It was a full day for Seats For Two as we went about town discovering what’s up and about in the food & travel scene this week!
Here are our top stories for our ‘About Town‘ featuring Action Against Hunger‘s Love Food Give Food campaign fighting against malnutrition, followed by a trip to a dessert shop called Shari Shari Kakigori store and the much-awaited Klook Travel Fest 2019 starting tomorrow for travel enthusiast like us!
Fight Against Malnutrition with ‘Love Food Give Good’
Advocacy group Action Against Hunger continues the fight against malnutrition with this year’s campaign called “Love Food Give Food“! It encourages restaurateurs and the public to help reach more children with lifesaving treatments while developing long-term solutions to stop one of the global health-concerns in children – malnutrition.
According to the latest survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology, an estimated 33.4% or 4 million Filipino children under 5 years old are malnourished. With this in mind, AAH came up with two campaigns – the Love Food Give Good previously known as Restaurants Against Hunger and the Php 100 for 5 Challenge!
Unlike previous years, Love Food Give Food is not limited to restaurants. AAH hopes to get support of all types of food establishments, food kiosks, bakeries, cafes, carinderias and even home-based online food vendors are welcome to join the advocacy. Participants just need to choose from 1-2 or more special items from their product list identified as “Charity Dishes” from October 1 to December 1, 2019, a portion of the sale will be donated to AAH’s projects.
Know more about Action Against Hunger and Love Food Give Food on their website. On Facebook, follow @LoveFoodGiveFoodPH and #ActionAgainstHungerPH, on Twitter search #EndHungerPH. Other hashtags are #LoveFoodGiveFoodPH #100for5Challenge #ActionAgainstHungerPH.
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Shari-Shari Kakigori House
How about shaved iced dessert after a filling meal? We recently tried the newest dessert shop in town – the Shari-Shari Kakigori in Serendra. Originating from Japan, the store offers shaved ice dessert in different variants and flavors.
Let us share with you brief words and in photos, the five flavors that we recently tried. Starting with the newest seasonal offering and our favorite – the Sakura with Matcha Cream (P380). It is made with finely shaved ice coated with lightly sweet Sakura sauce, matcha (center), and crushed cookies inside.
Next, we had the Strawberry Special obviously made with strawberry syrup with cream on top.
If you’re a fan of milk tea then go for Shari-Shari‘s Earl Grey Milk Tea variant. It has an elegant flavor and the wonderful aroma of the bergamot orange. We kind-of hoped to find some ‘pearls’ / ‘bobas’ inside. 🙂
We also had a serving of mango-flavored shaved ice dessert – Mango Lassi . For our foreigner friends Mango is the Philippines’ national fruit.
Last but not the least, is the Japanese Tofu & Mikan Orange which is quite unique among all the variants. It’s creamy and also refreshing because of the latter.
Shari-Shari Kakigori shaved iced dessert is regularly available in a huge serving, which is definitely good for sharing! The alternative smaller Take-Out Cup size is however, exclusive for take-out . They are open daily from 1pm until 10/11pm.
Know more about Shari-Shari Kakigori on their Facebook Page!
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Smart – KLOOK Travel Fest 2019
December is Seats For Two‘s favorite time of the year because it caters the holiday season and a cool weather in the Philippines. For most Filipinos, we make use of this time to travel with our family, friends or with someone special. So the upcoming Smart and KLOOK Travel Fest starting tomorrow is certainly a good news!
Expect awesome travel deals and data roaming discounts from the Smart and KLOOK Travel Fest happening this weekend on September 7–8 at the World Trade Center. With its award-winning app, KLOOK makes it easy to book over 100,000 attractions and activities in 300+ destinations around the world, making it a seamless experience to do all that you’ve always dreamt of at this year’s KLOOK Travel Fest!
Other things waiting for you at the KLOOK Travel Fest are exciting raffle prizes and chances to win KLOOK vouchers; exclusive deals on top tourist attractions, talks and tips from travel icons, good food, and a lot more! Smart subscribers can also get an exclusive voucher from KLOOK at the event.
Make the most of your travels with Smart’s fastest LTE network, which lets you share your precious moments on Instagram and Facebook instantly, keep in touch with family and friends in real-time, and enjoy all your favorite apps seamlessly in the Philippines and beyond.
Learn more about how to make the most of your travels out of the country with Smart’s Roaming Services by visiting www.smart.com.ph/world and following Smart’s official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
In the past few years, we’ve tried several tour packages booked via Klook app such as the Werribee Zoo in Melbourne, the Pingling Tea Plantation in Taiwan and the Cable Car plus buffet dinner in Singapore. With Klook, it lessens the worries and saves time from buying tickets on site. You just have to present the vouchers at the counter. Best of all, we get tour packages at a cheap rate compared to purchasing from other sites.