Thursday, October 27, 2016

Racks brings an authentic Oktoberfest experience right from your plate to palate

Reigning supreme as the leading homegrown casual dining restaurant with its delectable offering of flame-grilled, falls-of-the bone ribs, RACKS commemorates one of the world’s most celebrated festivals with its RACKS’ Oktoberfest Sausage Platter – perfect to share with family and friends as you enjoy their hearty line of mouthwatering house-made sausages and delectable sidings, best paired with authentic German beer, that will surely put your taste buds in a frenzy!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Best Food Forward invites participants for its 6th year staging

The biggest and most awaited benefit food fair, Best Food Forward, is now on its 6th year! A well-loved celebration of food with family, friends and the bustling culinary industry, this milestone is happening on October 15-16, 2016 from 11am to 9pm at the SM Aura Premier Convention Center and is calling for participants!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

A Sneak Peek of Makansutra Hawkers, opens today, September 8

IN PHOTOS: A Sneak Peek of Makansutra Hawkers, opens today, September 8

With 12 hawker stations, Makansutra Hawkers is 14,000 square feet in Megamall and can seat up to 500 hungry guests. The fully air-conditioned market space gives you a no-frills dining experience that's here to serve Filipinos only honest-to-goodness dishes with its price starting from P100 and P200 only. Following the success of the World Street Food Congress 2016, there are four stalls that are returning – Singapore's Alhambra Padang Satay, Hong Kong Street Old Chun Kee, Jin Ji Kway Chap and Braised Duck and Donald & Lily. Tip: Go in groups so you can have a taste of every dish from every stall. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Philippine Harvest Agri Food Fair 2016

Philippine Harvest, an Organic, Artisanal, Natural and Indigenous Agri Food Fair at Central Square

The Philippines boasts of having one of the most diverse array of agricultural selection – having a myriad of strains from rice, crops, beans and fruits harvested from the different provinces and regions of the country. To celebrate and promote the richness of Philippine agriculture, the Department of Agriculture (DA) together with Central Square and SSI Group, Inc. invites you to PHILIPPINE HARVEST, an Organic, Artisanal, Natural and Indigenous Agri Food Fair from May 27 to 29 at Central Square.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

FowlBread, Now Serving Fried Chicken Sandwiches at Bonifacio High Street, BGC

Now Open: FowlBread, Now Serving Fried Chicken Sandwiches at Bonifacio High Street, BGC


A small corner of BGC now houses a 'community eatery' for fried chicken sandwich lovers where you can kick back with a cold drink and a sandwich that comes in three heat levels to match your palate's preference of spice.

The latest offering from Tasteless Restaurant Group (of food concepts Hole In The Wall, Wrong Ramen, Hanamaruken Ramen, and Le Petit Souffle) is FowlBread, and in this new sandwich shop, food is straightforward: it's all about serving the comfort of fried chicken sandwich in a signature style to make the sandwich uniquely their own.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ichiba: Japanese Market at Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila

Now Open: Ichiba: Japanese Market at Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila

Ichiba: Japanese Market opened this month and is the first to bring in a Japanese seafood market concept in the Philippines. Inspired by Japan's Tsukiji wholesale market, Kuromon Ichiba Market ('Gastronome'), seafood from Kyushu, and crabs from Hokkaido, Ichiba seeks to give customers a different kind of Japanese dining experience.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

McKinley West Food Truck Festival

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Brings Back McKinley West Food Truck Festival

There is a mouthwatering kind of traffic and it’s happening at McKinley West Food Truck Festival! Starting February, the metro’s most loved Food Trucks are back due to popular demand and they are serving up a steady flow of gastronomical satisfaction.

The gustatory event, which had its first successful test drive from October to December last year, gathered the largest round up of Food Trucks in McKinley West, delighting families, couples and barkadas who flocked to experience the great selection of unique eats and the inviting ambiance of the food truck park.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

American Cheesecake meets the Filipino Bibingka

Eat of the Week: A hybrid 'New York' dessert that marries Filipino and American cakes

In this Filipino restaurant, the classic American cheesecake meets the Filipino bibingka, the dessert quickly becoming the must-order by customers to end their meal.

At Alab Restaurant, they showcase timeless classics, regional favorites, and modern elevated versions of Filipino food, and dessert lovers will enjoy their playful takes on panghimagas -- their selection of sweet endings alone have made customers return for more.

The World Street Food Congress 2016: The Comforting Flavors of Home

The World Street Food Congress (WSFC) is a symposium, conference and a mega street feasting festival that celebrates and seeks opportunities and possibilities for the world’s most popular food culture – heritage and comfort street food.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Backyard Grill at the Park - Eat Drink and Give Back

Even after the very long holiday season, our love for food will never wane. Somewhere, someone is still dying to say: “Bring out the juicy ham and crispy lechon!” There’s no need for a holiday or special occasion to indulge. Surely, everyone still has a hangover for the rich and indulgent food served during the countless reunions and dinners with different sets of friends.

Backyard Grill at the Park got your taste buds covered and we’ll be in your neighborhood sooner than you think. Calling all the residents of Ayala Alabang Village and other southerners to block the last Saturday of February because we’re going to Cuenca Park.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Food Finds at Binondo Chinatown Under P150

Food Finds: 10 Must-Eats at Binondo Chinatown Under P150


Binondo is an important part of Manila -- dubbed as the world's oldest Chinatown. And the most exciting part of it is the gastronomic landscape you'll discover when you go there. In Binondo, you will find the oldest restaurants where you can trace the origin of some of our popular dishes.

Have you always been interested to try different Chinatown chows? In any case, the best way to get to know a place is through your stomach. Grab your chopsticks and ready yourself with basic Chinese phrases, here are 10 food finds in Binondo under P150 that will surely bring you to Chinese-food heaven. 
1. Quekiam
Nope, this is different from the Kikiam which we're all familiar of. Quekiam is a popular Chinese dish adopted into a Filipino cuisine. It is made with ground pork (sometimes beef) and vegetables wrapped in bean curd sheets, steamed then deep-fried until golden brown.
Where to get: Chuan Kee -- 650 Ongpin St, Binondo
Price: P85

2. Kiam Pong
Kiampong is referred by some as Chinese paella. Like its Spanish cousin, it uses ingredients that is available from land or sea. From any meat dish, steamed fish or fresh Chinese lumpia, it can be paired with anything.
Where to get: Chuan Kee -- 650 Ongpin St, Binondo
Price: P42

3. Kutchay Ah
It has a flaky pastry which is similar to empanada -- filled with zesty and sweet bits of tofu, meat, chives -- and is surprisingly good. No wonder it is one of the best-sellers at this charming restaurant.
Where to get: Quik Snack -- Carvajal St, Binondo
Price: P40

4. Gokong Soup
A soup made by simmering five kinds of meat -- pork tendons, pork ribs, pork innards, pork skin, chicken -- and chinese herbs, served with spring onions. It is believed to strengthen a person's overall body health.
Where to get: Chuan Kee -- 650 Ongpin St, Binondo
Price: P150

5. Fresh Lumpia
There are a couple of restaurants in Binondo that serves chinese-style fresh lumpia but New Po-Heng Lumpia House and Quick Snack are places that gets a lot of praises from new and repeat customers. It has grated tofu, sautéed vegetables, ground peanuts and cilanto rolled together in lettuce and lumpia wrapper.
Where to get: Quik Snack -- Carvajal St, Binondo, New Po-Heng Lumpia House -- 531 Quintin Paredes Street / 937 Ongpin Street
Price: P70

6. Fried Siopao
Served hot and fresh, this fried siopao is not really fried but has a semi-crispy bottom which adds a twist to the steamed buns we're familiar of. Tip: eat the siopao immediately because when the bun is left in the plastic for a while, the moisture will make it mushy.
Where to get: Shanghai Fried Siopao -- Ongpin Street, Binondo
Price: P18

7. Machang
There are two kinds of Machang which you'll see in almost every corner in Chinatown -- regular and special. The regular one (blue) consists of brown sticky rice, black mushroom, beans and meat, either chicken or pork. While the special machang (red) has chicken, pork, black mushroom and chestnuts.
Where to get: The streets of Binondo for a more authentic feel
Price: P55-P65

8. Pork Ma-Ki Soup
Maki which is usually paired with Kiampong has fluffy tender pieces of pork cooked in a thick brown broth. It is sometimes served with beaten eggs for an added texture. While you're at it, head on to the next door at Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli where you can see a variety of hopia -- Ube, Mochipia, Mongo, Pork Floss (new) and a whole lot more.
Where to get: Chuan Kee -- Ongpin Street, Binondo
Price: P105

9. Mami
                                                                                                                           Image: Masuki's Facebook
Started in 1930, Masuki has a wide variety of mamis -- original mami, chicken mami, asado mami and more -- best paired with its secret sauce and is served the same way it did when they started. You can also try their popular Siopao (steamed pork bun) and giant siomais together with some of their specialty side dishes like roast pork, beef brisket and wonton.
Where to get: Masuki Mami House -- 931 Benavidez Street, Binondo
Price: P120 (Regular) and P130 (Special)

10. Dumplings
One of the can't-miss dishes when in Chinatown are of course, dumplings -- especially at Dong Bei's. Don't expect too much though since this place will give you a no frills dining experience. On the bright side, the dumplings are served freshly cooked after it's been prepared right in front of you.
Where to get: Dong Bei Dumplings -- 642 Yuchengco Street, Binondo
Price: P120
Did we miss any of your Chinatown food favorites? Let us know in the comment box below and we'll definitely go back to try them!
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Home of Sticky Bones' now in Manila: Morganfield's opens first Philippine outlet in BGC

Eat of the Week: This next level Ribs Sampler in BGC that challenges the hungriest of carnivores

Pork so flavor-loaded and tender, best devoured with your hands -- don't worry about being mess, they have aprons for every diner. Are you ready to tackle slabs upon slabs of this restaurant's signature 'Sticky Bones' hickory wood smoked ribs?

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