WAFU: Unlimited Teppanyaki for P1,200.00+

We went to Greenhills to watch John Wick Chapter 2 and plan to have dinner in one of the Japanese restaurant in the area in celebration of Valentine’s season.

And we’re back at Wafu Japanese Restaurant which offers wide varieties of Japanese dishes from Teppanyaki, Sushi, Bowls and Steaks. 

Amazing and elegant interior and I am super WOWed again with it’s beautiful, bright and spacious set-up. I am fascinated too with the majestic and classy furnitures inside the 2-storey restaurant. 

Upon entry we were greeted and assisted by Wafu’s courteous staff until we reached the Teppanyaki area which is located at the second floor of the restaurant. 

The staff handed the menu for their Teppanyaki and checked the provided list what meat we will be getting. The chef pre-heated the pan and he gave us some fire as the signal that he will start to cook the first dish. He started to spread and put the rice in the big pan and break the egg to cook the fried rice. Then followed by salmon, 3 cuts of beef (tenderloin, gyuniku and hanging tender), chicken, oysters, squid, clams and lastly the sprouts. While the chef cooking in front of us, the staff served the shrimp tempura, soup, maki and the sauces for teppanyaki. The chef told us that we need to eat after he cooked each meat/vegetable for better quality… which we did. And lastly the staff served the free scoop of ice cream. I had strawberry flavor for sweet ending. By the way, unlimited iced tea was served.


🍱 Ishikare Nabe Soup (Salmon with Miso) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5


🍱 Japanese Fried Rice – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5


🍱 Chicken Teppanyaki – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

🍱 U.S. Beef Hanging Tender – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

🍱 Beef Tenderloin – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

🍱 U.S. Gyuniku – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5


🍱 Squid – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

🍱 Oysters – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

🍱 Fresh Clams – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

🍱 Salmon – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5


🍱 Moyashi (Bean Sprouts) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5


🍱 Shrimp Tempura – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

🍱 Buta Enoki Maki -‘⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5


🍱 Strawberry Ice Cream – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5


🍱 Iced Tea – ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5
All of the dishes cooked were ” Super Sarap”. My favorites were the 3 cuts of beef especially the tenderloin and the oysters – “Swabe and lasa!”

Overall, we had a wonderful time and satisfied our cravings for Japanese Teppanyaki. Total damage per head – Php1,200.00+

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As a special tribute to all fathers out there, The Bistro Group celebrates this special occasion with a 20% off exclusive to BFF cardholders at the Bistro restaurant of your choice. 

Let Dad savor the best Fish & Chips in town at Fish & Co; steaks, burgers, ribs, flatbreads and more at TGIFridays; more steaks at Texas Roadhouse; satisfying comfort food and breakfast dishes all day, 24/7 at Denny’s;  Shanghainese dishes at Modern Shanghai;  hearty Italian-American cuisine at Italianni’s;  authentic Korean cuisine at Bulgogi Brothers;  garlic-inspired dishes at Krazy Garlik; pastries, pizzas and more at Baker & Coo.  There are  a lot of other choices for Dad and the whole family to enjoy!

Happy Father’s Day!

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Miss Esthe Facial Salon and Skin Care from Tokyo, Japan opened its first clinic in the Philippines.

What started out 30 years ago with seven staff members now has about 50 esthetic salons in Japan under direct management by the company and 100 franchised branches nationwide. There are also Miss Esthe subsidiaries in South Korea, Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia, and France, making it one of the leading companies in the esthetic industry.

In Manila, Miss Esthe is located at the 2nd Floor of Uptown Mall in Fort Bonifacio and like its Japanese counterpart, it offers scientifically advanced, non-invasive, customized, age-defying and radiance-enhancing products and services from a company that has been studying women’s skin seriously for three decades.

Over the years, Miss Esthe developed raw materials and products, improved their techniques, and worked towards assurance and safety for all clients and brought all these to the Philippines. The products and treatments are perfect for different kinds of skin types and lifestyle. There are those that are affordable even for young working professionals who need a quick perk-me-up with their 30-minute stress-relieving Japanese Facial Massage. There are also packages that involve more complex treatments using highly advanced Japanese skin care machines for those who love a little more luxury. All treatments bring outstanding results.

“We have a promising location in one of Metro Manila’s progressive cities, and Miss Esthe is looking forward to providing the best of Japanese beauty techniques to Filipinos who are discerning in their choices for self-care,” said Chinky Gabas, Director in Miss Esthe Facial Salon and Skin Care.  Its customized skin care solutions help women (and men) achieve beautiful skin regardless of age, skin type and complexion.

The character and beauty behind the name

If “Miss” signifies youth and “Esthe” is a short term for Esthetics, Miss Esthe, then, is someone who is simple but astute in her choices, especially when it comes to her well-being. She is someone who loves to wear light make-up, is highly fashionable, a go-getter who actively pursues her career while living a successful, balanced life. This is the goal of Miss Esthe Facial Salon and Skin Care: to help its clients become beautiful and youthful persons, inside and out. And with its first salon finally in Manila, it aims to marry Japanese expertise with the warmth of Filipino “estheticians”.

Estheticians understand your skin Radiant, firm skin

Miss Esthe’s estheticians are trained by experienced master trainers in Japan. They are competent and follow strict Japanese operational guidelines in order to provide top-notch service and treatment to clients. They are also trained to operate the state-of-the-art Neo Energy EX facial machine, which ensures a highly effective, safe, and non-invasive way to provide facial care.

“In Miss Esthe, estheticians are not just therapists. They have a good understanding of their clients’ needs and situations and can provide the right advice, treatment and products for home care,” Gabas added.

They strive to build a good relationship with clients, based on trust and professionalism, enough to make the clients say, “I entrust my skin to you”.

Radiant, firm skin

The one-of-a-kind Miss Esthe Skin Navigation System, a new method in the facial salon industry, has an original skin analysis system that are used by estheticians by asking clients some questions before they look into skin “age”. This age is determined from various perspectives such as spot age (age of the skin based on the appearance of age spots), wrinkle age (age of skin based on the appearance of wrinkles), and skin texture age (age of the skin based on its texture). From there, the esthetician can suggest the treatments and cosmetics needed to address the customer’s present skin conditions.

“A lot of people want to have fairer skin, so we have whitening treatments to achieve that shine and radiance effect. And because Filipino skin is normally acne-prone due to the air quality, lifestyle and diet, our Crystal Clear Facial blackheads and whiteheads removal which uses the D-Sonic probe that emits ultrasound micro-vibrations, is the ideal treatment,” explained Chiharu Nagano, Japanese Master Trainer. “Even our male clients love this facial because they always come out of the salon with a clear face with tightened, uncongested pores.”


“Filipinos love to take selfies and look beautiful. Therefore, having a V-shaped, lifted and firm skin is important for those selfies to look amazing. Our signature Instant Lift treatment achieves that,” Gabas added. 

Facial salon takes on a new form

Beyond the facial massage, Miss Esthe boasts of a wide range of facial and skin care treatments, and all of them are non-invasive and 100% safe.

“For instance, our Wrinkle Care Serum and Gel are formulated with four kinds of anti-inflammatory and anti-aging peptides. Most importantly, all our products are fragrance-free, colouring-free, paraben free and surfactant free, making them safe for long-term use,” Nagano said.

Other skin care products include Cleansing and Foam, a 2-in-1 make-up remover & facial cleanser that is good for all skin types; Essence Lotion, a 2-in-1 toner and serum which comes in variants to address different skin needs and Perfect Oil Serum, a rich moisturizer which corrects texture and prevent formation of wrinkles.

“Miss Esthe is not just a facial salon. It is a haven where clients exude a relaxed, more youthful and radiant skin even after the first session,” Gabas concluded.  

(Visit Miss Esthe Facial salon and Skin Care at the 2nd Floor of Uptown Mall, Fort Bonifacio and its estheticians will be more than glad to help you book an appointment for a demo treatment. You may also call +63 935 336 4720 to make a reservation, or visit their website at www.missesthe.ph to have a better understanding of all their products and services, before making an online booking.)

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HOME FOODIE SEASON 5: A Home Foodie can be anyone who loves food, cooking and eating!

On its 5th season, the San Miguel Pure Foods Home Foodie Chefs – Yen, Martin and John – together with real life couple Drew Arellano and Iya Villania, continue to teach and entertain Home Foodies with resto-inspired and classics with twists but with new and level up ideas, easy-to-prepare as well as budget-friendly recipes.

Among the new elements for this season is that Home Foodie went out of the kitchen for fresh ambience. Some of the cooking demos are done on location with a refreshing view of the Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges as the kitchen backdrop.

Home Foodie also engages more with its Ka-Home Foodie community on recipe ideas, questions and needs that can be addressed by the show. Drew will roam around the city to personally talk to the viewers and netizens.

And so, the recipes are ka-Home Foodie approved, can be easily replicated by more households and are suited for every member of the family. Lucky Home Foodies are also invited to the remote kitchen to watch the cooking demos and try the featured dishes.

Join Drew and Iya, as they cook various Madalicious and Affordalicious meals for their growing family, together with the San Miguel Culinary Center Celebrity Chefs – Llena Tan-Arcenas, Martin Narisma and John Valley in Home Foodie Season 5.

Home Foodie season 5 will be aired on GMA 7, beginning June 10, 2019, from Monday to Friday, after Unang Hirit.

Home Foodie episodes can also be enjoyed online through their website at www.homefoodie.com, YouTube (Home Foodie), Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts (Home Foodie ph).

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Ube Freddo, Caffe Freddo’s new dreamy iced coffee

A new twist on the iced Freddo

The Freddo, which is an iced coffee with espresso and frothed milk, is clearly becoming a favorite among coffee lovers in the metro. As seen on multiple Instagram posts, customers seem to enjoy taking snaps of the frothy and fun coffee drink, as well as the many ways they can enjoy the Freddo with their all-day brunch food favorites, such as the popular pancakes and all-day breakfast bowls.

As a new addition to the roster of Freddo flavors, which include Mocha and Chai, Caffe Freddo is launching a new variant in time for Philippine Independence Day. The Ube Freddo is Caffe Freddo’s newest Freddo creation. Made with a double shot of espresso, ube, and sweetened frothed milk, this pretty purple drink is both refreshing and delicious! Ube lovers will surely enjoy every sip, whether as a nice end to a meal, or as a caffeine fix in the afternoon.

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Choose to Feel Good with Unlimited Spaghetti at Pancake House

MANILA, Philippines, 6 June 2019 —When you’re struggling with a long day, feeling crummy, or just feeling ‘meh,’ sometimes all you need is comfort. An old song that reminds you of your childhood, a trip down memory lane looking at funny Facebook photos. But sometimes, all you need is a nice, warm plate of your favorite comfort food.

As part of its Choose to Feel Good campaign, Pancake House is making one of their bestselling classics the staple comfort food for the month with its Spaghetti-All-You-Can promo, available from June 10 to 15 and June 24 to 29.

For only Php 299, diners can enjoy two hours of unlimited servings of Pancake House’s solo Spaghetti with Meat Sauce with a side of garlic bread and iced tea during the promo dates, giving all our inner kids-at-heart a chance to enjoy Pancake House’s lip-smacking pasta dish, over and over again.

Yes, spaghetti mustaches included.

“As we celebrate our 45th anniversary this June, we want more Filipino diners to enjoy some of their favorite dishes. Our Spaghetti with Meat Sauce is one of the specialties that people keep coming back for. We want them to relive some of their favorite memories and create new ones with our Spaghetti-All-You-Can promo,” said Pancake House Senior Marketing Manager Cherry Hernandez. “We hope that making this delicious, heartwarming offering available to more diners gives them another reason to Choose To Feel Good at Pancake House.”

Whether you’re taking a breather after a long day or just simply choosing to feel good, treat yourself to unlimited spaghetti at Pancake House this June!

For more information, please visit facebook.com/PancakeHousePhilippines.

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Padi’s Point and San Miguel Beer Partner for Happy Hour Barkada Treat 2019

For the second straight year, the country’s widest bar chain, Padi’s Point Restaurant and Bar and the largest beer producer of the country—San Miguel Brewery Inc., have partnered for one amazing treat for all “barkadas”

Happy Hour Barkada Treat have made San Miguel Beer products available at 3 bottles for only P150 in all Padi’s Point branches during their respective Happy Hour schedules this April 1 to May 31, 2019. But as an added treat, all customers who availed this offer during the promo period were given raffle coupons wherein their names plus two of their friends were indicated and will have a chance to win in the grand raffle on June 7, 2019 at Padi’s Point-Metro East wherein 3 Game Consuls will be given away.

In the previous raffle, 3 Pocket Drones were won by MicroSourcing employee Karl Devoe Guidaya and his friends/team mates Rommel Longatang and Rodel Carulasan.

Guidaya, Longatang and Carulasan are occasional visitors of different Padi’s Point branches particularly in the South Manila/Cavite area where they work and live such as Padi’s Point- Bacoor, The Pad-MOA and where their winning entry came from—Padi’s Point-Las Piñas.

“We work from 6am to 3pm, so coming in after work or during Happy Hour is perfect for us. Mas mura ang Cocktails, Beers ang dami pang ibang promo na sakto sa budget”, confirms Guidaya.

Being on the techie-side and working in a BPO, specifically a gaming account, all 3 guaranteed that they will be using the drones during travels, barkada adventures and even on team- building activities.

Definitely all three will be visiting Padi’s Point branches even more as there is no better place to gimmick, party and win.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Try Shari Shari Kakigori House, the Newest Japanese Dessert Place in Town

Dessert lovers have another sweet reason to rejoice – Shari Shari Kakigori House, the go-to place for authentic Japanese shaved ice desserts, will finally open its first store in Serendra, Fort Bonifacio Global City. Much like outlets in Hong Kong, the Serendra branch has everything that has made Shari Shari Kakigori a favorite among those with a sweet tooth.

Here are 10 good reasons why you should rush over and try its famous Japanese desserts.

1. An awesome selection of flavors – Be amazed with Shari Shari Kakigori’s exciting flavors that you’ve never enjoyed in Manila before. Each shaved ice dessert is paired with a signature syrup and matching topping or powder to complete your cool Japanese dessert experience! You can put your own twist to it by adding your favorite toppings: ice cream, shiratama, cookies, cream, red bean, chocolate sauce, different powders, and kuromitsu!

2. Massive servings – Get ready for a huge serving of the yummiest kakigori you’ll ever find! In fact, the servings here in the Philippines are much bigger than the ones in Hong Kong, making it perfect for sharing. Bring along your friends so you could try its different flavors and share the icy concoctions among yourselves.

3. BEST.ICE.EVER.–ShariShariKakigoriputsutmostimportanceinproviding an unforgettable dessert experience, and that’s why their ice machine comes all the way from Japan. By marrying art and precision, Shari Shari Kakigori House produces the smoothest, fluffiest, and cloud-like ice that quickly melts in your mouth but doesn’t easily soften once served––way different than any icy dessert you’ve tried before!

4. Japanese Tofu Kakigori – This uniquely Japanese flavor has people lining up for it! It is made from Japanese Tofu and sugar, producing a subtle sweetness and strong soybean flavor. It is topped with Mikan orange to give you that sour kick, but still goes perfectly with the tofu.

5. Matcha! – If matcha is your thing, you’ll rave over the Matcha Cream Special, with its delightful combination of shaved ice, matcha cream, kuromitsu, whipped cream, and cookies! Their matcha is sourced and flown in from Japan, which ensures the use of high quality, authentic matcha powder. You can even choose if you want it with chocolate! No wonder this is one of their bestsellers!

6. Saucestodiefor! All their sauces are made fresh daily and we mean all of them. All kakigori choices on the menu have different sauces in them, so don’t hesitate to try more than one!

7. Locally exclusive kakigori – Shari Shari will be serving Melon Kakigori which will only be available in the Philippines with melons from local farms to ensure a sweet, juicy, and flavorful dessert.

8. Limited and seasonal flavors – With the promise to only serve the freshest flavors, Shari Shari constantly changes their menu according to what’s in season and incorporates it into their kakigori for that sweet Japanese twist. Make sure to visit as often you can so you can try all their flavors before some disappear!

9. Great for kids, too – Shari Shari isn’t only for adults looking for something sweet, but their desserts can be enjoyed by kids too. They also have a cookies and cream creation called Black White Angel as well as classic and fruits flavors such as Tiramisu, Banana, and even Mango!

10.Always picture perfect – Beyond being extra yummy, these iced concoctions make for Instagram-worthy posts. Get your friends drooling with great photos of these wonderful desserts.

Visit the first Shari Shari Kakigori House in the Philippines at the Ground Floor of Serendra, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig in June!

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#UhawAreYou? 8 Out of 10 Filipino Kids Are Not Drinking Enough

Manila, Philippines — Take the time to ask: Is your child dehydrated? What can be done to make your child feel refreshed? A serious yet often-overlooked matter that parents need to pay more attention to, dehydration affects most Filipino children. A study on hydration by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) states that 83 percent of Filipino kids are not drinking enough to keep them hydrated and healthy.

We may often overlook it, but hydration is equal to health and well-being! Most moms think that their children are not at risk from dehydration unless they are suffering from extreme cases of diarrhea or illness.

However, the real deal is that dehydration actually starts as soon as their children start feeling parched or “uhaw.” “Misconceptions are the major barriers to proper hydration, especially in countries like the Philippines,” says Dr. Rodolfo F. Florentino, a renowned health expert in the country. “While under normal conditions, adults can satisfy their water needs with the sensation of thirst, this is not the case in young children and the elderly when thirst comes late, and they are dependent upon others for their hydration needs. This is also not the case in conditions where fluid requirement is greatly increased as in heavy physical activity or in very hot environments.” This means when the weather is hot or kids are being active – they are more in danger of being dehydrated.

Dehydration of as little as 2% of body weight already has tangible negative effects on kids, including their alertness and concentration. Furthermore, dehydration may show itself through dry lips and mouth and dark-colored urine, but its deeper effects are a cause for concern.

In the long term, dehydration may even slow down their physical and mental performance. This might cause a drop in your kids’ performance in school, their strength during playtime and sports, and even their willingness to interact with other children. If not solved immediately, dehydration may lead to chronic dehydration, which increases the risk of the development of kidney stones, UTI, hypertension and even eventually a stroke.

The rule that you need only 8 glasses of water is a myth—individuals may need more depending on age or physical activity levels. School children 6-9 years old should drink 5-6 glasses of water a day, while children 10-12 years old should drink at least 7 glasses of water daily. Male teenagers 13-15 years old should drink 9 glasses a day, while girls should consume 7 glasses daily. Finally, males aged 16-18 should drink 10 glasses of water a day, while females should consume 8 glasses daily—these figures are subject to additions according to hotter weather and amount of physical activity. However, the taste of water and the habit of drinking it is not always appetizing to kids, making it a difficult task for them to drink water.

According to Dr. Florentino, “Water is not the only source of hydration. The food and different beverages that we take every day are also important sources of water in addition to plain drinking water to help the body rehydrate. Milk and dairy-based beverages, fruit juice, fruit-flavored drinks – especially when fortified with vitamins and minerals; soups, fruits like watermelon, melon and strawberries, and vegetables like lettuce, cabbage and spinach contain 90-99% water. Fruits like apple, grapes, oranges, and pineapple contain 80-89% water. All of these could be used to rehydrate. In fact, on the average about 20% of our total water intake comes from food, and 80% comes from drinking water and beverages.”

In cooperation with FNRI, Tang aims to increase awareness on the hydration gap in the Philippines and how it can be solved. The campaign “UhawAreYou?” was recently launched as a response to the situation. #UhawAreYou encourages parents to check on their kids’ state of hydration and take measures to make sure their child intakes the right amount of fluids possible through various ways. Often, kids enter into a state of “voluntary dehydration,” where they give up drinking water while they are busy playing or being active. Other times, kids are simply uninterested in water, and would rather drink something that tastes more interesting. The best way we can ensure that our children get the best hydration possible is by offering them drinks that they will love reaching for themselves.

‘The first step is raising awareness that we are not drinking enough – that we have a hydration gap problem especially among Filipino kids – imagine 8 out of 10 kids are not drinking the required number of glasses! Also, we have to let parents know the serious effects of dehydration to children. This will encourage them to keep their kids (and themselves) hydrated through different ways,’ shared Princess Landicho, Tang Philippines Brand Manager.

To make the campaign more relatable to mothers and parents, Tang has also partnered with celebrity mom Bianca Gonzalez-Intal who is known for not shying away from relevant issues. As a mom, she has also experienced having a hard time making her toddler drink enough fluids. When asked about how she works around the problem, she said, “I literally have to chase my daughter to drink! I have to find the perfect glass that she would drink most with, which was this colorful straw tumbler. Apart from water, I also make her drink milk and juice like our favorite Tang, all to keep her hydrated! As a mom, you just have to find out what works for your kids and stay patient!”

Real moms can have a cool summer by offering fruity, fresh hydration options to their kids. Sharing glasses of refreshing drinks does not only offer excellent hydration options—it’s also a wonderful way moms can bond with their kids!

So, #UhawAreYou today?

Follow #UhawAreYou on social media for more updates on this campaign.

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Tim Hortons® Milk Tea, a sweet and simple thirst-quencher

• The Canadian coffee chain brand is doing its own take of the milk tea, the simple but flavorful drink that Filipinos have come to love and enjoy so well.

• Tim Hortons® Milk Tea is made from Tims® signature brewed black tea, sweetened with vanilla base and sugar poured over a bed of coffee jelly.

• This tea and milk concoction is a flavorful and refreshing afternoon drink for those who want the taste of tea combine with the sweetness or sugar.

• One can add a flavor shot of caramel or hazelnut or if you’re feeling extra indulgent both. You can event adjust the sweetness to your preference.

• Tim Hortons® Milk Tea is priced at Php110 (Small), Php125 (Medium), and Php135 (Large).

• Flavor shots of caramel or hazelnut can be added to the drink for an additional Php20.

• Tim Hortons® Milk Tea is available at the following select branches— Tim Hortons® Net Quad, Tim Hortons® SM City San Lazaro, Tim Hortons® CEU, Tim Hortons® U.N. Square Mall, Tim Hortons® SLC Building, Tim Hortons® L’Ermitage, Tim Hortons® Uptown Mall, Tim Hortons® Greenhills Shopping Center, Tim Hortons® Pearl Plaza, and Tim Hortons® San Lorenzo Place.

• Tim Hortons® is all about letting you customize your drink and sandwich

• Customers can customize their drinks much like our Milk Tea with flavor shots, our Red Eye Iced Capp is our popular ice blended coffee drink with an extra shot of espresso (add Php40 for extra shot) to give you that much needed boost.

• There are different options to customize the bagels and artisan grilled cheese

• Bagel and Artisan Grilled Cheese

Meat option: Bacon, ham, pepperoni, steak, or chicken strips (grilled/crispy) (add Php50 for any protein) (add Php35 for ham)

Cheese: Cream cheese, mozzarella, American cheese or cheddar cheese (add Php25 for cream cheese) (add Php15 for any cheese slice)

Vegetables: Lettuce, tomato, onion (add Php15 for any vegetable)

Extra sauce: Garlic mayo, chipotle, ranch, honey (add Php25 for any sauce) (add Php10 for honey)

For more information and updates about Tim Hortons Philippines’ new products and offerings you may visit http://www.timhortons.ph or follow them on facebook @TimHortonsPhilippines and instagram @timhortonsph

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