Thursday, February 27, 2014

Go Black at Tonkatsu by Terazawa

The very best of Spain delicately prepared by Chef Terazawa for a new Katsu experience.  The Katsu wars just keeps getting better and better...

Spain's famed Black Iberico Pork is transformed into a Katsu masterpiece at Tonkatsu by Terazawa, part of  The Bistro Group's growing network of restaurant concepts. The best of Spain meets Japan in this delightful fusion of flavors.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sunset at Manila Hotel

Everyday, the Manila Bay stages a spectacular light show. And there's no better vantage point than the Manila Hotel...

A refreshing beverage, a beautiful sunset seen from Manila Hotel's view deck...just can't get better than that. (Visited the Grand Dame lately? For more on the historic Manila Hotel, check out my previous post here at

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Manila Hotel's MacArthur Suite

Perhaps no other suite in the legendary Manila Hotel can rival the history and elegance of the MacArthur Suite. Home to General Douglas MacArthur and his family during the Commonwealth era up to the outbreak of the second world war, the MacArthur Suite is a piece of history lovingly preserved at the Manila Hotel. 

The refurbished suite includes a master bedroom with dressing room, a guest room, two baths and one powder room, a study room, a formal dining room overlooking the bay, a fully-equipped kitchen and a balcony. Definitely a place for a five-star general (for more on the Manila Hotel, check out my previous post here at

Experience History at the Manila Hotel

Ernest Hemingway once said "it's a good story if it's like Manila Hotel." And the Grand Dame has countless stories to tell from its glorious past, with even more stories still to unfold... 

There is probably no other structure in old Manila that can equal the heritage and old world elegance of the Manila Hotel. And for over a hundred years, the Grand Dame continues to fascinate and inspire with its rich history for an experience unique to Manila Hotel.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Eat. Snap. Upload. Share Your Pizza Stories with California Pizza Kitchen

For over sixteen years, we've enjoyed CPK's unique and signature pizzas, and with it, countless stories and fun moments with friends and family with our favorite CPK pizza. To celebrate 16 years of CPK, you can now share the love, and get rewarded with a classic CPK pizza favorite.

Starting February 24, upload your pizza story snapshot or short video to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube. Add the hashtags #MyPizzaStory, #EveryPizzaTellsAStory and #CPKPhilippines. To get a free treat from your friends at CPK, like CPKPhilippines on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share the link of your pizza story to  with your full name, mobile number, date of birth, and your favorite CPK location.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Zen and Fine Dining at Kitsho Japanese Restaurant and Sake Bar

A delicate, carefully placed incision in a gentle yet precise motion speaks volumes as Executive Japanese Chef Masahiro Mizumoto prepares his signature sashimi. Years of experience, and a passion for perfection goes into each sashimi dish, and as the dish is served, one can't help but admire the zen-like plating.

It's been said many times before that Japanese cuisine tends to feed both the eyes and the palate, and this is true at Kitsho Japanese restaurant and Sake Bar. After trying Chef Masahiro Mizumoto's famed Fugu, or blowfish, prepared four ways at Kitsho Japanese Restaurant and Sake Bar (see more on my amazing and bucket list worthy Fugu experience here at, Chef Masahiro Mizumoto and his team prepare yet another impressive selection of traditional Japanese dishes...

Game Face On with Gunz Dash on WeChat

Non-stop action. Adventure. A shot of adrenaline...all on your mobile device.

WeChat introduces the popular arcade game Gunz Dash with its 5.1 upgrade,  now you can jump. slide, beat challenges, collect coins, and win the crown. on WeChat.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Grab the Gold: The New Magnum Gold

The new Magnum Gold's out...

Silky smooth and velvety vanilla bean ice cream with an elegant swirl of seasalt caramel covered in a thick golden Belgian milk chocolate coating...sounds pretty much as good as gold. And it is.

Breakfast with an SOB at Hatch 22

Breakfast with an SOB. Somehow, it just doesn't sound right. Turned out to be a damn good idea after all... 

Hatch 22's SOB (make that "Son of a Biscuit"), just one of the many signature breakfast dishes served daily at Hatch 22.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Burgers and Booze at Speakeasy

The secret's out. There's one more place for burgers and booze...

Located at the brand new Alphaland Makati Place at the end of Ayala Avenue corner Malugay Street, Speakeasy is the newest joint offering classic burgers and comfort food with premium signature cocktails. Burgers and booze, always a winning combo and Speakeasy does both right.

Chat Away with WeChat and Win an Ipad Air!

This Valentine, share your moment with WeChat and get a chance to win a cool prize... a brand new iPad Air. Sounds cool? Read on...

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's at Rastro

Great food, cool cocktails, everything you need for that special dinner. If you still don't have plans for Valentine's dinner or the weekend, just leave it to Rastro to arrange that perfect date.

Rastro introduces its Valentine Specials, lunch and dinner set menus featuring some of Rastro's signature dishes, starting February 13, 14, and 15.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Rastro's New Cocktails...and Sandwiches.

Somethin's brewin' at Rastro... cocktails...and sandwiches too. Happy Hour just got happier with Rastro's new line-up...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Makati Shangri-La Opens Sage Restaurant and Bar

An aromatic plant  used as a culinary herb...or a profoundly wise savant or guru...

...or, the newest place at Makati Shangri-La serving craft cocktails and fine European cuisine. Sage Restaurant and Bar brings back refined dining elegance in true Makati Shangri-La style.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Just Like Home at B&P

Bacon & Pork? Breakfast & Pies? Berries & Pies? B&P means only one thing...

...all-day comfort food, including breakfast, signature mains and desserts. All day.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Olive Tree Kitchen & Bar: Sampling OTKB's Tasting Menu and Cocktails

Hanging tenders, a perfectly pan-seared salmon, and chocolate rocks and soil, all washed down with a refreshing Amaretto Sour...

...Chef Rob Pengson serves up a playful palette of flavors with new dishes from Olive Tree Kitchen & Bar's  Tasting Menu as well as his ala carte menu.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Hanamaruken Ramen: Happiness in a Bowl

A rich flavorful broth with fresh noodles topped with tender, slow-braised pork rib...happiness in a bowl.

And for over thirty years, Hanamaruken Ramen has been serving their iconic dish reflecting the perfect marriage of pork and ramen. Established by a family of butchers behind Arakawa Pork Company in 1982, Hanamaruken Ramen specializes in pork based ramen unique to Osaka.  And its now here...

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