Chill this weekend with these meaty treats and cool cheers

Published November 19, 2021, 11:31 AM

by John Legaspi

Hearty sandwiches and frozen drinks make your off-duty indulgence

Photo from Mendokoro Ramenba and Kumori

Japan in a bun

Mendokoro Ramenba and Kumori launch a signature collaboration product, exemplifying their Japanese roots, the Melon Chashu Bun. A fusion of Japanese taste, the bun features Kumori’s soft bread topped with a cookie crust and black sesame seeds with the savory taste of Mendokoro’s crowd-favorite, double-marinated chashu, drizzled with their proprietary yakitori sauce. With a kick of spice from a homemade mustard sauce, coupled with the fresh lettuce and pickled onions, this collaboration of two crowd favorites results in a complex dish that is both filling and mouthwatering. Melon Chashu Bun (P199 solo and P575 for a box of three) is available for a limited time only at Mendokoro Ramenba branches in Makati, BGC, and Alabang, as well as their food truck in key cities in and out of the Metro, and online at Kumori will also offer it in SM Fairview, SM North Edsa, UP Town Center, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Manila, Landmark Makati, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Festival Mall Alabang, SM Bacoor, and SM Sta. Rosa.

Photo from Chili’s

Margarita madness

Sip back and relax safely with your favorite Chili’s margarita in hand with its BOGO Margarita Madness deal. Diners can now buy one Top Shelf Margarita and get one free for only P240. Kick-off the weekend with the good ol’ frozen Top Shelf Margarita, or their mix of Gold Tequila, Grand Marnier, and Cointreau Orange Liqueur, or a fruity frozen concoction with a swig of fruit-flavored Top Shelf margaritas in Strawberry, Mango, and for the indecisive, Strawberry Mango. This promo is valid for dine-in and to-go. Promo validity is until Nov. 30, 2021 only.

Photo from Ministop

Photo from Ministop

Convenience store finds

Pinoy favorites are in the spotlight with Ministop’s latest offerings. Sisig lovers will be delighted with its new Sisig Kariman (P35). Delicious chicken sisig pieces stuffed in crispy bread, giving crunch and savory flavor in every bite. Mango and cheesecake combo has proven to be a perfect pairing when it comes to dessert. This time, they come in to-go cups with the convenience store’s new My Sundae Mango Cheesecake (P45). The Sisig Kariman is available for a limited time only at Ministop’s Luzon branches, while My Sundae Mango Cheesecake can be found in all branches.

Photo from Monkey Shoulder

Whisky pop-up bar in BGC

Monkey Shoulder celebrates the holiday season with its newly launched pop-up bar serving their blended malt whisky. Located by the Monkey Shoulder Giving Tree in Bonifacio Global City, the bar links up with your favorite restaurant partners throughout the Yuletide season. This month, whisky and cocktail lovers can look forward to creations from iDarts Dash on Nov. 19 to 20, 2021 and Skye on Nov. 26 to 27. Come December 2021, the line up will include Fireside on Dec. 3 to 4, 2021 and Boozy on Dec. 24 and 25.

“There’s no better way to celebrate Christmas than to unwind and unleash your playful side with your favorite mix of people, but we know the festivities can’t quite be the same just yet as well continue to navigate the new rules for mixing,” says Samuel Ng, regional brand ambassador for Monkey Shoulder. “We’re so excited to be able to bring Monkey Shoulder’s festive pop-up to Manila, and from offering cheeky cocktails to consumers doing their Christmas shopping, to inspiring them to #MakeItMonkey for their celebrations at home with our deliciously decorated Giving Tree, we hope this gets consumers feeling festive and ready to make the most of the Christmas season.”