Paul SM Aura Manila

Paul Boulangerie Manila - ham & cheese baguette

When Rochelle and I went to Paris a couple of years ago one of the simple meals we enjoyed was from Paul in the basement of the Louvre. We shared a long baguette filled with tuna salad, a flan normand and an Orangina soda. It wasn’t fancy but it left an impression on us and […]

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Sarsa Kitchen+Bar

Sarsa Kitchen+Bar - JP-Q Panit (grilled chicken skin)

Sarsa has been on my must try list but I never prioritized it since I wasn’t too excited to eat inasal or bbq meat. That’s what I thought summed up Sarsa’s Negrense cuisine. Boy was I wrong big time. So wrong I ate there twice last week.

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Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina & CookieBar Manila

Silantro - beef nachos P180

There are so many small restaurants in the Kapitolyo area that I still have to try but I had a hankering for nachos so I went to Silantro.  

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Department of Coffee

Department of Coffee

As a coffee drinker I’m so pleased that more and more serious coffee places are opening in Manila. The latest and nearest to me is Department of Coffee along Wilson St. in San Juan. 

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Bistro Ravioli at SM MOA

Bistro Ravioli (MOA)- Fennel Sausage Pizza P440-002

If it weren’t for my friend Deb I don’t think I would ever get to try Bistro Ravioli and that would have been a shame. Let me tell you what you’re missing.

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Gavino’s Japanese Donuts’ Love at first Bite Promotion


Make your Valentine’s day sweeter with Gavino’s Japanese Donuts’ Love at first Bite limited edition mug and mochi ball set for P199.

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Mentore Coffee + Bar by UCC

MentorΓ© Coffee + Bar by UCC- apple crumb pie P185-002

I was so full from lunch at Ramen Nagi but I will always have a pocket of space left in my tummy for coffee and dessert. Well, it was supposed to be coffee only until I saw something that left me breathless.

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Ramen Nagi at SM Aura

Ramen Nagi- Black King-003

When I told my cousin who’s from the US that I wanted to bring her to SM Aura to try Ramen Nagi her first request was to see the  Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod before we ate or else we might forget to go. 

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Tampopo Philippines – Ramen, Tonkatsu atpb.

Tampopo Philippines - Deluxe Hokkaido Ramen P420-003

It seems like every week there is a new ramen or tonkatsu restaurant opening in Manila whether an imported franchise or a local one. One of the latest franchise that opened combines both ramen and tonkatsu in their menu. 

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Bale Dutung

Bale Dutung-002

Dining at Claude and Mary Ann Tayag’s Bale Dutung (house of wood) in Pampanga has always been in my food bucket list. It took my cousin’s visit to Manila to make it finally come true. 

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