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Of travel, food and people – the road to learning
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Fruits in Bloom Philippines-0186

Look at what came from the mail, courtesy of the great people from KTG! (For those curious about who KTG is, they are the group of some of the most prominent food and travel Philippine journalists and bloggers, and what’s good about this group is that they support various social and charity institutions of society! […]

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Wee Nam Kee Philippines New Dishes 2014-0552

Did you know: Aside from Singapore, the only other country that has a Wee Nam Kee is the Philippines? Yep. Due to passionate Filipino foodies, Wee Nam Kee of Singapore has determined that this is the best place to test their franchise system before expanding to other places around Asia. With several branches under the […]

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Remy Martin Louis XIII Resorts World Philippines-8089

Yes. It seemed surreal. This was shaping up to be something similar to that 650 Euro dinner at L’Astrance. A cognac that is out there in the market that has the value of rare gems. The bottle itself that is made from bespoke crystal makes up a fifth of its value, each bottle in itself […]

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Le Jardin French Restaurant Fort Bonifacio Philippines 2014-thumbnail

Whether you’re after the food or some rare boutique wines from France, Le Jardin in Fort Bonifacio will allow you to enjoy either while looking out over the city from their penthouse location.

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Braserie Cicou Le Bouchon Lyonnais Menu 2014-0616

There really is so much more to learn about French cuisine. Normally, people associate French cuisine with elaborate techniques and sticking to the classics passed on by world famous chefs, more haute cuisine (L’ Astrance, anyone?). Some people adore it, while some feel intimidated with the idea. Then that Paris trip showed how the Parisian […]

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Brotzeit New Sandwiches 2014-0304

One sweltering weekend afternoon, a few friends over beer, and then some sandwiches. You cannot deny it. There’s just something about a meaty, succulent sandwich that just manages to find that spot in your brain to trigger an order of beer. Could it be the mere salt content that the sandwich filling has? Or it […]

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L'Astrance Michelin Restaurant Rue Beethoven Paris France_130411-thumbnail

Very few can say they walked into a 3-star Michelin Restaurant in Paris and one of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Well, we can. Here’s our experience at L’Astrance, the best dinner we’ve ever had.

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Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay Philippines-0361

It’s a nice, sunny day to get married! That’s how Tagaytay in the Philippines felt during this June weekend, where it was off to a wedding of two very good friends who elected to have their venue for vows in this crisp retreat so close to Manila. And since the wedding will be finishing late […]

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Ways to Drink Tequila-0462

No one can deny the influential properties of tequila. Always revered in great times, and then some new article comes out that it helps weight loss. Can it get any better for tequila lovers? If you are one, here’s a chance to win some ultra premium tequila and shot glasses Just follow the raffle steps […]

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Motorino Pizza Now in Manila Philippines Grid 02

Yes. There are times when you just have to have that serene, me-time lunch. Just in the company of yourself and… a whole bottle of wine from Motorino? Basically what happened was that one type of wine was ordered, and the waitress pleasantly asked if it was for a bottle. Never knew my reputation precedes me, […]

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Mesclun Philippines Lush Hour 2014-0230

When the word “Lush” was being researched for this post, this is what Google gave as the formal definition:   And then there was the informal one: We will be focusing on the latter, particularly its use on the word “Lush Hour” Given some flexibility of defining this term, Lush Hour is now personally defined […]

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The Tipsy Cook Makes Bourbon Liempo-0185

In the beginning, there was Jack Daniels Baby Back Ribs And then the Tipsy Cook, while having a swig of beer said: “that Jack Daniels sauce was good” And in the abyss of drunken stupor, he said “That sauce can be good for any pork marinade” So, over the weekend, a marinade was made to […]

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A New Hungry Hound Fort Bonifacio Philippines-0115

There’s a new Hungry Hound in town. Well, to be specific, it is still the same Hungry Hound that is located at the Globe Tower in Fort Bonifacio. It has been open for nearly a year now. First time to try it was at a chance lunch sometime in December. Back then, well…. the kitchen […]

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Drink Up Philippines is happening this May 24, 2014. The biggest collection of artisanal beers, cocktails, fine food, fine music. Love alcohol and good food? This is  the celebration to go to. I mean, look at this!   Want to come in for free? Giving away to four winners two tickets each! Just follow the Rafflecopter […]

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Sea Bass Steak in Vermouth Pepper Sauce 2014-6

More stuff out of the Kitchen of Booze. And again, from a Gordon Ramsay recipe. If it is looking like we are becoming rabid huggers of his, well it is hard to look for a multi-Michelin star chef who makes enough simple-to-follow cookbooks and encourages people to try and tweak it to personal taste. And […]

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Sariwon Korean Barbecue Philippines-0004

Yes. Sariwon, a Korean restaurant chain that has existed even before Korea was split into two, marinades their meat (particularly their bulgogi) mainly with fruits. It started long ago with a wife who loved his diabetic husband so much that she figured that the best way to create that same sweetness without getting the complication […]

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