Friday, October 21, 2016

Educational Wooden Toys

I’ve been sharing Christmas Gift Ideas in my Facebook Page, you can check it here. I hope this will give you an idea on what to give this holiday to your family, friends, colleagues and other people who are close to you.  #christmasgiftideas

I’ve started buying gifts already because last year, nagcramming ako. I placed an order for my personalized Christmas tags and hopefully it will be delivered soon so I can start wrapping my gifts this semestral break. 

Anyway, one of the gifts that I can recommend for kids is educational wooden toys. Wooden toys are timeless gifts, it doesn’t follow a trend so you can pass it on to the next generation. In addition, wooden toys are durable compared to plastic or other materials that can break easily. It is neither light or heavy, so even toddlers can play with it. #woodentoys

It is educational because it can enhance the hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills of the kids. It promotes imagination especially the building blocks. When I was browsing the online shop, I remembered the materials that my son was using when he was in Montessori School. I wish I bought these wooden toys when my son was in Preschool but anyway, my son still enjoys the building blocks and wiss toy wooden blocks.

Sharing with you the toys that I bought last year at Mom and Milly. They accept Paypal payment but with additional charge. I can't remember the prices. 

my son likes this

this is one of our family bondings

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Irvins Salted Egg

This year I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about salted egg chips so I became curious to try it out. I listed it on my agenda when we went to Singapore two months ago but unfortunately I was not able to buy one because of limited time. I was hoping that I can find one in the airport but I was wrong, I did not see any Irvins Salted Egg Potato Chips at Changi Airport.

Last month, I saw a post from a friend about Pre-order of Irvins Salted Egg Products so I immediately messaged her and asked for the price. She gave me the PHP price (shipping not included) but I told her that my husband will just pick-up my order in Singapore so she gave me the SRP, no more profit. :) 

She asked me when is my husband’s flight because she needs to pre-order it, two weeks delivery time. Waah! It is really popular in Singapore that you need to pre-order para hindi maubusan. Good thing that she received the products few days before my husband’s arrival. 

I ordered Irvins Salted Egg Potato Chips SGD16 and Irvins Salted Egg Sauce SGD8. Since I’m not fond of fish skin, I did not order Irvins Salted Egg Fish Skin SGD16. It is available in regular size for SGD8. 

The salted egg potato chips are not cheap. If I will convert it to PH Peso, let say 1SGD = PHP35, one large chip (230g) is P560. That is so expensive for chips so I was really hoping that it is worth the splurge. #DangerouslyAddictive''

Upon arrival of my husband’s in SG, he immediately meets his friend to get my order and I patiently waited for three more days just to hold these goodies. I even posted in IG, “Hindi ko alam kung san ko mas excited sa salted egg potato chips ba o sa pag-uwi ni hubby”. hehehe! 

The pen is just to show the size
My husband and I love salted egg and salted egg shrimp is one of our favorite meal in the house. I brought the Irvins Salted Egg Potato Chips during my son’s Field Trip so this was our companion during traffic. 

Read: Salted Egg Shrimp Recipe

I like the packaging, it is very sealed and the packaging is resealable too. Since it is freshly made, you need to consume it 6 weeks from the production date and within a week after opening it. 

So our verdict, the salted egg potato chips are just ok. It is not dangerously addictive for us. I’m not sure if I just expected too much or I’m not really into chips. The taste is a combination of salty, sweet and a tinge of spiciness. I’m not fond of sweet and spicy foods, so kung chips gusto ko lang salty parang Chippy. Hehehe! My husband finished this pack. 

I used the Irvin’s Salted Egg Sauce in my Salted Egg Chicken. I just cook few tbsp of the salted egg sauce in the pan and add the fried chicken strips. Honestly, I haven't tried this dish yet and this was my first time to cook it.

My husband ate salted egg chicken when he went to Brunei and he liked it so I asked him how's my salted egg chicken. He said, magkalasa daw so he loved my dish (same taste). So if you want salted egg chicken, just buy the Irvins salted egg sauce and you will have a perfect dish. hahaha!

If you will ask me if I liked it, I will just say “ok lang”, kalasa (same taste) din kasi ng salted egg potato chips. Hehehe! And because my husband loves my salted egg chicken, I'm cooking this again today just for him. :)

Where to buy Irvins Salted Egg?

VivoCity B2-K25 
Across Texas Chicken 

Raffles Xchange B1 (Weekday) 
Across Pop In store 
11-7PM (Pick-up 11 - 6:30PM) 

Westgate L2 
Across BEGA 
11-7PM (Pick-up 11-6:30PM)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Amada’s Leche Flan and Desserts

Our family loves leche flan but I don’t usually make this at home. Most of the recipes that I have tried only use egg yolk so sayang naman ang white part and nauumay naman ko sa whitel omelet. So most of the time, I will just buy leche flan. 

Actually, this is my son’s favorite dessert and whenever he sees leche flan in the menu, di pwedeng hindi siya oorder. He even asked me, what are the names of the restaurants that have leche flan.

Last year, we had a chance to visit Blogapalooza and one of the booths there is Amada’s Leche Flan and Desserts. We were able to try their Leche Flan and we all loved it. It is not the usual leche flan that we tasted before. The leche flan is thick, dense, creamy and not too sweet so hindi ka mauumay. 

As much as I want to order this leche flan last year, they don’t have outlet yet. Meet-up is not possible because I live outside NCR so I was glad when I learned that they have a kiosk in Southmall, it was opened last July 1, 2016. 

But during my past visits, I can’t locate where is their kiosk but after watching a movie last Saturday, I saw their kiosk on the lower ground floor near Jollibee and Mang Inasal.

I bought leche flan at P155 (from P195), sale yata. I was planning to buy their pili roll cake but it was not available at that time. Maybe on our next visit.

“Our family’s treasured recipe. For almost 20 years, Amada’s Leche Flan has made our special moments sweeter. Now we share it with you. From our family to yours”