PORKETTA is a 6-hour brick oven, slow-roasted pork belly. Think about it as a boneless pork belly lechon with crispy skin and lots of herbs and spices. PORKETTA MAN is a secret Porketta-on-the-go business by Ram Jorge that is now making waves in the lechon-loving foodie community in Manila. Thanks to Michi Calica for giving … Continue reading PORKETTA MAN: Porketta (Boneless Pork Belly Lechon) To Go!
The Steam Fried Rice of Cebu is fried rice topped with shrimp and pork, and steamed in a rice cooker with its secret sauce. This was an original creation of Mr. Henry Uytengsu of Ding Qua Qua Dimsum House in Cebu, which pionereed the all-day dimsum dining in 1969. After Ding Qua Qua (1 branch) … Continue reading DIMSUM BREAK: Are you craving for The Original Steamed Fried Rice of Cebu?!
Note: The resto is open for Makati Garden Club members only… There’s a secret garden resto at the Makati Garden Club by Chef Sandra Fernandez of Savoy Bistro fame. They serve the Chef’s French & European dish specialties and authentic European bread amidst a homey, girly ambiance. This is a nice place for great conversations … Continue reading MARIA LUISA’s Secret Garden Room @ Makati Garden Club!
THE FRUIT GARDEN is a luxury jam brand proudly from the Philippine Islands. It’s the only local artisanal jam maker that uses the French way — prepared in small batches using copper cauldrons and using 100% natural products with no additives or preservatives. They are 4-time winners and graduates of the Ultimate Taste Test series: … Continue reading THE FRUIT GARDEN: Velvet Fantasy, Island Sparkle & Charlie Co’s Recipes of Love
L.E.S (Lower East Side) Bagels is a quaint shop in Manila serving NY-style freshly baked bagels by Chef Cuit Kaufman of Borough and Nolita fame. We like their bagels — chewy but not too tough — that go well with the creative cream cheese combinations offered. The ambiance is hip and it’s nicely located near Bonifacio Global … Continue reading L.E.S. BAGELS: (Lower East Side) New York-inspired Bagels in Manila @ Tuscany, McKinley Hill
ANTONIO’S Tagaytay is considered by most foodies as the #1 Restaurant in the Philippines. The Miele Guide lists it as one of the Top 20 Best Restaurants in Asia. It’s still our personal favorite and nothing beats an Antonio’s Dining experience. 🙂 We were recently at Antonio’s to celebrate Momsy’s 72nd Birthday and here are our latest discoveries … Continue reading ANTONIO’S TAGAYTAY: Celebrating Your Best Moments in the Best Restaurant in the Philippines 🙂
Read: VASK Gallery: 40 Days & 40 Nights Degustation (Chef J. Luis Gonzalez x Chef Julieta Caruso) @VaskManila Chef J. Luis Gonzales has worked for 3 of the Top Restaurants in the World for 2013 — #1 El Celler de Can Roca, #4 Mugaritz, and #8 Arzak, all in Spain. After launching the Vask Tapas Bar featuring traditional Basque … Continue reading VASK Gallery: Chef J. Luis’ 14-Course Modern Asian-Western Degustacion! @VaskManila
Chef Jessie’s 100 Revolving Restaurant is a modern 360 revolving, fine dining restaurant in the Philippines, featuring the classic French cuisine of Chef Jessie Sinsioco of Le Souffle fame. (Trivia: Manila Royal Hotel’s Revolving Restaurant is credited to be the first in the Philippines located in Quiapo, Manila in the 1970’s.) We recently tried it with … Continue reading CHEF JESSIE: 100 Revolving Restaurant @EastwoodCityPh (A Review)
"Recently, I received one of the best homemade perfectly moist chocolate cupcakes as a gift from Aikko of Bake Happy blog. I asked her if she can share her secret recipe to OAP friends as a way also of introducing her passion baking blog to all of you. Enjoy!" – Anton, Founder, Our Awesome Planet … Continue reading CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE RECIPE: Do-it-Yourself Yummy Chocolate Cupcakes Gift! @bakehappytweets
WAFU’s Teppanyaki Omakase Buffet is a 12-course, sit-down, Japanese-style iron grill feast curated by Wafu’s Executive Chef, Chris Oronce. But unlike traditional buffets where you can order anything, guests are required to go through all 12 courses first before they can order more of their favorites on the menu. The buffet comes with a sushi sampler, dessert, unlimited fried rice, and drinks. We enjoyed our … Continue reading WAFU: Teppanyaki Omakase Buffet! (@WAFUgreenhills kicks off the Teppanyaki Craze in Manila?!)