Thursday, July 31, 2014

Black Tuesday at The Perfect Pint

Once you go know the rest. And that pretty much sums up one cool event at The Perfect Pint. 

The best local dark Craft Beer paired with dishes created for that one special's Black Tuesday at The Perfect Pint.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sunny Days and Bacon: Breakfast at F All Day Dining Restaurant

Nothing says good morning better than bacon and eggs...

And at F All Day Dining Restaurant, good mornings happen every day. 

An All-American Dinner Buffet at F1 Hotel Manila

And my All-American feast at F1 Hotel Manila continues with dinner at F All Day Dining Restaurant...

After a sumptuous lunch buffet at F1 Hotel Manila's F All-Day Dining Restaurant (see my post here at, my culinary journey of the rich and diverse range of American flavors culminates with an equally impressive dinner.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

F1 Hotel Manila's All-American United Taste of America Buffet

Turkey. Pot Roast. Seafood Gumbo. Jambalaya. And so much more. At F1 Hotel Manila's United Taste of America All-American buffet, you can have it all...

The Fourth of July celebration may be over, but you can still catch classic and comforting All-American flavors at F1 Hotel Manila's buffet. And Chef Sau del Rosario, F1 Hotel Manila's Executive Chef, is at it again. In partnership with the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and the USDA, Chef Sau del Rosario and his team at F All Day Dining Restaurant create a sumptuous feast of American flavors for the whole month of July, and by popular demand, extended until August 6, 2014.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Back at F1 Hotel Manila...

A freshly brewed cup of coffee, a glass of chilled orange juice, and some pastries at F1 Hotel Manila's Premier Lounge. This was going to be a start of another great day...  

After spending a cool Independence Day Staycation at F1 Hotel Manila (see my previous post here at, it was great to be back again.

Carat Vodka Premium: A Real Gem Among Vodkas

Smooth and easy. Just exactly what you'd expect from an old Russian recipe dating back 500 years.

Carat Vodka Premium is the newest vodka available in select establishments, with sharp, clean, and refreshing notes perfected from a traditional 500 year old Russian recipe. Enjoy it chilled, mixed with cocktails, or simply straight and neat, and discover a refreshingly smooth vodka experience.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Home Cooking with a Twist at Angel's Kitchen

Traditional Filipino home cooking with an inspired twist. Just leave it to the five moms behind Angel's Kitchen to come up with heavenly combinations for a unique take on traditional and comforting dishes.   

Interesting, creative, and playful twists that make even familiar dishes new and different. And that's just how it is at Angel's Kitchen...

Friday, July 25, 2014

Gostoso Piri-Piri Chicken: Spicing Up Kapitolyo

There's a new spot along Kapitolyo...and it's hot. Real hot. 

Gostoso Piri-Piri Chicken serves homestyle Portuguese cuisine served fresh off the grill with authentic piri-piri made from a family recipe handed down through several generations for that spicy kick. Portuguese piri-piri chicken, pork and shrimp, you can find it here at Gostoso Piri-Piri Chicken.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Quick Bites: Sinful Indulgences from Sinfully by Makati Shangri-La

Designer cakes. Elegant pastries. Tempting pralines. The Italian Kiss. The French Kiss. Sinful, indulgent confectionery creations, each meticulously handcrafted by Executive Pastry Chef Romain Renard and his team of artisans for Sinfully by Makati Shangri-La. 

Each of Sinfully by Makati Shangri-La's creations are available in a variety of packages, including a sampler for your very own indulgence. One bite, and it's game over...welcome to the world of Sinfully by Makati Shangri-La. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Food News: More Life Happens Here at Chili's

Nothing like good food to connect people together, and Chili's has been doing just that since it opened its very first branch in the country back in 1996. And there's no better description that perfectly captures that unique experience at Chili's than its new tagline, "More Life Happens Here." 

And there's no better place to chill with friends and family with comforting Southwestern dishes than Chili's. Chili's introduces cool new dishes with its unique Southwestern style flavors to be savored and shared with family and friends, and "more life" definitely "happens here" at Chili's.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Food News: Experience Authentic Huaiyang Cuisine at Shang Palace

An elegant combination of Yangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, and Zhenijiang cooking techniques, Huaiyang cuisine represents a distinct flavor and style from China's rich culinary heritage. And for one week, you can experience the unique flavors of Huaiyang cuisine at the Makati Shangri-La's Shang Palace... 

Known for its meticulous style and exquisite flavors, Guest Chef Anthony Dong from Futian Shangri-La, Shenzen, shares his interpretation of classic Huaiyang cuisine at Makati Shangri-La's premier Cantonese restaurant, the Shang Palace, from July 20 to July 30, 2014.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Quick Bites: Pinkberry on a Rainy Day

A medium serving of yogurt on a rainy day. With all your favorite toppings. Any rainy day just seems so much better at Pinkberry...

After sampling some of  Pinkberry's new flavors some months back (see my previous post here at, I always make a stop for a yogurt fix every time I hit the mall. Even on a rainy day. Specially on a rainy day. Fresh and tart, made from premium non-fat milk, all you need to brighten up a rainy day.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Wrong Meets Right: Wrong Ramen's Arakawa Abura Soba

Wrong Ramen does it again. And here's just one more right reason to stop by Wrong Ramen...

In collaboration with Osaka's iconic Hanamaruken Ramen, Wrong Ramen introduces what they call the metro's most "irreverent" noodle, the Arakawa Abura Soba, a unique dry noodle dish topped with Hanamaruken's famous pork ribs and R. Lapid's equally famous chicharon. Pure pork bliss in a bowl, Wrong Ramen scores a homerun with this one.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Discover the New Culinary Treasures of Singapore at Wee Nam Kee

The rich cultural diversity of Singapore is best experienced with its cuisine, a virtual melting pot of Chinese, Malay, and Indian flavors. This fusion of flavors is celebrated with the introduction of Wee Nam Kee's "New Culinary Treasures of Singapore," an impressive range of authentic new dishes from appetizers to mains.   

There's more to Wee Nam Kee than its signature Hainanese Chicken, long considered the gold standard of this iconic Singaporean dish, and the new dishes reflect Singapore's rich heritage with an array of chicken, beef, pork, seafood and noodle dishes.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Amazed: The Jollibee Amazing Aloha Champ

And the bee was right all along...and it's back. 

Jollibee's Amazing Aloha Champ is back, and the bee is giving it the eye. Savory and sweet, and a perfect of blend of flavors in every bite. And it's better than ever.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tex-Mex Fiesta Grande at the Oakroom

All your favorite flavors from south of the border, in one grand buffet at the Oakroom. Another themed culinary feast from the kitchens of the Oakroom, this time with a Tex-Mex twist. 

Fridays just got better at the Oakroom. Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, chimichangas, nachos and more, the Oakroom introduces the Tex-Mex Fiesta Grande, a lavish feast of Southwestern flavors every Friday at the Oakroom.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Carmen's Best Artisanal Ice Cream's New Flavor: Brown Butter Almond Brittle

Butter Pecan, Malted Milk, Salted Caramel, Kahlua Coffee, Cereal Milk, Hazelnut Fudge, Madagascar Vanilla, Pistachio Almond Fudge...just some of my favorites from Carmen's Best Artisanal Ice Cream. And now I can add one more flavor in my growing list of favorites from Carmen's Best... 

Carmen's Best Artisanal Ice Cream introduces its newest flavor, Brown Butter Almond Brittle...and it's good. Seriously good.

Nederburg Wines Shine at Chef Jessie Rockwell Club

An evening of deep, intense ruby reds and brilliant golden hues...the very best of South Africa shine in an elegant wine dinner event at Chef Jessie Rockwell Club. 

Nederburg, South Africa's most awarded winery, showcases its premium collection paired with Chef Jessie's signature dishes at Rockwell Club for one extraordinary evening.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Flying Pan Has Landed: Now Serving Comfort Food Daily at the Heart of Salcedo

Classic comfort food, and breakfast all day. The Flying Pan has landed...

Now open at the heart of Salcedo Village in Makati, The Flying Pan is your first and last stop for a comforting meal.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Foie Gras & Single Malt Pairing at The Hungry Hound and Niner Ichi Nana

Foie Gras and premium Single Malt...and that's pretty much all the motivation I need. 

Every other Thursday of the month, The Hungry Hound and Niner Ichi Nana features The Craft Series, highlighting specific ingredients paired with craft cocktails. Inspiration for the unique and creative culinary series is drawn from the best ingredient in season, like apple, tomatoes, and bacon paired with handcrafted cocktails on previous editions of The Craft Series. That Thursday night, it was Foie Gras and Single Malt, and another creative collaboration between Erwan Heussaff and his craft cocktails and Chef Mikko Reyes and his comforting freestyle gastropub cuisine.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Classic Pub Grub at Draft GastroPub

Specials and new dishes. Good things are brewing at Draft GastroPub...

Chef Carlo Miguel and Draft GastroPub introduces their signature specials and cool new dishes, just more reasons to drop by Draft GastroPub for a cold pint and more.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Chirashi? Here's Four From Yumi...

A bowl of Chirashi always works for me. Topped with fresh, premium seafood over vinegared sushi rice, it's the perfect all-in-one package. My default, go-to-dish for a fast yet fresh meal, a bowl of Chirashi never fails. All the time. 

And just when you thought a bowl of Chirashi is no different than any other bowl of Chirashi, think again. Yumi elevates your Chirashi experience with four distinct variants to satisfy any Chirashi craving...

7-7 at Jet 7 Bistro

July 7 was just supposed to be like any other day. Not this day. Its 7-7 at Jet 7 Bistro... 

Jet 7 Bistro offers the best of global cuisine, drawing inspiration from classic dishes from around the world. Kebabs, Dungeness Crabs, pasta, name it, and Jet 7 Bistro's got you covered. Last July 7, I sampled some of Jet 7 Bistro's signature dishes during its press launch, and here's a peek at Jet 7 Bistro's signature dishes... 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What To Do With A 40 Kilo Whole Fresh Tuna: The Masato Show at Buddha-Bar

Just in case you land a 40 Kilo whole fresh tuna, just exactly what do you do? Easy. Just leave it to master chef Masato Nakabayashi...

And that's exactly what happened at the Masato Show held last July 5, 2014, at Buddha-Bar Manila, a unique culinary event showcasing the live cutting of whole fresh tuna for the preparation of creative sushi and sashimi creations.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

An Italian Job: A Real Italian Coffee Experience at Cafe Pascucci

Bold, full-bodied flavors in every cup, just the way you want it...

Italy's popular coffee chain is now in Manila, offering local coffee lovers another option for their coffee fix. Great coffee, indulgent sweet treats, all in one cool place...

Monday, July 7, 2014

Kicks, Blooms, and Highballs: Yabu's New Signature Cocktails

A half-empty cocktail doesn't last very long. Not that night, quickly replaced by one more cocktail. And another. And then another. It was that kind of night...

And why not. Yabu launches its new and exclusive line of signature cocktails, curated by Erwan Heussaff, with a distinct Asian twist to pair with your favorite katsu dish. The collaboration features seven craft cocktails with strong Japanese flavor profiles to match certain cooking techniques, textures and flavors of Yabu's various styles of katsu. Katsu and a cool cocktail...a great dining experience at Yabu just got better. Meet the new cocktails, available only in Yabu's new Glorietta 5 branch.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Just Another Flavorful Day at Just Thai

Contrasting yet balanced flavors. The distinct layers of sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and spicy notes combine for a harmonious blend making each dish a colorful palette of bold flavors. And that's how they do it at Just Thai... every day.  

The unique and refreshing flavors of Thai cuisine are recreated in every single dish, and each spoonful becomes a sensory experience of diverse flavors.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Quick Bites: A Bowl of Noodles on a Cloudy Day

Nothing like a steaming hot bowl of noodles on a cloudy day...

And at Masuki, cloudy days seem so much better with a bowl of noodles. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wednesday Burger and Steak at TGI Friday's

Just couldn't wait for Friday... everyone could use a little Friday in the middle of the week.  

And there's no better way to perk up the mid-week slump than a mean burger and steak lunch at TGI Fridays.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Experience a Taste of America with 4th of July Themed Dishes at Vikings SM Megamall

 For four weekends in July, Vikings SM Megamall includes a special 4th of July inspired menu to its extensive buffet selection. The themed dishes will feature iconic favorites from the different states of America, allowing one to enjoy a variety and range of American classics. 

The rich and diverse culinary styles and flavors of America will be featured at Vikings starting this weekend, and the succeeding weekends for the month of July. The American Independence Day themed dishes will supplement the weekend buffet selection at Vikings, giving diners an even wider range of choices.