Tuesday, February 28, 2017

What's in the Fridge...The Classic Grilled Cheese

"It's good," said young Percy after a bite of the grilled cheese sandwich prepared by his dad, Carl Casper played by Jon Favreau. "You bet your ass it's good" replied Carl, and it really is...


That one scene from the film, all of one minute and three seconds, was more than enough to make you hit the pause button and head for the fridge to create your own grilled cheese sandwich...

Monday, February 27, 2017

Yokohama in the Metro: Ippudo's New Yokohama Iekei Ramen

Ippudo shares another ramen creation inspired by the regional flavors of Yokohama...


Ippudo recreates the classic Yokohama-style ramen with their new limited edition Yokohama Iekei Ramen, highlighting another regional variation for a new flavor experience.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Back at Market Cafe...

The freshest seafood and a wide array of global flavors, all in one place...


It's always special revisiting a place after so long, and going back to Market Cafe at New World Manila Bay Hotel is one of those moments. One of my blog's first few posts from four years ago featured Market Cafe (more on my older posts, Surf's Up at Market Cafe and Desserts at Market Cafe), and it was great to be back...

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Made in Saga: The World's Best Comes to New World Manila Bay Hotel...

The perfect marbling, the buttery melt-in-your-mouth texture, and that distinct beefy richness that can only come from Japan's famed Saga Beef...


...and it's here at New World Manila Bay Hotel for the month of May. At The Fireplace and Market Cafe, savor Japan's finest beef for a limited time. And if you can't wait, here's a sneak peek of pure beef bliss with Saga Beef at New World Manila Bay Hotel... 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tasty Indulgence at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's Cucina

Pork Knuckles stuffed with Foie Gras with a tart pineapple salsa, savory Beef Roulade stuffed with Cream Cheese and Seafood, and Salmon and Minced Beef with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, prepare for a sumptuous tasty indulgence at Cucina...


Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's award-winning all-day dining Cucina, named as one of the best restaurants in The Philippine Tatler's Best Restaurants Guide 2017, recently introduced three new signature dishes as part of their impressive buffet spread. Read on for a flavorful peek at the new signature dishes and prepare for Tasty Indulgence at Cucina...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Family-Style at Chelsea Kitchen

A shared meal becomes even more special with Chelsea Kitchen's signature dishes from The Sharing Table selection paired with their Sharing Sides...


At Chelsea Kitchen, family-style dining takes on a refreshing spin with their sumptuous mains from The Sharing Table and their Sharing Sides. Simply choose a main dish or two with their sides good for sharing for a family-style feast...

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thailand on my Plate: A Thai Cooking Class at The Peninsula Manila's Spices

Learn to prepare authentic Thai dishes like Som Tam Marako, Penang Goong, and Khao Niew Ma-Muong and dine under the stars at Spices...


The Peninsula Manila presents Thailand on my Plate, a Thai cooking class on March 3, 2017 at Spices. The cooking class provides guests a rare peek at how the signature dishes of Spices are prepared in an intimate afternoon followed by a sumptuous dinner at the serene outdoor dining area for a unique experience. Read on for a preview of Thailand on my Plate at Spices...

Friday, February 17, 2017

Freshness in a Can: The Day's Freshest Catch from Capitan Del Mar

Indulge in the ocean's bountiful harvest by simply opening a can from Capitan de Mar...


Capitan del Mar, a local food company based in Capiz, brings the ocean's best straight to you in a variety of canned seafood products. Milkfish, or the local Bangus, and sardines are the company's lead products, each one harvested and canned under the strictest quality standards to ensure freshness. A quick snack or a light meal, it's as easy as opening a can with Capitan del Mar.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

And Then There Were Four: Meet the New Wandering Wonderer IPA from Pedro Brewcrafters...

Bolder, richer, and with more pronounced bitter notes for a hoppy flavor profile, Pedro takes you on a wild ride with their newest brew...


Pedro Brewcrafters launches its newest craft beer, the Wandering Wonderer IPA, with its predominantly hoppy flavors. Brash, free-spirited, and honest, the Wandering Wonderer IPA isn't shy on flavor. Not at all. With both flavor and bite upfront, it's a refreshing addition to the Pedro Brewcrafters' line of signature brews...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

#LocoForChococro: Butterscotch and Chocolate. Meet The New Chococro Premium Chelsea...

I knew then when I first tasted their signature Chococro back in 2014 that this was a winner...


A buttery and flaky croissant fresh from the oven, filled with rich chocolate that melts in your mouth, it's a game-changing makeover to the classic croissant. St. Marc Cafe continues to refresh their signature Chococro with new seasonal flavor combinations, and they start the year with their newest creation, the Chococro Premium Chelsea...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Beat the Monday Blues with the Burger and Free-Flowing Beer Mondays at Fireplace

Mondays just got a flavorful boost...


...with the Burger and Free-Flowing Beer Mondays at New World Manila Bay Hotel's Fireplace. A burger and an ice-cold beer works for me any day, even on rainy days and Mondays. And you can have all the beer you want with your burger...at Fireplace.

Monday, February 13, 2017

#CelebrateAlways: This Valentine's, Say it with Chocolates and a New Kind of Bubbly...

Chocolates, flowers, and a glass of bubbly...and you've got the makings for a real romantic Valentine's with a cool celebratory vibe...


Get all your Valentine's essentials at Resorts World Manila's Cafe Maxims along with an elegant and refreshingly new kind of bubbly...Raffa Sparkling

Oysters, Foie Gras, Strawberries, and Chocolate: A Pre-Valentine's Sunday Brunch at Impressions...

A leisurely Sunday Brunch gets a romantic Valentine's vibe...


On a Sunday before Valentine's, Impressions laid out a sumptuous Sunday Brunch showcasing the world-class cuisine of Executive Chef Cyrille Soenen. And there's nothing like fresh oysters, foie gras, strawberries, chocolate and a whole lot more adding its own romantic Valentine's vibe to a lavish feast. It's an impressive spread you can expect every Sunday, at the Sunday Brunch buffet of Maxims Hotel's Impressions in Resorts World Manila.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

What's in the Fridge...Bagels and Smoked Salmon

Bagels, cream cheese, and smoked salmon...classic New York flavors recreated.


It's another productive haul from the fridge, yielding just exactly what you need for some lox and bagels...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine's Indulgence at Nostalgia by Oakwood Premier Manila

Four indulgent courses, four flavorful expressions for Valentine's Day...


Oakwood Premier Joy Nostalg Center Manila celebrates Valentine's Day with a special four-course menu with Valentine's Indulgence on February 14 and 15, 2017. And if you still don't have plans this Valentine's, read on and take sneak peek at real Valentine's indulgence at Oakwood Premier Manila...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sunset at Mireio Terrace

The sun appears to set with iridescent ruby tones of topaz in a glass of Tavel. But it is to rise stronger in our hearts...


Frederic Mistral's epic poem is given new life at Mireio Terrace, a charming addition to Raffles Makati's Provencal-inspired upscale brasserie, Mireio. It's also the best spot for cocktails and canapes with the setting sun over the bay this side of the metro...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

#GetThere with Taste: Power Up with Cocio Energy

Another hectic cram sesh, struggling through the graveyard shift, applying one more detail to a critical PowerPoint presentation, or simply just getting by in another long day, you'll need that extra boost of energy without that medicinal taste or made with ingredients you can't even pronounce...


Cocio, the beloved Danish all-natural chocolate milk brand, recently rolled out their latest product, Cocio Energy, a potential game changer in the growing energy drinks segment. The first milk-based chocolate and coffee-flavored energy drinks in the market, Cocio Energy is a welcome addition to your list of options when you need a picker-upper. Read on and find out more on how to get there with taste...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

#ReviveManilaSwagger: A Proper Gentleman's Cut and a Tipple at Thirsty Barber...

A cut and rinse followed by a shot of Macallan on the rocks, the Thirsty Barber is a true hidden gem along Wilson Street reviving the elegance of bygone era...


Customized grooming, a round of handcrafted cocktails, and some pretty good eats. The Thirsty Barber brings back the days of bespoke grooming with a proper gentleman's touch, staying true to Felipe and Sons' mission of "safeguarding the heritage of our fathers as models of propriety..."

Monday, February 6, 2017

Family Traditions at Oriental Palace Seafood Restaurant and Banquet Hall

One family's story threads the culinary creations of Oriental Palace Seafood Restaurant and Banquet Hall since 1975, preserving a culinary tradition for a new generation...


Henry Chua, a cook from Hong Kong, opened his first restaurant in Manila back in 1978 along with the opening of the iconic Love Bus Escolta Station. His small noodle and dim sum restaurant was at the right place and opened at the right time, frequented by bus passengers on their way to work or heading back home, and the dream of sharing authentic Chinese cuisine became a family tradition...at Oriental Palace Seafood Restaurant and Banquet Hall.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Good Times, Rain or Shine, at Long Bar...

The skies may be grey, but it doesn't really matter. Not at Long Bar...and Orman Bag-ao continues to impress with another inventive cocktail.


Raffles Makati's Orman Bag-ao presented his latest cocktail creation, Rain or Shine, at Long Bar for another round of good times and good vibes despite the cloudy and rainy afternoon. The fruity libation with the deep rounded notes of rum is just what you need when rainy days and Mondays get you down... 

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Original King: Ramen Nagi's Classic Butao on a Rainy Day

A steaming hot bowl of ramen just makes any day, even a cloudy or rainy day, so much better...


Ramen Nagi's signature Original King, the Butao, is guaranteed to chase away the rainy day blues with a few hearty sips. Lay on the richness with a bowl of Ramen Nagi's all-time best-seller, the Original King, and any rainy day suddenly becomes so much better...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

#ItsFunToBeMessy: Blue Posts Boiling Crabs Opens Second Manila Branch at SM Mall of Asia

Three branches in Davao, and two more locations in Manila, the fun to be messy formula seems to be working for Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps...


Davao's homegrown restaurant concept, Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps, opens its second branch in Manila at SM Mall of Asia, taking Davao pride to the southern side of the metro. Ready to get messy?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Fresh from the Kitchen: Main Street Unveils New Dishes...

Four new pizzas, a refreshing salmon dish, a comforting pasta dish, and two savory sandwiches await diners at Kapitolyo's Main Street. Chef Adam Tan's been busy in the kitchen, and that always means good things for Main Street's loyal diners...


At a recent preview, Chef Adam Tan shared Main Street's new dishes to be integrated in their menu starting the first week of February. From pizzas to pasta, sandwiches and a new main course, all roads lead to Main Street in Kapitolyo...
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