Thursday, July 20, 2017


      Its no secret that I am a burger fanatic. I love experimenting with different toppings, trying to find the combination that best suits my palate. 

      What if I told you there was a place where you could enjoy an unlimited amount of burgers that you customized to your own heart's desire? And not only that, you get a full on buffet that includes a wide array of American Classic Dishes such as BBQ Ribs, Ribeye Roast, and a vast selection of desserts to choose from?

       Yes my friend, a place on Earth does exist.. And The Burger Bar weekends happens every weekend of July at Flavors, Holiday Inn Makati. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


       Ramen Nagi has been known for bring the flavors of Japan to the Filipino Palate through their bowls of ramen. However, what happens when they try to bring the Flavors of the Philippines into their Ramen? 

      You're in for an interesting meal...  Introducing the Manila Kings of Ramen Nagi!  

Monday, July 17, 2017


Every month, every week, and almost every day it seems, there's a new restaurant opening in Metro Manila. There are a lot of great new dining choices, side by side with the perennials, the classics that we grew up with. As food bloggers, writers, and members of the F&B industry, we're always very curious about the crowd favorites.

The popular vote, if you will. So, Our Awesome Planet, the Blogger Collective known as the KTG (Kain Tulog Gang) and World Food Expo (WOFEX) have partnered to conduct the People's Choice for their Favorite Food, Restaurants, Bars, and more …. or simply, "The Choice".

You can participate and answer the survey here:

We conducted an intense first round of voting among ourselves, and our resulting Finalists have made us very pleased: we feel it's a very diverse and fair representation of all our favorites from all over the Philippines. The categories are very broad, as they should be in a democratic vote.

However, we'd like to emphasize that this is NOT a "Best of..." list. Taste, after all, is subjective. This is a vote for YOUR FAVORITES. These are not the Oscars of our ever-growing foodie community.|

Instead, we'd like "The Choice" to be the Golden Globes:  a bit more irreverent, surely less formal, and yes, it ought to be greatly biased. After all, YOU will be voting for your favorites, this is YOUR CHOICE!!!


 The Choice 2017 Voting is open for 3 weeks starting on July 3, Monday and ends on July 23, 2017, Sunday.
The Choice Restaurant Awards will be on August 5, Saturday at the SMX Convention Center at the MoA during the World Food Expo (WOFEX) 2017!


The Survey Parameters:

1. For the Favorite New Restaurant category, our coverage period includes restaurants that opened between June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017.
2. There are 60 questions in this survey and answering this survey should take only around 10-15 minutes. It is best to give a definitive answer on each question and feel free to skip if you can't decide.
3. All answers are treated confidential and final once you click on the submit button. 
One survey response for one person only.
4. Please give us your name and email address for our random validation of the survey responses.
5. We've added your Favorite Hotel categories as part of this year's The Choice 2017 survey!

The KTG are:

The KTG is a group of friends who all just happen to be some of the top food bloggers in the Philippines; every one of their individual blogs ranks among the highest ranking and most influential online publications dedicated to food, entertainment, and travel.

The KTG is composed of some of the more senior food bloggers in the country, including Richie Zamora of "The Pickiest Eater in the World', and Jill Tan of 'The Food Scout”. 

Representing the younger generation are "Food in the Bag", "The Hungry Kat", and "Nines vs. Food". And from the world of showbiz, Mr. Chuckie Dreyfus, a foodie who's also a respected tech blogger.

The KTG's objectives are not limited to discovering the best restaurants, however. While it's affectionately called the "Kain Tulog Gang", it's officially participated in relief efforts in Tacloban and Iloilo after Yolanda; and in Metro Manila, this "Kapatiran sa Tulong at Ginhawa" is on a constant mission to contribute in providing joy and comfort to the less fortunate.

Friday, July 14, 2017


Just like most of us, I am constantly on the look out for meals that boast an insane portion size, but at an affordable price, and incredible taste. Tokyo Tokyo recently unveiled a new addition to their menu that I felt was everything I was looking for in a satisfying meal.

Big Portion? Check.
Affordable Price? Check.
Delicious? CHECK!

Once again, the creative minds of Tokyo Tokyo got their gears running to create another treat for big eaters like me that are looking for a great deal on meals with big servings.. Behold, Tokyo Tokyo’s Chicken-Nomiyaki!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


          Although we’ve never had much problems getting to drink her milk (Thankfully she’s not as “Picky” as her father), that never stopped Rina from finding simple ways to make “Milk Time” fun for Rain. Rina’s philosophy is to always associate Rain’s routine of drinking a glass of milk with happy moments, so it becomes something that Rain always looks forward to. Whether it be through “Story TIme” or a small “Surprise”, Rina and Rain’s milk time has become a great bonding Mother and Daughter session. 

        And thankfully, the delicious taste of Alaska Powdered Milk made it a whole lot easier for us, because the sight of her big glass of milk never fails to make her eyes light up!

         Last Mother’s Day, our friends at Alaska sent over a surprise for Rina and Rain which fit perfectly for their daily Milk Time Activities!

Friday, June 23, 2017


           I'm so excited to tell you all about one of the best meals I've had in my entire life. 

If you love steak, then let me tell you this: You MUST try SAGA Steak. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to try this amazing cut of beef from the Saga prefecture in Japan twice in my life, and the second time was even better than the first

Saturday, June 17, 2017



      It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. 
       One day we're fed a ridiculous amount of food, prepared by an acclaimed chef, another day, we're flown to one of the most breath taking places in the country for a few days of R & R. 

      WTF, right? 

       I'm kidding! Blogging has taken me to different parts of the country, but this was the first time that I was able to go to El Nido, Palawan, where we were invited to explore Lio Eco-Tourism Estate, as well as to witness the natural splendor of what El Nido has to offer.

Thursday, June 15, 2017


        Whenever June comes around, an event that i'm always looking forward to is F1 Hotel Manila's LuzViMinda Food Festival. The ingenuious concept is, the hotel invites three renowned chefs to represent the different regions of the country, through their gastronomic creations. Now, LuzViMinda is on its fifth year, and they've got a perfect track record in my book. 

       The 2016 incarnation featured some of the top female chefs of the country, but in 2017, the boys are back in town! Chefs Mikel Zaguirre, Dennis Uy and Kalel Chan all took up the challenge of featuring the best dishes from around the country, all into one amazing buffet spread. 

      This ranks up there with the very best LuzViMinda festivals ever! 

Thursday, June 8, 2017


       Marco Polo always finds ways to keep its flagship restaurant, Cucina, on the top of its game, by conceptualizing various international food festivals, and inviting some of the most acclaimed Chefs to elevate the dining experiences of their guests. 

     Their latest food festival, raises the bar once again. Invoking the bold flavors of Italy, Marco Polo has recently launched their Festa Italiana festival, which is spearheaded by Award Winning Chef, Andrea Delzanno, a native of Italy who now calls Marco Polo Hong Kong his home. 

    I was fortunate to have personally witnessed the amazing spread that Chef Andrea prepared for his guests, exemplifying the excellence that the Marco Polo name carries throughout the world. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


            I was introduced to Chinese cuisine at a very young age, and instantly fell in love with it. That love affair has only grown stronger as the years passed by, especially when I discover innovative restaurants that know how to push the envelope in creativity, while maintaining the high standards that the traditional Chinese Chefs adhere to. 

      Paradise Dynasty is one such restaurant. Known for having a wide range of flavors to their Xiao Long Bao (EIGHT to be exact), Paradise Dynasty also has an extensive menu that delves into Chinese Cuisine, ranging from the classics to new concoctions.  


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