We were excited to try the first restaurant to open at the high-end NUSTAR Resort & Casino in Cebu, featuring Italian specialities with Chef Luca at the helm. This property is an exciting new development in the South Road Properties area in Cebu, with at least 40 more food and beverage brands to be launched, including … Continue reading IL Primo Italian Steakhouse @ NUSTAR Resort // Cebu Food & Wine Festival
Finally tried Shangri-La Mactan’s signature Chinese Restaurant, Tea of Spring, with their new Chinese Executive Chef Liu Zhi Jun who is showcasing his fine Chinese cuisine at the Cebu Food & Wine Festival 2022. We love modern Chinese food because of the comforting Eastern flavors with Western flair and the different taste profile when paired … Continue reading Tea of Spring by Chef Liu Zhijun @ Shangrila Mactan // Cebu Food & Wine Festival
Nikkei Robata in The Uptown Ritz is the flagship Nikkei store that features robatayaki, a style of grilling that originated in Hokkaido centuries ago. We loved the charcoal-kissed specialty meats and seafood cooked just right with the juices and flavors intact. Lately, we have been into char-grilled meats because they are healthier and we like … Continue reading Nikkei Robata // Best of Char-Grilled Japanese-Peruvian Cuisine
Mrs. Saldo’s is the hottest place to eat near Tagaytay, reminiscent of the time when Antonio’s opened as a passion project. There’s a lot of buzz about this garden restaurant and every foodie wants to eat here despite the 2-month advanced reservation. Mrs. Saldo’s is a passion project of Chef Rhea Rizzo who worked in … Continue reading Mrs. Saldo’s by Chef Rhea Rizzo: Is It Worth It? (A Review)
The Food Lab X Our Awesome Planet Collab is back at the Podium! We are starting activating all our food markets this 2022 to help home-based and startup food entrepreneurs to grow their business. With the opening of the economy, the delivery business model is affected and having a pop-up market location will build your … Continue reading Presenting… The Food Lab @ Podium // A Burst of Flavors
A MANO, with its freshly made “by hand” promise, is a faithfully Italian Restaurant by Amado Fores that emerged after the pandemic lockdown as the best and go-to restaurant that’s uniquely Rockwell. We had two criteria when we were choosing a restaurant where we could meet with our friends to discuss post-election blues—yummy food and … Continue reading A MANO // Best Restaurant in Rockwell (Review)
Balay Indang is back and slowly recovering from the financial effects and maintenance realities of the pandemic. We love Balay because it has always been managed with love by Marge and Fulgent who take care of every guest escaping in Indang. Here are tips for your next nature escape at Balay Indang with the kids. … Continue reading Balay Indang // Nature Retreat (2022)
Las Flores, one of the best Spanish Restaurants in Manila, elevates Spanish dining standards in the south as it finally opens in a 1920’s Art Deco heritage building in Filinvest Alabang East Wing. In the last 10 years we’ve been enjoying Las Flores, this is their most family-friendly ambiance yet, redefining celebration dining that both … Continue reading LAS FLORES Alabang: Best Spanish Restaurant in the South!
Happy Easter! This is the story of one of the best Filipino private dining experiences at a Chef’s home in Manila! What makes this different is that this is not a restaurant but Chef Tatung’s pandemic-born forest enclave in Antipolo. Here, Chef goes back to his private dining roots which jumpstarted his career in 2011. … Continue reading Chef Tatung’s Antipolo Home: Private Dinner!
Pineapple Coast is a Mexican Tacos and Bar by Nico Tayag of Bale Dutung fame. During the pandemic, the Tayags had this craving for Mexican food that they had to learn Mexican cuisine, its regionalistic intricacies and its relationship with Filipino food via the Acapulco trade. It took them 6+ months to finalize the recipes … Continue reading PINEAPPLE COAST: Secret Mexican Tacos in Pampanga by Nico Tayag!