Friday, May 31, 2013

Tito Chef Restaurant and All Things Culinary


Finding Savoir-Faire at Tito Chef Restaurant and All Things Culinary

by Cityzen | Kathrina Paz Elefante
 If you want to treat your palate to a little sophistication, you need not put on an evening gown or drive to the nearest CBD. Generous helpings of classy dishes at reasonable prices await you at this village bistro down south.

Restaurant and All Things Culinary

Barely a year old, Tito Chef Restaurant is owned by Chef Menoy Gimenez who is one of the founders of Center for Culinary Arts (CCA-Manila). His nephew fondly calls him “Tito Chef” and decided to give his own restaurant the same name, which fits it to a T (pun intended). The interiors are modern but homey, upscale without intimidation - cove lighting, a coffered ceiling, large mirrors and floor-to-ceiling curtains add a luxe feel to the casual setting. The staff also does a good job of making you feel right at home.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ramen Yushoken Restaurant in Alabang



You Sure Can Enjoy Ramen Yushoken

by Trina T. Epilepsia
 The ramen joint is becoming a ubiquitous sight all over Metro Manila. Although it hasn’t reached Milk Tea proportions yet, we can surmise it’s getting close to Mongolian Barbecue and Comfort Food levels.

When Ramen Yushoken first unveiled its sign back in December 2012, many people, myself included, wrote it off. It was next to a long-time favorite Japanese restaurant chain (southerners will know that it was the singular establishment that kept the now-demolished Casa Susanna relevant). And it was devoted to ramen, a dish so deceptively simple that many local establishments just get it so wrong. Personally, I believe the reason I was never a ramen enthusiast was because I was served so many bad bowls in the past.

Visit this ramen place in Molito along Madrigal Avenue, Alabang

Monday, May 27, 2013

Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant


Prost Brotzeit!

by Cityzen | Chris Mallari
 Meine Damen und Herren, wir haben Bier!

Ah, sorry, wrong language.  German beer and German food are close to my heart.  Believe it or not, I may look Filipino, but growing up in Germany makes me half German by experience.  I spent my childhood and early teenage years eating Sauerkraut and German sausages.  You can imagine my excitement, then, at this new restaurant opening up basically next door to me!  Brotzeit Philippines is the tenth branch in the world and is located at the Shangri-La Plaza.  The other branches are located all over Asia in countries such as Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Thailand.  The restaurant was started by Germans and Austrians living in Singapore who wanted to bring the Bavarian experience over to Asia.  And I’m very glad they did.  Brotzeit, if broken down gramatically means “bread” and “time” or breadtime.  It’s a typical Bavarian saying that means snacktime.  But with the slight difference that it’s accompanied with beer.

Stella Wood Fired Bistro



Feel the Warmth at Stella Wood Fired Bistro

by Marian Joy Hernandez
  The words “wood fired” are always a big lure for me. Pretty much like the words “comfort food,” “home made” and “rustic” make me feel like I’m being pampered. There’s something so comforting, inviting and warm about them. Stella—a bistro located in Bonifacio High Street Central—has bravely put on the “wood fired” concept as their signature style.  Offering a rustic menu complemented by fine music and cozy interiors, the place embodies a kind of dining experience meant to be enjoyed when you have good company. Or, when you need a hug.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Jack Frost Premium Ice Cream


Getting to know Ice Cream with Jack Frost

by Cityzen | M.C. Jose
 My first encounter with Jack Frost Premium Ice Cream was during my feature at Lunchbox. Lunchbox serves some flavors as part of their menu, and I was able to try out a delicious serving of Jack Frost’s WMD (Wintermelon Delight) ice cream. Some time after, Bonner Dytoc, the man behind Jack Frost, sent me a message inviting me to try out the rest of Jack Frost’s flavors. As an avid fan of artisan ice cream, who was I to say no?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Achiote Taqueria - Celebrating Mexican Street Food


Achiote Taqueria: Where Everyday is a Fiesta

by Cityzen | Crystal Joy Rebucas
 More than food just being sustenance and a reason for bringing people together, restaurants that serve authentic cuisines of the world magically transport us to places we’ve never been to. Such is the story of this Mexican delight located along Lopez Drive of Rockwell’s Power Plant Mall. “Achiote Taqueria is about celebrating Mexican street food without bastardizing the recipes. This is my memory of the streets of Puebla. This is about those days I spent in Mexican kitchens trying to understand what makes their cuisine different from ours,” shares Chef Robby Goco.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Crystal Jade Restaurant


A Revolutionized 'Dining IN' Experience at Crystal Jade

by Cityzen | M.C. Jose
 Frequent travelers and citizens of the Philippines alike are most certainly familiar with Crystal Jade. Those of us who know of Crystal Jade in the local scene immediately bring to mind a casual dining restaurant in Greenhills with some of the best xiao long bao available on its menu. This time, the Crystal Jade team brings the more formal Dining IN concept, boasting an array of delicious contemporary Cantonese cuisine. Cantonese is considered the finest among China’s regional cuisines, making it the most popular outside its native country.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Yummy Eats 2013 at NBC Tent Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

 
YUMMY Eats, YUMMYmagazine’s most anticipated eating and cooking fair is back!.
Now on its third year, it showcases upcoming food establishments and home bakers specially handpicked by YUMMY editorial team such as Mad Meats Bacon, Backyard Burger, Gawad Kalinga, and Chez Karine. Expect to see Yummy favorites like Mochiko, Pepita’s Lecon, Pino and many more.

Madmark's Creamery and Good Eats

One Man’s Dream: Mad Mark’s Man Sandwich and Frozen Desserts

by Cityzen | M.C. Jose
Mad Mark’s tells the story about a young man named Mark Isidro and his unexpected foray into the artisan ice cream business. “It’s a little strange,” he recalls. “It all began with a little corner ice cream shop in the States that I used to frequent back when I had been staying there. I was a fresh graduate without a job, so I spent a lot of time lingering in the store and just watching things happen. The owner, an old man, took notice of my interest and became kind enough to teach me a few trade secrets. Upon my return to the Philippines, I decided that I wanted to go with a similar neighborhood ice cream place concept.”
Make your way to this Kapitolyo restaurant for man sandwiches and desserts
 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mitsuyado Sei-Men - The House of Tsukemen


Mitsuyado Sei-men: An Unconventional Japanese Experience

by Cityzen | Kathrina Paz Elefante

I first heard about Mitsuyado Sei-men on ANC’s Executive Class. Knowing the kind of places and products they feature, I knew that this ramen place has got to be something special.

So one Saturday, I made my way to quiet Jupiter Street in Makati to visit the first international branch of the restaurant also known to be the House of Tsukemen. I stepped inside and not only was I brought to another place - I also went back in time. The interiors are made to look like the streets of Japan some 50 years ago – cobblestone floor, a food stall complete with wheels on one side of the room, an old bicycle hanging from the ceiling on the other, and vintage-looking posters all around. It was already becoming a memorable experience for me just by walking in.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Clubhouse - A Warm & Inviting Place with Delicious Comfort Food


The Clubhouse: Taking Things Easy

by Cityzen | M.C. Jose
 A few weeks before the feature, I, together with some of my own friends, spent an afternoon at The Clubhouse. We really felt at home in the restaurant because it had such a casual, laid-back vibe, and none of the staff were hovering over our shoulders like vultures with the intention of shooing us away.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Le Café Curieux Restaurant



The Great Escape: Le Café Curieux

by Cityzen | M.C. Jose
 In a seedy-looking area filled with gentleman’s bars with gaudy light-up signs, Le Café Curieux seems to be completely out of place with its laid-back atmosphere and al fresco dining area. “That’s one of the reasons why we’re here,” owner Yannick Gauthier shares. “I want to be the ‘sore’ spot in the area—the object of curiosity. I want people to wonder what the heck this garden space is doing here in an alley full of nightclubs.”

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Smokin' Hot BBQ in Greenbelt Serves Global Filipino Cuisine

Smokin' Hot BBQ Cooks Up 'Global Filipino Cuisine'

by Trix Deseo
 
The 140-seater restaurant located at Level 3, Greenbelt 3 is Bistro Group’s latest culinary aspiration; one that satisfies every diner’s craving for the comforting flavors of Filipino food and takes it up a notch by meticulously plating every dish that gives it a new culinary appeal. Listen as Operations Director Liz Imperial and AVP for Marketing Lisa Ronquillo talk about Bistro's latest venture.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Maple Pancake House


Happily Ever After at Maple

by Marian Joy Hernandez
 As a firm believer that breakfast food will save the world, my fairy tale dream would consist of stacks of soft, buttermilk pancakes, delicately crisp waffles, slabs of bacon, thick French toast slices, and golden pools of maple syrup—available all-day in hefty servings.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ribs at Rub Ribs in Pasig Kapitolyo


Loving the Ribs at Rub Ribs

by Cityzen | Chris Mallari
 You just have to love entrepreneurs who come up with new and exciting restaurants.  Life never gets boring with new places popping up left and right.  I decided to poke my head around places near Pasig Kapitolyo this time and “Voila!” I found this new place Rub Ribs where you can enjoy some ribs and barbeque sauce.  It’s conveniently located in Pasig and it’s just a hop away from Shaw Boulevard; the tricycle drivers know the place since it’s located along East Capitol Drive.  If you’d like to take a look at a location map, why, we have one conveniently handy.  Take a gander at our Hungry Guide:  Kapitolyo, Pasig Food and 

World Food Expo WOFEX Northern Luzon 2013

The World Food Expo Northern Luzon is back in Baguio for the 3rd year!

This time, WOFEX is in a new and bigger home at the Baguio Country Club. From May 2 to 4, 2013, be sure to visit the best annual food expo in the region.

WOFEX co-locates the Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Expo, providing excellent opportunities to source, to network and to learn from the many products on display and the different seminars and cooking demos ..... all for free!

Contact Details:
For more information, please call (63 2) 929-7993, log on to www.pepgroup.com, www.wofex.com, or visit WOFEX on Facebook!
Schedule/Venue
Baguio Country Club
Baguio City

Country Club Road, South Drive
Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines


Thursday May 2, 2013 - Saturday May 4, 2013

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