TRES is a family-owned Filipino restaurant founded by Julie Evangelista and three other chefs, with the late great Chef Ed Quimson as the main chef behind Tres’ specialty dishes. It was originally opened in 2010 with a Spanish-Filipino fusion concept, but it was rebranded last December 25, 2022 to focus more on high-quality Filipino dishes … Continue reading TRES: Home of the Sizzling Volcano Kare-Kare! (and Chef Ed Quimson’s Legacy)
Siam Thai is a casual Thai restaurant in Kapitolyo that offers Mookata, a hybrid hotpot and grill. They are the first to bring the Mookata Thai BBQ Grill experience to Manila, and they pay tribute to Thailand’s classic dishes and rich culinary culture. They are also known as a beer garden (inhuman place) and sports … Continue reading SIAM THAI BBQ: Mookata Style BBQ and Authentic Thai Street Food in Manila
Cinemalaya 19th Edition Philippine Independent Film Festival, with the theme “ilumiNasyon,” was a success! It was held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City from August 4 to 13, 2023, featuring 10 full-length films and 10 short films in competition. This was my third year supporting Cinemalaya as a media partner, and … Continue reading Cinemalaya 2023: And the Winners are…
Greyhound Cafe is known for its modern take on authentic Thai cuisine, inspired by its fashion roots and Bangkok street food vibes. The flagship SM Aura branch was recently awarded the Thai SELECT Authentic Seal of approval, which means that they use ingredients sourced from Thailand, have a Thai chef in the kitchen, and provide … Continue reading Greyhound Cafe Manila: Authentic Thai SELECT Restaurant in SM Aura
El Born features Catalan cuisine (not Spanish) by Catalan chef David Amoros and his wife Ivone. It is inspired by the hip district of El Born in Barcelona. This is our favorite part of Barcelona because it still has a slightly “ghetto” feel, but it has been gentrified and has some of the best restaurants … Continue reading EL BORN: Best Catalan Cuisine in Manila!
Nara Thai, a Bangkok-based restaurant that was voted the city’s best in 2003, has a Manila branch that is certified with a Thai SELECT seal from the Royal Thai embassy. The restaurant’s name is a tribute to one of its founders, Narawadee Srikarnchana. The Philippine franchise was launched in 2018 by Filipina entrepreneur Sheila Romero, … Continue reading NARA THAI Manila: Authentic Thai SELECT Restaurant in Megamall
Mango Tree Manila is a world-class Thai restaurant franchised by restaurateurs Eric and Emelda Teng. It showcases the best of all four regions of Thailand, and its flagship branch at Bonifacio High Street Central is certified by Thai SELECT Philippines for its authentic ingredients and flavors. A casual fine dining restaurant with the tagline “Thai … Continue reading Mango Tree Manila: Authentic Thai SELECT Restaurant in BGC!
JoMag, short for Jose Magsaysay Jr., is known as the man behind the success of Potato Corner. His insights on business success have been featured in many interviews, and he is an inspiration to many entrepreneurs. I had the pleasure of working with JoMag for almost two years. During that time, I had the opportunity … Continue reading JoMag’s Secrets to Business Success #unmasked
The Best Manila Iconic Dinner of 2023 at Admiral Hotel Manila! This dinner was a love letter tribute to Manila’s legendary iconic chefs: Nora Daza, Larry J. Cruz, and Aling Asiang. It was also a celebration of the modern take on Filipino food by Manila’s iconic chefs Sau del Rosario and Tatung Sarthou together with upcoming … Continue reading MANILA ICONIC: The Chef Sau and Tatung Dinner
Mor Thai is an authentic Thai restaurant in Manila that specializes in hot pot and home-cooked Thai dishes. The restaurant is owned by Chef Nun and Krisanat Boonsriphaprasong, who are from the same Thai family that brought us Siam Aroi. Mor Thai was originally a hole-in-the-wall restaurant along Jupiter Street, but it has since moved … Continue reading MOR THAI: Still the Best Authentic Thai Restaurant in Manila!