Matcha in Manila

Kissako Uji Matcha Cafe-002

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 […]

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A Wholesome Alternative at Kitchen 1B

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I’ve known about Kitchen 1B for a long time but didn’t feel like trying it due to the mixed reviews online. I wanted to choose healthier restaurant food for my friend so I thought why not give Kitchen 1B a chance and once and for all know if it’s any good.

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Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza Podium

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Who likes pizza? Raise your hand or just read this post. I love pizza and if I can eat it everyday I would. After all it’s a compete meal in a slice. 

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Oedo Japanese Restaurant

Oedo Japanese Restaurant

Are you tired of all my posts about Japanese food yet? I hope not because you have to try Oedo Japanese restaurant in Banawe, Quezon City.

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Tokyo: Tsurutontan Udon at Haneda Airport

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If there’s one tip you should take from me it’s go to Haneda airport early. Four hours before your flight should be enough to eat and shop at the numerous stores. I went with only enough time to eat so I missed out on the leisurely tax-free shopping. 

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Ooma Japanese Rice Bar at SM Mega Fashion Hall

Ooma Japanese Rice Bar - Ooma Hanging tender

The other night I was invited to try out Ooma, a restaurant I’ve been waiting to open at SM Mega Fashion Hall. Why? Because Chef Bruce Ricketts is behind it. He’s also the same chef at my favorite Mecha Uma. 

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Tokyo: Ningyocho Imahan Ginza

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What do you do when you go to Tokyo? You EAT! I’ve eaten sushi, yakiniku, udon, ramen and this time I was going to eat good sukiyaki. 

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Tokyo Coffee Trail


Next to dark chocolate and cookies my favorite treat is coffee. Whenever I go to countries popular for coffee I make it a point to try as many places as I can. I went on a coffee binge in San Francisco, Melbourne, New Zealand (not yet posted) and Tokyo.

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Tokyo: Shinjuku Food Finds

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When we were planning where to stay in Tokyo we were choosing over Shinjuku or Ginza and asked several friends their opinions. Most said Shinjuku but a couple swore by Ginza’s more quiet area so that’s where we went. We did go to Shinjuku a couple of times and got lost getting out of the […]

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Tokyo: Fuunji Tsukemen Ramen

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When you search for the best ramen in Tokyo, Fuunji appears in most lists. This small eatery in Shinjuku is very popular for its tsukumen style ramen. 

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