Toki Japanese Restaurant – Kaiseki

Toki Japanese Fusion and Fine Dining - Sushi

Normally when I receive a text message from a credit card company I usually just take a glance at it and delete it. This time the offer of American Express for a kaiseki course at Toki Japanese restaurant was quite interesting and I thought it was a good deal.  ... [Read More]

Birthday Lunch at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Hotel

Lung Hin (Marco Polo Hotel) Sweet & Sour Pork

How much do I love Lung Hin at Marco Polo Hotel?  I chose to have my birthday lunch there last September. It was my third time to eat there and I could eat there week after week. Can you tell it's my current favorite Chinese restaurant in Manila?  ... [Read More]

Mecha Uma at BGC

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The only time I ate Chef Bruce's creations was at Sensei Sushi all the way in BF Homes Parañaque. As much as I loved the food I didn't want a repeat of the 2 hour plus travel time. As soon as I saw the phone number of Mecha Uma, the new restaurant he heads at The Fort, I immediately called to ... [Read More]

Ippudo Philippines at SM Mega Fashion Hall

Ippudo Philippines

It was 4:30 pm on a Tuesday and lo and behold there wasn't anyone sitting on the stools outside Ippudo. Even though most of us weren't hungry we had to try Ippudo and take advantage of easy entry. ... [Read More]

TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie at SM Mega Fashion Hall

TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie- Crispy Barbecued Pork Snow Buns (P128:3)-002

A new Chinese restaurant just opened at SM Mega Fashion Hall and I was lucky to get a preview of the dishes and drinks that will surely the local market will love. ... [Read More]

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. ... [Read More]

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.  ... [Read More]

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. ... [Read More]

Señor Pollo Famous Latin Chicken

Señor Pollo - Señor Pollo Roast Chicken (whole) with 3 sides P550-001

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. ... [Read More]

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.  ... [Read More]