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BLACK RICE FROM A PRINCESS

[A new resto on Tomas Morato offers healthy, organic, and freshly made food]


A hearty serving of adobo whole wheat nachos
Images by Manny Llanes
-Once a week, a princess from Mindanao delivers a precious cargo to a small restaurant in Quezon City, cradling the cloth bag of grains carefully like her life depends on it. Not her life, really, but the very survival of small rice farmers she is helping by selling their black rice harvest to high-end restaurants in Metropolitan Manila. The shopping site eBay describes the heirloom, long-grain black rice from North Cotabato as ďthe best black rice in the world.Ē Priced at $10 per kilo or about P460, there is not enough black rice to supply the growing demand from health-conscious consumers. Many purchase the manually planted and harvested rice to help support and sustain rice farmers with small landholdings, a personal version of corporate social responsibility. Perfect Match Black rice from the troubled southern Philippines fits perfectly into the concept of a group of health buffs who opened a restaurant that reflects their concern for the health of planet Earth and its inhabitants. Linking up with nutrition and culinary enthusiast Bianca King, photographer and runner Xander Angeles saw the lack of healthy options in the Tomas Morato area where they, and a lot of their celebrity friends, work. Joined by Glaiza de Castro and Abby Asistio, they established Runnerís Kitchen. People support organic farmers every time they eat at the restaurant, where everything is made fresh and from scratch, with ingredients that come directly from small farms and cooperatives. READ MORE...

ALSO: Runnerís Kitchen: A Runners Haven


FACEBOOK PHOTO Running away from restaurants that offers fatty, unhealthy foods, but is totally delicious is something hard for me to do, especially if I donít have any other choices. And with my busy schedule, I tend to make the cravings gone by hitting a very accessible fast food chain. I know lot of you can relate to that. But what if youíve been given a go-to-place where you can enjoy dining with healthy organic food without compromising the taste? Will you consider it? If your answer was a big Yes! Then continue reading. Check out the newly opened restaurant called Runnerís Kitchen, located at the busy street of Tomas Morato in Quezon City. Runners Kitchen opened its doors early this year (2015) not just to accommodate runners, but all health buffs/ individual who are looking for a guilt free meal, organic and yet satisfactory delicious. With Glaiza de Castro We got a chance to meet three of the owners of the restaurant (They were 10 who owns the place), the famous fashion photographer Xander Angeles, singer/actress Glaiza de Castro and Kon who is more hands-on with the business from them all. I was actually star-struck and was not expecting to meet them there, (I am a bit pressured now taking photos specially if Xander is around). They were very accommodating and it was a privileged to meet them all. xander angeles  With Matt Henares, Chad Ramos, Azrael, Athena, Xander Angeles, Glaiza de Castro, Rodel Flordeliz, Florencio, John and Kon. Xander expresses that originally the concept was to create a food truck but because of the permits and the other difficulty in putting it up they decided to make it to a full restaurant rather. Runnerís Kitchen got a simple, straightforward yet detailed interiors. They play along with wood, metal and a lots of desk lamps. I just love how they creatively positioned the desk lamp at the counter. CONTINUE READING...


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Black Rice from a Princess
[A new resto on Tomas Morato offers healthy, organic, and freshly made food]

All images by Manny Llanes


The spicy quinoa tuna roll is a unique healthy version of the well-loved sushi

MANILA, APRIL 11, 2016 (MANILA BULLETIN) by Sol Vanzi April 7, 2016 - Once a week, a princess from Mindanao delivers a precious cargo to a small restaurant in Quezon City, cradling the cloth bag of grains carefully like her life depends on it. Not her life, really, but the very survival of small rice farmers she is helping by selling their black rice harvest to high-end restaurants in Metropolitan Manila.

The shopping site eBay describes the heirloom, long-grain black rice from North Cotabato as ďthe best black rice in the world.Ē Priced at $10 per kilo or about P460, there is not enough black rice to supply the growing demand from health-conscious consumers.

Many purchase the manually planted and harvested rice to help support and sustain rice farmers with small landholdings, a personal version of corporate social responsibility.

Perfect Match

Black rice from the troubled southern Philippines fits perfectly into the concept of a group of health buffs who opened a restaurant that reflects their concern for the health of planet Earth and its inhabitants.


Xander Angelesí Runner Special

Linking up with nutrition and culinary enthusiast Bianca King, photographer and runner Xander Angeles saw the lack of healthy options in the Tomas Morato area where they, and a lot of their celebrity friends, work. Joined by Glaiza de Castro and Abby Asistio, they established Runnerís Kitchen.


Chef and nutritionist Bianca King reigns over the Runnerís Kitchen;

People support organic farmers every time they eat at the restaurant, where everything is made fresh and from scratch, with ingredients that come directly from small farms and cooperatives.

READ MORE...

Proof is in the Eating

Our group had a memorable lunch that showed us how exciting a healthy, socially responsible meal can be. Foodie Bianca described what we had.

First was the spicy tuna quinoa roll, a unique low carb roll for sushi lovers. It had raw sushi-grade tuna, cucumber, mango, sriracha aioli, coconut cream, and ginger soy reduction. The spicy tuna quinoa roll burst with fresh flavors minus the guilt.


The spicy quinoa tuna roll is a unique healthy version of the well-loved sushi

Then, we had Tahini quinoa super bowl that had mushrooms, chickpeas, carrots, bean sprouts, cucumber, lettuce, cashew candy, tomatoes, and quinoa tossed in housemade tahini sauce. Once a staple in Biancaís home, it combined raw and cooked veggies.


The Tahini quinoa salad combines raw and cooked veggies

We were also served paprika prawns and cauliflower rice, composed of pan-seared prawns, red radish, crispy basil, and spinach with sun-dried tomato yogurt.


Pan-seared paprika prawns served with cauliflower rice.

On the side, we had a choice between black rice, roasted sweet potato, quinoa, or cauliflower rice cooked with tomatoes, caramelized onions, and mushrooms. There was also the peppercorn and sesame crusted tuna with black rice, soy-rice vinegar dressing, and zucchini carpaccio.

For the tuna, your starch was cooked with tahini.


A hearty serving of adobo whole wheat nachos

Also quite delicious were the adobo whole wheat nachos, a hearty serving of lean organic pork, pineapple mango salsa, cheddar cheese, fresh corn, and housemade mayo on top of whole wheat tortilla chips; and the Run365 Marathon Special which featured sampler sizes of Xanderís 5k, 10k, and 21k power breakfast rice platesóorganic chicken tocino, grass-fed beef tapa, and native boar sausage on a plate with black rice, an organic egg done your way and a side salad.


Coco sugar cheesecake topped with warm fruits

Last on the list were the two desserts: gluten-free chocolate waffles, Biancaís own gluten-free chocolate waffle mix with glazed bananas, coco syrup, and cashew nuts; and coco sugar cheesecake, which was topped with warm fruits, strawberries, peaches, and mango.

Runnerís Kitchen is located at Creekside Square, 47 Tomas Morato, Quezon City, 02 415 6870


UnBlogged--http://www.nognoginthecity.com/2015/02/23/runners-kitchen-organic-restaurant/

ABOUT Runnerís Kitchen: A Runners Haven Written by Rodel Flordeliz



FACEBOOK PHOTO

Running away from restaurants that offers fatty, unhealthy foods, but is totally delicious is something hard for me to do, especially if I donít have any other choices. And with my busy schedule, I tend to make the cravings gone by hitting a very accessible fast food chain. I know lot of you can relate to that.

But what if youíve been given a go-to-place where you can enjoy dining with healthy organic food without compromising the taste? Will you consider it?

If your answer was a big Yes! Then continue reading.

Check out the newly opened restaurant called Runnerís Kitchen, located at the busy street of Tomas Morato in Quezon City. Runners Kitchen opened its doors early this year (2015) not just to accommodate runners, but all health buffs/ individual who are looking for a guilt free meal, organic and yet satisfactory delicious.

With Glaiza de Castro

We got a chance to meet three of the owners of the restaurant (They were 10 who owns the place), the famous fashion photographer Xander Angeles, singer/actress Glaiza de Castro and Kon who is more hands-on with the business from them all. I was actually star-struck and was not expecting to meet them there, (I am a bit pressured now taking photos specially if Xander is around). They were very accommodating and it was a privileged to meet them all.

xander angeles

With Matt Henares, Chad Ramos, Azrael, Athena, Xander Angeles, Glaiza de Castro, Rodel Flordeliz, Florencio, John and Kon.

Xander expresses that originally the concept was to create a food truck but because of the permits and the other difficulty in putting it up they decided to make it to a full restaurant rather.

Runnerís Kitchen got a simple, straightforward yet detailed interiors. They play along with wood, metal and a lots of desk lamps. I just love how they creatively positioned the desk lamp at the counter.

CONTINUE READING...

And off course, the old silver flashlight converted into a hanging light is never to be missed! It always gets to be an attraction.

Xanderís hanging bike is also exceptionally a nice highlight piece inside the restaurant.

I could say, this photo actually depicts already the over-all concept of the store, healthy (bike) + Plants (Organic) + Runners (Owners) = Runnerís Kitchen.

Organic and Deliciously Crafted Food at Runnerís Kitchen

Healthy food has always been associated with blunt and boring dishes. But as to what Runners Kitchen upholds, having a delicious hearty meal doesnít need to be a sacrifice at all.

We got a chance to meet the young and handsome (ex-candy cutie) Chef Matt Henares (He was related to the Henaresí clan who owns UNTV, where Iím currently working right). He took up culinary at SouthVille (Heres my story on my visit to exclusive Southville visit).

And heís responsible for creating some great stuff here at Runners Kitchen. runners kitchen. Matt says being associated with this restaurant became a challenge to him. Back in his school years, Matt is bagging different awards in different competition by creating (overly) delicious meal without being too conscious about the ingredients he is using. Being part of the tram makes him change the way he eats. It became a challenge for Matt to create not just delicious menu but also organic and healthy. runners kitchen tomas morato-6 Here are some of Chef Mattís creation. artichoke tea smoked quesong putii Artichokes and tea smoke Quesong Puti on


Eggplant Caviar on Whole Wheat Crustini with Side Salad runners

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Visit Runnerís Kitchen at Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila, Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines. For more information you can follow them on https://www.facebook.com/RunnersKitchenPH


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