Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Taste an Original Hong Kong Café serving signature treats at Robinson Place Manila



"lei hao"

Did you know that Honolulu Café  is the oldest tea restaurant in Hongkong? They have 2 branches in the country, one in Robinsons Place Manila and the other in SM Aura Premier. They offer wide variety of dishes that will make you feel like dining in Hong Kong with their ambiance and the smell of the food they serve. So if you feel like craving for Hong Kong Food no need to really go there Honolulu Cafe at Robinsons Place Manila will take you there.




In the early years of the 1940s, Mr. Yeung Jin Hei founded Honolulu Cafe in Hong Kong. He pioneered the brewing of the Cafe’s signature coffee using Hawaiian-style roast, and so he named it the “Honolulu Café”.




The café, today, already branched out to many cities in Hong Kong and other countries. In the Philippines, it opened its first ever branch at SM Aura Premier in January 9, 2019. After almost 3 months, it opened its second branch at Robinsons Place Manila.







A comfortable, casual and clean ambiance for diners, with food and beverage priced at an attractive range. Honolulu Cafe offers Western pastries and Chinese quick meals, and become a place where the best dining options from East and West came together.

The Hong Kong “chá chaan teng”, or “tea restaurant”, was a unique dining concept where multi-faceted food and beverage offerings brought together diners from all walks of life. It is great value for money and its characteristics, drinks, snacks and dishes have become a part of everyday Hong Kong life. It bustles with diners in all seasons, and the service is always warm and welcoming.





Honolulu Cafe's 
MUST Try Dishes:

  • Soy Chicken
The misture of the chili and ginger on the sauce made it special and since I'm into spicy it was perfectly combined best enjoyed with their Fried Rice Macau Style.

Soy Chicken

  • Roasted BBQ Pork Belly
Roasted BBQ Pork Belly

  • Deep Fried Prawn with Thousand Island Sauce
I love prawns/shrimp but I'm not into sweet meals, yet surprisingly the sweet sauce was just perfectly cooked in the prawns.

Deep Fried Prawn with Thousand Island Sauce

  • Sweet and Sour Pork
Sweet and Sour Pork

  • Deep Fried Spareribs with Salt and Pepper
Crisp texture, tender, and tasty, of a mouthwatering ribs. 

Deep Fried Spareribs with Salt and Pepper

  • Chicken Curry
Every culture has its own way of preparing its curries. Some prefer a more spicy taste, while others prefer a milder taste. But since I love spicy food then its spiciness is just perfect for my taste. The addition of coconut milk makes the curry much more creamy than usual. The fragrant of the curry with a hint of spice is the perfect companion to a steaming bowl of rice.

Chicken Curry

  • Hong Kong Style Dried Noodle with Pork Chop in Spring Onion Sauce
The noodles were cooked with the sauce coating every strands. The flavors are not overpowering even though the sauce is a bit sweet. The pork chop on top is tasty and tender.

Hong Kong Style Dried Noodle with Pork Chop in Spring Onion Sauce

  • Curry Fish Ball
These bouncy and chewy fish balls  snack may look so small but I enjoyed it and the spiciness of its curry gravy, a serving of it is never enough.

Curry Fish Ball - Php 238.00

  • Roasted BBQ Pork
Roasted BBQ Pork

  • Fried Rice Macau Style
With generous chunks of Roasted Pork with pork floss my first time to eat fried rice with pork floss. Definitely a game changer twist in every fried rice.

Fried Rice Macau Style - Php 238.00
(Available only at Robinsons Place Manila)


Their Drinks is perfectly paired with all the dishes in the Menu







Aside from their flavorful meals and dishes, Honolulu Café  Philippines is also offering their famous Honolulu Egg Tarts.

The instant eye catcher was the 𝑯𝒐𝒏𝒐𝒍𝒖𝒍𝒖 𝑬𝒈𝒈 𝑻𝒂𝒓𝒕 an instant classic among the menu items of the restaurant. For only Php 50/peace you can order their famous Hongkong egg tarts made up of 192 layers of crust. The Egg Tart goes well with any of Honolulu Café  Philippines signature drinks.













Experience authentic Hong Kong Cuisine here in the Philippines and satisfy your cravings with flavorful dishes in a great place with good ambiance, at 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐥𝐮 𝐂𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐑𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐧'𝐬 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐥𝐚.


With Co-Bloggers and Influencers

With Co-Bloggers and Influencers


With a time-tested pedigree of more than 80 years, Honolulu Cafe has become an industry leader among Hong Kong’s burgeoning numbers of “chá chaan teng”. More than 100 million customers have enjoyed the restaurant with its five meals daily and a uniquely Hong Kong menu of affordable good eats.


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🛵 Available for dine in and online delivery. Orders are available via direct order to the branch, GrabFood and Foodpanda! 📦


Honolulu Café

📍 ROBINSONS PLACE MANILA
Ground Floor, Pedro Gil Wing of Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
☎️ 8 2569374

📍 SM AURA PREMIER
Lower Ground Floor of SM Aura Premier, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
☎️ 8 2418371


Sunday, April 24, 2022

Pampanga’s Alviera is the ultimate summer destination to explore the great outdoors

“𝙰𝚍𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎.” ~𝑼𝒑



This is the season of sun-kissed cheeks, picnics and outdoor camping, halo-halo and ice cream cravings, jumping in a swimming pool and diving in the beach. As we enjoy all the wonderful aspects of summer, there is this new place in Pampanga wherein you get to have fun and enjoy a lot of activities with your family and friends and  it is just a few hours outside Metro Manila - Sandbox at Alviera!




Alviera, a first-of-its-kind in Central Luzon, is a 1,800 hectare integrated mixed-use estate in Porac, Pampanga, by Ayala Land and Leonio Land is envisioned to further boost the region’s economic potential by being a center for business, leisure, and growth. With the area’s scenic, natural terrain, Alviera merges the comforts of urban life with nature 




Explore the beauty and potetial of Porac through Alviera. Enjoy summer with thrilling outdoor attractions. Short for “Explore Porac,” the estate is kicking off with its EXPLORAC campaign that offers visitors unique outdoor experiences for all ages in the 1,800-hectare estate of Alviera, one of the country’s largest integrated mixed-use estate by Ayala Land and Leonio Land



Here are the steps in entering at Sandbox:









Get your adrenaline pumping

Outdoor buffs will love the Sandbox, a 2-hectare, one-of-a-kind adventure park that caters all kinds of fun. 



  • Experience the 10-meter Giant Swing designed to launch visitors into a thrilling ride towards the sky.




  • The core-engaging Aerial Walk where groups can set a fun racing challenge with friends or family, or a personal challenge in endurance for solo visitors.






More exciting attractions are available at The Adventure Tower

  • The Sandbox facility features the country’s first roller coaster zipline.




  • Free Fall jump, and climbing and rappel walls.









The Sandbox also holds the Splash Tub, which offers 11 water-oriented obstacle courses, such as the Ball Traverse, the Over-and-Under, and the Wreckers that could challenge anyone’s balancing skills as they walk on the slippery platforms. Within the facility is a lounge pool with Instagram-worthy inflatables perfect for taking breaks after a tiring race or for simply taking selfies.








Seek adventure in nature

Alviera also has offerings for visitors who want to connect with the natural beauty of Pampanga. 

  • The Alviera Bike Trails, open to all, with scenic routes designed for trail and gravel bikes, promises to bring fun and adventure to cyclists of all ages and skill levels. This 5-kilometer trail consists of multi-terrain routes which vary from leisure routes to more intense cycling challenges, perfect for weekend ride-out sessions. 





  • Motorists also have something to look forward to in Alviera. The estate now houses the KTM Off road Track, a 3-hectare motocross course that hosts off road events and offers training programs complete with a set of obstacle courses and facilities.


  • For adventurers who want to fully immerse themselves in the refreshing Porac environment, Alviera is set to soon open its inaugural camp site: W camp. The W Camp welcomes car campers, along with traditional campers and glampers upon request. The campsite features lush greenery, clear, open skies, and nearby streams for a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. 





Relax and take a breather

For those who want to just slow down and unwind for the weekend, Alviera has attractions where one can simply bask in nature. 

  • Visitors can savor the sight of greens at the Greenscapes, an area which features a blooms field, vertiver and tree farms, and an ornamental plant nursery. An open lawn, a lounge area, and picnic grounds provide ample space for families and friends to gather and relax. 







If you are looking for something fun yet challenging, try City Kart Racing and race with your friends.














Planning for a more formal gathering? 



  • The estate is also home to the world-class Alviera Country Club, which has multi-purpose function and meeting rooms for gatherings and special events available for rent. The Club features lush open spaces and stunning mountain views, designed to make any get-together feel like an intimate visit with Mother Nature herself.











You ca also rent one of the model unit for an overnight accommodation or more.





EXPLORAC brings you closer to the local landscape's beauty and wonder the Alviera way through urban living in nature. Whether to slow down or to amp up the energy, one can experience the joy of reconnecting with the environment through EXPLORAC, all while enlivening the local community of Pampanga.


Visit www.alviera.ph to know more about why you should invest in this conducive estate in Central Luzon! 

For inquiries and group bookings, message their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/SandboxatAlviera