Hotel & Dining
Widus, one of the most luxurious leisure complex in South East Asia , recently opened
its state-of-the art casino for its clients’ sheer enjoyment. The new gaming center is part of the all-in-one casino-resort complex that includes Tower 1 of Hotel Vida (the home of Widus Vacation Club).
More than just a membership, Widus Vacation Club gives you rewarding offers you simply can’t resist such as its hotel – Hotel Vida, the only deluxe class hotel in Clark accredited by the Department of Tourism. At Hotel Vida, one can dine with celebrities, play with high rollers and enjoy luxury and style at its best. The hotel houses Salt Restaurant, a superb stop for tourists who loves fine dining and excellent food.
Widus also offers health spa services and a water adventure like no other. The Water Theme Park , once completed, will feature a lazy river, adult and kiddie pools with various slides, surfing area, semi-covered pool, lap pool and other exciting water activities.
Krispy Kreme’s Hotlight is coming to Pampanga this November. When their neon hot doughnuts now sign is lit, it means that their original glazed doughnuts are rolling hot off the line.
So when you see KRISPY KREME’s HOTLIGHT at Marquee Mall…Stop in for a hot doughnut now!
Krispy Kreme’s newly opened store is located at Level 2 Marquee Mall, Angeles Pampanga.
Thai cuisine is considered among the world’s most delicious, with a unique blend of particular tastes: spicy, sour, sweet, and always highlighted with citrus either a lemongrass or lime.
In our recent trip to Bangkok, I tasted one of the best and savoury grilled Tilapia (sometimes known as St. Peter’s fish) dipped into a sweet and spicy vinaigrette.
And there is Pad Thai, the country’s famous rice noodle mix with eggs, fresh shrimp, shallots, salted radish, tofu, bean sprouts, fresh chives, sugar, roasted peanut, tamarind sauce, chili pepper and other spices. It is a complete meal that would surely appease your appetite.
The Chicken satay is another wonder. Satay is originally an Indonesian dish. A special blend of coriander seed, cumin seed, chopped garlic, grated ginger, fish sauce, curry powder, turmeric powder, coconut milk, palm sugar and of course a juicy skinned, boned and bite size cut chicken breast grilled into perfection.
You can easily find these food anywhere in Bangkok, in streets, restaurants, and hotels. Also, there are lots of pastries, salads, and fruit concoctions around the corners while my favorite is the fresh Dalandan juice in bottle sold for only 20 baht. Truly refreshing!
So if you visit Thailand, make sure you go out at 4 pm onwards to make time for a food galore around downtown Bangkok. (Story by Mini A. / Photos by Trends and Spots)
Out to look for freshly grilled pork or chicken marinated in secret recipe and a different kind of sauce? Try this out!
A newly opened stall across the terminal of SM Clark offers barbeques cooked in a different way. Bonnie’s Country Grill boasts of their barbeque. Grilled in an evenly distributed heat is what makes it tender and tasty.
Bonnie Soliman started her business in Tarlac grilling on the roadside. With only 500 pesos as her initial capital, a grill borrowed from her sister in law, and a handful of courage and determination, she was able to speculate that she would make it big as an entrepreneur.
A management graduate, Bonnie, at first was hesitant to sell barbeque in the roadside of Tarlac. Because of the free taste-test courtesy of her father, Soliman’s barbeque grew increasingly popular. Giving his friends a taste of her barbeque during mahjong sessions, her father paved the way in boosting her confidence even more. He even made a special grill designed to distribute heat evenly s that the barbeque gets just the right amount of heat.
According to Soliman, the secret to her success is her perseverance and her willingness to handle criticism constructively.
“It’s more than selling barbeque I also make sure I give my customers good service. What they really like about mu barbeque is the taste, and of course the quality. I use no preservatives because my family also eats it. I also listen to what my customers have to say about the taste and quality of my barbeque. This is the only way I can improve and ensure the continued success of my business,” she explains.
Bonnie’s Country Grill has has turned out well that Soliman has gone into franchising. a franchise fee of P150,000 – including a two-year franchise agreement, an operations manual as well as assistance and training – entrepreneurs are assured a return on their investment in as little as two to six months.
Indeed, Bonnie Soliman is an inspiration to aspiring business men. Her passion for food has taken her to where she is now. She doesn’t dream anymore to make it big in the corporate world. She claims to have found immeasurable rewards in being an entrepreneur. What’s more rewarding is when customers say that her barbeque tastes good, that couldn’t be bought. And that alone makes her feel real good. (Story by Rey Pineda/Photos courtesy of CL Daily)