Thursday, April 18, 2024

Stellar Food + Cosmic Drinks: The Stars Align for a Zodiac-Inspired Culinary Experience at Kas & Poly

Drawing inspiration from the brightest stars in the Gemini constellation, a new and novel dining concept shines at Bonifacio Global City with its creative renditions of Mediterranean cuisine infused with a play on astronomical themes. Follow the stars and step inside Kas & Poly...


Kas & Poly, the newest dining destination in BGC spins an elegant and exquisite weave of both newness and familiarity for a unique culinary experience with the vibrant flavors of Mediterranean cuisine as its flavorful base. The name of the restaurant takes its cue from Castor and Pollux, the constellation's bright stars named after the Gemini twins reflecting a harmonious duality. It's this inventive approach to sumptuous and comforting flavors with a creative and stellar repertoire of dishes from its lavish 12-course Zodiac Dining Menu, All-Day BreakfastA La Carte Meals and cosmic cocktails that gives Kas & Poly its distinctive vibe and flair. You can say its written in the stars. Read on and find out more on the newest dining hotspot at BGC...

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Flavorful Eruptions: Meet the Limited Edition Black Volcano King by Ramen Nagi

Richer, deeper and bolder. Ramen Nagi unleashes an explosion of flavors in a bowl with its latest limited edition King Ramen. Are you ready for the Black Volcano King?


From April 8 to May 8, 2024, Ramen Nagi serves up its latest Limited Edition Ramen King variant with the aptly named Black Volcano King taking both flavor and richness up a notch. The intense notes with each sip and bite from the savory and fiery tonkotsu broth enriched with squid ink and loaded with blackened garlic drapes the palate with its lingering notes followed by its explosive yet soothing heat from the red oil. Could this be the boldest ramen rendition yet from Ramen Nagi? Maybe so. Read on for a tasty peek...

Monday, April 15, 2024

Chef Akkawin "Pun" Pitrachart Takes Over the Kitchen at Brasserie on 3 with Authentic Thai Flavors for Conrad Manila's Legendary Chefs Series

The much-anticipated Legendary Chefs Series of Conrad Manila brings the bold and vibrant flavors of Thailand by guest chef Akkawin "Pun" Pitrachart to Brasserie on 3 in yet another lavish buffet experience by the bay... 


Chef Akkawin "Pun" Pitrachart of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok will be helming the kitchen of Brasserie on 3 for the latest edition of Conrad Manila's popular and long-running Legendary Chefs Series showcasing the colorful and flavorful tapestry of vibrant Thai flavors in a sumptuous buffet spread. Indulge in the rich and diverse flavors from the Land of Smiles for both lunch and dinner from April 12 to 30, 2024 with the wide array of dishes by Chef Pun for a memorable culinary journey this side of the metro. Meanwhile, read on for a virtual bite of Thailand at Brasserie on 3...

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Culinary Art Meets Pop Culture: Say Hello to the Hello Kitty Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula Manila

When the world's most famous anthropomorphized white cat with a distinctive red bow celebrates her milestone 50th anniversary, that's special. Better yet, why not join Hello Kitty for a spot of afternoon tea? 

Photo provided by The Peninsula Manila
Fifty years of adorable cuteness deserves a proper celebration. And The Peninsula Manila has just the right treat for countless fans of the iconic white cat with the Hello Kitty Afternoon Tea in commemoration of her five enduring decades and continued popularity cutting through countless generations. Ready to fall in love all over again with Hello Kitty? Then say hello to the Hello Kitty Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula Manila...

Friday, April 12, 2024

Got SPAM®? 7-Eleven and SPAM® Presents the SPAM® Egg and Cheese Onigirazu and SPAM® Egg and Cheese Korean Egg Drop Sandwich

An iconic staple deeply ingrained in our collective and nostalgic culinary memories takes the spotlight once more in yet another masterful and creative collaboration. Your favorite neighborhood convenience store brings your favorite canned pork product to the shelves with its novel and innovative spin inspired by Japanese and Korean flavors with the latest offering from its 7-Fresh line...

SPAM® fried and browned on a frying pan at home never fails to immediately trigger our appetite whether it's breakfast, lunch, a light snack or dinner straight off the can. Easy to prepare and full of flavor, it's become one of many comfort food staples in the home pantry. Paired with hot pandesal or fried rice and egg with kimchi, everyone has a particular way of enjoying the enduring brand and your go-to convenience store adds to the flavorful play list with its newest product offerings. 7-Eleven and SPAM® team up for a savory fusion of Japanese and Korean flavors from its innovative 7-Fresh line with the new SPAM® Egg and Cheese Onigirazu and SPAM® Egg and Cheese Korean Egg Drop Sandwich. After celebrating its milestone 40th year (see my post, Forty-gether: 7-Eleven Celebrates Forty Years in the Philippines), your favorite neighborhood convenience store is rolling out even more tasty treats in the pipeline. Ready for a bite? Then, read on...

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Corleone's Italian Kitchen, Sausage Fest, Corned Beef King and Decadent Manila: Chihuahua Mexican Grill Unveils Four New and Exciting Brand Concepts at Greenbelt 3

Hearty Tex-Mex fare, comforting Filipino specialties, sumptuous Italian staples, classic American flavors and indulgent artisanal soft-serve ice cream all in one place? That's right. Pasta, pizza, sandwiches, hot dogs, sumptuous rice bowls and silky smooth soft-serve ice cream are just some of the tempting options before or after a movie date. Chihuahua Mexican Grill goes beyond its repertoire of Tex-Mex bestsellers with four innovative dining concepts to supplement its popular Tex-Mex menu at its newest location in Greenbelt 3. A day at the cinemas just got a whole lot better and tastier with Chihuahua Mexican Grill... 


For over thirteen years, Chihuahua Mexican Grill has become synonymous with authentic Tex-Mex cuisine bannered by its award-winning burritos, tacos, quesadillas and nachos. At its newest location in Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, Chihuahua Mexican Grill expands its roster of culinary offerings with Corleone's Italian Kitchen, Sausage Fest, Corned Beef King and Decadent Manila in a unique food hall concept guaranteed to satisfy any craving or appetite. Pizza, hot dogs, rice bowls and soft-serve? That's the plan. At Chihuahua Mexican Grill...

Friday, April 5, 2024

Catch the Next Culinary Wave with the Filipino Barbecue Buffet Every Thursday Night at Wave in City of Dreams Manila

Unlimited Pinoy-style barbecue. Unlimited tusok-tusok. Unlimited pulutan. And Unlimited beer. City of Dreams Manila takes Filipino Street Food up a notch to the pool deck at Wave. Get ready for the Filipino Barbecue Buffet and catch the latest wave in the metro's buffet scene...


From sundown all the way to 9pm every Thursday until April 25, City of Dreams Manila brings the comforting and even nostalgic flavors of popular Filipino street food to the pool deck at Wave with its latest and sumptuous buffet concept. The Filipino Barbecue Buffet at Wave is the latest culinary offering by City of Dreams Manila drawing inspiration from iconic street food staples including Pares, Batangas Goto, Sisig, Kinilaw, Inasal and even the ubiquitous and popular fish balls on skewers set in the elegant open air space next to Nobu Hotel's infinity lap pool. Read on for a tasty peek at the Filipino Barbecue Buffet and rediscover all your favorite street food for the perfect sunset feast...

Friday, March 22, 2024

A Celebration of Culture, Compassion and Community: Ayala Malls Greenbelt Presents The Grand Return of Paella Gigante

A culinary spectacle returns in a memorable evening filled with culinary delights, culture, community and compassion. After a three year hiatus due to the global pandemic, the return of Paella Gigante celebrates a legacy that began back in 2012 in a festive showcase of Spanish culinary heritage and culture...


One of the best known dishes in Spanish cuisine, the iconic paella has been the centerpiece of countless memorable celebrations deeply ingrained in the local culinary mainstream. Last March 16, the grandest paella was served at the Greenbelt 3 Park of Ayala Malls marking the return of Paella Gigante in an evening of rich flavors, cultural performances and heartwarming community spirit. A joint initiative by Sociedad Española de Beneficencia (SEB), Ayala Malls Greenbelt and LTB Philippine Chefs Association, the much-awaited revival of the Paella Gigante tradition is an event that rekindles the warm bonds of community spirit. Read on for a generous serving of paella prepared by Manila's finest chefs... 

Monday, March 18, 2024

Take Your Appetite to Town at Buffet Town in Greenhills

No other dining concept has become part of the culinary mainstream and deeply integrated with the local dining experience as the buffet, and there's no sign of it slowing down. The perceived value and variety of the buffet keeps it top-of-mind when it comes to dining out, and seasoned and savvy diners are always looking for the perfect deal. Through the years, the popular format remained the same with its vast selection of offerings with one all-inclusive price. But Buffet Town redefines the concept for a refreshingly new dining experience...


The mouthwatering array of tempting and impressive selection of dishes is what you'd expect in any buffet, along with the usual long queues at the popular stations. It's always been this way defining the buffet dining experience, with the grand spread bringing lines slowing down your momentum. That just dampens the overall experience when you're at the back of the line. 

Until now. Long a popular dining staple from affordable options to upscale five star hotels, the buffet dining format relied on a tried and tested system teasing first the eyes before the palate. And the number of buffet-themed establishments continues to grow, as a new entry in the buffet dining category joins the fray and changes things up offering buffet fans a refreshed and seamless experience at Buffet Town in Greenhills. You can even say it's changing the buffet game. Ready to take your appetite to town? Read on for a tasty peek...

Saturday, March 16, 2024

An Ode To Scottish Grasslands Unveiled: The Macallan Presents The Harmony Collection Amber Meadow with Stella and Mary McCartney

The lush, verdant and natural beauty of the Scottish landscape becomes the inspiration for an exquisite third edition of The Harmony Collection by The Macallan in a luxurious expression by renowned fashion icon and photographer/filmmaker Stella and Mary McCartney. Meet the Amber Meadow...


The Macallan unveils the The Harmony Collection Amber Meadow, a distinctive and elegant limited edition single malt whisky inspired by Scotland's natural beauty and capturing its spirit and essence in a bottle. The latest edition is another creative collaboration by The Macallan, this time with sisters Stella and Mary McCartney. The fashion designer and photographer/documentary filmmaker draw inspiration on their shared history growing up in Scotland, recreating and celebrating sisterhood, familial influences and The Macallan's rich heritage. Taking a cue from the deep amber hue of the whisky and the vibrant greens of The Macallan Estate, Stella and Mary McCartney weave a creative tapestry of curiosity, respect and admiration for the resplendent Scottish landscape. The collaborative result is a graceful and stylish whisky expression with the Amber Meadow. Read on for a virtual taste and experience the beauty of Scotland in a soothing sip...

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Chasing Dreams with Comforting Cuisine: Borgy's at The Corner House Is One of Many Flavorful Stories at This Cool Neighborhood Hub in San Juan

It's inspiring stories like this that make the local dining scene so much more interesting. When a former banker turned chef along with his wife follow their culinary dreams offering comforting local staples, you have a story that delights both the palate and warms the heart. Welcome to Borgy's at The Corner House...


From their sumptuous All-Day Breakfast to savory mains, grilled and deep-fried specialties to hearty soups, Borgy's at The Corner House brings familiar local staples to the table with a no-frills and uncomplicated approach to rich and unrestrained flavors. Each dish is lovingly prepared by a driven and determined husband and wife couple for a homey and even nostalgic spin on familiar staples for a refreshing and comforting dining experience. Step inside Borgy's at The Corner House and feel right at home...

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Cold Storage Seafood Is Your Answer to the Meatless Days of Lent

It's that time of the year when we welcome summer starting with Lent. And that means meatless days on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and all Fridays of the Lenten season. I used to get by with a stash of canned tuna from the pantry, not anymore. Cold Storage Seafood makes all the meatless days of Lent a much anticipated occasion with their extensive line of fresh premium imported and local seafood for a sumptuous meal at home. As we reconnect and renew our faith, let Cold Storage Seafood take care of the meatless days of Lent... 


For over thirty-six years and counting, one of the pioneering institutions in fresh seafood sourced from around the world showcases its freshest catch of the day for the Lenten season and beyond. From the cold frigid waters of the Atlantic to the vast expanse of the Pacific, Cold Storage Seafood has been the top-of-mind, one-stop seafood market of choice among discerning customers. If it's seafood you want, you'll find it at Cold Storage Seafood. And this time, you may want to keep your stash of canned tuna for another day. As you prepare for the meatless days of Lent, here are some tasty suggestions from the chillers and freezers at Cold Storage Seafood...

Sunday, March 10, 2024

A Taste of Northern Spain High Up Over Ortigas at Cantabria by Chele Gonzalez in The Westin Manila

Known for its bountiful ocean harvest and abundant produce from its vast and verdant lands and towering highlands, the rich and diverse landscape becomes the flavorful and colorful palette for the famed northern region of Spain's culinary heritage. It's also the childhood home of Chef Chele Gonzalez. Come home to the flavors of his childhood hometown at Cantabria by Chele Gonzalez in The Westin Manila...


The Westin Manila partners with renowned Chef Chele Gonzalez for an elevated Spanish dining experience at Cantabria by Chele Gonzalez. The new and elegant dining concept is an homage to Chef Chele's hometown of Cantabria, where the flavors of his childhood, culinary origins and journey began. You can say Chef Chele has gone full circle in his epic personal journey of culinary exploration, returning to his roots for a deeper and more insightful personal perspective. 

You can also say Chef Chele is finally home. At Cantabria by Chele Gonzalez in The Westin Manila. Step inside for a taste of Spain's complex yet comforting and vibrant tapestry of flavors from the north of Spain high up the Ortigas skyline... 

Friday, March 8, 2024

Booya Bagels by Chef Aaron Lau, Now Bangin' at Glorietta by Ayala Malls

It was just a matter of time. You can't hold back a good product. Like an exceptional bagel. Chef Aaron Lau's bangin' New York style bagels comes to Glorietta 3 by Ayala Malls...


Glorietta gets a bangin' new addition to its tempting array of tasty offerings. Chef Aaron Lau hits the malls with his specialty New York style bagels at the new Booya Bagels kiosk in Glorietta 3. Hearty bagels and bagel sandwiches, refreshing salads and soothing cups of freshly brewed coffee await diners at Makati's popular shopping and dining destination. Hungry? Then, read on...

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Japanese Peruvian Cuisine From Lima to Manila at Nikkei Robata

From the vast and seemingly endless plains of the Pacific coastal region to the towering peaks of the Andes mountains and the lush rainforests of the Amazon basin, the rich and diverse and even extreme geography and colorful history of Peru have conspired for one of the world's unique cuisines. Peruvian Chefs Renato Kashimiro and Jorge Tomita from Lima's Shizen Restaurante Nikkei share their culinary heritage in a lavish feast at Nikkei Robata in Greenbelt 3 for an authentic taste of Peruvian flavors and ingredients with Japanese techniques...


In one memorable afternoon, the flavors of Peru were unveiled in an epic feast prepared by some of the finest culinary talents from Lima. Nikkei Robata recently hosted visiting Peruvian Chefs Renato Kashimiro and Jorge Tomita of Shizen Restaurante Nikkei who shared their modern and contemporary rendition of Japanese Peruvian cuisine in a grand feast of masterfully executed dishes. The exquisite dishes by Chefs Renato Kashimiro and Jorge Tomita may soon be found on the menus of Nikkei, Nikkei Robata and Nikkei Nama Bar and here's a sneak peek...

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Forty-gether: 7-Eleven Celebrates Forty Years in the Philippines

Who doesn't have volumes of memorable stories with everyone's favorite neighborhood convenience store? For four decades, 7-Eleven became a part of everyone's daily routine with its round-the-clock convenience offering a wide variety of essentials and tasty options from beverages to coffee, snacks and hearty hot meals for any sudden craving. And through the years, everyone's had a real, relevant and continuing connection with the enduring brand becoming an integral part of the modern on-the-go lifestyle. This year, 7-Eleven marks its milestone fortieth anniversary of operations in the Philippines, and there's a whole lot to celebrate at everyone's favorite neighborhood convenience store...


7-Eleven Philippines celebrates four decades of operations reinforcing its position as the country's leading neighborhood convenience store. The milestone celebration dubbed Forty-gether Kasama ang Paborito mong Kapitbahay highlights the brand's shared connections as a community hub with countless consumers. Meeting landmark, a hangout spot, first stop before class or work and last stop before calling it a day, coffee break or even a cool date place, 7-Eleven has been there for your special moments. Accessible and affordable, 7-Eleven rolls out even more tempting offerings you can't pass up for its fortieth anniversary. 

Friday, March 1, 2024

The Secret's Out. The Bistro Group Unveils Secret Recipe at One Ayala...

The comforting and multi-cultural weave of rich flavors from Asian and western cuisine along with decadent fine quality cakes combine for another culinary treat from The Bistro Group. Unravel and experience the diverse flavors at Secret Recipe...


Now with 23 concepts and 192 branches, The Bistro Group adds yet another brand to its roster of restaurants with the opening of Secret Recipe at One Ayala in Makati. The Malaysian based restaurant, café and lifestyle destination brings its own style and flair to the local dining scene with its flavorful renditions of comforting flavors, soothing array of refreshing beverages and indulgent desserts inspired by both western and Asian influences in an elegant setting. Step inside The Bistro Group's newest culinary offering and uncover the flavorful secrets of Secret Recipe...

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Bringing You A Taste of Japan with A Seafood Festival by JETRO PH at Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo in Mitsukoshi BGC

Premium Miyazaki Hamachi and Hokkaido Scallops gently simmering on an indulgently rich and lusciously creamy collagen broth combine for a lavish seafood feast. Meet the special new Japanese Seafood Combo by Bijin Nabe...


The Japan External Trade Organization or JETRO PH brings a taste of Japan with A Seafood Festival at Mitsukoshi Mall in BGC showcasing a succulent tandem of the day's freshest catch. At Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo, diners can indulge in the finest sashimi grade Miyazaki Hamachi or Hokkaido Scallops served with their signature collagen broth with the new Special Seafood Combo every Friday to Sunday for the period of February 20 to March 15, 2024. Along with Prologue d'Fined, Sen-Ryo and Mitsukoshi Fresh, Bijin Nabe celebrates Japan's rich culinary traditions with the freshest and finest catch flown in straight from Japan during the seafood festival at Mitsukoshi Mall. Now let's get the pot boiling with the Special Seafood Combo at Bijin Nabe...

Saturday, February 24, 2024

JETRO PH Brings You A Taste of Japan with A Seafood Festival at Prologue d'Fined in Mitsukoshi BGC

Hokkaido Hamachi, Hotate, Honbinosu and Gindara. The prized catch of Japan's succulent seafood takes centerstage once more at Mitsukoshi BGC with A Seafood Festival at Prologue d'Fined in another collab with JETRO PH. Ready to reel in your fresh catch?


JETRO PH (Japan External Trade Organization) unveils another layer in the intricate and colorful tapestry of Japanese culture and culinary traditions with the launch of A Seafood Festival at Prologue d'Fined along with other selected restaurants in Mitsukoshi BGC from Friday to Sunday of the festival period starting February 20 to March 15, 2024. The elegant and sumptuous seafood festival highlights some of Japan's finest and freshest catch of the day from succulent Scallops, plump Clams and Japanese Amberjack to the coveted Sablefish along with a selection of fine sake and wine. At the exclusive preview hosted by JETRO PH at Prologue d'Fined, a lavish menu of exquisite seafood courses paired with sake offered a memorable taste of Japan expressed in five masterfully executed courses. Read on for a tasty peek...

Monday, February 19, 2024

Fire Up The Grills: The Grand Buffet Returns to The Grand Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Manila

Nine esteemed chefs mark the return of the much anticipated comeback of the daily lunch and dinner Grand Buffet at The Grand Kitchen in Grand Hyatt Manila. Ready for a global gastronomic dining experience? 


Executive Chef Mark Hagan is joined by a team of chefs offering a curated and extensive buffet spread for the much awaited revival of the Grand Buffet dining experience at The Grand Kitchen of Grand Hyatt Manila promising a lavish array of authentic global flavors. The rich and diverse offerings include Thai, Balinese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and even familiar local specialties including a delectable and savory selection fresh off the grill. Celebrate the return of the Grand Buffet at The Grand Kitchen, the grills are all fired up and waiting for you...

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Fall in Love with the New Croque Madame from Deli by Chele

The signature NY Style Pastrami with rich Emmental Cheese draped in creamy Bechamel on crisp toasted sourdough topped with a sunny side-up. Fall in love from the very first bite with the new Croque Madame from Deli by Chele... 


Acclaimed Chef Chele Gonzalez kicks off the new year with another lavish deli-style sandwich at Deli by Chele bannered by his specialty NY Style Pastrami, fresh-baked sourdough and premium gourmet ingredients executed with his elegant signature culinary touch. Meet the new Croque Madame at Deli by Chele...

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

A Neighborhood Bistro and Cafe Serves Up Comfort Food with a Flavorful Twist at Papa George Bistro

Pinakbet Pizza, Pinatisang Fried Chix, Sausage Dinuguan, Bibingka Cheesecake and Shepherd's Pie with Beef Kaldereta. It's comfortingly familiar flavors reinterpreted in fresh, creative and even surprising renditions in a quiet Quezon City neighborhood that make Papa George Bistro a gem of a find...


A sumptuous meal or a hearty snack, Papa George Bistro is ready to tease and delight your palate with its array of comforting dishes. Inventive and even unexpected, the menu at Papa George Bistro takes the familiar and transforms it in new culinary executions for a unique and flavorful experience. Step inside Papa George Bistro and rediscover the flavors you love with a cool twist...

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Admiral Hotel Manila-MGallery Introduces New A la Carte Menu at the Admiral Club

Dining at the Admiral Club in Admiral Hotel Manila-MGallery brings more tasty options to the table with its new A La Carte Menu. And here's a sneak peek...


There's an old saying, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Or you can make a good thing even better with more of the good stuff. And you'll find exactly that at one of the rising dining destinations along the famed boulevard in Manila. With its extensive and impressive array of offerings in its current buffet spread, Admiral Club at Admiral Hotel Manila-MGallery adds even more flavorful options with its sumptuous new A La Carte Menu. From savory starters to a wide selection of premium steaks and seafood, Chef Loic Brun pulls all the stops for a lavish and memorable dining experience at the Admiral Club

Saturday, February 10, 2024

A Sunset and Negroni at the Coconut Grove Rooftop Pool Bar in Admiral Hotel Manila-MGallery

It's often said that a memorable sunset is the opening music for a night filled with infinite possibilities. What better way to welcome nature's performance than with a handcrafted cocktail of liquid sunshine...


Sunsets and cocktails combine for magical moments long remembered after the last toast with the fading light captivating the senses while transitioning to the evening's limitless potential. That's right, you can never tire of a sunset. With a magnificent view of Manila Bay and the Manila Yacht Club before you and the sun taking its final bow on the distant horizon, pick your front row seat beside the pool at Coconut Grove Rooftop Pool Bar in Admiral Hotel Manila-MGallery with your favorite libation. And simply sit back and let the evening take its natural course...

Friday, February 9, 2024

Celebrate Valentine's and Chinese New Year with the New Flavors from Gelato by Chef Miko

Hints of a scorching summer can already be felt this early in February, but Chef Miko Aspiras has the right scoop to cool you down...


Lusciously silky smooth and dense, it's pure and sinful indulgence in a delectable scoop. Chef Miko Aspiras scoops his own take on the beloved gelato with playfully inventive flavors for Chinese New Year and Valentine's at Gelato by Chef Miko. Read on for the inside scoop on the enduring and classic gelato flavors along with the tempting new variants just for Chinese New Year and Valentine's at Gelato by Chef Miko...

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Satisfy Your K-Ravings with the Savory New Additions to the 7-Eleven Chef Creations x Romantic Baboy On-The-Go Korean Meals

Late night cravings of the Korean kind can be agonizingly difficult and even frustrating when you're miles away from the nearest Korean restaurant that's still even open in the wee hours of the morning. When you want that savory beef bulgogi with all the trimmings right now, you have little or no options. But your neighborhood convenience store changes all that...


Craving for sumptuous Korean flavors? No worries. Satisfy your K-Ravings at your nearest neighborhood convenience store in a snap. 7-Eleven rolls out its expanded cast of hearty and savory offerings from its popular line of 7-Eleven Chef Creations in collaboration with Romantic Baboy guaranteed to fix any craving for hearty Korean flavors. 

In addition to its current roster of Cheesy Samguypsal Set, Japchae and Bibimbap from the previous season, the 7-Eleven Chef Creations x Romantic Baboy collab now includes the Beef Bulgogi Set (P 159) and Jeyuk Rice Bowl (P 99) for that perfect K-Raving fix. Complete meals in itself, the new Beef Bulgogi Set and Jeyuk Rice Bowl quickly satisfies any appetite or craving from that first bite all the way to the last. Hungry? Then, read on...

Monday, February 5, 2024

New World Makati Welcomes the Year of the Wood Dragon with its Auspicious Chinese New Year Set Menus at Jasmine

Jasmine at New World Makati kicks off the Chinese New Year festivities with its lavish and sumptuous set menus to welcome the fiery arrival of the Wood Dragon. And a new Chinese Executive Chef at the helm opens a new chapter in its flavorful culinary story...


Good fortune, luck and prosperity become the flavorful themes for an elegant Chinese New Year feast at the renowned Jasmine in New World Makati. The new dishes expressed in two meticulously curated and crafted set menus featuring pork, succulent prawns, abalone and scallops by new Chinese Executive Chef Brandon Ng sets the tone for an auspicious start of the Year of the Wood Dragon. Regal green is the color of the year, round fruits welcome prosperity and an indulgent weave of savory richness and flavors complete the list for a proper celebration and formal welcome for the Wood Dragon. Jasmine at New World Makati lays the flavorful base for a memorable celebration with its elegant set menus, read on for a virtual bite...

Sunday, February 4, 2024

The Full Scoop: Presenting the 2024 Sebastian's Ice Cream Valentine's Collection. And a New Flavor for Chinese New Year Too...

It's that time of the year when Sebastian's Ice Cream teases and delights your palate with his playfully inventive and tongue-in-cheek interpretation of Valentine's expressed in decadent ice cream expressions. And Sebastian's Ice Cream goes a step further adding a limited edition flavor just for Chinese New Year. Meet the 2024 Sebastian's Ice Cream Valentine's Collection...


Matinong Girlfriend. Matinong Boyfriend. Unresolved Issues. Sebastian's Ice Cream continues a much-anticipated annual tradition with the release of the 2024 Sebastian's Ice Cream Valentine's Collection. And one flavor for Chinese New Year too. The local ice cream virtuoso flexes his mastery of ice cream with a creative array of unrestrained flavors in celebration of Valentine's and Chinese New Year in a decadent scoop. Read on for the full scoop...

Friday, February 2, 2024

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Luxe Comfort Food by Nawwty's Kitchen

Your Chinese New Year feast at home gets an elegant spin with the luxurious yet comforting weave of flavors from Nawwty's Kitchen. The lavish menu ushers in the Year of the Dragon presented in Nawwty's Kitchen's signature luxe comfort food style for a proper welcome. And lasting memories...


Inspired by the traditional themes of good fortune, luck and prosperity, Nawwty's Kitchen unveils its Chinese New Year Menu at its plush café located at The Makati Tuscany Condominiums along Ayala Avenue in Makati. Transform your dinner table at home, simply sit back and let Nawwty's Kitchen take care of everything with her indulgent repertoire of dishes so you can enjoy Chinese New Year without the fuss. Read on for an exclusive peek at the tempting selection of dishes for the Year of the Dragon...

Thursday, February 1, 2024

JETRO x Sakagura: JETRO PH Presents The Art of Japanese Liquor, An Elegant Sake Pairing Feast at Sakagura

An exquisite dinner paired with the finest sake from Japan, experience The Art of Japanese Liquor by JETRO PH at Sakagura...


Art, tradition, culture and cuisine come together in a spirited weave of indulgent richness, elegantly nuanced notes and distinct Japanese flavors with an insightful pairing experience. The Japan External Trade Organizaqtion (JETRO) in collaboration with Hightower and Philippine Wine Merchants recently hosted an intimate dinner showcasing the rich and diverse selection of Japan's finest liquors paired with the signature specialties of Sakagura, one of the metro's top sake bars and izakayas. Read on for a round of soothing sips and bites...

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Beast Mode On: Unleash The Beast at Burger Beast, Now Open at SM Mall of Asia

Chef Carlo Miguel has a real passion for burgers. And this passion is ignited with every single specialty burger served at Burger Beast...


Beastly artisan burgers, prepared to perfection at Burger Beast. That's what burger fans can expect at the newest burger destination in the metro. From the juicy beef or chicken patty to the premium cheeses, sauces and fixings down to the pillow soft bun, Chef Carlo Miguel nails it with his lavish and unrestrained take on the perfect burger. What began as an online delivery operation back in 2020 at the height of the pandemic through his innovative CloudEats is now a solid chef-driven concept with branches in Uptown Mall, Eastwood Mall, UP Town Center and its newest location at SM Mall of Asia. Ready to unleash your inner beast? Let Chef Carlo Miguel show you how...

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Welcome The Bigger and Heavier Strawberry Crumble Pie by Crumbs and Grubs, Just in Time for CNY and Valentine's

She's back in the kitchen, and that means fresh-baked indulgence is coming your way soon just in time for Chinese New Year and Valentine's...


Crumbs and Grubs is back with a tempting and decadent new offering to sweeten your Chinese New Year and Valentine's celebration with the indulgent Strawberry Crumble Pie. Bigger and filled with loads of fresh local strawberries and topped with buttery crumble, the new Strawberry Crumble Pie paints your celebration with a vibrant splash of red and unrestrained, pure and all-natural indulgence. Read on for a tasty slice and bite...

Monday, January 29, 2024

The Sights, Sounds and Flavors of Japan Town in Glorietta 3 at Top of the Glo

A unique dining destination where the sun always rises, Japan Town at Top of the Glo brings a taste of Japan to the heart of Makati's busy commercial and business district with its diverse selection of Japanese restaurants. Head up to Japan Town and experience the rich flavors from the Land of the Rising Sun with no need for a plane ticket...


In one memorable weekend, the sights, sounds and flavors of Japan were showcased in an immersive two-day event featuring performances and activities at Japan Town Glorietta in Top of the Glo transporting you to the fabled land of the rising sun. A unique hidden gem, one can find all the usual Japanese cravings conveniently in one spot and then some from tempura to tonkatsu, ramen, curry, sushi and more. In addition to its wide range of culinary offerings, Japan Town Glorietta remains a vibrant hub celebrating everything Japanese with its impressive central square set up with large LED screens featuring the multi-faceted tapestry of Japan's rich culture. Read on for an insightful peek at the sights, sounds and flavors of Japan Town in Glorietta 3...

Saturday, January 27, 2024

An Afternoon of Art and Flavors with Harmony in Forms Afternoon Tea at The Writers Bar in Raffles Makati

A feast for the eyes and palate is celebrated once more at The Writers Bar in Raffles Makati with yet another creative and inspired rendition of the afternoon tea tradition...


Inspired by the art of Impy Pilapil and Hans Brumann, The Writers Bar at Raffles Makati unveils Harmony in Forms Afternoon Tea starting January 26, 2024 showcasing the seamless fusion of elegant culinary expression with the visual arts. The latest edition in the art-themed afternoon tea offerings of The Writers Bar, Harmony in Forms reflects the prestigious brand's unwavering commitment to the arts. And it's a culinary and visual treat not to be missed. 

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Legit Sandwiches, Fish and Chips, Coffee and More Comes to Greenhills at 717 Deli

A good savory sandwich is more than just a pile of filling slapped between two slices of bread. For me, it always starts with the bread. Fresh baked bread made in-house is a great start. And Lance Ngo of 717 Deli in Greenhills nails it with his rendition of the perfect sandwich and then some...


Premium medium rare roast beef, the prized halibut from the frigid waters of the Atlantic and the deep Pacific, Emmental and Provolone. And fresh baked bread made in-house daily. The lavish components for the perfect sandwich are all laid out at 717 Deli in Greenhills. Yes, the neighborhood finally has a legit sandwich joint with its extensive renditions of sandwich classics plus Fish and Chips and good coffee too. Read on for a virtual bite of the tempting selections at 717 Deli...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Maker and Made BGC Starts the New Year with New Dishes

New dishes are added to a growing menu at Maker and Made BGC as Chef Rue Ribon and her team continue to weave colorful and flavorful stories to start the new year at Bonifacio Global City's changing culinary landscape...   


Months after my first visit, Chef Rue Ribon and her team at Maker and Made BGC are busy at work in the kitchen developing new menu additions to their extensive breakfast, brunch, lunch and coffee selections. The busy commercial and business district is a known foodie destination and the perfect stage to showcase Chef Rue's creative take on western and Australian style cuisine mastered over years of experience abroad using the finest ingredients including local produce. Her culinary approach is guided by an uncompromising commitment to linking various farming communities and local producers to the kitchen with diners in a tight loop forging lasting relationships. This synergistic philosophy is the inspiration behind it's name setting Maker and Made BGC apart from the usual dining options. And the inspiring story continues with the unveiling of new dishes...

Sunday, January 21, 2024

#MazeCraze: Cool 2 for 1 Mazesoba Deal at Menya Kokoro

Two sumptuous bowls of authentic Tokyo-style Mazesoba for the price of one? Believe it. Simply order one of three new Okonomiyaki offerings at Menya Kokoro and get your second Mazesoba for free. Sounds like a deal? You bet...


It's an offer you simply can't pass up. Menya Kokoro serves up a tempting 2 for 1 Mazesoba deal for its specialty "brothless ramen" at its branches in The Podium and Uptown Mall in BGC to support the launch of its newest Okonomiyaki offerings. Curious? Then read on...

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Kebabs and Burgers Now Grilling at Koobideh Kebabs

The grills are fired up for your sudden craving of kebabs and burgers. At Koubideh Kebabs...


Middle eastern cuisine, particularly kebabs has long been popular in the local culinary mainstream. And it's a trend that continues to gain popularity. The Figaro Coffee Group recently launched its newest dining concept showcasing the savory flavors of the exotic east and more with Koobideh Kebabs along Makati Avenue. Craving for kebabs and burgers infused with the distinctive spice blend of the east? You'll find it at Koobideh Kebabs...

Thursday, January 18, 2024

#RamenNagiReigns: Ramen Nagi Unveils Its Series 5 Limited King Ramen Edition with the Savory lekei-Style Pork Bone Ramen by Musashi-Ya

Probably the most lavish and richest ramen expression yet, make way for the indulgent lekei-Style Pork Bone Ramen by Musashi-Ya at Ramen Nagi...


As part of its on-going tenth anniversary celebrations, Ramen Nagi in collaboration with Japan's acclaimed Musashi-Ya presents the Series 5 Limited King Ramen Edition with the Yokohama lekei-Style Pork Bone Ramen for the months of January and February. With over 10,000,000 bowls of ramen served across 37 branches throughout Metro Manila and Luzon in the past ten years, the Yokohama lekei-Style Pork Bone Ramen is a fitting tribute to the historic milestone of Ramen Nagi in the Philippines. Celebrate the brand's memorable decade of ramen expertise and unrestrained flavors with the new limited edition Yokohama lekei-Style Pork Bone Ramen by Musashi-Ya and rediscover ramen in its purest and most savory expression yet. Read on for a tasty sip and bite...

Friday, January 12, 2024

#GoodTimesInCommon: Brunchin' and Brewin' at Common Man Coffee Roasters in Makati

The bustling Makati commercial and business district welcomes its newest culinary destination with the award-winning Singapore-based specialty roaster and café concept at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. Step inside for a soothing cup. And a hearty brunch. At Common Man Coffee Roasters...


The new year is looking bright on the local restaurant scene with the recent opening of Common Man Coffee Roasters at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. Coffee enthusiasts now have a new spot and sanctuary to call home at the heart of Makati surrounded by lush greens for that quick escape. Uncommon coffee for the common man, the new kid on the coffee block shares their passion, unique style and coffee culture with their specialty brews and sumptuous dishes in the spirit of #GoodTimesInCommon in an elegant garden setting. Curious? Read on for a tasty peek at brunchin' and brewin' at Common Man Coffee Roasters...

Thursday, January 11, 2024

A Family's Culinary Legacy Served Daily at Quezon City's Oriental Palace Restaurant & Banquet Hall

Food trends come and go, but culinary traditions endure and stand the test of time. Since 1978, the culinary traditions of one family is served and shared along one of Quezon City's iconic foodie destinations... 


The rich and diverse flavors of Cantonese cuisine are celebrated by generations of one family's storied culinary legacy at Oriental Palace Restaurant & Banquet Hall along Tomas Morato in Quezon City. With an impressive 1,500 sqm and seating capacity for 800 guests and diners, the casual family dining restaurant is the perfect spot for a lavish feast. Step inside Oriental Palace Restaurant & Banquet Hall and rediscover comforting and nostalgic Cantonese flavors...

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Elephant Grounds Celebrates a Decade of Good Times with Exciting New Dishes and Offers

Coffee and chill, ten years strong. Hong Kong based Elephant Grounds celebrates a decade of good times with an expanded menu plus exciting offers you just can't pass up...


Ten years in any business or venture is a big deal, and Elephant Grounds celebrates the milestone with tempting new dishes plus cool offers as a way of saying thanks to its loyal customers. A classic cheeseburger redefined, a technical yet soothing Americano, indulgent milkshakes and ice cream on crisp flavored handcrafted cones are just some of the new offerings at Elephant Grounds, plus awesome offers you can't miss. Read on for a sneak peek at the tasty menu additions of Elephant Grounds so you don't miss out on a good thing...

Monday, January 8, 2024

Celebrate the New Year with Indulgent Flavors at the Beautiful Blossoms Spring Afternoon Tea in Madison Lounge of Hilton Manila

The new year ushers the season of change and renewal as well as new flavors inspired by the season of spring. Come and indulge with the fresh and decadent flavors of the season with afternoon tea in an elegant setting at Hilton Manila in the Newport World Resort complex... 


Hilton Manila unveils its all-new afternoon tea offering with the lavish Beautiful Blossoms Spring Afternoon Tea at the luxurious Madison Lounge every Friday and Saturday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Priced at P 1,850++ and curated for two, the sumptuous Beautiful Blossoms Spring Afternoon Tea by Executive Chef Carlo Bayaban takes the timeless and enduring culinary tradition up a notch with a selection of savory and sweet temptations paired with soothing tea blends. Start your year with a fresh medley of flavors inspired by the season of spring at Madison Lounge...

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Fresh Off The Oven: Chef Aaron Lau of Easy As Pie, Piece Of Cake Unveils New Menu Additions

The new year brings fresh starts as Chef Aaron Lau of Easy As Pie, Piece Of Cake welcomes 2024 with an impressive cast of pizza, pasta and dessert creations along with savory dishes to his current menu. Here's a quick peek...


For many loyal customers of Easy As Pie, Piece Of Cake, the signature Detroit style pizza selections by Chef Aaron Lau remain high up on the list of the metro's best. But Chef Aaron has been busy developing, formulating and improving his menu to start the year with a bang. Ready for a bite? 

Thursday, January 4, 2024

SawSaw and Cafe Fleur by Chef Sau del Rosario Turns a New Page in a Continuing Story at Cayco House in Poblacion

The end of a chapter is merely a prelude to a new one, and Chef Sau del Rosario is back at Poblacion with the opening of SawSaw and Cafe Fleur at Cayco House in Poblacion...


A new year brings with it new beginnings as Chef Sau del Rosario unveils a new page in his storied culinary journey with the triumphant return of SawSaw and Cafe Fleur at the new Cayco House in Makati's vibrant Poblacion neighborhood. The inspired renditions of comforting local flavors executed in that creative style by Chef Sau del Rosario draws you back to Poblacion in his new grand kitchens.  

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Luxurious Indulgence by Melc Patisserie

Elegant and intricate French viennoiserie style pastries infused with unique Asian flavors, meticulously executed by a passionate master chef. The new year brings exciting culinary options to the local restaurant scene, and one of these has to be Melc Patisserie...


Flaky, light and buttery layers of delicate laminated dough in a lavish variety of shapes and flavors await at the metro's newest dining destination. Chef Melissa Lim brings true luxury expressed in exquisite fresh-baked creations using traditional French techniques at Melc Patisserie at the new Ayala Triangle Gardens for one of the year's elegant culinary offerings. Read on for a tasty peek at the indulgent pastry selections by Chef Melissa Lim at Melc Patisserie...
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