Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Eat and Play with Pink Panda South East Asian Diner in Makati City

Southeast Asian Unlike Any Other: Eat and Play with Pink Panda


Hidden just nearby Makati Avenue, this modern Southeast Asian diner may be quite hard to find if you're not familiar with the inner streets, but that's part of the charm. You'll spot the restaurant at the ground level of Y2 Residence Hotel, the building just across A.Venue Mall, or just across MNL Hostel, as it is located at the corner of Santiago and B. Valdez. At night, it's easier to see Pink Panda from afar with its neon pink sign illuminating the wood accents of its exterior. Like its name, Pink Panda keeps up with its playfulness with their interior design, with quirky knick knacks and interesting details adorning their walls and ceiling. It's as if they've brought the vibe of a busy Asian street at night into the restaurant with the jeepneys, bikes, metal pipes, and what not.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Route 196 - Serving Live Music and Great Food Since 2006

6 New Eats and Your Gig Cheat Sheet for Route 196 Bar

Serving live music and great food since 2006, Route 196 is one of the few that prove a gig place can be more than just a cold bottle of beer. Known for their crisp and thin pizzas and stellar roster of bands performing live, the Katipunan bar has recently introduced more pizza flavors, additional bar chow, and revamped their gig schedules. These recent changes took into form when five guys took over running the bar.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Zabo Chicken The Newest Fast-Casual Chicken Place in the Metro

Food Below P100 and Unli-Eats at ZABO Chicken

ZABO Chicken, the newest fast-casual chicken place in the metro, opened its first branch at SM Jazz Mall in March. Now three branches strong, ZABO is fast becoming popular for their healthy roastings of 18 spice chicken at affordable prices, making the restaurant the go-to place for a quick chicken fix that is easy on the pocket and a healthier alternative to greasy fried chicken.
ZABO's flagship store at SM Jazz Mall

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Filipino Restaurants in Manila : Where to bring Balikbayan and Foreign Guests

Filipino Restaurants in Manila: Where to bring Balikbayan and Foreign Guests

With hundreds of years in history spent under Western and Eastern colonial rule, The Philippines has, throughout the years, developed a cuisine that's pretty distinct from the rest of what can be had in Asia. The cuisine is often described as a melting pot of  Malay, Spanish, Chinese, American, and Latin flavors and techniques. Some examples of quintessential Filipino dishes include Adobo (chicken or pork braised in garlic, vinegar, oil and soy sauce, or cooked until dry), Kare-Kare (oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce),  Sinigang (meat or seafood in sour broth), Caldereta (meat in tomato sauce stew), Mechado (larded beef in soy and tomato sauce), and Balut (fertilized duck embryo).

In this article, we've rounded up the restaurants where you can devour traditional and modern Filipino favorites. You might also want to bookmark this page for when a balikbayan relative comes home craving Pinoy food or when you need to give a Filipino Cuisine 101 and impress foreign guests.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Restaurants to Get Your Tapsilog Fix in Manila

Tapa the Line: 18 Restaurants to Get Your Tapsilog Fix in Manila


When talking about a classic breakfast fare in the Philippines, the tapa will bring lots of happy morning meal memories to Pinoys. This beef is prepared dried or cured, with ingredients to add different levels spice, tart, and sweet, such as salt, garlic, vinegar, and pepper. A favorite way of enjoying this breakfast beef is the triad of tapa, sinangag (garlic fried rice), and itlog (egg); and as Pinoys love abbreviations, a serving of this is called Tapsilog. It is said that a restaurant in Marikina's claim to fame is that it first introduced the tapsilog to customers in the 80s.

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