Mighty Quinn’s – special menu this July

Mighty Quinn’s – special menu this July

Mighty Quinn’s Slow Smoked Barbecue just launched Chef Hugh’s new creations for the whole month of July and what a great way to launch it but on the 4th of July. These bad-ass sauces are perfect for anything meat. They’re also available per bottle if you want to take home some. This is actually their first business then they ventured to restaurant since they make such good barbecue. Originally from New York, the owner and pit master Chef Hugh Mangun was in the country during the launch to make sure everything’s smooth sailing. Cher Mangun himself went straight to Rockwell

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Limbaga 77 – come home to Filipino food

Limbaga 77 – come home to Filipino food

Limbaga 77 brings Filipino food to a new level. Complete with its homey vibe and vintage set-up, this restaurant should be on your list if you’re craving for good Filipino food, then this is the best spot. It’s like having all that familiar dishes on a Sunday with the whole family. This place was converted from a 50 year old house into a cozy and homey restaurant. Once you come in, friendly staff will accommodate you and will give a huge smile. They really are attentive to your needs, too. They also have al fresco and where the bar is located.

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Coffee Project – now offers Project Pancakes

Coffee Project – now offers Project Pancakes

I would always adore Coffee Project’s interior. Each Coffee Project I’ve been to exudes charm. Different designs but same vibe. That feeling of being close to nature as there’s always has some green and flowery elements inside. Each corner is such Instagram worthy. Like this branch in Salcedo Square, there’s actually an entrance going to the other side of the coffee shop where in you will have to pass through a jungle-like hallway. Coffee Project just launched their Project Pancakes and I am so delighted because it’s a perfect pair to my coffee.  These fluffy pancakes are surely delicious. There’s three

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Motorino New York Stlye Pizza

Motorino New York Stlye Pizza

If you’re in with the huge cut of pizza, you’d surely want to try Motorino Pizza New York Style Pizza. They’re located in SM Mall of Asia at the South Wing. The place is small that can only sit about 20-30 people but was well lit. The ambiance has a different photos of anything that has a New York theme placed on the walls. We were served with their best sellers such as: Meatball Pasta (Php 245) – I like the this tomato based sauce. The meatballs tasted really well. Cheese Ziti Pasta (Php 205)- This pasta was creamy but was bland

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Nanyang – Southeast Asian delights

Nanyang – Southeast Asian delights

I’ve been wanting to try Nanyang’s Kaya Toast as I’ve heard a rave review about it. I was lucky to try it out with my fellow foodies couple of weeks ago. Venue’s a bit small and can easily be packed during meal time. So prepare to be in queue. Nanyang is located at the ground floor of SM Aura Premier. They’re alongside BreadTalk which is where they get their fresh baked breads daily, too. The chandeliers have dim yellow light which added a warmth vibe to the place. The  black and grey tiles added a modern, rustic kind of feel to

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Tim Hortons – now in Glorietta 4

Tim Hortons – now in Glorietta 4

Tim Horton is one of my go to places when I wanted a decent and affordable coffee for its other branch is just couple of minutes walk to my office. It’s good to know that there’s a newest branch in Glorietta that will be at par with its competitor. They’ve started serving amazing coffee in Canada since 1964. They wouldn’t last this long if their coffee doesn’t have mass appeal, right? There’s sandwiches and donuts available here too. I always pair my Double Double with Timbits and they’re a perfect match. So, I recently tried their Steak and Panini. The

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Firefly Roofdeck – chill in this relaxing spot in Makati

Firefly Roofdeck – chill in this relaxing spot in Makati

I got to visit Firefly Roofdeck’s restaurant bar at the 32nd floor of City Garden Grand Hotel. They offer Filipino and Spanish dishes available in ala carte as well as buffet. It has a spectacular view of Makati’s busiest street, Poblacion. They initially served us a glass of thirst quencher, Iced Tea. It has fresh slices of orange topped with cherry. Here’s the list of what we tried: Gambas Al Ajillo (Php 575) – These Tiger Prawns were sautéed in peppers, garlic and chilies tossed in hot sauce. All the flavors were absorbed by the perfectly cooked prawns. It was a

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Draft Restaurant and Brewery – revamped!

Draft Restaurant and Brewery – revamped!

Formerly known as Draft Gastropub, they recently relaunched and revamped bringing in more food items on their menu. As they wanted to feature more food, they changed the name to Draft Restaurant and Brewery. It’s newly renovated ambiance here in Rockwell has  a modern and homey vibe but still follow an industrial look as its own heritage. They’re one of the premier Gastropub in the country with a strong following for a convivial European style of casual dining and beer drinking. Currently, there’s 4 branches located in Greenbelt, Alabang, Ortigas and here, Rockwell. Right now, they still serve premium European draft beers

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Churchill – classy bar in Estancia Mall

Churchill – classy bar in Estancia Mall

Sophisticated and classy, that’s how I would describe Churchill. With the comfy couches and nice bar set-up, it is indeed a great place to relax. This place might look intimidating but they offer reasonable prices with their cocktails and bar chows. There’ a lot of rare alcohol available here. If you wanted more information of what to get, Chef John Kingston will be more than willing to tell you what and why you should get it. There’s premium alcohol here that’s no longer available in the market and that stopped production. So alcohol enthusiasts can rejoice! We got to try some

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Polilya – one of my favorite bars in Poblacion

Polilya – one of my favorite bars in Poblacion

Here’s one of my favorite bars in Poblacion, Makati. They chose the name ‘Polilya’ as the owner wanted it to be in connection with the beer they launched called Engkanto.  They also wanted a name that is very pinoy too. The facade looks really inviting with the neon lights revealing the name. As you walk in, you can feel a homey vibe already with cozy sofas, warm lights and even the music was just pure relaxing. The vibe is perfect for after office hours.  As what the owner Ian Paradies said, he wanted it to be as comfortable as your neighbors’

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Flatterie by Todd English – flatbreads and more…

Flatterie by Todd English – flatbreads and more…

This is my second visit at this place and Flatterie never fails to provide great flatbreads.  They’re located at the Ground Floor, South Wing of Mall of Asia Complex (MOA). The ambiance is posh. It has dimmed light bringing in a warm touch.  The staff was attentive enough and made sure that we got all we need during our stay. They have a lot of food to offer. There’s rice meals, flatbreads, pasta and desserts. This time, I ordered Roast Beef. This US Angus Roast Beef with cilantro and crispy onions on top were totally amazing. It was just too

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Soban K-Town Grill – now in Robinson’s Place Manila

Soban K-Town Grill – now in Robinson’s Place Manila

One of my favorite Korean Restaurant just opened their Manila branch recently. With this, it’s now more convenient to get here when craving for their food. As you know, I love Soban a lot that I recommend this to everyone as one of the best. They not just offer meat to grill, there’s Korean Fries, Gimbap, We tried their Classic BBQ Combo Set. There two flavors of 180g Samgyupsal and Beef Belly. There’s two flavors available which are Fruity and Original. To cook it properly, make sure to ask the servers as there are specific time on how to cook

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Cafe Eight – offers Kapampangan food from June 12 – 24

Cafe Eight – offers Kapampangan food from June 12 – 24

Cafe Eight located in Crimson Hotel in Alabang now offers Kapampangan food with the help of Chef Leo Mari from Cafe Mequeni back in Pampanga.  Talking about legit Kapampangan food, right? They’re known to offer the most delicious food here in the Philippines. Thanks to Crimson Hotel as they brought them near and there’s no need to travel to Pampanga just to have a taste of their food. The ambiance is posh as it was inside Crimson Hotel. There’s separate rooms for functions and special occasions too. I like the buntings and other native props as it reminded me of

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Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener – now offers Lunch Courses ‘The Wolfgang Experience’ and ‘Taste of New York’

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener – now offers Lunch Courses ‘The Wolfgang Experience’ and ‘Taste of New York’

  Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is known to be one of the best Steakhouse that offers premium steak. Having been in the industry for 14 long years, they truly made its way to be recognize as one of the best around the globe. Located inside The Podium, the sophisticated ambiance is perfect for intimate date. Cozy white […]

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Va Bene Pasta Deli – Business Lunch promo for only 399+

Va Bene Pasta Deli – Business Lunch promo for only 399+

I’ve been wanting to try Chef Massimo’s dishes as I’ve heard such great reviews about it. Also, I’ve seen photos on Instagram that were truly appetizing and I was so delighted to finally try and it’s so true… it’s one of the best pasta there is! The place was a bit small with few tables and chairs available. It was also jam-packed during lunch, an indication that they serve amazing food, right? There’s orange couches available to make you feel comfy. I also adore all the wines on the display.  Such a best pairing with your Italian food. Currently, Va

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nice two Meat u – Korean Restaurant that offers premium wet-aged meat

nice two Meat u – Korean Restaurant that offers premium wet-aged meat

nice two Meat u is another Korean themed restaurant located on the second floor of Circuit, Makati. Its spot has a perfect view of the Globe Circuit Event Grounds. It definitely is a perfect venue to bond over Korean food with family and friends. The place is spacious with lots of Korean items to see, this is a sure hit to those who love Korean culture. Even the music is all Korean too to make you feel the vibe. There’s an alfresco setting as well which also is a nice place at night. With all the neon signs, it is

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Cafe  Adriatico – a total gem in Malate

Cafe Adriatico – a total gem in Malate

Café Adriatico is a legend when it comes to great food and superb dining experience. They stood the test of time being around since 1979 and they continue to bring delight to their customers. They started the business as an antique shop that transpired to a café. They also pioneered the café society in Manila which later on expanded to bistros and bars founded by Larry J. Cruz. The atmosphere in Café Adriatico is still charming up to date. Though the second floor caught fire which damaged the original paintings and antiques, it still has that rustic and vintage vibe.

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Prego Trattoria – Affordable Italian Food in SM Aura

Prego Trattoria – Affordable Italian Food in SM Aura

Prego Trattoria in SM Aura provides affordable dishes than their upscale brand in City of Dreams. Prego Trattoria stays true to its name serving authentic Italian dishes. They have 2 branches in SM Aura, facing each other. The other is near the escalator where the kitchen is located and the other is with the bar. They also sell Italian cheese, pasta and wine. Cold cuts are also available here. Parma Ham – Every Titas will surely enjoy this platter. The saltiness of Ham goes well with the fresh Melon. Olives and capers were on the side too. Sausage Pizza –

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Krazy Garlik – get loco, go solo

Krazy Garlik – get loco, go solo

Hooray as Krazy Garlik now has a lunch menu for solo. Affordable lunch set for all of us! Here’s their new menu: – Pork Binagoongan (Php 265) – Raving Riblets (Php 345) – Adobo Loco (Php 325) – Tofu and Baby Eggplant Duo (Php 175) – Mad Tuna (Php 195) – Sisig Like Krazy (Php 165) – Souper Dapper Sinigang (Php 205) – Kimchi Rice (Php 195) All tasted good, of course. I just thought the binagoongan was too salty. Ribs were tender and savory! I personally love this dish. The savory meat, the vegetables on the side added more

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iDarts Dash – the first electronic darts in the Philippines

iDarts Dash – the first electronic darts in the Philippines

iDarts Dash is the one and only electronic darts in the country. Owned and operated by Dash, who isn’t a professional Darts player, she was able to try iDarts in Australia and love it so she decided to bring iDarts here in the Philippines. This isn’t your usual bar club as this requires the ability to hit Bulls eye. What I like about this place is that even if you don’t know how to play, there’s instructors who’d be more than willing to assist you. Tried it, but I keep failing. Haha We’re able to try the food they offer

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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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