Monday, April 30, 2012


Pizza and pasta are two Italian food favorites that have been integrated into the Filipino table fare. But unlike our Mediterranean friends, we like our pizza and pasta sweet and with a hint of spice.

3M Pizza has been well known for its ham and cheese pizza with a crispy thin crust that is smothered with sweet, home-style TOMATO sauce. For over 43 years now, this pizza has made millions of Filipino pizza lovers happy and satisfied. “We all practically grew up or grew old with it,” said Emmanuel Sun, one of the five co-owners of Three M Golden Pizza Corp.


3M Pizza Pie was founded by Merle B. Hemedes in 1969 together with her three sisters. A regular pizza lover in New York, she thought of reinventing her pizzas by making a unique sauce that caters to the Filipino palate. To make her “pizza pie” more accessible, she put up a small kiosk outside the family’s toy shop business at Araneta Arcade in Quezon City. It became an instant hit since it was the first time Filipinos ever tasted pizza.

3M Pizza, now under new a management, returns to the market in 2006 with aggressive plans to re-establish itself as the leading quick-serve pizza, pasta and snacks in the country by reinventing the brand and upgrading its image. The new owners streamlined the operations and implemented a semi-automated production process. They also established an R&D team composed of culinary chefs and market analysts who helped the company develop new products and new unique Pinoy pizza line.
With a name that is as strong as ever, a recreated brand logo and store look, better and more exciting pizza and pasta offerings, and aggressive marketing efforts, 3M Pizza is taking the business to the next level—franchising.

With the help of a franchising consultant, the company is offering an exciting food business prospect to budding entrepreneurs that is easy to operate and learn yet profitable to own.

Since 1969, 3M Pizza is characterized by its pizza unique sweet and slightly spicy sauce that caters to the Filipino taste and with a thin crispy crust topped by ham and cheddar cheese. Since then, it has expanded to 7 more flavors—top-billed by best-seller Hawaiian Delight with pineapple and ham, garlic and cheese, Pepperoni Feast, Mushroomania, Gardener’s Delight, Beefy Meat Sauce, and 3M Pizza Supreme.  All these toppings are offered in mini (7-inch diameter). Medium (10 inches) and Mega (13 inches) sized. In addition, the company now also offers lasagna, spaghetti, 3M Pizza Roll and Cheesedog.

The company also plans to offer new toppings inspired by Filipino dishes, one of which is the spicy Bicol Express. The pasta line will also be expanded to include a new spaghetti sauce with hotdog, as well as baked Mac and “palabok.”

A prototype big store is also in the works that will offer meal packages that include crispy and spicy fried chicken, sago’t gulaman drink and even sweet dessert pizza concoctions.

For details and inquiries about franchise packages, visit their website or call tel. 4128636 or email

Monday, April 9, 2012


A Native Chicken Tinola is one of my favorite Filipino cuisine. This is to share the ingredients and preparation in cooking a Native Chicken Tinola. The ingredients is composed of one (1) whole native chicken, sotanghon noodles, sayote (or papaya and other vegetables suitable to it), ginger (luya), vetsin (or chicken cube), salt and water.

The secret of a delicious Native Chicken Tinola is the ingredients that will be use and the desire of cooking upon it. After successfully have prepared the ingredients, frying the meat of native chicken (sliced into pieces) is the first step in cooking it. Wait until the meat native chicken is in light brownish color to make the meat soften and to produce with a natural chicken oil. Then add water suitable to it as a soup for the cuisine. Mix other ingredients such as salt, vetsin (or chicken cubes) and sotanghon noodles and wait until it will boil. Upon boiling pour out the sayote or papaya and wait until it is now cooked and ready to prepare for a delicious Native Chicken Tinola meal.

In fact, this cuisine is a soup and for me it is a delicious cuisine. An old school recipe that I am craving for it.

Monday, April 2, 2012


Today, I have learned another recipe of beverage which is called the Russian Tea - a tea from across the sea. 

This tea has ingredients that includes 1 cup powdered orange flavor drink, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup instant tea, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1 teaspoon ground cloves.

In the preparation of this tea is simple using microwave oven. Just mix ingredients well and store in airtight container. Use 2-3 teaspoons per cup of water. Simmer in Oven 1-1/2 to 2 minutes to blend flavors.

In fact, drinking tea is beneficial to every person's physical body. It will energize our mind and body while working the whole day in the office. It is rich in anti-oxidant and fight against stress.


This kind of recipe is frankly delicious! I have just read this menu and really glad to share the ingredients and how to prepare this delicious recipe this day.

The ingredients of this cuisine which is good for six (6) to eight (8) servings includes: 6 slices bacon, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1 (12 oz.) can whole kernel corn, 1 (10-3/4 oz.) can tomato soup, 1/2 cup chill sauce, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/4 teaspoon basil, 1(5 oz.) pkg. cooked spaghetti, 1 lb. sliced frankfurters and 3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese.

After all ingredients are prepared, we are now ready to cook the bacon in Chefmate Oven six (6) minutes. Reserve drippings. Next, saute onion in drippings. Cook in Chefmate Oven two (2) minutes. Afterwards, combine corn, soup, onion, chili sauce, bacon and spices. Mix in spaghetti and franks. Heat in Chefmate Oven six (6) minutes. Stir halfway through cooking time. Finally, sprinkle cheese over top of casserole. Melt five (5) minutes in Chefmate Oven.

Hopefully, this article have shared an important lessons in the preparation of Franks and Spaghetti using microwave oven.