Top Torikatsu: Bounty Fresh Newest Quick Gourmet Ulam

It is hard being a working Mom most especially if you don’t have anyone to delegate household chores to. You have no choice but to juggle everything by yourself from doing the laundry to preparing breakfast and packed meals early in the morning. And if your kids are picky-eaters, this would double your needed time and headache. All you can do is cook a good meal that they want while trying to keep up with your own schedule because you need to report to work on time. Fortunately, there is a secret that I want to share with you. With Top Torikatsu, Bounty Fresh newest quick gourmet ulam (it cooks in just three minutes!), you can do all your tasks while enticing your kids’ picky taste buds. It is made out of 100% chicken breasts coated in breadcrumbs and comes in Classic flavor (with tasty mayonnaise) and Cheese & Chives flavor (with creamy cheese and chive sauce).

Top Torikatsu
Top Torikatsu Cheese and Chive Flavor
Top Torikatsu Classic
Top Torikatsu Classic Flavor

Top Torikatsu, was launched by Bounty Fresh, the award-winning makers of innovative, quality chicken products. It is the first and latest in a line of delicious heat-and-eat items made not just for busy Moms but most especially for people with busy, active lifestyles who hardly have the time to prepare a good meal. According to Ms. Patricia Cheng, Group Marketing Manager of Bounty Fresh, Top Torikatsu is their response to the need of young working professionals who want a filling meal but do not have the luxury of time to cook, or may not have the cooking skills of a chef, and who are looking for a delicious, instant meal that fits their budget and lifestyle.

The launch event was held last Thursday, September 12, at Privé Luxury Club in Bonifacio Global City. It was attended by members of the media, food bloggers, and friends, who all got to see how fast and easy Top Torikatsu is prepared and sampled the product and reacted favorably. Also present were the hosts of the popular radio show Boys Night Out – Tony Toni, Sam YG, and Slick Rick (oh, I love these guys!) – along with internet/TV sensation Ellen Adarna, who were selected to become Top Torikatsu’s brand ambassadors. The three hosts star in a three-episode series of funny, offbeat digital videos showing them using different moves to try and get the girl and fail, until they learn the one move that impresses the ladies every time. All three videos were shown at the event, and the first one is already online at

Top Torikatsu brand ambassadors
Top Torikatsu brand ambassadors

According to Cheng, the hosts of Boys Night Out and Ellen are very familiar to the target market and represent it as well because they are young and busy with their careers. They can help spread the word about Top Torikatsu and at the same time, fit the profile of the product’s users.

It’s the social media age thus, the decision to push the brand online. “When you want to know the latest products or in thing, you check out Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. When you want to know what your friend ate for lunch or dinner, there’s a photo of it on Facebook. Our market is online and once they try Top Torikatsu, we expect them to share their experience of the product online also”, says Cheng.

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Top Torikatsu is available at P179 per 450-gram pack at major supermarkets. For more information, visit and follow them on

Best Restaurants for Mother’s Day in Melbourne

A mother’s love is like no other, so this year for Mother’s Day, make sure you smother her with plenty of love and affection. A great way to make your mother feel like a million bucks is to shower her with Mother’s Day Flowers and gifts, then take her to a lovely restaurant for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

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Check out the top 5 restaurants in Melbourne:

1. High Tech Burrito: Treat your mum for Mexican cuisine by taking her to High Tech Burrito. High Tech Burrito offers a wide variety of finger-licking good food. This restaurant specializes in healthy, Californian-style Mexican cuisine. At this restaurant, guests can enjoy eating food that’s delicious and healthy. All the items on the menu are prepared with the freshest ingredients, and processed ingredients are never used. High Tech Burrito offers numerous culinary options, from traditional yet healthy burritos to vegetarian and gluten-free options.

2. Bistro Thierry: Your mother will feel like a queen at this fine establishment. Bistro Thierry is a French restaurant that is dedicated to serving the most succulent options to its guests. All of the food is prepared by the hands of skilled chefs who have a passion for what they do. To top it off, the ingredients are always fresh, never frozen. On top of offering spectacular food, this restaurant has a superb environment that is warm and classy.

3. Bluestone: Bluestone is a spectacular restaurant that offers a classy dining experience. As soon as you walk through the doors of this restaurant, your jaw will drop at the sheer splendour of the décor. All staff members treat the guests with sincere kindness, which makes the environment extremely likable. Bluestone specializes in preparing dishes with an Australian twist, and the pizza at this establishment is to-die-for. Your mother will enjoy every minute of dining at Bluestone, and so will everyone who walks through the door.

4. Moroccan Soup Bar: The Moroccan Soup Bar offers a fantastic environment, and you won’t have to spend a fortune to make your mother feel special. As the name implies, Moroccan Soup Bar offers Moroccan cuisine that boasts all the traditional flavors of authentic Moroccan food. Finding the right balance between health and taste is difficult, yet all the dishes at this restaurant accomplish that. The menu at this restaurant is 100% vegetarian, and all the food is made out of top-notch ingredients.

5. Cutler & Co.: Warm ambiance, delicious food and an easy going vibe are a few reasons why this restaurant is considered one of the top eateries in Melbourne. Specializing in traditional French food, Cutler & Co is recognized for its succulent dishes that contain nothing but the best ingredients.

Jessica is a stay a home mum and when her kids are at school she loves the art of flower arranging in her spare time. She loves sharing her tips and tricks with other fellow green thumbs and trying new things with her garden.

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Krispy Kreme’s delightful take on a classic treat — the Banana Walnut Kruffin

My family loves banana muffin and we are glad there is now Banana Walnut Kruffin at Krispy Kreme, a perfect treat for banana muffin lovers.

Looking for a new way to enjoy your favorite banana muffin? Try Krispy Kreme’s latest addition to its line of baked creations — the Banana Walnut Kruffin.

American-style handmade muffins filled with deliciously ripe Cavendish bananas and freshly roasted walnuts — Krispy Kreme’s Banana Walnut Kruffins definitely raise the standards for pastry treats out there.

Go to your favorite Krispy Kreme store now and start sharing this amazing treat with family and friends.

Tuna and Mushroom Omelet

1 small can tuna flakes in brine
1 small potato (diced)
1 medium red bell pepper (diced)
60gms. button mushroom (sliced)
3 medium eggs (beaten)
1 medium onion (sliced)
a little oil
salt (optional)

In a pan, saute onion potato, bell pepper, tuna flakes, and mushroom (salt is optional). Cook for 5 minutes then set aside.

In a heated non-stick pan, add a little oil then pour the beaten egg. When egg is almost done, add the cooked ingredients on the half side of the egg.

Flip the egg to form an omelet. Turn the omelet. Serve hot.
This has carbohydrate and protein so it can be a meal itself. Delicious and easy to cook.

Healthy and Hearty Meals

My hubby’s favorite meal now…

Sweet and Sour Tofu

tofu (sliced)

1 small bell pepper (sliced)
1 small pineapple chunks (drained, set aside juice)
1/2 tbsp. banana ketchup
1 tbsp. sugar
a pinch of ground black pepper
a pinch of salt
1 tbsp. corn starch

Fry tofu, cut in cubes then set aside. Mix all the ingredients except for tofu and cornstarch. Bring to boil. Dissolve cornstarch in a little water then add to the mixture. Stir until thick. Pour the mixture on top of tofu.

Vegetable Salad

big tomato (sliced)
small carrot (grated)
pineapple chunks
thousand island dressing (or your favorite salad dressing)

Mix the vegetables together. Pour salad dressing on top.

*low fat, low calories, low sodium but nutritious