New Bombay Royale – Indian food in Venice Grand Canal Mall

New Bombay Royale – Indian food in Venice Grand Canal Mall

New Bombay Royale is located inside the Venice Grand Canal Mall in McKinley Hill. It’s not hard to miss as this is one of the first restaurant that you’d see when you enter this mall. I so love the ambiance. Cozy red couches, Indian paintings hanging on the walls, little and huge chandeliers to lit up the place. It also added charm in every corner.   They offer authentic Indian food as what was promised and with the presence of their Indian Chef, it surely is staying true to its name. My eyes were all glowing seeing most of my favorite

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La Union – what we did in just a day

La Union – what we did in just a day

Via Bus: It was my first time in La Union and I’m all giddy as to where to eat and explore.  We do not have any itinerary. We all just wanted to have a fun weekend. We only stayed for a day. Make that 2 days and 1 night.  I strongly suggest to book your ticket at Partas ahead of time. Do not be like us. We’re all like “don’t worry, it’s not a long weekend.” 🙂 So we’re all off to Pasay and waited for the departure at 12 midnight. Yes, you can still book your tickets here, just make

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Taperia Poblacion – Spanish-Filipino cuisine at its finest

Taperia Poblacion – Spanish-Filipino cuisine at its finest

I’ve always been fascinated with Spanish Cuisines as their ingredients are mostly my favorites such as tomatoes, tapas, jamon, cheese, rice and a lot more. They’re also close to our local cuisine so there would not be much of an adjustment with our taste buds. Taperia Poblacion provides dishes that will satisfy your Spanish-Filipino palate. Not only that it’s authentic in flavors but it’s also affordable. Located in Poblacion, exactly at Second Floor, Six Axis Center, it’s a spot for different restaurants in Makati but what stood out with them is the Chef Ariel Manuel. Previously owner and Chef of

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Pied Piper Gastrolounge – fusion of Japanese and other cuisines

Pied Piper Gastrolounge – fusion of Japanese and other cuisines

It was my first time to visit Pied Piper located in Ermita, Manila. It can easily be found by waze and I was happy that I didn’t have to struggle. Parking though was a bit of a challenge.   I was impressed that they’re open 24/7. Serving all day breakfast, lunch or dinner with different cocktails, beers etc. The food that they offer has a touch of Japanese ingredients to it which made me a bit ecstatic.  The venue is just small so I could say that the dining experience here would be intimate.  You can bring your friends or family for

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Chives Bistro – fusion of Asian and European food

Chives Bistro – fusion of Asian and European food

Chives Bistro is a homey restaurant in Lamp Quarters, Marikina. Probably the place I would want to relax, and do my own thing beside eating. They have industrial,  rustic ambiance on one corner yet forestry, cozy look on the other. They serve fusion of European and Asian dishes and we were able to try three items off of their their Lunch special. Truffled Egg Sandwich has capers on top to add a bit of crunchiness on the creamy egg. It tasted ok, I just wish that they would make use of a different Mayonnaise as it tasted familiar. The truffle

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Mehana by Yordanovi – Bringing in Bulgarian food in the Metro

Mehana by Yordanovi – Bringing in Bulgarian food in the Metro

Mehana serves authentic Bulgarian food as what they promised. Located in Lamp Quarters in Marikina, this place is one of a kind as they claim to be one of the first Bulgarian restaurant in the country.  As per the owner, they serve traditional Bulgarian recipes that he got from his grand parents. Though, it’s a bit hot in Manila, I still find the fireplace amusing.  It added a rustic, country vibe accent to the place.  Don’t worry they won’t light it up. We were served with the following: I liked that the Panini Sandwich has loads of vegetables and mayonnaise. 

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Fat Fook Kitchen – Taiwanese comfort food now in Megamall

Fat Fook Kitchen – Taiwanese comfort food now in Megamall

Fairly new in the area, Fat Fook now brings street Taiwanese food to our hungry palate. They surely can compete with lots of restaurants inside this mall bringing in authentic Taiwanese dishes. The store has a lovely Asian design. I personally love the idea of plates and saucers hanging on the walls, loads of lamps for the well lit ambiance. I could say that the area they have is pretty ok. Lots of people can dine altogether. We started our meal getting a little adventurous with the Fried Stinky Tofu.  We all agreed it smelled bad. Really, really bad but

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Polka Dot Bakeshop – Cakes for all occasions

Polka Dot Bakeshop – Cakes for all occasions

Polka Dot Bakeshop is a place where you will enjoy a morning or a late afternoon snack. Also, if you’re having a celebration, I highly suggest you go to this place as they have different cakes to cater all occasions. Located in Adriatico, Malate, this building isn’t hard to miss. With cozy and relaxing ambiance, this is where I will enjoy reading a book with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake.   Not only that they offer cakes but they have savory ones too.  They have Ensaymada, that fluffy and cheesy bread perfect for a cup of

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Fat Fook – now in Makati!

Fat Fook – now in Makati!

Fat Fook is now near my office and I’m such a happy kid.  Located at Glorietta 1, Level 2, I can finally have my Taiwanese Food craving satisfied.  Started by a Taiwanese Chef, they offer authentic Taiwanese food the way they serve in Taiwan. The place is a bit small compare to their other branches but still holds some people in. Just make sure to be here early if dining in big groups. Here’s what we tried during their opening: This perfectly fried chicken was well seasoned. Known to be popular in Taiwan, it has a taste of Asian flavor

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Museum Café – Serving Summer Merienda

Museum Café – Serving Summer Merienda

Hooray for Museum Café as they now offer Summer Merienda deals. Comfort food at its finest bringing local and some foreign favorites as well. They offer our favorite Arroz Caldo, Pizza, Pasta, Dimsum, Lumpia, and some thirst quenchers perfect to beat the heat! What more exciting is that they offer this in a combo. You can choose among the following: Arroz Caldo + Tokwa’t Baboy (220php)  The soft sweet rice grains and the crunchy perfectly cooked pork and tofu with soy sauce and vinegar. All the flavor just burst in your mouth. Batchoy + Lumpia Kabila (220php)  The noodles were

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La Mère Poulard – Making good Omelettes since 1888

La Mère Poulard – Making good Omelettes since 1888

Known to be the first in Southeast Asia, La Mere Poulard offers French cuisine since 1888. Founded by Annette Poulard, she was awarded as one of the finest female cook during her time. Now, in Manila, they sourced their ingredients locally, as they have locally inspired dishes and some international cuisines too. Styled by a French designer, there’s more photos of events that happened during 1888 that were display on the walls. Lights and cozy sofas are set up for more casual feel. There’s an ample space and an open kitchen that I got to enjoy as I was able

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Wingfather – Chicken and Booze fix

Wingfather – Chicken and Booze fix

If you’re into chicken and beer, Wingfather should be on your list to visit when in Lamp Quarters. They offer different flavors of wings. They have their regular flavored and some extra hot, Aligue and Maple. What stood out the most for me was the Maple. It has that extra savory and sweetness which is interesting that you keep on wanting a bite to see which one is which. The Aligue was too strong so I suggest to have a little more rice. I also got to try their signature drinks. Minecraft, named after my nephew’s favorite computer game, is

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Zoo Coffee – Korean coffee, waffle and Bingsu

Zoo Coffee – Korean coffee, waffle and Bingsu

This is just few blocks away from the office. Been here just couple of times already. The ambiance is nice with all that animal stuffed toys in each corner. Their coffee was good. I tried their Baby Chocolate Chip which tasted a bit sweet but it was not that bad. The Berry Berry Waffle was my favorite. The serving was huge and I think this is good for 2-3 persons. Yum with the gelato with it. Tried their Macchiato and I should say it’s better than the other famous coffee shop.  Banana Chocolate Waffle was delicious too but my favorite

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Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar – what you need to know

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar – what you need to know

Visited this majestic place last month.  The commute here was not that complicated as what we read through online blogs. Probably because it is now famous and a lot of people are excited to be in this place. First of, we road a bus from Pasay, Genesis Liner bound to Balanga, Bataan.  This travel took us about 2 – 3 hours.  Then at Balanga Terminal, you may ride a Jeepney going straight to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.  Fare is 70 pesos. This travel time took us about half an hour. If you have more questions about the place, send

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