Monday, March 23, 2015

IncrediEGGS! All day Breakfast at Yolk




       For someone who grew up trained to never miss breakfast like I do, each day will never be the same if I can’t have my most wonderful meal of the day. My heart leaped literally when Angeli, a great friend/blogger of foodiecraft.com invited me to try this all day breakfast place at Mabolo Cebu city. Because I’m already free from school (I had to say no to invitations for the past months because of my internship), I accepted it (I can’t say no to you Anj, hope you’re reading this!) and I gracefully danced my way to Yolk.


Location:

        80 Tres Borces Street, Mabolo Cebu City






        It was really easy to spot, and not really far from the main road, it is situated at the back of Bread after bread, a bakery. The street is quiet, there are lamp posts around and the only jeepney that will pass by the street where Yolk is located is 03A that’s if you came from Mabolo Church or from city proper. The Jeepney 04L from SM or Ayala will only pass by the main street going to Panagdait Mabolo, you can cross the street and walk a bit, you can then spot Bread after bread, beside it is the small street going to Yolk. Now if you came from Talamban or Banilad, the Jeepneys 62B and 62C will also pass by there, you can stop by The Leona’s, cross the street and still walk a bit to spot bread after bread.

         Location is only a walking distance to the Gallery and to Ayala.



Operating hours:


       Yolk, is open for all day breakfast starting at 7:00 in the morning and closes at 10:00 PM. They are closed on Mondays.



Contact Details: 






You can call, (032) 231 0411 for more details.  



The Place: Wonderfully, wonderful


       I arrived at around 6PM and still the guard greeted me a great morning, all day breakfast feeling was fuelling my soul of excitement about Yolk. Dainty studio lights welcomed me as I settled on a sleek modernish wooden table and across me was Angeli of Foodiecraft, Justinne of Babeforfood and Hoven from Sugbu.ph

      Brick walls, wooden tables, and crafty decorations, including this very large world map lavished the entire space. With the effect of lights and neutral colors, this made the place cozier which made me really feel relaxed and pleased. Aside from the wooden chairs, they also have a comfty settee for 5 people where you can talk and chitchat while having your coffee, they also laid back magazines, books and placed really nice photographs within the selves attached to the wall.



That comfty style living










The Food: Hungry, hungrier, hungriest



       We started with cups of coffee, of course. I had Latte (P 110. 00), Angeli had the Piccolo Latte (P100.00), Hoven had an Espresso (P90.00) and Justinne had Cafe Mocha (P130.00). 

        My Latte was blissful, I do love my coffee black but this one sets apart from the usual latte, it was delightedly light yet indulging.  Aside from mine, I also got to try the Cafe Mocha, this was really great, it was not too strong and not too sweet if I’ll be coming back next time, for sure, and I will have this one.


(from left to right) Espresso, Piccolo Latte, & Latte)


Latte <3 

 
Cafe Mocha
              


       Chorizo and eggs in a pan (P 310.00) was the first dish to served to us, the sizzles that the dish brought excite my senses.




       To my delight, this dish was different from the chorizos I have tried before, not too salty and it was aided with basil too which makes it more special. It was amazingly good with the eggs, and it was better to pair up with toast and salad than garlic rice. Well, that's for me but Homos who are great rice eaters, a cup will never be enough. 


        This is the all beefed up, homemade slow cooked corned beef (P 310.00) it was served with potato hash and another runny eggs too! Did the sound of "SLOWCOOKED" stopped you in mid breath too? To tell you, three "T's" will sum up the goodness of this creation. "Tasty" , Tender", "Try mo na!" (You try it now).

                


       The beef was heavenly tender, and twas matched up with potato hash and some eggs too! Runny eggs seem to nurture each dish on our table and I think I got lucky cause I love my eggs runny! 


       To complete the breakfast course, Eggs Benny was laid in front of us. I hope you see how substantial the serving is. A different zing was noticeable to the Eggs Benny, the chef used some lemon zest with the hollandaise which makes it more familiar to our palate. They used sourdough bread which makes it chewy and delectable.






       Dessert, the finisher of them all. Two nice Espresso Panna Cotta's (P 90.00) were served for us. This was new to their Dessert menu which includes more and more mouthwatering items. The consistency was right the block, not to soft, not to hard, not too sweet but the espresso made it more unique.







Food for thought: 


        To top off, I really enjoyed the greasy night of bacon and runny eggs plus the healthy succor of salad and toast. The All Beefed up was my personal favorite among the three, but the Eggs Benny was memorable too! The Coffee too is worth the cup, it's pleasing and it felt like home. Yolk, brings the very best of each cup, Yolk wants to inspire people to inspire others with the language using food and coffee. 








Why would I choose to go back at Yolk?


1. The real "All Day Breakfast" is here. Some eating places here in Cebu had been offering breakfast from 7:00AM to 10:00AM only, but at Yolk's, even if its 6:00PM you can always have your runny eggs served right in front of you.

2. Hefty Portions that are can be can be shared. Our choices varies, might as well share them to others. 

3. Not just good but great and awesome coffee. They have excellent coffee served here at Yolks, I recommend you to try The long black, their specialty and the cafe mocha. 

4. I was quite impressed with the quality of service they give to their customers, the crew were very attentive and knowledgeable. They are in pace with what they really do in their service.

5. The place can be passionate as you are. A great place not just for breakfast and coffee but a place to enjoy yourself, its peaceful, calming and cozy.

6. Innovation is the key. Yolk is trying to keep up with what people needs, they are continuing to expand their menu as for now, we could wait for that.

7. Mark your calendars, March 24, Tuesday they will start their coffee guesting! Head to Yolk for your coffee now! :)


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cebu’s Best Restaurants Now Open at SM Hypermarket Cebu!


          Three of the most popular Cebuano restaurants gather at SM Hypermarket Cebu. The sumptuous meals tourists and locals have fallen in love with can now be enjoyed at their favorite hypermarket at the spur of their craving. With just a visit at SM Hypermarket, shoppers can now indulge in the traditional styles of Conching's Native Chicken, the mouth-watering barbecue of A-One Tinola ug Sinugba, and the innovative "super lechon" of Cebu Lechon Belly. These powerhouse names are the who's who when it comes to good Cebuano dining, and just like their best-sellers, their stories are just as tasty.     

           





Native flavors at Conching's


       If you ask around who makes the best BBQ Chicken in Cebu, there can only be one answer; it's Conching's Native Chicken. Conching's has been in the BBQ business since 1968 but, back then, it was just a small ihaw-ihaw stall selling only pork and chicken BBQ. But because it has such a unique taste, Conching’s native chicken has been selling hot since day one.

        "We always use native chicken, that's half of the secret, the rest is our family's trade secret” said Pia Layam, owner of Conching’s Native Chicken.
Today, Conching's remains to be a household name in BBQ chicken. It's one of the most popular food destinations of tourists, local residents and even renowned politicians and top celebrities. Also, since its early days in the 60’s, their menu has expanded to include crabmeat, pochero, and balbacua.                




A-One's famous Sinugba


       What started as streetfood selling grilled items and tinola at Pier Tres is now one of the most popular restaurants in Cebu. They got their name simply because their old stall was located in front of a lumber store called A-One lumber and their customers started to refer to them as A-One. Since then, A-One Tinola ug Sinugba has been Cebu’s number one destination when it comes to flavorful fish tinola and anything cooked over hot coals. Originally owned by a fisherman and his wife, they sold only the freshest catch from the sea grilled to perfection.


        Esmeralda Paca, one of the daughters of the late owners of A-One said “The sea is full of treasures. It’s really a bountiful gift we must cherish.”
Today, A-One is among the biggest seafood destinations in Cebu. People simply crave for their freshly grilled tuna, squid, marlin, and more. Of course, they still have grilled pork belly but the real delight can be found in the food they got from the sea.





The Revolutionary Cebu Lechon Belly


        Cebu Lechon Belly started in 2012 from an idea that revolutionized lechon. Heralded “super lechon” by the company, Cebu Lechon Belly is an innovation that gives people what they want. First, it’s the belly part which is very tender, it’s where all the flavor goes because of the cavity where lechoneros put spices and lemon grass, and it’s boneless; 100% goes down the stomach. Every inch of Cebu Lechon Belly is guaranteed to be as good as the other bites.


      “I admit we had a hard time at first kasi we’re in Cebu, the place famous for lechon. It’s hard to compete with the favorites but what we have introduced is something that people really want. We’re just giving it to them” said Marlon Gochan, owner of Cebu Lechon Belly.




        At first, Cebu Lechon Belly struggled a little as it went up against traditional greats but, eventually, people started to discover them and become instant fans of their lechon. Today, Cebu Lechon Belly has over 30 branches nationwide and they were the first Cebu based lechon business to ever reach Metro Manila.
Three of the most sought after restaurants in Cebu gather at SM Hypermarket Cebu making it easier for anyone who has then hankering for great Cebuano food to satisfy his craving. Now, SM Hypermarket Cebu is not anymore just for groceries, clothes, and home essentials. It’s now also where people could taste the most delicious food Cebu has to offer. All it takes is just one trip to SM Hypermarket; no more long lines and full parking lots, just great Cebuano food. Cebu’s best restaurants open at SM Hypermarket Cebu on December 17, 2014


Sinulog 2015

 
         Where's everyone? Sinulog is bashing its way already. hearing loud blasts of Sinulog music and  bunch of banderitas along the streets. What are your plans for Sinulog? Here's some of the fun that is waiting for you in the Queen city of the south!





January 15






January 16



















Januuary 17














January 18





   



      So! Which places would you hit? But before please also be guided with the route of the procession of the Sto. Niño, its still sacred to join this solemn activity before going out and enjoying yourselves






      Lastly, a burger joint from Davao opens it doors for us during the Sinulog Period, you guys should check them out!






SEE YOU ON THE STREETS!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Community welcomes arrival of clean toilets in “Fiesta” video


It's been a while since I posted something, Iv'e been studying my heart because I'll be an intern already in a big hospital here in Cebu! Anyways, I'll try to keep back on the blog track. Here's an article about a special day for our toilets not just at home but every toilet around. But before you read this article, click on the VIDEO here or the one below :) 



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        It’s a scene typically played out during fiestas: People rushing to the streets, drawn to the sound of a marching band. Everyone is smiling, eager to see the “star” of the celebration. But instead of showing the face of a movie celebrity, a beauty queen or a politician, the video reveals an unlikely, yet welcome sight—a new, clean toilet facility. 

        Aptly titled “Fiesta”, the Domex video, produced by Unilever Philippines, is available on Youtube and shows how underprivileged Filipinos welcome the “arrival” of clean toilet facilities in their communities. “The video aims to make people realize the value of a toilet which most of us, unfortunately, take for granted,” said Dennis Chua, Domex Brand Manager. 

       The “Fiesta” video contributes to the efforts of Domex’s One Million Clean Toilets Movement. Each unique view translates into a pledge for the advocacy campaign which collects pledges from households to conscientiously maintain their own hygienic bathrooms. For every pledge received, Domex will donate P5 to UNICEF’s sanitation program, towards improving access to basic sanitation in deprived areas around the world, including the Philippines. 

       “By watching the ‘Fiesta’ video and asking our friends to watch it, we are not only raising awareness for toilet appreciation and sanitation, more importantly, we are helping less privileged communities gain access to clean toilet facilities,” said Benjie Yap, Unilever Foods and Home Care Vice President. 

Clean toilets, germ-free communities


      All over the country, people are welcoming the construction of new toilet facilities and the repair of dilapidated ones, since becoming aware of its role in disease prevention, especially among children. 

       According to the Department of Health, of the estimated 3,420 diarrhea-related deaths among Filipino children under 5 every year, around 2,000 could have been prevented by access to safe water, improved toilet sanitation and personal hygiene.




       “This video should serve as a wake-up call for most of us. The little things we take for granted, like having a clean toilet, could mean the world to others and could definitely help save lives,” Chua said.




Monday, August 25, 2014

The amazing one laba day!

 
          Breeze ActivBleach is treating mommies across the country to a day off from their laundry chores with the simultaneous nationwide event 1Laba Day happening on August 28.
 
          Moms in barangays throughout Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao are invited to head to 1Laba Day venues and let Breeze’s revolutionary ActivBleach take care of their stained clothes while they take part in exciting activities Breeze has in store for them to celebrate every mother’s hard work and love for her family.
 
 
 
          With 1 Laba Day, Breeze aims to wash 1 million stains using Breeze ActivBleach, which removes even the toughest of stains in just one wash. Participating moms can enjoy their ultimate laundry day-off as Breeze treats them to various entertainment activities, while the Breeze Laba Ladies and Laba Machines, sponsored by campaign partners Electrolux, White Westinghouse, Whirpool and LG, will take care of washing their clothes.
 
          Simultaneous 1Laba Day events will happen in Metro Manila (Pasig, Marikina, Quezon City, Pasay), North Luzon (Tarlac, Pangasinan), South Luzon (Laguna, Cavite), Visayas (Cebu), and Mindanao (Davao).
 
          Breeze with ActivBleach is the first and only detergent brand with 4-enzyme technology to remove more types of stains with less effort and time. It even has a unique active system for better foam profile and quicker lather, plus percarbonate TAED bleach that takes out bleachable stains without harming the environment. 
 
         Be a part of the Breeze 1 Laba Day event and see for yourself how Breeze with ActivBleach removes 1 million stains in just one wash. Like the official Breeze Facebook page (@BreezePhilippines) and join the online promos to get the chance to win washing machines from partner brands. Consumers can also get free Breeze gift packs for every purchase of an Electrolux, Whirlpool and LG washing machine. 
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