Posts tagged "Makati"
Sneak Peak: Burger Bar

Sneak Peak: Burger Bar

I’m  a major carnivore, and I love ordering my burgers like I’m concocting a complicated prescription for the perfect bite. So when I got word of this new burger joint that is super-soft opening last week, I knew I had to try it. Save for their logo’s homage to Shake Shack’s logo, the place is...
Middle Eastern Mediterranean Fare at New World Hotel's M2M Cafe

Middle Eastern Mediterranean Fare at New World Hotel’s M2M Cafe

I love mezze as much as I love sauces. I also love spices and exotic flavors and the flavors of the Middle East as well as the Mediterranean. When New World Hotel added Lebanese sous chef Malek Mahmoud Elsafadi to their team, they added a Middle-Eastern Mediterranean section to their daily lunch & dinner buffet...
Promo: Be the King & Queen of Philly at The Cheese Steak Shop

Promo: Be the King & Queen of Philly at The Cheese Steak Shop

A lot of people are planning to dress up to the nines to treat their special someone this Valentine’s season. But for those who would rather get more bang for their buck in a casual yet inviting setting, The Cheese Steak Shop has a Valentine’s Royal Feast with the King & Queen of Philly. 1...
Malcolm's Turns 1 + BoGo on Burgers

Malcolm’s Turns 1 + BoGo on Burgers

I’ve never eaten at Malcolm’s, but I’ve been hearing some buzz about their made to order burgers. And since they are turning ONE on the 13th of January, they’re doing a BoGo (Buy One, Get One Free) promotion on their burgers on that special anniversary day in their Makati Branch! I don’t know about you,...
5th of 12 Holiday Goodie Giveaways: The Cheese Steak Shop Set! (DONE)

5th of 12 Holiday Goodie Giveaways: The Cheese Steak Shop Set! (DONE)

 Congratulations to Gessa Marie Bartolaba Condino! You’re the winner of The Cheesesteak Shop Set#12DaysOfChristmasGoodieGiveaways! Everyone knows I love a good cheese steak, and apparently The Cheese Steak Shop loves me too. So I’d like to share the love a little bit with my next #12DaysOfChristmasGoodieGiveaways from the sandwich joint. 5th of 12 Holiday Goodie Giveaways:...
Teach Me How To Pinkberry

Teach Me How To Pinkberry

Swirly Goodness Starts Here I know people are very familiar with other yogurt stores in Manila, so let me explain to you just why Pinkberry is my FAVORITO yogurt amongst all of them. These shots are from the Santa Monica Pinkberry, very near my old college apartment. The original branch in West LA is so...
Pinkberry Finally in Manila!

Pinkberry Finally in Manila!

The wait is over! Pinkberry has arrived in Manila! Way before any other yogurt shop has made its mark, Pinkberry has been my favorite frozen yogurt shop when I was studying in LA back in 2005. And six years later, it’s finally here!!! Move over, Red Mango. I remember the West LA branch. Tiny as...
The Cheese Steak Shop Arrives in MNL

The Cheese Steak Shop Arrives in MNL

I’m having major pangs of cravings right about now…  for THIS. And with different versions and sizes to choose from, I can’t take my mind of The Cheese Steak Shop and their cheesesteak sandwiches. MUST HAVE SOME NOW. A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to the soft opening of The Cheese Steak Shop,...
Red Cross Ball + Michael Cinco Fashion Show

Red Cross Ball + Michael Cinco Fashion Show

Haute Couture I miss dressing up to the nines. So when schedule and invitations permit, I make the effort to get glammed up. It’s even better if you do it for a cause which is what last night’s Red Cross Ball was all about. My friend, life mentor and fellow Assumptionista Tessa Prieto-Valdes co-chairs the...
Mexican + Margaritas at Chihuahua

Mexican + Margaritas at Chihuahua

Burrito brats and Margarita moxies: there’s a new Mexican joint in the Metro that has both spice and spunk. For late night, or midday, snacks, hangover Sunday hangouts and chill out sounds with a splash of spiced up Mexican grub,  Chihuahua Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar packs it all into a neat and peppery package. That...
Pad Thai & People Watching at People's Palace

Pad Thai & People Watching at People’s Palace

Last week I was craving for some really strong Thai flavors after a recent not-so-satisfying Thai meal at MyThai. Since there are only a handful of Thai restos in Manila that I’m aware of, I headed to the one that always pops up in my head. Which also happens to be one of the hottest...
Stevie's Hainanese Chicken for Pick-Up Please

Stevie’s Hainanese Chicken for Pick-Up Please

This is the usual Sunday Lunch situation. Though everyone thinks I am THAT eager to cook and show off my cooking chops, ToT is not a morning person and prefers to sleep through breakfast and head straight to lunch. So if you think I’d slave away on the open flame every Sunday morning to prepare a noontime spread, don’t be fooled....
Hush Hush Hunan Haunt

Hush Hush Hunan Haunt

On my past 3 trips to China, I’ve been fed a lot of Hunan food lately. Yes, if you noticed, that’s a whole lot of Chili peppers in the dishes, because Hunan cuisine’s main characteristic is the level of heat in the dishes that leave you hot and sweaty, and not in that way. The very next day, my...
Really Good Ramen at Ukokkei Ramen Ron

Really Good Ramen at Ukokkei Ramen Ron

Since the rainy season has snuck its way into town, I’ve been craving for all the hot soupy comfort food dishes that warm the heart and the tummy. A friend posted a question as to the best ramen place in Makati, and boy, were the answers unanimous. Welcome to Ukokkei Ramen Ron Located in the Pasay...
Lust at First Lusso

Lust at First Lusso

Lately whenever I tell my mother that I am going out for dinner with my Creamy Addict friend K, she usually responds: Didn’t you just have dinner with her? It’s true. I take advantage of free nights to date it up with K. She is, after all, a much-traveled lady who only comes to Manila about 8...
Maiden Voyage at Madison

Maiden Voyage at Madison

As I update this post, I want to let you know that Madison in Greenbelt 5 is closed I’m not so sure about the one in trinoma. I love lunches, more than dinners. Usually lunches become working lunches, only taking a break to grab a bite when the baon arrives from home. But when time permits, I...
Love, Lamb and Lull at LU

Love, Lamb and Lull at LU

This is ZE classic case of a much needed Hail Mary pass. For those not into the whole Football lingo, a Hail Mary pass is one you attempt when the clock is about to run out, when you know that all hope is down the drain, and whatever pass/kick/maneuver you do is nothing more than...
Major Cupcake Competition

Major Cupcake Competition

Since my post on my DIY Red Velvet cupcakes from Sprinkles, I’ve gotten a lot of queries (can I have some?), responses (why didn’t I get one?), and challenges (my cupcake is better than yours!) regarding the frosted mini-cake. So much so that the competition ran too close to home. I got home the other night at...
Mr. Jones aaaaand Me...

Mr. Jones aaaaand Me…

I literally woke up from deep slumber right now, even after taking copious amounts of sleeping pills. I guess once I must write, its come hell or high water. It’s OK though, as I’m writing about one of my ultra-fave restos so far: Mr. Jones. Do you remember that Counting Crows song with the same moniker? Shalalalalalalaaaah…. uhuhhh. Anyway, it...
Red Cross Gala Dinner feat. Dennis Lustico

Red Cross Gala Dinner feat. Dennis Lustico

Lately I’ve had this very unproductive habit of buying things before I find the need for it. It’s my fault, ever since coming up with the wise thought that there is no need until you know something exists, I’ve found myself needing everything I happen to chance upon…. especially on the internet. ToT with Ish...

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