Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Shaping Food Consumption Habits for a Sustainable Food Future: Knorr Celebrates Nutrition Month 2019

The numbers are alarming. According to a 2016 AIA survey, eight out of every ten Filipinos neglect to eat vegetables on a daily basis, resulting in the Philippines being one of the unhealthiest countries in Asia. This number translates to the next generation as 7.5 million children aged ten years and below are considered malnourished. This month, these health and nutrition issues are tackled head on... 


...and it's about time too. Knorr Philippines celebrates Nutrition Month 2019 with a range of efforts aimed toward helping families prepare nutritious and delicious meals in sustainable ways. Knorr also takes the lead in shaping food consumption habits, partnering with the WWF-UK to produce the Future 50, a list of vegetables, grains, cereals, seeds, legumes, and nuts from across the globe which can have a positive impact on both people and the environment. It's a timely advocacy that deserves more than a second look. Read on and find out more on what Knorr has in store for Nutrition Month and discover why #NutritiousIsDelicious...

Monday, July 22, 2019

Know Your Crust: Different Types of Pizza Crust Explained

When that sudden craving for pizza hits, you need to act fast. Nowadays, it's easy to satisfy any pizza craving with on-line options, a take-out call or simply pull up an app to order your favorite pizza. You can also use the best pizza tracking app too, so you know exactly where your pizza is and when it will be delivered. But before you click, you're suddenly barraged by so many options. And not just flavors, but different types of pizza crust as well. Confused? No worries. Papa John's simplifies everything you need to know about pizza crusts...


It's easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of crust options available to you. But that's all part of the fun in getting your pizza fix. Still confused? Relax, Papa John's prepared your very own comprehensive guide to the different varieties of delicious pizza crusts. Read on and learn...

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Blue Aquamarine, Green Emerald, Blue Sapphire, and Black Sea Pearls: G & T's at The Lobby of The Peninsula Manila

Blue, green and black. A tipple at The Peninsula Manila becomes a colorful affair... 


Celebrate the day's end with rounds of soothing Gin & Tonics at The Lobby of The Peninsula Manila with the Blue Aquamarine, Green Emerald, Blue Sapphire and Black Sea Pearls and usher in infinite possibilities by the time the sun makes its final bow. You'll soon realize your day is just starting after one G & T at The Lobby...

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Express from the UK: PizzaExpress Philippines Opens Flagship Store at SM Megamall

One of the UK's most beloved restaurant brands comes to Manila. Get ready for another British invasion...


Opened last June 27, PizzaExpress at the Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall is the third local branch of the iconic UK-based pizza chain in Manila following their Uptown Mall in BGC and SM North Edsa stores. The SM Megamall location will also be the largest branch to date with room to comfortably sit 90 diners. That's good news for the metro's pizza lovers. The British are coming...and they're bringing pizza. Lots of pizza.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Gochu-Gang, Beefier and Babu: By The Numbers with Stalls 5,6 and 7 at The Grid Food Market in Power Plant Mall

If you still haven't been to The Grid Food Market at Power Plant Mall, then consider this your partial guide to their sumptuous offerings in a first of a series posts. Let's do The Grid Food Market by the number starting with Gochu-Gang, Beefier and Babu, that's Stall Numbers 5, 6 and 7...


The Grid Food Market at Power Plant Mall is more than just another food hall, it's an elegant space where good food, company and lifestyle converge in one place for a unique dining experience. And with 12 tempting stalls to choose from offering burgers to bulgogi and bibimbap, laksa and nasi lemak to tsukemen, pintxos, porchetta and crab rolls, The Grid Food Market offers both variety and value in a lavish setting. Here's a snapshot of the wide array of tasty selections starting with Stall Number 5...

Saturday, July 13, 2019

New in the 'Hood: BOA Kitchen & Socials Opens at Quezon City's Scout Rallos

Why drive down south for some good food and good times when it's all here in the 'hood...


Joey Marcelo and Chef Julius Necor believe Quezon City is ready for a refreshing change. The evolving culinary landscape in the 'hood and the changing, more open palate of diners forever searching for something new and different are clear indicators that the time is right for BOA Kitchen & Socials at Scout Rallos...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Japan in the City: Tendon Akimitsu Tokyo Asakusa Opens at Top of the Glo's New Japan Town

An authentic taste of Japan awaits high up at the roof deck in Glorietta...


Immerse yourself in a unique culinary and cultural experience with the very best of Japanese cuisine at Top of the Glo's Japan Town, soon to be one of the metro's newest dining destinations. Japan Town transports you to the busy streets of Tokyo without even leaving the mall, offering a variety of authentic Japanese cuisine from its collection of Japanese restaurants. And for tendon and donburi, Tendon Akimitsu is your must-try and flavorful stop at Japan Town...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Four for a Feast with the Max's Fried Chicken and Soup Bundle

Sizzling Tofu, Pork Ribs Sinigang sa Gabi, Iced Tea, Buko Pandan and the signature Max's Sarap-to-the-Bones Fried Chicken...it's a feast for four at Max's Restaurant.


Getting together over a sumptuous feast is something Max's Restaurant knows so well. After all, Max's Restaurant has been at the heart of countless celebrations for over 74 years. After the festive National Fried Chicken Weekend celebrations of Max's Restaurant (more on my earlier post at #MaxsGetTogether: This National Fried Chicken Weekend, Get Together and Unlock Exciting Offers from Max's Restaurant), it's time to get together once more for the all-inclusive and lavish Max's Fried Chicken and Soup Bundle. After all, what's better than Sarap-to-the-Bones Fried Chicken? Eating it together...

Sunday, July 7, 2019

When a Typical Sunday Cantonese Lunch is Transformed with a Luxurious Vibe...at Crystal Dragon.

A late Sunday afternoon lunch becomes more than just a weekend meal, taking you on an elegant culinary journey with authentic Cantonese flavors at Crystal Dragon...


Crystal Dragon at Nuwa in City of Dreams turns an ordinary day into a memorable one with masterfully executed dishes in an elegant setting. There's just no ordinary days at Crystal Dragon, every meal becomes an experience. But for the culinary and service teams of Crystal Dragon, it's just another day... 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

#TokyosNumber1Mazesoba: Prepare For A New Ramen Experience by Menya Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba

Just when you thought the raging ramen revolution is over...


...a new entry barges into the local food scene with an all-new and exciting ramen experience. Literally translated as "mixed noodles," mazesoba is a type of dry or brothless noodles that's rich and unctuous with bold and vibrant flavors. Way past being just another trend, mazesoba is now part of Japan's culinary mainstream. Leading the charge for this new expression of ramen is Tokyo's number one mazesoba, Menya Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba with its very first branch in the Philippines. Ready for a new ramen experience? Read on and find out why mazesoba is the next big thing in ramen...

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Where's The Pie? Find It All Here at Citron...

As good as American Pie...


Apple Pie a la Mode, Banoffee Pie and Key Lime Pie, homespun indulgence of pure Americana awaits guests and diners at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati for a slice of the American dream. This July, Citron offers rustic and comforting All-American classics paired with a cup of coffee or tea for only P 250 net. Where's the pie? It's all here at Citron...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

#MaxsGetTogether: This National Fried Chicken Weekend, Get Together and Unlock Exciting Offers From Max's Restaurant

Are you ready for National Fried Chicken Weekend? Bring the gang, and your appetite to the house that fried chicken built...


Since 1945, Max's Restaurant remains one of the country's well-loved and enduring brands, and still top-of-mind when it comes to fried chicken. On July 5, 2019, Max's Restaurant kicks off the National Fried Chicken Weekend with the Chicken All-You-Can for only P 399. It's back. Time to get together and unlock exciting promos from Max's Restaurant...

Monday, July 1, 2019

Turning Japanese All-Day Long at Motto Motto All-Day Japanese

Fun, playful, quirky and different. And you'll want more...


Loosely translated to mean "more," to go further or deeper, Motto Motto All-Day Japanese is Raintree Restaurants' newest dining concept offering all-day, everyday Japanese comfort food. The extensive menu, from All-Day Brunch to Teishoku Sets, Sashimi and Sushi, Salads and Small Plates, Agemono and Tempura, Sizzling Specials, Yakitori and Shabu-Shabu, Donburi, Udon and Soba, Fried Rice, Sizzling Rice, Curry Rice and Omurice, Teppan, Desserts and refreshing Beverages and Cocktails clearly tells you there's just so much more at Motto Motto. Redefining "more" with their wide menu selections, Motto Motto will have you turning Japanese all-day long...

Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Day's Freshest Catch at New World Makati Hotel's Cafe 1228

When the call of the sea promises a culinary adventure that's just too hard to resist, head on down to Cafe 1228...


Sunday lunches at Cafe 1228 of New World Makati Hotel are guaranteed to satisfy your cravings for the day's freshest catch. With it's lavish buffet spread, you can come back for seconds and thirds with loads of seafood along with other dishes from their extensive buffet selections. It's also no surprise that New World Makati Hotel is the home of the master oyster shucker for 2018, Executive Chef Robert Davis (see more on on my previous post, The Master Oyster Shucker Reigns at The Glasshouse).

Friday, June 28, 2019

Morelli's On A Rainy Day...

Grey skies and a sudden downpour brings everyone to a stop in the metro. Like they say, if you want the entire city to stop moving, just add water. It's your cue for some premium gelato. Step inside Shangri-La's East Wing and have a scoop of Morelli's...


Since 1907, the rich and indulgent flavors of Morelli's have captivated customers in the UK with its authentic Italian gelato and ice cream. And now you too can savor the silky smooth richness of Morelli's right here at Morelli's Gelato Cafe at Shangri-La's East Wing, so let it rain...

Thursday, June 27, 2019

A #BourdainDay Pop-Up Dinner at U Hotels with Egg Salad Sandwiches, Macau Pork Chop, Laksa, Choucroute Garnie and Ditching Dessert for Stinky Cheese

He may have been a complex and often misunderstood character in today's media age, but he was real. It's his authenticity that endeared him to so many, and there's no better way to honor a man by celebrating how he lived...


Anthony Bourdain's birthday, June 25, was celebrated around the world just the way he would have it, eating, drinking and traveling with close friends. Dubbed #BourdainDay, his storied life is once again celebrated in a lavish pop-up by Chefs Sharwin Tee and Karla Reyes hosted by U Hotels. And just like last year, it was all about celebrating his life more than his sudden passing, of good times shared with friends over food and overflowing drinks (for more on last year's Chef's Table Tribute to Anthony Bourdain, see my post, A Cook's Tour with No Reservations to Parts Unknown: Chef Decker Gokioco's Chef's Table Tribute to Anthony Bourdain at U Hotels).

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A Matter of Taste: nawwTy's Kitchen Adds a Luxe Spin to Breakfast and Healthy Choices with Breakfast Corner and Wholesome Indulgence

 It's always been a matter of taste for nawwTy's Kitchen by Trish Panlilio. And it only gets better...


Since 2014, nawwTy's Kitchen by Trish Panlilio has redefined comfort food with her signature luxe spin. Hearty and comforting dishes are elevated and transformed, making Trish Panlilio one of the most sought-after caterers in the metro. Her restaurant, Mulberry Door by nawwTy's Kitchen at Bonifacio Global City is her own intimate stage reflecting her culinary style. Now, breakfast and healthy choices are added to nawwTy's Kitchen by Trish Panlilio's repertoire of tasty offerings with Breakfast Corner and Wholesome Indulgence...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A Surf & Turf Kind of Sunday at Stoned Steaks

When slow Sunday afternoons leave you craving for just a little sizzle, you'll need a few ingredients to make it all happen...


A premium slab of beef, succulent shrimps and a sizzling hot lava stone, it's a Surf & Turf kind of Sunday at Stoned Steaks.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Dial 73737 for North Park's Ultimate Noodles...

Wanton, pork ribs, prawn dumplings, three kinds of mushrooms, Nanking beef and tendon on Hong Kong style noodles draped in a flavorful broth, that's the superbowl of noodles. At North Park, that's the Ultimate Noodles...


The sudden downpour triggers a craving for comforting noodles. Simply dial North Park Delivery at 73737 for your noodle fix. And make that the Ultimate Noodles.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

#EverydayLechonHappiness: Lydia's Lechon Turns 55

It's a success story that continues to inspire from its humble beginnings in a small stall in Baclaran and fifty-five years and more than twenty-five branches later, Lydia's Lechon promises even more Everyday Lechon Happiness to its loyal customers... 


Since 1965, Lydia's Lechon has been the brand synonymous with the iconic Filipino staple in countless celebrations and fiestas, the whole roasted pig or Lechon. Celebrating 55 years of #EverydayLechonHappiness, Lydia's Lechon highlights this key milestone with exciting new offerings for a new generation of customers, available at selected outlets starting July 15, 2019. Curious? Read on for a sneak peek...

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Local Flavors of the Past, Revisited: The Philippine Culinary Heritage Filipino Food Festival at Diamond Hotel's Corniche with Guest Chef Christopher Carangian

Walk back and retrace the roots of our rich and diverse culinary heritage, one plate at a time...at Corniche.


Corniche at Diamond Hotel takes you on a culinary journey of rediscovery with Philippine Culinary Heritage: A Filipino Food Festival by guest chef Christopher Carangian from June 19 to 30, 2019, an epic revival of traditional dishes recreated in a lavish buffet feast. And just like the previous festivals at Diamond Hotel, Corniche reveals even more intricate layers from our flavorful tapestry of local flavors.   

Thursday, June 20, 2019

A Cava Dinner with Freixenet at The Peninsula Manila's Elegant Old Manila

The finest sparkling wines from Spain paired with the bold and inventive flavors of Old Manila's Chef Allan Briones is something you don't want to miss...


The Peninsula Manila recently hosted a wine pairing dinner with Freixenet at Old Manila last June 19 as part of an on-going series on special dinners paired with featured wine labels. The dinner also showcased the culinary creations of Chef Allan Briones, the first Filipino Head Chef of Old Manila, for the special wine pairing with Spain's premier sparkling wine.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

A Very Raffles Weekend...

There are just a handful of prestigious hotel properties in the world that exude a richness and depth of history, old world colonial elegance and charm...


...one of them is Raffles. The very name takes you back to the golden age of travel when Hemingway sought solace with his favorite cocktail at the Long Bar after a long voyage and Maugham indulged in afternoon tea for a taste of home in the tropics. Here in Manila, that same signature style that made Raffles synonymous with an elegance from a bygone era is recreated at Raffles Makati.

Monday, June 17, 2019

A Gentleman's Affair: The Pen Ultimate Father's Day Dream Lounge at The Peninsula Manila

Salon de Ning and The Bar at The Peninsula Manila are transformed once more for a special day. Raise a toast for dad...


Now on its third year, The Peninsula Manila honors dads everywhere with another edition of The Pen Ultimate Father's Day Dream Lounge at Salon de Ning and The Bar (for more on the previous editions of The Pen Ultimate Father's Day Dream Lounge, see my posts, Raising The Bar For Dad: The Pen Ultimate Dream Lounge at The Bar and Salon de Ning from last year and #PenMoments: Adding Coolness to Dad's Day at The Peninsula Manila's Pen Ultimate Father's Day from two years ago on my other travel blog). From cocktails to tasty and indulgent bites, personal grooming to the latest in bespoke sartorial elegance, hobbies and big bikes, The Pen Ultimate Father's Day Dream Lounge raises the bar with a curated selection just for dad...

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Grilling For The Weekend at Gyu-Kaku

It's the weekend, and it's time for grilling...


The table-top grills are ready and all fired-up for you for the weekend at Gyu-Kaku with a lavish Japanese-style feast (for more on Gyu-Kaku, see my previous post, Eat-All-You-Can Japanese BBQ at Gyu-Kaku, All-Day, Everyday...). Let's start grilling...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Reality Bites Reboot: New Virtual Reality Attractions and Awesome Fish and Chips at City of Dreams Manila's The Garage

The Garage at City of Dreams Manila upgrades its menu of attractions with new VR options and probably the best fish and chips this side of the metro... 


Since its opening in October last year, The Garage at City of Dreams Manila has set the benchmark for entertainment and dining with state-of-the-art VR attractions paired with a curated selection of sumptuous dining options (for more on The Garage, see my earlier post, Reality Bites: Virtual Reality and Good Food at The VR Zone and Food Park of City of Dreams Manila's The Garage from the launch late last year). And it's leveled up with new virtual reality gaming attractions plus new and tasty additions inspired by the Union Jack. Bring your winning a-game, and your appetite, at City of Dreams Manila's The Garage...   

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A Light Yet Grand Mid-Week Lunch at Grand Hyatt Manila's The Grand Kitchen

Inspired by Grand Hyatt Manila's Go Green initiative, I thought it would be a refreshing change of pace to enjoy a light yet sumptuous, and healthier, mid-week lunch at The Grand Kitchen...


...and what a feast. Indulging in the finest and freshest seafood instead of the usual proteins does make you feel better. And if you wish to go all-out, experience Go Green Mondays at Grand Hyatt Manila's The Grand Kitchen where you can discover savory plant-based burgers and sausages by Beyond Meat (more on Green Mondays on my previous post, #GoGreenGoGrand: Grand Hyatt Manila Goes Green in Grand Style). If you can't go on a Monday, The Grand Kitchen still offers a wide array of healthy options for the rest of the week (you can also order Beyond Meat Burgers and Sausages from the A La Carte menu), until you meet their indulgent Baklava and mouth-watering Bicol Express. But all's good. It always is. At The Grand Kitchen. 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Scott's: New Flavors and Probably The Best Laksa in Town at Ascott Bonifacio Global City

Exciting global cuisine made with the freshest, local ingredients, Ascott Bonifacio Global City unveils its newest culinary concept... 


Ascott Bonifacio Global City recently launched its casual all-day dining restaurant, Scott's, the newest dining destination at The Fort. And here's a secret. It's home to probably the best Laksa in town...

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Elevating Filipino Cuisine: Come Home to S Kitchen's Sunday Fiesta at Sheraton Manila Hotel

Like coming home to a fiesta, Sundays are now even more special at Sheraton Manila Hotel...


Starting June 9, S Kitchen at Sheraton Manila Hotel launches its Sunday Fiesta showcasing a lavish Filipino-inspired buffet spread. The Sunday Fiesta at S Kitchen is an elevated buffet experience with authentic Filipino cuisine alongside international dishes. For only P 2,500 per person, diners can enjoy a sumptuous feast of local and global flavors for lunch from 12nnn to 3pm every Sunday. Think of it as coming home to comforting and nostalgic local flavors...

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Fire and Flavor: Setting The Stage For A Culinary Performance at Teppanya

 The teppan grill becomes a stage for a masterful performance of fire and flavor...


 ...it's at the heart of the elegant interiors at Teppanya where you get front row seats for a lavish teppan feast. Located at the brand new North Towers at SM North Edsa, Teppanya takes the teppan dining experience straight to the mall in Quezon City. And with Father's Day just around the corner, Teppanya is the perfect spot to get together with family and friends. The teppan grills at Teppanya are fired up, read on for a tasty peek...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Come Hungry For The All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum At New World Manila Bay Hotel's Li Li

All the dim sum you want. Steamed, deep-fried and baked. Plus appetizers, main courses, rice, noodles, congee and desserts. It's All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum at New World Manila Bay Hotel's signature Chinese restaurant, Li Li...


Dim sum cravings are once again satisfied with a lavish and sumptuous selection of savory bite-sized pouches of vibrant flavors at Li Li, New World Manila Bay Hotel's fine dining Chinese restaurant. From Monday to Sunday, 12:00 nn to 2:30pm, go all-out with your favorite dim sum and discover new favorites for only P 1,088 net per person. Read on and find out what Li Li has to offer for an epic dim sum lunch...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

A Sip with the Sizzle: An Elegant Wine Pairing Dinner at Stoned Steaks' The Wine Room

 Stoned Steaks adds a distinctive sizzle to an elegant wine pairing dinner...


Stoned Steaks, known for their premium dry-aged Wagyu beef grilled on special lava stones, unveils their elegant new space ideal for intimate gatherings and corporate meetings with The Wine Room. Wine pairings become a sizzling affair with Executive Chef Errol Van Manuel's curated menu at Stoned Steaks' The Wine Room. In collaboration with Argentina's Terrazas de los Andes and their fine wines, we experienced a memorable sip with the sizzle at The Wine Room...

Monday, June 3, 2019

#TrueToPleasure: Pure Pleasure, Unveiled. Meet The New Limited Edition Magnum Macadamia Salted Caramel

Creamy and velvety smooth salted caramel draped in thick and rich Belgian chocolate and Australian macadamias, it's real decadence in an ice cream bar like no other...


Championing real pleasure in the highest, truest standard, Magnum unveils its newest limited edition flavor for pleasure seekers, the Magnum Macadamia Salted Caramel. Like all Magnum ice cream bars, the latest addition to its indulgent range is pure indulgence. Read on and unwrap Magnum's newest flavor...

Sunday, June 2, 2019

And Your 2019 Young Talents Escoffier Winner Is...

One of the country's most prestigious annual culinary competitions culminates with a lavish dinner to celebrate a young chef's journey to the global stage...


Now on its ninth year, the 2019 Young Talents Escoffier competition continues the culinary legacy of Auguste Escoffier. That evening, the torch has been passed to a new generation of young chefs selected to lead the movement for the continuous evolution of cuisine, with one chosen to represent the country for the Asia Finals in Hong Kong. 

Friday, May 31, 2019

A Few Good Men (and Women): A Gathering of the Country's Top Culinary Icons and Rising Stars at the 2019 Young Talents Escoffier Competition

A perfectly prepped baked or poached fish elegantly draped in the classic Mornay sauce, it's a traditional dish reflecting the fundamentals of French cuisine. It's also the dish that may launch a stellar career for one of six finalists...


Widely regarded as a pioneer in fine dining, luxury hospitality and elevating French haute cuisine to an elegant and memorable experience, the culinary legacy of Auguste Escoffier lives on with the annual Young Talents Escoffier competition of Disciples Escoffier International Asia. The prestigious competition, now on its ninth year in the Philippines, aims to transfer knowledge to aspiring young local chefs. This is at the very core of the vision and mission of Disciples Escoffier worldwide, maintaining the high standards set by Auguste Escoffier with the next generation of culinary talents. This year, six young candidates have been selected but only one winner has the rare privilege of representing the country and showcase his (or her) talents on the global stage... 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Macaron or Macaroon? It's A French Thing...

That delicately smooth and crisp outer layer on top as fragile as an eggshell matched with lightly ruffled clean and small "feet" on the bottom, the sumptuous filling in the center between two perfectly paired discs capped by its melt-in-your mouth finish with each indulgent bite...start counting your smiles and forget the calories. But say it wrong and you get your grandmother's homemade coconut treat instead...


You've probably seen all the brightest, most vibrant colors and hues of this most decadent nibble, but there's still so much more to discover. The range of colors is probably thicker than most Pantone color guides, and the flavor combinations have gone beyond traditional with inventive creations infused with matcha, foie gras, rosewater and even fermented sour mangoes and bacon. Still, the macaron continues to tempt and entice. And as the local culinary landscape evolves, you can expect even more creative interpretations of this very French delight.       

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A Piece of Cake: Chefs Aileen Anastacio and Miko Aspiras Unveil Their Collaborative Book on Cakes, Desserts and Everything Sweet at CCA Manila

From the classic New York Cheesecake to the modern New York Cheesecake Entrement, the nostalgic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake to the avant-garde Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Verrine, the colorful Rainbow Cake to the indulgent Rainbow Cake Gelato Bar, and the decadent Sans Rival to the inventive Sans Rival Petit Gateaux, fifty lavish cakes executed two ways in the distinctive culinary styles of the country's finest pastry chefs elegantly laid out in a book...


...it's A Piece of Cake by Chefs Aileen Anastacio and Miko Aspiras. Two of the country's premier pastry chefs collaborate for a beautiful yet comprehensive, simple and easy guide to both classic and modern desserts for home bakers and professional chefs with their masterfully written and photographed book. You too can recreate these timeless desserts with each masterpiece lovingly detailed in the book. Baking at home can be "A Piece of Cake..." 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Breadtime Sandwiches at Brotzeit with Helmut, Dirk, Angela, Hasselhoff, Beethoven, Von Trapp and Reuben

Seven new sandwiches, seven new reasons to visit Brotzeit...


Brotzeit, one of the metro's finest authentic German beer bars, takes breadtime to a whole new level with a sumptuous variety of savory offerings. Breadtime Sandwiches by Brotzeit features a curated line-up of specialty sandwiches created by Brotzeit Culinary Director Ivan Maminta best paired with your favorite Paulaner. Or Gin & Tonic. Read on and meet the Bavarian band of Angela, Helmut, Dirk, Hasselhoff, Beethoven, Von Trapp and Reuben at Brotzeit... 

Friday, May 17, 2019

That Hong Kong Curry in Casserole at Honolulu HK Cafe...

Savory goodness served piping hot, the Beef Brisket Hong Kong Curry in Casserole at Honolulu HK Cafe will have you going for another round...


It's just one of many comforting dishes served at Honolulu HK Cafe, one of Hong Kong's oldest and iconic tea houses established back in 1940. Known for their signature coffee, Bo Lo Buns and Egg Tarts, Honolulu HK Cafe also offers a wide selection of savory main dishes, including the Hong Kong Curry in Casserole...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Fried, Grilled or Smoked? Meet The New Butterfly Spring Chicken Summer Specials From RACKS

A chicken dinner prepared just the way you like it. Fried, grilled or smoked? Have it all at RACKS...


Hickory Smoked Spring Chicken, Grilled Lemon-Garlic Spring Chicken and Fried Chimichurri Spring Chicken, each one prepared with that distinct real American country kitchen style of RACKS. Why not have all of them? You can enjoy the signature Butterfly Spring Chicken prepared three different ways at RACKS from now until June 30, 2019 to spice up your summer. Read on for a closer look at the tasty summer offerings from RACKS...

Monday, May 13, 2019

19 with 25: Enjoy 19 Authentic Dim Sum Dishes and More with 25% Discount at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's Lung Hin

Exquisite dim sum masterfully prepared in one of the metro's finest and authentic Cantonese restaurants is showcased in a lavish presentation of tradition and culinary expertise, made even better with one sweet deal... 


Lung Hin of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila offers unlimited orders from a savory selection of 19 steamed, pan-fried and deep-fried dim sum dishes for a sumptuous all-you-can-eat Premium Dim Sum Lunch Set Menu. Paired with a choice of rice or noodles, appetizers, Hong Kong barbecue, soup and main courses from Monday to Saturday for only P 1,888++ per person all the way until May 31, 2019, now that sounds like a good deal. But it gets better. Diners can also avail of an additional and special 25% savings for an even sweeter deal...

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Tales of Rum and the Spirit of the Caribbean: Rum Diaries and Ron Matusalem at The Peninsula Manila's The Bar

An enduring legacy from the days when sugar dominated the global economy that triggered colonial expansion by the Spanish, English and French to the new world in the Caribbean, the culture and lore of rum continues to this day. Tales of pirates, naval traditions and explorers in the new world are just part of the mystique of this well-loved spirit made from sugarcane or molasses. Enjoy a tipple and rediscover the golden age of rum with The Peninsula Manila's Rum Diaries...


The Peninsula Manila showcases some the world's finest rum with Rum Diaries at The Bar from April 25 to June 30, 2019. Immerse yourself in the rum experience at The Bar with a flight of three iconic labels, Ron Matusalem 23 Gran Reserva from the Dominican Republic with its deep and indulgent hints of toffee-like sweetness, the Dictador 20-Year Old from Colombia with its complex notes and the multi-awarded Clement VSOP from Martinique. The best of the Caribbean in one flight, and it's here at The Bar. Like what you see so far? Read on for a closer look at one of the featured rum labels...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lengua, Cochinillo, Callos and Canonigo at the Alba Restaurante Espanol's Daily Lunch and Dinner Buffet

Lengua, cochinillo, callos and canonigo, the delectable quartet of all-time favorites at Alba Restaurante Espanol. And you can have as much as you want and come back for more...


The name Alba is synonymous with authentic Spanish cuisine, an iconic institution loved for generations since the day it opened back in 1952. With its fifth branch now open at Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons, Alba Restaurante Espanol takes you back on a nostalgic culinary journey with their signature dishes of Lengua, Cochinillo, Callos and Canonigo and so much more with their daily Lunch and Dinner Buffet (for more on Alba Restaurante Espanol at Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons, see my post, Reunirse: Alba Restaurante Espanol Opens at Estancia Mall).

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Have Wine, Will Travel: Taking It On The Road with 1Wine by Paul Sapin

Memorable summers means travel and exciting road trips. And your 1Rouge, 1Blanc and 1Rose from 1Wine by Paul Sapin is ready for the road...


Taking your libation along on your road trip or travels was never this easy, or cooler. Lightweight, portable and handy, 1Wine by Paul Sapin is ready to go wherever your summer plans take you. And there's nothing more soothing than a refreshing glass of wine for those special moments on the road to take in the summer experience. Take your 1Rouge, 1Blanc and 1Rose from 1Wine with you on your next trip, and consider it a travel essential. That's one for the road with 1Wine...

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Marriott Manila's Elegant Man Ho Unveils New Menu

Savory and fork-tender beef, succulent seafood and roasted Peking Duck served with a flaming twist, take a peek at Ma Ho's new menu...


Since it opened in 2016, Marriott Manila's signature Cantonese restaurant, Man Ho, has been known for its refined take on traditional Cantonese cuisine. From delicate dim sum specialties to sumptuous beef, pork and seafood dishes using the finest and freshest ingredients, Man Ho elevates the Cantonese dining experience with its inspired modern interpretation on traditional flavors. Man Ho is ready to tease your palate once again with a selection of new dishes combining tradition with a refreshed and contemporary touch...

Friday, April 19, 2019

Let's Do Noodles and Dumplings at Paradise Dynasty

It happens all the time. When you find yourself at The Podium, there's one name that just pops out when you're craving for noodles and dumplings...


When it comes to noodles and dumplings, you just can't go wrong at Paradise Dynasty (for more on Paradise Dynasty's signature noodles and dumplings, see my previous posts, Noodles and Dumplings...at Paradise Dynasty, Paradise Just Got A Whole Lot Closer: Paradise Dynasty Opens at The Podium, and Noodles and Dumplings...Back at Paradise Dynasty). It's also the perfect time to sneak in a bite before the week of Lent. Let's do noodles and dumplings at Paradise Dynasty...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Spiceman Cometh: Meet Indian Specialty Chef Radhey Shayam of The Peninsula Manila's Spices

People say enjoying authentic Indian food is like a spiritual experience. The delicate blend of rich and exotic spices, the layering of complex flavors and the bold yet subtle, almost sublime flavorful punch that hits the palate are what you can expect from this unique eastern cuisine. And The Peninsula Manila's Spices unveils even more delicate layers from this fabled culinary heritage with the arrival of their new Indian specialty chef... 


The Peninsula Manila welcomes its new Indian Specialty Chef, Radhey Shayam, to their signature Asian restaurant, Spices. Known for their vibrant Asian cuisine, Spices takes diners on a culinary journey of eastern flavors with its impressive repertoire of Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and Singaporean dishes (for more on Spices at The Peninsula Manila, see my previous posts, Thailand on my Plate: A Thai Cooking Class at The Peninsula Manila's Spices and Spices Under the Stars at The Peninsula Manila). The arrival of Indian Specialty Chef Radhey Shayam completes the colorful tapestry of Asian flavors, and loyal diners can expect authenticity with every dish served at Spices...

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Salud! Celebrating the National Day of the Argentine Republic and Malbec World Day

It all began that fateful day on April 17, 1853, when President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento of Argentina made it his personal mission to transform and revitalize Argentina's wine industry. One varietal adapted to Argentina's diverse terroir, Malbec, and decades later prominently positioned Argentina as one of the world's major oenological centers.


On April 17, over 75 cities will celebrate the flagship grape of Argentina on Malbec World Day, a grand affair that brings together wine lovers from around the world in a global tipple. The highly regarded varietal is synonymous with Argentina being the most cultivated variety with well over 43,000 hectares devoted to it, and more in the pipeline. In Manila, the Embassy of the Argentine Republic kicked off the celebrations for Malbec World Day coinciding it with the country's 209th Anniversary with sumptuous food and yes, endless bottles of wine...

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Coffee, Egg Tarts, Bo Lo Buns and More at Honolulu HK Cafe, Now Open at SM Aura Premier

People have been lining up for their egg tarts and Bo Lo BBQ Pork Buns back in Hong Kong for over 79 years, and it's now here in Manila...


One of Hong Kong's oldest and iconic traditional tea houses, Honolulu HK Cafe, comes to Bonifacio Global City bringing their signature offerings of specialty tea and coffee beverages along with fresh-baked sweet and savory treats and comforting dishes to SM Aura Premier. From light snacks to hearty main dishes, a bite or a meal at Honolulu HK Cafe takes you back to the traditional tea house with their wide variety of tasty offerings. Come on in for a tasty peek...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Eat-All-You-Can Japanese BBQ at Gyu-Kaku, All-Day, Everyday...

Appetizers, salads, premium meats, grilled appetizers, vegetables, soup, rice and dessert, it's an all-star cast for the ultimate eat-all-you-can Japanese BBQ feast...


Japan's popular BBQ restaurant, Gyu-Kaku, goes all-out with the Eat-All-You-Can offer for a limited time starting March 30, 2019 at Shangri-La East Wing, so come hungry. For only P 799 for adults and P 599 for children (kids under 3 feet eat for free), you can have all the Japanese BBQ you want and then some. Here's what you can expect...
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