My TinaPay Online Experience

I’ve been meaning to try TinaPay Online after seeing a number of good reviews on Facebook about this bread delivery service. I finally got to order from them last Monday. We bought three of their best-selling products (Ube Cheese Pandesal, Double, Spanish Bread) and a lot of pandesal (10 packs to be exact). Well, we didn’t eat all 10 packs of pandesal; we shared half of them to the stay-in security and maintenance personnel in our condo.

Each bread pack (10 pieces/pack) is placed in a brown paper bag with sealed sticker and put in a small plastic bag that’s carefully tied to avoid contamination.

Ube Cheese Pandesal and Spanish Bread (Small)

The bread smelled good! That was my first impression after taking all the bread packs out of the plastic bags. First to be wiped out was the Ube Cheese Pandesal, followed by Double Cheese. Our pandesal is meant to last until the weekend, so we still have some left for tomorrow’s breakfast. A few pieces of Spanish bread are still in the fridge, too.

Their Ube Cheese Pandesal was good. It’s slightly sweet with a slice of cheese inside. All three of us liked this a lot! Each pack (10’s) costs Php100. The Spanish bread (10’s – Small Php60; Big Php100), on the other hand, has an adequate amount of margarine inside. I also like that customers have a choice of size when ordering this.

The sweet Double Cheese is bigger and quite filling. It’s called Double Cheese because there’s cheese outside and inside the bread. Double the cheese, double the fun! Eighty pesos for a pack of 10 Double Cheese bread is definitely worth it.

Pandesal is soft and buttery, and it’s not hollow inside, so you’ll get more pandesal goodness in every bite. Our Filipino breakfast during lockdown is not complete without pandesal. We usually pair our it with peanut butter, Reno liver spread, home-made tuna spread, or scrambled egg.

Verdict: I like their bread. It’s freshly baked and smells so good. It’s also quite affordable. They also have a wide selection of bread to choose from. The seller is accommodating and replies promptly to inquiries, too.

How to order: Send TinaPay Online a message on Facebook. They offer next-day delivery with two payment options: BPI and GCash.

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Enjoy Guilt-Free Eating with Mekeni’s Yogurt Hotdog and Gluten-Free Longanisa

My husband and son love hotdog, so this is always a staple food at home. They both like longanisa, too. While I want father and son to eat their favorite comfort food at home, I simply cannot yield to their request for these food items all the time as they are not healthy treats. Good thing Mekeni came up with healthier versions of these all-time Filipino favorites with their Mekeni GoLite and Mekeni Chicken Longanisa.

Compared to the usual hotdog or sausage, Mekeni GoLite has 25% less fat, zero trans-fat, and no artificial coloring. It also does not need to be pan-fried in oil. You can simply pour hot water into it, wait for three minutes, and enjoy it guilt-free.

Mekeni’s Chicken Longanisa, on the other hand, is gluten-free. And because its main ingredient is chicken meat, it definitely is the healthier version of our all-time favorite longanisa.

Mekeni Chicken Longanisa goes perfectly with garlic fried rice and egg or with a plain hotdog bun, while Mekeni GoLite provides a light, healthy snack anytime of the day.

Mekeni assures customers that these healthier alternatives are given the same attention to quality as their other products, ensuring that customers can enjoy the same taste that Mekeni products are known for.

Mekeni Chicken Longanisa is available in major supermarkets and wet markets grocery stores nationwide in 250g and 500g packs, while Mekeni GoLite is available in 500g packs in select specialty stores.

For the list of stores where to buy these products, send a message to Mekeni’s Facebook page. Those who want them delivered straight to their doorstep can also opt for delivery via Mekeni’s Home2Home delivery service, which can be accessed through the company’s official Facebook page, or Viber community Mekeni Home2Home Delivery.

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Easy-Peasy Recipe: Minatamis na Saba with Sago

Since I now have access to wet market goods courtesy of Vegetable Delivery (now E-Market), I have been ordering ripe saba (plantain bananas) and cooked sago (tapioca pearls) weekly to make Minatamis na Saba with Sago. This Pinoy comfort food is super easy to prepare, is quite filling and delightfully satisfying, too. These are the reasons why this is currently my current favorite dessert/snack at home while on enhanced/modified enhanced community quarantine (ECQ/MECQ).

Ingredients:
10-15 pieces ripe saba (plantain banana), peeled and sliced
2 cups water
1 cup brown sugar (adjust according to your sweetness preference)
1-2 cups of cooked sago (tapioca pearls)
Evaporated milk (optional)

Instructions:
1. Boil water in a pot then add brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved.
2. Add bananas and cooked sago.
3. Simmer over medium-low heat until syrup thickens and bananas are well-cooked.
4. Serve warm or chilled.
5. Add crushed/cubed ice and evaporated milk if so desired.

Preparing Minatamis na Saba with Sago is as easy as 1-2-3, isn’t it?

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