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Read this First: Chef Tatung's Private Dining
Chef Tatung decided to change his resto concept from a Continental Private Dining restaurant to a Regional Filipino Garden Cafe, with emphasis on his Cebuano and Bicolano heritage. The restaurant still continues to support local farmers' produce and promises a homey garden ambiance.
We decided to celebrate my brother Rommel's birthday here to check out the new menu...
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The double-fried crispy pork specialty of Ilocos is glorified in this Bagnet-themed hole-in-the-wall resto in Makati. This place feels like Fat Michael's and serves good food with warm service.
It is named after its street number address: 8065 Estrella. It is owned by Alain Nadal (older brother of a popular singer of our generation -- Kitchie Nadal) and his partner Jeff Tuason. It's been popular among Manila-based foodies for some time now.
Here is our 8065 Bagnet experience...
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Chef Sau and Chef Jam have finally opened a Kapampangan resto serving heirloom recipes from their families. It is aptly named "Villa" because of the old villages in Angeles -- Villa Gloria and Angela -- where they grew up.
All the dishes we ordered were rich in taste, plated well, and had that signature Kapampangan quality. Looks-wise and taste-wise, this is the kind of Filipino food that can please an international audience.
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My Family Kitchen (a.k.a. MFK) is the brainchild of Dada Dayrit. Here, people can taste her family's Kapampangan signature recipes, including the delicious ensaimada.
Kapampangans are known to serve yummy food without scrimping on ingredients. Taste is prioritized over price. Since the Dayrit family owns the apartment block where the restaurant is located, much of what you pay for really goes to the quality of the food.
When we were looking for the restaurant along Kamagong, we missed it the first time around. A bit hidden, it has an apartment-looking entrance and its signage can't be easily read. Nevertheless, it's worth the trip. :)
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One of the notable food bloggers in Manila is Jin Loves to Eat because she loves eating as much as we do and she probably goes to more restaurants too. :) It was a pleasure meeting her on her birthday when our friend Tina invited a few foodies to try out Chef Ed Bugia's Pino restaurant.
Pino's new store is located along Malingap St. They used to be on Maginhawa, where Burger Project now stands. Pino serves Fine Filipino Food -- comfort Filipino food done well at a good price.
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