Monthly Archives March 2014

Review: Lenten Season Menu at Granvia Cafe, A Venue Suites (Makati Ave, Makati City)

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Review: Lenten Season Special Dishes at Granvia Cafe, A Venue Suites (Makati Ave, Makati City)






Many people nowadays are becoming more conscious about their health, eating and choosing healthier dishes over the convenience of fast food. This is especially more true during the lenten season, when we give up our staple meat-laced dishes for vegetables and fish in an act of fasting...

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SHIFT: Project Art Space by Modern Culinaire Academy (Fort Bonifacio, Taguig)

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SHIFT: Project Art Space by Modern Culinaire Academy (Fort Bonifacio, Taguig)

Last March 27, 2014, Modern Culinaire Academy invited friends from the media and art enthusiasts to witness SHIFT, a collective launch of three artistic collaborations with chefs of MCA. The launch featured three projects, namely The Cooking Show, Burning with Design, and 8Minutes. There was very little that I knew about the launch event, so when I came, I didn’t really come prepared...

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Yoshinoya Reopens at SM Mall of Asia (Pasay City, Metro Manila)

Ribbon cutting of the newest Yoshinoya store at SM Mall of Asia

Yoshinoya finally brings back Japan’s famous beef bowl to SM Mall of Asia. Like their SM Megamall branch, which underwent renovation late last year, Yoshinoya SM Mall of Asia retained their signature orange, white and green color combination. The store looks sleeker and classier than ever.

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Yoshinoya Century Pacific Inc. President Timothy James G...

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Mister Donut Cafe Opens at SM Megamall (Ortigas, Mandaluyong City)

Mister Donut Cafe at SM Megamall G/F Building A

Mister Donut is back at SM Megamall! After a store renovation, they’ve finally reopened a bigger and better store that serves breakfast meals and their signature collections.

My dinner: Baked Cheese Tomato Penne with Pon de Ring and a warm cup of Hot Chocolate. Mmm~

Tasty treat: Honey Sunflower Pon de Ring, glazed and laced with sweet syrup and sunflower seeds

French Crullers, anyone? Cashew nuts in Dark Chocolate French Cruller was airy and light...

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Review: Hot Dogs Meet Filipino Favorites at Franks Craft Beers, Resorts World Manila

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Review: Franks Craft Beers, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City

The casinos of Resorts World Manila has become a destination spot, not only for the gaming action that goes on at the country’s one-stop 24/7 tourist destination, but for the prized hotdogs that are offered there as well.


Franks Craft Beers, a newly opened hotdog place-cum-watering hole, has recently opened at Resorts World Manila...

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Sidebar Revisited

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Sidebar, El Pueblo, Ortigas, Pasig City

Sidebar, El Pueblo from the Chateau 1771 Group of Restaurants is another restaurant that has garnered a following for its inspired menu and French ambiance. It completes the 1771 triad of restaurants at El Pueblo, located at the center of the hustle and bustle of Ortigas. Since my last visit was close to a year ago (which I wrote about here: Read Sidebar: The “New Old” Classy Spot in El Pueblo, Ortigas), I was curious as ever to find out what new dishes Si...

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PRO-Earth Run To Kick-start Earth Day 2014 Celebration

The celebration of Earth Day has become truly a dynamic celebration with a meaningful Main Event held in different areas of the country to highlight that Earth Day is Everyday, Everywhere for Everyone. This year’s celebration involves the holding of the “PRO-EARTH RUN” to formally launch and highlight the Earth Day 2014 Celebration and to mobilize resources to support the continuing advocacies of EDNPI on climate change and the conservation of the country’s biodiversity resources.

This...

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Photoblog: Exploring Resorts World Manila

I’ve never been to Resorts World Manila before.

Despite its popularity and the fact that a lot of events happen there, I’ve always found an excuse to not go. “It’s far” is my favorite excuse. I don’t know of any easy or convenient way to commute to RWM other than to take a taxi, which will rip me off by Php 300. “Besides, I’m not into gambling” is my second favorite excuse. So when the opportunity to go presented itself, I decided to take a leap and finally check out RWM.

I’ve heard about the R...

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Yoshinoya Giveaway Winners

Yoshinoya Giveaway Winners

Another giveaway done! I’m really happy to be sharing all these with my readers, and I hope you’d continue supporting the activities I have in store for you. Thanks again to everyone who joined this contest, but for this giveaway, there can only be two winners. They are:




Congratulations EmJeiy R. and Lilia S! Please send me a message on my Facebook page to claim your prize.

Til the next giveaway!-HANA

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Review: Dessert-lovin’ at Cafe 1771 (El Pueblo, Ortigas, Pasig City)

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Cafe 1771 at El Pueblo, Ortigas, Pasig City

Last Tuesday, we dropped by Sidebar, El Pueblo to check out their popular Sidebar Salbacho Pizza and Sidebartinis, among other menu items that were making the buzz online. After our dinner, we weren’t able to resist the call of desserts from Cafe 1771, which was located beside Sidebar. From the name alone, one would recognize it to be part of the 1771 group of restaurants, along with Sidebar, Sentro 1771, and Winebar...

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