Manduca, which is Spanish slang for grub or food, is a Madrileño-style taberna in BGC by two Spanish friends, Chef Amado Garcia Fernandez and Ricardo Lopez. It rose from the ashes of closed restaurants—Ilongo Food Company and Kuppa Roastery in the once vibrant restaurant corner of 31st St. and 4th Ave. We tried it when … Continue reading MANDUCA: Madrid Taberna in Manila (Review)
Month: February 2022
LE PETIT CHEF in Manila: Is it Worth it?
Le Petit Chef Manila is a 6-course French Dinner visual mapping collaboration between the smallest animated chef in the world and Grand Hyatt Manila’s Executive Chef Mark Hagan and his culinary team. The 6-cm Le Petit Chef theatrically tells the story of how he prepares each dish (mishaps included) with a 3D projected animation on your … Continue reading LE PETIT CHEF in Manila: Is it Worth it?
SHAMBALA SILANG: Hidden Art Garden Paradise!
Shambala is a secret garden place in Silang, Cavite named after a mythical Himalayan Kingdom of tranquility and happiness. Amidst the lush garden is a Living Museum of modern Filipino art, Cordilleran culture and slow-food Filipino cuisine. It is a work in progress and it’s awesome to visit while most people have yet to discover … Continue reading SHAMBALA SILANG: Hidden Art Garden Paradise!
TXOKO ASADOR: Best Lechazo (Roasted Lamb) Experience in Manila!
Txoko (Chock-O) is a modern Spanish restaurant in Manila specializing in Basque and Castilian cooking as inspired by Basque gastronomic societies where members come together to cook and experiment together like a family. It was recognized as Best New Restaurant for 2022 by Tatler Dining Philippines. Here’s what to expect to help you plan your … Continue reading TXOKO ASADOR: Best Lechazo (Roasted Lamb) Experience in Manila!
Sweet Delights: The Best of Valentine Food Gifts in Manila! @UptownBonifacio
📍Ground Floor, Atrium (in front of Pizza Express), Uptown Mall, Uptown Bonifacio Sweet Delights (February 11-15, 2022) is a Valentine Mini-Bazaar collaboration between Uptown Bonifacio Uptown Mall and Our Awesome Planet X Spanky. This is our opening salvo to help the best home-based and new food entrepreneurs in Manila who won in any one of … Continue reading Sweet Delights: The Best of Valentine Food Gifts in Manila! @UptownBonifacio
Valentine’s Day Ideas in Manila (2022 Edition)
Lovers can now finally go out and enjoy Valentine’s Day as Manila is placed under the lower Alert Level 2. Here are unique Valentine ideas to celebrate the day safely in the metro: El Alavanco Manila Bay Cruise This is the best Manila Bay sunset cruise experience we ever had! You can book the sailboat … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Ideas in Manila (2022 Edition)
Pico de Loro: Break-Free Experience!
Pico de Loro is one of the favorite beach escapes during the pandemic. It is also one of two Nasugbu, Batangas properties that has a claim to the “Boracay of Batangas” title with the nearby pristine Santelmo Cove. (The other one is Bamboo Beach in Kawayan Cove.) We first visited Pico last March 2014, and … Continue reading Pico de Loro: Break-Free Experience!