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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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It truly took a village, but the much-anticipated restaurant by Miko Calo finally opens to the public.
When people talk—quite excitedly, if I may add—about soon-to-open French “bistronomy” restaurant Metronome, the chatter understandably revolves around the food. The talent of its young and determined chef, Miko Calo, has created a steady buzz from the dining elite, friends, and family ...
 
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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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Take an exotic trip to India with these restaurants.
When you ask an Indian friend where to find the best Indian food in Manila, the prompt answer will always be: "At our house." Well, you can see how that presents a few problems, overstaying being one of them. Your friendship may not last ...
 
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Going meatless goes a long way in helping the environment.
The world is in trouble and eating meatless burgers, a seemingly small but rather significant step to saving the planet, may help it.In June 2019, a paper published by the Breakthrough National Center for Climate Restoration revealed that, at the rate the ...
 
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It's everything a Chinese restaurant is not.
There is a Chinese restaurant in your mind. It has a specific look, sound, smell, and feel. It's red all over and lanterns hang from its ceilings. A classic Chinese ballad blares from its speakers. There is the waft of soy sauce, ...
 
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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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These meaty treats are certified to stuff and satisfy. 
Nothing is possibly meatier and more packed with flavor than a well-made sausage. The cylindrical meat product, which comes in various flavors depending on its provenance and ingredients, is made using animal by-products that would otherwise end up in the bin. Even pork ...
 
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It's the most important meal of the day.
In a city that’s awake almost 24/7, there is never a shortage of places to have a meal at any given time of the day. There are even more options for busy bodies who like to start the day with a great ...
 
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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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Here's where to get the best combination of tortilla, filling, and salsa.
The taco is perhaps Mexico’s greatest gift to the world. Its simplicity has generated a gazillion different takes on the dish, with everyone putting their own signature on it. So what makes a perfect taco? If taco = tortilla + filling + salsa, ...
 
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At Lemuria, expect well-paired food and wine, as well as top-notch service.
In her book, The Secret Doctrine, 17th-century Russian theosophist Helena Blavatsky wrote of the lost continent of Lemuria: "Lemuria, which served as the cradle of the Third Root-Race, not only embraced a vast area in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, but extended ...
 
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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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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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From thick to thin, New York to Neapolitan, stuffed crust to Hawaiian, the options for the best pizza in Manila are aplenty.
Not all pizza is created equal. Some pies are thin and crisp, some are thick and chewy. Some thrive on simplicity, some come bedecked with every topping possible. Some can bring you to the bustling streets of New York, others can transport ...
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