Thursday, January 31, 2019

This Valentine's, Make It Mulberry Door by nawwTy's Kitchen

Valentine's may be two weeks away, but it doesn't hurt to check out the available dining options in the metro this early...


From February 10 to 16, diners and couples can celebrate Valentine's with a sumptuous feast at Mulberry Door by nawwTy's Kitchen with the special Valentine's Day Set Menu. The curated three-course Valentine's Day Set Menu includes options for starters, mains and dessert with a glass of house wine for that perfect Valentine's lunch or dinner. It's also the perfect time to discover luxe comfort food by Trish Panlilio of nawwTy's Kitchen...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Let's Feast! Starting The Year Right With The Return Of The Gourmand Market

One of the metro's longest-running and celebrated high-end gourmet weekend markets returns once more showcasing the very best culinary offerings in 2019...


Trish Panlilio of nawwTy's Kitchen and Mulberry Door by nawwTy's Kitchen kicks-off the new year with the much anticipated first edition of The Gourmand Market on February 1 to 3 at Bonifacio High Street Central.  The sheer scale and wide variety of tasty offerings always makes each edition of The Gourmand Market special, and you can expect nothing less with this year's opening run (for more on The Gourmand Market, see my earlier posts, A Tasty and Flavorful Preview of The Gourmand Market from 2015, A Rhapsody of Flavors: The Gourmand Market Preview from 2016, An Outdoor Affair: Eat Well, Live Well At The Gourmand Market Preview from three years back and Sunday Afternoon at The Gourmand Market from last year). With 40 merchants for its first run of the new year, it's the perfect start for the new year and just in time too for Chinese New Year...

Monday, January 28, 2019

Time For Some Serious Dippin' with Franco's Salsa

Got a whole new bag of crisp chips. Now all you need is a seriously good salsa...


The Red Salsa by Franco's Salsa completes your non-stop munch session with fresh and clean flavors, and like they say, once you start you just can't stop...

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Canned Goods: Pure Chocolate Indulgence with Choco-Liquor Cakes by Maricar

That distinctive chocolate swirl in a can. That's pure chocolate love at first bite... 


Ever since I first tried this decadent chocolate creation from Choco-Liquor Cakes by Maricar, it's been high up there on my list of chocolate favorites. One bite is all you need, and you'll be smitten almost immediately as the richness of indulgent chocolate just melts in your mouth and coats your palate followed by just a hint of liquor for a masterful combination like no other...

Friday, January 25, 2019

The Law of the Sea and The Constitution According To Ministry of Crab

Guided by a set of uncompromising standards from the very beginning, the Ministry of Crab's very own constitution serves as a daily benchmark for Sri Lanka's celebrated restaurant as it comes to Manila at Shangri-La at The Fort. It remains both the core and the foundation for one of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants...


A week after the exclusive preview, it was time to experience one of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants in a sumptuous dinner with their signature seafood dishes (for more on the sneak peek, see my earlier post here at #MinistryofCrabMNL: At The Sneak Preview of Ministry of Crab, One Of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants...). Drawing inspiration from its culinary roots and heritage fusing it with modern techniques and a zen-like Japanese philosophy, Ministry of Crab brings both tradition and a progressive contemporary perspective to the table with its seafood specialties. This unique culinary philosophy is summarized and outlined in their own Ministry of Crab Constitition, a set of clearly defined rules with ten specific articles that continue to shape and define one of Asia's best. Here's their constitution, shown in both words and images, for an in-depth look. It's time to crack and pick some crabs...at Ministry of Crab.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

All Set For Lunch with Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen's Set Meals

Chicken Chop or Spicy Beef? It's a pretty common dilemma, the question of the day, come lunch time at Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen...


Known for their authentic homestyle Taiwanese cuisine, Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen also offers sumptuous lunch sets with your favorite dishes. Chicken Chop or Spicy Beef? Why not have both...at Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen (for more on Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen, check out my earlier posts, #FatFookTakesOverMegaMall: Taiwanese Comfort Food Comes To SM MegaMall With The Opening Of Fat Fook Kitchen and Comforting Taiwanese Flavors at Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen).

Monday, January 21, 2019

The MVP Platter And Other Winning Plays At Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings pulls out its winning playbook for another exciting quarter of feasting...


...that's guaranteed to go beyond regulation time into overtime. Everyone has their favorites at Buffalo Wild Wings, their very own first five on the winning team. Here's some of my own personal favorites...

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Taking it Slow and Easy: Sunday Lunch at Nanka Japanese Latin Restaurant

Time, and the lack of it, always seems to recalibrate itself on a Sunday. Like a default reset button, a slow-paced Sunday allows you to recharge and reboot in time for the week ahead. And there's nothing like a good meal to celebrate the end of another week... 


...with time to spare to savor each bite. It's time for lunch at Nanka Japanese Latin Restaurant.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

First Taste: Old Swiss Inn's New Scamorza Cheese Fondue

Rich and creamy with hints of smoky caramel, it's cheese fondue with a flavorful punch...


Starting February 10, Old Swiss Inn will be adding a tasty new offering to its popular cheese fondues with the new Scamorza Fondue made with an Italian semi-soft cheese with its distinct milky and smoky notes. The fragrant aroma and intense flavors combine for an all new cheese fondue experience from the restaurant that started it all... 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Take Home Treats: Ridiculously Good Ribs, Texas Hot Link Sausages, Pulled Pork and Fried Chicken at RackShack

"So what's cookin' this weekend?" Why not just leave it to RackShack for some ridiculously good eats...


Pork Ribs, Texas Hot Link Sausages, Pulled Pork and Crack Fried Chicken, it's an epic weekend feast that can only come RackShack (for more on Rack Shack, see my previous post, #FiredUpBBQ: Discover Barbecue Without Boundaries at RackShack).

Thursday, January 17, 2019

First Dibs on Paradise Dynasty's Limited Edition Chili Crab Xiao Long Bao

When a celebrated Singaporean restaurant group pays homage to an iconic Singaporean dish, you just know it's going to be special. And tasty too... 


Paradise Dynasty introduces another innovative dim sum variant in addition to its signature Xiao Long Bao with the new Chili Crab Xiao Long Bao for a limited time only at SM Aura Premier. If you've enjoyed Paradise Dynasty's Xiao Long Bao, all eight flavors, you'll definitely enjoy the new variant. But better hurry, the Chili Crab Xiao Long Bao will only be available for a limited duration... 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

#MinistryOfCrabMNL: At The Sneak Preview of Ministry of Crab, One Of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants...

 Manila welcomes one of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants at Shangri-La at The Fort...


Sri Lanka's much acclaimed Ministry of Crab opens today, January 16, 2018, at Shangri-La at The Fort for dinner starting at 6:00 pm. And for the metro's seafood lovers, this is the way to start the new year...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Elegant Indulgence In A Box From Workshop Bespoke Bakery by Le Petit Souffle

Decadent magnificence, all boxed up...


Known for their signature Basque Burnt Cheesecake and impressive 17-Layer Chocolate Cake among many others, Workshop Bespoke Bakery by Le Petit Souffle headed by acclaimed pastry chefs Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla end the year with elegant indulgence in a box.

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Table's Set and Ready...at Mama Lou's.

Soup, salads, entrees, pasta, pizza and dessert. Comforting cuisine reflecting Mama Lou's homey and personal touch is lavishly laid on the table. The table is set for another sumptuous feast at Mama Lou's.


FourScene goes the whole nine yards as it hits another of Nuvali's dining destinations at Mama Lou's (for more on Mama Lou's, see my previous posts, Take Me Home To Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen and Home Again...at Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen). Read on for a sumptuous peek at Mama Lou's table...

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Flatlay Conversations: Four Pizzas for FourScene at Nonna's Pasta & Pizzeria

Flatlays and conversations. Dude for Food, The Last Don and Foodgrammer.ph exchange thoughts down south as FourScene hits Nuvali for a tasty rendezvous with four unique pizzas and many more sumptuous dishes at Nonna's Pasta & Pizzeria...


...and what an afternoon. FourScene, a collaborative group by three friends (for more on FourScene, check out our FB Page at https://www.facebook.com/FourScene/), kicks off the start of the new year with some discussions over pizza at one of the south's iconic names in rustic pizzas and pastas. Not the usual narrative for the run-off-the-mill food review, the engaging banter is both light and humorous even irreverent, yet real and authentic. The short video, the first in a series of flatlay conversations by FourScene, will soon be uploaded on our Facebook Page. In the meantime, here's what we had at Nonna's Pasta & Pizzeria...

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Rock Even Harder at Hard Rock Cafe Manila, Now Open at Conrad S Maison

 It's back. Time to rock even harder...


The Bistro Group and Hard Rock International collaborate for the epic return of Hard Rock Cafe Manila, the All-American themed restaurant, at Conrad S Maison in Pasay City. A new generation can now experience good old fashioned rock & roll, drinks and great food all in one place. The metro rocks to the beat once more...at Hard Rock Cafe Manila. 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Yakitori Perfection at Toritake

Tender and juicy with a savory sweetness and mild hints of smoky notes, its pure yakitori perfection... 


...at Toritake. Since it opened middle of last year, it's been a favorite stop of mine for authentic yakitori (for more on Toritake, see my previous post, From Shibuya To Manila: Toritake Fires Up The Yakitori Grills at U. P. Town Center). Masterfully grilled, perfected by over 50 years of experience since it opened its very first branch in Shibuya back in 1963, each skewer is the culmination of a long and tedious process that begins with the careful selection of fresh and never frozen chickens down to time and temperature at the grill.   

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Indulgence Comes Humming Your Way with The Hummingbird Cake from Flour Pot Rum Cakes Manila

Tall layers of tempting cake frosted with sinful buttercream topped with fresh strawberries, pure indulgence hums with each slice and bite.


Known for her Rum Butter Cake and other signature cake creations like the Tres Leches Cake and Malacanang Roll, Rhea Castro-Sysip of Flour Pot Rum Cakes Manila offers yet another decadent experience with the elegant Hummingbird Cake...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

#DangerouslyAddictive and #DangerouslyMasarap: Irvin's Salted Egg Potato Chips

Open a bag and you just can't stop...


It's a story that began ten years ago with Irvin's Seafood Restaurant in Singapore's River Valley known for their signature Salted Egg Crabs. The dish was so popular, they began making salted egg snacks sold in bottles leading to the now famous Irvin's Salted Egg Potato Chips and exciting new variants like Irvin's Salted Egg Fish Skin. Taking this uniquely Singaporean flavor beyond the usual savory dishes, now you can simply open up a bag of Irvin's Salted Egg for some serious snacking but be warned, it's #DangerouslyAddictive...  

Monday, January 7, 2019

Wingin' It At Buffalo Wild Wings

Looking for a quick bite? Why not wing it...


...at Buffalo Wild Wings. The all-American chain which started in Ohio more than thirty years ago with its cool sports bar vibe and signature wings continues to score with its game-winning menu (for more on Buffalo Wild Wings, see my earlier post, Changing The Game at Buffalo Wild Wings). With time to spare for a light afternoon snack, it's time to wing it at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Afternoon Churros and Ensaimada with Spanish Chocolate at Cafe Ysabel

A slow rainy afternoon after the festive new year celebrations is the perfect time to pause and reflect...and enjoy a soothing cup of Spanish Chocolate with Churros and Ensaimada at Cafe Ysabel.


For decades, Cafe Ysabel has been a part of many memorable stories and experiences. The move to a new location is a continuing story in Cafe Ysabel's enduring tale, a new chapter promising even more memorable moments.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Seeing A Pair of Old Friends at Italianni's

Days like this call for some classic pasta dishes. Make that two. Time to see some old friends and favorites at Italianni's...


When it comes to seafood pasta dishes, it's always the Seafood Cioppino at Italianni's that's top-of-mind. Or the Shrimp Fra Diablo. These signature dishes from Italianni's never fail to warm up both the palate and soul, just like old friends.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Salad Days and Starting Right For The New Year

Another new year brings with it a new set of resolutions, including a more balanced diet with salads and vegetables. 


And to help you get started, here's five refreshing salads prepared by Makati Shangri-La, Manila's Executive Chef, Nicola Canuti, presented during World Food Day for your table (for more on the previous World Food Day celebration at Makati Shangri-La, Manila's Circles Events Cafe, see my earlier post, Fresh, Local and Sustainable: Celebrating World Food Day at Makati Shangri-La, Manila's Circles Events Cafe). Check out the recipes below and start the new year with a healthier diet and lifestyle...

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Flavors of Palawan: Authentic Italian Cuisine at San Vicente's Marina Terrace Restaurant

When you bring together a couple of Italians and some of Palawan's freshest produce and seafood together, you just know good things are bound to happen...


The very first authentic Italian restaurant in San Vicente, Palawan, Marina Terrace Restaurant brings rustic Italian cuisine to the island with its wide array of comforting dishes from the old world. Palawan's San Vicente, the island's last frontier, offers a world natural wonders and flavors (for more on Palawan's San Vicente, see my earlier post, Flavors of Palawan: Discover The Last Frontier at San Vicente's Club Agutaya). And you can count Marina Terrace Restaurant as one of San Vicente's emerging dining destinations, read on for more or visit their website at http://palawanexplore.com/our-services/marina-terrace-restaurant/.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Noodles and Dumplings...Back at Paradise Dynasty.

Prosperity and long life. Starting the new year right with noodles and dumplings...at Paradise Dynasty.


Singapore's popular noodles and dumplings chain, Paradise Dynasty, satisfies your noodle and dumpling fix to get you on the right track for the new year. Authentic hand-pulled noodles and handcrafted dumplings, there's just no better way to welcome and celebrate the new year (for more on Paradise Dynasty, see my earlier posts, Paradise Just Got A Whole Lot Closer: Paradise Dynasty Opens At The Podium on the opening of The Podium location last year, Noodles and Dumplings...at Paradise Dynasty. on their signature dishes, and Four New Dishes and Four More Reasons To Visit Paradise Dynasty on tasty new additions to the menu).
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