btic and kenny

A couple of weeks ago I happened to be at EDSA Shangri-La Mall for a meetup with total strangers (a long story, I might tell you more about it later on) when I passed this cool and colorful display of frozen yogurt.

I could not resist the strawberry swirls of this concoction cradled in a waffle cone.

BTIC (Better Than Ice Cream) has been around for maybe ten years or more, and was the first brand of frozen yogurt to hit these archipelagic shores. While my favorite flavor has always been the chunky Mint n’ Chips, the others are a delight to savor. You must try them all.

Since it’s yogurt-based, it’s low-calorie and for that reason less likely to lead to contribute to weight gain and other health problems along that line. BTIC also has sugar-free flavors.

Later that afternoon, I took my daughters to Rockwell, our “home mall”, chosen to be so because it is quiet and small and intimate and has my favorite shops.

Kenny Rogers Roasters is one of them. The food is healthy (mostly grilled, reduced oil) and delicious. It recently underwent a makeover and now rocks an upscale vibe.

They kept the glass showcases, but people no longer need to queue. They have waitstaff to take your orders.

I like this funky frieze of fake oranges and apples in glass vessels, lit from below.

The decor is ‘commercial minimalist’ – nothing to write home about, but it’s classier than when they had Kenny Rogers photos on the walls. Hey wait, that used to be more fun.

The ‘Healthy Plate” – a quarter chicken, salad, corn muffin, and fruit.

BTIC and “Kenny” are simple chain eateries, yet all the more deserving of notice because they quietly serve flavor-filled dishes that are healthier than fast food – burgers, fries, and the rest of the grease brigade – and are a good alternative choice.

Photos taken with a 2-megapixel Nokia C3.

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3 Comments on btic and kenny

  1. Bea
    26 September 2010 at 11:18 pm (3573 days ago)

    I miss Rockwell and I miss BTIC. Ang mahal kasiiiiiii!
    And the Kenny’s at Rockwell is more expensive than regular branches.

  2. TAO
    27 September 2010 at 8:01 am (3572 days ago)

    It’s funny how Kenny Rogers Roasters is basically gone from the U.S. and is now an Asian chain. I read it is owned by a company in Malaysia.

  3. u8mypinkcookies
    5 February 2012 at 2:45 pm (3076 days ago)

    cheeseburger at kenny’s is delish!

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