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These brands are proudly Filipino.
Dreams of savoring food cravings were crushed momentarily when news of the COVID-19 pandemic broke in March. This meant having little access to treats such as ice cream and gelato, which one can easily enjoy in a normal circumstance.TOP STORY: These Are the ...
 
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Let your taste buds do the traveling.
You may be cooped up in your house, but you can still travel through the world via your taste buds. These restaurants and food purveyors will be the perfect cure to keep the travel bug away.TOP STORY: Amazing Philippine Architecture You Need to SeeWhen ...
 
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If this is the future of dining, then...it looks pretty good.
We've all seen the memes: restaurant tables split up by clear acrylic boxes, robots replacing humans on the floor. Heck, there's even a photo of a restaurant for one, which was essentially a lone table and chair set atop a hill.As the world settles into ...
 
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We need to recognize innovation, even when it was ill-timed.
There are many reasons a restaurant doesn't work. Sometimes overheads are just too much. Sometimes the venue's just wrong. Sometimes there's a pandemic. Sometimes there are personal reasons. Sometimes the food is just bad. Sometimes it's the timing.Metro Manila has seen it's ...
 
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It's is the lone Philippine establishment on the list.
Jordy Navarra's Toyo Eatery once again lands a spot on Asia's 50 Best Restaurant list, this year nailing 44th. Toyo Eatery opened in 2016, celebrating Filipino food and culture in a refined but casual setting. Despite the delicacy of every dish, Navarra sticks to ...
 
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It's a little tease of its crab bonanza.
We had already ordered. It was noon and Ministry of Crab had just begun offering special lunch sets, a small taste of its extensive Sri Lankan-inspired menu. It had two courses: a pair of lumpiang ubod squares, whose sweetish sauce turns the simple spring rolls ...
 
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It's only a taste of what's to come.
Who says the restaurant industry is going through a slump? Restaurants come and go, but it seems like there are more coming in than ever before. Big local concepts and huge international franchises are still on their way, but here are some starters—restaurants ...
 
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No-frills, but we just keep coming back for more.
Diners—they’re a wholly American institution that to us, Filipinos, usually mean retro-style interiors, greasy food, and bright neon lights. Historically, these chrome-covered fast food havens are more than that. Often open 24 hours a day, diners offer a respite for people coming ...
 
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The best burger isn't always the most famous one.
We just can't shake off our love for a good burger. We've done iconic burger places, luxurious burgers, and meatless burgers. It's just such an easy and satisfying meal that can be as simple as a disc of ground meat between two slices ...
 
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It's shawarma rice all day.
A brunch invitation from Chef Francis Lim feels a dream. It’s not because the food will most likely be too good to be true—the seasoned chef has, through the years, proven his mettle—but Francis Lim is the hype man/chef behind the kitchens ...
 
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These are apparently the top seven wings in the metro.
We've heard a few odd sentiments about chicken wings—there's not enough meat, you have a hard time eating them, blah blah blah—but we firmly believe that the closer to the bone you can get, the better the flavor. We're not sure how ...
 
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It's the new takeover trend in food.
There are many places you can go with flour, butter, and eggs. It can take you to cookies, cakes, pancakes, and, in light of more timely treats, the latest food fad to hit the world: soufflé pancakes.Soufflé pancakes are exactly how they sound: a ...
 
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But it is too good not to share.
For burger fans, there's nothing like taking that first big juicy bite of their go-to Sweet Ecstasy burger. Even though you may pretty much have an idea of what you want to order at this burger place, you should know that this ...
 
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The chocolate cake of your childhood.
Of the many variants of cake, the Black Forest is among those that get the least attention. Not a lot of dessert places in Manila offer the famed chocolate-fruit cream cake medley, much to the dismay of ‘90s kids who have come ...
 
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Ovo serves a buffet breakfast and a brunch menu for lunch and dinner and then transforms into an after-hours cocktail bar. 
When chef Mikel Zaguirre (Locavore/Bad Bowl) invites you for a tasting at one of his new concepts, be sure to bring reinforcements. He is not the type to pull back on either flavor or quantity. His style is usually described as indulgent, ...
 
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Head up north for your dose of unique food finds
The Metro Manila bustle has gotten us dreaming of weekend escapes that appeal for the charm they promise: a change in scenery and routine, a relatively peaceful hours’ worth drive, and a culinary experience unlike any other. Sure, there are many getaway ...
 
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It used to be a department store.
Back in the 1800s, the most happening place in the Metro was the 393-meter Calle de Escolta. It was lined with luxury stores, restaurants, and many other stately structures designed in Art Deco style. But many of them have fallen into disrepair, and what's ...
 
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At Attilla, the regular steaks are incredible too.
“I just realized in the mornings, it’s hard to see [our location],” muses MM Vazquez, co-owner of Atilla Meat Bar, as she looks out the window. It’s true. While Atilla has a great corner space in Molito Lifestyle Center in Alabang, it falls victim ...
 
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Seafood and Asian flavors mix so well.
Bun Appetit has come a long way since its beginnings selling Maine-style seafood rolls, garlic noodles, and Mexican corn. Owners Lawrence and Iya Cua used to send out their sandwiches, but now the couple has outlets around the Metro, including posts in Salcedo Saturday ...
 
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Celebrate Single Awareness Day with these hilariously named and absolutely delicious flavors.
Being single on Valentine’s Day isn’t always easy—everything is marketed toward couples, from special dinner menus to restaurants’ window displays. Plus there’s the ungodly traffic to contend with. We could all use a little levity on this sappiest, cheesiest of holidays, and ...
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