Ultimate Kapampangan Christmas Tour 2008

I would like to personally invite OAP readers to join us for a once-in-a-lifetime Ultimate Pampanga Experience with Ivan Man Dy of Old Manila Walks, Ivan Henares of Ivan, Spanx Enriquez of Manila Boy Blog, and yours truly.
…The Ultimate Pampanga Show-Off 2007 Claude Tayag’s Bale Dutung – The Best Kapampangan Restaurant in Pampanga a Memorable Ultimate Kapampangan Show-Off (7.30am-12.30nn) Lunch with Claude Tayag and Among Ed (12.30pm to 4.30pm) Ligligan Parul – Pampanga’s Giant Lantern Festival (4.30pm to 12.30mn) Tour Description Journey to the central heartland as we immerse ourselves in things Kapampangan! … The Tour Experience Betis Church* Town of Bacolor* Claude Tayag’s Bale Dutung Restaurant* Pampanga Specialty Shops* Giant Parul Festival in San Fernando* Plus Surprises Rate: P4,800.00/head (full board, includes: transfers, meals,tour, Lantern festival seats and some SERIOUS food binging!)

Manila’s Best Kept Restaurant Secrets Award Winners

Congratulations to Ines Cabarrus and Elian Habayeb for the very first Manila’s Best Kept Restaurant Secrets Awards! The two big winners during the awards are Lolo Dad’s for the Best Intercontinental Cuisine and Best Chef Ariel Manuel; and Colin Mackay for People’s Palace – Best Thai Restaurant and Sala Bistro for the Best Bistro!

After Lego Island, Enjoy Yoh-Gurt Froz!

After your Lego Island adventure, you can treat your kid to a Yoh-Gurt Froz frozen yogurt inside Hobbes and Landes.
Yoh-Gurt Froz Classic Fro-Yo Plain Medium (P80) + 3 Top-Ins (P40) Yoh-Gurt Froz has gone a long way from the first time we tried it in Mega-mall. This was the first Fro-yo we tasted ever in Manila but we did not like it because they were using frozen toppings.

How to Surprise Your Kid with “The Legend of the LEGO Island”

Most kids love and play with Lego at home. At home, we only have a few Lego blocks and Aidan would love to create a boat or an airplane. You would need a lot of imagination to create one just from a few standard blocks.

Takoyaki Man in Hana

Why settle for anything less than the authentic Takoyaki? Manila is crazy over Takoyaki these days and I’m glad that Hana is selling an authentic Takoyaki in Little Tokyo. Meet Takumi, the Takoyaki Man who has been cooking authentic Takoyaki for less than a month now in Hana.
…Hana Menu : Agemono, Tempura, Yakimono, Yakizakana | A La Karte, Salada, Donburi, Noodl, Gohanmono Related Posts on Hana, Little Tokyo: Urameshi Ya – One of the Best Yakiniku Place in Manila Hana: Authentic Takoyaki in the heart of Makati by Kitchen Cow HANA RESTAURANT Little Tokyo Telephone: +632 339-3855 Text and Photos by by Anton Diaz.

Going Crazy Over Japanese Ice Cream @ Yamazaki

We are going crazy over Japanese Ice Cream these days. After your Japanese meal in any of the Japanese restaurants in Little Tokyo, I would recommend going to Yamazaki grocery to have Japanese Ice Cream for dessert!
…Yamazaki Menu: Ramen, and Set Menu | Teishoku and Drinks YAMAZAKI GROCERY 2288 Fernando, Makati City Besides Fuji Spa which is besides Seryna Across Plaza Fair in Makati Cinema Square.

Maruchan Dining – Seryna Japanese Food with Chinese, Korean, and Western Dishes?

What happens when the owners of Seryna learned their lessons from their first restaurant and decided to open a new one? Welcome to Maruchan Dining! It is owned by partners Mizushima and Sachu Maru. I guess instead of the name Maru-san, they used Maru-chan instead (as in Jose Mari Chan? :).
…The menu is not focused and I also find it weird to see Chinese, Korean and Western Dishes in a Japanese Restaurant.)
…Their Kani Salad differentiates itself from other Japanese resto by using more of the Shoyu Sauce instead of covering the entire salad with Japanese Mayonnaise.

3 Tips on How To Have An Awesome Lunch @ Seryna

Seryna continues to be the favorite Japanese Restaurant among both Japanese and Filipinos. I wrote about Seryna almost two years ago in this post: Japanese Delights @ Seryna, Little Tokyo. The best time to go is during lunch time when most of the Japanese restos would have an affordable set lunch menu. Here are three (3) tips on how to have an Awesome Lunch at Seryna.

New Hatchin Japanese Grocery – Probably, the Best Japanese Grocery in Manila

New Hatchin Japanese Grocery continues to be voted by both Filipino and Japanese as the number 1 Japanese Grocery Store in Manila. It is famous for Fresh Sashimi, Authentic Takoyaki, and Dorayaki (A pancake with sweet red bean paste inside).

8 Things I learned About Home Schooling in the Philippines

We attended the 2nd Philippine Homeschool Conference led by The Masters Academy Home School Program last Saturday. My quest for finding the best education for my sons (initiated by this post: Reedley International School), led me to conclude that Homeschooling is the best education that I can give the next generation of Filipino Leaders. Let me share with you some of my learnings and insights about homeschooling: