Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Thinking of where to go this Valentines day with your special someone but don't want to break bank? Check out CRAVINGS special offerings for as low as P595.00 per person!!!

Yep it's true! Honestly speaking, the deal is so good that I may even take myself!

From February 10 to 15, 2017, relive the feeling of your favorite romantic movies by getting the love from delicious food at CRAVINGS! For only P595.00 per head, you'll get a hot and delicious plate of Pasta Paella. If you want a more meatier option, go for the Filet Mignon plate at only P750.00 per person.

Don't forget that both meals come with unlimited soup and salad servings from their buffet, and a choice of red or white wine!

Now that's very affordable AND special right? And, since it's CRAVINGS, you'd know that the food will be awesome! 

And yes, the Chinese Dimpol and I were able to enjoy it for ourselves! 


CRAVINGS has already been in existence for as long as I remember. I would usually go with my family and friends to their Shangri-la Edsa and San Juan branch especially if we're celebrating something special.

Yep. Somehow CRAVINGS brings back many memories that makes it feel like "home".

Now who would have thought that after many years, I will be back the Chinese Dimpol???

The Chinese Dimpol and I were able to drop by after work since their Katipunan branch was so near my office.

Unlike the CRAVINGS I knew before, they now have a brighter and more vibrant atmosphere. With the warm and peachy colors, you would think that they are celebrating Valentines the whole year!

The Chinese Dimpols and I were welcomed by CRAVINGS head chef, Mr. Jojo L. Derrada. He has been a chef for the company for 17 years and is still so passionate talking about his food. This probably explains why CRAVINGS has been filling us up for so long already because this guy knows what he's doing.

He created the Pasta Paella and Filet Mignon special just for this love season of CRAVINGS. And with the way he is enthusiastically describing it made us more excited for our early Valentine's dinner ahead!!!!!

But before we head out for the "main event", let's go to some "foreplay" first.

And with "foreplay" I meant APPETIZERS!!!


He he he he he he he!

Kidding aside, what I also love about CRAVINGS Valentine's special is that you get to have unlimited plates and bowls of their salad and soup! And if you're a salad lover like me, you won't stop at one!

The Chinese Dimpol however, doesn't eat veggies but the two pots of bubbling hot soup was indeed a welcome sight!

Yummmmm! Misua! So perfect for the Chinese D!

My husband got me some of the Pumpkin cream soup knowing how much I loved it.

Awwwwww... So romantic (kuno). He he he he he he!

Now it's time to raid the salad bar!

I'm loving that the veggies are all fresh, crisp, and chilled!

Hmmm...What should I load on first?

This looks so colorful and tempting.

But since I loved Brocolli and corn, I went for THIS!

You know that you're getting the good kind of veggies especially if you see a certification confirming that these are organic. 

There are also olives, melba toasts, and pickles if you want something briny and crunchy in your salad!

Along with the veggies came the choice of dressing.

I think this is the first time I didn't see the usual "Thousand Island" and "Caesar's". He he he he he he!

I went for the Garlic Aioli dressing since I'm all for anything cream based with garlic!

Hmmmm.... If your date is craving for some Peanut Butter and Jelly for Valentine's then he/she is a keeper!!!



As I was piling up on the salad, I saw Chef Jojo busy with our Valentine's dinner.  With all the action you would think he's preparing a meal for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philippe! But no, it's just little ol' us!!! He he he he he he he!

Yihiiii! THE CROWN!

I settled down my seat with my plate of mixed greens and cream dressing.

Yey! My creamy pumpkin soup!

Wow! This pairing is already getting me a bit full and to think that it's unlimited along with the hot meal later on. Truly bang for the Yub's buck!!! 

While I was enjoying my soup and salad, the Chinese Dimpol showed off his deconstructed Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich.

O sya! Keeper ka na nga!

Later on, something Red and White arrived.

Here's a toast to love, being cute, and togetherness for 14 years!!!

Awwww! Look at us so sweet and loving this Valentines....

Awwww! I love you! I love you! Mwah! Mwah! Mwah! Cuddles! Cuddles!!!!!! Hashtag blessed!

When in reality...

Me: Blech!!!!!!!!!!! 14 years! NYAAAK! 

As for the Yub...

CD: I'm just here to get laid.


Oh I'm kidding! He he he he he!

One of the keys to having a lasting relationship is NEVER forgetting to laugh. 

And then, our main event arrives!!!!

For only P595.00, you could enjoy the Pasta Paella!!!

The aroma was just glorious! The scent of fried garlic with butter and seafood was instantly making my mouth water.

Even if I have already finished a full plate of the unlimited salad and soup, I was suddenly VERY hungry!

Oh yum! To further make the dinner more special, the Pasta Paella is served with wine!

According to Chef Jojo, he wanted the diner to have a different kind of experience everytime he/she takes in a mouthful of the pasta. With the variety of fresh ingredients, you could slurp the al dente noodles with the salty chorizo and olives, or the fatty shrimps and mussels. Either way, you'll find yourself reaching out for another forkful even if you claim that you are on a diet.


The great thing with this pasta dish is that nothing is from the freezer -- everything is fresh. And yep! You could get it from the taste!

For the hardcore carnivores out there, order the Filet Mignon for P750,.00!

What impressed the Chinese Dimpol immediately was the size of the Filet Mignon... It was thick!!!!

Chef Jojo said he really wanted to offer something special for the sweethearts on Valentines day that instead of the usual gravy or corn, he served the thick steak with Bearnaise Sauce, Caramelized Carrots, and Inoki Mushrooms!

The fatty steak was perfect with the robustness of the Red Wine!

Now dinner is served!

The great thing about the CRAVINGS VALENTINE'S OFFERINGS is that it's not just available for dinner -- from February 10 to 15, 2017, you could have it as early as 10:30am to closing time!!!


ERICJAZ FOODIES' pre-Valentine's date at CRAVINGS!!!!

(scratch scratch)

Uuuuy.... We may be sitting across each other but under the table footsie wootsie galore!

My guy loves steak!

As for me, I love pasta... and steak... and rice... and many more.

Cheers to Chef Jojo! The steak was wonderfully grilled to Medium doneness with a crust of salt of pepper. The chunks of meat went so well with the creamy Bearnaise sauce!

Of course, even if we're already married for 14 years, the Chinese Dimpol and I are still prim and proper when we go on dates. We believe in refinement, proper manners, composure, and etiquette. For a successful relationship, one should still bring out the best in one's self and not be at all shabby.

OH SCREW IT. Delicious food is here!!!! LET'S EAT!!!


Well I DID read somewhere that happy couples get fat together. He he he he he he he he he!

My dinner ended with a very strong cup of coffee. 

That's good so that I'll stay awake all night long for Valentines!!!! (cue in Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On)

The Chinese Dimpol and I had a very nice and relaxing pre-Valentine's date at CRAVINGS. It's great that we were able to enjoy delicious food and drank wine far from the hustle and bustle of what the love season may bring. And with the CRAVINGS Valentine's offering, you could choose your date (as in araw), time of day, and the hot plate of delicious food that you'll have. 

Book now at 277-2436!!!

This special deal is available at ALL Cravings branches!!!


For more info, call 277-2436


  1. Ang cute niyo Ms. Jaz :) Happy Valentine's Day in advance! Wow, 14 years and still very much in love :)

    1. Ha ha ha ha ha! Thanks muchos dear Yanna!!! Happy Valentimes day to you too as well!!!! Yihiii!!!!!!

      As for your last sentence, not all the time. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!! Kidding! Mwaaaah!


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