Duck & Buvette at Shangri-La Plaza

Duck & Buvette- D&B Crispy Half Duck Confit P980-002

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]

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]

Cucina at The Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas Manila

Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas Cucina Restuarant Buffet

  I'm a very bad buffet eater because I usually eat the cheap stuff and I get full fast. My dad insisted I try the buffet at the new Marco Polo Hotel along Meralco Avenue in Ortigas Center. He's the one who discovered it and he's eaten there several times already. In short he loves it. ... [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]

Hill Station and North Haven Spa, Baguio

Hill Station Baguio- Lechon Kawali P350-001

When we went to Baguio  in 2011 I wanted to eat at Hill Station and would point it out to our driver Joel each and every time we passed by it. Alas it wasn't meant to be. This time as soon as we arrived in Baguio we went to Hill Station for lunch.  ... [Read More]

Eric’s Birthday Party at Oakroom Restaurant and Bar

Oakroom Restaurant and Bar-001

Last month I attended the birthday party of my friend Rizette's hubby Eric who celebrated the big 5-0. Riz booked the Oakroom restaurant at the Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila for a private party.  ... [Read More]

What’s New at Spiral Buffet

Spiral Buffet

I'm the last person who will go to a buffet since the choices always overwhelm me and I don't eat enough to merit the cost. But since I was invited by Sofitel to check out what's new at Spiral I decided to go.  ... [Read More]

Breakfast Buffet at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa

Shangri-La Mactan breakfast buffet at Tides

The only time I have a heavy breakfast is when I stay in a hotel and my stay comes with a buffet. I must say the breakfast spread of Shangri-La Mactan was pretty darn good. ... [Read More]

Lobster Buffet at Corniche, Diamond Hotel Philippines

lobster with sauce

I'm not too keen on buffets because my tummy can't catch up with everything my eyes devour. When Fran, who's back in Manila for a short trip, texted me if I wanted to try a lobster buffet it didn't take me a second to reply a resounding "YES!" You see, lobster is my favorite seafood. I would love to ... [Read More]

Sunday Buffet Lunch at Spiral, Hotel Sofitel Manila

Spiral's chocolate chip cookies

I'm not fond of buffets. Why? Two words - FOOD COMA. There's too much food which confuses me to no end. I always promise myself not to overeat but even just a little taste of SOME food leaves me with a belly about to explode. My lunch at Spiral yesterday was the perfect case. I've only eaten at ... [Read More]