Dr. Wine Sunday Brunch: Best French Seafood Brunch in Manila! (2019)

One of our most memorable brunch experiences in Paris was eating out in a neighborhood French seafood bistro in Le Marais with our friend Jen and her partner. I have always cherished that memory because of the “honest” conversations over Chablis and French oysters and really good seafood simply cooked with butter. Did you know … Continue reading Dr. Wine Sunday Brunch: Best French Seafood Brunch in Manila! (2019)

DESAYUNO by Barcino: A Spanish Late Breakfast in Manila!

DESAYUNO is Barcino’s tribute to the Spanish breakfast tradition in Manila featuring classic Spanish breakfast favorites and introducing Spanish-inspired Filipino breakfast creations. It’s a popular breakfast in the Barcino Santolan branch, recently introduced in Barcino Uptown Parade—a great place to have a morning meeting in the BGC/Uptown Bonifacio Area where you can enjoy cava for … Continue reading DESAYUNO by Barcino: A Spanish Late Breakfast in Manila!

Give the Gift of Bistro! (with Stone Valley Reloadable Gift Cards)

The Bistro Group, the umbrella company of much-loved restaurants such as Italianni’s and TGI Friday’s has partnered with Stone Valley, a gift card management framework to bring forth the newest Bistro Gift Card. The Bistro Gift Card is totally different from the already-existing Bistro Card, which you may already have. Here’s what The Bistro Gift … Continue reading Give the Gift of Bistro! (with Stone Valley Reloadable Gift Cards)

Motto Motto: Serendra’s Friendly Neighborhood Japanese Resto

Update 12/21/2018: As featured in 10 Best New Restaurants in Manila (2019 Homegrown Edition)! Motto Motto, meaning “more more” in Japanese, is a Japanese comfort food restaurant with an extensive menu to cater to both locals and Japanese ex-pats alike. It’s another winning concept by the Raintree group after Friends & Family to replace the Chelsea … Continue reading Motto Motto: Serendra’s Friendly Neighborhood Japanese Resto

Friends & Family: Have you Tried the Best Filipino Restaurant of 2018?!

Update 12/21/2018: As featured in 10 Best New Restaurants in Manila (2019 Homegrown Edition)! Friends & Family is a tasty tribute to Filipino comfort food classics that we grew up with and a throwback to our Filipino Eateries by the Raintree group. It’s very Filipino, comforting to our palate with a focus on Filipino BBQ & … Continue reading Friends & Family: Have you Tried the Best Filipino Restaurant of 2018?!

Steak the First Manila ステーキNo.1: Is It Good? (A Review)

Have you tried Steak the First on your recent trip to Japan? Did you know they recently opened in Manila? Steak the First is a Japanese concept known for featuring good value steak with a casual ambiance. The Manila store is located in the posh Net Park building in BGC. The lines are quite long … Continue reading Steak the First Manila ステーキNo.1: Is It Good? (A Review)

CICCHETTI: Hidden Taste of Italian in BGC (A Review)

Update 12/21/2018: As featured in 10 Best New Restaurants in Manila (2019 Homegrown Edition)! Cicchetti, which is Italian for “small bites”, is a hidden Italian restaurant in BGC by Chef Alec Santos with the Belle & Dragon group. It’s a quaint escape from the busy restaurant scene in BGC where you can relax with your date … Continue reading CICCHETTI: Hidden Taste of Italian in BGC (A Review)

Naked Foodie: Have Yourself a Merry Naked Christmas!

The holidays are here, and it’s that time of the year again when you would always look for the best foodie gifts or the best food to bring to potluck celebrations. We finally had a taste of Christian Mark Jacobs’ Naked Patisserie that specializes on bespoke cakes for celebrity weddings and celebrations and signature luxe gift sets.  … Continue reading Naked Foodie: Have Yourself a Merry Naked Christmas!

HUI LAU SHAN: HK’s Favorite Mango Dessert is Opening in Manila!

Hui Lau Shan 許留山 is a household brand name very famous in Hong Kong globally known for their 200+ innovative dessert creations and refreshments using Philippine carabao mangoes. It first started as a traditional herbal tea shop in the early ’60s, selling herbal jelly and a variety of herbal teas, which are believed to provide … Continue reading HUI LAU SHAN: HK’s Favorite Mango Dessert is Opening in Manila!

HELM: Chef Josh Boutwood at the Helm of Manila’s Best Degustation Experience!

Update 12/21/2018: As featured in 10 Best New Restaurants in Manila (2019 Homegrown Edition)! Chef Josh Boutwood’s Helm offers one of the best degustation experiences that’s certainly not to be missed in Manila. After the successful opening of Test Kitchen and Savage, Helm’s 10-seater theatre dining experience is his best one yet. It’s like Chef Josh’s culinary playground … Continue reading HELM: Chef Josh Boutwood at the Helm of Manila’s Best Degustation Experience!