HK: Marugame Seimen

Udon is my favorite noodle because of its heartiness and chewiness if cooked properly. I try to eat at Marugame Seimen in iSquare at least once per trip but sometimes I don't get a chance. That's why I was so happy to learn that it will be opening soon in Manila. I just don't know when and where. ... [Read More]

Breakfast Buffet at Nobu Manila

I'm not a morning person. The only time I will wake up super early is to go to the airport. As matter of fact the first time I was supposed to try Nobu's breakfast buffet I didn't wake up in time to join my friends. Last January 2 I finally made it. It was also a holiday that's why it took me only ... [Read More]

Ogawa Japanese Restaurant

Ogawa is a new Japanese restaurant in BGC and I was lucky to have been invited to the pre-opening dinner and I've been back another time. Check out what I've tried and liked. ... [Read More]

Hanamaruken Ramen Trinoma

I've said it before I'm not a big fan of ramen. But one Sunday we found ourselves in Trinoma waiting for a table at Hanamaruken Ramen. Shockingly I left the restaurant raving about the food to my friends insisting that they had to try the food ASAP.  ... [Read More]

Inagiku’s Set Lunch

Just like a lot of people I go to Inagiku at Shangri-La Makati on Sunday for their excellent buffet. It was only because my friend was craving for sukiyaki that we went on a weekday and I discovered their set lunch menu. ... [Read More]

New Treats from Osaka Osho and Wee Nam Kee

Osaka Ohsho in a Sukiyaki State of Mind This Rainy Season! Japan’s reknowned “King of Gyoza”, has a lot more to offer than their famous steamed & pan seared Japanese dumplings. This rainy season, Osaka Ohsho is in a Sukiyaki State of Mind with their NEW Sukiyaki Festival bannering two all NEW ... [Read More]

Nadal Fujisoba at BGC

You can't deny the strong presence of Japanese food in Manila. There's so many Japanese ramen franchises in the city that we don't have to travel far for a big bowl of hot noodles. I'm more of an udon and soba fan and I'm so happy that there is now specialty soba restaurant in ... [Read More]

Mecha Uma 2

Sometimes I get email or texts from people asking me to where to eat for a romantic dinner, special occasion, bring a balikbayan, etc. I have the same answer for all, Mecha Uma. My first time to eat there was last September 2014 and I was blown away by the food.  If you're a foodie ... [Read More]

12/10 Restaurant

I never say no to try a new restaurant (to me) specially one that serves Japanese inspired food.  ... [Read More]

Matcha in Manila

If my memory serves me right the first time I enjoyed matcha was Starbucks' matcha latte. Before that I never really gave thought to matcha. Now you know I'm obsessed. In Japan and Hong Kong it's easy to find good matcha drinks and food. In Manila it's like finding a needle in a haystack. I should ... [Read More]