Monday, March 18, 2019

#GoGreenGoGrand: Grand Hyatt Manila Goes Green in Grand Style

Going green has never been this grand. Then again, you just don't expect anything less from Grand Hyatt Manila...


Grand Hyatt Manila goes green with the introduction of flavorful and mouthwatering plant-based dishes allowing guests to have a say in their health and wellness, environmental impact and sustainability efforts. It's a timely advocacy, with the effects of global warming and the current water crisis a sign of the times. But going green or opting for healthier plant-based options doesn't have to be bland or boring. At the launch of Grand Hyatt Manila's Green Monday initiative, savory plant-based dishes were served in a sneak preview of refreshingly flavorful creations that's not only good for the environment, but good for you too. Go green, and go grand...at Grand Hyatt Manila.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Poke Bowls Are Back At Holiday Inn & Suites' Flavors Restaurant...

It's back. And just in time for meatless Fridays and the Lenten season too...


Flavors Restaurant, Holiday Inn & Suites Makati's all-day buffet dining restaurant, brings back its popular Poke Bowls for all weekends of Lent starting March 15, 2019 to April 21 as part of their extensive buffet spread. Meatless Fridays? No worries. Have a sumptuous Poke Bowl instead...(for more on the previous Poke Bowl offering at Flavors Restaurant, see my earlier post, Poke Bowl Days at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati from last year).

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The British Are Coming...The British Invasion at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

The Union Jack is unfurled, and the British are coming at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila...


The bold colors of the Union Jack dominate the elegant interiors of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila with The British Invasion, a British Food Festival at Cucina, Cafe Pronto, The Connect Lounge and Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge. From fish and chips to shepherd's pie, mushy peas and custard tarts, experience some of Britain's best bites and brews with The British Invasion at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila all the way until March 24...

Monday, March 11, 2019

Five in Ten: A Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Affair at The Peninsula Manila

It was an evening that dazzled, entertained and inspired like no other. And why not. When a prestigious hotel group bags the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star rating in all ten worldwide properties, that's a remarkable feat that deserves a grand celebration... 


The Peninsula Hotels earns the acclaimed distinction of the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star awards category across all ten Peninsula properties around the world for an unprecedented sweep. It's a rare distinction, in fact, it's the first in Forbes Travel Guide's enduring 61-year history. The Forbes Travel Guide, a global authority on luxury travel and lifestyle, bestowed its prestigious five-star rating on The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Paris, Bangkok and Manila. That's a perfect ten. Not only is this another hashtag worthy achievement for #PenMoments, it's a resounding validation in The Peninsula's history of service excellence...

Friday, March 8, 2019

Indulgent Collaborations: Mister Donut + Auro Chocolate = Pure Chocolate Donut Indulgence

What happens when you take the Choco Cake Supreme Donuts of Mister Donut and drape it in one of the country's finest premium chocolate from Auro Chocolate? Pure chocolate donut indulgence...


Mister Donut and Auro Chocolate come together in an indulgent collaboration with the new Premium Cacao Bits Donuts, a decadent creation guaranteed to please even the most hardcore chocoholic. Imagine, pure cacao richness on your favorite donut...it's just too good to be true.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Flavors of Boracay: Eat Good, Feel Good at Nonie's

Feeling good is often associated with a healthy lifestyle and a positive attitude, but there are certain dishes that have the same effect. Ready to eat good and feel good? 


When in Boracay, there's one name that remains top-of-mind for healthy options, and that's Nonie's. And with the timely and recent re-opening of the island paradise, eating good and feeling good is back at Boracay...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Flavors of Boracay: Nostalgic Bakery Treats From Boracay's MarTinapay

Pan de Coco, Hopia Sibuyas and Banana Muffins, tasty neighborhood bakery treats that bring back fond memories of countless carefree summers...


...and you'll find it all here, and more, at Boracay's popular MarTinapay. It's one more layer to the emerging culinary landscape in one of the world's best beaches. And one more reason to go back to Boracay and start the summer season right.

Flavors of Boracay: A Gin and Tonic and a Sunset at Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay

What's your cocktail of choice for a magnificent sunset by the beach?


A classic Old-Fashioned or simply an ice-cold beer, everyone has their own choice of libation to enjoy the sunset. At the Sol Marina Beach Club of the elegant Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay, I'll go for a refreshing Gin & Tonic and rest my trusty Old-Fashioned for the moment...

Monday, March 4, 2019

Flavors of Boracay: Completing The Boracay Experience with Sumptuous Cuisine at White House Beach Resort

Boracay finally reopens, and a sumptuous feast awaits at White House Beach Resort...


Boracay's iconic White House Beach Resort welcomes summer with a mouthwatering array of fresh and bold flavors to complement the vibrant turquoise waters, pristine white sands and brilliant blue skies in one of the world's most beautiful beaches. It's finally open and summer's here, bring some sunscreen and come hungry...

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Ramen, Soba and Udon Noodle Perfection at Moshi Koshi Noodle Boss

It may be a fleeting moment, just mere minutes, but it's that tiny window that lets you savor fresh made noodles with that perfect texture at its flavorful peak. It's all about that state of noodle perfection, called koshi. The Koshi Clock is ticking, so just slurp away...


Ramen. Soba. Udon. Authentic Japanese noodles freshly-made everyday at Moshi Koshi Noodle Boss. It's what you can expect from the Noodle Boss, nothing less. And that's what sets them apart since it opened back in 2011. Freshness, quality and value for money, these are serious noodles without the hefty price tag. And you'll find it all here at Moshi Koshi Noodle Boss...

Saturday, March 2, 2019

#TaliasSpinachDip: Double-Dippin' with Talia's Spinach Dip

Don't double-dip. Ever. But if you do, we'll understand if it's Talia's Spinach Dip from Julia's Kitchen...


...and we'll just have to slap your hand later. It's that good. And it's even good for you too. Healthy food, after all, doesn't have to be bland. Or boring. So please pass the crackers already and open up another jar of Talia's Spinach Dip, it's time to do some serious double-dippin.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

All You Want In One Place, at Botejyu...

Okonomiyaki. Takoyaki. Gyoza. Ramen. Tempura. Katsu. And even Wagyu Beef Ribeye Steak. Sure, there are specialty Japanese shops for each of these popular dishes. But wouldn't it be so cool to just come to one place for all these favorites?


Established in Osaka back in 1946, Botejyu began as an okonomiyaki specialty restaurant and has since grown to become a leader in Japanese food culture showcasing the best of Osaka, Aomori, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Oita, Kagawa, Kanagawa, Fukushima, Hokkaido and Tokyo. With well over 60 dishes in its impressive menu, think of it as a tasty and sumptuous one-stop shop for all things Japanese featuring the wide and diverse regional culinary specialties of Japan, all in one place right here at the new One Bonifacio High Street Mall...

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Afternoons at Max's...

Maybe it's the place in the old Scout neighborhood that makes it so special. Or the service. And the food. Whatever it is, it all comes together perfectly in one afternoon of familiar and comforting local flavors at Max's... 


Located at Scout Tuason in Quezon City, this branch has probably seen more celebrations than any of their other outlets, and why not, it just has a cozy vibe that will make you feel right at home the moment you enter. Hey, it's Max's Restaurant, the house that fried chicken built after all, an institution that's become part of many Filipino celebrations for generations (for more on Max's, see my previous posts, Every Day To The Max with Max's New Adobo Ribs and Beef Salpicao on their new dishes and After 71 Years And Counting, Still Sarap To The Bones at Max's Restaurant on their all-time favorites and signature dishes from three years ago). But it's not just lunch or dinner that makes Max's everyone's go to place, an afternoon snack or merienda also makes the cut...

Saturday, February 23, 2019

A Bite and a Tipple at Discovery Primea

Afternoons with refreshing gin and tonics followed by an evening of soothing Prosecco, that's the way you end the day. And there's no better place than Discovery Primea to celebrate the day's end...


The Gin Library at The Gilarmi Lounge and Prosecco Bar at EDGE are all you need to know when you want to end the day on a high note. And you'll find both at Discovery Primea (for more on Discovery Primea, see my previous post, Rediscovering the Weekend Vibe at Discovery Primea).

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Brunch Redefined at Mireio's Luxe Sunday Brunch

When brunch transports you to a far away place, you know it's special. And it happens every Sunday at Mireio...


Raffles Makati's signature Provencal inspired restaurant, Mireio, takes you to the sun-kissed south of France with its famed culinary heritage and vibrant flavors in a lavish brunch like no other. It's Sunday brunch transformed and redefined with a sumptuous and elegant well-curated feast, from garden-fresh salads to fine European cheeses and charcuterie all the way to the day's freshest ocean harvest and savory selections from the carving station, each masterfully executed with a refined continental flair. And now, you can have the option of supplementing your dining experience with an endless pouring of Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne, fine wine and handcrafted signature cocktails. It's an experience that's both grand and luxurious. It's the Luxe Sunday Brunch at Mireio...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Kureji: The Sizzling Ramen Is Still Crazy Good Plus New Dishes On The Menu

A homegrown concept known for its unique Sizzling Ramen, Kureji ups the ante with new menu offerings...


It's different. Fun. And even crazy. It's the ramen experience, re-imagined. And it works. Now with three locations, Kureji is all set to spread its signature Crazy Ramen experience throughout the metro (for more on Kureji's signature sizzling ramen, see my earlier post from last year here at Crazy Sizzling Ramen at Kureji). Plus, an expanded menu due to popular demand to complement Kureji's ramen specials add even more reasons to visit. Think of it as Kureji's way of completing your dining experience. Things are looking crazy good at Kureji...

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Bringing The Farm to Poblacion: Hineleban Farms at Backwell by BBZ

Farm fresh goodness comes to Poblacion at Backwell by BBZ. And it's only here at Backwell by BBZ where you can enjoy Hineleban Adlai and Hinelaban Coffee...


Backwell by BBZ, well known for their Beer Below Zero, cocktails, and many signature dishes in Poblacion, expands its menu offerings to include the much sought-after products from Hineleban Farms specifically Hineleban Adlai and Hineleban Coffee. Backwell by BBZ is all set to transform and lead the charge for a healthier dining lifestyle in Poblacion's culinary scene (for more on Backwell by BBZ, see my previous post, Speak Softly and Carry a Big Tomahawk: Pork, Beef and Beer Below Zero at Backwell by BBZ).

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Speak Softly And Carry A Big Tomahawk: Pork, Beef and Beer Below Zero at Backwell by BBZ

Back then, it was a pragmatic approach to foreign diplomacy and when you think about it, it still is. Teddy Roosevelt flexed his "big stick" in an era that defined his administration at the global stage. At Backwell by BBZ, a massive Tomahawk exudes that same bravado for a sumptuous feast like no other. A big stick? Make mine a Tomahawk...


Backwell by BBZ in Makati's exciting Poblacion neighborhood flexes its own muscles with some serious beef and pork for a lavish repertoire of dishes best paired with their signature Beer Below Zero. A casual vibe, real good eats and your favorite beer chilled at the right temperature, you'll find all that and more right here at Backwell by BBZ.   

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Brand Refresh: Global Thai Restaurant Mango Tree Re-Opens with a Bold New Look and New Dishes

For over eight years, Mango Tree offered an authentic Thai dining experience to locals with its wide array of traditional dishes. Now, diners can explore the diversity and richness of Thailand's culinary heritage with a modern look and new menu...


Global Thai restaurant brand, Mango Tree, starts the year with refreshed and redesigned interiors as well as an innovative new menu for both purists and adventurous palates drawing inspiration from all four culinary regions of Thailand. With locations in Thailand, Japan, England, Hong Kong, China, Nepal, India and the Philippines, Mango Tree is well on its way of reaching 100 restaurants worldwide by 2020. Curious? Read on for a peek at the new Mango Tree...

Monday, February 11, 2019

Weekend Afternoons & Good Vibes, Ube Champorado & Birthday Spaghetti...at Friends & Family

A weekend afternoon snack at Bonifacio High Street triggers fond memories of childhood summers for a tasty and memorable culinary throwback with the dishes you love. And still do...


Raintree Restaurants' Executive Chef, Kalel Chan, draws inspiration from comforting family and childhood favorites at their newest dining concept, Friends & Family. Weekends become even more special with a sumptuous serving of Birthday Spaghetti and Ube Champorado, and it's all here at Friends & Family... 

Friday, February 8, 2019

Raging Bull Burgers: Seriously Badass Burgers Fresh From The Charcoal Grill

Sink your teeth in this...


You can always find a burger anywhere, but it's probably the easiest meal to mess up. More than just a lump of beef slapped between soft buns, a good burger is a serious matter with its own unwritten set of rules almost like a religion. And they take it seriously here at Raging Bull Burgers...

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Where The Wild Things Are, at Wyld Kitchen x Bar...

There should be a place where only the things you want to happen, happen.


Maybe Maurice Sendak was right. There should be a place like that, just like his faraway island where the wild things are, but then again, you really don't have to go that far. Cocktails and comfort food all in one cool and pretty chill spot, that's my kind of place...at Wyld Kitchen x Bar.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Every Day To The Max with Max's New Adobo Ribs and Beef Salpicao

Celebrating every day to the max has been a tradition at Max's Restaurant, and it gets even better with the introduction of a new Filipino inspired dish with a twist...


Max's Restaurant draws inspiration from familiar local flavors as it transforms a slab of tender and juicy pork ribs into the new Adobo Ribs, guaranteed to be another family favorite from "the house that fried chicken built" (for more on Max's Restaurant, see my earlier post from three years back, After 71 Years And Counting, Still Sarap to the Bones at Max's Restaurant). And just like their iconic fried chicken, the new Adobo Ribs is, well, sarap to the bones...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

It's That Kind Of Day...At TGI Fridays.

 It's that kind of day when nothing less but a serious burger would do to make the day better...


 ...and you'll find it at TGI Fridays. It may be the start of the week, but it already feels like the beginning of the weekend. Like they say, it's always Friday at Fridays. And a good burger is like a fast-forward button to the weekend...

Monday, February 4, 2019

Lo Hei! Toss It High and Welcome The Year of the Earth Pig at Xin Tian Di...

A wish followed by a high toss, that's the way to welcome the Year of the Earth Pig...


Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila Galleria of the InterContinental Hotels Group presents its indulgently auspicious offerings for the Year of the Earth Pig with culinary delights at Xin Tian Di.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Let's Roll: The Dim Sum Making Class at Canton Road

Fish Shaped Coconut Rice Cakes, Boiled Cabbage and Pork Dumplings with Ginger Vinegar, and Steamed Pig-Shaped Lotus Paste Buns. Ready to make some dim sum? Let's roll...


Learn and master the secrets behind authentic dumplings with a Dim Sum Making Class at Shangri-La at The Fort's signature Cantonese restaurant, Canton Road. The Dim Sum Making Classes are scheduled on Saturdays and Thursdays from February 7, 9, 14 and 16 and includes a sumptuous Cantonese feast at the end of the session created by Executive Chinese Chef, Wang Wei Quing. Ready to roll? Read on...

Friday, February 1, 2019

#ATasteofArgentina: Discover Bolzico Argentine Beef at Sage Bespoke Grill's A Taste of Argentina

Premium Argentine Bolzico beef josper-grilled to perfection...it's A Taste of Argentina at Sage Bespoke Grill.


Sage Bespoke Grill at Makati Shangri-La, Manila showcases the very best of Argentine flavors with A Taste of Argentina from January 7 to March 31 with their new Executive Chef de Cuisine, Argentine Sebastian Barcudes. Known for their premium Josper-grilled steaks, Sage Bespoke Grill continues to redefine the casual dining experience with their curated selection of the world's finest beef and freshest seafood. Savor your Josper-grilled steaks with a cool Latin vibe at Sage Bespoke Grill's A Taste of Argentina...

Thursday, January 31, 2019

This Valentine's, Make It Mulberry Door by nawwTy's Kitchen

Valentine's may be two weeks away, but it doesn't hurt to check out the available dining options in the metro this early...


From February 10 to 16, diners and couples can celebrate Valentine's with a sumptuous feast at Mulberry Door by nawwTy's Kitchen with the special Valentine's Day Set Menu. The curated three-course Valentine's Day Set Menu includes options for starters, mains and dessert with a glass of house wine for that perfect Valentine's lunch or dinner. It's also the perfect time to discover luxe comfort food by Trish Panlilio of nawwTy's Kitchen...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Let's Feast! Starting The Year Right With The Return Of The Gourmand Market

One of the metro's longest-running and celebrated high-end gourmet weekend markets returns once more showcasing the very best culinary offerings in 2019...


Trish Panlilio of nawwTy's Kitchen and Mulberry Door by nawwTy's Kitchen kicks-off the new year with the much anticipated first edition of The Gourmand Market on February 1 to 3 at Bonifacio High Street Central.  The sheer scale and wide variety of tasty offerings always makes each edition of The Gourmand Market special, and you can expect nothing less with this year's opening run (for more on The Gourmand Market, see my earlier posts, A Tasty and Flavorful Preview of The Gourmand Market from 2015, A Rhapsody of Flavors: The Gourmand Market Preview from 2016, An Outdoor Affair: Eat Well, Live Well At The Gourmand Market Preview from three years back and Sunday Afternoon at The Gourmand Market from last year). With 40 merchants for its first run of the new year, it's the perfect start for the new year and just in time too for Chinese New Year...

Monday, January 28, 2019

Time For Some Serious Dippin' with Franco's Salsa

Got a whole new bag of crisp chips. Now all you need is a seriously good salsa...


The Red Salsa by Franco's Salsa completes your non-stop munch session with fresh and clean flavors, and like they say, once you start you just can't stop...

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Canned Goods: Pure Chocolate Indulgence with Choco-Liquor Cakes by Maricar

That distinctive chocolate swirl in a can. That's pure chocolate love at first bite... 


Ever since I first tried this decadent chocolate creation from Choco-Liquor Cakes by Maricar, it's been high up there on my list of chocolate favorites. One bite is all you need, and you'll be smitten almost immediately as the richness of indulgent chocolate just melts in your mouth and coats your palate followed by just a hint of liquor for a masterful combination like no other...

Friday, January 25, 2019

The Law of the Sea and The Constitution According To Ministry of Crab

Guided by a set of uncompromising standards from the very beginning, the Ministry of Crab's very own constitution serves as a daily benchmark for Sri Lanka's celebrated restaurant as it comes to Manila at Shangri-La at The Fort. It remains both the core and the foundation for one of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants...


A week after the exclusive preview, it was time to experience one of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants in a sumptuous dinner with their signature seafood dishes (for more on the sneak peek, see my earlier post here at #MinistryofCrabMNL: At The Sneak Preview of Ministry of Crab, One Of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants...). Drawing inspiration from its culinary roots and heritage fusing it with modern techniques and a zen-like Japanese philosophy, Ministry of Crab brings both tradition and a progressive contemporary perspective to the table with its seafood specialties. This unique culinary philosophy is summarized and outlined in their own Ministry of Crab Constitition, a set of clearly defined rules with ten specific articles that continue to shape and define one of Asia's best. Here's their constitution, shown in both words and images, for an in-depth look. It's time to crack and pick some crabs...at Ministry of Crab.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

All Set For Lunch with Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen's Set Meals

Chicken Chop or Spicy Beef? It's a pretty common dilemma, the question of the day, come lunch time at Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen...


Known for their authentic homestyle Taiwanese cuisine, Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen also offers sumptuous lunch sets with your favorite dishes. Chicken Chop or Spicy Beef? Why not have both...at Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen (for more on Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen, check out my earlier posts, #FatFookTakesOverMegaMall: Taiwanese Comfort Food Comes To SM MegaMall With The Opening Of Fat Fook Kitchen and Comforting Taiwanese Flavors at Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen).

Monday, January 21, 2019

The MVP Platter And Other Winning Plays At Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings pulls out its winning playbook for another exciting quarter of feasting...


...that's guaranteed to go beyond regulation time into overtime. Everyone has their favorites at Buffalo Wild Wings, their very own first five on the winning team. Here's some of my own personal favorites...

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Taking it Slow and Easy: Sunday Lunch at Nanka Japanese Latin Restaurant

Time, and the lack of it, always seems to recalibrate itself on a Sunday. Like a default reset button, a slow-paced Sunday allows you to recharge and reboot in time for the week ahead. And there's nothing like a good meal to celebrate the end of another week... 


...with time to spare to savor each bite. It's time for lunch at Nanka Japanese Latin Restaurant.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

First Taste: Old Swiss Inn's New Scamorza Cheese Fondue

Rich and creamy with hints of smoky caramel, it's cheese fondue with a flavorful punch...


Starting February 10, Old Swiss Inn will be adding a tasty new offering to its popular cheese fondues with the new Scamorza Fondue made with an Italian semi-soft cheese with its distinct milky and smoky notes. The fragrant aroma and intense flavors combine for an all new cheese fondue experience from the restaurant that started it all... 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Take Home Treats: Ridiculously Good Ribs, Texas Hot Link Sausages, Pulled Pork and Fried Chicken at RackShack

"So what's cookin' this weekend?" Why not just leave it to RackShack for some ridiculously good eats...


Pork Ribs, Texas Hot Link Sausages, Pulled Pork and Crack Fried Chicken, it's an epic weekend feast that can only come RackShack (for more on Rack Shack, see my previous post, #FiredUpBBQ: Discover Barbecue Without Boundaries at RackShack).

Thursday, January 17, 2019

First Dibs on Paradise Dynasty's Limited Edition Chili Crab Xiao Long Bao

When a celebrated Singaporean restaurant group pays homage to an iconic Singaporean dish, you just know it's going to be special. And tasty too... 


Paradise Dynasty introduces another innovative dim sum variant in addition to its signature Xiao Long Bao with the new Chili Crab Xiao Long Bao for a limited time only at SM Aura Premier. If you've enjoyed Paradise Dynasty's Xiao Long Bao, all eight flavors, you'll definitely enjoy the new variant. But better hurry, the Chili Crab Xiao Long Bao will only be available for a limited duration... 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

#MinistryOfCrabMNL: At The Sneak Preview of Ministry of Crab, One Of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants...

 Manila welcomes one of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants at Shangri-La at The Fort...


Sri Lanka's much acclaimed Ministry of Crab opens today, January 16, 2018, at Shangri-La at The Fort for dinner starting at 6:00 pm. And for the metro's seafood lovers, this is the way to start the new year...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Elegant Indulgence In A Box From Workshop Bespoke Bakery by Le Petit Souffle

Decadent magnificence, all boxed up...


Known for their signature Basque Burnt Cheesecake and impressive 17-Layer Chocolate Cake among many others, Workshop Bespoke Bakery by Le Petit Souffle headed by acclaimed pastry chefs Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla end the year with elegant indulgence in a box.

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Table's Set and Ready...at Mama Lou's.

Soup, salads, entrees, pasta, pizza and dessert. Comforting cuisine reflecting Mama Lou's homey and personal touch is lavishly laid on the table. The table is set for another sumptuous feast at Mama Lou's.


FourScene goes the whole nine yards as it hits another of Nuvali's dining destinations at Mama Lou's (for more on Mama Lou's, see my previous posts, Take Me Home To Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen and Home Again...at Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen). Read on for a sumptuous peek at Mama Lou's table...

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Flatlay Conversations: Four Pizzas for FourScene at Nonna's Pasta & Pizzeria

Flatlays and conversations. Dude for Food, The Last Don and Foodgrammer.ph exchange thoughts down south as FourScene hits Nuvali for a tasty rendezvous with four unique pizzas and many more sumptuous dishes at Nonna's Pasta & Pizzeria...


...and what an afternoon. FourScene, a collaborative group by three friends (for more on FourScene, check out our FB Page at https://www.facebook.com/FourScene/), kicks off the start of the new year with some discussions over pizza at one of the south's iconic names in rustic pizzas and pastas. Not the usual narrative for the run-off-the-mill food review, the engaging banter is both light and humorous even irreverent, yet real and authentic. The short video, the first in a series of flatlay conversations by FourScene, will soon be uploaded on our Facebook Page. In the meantime, here's what we had at Nonna's Pasta & Pizzeria...

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Rock Even Harder at Hard Rock Cafe Manila, Now Open at Conrad S Maison

 It's back. Time to rock even harder...


The Bistro Group and Hard Rock International collaborate for the epic return of Hard Rock Cafe Manila, the All-American themed restaurant, at Conrad S Maison in Pasay City. A new generation can now experience good old fashioned rock & roll, drinks and great food all in one place. The metro rocks to the beat once more...at Hard Rock Cafe Manila. 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Yakitori Perfection at Toritake

Tender and juicy with a savory sweetness and mild hints of smoky notes, its pure yakitori perfection... 


...at Toritake. Since it opened middle of last year, it's been a favorite stop of mine for authentic yakitori (for more on Toritake, see my previous post, From Shibuya To Manila: Toritake Fires Up The Yakitori Grills at U. P. Town Center). Masterfully grilled, perfected by over 50 years of experience since it opened its very first branch in Shibuya back in 1963, each skewer is the culmination of a long and tedious process that begins with the careful selection of fresh and never frozen chickens down to time and temperature at the grill.   

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Indulgence Comes Humming Your Way with The Hummingbird Cake from Flour Pot Rum Cakes Manila

Tall layers of tempting cake frosted with sinful buttercream topped with fresh strawberries, pure indulgence hums with each slice and bite.


Known for her Rum Butter Cake and other signature cake creations like the Tres Leches Cake and Malacanang Roll, Rhea Castro-Sysip of Flour Pot Rum Cakes Manila offers yet another decadent experience with the elegant Hummingbird Cake...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

#DangerouslyAddictive and #DangerouslyMasarap: Irvin's Salted Egg Potato Chips

Open a bag and you just can't stop...


It's a story that began ten years ago with Irvin's Seafood Restaurant in Singapore's River Valley known for their signature Salted Egg Crabs. The dish was so popular, they began making salted egg snacks sold in bottles leading to the now famous Irvin's Salted Egg Potato Chips and exciting new variants like Irvin's Salted Egg Fish Skin. Taking this uniquely Singaporean flavor beyond the usual savory dishes, now you can simply open up a bag of Irvin's Salted Egg for some serious snacking but be warned, it's #DangerouslyAddictive...  

Monday, January 7, 2019

Wingin' It At Buffalo Wild Wings

Looking for a quick bite? Why not wing it...


...at Buffalo Wild Wings. The all-American chain which started in Ohio more than thirty years ago with its cool sports bar vibe and signature wings continues to score with its game-winning menu (for more on Buffalo Wild Wings, see my earlier post, Changing The Game at Buffalo Wild Wings). With time to spare for a light afternoon snack, it's time to wing it at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Afternoon Churros and Ensaimada with Spanish Chocolate at Cafe Ysabel

A slow rainy afternoon after the festive new year celebrations is the perfect time to pause and reflect...and enjoy a soothing cup of Spanish Chocolate with Churros and Ensaimada at Cafe Ysabel.


For decades, Cafe Ysabel has been a part of many memorable stories and experiences. The move to a new location is a continuing story in Cafe Ysabel's enduring tale, a new chapter promising even more memorable moments.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Seeing A Pair of Old Friends at Italianni's

Days like this call for some classic pasta dishes. Make that two. Time to see some old friends and favorites at Italianni's...


When it comes to seafood pasta dishes, it's always the Seafood Cioppino at Italianni's that's top-of-mind. Or the Shrimp Fra Diablo. These signature dishes from Italianni's never fail to warm up both the palate and soul, just like old friends.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Salad Days and Starting Right For The New Year

Another new year brings with it a new set of resolutions, including a more balanced diet with salads and vegetables. 


And to help you get started, here's five refreshing salads prepared by Makati Shangri-La, Manila's Executive Chef, Nicola Canuti, presented during World Food Day for your table (for more on the previous World Food Day celebration at Makati Shangri-La, Manila's Circles Events Cafe, see my earlier post, Fresh, Local and Sustainable: Celebrating World Food Day at Makati Shangri-La, Manila's Circles Events Cafe). Check out the recipes below and start the new year with a healthier diet and lifestyle...
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