Friday, November 17, 2017

Stir-Fried Cauliflower with Green Peas, Corn & Carrot Recipe

100g butter
3 dried chile flakes (depends on your preference) 
1 bulb of garlic 
1 head cauliflower; cut into florets 
2 cups frozen green peas and corn and carrot (do not thaw)
2 Beaten eggs
Salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter and cook for 5 minutes the frozen peas and corn and carrot. Toss in the garlic and add the cauliflower once garlic is slightly brown. 

Stir occasionally until the cauliflower is tender. Toss the egg, sprinkle chili. 
Salt and pepper to taste


Stir-Fried Cauliflower with Green Peas, Corn & Carrot

VERDICT
ABBEY: This is supposed to be a cauliflower fried rice but the leftover rice is not good to fry. So Wilma whipped it up to another dish. 

The result? It was delicious, colorful and full of flavor. The vegetables are tender and the egg acted as a binder to them. Try it. It is easy to cook.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Kim Dae Mun Korean Food at Concorde Hotel

ABBEY: After our “early” morning seminar on a Sunday, we had our brunch at Kim Dae Mun along Orchard road. They are serving Korean food. 

Wilma got me a large bowl of bibimbap. So after saying grace, I mixed my bibimbap and dig in. It was so delicious. The kimchi is sweet and spicy and made my nose runny for a couple of minutes. 

It is a self-service restaurant; chope a table, queue to order, bring the food to your table and eat.


Kim Dae Mun Korean Food - Menu 
Kim Dae Mun Korean Food


Kim Dae Mun Korean Food - Kimchi Soup Pork 

Kim Dae Mun Korean Food - Bibimbap

WILL: Do you want to dine at an "authentic" Korean restaurant? How can I say it is authentic? It is run by Koreans. Hehe. 

Their meals do not pass the range of S$10 with a huge serving and a free side dish. Cheap but not cheapo. 

I ordered Kimchi Soup Pork ($7.50) with rice. The taste? Oh my! It is really kimchi. Better than restaurants you can find inside malls. The soup is creamy, spicy, sour. A feast of flavors. Enjoyed that food bowl for almost 30mins. Yes! It took me too long to eat 3/4 of it, the rest I pushed it too Abbey. 

For sure, I will comeback for more!

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Kim Dae Mun Korean Food
(W) www.facebook.com/KimDaeMun
(H) Tuesday – Sunday 11:00AM – 8:30PM
(A) 100 Orchard Road #02-17/18 Concorde Hotel

Friday, November 10, 2017

Brown Brothers Sparkling Moscato 220mL at Cold Storage Singapore

ABBEY: We planned to have a drink while watching Billions TV series. We bought two 220ml bottles of Brown Brother Moscato. It looks like it has cork but it’s not. You can just twist it open. 

It is a sparkling wine. It is sweet and I like it because it doesn’t have a strong taste and aftertaste of alcohol. Then why am I drinking wine? Haha. I think this is the kind of wine I can tolerate.




WILL: I want to drink a wine for almost a month ago. I am looking for a good sweet moscato that has a cap not a cork. Why? Abbey is not fond of drinking alcoholic beverages. I can't finish one bottle at once. 

At Cold Storage (Raffles City), before heading to meet a person from Unilever Network, we stumbled upon this tiny bottle of moscato wine from Australia. The Brown Brothers. We saw 2 variety of a sparkling wine and Abbey decided to buy the two. 

This is my second time to saw Abbey appreciate wine. He gulped his Vintage Moscato Sparkling straight from the bottle, until the last drop. 

Me? Maybe I am not used of sparkling effect on my wine. I cannot linger on it long enough inside my mouth. The taste is sweet, enough to satisfy for a moment my wine craving. But again, no to sparkling wine.


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Brown Brothers Sparkling Moscato 220mL
Market Place - Raffles City Market Place
(W) https://coldstorage.com.sg
(A) 252 North Bridge Rd #B1-01 Raffles City Shopping Centre 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Shaw Theatres (Singapore) Premiere: A New Silver Screen Experience at NEX Mall

ABBEY: Wilma’s anticipation for Thor:Ragnarok is so high that when the tickets were made available she bought a pair at Shaw Premiere (NEX). The passes can make you stay at the Premiere Lounge while passing time and have some snacks. 

We also got 5SGD voucher so our All-day Breaksfast set was 7.50 only. We were in the theater 15 minutes before the show starts and were given a big bowl of popcorn, a mountain of cheesy nachos and drink. The blanket has no funky smell and is comfortable.

The seat however is not smooth when I’m reclining it. The leather makes too much noise which can disturb other viewers. Also I was restricted stretching out by the wall separating us with other guests. 

Commendation to the staffs as they’re very attentive to needs of patrons.


Shaw Theatres (Singapore) Premiere' Seat


Shaw Theatres (Singapore) Premiere's Arrangement

Shaw Theatres (Singapore) Premiere: Confirmation Email

Shaw Theatres (Singapore) Premiere - Classic Movie Treat

Shaw Theatres (Singapore) Premiere - All Day Breakfast Set



WILL: To cap off the three cinemas who cater a "higher" rank in watching the silver screen, we booked at Shaw. If Cathay prides themselves with their Platinum Movie Suites, Golden Village have their Gold Class, my favourite Shaw Theatres presents their Shaw Premiere. 

Shaw Premiere is located just at Nex Mall. Yep, only in one place. We were immediately served by the ticketing counter and was confused why the tickets is so blurry. It seems that there is no ink or the ink was not printed well on the shiny silver paper. 

We entered the Premiere lobby and the staff assisted and ushered us to our seat. Abbey ordered an All Day Breakfast Meal and I am surprised that it was served at the lobby itself (I am thinking if it can be eaten inside the cinema). 

Inside, there is no enough space for Abbey's leg. Since I am at the corner, he needs to straighten up his reclining chair (that causes noise) for me to pass through. There is no separate table for each of us. The blanket is good, no mini pillow provided. This is the only reclining chair that made my lower back painful after seating for more than an hour. Huhu! 

For snacks, better buy at ticketing counter. The quantity is more generous and way cheaper. 

Oh my, sorry. This tarnished my love and respect with Shaw. Never again, Shaw Premiere.


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Shaw Theatres Premiere
(W) https://www.shaw.sg/premiere/
(A) 23 Serangoon Central #04-64 Nex Mall

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

National Steps Challenge™ Season 3 by Health Promotion Board

ABBEY: Yey! We got our new step tracker (Careeach) from Health Promotion Board for 5.5SGD. The goal is to walk at least 10,000 steps. 

The new device can give information about the number of steps, obviously. Aside from that, it shows the distance as well as the calories burnt. It looks like Fitbit watches and I find it difficult to charge as it take too much space in the USB hub. Other than that, it looks cool and elegant. 

To health and wellness.

National Steps Challenge™ Season 3 by Health Promotion Board
Careeach Step Tracker 

WILL: 
We joined the Health Promoto Board's National Steps Challenge on its first wave. There is nothing wrong with the mechanism of the step counter but it just pops out of its holder. Yes, we lost the counter but the bracelet remained. Haha. 


We received an email to join the steps challenge in wave 3. We paid only $5.50 for the device, how cool was that? It doesn't require any cord, you can directly plug and re-charge it on any USB port. 

I can see that I only got 7k+ steps everyday and as usual, we challenge ourselves to hit 10k everyday. We created more activities like running and newly added to our list is cycling. We do that every night (if Abbey's schedule permits). 

Thanks Singapore's HPB! More and more challenges to conquer! Yahoooo! 

Oh! The app can track your calorie intake everyday. Please download the Healthy 365 for you to find out more.



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Sakunthala's Restaurant at Syed Alwi Road

ABBEY: We got hungry after our “shopping spree” at Mustafa. 

We went at Sakunthala's and had our dinner. I got egg briyani for SGD8.50. It came with an enormous serving of briyani rice , two eggs and papads. What can I say? The meal is delicious, aromatic and full of flavor. 

I’ll come back for more.

Sakunthala's Restaurant - Egg Biryani
Sakunthala's Restaurant -Fish Biryani


Sakunthala's Restaurant - Biryani Menu


Sakunthala's Restaurant at Syed Alwi Road

WILL: After redeeming our new "walk-counter" at Health Promotion Board HQ, we headed to Mustafa. After our haul at 24hours mall, we went for a dinner at Sakunthala. 

Why we chose Sakunthala? There's a lot of people (Indiands and Foreigners) dining inside and outside the restaurant, that is the sign that they offer something spectacular. 

For days, I am craving for Biryani. Something spicy. I ordered for fish Briyani for $11.00. It comes up with a huge serving of rice, a piece of fish meat, an egg, bowl of curry, chunck of raita and of course a papadum. 

The taste? Oh! Absolutely Biryani. Not just a coloring that you can see on some stalls inside mall outlets. Haha! The spices are deeply engraved in every grains of basmati rice. The fish is tender. I ended up finishing all of it, except the egg (which I pass to Abbey). Imagine how big my tummy is. Haha! 

Now I am wondering where is the next Indian Restaurant we should eat. :) any suggestions?



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Sakunthala's Restaurant 
(W) http://www.sakunthala.com.sg/
(H) 11am - 3am (daily)
(A) 88, Syed Alwi Road

Monday, November 6, 2017

The Coffee House - Singaporean Restaurant at Punggol Waterway Point

ABBEY: We got a date with Shane, our friend and highschool classmate. Since she’s new at SG, we want her to taste local cuisine. We went to The Coffee House at Waterway Point. 

I got the creamy laksa (SGD7.50) topped with tofu, oyster,  prawn, fish cakes and egg. Each scoop is delicious. We recommended Nasi Lemak for Shane. This comes with sambal prawn and chicken satay. 

And as to their name coffee and tea will be available :)


The Coffee House | Bak Kut Teh Set 

The Coffee House | Laksa

The Coffee House | Menu

The Coffee House | Menu

WILL: Work, work, work! That is Shane! Yep! Meet Shane! Oops! No photo of her. Haha. Next time, after her bruises in her face subsides, we will take one shot of her. Why she have bruises? Long story... 

Because Shane is busy when we go to Sentosa, we scheduled another date to dine and to relay to her the miracle in our life. In many food outlets you can find in Waterway Punggol, we chose The Coffee House. It serves local dishes. 

I ordered Bak Kut Teh Set for $12.90. I ended up swapping my set with Abbey's Laksa ($7.50). The pork meat have too much blood and not that tender. The laksa is ok. I enjoyed the prawns in it. 

If you are longing for local cuisine and yet you want some private place for you and your family, The Coffee House is there for you. Worry not, they don't charge service fee.



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The Coffee House  
(H) 10AM - 10PM

(A) 83 Punggol Central #B2-05 Waterway Point

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Good Old Days Sentosa - $20 Local Food Buffet Dinner

ABBEY: We got good news in the past month so we want to share it with our close friends in Singapore. But only Chat was available that time. We went to Good Old Days Sentosa (Beach Station). 

For a 20SGD budget per person you can have a buffet of local dishes. They serve laska, bee hon, seafood tofu, fish fillet, chicken and desserts like fruits and cake. 

There is not much variety of food but we enjoyed the taste of local food and also catching up with our stories. We even made our version of Yong Tau Foo with curry. 

This really gave us time to reminisce the “good old days” as well as the bright future ahead.


WILL: We received a miracle. A huge one! And of course we need to share with our friend here in Singapore. Abbey, I and Chat roamed around at Sentosa and ate dinner at Good Old Days. 

This is one of the cheapest eat-all-you can in Singapore. It serves not more than 12 local dishes that time. Not too much variety to choose from. Even on their drinks, they only offer orange juice and water. 

I am quite happy because of their smooth and creamy mini chocolate cake. The "DIY laksa" is not that good. Frustrated in a sense but I am not there to be sad. We are there to celebrate, so I indulge on their sweet watermelon and sliced oranges. 

For me, $20+ is a ripped off. I saw a dismayed face with my friend so I invited Abbey and Chat to get some coffee in Starbucks near at Universal Studios.



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Good Old Days
(W) https://www.onefabergroup.com/good-old-day
(H) Dinner Buffet: 5 pm - 10 pm
(A) 60 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island 
(T) 6377 9688

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Ovomaltine Crunchy Cream Spread

ABBEY: At last, we picked a new item for our chocolate spread. We tried Nutella, the one from Ikea and this time we chose Ovomaltine. 

It is a crunchy spread. Not too sweet and can be eaten on its own :)
We tried to partner it up with a chunky peanut butter and it went very well. A meal in itself.


Ovomaltine Crunchy Cream Spread with Filipino Pandesal

WILL: 
Ovomaltine was once a craze here in Singapore. For years, there's a voice inside me not to buy it. But last month, they throw an offer for $6.50 and in that cue, we bought a jar. 


I am expecting it to be crunchy like it was advertised in its label. Well. It delivers frustration on me. The sweetness is not enough; is lacking of something. So I decided not to eat some of it again. :( 

One day, Abbey spread Ovamaltine at the bread and peanut butter on another one, put it together and it is overwhelmingly good. Actually it is addictive. 

Ovomaltine, for me cannot stand alone, it needs peanut butter to be craved for.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Wolf Burgers (Changi City Point)

ABBEY: We tried to have snack at the Wolf Burgers (Changi City Point). They brought back their waffle promo. A set of waffle with ice cream comes with a coffee. I got Espresso Caramel Waffle with Coffee Ice Cream and cappuccino for (SGD8.90). 

The waffles are crispy in the outside but soft in the inside and it goes well with the ice cream. Each bite is being washed down with a sip of hot coffee. 

Perfect for that gloomy, cold afternoon.



Wolf Burgers - Miso Tofu Veggie Burger


Wolf Burgers - Waffle and Cappuccino

Wolf Burgers (Changi City Point) - MENU
WILL: I go to Abbey's office once in a blue moon. And every now and then, I go there with a very hungry stomach. I have Mamma Mia on my head to dine in but unfortunately they only have kiosk that sells pizza for takeaway. Beside them is Wolf Burgers. 

Wolf Burgers caught my curiosity on their miso tofu veggie burger ($9.90), Abbey got that for me and matched it up with fries and cola. 

The texture is smooth BUT miso made the tofu too salty. Avocado somewhat stabilized the saltiness but the quantity of avocado is not enough to mask the strong taste of miso. When is totally unbearable for me, I requested Abbey to swap so I can get some sweets from his waffle.

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Wolf Burgers
(W) https://www.wolfburgers.com
(H) Weekdays - 8.30am - 9.30pm / Weekends - 11.30am - 9.30pm
(A) #01-43, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

ABBEY: We watched Thor: Ragnarok on the first day it hit the theaters. It was in Shaw Premiere (Nex Mall). 

Spoiler alert!!!
Thor and Loki have a big sister. She was the right hand of their father when they are expanding the empire. The sister got hooked to power so the father banished her and coming back now for revenge; even Thor’s hammer became a casualty of it. The only one who can defeat her is Surtur (looks like the darkness monster in Moana). 

I found  the movie light which is good since it should be for the kids. There will be laughter as the punchlines keep on coming. Thor the God of Hammer is forming The Revengers :) 

Don’t wait for the second end credit; not worth it.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - Shaw Theatres Premiere - A new silver screen experience

WILL: Waited months to see this movie! When 2nd week of October started, I am always visiting the Shaw Premiere site to check if they start to sell the Thor : Ragnarok's seats. 

Gladly, 2 days before the show date, they released the schedule and tickets. 

So how's the movie?! The action is there but it is more light and brought a non-stop laugh with the audience. 

In this movie, for the first time, I find Loki cute. But, of course Thor is so handsome with his new haircut. Lurve it! 

Ok! Ok! Back to the movie. Haha. It is a feel-good movie and it caught me off-guard. 

This movie, I am ready to watch it for one more time.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Samyang Hot Chicken X2 Spicy Ramen 핵 불닭볶음면 (140g X 5s)

ABBEY: This became a challenge across the globe and I want to try it. I already passed the 4000 Scoville heat units (SHU) and I wonder how much spicy it is if you double it.

I successfully finished 3 packs of it. 

I already realized that it was really spicy on the first slurp of noodle. My mouth and tongue went numb but I know I can handle the heat. The second time, my eyes teared up without me knowing it and got runny nose also. On the third, it was like normal but still the kick is strong. The taste is sweet and spicy.

Make sure to have water, milk or anything sweet on standby in case you want to take the challenge :)

A pack of 5 is less than 4SGD now on sale.

Samyang Hot Chicken X2 Spicy Ramen
핵 불닭볶음면

WILL: When Samyang's 2x challenge hit social media, I am shocked Abbey wants to try it. It seems that I am not at his side when Abbey evolved from a man who totally don't eat spicy food to a spicy-addicted man. 

On his first pack, I tried a little roll of noodles before I served it to him.  And that is my last noodle for that day. Hahaha! Spiciness is unbearable. It stinged my whole month. Even I craved for more, I stopped myself. Abbey smothered it all. Hmp! 

On Abbey's 3rd pack, I mustered my courage to take the heat again. Haha. In this case, I am prepared with smoothie and Ovamoltine chocolate spread to shield my tastebuds for this war. Haha. 

Even with armor, I only took 4 fork rolls of this Samyang's 2x. I can feel the numbness on my mouth. 

Never again. Haha! But that is a great experience.

Monday, October 23, 2017

30-Minute Fettuccine Puttanesca Recipe

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 bulb of garlic cloves, sliced
7 fresh tomatoes cut into 4
1/2 cup black olives
7 spicy annchovies 
1 1/2 tablespoons capers
1 teaspoon chili flakes 
250g fettuccine cooked as per instruction


Heat 1/8 cup oil in large pan over medium heat. Saute the tomatoes until soft. Set aside.
Saute anchovies for 3minutes, add on olives, garlic, capers and chili flakes. Simmer about 1 minute.
Toss in the cooked fettuccine. Add the tomatoes. Toss over to mixed the ingreadients under high heat until sauce coats pasta. 
Serve.

Fettuccine Puttanesca

VERDICT

ABBEY: Olives, anchovies, and capers surprised me when they were added on our grocery list. Aha, my baby will literally cook something. It was puttanesca. The ingredients came together well and made me finish the whole batch; save for a couple of spoons for Wilma’s lunch :) I now wonder what if shrimp will be added to that.
And my wish was granted. Wilma added shrimps and it was delicious.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

I Want My Noodle at Shaw Centre (Orchard)

ABBEY: After attending a conference, we unwind and had dinner at I Want My Noodle before heading home. The restaurant has an ambiance of an old Chinese shop.

I got Simple noodle, giant wanton and avocado smoothie. The dry noodles are good and the texture is like the under cooked instant noodle we had back in Philippines which I like. And the sauce really gave flavor to it. 

The oversize wanton is giant because of the wrapper not by the fillings. 

They have a must-try over the avocado smoothie. And I can say that it is indeed smooth, milky and not too sweet. 

No credit cards; only cash or NETS.

I Want My Noodle - MENU

I Want My Noodle - MyBak Chor Mee 

I Want My Noodle - Fried Wanton 

I Want My Noodle - Avocado Smoothie 

I Want My Noodle - MENU

I Want My Noodle - MENU


WILL: Before we buy Abbey's new black shoes at Pedro, we dropped by at I Want My Noodle diner. One of hubby's 'Where to Eat in Singapore' checklist was ticked-off. Ha! 

What is the difference to other stalls? Their egg noodles were handmade. The texture and fluffiness of it proved its distinction. The taste of my myBak Chor Mee? Ok. Nothing special (except the noodles of course). 

Am I going back for it? No. Sorry.


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I Want My Noodle 
(W) http://iwantmynoodle.com/
(H) Daily: 11am to 9pm daily.
(A) 1 Scotts Road #03-14/15 Shaw Centre

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Chop Chop Biryani & Meats (Roasted Pork and Squid With Biryani?) At Amoy Street Food Centre

ABBEY: I like briyani rice but sometimes it would be monotonous if the same old chicken or mutton will be there along with the rice. Enter Chop Chop Biryani & Meats. 

This shop serves briyani rice but with your preferred meats. Choices are pork (yes pork), beef, squid, and chicken. A meal with 2 meats and pineapple salsa will be 6.50SGD. I got char siew and pork masala with my rice. It was delicious: the spiciness of Indian rice topped with Chinese food. 

Wow, perfect for lunch or dinner.


Chop Chop: Biryani & Meats 

Chop Chop Biryani & Meats : Pork Masala 
Chop Chop Biryani & Meats : Blur Sotong



Chop Chop Biryani & Meats - Menu 

Chop Chop Biryani & Meats : Menu

WILL: Abbey do not waste time to spend moments with me. Yes! A+ for his efforts. After his visit to the doctor, he dropped by to our office with a Chop Chop takeaway in hand. Thank you. 

He had Blur Sotong for me. This is a dream come true. Pork/Squid with briyani rice! The squid's spicy sauce is overwhelming for me. But I can't stop myself eating those. Haha! I got in touch with Abbey's pork. It is tender and perfectly blended with the briyani rice. 

Thank you Chop Chop for this food 'innovation'! Love it! 



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Chop Chop Biryani & Meats
(H) Mon – Fri: 11am – 4pm 
(A) 7 Maxwell Road #02-101 Amoy Street Food Centre

Friday, October 20, 2017

Fried Tokwa (Tofu) - Filipino Recipes

ABBEY: Thanks to Mato for this recipe.

Ingredients:
4 pcs tokwa (cut into small cubes)
Knorr liquid seasoning (classic flavor)
Soy sauce
Calamansi
Coriander leaves (chopped)
Hot chili (minced)

Fry tokwa then set aside.
Mix the liquid seasoning, calamansi, coriander leaves and hot chili. Mix it according to your preference.
Serve with rice.
Optionally, you can soak the tokwa after the sauce is mixed.

Fried Tokwa (Tofu) with Soy Sauce Dip

VERDICT
WILL: My tatay (means father in 'Filipino) enthusiastically told me that our Ate Mato came up with a new recipe for tofu. We got curious and Abbey took the ingredients and done it. 

Gosh! The newly innovated dip is awesomely savory! The saltiness of soysauce is well blended with calamansi’s sourness. Leaves of coriander gives a resonating aroma. 

Yummy! Yummy! Delicious, easy to do and nutritious. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Pizza Hut Singapore - Wow! Take-Away Promotion

ABBEY: We recently “miss” the oily/greasy pan pizza of Pizza Hut. So we headed to their branch at WaterwayPoint (Punggol) and was surprised that they have takeaway promo. 

They are offering personal, regular and large pizzas for 5, 10, and 15SGD respectively and you can choose from 19 flavors (2SGD top up for specialty pizza). We had a large size Wild About Mushrooms. 

It was cheesy, aromatic and full of flavor. We even came back for a second one, but this time paid 6SGD more to load our crust with more cheese. 

Thanks Pizza Hut.

Pizza Hut Singapore's Wild About Mushroom 
Pizza Hut Singapore - Wow! Take-Away Promotion 


WILL: Abbey reminded me that it seems that we haven’t eaten pizza for months. And yes he is drooling to taste some dough and toppings. Luckily, Pizza Hut is running a promotion for take-aways. 

After our ritual running one weekday, we dropped by at Pizza Hut's WaterwayPoint branch. 

We went for a flavour that is new to our eyes, Wild About Mushrooms. Abbey added $2 on top of $15 for a large size pizza for 'specialty' flavour. 

Bite after bite, Pizza Hut Singapore proved to me that I miss the taste of their 'oily' and crunchy dough and made me delighted to taste a new white sauce put together with mushroom (taste like secret sauce of Domino's). It is a perfect combination. 

Indeed, that pizza made us feel good and the craving was satisfied. 

Go and visit the nearest Pizza Hut and get your $5, $10 or $15 Whole Pizza. Yep! No hidden charges!