BROTZEIT Philippines: Starting the German Bar & Resto Craze in Manila? @BrotzeitPH

BROTZEIT is a Singaporean-owned German restaurant that aims to promote quality German Beers and Bavarian cuisine in the Asia Pacific Region. Manila is the 10th branch in the world from the time the restaurant first opened in 1996. “Brot” means “bread” and “zeit” literally translates to “time” in German, so its name means bread time … Continue reading BROTZEIT Philippines: Starting the German Bar & Resto Craze in Manila? @BrotzeitPH

A Tourist’s View of Things To Do in Manila :) @MildaRatkelyte

(I'm interested to see how tourists see Manila so I asked Travel Blogger Milda of Asia Rooms to do a guest post in OAP about "A Tourist's View of Things To Do in Manila" – Anton) (Photo by Ric_K) Previously seen as nothing more than a sprawling "concrete jungle", Manila was typically regarded as a … Continue reading A Tourist’s View of Things To Do in Manila 🙂 @MildaRatkelyte

MAD FOR GARLIC Philippines: Italian-Korean Wine Resto (and Garlic Breath) @MadforGarlicPH

MAD FOR GARLIC is a Korean restaurant specializing in garlicky Italian cuisine, franchised by the Global Resto group. They say this was the original inspiration of a localized resto concept called Krazy Garlik. For Garlic enthusiasts and Spicy food lovers, this is the place to be — guaranteed to give you a garlicky breath finish. … Continue reading MAD FOR GARLIC Philippines: Italian-Korean Wine Resto (and Garlic Breath) @MadforGarlicPH

BALIK BUKID: The BEST Country Fair in Sta. Elena You Shouldn’t Miss! @BalikBukidFair

BALIK BUKID is a Country Fair organized by Gippy and Hindy Tantoco in Sta. Elena Fun Farm in Laguna. It’s usually held twice a year — one during summer and one during the BER season. We were completely blown away by the unique back-to-farm experience like riding a carabao with the kids, buying organic and … Continue reading BALIK BUKID: The BEST Country Fair in Sta. Elena You Shouldn’t Miss! @BalikBukidFair

BUMBLE TEA: The Milk Tea Buzz @MercatoCentrale

Text by Nikka Sarthou and Photos by Crissy Castillo The milk tea trend has been around for quite some time now and it looks like it is here to stay, especially with the summer season at its peak. This hot weather calls for refreshing beverages to cool you down and milk tea is a good choice. It … Continue reading BUMBLE TEA: The Milk Tea Buzz @MercatoCentrale

GYU-KAKU: World’s No.1 Yakiniku Brand now in Manila :)

Finally, the much-anticipated opening of Gyu-Kaku in Manila has become a reality. Deemed to be the world’s No. 1 Japanese BBQ Yakiniku brand since 1996, Gyu-Kaku’s concept was originally developed by Rex Holdings Japan. Its name means “Horn of the Bull” in Japanese. Although initially met with a negative review when they first opened (see: Chuvaness | Gyu-Kaku … Continue reading GYU-KAKU: World’s No.1 Yakiniku Brand now in Manila 🙂

MACHEESEMO: Cheese Stuffed Burger Goodness! @MercatoCentrale

Text by Nikka Sarthou and Photos by Crissy Castillo What product first comes to mind when you hear fast-food joint? For me, it’s the burger. I noticed though that this fast-food favorite has gone gourmet now. I’ve been seeing more creative burger concoctions in high-end establishments that elevate the ordinary meat sandwich—and its price as well.  But … Continue reading MACHEESEMO: Cheese Stuffed Burger Goodness! @MercatoCentrale

DUSIT THANI: Sunday Family Crossover Brunch Buffet (Umu and Basix)

Dusit Thani recently launched the Sunday Family Brunch Buffet, which is a streamlined and improved version of their famous Crossover Buffet across all the four restaurants in the hotel (Benjarong, Umu, Tosca and Basix). The Sunday Brunch Buffet still features the same international cuisines: Japanese, Italian, Thai, and Continental, but it’s a crossover between the first floor … Continue reading DUSIT THANI: Sunday Family Crossover Brunch Buffet (Umu and Basix)

RICE POTS: The Real Fried Rice Stuff! @MercatoCentrale

Text by Nikka Sarthou and Photos by Crissy Castillo If there’s one thing that Filipinos can’t live without, it’s rice. It is a staple food in all our meals—be it for breakfast in the morning or as a midnight snack. It comes as no surprise that Peter Garcia and Joy Kim created Rice Pots, which offers Asian-inspired … Continue reading RICE POTS: The Real Fried Rice Stuff! @MercatoCentrale

BIG FAMILY TRAVEL: Tips in Planning your Next Awesome Family Adventure!

Our boys are growing up so fast, so each adventure we have with them is precious. Usually, one adventure fuels creative ideas for the next awesome adventure. It gets very addicting. When you have kids that are more than 2 years old already, you have to be creative in managing your budget for the trip … Continue reading BIG FAMILY TRAVEL: Tips in Planning your Next Awesome Family Adventure!