GINZA BAIRIN MANILA: BEST Katsudon, Kurobuta Rosu Tonkatsu and Unagi Katsu @GinzaBairinPH

GINZA BAIRIN pioneered the modern Katsu House in Japan in Ginza, the luxurious district in Tokyo, in 1927. It’s a boutique family-ran Katsu franchise with branches in Tokyo, Hawaii, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and now in Manila. Ginza Bairin’s claim to fame is that they invented the modern Tonkatsu sauce formulated by pharmacist epicurean … Continue reading GINZA BAIRIN MANILA: BEST Katsudon, Kurobuta Rosu Tonkatsu and Unagi Katsu @GinzaBairinPH

BACON RECIPES: How do you like your Bacon? Crispy vs. Chewy?

(Guest Blog Post by Liz Yin from our friends from Curate Hub) (Bacon | Image credit: rikomatic) Hey there Bacon Fanatic! Not one yet? No worries. Just wanted to share some creative bacon treats and discuss crispy vs. chewy bacon.  Which do you prefer? We often eat bacon with eggs or some other breakfast items but … Continue reading BACON RECIPES: How do you like your Bacon? Crispy vs. Chewy?

MAGOSABURO MANILA: Mago Kaiseki & Japanese Wagyu Steak on Lava Stone with Wine Pairings!

MAGOSABURO is a posh Japanese restaurant and wine bar hailing from the Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan founded in 2009. The Mago Manila franchise specializes on Mago Kaiseki which is a 9-course set (think degustation) with Japanese Wagyu steak cooked on a Lava Stone as the highlight. Some foodies are familiar with the Magosaburou in Singapore … Continue reading MAGOSABURO MANILA: Mago Kaiseki & Japanese Wagyu Steak on Lava Stone with Wine Pairings!

Announcing… Rockwell’s 3rd Ultimate Taste Test 2013 on September 14, Saturday! (Now Open for Applications!)

Update Sept. 6, 2013: Countdown to Ultimate Taste Test 2013 @ Rockwell… 8 Days to go!  Finally, we are ready to announce the most exciting tasting event that most food lovers and connoisseurs in Manila are waiting for.  Our Awesome Planet and San Miguel Lifestyle Brews present the 3rd Rockwell’s Ultimate Taste Test 2013, the celebrated food tasting event, … Continue reading Announcing… Rockwell’s 3rd Ultimate Taste Test 2013 on September 14, Saturday! (Now Open for Applications!)

VICTORINO’S: Sunday Lunch @ Authentic Ilocano-Filipino Homey Restaurant in Quezon City :)

VICTORINO’S is a homey restaurant in Quezon City specializing in authentic Ilocano-Filipino dishes with signature cakes by Heny Sison. It is owned by DV Savellano, the vice governor of Ilocos Sur, his sister Queenie Paras, and family friend Chef Heny Sison. It is a tribute to their father and patriarch of the Savellano’s of Ilocos. Finally, we … Continue reading VICTORINO’S: Sunday Lunch @ Authentic Ilocano-Filipino Homey Restaurant in Quezon City 🙂

TAMARIND by Chef Tum: Level Up of Jatujak Thai Resto @SMAuraPremier

TAMARIND is the SM Aura level-up version of the popular Thai resto Jatujak by Chef Tum and Al Purugganan. It offers the same comfort Thai food at affordable prices with a nice contemporary Thai ambiance. This is like the “SukhoThai”, the comfort Thai resto of this generation. It’s always fun to be here if you are … Continue reading TAMARIND by Chef Tum: Level Up of Jatujak Thai Resto @SMAuraPremier

YAKITORI ONE: What’s Your Favorite Yakitori @YakitoriOne?‎ @SMAuraPremier‎

YAKITORI ONE specializes in Yakitori which is skewered grilled meat usually chicken, with a signature Tare (teriyaki-style) glaze.  It’s like chicken barbecue on a stick.  They recently opened their first store at SM Aura Premier. This is owned by the same restaurateur couple of Jeroen and lifestyle blogger Cecile of Chuvaness.com that brought the Pepper Lunch franchise … Continue reading YAKITORI ONE: What’s Your Favorite Yakitori @YakitoriOne?‎ @SMAuraPremier‎

HARU Sushi Bar & Restaurant: Cafe Juanita-Style Japanese Restaurant!

The Japanese trend in Manila is in full swing. We’re seeing various home-grown and franchised Japanese restaurants specializing in Ramen, Tonkatsu, Teppanyaki, Yakitori and Yakiniku setting up shop. Full-service Japanese restaurants in Manila are getting cooler with higher quality of food. HARU Sushi Bar & Restaurant is the Japanese restaurant of Doc Efren “Boy” Vazquez … Continue reading HARU Sushi Bar & Restaurant: Cafe Juanita-Style Japanese Restaurant!

YUMMY SOY Philippines: The Singapore Soy Milk Brand Craze in Manila?

7/11 UPDATE: You can now drive-through by ordering in advance (+632 555-8334) and pick up your order within the 15 minutes grace period of the parking lot 🙂 Yummy Soy™ is a popular Soy Milk and Beancurd brand from Singapore. It opened its first local outlet in Robinsons Place Manila last March and a stand-alone store … Continue reading YUMMY SOY Philippines: The Singapore Soy Milk Brand Craze in Manila?

GLORIA MARIS Greenhills: Modern Cantonese Fine Dining at Our All-Time Favorite Chinese Restaurant in Manila!

 Read: 10 Most Awesome Chinese Restaurants in Manila! GLORIA MARIS Restaurant, specifically the one in Greenhills, is our all-time favorite go-to place for authentic Cantonese food in Manila since 1995. My wife’s Chinese family likes holding their special celebrations here, and I love the yummy consistency of their food every single time. Last year, Gloria Maris … Continue reading GLORIA MARIS Greenhills: Modern Cantonese Fine Dining at Our All-Time Favorite Chinese Restaurant in Manila!