Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tipsy Tales: Where Filipino Folklore meets Alice in Wonderland

I'm a sucker for interactive experiences. I remember being so hooked to mystery games that I'd go almost every week! And when I found out that there's a new place in town that offers similar thrill, I had to know more about it. 

Hello, Tipsy Tales
Tipsy Tales is an innovative entertainment house that promises its guests an experience to remember. And it delivers way beyond what one could expect. 

Its fairy tale adventures last for 75 minutes and you don't just get to watch it but actually live in it and decide on how it ends. So be ready to be transported to a whole different world as soon as you step inside Lambana-- a Filipino folklore beautifully crafted by Tipsy Tales.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Promo Alert: Choi Garden at 50% Off

Choi Garden has this chaotic and rather stressful dining ambiance. It feels as if one gets transported to Hong Kong with its efficient yet cold (no smile) service. But its mouthwatering Roast Pork and Peking Duck are just too good to say no to. And its constant partnership with credit cards makes it a lot easier for us to say yes to dinner at Choi Garden. 

Hello again, Choi Garden
Choi Garden partnered with American Express (issued by BDO) this month till December 13, 2019 where cardholders can get 50% off your bill with a minimum order of PHP5,000 and maximum order of PHP10,000, Mondays to Fridays for lunch and dinner. 

Friday, November 15, 2019

First Sip: Cup Point

Sunnies Studios seamlessly grew its brand from fashion to food as if the two go hand in hand. By tickling everyone's love for aesthetics, Sunnies even attracted the non-lipstick user me to check out its famous Fluffmatte lipsticks. And I actually liked it that I bought two! And to celebrate my new beauty finds, I dropped by Sunnies' cutesy coffee shop, Cup Point. 

Hello, Cup Point!
Cup Point is the slightly hidden cafe behind Sunnies Specs SM Megamall. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Restaurant Love: Summer Palace

Summer Palace is our go-to place whenever there’s a special occasion or if there’s a guest in town. I never really bother to visit this place before as I used to be not fond of Chinese food. R though was raving about this place and shared how much he loves some dishes served here. And one bite was all it took for me to fall in love with it too.

Hello, Summer Palace.
Summer Palace has been around for several years. As one of the successful dining establishments of Shangri-La Hotel, Summer Palace has garnered a lot of recognition under its belt all thanks to its top notch food and service.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

First Bite: Meet Fresh

My heart always skip a beat whenever I hear the manly "tahoooooo" echo in the morning. I'd hurriedly look for small bills, get out of my PJs and run as fast as I could to the gate and eagerly wait for my favorite morning treat. But more often than not, I miss the manong magtataho or he skips our street. Thankfully, a new store opened that sells something better than taho

Hello, Meet Fresh!
Meet Fresh is the newest dessert shop in town and it opened its first store in Podium Mall. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

SeaKing Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

I rarely do my groceries but my fondness for marinated milkfish made SeaKing a familiar brand. I'd often grab a bunch of its smoked variant which I find so easy to prepare. And last Friday's festivities made me appreciate this brand beyond its products. 

Happy 20th Year, SeaKing!
Just like most businesses, Seaking started as a small business in 1999, spearheaded by the Uy siblings. It was a dream that the three sisters and brother never thought would grow this big. 

Monday, November 11, 2019

First Bite: Lola Cafe + Bar

Lola Cafe + Bar is one of the most recommended restaurants in Tomas Morato. Known for its quaint ambiance and interesting menu, I've been wanting to visit this place for years! And finally, after three long years, the stars aligned and off we drove to this foodie district. 

Hello, Lola Cafe + Bar
We visited Lola on a Tuesday night and the restaurant's parking was packed! We were told that we could park nearby as long as we get to have half the car up the sidewalk. 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Paradise Dynasty Celebrates its 3rd Year Anniversary

Paradise Dynasty is more than just a place where I get my xiao long bao fix. With its superb and mouthwatering dishes, each visit has been a sweet escapade. And just like any fun vacation, I always yearn for more. Fast forward to three years later, I still can't stop smiling from ear to ear every time I get a piece of its bestsellers. 

Hello, Paradise Dynasty
Paradise Dynasty's extensive menu gives its guests a glimpse of China's rich cuisine and a taste of its various flavors. From the sweet and salty flavors of the South and mala-filled spices of the North, Paradise Dynasty offers it all. And perfectly too!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

A Sip of Singapore: Nanyang

Nanyang has been a popular destination for its delectable and bang for the buck laksa and chicken meals. It also has filling kaya toasts which come in different spreads. A bite of its offerings quickly transports its guests to Lion City, Singapore. But one other thing Nanyang got my taste buds turning pink with glee is its superb drinks!

Hello, Nanyang
Nanyang's great selection of drinks is one of the reasons why I keep going back for more. From Milo Dinosaur to its refreshing homemade barley, I'd make sure to swing by for a drink or two while roaming around the mall. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Restaurant Favorite: Yoshinoya

Dining out can be very tiring. Aside from squeezing your way through Manila's horrendous traffic, you're also bombarded with so many options where to eat. And the fact that there are restaurants opening left and right every week doesn't really help. At most times, I end up finding myself going back to one of my classic favorites--Yoshinoya.

Hello, Yoshinoya
Yoshinoya has been one of my go to places when I couldn't decide on where to eat. With its no fail Beef Gyudon Rice Bowl, I'm set to have a filling and satisfying meal! 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

First Sip: Brown Café

The milk tea bug got me real bad as I always find myself craving for this sweet drink. My eyes never fail to sparkle every time I see an ad promoting a new joint worth checking out. And I was so excited when I found out that Brown Café, a popular Thailand brand, opened in Manila. 

Hello, Brown Café
I've never been to Brown Café Thailand but its collagen infused boba drinks got me curious. And it's hard to say no to its cute, clean and dainty Instagram posts.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Restaurant Love: Café Adriatico

Malate is known for its bustling night life. And with the craziness ending till wee hours in the morning, I'd imagine its breakfast scene to be close to a ghost town. But I was wrong when I dropped by the iconic Café Adriatico. 

Hello, Café Adriatico
Café Adriatico is undoubtedly one of the gems of Manila. Established in 1979, this small cafe was the start of the successful LJC Group of Restaurants.