The Cake Club Dessert Haven

9/7/15 Update: The Cake Club at BGC is now closed 🙁 Most of the restaurants in Bonifacio High Street Central seem to have neglected including really good desserts in the menu, so it’s best to go to a place that specializes in desserts like The Cake Club by Diamond Hotel. This is their second outlet … Continue reading The Cake Club Dessert Haven

A Beso Cucina Vinoteka Date

There are times when we want a breather from the boys and go on a date on our own. During these rare occasions, we would go to adults-only places that serve good food. Chef Carlo’s Beso Cucina Vinoteka is one of those places that serve good Spanish tapas with a good selection of alcoholic drinks, located … Continue reading A Beso Cucina Vinoteka Date

Mango Tree: Finally, Authentic Thai Fine Dining in Manila?!

How times have changed! Hotels no longer monopolize the fine dining scene in Manila. Most actually have neglected it–they hardly innovate or even renovate their restaurants. They just rely on introducing different-themed buffets with different chefs. These days, if you want to go out for really good food, you go to specialized themed restaurants. And now, … Continue reading Mango Tree: Finally, Authentic Thai Fine Dining in Manila?!

Kitch’ Café: French-Inspired. Comfort Food. Feel-Good Cafe.

We heard stories about this cafe that was a “Mad Men” kind of hangout for ad agency folks in Makati. It’s a homey hole-in-the-wall hidden at the back of Sunvar Plaza in Makati Cinema Square. We wanted to swing by Kitch’ Café after our Sunday mass in Don Bosco Makati but we were surprised that … Continue reading Kitch’ Café: French-Inspired. Comfort Food. Feel-Good Cafe.

ROSE Manila’s Sushi River and Adam’s Ice Cream

This Japanese restaurant is a bit unusual. First, it is named after Roe (fish eggs), which is common in Japanese cuisine. The plural of Roe is still Roe, but Rose is a better sounding name for a restaurant. Second, it takes pride in having the first sushi river in Manila where the sushi is placed … Continue reading ROSE Manila’s Sushi River and Adam’s Ice Cream

Poco Deli, the Blossoming of the Little Neighborhood Deli

Poco Deli, the little neighborhood deli in Brgy. Kapitolyo, originally started as a distributor of fine Philippine-made deli products, which included Mickey’s Sausages and Dave’s Natural Frozen Yogurt. It also served pizza, pasta and wine, catering to its immediate neighbors as customers. The concept didn’t really appeal to us at the start, and early blog … Continue reading Poco Deli, the Blossoming of the Little Neighborhood Deli

A Relik Lunch

Relik is a popular tapas bar hidden on the second floor of Commercenter Building in Bonifacio Global City. We don’t go at night when it gets packed with the bar crowd. We like eating lunch there because the place is conducive to meetings over really good meals.

ELIAS and the Spirants

Elias is one of the high-end Filipino restaurants in Bonifacio High Street Central. It is an upscale version of Crisostomo by Florabel Co Yatco. It basically has the same “Turn of the Century Filipino Dining Concept” but has an expanded menu to include pizza and other dishes. This was the setting for one of the … Continue reading ELIAS and the Spirants

UNO Seafood Wharf Palace Birthday Lauriat

Read: 10 Most Awesome Chinese Restaurants in Manila! We just love Chinese food. 🙂 One of the advantages of marrying into a Chinese family is getting to always enjoy a Chinese lauriat celebration every time there is a birthday or special event. We celebrated Ahiya Pierre’s 41st birthday in one of the best Chinese seafood restaurants … Continue reading UNO Seafood Wharf Palace Birthday Lauriat

MAMA’S TABLE: Chef Vicky Tinio Clemente’s Private Dining

(L-R: Rache Diaz, Chef Vicky’s Mother, Chef Vicky’s brother Gaby Tinio, Pat and Marivic Silva) I’ve heard yummy stories about Chef Vicky’s private dining in Baguio from foodies raving about the experience. We met Chef Vicky in Mercato Centrale, with her stall selling her yummy goodies from Baguio, when we first opened in 2010. She offers an 8-course, … Continue reading MAMA’S TABLE: Chef Vicky Tinio Clemente’s Private Dining