Va Bene BGC

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Would you believe I've never eaten at the famous Va Bene, the small Italian restaurant in a gas station along Edsa known for their handmade pasta? Now that they've opened a new branch in an equally new mall,  Bonifacio High Street Cinemas, I immediately went there to finally try their ... [Read More]

Duck & Buvette at Shangri-La Plaza

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Some people like my cousin La loves duck confit so much that if it's on the menu you can be sure that's what she will order. I on the other hand have never ordered duck confit as my entree. Sure I've tried a bite or two but it isn't just my favorite. I'm more prone to order lamb chops or good ... [Read More]

Lung Hin Restaurant at Marco Polo Hotel

Marco Polo Hotel's Lung Hin Restaurant- Peking Duck-003

I've eaten at Marco Polo Hotel's Cucina buffet restaurant in Ortigas Center. This time we tried the newly opened Chinese restaurant, Lung Hin, on the 44th floor of the hotel.  ... [Read More]

Izakaya Kikufuji at Little Tokyo

Izakaya Kikufuji - Nigiri Nami P450-001

I only learned to eat sushi and sashimi recently so pardon my ignorance, excitement and eagerness to eat it as often as I could. When I asked my readers for suggestions on where I should eat sushi a lot of them said Izakaya Kikufuji in Little Tokyo so that's where I went.  ... [Read More]

Downtown Cafe in Pampanga

Dowtown Cafe

  When I ate at Claude and Mary Anne Tayag's Bale Dutung in Pampanga early this year Mary Ann also invited me to try their newest baby, Downtown Cafe, a casual restaurant in Nepo Center's food stip called The Quad in Angeles City. Taking my balikbayan friend Ariel to eat there was my excuse ... [Read More]

Manam is Namnam

Manam (Namnam) Comfort Filipino- Crispy Sisig (large) P375-001

It took my balikbayan friend's arrival for me to finally try Manam, formerly called Namnam, at Greenbelt 2 in Makati. I know eating Filipino food isn't on your mind when thinking where to eat but trust me you have to put Manam on top of your list.  ... [Read More]

Kulinarya at Gallery Vask

Kulinarya at Gallery Vask - Sungka

When Jin invited me to partake of Gallery Vask's special Kulinarya menu I almost backed out when I found out it was a degustation of Filipino food. I was hesitant to pay a lot of money for Filipino food. It was a good thing I changed my mind.  ... [Read More]

Senju at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel

Senju's Dragon Roll

If you read my blog regularly, thank you. You may have noticed I've featured several Japanese restaurants one after the other. It's because I've become obsessed with sushi since my trip to Osaka more than a month ago. Don't worry I will feature good Filipino food next week. ... [Read More]

Yuujin Japanese Cuisine

Yuujin Japanese Cusine

I must have passed by Yuujin along Wilson St. hundreds of times since it opened and it took Typhoon Glenda for me to finally eat there.  ... [Read More]

Sekitori Ortigas Center

Sekitori Hanston Square - sushi moriawase

A couple of months ago I received an email from a reader who told me about a hidden gem in Ortigas Center called Sekitori. Since I work in Ortigas Center I promised him I will check out the place. After dragging my feet I finally went to Sekitori for a late, late lunch. I arrived at 1:45 pm and ... [Read More]