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.
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