Teachers Village, Quezon City. The frozen yogurt stall offers exquisite Italian Frozen Yogurt fare and a kikay atmosphere of pink and blue.

I Heart Froyo
had a soft opening last February 15, so it has already played host to dozens of students over Quezon City. But it's good to see young people and even the young at hearts enjoyed the I Heart Froyo event.

Now, let me share to you the best part... eating!

What's Chic?

I Heart Froyo was a surprise at first taste. My friend handed me a cone, I tasted it and said, "Ooh, wow, thank you. May ice cream din pala sila. Akala ko yogurt lang. Anong flavor nito? Lasang yogurt yung ice cream nila." Then she laughed and replied, "Ano ka ba? Froyo nila yan. Baka ibig mo sabihin lasang ice cream iyong yogurt nila." See?! I can't really explain the creaminess of I Heart Froyo that coated my tongue. Also try to add their one of a kind toppings like apple cinnamon, Choco Mallows and ChocNut.

My I Heart Froyo Toppings Combination:
Frozen Yogurt + Apple Cinnamon + Kiwi Cuts

My friend's I Heart Froyo version:
Frozen Yogurt + Apple Cinnamon + Choco Mallows

We also tried plain yogurt on a cone:

What's Cheap?

Regular Cup = P55 ONLY
Large Cup = P70 ONLY
Cone = P35 ONLY

Other Toppings:

1 REGULAR topping - P15
2 REGULAR toppings - P25
3 REGULAR toppings - P35


I Heart Froyo also has a promo card:

Freebies From I Heart Froyo Opening:

Stickers, Plastic Balloons, Promo Cards, Sandwich, and Picture from Pic-A-Pose

Don't you wish you were there during the Grand Opening Day? Haha, don't worry, here's I Heart Froyo's store hours:

Here's what the other froyo lovers say about I HEART FROYO:


I Heart Froyo grew from the idea of Trisha Fernandez and Vann dela Cruz.
I Heart Froyo yogurt comes from Italy and Australia.
I Heart Froyo aims that people who have not yet tasted frozen yogurt would make the healthy shift from ice cream to yogurt upon tasting their product.
I Heart Froyo store is also environmentally friendly. I Heart Froyo's machine has a CE certification from Europe and CEE cerification from China. They also offer dine in bowls and biodegradable spoons as options for their customers. They also use paper cups and paper bags for takeout.
I Heart Froyo will be expanding soon, maybe early June or July.
I Heart Froyo also does froyo parties and corporate functions.

Other photos from the I HEART FROYO event:



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Friday, March 26, 2010

Binondo Food Wok Part 5: Friendship

This is the best part, I met friends from different walks of blog (life). To Dom, Doc Gelo, Chyng, Cher, Joshua and Archie, I thank you guys for making this Binondo Food Wok so nice for me. It's my first time in Binondo and first time to join group of bloggers but never felt that I do not belong to the group.

Kuya Dom, thanks for the souvenir as a remembrance for my first time in Chinatown and in celebration of our group's camaraderie.

Additional Notes:

This was really a surprise. We met the master of the map, Ivan Man Dy of Old Manila Walks in New Po-Heng Lumpia House while having his Binondo Tour.

Dong and Chyng also introduced as to Tutubi of Backpacking Philippines and Asia. WOW!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Binondo Food Wok Part 4: Temples, Buddhas & A Church

As we entered Ongpin St., I had the first glimpse on Binondo Church. I looked at the BIG Binondo Food Wok Map and I found out that its real name is Basilica Menor del San Lorenzo.

After eating at Dong Bei Dumplings, we went to Santo Cristo de Longos. It is a small shrine in one corner where people from all walks of life, Chinese or Catholics, pray with incense sticks.

Our first temple stop is the Te Ya Kong Temple. Red lighted candles and free hot tea drinks welcomed us as we came to the temple, and big buddhas, incense sticks, offerings and praying Chinese people were found inside. I know nothing about this temple but I'm really amzed on the town people's faith.

The most solemn temple of them all, Seng Guan Si Temple. We've got to see golden buddhas which represents health, prosperity, etc. The Big Binondo Food Wok Map says it is the largest Buddisht temple in town.

Binondo Food Wok Part 3: Binondo Bites

With the help of the Big Binondo Food Wok Map, we have sample of different and the much-talked about specialties of Chinatown. It is really a one-stop map. It has a budget guide and the the "word-of-mouth" were marked with stars with their respective specialties.

What's Chic?
Dong Bei Dumplings

Dumplings and Chinese Pancakes can be fried or steamed stuffed with chives, celery, cabbage, pork, shrimps and other veggies.

We also witnessed how the dumplings and pancakes are made.

We also ordered this cold tea.

What's Cheap?
Plate of Dumplings = P100+
Plate of Chinese Pancakes = P100+

What can I say?
I like the fried dumplings versus the steamed.

What's my rate? 4

What's the address?

Dong Bei Dumplings
G42 Yuchengco St. Binondo
Telephone Numbers: 241-8912

What's Chic?
Po-Heng Lumpia House

We tried their fresh lumpia. It is so savory because of the peanut crushed inside the fresh rolls.

You can also have a view how the Hokkien-style fresh lumpia was made.

What's Cheap?
Fresh Lumpia = P45

What can I say?
I super love the lumpia, bought two more lumpia for take out.

What's my rate? 5

What's the address?

New Po-Heng Lumpia House
531 Quintin Paredes St., Binondo
937 Ongpin St., Binondo

Tel Nos. 241-8789

What's Chic?
Shanghai's Fried Siopao

This is not your ordinary steamed siopao. Still soft but a little toasted on the bottom. The filling is different from your common bola-bola and asado.

What's Cheap?
Fried Siopao = P16

What's my rate? 4

What can I say? I rate it 4 cause for me it's too small, hahaha.

What's Chic?
Mango Shake

Actually, when we got to Cafe Mezzanine, we were looking for Avocado Shake, but it was only seasonal, so we tried Mango Shake. So refreshing after eating the above three.

What's Cheap?
Mango Shake = P50

What's my rate? 4

What's the address?

Cafe Mezzanine (Volunteer Fireman's Coffeeshop)
650 Ongpin Cor. Yuchengco St., Binondo, Manila
Tel Nos. (632) 288-8888