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!

K-PUB BBQ: Meat-All-You-Can at K-Pop-Themed Resto :)

K-PUB BBQ Meat All You Can is a K-Pop Stars-Themed resto owned by a Filipino-Chinese. It promises a “funtastic” Korean BBQ Experience while watching K-Pop MTVs. We were curious about the facade but had hesitations going in because we thought it was a Korean Super Pub. But I’m glad our curiosity won out, and we … Continue reading K-PUB BBQ: Meat-All-You-Can at K-Pop-Themed Resto 🙂

LOOLOO vs. ZOMATO: The Battle for the Best Site for Discovering New Restaurants in Manila in 2013!

The Food and Restaurant scene in Manila is booming, and finding the latest restos here is exciting as ever. Here are the best sites/apps for discovering new restaurants in Manila in 2013: #1  looloo Looloo has a cool mobile community of restaurant reviewers who are very active in discovering and sharing their finds with a … Continue reading LOOLOO vs. ZOMATO: The Battle for the Best Site for Discovering New Restaurants in Manila in 2013!

IKKORYU FUKUOKA RAMEN Philippines’ Black Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen! @ikkoryuph

IKKORFYU FUKUOKA RAMEN is a Tonkotsu ramen from Yamagoya Ramen of Japan, which has been around since 1970, specializing in Chikuho noodles. Their original store in Manila is in the East Wing of Shangri-La Mall, and a bigger branch has opened in SM Aura. Check out our Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen experience:  The Best of Edsa … Continue reading IKKORYU FUKUOKA RAMEN Philippines’ Black Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen! @ikkoryuph

BRASSERIE GIROLLE by Chef Ian Padilla @Girolle

BRASSERIE GIROLLE is a casual French resto by Chef Ian Padilla of La Girolle fame. Finally, a sequel to his popular resto that is known for its tasting menu. It’s a nice place to hang out and have drinks with your friends, or to hold a pleasant business meeting with your partners. We recently visited the … Continue reading BRASSERIE GIROLLE by Chef Ian Padilla @Girolle

CUPCAKES BY SONJA: The Secret of Success, and the Future of Cupcakes in Manila!

CUPCAKES BY SONJA is the pioneering Gourmet Cupcakes brand by Sonja Ocampo, which started the Cupcake Craze in Manila back in 2006. Finally, they are building more concept stores around the metro to take the cupcake experience to a different level. It was great to finally catch up with Sonja to talk about the success of … Continue reading CUPCAKES BY SONJA: The Secret of Success, and the Future of Cupcakes in Manila!

MOVIE STARS CAFE: Dancing Spiderman, Darth Vader Waiter & Broadway Fun @MovieStarsCafe @TheMallofAsia

MOVIE STARS CAFE is a movie-themed restaurant featuring waiters in Superhero and Villain costumes, and Broadway Musical performances. It is a passion project of the Japanese founder of HaloHaloMall.com. Initially, it was named Star Movies Cafe, inspired by the Star Movies Cafe franchise in Japan. But they had to rename it to Movie Stars Cafe … Continue reading MOVIE STARS CAFE: Dancing Spiderman, Darth Vader Waiter & Broadway Fun @MovieStarsCafe @TheMallofAsia