Gastronomic shorts: Bird Beast by Carlo Miguel, Bida Mamen by Kuya J


MANILA – Check out some of the latest from the local food scene.

CHEF CARLO MIGUEL’S NEW BIRD BEAST

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Chef Carlo Miguel, known for his monster burgers at Burger Beast, presents equally monster chicken burgers with his new Bird Beast spin-off.

Bird Beast offers chicken sandwiches with twists and flavors from the chef’s travels to the US, Japan and Korea with some familiar favorites on the menu including the Buffalo Chicken Burger, Chicken Caesar Burger and Umami Chicken Sandwich , with all new contenders like the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich, Nagoya Chicken Sandwich, and Yangnyum Chicken Sandwich.

Bird Beast is now available in over 18 locations and can be delivered 24/7 via GrabFood and foodpanda

NEW TSUKEMEN FUSION, SMALL AJI TAMAGO PLATE

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Tsukemen from The Tasteless Group introduces two new fusion tsukemen.

Seafood lovers should try Laksa Tsukemen rich in crabmeat, mussels, fish cake with a good youtiao (Chinese deep-fried noodle) crunch. Meanwhile, the al dente texture of the noodles is a highlight of the Truffle Tsukemen, which resembles a very rich truffle cream sauce only with chashu instead of bacon.

Also new is the Tamago Shoko small plate which includes four pieces of aji tamago topped with takoyaki sauce, Japanese mayonnaise, shredded fish flakes, aonori and togarashi.

Tsukemen’s new dishes are available on-site and take-out at Grid Food Market Power Plant Mall, MOA Food Hall SM Mall of Asia, Alabang West Parade and Canopy Sky Ranch Tagaytay. You can also order for delivery through thegridfoodmarket.com, tasteless.ph, GrabFood, Pick-a-Roo and foodpanda.

BUY A GET A COCKTAIL AT CHILI’S

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As part of Chile’s 25th anniversary celebration in the Philippines, the restaurant chain is offering all-day happy hours with its Tipsy Nights offering.

Buy one, take one on all of their Premium Long Island Iced Teas, Mango Mojito, Strawberry Mojito, Lynchburg Lemonade, Pomegranate Margarita, and Cherry Lime Press.

Now available in all Chile branches nationwide.

BIDA MAMEN AT KUYA J’S

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What do you get when you combine mami and ramen? You get Kuya J’s new Bida Mamen.

The new Bida Mamen comes in two variations: Bida Pork Mamen, pork bone broth (cooked for over 10 hours to maximize flavors) with egg noodles and steamed bok choy topped with two slices slow-cooked pork belly; and the Bida Spicy Chicken Mamen, noodles topped with sautéed ground chicken and homemade chili oil.

A bowl of Bida Mamen is priced at P239 and is best enjoyed in restaurants. Now available at all Kuya J branches nationwide for dine-in, take-out or order online via www.central.ph/eats.

EVERYTHING BUT CHEESY CHICKEN POPPERS BOWL OF RICE

Cheesy Chicken Poppers.  Jeeves of Veyra
Cheesy Chicken Poppers. Jeeves of Veyra

Everything But Cheese (EBC) recently added a new rice bowl and cheese bar to its menu of cheese favourites.

The new Cheesy Chicken Poppers Rice Bowl features cheesy steamed rice topped with crispy chicken poppers generously topped with EBC’s Double Cheddar Cheese Sauce and chopped parsley.

Another novelty, the cheese bar which looks like a milkier version of cheese mamon.

Now available at an Everything But Cheese location near you or for delivery via Booky, FoodPanda or Grabfood.

AVOCADO SPECIALS AT SEBASTIAN’S ICE CREAM

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Avocado dip bar. Handout

It’s avocado season and Sebastian’s ice cream shop is once again rolling out special avocado ice cream in its coolers.

The shop is bringing back its Avocado Dream (Sebastian’s original avocado and condensed milk ice cream) and Avocado Macchiato (the avocado and coffee ice cream alongside the brand new avocado and strawberry flavor) .

Also try new avocado ice cream novelties like the new Peanut Butter Avocado Dive Bar (avocado ice cream hand dipped in peanut butter and sprinkled with peanuts), Avocado Poppits (ice cream chunks avocado with a white chocolate shell), and the Avocado Chocolate Chip Chilly Burger (avocado ice cream sandwiched between milk chocolate avocado cookies).

Cake of the month features layers of freshly baked avocado butter cake, avocado ice cream and milk almond crumbs drizzled with sweet peanut butter.

Avocado products are available throughout August at The Podium and its online store sebastiansicecream.com

COLLABORATION DESTILERIA LIMTUACO – KARABELLA GELATO

Gelato Destileria Limtuaco x Karabella.  Spanky Enriquez
Gelato Destileria Limtuaco x Karabella. Spanky Enriquez

Enjoy an after-dinner drink and dessert in one bite with these fresh new alcoholic pints from pioneering liquor and spirits company Destileria Limtuaco and ice cream maker Karabella.

Karabella turns Destileria Limtuaco’s most popular liqueurs into gelato. We just launched Manila Liqueur de Calamansi Gelato, Paradise Mango Rum Liqueur Gelato, Amadeo Coffee Liqueur Gelato, Very Old Captain Artisan Crafted Dark Rum Gelato and Intramuros Liqueur De Cacao Gelato.

The pints will arrive in coolers in major supermarkets later this year, but are currently available at the Destileria Limtuaco Museum, Intramuros and online at liquorexpress.ph.

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