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…

Ramen Nagi: My December Comfort Food

Christmas rush can be a bit tiring, admittingly. When traffic, long lines, and crowded malls get too overbearing, I can’t think of a better way to de-stress than indulging in my favorite food – Ramen! Nothing beats a good bowl of hot, rich, flavorful Ramen this cold weather, and Ramen Nagi is definitely the answer…

Dapo Bar and Restaurant: Making Your Occasions Extra Memorable

It’s indeed the most festive time of the year! Typically, it’s the season when we gather with our friends, families and loved ones to celebrate the holidays over food and gift-giving. As we participate in subsequent celebrations left and right, the dilemma would always be thinking of the venue. On these momentous occasions, we’re often…

A Sweet Stop at Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop

I’ve known Vizco’s as the famous, leading supplier of the luscious Strawberry Shortcake in Baguio. Even if it was not much publicized years ago in online platforms getting honored as one of the must-to-go-places in Baguio, it has been the talk of the town for its decadent desserts. Word of mouth was its strongest marketing…

Plakafe: A Fusion of Art, Vinyl Music and Cuisine in Baguio City

Baguio will always be one of my favorite destinations for vacation. Even with the outgrowing number of tourists that slightly obstructs its natural beauty, Baguio holds this undisputed charm that won’t dissuade me from visiting it. I know there are still beautiful places, stories, and people to be discovered in the lovely City of Pines…

All4U Unlimited Grill and Organic Shabu Shabu

Annyeong-Haseyo! There is something too enticing about Korean food that made me visit three restaurants in just two months. I’ve visited Nice 2 Meat U, Jumong, and just recently – All4U Unlimited Grill and Organic Shabu Shabu in Century Mall, Makati.  It could be the freshness of ingredients, the aesthetics in food presentation, convenience in dining,…

Follow Your Sweet Cravings at Mio Gelati

When it comes to cold desserts, Gelato will always be my top pick. Compared to ice cream, Gelato is more dense, rich, creamy and flavorful. Despite the small servings, the taste lingers in my mouth. I remember indulging a lot of this dessert during my El Nido trip!  Imagine my excitement when I received the…

El Mateo: Artisan Spreads Within Your Budget

We always look for ways to enhance our food. With the constant innovation in the food industry today, I am not surprised if there are several new products being introduced left and right in the market to improve our food experience. As an example, dips and spreads started to boom among small entrepreneurs to provide…

Mackerel and Salted Egg Nachos + Uni-Pak Giveaway

We Pinoys always look at Mackerel as a simple, straightforward dish that saves the unplanned dinner if you’re running out of budget or time to prepare a heavy meal. Toss it from the can, either saute it in noodles or eat it as it is – then you’re good to go. However, with its many…

Garden Cheese Omelet Recipe

I call this the Garden Cheese Omelet because it has veggies and cheese in it. I’m not yet skilled in creating a perfect omelet so I let my brother assist me, since he used to work in the kitchen. It looks hard to try, if you got the right pan temperature and techniques, it’s easy…

Shrimp, Chicken and Veggies in Olive Oil Recipe

Lately, I am trying to switch my lifestyle by changing my diet. With that, I am trying to find recipes that can substitute veggies for rice. My food stash consists of mostly vegetables, chicken, seafood, etc. With the available ingredients in my refrigerator, I tried to come up with a simple recipe that combines chicken, shrimp…

Nice Two Meat U: Riding the Korean Bandwagon (Not!)

Kdrama has taken over the trend today, influencing music, gestures, language and even food. Thanks to the Kdrama hype, a lot of Korean restaurants today have boosted their influx of customers wanting to immerse on the culture of their idols. Seeing a lot of friends on my IG feed dining at Korean restaus, I suddenly…

Spanish Sardines Pasta Recipe

Inspired by the outcome of the Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp Pasta, I tried making use of Spanish Sardines as the base ingredient for my new pasta recipe. I prefered sardines over tuna because the it is less fishy but tastier. I also resolved to keep a stock of olive oil in my pantry because I…

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

Pasta is one of my favorite dishes by default. Pertaining to sauces, I am more inclined to cooking cream and tomato-based ones because these are more in-demand in the family. But recently, I tried cooking oil-based variants since the last dish my that friend Kit and I prepared turned out well. Cooking became our bonding…

Blogger’s Giveaway: Tapa King GC + TGC Bloom Coffee

If you’ve been following my blog, you’d know I love food. I take pleasure in exploring new restaurants, getting invited to food tasting events, cooking at home, and just discovering whatever pleases my palate. My friends instantly know that before we touch anything on the dining table, it should be photographed first. Then later, I’d…

8CutsTurns5: Why We Love the 8 Cuts Burger Blends 5th Year Anniv Promo

For its fifth year anniversary today, 8 Cuts Burger Blends has a special treat for its beloved patrons. Selected items on the menu like Cheeseburger, Q-Daddy, Piggy and Party Spaghetti are sold for only Php 88. As soon as they had the social media blast of this promo, I immediately tagged my friend Jem knowing…

Experiencing the Best Pizza of El Nido at Trattoria Altrov’è

El Nido, being a melting pot of tourists from all sides of the globe has an immense range of food hubs to satiate your taste buds. International cuisines like Italian, Greek, French, American, European, Mediterranean could be among your favored dining choices near the beach. On our first night, we googled the top dining spots…

Foodies.ph is Your Newest Interactive Recipe Buddy

As a foodie, I do not only hunt for new restaurants. I also spend my spare time in the kitchen, trying out old and new recipes. I was born to a family who has a great passion for cooking. Being raised in a culture that considers cooking good food as not an exemplary skill but…

Tapa King Introduces its First Ambassador: Baste Duterte

When it comes to all-day Filipino breakfast, Tapsilog will always be a top favorite. This dish is well-loved for its versatility as a comfort food that brings out the best from the combination of well-curated beef, fried egg and garlic fried rice. Pair it with tomatoes, atchara and vinegar and you’re all set. A brand…

Mesa 30th: Continuing Legacy for Modern Filipino Food

A Significant Story We’ve known Mesa as one of the best providers of affordable Filipino food. Even before local restaurants have flourished in the Metro, Mesa has established a brand popular for innovative Filipino cuisine. Through the years, I never got the chance to try it. Chanced upon a perfect timing, I was invited to…

Your Food Park Guide at CommunEATy Roces Food Hub

Food parks are now the trendiest dining spots to date. Clustered together in one location, concessionaires offer variety in food options peppered with gimmicks to entice customers. Every vicinity in the metro has a featured food park, that compete for diversity in cuisines and and hip and lively concepts. CommunEATy, a food park in Quezon…

More than a Stick Party at Kushikatsu Daruma Philippines

Uptown is a spot where my friends and I frequently meet before our skate sesh. We normally go to the Food Hall to grab a quick snack in the evening. But since it rained last Friday, we opted to find a new place to have a decent dinner and catch up with each other at…

Ramen Yushoken: Finest Ramen of the South 

Ramen has dominated the food scene in the Metro. Even with the Pinoys’ uncompromised love for rice, Ramen has acted as a substitute for a filling, complete meal. The prevalence of Ramen has made restaurants contend against each other, vying to be the best one, and we as foodies can’t help but come up with…

The Giving Cafe: Redefining Coffee with a Purpose

Coffee, with its unparalleled benefits and innovations has now evolved from a mere commodity to recreation, art, leisure and experience. Not only that, it can also be a platform for making a difference in the society, improving the lives of others. Instrumental to that change is The Giving Café , a concept pioneered by Henry…

Casual Chinese Dining at Wang Fu Serendra

My family is not adaptable to foreign cuisines so taking them out during family dinners is quite a challenge. Good thing, there is a Chinese restaurant in Serendra which was a safe option and a familiar cuisine to their conservative palate.  Wang Fu saved me from the hassle of finding a good spot to celebrate…

Ditto’s Paella: A Slice of Heaven on Earth

Paella is both an Art and Science itself. Art in the sense that it has varying types, presentation and components. It’s Science because it requires precise steps to achieve the desired taste and texture. Obviously, there is a certain man who has mastered the balancing act of both to perfect this Spanish delicacy we all…

Why Every Dog Lover Should Visit Barkin’ Blends

My weekend breathers usually consist of going to the grocery, a new restaurant or salon. But last weekend was a bit different. I thought of doing an unusual activity to destress and at the same time learn something new. I pondered and thought of going to Barkin’ Blends Café for a change. Barkin’ Blends is…

Vietnamese Delights Take Two at Vietnomnom Maginhawa

It’s my first time in Maginhawa. Known as a big food jungle that is home to new restaurant concepts, food parks and themed cafes, Maginhawa’s food choices seemed horrendously endless. Having thought that we’d end up chaotically checking each restaurant and confusing ourselves with the number of selections, we settled on a recent craving of…

Forest House Bistro and Cafe: A Dreamy Restaurant in Baguio City

I have always admired unique restaurant concepts. To be immersed in a different theme while dining creates worthy milestones and memories. While my satisfaction for the food remains a primary consideration, I likewise include ambiance and details as distinguishing factors too for a worthwhile dining experience. A particular visit at one of the most talked-…

Good Taste Baguio: When Budget Meets Good Taste

Baguio is among the top destinations I love in the country. Apart from the climate, the touristy locations and cheap bazaars, it’s perfect for pigging out for foodies like me! And to unravel my first food trip, here’s Good Taste! Good Taste is one of the most popular restaurants in Baguio among tourists and locals…

Coffee, Desserts and Nature at Bag of Beans Athena, Tagaytay

A roadtrip to Tagaytay won’t be complete without visiting Bag of Beans.  Aside from the luscious desserts, coffee variants and hefty brunch servings, Bag of Beans is known for its charming locations that match your preference for a place to unwind. I’ve been to Rotonda branch only, but discovered that the one in Athena is even more dashing….

RSM Lutong Bahay: A Culinary Legend of Tagaytay

If you’re hankering for good food paired with a scenic restaurant view, then Tagaytay is the place to be. I’ve been here several times for an easy escape, and over time, I’ve developed a personal list of the best restaurants I love going back to. RSM Lutong Bahay definitely is one of them. RSM specializes…

Sarsa Kitchen + Bar: Superb Pinoy Food with a Twist

I love Filipino food. However, I tend to exclude it from my list when dining out to deviate from mediocre food typically served at home, and explore other cuisines. Some menu prices are overrated for such ordinary execution and of course you want to get your buck’s worth.  But Sarsa Kitchen + Bar in MOA  made the…

Food Trip and Scenery at Guiuan, Samar: Tanghay View Lodge

If there’s one thing I won’t forget every time I visit a new place, it’s the food. Home-cooked meals prepared by the Raguirag family were incomparable. It’s really the heart-warming hospitality that tops the experience, even if we did not get to taste their  local culinary specialties due to time constraints. However, I will always…