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Special menus in the exclusivity of your own home a perfect evening.
Entertaining your closest friends at home is easy when the country’s top chefs are on speed dial.Mindanao-born, Manila-educated, and French-trained chef Miko Calo started her international culinary career with the best of the best. Fresh from the renowned Intensive Professional Program in French cuisine ...
 
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These Japanese restaurants step it up in the sushi game.
Filipinos have clearly taken a liking to Japanese cuisine with the presence of over a thousand establishments in Metro Manila paying homage to its intricacies and revelations. At the heart of Japan's culinary offerings is sushi, which keeps locals craving for another ...
 
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Buff body be damned. Buffets are good.
The best thing about a buffet is the number of food choices available—at unlimited servings. Those with big appetites are definitely going to get that bang for their buck, especially if the buffet has a wide array of specialty dishes that people ...
 
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It's that time of the year again.
Health buffs, foodies and our parents have told you time and time again, salad is good for you. But what makes a salad good? Is it the vegetable-to-dressing ratio? Is it the presence of pasta, noodles, fruit, or any other surprise topping ...
 
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Chino MNL is relaxing its rules but sticking to its Mexi-Japanese style.
When Chino arrived in town, it was like that strange new kid no one could quite put a finger on, the one you and your conventional friends whispered about for being an offbeat weirdo who refused to color within the lines.Chino was ...
 
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Firstly because they do more than tea and pearls.
Metro Manila's water supply may be dwindling, but we're not about to go thirsty just yet. The milk tea in the city is flowing fast and seemingly endlessly. With more and more international chains setting up shop we have to ask ourselves: Is ...
 
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The possibilities of what you can put together with buns and a beef patty are endless. These burgers are the best in Manila's food scene.
Ah, the hamburger. It is one of the most beloved and iconic dishes in the world. Luckily, some of the best burgers in Manila are up to the challenge of satisfying your need for a well-designed, well-seasoned, well-made setup of bread, meat, and ...
 
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For the French food festival, they will be serving up fine French cuisine on a special menu.
The names of the dishes might be tricky to pronounce, but struggling through words like Bouillabaisse or Filet de boeuf will be richly rewarded with unforgettable gastronomic delights. With its quaint restaurants serving as temples of the best ingredients in the region, ...
 
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To dine fancy, get a chef's table.
Those who aren't easily impressed with gastronomy know that there's only one way to get the full measure of a fancy restaurant: the degustation menu, attempted by many, offered by few, and excelled at by fewer.Discerning local diners have set the bar high ...
 
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Black Sheep serves up third-wave coffee and classic cocktails with a radical vibe   
When you enter Black Sheep Coffee at its new S Maison location, you will be befuddled for a moment. The usual coffee shop feel, with its light wood and polished brass, bossa nova, and clean-cut baristas, is replaced by unfinished walls, Banksy-style ...
 
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From seafood to steak, all your cravings are now at The Food Hall.
The restaurant formerly known as the Todd English Food Hall has been relaunched into a dining space that is now simply known as The Food Hall. Don’t let its simple name fool you, though, because the refreshed concept now houses four of ...
 
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From home-cooked to high-brow to down-to-earth, we give you the ultimate purveyors of these coveted claws.
The human love affair with crab started as far back as prehistoric times. Archeologists have found evidence in the Eritrean coast (yes, we Googled this) that early tools were used to harvest shallow marine mollusks and crustaceans, including crabs.Until the present, crab ...
 
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Obviously.
February started off big for NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal as he opened his first Los Angeles restaurant simply named Shaquille’s. It stands right next to the Staples Center where The Big Diesel helped deliver three NBA championships, with a Shaq-sized door for the ...
 
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In the flood of restaurants, there are a few that drift apart and worth seeking out.
The food landscape of Manila has reached fever pitch, with seemingly every corner of this huge city filled with places to satiate our hunger.However, in this day and age when landlords are king, it’s not surprising to find restaurants playing like reruns, ...
 
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What are your food memories with these comeback kids?
Many childhood memories are tied to food. It’s nice to reminisce about those favorite hang-outs you had while growing up, and you get to crave for certain food items that are not available anymore. Fortunately, some of those restaurants are returning, owing ...
 
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This pulpo beats others to a pulp.
"Excuse me if I start crying, okay?" says our friend Xavi only half-jokingly as we wait for Savage to bring out the latest from its kitchen. A native of Barcelona, Xavi has only been in the Philippines for a short time and like ...
 
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Glorious lechon—whole roasts, baked pork belly, lechon kawali, and more— clearly, there's never been a better time to eat pork.
Filipinos will never grow tired of lechon. It brings family and friends together during joyous occasions, or a smile on our faces during sad ones. That all-too-familiar crackle from its skin is enough to send pleasurable chills down our spines. Even through ...
 
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Because we all have work the next morning.
What happens before midnight? We can't answer for everyone, but Before Midnight has booze, baos, and beats. Organized by videographer Michael Lorenzana and Kwago, the independent book bar that operates in Warehouse Eight, the event can be described as a monthly clandestine collective ...
 
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Lampara challenges how you see modern Filipino food.
It's a few minutes past 6 p.m. and the restaurant has just opened. The chef and co-owner, an affable millennial named RJ Ramos, is in the middle of explaining their concept to me when the doors open and a woman steps in. RJ ...
 
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It’s a different dining experience with the crustaceans we are familiar with.
The Philippines being an archipelago, the bounties of the sea have always become a staple on Filipino tables, ranging from lutong bahay to the dampa-style eateries, and now the popular boodle fights at family outings. Foreign seafood concepts have also come in, ...
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