May is a very special month for my wife, Rina, because not only is it her birth month, but it’s Mother’s Day as well. She takes her role as a mother incredibly seriously, and I can safely say that she is the best mother I could have asked for my daughter to have. Given all that she does for me and our daughter, I thought of perhaps preparing something nice for her for dinner.
Since I usually spring for dinner at a restaurant, I thought it would be more meaningful if I prepared something for her myself! I asked her sister for some tips of the simple dishes that Rina loves, and she suggested one of her favorite fish dishes, Steamed Tilapia in Oyster Sauce. Given that I had just come from the grocery and had some of the necessary Lee Kum Kee ingredients in my pantry, I thought to myself, “Challenge Accepted”!
I was quite surprised to discover that Denny's Philippines has Filipino dishes on their menu! Rina couldn't resist ordering their Bangus. I still ordered the Roasted Beef Skillet, but I promise I'll come back to try the other items on the Pinoy Menu!!
I SHALL RETURN, DENNY'S!!
Hawker Chan became famous for becoming the first Hawker Stall to earn a Michelin Star, and now they're slowly invading the Philippines, care of The Food Global Concepts Group! After smash success openings at Mall of Asia and SM North Edsa, Hawker Chan set its sights on Makati, as they opened their newest branch at Glorietta 3! I Dropped by, and tried virtually everything on their menu!!!
Soru Izakaya, one of the hottest Japanese restaurants in the Philippine dining scene, opened a new branch in Ortigas, marking it's third outlet in Metro Manila, with the first being their branch in Maginhawa, the second at BGC.
With its innovative dishes and creative plating, Soru Izakaya truly took Japanese food to a whole new level!
Rina and I visit the Sunday Brunch of Mireio at Raffles Hotel in Makati, where we feasted on unlimited servings of Wagyu Prime Rib, a wide array of seafood, desserts and so much more!
Happening every Sunday at Mireio, located at the 9th floor of Raffles Hotel!
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Our friends from Mango Tree Philippines invited us to their newly renovated branch in BGC to try their new additions to their menu! Despite the spiciness and the presence of crab in their dishes (which i normally dont eat), I found this to be rather superb! Make sure to try the grilled pork belly and Stir Fried Crab in Curry Sauce! MANGO TREE PHILIPPINES C3, Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Starting February 18, Ippudo Philippines will start offering a healthier option in their menu.. The Mushroom Ramen! This is the first time that Ippudo will be using a non-pork broth, using a mushroom broth instead.
The Tofu Slices, however are braised in a pork marinade, so you still get a punch of savoriness!
I dropped by the newest branch of Ippudo, Located at Greenbelt in Makati, to give this a try!
Pizza Hut sent me a couple of pizzas for Valentine's Day, so I could try their new Bacon Stuffed Cheesy Crust Pizza! I tried the Margherita Pizza will their new stuffed crust, and it was quite delicious!
Chef Carlo Miguel has taken the Bench brand, which is more known as clothing line, and turned it into a legitimate Filipino Restaurant Powerhouse.
They recently opened in the heart of Makati, Greenbelt 3, so I had to visit to find out what they had in store for us!
I was invited to an exclusive pre-opening event of Jin Joo Korean BBQ's newest branch at Glorietta 4! During my first visit to Jin Joo at Podium, I managed to try their unlimited samgyeopsal offerings.
This time, I got to try their ala carte dishes, and I was immediately blown away with how amazing their food was!
My new series has me on a search for the best dimsum in Metro Manila! I'm looking for an extensive selection, reasonable price, and of course, excellent taste!
Already a legend in the streets of Manila and Quezon City, I visited King Chef Dimsum Kitchen at SM Cherry to get a taste of their famed dimsum!
The verdict? Easily one of the best dimsum restaurants in Metro Manila!
During our road trip to Pampanga, we drove on over to Angeles, Pampanga, to visit the famous Mila's Tokwa't Baboy and Sisig to try for ourselves the dishes that made the Mila's name so legendary.
I was totally blown away with everything that was served to us, especially the BBQ Tocino! It was one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life!!
Whenever I travel to another country, I'm always curious about what dishes are available in fastfood restaurants that they don't have in the Philippines.
So I did a little research on what items McDonald's Philippines has that aren't available anywhere else!
On our fifth day at sea on Star Cruises Superstar Virgo, we headed back to Manila. We Went on a tour of the ship's bridge to meet the captain, and we also saw how clean their galley was!
As much as we enjoyed the cruise, I was excited to head back to Manila to see my family!
On our fourth day at sea on Star Cruises Superstar Virgo, we arrived at Sanya, China! I was totally spellbound by how beautiful the place was. We toured around Nanshan Cultural Zone, Nanshan Hotel, and Summer Mall.
It was truly a paradise and I hope to visit for a longer stay some day!
I visited Ippudo at SM Mega Fashion Hall and discovered one of the newer items on their menu.. The Yokohama Iekei Ramen and I absolutely loved it!
Of course, no meal in Ippudo is complete without an order of their mouthwatering Pork Bun, so I made sure to order one as well!
The world famous Wolfgang's Steakhouse of New York has opened yet another branch at One Bonifacio High Street! We went to a sneak peek dinner to see what they had to offer, and we were absolutely blown away by their excellent steaks, and other fine dining dishes!
And the best part of the evening? I got to meet the man, Mr. Wolfgang Zweiner himself!!
WOLFGANG'S STEAKHOUSE Lower Ground, One Bonifacio High Street, 28th Street Corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Six Doors BBQ Buffet has opened in Uptown Mall in Bonifacio Global City, bringing a whole new dining experience to food loving pinoys!
Six Doors is the first restaurant that offers their diners an innovative 3D Mapping Dining experience, to go with its slew of dishes from around the world, that brings to life the term, "World on a plate"!
It was also pretty cool because I saw fellow Vloggers TotallyRaq and Mikey Bustos there as well!
It's Day Three of our Star Cruise Superstar Virgo trip to Halong Bay, Vietnam!
We docked in Halong Bay and took a tour of the beautiful city, and visited Halong Marine Plaza, Vincom Plaza, and had a wonderful meal at Panorama Restaurant at Saigon Halong Hotel!
From its K-Dramas, to its music and now its food, the
Philippines has been quite captivated with Korean Culture for quite some time
now. I must admit, I myself am a fan of Korean Food, and with the explosion of
Samgyupsal restaurants around Metro Manila, I often find myself craving a meal
comprised of those delectable slices of Pork Belly.
was walking around the mall with my family, I chanced upon Bonchon – which has
been one of my go-to restaurants when I’m looking for a dependable, delicious
meal, that is affordable. Given that Bonchon is always finding ways to innovate
their lineup of dishes, it came to no surprise to me that there was a new item
on their menu.. The Samguyupsal-Inspired Korean BBQ Bibimbowl!
I've been meaning to visit "Sup? Chow", the brainchild of Chef Francis Lim for quite some time now, but scheduling a visit was always a challenge. One fateful night, the stars aligned and I was able to visit the Modern Asian Cuisine Restaurant for an epic meal that I'll never forget!
I was invited to a dinner at Circles, the flagship buffet at Makati Shangri-la, for my friend Spanky Enriquez's birthday! We had a wonderful feast, featuring Prime Rib, a seafood smorgasbord, and stations featuring several international cuisines! This is my walkthrough of that mouthwatering buffet!! CIRCLES EVENT CAFE Grnd Flr. Makati Shangri-la Makati City
We stopped by Greenbelt 5 in Makati to have some delicious Singaporean food at Nanyang! We enjoyed classic Singaporean dishes such as Laksa, Cheesy Chicken Chop and Hainanese Chicken, and all were spectacular! if you're craving for delicious and affordable Singporean food in Makati, make sure you stop by Nanyang in Greenbelt 5! Nanyang Level 3, Greenbelt 5 Makati City Like Nanyang Philippines on Facebook
Corniche at Diamond Hotel, not only offers a scrumptious buffet, but they now also have a multi course Chinese Lauriat Feast, prepared by their Chinese Sous Chef, Chef Yang Yong! The selection was incredible, with a wide array of seafood and meat dishes served, meticulously prepared the Chinese way. From start to finish, every thing we was admittedly rather excellent! Corniche Ground Flr Diamond Hotel Philippines
I was looking for an affordable, but delicious place to eat at Megamall Food Court, and I found exactly that in Manilachon, which specializes in Lechon Porchetta! I decided to taste the Spicy Garlic Lechon Porchetta and the verdict? Watch the video to find out!
I've started a series where in I try as many Lechons as I can, including products such as Porchetta or Lechon Belly Rolls!
My first stop is the Lechon Shop in Quezon City, which is a spin off of the popular Leonardo's Lechon!
In the heart of the Scout Area of Quezon City, The Lechon Shop also offers several lechon spinoffs, such as Lechon Sisig, Lechon Adobo Flakes and Dinuguan.. The cozy, unassuming restaurant is definitely a gastronomic gem in QC!