(Guest Blog Post by Liz Yin from our friends from Curate Hub)
(Bacon | Image credit: rikomatic)
Hey there Bacon Fanatic! Not one yet? No worries. Just wanted to share some creative bacon treats and discuss crispy vs. chewy bacon. Which do you prefer?
We often eat bacon with eggs or some other breakfast items but personally I get tired of eating bacon straight from the pan.
Here are three alternative methods that make delicious bacon treats:
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After an experimental market test in Rockwell in 2005, COLD STONE CREAMERY finally opened its first store in Manila at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City.
Its claim to fame is that it offers super premium ice cream made fresh everyday, which is mixed with flair on the spot on a cold stone. There's also a wide array of other ingredients for patrons to customize their ice cream.
But is it really the ultimate ice cream experience in Manila? Check out our Cold Stone experience:
What's New in BGC Restaurants in 2013?
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CUPCAKES BY SONJA is the pioneering Gourmet Cupcakes brand by Sonja Ocampo, which started the Cupcake Craze in Manila back in 2006. Finally, they are building more concept stores around the metro to take the cupcake experience to a different level.
It was great to finally catch up with Sonja to talk about the success of her cupcake brand and the future of cupcakes in Manila.
I would like to share the highlights of our conversation, and our favorites in Cupcakes by Sonja:
The Best Restos of New Glorietta in Makati:
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Text by Nikka Sarthou and Photos by Johnny Steams.
A fast-food bestseller, the burger is almost always present in diners and comfort food joints. In fact, the simple hamburger can be found in many street corners in the country. Even if the Philippines is an Asian country, locals have come to love this Western favorite as well. There are different kinds of burgers out there that range from the ordinary to the more gourmet. But have you ever tried a steamed burger?
It is not your average burger as it is cooked in a custom-made steamer that contains small trays, which hold either an individual hamburger or a chunk of cheese to be melted. In this cooking process, the meat is scooped onto a sesame seed bun and then the melted cheese is poured over the meat. Customary toppings are added after that. Steamed burgers are a healthier alternative because of its cooking method.
If there’s one place you should try a steamed burger, it is Johnny Steams in Midnight Mercato.
Flavors of Mercato Series 1:
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Text by Nikka Sarthou and Photos by Kurl Marx Mendoza
Sometimes, inspiration strikes in the most unusual circumstances. For Paul Wenceslao, it happened during one of his coffee breaks. He let the idea of putting up a food business brew until he found the perfect product—pita wraps. There are only a handful of stalls that solely offer wraps so he thought of bringing it to Mercato Centrale. And that was where Wrap Battle was born.
Flavors of Mercato Series 1:
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