Chef Tatung’s Antipolo Home: Private Dinner!

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: Secret Mexican Tacos in Pampanga by Nico Tayag!

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!

Wu Xing by Clark Marriott feat. Beijing Roast Duck

Related Blog Post: Pampanga Staycation feat. Clark Marriott Experience Wu Xing is a destination Chinese restaurant, located at Clark Marriott in Pampanga, specializing in Traditional Wood-Roasted Beijing Duck with award-winning Chef Raymond Yeung at the helm. Most of the people in our group who tried it loved the different Chinese food specialties at Wu Xing and … Continue reading Wu Xing by Clark Marriott feat. Beijing Roast Duck

Pampanga Staycation feat. Clark Marriott Experience

Clark Marriott is one of the best family destinations for a 5 star hotel staycation in Clark Pampanga! We loved the Peking duck at Wu Xing, and the boys enjoyed the food at Goji Kitchen. First time we visited this place, which is part of the Korean-owned Han Jin Casino development in Clark. Here are … Continue reading Pampanga Staycation feat. Clark Marriott Experience

TIMBERLAND SAN MATEO Highlands Resort (A Review)

Timberland Highlands Resort is a mountainside escape in San Mateo, Rizal in the northeastern part of Manila featuring one of the best sunset views with the Metro Manila skyline and good Filipino comfort food, using 100% local ingredients, by the Chroma Hospitality group of Crimson and Filinvest hotels fame. They transformed a previously exclusive club … Continue reading TIMBERLAND SAN MATEO Highlands Resort (A Review)

Gallery by Chele’s 22-Course Tasting Menu 2022—Is it Worth it?

Gallery by Chele is back with a new degustation menu this 2022—inspired by his travel back to his roots in his hometown Cantabria, Spain during the pandemic, after 11 years of living in the Philippines. The 22-course tasting menu entitled “RE-Encounters” features the flavors of his Northern Spain heritage including the San Sebastián and the … Continue reading Gallery by Chele’s 22-Course Tasting Menu 2022—Is it Worth it?

BURROW CAFE ANTIPOLO: Best Underground Cafe in Manila! (A Review)

Burrow Cafe is one of the hottest al fresco cafe destinations in Antipolo notably during the pandemic. It is situated underground within Vitty & Marie Gutierrez‘s Antipolo Bee House located in Beverly Hills Subdivision. The cafe blossomed during this particular time, especially with Chef Danilo Puga (formerly of Mince) at the helm. Chef Danilo’s new … Continue reading BURROW CAFE ANTIPOLO: Best Underground Cafe in Manila! (A Review)

Best Staycation in Manila (feat. Discovery Primea)

Discovery Primea staycations are finally back after two years! While everyone was going out of town last long weekend, we went for a pleasant drive and staycation in the city (away from the crowd). Our boys loved Discovery Primea because of:✅ the food, especially the pizza, burger and solo paella,✅ the infinity pool with skyline … Continue reading Best Staycation in Manila (feat. Discovery Primea)

10 Best NEW Restaurants in Manila 2022

Here are the Best NEW Restaurants we tried coming out of the pandemic in Manila: 1. DEO GRACIAS Deo Gracias, which means “Thanks (be) to God,” is the Modern Spanish Restaurant by Chef Heny Sison in collaboration with Spanish Chef Alex Del Hoyo Gomez. It’s probably the best Spanish Restaurant in the Quezon City area … Continue reading 10 Best NEW Restaurants in Manila 2022

MANDUCA: Madrid Taberna in Manila (Review)

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)