Thursday, November 29, 2018

PAMPANGA FOOD TRIP: SAMSAMAN! BOODLE FIGHT WITH CHEF SAU DEL ROSARIO




         During our Road Trip to Pampanga, we dropped by 25 Seeds, the restaurant of Chef Sau Del Rosario for an Epic Boodle Fight! 

        Chef Sau prepared his trademark dishes, such as Sisig, Bulalo, Inihaw na Bangus, and so much more!








25 Seeds
2F Dycaico Ancestral House 
Barangay Sto. Rosario 
2009 Angeles City

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

RED LOBSTER OPENS IN MANILA!




Red Lobster opened their first branch in Manila this November, so I dropped by S Maison Mall for a sneak peek of some of the items that's on their menu! We got to try the famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits, Seaside Nachos, Seafood Feast, Cajun Porkchop, and a whole lot more!





Red Lobster Grnd Flr, S Maison
Conrad Manila
Seaside Boulevard Corner Coral Way,
Mall of Asia Complex (MOA)
Pasay City

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

PICKIEST YOUTUBE GIVEAWAY: SIBYULLEE!



     Kicking off my first YouTube Giveaway with Gift Certificates from Sibyullee!! Good luck to all the contestants!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

THE SAMGYUPSAL SEARCH EP 2: SIBYULLEE UNLIMITED PROMO



     For the second episode of my Search For Samgyupsal, I visited Sibyullee, flavors of Seoul, and tried their unlimited Korean BBQ Promo! Located in Ayala the 30th Mall in Pasig, Sibyullee makes a great case for one of the best Korean Restaurants in Metro Manila, and their unlimited Korean BBQ Offerings are fantastic!

    Do you love Samgyupsal too? Let me know what's you're favorite Samgyupsal restaurant so I can add it to my series!



Sibyullee Flavors of Seoul
Grnd Flr. Ayala The 30th
Pasig City, Metro Manila

Monday, November 19, 2018

THE GARAGE VR ZONE AND FOOD PARK OPENS IN CITY OF DREAMS, MANILA


        City of Dreams Manila opened the Garage last month, which is a virtual reality park, lined up with some fantastic food stands as well! I'm not a big gamer but gawd dang the food was great! I took my brother, my brother in law and two of my nephews with me so they could try out the games, and they had loads of fun!!
Check out my vlog to see the games and food stalls we tried! Please don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates on my videos.. Including a Giveaway very soon!

The Garage
UGF City of Dreams Manila
Aseana Avenue and Roxas Boulevard
Parañaque City

Thursday, November 15, 2018

THE SAMGYUPSAL SEARCH EPISODE 1: JIN JOO KOREAN GRILL



With the boom of Korean restaurants, particularly Samgyupsal joints, I'm looking for the best one in the metro! My first stop has taken me to Jin Joo Korean Grill in Podium, with their new Promo, which offers you unlimited access to a selection of 10 different types of meats for only P499 for lunch and P549 for Dinner.

Do you love Samgyupsal too? Let me know what's you're favorite Samgyupsal restaurant so I can add it to my series!

Monday, November 5, 2018

JAMES AND DAUGHTERS BY LE JARDIN: A FOOD HAVEN IN BGC



       One fine Saturday, we visited James and Daughters By Le Jardin, the brainchild of Chef Jonas Ng! We were blown away by his wide array of diverse dishes, which put his undestanding of flavor profiles on full display.

His epic desserts were also amazing!


James & Daughters
Grnd Floor 
The Westin Residences Manila 
21st Drive Corner McKinley Parkway 
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
James & Daughters by Le Jardin Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday, October 29, 2018

TSIM SHA TSUI: TAGUIG'S BEST KEPT SECRET





     Ever since I was a child, I've been a fan of Cebu's famous chain of Dimsum restaurants, namely Ding How, Ding Qua Qua, Harbor City and Dimsum Break.  

Whenever I fly to Cebu, one of my first stop is always one of those restaurants for a couple of orders of Sweet and Sour Pork and of course, their STEAMED FRIED RICE. 

I was elated to discover that there is a place in Manila, specifically the Taguig area, that serves those dishes that I know and love.. A little hole in the wall restaurant in Taguig called Tsim Sha Tsui!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

PAMPANGA FOOD TRIP PART 2: RUBEN BAR & RESTAURANT



     Our Pampanga Food trip took us to the cafe at the lobby of Best Western Bendix, called Ruben. Ruben is a charming little bistro that has made a name for itself as one of San Fernando's Hottest Bars, but their food is also worthy of acclaim!

        With dishes such as Sizzling Pork Adobo, 6 Hour Caldereta and Sinigang na Corned Beef, Ruben helps reaffirm San Fernando Pampanga's claim as "The Culinary Capital of The Philippines".



RUBEN
Lobby of Best Western Bendix Hotel 
McArthur Highway 

2000 San Fernando, Pampanga

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

PAMPANGA ROAD TRIP: BEST WESTERN BENDIX IN SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA



        The first episode of our Pampanga Food Trip, begins with a feature on our lovely hotel.. Best Western Bendix! 

Strategically located in the heart of San Fernando, Pampanga, Best Western Bendix is the ideal location when staying in San Fernando, whether it's for business or pleasure. The hotel is also the home of one of San Fernando's best kept Gastronomic secrets.. Ruben Bar and Restaurant.. But more on that in the next episode!




BEST WESTERN BENDIX
MacArthur Highway, Dolores Intersection
2000 San Fernando, Pampanga

Monday, October 22, 2018

The PICKIEST EATER TRIES EPISODE 2: PATE DE FRANCE


          Due to the crowded food scene in the Philippines, home based food business have been finding ways to become more and more creative whether their products in order to stand out. The cakes and pastries market actually seems to be quite competitive nowadays, with online bakeshops quite popular in social media. 

     One online business took it upon themselves to bring to their customers a rather unique take on the Pinoy Ube Cake. I was immediately intrigued when I chanced upon La Pate De France on Instagram, and when I actually tried their product, I was totally blown away!    

      Perfect for the second episode of The Pickiest Eater Tries! 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

THE PICKIEST EATER TRIES EPISODE 1: KRISPY KREME BACON & CHEESE RING FILLED DOUGHNUTS


         You know me.. I'm a sucker for anything with bacon in it.. Real bacon mind you (Nothing artificially flavored please). I was walking around in the mall and I saw the Krispy Kreme had a Bacon doughnut.. One filled with cheese at that, so I couldn't resist trying it for the very first episode of my new Vlog Series, called, "The Pickiest Eater Tries..."

Friday, October 19, 2018

NEW VLOG SERIES: THE RAMEN RULES AT RAMEN NAGI ONE BONIFACIO HIGH STREET


           When it comes to Ramen here in the Philippines, it's hard to argue with Ramen Nagi's status as being on the top of the heap. When it came to opening yet another branch, the brains behind Ramen Nagi decided to take things to the next level by designing a whole new concept store that would break from the tradition, and give it's interiors a sleeker, more upscale look, while staying true to the excellence in service and food quality that they are known for. 

      So last week, I was fortunate enough to witness the blessing of their newest store, conveniently located at One Bonifacio High Street, the heart of BGC!   

     And what makes the branch even more awesome? They'll be the only branch that will be serving the legendary Truffle King Ramen from its opening, all the way until December! 


Monday, October 15, 2018

LECHON LOVE VLOG SERIES: CHUBATCHOY CEBU LECHON HOUSE


        As I mentioned in my previous blog posts, I've been trying to look for more home based businesses I could help promote on my blog. One such purveyor came under my radar, because their product is definitely right up my alley... Meet Chewbatchuy, Cebuano Lechon House! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

VLOG: MARKET CAFE BUFFET AT AG NEW WORLD MANILA BAY



         The last time I went to AG New World Manila Bay Hotel, was for a visit to Li Li, their famed Chinese restaurant that has an epic selection of dimsum. I've been to their flagship cafe called Market Cafe, many years ago, and quite enjoyed my time there, however I believe the hotel was still under the Hyatt Group of Hotels Banner.

        Upon my return, I discovered that the the standard of excellence was not only maintained, but the bar seemed to have been set even higher!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

AIR ASIA'S NEW ONLINE VIDEO: DARE TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE



       I really do have a high respect for people who live to travel. When I say travel, I'm not just talking about entitled brats holing them up in fancy hotels and claiming to be travel aficionados.  I mean really making an effort to immerse yourself in a foreign culture and find an affinity for the people that make that country beautiful. I'm amazing with those bold enough to D-I-Y their mode of transportation around the city, instead of simply relying on expensive hotel service transfers. 

     To me, these are the people who know exactly what travel is all about. not letting material constraints hold you make.. let alone physical ones. 

    The latest Online Video from AirAsia Philippines features Naprey Almario, a Handi-Capable man, that shattered his physical limitations, and carried out his dream of being able to travel the world. 

    It makes us think about the times that we gave up on something so easily, without truly fighting for it. Don't be afraid to fight the good fight for what you want in life. The true shame is never daring to try.. Being unable to #DareToDream. 

Please like and share the video!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

THE BEST NON-HOTEL BUFFET IN MANILA: NIU BY VIKINGS PODIUM MALL


         I think it's quite clear that I have a love for buffets, having featured quite a number of them on my blog throughout the years. A question I get asked quite often is which is my favorite buffet, particularly from the Non-Hotel category. Admittedly there are quite a few good ones out there now, with Niu By Vikings always in the conversation. 

      However, with its newest branch at The Podium Mall opening recently, in my humble opinion, it has vaulted itself to the top of my personal standings!


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

HOME-BASED DISCOVERIES: BATCH 1




     I'm constantly looking for Home Based Food Businesses to try and help promote, and i'm always left awestruck with the creativity and skill level that these hard working entrepreneurs have. I've rounded up another batch of some Home Based businesses i've discovered for the past few months that have blown me away with the quality of their products!

Monday, September 17, 2018

DISCOVERING U HOTELS IN MAKATI


       The city of Makati seems to be synonymous with an upscale lifestyle. Even when it comes to hotels, some of the finest and lavish names from around the world have settled in the country's premiere business district. However, there are a few hotels that have sprouted up in the outskirts of Makati, that proved that comfortable accommodations need not be expensive. One such hotel is making a mark for its artistic look and feel, while simultaneously wowing their customers with phenomenal food... U Hotels Makati.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

AIRASIA "MAGNET" : OUR REACTION VIDEO



       As you all may known, AirAsia is incredibly close to my heart, as they were the first Airline to invite me to join Blogger trips around the country and even abroad. As a budget friendly airline, their credentials are unparalleled, having been awarded The Best Low Cost Airline In The World by Skytrax for 10 years in a row. 

     This week, AirAsia released a very heartwarming video that instantly became a viral sensation, accumulating over 1,000 likes in 24 hours! The story revolves around a mom that continues to dote over her adult son.. Something as Filipinos, a lot of us can relate to.. and how he finds a way to give back to her, as he dared to make her dreams come true. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

MAGNOLIA BAKERY NEW YORK OPENS IN MANILA AS M BAKERY!


      From New York to Manila, Magnolia Bakery has landed on our shores, under the name, "M Bakery", bringing with them their world famous pastries and Banana Pudding! 

Friday, August 17, 2018

THE ENCHANTING STORIES BY LILYPAD


       Finding places to eat in Quezon City is often bittersweet for me.. Mainly because I used to live in the Area, and back then, the dining choices were few and far between. I was pleasantly surprised to discover a charming restaurant along Times Street, whose laid back ambiance combined with delicious food makes it a wonderful place to dine in at Quezon City.. Stories By Lilypad. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

VLOG: OUR STAYCATION AT MARCO POLO ORTIGAS MANILA!


          The Pickiest Family in the World got the opportunity to stay at the beautiful Marco Polo Ortigas Manila for the second time, giving us a chance to make a new VLOG to show you how beautiful the hotel is!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

THE BEST BRUNCH BUFFET EVER AT THE CAFE, HYATT CITY OF DREAMS!


       Families are in for a treat this August, because The Cafe at City of Dreams Manila has an amazing promo that will blow your kids minds (in a good way)! Every Sunday, The Cafe is holding what they've dubbed, "The Best Buffet Brunch Ever!"! And considering your brunch includes amazing food that The Cafe is known for, coupled with games, dance numbers and character dining with some of Dreamworks' most famous characters, its hard to argue otherwise!

     But what really makes this deal quite the steal, is how your meal also includes an All Day Pass at DreamPlay Amusement Complex at City of Dreams! 

Friday, August 10, 2018

THE CORNER MARKET FOOD HALL: INARI

 The sparkling new renovation of Podium Mall opened up opportunities for more shops and restaurants to settle into the bustling Ortigas center. Recently, a sprawling Food Hall opened, named, "The Corner Market". Spanning roughly around 1,200 square meters, The Corner Market is set to house 17 food establishments in its massive halls.  

      Your friendly neighborhood Pickiest Eater made the ultimate sacrifice for his beloved readers, to try the food stalls that have opened their doors at the Corner Market.. Where good food is just around the corner!


        I heard a lot of great things about Hamaru Yakitori and Sushi at Crave Park, but since it's a little out of the way for lazy old me, I've never actually got to visit. Though the doors of Hamaru may be closed, the brilliant minds behind their kitchen, refused to let the Hamaru name die, so it conceptualized a little brother stall at The Corner Market Food Hall, that serves rather unique Japanese dishes.. Inari by Hamaru. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

THE CORNER MARKET PODIUM: THE RABBIT HOLE

         The sparkling new renovation of Podium Mall opened up opportunities for more shops and restaurants to settle into the bustling Ortigas center. Recently, a sprawling Food Hall opened, named, "The Corner Market". Spanning roughly around 1,200 square meters, The Corner Market is set to house 17 food establishments in its massive halls.  

      Though not all 17 are operational yet, your friendly neighborhood Pickiest Eater made the ultimate sacrifice for his beloved readers, to try the food stalls that have opened their doors at the Corner Market.. Where good food is just around the corner!


           With all the savory options at The Corner Market, those with a sweet tooth would be happy to know that there are actually a couple of dessert purveyors as well! If you're looking for a stall with a wide array of cakes and pastries, look no further than The Rabbit Hole!
            

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

COCINA PERUVIA OPENS AT THE PODIUM MALL


          From the moment I tried Cocina Peruvia three years ago, I was absolutely blown away by Peruvian food. This was my first foray into the cuisine that for the past few years, seems to have taken the world by storm, and I instantly became a fan. 

         It was nice to see that others seemed to have taken to Peruvian cuisine as well, as Cocina Peruvia opened two more branches since, including one at Vertis North and most recently, The Podium Mall.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

THE CORNER MARKET FOOD HALL: GUSTO! FAST & FRESH

     The sparkling new renovation of Podium Mall opened up opportunities for more shops and restaurants to settle into the bustling Ortigas center. Recently, a sprawling Food Hall opened, named, "The Corner Market". Spanning roughly around 1,200 square meters, The Corner Market is set to house 17 food establishments in its massive halls.  

      Though not all 17 are operational yet, your friendly neighborhood Pickiest Eater made the ultimate sacrifice for his beloved readers, to try the food stalls that have opened their doors at the Corner Market.. Where good food is just around the corner!


      It's quite refreshing to see that healthier dining options have been sprouting up across the metro. Admittedly, these dining spots are usually seen by me as a last resort, but there are a growing number of health conscious people that are looking for restaurants that offer meals that are not only delicious, but nutritious as well!

     Gusto! at The Corner Market Food Hall is one such restaurant that offers innovative takes on healthy food.  

Friday, July 27, 2018

KAMS ROAST: NOW ROASTING IN SM MEGA FASHION HALL


My KTG FRIENDS AND I ABOUT TO PIG OUT!!

      It's not often that one gets to dine at a restaurant with Michelin Star lineage, so when Kam's Roast opened in our shores, I was absolutely ecstatic for the opportunity to see for myself why they got the acclaimed award in Hong Kong!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

THE CHOICE : YEAR IV


In the first six months of this year alone, over 500 new restaurants opened … and that’s only all over Metro Manila! Every month, every week, and almost every day it seems, there’s a new restaurant opening its doors. 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. What are the beloved favorites? Let the voice of the people be heard!


Monday, July 23, 2018

SABADO DE FIESTA AT SAMBA, SHANGRILA AT THE FORT


      Samba at Shangri-la the Fort is making Saturdays even more fun! Not only does the popular Peruvian restaurant bring its Latin inspired flair to its dishes, but they also set up live food stations and included an all you can eat menu to its incredible Sabado De Fiesta lunch spread!

Friday, July 20, 2018

THE CORNER MARKET PODIUM - STOCKWELL CAFE + LOUNGE


The sparkling new renovation of Podium Mall opened up opportunities for more shops and restaurants to settle into the bustling Ortigas center. Recently, a sprawling Food Hall opened, named, "The Corner Market". Spanning roughly around 1,200 square meters, The Corner Market is set to house 17 food establishments in its massive halls.  

      Though not all 17 are operational yet, your friendly neighborhood Pickiest Eater made the ultimate sacrifice for his beloved readers, to try the food stalls that have opened their doors at the Corner Market.. Where good food is just around the corner!


       Stockwell began as a charming little coffee shop in the Quezon City Scout Area. People flocked to their endearing place not just for the homey atmosphere, but for their fresh brews and delicious food as well. They recently expanded their operations by opening up a stall at The Corner Market Food Hall in Podium!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

DISCOVERING DISCOVERY PRIMEA


         I'm always excited when my family and I schedule a Staycation at a swanky hotel. And let me tell you, When it comes to luxury and elegance in the hotel world, one would be hard pressed to find something better than Discovery Primea. 

      From its service, accommodations, facilities and most importantly its food, Discovery Primea shows how Filipino hospitality is taken to the highest echelon of world class standards, making it stand toe to toe with some of the most illustrious brand names in the world.   

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

HOMEBASED DISCOVERIES: POPS ORGINAL LUMPIANIZA


            I've always been a huge fan of fan of Lumpia Shanghai, and it seems like my daughter took after me as well! Which is why when I heard about a home based purveyor with a brilliant idea of taking the traditional Lumpia to another level, I was immediately interested. 

           His creations, the Lumpianiza, is not only easy to cook, making it a convenient meal for your family, but they're incredibly delicious as well! With a variety of flavors to choose from, you're definitely going to find a flavor that fits your palate! 

Monday, July 16, 2018

THE CORNER MARKET PODIUM: CA PHE SAIGON


    The sparkling new renovation of Podium Mall opened up opportunities for more shops and restaurants to settle into the bustling Ortigas center. Recently, a sprawling Food Hall opened, named, "The Corner Market". Spanning roughly around 1,200 square meters, The Corner Market is set to house 17 food establishments in its massive halls.  

      Though not all 17 are operational yet, your friendly neighborhood Pickiest Eater made the ultimate sacrifice for his beloved readers, to try the food stalls that have opened their doors at the Corner Market.. Where good food is just around the corner!


          Vietnamese Food has been spreading like wildfire across the metro, with Pho and Bahn Mi shops sprouting around the area. One full service restaurant in Marikina has been making a name for themselves as a go-to place for an amazing Vietnamese meal, by the name of Ca Phe Saigon.

          Building on its success in Marikina, Ca Phe Saigon opened a stall at The Corner Market Food Hall, bringing to the masses their take on classic Vietnamese dishes.

Friday, July 13, 2018

SAY CHIZU AT TORI CHIZU!


         Fast-casual restaurant chain Tori Chizu opened late last 2017, bringing an exiting slew of Japanese dishes, given the Western treatment! Japanese classics such as Chicken Teriyaki, Beef Yakiniku and Kani Takoyaki are turned into mouth-watering Baked Rice Meals that are... wait for it... topped with MOZZARELLA CHEESE! 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

SCOTT BURGERS: THE RETURN OF THE COMEBACK


        I'm not ashamed to let my age show so I'm going to tell you all now, college life for me began in the mid-nineties. During that time, Taft wasn't really the food haven that it has become now. The decent places to eat were few and far between. Whenever my classmates and I would find an acceptable restaurant, we would be quick to share our discovery with one another. There was one particular place that I remember my friends telling me they particularly enjoyed, and it shocked the hell out of me. It was this small stall underneath the stairs of the LRT, and I remember it so vividly because it had an iconic statue of a boy with his tummy hanging out of his too small shirt sitting on a barrel as he carried a huge burger over his head right in front of it. 

     And that's how I was first introduced to Scott Burger. I'm not going to lie to you.. I didn't try it. I distinctly remember that a burger was about P25, Buy One Take One. Admittedly, that was the very same promo that my friends were raving about, but the Picky Eater in mean refused to take the risk. 

   Cut to: More than 20 years later, Scott Burger is making a comeback in a BIG WAY, bringing in a their classic brand of burger for a New Generation. This time, I knew I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try the burgers, especially when I found out that it was infused with creations by Celebrity Chef Sharwin Tee!

Friday, July 6, 2018

THE CORNER MARKET: EASY, TIGER

       The sparkling new renovation of Podium Mall opened up opportunities for more shops and restaurants to settle into the bustling Ortigas center. Recently, a sprawling Food Hall opened, named, "The Corner Market". Spanning roughly around 1,200 square meters, The Corner Market is set to house 17 food establishments in its massive halls.  

      Though not all 17 are operational yet, your friendly neighborhood Pickiest Eater made the ultimate sacrifice for his beloved readers, to try the food stalls that have opened their doors at the Corner Market.. Where good food is just around the corner!


       The Corner Market Food Hall made sure that some of the finest food cultures in Asia are made readily available for it's customers. Thailand, known for its diverse cuisine, is represented by "Easy, Tiger". Easy, Tiger serves Classic Thai Noodle dishes and popular set meals consisting of entrees that we all know and love, at very affordable prices!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

HOT DATE NIGHT AT FLAME: DISCOVERY PRIMEA


        Since Rina and I had Rain, we admittedly don't get to go out on date night as often as we used to. Not for anything, but we both do feel kind of guilty when we leave Rain at home and we go out and enjoy a night out by ourselves. Truth be told, our little Rainbow makes all our our family days (or nights) out so fun, it never really bothers us. 

     However, during our staycation at Discovery Primea a couple of months back, Rain decided to stay in the room with her yaya and watch Disney Channel instead of having dinner with us.

    Since this gave us the opportunity to go on a date night without straying too far away from our little girl, Rina and I made the most of it.. And as you could imagine we fell in love.... This time with the food of Discovery Primea's premiere restaurant, Flame! 

    (And one another again of course hehe)

Monday, July 2, 2018

RIDING INTO THE WINGZONE, SM MEGAMALL ATRIUM


        There are times when I just look for a laid back place where I can enjoy a good burger and wings with my buddies over an exciting basketball game. I recently found a really fun place in Megamall that checks all those boxes for me.. Atlanta based Franchise, Wing Zone!

Friday, June 29, 2018

B & P ALL DAY BREAKFAST: THE EATIGO P1K CHALLENGE!


          It was my officemate Toon's Birthday a couple of weeks ago, and I offered to treat him and a couple of members of our team out for a celebratory birthday lunch! I had a budget of P1,000, so my challenge to my buddy was that he choose from a list of restaurants from my Eatigo App, so we could get the best bang for the buck deal!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

STAYCATION AT THE JEWEL BY THE BAY: DIAMOND HOTEL PHILIPPINES


        One of my favorite things to do with my family is enjoy a relaxing staycation at a hotel in the metro. Although admittedly it's quite fun to go out of town once in awhile, sometimes you don't really want the hassle of a road trip, but far enough to make the trip worthwhile. 

        I've been to Diamond Hotel numerous times to sample their stunning restaurants. but for the first time, I had the opportunity to enjoy a staycation there with my family. I knew the hotel was beautiful, but this would be my first glimpse at their rooms and other facilities. 

        I was definitely not disappointed! 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

CHEFS SAU DEL ROSARIO & MIKO ASPIRAS: FILIPINO CULINARY PRIDE AT CORNICHE DIAMOND HOTEL


           I'm always game for a buffet spread that features the gastronomic creations of some of the finest chefs the country has to offer. And truth be told, I've been fortunate to have tasted a number of amazing ones. However, whenever the name "Sau Del Rosario" is entered into the equation, you can be rest assured that you're in for a whole new level of culinary excellence. And perhaps there is no one higher on the dessert food chain right now then Chef Miko Aspiras, so when I found out the two titans of the industry were joining forces to come up with the "Filipino Culinary Pride" Food Festival at Diamond Hotel's Corniche, all bets were off. This is one collaboration that I would not missed for the world! 
  

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

THE CORNER MARKET: LA TAQUERIA DEL CHUPACABRA


              El Chupacabra is often identified as the pioneer of the popular Poblacion restaurant Scene, turning a once quiet neighborhood into a burgeoning food Mecca.  El Chupacabra's die hard fans have been clamoring for the little cantina to expand and open new locations, but it was only in 2018 when El Chupacabra finally opened a "Little Sister" branch at The Corner Market, bringing their phenomenal Street Tacos to an even wider range of customers! 

Monday, June 18, 2018

THE CORNER MARKET PODIUM: CHAR EXPRESS

The sparkling new renovation of Podium Mall opened up opportunities for more shops and restaurants to settle into the bustling Ortigas center. Recently, a sprawling Food Hall opened, named, "The Corner Market". Spanning roughly around 1,200 square meters, The Corner Market is set to house 17 food establishments in its massive halls.  

      Though not all 17 are operational yet, your friendly neighborhood Pickiest Eater made the ultimate sacrifice for his beloved readers, to try the food stalls that have opened their doors at the Corner Market.. Where good food is just around the corner!


          Being a lover Chinese food, I was incredibly excited to try Char Express at The Corner Market at Podium Mall. Char boasts of a slew of Roasted Meats, done the oriental way, at very affordable prices! 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

THE CORNER MARKET: BARCELON DE CALDERON


The sparkling new renovation of Podium Mall opened up opportunities for more shops and restaurants to settle into the bustling Ortigas center. Recently, a sprawling Food Hall opened, named, "The Corner Market". Spanning roughly around 1,200 square meters, The Corner Market is set to house 17 food establishments in its massive halls.  

      Though not all 17 are operational yet, your friendly neighborhood Pickiest Eater made the ultimate sacrifice for his beloved readers, to try the food stalls that have opened their doors at the Corner Market.. Where good food is just around the corner!


        Coming from a family of Spanish heritage, Spanish cuisine became a staple for me, growing up. To this very day, every family celebration is highlighted by the presence of my Aunt's famous Paella. Given that, my standard for Spanish food is very high, because the women in my family are known for whipping up restaurant quality Spanish dishes in their own kitchen (Which is partially to blame for my.. umm.. "Rotundness"). 

        Calderon is one of the few restaurants that I give my thumbs up to when it comes to Spanish Food. Once known as Little Baguio's "Best Kept Secret", Calderon has expanded to three branches across Metro Manila, namely Makati and now at Pasig, through their stall, "Barcelon De Calderon" at The Corner Food Market!

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