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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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.

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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 they invite

Continue Reading