Thursday, January 23, 2014

What are the Health Benefits of Soy Milk?

The first use of soy milk dates back from China around AD 25-255. The milk is produced by soaking dry soybeans and grinding them with water. Widely used as a non-dairy alternative to cow’s milk, it contains the same proportion of protein and it has no cholesterol. In 1980, the soy milk industry boomed and many soy milk brands were sold in aseptic cartons and bottles. Today, the drink is still very popular especially in the hawker culture of many Southeast Asian countries. Here are some of the health benefits of this increasingly popular drink:

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

ThaiDara - Kapitolyo Pasig

Last December, me and my friends, Albert, Luis, Grace, Fao and Ciara, got together for dinner to celebrate Luis' birthday. Albert told me that we will be having dinner at one of the food trucks inside Capitol Commons. I got excited because I have never tried food trucks there before. So I left early and I got there first. Since they were not yet there, I checked out food trucks and I already spotted something I like. Luckily, when they arrived, our plans changed! We walked from Capitol Commons to Kapitolyo. We all looked around and Luis said he wanted to eat at Mad Marks but the place was full. And since we are hungry and tired, we all agreed to try Thai Dara.
ThaiDara - Kapitolyo Pasig
Photo Credit: Zomato

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Charlie's Grind and Grill - Kapitolyo Pasig

My sister has been asking me about Charlie's Grind and Grill in Kapitolyo Pasig and she said that her friend told her about the place. She asked me to visit the place but I never really had the time go there while she was in Singapore. So when she got back, we both decided to go there together. Kapitolyo is just a 40-minute drive from where we live, that is, if the traffic isn't that bad (which rarely happens!). How to get there? If you're coming from EDSA, you should make a turn on Shaw Boulevard bound to Pasig. Take a right on W Capitol Drive which is right across the entrance of Capitol Commons. Take the second left (E Capitol Drive). On the right side you should see this.
Charlie's Grind and Grill

Monday, January 13, 2014

Where to Find the World's Biggest Burgers

Ahhh burgers, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a juicy patty between two buns and garnished with lettuce, tomatoes, and some condiments. Throw in some cheese and bacon strips and you’ve got a very tasty treat. The world loves burgers so much that McDonalds sells 75 of them every second! Doing the math, that equals 6,480,000 burgers a day! If you think how McDonald’s is just one of hundreds of stores worldwide that sells burgers, then you can imagine the immense number of burgers people consume every second of every day. There’s no number for how many burgers Jollibee sells but I’m pretty sure their sales of yum burgers are pretty high as well.

If you’re on a quest to find the world’s biggest burgers, then let’s look to the fine folks from the Guinness Book of World Records to see which one holds that honorific title. According to the records, the world’s largest hamburger was prepared by Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota. The hamburger weighed 913.54 kg or 2,014 lbs and required a crane to flip it. It’s that huge! The record holder measured 10 feet in diameter and was topped with close to 24 kg of tomatoes, 23 kg of lettuce, 18 kg of cheese, and 7.5 kg of bacon. The burger was made in September 2012 so I say it’s time for someone to challenge this record. I’m crossing my fingers that they attempt the record again near my hometown because guests got to enjoy the record-breaking burger for free!