Saturday, December 29, 2018

Flavors of Palawan: Discover The Last Frontier at San Vicente's Club Agutaya

The day's freshest catch, served fresh from the sea to your table, at Palawan's last frontier...


...it's days like this that will make you remember Club Agutaya in San Vicente. Serene and tranquil without the trappings of crass commercialism, San Vicente presents a rare opportunity to experience what it was like, and so far still is, nature at its purest and finest untouched by unregulated development. Whispers of San Vicente as the next Boracay can often be heard, and it's easy to see why. It's also the perfect setting for some of Palawan's legendary seafood, masterfully prepared each day at Club Agutaya. 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Flavors of Pampanga: Cruising Aboard The New Scania Marcopolo Heading North For A Pampanga Food Trip

Cruising the north to experience its rich culinary heritage and history just got a whole lot more comfortable. And luxurious too. It's first class all the way...aboard the new Scania Marcopolo.


Duman, tidtad and buro at mustasa. Uniquely Capampangan flavors that continue to define the proud culinary heritage of the province making up the country's multi-colored palette of diverse flavors is given new light with the very latest in land travel. Scania Philippines introduces the sleek, elegant and modern Marcopolo with the turnover of the first batch of buses to P & O Transport Corporation. Showcasing the very latest in technology with its superbly engineered exterior and quality interiors, the new Scania Marcopolo lets you travel in style for a taste of Pampanga's famous traditional cuisine and cultural attractions. The sights and flavors of Pampanga and the ride aboard the modern Scania Marcopolo combine for a memorable experience up north...

Friday, December 21, 2018

Dinner With The Zwieners at Wolfgang's Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener, Now Open at BGC

Dining at Wolfgang's Steakhouse is always special. But when the man behind one of New York's iconic restaurants joins you at the table, an excellent steak dinner becomes even more memorable... 


New York's Wolfgang's Steakhouse opens its third location in Manila at Bonifacio Global City on December 22, 2018 just in time for the holidays. Fancy a USDA prime dry-aged porterhouse this weekend? The staff at Wolfgang's Steakhouse in BGC will be expecting you...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Grab and Go at Dusit Thani Manila's The Pantry

The mad rush of the holidays gets into high gear, and sometimes you just need to grab and go for a quick bite...


The Pantry at Dusit Thani Manila serves a variety of savory and sweet offerings, from fresh baked bread and pastries to salads and sandwiches for dine-in and take-out. And if you're in a rush, no worries. Your grab and go bag at The Pantry will be ready in no time...

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Getting Clawed and Lovin' It: A Clawsome Experience at Red Lobster, America's Number One Seafood Restaurant

When America's number one seafood restaurant splashes its way to Manila, get ready to be clawed for one seriously clawsome dining experience...


The Bistro Group adds yet another iconic American restaurant to its growing portfolio of casual dining concepts with Red Lobster and its signature offerings of fresh quality seafood, starters, salads, pasta, pizza and of course, real fresh Maine Lobsters from the east coast. Read on and dive in for a sumptuous peek at Red Lobster...

Friday, December 14, 2018

Sup? Rediscover Comforting Asian Flavors With A Vibrant Modern Spin At Sup? Chow!

Comfortingly familiar flavors are transformed and elevated in a new dining concept by one of the metro's talented young chefs...


One bite and your favorite rice and noodle dishes are given a whole new and refreshed take. Sup? Chow is the newest foodie destination located at the heart of busy Salcedo Village in Makati offering sumptuous Chinese and Asian inspired cuisine. Chef Francis Lim takes you back in time momentarily only to jolt you back in a flash with his inventive take on traditional flavors. Modern, innovative and flavor-forward, it's a refreshing addition to Salcedo Village's bustling culinary landscape.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Load It. Gift It. Taste The Love: Share Some Love This Gift-Giving Season with The Bistro Group and Stone Valley Gift Cards

The gift of giving just got a flavorful spin...


Stone Valley Business Solutions, Inc. takes gift-giving for the holidays and beyond to an all-new level of convenience enhancing both giving gifts and the shopping experience with its innovative reloadable and reusable gift cards. It's a novel concept that takes the guesswork and the fuss out from gift-giving allowing more flexibility bringing you one step closer to cashless shopping enjoyment.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

#GoodFoodIsJustAroundTheCorner: Pizza, Sushi Rolls and Comforting Local Flavors at The Common Market Food Hall

A day at the mall can leave you hungry. At The Podium, there's The Corner Market to satisfy all your cravings...


Since it opened early this year, The Common Market at The Podium continues to remind us that good food is just around the corner. And it gets even better this holiday season. Why not make that tasty detour around the corner after a long day of Christmas shopping at The Podium? Read on for a tasty peek at The Corner Market...

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Raise A Toast For Another Round of Korean Barbecue at Geonbae Modern Korean Bar and Grill

For only P599, you'll definitely want a second round...


"Geonbae," the celebratory Korean word for "cheers" or "bottoms up" should get you in the mood for another round...of Korean barbecue. That's right. At Geonbae Modern Korean Bar and Grill, you can enjoy a round and another, in fact, unlimited rounds of barbecue for only P 599 per person (minimum of two persons), all in. Now that's a cool deal with unlimited Korean barbecue and then some at Geonbae Modern Korean Bar and Grill...

Friday, November 30, 2018

Kampai! The Akashi Japanese Whisky Dinner Pairing at Cafe Ysabel

The only whisky in the world produced by a sake master or "Toji" sets the tone for another memorable dining experience at Cafe Ysabel...


Masterfully created by one of Japan's oldest distilleries, Akashi Japanese Whisky reveals yet another facet in Japan's highly regarded whisky tradition. Known for its unique distinction as the only whisky in the world distilled by an acclaimed sake master, Akashi Japanese Whisky was only recently shared with the rest of the world after being exclusively reserved for local consumption since it was established back in 1888. And there's just no better way to get acquainted with this elegant whisky than with a lavish dinner pairing prepared by Chef Gene Gonzalez of Cafe Ysabel. After a memorable wine pairing dinner with traditional Filipino cuisine at Cafe Ysabel (more on my earlier post, Wine Not? Rediscover Comforting Local Flavors with Chef Gene Gonzalez Paired with Fine Wine at Cafe Ysabel), Chef Gene Gonzalez creates another epic feast paired with one of Japan's rarest whiskies...

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Holiday Feast by Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen

With the yuletide season just around the corner, celebrate a memorable and grand holiday feast with sumptuous dishes from Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen...


Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen jumpstarts the Christmas rush with its signature dishes in time for the holiday season. From succulent roast turkey to savory prime rib, Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen has that perfect Christmas centerpiece dish, and then some. Read on for a tasty peek at Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen's signature dishes...

Monday, November 26, 2018

New Adventures and Reminiscing Old Favorites at CPK: California Pizza Kitchen Celebrates 20 Years in the Philippines

It's hard to believe that twenty years have passed since I first had a bite and enjoyed the signature Roast Duck Pizza from CPK. In a competitive culinary landscape where trends, fads and the next big thing often takes the spotlight before quietly fading away, there are few brands that endure the test of time and evolve with the ever changing consumer's palate... 


California Pizza Kitchen launches an all-new menu including sumptuous pizzas, pasta and salads alongside their signature bestsellers as CPK celebrates its twentieth year in the country. New adventures and old favorites, it's an appropriate theme for a brand like CPK with its fresh, bold and innovative approach to California-style artisanal pizzas. Where else can you experience and taste that cool California vibe on a pizza? The new dishes feature unique flavor combinations while their bestsellers take you back on a nostalgic trip down memory lane as you rediscover the many reasons why you fell in love with CPK...

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Wine Not? Rediscover Comforting Local Flavors by Chef Gene Gonzalez Paired with Fine Wine at Cafe Ysabel

Capampangan buro and ukoy, bulcachong from Davao and piyanggang from Tawi-Tawi, the country's rich and diverse culinary heritage is showcased in a lavish feast paired with the finest wine. Wine? Wine not...


Yes, wine not. Noted chefs Gene Gonzalez, Gino Gonzalez, David Vinta, Axelle Semeniano, Ron Vermudez and Martin Eligan of Cafe Ysabel recently hosted the second Wine Not? Filipino Food & Wine Pairing with a selection of fine wine curated by old friend and high school batchmate Jay Labrador last November 13 at Cafe Ysabel's new location. The inventive wine pairing dinner with over fifteen courses highlighted the richness of our culinary diversity allowing diners to rediscover Filipino cuisine with a new palate. Ensaladang Pacu with Prosecco? Wine not...

Friday, November 23, 2018

Four For The Road: The Macallan Edition No. 4 at Top of the Alpha

It all begins with the meticulous selection of sherry-seasoned oak casks in a story that goes back as far as 1824. The Macallan's legendary whisky-making heritage is highlighted once more with its latest expression reflecting its pioneering mastery and unsurpassed craftsmanship...

The fourth release in the innovative Edition Series of The Macallan, the new Edition No. 4 celebrates the union of history and heritage in a remarkable new era of enduring whisky traditions the famed distillery has been known for since 1824. And in one evening, I get to experience the full range of The Macallan's whisky-making mastery at the Top of the Alpha...

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Hero's Welcome at Heroes Hotel

The metro is home to countless hotels offering luxurious accommodations but if you wish to stray off the beaten track, you'll find one the more unique gems where everyone is treated to a hero's welcome...


Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and forms, from caped crusaders to ordinary individuals making a living in the everyday grind. They're all heroes. And they are all welcome at Heroes Hotel. Travelers and local weekenders alike will find Heroes Hotel a smart option when visiting the city with its casual and laid-back charm and quirky superhero-themed vibe...

Monday, November 12, 2018

A Chinese Lauriat at Diamond Hotel's Corniche

Just when you thought Diamond Hotel's Corniche had everything covered with their extensive buffet spread, here's one more tempting offer that's just in time for the holidays...


Guests and diners can now enjoy an authentic Chinese Lauriat at Diamond Hotel's popular Corniche for yet another memorable dining experience. With three set menus to choose from, going Chinese in a grand way is as easy as booking your reservation for a Chinese Lauriat at Diamond Hotel.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Forty Days of Dry-Aged Perfection with House of Wagyu Stone Grill at Shangri-La Plaza

Forty days. Whether its a torrential deluge of biblical proportions or soulful wanderings in the desert, forty days always had some relevant significance. You can also include the same number of days for that perfect dry-aged steak as well...


It takes a considerable amount of time to produce the finer things in life. Like exceptional wine, the passing of time weaves layers of refined richness best enjoyed only when it matures at a certain age for its flavorful peak. The same narrative can almost be said with the finest steaks. House of Wagyu Stone Grill takes the matter of dry-aging quite seriously, maturing all of their premium steaks for at least forty days and nothing less. You can never rush a good steak...

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Reality Bites: Virtual Reality and Good Food at The VR Zone and Food Park of City of Dreams Manila's The Garage

Virtual reality and sumptuous good food combine for an all-new and first-of-its-kind experience at City of Dreams Manila...


City of Dreams Manila takes the lead in changing the metro's entertainment and dining landscape with the recent unveiling of The Garage, an innovative new attraction offering a unique and immersive experience with its VR Zone and Food Park. Hit the ski slopes at the VR Zone's Ski Rodeo, put the pedal to the metal at Mario Kart Arcade GP VR or dare if you will with the eerie Hospital Escape Terror. Sounds fun? You bet. And enjoy some good eats too for a dose of reality bites. And it's all here at The Garage...

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Firing Up New Dishes at Dicovery Primea's Flame Restaurant

Since it opened almost two years ago, Flame Restaurant at Discovery Primea continues to surprise and impress...


Flame Restaurant at Discovery Primea blazes through the year's end with a refreshing and innovative selection of inspired new dishes created by Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco. It's another great year at Flame Restaurant, and diners can expect even more flavorful surprises in the coming new year. Read on for a tasty peek at Flame Restaurant's new dishes...

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Fresh, Local and Sustainable: Celebrating World Food Day at Makati Shangri-La, Manila's Circles Events Cafe

Freshness is flavor. Circles Events Cafe at Makati Shangri-La, Manila elevates the salad experience for World Food Day...


Makati Shangri-La, Manila celebrates World Food Day 2018 showcasing the freshest in local and sustainable produce with creative and inventive salads to complement the buffet spread at Circles Events Cafe. During the week-long celebration, Makati Shangri-La, Manila joins over 150 countries worldwide by highlighting its efforts in using ethically-sourced ingredients for the hotel's culinary requirements. It's a timely initiative, with #GrowingTogether as this year's theme for World Food Day. Read on for a tasty peek...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Exclusive Private Fine Dining at The Malayan Plaza's The Executive Lounge

Elegant fine dining in an intimate setting without the usual crowds, that's a rare find in the bustling metropolis. But you can find it here at The Malayan Plaza...


Exclusive and private dining for two or up to 30 persons high above the metro, it's an experience that brings elegance back to fine dining. Let The Executive Lounge at The Malayan Plaza set up your next celebration...

Monday, October 15, 2018

Casting Spells of Good Vibes in Poblacion at Gayuma

Mystical love potions may seem out of sync in today's digital age, but it just fits right in at the quirky neighborhood of Poblacion. At Gayuma...


Poblacion is the kind of neighborhood where anything and everything feels just right. It's that eclectic and bohemian vibe that makes Poblacion a favorite, offering a variety of flavors for everyone. Gayuma is a welcome addition to the neighborhood's bar and culinary scene with their own potent version of a modern love potion and comforting cuisine...

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Flavors of Pampanga: Have a Taste of the Best with Pampanga's Best

The brightly colored packages of frozen meat have become a familiar sight, almost a tradition, after any trip from Pampanga. You just can't go home without a few packs of Pampanga's Best...


From the original Pork Tocino to Hungarian Sausages and Sweet Ham, Beef Tapa and Pork Tapa to Bacon, Longaniza and Chicken Tocino, Pampanga's Best is a homegrown brand that's been a part of comforting family meals for over forty years. And with new products in its growing portfolio, the brand has truly become the very best of Pampanga.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Flavors of Pampanga: Back On The Road To San Fernando

If Angeles City has Aling Lucing and Mila's Tokwa't Baboy, then San Fernando has Mely's for Pampanga's Sisig showdown...


Ever since the dish made with pork mask, ears and liver seasoned with chili and calamansi was reinvented along the now famous railroad tracks in Angeles, no other dish has defined regional Capampangan cuisine. Crossing provincial borders and weaving into the national mainstream, Sisig is celebrated everywhere and anywhere. But when you ask a local on where to find the best sisig in Pampanga, it all depends where you are. In San Fernando, it's Mely's with her own version of tender pork mask and ears served with loads of raw onions to temper the savory richness of the pork. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Flavors of Pampanga: One For The Road at Best Western Bendix Hotel's Ruben

A decent Old-Fashioned done well. It's not something you'd normally find outside of Manila. But you'll be glad to know you can find it at Ruben in San Fernando's Best Western Bendix Hotel...


Handcrafted cocktails, local craft beer and hearty pub grub, essentials for any bar, are just some of the things you can expect at Ruben, located at Best Western Bendix Hotel in San Fernando, Pampanga. In addition to its sumptuous cuisine (for more on Ruben's signature dishes, see my earlier post, Flavors of Pampanga: A Peek at San Fernando's Newest Dining Destination at Best Western Bendix Hotel's Ruben), Ruben is a refreshingly new and welcome addition to the local bar scene. When in San Fernando, it's always a good idea to meet up at Ruben...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Flavors of Pampanga: A Peek at San Fernando's Newest Dining Destination at Best Western Bendix Hotel's Ruben

Any trip to Pampanga is guaranteed to be a culinary experience, there are always new places to try along with the familiar favorites. It's just the way things are in the gastronomic region of the north, where heritage and tradition come together with creative modern expressions of flavor in a seamless blend. Ruben at Best Western Bendix Hotel is one of those places...


Ruben at Best Western Bendix Hotel in San Fernando, Pampanga, is more than just a welcome stopover after a road trip, it's a dining destination in itself. Ruben elevates comfort food with a modern and elegant spin while offering excellent value for a winning combination. Come along for the ride and experience Ruben's eclectic and innovative culinary style for another taste of Pampanga...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Flavors of Pampanga: Samsaman, A Capampangan Boodle Fight with Chef Sau Del Rosario at 25 Seeds

From the very first bite down to the last, the Samsaman feast at 25 Seeds is one experience that will be remembered long after you leave Angeles City. And it's one more reason that will have you coming back to Pampanga...


Chef Sau del Rosario showcases the various and complex layers of authentic Capampangan cuisine with his version of a boodle fight at 25 Seeds with Samsaman, an elaborate communal feast featuring the best of Pampanga. Named after the Capampangan term for "to grab," Samsaman is exactly that, where everyone can simply grab anything and everything on the table. With the holiday season fast approaching, Samsaman at 25 Seeds makes any road trip home to Pampanga even more special for a gathering of friends and family. So grab a plate and dig in...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Flavors of Pampanga: Coming Home to a Culinary Classic at Mila's Tokwa't Baboy

More than just a mandatory stop when in Angeles, Pampanga, it's an homage to a culinary institution that has endured the test of time where every visit is always better than the last. And that's just the way it is at Mila's Tokwa't Baboy, as it always has been since 1986.


Known as the birthplace of the iconic sisig, Angeles City in Pampanga is home to a long list of notable dining institutions, all in one city. Think of it as something more than just a top ten list, but a culinary version of the hall of fame. And when one is asked where to eat in the city, locals will easily rattle off a long list of names. One of them is Mila's Tokwa't Baboy...

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Carnivorous Nights: A Meaty Indulgence at Solaire Resort & Casino's Waterside Latin-Inspired Cuisine

All meat, all you want. And then some. It's A Meaty Indulgence with a unique Latin-spin...at Waterside Latin-Inspired Cuisine of Solaire Resort & Casino.


Solaire Resort & Casino offers diners a sumptuous all-meat feast with A Meaty Indulgence at Waterside Latin-Inspired Cuisine every Wednesday and Saturday starting at 6:00 pm. Give in to your carnivorous cravings with the premium churrasco selection for one cool "all-you-can-meat" dining experience at Waterside Latin-Inspired Cuisine...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

BrewFest 2018: Barbecue and Craft Beers at Grand Hyatt Manila's Pool House

An ice-cold beer paired with savory selections fresh from the grill and a sunset, it's BrewFest 2018 at Grand Hyatt Manila's Pool House.


Grand Hyatt Manila celebrates Oktoberfest with BrewFest 2018 on October 5 and 19 at the Pool House with unlimited rounds of their exclusive House Lager and eat-all-you-can grilled selections. It's beer and barbecue by the pool on a much grander scale set against a stunning sunset for that #LivingGrand experience at Grand Hyatt Manila. At the exclusive preview, we had a taste of the grilled specialties and signature House Lager. Here's what you can expect at Grand Hyatt Manila's BrewFest 2018 on October 5 and 19...

Thursday, September 27, 2018

There's Something About Nanka Japanese Latin in Quezon City...

Drawing inspiration from the Japanese word for "like" and a casual equivalent to "something" or "anything new," there's just something about Nanka Japanese Latin...


Maybe it's the neighborhood, an old familiar haunt from so many years ago. Maybe it's the sheer boldness of setting up an innovative and modern restaurant in an area dominated by local and mainstream cuisine. Whatever it is, there's just something about Nanka Japanese Latin that makes going back to the old neighborhood such a treat...

Monday, September 24, 2018

Firing Up The Grills For Off The Grill at Nostalgia Lounge and Bar

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays mean only one thing at Nostalgia Lounge and Bar. The grills are all fired up and it's time to go Off The Grill...


The day's freshest catch of seafood, savory steaks and premium beef, pork, lamb and chicken served fresh off the grill. It's Off-The-Grill at Nostalgia Lounge and Bar every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday starting 6:00 pm all the way to 10:00 pm, just what you need to get over the mid-week hump. Unlimited servings from the grill selection and the buffet spread for only P 1,500 net per person, the middle of the week just got better...

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Scenes from The Kitchen: The Good Taste Series 2018 at The Grand Hyatt Manila

The kitchens are fired up once more for the final local leg of The Good Taste Series, and the young talented chefs of the Hyatt properties prepare for one last round before the Asian regional in Macau.


The best and brightest of the Hyatt properties in the Philippines, the young chefs face off for the right to represent the country in the Asian regional qualifiers before the grand competition in the US (for more on The Good Taste Series, see my previous post, The Good Taste Series 2018 at Hyatt City of Dreams). In an afternoon where classical training and inspired creativity come together in a flurry of swift and decisive motions, the scenes from the kitchen reveal a whole lot of potential. Read on for a closer peek inside the grand showcase kitchen...

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Four New Dishes and Four More Reasons To Visit Paradise Dynasty

Authentic noodles and dumplings made fresh and from scratch, that's just some of the reasons to visit Paradise Dynasty. Here's four more...


Paradise Dynasty recently introduced four new signature dishes to its growing menu selection for even more tempting reasons to visit the world renowned Singaporean chain (for more on Paradise Dynasty, see my previous posts, Paradise Just Got A Whole Lot Closer: Paradise Dynasty Opens at The Podium from early this year and Noodles and Dumplings...at Paradise Dynasty on some of my personal picks). The new savory dishes include pork, duck and seafood. Read on for a tasty peek...

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Mas Paella! Celebrate World Paella Day at Discovery Primea's Restaurant Tapenade

There is probably no other Spanish dish that's deeply interwoven into our local culinary heritage like Paella. The comforting one pot, or one pan, dish combines everything we love in a comforting meal. From the soft yet plump and fluffy rice down to the socarrat, that layer of crisp crust on the bottom of the paellera, the assortment of savory toppings and delicate yet vibrant spices and seasonings, paella deserves a day all its own. And it does...


Restaurant Tapenade of Discovery Primea celebrates World Paella Day with a four-day paella feast starting September 20, 2018 showcasing Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco's innovative paella creations. From World Paella Day on September 20 all the way through the weekend, celebrate one of the world's favorite dishes at Restaurant Tapenade... 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

#LivingGrand: A Christmas Cake Mixing Preview and a Sumptuous Buffet Lunch at The Grand Kitchen of Grand Hyatt Manila

The fragrant aroma of dried fruits and nuts soaked in liquor brings a nostalgic holiday vibe...


...at the Grand Hyatt Manila. It's that time of the year when holiday traditions usher in the yuletide cheer, starting with the preparation of indulgent plum cakes. The European plum cake, or fruit cake, is one of those must-have holiday staples that completes the Christmas feast. And we got to make some to jumpstart the season at the Grand Hyatt Manila...

Thursday, September 13, 2018

#PenMoments: A Weekend at The Peninsula Manila

History, art and elegance come together for a memorable weekend of  #PenMoments at The Peninsula Manila...


Since 1976, The Peninsula Manila continues to weave memorable and magical moments, that distinct and signature #PenMoments, to the metro's evolving landscape. The Makati skyline may have changed over the last forty years, but the historic landmark remains as elegant and grand as ever, timeless in its classic lines and enduring charm. And for one weekend, I get to immerse myself with its captivating and alluring spell...  

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Bigger and Better: Saturday Brunch at Yakumi

Bigger. Better. And it's back...


Handcrafted cocktails, a nitrogen ice cream station, a wider selection of intricate sushi creations, an expanded Salad Station and fresh whole tuna flown in all the way from Tokyo's famed Tsukiji Fish Market carved by your table side, Saturday Brunch at Solaire Resort and Casino's Yakumi just got bigger and better with these sumptuous additions. You'll find your favorite premium fresh salmon, succulent scallops, and juicy US Ribeye too in addition to the exciting new features of the Saturday Brunch. The Saturday Brunch relaunch is set for September 15, 2018, read on for a sneak preview of what you can expect at Yakumi...

Monday, September 10, 2018

Firing Up the Teppanyaki Grill at Yurakuen's Eat-All-You-Can Teppanyaki

I've been going back since my first Eat-All-You-Can Teppanyaki experience at Yurakuen some three years back, and it just keeps getting better...


The Eat-All-You-Can Teppanyaki at Yurakuen in Diamond Hotel remains one of the best deals this side of the metro where you get front row seats to an epic feast prepared right in front you. From fresh seafood to savory premium beef, lamb, pork and chicken all prepared on the teppan grill, it's one dining experience that will have you coming back for seconds and a repeat performance at Yurakuen.   

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

#BrighterCravings2018: Celebrate A Merry and Bright Christmas with The Cravings Group

It's September, and the arrival of the "ber" months can mean only one thing. Christmas is near. And the first thing that comes to my mind is a soft, sweet and indulgent fresh-baked ensaymada draped in cheese that just brings back fond and nostalgic memories of countless holiday memories. But The Cravings Group has more than just the traditional ensaymada for memorable holiday celebrations...


The Cravings Group celebrates thirty flavorful years of creating exceptional holiday memories with a lavish selection of catering and gift-giving options for A Merry and Bright Christmas. Now with three generations working behind one of the country's well-loved family-run and managed brands, The Cravings Group is all set to break new ground and reach new heights for its milestone 30th anniversary. And Christmas comes early with traditional ensaymadas and so much more from The Cravings Group...

Sunday, September 2, 2018

#SABORtheMoment: Mix N Mingle at Sabor Bar de Vinos

Finally. Quezon City needs a place like this...and about time too.


Novotel Manila Araneta Center adds a cool Spanish vibe with the recent opening of Sabor Bar de Vinos to the culinary landscape and nightlife scene up north. With its name derived from the latin word sapor which means flavor, Sabor Bar de Vinos offers a feast for the senses with its elegant interiors, savory tapas, sweet treats and refreshing libation with a cool and distinct Spanish flair. Uncorked, Sabor Bar de Vinos is ready to serve an exquisite dining, and wining, experience.

Friday, August 31, 2018

#aNIUexperience: NIU by Vikings Opens at The Podium

For over four years, NIU by Vikings continues to lead the evolution of the casual buffet dining experience with its impressive scale, variety and value, the very same core principles showcased in its newest location. It's something they do very well...


From the same group behind Vikings (more on Vikings on my earlier posts, Food News: Vikings Invade SM Jazz Mall and Experience a Taste of America with 4th of July Themed Dishes at Vikings SM Megamall), Four Seasons Hot Pot (more on Four Seasons Hot Pot on my previous posts, What's Hot? Four Seasons Hot Pot City and Quezon City's Newest Hotspot: Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot Opens in Araneta Center) and Nord's Bread Hub (see my post, Elevating Your Bakery Experience at Nord's Bread Hub, Now Baking at The Block), NIU by Vikings continues to elevate the buffet dining experience at its newest location at The Podium. And just like my previous dining experiences, Niu by Vikings continues to impress.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Good Taste Series 2018 at Hyatt City of Dreams

Flounder. Bacon. Couscous. Squash blossoms. And lychees. Five ingredients from a Mystery Box. And six talented young chefs take up the challenge in creating a lavish dish using these same five ingredients. Welcome to this year's edition of The Good Taste Series at Hyatt City of Dreams...


The 2018 Edition of The Good Taste Series at Hyatt City of Dreams was recently held at The Cafe last week with three winners selected for the next round of qualifying stages leading to the Asian semi-finals in Macau. Observing the competition up close was a memorable experience for me, seeing the whole creative process unfold all the way until final plating. Read on for another look back at the recent The Good Taste Series 2018 at Hyatt City of Dreams...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sunday Best: The Sunday Brunch Buffet at Nobu Restaurant

Sunday brunch is elevated to an elegant, even sublime, dining experience exuding that masterful Nobu touch...at Nobu Restaurant.


World renowned master chef Nobu Matsuhisa brings his unique and expressive style of modern Japanese cuisine at Nobu Restaurant showcased in a lavish Sunday Brunch Buffet. It's a dining experience like no other with its wide array of Nobu-style Japanese cuisine infused with Peruvian hints masterfully executed taking Sunday Brunch to a whole new level.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Fresh Catch for the Weekend: The Seafood Extravaganza at The Cafe

It's the weekend, time to haul in the day's freshest catch...


Fridays and Saturdays mean only one thing, it's a lavish seafood feast for dinner. Hyatt City of Dreams presents the Seafood Extravaganza at The Cafe, a sumptuous buffet offering the day's fresh catch in an impressive buffet spread.

Monday, August 27, 2018

#TheGutomIsReal: Go All Out at Takaw! Filipino Eatery

When that insatiable craving for comforting Filipino flavors hits you with an unrelenting assault on the senses, just give in and head on over to Takaw! Filipino Eatery...


Noted chef Myke "Tatung" Sarthou shares his take on comforting local cuisine at his latest dining concept, Takaw! Filipino Eatery that's perfect when that craving turns to real hunger. At Takaw! Filipino Eatery, Chef Tatung infuses some light-hearted humor to some seriously good eats... 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

#BestOfBoracay: The Best of Boracay Pop-Up at Hole In The Wall

More than just sun, sea and sand, Boracay has become a sub-culture all its own, a liberating state of mind temporarily placed on hold with its recent closure. Part of the unique Boracay experience is its equally famous beach grub to complete the perfect getaway. But Boracay is far from being the lost paradise, and until it recovers and opens late this year, we'll have to just wait and see. For a limited time, you can have a taste of Boracay's renowned beach grub at Hole in the Wall to satisfy your cravings, all the way until September...


The Sunny Side Cafe Group brings four of Boracay's very best to Hole in the Wall for a special pop-up allowing the metro's countless loyal fans to savor the flavors of the iconic beach destination. With the closure of numerous establishments in Boracay for the duration of its rehabilitation, the pop-up also assists business owners in providing continuous employment for its employees. At the pop-up, diners can rediscover the casual and comforting cuisine of Spicebird, Poketo, Fat Rice and Coco Mama, all in one place. For Nowie and Odette Potenciano of the Sunny Side Cafe Group, the Best of Boracay Pop-Up at Hole in the Wall is just the beginning of even better things yet to come until the re-opening of Boracay... 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Recreating Inspired and Flavorful Journeys at Vanderlust

Each dish is a story inspired by fond memories of a European journey, recreated and retold daily at one of The Podium's newest must-try restaurants...


Vanderlust takes you on a culinary journey of European-inspired flavors with its extensive menu at The Podium. The young couple behind Vanderlust, Mark Anthony and Valerie Spencer, draw inspiration from fond memories of a European journey, retelling their stories of memorable experiences in different European cities with each flavorful dish. And you get to share the young couple's passion for both travel and food with an intimate dining experience at Vanderlust. So go ahead and wander through the different layers of European flavors at Vanderlust, now open at The Podium.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Mangiamo! Savor Hearty Italian Flavors with Deliziosa Italia at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's Cucina

The vibrant tri-colors of Italy gently wave high up at the ceiling inside the elegant interiors of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's signature all-day restaurant. Prepare for an Italian feast at Cucina...


Comforting and rustic Italian flavors take the spotlight at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's Cucina with Deliziosa Italia from August 14 to 27, 2018. From antipasti to savory hot dishes and desserts, it's an authentic and sumptuous Italian dining experience recreated by Executive Chef Alisdair Bletcher. Read on for a tasty peek...  

Fix Your Hunger: Everything You Need To Know About Yellow Cab's New Pizza Flavors Is All In The Bag...

Hunger is, according to the guys at Yellow Cab, the most unstoppable force in the galaxy. It's what drives us. And I really believe that. It's what makes us great. Hungry? Fix it. And everything you need to know about Yellow Cab's exciting new flavors is in the bag... 


Yellow Cab announces the introduction of new pizza variants in August with flavors that will take you to the streets of New York. And if you've got the bag, you're invited to an exclusive sneak peek...
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