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There’s a New Fish in Town: Chibi Chibi Soft Serve

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There’s a New Fish in Town: Chibi Chibi Soft Serve

Chibi Chibi Soft Serve

Chibi Chibi Soft Serve is a new ice cream shop that serves Taiyaki ice cream parfaits and floats run by couple B/Vloggers, Brigitte & RJ Aspillaga. Located at 178 The Station Food Park on Maginhawa Street Quezon city, they are the sixth stall on the left when you are walking into the food park. The couple has been traveling around the Asia and one of their favorite things to do is to try local cuisine where they are. They got the idea of opening their own store in the Philippines from Taiyaki Ice Cream Cones that they found in the streets of Korea. The specialized machine is from Korea, a cone maker with a small Taiyaki molding iron to fill just the right amount of Taiyaki to ice cream ratio. Chibi Chibi Taiyaki

Why Chibi Chibi?

Chibi (-小人 or ちび or チビ ) is a Japanese slang word meaning “short”, “cute” hence they came up with the store name Chibi Chibi. Their cones are shorter and cuter plus it sounds really catchy.

Chibi Chibi Soft Serve Choose your Filling Menu

You can get creative and make your own parfait, check out my choices;

Nutella Crunch: Sprinkles Fruit: Strawberry Topping: Almond Pepero

Chibi Chibi Soft Serve

What is Taiyaki?

Taiyaki (鯛焼き, literally “baked sea bream”), a popular Japanese street snack is a Japanese fish-shaped and uses a regular pancake or waffle batter. The batter is pour into a fish-shaped mold for each side, cook on both sides until golden brown.Traditionally, it is filled with “azuki” sweet bean paste but Taiyaki is staging a comeback and this time around, with fillings of your choice, interesting huh!

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WARNING: THIS IS TOO CUTE TO HANDLE! ARE YOU READY?

Chibi Chibi Soft Serve, Maginhawa Street, Quezon city #chibisoftserve #maginhawa #thestation #foodpark

Ayesha Heart got a sweet invite to have a look at a new dessert place in Maginhawa Street and taste their soft serve ice cream and floats. I grew up in Tokyo, Japan and aside from Shopping, cute desserts have a special place in my heart (^v^)There’s no reason to say NO to this invite and grab some desserts because for sure it is so delectable!

Hana Ice Cream Pot

Their Hana Ice Cream Pot catches my eye, I’m happy that Chibi Chibi have this and the best thing is this one has Ice cream in it OMG ♥ I can’t contain my happiness! I used to visit this one cute resto in Tokyo when I was still residing in Tokyo that serves Flower pot cakes *sigh I badly miss it but now that Chibi Chibi serves this, I can now experience these kind of sweets personally without the hassle to flying all the way there. Ahhh, look at my little pot of happiness, chou kawaii ne!

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Must-have Hana Pot at ChibiChibi Soft Serve Maginhawa

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Close up look of my Hana Ice Cream Pot ❤

Chibi Chibi Floats

Their floats at the moment are made up of two main flavors Ichigo Pink (Strawberry float) and Midori Apple (Apple float). I chose the Strawberry float and it is LEGIT!

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Strawberry Float, Php50.00

 Verdict

The venue is outdoor seating so the perfect time to drop by is 4pm onwards. I gotta warn you to have a hand sanitizer with you as it gets messy when you eat this but overall, grabbing desserts at Chibi Chibi Soft serve will definitely bring your ice cream experience to a whole new level. What they offer is not only visually appetizing but delectable. Service is great! Their staff are all friendly. When it gets busy, you’ll see the husband do the Taiyaki and the rest of the desserts with their crew while the wifey takes orders and serves it to the people. Congratulations Brigitte and RJ ! Thank you for having me, I enjoy it! It’s a fun experience! I can’t wait to go back with my friends and business partners.

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Chibi Chibi Soft Serve MAginhawa St.

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Cuisines: Ice Cream

Cost:
AVERAGE
PHP100 for two people (approx.)
Cash only

Opening hours:
4 to 12 (weekdays)
4 to 2 am (weekends).

Highlights: Outdoor Seating

Address:
The Station Food Park, 178 Maginhawa Street,
Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
Chibi Chibi Soft Serve
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/pg/ChibiSoftServe
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chibisoftserve/

Have you been to Maginhawa Street? What do you think of Chibi Chibi Soft Serve? What dessert would you be ordering when you get the chance to visit them? Who will you bring? I guess you already know what’s next…

 

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12 Days of AyeshaHeart: DAY 6

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Categories: Food, 4,147 views, 39 Comments

12 Days of AyeshaHeart: DAY 6

It’s a sweet DAY 6 of 12 DAYS OF AYESHAHEART! A heart’s day or Love month isn’t complete without Chocolates just because. Ferrero Rocher is my ultimate favorite Chocolate, it makes me happy and makes my day a lot better. Eating Chocolate a day keeps bad mood away that’s why I always have some pieces in my bag 🙂

Ferrero Rocher

Ferrero Rocher Chocolates is our giveaway for 12 Days of AyeshaHeart DAY 6. Do not forget to leave a comment below answering our QUESTION OF THE DAY and in every blog post to be entered. ONE LUCKY READER a.k.a AyeshaHeartfam will have a chance to win ALL THE PRIZES that I will be featuring in 12 days of AyeshaHeart.

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5. I will choose a winner randomly at the 15th day.

 

We’re halfway through, good luck everyone!

Don’t forget to answer our question of the day – What is your current relationship?  Single? Married? 

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Cabalen Buffet Restaurant 3 Dekada

Categories: Events, Food, 4,538 views, 33 Comments

Cabalen Buffet Restaurant 3 Dekada

Cabalen 3 Dekada

Cabalen which literally translates to a fellow Capampangan, is a group of casual – fine dining restaurants known for authentic Capampangan dishes and different Filipino specialties, originating from Pampanga. It started as a small Bahay Pasalubong Restaurant selling specialty food dishes, then grew into a restaurant called “Ituro Mo, Iluto Ko”. The first Cabalen Eat-all-you-Can, Eat-all-you-Want Restaurant was opened in West Avenue, Quezon City in 1986. Cabalen is every family’s all-time and leading Buffet favorite. It has been the standard for excellent Filipino cuisine.

Gone are the days that men rule the business world. Sorry guys but girls do really run the world. The person behind it is a female Entrepreneur; Maritel Nievera made her way to make a difference. She shared her knowledge and passion in bringing her ideas of cooking into an unexpected success of her Restaurant career. “If I can’t beat them, I’ll join them” This is one of her most remarkable phrases she believed and the rest is history.

Cabalen 3 Dekada Is So Famous, But Why?

Cabalen Buffet Restaurant, SM Megamall Philippines #Cabalen3Dekada #HolidaysatCabalen
Ayesha Heart was invited to a special dinner at Cabalen, SM Megamall branch for their 30th anniversary month-long celebration. This year’s theme is “Strengthening Ties”.  Cabalen makes you taste the traditional home-cooked food the Kapampangan way in a very reasonable priced Buffet.

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It offers a wide selection of mouth-watering Kapampangan dishes from Soup selections up to Dessert selections combined with different choices of beverage as well.

Food selections:

Cabalen Appetizers

A table of appetizing foods on the right side when you enter the Restaurant; Atcharang Papaya, Atcharang Gulay, Atcharang Singkamas, Tapang Kalabaw, Longanisa, Pork Siomai, Catfish with Mango Salad, Sushi, Maki, Tokwa’t Baboy, Lumpia and Crispy KangKong (a must-try!).

Cabalen Salad Station

Make your own Vegetable Salad station. Choose from the tasty sauces; Bagoong Vinaigrette, Vinaigrette, Thousand Island and Pipino.

Cabalen Grilled Station

The Grilled and Sizzling Sisig station. Chicken Sisig, Pork Sisig, Tofu Sisig and Bangus Sisig are served upon request.

Cabalen Crispy Lechon

This guy is the BOMB! So Crispy! I LOVE IT!

Cabalen Main Dishes

Cabalen 3 Dekada proudly gives you their authentic Filipino food specialties; Have a melt-in-your-mouth experience while eating their tender Ox tripe stew – Callos, expect a new flavor of Paella classics that they offer in different varieties – Seafood Paella, Vegetarian Paella and Paella Negra.

Cabalen Main Dishes II

Cabalen made famous for its Kare-Kare and that made me try it for the first time. Yes, you read it right – it was so delicious, it’s a favorite from now on. Thumbs up! Dinuguan and Gatang Kuhol are also scrumptious, you shouldn’t miss those.

Cabalen Main Dishes III

Some more luscious dishes from the main courses station at Cabalen 3 Dekada Dinner; Bihon Guisado and Ginisang Ampalaya with Egg.

Cabalen Dessert Station

And who wouldn’t want to get a taste of their holiday sweet treats made with the finest of ingredients? Cabalen’s desserts will surely light up your heart this cold season – Suman Bulagta, Tibok Mais, Bico, Chocolate Fondue with Marshmallows, Fruits such as Pineapple sliced and Watermelon sliced. Popular Filipino desserts which are truly a favorite of mine – Sweetened Saba and Sampelot.

Cabalen Dessert Station II

Have fun making your own Halo-Halo and Guinomis at this station. Halo-Halo is a Filipino favorite, its popularity has gone global. Guinomis is similar to Halo-Halo but with less ingredients, you add Coconut Milk instead of condensed milk or cream.

My plates

Itadakimasu 🍴
Enjoy life it’s delicious👌🏻

AyeshaHeart Plates

Cabalen Nilaga Bulalo

I also had my ultimate favorite Filipino dish <3  #Yum

Wasn’t able to take photos of the desserts that I ate ^ ^ ( Fruits and Sweetened Saba)

Gone in 60 seconds baby- So delish!

Cabalen Pinoy Deli

Cabalen also offers export quality products called Pinoy Deli.

With Justin of www.justinvawter.com

With Jam Lardera & Justin Vawter

Thank you for having me. I enjoyed it!

Cabalen 3 Dekada Dinner

AyeshaHeart with the Bloggers at Cabalen

We all had an amazing dinner. This dinner was lit! Thank you Cabalen for serving sumptuous Filipino dishes and satisfying our cravings. Congratulations Cabalen!

Verdict:

Foods are superb! I enjoyed authentic Filipino foods and I experienced an astounding service.  A very reasonable priced Buffet that you and your family/relatives can enjoy. If you have relatives who will come home this Christmas, make sure to bring them here. You’re welcome!

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Cleanliness     💟💟💟💟

Cuisines: Filipino | Asian
Type: Casual Dining
Cost:
AVERAGE
Cash and Cards accepted

Opening Hours:
10 AM to 10 PM

All Cabalen branches accept function reservations ideal for:
Wedding ∙ Anniversary ∙ Kiddie Party ∙ Debut ∙Christening ∙ Business Meetings

Cabalen Restaurant Branches:
Alabang Town Center | Glorietta 2 | Harbor Point Ayala Mall |Subic Bay Freeport | Market! Market! | Robinson’s Place Manila | Robinsons Starmills, Sna Fernando Pampanga | SM Bacoor | SM Baliwag | SM Cabanatuan | SM City Cebu | SM City Clark | SM Dasmarinas | SM Fairview | SM City Lipa | SM North Edsa | SM City Pampanga | SM Megamall | SM MAll of Asia | SM San Jose Del Monte | SM City San Lazaro | SM Seaside Cebu | SM Trece Martires | Trinoma Mall | West Ave., Quezon city | Cabalen San Bruno, USA – 495 San Mateo Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066

Cabalen Group of Companies is growing! Serving you soon at: SM City IloIlo, Robinsons Ilocos, SM City Manila, SM City Santa Rosa, SM City Southmall and SM City Davao.

Address:
SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Third Floor, Mega Atrium, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Contact no: +632 911 1584 | +639228963777
Cabalen Buffet Restaurant
Website: http://www.cabalen.ph/
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