My Top 5 Ramen Restaurants as of 2021

Ramen is a favorite comfort food of mine. Whenever I crave for something or can’t think of anything to eat outside aside from fast food, I would go for Ramen. It’s comforting and appetizing as it is without getting extra add-ons. Having tried different versions from food events, socials, or random food trips, I have…

Flatiron 1771: A Not-so-worth-it Dinner?

For my sister’s birthday, we decided to hold a simple dinner celebration last March 27 in Uptown Mall. We had limited options for alfresco dining, so we chose a venue that is near our place. We realized that we haven’t brought our family to Uptown yet where they can appreciate the nice dancing fountain or…

Dani’s Kitchen: My Own Version of Pad Thai

Thailand is my first out of the country trip and I would always remember my food adventure in that place. After an island trip or an evening stroll at the night markets, we’d grab ourselves some authentic Thai street food. One of the things I really miss is their authentic Pad Thai which locals prepare…

A Not-too-late Date at Wildflour Uptown

Jem and I have been eyeing to dine at Wildflour since it opened its first branch in 9th Ave. cor 26th St. in BGC in 2013. I was working before in Marajo Tower and Jem was working in RCBC and the restaurant is near our workplace. We got curious why the place is always filled…

Valentine’s Dinner at Wangfu Chinese Café

It’s been a while since my family and I dined out for occasions as celebrations are usually done at home this pandemic. To make it a bit different, my sister and I thought of treating our family in a restaurant for Valentine’s Day. Although we don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, this is a good chance…

The Manila Hotel joins Manila Restaurant Week from Sept. 20 to 27

I’ve always loved Manila Hotel’s exuberant buffet spread. Traditional Filipino cuisines leveled up in taste and presentation became a part of my family’s momentous celebrations over the years. If you’re an avid patron of The Manila Hotel like me, mark your calendars and get ready to feast on scrumptious food as The Manila Hotel’s famed…

Flavored Rice Delights at YubuNam, Venice Mall

I love flavored rice. Unlike others who would stick to the plain version of white rice, I’m fond of trying out different types of rice dishes from other cuisines. For me, it gives extra flavor to any meal that makes eating more enjoyable. Late last year, I just learned a new rice delicacy that has…

Ye Dang: Going back to Authentic Korean Cuisine

Back when Korean BBQ was not yet a hit among foodies, I’ve always had a penchant for Korean food. I’d rave for Dolsot Bibimbap that sizzles on a huge stone bowl or a platter of well-seasoned Bulgogi that I’d pair with crisp lettuce or steamed white rice. For these cravings, I’d go to Poblacion or…

Reasons to be in Love with Four in Love BBQ and Hotpot Buffet

With the influx of Samgyupsal restaurants in Manila, food entrepreneurs have surely developed several ways to make their creations differ and stand out among the rest. There’s this aggressive competition of featuring more side dishes, betting at the lowest buffet prices, or even adding more elements to the menu to be at par with the…

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…

Our Favorite Dishes at Conti’s Uptown Parade

Conti’s is one of my go-to restaurants in Serendra. Aside from the best selling Mango Bravo that is by default a must-try in the restaurant, equally there are many gourmet dishes to rave about. I also like the laid-back ambiance that makes casual dining extra special. My family and I frequent the restaurant on both…

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…

Celebration at Racks: Why is it a Family Thing up to the Present

Racks is one of the favorite restaurants of my family. Frequent visits during my childhood years were among those happy memories that I surely recall up to this day. Reliving the good times, we often dine here regardless if there is a special occasion to celebrate or we just wanted to indulge in the goodness…

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….