Spring Deer Restaurant: Re-Opening?!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Last year, I was so shocked (literally) when I saw the Jollibee signage around the building that Spring Deer in Timog used to occupy.  It has been a long time since I last passed by that place and so I was so shocked and saddened that Spring Deer has closed down.

I asked so many friends who lived in the area for it's new location but, they were all clueless.  I told myself and family members that it was an end of an era.  My Panget's family frequented .  The food is good and the price, reasonable.  Ambiance is not something you'd come back for - but well, for me as long as the food is good, then ambiance can come in second.

I have already lost hope.

And then I see this:

Is this the real deal?
Are they really opening?
Is this really happening?

If so, I am very excited because the space is new and sooooo nearby!


Can anyone confirm??

This is along Ligaya Street, near Examiner and Quezon Avenue.  This is the street where the Moldex office is located along it.  Nearby famous places are Shangri-La Restaurant, Office Warehouse and World Vision office.

Fries is LIFE with Pompoms


Would you believe when I was younger, disliked fries?  But when I liked them, it was a never ending love affair.  When I was pregnant with both kids, I used to have one pack so often just to satisfy my craving.  I would ask our cook at home to make me some homemade fries.

This love affair was passed on to my kids as well.  I know it's not the healthiest, but french fries are really yummy.  Hahaha!!  I know, unhealthy!

When I saw Pompoms on my IG feed, I knew I had to try it.  But since it's located in Robinson's Place Manila, well - that was the biggest hurdle.  I rarely find myself going there.  I honestly have forgotten the last time I was there.  It used to be a place my college friends and I frequented while in college.  But then, I was told that it has become bigger - more areas were added.  So when Rowena and I found ourselves in Robinson's Place for an event, I made sure to let Ro know that I wanted to try Pompoms.  I was honestly wondering where it was.  But like a stroke of luck, we walked passed it and told ourselves that we'd try it before heading home.

And try it we did.

Above is their fries.  It's did not come from a pack.  Instead, it's made fresh from locally sourced potatoes.  It's cut (they have cutter, then boiled, then fried, then frozen and when you order, they fry it a second time.  It's a quite tedious process but I understand why.  The boiling/steaming makes the potatoes soft.  Freezing it after frying it first makes it crispy in the outside and soft in the inside.  They fry it a second time to make sure it's fresh hot and crispy upon service.

We ordered Ketchup powdered fries with mayonnaise on the side.  To be honest, I was skeptical.  I am not one who puts ketchup on their fries, I want mine plain salted.  But I was willing to try it because Rowena was with me.  Hahaha!  And then we ordered the Chicken Skin Poutine (pictured below).

Can you see the generous ketchup powder?  Well, it was really good - it tasted like Pik-Nik, a real fresh Pik-Nik Ketchup Fries!  I was blown away, it was really good.  I couldn't stop myself from eating more and more.  This I have to say it what I liked best.

Above is the Chicken Skin Poutine, it was just okay.  I think I was enjoying the Ketchup fries very much that this tasted just ordinary to me.  But in fairness, the chicken pieces were good!

Truly, FRIES IS LIFE!  I know I'd survive with just eating fries all the time.  I know, it's not healthy.  Hahaha!!

Pompoms is located at the ground level of Robinson's Place Manila.

Robinsons loves PayMaya!

Monday, March 19, 2018

I was introduced to the convenience of Paymaya last year.  It's one of the easiest ways to receive and send money, it has a virtual card and an actual one that you can use here in abroad.  What I like about Paymaya the most, is the ease and convenience of where you can load it up.  Imagine that you can just go to any 7/11 store and load up your Paymaya card in real time.  YES, IN REAL TIME!  And that's 24/7!

Technology has come along way - and now, even paying your bills and doing shopping can be done with the help of technology.  Just recently, I noticed QR codes on counters of Robinsons outlets, may it be their department store and retail stores.  I was quite intrigued and so I read it carefully.  Apparently, one can pay their purchases by using the app of Paymaya and scanning the QR code of the cashier!  That's so convenient right?  No need to bring big amounts of cash that might get lost or stolen.  Let's be honest - pick pockets have become very creative in their ways, so we need to be extra careful.

Here are some Robinsons retailers that we can use the convenience of Paymaya:

Can you imagine buying medicines with just the Paymaya's app? 

 WE are users of RainX - and I'm so happy that we can find them in Handyman plus the fact that I can pay for it using the Paymaya app via QR code!  Wonderful indeed!

So, what are you waiting for?  Get yourself a Paymay app (virtual card) and the actual Paymaya card (do watch out because they have promos!!)


Thursday, March 15, 2018

I honestly have never tried bingsu.  Even during last year's trip to South Korea, I didn't have a chance to have one (maybe because it was so very cold!)  I have wanted to try it, but I never had the time.  I'm glad to have tried Snowbing - located in SM North Edsa's Main Mall.  It's the cozy space right beside Banana Leaf, apparently they're both from the same mother company.

Snowbing offeres not just bingsu, but also pizza!

It looks and tastes so good!  So refreshing, I swear it was a perfect treat for the summer!  The image above is the Cheesy Mango flavor, I honestly did not expect it to go good, together but it did!  Below is a closer look at their shaved ice.

Look how fine it is, I was bowled over!  I was just expecting crushed ice, but this was really amazing, so look closely!

Below is their signature Bulgogi Pizza.

Who would have thought, bulgogi on pizza?  Hahahaha!!

Finally, I can say that I've tried bingsu and I LOVE IT!  I think I'm craving for some now since it's super hot nowadays.  Glad that it's nearby too!

Follow Snowbing on Instagram and Facebook.

Snowbing is located in the Main Mall of SM City North Edsa.  They also are in the Garden level of Trinoma.

Bump into you there!

Cakes by Addie's Pasteleria

Monday, March 12, 2018

Recently, my Kailee celebrated her 7th birthday.  Time flew by so quickly right?  I can't believe she's 7.  While I was composing my IG post - I couldn't help but tear but up.  I was being emotional and I couldn't help it.  I was happy that she's healthy and is becoming a generally good person.  I just can't help but think that in a few years time, she won't be my baby anymore.  I know it's inevitable, but I guess - every parent has this image of their kids (even if they've become grown adults) as their babies.  I am one of those.

I asked her what kind of birthday cake she wanted.  She said she wanted a cake with a LOT of icing.  I have two sisters in law who are bakers, unfortunately - they were both full on that day.  So my next bet was Addie's Pasteleria.  I have ordered a chocolate cake from her before and I LOVED that it had soooo much icing!  I love icing too.  Hahaha..

I didn't hesitate anymore and sent a message to order.  Ordering is a breeze.  This time, I decided to order a mocha cake.  And boy was I glad I picked mocha because cake was light, it was fluffy, very flavorful - bottomline,  it was so gooood.  So good that even my mom who isn't so much of a sweet tooth liked it and asked for more!

Why are there two cakes?  Well, my mommy brain did an advance order.  I thought my Kailee's birthday was a few days away instead of 2 weeks away!  Hahaha..  Addie's Pasteleria was so nice to inform me that instead of paying for two (2) flower cakes - why not just make one a standard mocha cake, and then on the correct pick up date - the flower cake.  I was bowled over when they called to tell me that.

Addie's Pateleria - FB Page
They also have an IG account where you can send messages too and see their latest creations.