HACIENDA Comida Y Cocteles: Authentic Mexican Resto in BGC? (A Review)

HACIENDA MANILA is a Mexican restaurant and bar by Steve Mills (of Don Papa fame) with food and recipes by Mexican Chef Francisco. Most people would go here for their margarita and guarantee of only serving 100% agave tequila. They say this former Casa Marcos corner location is a bit unlucky and people hate the … Continue reading HACIENDA Comida Y Cocteles: Authentic Mexican Resto in BGC? (A Review)

Our Awesome Planet Survey: The Best Birthday Gift is the Gift of Feedback!

Dearest Our Awesome Planet Friends, Awesome Greetings! First of all, thank you for all the awesome support for 13 years (since 2005)! Thanks for the honest feedback in the survey last year which greatly influenced my directions for OAP and help me evolved over the years. After a year, I would like to get feedback on … Continue reading Our Awesome Planet Survey: The Best Birthday Gift is the Gift of Feedback!

CHINO MANILA: Modern Mexican Japanese Fusion by Chef Erik Idos (Review)

As featured in 10 Best Restaurants/Cafes of One Bonifacio High Street! Chino Manila is a Modern Mexican Japanese restaurant by Filipino American Chef Erik Idos. It is the second branch of the Asian Mexican fusion restaurant originally from Hong Kong, popular among Filipinos traveling to the city. The name is Mexican slang for people of … Continue reading CHINO MANILA: Modern Mexican Japanese Fusion by Chef Erik Idos (Review)

NANAY CIRILAS’ Kapeng Barako: The Best Local Restaurant in Tagaytay? (A Review)

We are always on the look out for first places to bring our balikbayan friends to eat in Tagaytay. Sometimes, we would search TripAdvisor to cross-check recommendations. We were surprised to find that Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako is a highly rated private dining, local cuisine restaurant destination. We were skeptical about the reviews but decided … Continue reading NANAY CIRILAS’ Kapeng Barako: The Best Local Restaurant in Tagaytay? (A Review)

Ilonggo Food Company: Namit gid? (A Review)

Ilonggo Food Company or IFC is a Negrense Filipino restaurant by Chef Rommel Hinlo. It is a sister company of Kuppa Restaurant and Cafe (located beside it). Our friends keep raving about how good the Kansi is. I love how Filipino food in BGC keeps getting better each year. Here’s what we think of IFC … … Continue reading Ilonggo Food Company: Namit gid? (A Review)

Qiwellness: 10-Course Yin Yang and Guest House Escape!

Qiwellness is a secret Chinese-inspired Teahouse, Bathhouse, and Guesthouse in Tagaytay.  Designed by Budji+Royal, it’s a place for couples to celebrate special milestones or for close friends to party in an intimate setting. We recently tried their first ever 10-course Yin Yang degustation at the Tea House and their Guest House Escape experience to celebrate … Continue reading Qiwellness: 10-Course Yin Yang and Guest House Escape!

DC Cafe Manila: Yugi’s 4th Birthday!

DC Super Heroes Cafe has finally landed in Manila at SM Mega Fashion Hall. It’s a merchandising store and restaurant in one, with a DC-inspired menu created by Chef Kel Zaguirre of Locavore fame and drinks by Liquido Maestro Kalel Demetrio. We celebrated Yugi’s 4th birthday with his cousins here and this is what we love about … Continue reading DC Cafe Manila: Yugi’s 4th Birthday!

Announcing… The Choice 2018 Awards (Vote Now)!

In the first six months of this year alone, over 500 new restaurants opened … and that’s only all over Metro Manila! Every month, every week, and almost every day it seems, there’s a new restaurant opening its doors. There are a lot of great new dining choices, side by side with the perennials, the … Continue reading Announcing… The Choice 2018 Awards (Vote Now)!

SEDA Bacolod Room 715 and Why this is the Best Place to Stay in Bacolod?

This is the awesome view of Capitol Park and Lagoon from SEDA Capitol Central located in an enviable central prime corner spot of Lacson Street and North Capitol Road in Bacolod. It’s the perfect place to stay during the Masskara festival in October and to be your home when going on a food trip in Bacolod. … Continue reading SEDA Bacolod Room 715 and Why this is the Best Place to Stay in Bacolod?

BCN by Rambla: Charcoal-Grill Barcelona-Inspired Restaurant in Makati!

Update 12/21/2018: As featured in 10 Best New Restaurants in Manila (2019 Homegrown Edition)! Manila is known to have some of the best Spanish restaurants in Asia. Thanks to the Bistronomia Team, the people behind Las Flores, Rambla, Tomatito and now BCN by Rambla. BCN is a continuation of the Rambla story—the latter is like the … Continue reading BCN by Rambla: Charcoal-Grill Barcelona-Inspired Restaurant in Makati!