Thursday, December 18, 2014

Yuletide Yummies - A Christmas Gift and Food Bazaar @ The Rockwell Tent, Makati City

Five Food Merchants to Check Out this Weekend at 'Yuletide Yummies' in Rockwell Tent

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Make your holiday shopping extra yummy this weekend at the grand gift and food fair to be staged at Rockwell Tent on December 20 and 21, 2014. Yuletide Yummies is a Christmas Gift and Food Bazaar that promises to be an affair that will please both hungry foodies and last-minute holiday season shoppers. This weekend fair will be for the benefit of Unang Hakbang Foundation, a feeding program dedicated to providing food and proper nutrition to over 300 less fortunate children.

Churreria La Lola, Serving Classic Spanish Churros in Power Plant Mall Makati


Now Open: Churreria La Lola, Serving Classic Spanish Churros in Power Plant Mall Makati

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This new churros place in Makati is causing some buzz, with foodies lining up to get their fix of Spanish churros and xuxos paired with chocolate.

 Leave it to the Spanish team of Las Flores and Rambla restaurants to introduce churros in the bustling Manila foodie scene as truly authentic and delicious. Churreria La Lola opened last week at the basement of Power Plant Mall in Rockwell, serving classic churros and flavored churros.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Long John Silver's, America's Largest Seafood Restaurant, is Now in Manila

Long John Silver's, America's Largest Seafood Restaurant, is Now in Manila

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Brace yourselves, seafood-loving Manila foodies! The foreign restaurant chain invasion continues with the opening of the first Long John Silver's Restaurant in Manila.

Named after the primary antagonist in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, Long John Silver's is America's largest seafood restaurant concept, with over 1200 branches worldwide. Long John Silver's is famous for its trademark fish and chips, made from imported Alaskan Pollock, then battered in store. Other sought-after items are its popcorn shrimps and hushpuppies.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Vikings Luxury Buffet, to Open in Makati

Vikings Luxury Buffet, to Open in Makati, will Offer 60% Discount for First 100 Guests

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This December, Vikings Luxury Buffet will open its 6th branch in the Philippines, at the ground floor of SM Jazz Mall, Metropolitan Avenue Cor. Nicanor Garcia St., Makati. (Note: As of 12/9, Vikings hasn't posted yet the exact date of its grand opening. We will update this article as soon as the final date has been posted.)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Bida Filipino Kitchen, Pinoy Comfort Food in Ayala Fairview Terraces


Now Open: Bida Filipino Kitchen, Pinoy Comfort Food in Ayala Fairview Terraces

From TV and movies, the local celebrity tandem now showcase their 'labtim' by means of Filipino food. 90s Pinoy loveteam Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin has rolled out their first business venture in Bida Filipino Kitchen.

Manila Home Bakers List 2014 - Home Baked Goodies

Manila Home Bakers List 2014

Planning to give out home-baked goodies this Christmas? We've rounded up some of the metro's best home bakers to make your life easier.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Farmacy Ice Cream and Soda Fountain, Now Open in BGC

Something for Your Sweet Tooth: Farmacy Ice Cream and Soda Fountain, Now Open in BGC

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Wildflour Bakery + Cafe's BGC neighbor and sister restaurant is now open, offering scoops of frozen delights and a smattering of soda concoctions. Get your dairy on at this new sweet spot!

Dessertarians should definitely spoil their sweet tooth at the Farmacy Ice Cream and Soda Fountain, now serving fresh homemade ice cream and sodas, ice cream sandwiches, make-your-own sundaes, milkshakes, floats, and more.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tom Sawyer's Old Fashioned Krispy Chicken is Back in Tiendesitas, Pasig

Have a Tasty Throwback: Tom Sawyer's Old Fashioned Krispy Chicken is Back!

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80s kids and Greenhills babies had their crisp, juicy chicken growing up and it was sorely, deliciously missed. Now it's back at their new home, Tiendesitas!

Tom Sawyer's Old Fashioned Krispy Chicken opened last week in Pasig, without much fanfare, but longtime fans of their famous fried chicken have run amok-mok-mok! with fellow fried chicken fans at their new location to bring back some comforting crispy goodness of their childhood.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Señor Pollo Famous Latin Chicken Now Open in Makati

More Chicken for Your Picking: QC fave Señor Pollo now open in Makati

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Famous for their Latin-style roast chicken best paired with cold beer, the Tomas Morato chicken joint opened its Makati branch this month nearby its sister restaurant, El Chupacabra, where the chickens were first served and discovered by many foodies. With its casual kick-back vibe, artsy interiors, and affordable yet delicious chow, Makati folk should get excited that this QC favorite is now in their neighborhood.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bistro du Vin in Edades, Rockwell Now Open!

New French Resto Now Open: Bistro du Vin in Edades, Rockwell

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The Moment Group lives up to its name by being the restaurant group of the moment, as fresh from their introduction of HK restaurant Linguini Fini to Manila, they are now introducing a French bistro by Les Amis Group of Singapore.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Kissako Uji Matcha Cafe for Green Tea Lovers is Now Open in Pasig


Heads Up, Green Tea Lovers: Kissako Uji Matcha Cafe is Now Open in Pasig

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Kissako Uji Matcha Cafe opened its doors to the public last month during soft opening, offering authentic Japanese green tea, matcha, coffee, and premium fruit cookies. Located at Pioneer Center just across Ace Water Spa Hotel, Kissako aims to make matcha (fine powder green tea) addicts fall in love with their many green tea creations.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Locavore Kitchen x Drinks in Kapitolyo, Pasig

Now Open in Kapitolyo: Locavore Kitchen x Drinks

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Locally grown, locally produced, and locally made -- these are what the new Filipino restaurant in Kapitolyo, Pasig, want to champion.

Locavore Kitchen x Drinks is named after an actual term that describes a diner who consciously eats food that is grown, raised, or produced locally. Food for locavores should not have traveled too long a distance, and this is why 'farm to table' and 'sustainable' are also intertwined with this word. Consuming local also means supporting local, which is a great aspect of this type of lifestyle.
For their food, Locavore is proud that it supports local farmers, while their drinks boast of locally brewed beers like Joe's Brew, San Mig, and Privo Praha; their signature cocktails also infuse local fruits and ingredients like calamansi, Bukidnon pineapple, Batangas dalandan, and labuyo.

10 Home-Based Merchants Baking Delicious Cookies

Me Want Cookie: 10 Manila Home Bakers That Sell These Sweet Treats

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Cookies are flat 'little cakes' (cookie comes from the Dutch word koekie which translates to that!) that are baked soft, chewy gooey, or are crumbly and crisp; it can come in many kinds of textures and flavors so cookies remain fun treats to eat. Its beginnings are traced to cakes, actually -- they were the small test pieces from cake batter.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

9 Reasons Foodies Should Visit Robinsons Selections in BGC

Not Your Average Supermarket: 9 Reasons Foodies Should Visit Robinsons Selections in BGC

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Robinsons Selections, the 100th Robinsons Supermarket store, recently opened in BGC. This new store is leveling up with a new concept: imagine a leisurely grocery experience of many imported and gourmet products, an on-the-spot food trip for your P200 budget, a selection of healthier items, and free Internet.

If your pantry and fridge supply is running low, or if you're a hungry foodie wanting to check out something new, it's time to rev up those push carts and appetites for a fun grocery run at Robinsons Selections. Here are 9 reasons why you should visit this new supermarket in the BGC neighborhood.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hole in the Wall, a Gathering of Fun Food Concepts in Century City Mall, Makati

Now Open in Century City Mall: Hole in the Wall, a Gathering of Fun Food Concepts

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After a well-attended and highly-Instagrammed private sneak peek, a modern food hub in Century City Mall, Makati is now open to the public dinnertime from 5pm to 10pm starting today, November 14, 2014.

From sweet treats like Japanese cheese cake, eclairs, gourmet cookies, to savory provisions of Chinese and Vietnamese food, artisanal bacon, sandwiches, and fried chicken, foodies are in for an ultimate foodtrip at Hole In The Wall. This food hub is a hip and happening hotspot that takes your everyday food court concept notches higher with a modern and cool ambiance. Hole in The Wall has both indoor and al fresco dining areas, and can seat up to 400 customers.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rita's Italian Ice and Your Guide for All Her Cool Treats

Infographic: Rita's Italian Ice and Your Guide for All Her Cool Treats


Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 stores across USA, opened its first Philippine store last November 8 at V-Mall, Greenhills, San Juan City.

Since the treats are available in so many flavors and combinations, first-timers may find themselves confused, overwhelmed, and crazy over the delicious possibilities Rita's has to offer. So before you head to Rita's Italian Ice and eat the coolest and newest ice treats in the block, it's best to prepare and educate your sweet-tooth for the luscious and unique dessert experience that Rita's can only bring.

Check out this guide to mixing and matching Rita's Italian Ice flavors and toppings and finding the frozen dessert combination that will best suit your foodie personality.

Friday, November 7, 2014

TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie in Mega Fashion Hall, SM Mega Mall

Now Open: TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie in Mega Fashion Hall

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Ippudo's new next door neighbor is now serving Hong Kong comfort food but with a modern 'Chinoise' appeal.

TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie opened its doors to the public last weekend. Hailing from Vancouver, TuanTuan is spearheaded by the Lugang group of companies, in partnership with the Vancouver group behind Mui Garden and Deer Garden, with Chef Gordon Mui at its helm. With TuanTuan, they are set to give a unique experience by offering comfort food of Hong Kong in a more Parisian setting.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Buffalo Wild Wings will Open in Pasig City this December

American Sports Bar 'Buffalo Wild Wings' to Open in the Philippines this December

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The Bistro Group of Restaurant has just announced that they are bringing into the country, Buffalo Wild Wings, a popular restaurant and sports bar concept from the United States. The first Philippine branch will open in Capitol Commons, Pasig City this December.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

7 Restaurants in Manila Serving Baked Pork Buns

The Char Siu Bao Crawl: 7 Restaurants in Manila Serving Baked Pork Buns

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Ever since a popular Michelin-starred dim sum place set foot into our local food scene, the spotlight has been on the Chinese delicacy, the baked char siu bao or cha siew bao, better known as pork buns.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Your Ultimate Guide to Ordering Lechon in Manila – 2014 Price Lists and Delivery Details

Your Ultimate Guide to Ordering Lechon in Manila – 2014 Price Lists and Delivery Details

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Lechon is a Spanish term for roasted whole suckling pig. Because of its expensive price tag, it is a dish most often reserved for holidays and special occasions.

Here’s a list of where to go and whom to call, when you want to invite a VIP (Very Important Pig) to your next party.

Note: The list below is arranged in alphabetical order and not ranked. We've only included Cebu Lechon suppliers who can ship to Manila. Prices and contact numbers are updated as of October 28, 2014. Prices and availability are subject to change without prior notice.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Manila Food and Wine Festival 2014 - A Philippine International Food Fest

5 Reasons Why Foodies Shouldn't Miss Out on Manila Food and Wine Festival 2014

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In partnership with the Department of Tourism, Manila Food and Wine Festival (MFWF) kicks off on November 21, 2014.  Now on its second year, MFWF 2014’s theme is From Farm to Fork, paying homage to the country’s abundant and fresh produce that make Filipino dishes not only more delicious, but also sustainable and healthy.

Drink Coffee, Get a Planner, and Send a Student-in-Need to School

Drink Coffee, Get a Planner, and Send a Student-in-Need to School

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Meet Ferdie Javier. Or rather, Engineer Ferdie Javier.
Ferdie, who just recently passed the Electronics Engineer Licensure Examination, still isn't used to being addressed as an engineer. "It feels different when people affix 'engineer' prior your name," the young man gushed after he was introduced on stage.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Macaron Madness: 12 Places to Get These French Confections in Manila


Macaron Madness: 12 Places to Get These French Confections in Manila

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First thing's first: Macaron and Macaroon are two different, delightful things to nibble on. While both are round, bite-sized sweets, they pertain to two different kinds of food, and are pronounced as spelled (macaron like 'macaroni' minus the i, and macaroon with its last syllable rhyming with 'noon'). Macaroons are coconut-based cookies that may or may not have almonds, and locally, you have probably enjoyed eating this by way of Goldilocks Bakeshop's chewy Butter Macaroons with desiccated coconut.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Uncle Tetsu's New Cheesecake Flavor - Heavenly Taste

Unboxed: Uncle Tetsu's New Cheesecake Flavor, In Stores this Weekend

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Last week, we met Uncle Tetsu's classic Japanese cheese cake for the first time and it was heavenly--really, it was like eating clouds (if clouds were edible, and if we've actually eaten one). A slice of this much coveted cheese cake is pillow-soft and deceivingly light, as its sweetness is subtle and the texture very airy. You may as well inhale and entire cake on your own and it's totally fine, because hey, it's only P299 per cake.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Skull & Bones University Comfort Food is Now Open in U.P. Town Center

Now Open in U.P. Town Center: Skull & Bones University Comfort Food

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The culinary team behind Borough, NOLITA, LES Bagels, and The Bowery introduces a new restaurant in the north serving 'university comfort food.'


Skull & Bones University Comfort Food is now on its soft opening stage, located at the Katipunan foodie haunt, U.P. Town Center. Skull & Bones offers their own twists to comfort food 'top hits' of the university and student crowds, which is perfect for its location, situated nearby schools and its neighboring villages.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Feel Good Food @ Chelsea Kitchen - SM Mega Fashion Hall


Now Open: Chelsea Kitchen at SM Mega Fashion Hall

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Raintree's newest food concept, Chelsea Kitchen, opened last week in SM Mega Fashion Hall. Located just right across H&M, this open kitchen restaurant was eager to feed hungry shopaholics during last weekend's mall-wide sale.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Restaurants that lets you customize your dining experience in Manila (Do-It-Yourself Restaurants)

11 Fun Do-It-Yourself Restaurants in Manila

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Do-It-Yourself concept is fast becoming a trend among the restaurants in the metro. At these DIY restaurants, diners get to play chef as they choose, assemble, or even cook their own food, sans the hassles of purchasing, preparing, and cleaning up the ingredients.

In this article, we've listed 11 restaurants that lets you customize your dining experience. Which one is your favorite?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sizzling Salpicao of 121 Bar and Grille Restaurant


Recipe: 4-Step Sizzling Salpicao of 121 Bar and Grille Restaurant

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Makati yuppies, especially those who work in Salcedo Village, are mostly familiar with 121 Bar and Grille. This 9-year-old bar restaurant is a famed after-office destination for P50++ beer below zero and value-for-money pulutan fare (Pork Liempo, Gambas, and Cheesesticks, FTW!). 
During our last visit, Chef Mel gladly shared the recipe of their Sizzling Salpicao, one of 121's bestselling pulutan dishes. We've learned that cooking it only takes four easy steps and it's one dish we can always recreate at home. Here's how.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

8 Incredible Fast Food Items We Want To Have Here in The Philippines


Wish You Were Here: 8 Incredible Fast Food Items We Want To Have Here in The Philippines

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Manila is #blessed with many international food joints feeding us popular dishes, but there are mouthwatering items that have yet to grace our local menus. Here are 8 fast food items that made our mouths water, heart flutter, and fingers cross that the friendly folks of these brands bring them over sooner than later to the Philippines.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Most Drool-Worthy Desserts in Manila


14 Mouthwatering Desserts in Manila

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After giving you a list of the most sinful desserts in the metro, today we invite you, our fellow dessertarians to celebrate National Dessert Day with us by counting down the most drool-worthy desserts in Manila!


From truffle-stuffed buchi to a soup made entirely of chocolate, these 14 dessert creations definitely made our meals end on a glorious sugar high. So forget about counting calories today and give in to your sweet tooth!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Uncle Tetsu Philippines opened its first store in SM Fairview

Meet Uncle Tetsu, The Japanese Cheesecake Causing Long Lines Around Asia

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The demand for a fix of these dreamy treats have people lining up in their shops at China, Taiwan, and other Asian regions. The Japanese cheese cake craze is now invading Manila and Uncle Tetsu is ready to serve you his freshly baked cheese cake. We've unboxed one recently. Take a look!
 
Uncle Tetsu Philippines opened its first store in SM Fairview, followed by a stall at The Podium Mall. Currently, it offers the classic Japanese cheese cake, but will soon roll out more flavors, and offer beverages. A branch in Alabang and in Mall of Asia will be opening very soon.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

12 Restaurants Serving Filipino Dish Sinigang

Your Sinigang Cheat Sheet: 12 Restaurants Serving this Filipino Comfort Food

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Just like a breakfast of tapa and longganisa, a hearty lunch of adobo, kare-kare, and nilaga, the Filipino dish Sinigang has nostalgic flavors that lure us back to our favorite mealtime memories of yesteryears, making it a quintessential comfort food. Sometimes, all you need to soothe your weary soul is a bowl of savory and sour, hearty stew, strewn with vegetables, bursting with flavor in every sip.
 
Traditionally, sinigang's broth is made sour by tamarind, but many souring agents also lend their flavors in the soup--fruits like calamansi, kamias, and guava are  common ingredients used for their sourness. The meats and seafood in the soup vary as well: pork, beef, fish, and shrimp are common proteins used, stewed with assorted fresh vegetables such as gabi, eggplant, kangkong, and okra. Modern recipes get even more playful with their sinigang creations, deconstructing some of the ingredients for crispy versions, or adding different fruits to make the flavor of the broth more complex. Another popular sour stew is the sinampalukang manok, loosely considered the chicken counterpart of sinigang, still using tamarind as its souring ingredient, but distinct with its addition of ginger.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Unusual Food Combinations Pinoys Enjoy

8 Unusual Food Combinations Pinoys Enjoy

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Our last article about the Balut (fertilized duck egg), Tilapia Ice Cream, Siling Labuyo Leche Flan, and Civet Cat Poop Coffee made it clear that the Philippines is no stranger to weird and exotic fare. To further stress this point, we've come up with a new confessional about our questionable eating habits.


In this article, we've listed down some unusual food combinations most Filipinos are familiar of. Some of these are strange (even gross) in theory, but trust our daredevil tastebuds, they are all surprisingly great.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Farm Organics Resto in BGC


 Photo from The Farm Organics Instagram

Now Open: The Farm Organics Resto in BGC

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The restaurant down south popular for its steaks and burgers is now open in Taguig.

The Farm Organics, touted to be the store that first made available certified organic beef in the Philippines, started with food outlets, selling certified organic grass-fed beef in 2011 in a couple of supermarkets. Beef at The Farm are free-range, without any antibiotics nor added hormones. Grass-fed beef are said to contain Omega-3 fats and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), known to reduce the risk of heart disease and support the immune system.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Benefit Food Fair Is Back ! - Best Food Forward @ the Rockwell Tent Makati City


The biggest and most delicious food fair is back! Now on its fourth year, Best Food Forward is proud to bring to us yet another grand, exciting, fun and food filled weekend. Happening on October 11 – 12, 2014 at the Rockwell Tent from 10:00 AM to 9:00PM, we suggest that you prepare your tummies for this inevitable yet delightful TASTEmptation!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Specialty Milkshake Bars in Metro Manila



7 Specialty Milkshake Bars in Metro Manila

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Their milkshakes bring all the boys (and girls) to the yard. Check out 7 Manila milkshake bars that will solve your drinkable dessert cravings.

 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bulgogi Brothers now offers Shabu-Shabu

New Menu: Bulgogi Brothers now offers Shabu-Shabu

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Although widely acknowledged as a Japanese dish, shabu-shabu has become an integral part of Korean cuisine. Its transcending of borders is not surprising at all. Made up of thinly-sliced meat and vegetables cooked in boiling umami broth, warm and hearty shabu-shabu offers a comforting experience that appeals to all.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sweet Ecstasy Making Burgers Awesome Now in Makati

 Photo from Sweet Ecstasy Facebook page

Cubao X Burger Haunt 'Sweet Ecstasy' Moves to Jupiter, Makati

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Known fondly as 'Sweet X' to its Cubao X patrons, Sweet Ecstasy closed out its QC store over the weekend and opens doors in their new home along Jupiter Street, Makati.

 
Sweet Ecstasy called Cubao X its home for two years, where at first, the shop was only selling the classic comfort food combination of milk and cookies. Later on, they branched out with burgers, and soon the word was out that their burgers were mouthwateringly good enough to satisfy the hungriest burger cravings in town. Starting today, September 10, Sweet Ecstasy brings together dessert lovers and burger monsters in its burgery-bakery hole in the wall in Makati.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, to Open Soon in the Philippines


Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, to Open Soon in the Philippines

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In a press briefing for California Pizza Kitchen, Global Restaurant Concepts, Inc. President and CEO Archie Rodriguez confirmed that the group will soon open the first Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar in the Philippines. Founded in 1980 in Georgia, USA, Applebee's is considered to be the largest casual-dining chain in the world, with more 2,000 locations in different territories across the globe.


Asked when and where will the first Philippine Applebee's open, Rodriguez answered, "Hopefully we can open by Christmas this year. The location, I'd formally announce once finalized."

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ippudo Philippines - The popular Japanese Specialty Ramen Restaurant, Now Open in Mega Fashion Hall !

  Photo from Ippudo Philippines Facebook page

Ramen Get It!: Ippudo Philippines Now Open in Mega Fashion Hall

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The popular Japanese specialty ramen restaurant, known worldwide for its Hakata-style noodle soups, officially opens its first outlet in the Philippines today.



 Ippudo Philippines is located at the third floor of Mega Fashion Hall, SM's latest and hottest commercial center now being known as home to many firsts in the country: first to have a Michelin starred restaurant (Tim Ho Wan), and first home of many international brands like Osaka Ohsho, Linguini Fini, and soon, fashion brand H&M.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

8 Restos Where to get your Cheese Pizza Fix


September 5 is Cheese Pizza Day: 8 restos where to get your cheese fix

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The origin of cheese pizza is heavily debated. Some sources say that in ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their flat bread with oils, herbs and cheese. Others claim that it was only in the 19th century when cheese was added on pizzas to create the Margherita variant. While we may never get to the bottom of who created the first cheese pizza, there's one thing we're sure of: humanity is forever thankful to the genius who first thought of adding gooey, stringy, and chewy mozarella cheese on pizzas!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

15 Restaurants in Manila With Awesome Sandwiches


Between Bread: 15 Restaurants in Manila With Awesome Sandwiches

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Foodie movie 'Chef' has left a lot of us scrambling to the nearest sandwich joint or running to our own home kitchens to prepare a messy-good grilled cheese sandwich. While this portable, hand-held favorite is mostly consumed locally as a midday snack or a light lunchbox treat, heavier savory items stacked in between slices of bread prove that a sandwich can be just as heavy-hitting as your staple Pinoy rice meal.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Asia Food Expo 2014 (AFEX 2014)


For more than two decades of staging, ASIAFOOD EXPO delivers the best showcase for the food and beverage industry, be it raw materials, ingredients, processing equipments, packaging and handling machineries. AFEX carry the goal of serving the Food Industry, its investors and entrepreneurs. It is a continuing phenomenon that boasts of full house participation with a diversified roster of companies and top of the line showcases on display.

11 Restaurants with Drool-Worthy Desserts Topped with Ice Cream


A la Mode Overload: 11 Restaurants with Drool-Worthy Desserts Topped with Ice Cream

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For the sweet-toothed, a meal is not complete without ending it with dessert, and some of them are just extra delicious (and sinful!) when topped with a scoop of ice cream. There's something about ice cream that often brings out the kid in us; and having a cake, a cookie, a pastry, or anything sweet served à la mode presents an indulgent dessert for the sugar-craving palate. The French term 'a la mode' was originally used to describe something in style or in fashion, but it's now commonplace to find it printed on a restaurant's dessert menu as an item served with ice cream (usually it's a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but any flavor will do--we're not picky).

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Your Guide to Restaurants in Capitol Commons


Eat and Drink: Your Guide to Restaurants in Capitol Commons

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Capitol Commons is located at the corner of Meralco Avenue and Shaw Boulevard in Ortigas Center. This destination in Pasig is a mixed-use development by Ortigas & Company which features residential, office, and commercial areas.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Crisp on 28th - Now Open in BGC

Now Open in BGC: Crisp on 28th

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The secret's out: Hatch 22's younger sibling has now opened its doors for the hungry diners of BGC.

Photo from Crisp on the 28th Facebook page
 
Crisp on 28th is also brought to you by the team of the popular café and bakery in Power Plant Mall, Rockwell. Like Hatch 22, expect Crisp to be offering a good mix of comfort food and drink: a mix of healthy and hearty all day breakfast fare, a range of coffee, tea, and cocktails, pastries and desserts, and elegantly plated dinner items.

Get FREE drinks and a special dessert from Heaven & Eggs


Great news breakfast food lovers! Heaven & Eggs is now part of ClickTheCity App!

As a new ClickTheCity Privileges merchant, Heaven & Eggs is giving ClickTheCity App users an exclusive treat. For every purchase of a Surf and Turf meal, users get two (2) free glasses of iced tea and a special dessert. The promo is valid for dine-in transactions only and can be redeemed by flashing the Heaven & Eggs Privileges mobile coupon upon dining in.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Crystal Jade's Weekend Dimsum Buffet

Crystal Jade Dining IN now offers Weekend Dim Sum Buffet

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In less than five years after setting up shop in the Philippines, the Crystal Jade brand had already gained a steady cult following despite the numerous competitors in the metro.

Its first branch, Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight in San Juan, is considered mecca for Xiao Long Bao-- fragile little pork dumplings filled with piping hot soup. The most avid devotees go out of their way for Multi-flavoured Xiao Long Bao available in five different varieties: Cheese, Spicy Beef, Shrimp, Vegetable and Dried Bean Curd, and Spicy Chicken.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Where to Get Your Cheesecake Fix in Manila


There's a Cheescake for Everybody: Where to Get Your Cheesecake Fix in Manila

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A velvety soft and creamy pale body held together by a crumbly dark crust, topped with an assortment of many delicious things like colorful fruits, crunchy nuts, sweet syrups--is what your Cheesecake is all about. This dessert has many interpretations: from baked to no-bake, loaded with crazy toppings or simply a clean and classic slice, using various kinds of crushed cookies or biscuits as base, and its main layer--the thick and soft body of cheese, sugar, and eggs--can even come in many different colors if laced with other ingredients that your homebaker and pastry chef may fancy (coffee, chocolate, matcha, berries, etc.).

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Triple - O The Legendary Canadian Burger Joint opens in the Philippines





Legendary Canadian Burger Joint “Triple O’s by White Spot” Opens in the Philippines

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In 1928, only twenty eight years after burgers were first introduced in North America, Nat Bailey founded White Spot burger joint in Vancouver, Canada. The full-service restaurant is considered to be one of the firsts to introduce drive-in food service in the country. White Spot’s business boomed, and by 1955, they were seeing around “10,000 cars a day and around 110,000 guests a week”.


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