Saturday, March 9, 2024

UCC Mentore Coffee+Bar at Shangri-La Plaza Mall

“The UCC family is continuously growing, and UCC Mentore is just one of the many branches that we will unveil in the Philippines this year. With its soft opening, we are giving the public a sneak peek into what we are offering. We are grateful to our loyal customers for their support and clamor to bring the UCC dining service closer to them. Our goal is to provide our customers with delicious food and drinks and serve these to them efficiently, ensuring that everyone who visits UCC Mentore enjoys a seamless and satisfying dining experience.” ~Hubert U. Young, CEO of UCC Ueshima Coffee Philippines, Inc.

UCC Mentore Coffee+Bar, a member of the Mugen Group that brought the UCC coffee experience to the Philippines alongside Coco Ichibanya, Tendon Kohaku, Shaburi & Kintan, Mos Burger, Yamato Cafe, and Mitsuyado Seimen, opened its 34th location on March 8, 2024, in the East Wing of Shangri-la Plaza Mall (Mid-level 2/3) a cozier and perfect place to chill for Shangri-La Plaza Mall shoppers. 

With a cozy hotel lobby ambiance, a 75-seater setup, and a Japanese aesthetic. Customers can move around easily because the pathways are clear and wide. Cozy, free-flowing design and layout. A variety of wooden chairs, tables, and booths can accommodate both individual guests and small groups.

UCC Mentore prioritizes delivering exceptional coffee and food menu. Guests are treated to delectable food selections that have been carefully chosen to enhance the overall dining experience. 

Menu Highlights

UCC Mentore carries both signature menu items and new food options. Must-try dishes includes:

  • Shrimp ala Vodka Spaghetti
Shrimp ala Vodka Spaghetti

  • Wagyu Salisbury Steak
Wagyu Salisbury Steak

  • Spinach and Mushroom Benedict
Spinach and Mushroom Benedict

  • Mixed Berries Salad
Mixed Berries Salad

  • Shepherd’s Pie
Shepherd’s Pie

  • Blue Cheese and Shrimp Risotto
Blue Cheese and Shrimp Risotto

  • Crispy Shrooms
Crispy Shrooms

  • Ube Oatmeal
Ube Oatmeal

  • Roasted Aubergine Soup
Roasted Aubergine Soup

Salted Caramel Latte

Ube Latte Coffee Concoction

UCC Mentore offers four different coffee brewing methods. These include:
  • Syphon
Which produces a smooth, medium-bodied, and flavorful cup. coffee selections include the Sumiyaki, Special Blend, and Blue Mountain No. 1. A must-try espresso coffee, meanwhile, is the Salted Caramel Latte.
  • Pour over
The drip method that produces a clear, fragrant, and seductive coffee cup. coffee selections include the Sumiyaki, Special Blend, and Blue Mountain No. 1. A must-try espresso coffee, meanwhile, is the Salted Caramel Latte. 
  • Cold brew
Results in a silky brew with deep coffee notes without the usual acidity
  • Espresso
Produces a bolder and more intense coffee flavor.


Coffee concoctions like the Kori Kohi, Avocado Coffee, and Ube Latte and the Brendo (ice-blended drink with coffee or cream milk base) like the Choco Chip Bits, Coffee, and Hoji Cha are also excellent choices.

Cutting-Edge Equipment

UCC’s innovative approach to coffee-making includes using the latest equipment, and UCC Mentore have several of them to further operational efficiency.

Two of the new machines are the Marco White SP9 Twin, a single serve commercial coffee machine that automates pour-over filter coffee brewing, and the sleek and stylish FRIIA HC Plus hot and cold undercounter water delivery system.

Visit and dine-in have a cup of coffee and indulge on new menus after shopping at UCC Mentore Coffee+Bar. See You at the Shang!

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Gilaz Norte Fancy Chicken Show and Serama Competition achieves a historic milestone at Zoocobia Bird and Drone Park

"We are thrilled to have hosted the first-ever Gilaz Norte Fancy Chicken Show and Serama Competition at Zoocobia Bird and Drone Park. The event brought together poultry enthusiasts, breeders, and families for a day of celebration and appreciation for these magnificent birds." ~Mr. Robert L. Yupangco, President/CEO of Zoomanity Group

Hosted amidst the scenic landscape of Zoocobia Bird and Drone Park, the occasion captivated participants with a day with elegance, beauty, and the charming allure of ornamental chickens. The first-ever Gilaz Norte Fancy Chicken Show and Serama Competition, which took place on February 24, 2024, at Zoocobia Bird and Drone Park, proved to be a triumphant event, signifying a noteworthy achievement in the realm of poultry showcases.

The competition featured a diverse array of categories, providing participants with an opportunity to showcase the beauty and diversity of ornamental chicken breeds.


The celebration began with the highly awaited Funtastic Wings Show at 4 pm, featuring participants presenting their exceptional varieties of ornamental birds. Each bird was embellished with vibrant feathers and distinctive traits, bringing immense joy to the audience.


Following the splendid display of avian elegance, the evening unfolded with the Special Night Owl Show at 6pm, enchanting visitors with mesmerizing performances and captivating spectacles under the starlit sky.

The success of the event would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees who contributed to its success. Zoocobia Bird and Drone Park extends its heartfelt gratitude to all those who participated and helped make this event a memorable one.

Plans are already underway for the next installment of the Gilaz Norte Fancy Chicken Show and Serama Competition, promising an even more spectacular showcase of avian splendor and excitement. The event was presented by BlackSand Events PH in partnership with different chicken / poultry organizations.

For more information about upcoming events and attractions at Zoocobia Bird and Drone Park, please visit or follow their social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.

About Zoocobia Bird and Drone Park:
Zoocobia Bird and Drone Park is a premier destination in Clark, Pampanga, offering visitors a unique and immersive experience with a diverse array of avian species and thrilling adventures. With its commitment to conservation, education, and entertainment, Zoocobia Bird and Drone Park provides a one-of-a-kind destination for families, nature enthusiasts, and adventure seekers alike.