Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sonja's cupcakes-cute, lovely, and sweet treats!

Few weeks back, we decided to spend midnight at Serendra-trying out the super famous Sonja's cupcakes!

Sonja's cupcakes, Serendra. great place, great food
Without further a do---let me present to you the majestic pictures (WARNING: Prepare a tissue, because it is  mouthwatering. )
Flourless Chocolate Cupcake, 100 pesos
Flourless Chocolate cupcake! At first glance-so plain. But take note, this kills with goodness! A bite of it will tell you that it is more of a soft chocolate than a cupcake consistency. It is semi-sweet (which I really love), and melts in your mouth. For the price, it is quite expensive for 100 pesos, but if you are curious, and a definite choc-lover, then try it!

Rating: 4/5

Red Velvet, 75 pesos
Red Velvet! Sonja's version is simple, but powerful! I love the creamy, slightly salty frosting that they offer, since it will prevent you from getting used with the taste. Also, the cupcake itself, is not sweet-making it a good pair with the frosting. Based from our observation, almost 8 out of 10 buyers order these cupcakes-proving that it is a must-try! So what are you waiting for?

**Just a note: If you want to taste this at its optimum stage, better eat it right after buying, or before putting it into the refrigerator. For me, it becomes sweeter and harder when placed in cold storage, and I prefer its creamy texture when it is in room temperature.

Rating: 4/5

I bought 3 boxes for my mom, dad, and sister-


Red Velvets!creamy frosting!Yum Yum!

Flourless Chocolate Cupcake(top), and Smores Cupcake(bottom)
The Smores cupcakes is the top choice of my whole family! The pastry has a milky + graham flavor. The filling is a semi-sweet chocolate, and the topping is a roasted marshmallow. Overall, it has the right sweetness, softness, and combination of flavors! The moment I tasted it, I don't know what to say actually-plainly speechless.

Ratings: 5/5


Vanilla cupcakes , 55 pesos, (top). Lemon cupcake (bottom left), and red velvet, (bottom right)
I didn't really like the Vanilla cupcakes, since I'm more fond of chocolate flavor. Nevertheless, it still has the right sweetness level. The frosting is just quite plain and simple for me.

Ratings: 3/5

The lemon cupcake, is sour and sweet! If you are tired of the usual sweet cakes, then, this might be a hit for you!

Ratings: 3.5/5

here are the pictures of the cupcakes (which I haven't tried yet)
Strawberry Cupcakes!Hopefully, I can try you SOON!

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes! So white, cookie-looking goodness!
In total, Sonja's offers a comfy place in the heart of the city, while providing sweet classic treats to everyone. The special thing about them is that they have good and wide range of flavors, plus the fact that their cakes are not too sweet-just the right level.

Will I go back? definitely, YES! I' still up for the challenge to try everything displayed in their menu! Try it also, and share the goodness of cupcake with your family and loved ones :)


cheers, 
Captainfood

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sonya's Garden-Yummy Spanish Bread

Tagaytay is quite near from our place-around 45 minutes-so whenever we want to chill a bit, rock ourselves out, and bond, we go there.  I've never been to Sonya's , but based from the feedback from my colleagues, it's a fairly good place where you can be free from the huge buzz of the city.

From the entrance, we met Aldo-Sonya's dog! He is big, but very tame & sweet. Here are some pictures
Aldo, with his red ribbon

 I remembered seeing Aldo following men who are eating Spanish bread. it seems that he really loves it and even makes a cute stand and form just to entice the visitors to give him bread.! Cute right?
After playing with Aldo, we went straight to the Panaderia to get some Spanish bread for Merienda!
The Spanish bread cost, 120 per pack (10 pieces). Definitely a must-try! I'd go to Tagaytay just to have a taste of it :)
Spanish bread-120 pesos for 10 pcs

Spanish bread! lovely scene! I want some please?
It is not your ordinary Spanish bread. Instead of margarine, the filling is made of cheese and butter. Not so sweet. Just the right combination of saltiness, and sweetness. The bread likewise is high-end. It is fluffy, and not air-filled. The crumbs outside add a texture that is sooo desirable! Please give me some now?Please?


Finally, here are our pictures!-- at the wonderful resting spots of Sonya's-
Me, enjoying the light shadows of the vines-
My mom and dad feeling the rays of sunlight-
 @ the comfy white spot

Are we going back? Definitely! Next time, we'll try to spend a weekend and fully relax. I think Sonya's Garden really offers good packages, and experience for all, and so CaptainFood is up to the challenge to discover it. Wait for my post about it ! :)

For more details, you can refer to Sonya's Garden website--click here.


cheers, 
CaptainFood

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wish Lanterns + Foodtrip @ Banchetto 11-11-11

**According to Banchetto's fb account, the event was canceled  due to safety reasons.

Have you watched wish lanterns in cartoons, and movies? Now it's time for you to fly one!

Photo and contents care of banchetto.multiply.com

This Wish Lantern event will happen on November 11, 2011 (11-11-11), at Banchetto Megatent. As an FYI, wish lanterns are biodegradable and safe. You can see them float for around 12 minutes, and after that they will be too far to be seen by naked eye.

As you let your lantern fly, don't forget to make a wish. It costs 100 pesos, and you can actually reserve one, to make sure that you have something to look forward with this great night. It is on a first come first serve basis, and deadline will be tomorrow, Friday, 12 noon.


Aside from lanterns, you can also have foodtrip after! Both street foods, home made types, and high end ones are being sold at Banchetto, so it will be a nice experience to savor!
Photo courtesy of banchetto.multiply.com




bring your friends and family now! Seeyah!
cheers, 
Captainfood


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ready for Ultimate Taste Test 7.0 ?---Definitely!

UTT 6.0 just happened last September, and after that, all of us are anxious and excited to grab another set of tickets for UTT 2012. Well, I have a good news to share..

You don't have to wait for a very long time! UTT 7.0 will happen this November 17, 2011--brought to you by The Awesome Planet and San Miguel Lifestyle Brews! This one is a special UTT for Christmas! Super good news to start the day right? Plus, consider the fact that the tickets are actually cheaper than the last UTT.

Poster courtesy of The Awesome Planet
Here are the details:

Date: November 17, 2011
Place: Mercato Centrale @ Bonifacio Global City
Time: 7pm-10pm
Ticket Price: 385 php/head
# of booths participating: over 50+ home-food businesses

For more details, you can refer to The Awesome Planet's Post about this :)

Last time, I went to the event together with my friends, Now I'm thinking If I should also bring my family! This will really be a great moment to develop bonds, and cherish times! Bring yours now !


See you there!
Cheers, 
Captainfood