Create Real Flavors for Real Moments with McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mixes

I admit I’m not an expert when it comes to preparing noodle dishes. Sure, I can whip up a simple spaghetti recipe, but I’ll go bonkers if you’ll ask me to create anything more complex than that. Good thing McCormick came up with a solution to this problem.

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In a media launch called “Real Flavors for Real Moments” held at Relik Tapas Bar and Restaurant last Tuesday (April 19) and hosted by Ms. Issa Litton, McCormick introduced its most exciting product yet, the McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mixes.

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With simple and quick preparations, you can now create mouthwatering noodle dishes in your own kitchen any time of the day.

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“Filipinos are more globally knowledgeable than ever in the aspect of food and as a result, have grown to continually seek for cuisines beyond the usual. We, at McCormick understand this. Hence, our drive has always been to come up with products that bring excitement back in our customers’ kitchen and deeper appreciation for great food. The McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mix seeks to empower today’s food lovers regardless of their age and lifestyle, taking away hours of meticulous preparation in their kitchen while ensuring the authentic flavors in these dishes,” shared Kate Tan, Marketing Manager for McCormick Philippines.

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Each McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mix pack contains the noodles and recipe mixes made from natural spices. With four easy steps, the cooking process can be completed in just 30 minutes. And to make each noodle dish more enjoyable, you can add two to three of your favorite ingredients into the mix.

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“McCormick is all about bringing passion to flavor. With McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mix, we aim to push the envelope in how we fulfill consumers’ needs. Putting together an intricate meal need not be tedious and complicated. With our noodle recipe mixes, anyone can make their daily dining experience extra special,” added Kate Tan.

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Guests present at the event got first dibs on the five (5) variants of McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mixes, namely: (1) Birthday Noodles, (2) Pad Thai, (3) Laksa, (4) Chap Chae and (5) Palabok.

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Of the 5 variants, Chap Chae and Pad Thai are my personal favorites.

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Each McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mix pack is good for 4 persons, and prices range from Php120 to Php195. To know more about this latest product offering, visit http://www.mccormick.com.ph and follow McCormick Philippines on Facebook http://facebook.com/friendsandflavor .

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Easter Sunday Lunch at Boon Tong Kee

Because we spent the entire Holy Week at home, we simply had to go out of our cubbyhole to get a breath of fresh air and to discover new gastronomic delights. After hearing noon mass at Edsa Shrine, we went straight to SM Mall of Asia. It took us a while to find a place to eat, and we finally settled for Boon Tong Kee, a Singaporean restaurant. We obviously didn’t know what to order since we’re first timers here, so we asked for suggestions from our food attendant. We ended up ordering dishes with thumbs-up signs on their menu. We had Fried Spare Ribs with Zhen Jiang Sauce, Crispy Roast Chicken and Poached Chinese Spinach with Assorted Eggs.

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Fried Spare Ribs with Zhen Jiang Sauce, Php395.00

Hubby and son ate most of this Fried Spare Ribs with Zhen Jiang Sauce. I searched Zhen Jiang Sauce online and found out that it’s a sweet and vinegary cooking sauce used for pork or chicken. Those Fried Spare Ribs were moist and tender without being greasy. And oh, father and son loved those soft, chewy and slightly sweet buns, too!

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Crispy Roast Chicken (Half), Php425.00

This Crispy Roast Chicken was crispy alright and flavorful, too, but a bit overpriced. We actually ordered this for our son, but he ended up liking the Fried Spare Ribs more.

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Poached Chinese Spinach with Assorted Eggs, Php295.00

My personal favorite was the Poached Chinese Spinach with Assorted Eggs. This creamy vegetable soup had spinach, century egg, salted egg, chicken egg and crispy fried anchovies on top. The soup alone was lightly seasoned, but the flavors of the other ingredients blended so well, I ended up having several cupfuls. Lol!

One thing we noticed about Boon Tong Kee was that there were a few items on their menu that weren’t available during our visit. I hope they can fix that so that they will have more satisfied customers.

Boon Tong Kee
Second Floor, Entertainment Mall
SM Mall of Asia
Pasay City

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Authentic Indonesian and Thai Cuisines at Dewi Sri Farm

Yours truly was part of a group of mommy bloggers who, together with their kids, were invited for a day tour of a true working farm in Victoria, Laguna. Dewi Sri Farm is a Bali-inspired farm/resort that offers both day tour and overnight accommodations. We had breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks during our April 28 day tour at Dewi Sri Farm.

BREAKFAST

Breakfast consisted of Vegetable Spring Rolls, Ikan Bilis, Krupuk and Pineapple Fried Rice.

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egetable Spring Rolls

These Vegetable Spring Rolls are crunchy veggie-loaded spring rolls with dipping sauce.

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Ikan Bilis

Ikan Bilis is Indonesian Crispy Fried Dilis.

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Krupuk

Krupuk is the Indonesian term for kropek. My 9-year-old son finished off a plateful of this. That’s how much he liked it. Lol!

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Pineapple Fried Rice

This Pineapple Fried Rice had a hint of sweetness because of the pineapples. It also had some meat if I remember it correctly. My son who is not fond of fruits asked me to remove the pineapple bits from his rice which I didn’t mind at all. This Pineapple Fried Rice perfectly complemented the Vegetable Spring Rolls and the Ikan Bilis.

We were also served Fresh Fruit Juice which was a mix of papaya, watermelon and pineapple. I wasn’t able to take a picture of this refreshing drink, though.

LUNCH

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Lunch consisted of Crispy Indonesian Gourami Fillet with Sambal Manga, Yellow Chicken, Spinach & Egg Drop Soup and Coffee Jelly and fresh tropical fruits for dessert. Why, oh why, didn’t I remember to snap individual photos of our hearty lunch? I loved everything!

The Spinach & Egg Drop Soup was tasty and heartwarming. My son had a lot of the Yellow Chicken otherwise known as Indonesian fried chicken, while I fell in love with the Crispy Indonesian Gourami Fillet with Sambal Manga. The Coffee Jelly was delightful, too. I was meaning to get some fruits for dessert, but my tummy was already full.

AFTERNOON SNACKS

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Mie Ayam Kuah with Pangsit

In the afternoon, we were served Mie Ayam Kuah with Pangsit. These Indonesian noodles with water spinach and fried wanton was yummy!

You might want to check out Dewi Sri Farm if you’re planning weekend getaways with your family or company outings or events. It’s a place away from the city where you can find rest, relaxation and peace of mind, with healthy and delicious meals to boot.

Dewi Sri Farm
Victoria, Laguna
4011 Philippines
For reservations, call: +632 211-0932; +6349 576-2651; +63917 524-5155
Email: life@dewisri.farm
Website: http://dewisri.farm/

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