Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Healthy Can Be Delicious as Kenny Rogers Roasters and Beyond Meat Introduces New Plant-Based Offerings

The continued popularity of plant-based offerings is a positive development in the local culinary scene with more access as well as options for diners to enjoy and experience healthier meals. Kenny Rogers Roasters goes one step further with its expanded menu of plant-based options...


Kenny Rogers Roasters in collaboration with Beyond Meat introduces savory new plant-based options with the Kenny's Beyond Bolognese and Kenny's Beyond Basil Bowl to supplement their existing Kenny's Beyond Burger and Kenny's Mashed Potato offerings in the current menu. The expansion of the plant-based menu builds on the success of the previous collab between Kenny Rogers Roasters and Beyond Meat launched last year with the Kenny's Beyond Burger and Kenny's Beyond Mashed Potato (for more on the initial collab, see my post ECQ Eats: Kenny Rogers Roasters Goes Beyond Deliciously Healthy with Plant-Based Options from Beyond Meat from September last year). Kenny Rogers Roasters goes beyond deliciously healthy once more with exciting new plant-based dishes to suit your appetite and craving. Curious? Then read on...

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Experience the Crowning Glory of Detroit Style Pizza at EAPPOC Pizza

Thick, golden light crust, fortified marinara, pepperoni and that crispy cheese crown "frico." The crunchy edges ringed by a delicately crisp crown is one of the many unique features of the Detroit style pizza. Call it the crowning glory of a real Detroit style pizza. And Chef Aaron Lau has perfected the style down to a tee at EAPPOC Pizza...  


It's all about the crust. The unique shape isn't the only feature that distinguishes the unique style of pizza, the crisp crown-like crust formed around the edges elevates a good Detroit Style Pizza setting it apart from the rest. And you'll find that distinctive crown on each Detroit Style Pizza at EAPPOC Pizza by Chef Aaron Lau for that authentic Motown vibe with each slice and bite.   

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Tara sa foodpanda: The Best One-Stop Shop for All Your "Feels" with All the Deals. Tara, fp!

Here's the situation. It's another day filled with endless possibilities and excitement up ahead but the situation remains the same just like any other day. It's the persistent where-and-what-to-eat question that needs to be settled. And it's the same sitch that goes as far back as anyone can remember. Fortunately, there's an easy solution to the age-old question when your tummy starts to rumble, an unexpected occasion or spontaneous gathering with the gang. And it's a whole lot easier than you think, with the answer requiring just a few quick taps on your mobile device. Tara sa foodpanda! Tara, fp! 


It's the virtual one-stop shop for all your cravings turning all your appetite-busting dreams to reality, your ultimate companion for all celebrations imaginable where even small wins count and reason enough to enjoy a satisfying meal. That's right, foodpanda is there once more to save the day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, in-between snacks or searching for a new tasty discovery, foodpanda offers a seamless no-hassle experience. All with just a few taps. With foodpanda, kahit anong feels, maraming deals!  

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Arcana Lounge: Finally, A Proper Bar at Promenade in Greenhills

Makati, Quezon City, BGC and further down south are the usual options for a night out with an established bar scene. Finally, Greenhills now has a real bar. And a legit one too, with all the right cocktails. Welcome to Arcana Lounge... 


The Promenade in Greenhills has been your go-to place for shopping and tasty bites but never really an option for a proper tipple. What it really lacked was a formal bar, and Arcana Lounge is the answer to countless secret wishes and prayers. Now you have a secret spot you can call your own at Promenade. Come on in and have a drink...

Thursday, August 18, 2022

#ThaiSELECT: An Authentic 8-Course Tasting Menu with The Benjarong Experience at Dusit Thai Manila

They say a particular cuisine gets you one step closer with each tasty bite to understanding a culture. Authenticity with the use of the freshest and the right ingredients along with traditional culinary techniques become key in appreciating a culinary heritage. For Thai cuisine, the coveted #ThaiSELECT seal is your guarantee of authenticity. And you'll find it at Benjarong... 


Dusit Thani Manila brings the rich and diverse flavors of Thailand with The Benjarong Experience at its signature restaurant with a lavish and sumptuous 8-Course Tasting Menu created by Chef Watcharaphon "Ja" Yongbanthom. Consistently recognized by the Ministry of Commerce of the Royal Thai Government with the prestigious #ThaiSELECT certification since 2018, Benjarong presents vibrant Thai flavors in a creative variety of modern expressions for a memorable dining experience.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The Return of Cool Along Jupiter Street at Pardon My French Manila

The music's back along Jupiter Street in Makati. And it's back with an elegant French flair with its lavish repertoire of sumptuous cuisine and handcrafted cocktails along with live entertainment. It's the return of cool at Jupiter Street. And then some...


Pardon My French Manila revives a former and once familiar haunt signaling the return of cool along Jupiter Street. The newest destination for live entertainment in Makati, Pardon My French does one better by elevating the supper club concept with its curated menu of elegant dishes inspired by French and Asian cuisine complemented by well-stocked bars on both floors for a soothing tipple. The music's definitely back, along with elegant fine dining for a unique experience setting it apart from the rest on Jupiter Street. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Nurturing Roots: Chef Tatung Sarthou Introduces a New Menu for an Elegant Dining Experience at Tatung's Private Dining in Antipolo

Far enough without leaving the city, a dining destination awaits deep in the hills of Antipolo. Roughly an hour and a half' drive from Quezon City, Tatung's Private Dining takes your palate on an epic culinary journey of local flavors in an elegant setting for an experience remembered long after the lavish feast.


Noted cookbook author, restaurateur, TV personality and leading advocate of local cuisine Chef Myke "Tatung" Sarthou is back with another dining concept showcasing the richness and diversity of our culinary heritage. This time, it's personal as Chef Tatung invites you to his home in Antipolo for an intimate private dining experience. Take a peek at Tatung's Private Dining's new menu...

Monday, August 15, 2022

A Towering Perspective on Indulgence from Croquembouche Factory

It all began with one man's dream and vision of transforming the simple yet delicate traditional French pastry into a lavish and memorable dessert experience. Not only did he change the usual presentation and format for the classic cream puff, but the entire narrative and perspective for dessert resulting in one of the most creative and novel concepts in the metro. 


Croquembouche Factory, home to the world's first Belgian chocolate cream puff towers, offers a new way of enjoying traditional cream puffs with over 56 inventive and luxuriously decadent creations for any celebration or occasion. The stunning and eye-catching Croquembouche Towers leaves you in awe with an almost child-like amazement. One look and you'll never see cream puffs in the same way again. But that's just one part of the experience, and one bite just seals the deal. Read on for a whole new perspective on desserts with the Croquembouche Towers from Croquembouche Factory...   

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with Raffles Makati's New Handcrafted Mooncakes

It's the season for mooncakes, and Raffles Makati weaves its own elegant touch to the festive celebrations with its own handcrafted mooncake creations...


Welcome prosperity and celebrate the much-awaited Mid-Autumn Festival with the lavish new Mooncake creations of Raffles Makati, now available for orders and reservations. Raffles Makati's indulgent offerings come in four indulgent and premium variants, Red Bean with Salted Egg Yolk, Lotus with Salted Egg Yolk, Lotus and Red Bean and Ube and Lotus. Packed in a specially designed box, the new handcrafted Mooncake creations are the perfect gifts for family and friends for one of the most important Chinese festivals celebrated around the world.   

Saturday, August 13, 2022

It's Avocado August at Sebastian's Ice Cream...

Just give Sebastian's Ice Cream the season's fresh harvest of avocados and watch him transform and create indulgent ice cream temptations that will leave you wanting even more. Exactly how many ways can one create pure ice cream indulgence with avocados? Find out...


Sebastian's Ice Cream celebrates the bountiful harvests of fresh seasonal avocadoes with a lavish array of ice cream creations from scoops and pints to inspired frozen novelties with their signature Ice Cream Cake, Poppits, Chilly Burger and Dive Bar. Using the buttery richness of avocados as its flavorful base, Sebastian's Ice Cream pulls out all the stops showcasing a tempting variety of indulgent ice cream and inventive frozen novelties further cementing the brand's reputation as the local Willy Wonka of ice cream.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Weaving Asian Flavors in a Colorful Tapestry by Chef Christina Sunae at Sunae Asian Cantina

Food, they say is a reflection of the past and evolving present, epic journeys and memories shaped by history, geography and foreign influences dictated by available produce. For one American-Korean chef who spent her formative years in Pampanga and now based in Argentina, it's all that and more. 


Chef Christina Sunae brings all this with a unique and wider perspective to the restaurant that bears her name at Sunae Asian Cantina in Bonifacio Global City. It's also what sets Sunae Asian Cantina apart from other Asian restaurants in the metro. Weaving both traditional and familiar flavors without being confined in a box, Chef Christina Sunae opens up a world of flavorful possibilities with her innovative culinary style for inspired interpretations that delight the palate. Step inside Sunae Asian Cantina and take your palate for a ride on the wild side with flavors without borders.  

Thursday, August 11, 2022

#HomeofTheWorldFamousMilleCrepe: Savory Bites and Perfect Sweet Endings at Paper Moon Cake Boutique & Cafe

Who doesn't love the indulgent and intricate layered creations of Paper Moon Cake Boutique & Cafe? You'll love the Home of the World Famous Mille Crepe even more with their newest dessert creations. And savory dishes too... 


Paper Moon Cake Boutique & Cafe introduces their newest Mille Crepe creations along with hearty savory dishes to satisfy all your cravings in one place. Rediscover the fine art of Mille Crepe perfected by Emy Wada, Tokyo's grand dame of specialty cakes on your next visit. Better yet, why not enjoy a sumptuous meal before dessert? Curious? Then, read on...

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Rise and Shine with the New Desayuno Breakfast Menu at Bar Pintxos Tapas y Mas

Waking up just a bit earlier than usual certainly has its rewards. At Bar Pintxos Tapas Y Mas, an early start sets you up with their new Desayuno Breakfast Menu...


Everyday starting 8:00 am to 11:00 am, Bar Pintxos Tapas Y Mas serves up a hearty early morning feast featuring new dishes from their Desayuno Breakfast Menu. From appetizing Bocadillos or open-faced sandwiches to sumptuous Arroz rice dishes and Specials, Bar Pintxos Tapas Y Mas offers several good reasons to wake up just a little bit earlier. Hungry? Then, read on... 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

#EverydayMadeSpecial: Weaving Chocolate Dreams at Patisserie Le Choux-Colat by Chef Ely Salar

From Leyte to Canada and back to Manila, it's a story that inspires with lavish dreams made from artisan chocolate woven by a master patissier at The Podium's newest and most indulgent dining concept yet...


International award-winning and multi-certified pastry chef Ely Salar brings his mastery of chocolate gained from years of experience from his long stint in Canada to Manila with Patisserie Le Choux-Colat at The Podium. From decadent Entremet Cakes and G√Ęteau de Voyage to artisan slabs of pure chocolate from their Chocolate Bark Series and soothing chocolate-based beverages, Patisserie Le Choux-Colat makes everyday special with their elegant chocolate creations. 

Monday, August 8, 2022

Experience a Unique and Authentic Blend of Traditional and Contemporary Singaporean Chinese Cuisine at TungLok Signatures, Now Open at City of Dreams Manila

From the iconic Chili Crab to Roast Duck, savor traditional and contemporary flavors masterfully executed for a unique taste of Singaporean Chinese flavors...


TungLok Signatures brings its award-winning Singaporean, Cantonese and Chinese cuisine to Manila with the opening of its very first flagship branch at City of Dreams Manila. The name, which literally translates to "being happy together" is the cornerstone of the iconic Singaporean restaurant since it opened way back in 1984 as the venue of choice for generations of countless celebrations. That same festive vibe and famous cuisine is now here...

Sunday, August 7, 2022

A Fresh Feast at Taza Fresh Table in Taal Vista Hotel...

The serene and tranquil views of the lake from the iconic ridge is the perfect setting for an array of equally impressive dishes masterfully prepared with the freshest produce at Taza Fresh Table in Taal Vista Hotel...


Since it opened way back in 2015, Taza Fresh Table in Taal Vista Hotel has been serving up some of the most delectable dishes with the finest and freshest ingredients highlighting each tasty course. The name of the elegant dining outlet helmed by Chef Jay Natividad is inspired by the descriptive Arabic word "fresh," "newly harvested" and "freshly cooked." The menu features a selection of garden-fresh salads, a mix of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, local flavors, flatbreads, pizza, pasta and sumptuous premium steaks. During a recent stay at Taal Vista Hotel, we sampled a festive lunch, an elegant dinner and a hearty brunch at Taza Fresh Table (see more on a memorable stay at Taal Vista Hotel on my post, Here for Always: A Picture-Perfect Getaway at Taal Vista Hotel). Read on for a tasty peek at Taza Fresh Table... 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

All-Day Dining With a View at The Veranda of Taal Vista Hotel

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, all-day dining at the premier destination down south in Tagaytay becomes an experience in itself with its lavish buffet spreads and sumptuous a la carte menu. With its impressive views of the lake, Taal Vista Hotel adds one more layer to your memorable stay with its culinary offerings... 


For over eighty years, Taal Vista Hotel welcomed guests to the scenic ridge for magnificent views of the lake. Dining has long been part of the experience at Taal Vista Hotel and just one of many reasons to visit and stay at the iconic destination down south of Manila. Showcasing a wide variety of international and local cuisine at the Veranda all day long, you can enjoy the picturesque views and satisfy all your cravings in one place (see more of Taal Vista Hotel on my earlier post, Here for Always: A Picture-Perfect Getaway at Taal Vista Hotel from a recent staycation a few weeks back). Take a virtual step inside Taal Vista Hotel's Veranda for a peek at its culinary offerings...

Friday, August 5, 2022

Here for Always: A Picture-Perfect Getaway at Taal Vista Hotel

Elegant and timeless, a much needed break from the hectic city with a leisurely stay at one of the country's iconic destinations takes you back on a nostalgic journey rekindling fond memories of countless childhood summers. And no matter how many times you've stayed at the enduring institution, the sights and cool vibe never fails to impress just like your first time. Welcome back to Taal Vista Hotel... 


Built along the ridge for picturesque views of the famed lake back in 1939, Taal Vista Hotel remains a landmark in the country's long list of destinations ready to welcome a new generation of travelers, families and weekend warriors. And after 83 years of its long and storied history, the panoramic views from the ridge still captivates the eyes, mind and spirit for a sensory experience that recharges and reinvigorates the body to this day. And if you're thinking of heading out of the city for a quick break, be sure to grab the promo code detailed on the blog for a cool 15% Discount off the best available rate applicable for weekday stays (Sunday to Friday). Now that's one deal you just can't pass up. Read on and revisit a nostalgic destination down south with a fresh new perspective at Taal Vista Hotel... 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen Serves Up The Perfect Private Dining Experience with Premium Quality Offerings

It all starts with the freshest premium ingredients and Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen takes it from there for a luxurious private dining experience...


Since 2019, Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen has been serving impressive Japanese dishes from her home kitchen consistently raising the bar for home-based food businesses. There's just no compromise when it comes to quality at Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen, and that means going direct to the source for the finest Wagyu beef with most of her popular seafood offerings flown in direct from Tokyo's Toyosu Market. If you're planning a special dinner anytime soon, here's a peek at what Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen can do for a memorable private dining experience...

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

For the Love of Chicken: Chicken United Changes the Fried Chicken Game with its Innovative Offerings

Dinakdakan Chicken, Osaka Takoyaki Chicken, Curry Chicken Burger and Honey Garlic Kimchi Chicken Burger. Wild and exciting things are happening to your favorite fried chicken, and the guys at Chicken United are changing the game...


Two things differentiate a good fried chicken from a bad one, and that's textural contrast with its delicately crisp and juicy finish and rich flavors. Using the classic fried chicken as a blank canvas, Chicken United is transforming the fried chicken game with its colorful and creatively inventive flavors with that perfect balance of juicy and crisp textures with each bite followed by bold notes. Inspired by both local and global flavors, Chicken United breaks through the competitive culinary scene with innovative fried chicken creations like Dinakdakan Chicken, Osaka Takoyaki Chicken, Curry Chicken Burger and Honey Garlic Kimchi Chicken Burger. Curious? Then, read on...

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

One More Round with the All-Time Bestsellers and Buy One Take One Cocktails at Chili's

The all-time classics at Chili's continue to shine, with its specialty ribs, fajitas, steaks and margaritas (and yes, Buy One Take One on cocktails) leading the way for well over forty-seven years worldwide and almost twenty-six years in the Philippines. Now that calls for another round, don't you think?


Since it opened in Dallas back in 1975, Chili's has grown to over 1600 restaurants around the world showcasing its comforting American and Southwestern cuisine inspired by its Texas roots and Fresh Mex style. And since 1996 with the opening of its first branch in Manila, local diners have always returned to savor the all-time bestsellers that made Chili's a familiar go-to place with good vibes all around. Let's take a look back at some of the specialty dishes that's endeared the timeless brand close to the hearts of generations of local foodies...

Monday, August 1, 2022

What's Your Flavor? In The Zone at Wing Zone...

You've probably tried the Garlic Parma Wings before at Wing Zone and loved it. Now get back in the zone for the newest offerings from Wing Zone...


Blackened Voodoo. Liquid Gold. Lemon Zinger. Sweet Samurai. Smokin Q. Tokyo Dragon. And Garlic Parm. That's just some of the wicked sauces cooked up by inventive flavor wizards at Wing Zone with its wide offerings from traditional buffalo wings and dry rub flavors to sweet no heat, spicy and savory variants. But they're not done just yet, churning out the new Salted Egg flavor, Crispy Chicken Skin and Quesadilla to their growing repertoire of flavorful options. Read on for a virtual step inside Wing Zone and see what's cookin'... 
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