Morgon 2019 by Domaine Mathieu and Camille Lapierre: My Review

August 6, 2021


Morgon 2019 by Domaine Mathieu and Camille Lapierre: My Review

It's my first time to drink Beaujolais and I'm trying to recall where I first encountered it in a song. Google to the rescue! It was Barry Manilow's song, No Other Love. That was the first time I heard it and I always wondered what it tastes like. 


A light and refreshing Cru Beaujolais red wine is perfect for a warm sunny Friday afternoon. If you want a light and refreshing wine (which is usually associated with whites) but are in the mood for a red, go for a Cru Beaujolais red wine. It's best served cold, unlike other red wines.

Morgon 2019 came from a Beaujolais Cru, which is not an ordinary Beaujolais vineyard. A Beaujolais Cru can label the wine by the Cru name only. In this case, they call it Morgon, instead of Beaujolais.

Wine: Morgon 2019 by Domaine Marcel Lapierre 

My Review: 

Leather on the nose. Maraschino Cherry and raspberry flavor. Soft tannins. Very light and refreshing. Perfect for a warm day. If you want a light and refreshing wine (which is usually associated with whites) but are in the mood for a red, go for this Beaujolais. Best served cold, unlike other red wines. All the different flavor of fruit surfaces when it's cold.

Vivino rating: 4.3, 515 reviews

https://www.vivino.com/marcel-lapierre-cuvee-villie-morgon/w/1750282?year=2019

Wine searcher rating: 92/100

https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/dom+marcel+lapierre+morgon+beaujolais+france/2019

Blog post on the winery: 

https://www.wineanorak.com/beaujolais/MarcelLapierre.htm

What to Order at THE LAST CHUKKER at the Manila Polo Club

February 22, 2021



What to Order at THE LAST CHUKKER at the Manila Polo Club

These are the highly recommended meals to order.

I love the meals at the Last Chukker because it's simple, delicious, not overpowering with too many flavors and with all the natural flavors of the fresh ingredients highlighted. It's so much like a great homemade meal lovingly prepared by your grandmother. 

I love all the dishes but if we're a small group, the TOP FOUR I must first order are as follows: 

Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza


Pollo al Mattone
(Tender half chicken cooked under a brick

Homemade black pasta with squid rings

Banana bread pudding with Kahlua Creme Anglaise

IF YOU'RE IN A BIG GROUP, YOU CAN ORDER MORE OF THOSE BELOW:

Wood fired buratta

Chipirones a la plancha

Chicken Caesar salad

Napoli Pizza

Spaghettini alla checca

Decadent chocolate cake

Banana Nutela Napoleon


MENU



INSIDE LAST CHUKKER 


FACADE OF LAST CHUKKER 









We tried Korean Brand Tom's Farm Yogurt Almonds v. Mugerbon Yogurt Almonds and here's my review.

February 20, 2021





We tried Korean Brand Tom's Farm Yogurt Almonds v. Mugerbon Yogurt Almonds and Here's My Review.

I love pairing almonds with my after-lunch tea. My favorite is Tom's Farm yogurt flavored almonds from Korea. It doubles as a healthy dessert too. But recently, I found it difficult to source this flavor of Tom's Farm Almonds so I tried another brand of yogurt flavored almonds called Mugerbon. The 210 gram size of Mugerbon Yogurt flavored almonds is the same price as Tom's Farm Yogurt flavored almonds. 



The one on the left is Mugerborn.
The one on the right is Tom's Farm.


MY REVIEW 



As you can see, coating is looks almost the same

Taste:
Mugerborn: Tastes like Nestle creamy yogurt. It's sweeter than Tom's Farm.

Tom's Farm: Tastes like Yakult. They were able to replicate the sour Yakult tang as you bite into the almonds. The packaging shows what looks like a yakult bottle so the representation is quite accurate.

I like Tom's Farm yogurt almond exactly because of the sour yakult tang. But my daughter dislikes it. She likes Mugerborn better. So depending on what yogurt taste you like better, you cannot go wrong with either, especially since a 210 g pouched is priced the same from Shopee where I get it.




HOW TO FOLLOW UP THE REFUND STATUS OF YOUR CANCELLED CEBU PACIFIC FLIGHT

September 18, 2020

HOW TO FOLLOW UP THE REFUND STATUS 
OF YOUR CANCELLED CEBU PACIFIC FLIGHT

You can request your refund's status through the Guest Feedback form on the Cebu Pacific site: https://www.cebupacificair.com/pages/guest-feedback. 

When you fill out the form, under Type of Feedback, select "Request". Then for the Category, choose "Flight Cancellations/Changes Options". Indicate the booking reference number of the flight for refund. They reply via email. In the email, they will inform you when they processed it. And from my experience, you can count 5 months from the date they processed it, until they refund it in the same mode of payment you used to pay for the flight. I paid by credit card and they refunded it to my credit card.

Gloriamaris Restaurant Delivery: How to Order, How to Pay, How it is Delivered

May 17, 2020



Gloriamaris Restaurant Delivery: 
How to Order, How to Pay, How it is Delivered 


For those craving for old favorites in this pandemic where everyone are advised to stay at home, our favorite Chinese restaurant is now open for pick up and delivery. Below is how you do it.






FOR A GUIDE ON WHAT TO ORDER, CHECK OUT MY OLD POST BELOW

MANILA: Gloriamaris Greenhills Restaurant: What to Order 

Our favorite Chinese restaurant in Manila is Gloriamaris Greenhills restaurant. They serve very good quality Chinese food but it's a bit expensive. So we go there only on special occasions, or when there's a 50% off promo from credit cards.

Usually, the 50% discount only covers the food bill including VAT (value added tax), and doesn't cover drinks and service charge. But that's already a lot. Our food bill for what we ordered (shown below) amounted to only a little less than 5000 pesos, when it should have been a little less than 9000 pesos.

We usually reserve our seats at the fine dining section so we can also order from the dimsum and hotpot menu, aside from ordering from the fine dining menu.

These are the iconic dishes we ordered. 


Sautéed Sweet and sour pork
(Medium, 990 pesos) 



Hot Prawn Salad
(Medium - 1630 pesos)
Note: They used real prawns and not shrimps like other smaller restaurants do) 




Peking Duck whole served 2 ways
(3,600 pesos) 



 


This is the Peking Duck first way:
You wrap the skin and meat in a thin pancake, with hoisin sauce and leeks then fold it.

The second way:
You have a choice between minced duck wrapped in lettuce or just chopped duck seasoned with salt and pepper.

We usually choose minced duck. Sorry. I forgot to take a photo of the minced duck



Hakaw
(198 pesos)
Their Hakaw is really great. Instead of just one shrimp, they put 2 shrimps inside the dumpling 




Ma Po Tofu
(Small - 600 pesos)
We usually request very spicy Ma Po Tofu. 







THE PRICE LIST FOR WHAT WE ORDERED
(Note: the small size plate is usually good for 5-6 persons) 














TURKS SHAWARMA DELIVERY: My Review How to Order, How to Pay, and How it is delivered

May 14, 2020


TURKS SHAWARMA DELIVERY: 
My Review
How to Order, How to Pay, and How it is delivered


If you're craving for the famous Turk's Shawarma, you can have your cravings satisfied by ordering the chicken and beef doner set offered online and delivered straight to your home. This is the ad I found online:


Your favorite shawarma is back!
We are selling Frozen, Ready-To-Heat TURKS Beef and Chicken Shawarma for delivery within Metro Manila, Antipolo and Cainta. 
Price List:
Beef Doner Set PHP 965
Contains 1 pack frozen beef, 1 pack pita, and 1 pack garlic sauce, good for 20 servings 
Chicken Doner Set PHP 965
Contains 1 pack frozen chicken, 1 pack pita, and 1 pack garlic sauce, good for 20 servings 
Cheese Sauce PHP 272 
We deliver via Happy Move. We will book the rider for you, but delivery fee to be shouldered by buyer. 
Please order via www.tinyurl.com/TurksAtHome

MOP: BPI, BDO, Metrobank, Gcash.
Make everyday a Turks day!


MY EXPERIENCE

I ordered 1 beef doner set, 1 chicken doner set and 2 cheese sauce using their form. I waited for them to text me to confirm my order. And when they did, I asked them how much is the estimated delivery charge from their location to mine.  I paid by gcash and sent the proof of payment via viber. I ordered on a Monday and they informed me they will deliver on Wednesday. The items were delivered Wednesday afternoon. Delivery charge from New Manila to Antipolo is 180 pesos, which I handed over to the rider.


MY TIP: Ask for the estimated delivery charge for your location before paying for the order to find out the actual total cost for you including delivery charge.


HOW TO ORDER AND HOW TO PAY




WHAT THEY DELIVERED

Pita Bread
Frozen beef doner (in dark brown package)
Frozen chicken doner (in reddish brown package)
Garlic sauce (in foil package)
Cheese sauce (in yellow) 

Frozen beef doner (in dark brown package)
Frozen chicken doner (in reddish brown package)

20 pieces pita bread

I ate Turks a lot but I don't really watch how they prepare it. If you're like me, you can watch the video below to refresh your memory.

HOW TO WRAP

The vegetables you need to prepare to include in your shawarma wrap are sliced cucumber, sliced tomatoes and sliced onions.

Credits to Davao base for the video below.



CA PHE SAIGON RESTAURANT DELIVERY: My Review, How to Order, How to Pay, and How it is delivered

May 13, 2020



CA PHE SAIGON RESTAURANT DELIVERY: 
My Review
How to Order, How to Pay, and How it is delivered

The food is authentic Vietnamese food and very delicious. The ingredients are fresh and the aroma of herbs is stunning. The delivery is very efficient, although earlier than my requested time, which is just fine with me. The food was placed in a big box and each dish came in a plastic container which is properly marked. 







WHAT WE ORDERED







Pho ga (Vietnamese Chicken noodle soup)







Goi xoai xanh (Vegetarian green mango salad)



Cha gio (Vietnamese fried rolls)



Goi cuon (fresh rolls)



Banh cuon (steam rolls)



Chicken Banh mi (Vietnamese baguette)



MY ADDITIONAL ORDER NOT IN THE MOTHER'S DAY PACKAGE SHOWN ABOVE


Goi cuon (VEGETARIAN fresh rolls)



Banh xeo
(Vegetarian savory pancake)

MENU







HOW TO ORDER AND PAY

1. Via Facebook messenger 
Check out their Facebook page 

2. Via phone call or viber message in the numbers shown below.



HOW IT IS DELIVERED

It was delivered by Lalamove, The restaurant charged us a fixed delivery rate of P100.00, which is already included in the total amount we paid them. The location of the main restaurant where the food came from is Marikina. They delivered to Antipolo. The items came in a big box that they dropped off at the gate of our garage.