Monday, June 30, 2014

Real Coffee Indulgence at The Coffee Beanery

Ready to ride the crest of the emerging third wave coffee revolution? The Coffee Beanery elevates your coffee experience with the launch of its "gourmet" cafe concept in every cup of pure coffee indulgence. 

Like all good things, real coffee takes time. And at The Coffee Beanery, an established brand in the premium coffee segment for over a decade, each cup is prepared in a slow yet deliberate manner to bring out the purest, cleanest flavors for that perfect cup.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Back Home at Cafe Naci

An old favorite comes home, back to where it all started in its original location. 

Cafe Naci reopens in its former location at Greenhills, bringing back its line of signature dishes and desserts (for more on Naci's wide range of comforting dishes, check out my previous post here at And it's great to see Cafe Naci back home again.

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Magnum Cafe Experience

Looking for that perfect customized Magnum bar? There's only one place for the ultimate Magnum experience...

Paris. London. Hamburg. Istanbul...and now Manila, the sixteenth city to offer your very own ultimate Magnum creation. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Munchtown Rolls Out New Line of Signature Hot Dogs

Chef Robby Goco is at it again. Munchtown unveils its new line of signature hot dogs, and what an impressive line-up. Here's a quick sneak peek at Munchtown's new dogs... 

The BLT, Munchtown's signature frankfurter topped with strips of crispy bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes. That's one good hot dog made even better with bacon. The crisp bacon and the freshness of the lettuce and tomatoes play well with the signature "snap" of Munchtown's franks. And there's more...

An All Noodle Feast at Chef's Noodle

Hot. Cold. Spicy. Dry, or in a rich and comforting broth. Any way you want it. And at Chef's Noodle, you can have it all... 

Chef's Noodles's signature noodle dishes include a whole range of traditional favorites. And here's just a sampling of what's available at Chef's Noodle...

Food News: All Natural Goodness Straight From The Bottle with Mura Sarap Bagoong

Green mangoes and bagoong...even a dreary rainy afternoon feels so much better with these around. 

Tart, sour, mildly sweet green mangoes with that distinct saltiness from the sauteed shrimp paste works all the time. And even better with Mura Sarap Bagoong.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Good Vibes at Tea Session

Tea in the afternoon. A much needed break from the hectic pace, and a time to recharge. And at Tea Session, you can enjoy a refreshing break with one of their many signature tea-based beverages and light snacks. 

Fourteen refreshing milk teas. Eight fruit teas. Seven creamy milkshakes. Five yogurt smoothies. Four rich and flavorful frappes. Four Yakult tea coolers. Plus a wide range of light snacks and meals, including rice bowls, congee, and noodles to go with your favorite tea blend. Just the spot for that perfect tea session.

Go Off-The-Grid for Some Good Eats

Burgers, chips, hot dogs, quesadillas, burritos, rice bowls and margaritas. And a bus named Gus. Sometimes all you need is to go off-the-grid to find some good eats and sweet treats. 

The newest concept from the Distillery Group of restaurants, the same team behind Black Olive Cerveceria, Draft GastroPub, and Beso Cucina Vinoteka, Off-the-Grid brings back the fun to classic comfort food. At Off-The-Grid, expect good eats and sweet treats, and a lot of fun.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Back for More at Genji-M

New dishes, an enhanced all-you-can-eat Unlimited Sushi and Sashimi offer, and a cool deal for a quick lunch...  

After the successful Unlimited Sushi and Sashimi promotion (see more on Genji-M's on-going Unlimited Sushi, Sashimi, and Rolls im my previous post here at, Genji-M fine-tunes the Unlimited deal promising added value based on the experience gained from the previous roll-out. The implementation is smoother and much improved, with add-ons to enhance your experience.

Food News: Yellow Cab's Beefy Bob Pizza

Steak and pizza? Now, you can have both...

Yellow Cab does it again, with another unique pizza creation. Yellow Cab's new Beefy Bob, a fully loaded meal on a pizza, with tasty premium sirloin strips for that flavorful punch. 

Pinac Heirloom Capampangan Cuisine

Authentic local dishes with a modern twist...

Comforting classics and heirloom family recipes from a known culinary region, served daily at Pinac.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A Burger, Fries, and Some Seriously Good Hot Dogs at Munchtown

Burgers, fries and hot dogs...all you need for a day at the movies. 

The metro's filled with burger joints, but one can count the places with decent and respectable dogs with that elusive "snap" in every bite. Munchtown is one of those places...

Friday, June 20, 2014

Celebrate Chocolate Month at Magnum Manila

Love chocolate? You'll definitely love these...

Magnum Manila's award-winning Chef Miko Aspiras introduces two new exclusive desserts to celebrate Chocolate Month. That's two more reasons to stop by Magnum Manila.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Meet the Rogue Magnum

Fresh ideas, a bit of nostalgia, timeless style. Words that best describe Rogue Magazine. And a distinct spirit and flavor captured by the new Rogue Magnum.

Magnum Manila and Rogue Magazine partner for a unique collaboration in the creation of the new Rogue Magnum, a rich and elegant dessert reflecting the brand imagery, forthright and cutting edge style and thought-provoking character of the magazine. And just like the magazine, this one tastes as good as it looks...

Create Your Own Pizza and More at Mad For Pizza

Forty toppings, Four types of pizza crust. And four sauces. All you need to make your very own signature pizza...

At Mad for Pizza, you can create your very own signature pizza, and for a great price too.

A Day with the Chefs at F1 Hotel Manila

A perfect Independence Day staycation at F1 Hotel Manila culminates in an afternoon with the chefs, headed by Chef Sau del Rosario and guest chefs representing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. With the successful launch of the second edition of F1 Hotel Manila's Luzviminda 2 Buffet (see more on the grand Filipino feast here at, Chef Sau del Rosario and his team share their favorite recipes from Luzviminda 2. 

The cooking demo begins with Chef Sau del Rosario's Tuna Kinilaw recipes, prepared three ways to reflect the regional nuances of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. This is then followed by Chef Tristan Encarnacion's Ilocos Empanada representing the flavors of Luzon, Chef Victor Barangan's Sauteed Crabs in Alavar Sauce from Mindanao, and capped with Chef Editha C. Singian's indulgent dessert, Ube Otap Tiramisu, representing the Visayas.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Taste of the Philippines: F1 Hotel Manila Luzviminda 2 Buffet

The flavors of 7,107 islands come together in an epic feast for a celebration of Filipino flavors at F1 Hotel Manila's Luzviminda 2 Buffet, the second edition.  7,107 islands, and 7,107 flavors, a medley of dishes defining our culinary heritage and history, all in one place. 

Launched last June 12, Independence Day, F1 Hotel Manila's Luzviminda 2 runs through June 26, 2014, with an impressive range of authentic regional and local dishes created by Chef Sau del Rosario and his team of guest chefs.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Sneak Peek at F1 Hotel Manila's Luzviminda 2 Buffet

The very best of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao converge for a celebration of Filipino flavors...a grand feast to celebrate Independence Day.   

Starting June 12, 2014, F1 Hotel Manila offers the best of local and regional flavors with the second edition of the Luzviminda Buffet, prepared by Chef Sau del Rosario and selected guest chefs.  And just like last year's edition, expect to find familiar and comforting favorites along with classic dishes with modern and refreshing twists. Just leave it to Sau del Rosario and his team to create another epic feast at F1 Hotel Manila, and here's a sneak peek at some of the dishes from Luzviminda2...

An Independence Day Staycation at F1 Hotel Manila

A mid-week holiday, right here at the heart of Bonifacio Global City. A staycation at F1 Hotel Manila is probably one of the best ways to celebrate Independence Day...

And it was great to be back at F1 Hotel Manila (see my previous post on my first F1 Hotel Manila staycation here at

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A Quick Bite and a Cold Brew: Brotzeit's New Sandwiches

A light meal and a cold brew, just one more reason to visit Brotzeit for a quick bite. This June, Brotzeit introduces a new line of comforting and hearty sandwiches to pair with your favorite Paulaner.   

Each new sandwich comes with a heaping serving of fries, or pommes, with a side of mayo. ketchup and chili sauce. Paired with your favorite Paulaner brew...just can't get better than that.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Incredible India and More at Om Lifestyle + Cafe

A Hindu mantra and mystical Sanskrit sound, "Om" is the divine, all-encompassing and original vibration of consciousness. And at Om Lifestyle + Cafe, you can immerse yourself in the richness of Indian culture and flavors surrounded by delicate and ornate items imported from India for that unique dining experience.

For over thirteen years, Suman Gogna has successfully run a home-based boutique specializing in Indian products. Together with her daughter Angjie, the mom and daughter tandem eventually set-up a commercial boutique to showcase the wide assortment and the very best of Indian fashion, jewelry, accessories and home decor items with Om Lifestyle+ Cafe. And to complete your Indian experience, Om Lifestyle + Cafe serves some of the best and authentic Indian dishes in the metro.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Taste of Le Bouchon Lyonnais at Brasserie Cicou

A warm freshly baked crusty bread, a glass of wine, and a variety of salads and pate before the main course...just a typical day at a typical restaurant in Lyon in east central France. And here's the best part. An authentic Le Bouchon Lyonnais experience is just a short drive away. Right here at Brasserie Cicou. 

Brasserie Cicou introduces its new menu inspired by the iconic neighborhood restaurants of Lyon with Le Bouchon Lyonnais, a traditional and rustic set meal with unlimited salad, charcuterie et pate, a main course, and classic desserts.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Kessaku: Serving Japanese Masterpieces Everyday

A feast for the senses. And at Kessaku, each elegantly plated dish first feeds the eye, making each dish a visual feast. Kessaku, which means "masterpiece", perfectly describes each plate that comes out of Kessaku's kitchen. 

From sushi and sashimi to tempura, udon and teppan grilled dishes, Kessaku's elegant masterpieces are matched with a playful creativity in blending flavors, combining authenticity with a bold and inventive approach. This is evident in Kessaku's nnique sushi creations, mixing in indulgent foie gras, rich cream cheese, fruits and spicy sriracha in its wide selection.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Flavors of Pampanga: A Day at Abe's Farm

Classic Capampangan and Filipino dishes in a rustic setting...this is one foodie road trip that's worth the drive. A mere two hour drive from Manila, the narrow roads lead you deep inside the town of Magalang, Pampanga. 

Unilever Food Solutions recently hosted a trip to Abe's Farm for the launch of its online videos on emerging food trends (see my post on Unilever Food Solutions' insightful food trends here at, and Abe's Farm was just the perfect setting to illustrate some of the key trends in the local food scene.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Buffet Attack Mode at Banzai!

All unlimited, all authentic, all out eat fest. Time to activate your buffet attack mode at Banzai: The Great Authentic Japanese Buffet...

Prepare yourself for an epic feast with a wide selection of authentic Japanese dishes including teppanyaki, tempura, ramen, sushi, sashimi, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, katsudon, gyudon, soba, steak, salmon, and so much more...

Friday, June 6, 2014

Food News: Unilever Food Solutions Shares Emerging Food Trends

Unilever Food Solutions, the food service arm of Unilever, recently shared key emerging food trends and insights in Southeast Asia via a series of short online videos entitled "Food Trends" (see more here at The short videos provide snippets of emerging trends in the dining landscape, identifying opportunities for local chefs and restaurant operators to grow their businesses.  

The short videos produced by Unilever Food Solutions provide actionable insights essential in remaining relevant to customers and keep pace with the increasingly competitive dining scene. The local food service industry continues to grow with the rise of new restaurants and concepts, along with the evolving Filipino palate, and offering new and refreshing dining experiences becomes more and more crucial in keeping your food business top-of-mind among more adventurous and sophisticated customers.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bodegas Santa Ana: A Taste of Classic New World Wines at Sofitel

Experience and innovation. And for more than 120 years, Bodegas Santa Ana nurtured these cornerstone values in producing world class wines. One of the first and pioneering wineries established in Argentina, Bodegas Santa Ana remains the undisputed market leader in the Argentine market, with a growing presence in over fifty countries worldwide.  

And for one special evening, Bodegas Santa Ana's Chief Winemaker, Rodolfo "Opi" Sadler, introduces his classic new world wines in a special wine pairing and tasting at Softel's Spiral.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Three Must Try Dishes at Brotzeit

Whether it's lunch, dinner or an afternoon snack with a few glasses of Paulaner's authentic brews, there are certain dishes at Brotzeit that have to be on your list. Pork and lamb and few glasses of Paulaner, you just got to to have these in your next visit...

And here's my hit list for Brotzeit...

Taste the Flavors of the Bavarian Spring with Brotzeit's Maifest Lunch Specials

Meat, vegetables, white asparagus, and a Marzen spring brew, typical components of the Bavarian Spring's fresh flavors. 

For a limited time, you can enjoy the flavors of the Bavarian Spring with Brotzeit's Maifest specials.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

A Samurai Feast for Three at Nanbantei

A samurai-sized feast for three for only P that's a cool deal. 

Nanbantei of Tokyo's Good For Three Samurai Sets offers authentic Japanese flavors and great value, making dining with friends even more enjoyable. Who says three's a crowd?