Monday, January 22, 2018

Tradition and Innovation: Tapas with a Modern and Contemporary Spin at Oye Tapas and Grill

When you want more than just the usual gambas and calamares...


A shared history and culture that permeates deep in our social fabric, Andrew Masigan of The Advent Hospitality Group goes boldly forward in sharing the great dance between two cultures with a modern and contemporary spin. The fusion of east and west with Filipino and Spanish flavors is both highlighted and celebrated in their newest culinary dining concept, Oye Tapas and Grill, located at Uptown Place Mall in Bonifacio Global City. Oye Tapas and Grill is the latest concept from the group behind XO46 Heritage Bistro and Arroz Ecija and a tasty addition to the metro's growing culinary landscape. It's definitely the spot for traditional Spanish dishes and exciting new and inventive interpretations of modern Spanish cuisine. History and culture come full circle at Oye Tapas and Grill, with flavorful small plates, savory dishes, and refreshing cocktails...

Friday, January 19, 2018

A One-Night Only Pop-Up with Chef Francis Balbarin at James & Daughters

Impressed. Chef Francis "Kiko" Balbarin reveals yet another facet to his creative culinary style with a unique pop-up at James & Daughters...


Chef Jonas Ng and James & Daughters recently hosted Chef Francis Balbarin for his first-ever pop-up in a memorable dinner that far exceeded all expectations. From elegant starters to inventive mains and sinfully indulgent desserts, Chef Francis Balbarin draws inspiration from the freshest local ingredients in creating a lavish repertoire of flavorful dishes in one memorable evening. And James & Daughters was the perfect venue to showcase Chef Francis Balbarin's honest take on real flavors. Chef Francis Balbarin lays it all on the table with his bold and intense flavors with each masterfully plated course, layered with a whole lot of good vibes at James & Daughters (for more on Chef Jonas Ng and James and Daughters, see my previous post, Weaving Flavorful New Stories at James & Daughters by Le Jardin).

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A Chicken Fillet A Day: McDonald's Introduces The New Sweet Soy Chicken Fillet

It's a new year and the perfect time to try something new and different. Your favorite Crispy Chicken Fillet with Rice from McDonald's is the best place to start discovering new and exciting flavors...


The well-loved and best-selling Chicken Fillet range from McDonald's gets a flavorful addition with the new Sweet Soy Chicken Fillet, joining old favorites like the creamy and buttery Chicken Fillet ala King and Crispy Chicken Fillet with Rice. That's a stellar cast, and you can safely add the new Sweet Soy Chicken Fillet to your list of favorites at McDonald's.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Blue Is Back: The RACKS Blue Plate Specials Return To Kick-Off The New Year

The best ribs in town kicks off the new year with the comeback of the popular Blue Plate Specials. Blue is definitely back...At RACKS.


RACKS unveils this year's edition of the much-anticipated Blue Plate Specials with six hearty and mouth-watering combos where you can enjoy all your RACKS favorites in one plate. Great food and value for money, this year's Blue Plate Specials has something for everyone from the best ribs in town...  

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Meet The New TempuRamen from Tenya...

You asked for it, you got it...


Finally, you can enjoy a comforting bowl of ramen paired with Tenya's signature tempura combining two iconic Japanese favorites in one meal. Tenya, Japan's #1 Tempura Tendon, starts the new year with a promise fulfilled. Meet the new TempuRamen from Tenya...

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Where To? LUMU...

Beer joint, watering hole, kambingan, tambayan, call it what you like, your nostalgic beerhouse has been revived and is now better known as LUMU...


In a classic throwback to the days of the iconic Filipino tambayan, LUMU Beerhouse & Filipino Kitchen offers inventive reinterpretations of traditional Filipino beerhouse favorites that pair well with endless rounds of ice-cold beer. And it's all happening right here in Greenbelt 3...

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Paradise Just Got A Whole Lot Closer: Paradise Dynasty Opens at The Podium

You don't have to drive all the way down south for your soup dumpling fix with all eight international flavors...


It's now much closer to home. Paradise Dynasty opens its second branch at The Podium in Ortigas, and xiao long bao paradise is now a lot nearer than you think.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A New Year of Good Vibes at F1 Hotel Manila

Celebrating the new year with a whole lot of good vibes...

 
F1 Hotel Manila has been a part of my blog's journey from the beginning since 2013, being my very first hotel post as well as my first hotel staycation feature on my blog. And starting the new year with the first weekend staycation feature on my blog for 2018 with F1 Hotel Manila just seems so right...   

Monday, January 8, 2018

Power Lunch at Flame, Cocktails at Edge...

A sumptuous lunch followed by a round of cocktails, the new year is definitely off to a great start at Discovery Primea...


Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco continues to push modern European cuisine infused with bold Asian notes for unique flavor experiences at Discovery Primea's fine-dining restaurant, Flame. The refreshing repertoire of dishes reflect the inventive style of Chef Luis, from classic and familiar Asian-style cuisine prepared with indulgent western ingredients like foie gras down to the Chinese take-out box plated for one of their signature mains, Flame takes you on an exciting culinary journey, crossing and pushing borders, with its exquisite cuisine prepared with a casual yet modern edge.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

East Meets West at Alter Ego European-Asian Fusion Bistro

Fusion doesn't have to be confusing. In fact, it makes a whole lot of sense...here at Alter Ego.


A savory Pork Curry Salpicao, a comforting Pumpkin & Mushroom Soup Souffle, and a decadent Pate Au Choux filled with Leche Flan, you just don't find that anywhere. But you can find it here at Alter Ego in New Manila where east meets west (for more on Alter Ego, see my earlier post, Fusion Without Confusion: Discover A Unique Brand of Fusion Cuisine at Alter Ego European-Asian Fusion Bistro on the recent opening of New Manila's newest dining destination).
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