Category Food

REVIEW: Sunnies Cafe (BGC High Street, Taguig)

Every brekkie (breakfast junkie lol!) has probably caught wind of the newly opened Sunnies Cafe at BGC High Street. It’s an extension of the Sunnies Studios lifestyle concept, the same brand that has brought us them chic and affordable sunnies we all love. So one afternoon, after observing due diligence and doing my research on what to order, I headed over to Sunnies Cafe to see if the hype is real.

Some of the things I knew from research:

  • During the time of our visit, they had an ongoing pro...
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Discovering Cookie Shots at Cookie Bar Manila (The Podium, Mandaluyong)

The concept of Cookie shots is not new — in fact, I’ve seen it years ago circulating on Facebook, with coffee and a cute little handle to boot. However, I have not found an establishment that sells cookie shots or cookie cups until last month, when we were aimlessly walking around The Podium, and encountered Cookie Bar Manila. I’ve been looking for cookie shots in manila for a looong time, but I must have not been looking hard enough to only find out about it a bit later than most people did!

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New Dessert Alert: Kuya J launches The Halo-Halo Espesyal

When it comes to Filipino desserts, nothing beats halo-halo in taste and variety. It has two uniquely Pinoy desserts, the leche flan and the ube halaya, as its ingredient, and if desserts within a dessert doesn’t convince you of why the halo-halo should be considered our national Filipino dessert, then consider the fact that the halo-halo mirrors the mix of diverse cultures that made the Filipino culture what it is today...

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Review: Ippudo Philippines (SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City)

This isn’t exactly a proper review, since it has been a while since my last visit, and for the life of me, I couldn’t remember anything remarkable about the food or the place. I held on to my love for Ramen Nagi, even as I was already in the restaurant, eating my bowl of ramen. Hence, you might find this review biased, but I will try to be as objective as I can.

From Ippudo Philippines’ website, we get a short introduction to the brand and its roots:

IPPUDO was founded in 1985 in Japan’s ram...

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Review: 1609 Fitout Burger (Maybunga, Pasig City)

1609 Fitout burger

I cannot say this enough: there’s a shortage of good food establishments here in the city proper of Pasig, which spans the area of Kapasigan, all the way to Maybunga, C. Raymundo, and Rosario. I’ve lived here all my life, and I have not seen any new noteworthy restaurants in the area, which forces me to head to Kapitolyo for a food trip, or give up and go find relief for my hunger in any of the several malls in the Ortigas Central Business District...

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Keeping Their Promise of Delectable Cakes at Quim’s Cake

Quim’s Cake has been in the business of crafting mouthwatering cakes since 2010, a business which started like many other businesses: with a dream — a dream to bake and to serve extraordinary homemade cakes to everyone. The cake shop was the brainchild of Chef Elaquim “Jack” Labang, whom the shop was also named after. It was Chef Jack’s passion which helped him through a long and painstaking journey of earning the education and training from the best in the international culinary scene...

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REVIEW: Hitting the Mark at Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats, Kapitolyo

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I first encountered Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats upon the recommendation of my teammates (my teammates have a huge influence in my eating habits lol). It was the last work day of the year, and only three of us in the team made it to work. We decided to celebrate the year-end by heading to Kapitolyo for some ribs, and initially planned on having lunch at RUB instead...

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Discovering Buttermilk Fried Chicken at Kettle (Shangri-la Mall, Mandaluyong)

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My teammates have been raving non-stop about the Buttermilk Fried Chicken at Kettle in Shangri-la Mall, so I wasted no time and dropped by one afternoon to taste the famous fried chicken for myself. We didn’t really linger and order a lot of other dishes, since we only had one dish on our agenda. We did have enough time to whet the appetite with a serving of their clam chowder soup before the main event.

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Clam Chowder Soup (Php 259)

The Clam Chowder Soup did not disappoint...

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Discovering French-Japanese Fusion Creations at Le Petit Souffle (Century City Mall, Makati)

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One afternoon, Kat, Phya, and I decided to grab lunch post-event at Le Petit Souffle, a French-Japanese restaurant in Century City Mall in Makati. I wasn’t familiar with the place before our visit that day, so I did not know what to expect, except that it was highly recommended by Phya and highly anticipated by Kat, two people whose recommendations I trust. We made our way to the third floor of the mall and found the restaurant in no time.

Le Petit Souffle french restaurant makati

A garden inside a restaurant? Then you must be in a Fre...

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What’s New in the Menu at Cyma Greek Taverna?

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After ten years of providing OPA moments to their avid diners, Chef Robby Goco and our friends from Cyma Greek Taverna has decided to celebrate their tenth year anniversary with fresh and exciting menu offers that will keep you craving for Greek cuisine. New dishes, better-quality home grown ingredients, and flexible and customizable serving options mark the new flavor to expect from Cyma.

I’ve been invited to take part in the media launch of the new menu, and I don’t just speak for myself when...

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