da Gabriele’s Porchetta Sandwich

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On Monday I went to Robinson’s Galleria to have my expired license renewed. Unfortunately they didn’t have plastic cards on hand so I left. After a quick trip to the supermarket I passed by the middle of the food court on my way to the escalator and found this porchetta.

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Yardstick Coffee

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Right after our lunch at Your Local we moved to Yardstick Coffee right beside it. If I’m not mistaken Yardstick is at the forefront of Manila’s third wave coffee scene. 

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Your Local Restaurant

Your Local

I finally got around to trying Your Local in Makati a few weeks ago. It’s located in Legaspi Village so I made sure we arrived before noon since the place gets full really quick and they don’t accept reservations.

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Señor Pollo Famous Latin Chicken

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Roast chicken isn’t something I get excited about but with all the hoopla about Señor Pollo in Quezon City I decided to drop by one afternoon to take out a chicken for dinner.

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CDP (Chef Du Partie) Restaurant at Rockwell

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One of the newest restaurants to open in Manila is CDP or Chef Du Partie in Rockwell. It’s located right next to Mamou Too and as you can see the interiors are just as beautiful. 

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Hong Kong: Ihei Japanese Dining at iSquare

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  I’ve eaten in so many restaurants in iSquare but most of them were on the lower levels of the mall. From the 25th to the 31st floors are the fine dining restaurants and I’ve only tried Ah Yat Harbour Restaurant and Nanhai No. 1 and both were quite good but pricey. With the help of […]

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Hong Kong: Ho Lee Fook

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The first thing that catches your attention is the cheeky name Ho Lee Fook which actually means “good fortune in your mouth.” The second thing are the mahjong tiles that covered the wall of the open kitchen. 

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Hong Kong: Le Cafe de Joel Robuchon at Harbour City

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When my friend told me that Le Cafe de Joel Robuchon opened at Harbour City I made sure to squeeze it in my busy eating schedule. I usually go to Le Salon de Thé de Joel Robuchon at Elements and am thrilled now that it’s much nearer and more convenient for me.

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Hong Kong: Mott 32

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When Mott 32 opened its doors last year it quickly became the hottest table in town. I tried to get a reservation last December and was told there was at least a one month wait. Thankfully the frenzy has calmed and we were able to get a table last month.

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Hong Kong: Gonpachi


I was on my way to Via Tokyo and decided to follow Google map’s direction exactly for once. It took me past Lee Gardens One where I to check out the building’s tenants. I noticed Gonpachi Japanese restaurant and decided in the spur of the moment to eat lunch there. 

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