Shawarma Bros Introduces its New Menu

Isn’t it exciting when a restaurant rolls out a new roster of its menu? For me, it is a good indication that people behind the business are constantly thinking of innovative ways to please its customers. The competitive food industry is evolving too fast that you can’t be complacent enough. Trends in the market come…

United Bloggers Philippines Holds Thanksgiving Party

The year 2017 was remarkable for me. It was the year I started to join groups in blogging which paved the way for me to meet new friends and be introduced to local brands in the community. It opened doors of opportunity for me and likewise deepened my perspective about this passion through exposure to…

Fat Fook: A Taste of Taiwan in Manila

Following the successful reign of Ramen Nagi in the Metro food scene, the same owners who are passionate about good food and travel brought another Asian concept to Manila — this time putting Taiwanese cuisine in the spotlight. Fat Fook, or “fat luck“ introduces its second branch in Robinson’s Galleria after the first branch in North…

Ramen Nagi: My December Comfort Food

Christmas rush can be a bit tiring, admittingly. When traffic, long lines, and crowded malls get too overbearing, I can’t think of a better way to de-stress than indulging in my favorite food – Ramen! Nothing beats a good bowl of hot, rich, flavorful Ramen this cold weather, and Ramen Nagi is definitely the answer…

Dapo Bar and Restaurant: Making Your Occasions Extra Memorable

It’s indeed the most festive time of the year! Typically, it’s the season when we gather with our friends, families and loved ones to celebrate the holidays over food and gift-giving. As we participate in subsequent celebrations left and right, the dilemma would always be thinking of the venue. On these momentous occasions, we’re often…

A Sweet Stop at Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop

I’ve known Vizco’s as the famous, leading supplier of the luscious Strawberry Shortcake in Baguio. Even if it was not much publicized years ago in online platforms getting honored as one of the must-to-go-places in Baguio, it has been the talk of the town for its decadent desserts. Word of mouth was its strongest marketing…

Plakafe: A Fusion of Art, Vinyl Music and Cuisine in Baguio City

Baguio will always be one of my favorite destinations for vacation. Even with the outgrowing number of tourists that slightly obstructs its natural beauty, Baguio holds this undisputed charm that won’t dissuade me from visiting it. I know there are still beautiful places, stories, and people to be discovered in the lovely City of Pines…

All4U Unlimited Grill and Organic Shabu Shabu

Annyeong-Haseyo! There is something too enticing about Korean food that made me visit three restaurants in just two months. I’ve visited Nice 2 Meat U, Jumong, and just recently – All4U Unlimited Grill and Organic Shabu Shabu in Century Mall, Makati.  It could be the freshness of ingredients, the aesthetics in food presentation, convenience in dining,…

Follow Your Sweet Cravings at Mio Gelati

When it comes to cold desserts, Gelato will always be my top pick. Compared to ice cream, Gelato is more dense, rich, creamy and flavorful. Despite the small servings, the taste lingers in my mouth. I remember indulging a lot of this dessert during my El Nido trip!  Imagine my excitement when I received the…

Nice Two Meat U: Riding the Korean Bandwagon (Not!)

Kdrama has taken over the trend today, influencing music, gestures, language and even food. Thanks to the Kdrama hype, a lot of Korean restaurants today have boosted their influx of customers wanting to immerse on the culture of their idols. Seeing a lot of friends on my IG feed dining at Korean restaus, I suddenly…

Blogger’s Giveaway: Tapa King GC + TGC Bloom Coffee

If you’ve been following my blog, you’d know I love food. I take pleasure in exploring new restaurants, getting invited to food tasting events, cooking at home, and just discovering whatever pleases my palate. My friends instantly know that before we touch anything on the dining table, it should be photographed first. Then later, I’d…

8CutsTurns5: Why We Love the 8 Cuts Burger Blends 5th Year Anniv Promo

For its fifth year anniversary today, 8 Cuts Burger Blends has a special treat for its beloved patrons. Selected items on the menu like Cheeseburger, Q-Daddy, Piggy and Party Spaghetti are sold for only Php 88. As soon as they had the social media blast of this promo, I immediately tagged my friend Jem knowing…

Experiencing the Best Pizza of El Nido at Trattoria Altrov’è

El Nido, being a melting pot of tourists from all sides of the globe has an immense range of food hubs to satiate your taste buds. International cuisines like Italian, Greek, French, American, European, Mediterranean could be among your favored dining choices near the beach. On our first night, we googled the top dining spots…

Tapa King Introduces its First Ambassador: Baste Duterte

When it comes to all-day Filipino breakfast, Tapsilog will always be a top favorite. This dish is well-loved for its versatility as a comfort food that brings out the best from the combination of well-curated beef, fried egg and garlic fried rice. Pair it with tomatoes, atchara and vinegar and you’re all set. A brand…

Mesa 30th: Continuing Legacy for Modern Filipino Food

A Significant Story We’ve known Mesa as one of the best providers of affordable Filipino food. Even before local restaurants have flourished in the Metro, Mesa has established a brand popular for innovative Filipino cuisine. Through the years, I never got the chance to try it. Chanced upon a perfect timing, I was invited to…

Your Food Park Guide at CommunEATy Roces Food Hub

Food parks are now the trendiest dining spots to date. Clustered together in one location, concessionaires offer variety in food options peppered with gimmicks to entice customers. Every vicinity in the metro has a featured food park, that compete for diversity in cuisines and and hip and lively concepts. CommunEATy, a food park in Quezon…

More than a Stick Party at Kushikatsu Daruma Philippines

Uptown is a spot where my friends and I frequently meet before our skate sesh. We normally go to the Food Hall to grab a quick snack in the evening. But since it rained last Friday, we opted to find a new place to have a decent dinner and catch up with each other at…

Ramen Yushoken: Finest Ramen of the South 

Ramen has dominated the food scene in the Metro. Even with the Pinoys’ uncompromised love for rice, Ramen has acted as a substitute for a filling, complete meal. The prevalence of Ramen has made restaurants contend against each other, vying to be the best one, and we as foodies can’t help but come up with…

The Giving Cafe: Redefining Coffee with a Purpose

Coffee, with its unparalleled benefits and innovations has now evolved from a mere commodity to recreation, art, leisure and experience. Not only that, it can also be a platform for making a difference in the society, improving the lives of others. Instrumental to that change is The Giving Café , a concept pioneered by Henry…

Casual Chinese Dining at Wang Fu Serendra

My family is not adaptable to foreign cuisines so taking them out during family dinners is quite a challenge. Good thing, there is a Chinese restaurant in Serendra which was a safe option and a familiar cuisine to their conservative palate.  Wang Fu saved me from the hassle of finding a good spot to celebrate…

Ditto’s Paella: A Slice of Heaven on Earth

Paella is both an Art and Science itself. Art in the sense that it has varying types, presentation and components. It’s Science because it requires precise steps to achieve the desired taste and texture. Obviously, there is a certain man who has mastered the balancing act of both to perfect this Spanish delicacy we all…

Why Every Dog Lover Should Visit Barkin’ Blends

My weekend breathers usually consist of going to the grocery, a new restaurant or salon. But last weekend was a bit different. I thought of doing an unusual activity to destress and at the same time learn something new. I pondered and thought of going to Barkin’ Blends Café for a change. Barkin’ Blends is…

Vietnamese Delights Take Two at Vietnomnom Maginhawa

It’s my first time in Maginhawa. Known as a big food jungle that is home to new restaurant concepts, food parks and themed cafes, Maginhawa’s food choices seemed horrendously endless. Having thought that we’d end up chaotically checking each restaurant and confusing ourselves with the number of selections, we settled on a recent craving of…

Forest House Bistro and Cafe: A Dreamy Restaurant in Baguio City

I have always admired unique restaurant concepts. To be immersed in a different theme while dining creates worthy milestones and memories. While my satisfaction for the food remains a primary consideration, I likewise include ambiance and details as distinguishing factors too for a worthwhile dining experience. A particular visit at one of the most talked-…

Good Taste Baguio: When Budget Meets Good Taste

Baguio is among the top destinations I love in the country. Apart from the climate, the touristy locations and cheap bazaars, it’s perfect for pigging out for foodies like me! And to unravel my first food trip, here’s Good Taste! Good Taste is one of the most popular restaurants in Baguio among tourists and locals…

Coffee, Desserts and Nature at Bag of Beans Athena, Tagaytay

A roadtrip to Tagaytay won’t be complete without visiting Bag of Beans.  Aside from the luscious desserts, coffee variants and hefty brunch servings, Bag of Beans is known for its charming locations that match your preference for a place to unwind. I’ve been to Rotonda branch only, but discovered that the one in Athena is even more dashing….

RSM Lutong Bahay: A Culinary Legend of Tagaytay

If you’re hankering for good food paired with a scenic restaurant view, then Tagaytay is the place to be. I’ve been here several times for an easy escape, and over time, I’ve developed a personal list of the best restaurants I love going back to. RSM Lutong Bahay definitely is one of them. RSM specializes…

Sarsa Kitchen + Bar: Superb Pinoy Food with a Twist

I love Filipino food. However, I tend to exclude it from my list when dining out to deviate from mediocre food typically served at home, and explore other cuisines. Some menu prices are overrated for such ordinary execution and of course you want to get your buck’s worth.  But Sarsa Kitchen + Bar in MOA  made the…

Food Trip and Scenery at Guiuan, Samar: Tanghay View Lodge

If there’s one thing I won’t forget every time I visit a new place, it’s the food. Home-cooked meals prepared by the Raguirag family were incomparable. It’s really the heart-warming hospitality that tops the experience, even if we did not get to taste their  local culinary specialties due to time constraints. However, I will always…

 Chicken, Ribs and Friends at Gringo BGC

Gringo would always appear in my FB newsfeed, with its mouthwatering food photos popping everywhere nonchalantly luring me to give it a try. And as a lover of Mexican food, how can I say no? The reviews are awesome, the place seems chic and cool, and the food looks enticing enough to even ignore it or…

Affordable Yet Winning Ramen at Ramen Kuroda McKinley Hill

The top-of-the-line, fine-tasting ramen we know would always come in hefty prices. After all, cost isn’t a big deal when it compensates our expectations for premiere quality and satisfactory taste.  When it has a cheap price tag, it’s likely missing out on set standards. But the case is different in Ramen Kuroda – where the budget…

Signature Chicken Sandwiches at FowlBread BGC

We’ve seen restaurants today enthusiastic about burgers. Contending against sizes, beefy goodness, variety of toppings – it’s a cutthroat competition out there. Fowlbread shifted from the tough burger battle and decided to focus instead on another unique creation, chicken sandwiches. Fowlbread is under the wing of Tasteless Group, the creative minds behind Wrong Ramen, Hole…

More Things to Love About Iloilo City

Iloilo city is home to so many good things. Drivers don’t honk their horns against each other when agitated by traffic. No candy wrappers are littered on the streets. A police officer gave us the one-peso short change when the jeepney driver forgot to hand it. A random stranger at the ferry helped me carry my…

Shawarma Bros: Not Your Typical Shawarma, Bro

Following the much-hyped opening of Venice Grand Canal to the public, many likewise anticipate the opening of more restaurants at the Italian-themed mall. That includes me and my friends, who wanted to get more decent food other than pantry meals and fastfood. And since I’m a lover of anything Persian, I tagged them along to Shawarma Bros…

Thailand Throwback: Falling in Love with Thai Cuisine

Among Asian cuisines, Thai food used to be last on my list. Aside from my dislike on the fusion of sweetness and spiciness in a dish,  there is a rarity of restaurants in Manila that seem to execute Thai dishes well, based on experience. Not to mention, I am not a fan of spicy food. Not…

Wrong Ramen Burgos Circle: Not Really Wrong After All

I am no ramen expert. I don’t have a comparative list of the best ramen joints in Manila, and judge them according to noodle texture, tastiness of the broth, serving sizes, ingredients, etc., like what’s featured in most blogs today. But even if I’m no ramen guru, one thing is certain – I  ultimately love…

Cebu Adventure Series Part 1: Heading to Oslob and Sascha Resort

If there is another thing that excites me aside from checking out a new restaurant or writing, it’s a ticket to a new destination. The opportunity to see another dimension of the world’s beauty is an empowering feeling that alters my perspective, while I take on unfamiliar roads outside my comfort zone. And with a country…

Something to Love about Loveshack SM Aura

Update: THE PLACE IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED  SM Aura is aptly tagged as one of the premiere malls in the metro, with its top-of-the-line stores, boutiques, restaurants and facilities. That being said, it makes one reluctant to dine at its restaurants with the limited range of choices that can suit your budget. But if you move…

Never Too Late at Early Bird Breakfast Club

Hearty breakfasts in the morning are my delight. Waking up to toasted bacon, sunny egg yolk and fluffy pancakes, sipping coffee while the sunrise peeks through the window, I take pleasure in eating my heart out in the morning before I start my day. And since I always associate good breakfast meals with fresh mornings, I’ve…

A Taste of Yugoslavian Cooking at Balkan BGC

I always wanted to try something different when dining out with my girl friends every week for our “All-Female” session. It’s not only to collect ideas for my blogging, but to make each session spent with them as special as our conversations and bonding moments. And in my online quest for a unique place, I…

Bag of Happiness in Bag O’Shrimps

My recent visit to Bag O’ Shrimps was a long overdue plan in my bucket list. Perhaps I was waiting for the right companions and timing, even if it is just near my office. Having the chance to share this moment with a friend who shares the same ultimate love for seafood, is but a perfect…

Savory Yakitori and More at Nanbantei of Tokyo

Nanbantei of Tokyo holds a special spot in my heart for many reasons and good memories.Visiting it again is like seeing an old friend in the past after ages. Now that it has a branch near my place, I have no excuse anymore to miss it. Rekindling the old friendship would make you wonder if things…

Brewing Goodness in Costa Coffee BGC

When I became a career woman taking headstrong tasks, wearing many hats and adapting to crazy time zone shifts, I have learned to take coffee as a sweet respite from everything stressful. It helps me calm my nerves and reminds me to take things lightly amid the fast turn of events. And being the slightly-coffee- aficionado that I…

FoodEver 21: Beyond Good Food and Story of Success

One’s success in the food industry can possibly be attributed to the booming number of its loyal customers, survival amid the competitive market, and the legacy it leaves to its avid patrons. Quite interesting to know that promising food businesses today no longer thrive solely in mainstream malls or commercialized areas. Such is the case of…

Dampa Marikina: Ain’t Your Lavish Seafood Feast

When dining as a group, Dampa is always a favored option. For one, servings come in huge portions ideal for sharing. Secondly, the ingredients are fresh, sourced from the restaurant’s market. But sometimes, the budget becomes a consideration. Prices shoot up based on the quantity of the fresh produce, and the cost of labor too.  However, we found a…