Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sebastian's Month of Love Flavors

Valentine's Day is always one of the most celebrated occasions. We see the town turn red and adorned with hearts, flowers and what-have-yous. But expect the unexpected with one of the most creative food concepts in town.

Hello, Sebastian's Ice Cream!
Our favorite unpredictable ice cream shop launched four new flavors to celebrate the month of love and as always, Sebastian's never fail to surprise us with innovative flavors. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Restaurant Love: Cocina Peruvia's Newest Dishes this 2019

Cocina Peruvia is like wine of the restaurant industry. It just keeps getting better and better with time. And its newest dishes definitely made this colorful restaurant stand out even more.

Hello again, Cocina Peruvia.
My relationship with Cocina Peruvia could be described as a drama show on television. It didn't start right but after giving it a few more chances... I think I'm now in love.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Back To Basics: Savage

Savage has been one of the most talked about restaurants in town. Raved about by taste makers, I was excited to try its grilled pulpo. However, our frequent out of town trips pushed back my plan to dine at Arya Plaza's crowd favorite restaurant. Thankfully, R's sisters made plans to have a get together here and we were in town for it. 

Hello, Savage
With all the frills and complexities of cooking in this modern age, Chef Josh Boutwood went back to how cooking all started, with flame and smoke. And this is how Savage was born. 

Friday, February 8, 2019

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas: Snake River Farms (SRF) Gift Box

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and many are stressing out on what to give their significant other. Thankfully, R and I are not too big on buying each other gifts and prefer to spend time with each other. And there is no better way to spend quality time than over a good home cooked meal. 

Hello again, Snake River Farms
My favorite steak brand came up with the perfect Valentine's Day gift idea. It bundled several favorites--Wagyu Strip Loin, Wagyu C. Cut Sirloin, Wagyu Flapmeat, Wagyu Ground Beef and Wagyu Frankfurter. Each pack weighs 330 grams with the exception of Wagyu Ground Beef which weighs 500 grams and Wagyu Frankfurter with 454 grams. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Yellow Cab Celebrates 3rd World Pizza Week

February is my favorite month of the year for several reasons. Aside from it being the month of Love and my birth month, it is also when Yellow Cab celebrates World Pizza Week

Hello, Yellow Cab!
Yellow Cab has been one of the brands that I know would never fail me. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Tokyo Tokyo Launches Sisig Ramen

Tokyo Tokyo is one of my go to places for affordable Japanese food. I still recall my college days when I'd grab an order of its tempura and pair it with its refreshing red iced tea. And Tokyo Tokyo continues to remain relevant in the food industry by innovating and offering new products to the ever growing demanding market. This time, this popular Japanese restaurant chain came up with something quite Filipino

Hello, Tokyo Tokyo
We all know Tokyo Tokyo for its crisp tempura and bang for the buck bento meals. It recently launched its Nori Tempura which tickled seaweed lovers' taste buds. And just a few weeks later, it launched a new dish that would pique the interest of ramen lovers. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Restaurant Favorite: Dulcelin Gourmet

Dulcelin is no stranger in the food industry. Known for its scrumptious Mango Torte and Wagyu Tri-tip, it has gained patrons all over the metro. And when I came across Dulcelin's restaurant along West Triangle, I knew where to eat next. 

Hello, Dulcelin Gourmet.
Contrary to its name, Dulcelin Gourmet's restaurant doesn't have that fancy or snooty vibe. And surprisingly, the place was still packed at 1:30 p.m. on a weekday.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Restaurant Favorite: Mama Lou's

Dining out could be overwhelming these days with the crazy number of restaurants to choose from. But when I'm tasked to choose a place to host our office guests, I stick with the ones I love or highly recommend. And last week, I picked one of my favorites for dinner. 

Hello, Mama Lou's.
Mama Lou's has been one of my favorites since 2017. Just one bite of its delectable Mushroom Chicharon would win anyone over! 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Staycation Chronicles: Bayleaf Cavite

I hardly consider Cavite as a location for a quick getaway. In fact, I couldn't think of a single thing to do in the area. But who would have thought that there's a gem waiting to be found along the long Governor's Drive? 

Hello, Bayleaf Cavite.
Bayleaf may not be exactly a new name in the hospitality industry as its Intramuros branch has been around for over five years. Built as an extension to Lyceum of the Philippines, Bayleaf served as the culinary arm of the university. And it was not long after the success of Bayleaf Intramuros when the Laurel family decided to open another one, this time in Cavite.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

First Bite: Maxi Mango

Being viral is one of the goals of anyone in this digital age. Virality leads to a massive increase in followers and in the case of food establishments, queue for hours. Such was the case for Maxi Mango after it became one of the hottest food items late last year. 

Hello, Maxi Mango
I've first heard of Maxi Mango from the foodie community Let's Eat, Pare. Its posts received a lot of likes and comments that most stay in my feed for days! And seeing its crazy long line at Robinsons Galleria further fueled my curiosity. However, I do not have that intense desire to know if its Mango Float is worth the one hour wait. Instead, I waited for the day when Maxi Mango barely has a line. And that day finally happened last week when I dropped by Trinoma. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

First Bite: Café Eight Churrasco-Style Buffet

I can't live without meat. I tried being a vegetarian for six months and it has been absolutely challenging for me especially since I'm part of a beef and pork loving family. I have to admit, eating greens all day long made me feel extra healthy but there's something with feasting on succulent meat that makes me... happier. And when I was invited to a churrasco lunch at Café Eight of Crimson Hotel Festival City, I had to say yes.

Hello, Café Eight
Located at the 8th floor of Crimson Hotel, one would quickly understand why this place is named so.