ZUBUCHON is the Cebu-based Lechon Restaurant by Joel Binamira of Market Manila specializing in what Anthony Bourdain described as the “Best Pig… Ever!” The name is a coined word from “Zubu“, the 18th century reference to the island of Cebu, and “Chon” from lechon, which means roasted pig. The restaurant concept is inspired by native … Continue reading ZUBUCHON MAKATI: The Best Lechon Restaurant in Manila!? (A Review)
Month: March 2017
MAY CHOW @LittleBaoHK on What it Takes for Young Chefs to Succeed? @TheWorlds50Best
Here’s our 360 conversation with May Chow on her Little Bao philosophy and what it takes for young chefs to succeed internationally … Related Blog Post: LITTLE BAO Hong Kong: Our 14th Wedding Anniversary Eve Celebration
Noboribetsu Hot Spring Village: Warm Your Body and Soul in a Traditional Onsen!
Venture to a land where steam and the smell of sulfur emerge from the ground, as we visit Hokkaido’s most famous hot springs that will surely warm your body and soul! Noboribetsu is a place that boasts of its onsen’s mineral-rich waters. Here you can take a stroll through the rustic streets in traditional yukata, see the fantastic … Continue reading Noboribetsu Hot Spring Village: Warm Your Body and Soul in a Traditional Onsen!
Announcing… The Big Banquet V: Battle of the Best Caterers in Manila (2017)! @TheBlueLeaf
The Blue Leaf’s annual food festival raises the bar in its fifth year running. Summer is always an exciting time over at The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion. For four years now, The Blue Leaf’s flagship venue at McKinley Hill has kicked off the season with one of its biggest events. The Big Banquet celebrates the … Continue reading Announcing… The Big Banquet V: Battle of the Best Caterers in Manila (2017)! @TheBlueLeaf
Wanderland Jungle 2017: Wildest Wanderland Ever & Post Concert Depression @WanderlandFest
Text and Photos by CK Santos Here comes the post-concert depression after being in the wildest Wanderland last March 4, 2017. Known for being the biggest indie music arts festival, Wanderland stayed true to its theme: the jungle. For its 5th year, they brought in various international and local artists, such as Yuna, … Continue reading Wanderland Jungle 2017: Wildest Wanderland Ever & Post Concert Depression @WanderlandFest
UNICEF Children’s Ball: Asia’s Best Female Chefs in Manila! (Photo Essay)
For the first time ever, all of Asia’s Best Female Chefs were on the same stage to support the UNICEF Philippines Children’s Ball. The event aims to raise P10,000,000 for building One-Stop-Shop Centers for Children with Disabilities in Manila, Davao, and Cebu! It was a surreal affair, getting to taste the flavors of Bo from Bangkok, Gaita from … Continue reading UNICEF Children’s Ball: Asia’s Best Female Chefs in Manila! (Photo Essay)
William Drew on What it Takes for Manila to be in Asia’s 50 Best List?
Inspiration behind Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants William Drew: “The inspiration behind Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, which was five years ago, was to celebrate, discover and showcase more Asian restaurants, through that more diverse Asian cuisines, because we realized that Asia, obviously a huge continent, has so many different styles of food and food cultures going … Continue reading William Drew on What it Takes for Manila to be in Asia’s 50 Best List?
I’M HOTEL: 5-Star Hotel Staycation in the Center of Brgy. Poblacion, Makati! @IMHotelPH
I’M HOTEL is one of the best Luxury Hotels to open in Manila this 2017. It’s the only 5-Star Hotel in the heart of Brgy. Poblacion that houses the first Onsen Spa and the largest urban spa property in the metro. The name is an invitation to guests to call the hotel their own and to personalize … Continue reading I’M HOTEL: 5-Star Hotel Staycation in the Center of Brgy. Poblacion, Makati! @IMHotelPH
LAKE FOREST: The Best Taal Lakeside Family Staycation @ClubBalaiIsabel
A few of our more memorable family staycations were in the middle of a natural forest, with a short walk to a body of water like a beach or a lake, and just less than 90 minutes away from Manila. LAKE FOREST MANSION is one such place–the luxurious sanctuary of Club Balai Isabel resort in Talisay, Batangas, just beside … Continue reading LAKE FOREST: The Best Taal Lakeside Family Staycation @ClubBalaiIsabel
Naturally Peninsula: ChangeMakers Dinner Event & What Happens Next @ThePeninsulaMNL #HealthyHelping
We get invited to a lot of dinner events in Manila, but I was not expecting this kind of gathering of like-minded individuals in a different kind of networking. I thought it was a PR event but it was not. You could sense that the intentions were sincere–to make a difference, promote sustainability, and help … Continue reading Naturally Peninsula: ChangeMakers Dinner Event & What Happens Next @ThePeninsulaMNL #HealthyHelping