In this installment of Eat Sheet, we’re going flavorful Filipino with our trio of food discoveries. Have Pinoy comfort food at home with Baliwag’s frozen food packs, dig your spoon into new IG-worthy halo-halo creations, and take home a super sulit meal from 7-Eleven created by Manam Express!
Pinoy Potlucks and Meals at Home Made Easy with Baliwag’s Ready-to-Heat Food Packs
Nothing beats a really good home-cooked Filipino meal at home. It’s both nostalgic and comforting, and there’s just something so satisfying pairing a really delicious ulam with freshly steamed rice. Now, prepping and cooking for some of your favorite Pinoy viands can be such an inconvenience, not to mention the kitchen cleanup! So well-curated frozen food packs come to the rescue, as they can be reliable staples to stash in the freezer, reheating and prepping is made so much easier.
Baliwag Restaurant conceptualized their ready-to-heat Lutong Pinoy packs during the early stages of the pandemic, and now offers a chock-full of savory specialties that go beyond (and complement!) their famous lechon manok, liempo, and chicharon. These frozen, ready-to-heat food packs are good for sharing for 3 to 4 people, and are repackaged products from Baliwag that make at-home dining much more fuss-free. All packs are reasonably priced within the P200 to P300 range, and are good for sharing!
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Over 15 dishes are now available to order as ready-to-heat packs, such as Kare-Kare (P255), Beef Caldereta (P295), Dinuguan (P195), Pork Binagoongan (P215), and Laing (P195), and are now available across their kiosks, food court branches, and restaurants daily.
You can also order the ready-to-heat Lutong Pinoy food packs online through Baliwag’s delivery partners foodpanda and GrabFood. Visit www.baliwaglechonmanok.com for more information.
Kuya J Restaurant Adds Rainbow and Chocolate Halo-Halo to their Halo-Halo Espesyal Line-Up
No matter the month or season, a tall glass of Halo-Halo makes merienda or dessert extra special. Through the years we’ve tasted different iterations of this Filipino dessert, from minimalist ingredients, classic and traditional takes, and modern twists — and as its name implies, anything goes, really, when it comes to ingredients you want to mix in halo halo!
For a limited time, Kuya J Restaurant is offering two new Halo-Halo flavors on their menu, to keep its popular Halo-Halo Espesyal and Ube Halo-Halo Espesyal company. To give this Pinoy favorite a colorful and flavorful twist, Kuya J created the Rainbow Halo-Halo and Chocolate Halo-Halo, now available in their branches nationwide!
@clickthecity New Halo-Halo alert! Will you taste the rainbow ???? or go loco over choco?! ???? #EntertainmentPH #TikTokTakeoutPH #TikTokEatsPH #FoodieTokPH #KuyaJResto ♬ HALO HALO (feat. Chevy) – Shawn Wasabi
Colorful and IG-worthy, the Rainbow Halo-Halo Espesyal (P130) is an interesting and unique mix of flavors and ingredients. There’s pink banana, blue bubblegum, yellow melon, and white vanilla, their swirl of colors making this dessert look like it’s been concocted by a magical unicorn. Other mix-ins include tropical jelly, mallows, and a topping of with sprinkles. The bubblegum flavor stands out in this one, and eating this will make you feel like a little kid again!
The second halo-halo reinvention is the Chocolate Halo-Halo Espesyal (P130), which is something chocolate lovers should check out. The shaved ice itself is chocolate flavored, and accompanied by chunks of brownies, chocolate fudge, cashews, and toasted marshmallows. It’s also topped with candy sprinkles. The combination of ingredients reminds me of a rocky road dessert, only this time around it’s in the form of a halo-halo treat.
Kuya J’s Rainbow Halo-Halo Espesyal and Chocolate Halo-Halo Espesyal are available for a limited time only at for dine-in at 70 branches of Kuya J Restaurant nationwide, and is also available for delivery via Central Delivery, GrabFood, foodpanda, and Pickaroo.
Manam Express Bistek with Pansit Completes the Manam Express line at 7-Eleven
During the early days of the lockdown in 2020, Manam made a couple of its all-time favorites or paboritos more accessible for everyone by teaming up with 7-Eleven to introduce Manam Express: a sulit line of meals available across 7-Eleven stores nationwide for those seeking their delicious Filipino comfort food in solo servings, being sold at easy-on-the-pocket prices. Now, Manam Express’ Sisig and Kare-Kare meals are joined by a third heat-to-eat meal for quick and on-the-go eats!
The latest addition to the 7-Eleven Chef Creations x Manam Express menu is the Bistek with Pansit (P105). For just a little over one hundred Pesos, you can enjoy a sulit meal that rounds up Manam’s take on the Pinoy bistek (beef steak), strips of beef in a special sauce, and topped with onions. This is accompanied by pansit bihon and white rice. If you’re looking for a quick Filipino comfort food fix without breaking the bank, this new Manam Express will do the trick!
Manam Express Bistek with Pansit is now in select 7-Eleven stores in Luzon, and will be available in more locations this November.