Thursday, September 19, 2019

Your Breakfast. At Your Local...

The blur of the late-morning rush always requires a stiff caffeine fix for that much needed dose of clarity. And a hearty breakfast completes your late morning start. Find both at Your Local...


Known for their distinctive Asian Fusion inspired cuisine, Your Local weaves its signature spin on favorite breakfast staples that's guaranteed to give you all the reasons you need to start your day at one of the metro's most innovative and enduring dining concepts. At an exclusive preview, Your Local showcased some of their new breakfast offerings including inventive beverages for that late morning start. Read on for a sneak peek at Your Local's new breakfast menu, available starting October... 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Grand Holiday Season Begins...at Grand Hyatt Manila.

Once the "ber" months arrive, you know the holidays are just around the corner...


And that means fruit cakes. Grand Hyatt Manila kicks off the holiday season with "Something Sparkling, Something Grand" for all its guests this Christmas beginning with the traditional cake-mixing ceremony last September 14, 2019 at The Apartment. This year, guests at the Grand Hyatt Manila can look forward to whimsical Gingerbread Houses, Christmas Cookies, Chocolate Santas and lavish Christmas Hampers loaded with indulgent treats in that signature grand style that can only come from Grand Hyatt Manila. And yes, you can have the traditional Christmas Fruit Cakes too...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Prost! Cheers to Endless Rounds of Good Vibes, It's Oktoberfest at Brotzeit!

It's October and that can only mean one thing. Roll out the barrels and raise up your glass, it's Oktoberfest at Brotzeit...


Paulaner, sausages and pretzels, just some of the essentials for Oktoberfest. Add some genuine good vibes to the mix and you've got a real party. Brotzeit, the metro's finest authentic German bier bar kicks off the Oktoberfest celebrations with exciting and savory offerings for endless rounds of good vibes. Here's Oktoberfest, the Brotzeit way (for more on Brotzeit, see my previous posts, Breadtime Sandwiches at Brotzeit with Helmut, Dirk, Angela, Hasselhoff, Beethoven, Von Trapp and Reuben on their new sandwich offerings and Lass uns Essen! The New Lunch Specials at Brotzeit on their lunch menu)...

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Tasty Finds at The Gourmand Market by Nawwty's Kitchen Preview

One of the country's long-running and much-awaited culinary events returns this September with five new merchants joining the weekend market. Think of it as your first five for more tasty options at The Gourmand Market by Nawwty's Kitchen...


The Gourmand Market by Nawwty's Kitchen tempts the metro's palates once more from September 20 to 22, Friday to Saturday, at C1 Park, Bonifacio High Street Central in BGC. You can expect your favorites to return at The Gourmand Market by Nawwty's Kitchen, and discover new and tasty finds too...

Saturday, September 14, 2019

A Decade of Filipino Hospitality: Joy-Nostalg Manila Turns Ten

The elegant champagne lady in her exquisite terno welcomes guests with perfectly chilled glasses of bubbly at The Nostalgia Dining Lounge...that's the way to celebrate ten years of Filipino hospitality.


Joy Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila celebrates a decade of Filipino hospitality in an intimate gathering of guests, partners and friends at the luxurious Nostalgia Dining Lounge last September 9, 2019. How time truly flies, it was September 9, 2009 when the hotel first opened its doors offering comfort and luxury with expansive fully-furnished suites to short-term stays and long-staying guests. In September, 2017, the property rebranded to Joy-Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila partnering with multinational hospitality management group AccorHotels. Through the years, the hotel shared their own take on Filipino hospitality endearing them to countless loyal guests. That evening, the hotel celebrated it's colorful journey with good food, endless rounds of free-flowing drinks, live entertainment and a whole lot of good vibes...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Makati's Poblacion, In Chocolate: At The Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl...

It's Poblacion like you've never experienced before, infused with the deep, rich, indulgent and nutty notes of chocolate for yet another colorful and flavorful facet of the popular neighborhood...


One of the country's finest award-winning and proudly Filipino bean-to-bar chocolate brands hits the streets of Poblacion in a curated bar crawl like no other. Auro Chocolate lets you experience Makati's famed Poblacion neighborhood with the Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl, an innovative and unique dining experience in collaboration with five of the neighborhood's best bars and restaurants. Ready for a walk in Poblacion, this time with the indulgent notes of chocolate? Read on...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Perfect TEN: Say Konnichiwa to the all-new Tenya TEN Card

Indulge in your favorite classic tendon and get another. Plus, enjoy discounts and earn points too. All you need is one card...


Tenya introduces its Ten Card to reward loyal customers and their love for the tempura sets offering exclusive benefits so you can enjoy even more with every visit. Just think of it. Buy one take one on your favorite classic tendon, earn points and discounts any day of the week, the TEN Card of Tenya scores a perfect ten in my book... 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Here's What's Hot: A Sumptuous Hot Pot Feast at Choi Hot Pot...

A steaming hot broth flavored with a variety of premium ingredients, simmering right before you on your table. It's time for some hot pot...


Craving for hot pot? Head on over to Choi Hot Pot in Greenhills. Choi Hot Pot is the newest dining concept offering Hong Kong style hot pot from the group behind the popular Choi Garden in Greenhills, Makati, BGC and Clark. The new dining concept capitalizes on the popularity of hot pot, or shabu-shabu using fresh and premium ingredients flown in daily from Hong Kong. And for BDO Mastercard users, a special treat awaits... 

#MoreThanMilkTea: The Buzz on Brown Sugar Boba Continues at Xing Fu Tang

A new brand makes its entry to the local market, riding high on the country's obsession with boba milk tea. It's a trend that isn't slowing down any time soon. From Taiwan straight to Manila, meet Xing Fu Tang...


Literally translated to "hall of happiness," Xing Fu Tang is exactly that when it comes to brown sugar boba with their extensive and varied selections. Founded in Taiwan, Xing Fu Tang is the latest player to the metro's emerging and competitive boba market with their wide array of refreshing variants. Read on for more on the latest buzz on boba...

Friday, September 6, 2019

20/20: Beard Papa's Celebrates 20 Years of Cream Puff Indulgence with a Special 20% Discount for the New Langue de Chat Puff

That soft, freshly baked double-layered puff-choux pastry filled with silky smooth and indulgent whipped and vanilla custard cream...that's the word's best cream puff from Beard Papa's, now celebrating 20 years of decadent indulgence.


Japan's much-loved cream puffs from Beard Papa's is all set to tempt your palate once more as it celebrates its 20th year in the industry with an equally tempting offer. Beard Papa's Philippines is extending the celebration to its valued customers by offering its Limited Langue de Chat Puff with a 20% Discount until September 30, 2019. Now that's reason enough to celebrate with a half-dozen cream puffs or more from Beard Papa's...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Fired Up for All-Out Teppanyaki: Teppanya Celebrates its 5th Anniversary with the Insane Unlimited Madness Promotion

Everything on the menu, as much as you want. Teppanya celebrates five years of teppanyaki madness with an insane eat-all-you-can teppanyaki offer...


In celebration of its 5th Anniversary, Teppanya presents their Unlimited Madness promotion starting August to September at their new SM North Edsa North Towers branch for only P 988+ (Lunch) and P 1,188+ (Dinner and Holidays). From premium Angus beef, pork and succulent Hokkaido seafood grilled right before you at the teppanyaki grill to makimono, sushi and sashimi and everything in between (that's everything on the menu), Teppanya goes all-out with the Unlimited Madness offer for an epic teppan feast (for more on Teppanya at SM North Edsa's new North Towers, see my earlier post, Fire and Flavor: Setting The Stage for a Culinary Performance at Teppanya). Read on and find out more... 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Say Cheese. And Wine. And Raclette. It's Wine & Cheese Night at Old Swiss Inn...

Wine, cheese and raclette. That's the way to end the week. At Old Swiss Inn...


Since 1946, Old Swiss Inn has been a favorite among locals with their signature fondues and other Swiss classics. This culinary tradition is celebrated in a one-night only Wine & Cheese Night for Old Swiss Inn's countless loyal diners and to commemorate Swiss National Month (for more on Old Swiss Inn, see my previous post, First Taste: Old Swiss Inn's New Scamorza Fondue). Read on for a peek at another memorable evening at Old Swiss Inn...

Saturday, August 31, 2019

A Wine Launch of a Different Kind: Making the World a Kinder Place, One Step at a Time with Barefoot Wines

A kind word here and a good deed there, it all goes a long way. One wine brand takes it a few steps further...


Barefoot Wines recently launched The Barefoot ARK Kick-Off at Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe last August 29, 2019 advocating massive positive change through little acts of kindness. The unique Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) campaign is a timely social media movement aimed at promoting, encouraging and motivating people to perform small acts of kindness through the Barefoot ARK social media pages. The novel campaign built around positivity is consistent with the brand character of Barefoot Wines, a specialty wine brand from California known for its distinctly fun and casual personality as well as pioneering worthy-cause marketing. These values have helped Barefoot Wines earn the distinction as America's Most Beloved No. 1 Wine Brand. Time to stop whining, and start wining for good vibes with Barefoot Wines...

Friday, August 30, 2019

Italian Flair: A Pizza Acrobat and Classic Italian Cuisine at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's La Vita Italia

Fresh and savory toppings masterfully laid on a rustic crust fresh from the oven. Nothing quite celebrates the Italian flair of fresh and vibrant flavors as a traditional pizza showcasing the pizzaiolo's craft. Now you can see it up close and rediscover authentic Italian cuisine...at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's La Vita Italia.


After the successful Ilonggo food festival featuring local regional cuisine (more on my earlier post at Kaon 'Ta sa Cucina! Savor Ilonggo Flavors at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's Cucina), Marco Polo Ortigas Manila crosses the continent to the rich and hearty flavors of Italy with La Vita Italia. And world renowned pizza acrobat, Pasqualino Barbasso, comes along for an exciting ride...

Monday, August 26, 2019

Mazesoba on a Cloudy Day at Menya Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba

The past weekend was marked by grey skies and pouring rain, and this kind of weather triggers cravings for comfort food...


Images of a hot and freshly prepared bowl of mazesoba scrolls through your mind, intensifying your craving for noodles. As the skies grow darker, the craving gets real. And there's only one way to satisfy that craving. It's time for a bowl of mazesoba...at Menya Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba (for more on Menya Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba, see my earlier post, #TokyosNumber1Mazesoba: Prepare For A New Ramen Experience by Menya Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba).

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Take-Home Treats: Tasty Take-Out with Braised Beef, Mushroom and Chicken and Braised Pork Claypot Rice from Fantaste

A comforting claypot rice meal would be perfect on another cloudy day like today. The guys at Fantaste hear you, and your claypot rice is on the way. The savory richness of authentic Chinese claypot rice can now be enjoyed at home or at work, conveniently packed for take-out or delivery. And the best part is opening up your claypot rice with its fragrant aroma...


Fantaste now offers free food delivery to Makati, Bonifacio Global City and Pasay for a minimum spend so you can enjoy a sumptuous claypot rice meal at home or at work. Or you can opt to pick up your order for take-out. With these options, you're never too far away from all your favorite claypot rice bowls from Fantaste (for more on Fantaste, see my earlier post, Want More Claypot Rice? Fantaste Celebrates Its 1st Year Anniversary with the Launch of New Claypot Rice Variants).

Friday, August 23, 2019

#EatingHereIsAPlus: Meat Plus Cafe Opens at SM Mall of Asia

Road trips to Subic and Clark up north always includes a stop at an all-time favorite where dining is always a plus...


Meat Plus Cafe, the north's enduring steak and burger place for over thirty years, finally comes to Manila with its first and much-awaited branch at SM Mall of Asia. Meat Plus Cafe is a proudly homegrown concept that now includes popular restaurant brands like Kettle and their modern take on comfort food with a curated menu of classics executed with a contemporary spin (more on Kettle on my post, The Great Eatscape at SM Aura Premier: Back at Kettle and Lovin' It and Taking Comfort Food to the Next Level at Kettle), Fireside by Kettle with their roasts and grills and Tender Bob's with their signature value steaks, ribs, burgers and other savory entrees for a variety of palates (more on Tender Bob's on my post, The Fully Loaded Burger at Tender Bob's).

And it all started with Meat Plus Cafe. From Subic and Clark, Meat Plus Cafe brings their famous steaks and burgers to Manila. Read on and step inside this enduring name in both quality and value with its very first location in Manila and rediscover why eating here is always a plus...

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Back for the Le Rose at PizzaExpress...

A rose is a rose is a rose. The alliteration holds true most of the time, except when you're at PizzaExpress and their signature Le Rose pizza takes it to a whole new level of meaning...


Loaded with savory Pancetta, tender chunks of chicken, Calabrese sausages, Prosciutto and fresh basil, the Le Rose by PizzaExpress is in a class of its own. A classic Romana style pizza with a thin and crisp crust, the rich and indulgent notes of the Pancetta and Prosciutto clearly sets this pizza apart from the rest. And I'm back for another round with the Le Rose (for more on Pizza Express, see my earlier post, Express from the UK: Pizza Express Philippines Opens Flagship Store at SM Megamall). A rose is a rose is a rose may be the case, but not the Le Rose of PizzaExpress.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Happiness in a Box: The New Lechon-In-A-Box by Lydia's Lechon

It's finally here. Unbox some pure lechon happiness with the new Lechon-In-A-Box by Lydia's Lechon...


Now on its 55th year, Lydia's Lechon celebrates the corporate milestone with an exciting array of new product offerings for #EverydayLechonHappiness (for more on Lydia's Lechon, see my earlier post, #EverydayLechonHappiness: Lydia's Lechon Turns 55). From being the star of the table in every Filipino celebration, Lydia's Lechon has become the true Pinoy staple and go-to dish for everyday meals. And now, you can enjoy happiness in a box with the new Lechon-In-A-Box by Lydia's Lechon starting September 1, 2019...

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Walang Kupas Ang Klasik: 65 Years of Memorable Stories with Ligo Sardines

Open up a can and its familiar flavors trigger fond and nostalgic memories of good times. For over 65 years, one brand of canned sardines has been synonymous with uncompromising quality, remaining relevant with changing consumer preferences and evolving palates. It has endured the test of time since 1954. Walang kupas ang klasik... 


Ligo Sardines Philippines celebrates 65 years of being part of countless memorable stories, and the iconic brand continues to shine with a vibrant new look with the same comforting flavors everyone loves. It's an inspiring success story hinged on a steadfast commitment to quality. And it's well on the way to being the Filipinos' choice for canned products.  

Saturday, August 17, 2019

After Five: Wine, Tapas and Desserts at The Grid Food Market In Power Plant Mall

When you're way too early for dinner, The Grid Food Market is exactly where you want to be. Here's what ending the day is like with a pre-dinner tipple and tasty bites at The Grid Food Market...


Wine and tapas. And awesome desserts. With so many tempting options, The Grid Food Market at Power Plant Mall in Rockwell is the perfect spot for a late afternoon or early evening casual dining experience with glasses of wine, tasty tapas and some indulgent desserts (for more on The Grid Food Market, see my earlier posts, Gochu-Gang, Beefier and Babu: By The Numbers with Stalls 5, 6 and 7 at The Grid Food Market in Power Plant Mall featuring the Korean-inspired cuisine of Chef Patrick Go at Gochu-Gang, the rich and authentic Malaysian flavors of Chef Him Uy de Baron at Babu and the signature burgers of Beefier and Rainy Days and Laksa. And Nasi Lemak. And Chicken Kalbi. And Beef Japchae. At The Grid Food Market. on my second visit). End the day, or start the evening right...at The Grid Food Market.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Game Plan at the Eat-All-You-Can Teppanyaki of Diamond Hotel Manila's Yurakuen

The Eat-All-You-Can Teppanyaki at Diamond Hotel's Yurakuen is a feast like no other, but it can be overwhelming. You need the right strategy and game plan to fully enjoy your teppanyaki experience at Yurakuen...


The plan is simple. Start with the seafood before the grilled meats, and add in the vegetables and Japanese-style fried rice and you'll get to experience the full range of Diamond Hotel Manila's savory offerings with Yurakuen's Eat-All-You-Can Teppanyaki. Ready? Here we go...

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Let's Talk Irish Beef...at the Bord Bia Dinner in Discovery Primea's Flame.

The pristine and lush natural beauty of the famed Emerald Isles with its temperate climate, fertile soil, fine air quality and endless verdant fields of green grass have long been the source of some of the world's finest produce. And you can include Irish beef in a long list of fine Irish products... 


The Irish Food Board, Bord Bia, recently hosted a lavish dinner at Discovery Primea's Flame Restaurant featuring Ireland's famous beef.  It's been said that to bring out the finesse in meat requires a fine natural environment. Ireland, and the rest of the EU member states, offers diverse and unique environments reflected in both the taste and quality of their beef. Managed with the most stringent European Union food safety legislation, the EU Pork And Beef, Excellence in Quality & Production Standards is a pork and beef joint initiative between the European Commission and Ireland, the largest net beef exporter in the EU. Let's talk Irish beef...

Friday, August 9, 2019

My Personal Picks at the The Peninsula Manila's MaArte oPEN House Preview

The country's finest gourmet selections converge at The Peninsula Manila once more for the much-awaited yearly art and shopping event...the MaArte Fair.


Now on its 11th year, the MaArte Fair showcases Filipino creativity and artistry from August 16 to 18, 2019 at The Peninsula Manila with a festive mix of local products. From single-origin chocolates to gourmet home-cooked meals, organic produce and herbal teas, fashion apparel, jewelry and accessories to bags, shoes, pottery and home furnishings, this year's MaArte Fair promises both fun and nostalgia with over 65 hand-picked merchants. At the exclusive preview last August 6 at The Peninsula Manila's Escolta, guests sampled some of the tasty offerings for this year's edition at the MaArte oPEN House. Here are my personal picks... 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Persian Flavors Soar High at Kite Kebab Bar

Authentic Persian flavors fly high over Poblacion...


Kian Kazemi's latest dining concept, Kite Kebab Bar, offers authentic Persian cuisine adding another colorful layer to the culinary scene of Makati's Poblacion. The name is inspired by his own family's experience, rising above challenges and adversity. It's an apt name, as Kian draws from his own family's Persian roots with sumptuous Persian and Mediterranean style dishes. Kian shared his new restaurant's signature specialties, and some new dishes, in a sumptuous dinner. Turn to the wind and let your appetites soar for some authentic Persian flavors...at Kite Kebab Bar.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Kaon 'Ta sa Cucina! Savor Ilonggo Flavors at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's Cucina

La Paz Batchoy, K.B.L., Kansi and more, classic Ilonggo flavors representing our diverse and rich culinary heritage takes the spotlight this August at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's Cucina. Kaon 'Ta sa Cucina!


Marco Polo Ortigas Manila showcases the culinary flavors of Iloilo with a sumptuous buffet spread at Cucina, from starters to savory mains and desserts along with their regular offerings starting August 1 to 18, 2019. Ready for round one with the comforting Ilonggo flavors at Cucina? Then, read on...

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Rainy Days and Laksa. And Nasi Lemak. And Chicken Kalbi. And Beef Japchae. At The Grid Food Market.

You'd think the rainy days, even a tropical depression, would put a damper on your appetite. Well, think again.


Never mind the rains and give in to your appetite with a comforting bowl of soothing Laksa, a hearty Nasi Lemak, savory Chicken Kalbi and Beef Japchae...and you'll find all these and more at The Grid Food Market. So just let it rain...

Friday, August 2, 2019

Doing Danish at St. Marc Cafe

That buttery and multi-layered sweet pastry always saves the day. Whenever you need that sugar fix to get through the rest of the day, you just can't go wrong with the Danish...


...and you can find some of the finest examples of this indulgent bakery treat at St. Marc Cafe, also known for their signature Chococro (for more on St. Marc Cafe, see my previous posts, Grab Your Chococro at St. Marc Cafe, Now Open at Mega Fashion Hall on their opening five years ago, #LocoForChococro: St. Marc Cafe's New Banana Walnut Chococro and Food News: #LocoForChococro with St. Marc Cafe's New Black Sesame Chococro on their seasonal variants). Let's do Danish...at St. Marc Cafe.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Want More Claypot Rice? Fantaste Celebrates Its 1st Year Anniversary with the Launch of New Claypot Rice Variants

You can't beat a comforting and sumptuous pot of rice loaded with tasty toppings, slow cooked in the traditional way. And you can choose from fifteen tasty variants, at Fantaste...


A hearty and savory Chinese dish in a bowl, Fantaste offers the traditional claypot rice in a modern and casual setting at the heart of Makati's Salcedo Village. Using a clay pot, rice is cooked and individually topped with a selection of flavorful ingredients for a satisfying meal. Whether you're waiting out the rains, the traffic or simply looking for a quick and satisfying meal on your lunch break, the claypot rice at Fantaste is just what you need. Now celebrating its first year anniversary, Fantaste adds four new clapot rice variants to its menu. Hungry? Read on...

Monday, July 29, 2019

Comforting Filipino Cuisine with a Whimsical Spin at Mabini's Kainan Kapihan Tindahan

Revisiting comforting Filipino dishes with a modern and contemporary twist may sound like the usual and recurring narrative in the local food scene, but it goes much deeper than that. There is a well-thought out play on weaving traditional elements of Filipino cuisine for this social media savvy generation, and it's all happening in Mabini...


Located along the always busy street of Mabini in historic old Manila, the aptly named Mabibi's Kainan Kapihan Tindahan makes its mark on the metro's culinary landscape with a repertoire of comfortingly familiar flavors and some playfully inventive dishes. From one of the country's established names in local arts and crafts, Tesoro's, Mabini's Kainan Kapihan Tindahan takes its established history in Filipino craftsmanship to the table with a lavish array of all-time Filipino favorites. With one foot firmly planted on its rich heritage and another boldly facing forward, Mabini's Kainan Kapihan Tindahan lets you rediscover the uniquely Pinoy dining experience... 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

You Can Always Bet on the Kurobuta Tenderloin at Tonkatsu Maisen

The popularity of authentic Japanese-style Tonkatsu has gone beyond just being a mere trend, it's now part of the metro's culinary mainstream. And you can still bet on the Kurobuta Tonkatsu of Tonkatsu Maisen.


Since it opened back in 2016, Tonkatsu Maisen has been one of the top picks for authentic Japanese-style pork tonkatsu in the metro (for more on Tonkatsu Maisen, see my earlier posts, No Compromises: A Commitment to Flavor at Tonkatsu Maisen on their launch three years ago and Pork Love at Tonkatsu Maisen). At Tonkatsu Maisen, you can still bet on their signature tonkatsu specialties. And the Kurobuta Tonkatsu is still as juicy and crisp as the day I first tried this succulent pork cutlet draped in that deep, golden brown breading... 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Straight From The Josper Grill: A Taste of Sage Bespoke Grill's New Dishes

The Josper is all fired up for Sage Bespoke Grill's new dishes...


The finest beef, masterfully grilled. When you're at Makati Shangri-La, Manila, you'll find some of the world's prized beef ready for the Josper Grill at Sage Bespoke Grill. It's this combination of premium steaks and the unique dual charcoal grill and oven, the Josper Grill, that makes lunch or dinner at Sage Bespoke Grill a cut above. And with Executive Chef de Cuisine Sebastian Barcudes at the helm, you can expect a little of that Argentine flair with your steaks. 

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.

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