Saturday, May 31, 2014

Kampai! Nanbantei of Tokyo's Cool New Cocktails

Nanbantei of Tokyo's authentic yakitori and cold beer. Better yet, pair it with some of Nanbantei's new signature cocktails.

Why not try something different, and enjoy an all new experience at Nanbantei of Tokyo with five new and unique cocktails...

Friday, May 30, 2014

Nanbantei of Tokyo Launches New Yakitori Dishes

A refreshing salad and three new and unique flavors on a stick. Nanbantei of Tokyo launches new and uniquely-flavored yakitori dishes to enhance your dining experience in one of the best yakitori-ya in the metro. 

Nanbantei of Tokyo's wide range of chicken, beef, pork, seafood, and vegetable yakitori specialties get beefed up with three new additions, plus a refreshing salad.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Lush at Mesclun's Lush Hour

Forget Happy Hour. Make it Lush Hour at Mesclun...

Unlimited red, white, and rose wines, including selected beer and specialty cocktails, all for P 490 net, everyday from 5pm to 8pm in all Mesclun branches (Serendra, Eastwood, and The Linden Suites). Paired with Mesclun's selected dishes for Lush Hour, that's one cool deal.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Buzzed at Drink Up Philippines

Your favorite imported and local craft beer, spirits, food and live bands, all in one place...

...and stirrings of a major revolution in local craft beer appear to be brewing.

Make That One More Cocktail at Niner Ichi Nana...

It's almost always time for cocktails. And it's cocktail hour, at least in some part of the world. At Niner Ichi Nana, cocktail hour is anytime you decide to come in for one of their craft cocktails. 

Niner Ichi Nana's Manhattan (P 350/450) a refreshing blend of rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and Peychaud's bitters, just one of many signature craft cocktails to get you started...

The Hungry Hound's Freestyle Gastropub Cuisine

Traditional dishes get a cool, modern edge. And at The Hungry Hound, young Chef Mikko Reyes reinterprets traditional classics with his own unique take on gastropub cuisine. 

Rustic and traditional dishes with bold flavors make up The Hungry Hound's new freestyle gastropub menu, and each dish includes creative and indulgent touches from Chef Mikko Reyes, making each dish refreshingly new and exciting.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Celebrate the Flavors of Spring with Brotzeit's Maifest Dishes

The arrival of Spring in Bavaria is the perfect time to enjoy a cool glass of Munchner beer along with grilled pork and sausages. At Brotzeit, you too can enjoy fresh spring flavors with dishes inspired by the traditional Bavarian celebration of Maifest. A cold beer, grilled pork, and sausages...enough reasons for a celebration at Brotzeit. 

And for a limited time, you can enjoy one of Paulaner's seasonal spring brews, the Paulaner Original Munchner Marzen, a strong yet smooth lager made from dark roasted malt. Named after the month of March, traditionally the last month of the year to brew lager before summer, Paulaner's Original Munchner Marzen has a refreshingly smooth body with a rich caramel hue, and just the right brew to pair with Brotzeit's signature pork dishes and sausages.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Food News: A Bigger Yabu Experience at MOA

Yabu relocates and moves to a bigger location at MOA's North Arcade Mall, promising an even bigger dining experience.

And along with the move, Yabu introduces new katsu specialties and appetizers, adding to its line of signature dishes.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sariwon: A New Branch and New Dishes

Authentic Korean new dishes. Good enough reasons to drop by Sariwon's newest branch at Greenhills.

Since my first visit, I've always been impressed with Sariwon (see my previous post here at, with its extensive range of authentic Korean flavors and excellent service. And with a new branch and new dishes, things just keep getting better...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Food News: Ramen Bar Introduces New and Improved Ramen Broth

A new and improved ramen broth...

...and a delicious version upgrade to its bestseller. And you get a chance to try it, available only in Ramen Bar's Greenfield District branch in Mandaluyong.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Flavors of Pampanga: Last Stop at Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwich Eatery

I just found probably the best Vietnamese banh mi. And it's not in Manila...

Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwich Eatery, located in Angeles City, Pampanga, is a surprising find, and the classic Banh Mi, Fresh Spring Rolls, and Pho Bo are definitely worth the drive from Manila. And that's what makes Pampanga so cool, with so many delicious finds and surprises...

Monday, May 19, 2014

Flavors of Pampanga: Classic Capampangan Desserts at Homemade Treasures

No food trip to Pampanga would be complete without sampling some of the classic desserts of the province. And Homemade Treasures is one of them. 

Traditional ensaimadas and indulgent sansrival made from family recipes passed on to the next generation are just some of the sweet treats you can find at Homemade Treasures. And nobody does it better than Homemade Treasures...

Flavors of Pampanga: Good Times at Claude Tayag's Downtown Cafe

"Manyaman...manyaman". Words I used to hear my dad say to my mom during weekend meals as a child, words that somehow reverberate in my head as the dishes were served at Claude Tayag's Downtown Cafe. 

Claude Tayag, one of Pampanga's culinary icons, brings back familiar and traditional flavors in his newest restaurant, Downtown Cafe in Angeles City, Pampanga. Capampangan dishes are Downtown Cafe's specialty, comforting classics that bring back so many childhood memories, and flavors that have remained close to my heart.

Flavors of Pampanga: A Pork Fest at Mila's Tokwa't Baboy

An early lunch, and the first stop on a Pampanga food trip. Go get the meds ready, and prepare for an all-out pork fest at Mila's Tokwa't Baboy.  

This is the first of four posts on an epic food trip to Angeles City, Pampanga, and what a way to start. Pork, chicken and fish, some signature dishes, and the Pampanga experience is off to a great start...

Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Vask Experience

There are only a few places in the metro where dining takes on a whole new meaning, a complete sensory experience that's almost sublime, where creativity and a passion for perfection combine in each and every plate. And Vask is one of those places... 

Meticulously crafted dishes, from appetizers to mains to desserts, roll out of Vask's kitchens under the guidance of Executive Chef Jose Luis Gonzalez, in a virtual parade of plated perfection.

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Best of Filipino Cuisine at Diamond Hotel's Corniche

A fiesta of Filipino flavors featuring authentic culinary classics and dishes with a distinct Filipino yet modern twist awaits diners at Diamond Hotel's Corniche in another exclusive event. The lunch and dinner buffet at Corniche showcases another lavish feast prepared by Manila's finest for one memorable dining experience...    

Diamond Hotel's very own Executive Chef Marko Rankel is joined by three of Manila's celebrated chefs, Sau del Rosario, Bruce Lim, and JP Anglo in Corniche's The Best of Filipino Cuisine, a culinary feast of Filipino classics from May 13 to 23, 2014.

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Dude's Top Twelve List: Burger Round Up Part Three

It's May once again, and it's National Burger Month. And just to get you into the burger groove, here's my third installment on some of the best burgers in the metro (you can also check out my previous Top Twelve Lists and maybe, even spot your favorite burger here at and Now on its third run, here's a recap on some of the best burgers over the past year, in no particular order...ready?

The Cake Club's Angus Burger, topped with caramelized onions, pesto and cheddar. Juicy and flavorful, one bite is all you need. Not just a pretty looking burger, this one packs some serious flavors. Enjoy this baby with some wine or a cold beer, and cap your meal with some of The Cake Club's signature desserts. See more here at

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Celebrate Mother's Day at Black Olive Cerveceria

Make Mother's Day even more special with new and exciting dishes at Black Olive Cerveceria...

Chef Carlo Miguel and Black Olive Cerveceria introduces a new line of signature dishes just for Mother's Day. From appetizers to mains and dessert, Black Olive Cerveceria's got it covered for that perfect Mother's Day celebration. For more on Black Olive Cerveceria's Mediterranean-inspired dishes, check out my previous posts on Black Olive Cerveceria's signature dishes here at and here at, for signature tapas or "small plates" and premium brews, see my other post here at

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pure Pork Bliss at Livestock

Go get the meds ready, time for some serious pork...

A wide selection of pork dishes, the crispiest crispy pata, and the juiciest crackling pork belly this side of the metro, Livestock is definitely the place for pork. Pure pork love and pure pork bliss...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Redefining Japanese Cuisine at Yumi Japanese Restaurant

"Yumi," the Japanese word for beauty, is given new meaning at Yumi Japanese Restaurant, as it reinterprets classic Japanese dishes with a modern, and yes, beautiful, new and tasty twist. 

With Chef Roby Goco at the helm, the same culinary genius behind Cyma Greek Taverna and Green Pastures, you can be sure that your experience at Yumi will be different and unique. Be prepared for some truly creative and inventive cuisine as Yumi Japanese Restaurant introduces its newest dishes...

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Big Banquet at The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion

Manila's best caterers. All in one place. It's The Big Banquet at The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion...

Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet, RJ Ledesma and The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion gathered Manila's best caterers for a grand food tasting and sampling last Sunday, May 4, 2014, showcasing their signature dishes at The Big Banquet.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Taste and Experience Old Chinatown with the Awesome Food and Culture Secrets of Lucky Chinatown Tour.

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and flavors of Chinatown within the comfort of the newest mall right in the heart of Binondo in Old Manila. Instead of a full day, all you need is four hours...

Anton Diaz and RJ Ledesma are at it again. After the successful "An Awesome Secret Foodies Tour" at McKinley Hill's Tuscany (see more on my previous post here at, Anton Diaz and RJ Ledesma are back with yet another foodie tour, this time in old Chinatown. The rich history, culture and flavors of old Chinatown come to life with the "Awesome Food and Culture Secrets of Lucky Chinatown Tour", a four-hour tour in the newest mall concept of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, Lucky Chinatown in old Binondo.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Speck, We Meet Again...

After one too many shots of Johnnie on my first visit to Madison's Bistro Moderne, I just had to go back and see Speck in a different light. It was a late afternoon and the start of the week, and a good time for a plate of Speck...

And just a few days after my first visit to Madison's Bistro Moderne, I find myself back to get reacquainted with my new friend, Speck (see my previous post on Madison's Bistro Moderne's Speck and other dishes here at