Allium Restaurant by Chef Mark Tan

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I bypassed all my back entries to feature the spectacular meal I had last Monday in a brand new restaurant in Makati called Allium headed by Chef Mark Tan of the former Studio Kitchen in Alabang. 

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Utage Lunch Buffet at Inagiku

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One of my favorite buffets in Manila is at Makati Shangri-La’s Inagiku restaurant. The last time I wrote about it was in 2009 when I thought my pictures looked good. Hopefully I’ve improved with these pictures.

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Antonio’s Tagaytay 2014

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I go to Antonio’s in Tagaytay whenever my friend Ariel comes home from San Francisco because that’s his favorite restaurant. I don’t mind going to Antonio’s more than once a year though.

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YuMna! Cookies

Yumna Salted Caramel Cookies with Nutella Caramel filling

Regular readers of this blog know that I’m a cookie monster. Cookies are my most favorite sweet treats. I always bemoan the fact that there are so few establishments in Manila that give cookies a larger space on their shelves.  

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Iguana’s Authentic Mexican Food


Our two days in Baguio was over and we decided to have one last meal together in Pampanga. We were supposed to eat at C’ Italian Dining but my friend Jenny raved about the Mexican food at Iguana’s so that where we had our late, late lunch. 

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Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio City

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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 […]

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Mario’s Baguio

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When I was much younger I didn’t eat salad except for Mario’s Caesar salad specially the one in Baguio. Finally after so many years I wanted to find out if their salad was still as good as I remembered.  

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Hill Station and North Haven Spa, Baguio

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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. 

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Baguio Country Club 3 Bedroom Cottage

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On the first week of February my friends and I went to Baguio just to eat and bond. We went ahead of the Panagbenga Festival and while it was still cold but not as cold as Baguio’s recent low of  8°C.

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Toki Japanese Fusion and Fine Dining

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I enjoyed Kitsho’s king crab leg hot pot so much Jin suggested I try Toki’s oyster hot pot. Toki is located above McDonald’s across S & R at The Fort. 

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