Olive Tree Kitchen & Bar or OTKB for short is the first free-style Antipasti Bar in Manila created by Executive Chef Rob Pengson and Sous Chef Jonvic Mangibin, in partnership with the Del Monte group. It’s along Bonifacio High Street at the former location of Stock Market restaurant. But what is a free-style Antipasti Bar? Antipasti is the plural of Antipasto, … Continue reading OTKB: Olive Tree Kitchen & Bar First Look… @BoniHighStreet
Chef Jessie’s 100 Revolving Restaurant is a modern 360 revolving, fine dining restaurant in the Philippines, featuring the classic French cuisine of Chef Jessie Sinsioco of Le Souffle fame. (Trivia: Manila Royal Hotel’s Revolving Restaurant is credited to be the first in the Philippines located in Quiapo, Manila in the 1970’s.) We recently tried it with … Continue reading CHEF JESSIE: 100 Revolving Restaurant @EastwoodCityPh (A Review)
"Recently, I received one of the best homemade perfectly moist chocolate cupcakes as a gift from Aikko of Bake Happy blog. I asked her if she can share her secret recipe to OAP friends as a way also of introducing her passion baking blog to all of you. Enjoy!" – Anton, Founder, Our Awesome Planet … Continue reading CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE RECIPE: Do-it-Yourself Yummy Chocolate Cupcakes Gift! @bakehappytweets
ANTONIO’S Tagaytay by Chef Tony Boy Escalante is considered by most foodies as the #1 Restaurant in the Philippines. It is awarded as one of the top 20 Best Restaurants in Asia by the Miele Guide. It is located in Tagaytay, about 3 hours away from Manila. You order Antonio’s signature 4-course set menu where the … Continue reading Dining at Antonio’s Tagaytay, the Best Restaurant in the Philippines!
WAFU’s Teppanyaki Omakase Buffet is a 12-course, sit-down, Japanese-style iron grill feast curated by Wafu’s Executive Chef, Chris Oronce. But unlike traditional buffets where you can order anything, guests are required to go through all 12 courses first before they can order more of their favorites on the menu. The buffet comes with a sushi sampler, dessert, unlimited fried rice, and drinks. We enjoyed our … Continue reading WAFU: Teppanyaki Omakase Buffet! (@WAFUgreenhills kicks off the Teppanyaki Craze in Manila?!)
What is Blogapalooza? With its slogan, “B2B: Business to Blogger Networking Event,” Blogapalooza is a collective gathering wherein companies can meet and present themselves to the bloggers who are nowadays referred to as “social media experts”. With the new advertising and marketing landscape quickly changing and social media being a focal point for anyone’s marketing … Continue reading Announcing… BLOGAPALOOZA 2013!
(This is a guest blog post from Tipsy & Ponggo - Manila's well-loved googly-eyed walking and talking goo internet celebrities. They are an online viral sensation proudly created by pinoys!) 1). You're always thinking about what you're going to eat & where you're going to eat next!
DESSERT COMES FIRST: From Blog to Book by Lori Baltazar! The DESSERT COMES FIRST BOOK is a special cookbook/memoir by one of Manila’s Top Food Bloggers, Lori Baltazar of www.dessertcomesfirst.com. It’s a celebration of food in four forms: essays, food porn photos, chef profiles, and secret recipes. I was impressed with the quality of the book and … Continue reading DESSERT COMES FIRST: Manila’s Must-have Cookbook of 2013! @DessertComes1st
At 23 years of age, Celina Nolasco was able to create her own food business. It was in 2011 when she thought of putting up an ice cream business since the Philippines is a tropical country and this cool treat would be appreciated all-year round. She ended up with a gelato stand, but because of … Continue reading MIO GELATI: Pioneering Gelato Dessert Truck in Manila @MioGelati @CucinaAndare
Text by Nikka Sarthou and Photos by Andrew Pamorada This generation’s youngsters are fortunate with all the available opportunities that surround them. One young entrepreneur, Jasper Daryl C. Pe, is currently in college while managing his food truck business. The food truck is actually an off-shoot of the family business called Jasper’s House of Chicken, a stand-alone … Continue reading JASPER’S House of Chicken Food Truck Story @JaspersHOC @CucinaAndare