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ZESTY GOODNESS Lemon Blondies are a bite-sized irresistible treat

Have you tried Lemon Blondies?
If the best pick-me-up treat is the topic, you’ll want to hear bite-sized lemon-infused blondies are simply irresistible for a sweetness fix with a fruity punch.
Just when customers think there is nothing new to expect from their go-to brownies, the brand introduces their Lemon Blondies fresh out of the oven. What sets this new offering apart is its ability to tantalize the taste buds with its tangy lemon richness, elegantly adorned with a white lemon chocolate drizzle. While Lemon Blondies retain the classic familiarity of traditional brownies, it offers a more delicate and buttery texture that dances smoothly on the palate.

But here's an even sweeter deal: This new go-to handy snack delights both the palate and the wallet, priced at only ₱99 for a cup containing eight bite-sized pieces. This serving size is perfect for those seeking a quick and easy sweet fix at any given time of the day. Made convenient for curious sweet tooths, the Lemon Blondies are available at any Brownies Unlimited store nationwide.

Taste the unlimited possibilities of ube
Until Oct. 5, Newport World Resorts’ new favorite color is purple—in celebration of the Filipino all-time favorite purple yam! Both its iconic hue and not-too-sweet nutty flavor works wonders in both sweet and savory dishes. Whether drinks, desserts, or other decadent dishes, ube can be everything. Newport World Resort’s chefs came up with their own takes on purple yam delicacies for the Yam It Up! Ube-licious Feast. In partnership with the Department of Tourism and Ube Cream Liquer, this month-long food festival offers more than a dozen ube-infused choices across 10 restaurants at Newport Mall. 


Cheesy Ube Quesadilla—At 2F Newport Garden Wing, Fiery Style fuses a Tex-Mex classic with the taste of Filipino heritage. The Cheesy Ube Quesadilla (₱348 nett) by chef Josue Beñez Roño Jr. has grated cheese, homemade ube, and sweetened langka between salty and crispy tortilla, plated with a generous serving of honey syrup. 
Ube Buchi with Cheese—Kao Day & Night Club brings the beloved ube and cheese combo to the next level with Ube Buchi with Cheese (₱198 nett). Chef Rachel Kao of Newport World Resorts’ latest VIP club combines smooth ube with melted cheese within scrumptious deep fried sesame balls for a mouthwatering delight. 
Dolce Viola—Cooked to perfection, this ube panna cotta melts in the mouth. Parmigiano’s chef Ron Lintag ensures the Dolce Viola (₱320 nett) feels like silk and tastes like milk topped with blueberries for that final sugary touch. 
Purple Yam Soy Milk Pudding—One can never go wrong with the Filipino favorite soybean curd, more popularly called taho. Certainly, chef Gel Daquigan only revamped the classic drink into Chairman Fu Hotpot Bar’s Purple Yam Soy Milk Pudding (₱180 nett) flavored with ube for a subtle yet satisfying sweetness on the palate.


Purple Haze—The mixologists at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse capture the rich and vibrant essence of ube into an enticing cocktail. Purple Haze (₱650 nett) consists of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, ube liqueur, Frangelico, lemon, and simple syrup with sugary ube pastillas making this drink extra special. 

Purple Hills—Renowned restaurateur and chef Robby Goco once again works his culinary magic at Rob’s, his latest surf and turf venture exclusive to Newport World Resorts. His limited-edition signature cocktail that features bourbon, ube liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white is aptly called Purple Hills (₱395 nett). A dash of ube powder completes this ube-st cocktail. 
Naturally, Rob’s comes up with a hallmark seafood dish. The Oyster and Ube Float (₱265 nett) is a decadent dish of smothered oysters on top of a soft serving of ube grit. 
Pocion de Ube—Barcino crafts no ordinary drink. Pocion de Ube (₱390 nett) is the best of both worlds. A cocktail and dessert at the same time, the smooth nuttiness of ube cream liqueur blends perfectly with salted caramel vodka. The final touch is a generous dollop of ube ice cream.
The mixologists of the Spanish wine resto bar take it up a notch with Conquito con Ube (₱320 nett) that matches buttery coconut milk with Luisita rum and ube cream liqueur. 
Purple Bolognese—Over at The Grove, the color purple takes over. The tall glass pillars light up while Rafael’s Tapas Bar & Restaurant shines a spotlight on chef Andrea Pesongco’s Purple Bolognese (₱380 nett), an eye-catching fresh pasta dish with ground beef and ube, of course. 
Their Tres Leches ala Ube (₱180 nett), however, takes the cake! Besides the star ingredient of purple yam, this sponge dessert uses three different kinds of cheese and whipped cream that gets everybody feeling that lavender haze. 
Ginataang Bilo Bilo with Ube Halaya
The Red Crab Alimango House’s chef Roy Panganiban upgrades classic Filipino dessert by putting two of the best together. Ginataang Bilo Bilo with Ube Halaya (₱220 nett) is where mashed ube and condensed milk meets mochi balls, banana, and sago in an indulgent bowl of coconut broth. Whether it is dessert or dish, each spoonful gives off warm fuzzy feelings in every bite. 
Premium Purple Delights
Garden Wing Cafe indulges ube lovers everywhere with over a dozen purple yam pastries and desserts to choose from. From the classic Filipino sweets like ube crinkles (₱130 nett) and ube bibingka (₱550 nett) to beloved delicacies such as ube truffles (₱78 nett), ube eclairs (₱210 nett), and ube cheesecakes (₱180 nett), chef Ariel Reyes colors them all purple and infuses the gentle nutty, vanilla-like ube flavor that tastes like home.  

Revisit your decade-old favorites
It’s official—you’ve been eating Manam’s iconic House Crispy Sisig and Sinigang na Beef Short Rib and Watermelon for 10 years. Since The Moment Group first opened Manam’s doors in a small corner of Greenbelt in 2013, it has become a super paborito of locals craving a twist on Filipino dishes and of foreign visitors who want the full Filipino experience. 

SO SARAP! Manam's House Crispy Sisig has been a fan-favorite dish for over 10 years

Best known for its crunchy sisig, which was named number one in Manila early on, Manam’s shops, most of which are located in Metro Manila with a few outside the metro and more underway, now make up almost half of Moment’s portfolio. This September, the Manam family welcomes its biggest milestone yet as Manam celebrates its first decade of becoming a Filipino dining favorite. 

For its 10th birthday festivities and as a way of thanking everybody who has been a part of its first 10 years, Manam has got a number of surprises lined up for its diners.

Special pancit passes. What could be more Filipino than celebrating our birthday with a big serving of noodles for long life? Manam is starting its birthday festivities off with a large pancit of your choice on your next Manam visit for a minimum dine-in spend of ₱3,000 from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. 

Watch out for Manam’s new menu, which features the satisfying and healthful Crispy Lumpiang Ubod, slightly spicy and refreshing Hoy Gising Gising, and savory and vegan-friendly Shiitake and Tofu Kare-Kare.

You can also purchase limited edition Manam merch at your nearest Manam as well as on and Lazada, win GCs worth ₱10,000 if you share your favorite memory on its FB and IG accounts. @manamph