Amacena Restaurant at One Tagaytay Place Hotel and Suites

Filipino food, in its varying origins, tastes, colors, and textures will always be a household favorite. Needless to say, nothing compares to the comfort of home-cooked cuisines — reminding you of the familiar traditions which our Filipino culture is popularly known for. While I grew up learning to appreciate Filipino culinary delights at home through…

Alavar: A Must-Try Seafood Restaurant in Zamboanga

I ultimately love seafood that I always try to include it in my food trips during my travels. Whether at the beach, a city tour or a formal restaurant, seafood will always be included on my list. When I heard about a restaurant in Zamboanga whose specialty is seafood, I hurriedly marked this as part…

Menya Kokoro Ph: Soupless Ramen in Uptown, BGC

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I am huge fan of Ramen. This happens to be one of my comfort food because it has a little of everything. Though I’ve had a fair share of trying out the best and the underrated in the Metro, it still comes a surprise to me to…

Pholigo: Aiding the Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle

As our age gets older, our body embraces different changes. This includes metabolism, digestion, and even physical outlook. Realizing that my body isn’t the same as before, I started to switch to a healthier lifestyle by taking organic supplements. I have learned that for the longest time I’ve been taking synthetic medicines, these do not…

Food Trip in Taiwan

One of the definite reasons why people go to Taiwan is to experience its immense range of food offerings — a diverse array of amazing dishes and beverages combined to satiate global tastes and preferences. We’ve had a considerable experience of what is it like to do food-tripping in Taiwan from the night markets, local…

Ahoy, Anchor Point! A Nautical- Themed Diner in Mandaluyong City

Mandaluyong never fails to surprise me. Random visits led me to discovering a number of themed restaurants and cafes which are notably interesting. Impressive out-of-the-box concepts will leave you marveling, but behind it is always the story of food and customer experience that make you come back for more. I was able to see both…

Reasons Why I love Cooking (And How Can you Learn it Too)

Cooking is my passion. I started to learn some basic recipes when I was around 10 years old, mostly by helping my parents in the kitchen. I was given little tasks such as peeling the veggies, slicing the ingredients and sometimes washing the dishes. I also enjoyed watching cooking shows on local TV, such as…

Bench Cafe Highstreet: When Bench is More Than Just A Retail Store

A day before Lorraine left for Australia, we met again in BGC. Indeed, time will never be enough for good friends who haven’t seen each other in a while. She is the type of friend that doesn’t need any grand attention nor superfluous celebration, that things easily fall into place even in the simplest gestures….

A Review on Yayoi Japanese Teishoku BGC + Reunion with Kasintre

Last Christmas season, I avoided parties. Not really being an anti-social, but I wanted to reserve my time and energy for doing personal things, spending the holidays with the family and avoiding the stress of traffic and overspending. Keeping things simple made me happy that way. There were only selected occasions that I confirmed my…

All4U Unlimited Grill and Shabu Shabu in Venice Grand Canal Mall McKinley Hill

Samgyupsal, undeniably, is among the hottest food trends today. We all love the idea of unlimited Korean food, shabu shabu, and grilled meat combined in one dining experience.  However, the popularity of this food craze is often tied with one dilemma: enduring the long lines.  Thankfully, there is a newly-opened Samgyupsal restaurant in Venice Grand Canal…

Fish and Co. Venice: Fish and Chips on to the Next Level

Even if Fish and Co. is relatively an old restaurant, it was only recently that I had the chance to try it. I always pass by the branch in Greenbelt but stepped back often because of the intimidating prices and the notion that it has limited choices. Good thing, I found the perfect occasions to…

Authentic, Affordable Ramen and Japanese Dishes at Ukkokei Japan by Menzo

You’ve read the signals right: I’m a big Ramen lover. My Ramen adventures spanning from the budget, mid-range, to the high-end ones familiarized me with its different variations and interestingly, the bustling Ramen scene in the Metro is quite a good subject to study. From time to time, we’d be surprised with the new Ramen…

Sugarhouse Rolls out Christmas Catalogue for Sweeter Celebrations

Christmas is a cherished occasion to celebrate the festivities of all sorts. In the spirit of lively gatherings and parties, food plays an integral role to represent the abundance of blessings this holiday season. And speaking of food, we couldn’t get away with the presence of desserts. Not only does it complement the cheerful season,…

Food Trip at Kanto Freestyle Breakfast Makati: A Quick Review

I’m sure you’ve heard about Kanto Freestyle Breakfast. Reading a review before heading to any of its branches may no longer be necessary. It’s a hit restaurant known for its Pinoy comfort food served ala gourmet style but at reasonable prices. If you are looking for a recovery food after party, a midnight snack in…

Tomochan Ramen Express: Your Affordable Ramen in LKG Makati

Ramen is one of the all-time favorite comfort food in the local food scene. This famous Japanese dish has conquered the palates of Filipinos that it has diversified into different versions in several Ramen restaurants. The best components are there — tender chashu, soft tamago, spring-like noodles and savory broth, that many are willing to…

Chateaubriand Ph: Indulge in Churrasco + Buffet in a Luxurious Setting

Buffets are very common in our family celebrations that I could say I’ve tried several buffet spreads to distinguish one from the other. Sadly, there’s not so much difference except for the pricey buffets I’ve had in some 5-star hotels.  That being said, my experience at Chateaubriand was one for the books — as it…

Ram N’ Go: Japinoy Street Ramen on the Go!

Street ramen is now a trend in the metro food scene. Because we Filipinos love Ramen a lot, there have been several Japanese food businesses emerging left and right in the market. This newest Ramen kiosk in Mandaluyong city is never left behind, featuring Ramen and other Japanese favorites at very affordable prices — Ram…

Cobalabamba: The Newest Fil-Mex Cantina in Venice

Without a doubt, Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines. It’s festively colorful and rich in distinct flavors and spices. If it is one of the dining options, it would always be among my prominent choices. It’s been a long time since my last Tex-Mex food trip and I admit to miss it big…

Celebration of Food and Friendship at Nanbantei of Tokyo BGC

My friend Kit and I thought of celebrating my post birthday in the newly opened branch of Mendokoro Ramenba in BGC last week. However, I suggested that we consider dining in another Jap restaurant because I just ate at Yushoken Ramen with my family last last weekend. When she agreed, Nanbantei popped up to my…

Healthy Food Options Made Affordable at Salad Bar Ph

When you are in the corporate world, achieving a healthy lifestyle seems nearly impossible. Unless you prepare your own meals, your food choices are limited to fast food, junk food and processed food. I am not exempted from that so I take time to prepare my own meals at work just to maintain a balanced…

The Good Thing about Bad Bird Serendra

I have this impression that the food in Bad Bird is way too expensive for my average budget. There is always a long line at Hole in the Wall but I never joined the hype. For me, a chicken platter seems too common to be overrated. However, how can the good reviews not convince me…

Goto Believe: Gourmet Lugaw for the Win

With the rapid changes and innovations today, it’s no surprise to see creative and out-of-the-box food concepts sprout like mushrooms everywhere. In every city, there is something new to rave about. What’s even more impressive is that how food enthusiasts transition a simple food into something grandiose, even in the shabby nooks or corners unimaginable….

Calle Gourmet: Gourmet Food for Less

As someone who loves food, I’ve tried quite a number of restaurants already. I get excited trying newly-opened food businesses and check out how they uniquely execute their concepts. Whether it’s a hole-in-the-wall, a classy restaurant, a budget eatery or a famous fast food chain — I’m sure there is always something extraordinaire to discover….

One Sweet Day at the Dessert Museum

Fatma and I have been friends for 15 years already. She has now moved to Saudi to work as a pharmacist and we make it a point to see each other once in a while each time she comes home in the Philippines. We’ve surely changed a lot — not only in perspectives but also…

Exquisite Dining Experience at The Cafe at Hyatt | City of Dreams

In the family, we always treat each occasion as special as possible. My mom instilled to us that memories are always priceless and that family should be a top priority. That’s why even if it comes with a hefty price tag, my sister and I often look for new ways to hold our celebrations, be…

Takusa, Ramen Under Php 150 in Pateros: Yay or Nay?

Pateros holds many memories during my teenage years. It was a common place for doing small errands, riding a jeepney, or eating our favorite merienda such as Goto, Inutak, and Palabok at Aling Tessie’s Lugawan — a famous eatery in the town. When we moved to staffhouse in Pembo, my family and I didn’t get…

Another Story: The Story of a Whimsical Restaurant in Alabang

I’ve always been vocal about my penchant for themed restaurants. The distinct effort to design the interiors aesthetically could speak so much about the ingenuity of the concept, aside from the owner’s passion for food. As for Another Story in Alabang, they were able to manifest both. It holds so many reasons why the story…

Ippudo Ramen: A Ramen Champion

There are those days when thinking where to eat seems a chore. When running out of choices, there is always a default place where all parties can willfully agree and temporarily set aside prejudices — a Ramen bar. Caught up in the same dilemma, we headed to Ippudo for a late lunch in Uptown. Ramen is a…

Elements Hall @ Rallos Grand Opening

Quezon City is a bustling food scene in the metropolis. In addition to the bountiful restaurants, food gems, food parks and hole-in-the-wall dining spots, Elements Hall brings together in a two-storey food complex a dynamic range of gourmet finds. Today, we witnessed the grand opening. I noticed that each concessionaire is a new concept, something…

Six Daily Steals at 8 Cuts Burger Blends

When it comes to quality burgers, 8 Cuts Burger Blends is a cut above the rest. Boasting eight different cuts of premium beef complemented with the freshest of ingredients, 8 Cuts has become a hallmark among the burger  joints in the metro. Just like any growing restaurant, 8 Cuts constantly evolves and improves. It was…

5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. I don’t usually join the bandwagon and avoid restaurants and malls this day due to heavy traffic and V-day “commercialism”, but I know many still look forward to celebrating it with their loved ones. It’s that red-letter day when most dining places are fully-booked, hence people are looking…

Shawarma Bros Introduces its New Menu

Isn’t it exciting when a restaurant rolls out a new roster of its menu? For me, it is a good indication that people behind the business are constantly thinking of innovative ways to please its customers. The competitive food industry is evolving too fast that you can’t be complacent enough. Trends in the market come…

Lola Deling’s Traditions: Passion in Every Jar of Atchara

Today, almost anything in the kitchen can be made to enhance the taste of our food. There are variants of appetizers or sides to choose from, but my admiration goes to the ones made of out one’s labor of love. One of which is Atchara, or pickled green papaya placed in an airtight container and…

United Bloggers Philippines Holds Thanksgiving Party

The year 2017 was remarkable for me. It was the year I started to join groups in blogging which paved the way for me to meet new friends and be introduced to local brands in the community. It opened doors of opportunity for me and likewise deepened my perspective about this passion through exposure to…

Restaurant Depot: Your One Stop Shop in the Food Industry

Being in the food business requires you to have several connections to constantly replenish your stocks, supplies, and equipment. Surviving in this booming industry means being on par with your competitors, so completing all the necessary things is a must. Good news for everyone in the restaurant business, there is now a depot tailored to…

Fat Fook: A Taste of Taiwan in Manila

Following the successful reign of Ramen Nagi in the Metro food scene, the same owners who are passionate about good food and travel brought another Asian concept to Manila — this time putting Taiwanese cuisine in the spotlight. Fat Fook, or “fat luck“ introduces its second branch in Robinson’s Galleria after the first branch in…