I have a few staples when it comes to a beach vacation. I need a beer or any other alcoholic drink in hand, a lounge chair, lots of inactivity, sun, sand, and sea. When it comes to Filipino beaches, we will always give Boracay as an example. It has long been the top of mind […]
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And the inflow of foreign restaurant branches continue to pour into the Philippine food scene. For the last part of 2012 to early parts of 2013, Philippines based The Bistro Group of TGI Fridays fame has been busy bringing in and creating new restaurant concepts for the sit down, non pretentious casual diner. Modern Shanghai […]
This post is long overdue (like about a year or two), but it just cannot be stressed enough even with all the raves and blogs already giving this place high regard: Poco Deli in Kapitolyo Pasig is all that a comfy neighborhood deli should be. Delicatessen is a term meaning “delicacies” or “fine foods”, with […]
When people first hear the term “hotel restaurant”, there are a few words that pop out: Exquisite Extensive Extravagant Exclusive Expensive After all, the very hotels that come into mind would be those like The Peninsula, Sofitel, Banyan Tree, or Shangri-La. So the restaurants that are associated with it such as Escolta, Spiral, Senju, Red, or […]
This post is dedicated to a newly found foodie couple who felt totally victorious when they found out that they were able to suggest something that was worth featuring in En Route. (You know who you guys are. ‘Till the next food trip! ) Admittedly, even with a bit of research about Tuscano, not much […]
Most of us know truffles as either the oil used to give an exquisite flavor on French or Italian dishes (like Italian truffle oil pizza), or as a chocolate truffle dessert that normally has a rich, rounded taste variation of chocolate. But the real truffle is actually this rare fungus that grows near the trees […]
Don’t we all look for a no-fail place, where we can hang out with good friends, get some tasty meals, indulge in some good drinks or distinctive beers, and just relax in the overall vibe of a music that matches the good taste of the food? People will always have that sanctuary of comfort. It […]
AS OF OCTOBER 25, 2013, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THIS PLACE HAS CLOSED Let’s be real. Not all of us would think a place holds some exciting flavors from non-familiar lands if the logo design looked like this: The cartoonish letters mixed with basic colors shined in light box style makes it look more like […]
While touring Puerto Princesa City, one of the places that shouldn’t be missed (especially if you have kids) is the popular Baker’s Hill and Restaurant. It is just beside the Mitra’s Ranch that is normally part of a tour package. One thing that makes Baker’s Hill in Puerto Princesa popular are the baked goodies. Although […]
The recently-concluded 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition turned everyone back into kids as we marveled and said “Wow!” at the bursts of light and color from the fireworks displays of ten participating countries.
Enjoy big servings of easily-prepared Italian food from A Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante, located in 5 branches around Metro Manila.
Who knew that somewhere just within the outskirts of the red light district of Makati City stands a good replica of an Enligsh Pub filled with all things sports complemented by some of the best beers in the world? Howzat (A play on the Cricket term “How’s That?”) Sports Bar is situated somewhere in Kalayaan […]
. . When the commercial center of Eastwood was just this little strip of restaurants where you can park directly beside it back in 2002/2003, one of the very first restaurants there was Fazoli’s. It was a quick service Italian restaurant that seemed to have catered to the Filipino palate. Fast forward to 10 […]
For the Ortigas crowd, you need not go far to shun out the busy streets for a chill way to wind down for the day. The Winebar by the Chateau group is conveniently located in El Pueblo. Get your wine fix along with burgers, steaks, or oysters to name a few!
One fine day, it seemed like a good idea to try some comfort food from Bistro Better, only to find out they changed their menu into something completely different. Looks like market forces have forced it to change its approach. So for now, gone are the cream dory meas and tasty hams in buns. Read […]
The Philippines has its own set of unique and special street foods, wether it be your run of the mill fishballs and squid balls, or something refreshing during the summer like dirty ice cream and the very nostalgic scramble. These cheap thrills are nice treats as you go about on the road. So what happens […]