Luk Foo Cantonese Kitchen
In the middle of summer, we had a meeting in Luk Foo Cantonese Kitchen In Puregold E. Rodriguez. I don’t usually head to that part of Metro Manila so I’ve never heard of this restaurant before but I can say that the aircon felt like heaven after walking under the sun. Birthday Noodles. Not that it was anyone’s birthday. I really like the dish they’re served in....
Balboa Pizza, Pasta, and Steaks at Shangri-la...
I was finally able to go to the the new wing of Shangri-la Mall for a meeting. There weren’t a lot of stores open, but there were quite a few restaurants. Since the ramen place was packed, we scouted around for a restaurant we could all agree on. We finally settled on Balboa, an Italian restaurant. I learned from my mom (who ate there a few days later) that it’s owned by Marvin...
Wildflour Café + Bakery at BGC
I really do love my job. I get to eat in so many different kinds of restaurants for meetings. This time is was at Wildflour in Taguig City. The interiors are lovely. I love the wood :< That cartoon is definitely me when I wake up in the morning. Utensils in a big can for reminded me of Martha Stewart for some reason. Complimentary Bread and salted butter. Kitayama Steak and Egg...
I got a call at 3p.m. from my mom telling me she needs to eat NOW. My mom and dad had just come back from a tiring grand tour of eastern Europe and the airline food was so horrible, they ate very very little on the way back. After suggesting a couple of new western restaurants, many of which were rejected immediately (“No more potatoes PLEASE, I can’t eat another potato.”), we...
Yaku at The Podium
After watching a really cheesy romantic comedy (It Takes A Man and A Woman) with my mom, her friends, and my brother(forced), we headed down to Yaku to eat a late dinner. My mom’s friends eat fast! I could barely snap pictures since they were gone the moment I turned around. Beef Gyudon What’s left of some sort of roll My brother’s Unaju. Aww. He waited for me to take a...
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique at Resorts World Manila
Tea time like a lady! When I saw the TWG opened in Manila, I was so excited to finally be able to have tea and cakes like a regency romance novel heroine. The interiors are lovely. The mini-cakes are lovely. Even the menu is lovely! And the tea list goes on for miles! I never knew there were this many different types of tea. (Some are really expensive too!) The teapots are so...
Wee Nam Kee - Hainanese Chicken Rice
My siblings love eating hainanese chicken. We usually go to Hai Chix & Steak in Ortigas Home Depot since it’s much closer, but when we’re craving hainanese chicken in Taguig we almost always end up in Wee Nam Kee. Chicken broth. I love that they keep a large amount of the sauces available. We go through the ginger sauce and black sauce really quickly. Mango mint shake. I...
America! Chicago, New York, and Olive Garden :D
I attended the International Home and Houseware Show in Chicago with my dad. and ate at some pretty cool looking places after. I only have photos of the building right outside our hotel window since the tradeshow badge said “NO PHOTOS”. Ah well. I definitely didn’t want to lug my camera around the whole day when I couldn’t take any pictures. …and I was afraid...
Zaifu Japanese Restaurant
Since my brother almost always insists on eating japanese food, when we’re in Rockwell Powerplant Mall we often find ourselves in Zaifu. It’s always full on the weekends and holidays. Sadly, we hardly ever order something new. Salmon Sashimi. Tuna Sashimi! Miso Soup. Looks kinda like a brown sky at night. The moon… clouds… maybe stars? Hahaha ewan. Shoyu...
The 7th Fil-Chi Bakery Fair Philippines 2013
We were getting ready for the 7th Fil-Chi Bakery Fair (February 21-23)! Our gelato and dessert machine supplier, Bravo Italy asked us to bake a few things they needed for the show last February. :D Macarons! Chef Penk Ching and Chef Jackie Po suddenly dropped by our office and saw our macarons. “Hoy ha hindi bilog yan ha!” (Hey! Those aren’t round!) Ahahaha. Whoops. ...
Buddha Bar Manila
I finally saw the giant Buddha in Buddha Bar Manila! There was a party downstairs that night for one of the partners of the restaurant so the mood wasn’t as relaxing as I had hoped it would be. The place was pretty dark. I’m not used to taking photos in low light so some of the pictures are slightly blurry D: There was a whooole lot of maki rolls to choose from. I think this...
Ukokkei Ramen Ron
Yay! Ukokkei! This isn’t one of the new restaurants but, really, ramen restaurants have been sprouting like mushrooms in Manila. After hearing of stories of the Ramen Nazi, I was afraid to bring my camera out but I saw Jin take loads of photos in the restaurant so I decided to give it a go. I didn’t get in trouble :D maybe non-intrusive photography is fine? Onigiri! Fried...
Mana-ish and more!
After a hard day at work in the office, we headed over to Jupiter St. to a restaurant my sister googled since she was sick of always eating japanese and chinese food when we go out. The drawings on the wall were really cute. Bread with dip. Mousaka? I’m not so sure. Baba Ghanouj Baba Ghanouj on bread. Or were these the mousakas? Hahaha. I ordered the Shish Fish but...
Silantro - Kapitolyo
We went to Silantro in Kapitolyo during its soft opening. Mmmmexican. The prices were pretty cheap for the amount of food that you got Beef Nachos. Fish that I forgot the name of Cheeseburger. Calliente Wings. Beef Salpicao. Tacos! The place had posters like this posted on the wall. Hee.
Lyon, France - Midi Minuit
Our last dinner in Lyon was a few block away from our hotel. While looking for somewhere to eat, it looked like the only place nearby that was open. Fish with Risotto. The plating of the food reminded me of a bug. Steak with mashed potatoes For dessert I ordered vanilla ice cream sandwiched in a puff pastry. When it arrived, I didn’t know that there was going to be...
Lyon, France - SIRHA 2013 Day 2
Instead of heading straight to the Expo Center, we decided to take a look at the area around our hotel. l’Eglise Confluence - Sainte Blandine. Beautiful stone church a few steps from our hotel. View of Cours Charlemagne from Perrache Station. Hotel Charlemagne is a very convenient 3-5 minute brisk walk from to station. It’s also less than a block away from Brasserie Georges! ...
Lyon, France - Brasserie Georges
After a long day of walking at SIRHA, we asked around for a good place to eat. Almost all of the exhibitors mentioned Brasserie Georges. After a little research we found out it was walking distance from our Hotel! Apparently, it’s quite famous. They sell t-shirts and everything. The place is basically a giant ballroom and the decor on the walls are lovely. It’s also as loud...
Lyon, France - SIRHA 2013 Day 1
First day at SIRHA 2013. SIRHA is an International Ho.Re.Ca (hotel, restaurant, catering) exhibit held in Lyon, France. I believe it caters mainly towards the French market so most of the brochures and flyers they give out are in French, but almost every booth had someone that could speak english. SIRHA this year was scheduled after SIGEP (they’re usually scheduled at the same time), so...
Remiremont, France - Oxalis
Our suppliers brought us to a quaint little restaurant in Remiremont named Oxalis that’s run by chef Laurent Grandgirard and his wife (who speaks very good english!). It’s a pretty small restaurant that could probably seat around 25 people inside and around 10-20 more outside. The art on the illustration boards hanging from the wall reminded me of some of the drawings I see on...
Gerardmer, France - Les Bas Rupts
Les Bas Rupts is a 4-star quaint home-y ski resort in Gerardmer, France with an in-house 1-star Michelin restaurant. I absolutely love their plates. And their cute decor. Behind the little elf is their extensive wine list. Much much thicker than the menu. I absolutely love the presentation of the food. Yummy appetizers. The shrimp tastes like tempura :D Some sort of bisque ...
Snowed in Charles de Gaulle
A stroke of bad luck during my trip. The day before we were supposed to leave for Italy, it started to snow. The snow wasn’t that high, but eighty to ninety percent of the flights out of the country were cancelled, and trains were either out of operation, fully booked, or horrendously late. We stayed at a nearby Hotel Ibis for three days hoping to get a flight out. (in the end, no such...
Paris, France - Gare De L'est
Gare De L’est Station. We had to transfer from the RER to the Paris Metro in Gare du Nord. Traveling using the metro with luggage is pretty tiring, especially when some of the escalators stopped working. :( It was incredibly cold but I was a little sad there was no snow when we arrived. Anywhere. Dinner at Piano Bar beside Ibis Styles Hotel Salad with Prosciutto Steak with Salad...
The interiors are so pretty :D When you walk in, it feels like you’re in a movie set or a small japanese food side street. Hee. Cute kids. Gyoza Gyudon Ebi Tempura Tsukumen with a lot of chashu - Like ramen, but you have to dip the noodles into the soup Mitsuyado Sei-men. No. 22 Jupiter Street, Brgy. Bel Air,Makati City Tel. 511-1390
Backyard Movie Night
Ughh so pretty. My sister had a movie night for her friends and he boyfriend’s friends a few days ago. It rained right up to 6:00 in the evening, so we were getting stressed (well I was) trying to figure out where to place the projector inside the house. Thank god it stopped so we could have this: Christmas in Connecticut! And since it just rained it was windy and the air was cool and...
CAB Cafe in Kapitolyo
Chorizo with Egg and Rice Coffee-based Caramel Frap Liempo with Rice Red Velvet Cupcake Mango Cheesecake CAB Cafe 18 East Capitol Dr., Kapitolyo, Pasig
Osonho in Eastwood
Salpicao. Portugese Gambas Peri Peri Chicken Paella Negra Seafood Paella Osonho Portuguese Fusion Restobar (02) 470-1768
Cupcakes from Jill Sandique
Chef Jill dropped by our office a couple of weeks ago and brought us a box of cupcakes :D I love her pastries because they’re always perfectly baked and contain just the right amount of sweetness (i.e., not that sweet). Carrot Cupcake Red Velvet Cupcake Eating cupcakes like a boss. Delize by Jill Sandique No. 33 Sunrise Drive, Cubao Q.C. Telephone: 721-7022, 497-8811 ...
Crisostomo at Resorts World
Crisostomo at Resorts World. 2F Newport City Mall, Resorts World Manila, 1300 Pasay City, Philippines. (02) 846 9276
Had my birthday dessert at Chez Karine in Serendra :D Pannacotta yay Cashier Display Pannacotta :D Yummy Saled Caramel Macarons Coffee Yay family Take-out Packaging Display Cake
Two Months - Romantico
Waterless Sinigang with DeBuyer Affinity
It all started with my mom being invited to one of those “Tupperware Parties” by her friends. A sales person selling pots and pans go over to a person’s house and cooks for them and their friends while pitching their product. She came back inrediculous at how expensive they were. They were selling a set of pans for Php 200,000++ Pesos. Part of the pitch was the ability to cook...
June 2012 It’s been a while since I last came to Cafe Juanita. It’s a lot less cluttered-feeling now but still eclectically home-y. The Lights & Decor The Food Everytime my family and I went out to eat, I always used to go “WAITWAITWAITWAIT” when a new dish came to the table from the kitchen so they wouldn’t touch the food. Now, my family...
Tagaytay Highlands Animal Farm
Ham?, Prociutto, Salami, and Cheese Chicken Crisps with Honey Mustard Sauce Spinach and Cheese Dip Osso Buco Stuffed Chicken Pork Chops Linguine Ala Salsiccia Pasta Bolognese and Ravioli with Pasto Sauce Apple and Cinnamon Pannacotta Cucina Rusticana. 9531 Akle St. Cor. Kamagong St. San Antonio Village, 1203 Makati, Philippines. +(632) 478-3493.
Hai Chix & Steaks
Hainanese Chicken Butter Garlic Shrimps Beef Salpicao Red Velvet Ice Cream Hai Chix & Steaks Metro Home Depot, along Dona Julia Vargas, 1605 Pasig, Philippines Tel. 0917-507-5773/ 661-7695
RUB Ribs & Barbecue (Kapitolyo Branch)
It’s a little futher on the street from Charlie’s and CAB Cafe. We missed it on our first trip there since the sign was hidden behind the building wall when we drove by. D: Inside Rub Ribs & BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich RUB Family Platter Shrimpy - Spicy Sauteed Shrimps RUB Beef Buffalo Chicken Wings Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Fried Oreos with Vanilla Ice Cream ...
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Tagaytay Highlands Steak House
Mushroom Something Soup (Top) and Clam Chowder (Bottom) Seafood Platter (Left) and Chilean Sea Bass (Right) Baby Back Ribs Steak that you have to cook by yourself