Soru Izakaya -for your Japanese fix

Soru Izakaya -for your Japanese fix

This isn’t my first time to try Soru Izakaya as I’ve been to Maginhawa branch and I remembered how much I loved it. They serve different kinds of Japanese dishes from Ramen, to Sushi, Maki, Tempura, Udon, Yakitori and a lot more. I was able to try this branch in BGC recently and had the same feeling the first time I set foot at the other branch. The Japanese artwork and other displays matches the concept of the place. It’s a two story building with lots of Japanese accents for you to get the vibe. First floor is where you

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“Let’s Talk Business, Pare”- Planning to be a foodpreneur? Some insights here

UnionBank GlobalLinker and Globe myBusiness hosted “Let’s Talk Business, Pare“, a learning and speed mentorship session for owners of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) of Let’s Eat Pare community. They invited the country’s biggest online food community Let’s Eat Pare to learn useful business tips and hacks from members of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Philippines, a peer-to-peer network of influential business owners. It’s such a great opportunity for small businesses to be able to hear some successful entrepreneur share on how they grow their businesses. Planning to be a foodpreneur? Let’s talk business, Pare! How can foodpreneurs grow their business? The learning session, entitled Let’s Talk Business, Pare!, was an

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Buddha Bar – Sushi Disco and BOGO!

Buddha Bar – Sushi Disco and BOGO!

We recently been to Buddha Bar and was able to experience the Sushi Disco Retro Chic Party.  The thing here was, you can get your choice of Maki for two with the price of one (Php499). That’s 2 kinds of 8 pieces their Signature Maki Rolls. Same with their cocktails (Php290). I always say that this is one of my favorite bars in Poblacion.  With its posh ambiance, nice music, great food and accommodating staff, you are sure to have one night to remember. I know that their prices were steep but with this promotion, I was able to eat

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Barcino – save some time with the party packages

Barcino – save some time with the party packages

With the holiday season fast approaching, some people may not have the luxury of cooking their own meal due to their busy schedule.  It is a clever idea at times to order a party package as this will definitely save you some time in doing all the groceries during the holiday rush. Barcino which was derived from a Latin word ‘Barcelona’ to which is a capital of Catalan community in Spain.  This place in Eastwood City, Libis is relatively new.  The vibe is really cozy and warm.  There’s rustic feel in it yet very modern.  I also like that there’s

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The Odd Seoul – find the odd in everyone

The Odd Seoul – find the odd in everyone

There’s this secret bar in Poblacion, Makati.  It is inspired by the subway stops of the city of Seoul.  It may not be evident but his secret door of Gaja will lead you right inside The Odd Seoul.  A bottle of Soju will be your key and will lead you to this dark and full of neon lights bar. The inside is a bit small but well ventilated. There’s different drinks and cocktails at the Odd Seoul which was drawn from bits and pieces of South Korean pop culture.  I really am digging all the names and not just the names

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Da Gianni’s – traditional Italian food

Da Gianni’s – traditional Italian food

Located in Westgate, Alabang, Da Gianni’s offers Italian food dishes that’s been served in the Guidecelli’s household for years.  The recipe were passed on to their households who were able to master the techniques on cooking Italian food the way they wanted. Da Gianni is Matteo Guidecelli’s grandfather. This restaurant is a tribute to the main man to honor him.  Most of the displays such as the movie posters and other memorabilia belonged to him. Not only Italian food, but they have wine and other cocktails, too.  This place is truly a venue for great family bonding over food. Here are the

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Ilustrado – a Degustation for the 29th year Anniversary

Ilustrado – a Degustation for the 29th year Anniversary

29 long years. That’s how long Ilustrado Restaurant has been standing strong in providing Multi-Cuisine to their patrons and to mark its 29th year Anniversary, Ilustrado Restaurant in Intramuros, Manila is offering an 8-course Degustation menu for the whole month of October. Located in Intramuros, Manila, the location is perfect venue for people who wanted to stay true to their heritage.  This old house has a garden for events set-up.  It also have some rooms for private functions.  The inside stays very homey both with some antiques and modern displays. Created by Chef de Patron Bernice Pimentel, the Degustation menu utilizes local

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Hotel Jen – a quick family staycation

Hotel Jen – a quick family staycation

We recently stayed at Hotel Jen and I find it one of the most accessible hotels in the Metro.  It’s location is perfect for tourists as it’s near almost all the attractions that they would truly find interesting about the country such as Luneta Park, National Museum, Old Churches in Malate and more. Check-in process was very smooth. In less than 10 minutes, they were able to give me a room.  I also like that they greeted my with a smile and gave me a warm welcome. The moment I stepped in,  I was impressed by how it looks as

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Friends and Family – Offering Filipino favorites daily

Friends and Family – Offering Filipino favorites daily

Friends and Family is a restaurant that offers comfort Filipino dishes that we truly love.  They surely knows how to bring out our favorite Filipino dishes the way it was cooked in our own premises. The place is homey with lots of greens to obtain a tropical vibe. There’s couches available for you to have a relaxing dining experience.  There’s also alfresco area with wooded tables and chairs also in shades of green. They recently launched their Daily Specials which you can take advantage when you’re craving for something on that specific day: Monday’s Lauriat (Php295) – This includes 1

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Gaja Korean Kitchen -bringing traditional Korean dishes with a twist

Gaja Korean Kitchen -bringing traditional Korean dishes with a twist

South Korean culture has heavily influenced our lives in the recent years.  It’s ubiquitous, their music, movies, fashion and even food such as the famous Korean BBQ is being offered in almost every corner nowadays. They also have influenced me as I personally love watching their movies, may it be horror, suspense, comedy or romance. Ask me for recommendation of Korean movies to watch and I can give you my list of favorites. 🙂 Now, when it comes to food, there’s a reason why it’s called the most famous cuisine in the country.  They offer unlimited pork belly, beef, banchan etc.

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Paradise Dynasty – hot new dishes coming this September 16!

Paradise Dynasty – hot new dishes coming this September 16!

Paradise Dynasty is one of the restaurants that I would go to when I wanted an authentic Chinese food. This September 16, they will be releasing new dishes at their branch at The Podium.  These 4 new dishes will surely make you visit them soon as it really is such an amazing addition to their already lovely menu. With its pretty ambiance, this branch in The Podium is one of the best restaurants here that has a cozy and relaxing vibe.   Deep-fried Duck with Steamed Buns (Php1,288) – Perfectly marinated duck with white peppercorns and Sichuan pepper carefully fried to

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Lime and Basil – one of Tagaytay’s authentic Thai Restaurants

Lime and Basil – one of Tagaytay’s authentic Thai Restaurants

I am lucky as we live close to Tagaytay.  It’s a place where our family would go to and have a relaxing getaway or simply spend time doing what we love, to eat! It’s a nice location for children as they can freely run around with fresh air and is close to nature, too.  Tagaytay now has lots of restaurants that offer a different kind of cuisines.  An example would be Lime and Basil. It’s a Thai Restaurant that stays true to its traditional cuisine that will surely satiate your Asian cravings. Thai food is known to be diverse. There’s spicy, a

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Mozu at Ming’s -a must visit on your next Tagaytay food trip

Mozu at Ming’s -a must visit on your next Tagaytay food trip

You don’t need to make an effort to have a relaxing stay when in Tagaytay.  Most of the travelers from outside South will get what their looking for as a perfect location when craving for some food. It surely provides a peaceful getaway as well. It’s great that there’s so much restaurants here to choose from that will cater to your needs whether you’re thinking about your budget or you wanted to splurge. Mozu at Ming’s is one restaurant that will surely be perfect for your family or friends.  This Garden also sells plants, vegetables and other crops, should you

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The New Max’s Spicy Chicken – For Those Who Like It Hot

The New Max’s Spicy Chicken – For Those Who Like It Hot

This holiday season, Max’s Restaurant recently released two spicy dishes to make every day celebrations extra spicy and special, too. The new Max’s Spicy Chicken makes its debut as the latest addition to the award-winning Filipino restaurant’s list of must-try dishes. This sumptuous offering puts an exciting twist to the well-loved Max’s Fried Chicken, as it is tossed in a special chili pepper seasoning that will leave you craving for more. Best paired with Max’s house blend banana ketchup, enjoy bite after bite of juicy chicken with just the right balance of sweet and spicy. “Customers can now enjoy a spicy, Sarap To The

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New York Slice by Motorino – offering two 18″ pizzas for only Php999

New York Slice by Motorino – offering two 18″ pizzas for only Php999

There’s a lot of Pizza chains in the country and sometimes, people will choose the most affordable or with the ones that has an ongoing promos.  It’s a good thing that New York Slice by Motorino offers 2 Pizzas for only Php999.  This is happening from September 28 – 30, 2018 only.  We get to try some of the pizza they have and other dishes they offer. Motorino Special – It has some pepperoni. Italian sausage, olives, bell pepper, onions and mushrooms. It would have been better if there’s more sauces added into it.  But this is one good pizza, I

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Watami – new dishes available!

Watami – new dishes available!

Watami is my go-to restaurant when I’m craving for some sushi. They offer affordable and a variety of Sushi, Maki and Aburi.  I also like their Yakitori and Udon. This would be my third time dining in Watami and I am as excited as they have new dishes that just come out. This one located in Uptown Mall in BGC, is spacious enough as there’s alfresco area, too. It’s placed along with The Bistro Groups’ other restaurants such as Denny’s, Texas RoadHouse, Buffalo Wild Wings and more. I must say that the place was really gorgeous. With all the Japanese

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J. Cuppacakes – an afternoon delight

J. Cuppacakes – an afternoon delight

I am fond of baking but not the hard core type as I can only count in my fingers what I can really bake. Example would be the super easy Japanese Cheesecake as I saw it on Facebook and because it only has 3 ingredients.  😀  Next would be brownies, cupcakes and other cakes I can’t really remember as it was during my high-school days. So, I totally forgot about baking, pretty much. 🙁 So, I was really excited when I received an invitation from J. Cuppacakes.  They promised to provide an afternoon delight and to teach us how to

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Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse – fall-of-the-bone ribs and more…

Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse – fall-of-the-bone ribs and more…

Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse is a second branch located in UP Town Center.  It has a modern industrial design with loads of yellow lights that makes the place look warm and homey.  This restaurant started as a small concept restaurant.  Their family definitely loves to eat and they wanted to share what they’ve had in the US. The siblings found the love for food and travel.  They wanted to take the American style of barbecue in Manila and that’s how it all began.  They opened their first branch in Marikina at their very own  backyard and now, they have a new

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Teppanya – my favorite Japanese restaurant in the South

Teppanya – my favorite Japanese restaurant in the South

I really had a wonderful dining experience at Teppanya.  Not only that the food were all spectacular but because of the customer service and cleanliness of the restaurant itself.  They do have an entertainment as well where in they will cook the food in front of you.  We were lucky that one of the head Chef was there to cook for us. Chef Cris has been in the industry for more than 20 years. He cooked the food right in front of our eyes with all that performances and side jokes which made us all very entertained. Definitely one of

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Sartin – first restaurant by Josiah’s Catering

Sartin – first restaurant by Josiah’s Catering

Sartin is part of Josiah’s Catering and their very first venture on Food and Beverage Operations Management. Located in Summit Ride Tagaytay, is a new restaurant that you and your family can truly enjoy. With the cold breeze that Tagaytay provides, the cozy and homey ambiance of Sartin matches its vibe. This sure is a place for a nice family bonding over great Filipino food. Inspired by the three-generations of the owner’s family from three distinct hometowns – Quezon, Tarlac and Bacolod, they provide a homemade-Filipino staple with authentic flavors prepared in a traditional way but with a modern twist.

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The Great Buddha Cafe – Chinese restaurant by Eng Bee Tin

The Great Buddha Cafe – Chinese restaurant by Eng Bee Tin

When I think of Binondo, it’s a must that I take home some Eng Bee Tin Hopia with me. What’s exciting is that Eng Bee Tin recently built a 3 story building that sells all their pastries. Not only that but they also have some souvenir items and cafe in it. I really got excited when I received an invitation from The Great Buddha Café as their the makers of these classic and crazy-delicious Hopia that we all love. First floor is where you can grab all your favorite Hopia flavors and other pastries.           Second floor

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Oktoberfest 2018 – 10 things you need to know and why you should go

Oktoberfest 2018 – 10 things you need to know and why you should go

I’ve been attending Oktoberfest but only local ones.  I know it’s all about beers, music and good time with friends.  I remember having a blast back then.  But now, I had a chance to experience the authentic Oktoberfest that recently launched in Solaire and it was really amazing.  So, planning on attending the country’s anticipated event in October 4-6, 2018? I’ve listed the things that you need to know. German Club Manila’s longest-running and largest Oktoberfest celebration in the Philippines. 2. This year marks the German Club’s 80th Anniversary. 3. This is the first time that German Club Manila and

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LJC Group’s 17 new dishes this September

LJC Group’s 17 new dishes this September

This September is LJC Group’s month, that’s because it was Larry J. Cruz’ birth month and to celebrate it, as a tribute, they will release two new dishes on all their 9 brands for us to try.  This celebration features the LJC Festival of Flavors, which is their annual LJC Good to Dine Campaign and also, Larry’s treat. The Good to Dine Campaign which is now in its 8th year, is a fundraising project for the benefit of the Cancer Institute of the Philippine General Hospital, through the Andres Soriano Foundation Inc.  This campaign will start on the day of

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Havana Club La Bodeguita Del Medio – Newest Cuban bar in the South

Havana Club La Bodeguita Del Medio – Newest Cuban bar in the South

There’s a new bar in the South called Havana Club La Bodeguita Del Medio. It’s a Cuban inspired restaurant/bar which features Cuban dishes and drinks that you will surely enjoy.  They’re relatively new and only 5 months old to date but with what they offer, it seemed like they’ve been around for some time.   With it’s location,  you will be surprised with it’s posh ambiance.  Black couches, metal stools, wood walls, Cuban-inspired paraphernalia, pretty chandeliers.           This is definitely a nice place to have great food and drinks. What’s cool about this place is that

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Vanderlust -A story in every bite

Vanderlust -A story in every bite

I’m so amazed by the way Vanderlust was born.  This is a passion project out of intense desire for adventure, zeal for food, curiosity of the unknown, and love between a husband and a wife Mark Anthony and Valerie Spencer. The idea began in 2013 during their honeymoon in Europe. They spent a month going from one European city to another.  They brought their favorite dishes here in the country so others may experience them. Mark Anthony along with celebrity Chef Mitchie Sison worked so hard for the recipe.  They wanted it to be as close as possible with what they had

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Y Café – a themed cafe in Makati

Y Café – a themed cafe in Makati

This cafe in Makati has almost all the things that you need or want to do during your stay.  They have a full meals, cocktails, beers, wine and coffee, too.  Play board games with your friends, read a good book, or listen to music as they do have live bands performing every weekend.  Check out Y Café ‘s Facebook page for the lineup. This wasn’t my first time here as we had our lunch once since it’s only couple of blocks away from the office. This time, I was invited for the ‘Foodie Night Out’ of Y Café. I am really digging

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What’s Cookin’ Kitchenette and La Huerta Estate – perfect match for your next event

What’s Cookin’ Kitchenette and La Huerta Estate – perfect match for your next event

If you have an event real soon and you’re looking for an events place that not only close to nature, but is also close to Manila, then La Huerta has a perfect offer for you.  They have spacious garden as well.  Mrs. Luz Lorenzo, Anton’s Mother, would spend most of her time back then growing “the orchard or the garden” which means La Huerta in Spanish. Owned by the Lorenzo’s, La Huerta Estate is a weekend family getaway since 1969. It has served their place for a family gathering for rest and relaxation. Now, it is a great place for a venue

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All American Trading Co. – new place to enjoy pizza and more…

All American Trading Co. – new place to enjoy pizza and more…

We recently visited All Home in Las Pinas and one of the restaurants inside is All American Trading Co.  They specializes in American dishes such as huge pizza slices, buffalo chicken and more. I am so impressed by the look of the place as it has a lot of space.  It’s almost half the entire 2nd floor of the building.  I am also digging the wooden tables and chairs along with the light bulbs that hanging on the ceiling.  It added not just lights but a feel of warmth because of yellow hue.   All American currently has a Pizza-rrific Bundles promotion.

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Sup? Chow – a Western take on Asian dishes

Sup? Chow – a Western take on Asian dishes

A Western take on Asian dishes.  This is what Chef Francis Lim promises as he levels up our local ingredients and makes it not only sophisticated in taste but also in appearance. This new restaurant located in Antel Building in Makati might be a little hard to see but I tell you that you should find your way to it on its second floor.  This will open up a door to Asian dishes with extraordinary twists. Ambiance itself is a mixture of Western and Asian vibe already, from wooden tables to steel chairs.  Pendant lights that burst warmth to the

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Bake My Day

Bake My Day

Fresh baked breads are part of my morning routine paired with a cup of coffee.  Not only in the morning but on the afternoon too.  At times, I want them sweet, and then I want it savory. It really depends on the mood. It’s just perfect that Bake My Day has so many different flavors of breads, pastries and cakes that will suit you.  You surely have something to bring with you when you go home. Bake My Day is located inside All Home shopping center.  The place is perfect for people who wants to relax after a tiring day

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