Sunday, April 21, 2013
Cakes and Pastries
Why does Korean opt for a French name instead of sticking to a brand name close to Korean invasion where popularity invades the mainstream? It's the same question I've been seeking explanation. I have 5 theories to share.
1. Owners could have been a couple from both continents.
2. The Korean owner learns culinary skills from Europe (the best training they can get).
3. The owner has a weakness for anything French.
4. Koreans are sick of the Korean spelled name and French sounds classy and cool.
5. Korean owner wanted to be different from its peers.
Those were just 5 reasons but I still have 5 more. Merely a theories (not my nature to stalk on people). If you have answers heard from the grapevine, comment down. We love to hear from you.
Wht Tous Les Jours?
Tous Les Jours is a French term meaning "everyday". Pronounced as "Tu-le-juru". Everyday the bakeshop serves its consumers with freshly baked bread, cakes and pastries. At the end of the day, excess products (bread) are sold for a discounted price of 50% off. The same method French Baker and other local franchise bakeshop applied when the stores is about to close within an hour.
Aside from adorable and yummy cakes, Tous Lea Jours captured its audience with to die for Macaron de Paris popularly known as French Macaron. With a crisp egg shell crust from outside and chewy, creamy (meringue type) inside, sweet tooth will surely enjoy the little cuddly macarons. From the five flavors available, Foodamn Philippines like most the Green Tea and Chocolate. The other three are strawberry, vanilla and mango. Macaron de Paris (PhP 28 per piece), the stuff is quiet sweet and tempting.
Assorted Danish pasties topped with fruits and corn cream bread are also a must try. As for the other bread and pastries, a day is not enough even a week to satisfy this Korean spot. It made me think Filipinos can do better than its counterpart. In fact Filipinos love for food makes us unique and adored by others, we even have world class chefs. With the right training, passion, edgy and creative minds and economic drive, Tous Les Jours' concept with a Filipino twist and rich imagination is doable.
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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Magic fruit is small, red color berry said to originate from the province of Quezon. (But originally came from Africa). Locals from Batangas and Mindoro areas brought magic fruit seedlings and continues to cultivate them. The fruit itself has a small seed and thin layer of white meat similar to mangosteen or santol.
What makes it a magic fruit?
The fruit has a special properties of leaving a sweet after taste after taking or finishing a piece of magic fruit. Once done eating, take out the seed from your mouth and slice a calamansi, then extract the calamansi juice directly to your mouth. Initially anyone who bites off a calamansi will experience tangy and sour taste. But this time, the juice even the peel of calamansi taste like they were dip from sugar syrup. Amazing! How did it happened? that was the first reaction I said.
Back in Mindoro, particularly in my in-laws community. They have tried separate experiments with the magic fruit which is also sometimes referred as "miracle fruit". One had compliment it with liquors from brands like San Mig Light and Red Horse. The drink taste sweet beers indeed. ;) Older folks tried it with "ampalaya" a bitter tasting vegetable. The sweet receptor usually lasts 15-20 minutes, or may depend on an individual's taste buds and kind if food eaten, its temperature and the amount of extract that inhibits the tongue.
For those who wanted to grow from their backyards, a 3 to 4 inches tall seedlings cost about PhP3,500 (approx.US $90). Foodamn Philippines has one pot being attacked by free willy birds. The magic fruit's leaves could have been attractive to some animals that they (the stray birds) even eat the leaves.
Some says, the fruits are medicinal and can be used on chemotherapy treatment. However, there are no valid claims on this idea. But the magic fruits are now being used as sugar substitute esp. For diabetics.
If you got a unique fruits or any foodie around that is worth sharing, do leave a comment below . :)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Fizzure Float in Quezon City
You can never have too much boring soda, right? Foodamn Philippines came across a candy colored drink and float mixes from Fizzure Float in Quezon City. Strategically located in the North of Q.C. Metro Manila. Foodamn calls it a beverages galore for the young and active.
Posted by Daryll Villena at Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Labels: bread and pastries, clubhouse sandwich, Drinks and Beverages, Fizzure Float, food delivery, Foodamn, Foodamn Philippines, online deliveries, online delivery, pasta, Quick Delivery, Snacks, twoanyone.com delivery
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Foodgasm 2 at Mercato Centrale this March 2013
by Foodamn Philippines
The second season of Foodgasm event, a night of food sampling is once again coming through the start of summer 2013! Organized by the UP Economics Society (UP ECOSOC), a non-stock, non-profit, socio-civic organization anchored on the provision of free education of its scholar. A fund-raising project by UP Ecosoc entitled Foodgasm 2, the project targets to introduce 30 upcoming food businesses through a food tasting competition to be judged by 800 individuals, well-known food bloggers and respected chef-judges.
Posted by Daryll Villena at Thursday, February 14, 2013
Labels: Blogging Community, food blogging, Food Business, Food Event, food review, Food Reviews, Foodamn Philippines, Foodgasm 2, Manila Events, Mercato Centrale, night food market
Friday, February 8, 2013
Tous Les Jours Philippines
The Block SM City North EDSA
by Foodamn Philippines
Cakes and Pastries
Mid morning of New Year's eve of 2012, Foodamn Philippines was on the run to reached Tous Les Jours at The Block to post order for the first heart-shaped cake on toll. Cakes were almost boxed up for those who made reservations. And I was trying my luck to get a cake for my unica iha (first daughter) 6th birthday, it was the brand she personally requested no matter how small and dainty the cake was.
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Posted by Daryll Villena at Friday, February 08, 2013
Labels: 3D cakes, cakes, Cakes and Pastries, Chocolate Heart Cake, dessert, Filipino food, Foodamn Philippines, sweets, Tous Les Jours Philippines