Category Food

REVIEW: Mori Soba and Other Filling Meals at Nadai Fujisoba

The prices of ramen in many Japanese restaurants today make it hard to come back more frequently. I spend an average of Php 500 per meal when dining in ramen restaurants, and other Japanese restaurants that specialize in katsu or curry. While quite understandable because of the quality that these brands are known for, it’s a fact that the average spend in these restaurants make dining at Japanese restaurants a habit...

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First Look: Tsujiri Philippines’ Menu and Prices

Matcha lovers in the Philippines have been happily surprised by the recent opening of Japanese tea and matcha brand, Tsujiri, last April 27, 2017. Located at the second floor of S Maison in Pasay City, the 155-year old matcha giant hopes to bring their best-quality desserts and beverages that they are known for in Japan and in many parts of Southeast Asia...

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REVIEW: Bing Seoul – Number 1 Korean Dessert

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There’s a new dessert place at SM Hypermarket, which is just right across our office. It’s called Bing Seoul, and it specializes on the shaved ice Korean dessert called Bing Su. For those who are not familiar with Bing su, Bing Su is very alike the Filipino halo-halo, only with less toppings. While the Pinoys like to liberally add toppings to their shaved ice dessert, the Koreans keep it simple with three or four toppings at the most.

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Bing Seoul is a small stall located in between Hanako and t...

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REVIEW: Pi Breakfast and Pies (The Grove, Pasig)

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So it dawned on me that I’ve never blogged about one of my favorite all-day breakfast places, Pi Breakfast and Pies. I just discovered this from a co-worker’s post, and seeing a photo of their picture-perfect Eggs Benedict made me just want to visit right then and there. This was way back in April. I have been dropping by occasionally since for random weekend dates, team lunches, and for days that require a good pick-me-up cake...

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REVIEW: Johnny Kahuku’s Hawaiian Shrimp House

In today’s episode of Hana Tries Everything Once, I went ahead and tried out Poke Bowls from Johnny Kahuku’s Hawaiian Shrimp House. Pokebowls (not to be confused with the ones you use for catching Pokemon), or deconstructed sushi as I call it, are wildly popular in Hawaii and has been so for centuries! I don’t know why we’re only discovering it now, but I’m glad some restaurants are offering it.

The word “poke” (pronounced as poh-keh or poh-kay) is a Hawaiian word which means “to cut crosswise...

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REVIEW: Tokyo Tokyo Makirrito

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So remember how I left Nori utterly disappointed with their Sushi Burrito? Well, I didn’t regret that one too much, because I like to try everything at least once. At least I learned early not to come back. I almost lost faith in the concept of the sushirrito until Tokyo Tokyo came up with something similar but not quite: the Tokyo Tokyo Makirrito.

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It’s a third of the price of a sushirrito at Nori, and has two variants: The Samurai Karaage (Php 100), and the California Kani (Php 100)...

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REVIEW: Hanako Japanese Restaurant (SM Hypermarket, Pasig)

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I’ve been feeling under the weather for the past two months (like really sick – I had to go to the doctor after spiking a fever, and take prescribed antibiotics for a week) which is why I haven’t been as active these past few weeks...

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REVIEW: Raclette Manila (POP Kitchen, Rockwell Powerplant Mall)

Doesn’t everything just taste better with cheese? I think so, too. So when Raclette Manila started its cheese scraping spree at Rockwell Powerplant Mall’s POP Kitchen, I knew I had to try it! After all, they were only going to be there for a month, I might as well make sure not to miss it!

Of course, I found that there were other cheese scrapers in the metro aside from Raclette Manila...

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REVIEW: Annam Noodle Bar (Eastwood, Quezon City)

The truth is, I’m not a fan of Vietnamese fare. I tried Pho Hoa four years ago and I have never looked back since. It was not memorable, didn’t pack enough flavor for me to ever want to come back, and back then, I just didn’t see the appeal of Vietnamese food when I can just go for tastier alternatives. Then I recently discovered Annam Noodle Bar, and it completely changed the way I looked at Vietnamese food.

Annam Noodle Bar is a quaint little joint located at the first floor of 1880 Eastwoo...

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REVIEW: Gringo – Chicken and Ribs (Bonifacio Global City, Taguig)

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This wasn’t my first try of Gringo’s Chicken and Ribs. Back in April this year, Gringo sent me a box of their bestselling ribs and chicken, and while they were all finger-lickin’ delicious, the quality and the experience was just not the same with dining in-store. I decided to finally go last month and treat myself to a nice, heavy meal that would make up for all the months I put off going to Gringo.

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The word Gringo in Latin America means “foreigner,” but the masterminds behind the restaurant ...

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