All American – Home of the Meter Pizza

All American is a fast casual restaurant that brings the taste of American to the country with the Western classics such as pizza, burger, and beer.  Staying true to its namesake, they offer American experience to anybody who walks into their door. Upon entering, you’ll be welcomed with delightful flavors with the savory scent of meat, cheese and dough being prepared in the kitchen.  They have accommodating staff as well to attend to your needs. All American is known for their unique concept – Pizza by the meter.  They have 20-100 centimeter pizza available in different flavors.  These are what

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Q&A Kitchen – hand picked and handmade fresh ingredients for a satisfying taste

Q&A Kitchen – hand picked and handmade fresh ingredients for a satisfying taste

It’s called Q&A Kitchen?  Well, to them, it’s all about the Kitchen Talk. Led by the Michelin Star Chef Alain Raye and General Manager Joyce Orena who aim to have their food “the talk of the town.” With them being passionate on food that’s handpicked and handmade to make their customers happy.  Chef makes everything by hand, their pasta even their ice cream! I am lucky as this newly opened restaurant is just 5 minute walking distance to my office.  This low key restaurant is located in Valero at the back of McDonalds.  So,  if you’re from Makati, there’s no

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8 Treasures Roasting – get the Platter with 8 protein for only Php1,888

8 Treasures Roasting – get the Platter with 8 protein for only Php1,888

This December, 8 Treasures Roasting  launches their Platter which is timely this Holiday season.  This restaurant located in Dasmarinas, Makati is your next go-to restaurant if you’re craving for something Chinese roasted may it be Chicken, Goose, Duck or Pork. They’re located in Petron Gas Station so this is not hard to miss.  The place is a bit small which has a seating capacity of 15-20 people.  Still trying to have its finishing touches,  this restaurant is already pretty minimalist on its own. The protein platter is good for 8-10 persons. It includes the following: Roasted Chicken   White Chicken Roasted

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Tajimaya – unlimited offerings for as low as Php685

Tajimaya – unlimited offerings for as low as Php685

Hooray for holiday promos! Tajimaya offers UNLIMITED Yakiniku for only Php685 on weekdays and  Php740 on weekends. The posh ambiance is perfect for date night.  They also invested on their ventilation so you can be sure that you’d still smell fresh when you step out of their restaurant.  This place is also perfect for friends and family bonding as there’s a separate area for your group. There’s 8 meats included on the menu plus delicious sides as well: 1. Angus Beef 2. Pork Belly 3. Chicken Fillet 4. Special Sausage 5. Salmon Belly 6. Scallops 7. Fish Cake 8. Squid 9.

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Kichitora – Chicken Broth Ramen

Kichitora – Chicken Broth Ramen

Kichitora means Lucky Tiger in Japanese.  They specializes in Chicken Ramen  and aim to provide a mild taste to a typical Ramen in the Metro.  Instead of using a Pork Broth which at times tends to be a bit oily and has strong taste.  They wanted to prove that Chicken Broth is as flavorful as that of the Pork Broth. The location is within the mall’s cinema area.  Perfect if you wanted some hot dishes after or before the movie. It has every bit of Japanese accent at every corner of the room.  I personally as amazed by these Kimono fabrics

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Restaurant Depot – Where Savings Come in Big Sizes

Restaurant Depot – Where Savings Come in Big Sizes

Holiday Season is just around the corner. At one point, I also transform myself into being a Chef, sometimes a baker but most of the time I’m still a foodie :).  Of course, I wanted to cook something special for the whole family and friends but at the same time, considering budget-wise. That’s why I’m so thrilled when I discovered Restaurant Depot who promises to provide quality products in an affordable prices, also big in sizes.  We gotta have some stock of food on our fridge since this is the time of no diets! 😀 A little background,  Restaurant Depot is a

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CNN Philippines – Throwback Quiz Night this Saturday, December 15

CNN Philippines – Throwback Quiz Night this Saturday, December 15

I am so proud that I’m a 90’s kid.  There’s just so many fun memories during this time of my childhood.  I believe we defined this era as one of the best in history.  That can’t be denied as all the fashion, games and even songs are being re-created nowadays.  That’s how powerful it is being in this era, don’t you just agree?  Not just the 90’s but the 80’s as well. Now, CNN Philippines will host a Throwback Party at the Greenfiled Weekend Market.   I am so happy that I was invited to join this event as I

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PAUL – a degustation offerings only in SM Megamall branch

PAUL – a degustation offerings only in SM Megamall branch

PAUL Boulangerie is a French chain of Bakery/Café restaurants established in 1889 in the city of Croix, in Northern France, by Charlemagne Mayot. This branch in SM Megamall recently launched their degustation menu that will make their customers have a little of everything in one order.  Perfect if you’re like me, who wanted little bit of everything but plenty options.  Please note that their menu is totally different from other branches. PAUL might seem to be sophisticated but  I tell you that they look all posh but the price is truly affordable. Being famous for their pastries and sandwiches, this is the first thing

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Jin Joo Korean Grill – unlimited promo for only Php499

Jin Joo Korean Grill – unlimited promo for only Php499

Jin Joo Korean Grill is a restaurant that specializes in Korean BBQ concept. Currently, for just Php499, you get to enjoy unlimited Korean BBQ with 10 Flavors of Beef, Pork, Chicken.  They pioneered cheese dip offerings in a Korean BBQ set-up. The ambiance is hip and modern.  There’s table good for big groups and for single diners as well.  Each tables has an exhaust for your convenience. I adore each corner that has some Korean novelty items in it. Now for the food, they are known for their 8-flavored Samgyeopsal.   With the rate, it comes with the following: Unmarinated Samgyupsal (Pork Belly)

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Paradise Dynasty – now opens its door in BGC

Paradise Dynasty – now opens its door in BGC

Paradise Dynasty is a Singaporean franchised restaurant and has 3 branches here in the Philippines.  This branch in SM Aura, Taguig is their 3rd and newest branch to launch before the year ends.  It’s finally convenient for people in this area to dine and have a taste of authentic Singaporean/Chinese dishes. waiting area open kitchen The ambiance might be a bit small compared to The Podium branch, but still has that modern and cozy atmosphere.  Hues of blue, green and gold is visible within its area.  Making it look more bright and elegant. With its opening, they launched the newest

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Bayview Park Hotel -have a festive holiday season for as low as Php5,888

Bayview Park Hotel -have a festive holiday season for as low as Php5,888

Bayview Park Hotel has been around since 1994 but the history has gone back since the 1900s.  It is a 3 star hotel that is located along Roxas Boulevard and with its location, being near to Manila’s landmarks, sites and attractions, it is what makes them one of the bookable hotels in the area.  In fact, it has a 75-year history as the most sought-after- destination for travelers. Not only that they have the nicest view where you can enjoy the famous sunset and sunrise from your hotel room, (depends on the room) Bayview Park Hotel also has amazing food selections. 

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Perry’s – a new Tea-Ta place in McKinley

Perry’s – a new Tea-Ta place in McKinley

Perry’s Tea Bar & Bakehouse is a Tea room and Restaurant that offers Artisanal loose leaf tea selections, freshly baked bread, and all day meals. They just opened a few months back and every detail on this restaurant is still fresh and new.  The marbled tables and the elegant wooden chair was so artsy, cozy and modern. I can stay here all day.  Every corner is Instagram-able, too. This is indeed a great place to have spend your holiday parties, Tea-ta style. A little introduction, Perry was the owner’s traveling pug. They all love to travel and it becomes their overall inspiration. 

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Bump Diaries: Pregnancy Beauty 101 by Nisce Skin Med

Bump Diaries: Pregnancy Beauty 101 by Nisce Skin Med

I recently attended a mommy event specifically for pregnant women on how to stay beautiful and confident even if you’re carrying a life inside you.  The Bump Diaries: Pregnancy Beauty 101 hosted by Nisce Skin Medispa. If you’re pregnant or intended to get pregnant real soon, I will share with you some helpful hack that I was able to catch during the event on how to stay beautiful during pregnancy. First, a little introduction on Nisce Skin Medispa, a chain of skin care & wellness centers in the country with 18 branches nationwide that specializes in non-invasive facials, laser, slimming, dermatology

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Sushi Ninja – modern way of having your sushi down south

Sushi Ninja – modern way of having your sushi down south

If you’re into Japanese sushi and happens to be in the south, by now, you should know that Sushi Ninja is one of that best that offers authentic Japanese experience.   It’s interesting as the name was derived from the mobile game, Fruit Ninja. Just like the game, this restaurant sure offers fun and appetizing food on your plate. The presentation is an eye-catcher on every dish. Staff were attentive during our visit. The ambiance is small and tends to be crowded at peak hours so make sure to have your tables reserved if you’re in big group. Spicy Tuna Salad (Php360)-

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Chateaubriand – premium meat Churassco style

Chateaubriand – premium meat Churassco style

If you’re into quality meat, Chateaubriand is one of the restaurants that offers premium meat in Brazilian churrasco style.  It has been making waves on Social Media recently and I can see why as the sleek ambiance and scrumptious food truly deserves some attention. They’re in the works of having a live kitchen on the second floor.   Imagine your food being cooked right in front of you.  You have an entertainment as well while waiting for your food. Unlimited wine is available separately.  You can avail it for Php599+ Still on their soft opening,  Chateaubriand aims to provide a sophisticated dining experience

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Barcino – Desayuno a Spanish Breakfast offerings at Santolan Town Plaza starting November 24!

Barcino – Desayuno a Spanish Breakfast offerings at Santolan Town Plaza starting November 24!

Barcino is known for their authentic Spanish dishes and the way they celebrate its cuisine and culture.  With its chic and modern design, you will truly feel like a local having a fine dining experience in Spain. Barcino will launch their Desayuno, a Spanish Breakfast on November 24.  With this, us Filipino can truly enjoy our favorite meal of the day. The usual way to enjoy Desayuno in Spain is having some Cava (Spanish Wine).   Desayuno takes inspiration from Barcelona, where each visit is an experience that one would truly remember.  A step inside Desayuno feels like a garden on

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Rossini Ristorante Italiano – authentic Italian cuisine

Rossini Ristorante Italiano – authentic Italian cuisine

Rossini is an Italian Restaurant located in S Maison.  With Mr. Thomas  Moersheim, same owner of Buona Vita, it also offers authentic Italian cuisine to its patrons.  It was pretty obvious that they will focus more in this restaurant that’s why they closed its doors recently. Ambiance is definitely one of a kind,  having a modern furniture and lighting, the ocean-view made an impact to its location.  I can see myself eating here along while enjoying this picturesque view. Here’s the food that we’re able to try: Salmone Marinato con Spuma di Formaggio Tartufata (Php950) – Home cured Norwegian Salmon 

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Kam’s Roast – introducing the new item perfect this Holiday Season, the “Pipa Duck”

Kam’s Roast – introducing the new item perfect this Holiday Season, the “Pipa Duck”

Kam’s Roast just released their new menu which is perfect this Holiday Season.  This new dish is called Pipa Duck which actually looked and shape similar to the Chinese musical instrument named “Pei-pa” hence the name. Executive Chef Wong Kwan Sang and Mr. Eric Dee, presenting the Pipa Duck. The Pipa Duck was initially butterfly-cut, roasted and then bathe with oil to have that crispy skin on the outside yet soft and tender inside. I can’t believe how well they did it.  There was no sauce brushed in it but it tasted fully flavored.  The skin was really crispy to think that

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Akrotiri – The EurAsian gastronomic experience

Akrotiri – The EurAsian gastronomic experience

Akrotiri brings modern EurAsian cuisine to the Philippine food scene.  The Filipino’s discerning palate has been cultivated by embracing local, foreign, and progressive cooking concepts.  Metro Manila is an emerging market for restaurants and we wanted to present something new, yet still familiar to the Filipino palate. Using local ingredients and principles plays a vital role in bringing to life our concept of showcasing global coastal food cultures through dishes that remain close to home,” said Akrotiri Head Chef, Ereyca Trinidad. Weaving together the different flavors found on different coastal food cultures all over the world and presenting them as delicious gastronomic

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Noor Modern Mediterranean Cuisine – introduces new twist to Euro-Israeli food

Noor Modern Mediterranean Cuisine – introduces new twist to Euro-Israeli food

Noor is the newest Mediterranean restaurant in BGC that offers a taste of Tel Aviv.  They aim to introduce a unique and modern twist to the typical Mediterranean restaurant focusing on Euro-Israeli flavors.  In Arabic, Noor simply means ‘light‘ which was somewhat derived from the name of Chef Or.  Or to me, simply having a light disposition in life.  At least that’s what I felt when I dined couple of weeks ago. This place has a relaxing atmosphere and definitely stays homey.  This is how they promise to have a dining experience, light and comfy.  It is very evident that

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MESA Filipino Moderne – Revisiting its Roots

MESA Filipino Moderne – Revisiting its Roots

In year 2016, La Mesa Grill opened its first branch in SM Mall of Asia.  Its concept was to provide a Filipino version of those Japanese and Korean cook-on-your-table restaurants that were so popular then; and serve authentic Filipino Grill recipes.  Fast forward to today, we now have Mesa Filipino Moderne. Mesa in SM Mall of Asia is their 43rd store. Managing Director of MESA Philippines Mr. Eric Dee says that “Our ingredients are delivered to the store and prepared daily.  We make sure that MESA serves the best quality and freshest ingredients to our guests.  In our SM Mall

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Coffee Project – where great coffee, ambiance and good food meet!

Coffee Project – where great coffee, ambiance and good food meet!

It’s evident that Coffee Project has been dominating the malls right now and it’s not surprising as this coffee shop has been elevating its way to be a one-stop-shop for your coffee fix.  Now, it also offers savory dishes which would be perfect if you happened to be wanting heavy meals to pair up with your coffee. This particular Coffee Project here in All Home C5 Extension has the right spot after your last minute home shopping. With the beautiful indoor garden along with rustic overtones, this place will surely make you enjoy whatever it is that you’re having.  It’s

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The Red Piano – open mic while tasting different cuisines

The Red Piano – open mic while tasting different cuisines

Music and Food, have always been a perfect combination to me.  I used to frequent restaurants and bars with live bands as I enjoy watching musicians play their instruments and I love to have good food, too.  Imagine having a great meal and listening to good music, for sure this would be your best bet, too! The Red Piano Restolounge was formed by a group of college friends from DLSU who wanted to have a place where they could hang out and enjoy excellent fine dining food. With its casual settings, it sure is a place where people can share

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Sariwon -Korean Barbecue that offers premium meat

Sariwon -Korean Barbecue that offers premium meat

Sariwon Korean Barbecue is a popular restaurant in Korea that serves traditional Bulgogi.  Currently, there’s two branches here in Manila.  One here in BGC and the other in Greenhills, Promenade.  They may not be the usual Korean BBQ that we know that offers unlimited meat but I tell you, that they do have premium meat and delicious side dishes.  We were able to try their Deluxe Grill Set for 4 during our visit. But first, let me tell you how I love the ambiance of Sariwon here in BGC.   Having hues of orange and white,  it sure looks neat and indeed

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Movie Stars Cafe – where good food and great entertainment combined

Movie Stars Cafe – where good food and great entertainment combined

I remember seeing Movie Stars Cafe back in Mall of Asia, but did you know that Movie Stars Cafe already found new home at the Ground Floor of Eton Centris Mall in Quezon Avenue?  It reopened its doors last August 11 to foodies, movie buffs, as well as old and new patrons alike. Movie Stars Cafe now has a spacious 1,711-square meter area that can accommodate up to 330 guests.  It has VIP rooms which can also be converted into big rooms for big events. The interior indeed will amaze you.  With lots of statues and memorabilia of notable movie stars

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Jazz Up In The Sky – Roofdeck bar at Heroes Hotel

Jazz Up In The Sky – Roofdeck bar at Heroes Hotel

Jazz Up In The Sky might be another restaurant in Malate.  It is located on the Roofdeck of Heroes Hotel in Malate Manila which makes it somewhat special.  Why special you ask? Well, for me, there’s always something about roof-decks that I personally like.  The cold wind brushing to my skin, I also like gazing at the stars while I have a beer in hand while catching up with friends.  To me, it just feels like you’re in a comfort of your own home and this place has that chill vibe. The area is a bit small about 20 to

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The Garage – newest food park + VR Zone

The Garage – newest food park + VR Zone

Are you looking for a fun and interactive place to hangout?  City of Dreams tee-up with Bantai Namco Amusement, provider of the Virtual Reality technology from Japan.  This is the first ever Virtual Reality gaming facility in Southeast Asian.       VR Zone has 3 virtual reality games to choose from or maybe you can try all of them.  Mario Kart Arcade, where you get to race your way to the top.  This game truly will make you competitive.  You don’t want to be left out. Here a video my sister did when I tried this game.  You can definitely see

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Starlite Ferry – new route directly to Caticlan

Starlite Ferry – new route directly to Caticlan

If you know me well, you’d know that I am fond of being on the water and that I’m frequently on an island.  I love going to the beaches and swim in the water as it calms my soul.  One Island that is special to me would be Boracay.  This place is so memorable as this is the Island that I’ve been coming back to whenever I have a chance.  I’ve been here with my family, my friends, my husband and soon I want to bring my daughter here, too.  You know what they say,  it’s always different every time.

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Siglo – Likhang Lokal, Sarap Siglokal

Siglo – Likhang Lokal, Sarap Siglokal

Siglo is one of the restaurants in Tagaytay that offers Filipino comfort food. They’re located in View Park Hotel which is perfect if you’re staying or near the area. The place has a uniquely Filipino vibe with ubiquitous Capiz window.  The lighting is very warm and the orange couches made the place looked more tropical. We were able to sample their famous Bilao that’s being offered by group: Siglo Bilao (Php1,450) – This is their most affordable Bilao that is good for 4 – 5 persons.  These heirloom recipes were handpicked by the Siglo team during their travels. It contains

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Daisee’s – Unveiling of the new Sansrival

Daisee’s – Unveiling of the new Sansrival

I was invited to the launch of Daisee’s unveiling of the Classic Sansrival.  I honestly have not heard about Daisee’s before as I just moved to the South couple of years ago.  I didn’t know they were so famous for their Sansrival and other cakes. Not just cakes but they have other pastries and savory dishes too such as Lasagna, Empanada, Pork Tonkatsu Meal and more.  They have other branches mostly in the South such as Pamplona, Las Piñas City, SM Southmall, Almanza, Las Piñas City, and SM Center Las Piñas, Talon Uno, Las Piñas City but also have a branch

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