PURPLE YAM MALATE: A Taste of Reimagined Filipino Food and Revival of Malate?! @PurpleYamNYC

PURPLE YAMMY! PURPLE YAM MALATE is the local branch of the popular Purple Yam Modern Filipino Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. It was founded in 2007 by Amy Besa and Chef Romy Dorotan of Cendrillon fame in Soho. Its name was inspired by the owner’s love of ube. 🙂 The Malate branch is only open on weekends now open … Continue reading PURPLE YAM MALATE: A Taste of Reimagined Filipino Food and Revival of Malate?! @PurpleYamNYC

CO/OP MANILA: Hip Gift Shop and Comfort Food Café in San Juan :)

CO/OP MANILA is a house-turned-lifestyle store and café in San Juan selling hip goods and comfort food. The name was inspired by the “cooperation” of the cousins who founded it. It’s a refreshingly unique homegrown store, something Manila could really use amidst the spreading of international chains. Here’s what to expect at CO/OP Manila and … Continue reading CO/OP MANILA: Hip Gift Shop and Comfort Food Café in San Juan 🙂

DIN TAI FUNG: Foodie Guide to an Awesome Xiao Long Bao Experience in Taiwan :)

Update 12/16/2015: DIN TAI FUNG Philippines: Chocolate Lava Xiao Long Bao & Golden Lava Salted Egg Yolk Bun! (A Review)  DIN TAI FUNG is a popular Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Taiwan that has been awarded the Michelin Star 5 times. It’s recognized as one of the best dimsum places in the world, with international branches … Continue reading DIN TAI FUNG: Foodie Guide to an Awesome Xiao Long Bao Experience in Taiwan 🙂

EMILIO MORO: Best Tinto Fino (Pure Tempranillo Spanish Grape Variety) Wine in Manila! @RAMBLAPH @jmoroes

EMILIO MORO Winery was established in 1891 in Northwest Spain. Now run by the 3rd generation of Moros, José & Javier, they produce one of the best Tempranillo (Spanish grape variety) Wines in the world.  José Moro was in Manila for a visit and created a beautiful 4-course Spanish meal with wine pairing at RAMBLA. I’ve started to … Continue reading EMILIO MORO: Best Tinto Fino (Pure Tempranillo Spanish Grape Variety) Wine in Manila! @RAMBLAPH @jmoroes

TRIPLE-O’s by WHITE SPOT: Monty Mushroom, Milkshake, & Secret Sauce @TripleOsPH

Featured as MEGA FASHION HALL: 10 BEST New Restaurants @SMMegaMall in 2014! TRIPLE-O’s is the burger joint spinoff of the White Spot Family Restaurant in Canada, with international branches in China, Hongkong, Singapore, and now finally in Manila. It’s named after its trademark “Triple-O” hamburger sauce (made of mayonnaise and hamburger relish). The name of the sauce itself … Continue reading TRIPLE-O’s by WHITE SPOT: Monty Mushroom, Milkshake, & Secret Sauce @TripleOsPH

SOFRITO CAFE: Authentic Puerto Rican Home Cooking in Makati

SOFRITO CAFE by Millie is the first authentic Puerto Rican restaurant in Manila. Its name is a tribute to Puerto Rican Sofrito, a sauce of cilantro, onion, garlic, and green, red, and aji peppers used as a base flavor when cooking food.    The Manila restaurant scene is starting to get crowded with the same … Continue reading SOFRITO CAFE: Authentic Puerto Rican Home Cooking in Makati

HOT-STAR Philippines: Taiwan’s Large Fried Chicken Chop in Manila (A Review) @HotStarPH

HOT-STAR is a popular shop in Taiwan’s Shilin Night Market and famous for its large chicken chop. Unlike those of the other Taiwan Chicken Chop places that have opened in Manila, Hot-Star’s fried chicken is 30 cm long — big enough for 2-3 persons — and priced just right at P110-P125, depending on the flavor. Check out Hot-Star … Continue reading HOT-STAR Philippines: Taiwan’s Large Fried Chicken Chop in Manila (A Review) @HotStarPH

KITCHEN 1B: Wholesome Restaurant Alternative by Apartment 1B

As featured in MAKATI: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in Makati 2014! @MakeItMakati  KITCHEN 1B is a wholesome and healthy restaurant by Marivic Diaz-Lim of Apartment 1B fame. After surviving breast cancer, she is on a mission to promote a healthier lifestyle for foodies.  We had the opportunity to try Kitchen 1B for both breakfast and … Continue reading KITCHEN 1B: Wholesome Restaurant Alternative by Apartment 1B

My AMARI WATERGATE BANGKOK Experience #AmazingThailand

AMARI WATERGATE is a 5-star hotel in Central Bangkok. It’s strategically located in front of Platinum Mall near the Pratunam shopping area.   I was a bit apprehensive about going to Bangkok because of the Martial Law situation there, but Amari Watergate gave me a warm Thai welcome. This erased all my doubts and fears … Continue reading My AMARI WATERGATE BANGKOK Experience #AmazingThailand

SOUL FOOD MAHANAKORN: Modern Regional Street Food in Bangkok #AmazingThailand

SOUL FOOD MAHANAKORN serves authentic regional Thai street food, but with the comforts and ambiance of a nice and hip resto-bar. They take pride in using fresh and locally-sourced ingredients, such as organic rice and free-range meats. Here’s my Soul Food experience in Bangkok with other fellow travel bloggers…