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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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.

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