Friday, July 19, 2019

MASARAP NGA AT NOVOTEL MANILA ARANETA CENTER




Internet Superstar "Masarap Ba?" is currently holding (as of April 1) a "Meet and Eat" food Festival at Novotel Manila Araneta Center, featuring dishes created by products endorsed on the wildly popular Instagram account!

The Buffet, held at Food Exchange, is an amazing collaboration by Masarap Ba, and Novotel, and allows previously unknown online purveyors to gain a wider audience for their products, that in some cases, are even better than their Mainstream contemporaries. 

I couldn't wait to give the buffet a try, and all I could say afterwards was indeed... MASARAP NGA!!!

Here are some IG links to the purveyors that took part in the Masarap Nga Event: 

Mad Meats: https://www.instagram.com/madmeats/
Daddy Mikks: https://www.instagram.com/daddymikks/
Mishees: https://www.instagram.com/mishees/
Papa Bear: https://www.instagram.com/papabearfoodph/
Che Che's Gourmet: https://www.instagram.com/chechesgourmetofficial/
Beth's Chicken Galantina: https://www.instagram.com/bethschickengalantina/
Benedicto Kitchen: https://www.instagram.com/benedictokitchenph/
Buenlago Kitchen: https://www.instagram.com/buenlagokitchen/
Le Sucre Lab: https://www.instagram.com/lesucrelabph/
Half Saints: https://www.instagram.com/halfsaints/
Mango Grill Manila: https://www.instagram.com/mangogrillmanila/


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Thursday, July 18, 2019

8 Comfort Foods to Warm the Belly on a Rainy Day!




What better way to chase the rainy day blues away than to indulge in food—from hot soups, hearty porridge to classic desserts—that warms both the belly and the soul. For this wet season, we rounded up 8 comfort foods that are best enjoyed on a cold, rainy day with the ease of cashless payments using GCash Scan to Pay.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

DADDY & DAUGHTER DATE AT SHI LIN, ESTANCIA MALL





While Rina was vacationing in Korea, Lil's Miss Rainbow and I dropped by Shi Lin so I could try their amazing Chinese food, such as Sweet and Sour Pork, Xiao Long bao, and Rain's favorite dish.. Hakaw! There are around 10 branches of Shi Lin around Metro Manila, making it one of the more popular Chinese restaurants in the Philippines. I really enjoy these moments I have with Rain, especially since we don't get to do Daddy - Daughter dates too often!


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Monday, July 15, 2019

SHAKE SHACK AT IFC MALL IN HONG KONG!




After being shut out on my first day at Hong Kong, I make the trek to IFC Mall to visit legendary burger joint, known as Shake Shack! We got to try the Shake Burger, Smoke Shack, and Shack-Cago Dog.



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Friday, July 12, 2019

TOKYO TOKYO'S NEW BEEF AND TOMATO RAMEN!



              Tokyo Tokyo continues to amaze their customers with new additions to their menu, that always finds a way to hit the right notes. Given that the rainy season is upon us, their latest dish is something that Tokyo Tokyo fans will undoubtedly be seeking out, as they try to find comfort during the #RamenWeather days... The new Beef and Tomato Ramen! 


KINGS CAFE AT CAUSEWAY BAY HONG KONG



I was craving for some dimsum when Rina, Chaika (My sister in law) stumbled on to a little hole in the wall restaurant called "King's Cafe" at Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, that seemed to command quite a crowd.

Intrigued, we decided to give it a try, and we discovered they had one of the best Beef Brisket dishes in all of Hong Kong!


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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

BEST ROASTED GOOSE IN HONG KONG: YAT LOK





Since I couldn't find a seat in Shake Shack, I decided to take a long walk over to Stanley Road in Hong Kong's busy Central District, to visit the legendary and highly acclaimed Roasted Goose restaurant, Yat Lok! Once I got there, I was surprised with how long the line was, but I kept the faith and eventually I was let in!
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Monday, July 8, 2019

HONG KONG FOR THE HOLIDAYS!




Last December, Rina, Rain and I were joined by some of Rina's for a short trip to Hong Kong to Celebrate New Year's. While we were waiting to check in to our Air BNB, we went around Hong Kong and went around exploring the beautiful city!


KKday Pocket Wifi Link: https://www.kkday.com/en-ph/product/11847?cid=5160 

KKday Airport Express Tickets: https://www.kkday.com/en-ph/product/2425?cid=5160


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Sunday, July 7, 2019

THE CHOICE 2019!





THE CHOICE 2019
Our Awesome Planet and The KTG presents The Choice!!!


The Choice Year V

We’re now in a Golden Age of Philippine Restaurants and Hotels that we’ve never experienced before.


In the first six months of this year alone, over 500 new restaurants opened … and that’s only all over Metro Manila! The construction boom in hotels and resorts all over the country is likewise accelerating at a rapid pace.


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!


Our Awesome Planet, the country’s #1 food blog and one of the Top 50 travel blogs in the world;  and the Food Writer and Blogger Collective known as the KTG (Kain Tulog Gang); together with the prestigious World Food Expo (WOFEX), The Ultimate Food Show Experience, have partnered to conduct the People's Choice for the Favorite Food, Restaurants, Hotels, and Chefs …. Or simply, “The Choice”.


About The Choice
Since our first ceremony in 2015, The Choice Awards have become more influential every year, and are now considered to be the most prestigious People’s Choice Honors in the F&B Industry. Through the first four years, we have celebrated the Best of the Best, and have elevated the most beloved restaurants to the Hall of Fame after winning their category three times. This year, we celebrate our landmark Year V!
We conducted an intense first round of voting among ourselves, and our resulting Finalist Lists have made us very pleased:  we feel it's a very diverse and fair representation of all our favorites from many diverse categories.



The Survey Parameters

1. For the Favorite New Restaurant category, our coverage period includes restaurants that opened between July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.

2. There are 45 questions in this survey, and answering this survey should take only around 10-15 minutes. It is best to give a definitive answer to each question, but feel free to skip if you can't decide.

3. All answers are considered final once you click on the submit button.

4. Strictly one completed survey will be counted for each person voting.

5. Please provide us your name and email address for our random validation of the survey responses; rest assure that all information submitted will be kept confidential.





PICKIEST EATER TRIES: KFC'S GARLIC BUTTER CHICKEN




KFC launched a new item to their menu.. The Garlic Butter Chicken! It's basically their Hot and Crispy Chicken, glazed in a sweet Garlic Butter Sauce, and served with Garlic Butter Rice. They also have a Twister Version as well. What did I think about it? Watch the video and find out!

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PICKIEST EATER TRIES: KFC CHACO





KFC Philippines just added a new item to their menu.. The Chaco! Half Chicken, Half Taco... No Shell All Chicken! I walked to the nearest KFC to my office in order to give it a try!
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SHAKE SHACK OPENS IN THE PHILIPPINES






After a highly anticipated wait, Shake Shack is finally scheduled to open its doors to the Philippine public on May 10, 2019! I was very fortunate to be invited to a closed door sneak peek of what Shake Shack Philippines has to offer, and truthfully, I was even more impressed with it than I was when I visited it in Hong Kong last December! The Shack Burger was excellent, and the 'Shroom Burger was a revelation! Also nice to catch up with my friends, Chuckie Dreyfus and his lovely wife Yen, and I got to see the gorgeous Joyce Pring again! Please don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel: bit.ly/PickiestEaterYT


POPEYE'S CHICKEN IN THE PHILIPPINES!




Popeye's Fried Chicken opened its first branch in Metro Manila, and I was the first customer in the country to order from the restaurant! Popeye's opened on May 16 at Arcovia City along Libis, paving the way for more branches to pop up around Metro Manila very soon! The chicken was amazingly juicy and crispy.. I can't wait to go back for more!
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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Exploring beyond the usual path: Best local destinations for every barkada!

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It’s a memorable experience to travel with family or friends, but even better to explore great unknowns, conquer amazing places, and create golden memories with loved ones. If there’s one rule to traveling, it is that nothing else makes adventures even more exciting than having great people to share it with.

So, for those who are still on a break from school or planning to use up their vacation leaves, now is the time to chat with friends and organize those much-awaited getaways. For those looking to fill their itinerary with interesting destinations, here are some up-and-coming tourist spots to consider:


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

PHILIPPINE CULINARY HERITAGE FOOD FESTIVAL AT DIAMOND HOTEL


          Diamond Hotel Philippines is always looking for ways to dazzle their guests, especially through its food. This June, they launched a special buffet spread at their flagship restaurant Corniche, that puts the wonder of Filipino Cuisine front and center, through its "Philippine Culinary Heritage Food Festival."

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

EXTRA EXCITING FATHER'S DAY DEALS AT RESORTS WORLD MANILA


Give the man of the house an epic Fathers’ Day experience at Resorts World Manila (RWM), where a wide array of delights for every type of dad is within reach.

Give your dad the gift of a city staycation without having to break the bank with RWM’s trio of practical hotels, Savoy Hotel Manila, Belmont Hotel Manila, and Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City (HIEx Manila). Each hotel has a special Father’s Day staycation package
that is available for the entire month of June.

RWM members who shop or dine at Newport Mall or stay at any RWM-based hotel from June 14-30 can get a raffle entry for every receipt worth at least P2,000 from participating establishments.

 Prizes at stake include a treatment package from Island Spa, five Wolfgang’s Steakhouse gift certificates worth Php5,000 each, one set of Travel Club’s Silverwood Luggage worth

Php28,000, two units of Travel Club’s Briggs & Riley Luggage worth Php30,000, and a brand
new Vespa Sprint 150 worth Php205,000.

You can also take your love for dad online and get a chance to win exciting prizes for him by
recreating photos of yourselves from ten years ago and sharing it on your Instagram (IG)
account with the hashtags #PosePaMore and #FathersDayAtRWManila. Both the original
and recreated photos’ links must be registered on www.rwmanila.com/posepamore and tag
the official RWM IG and Facebook accounts to qualify for the contest. The post must also
contain at least five tagged friends challenging them to join the contest.

Caption the photo describing the story behind the original and what has changed or stayed
the same a decade after. Entries must be posted between June 4 and June 16, 2019 and
must remain on contestant’s IG account without any subsequent edits from the initial entry



for the entire duration of the promo. 10 winners will each get a newly released Seiko
Prospex Turtle Save the Ocean Great White Shark Edition wrist watch for dad worth
P25,000.00.

Visit www.rwmanila.com for more information. Download the RWM Mobile App for free on
the AppStore or GooglePlay to receive updates and complete information on RWM’s
Father’s Day offers and events. Avail of free RWM membership and sync your membership
card number to receive special members-only deals via the app.

Friday, May 10, 2019

KFC CHACO: NO SHELL, ALL CHICKEN



KFC Philippines just added a new item to their menu..

The Chaco! Half Chicken, Half Taco... No Shell All Chicken!

I walked to the nearest KFC to my office in order to give it a try!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

COOKING FOR MY QUEEN WITH LEE KUM KEE


         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”!

Monday, April 22, 2019

DENNY'S PHILIPPINES: A MORE UPSCALE DINER



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!!


Denny's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friday, April 19, 2019

WHAT I ATE AT HAWKER CHAN GLORIETTA !



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!!!


Hawker Chan Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

SORU IZAKAYA OPENS IN ORTIGAS



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!


Monday, April 15, 2019

SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET AT MIREIO AT RAFFLES HOTEL MANILA



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! Please follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pickiesteater/


Mirèio Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friday, April 12, 2019

RAGING BULL BURGERS AT SHANGRI-LA THE FORT



           My search for the best Burger in the country, so I decided to start with the popular Raging Bull Burgers, located at Shangri-la The Fort in Bonifacio Global City!
I tried every burger on their menu, including their vegetarian one! See what I do for you guys? hehe.. Have you tried Raging Bull Burgers? What did you think?


Raging Bull Burgers - Shangri-La at the Fort Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

MANGO TREE PHILIPPINES NEW 2019 MENU!


 

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


Mango Tree Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday, March 18, 2019

IPPUDO PHILIPPINES NEW MUSHROOM RAMEN: THE RAMEN RULES PART 3



     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!

IPPUDO RAMEN
Level 2, Greenbelt 5, 
Ayala Center, Greenbelt 
Makati City

Ippudo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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