Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ang Mo Kio Restaurant Offers the Usual Singapore Favorites


Ang Mo Kio: When Your Craving for Singapore’s Hawker Food Strikes

by Marian Joy Hernandez
 Sure, it may not be set in a bustling food center and the air-conditioning betrays the usual sticky, hot feeling you get when you’re in Singapore, but Ang Mo Kio in The Podium is a pretty darn good alternative when hawker food craving strikes.

1st Manila Food and Wine Festival

The country’s top hotels and favorite restaurants are declaring Feb. 22 to 25 as feast days for everyone, as they join the much-awaited ‘Restaurant Wars’ -- one of the highlights of the 1st Manila Food and Wine Festival (MFWF).

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sensei Sushi Bar Restaurant


A Fusion of Flavors at Sensei Sushi Bar

by Cityzen | Kathrina Paz Elefante
 Sometimes when a restaurant is relatively smaller, it can be easily overlooked. But small does not mean less - sometimes this aspect serves as an advantage, especially when flavors and overall dining experience more than make up to what it seemingly lacks in size.
Make room for Sensei Sushi Bar, a culinary vanguard which proves that great things can come in smaller packages.

Monday, February 18, 2013

IHOP (International House of Pancakes) Restaurant Now Open in the Philippines


IHOP Spreads Happiness in Manila

by Marian Joy Hernandez
 ad an epiphany after visiting IHOP (International House of Pancakes) for the first time: my future wedding reception will only serve breakfast food! OMG. It would be the happiest day of my life, indeed.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Marco Lobregat - Ministry of Mushrooms

"I like to cook and I like to eat, and I work closely with chefs," shares Marco Lobregat, a self-confessed foodie, and President and CEO of Ministry of Mushrooms, a start-up provider of gourmet mushrooms in the country. He is also the current Chairman on the Committee on Mushrooms for the Philippine Chamber of Commerce for Food and Agriculture Industries (PCAFI). In this interview, Marco talks about his favorite fungi and all things food.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Marufuku Japanese Restaurant


Marufuku: Authentic Japanese Cuisine

by Cityzen | Chris Mallari
It’s always a pleasure finding new restaurants. I used to actively look for new places and then let friends and family know how it was (it’s probably one of the reasons why I got this writing gig in the first place). And a few weeks ago, I saw a banner announcing this new Japanese restaurant. I positively had to go and check it out. I was like a moth to the flame.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Restaurants For Valentine's Day


Eats A Date: Restaurant Suggestions for Valentine's Day

by The Click List

Indulge in a gastronomic love affair with the special people in your life this Valentine's Day at the following restaurants.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Forget Me Not Specialty Cakes By Chef Pixie Sevilla Santos


Forget Me Not Specialty Cakes: A Step Back in Time

by Cityzen | M.C. Jose
 Chef Pixie Sevilla Santos has been playing her A-game for awhile now. She’s been fond of sweet things since she was a child, and even left to study abroad in order to pursue her dreams of becoming a pastry chef. “It was destiny for me to be here,” she remarks. “At that time, Seattle’s Best was just going to open, and they offered me to be their supplier. I already had some recipes that I wanted to label with Forget-Me-Not, but those were the things that customers had to get from my house.” They sublisted a space in Hot Rocks, but it didn’t work out quite so well, so Chef Pixie relegated back to a home-based business. Her clients wanted to be able to reach her at a more accessible location, so she decided to open up Forget Me Not Specialty Cakes, a small store in Makati.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Solace Wine and Dine at One Greenbelt Hotel


New Date Place Alert: Solace Wine & Dine

by Marian Joy Hernandez
 Pritong kare-kare? Lamb with blue cheese mashed potato? Durian brulee? What are you and where have you been all my life? Read Solace Wine & Dine’s menu and swoon with me because this is it, boys and girls, a restaurant that finally understands complex cravings only the hearty eater can fully comprehend. 

Bring a date because it’s a shame not to share this comfort food haven, with a location that is accessible, yet far from the crowd of nearby malls. Exuding the ambiance of a quaint but modern restaurant, Solace Wine & Dine can be found on the ground floor of the newly opened One Greenbelt Hotel along Arnaiz Road in Makati. It’s casual chic on the outside, but definitely friendly inside.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

NIC's Gourmet Desserts


NIC’s Gourmet Desserts: Just a Little Sweeter

by Cityzen | M.C. Jose
 Once upon a time, NIC’s Gourmet Desserts was a commissary company that offered food and dessert items to coffee shops and restaurants. Owner Rina Go tailored the business to make use of quality-oriented, homemade family recipes in order to cater to clients who are always seeking something special. As a result, customers began to request for her to put up a store where they could easily purchase and pick up their orders. In 2011, their little San Juan shop—named after Go’s daughter, Nic—was born.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Forque Resto Bar


I’m a fan of hole-in-the-wall type of restaurants that may not quite be in the limelight but offer stellar food. One such discovery is the resto-bar called Forque.

Welcome to Forque
Its warm yet bold interiors greeted me as I stepped inside the place. The wooden furnishings and dramatic drapings contrasted well with the bright red walls—it was a good backdrop for a nice lunch or night out.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Atelier 317 Restaurant

Dine in Quaintness at Atelier 317

by Cityzen | M.C. Jose
Unless I’m really craving something, I don’t usually have a good answer to the question, “Where would you like to eat?”, which sometimes becomes a minor cause of delay. There are so many places to go to when you want to eat Japanese, Chinese and Italian; there are times when you want to eat something that is not-exactly-French or not-exactly-Indian, so everything ends up a little more complicated. Fortunately, Stephanie Zubiri’s Atelier 317 and its delicious anything-goes cuisine is here to alleviate that culinary burden.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Yellow Halo Guilt Free Kitchen Restaurant


Yellow Halo Restaurant Shows Us What a Healthy Diet Plate Looks Like

by Trix Deseo
 Since we're still in the first quarter of the year, I'm pretty sure most of you are on some sort of a New Year's resolution diet. While anyone's determination to shed off excess holiday fats is always laudable, the means most people choose to get to their ideal weight are often questionable. Are you supposed to follow the no carb, rice-is-evil diet? Or is eat-like-a-caveman a.k.a Paleo diet the best way to get leaner? How about the GM Diet? Does it really make you lose 15 pounds in a week?

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