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86 posts categorized "[Travel] BGC: Bonifacio Global City"

April 29, 2013

MAD FOR GARLIC Philippines: Italian-Korean Wine Resto (and Garlic Breath) @MadforGarlicPH

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MAD FOR GARLIC is a Korean restaurant specializing in garlicky Italian cuisine, franchised by the Global Resto group. They say this was the original inspiration of a localized resto concept called Krazy Garlik.

For Garlic enthusiasts and Spicy food lovers, this is the place to be -- guaranteed to give you a garlicky breath finish. We enjoyed the Italian fare with a Korean twist because some of the dishes were sweet for the boys, and their super spicy pastas in the menu were great for me.

Here's a rundown of what we ordered and some tips on how to have an awesome experience at MAD FOR GARLIC...

Related Blog Post: Krazy Garlik - A Celebration of Everything Garlicky

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April 25, 2013

GYU-KAKU: World's No.1 Yakiniku Brand now in Manila :)


Finally, the much-anticipated opening of Gyu-Kaku in Manila has become a reality. Deemed to be the world's No. 1 Japanese BBQ Yakiniku brand since 1996, Gyu-Kaku's concept was originally developed by Rex Holdings Japan. Its name means “Horn of the Bull” in Japanese.

Although initially met with a negative review when they first opened (see: Chuvaness | Gyu-Kaku Is Not Ready For Consumption), they have stabilized their operations almost a month into their Manila launch.

Here's our Gyu-Kaku experience...

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April 02, 2013

VASK: Traditional Basque Cuisine and Modern Gastronomy @VaskManila

4/16/2016 Update: VASK GALLERY: 15-Course Alamat Menu (2016) of Asia's 39th Best Restaurant!


A lot of people are excited about the must-eat place of 2013 in Manila -- Chef J. Luis Gonzales' VASK.

Chef J. Luis worked for some of the top restaurants in the world -- #2 El Celler de Can Roca, #3 Mugaritz, and #8 Arzak -- all based in Spain. He also worked at El Bulli (and had a short stint in Noma).

He decided to move to Asia and worked for Sofitel and Shangri-La Boracay initially. But he was really passionate about establishing a Basque Restaurant in Manila where he can showcase his creativity, introducing both the traditional tapas and modern cuisine using the latest culinary/molecular gastronomy techniques.

The name VASK is inspired by its cuisine from the Basque Country, which is called País Vasco in Spanish. The Spanish dialect prefers the use of K so they named the resto VASK to refer to Modern Basque Cuisine. Coincidentally, the Clipp Center facade (designed by Ed Calma) uses V, A, K elements.

We celebrated Easter with the family at VASK with their special set menu of traditional Basque Cuisine (P1,950+/person). Here is our Happy Easter experience:

5th Floor, Clipp Center, 11th Avenue Corner, 39th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(Beside CVC Law Building. Near The Goose Station and St. Michael the Archangel Church in BGC)
Telephone: +632 217-6563
: +63 920 974-4742 or +63 917 806-5292
Email: vaskmanila@gmail.com
FacebookVASK Modern Tapas & Gastronomic Cuisine

Operating Hours: Dinner Time only. Two seatings: 6.30pm and 8.00pm.


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November 20, 2012

BIORHYTHM Exhibit @ The Mind Museum: What's So Cool About it?

Read First: The Mind Museum at Taguig: A Complete First Timer's Guide

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BIORHYTHM: MUSIC AND THE BODY is a traveling exhibit by the Science Gallery of Dublin, Ireland that demonstrates the unique relationship between music and the human body. It uses engaging sonic experiences and artistic expressions that serve as an edutainment for kids and an interactive exploration for adults.

Here are the exhibits that make BIORHYTHM cool:

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August 22, 2012

da.u.de (da-you-deh) tea lounge and secret menu

Update 12/9/14: da.u.de BGC is now closed and moved to SM Aura Food Hall. 

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da.u.de, pronounced as da - you - deh, is the first tea lounge in Manila by Renée Sebastian, the 1st Certified Tea Master™ in the Philippines. The tea lounge gets its name from the frontal cloth of the bahag worn by tribes in the Cordilleras, usually adorned with a tribal mark.

It all started in New York City where Renée was selling in New York’s Upper West Side Sunday Market for 8 years. She decided to go back to Manila and set up shop in Salcedo Market and Mercato Centrale @ BGC as test markets.

Finally, she opened her dream tea lounge and partnered with the talented Chef Ramon Antonio to offer yummy, tea-infused food. :)

We tried da.u.de and here's our experience...

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August 06, 2012

WILDFLOUR by Chef Walter & Margarita Manzke

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WILDFLOUR is a play on words that sounds like "Wild Flower" to communicate its fun indie vibe.  The use of the word "Flour" pertains to its bakery identity.

News about this new resto literally spread like wildfire throughout the Manila foodie community, and people haven't stopped raving about its food.  (See: Table for Three | Wildflour Café + Bakery)

Indeed, this is one of the most awesome restos in Bonifacio Global City that you should check out now...

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July 31, 2012

LAS FLORES: Modern Spanish Resto by (former) Barcino + Andilana (Spain) Group

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LAS FLORES, which means "The Flowers", is a collaboration between the former Barcino owners and the popular Andilana group of restaurants in Barcelona. They flew in a Catalan chef to help create an authentic modern Spanish restaurant here in Manila.

My P&G friend Mon Gloria started the Spanish Wine Bar Resto called Barcino. When he moved to P&G Singapore, his Spanish partners (Uri, Dani and Sergi) took over the business and expanded it to a true Spanish restaurant experience.

If you are looking for a different type of Spanish cuisine from your usual Mestizo Spanish food in Manila, you've got to try Las Flores.

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