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These restaurants deserve your attention.
Too many restaurants, too little time, too little stomach space. While the golden age of the Philippine restaurant industry continues to flourish, it does create a bigger divide between heavily marketed eateries and confidently quiet ones. As more restaurants open every year, more ...
 
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There's nothing like a big pot of soup to warm you up.
On rainy days that are colder than your ex’s heart, it’s good to warm up those insides with something hot and nourishing other than your stock of instant ramen. Hotpot or steamboat cooking is an East Asian eating tradition where different ingredients ...
 
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Where to get your fix of Japanese grilled meat
Amid the flurry of K-BBQ and hotel buffet offerings, there is another growing trend in the local food scene: Japanese restaurants that put the spotlight on yakiniku or grilled Japanese meat. These popular stops solidify what we already know about gastronomy in ...
 
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Metro Manila's top chefs are giving you some delicious rewards.
We've all been trained to expect rewards for good behavior: getting a new toy for finishing our homework, receiving extra allowance for doing chores on time, getting that promotion after putting in the overtime. But we have to wonder? Are there ever ...
 
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Fine dining on a different scale.
An inherently underground locale known only to a privileged few—Pinot works a little bit like this. It takes over from what used to be Cav, the wine shop and cafe that had been around since the advent of BGC, that was eventually ...
 
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Where to eat when you’re craving for roast duck or char siu.
Succulence. It’s the qualifying measure that separates the best Hong Kong roasts from the rest. Lucky for many Filipinos, there’s no need to fly out to Hong Kong anymore—even if that might be easier to do than traverse EDSA from north to south ...
 
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It's an easy-to-love ramen that you can enjoy in any weather.
Menya Kokoro founder Takuma Ishikama is so far removed from the ramen nazis of our not-so-distant past. For one, he can’t seem to stop smiling. But then, the 35-year-old seems to have a lot to smile about these days. When the former ...
 
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Boodle 101: How to set up a foolproof Filipino kamayan!
Nothing exemplifies the Filipino spirit of camaraderie and love of good food like a kamayan feast or a boodle fight. As its name suggests, a boodle fight demands a gathering of diners. The fighting, however, does not mean beating up one another. ...
 
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The award-giving bodies have already labeled this the best beef in Japan.
At 11:30 a.m., there is no one at the little restaurant on 26th Street. The servers are ready to wait on tables and there’s a flurry of activity in the kitchen, but it’s the gloomy final Thursday of the month and Miyazaki ...
 
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Monocle enjoys their prawn scotch egg.
Blackbird, which has been open since 2014, has always been top-of-mind when it comes to Manila's most beautiful restaurants (Fun fact: The Nielsen Tower where the restaurant is located used to be the air control tower of the former Manila International Airport), but it's now ...
 
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The owners actually don't know what exact year the restaurant opened.
Here’s the thing about age—the older you get, the less you remember. If you don’t record your story, chances are you’ll forget many milestones in your life. Such is the case of Toho Antigua, the country’s oldest restaurant, located in Binondo, Manila. Over ...
 
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How the now-ubiquitous lump of cheese became the most unoriginal thing on the menu.
The skinny waiter looked at me with contempt. I was sitting alone in an Italian restaurant on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, and my plate was empty: I had just inhaled a glob of dairy fat the size of a softball. ...
 
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These Japanese wagyu steakhouses are cut above the rest.
Now that we’ve identified the best steakhouses in the city, it’s time to zero in on the best places for Japanese wagyu in Manila. Wagyu is a premium cattle breed from Japan. The term translates to “Japanese (wa) cow (gyu),” and has become a fast ...
 
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Ahead of the franchise’s much-awaited opening, Michael Concepcion reveals why the brand is poised to be a game-changer.
“What makes Elephant Grounds so great is the sum of its parts, how it all comes together,” says Michael Concepcion, the retailer and restaurateur, who's been on top of the whole process of bringing the café franchise from Hong Kong to Manila’s shores.This, ...
 
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It's also a limited edition.
If you know your Pancake House history, then you would know the first Pancake House was opened just outside Magallanes Village in 1970 by a group of pioneering women who wanted to diversify the rice-heavy Filipino diet. By 1974, more partners swooped ...
 
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There were rumors of a fire at Discovery Primea that night, but only the skills of Dedet dela Fuente and chef Luis Chikiamco were burning hot.
You prepare for a Lechon Diva dinner the way you would a marathon. The journey is different, of course, and so is the goal, but both require an intense level of hunger, drive, and endurance, all of which will find you slumped in ...
 
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Italian cuisine is having a renaissance and it's happening in Manila,
Carbs are delicious. Italian carbs—even better. There's nothing compared to the culinary rewards you get in the best Italian restaurants in Manila. We don't have to explain why Italian cuisine is beloved the world over; food-crazy Metro Manila is no exception. Filipinos cannot ...
 
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From kwek-kwek to kare-kare, Filipino food is colorful, interactive, yet refined at Hapag
“It’s Filipino,” replies chef Thirdy Dolatre, when asked to describe the concept of Hapag. It doesn’t claim to be modern. It doesn’t promise classics with twists. It doesn’t even aim to redefine anything. It’s simply, humbly, proudly Filipino.Yet the restaurant is void ...
 
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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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