Cyma at Shangri-La Plaza

Cyma Restaurant (Shangri-La) Crab Toast with Lemon Aioli P260

The last time I ate at Cyma was in 2011 and I suggested we have dinner there since I saw Chef Robby Goco post pictures of some of the new dishes he created for Cyma.  ... [Read More]

Todd English Food Hall Manila

Todd English Food Hall Manila - Chorizo & Shrimp Flatbread Pizza

About 3 months ago celebrity chef Todd English came to Manila to open the 2nd branch of Todd English Food Hall. The first branch is in The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Imagine the hoopla this caused with Manila's diners who wanted a taste of the TV chef's restaurant. The lines were crazy long ... [Read More]

Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio City

Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio-013

You may wonder what we did in Baguio last February? We skipped all the usual tourist attractions like Burnham Park, Wright Park even the market since our vehicles didn't have enough space for all the veggies we wanted to buy. We did go to Mines View not see the St. Bernard or the views but to buy ... [Read More]

Bistro Ravioli at SM MOA

Bistro Ravioli (MOA)- Fennel Sausage Pizza P440-002

If it weren't for my friend Deb I don't think I would ever get to try Bistro Ravioli and that would have been a shame. Let me tell you what you're missing. ... [Read More]

La Nuova Pasteleria

La Nuova Pasteleria

La Nuova Pasteleria in San Antonio Plaza in Forbes Park has been open since 1978. The first time I ate there was in Novemeber 2009. The second time was in November 14, 2013. ... [Read More]

Bacon, Mushroom & Kale Pasta

Bacon, Mushroom & Kale pasta cover

This post is all about finding kale in Manila. I've eaten kale in the US and I liked it. I even made baked kale chips once. Until recently I couldn't find kale in any supermarket. ... [Read More]

Margarita Forés’ Grace Park

Grace Park- sardine spread

Here's another farm-to-table restaurant. This one by the acclaimed chef and restaurateur Margarita Forés. I'm a long time fan of Cibo as well as her catering so I was excited to try her new restaurant. I've read some early not so good reviews that's why I waited until a couple of weeks ago to try ... [Read More]

Birthday Lunch at Green Pastures

Green Pastures (Shangri-La) - Pinoy eggs P125-001

I celebrated my birthday by treating my college friends at Green Pastures at Shangri-La Mall's east wing. Even though the restaurant just opened I couldn't wait to try Chef Robby Goco's new baby. ... [Read More]

A Week in Instagram

Jollibee palabok cover

With so many forms of social media around it's confusing for someone in my generation. I recently got more proficient with Instagram which I found interesting and entertaining. With one post on Instagram I can also share my pictures on Twitter and Facebook. I also discovered several fascinating ... [Read More]

Amici’s New Products


It's been too long since I've eaten at Amici considering I pass by their branch almost everyday. After seeing their new products in the newspaper I decided it's time to reacquaint myself with one of my favorite Italian QSR (quick service restaurant).  ... [Read More]