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Affordable and Authentic Korean Barbecue in Makchang Ermita
Our family loves Korean food so much. Ye Dang in Ortigas is our usual go-to place whenever we crave for some authentic Korea food.  One Friday after we went to the National Museum, Mom, Dad and myself, we went to Makchang in Ermita, Manila which my sister always recommends. Read more...

Winner Beef Wanton Mami in Charlie Wanton Special
We always pass by this humble Chinese restaurant called Charlie Wanton Special when we transverse the San Juan route which is Yan's favorite route on a weekend going north. Yan said it should be good because there are lots of vehicles parked in front of it every time we pass by. We always tell ourselves we'll go there one of these days. One Saturday after some errands for our wedding in the area, we finally went to Charlie Wanton Special and tried their best-seller Beef Wanton Noodle Soup, and the giant siopao. Read more...

Kapitolyo Foodie Bucket List: Got to Love Desserts at Karen's Kitchen
My craving for a good Red Velvet cake led me to visit this recently opened love-themed restaurant in Kapitolyo, Pasig - Karen's Kitchen.  Kapitloyo's such a foodie haven!  Aside from the heavenly desserts, Karen's Kitchen's ambiance is also so charming and interesting. Read more...


Your Favorite Movie Stars Come to Life in Movie Stars Cafe
When entering Movie Stars Cafe, one must be prepared for a festive dining atmosphere. Kids would definitely get frantic with all the visual spectacle Movie Stars Cafe offers.  Movie Stars Cafe is a movie memorabilia studio slash cafe and restaurant. Talk about entertainment! Read more...

Kapitolyo Foodie Bucket List: Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina
Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina uniquely showcases a fusion of unpretentious Filipino and Mexican flavors. Mexican is my number one favorite cuisine in the world, and so I would not mind queuing up to try the dishes that make this place so packed every single time I pass by. Read more...




Truly, Deeply Mad for Garlic!
Mad for garlic or not, you will definitely find the unique gastronomical experience Mad for Garlic in Bonifacio Global City offers addicting.... It's not just about the super strong flavor of garlic cloves in your food. It's the creativity of complementing garlic with other ingredients to create mouthwatering, unique flavors. Read more...

Chef Arnold's Pizza: Good Italian Food Carinderia-Style
Chef Arnold's Pizza is a humble pizza place, carinderia style, where patrons patiently queue and wait as their pizza orders are being done. Pizzas here are made upon order to ensure its freshness. From a ball of dough, it will be worked on into a pizza masterpiece right in front of you.  Read more...


Atelier 317: Secret Resto in Makati
The restaurant's owned by Stephanie Zubiri whose travels across the globe inspired the dishes of  her small, but classy restaurant.  It serves Filipino classics with a global twist to French café fare and ethnic specialties.  Truly interesting. Read more...

Oh My Custaroons!
Have you ever heard of Custaroons?  It's obviously a compound word for custard and macaroons - sounds interesting as it sounds yummy! A Custaroon is simply made up of a thin layer of chewy and buttery crust of macaroon on top, and a thick layer of creamy, soft custard flan goodness beneath it. It's that simple, and yet so good. Read more...

Abuhan Tres: Must-try Cebu's Sizzling Pochero
Abuhan Tres in I.T. Park was one of the restos we visited during the few days of our food trip stint.  The highlight is definitely their Sizzling Pochero.  Pochero in Cebu is popularly known as Bulalo by the Tagalogs.  So this for me is one fine Sizzling Bulalo Steak!
Do not miss this home-grown specialty when in Cebu City! Read more...
Italian Dining Pleasure Al Fresco at Buon Giorno Tagaytay
We arrived at 11 AM, before everyone else, for lunch so we got the benefit of picking the most sought for seat in the house, the Opium Bed.  There are two of this seat in the resto, the one which we chose was located at the far end of the outside dining area with the magnificent view of the lake, while the other one is just beside the entrance of the restaurant.  Read more...

Barbecue Haven in Cebu: The Original AA BBQ
AA BBQ is a truly a haven for barbecue lovers!  It is like the seafood-paluto type of restaurants we have in Manila, but this one offers everything barbecued or grilled, from different kinds of meat to the usual grilled organs (isawbetamaxbalunbalunan, etc.) we see in street corners to seafoods to the kids' and kids at heart's favorite, hotdogs.  Read more...

PAMANA: Filipino Family Recipes Worth-Indulging
Relish the tradition and secret recipes of this family legacy of Filipino cuisine at its finest.  An elegant  looking restaurant that you usually pass by along Aguinaldo Highway when you visit Tagaytay is a haven of mouth-watering Filipino dishes we can all be proud of, with a very nice interior well-thought of.  Read more...



A One of a Kind Cholesterol High at Zubuchon
Food expert Anthony Bourdain declared Cebu's lechon as the best roasted pig in the world, topping Bali and Puerto Rico, in his Travel Channel show No Reservations.  So where did Bourdain had his lechon?  In this restaurant in Cebu called Zubuchon.  Read more...

One Thousand and One Steps to Mala Yuanyang Hot Pot 
It was our last day in Taipei, and still got enough money, that we planned a gastronomical trip to this restaurant called Mala Yuanyang Hot Pot.  What got us? Haagen-Dazs all-you-can for dessert! That's it. That's all you need to tell us to get us scampering to try your restaurant!  
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Makansutra Gluttons Bay: Hawkers Heritage
Hawkers-inspired food stalls are gaining its popularity in the Philippines with Banchetto and Mercato Centrale's full-blast attendance every weekend.  Let us take a peek at the hawkers food authority's own hawker food stalls at Makansutra Gluttons Bay in Singapore.  Read more...
8065 Bagnet not only satisfies your cravings for this Lechon Macau version of Ilocandia, your eyes can also feast on the artworks displayed within this cozy restaurant.  There's also this interesting book collection displayed that you can scan while waiting for your orders.  Either dine inside the artsy dim-lit cafe, or hang out al fresco.  Read more...



Halo Halo de Iloko to My Heart's Content
Halo Halo de Iloko is more than just creamy and tasty halo-halo, they have more to offer to satisfy a tourist palate's craving for a unique local food.  I equally loved the
empanerados and their palabok.  Read more...



I can still very well remember how delighted I was upon taking the first sip of this heavenly drink from Big Chill.  I was at first hesitant about the combination banana-peanut, it's weird.  But being weird myself, I gave it a try.  I did not expect I'd like it that much.  I just can't get enough of this drink, so I made my own.   Read more...
All you have to do is finish the Jawbreaker burger, which has 3 quarter-   pounder burger patties, in 5 minutes; or the Tombstone burger, which has 4 quarter-pounder burger patties, in 10 minutes.  No wonder where these burgers got their names.  If you successfully finish the challenge on time, burger is on the house and a snapshot of you up there for everyone to marvel at your eating superpowers.  Read more...
As soon as I went back to our office, I went straight to our pantry to prepare this white chocolate drink.  It smells really good.  At first I thought it is just ordinary milk, coated with enticing label, because it almost smells like it.  But upon tasting it, my taste buds told me it's familiar.  I thought for a second... and there you go, my all-time favorite Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino - only melted and hot.   Read more...


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