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January 14, 2016

Awesome Guide: 15 Places to Try in Angeles City (Part 1- Filipino Cuisine)

Awesome Guide: 15 Places to Try in Angeles City: Filipino Cuisine (4) | Awesome Places (3)| International Cuisine (8)

Angeles City Culinary Capital PH

Angeles City, with its reputation famous for the red light district, you'd be surprised that Angeles City is far from that. Famed for being recognized as the "Culinary Capital of the Philippines", it's no wonder you'll find some of the best Filipino cuisines. The city once served as U.S. Military base that brought together many nationalities, bringing with them are a number of authentic international dishes.

Here's a 24-Hour guide to Angeles city complete with a food trip guide, heritage tours and fun adventurous activities everyone to enjoy...

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January 13, 2016

TXANTON: Jamon Iberico de Bellota & Finest Spanish/French Wine Tasting!


TXANTON (pronounced as shan-ton) is the first Jamóneria in the Philippines and bodega showcasing the finest Spanish and French wines.

Its name is a tribute to Paulino Txanton Aboitiz, who was the first of his family to arrive in Manila in 1898. It is the retail sister company of Antique Wine Collections (AWC) Philippines, which supplies the finest wines to hotels and restaurants in Manila.

Here are some tips on planning your awesome Jamón experience at Txanton ...


2294 Chino Roces Ave. Extension, 2nd Floor Smithbell Building, 1232 Makati, Philippines
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday - 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Telephone: +632 812-2040 (loc 112)
Email: info@txanton.com.ph
Facebook: Txanton
Instagram: @TxantonPH
Website: http://txanton.com.ph/

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Guide to an Awesome @EdsaShangriLa Family Staycation!

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EDSA Shangri-La Manila is one of the lifestyle oases in the middle of the urban jungle in the Mandaluyong/Ortigas area. It's a great home base for a staycation weekend with the family in the northern part of the metro.

Here's a guide on what to do during your staycation at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel... 

1 Garden Way, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City, 1650, Philippines
Telephone: +632 633 8888
Facebook: Edsa Shangri-La Manila
Twitter: @EdsaShangriLa
Website: http://www.shangri-la.com/manila/edsashangrila/

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January 11, 2016

A Paparazzi Anniversary (A Photo Essay) @EdsaShangriLa

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PAPARAZZI is Edsa Shangri-La's signature Italian Restaurant serving an iconic Bistecca Florentina with 1.2kg of Tuscany T-bone Steak from young grass-fed cows from Ireland.

We celebrated our anniversary at Paparazzi with our boys during our Edsa Shangri-La Staycation. Here's what to expect at Paparazzi...


Second Floor, Tower Wing, Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
Telephone: (63 2) 633 8888 ext. 2922
Operating Hours:
Lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm (Monday to Friday)
Dinner: 6.00pm - 10.30pm (Daily)
Website: Paparazzi

Dress Code: Smart Casual
Smoking Policy: Smoking is not permitted in Paparazzi.

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The Feast of the Black Nazarene: A Display of Pure Devotion

The Feast of the Black Nazarene is the largest religious procession in the country, garnering nearly twelve million pilgrims yearly.

Taking place on every January 9, a life sized, centuries old wooden sculpture of Jesus bearing a cross is displayed through the streets of Quiapo. Barefoot attendees clad in red and gold frantically flock to the statue and attempt to touch it hopes of receiving its blessings of healing, protection, and good health. The procession can last up to 20 hours, with some devotees walking alongside it for the entirety of the parade!

The Feast of the Black Nazarene, or Translacíon, has its fair share of casualties due to the duration and scale of the event. A combination of heat, fatigue, or the danger of being trampled to death is not farfetched. The parade is spectacle one has to experience at least once in their lifetime.

Read more about Team OAP’s experience at The Feast of the Black Nazarene 2016 in this photo essay…

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HEAT'S MAD FOR LOBSTER: Ultimate Lobster Feast in Manila! (Every Friday @EdsaShangrila)

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MAD FOR LOBSTER is an eat-all-you-can lobster feast every Friday night at Restaurant Heat in Edsa Shangri-La Hotel. 

HEAT transformed their seafood buffet Fridays into a lobster-themed buffet to cater to indulgent celebrations and to make the buffet price worth it. 

Here are some tips to plan your awesome lobster Friday...


Lobby Level, Tower Wing, Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
Telephone: +632 633-8888 ext. 2740
Operating Hours: 6 pm to 10.30 pm, last call for buffet at 10.00pm
Mad for Lobster: P2,415 net/person (Every Friday Dinner)  
For more info, visit Restaurant Heat website

Related Blog Post: HEAT's Mad For Wagyu: Create-Your-Own 10 Course Wagyu Degustacion! @EdsaShangriLa

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December 30, 2015

New Year's Eve Manila 2016: Awesome Guide to a Dazzling New Year!

UntitledNew Year’s Eve is never complete without a dazzling display of fireworks, fantastic food, and music to usher partygoers into the New Year.

If you love to eat, you can welcome 2016 at Discovery Primea Makati’s “Glitter & Gold” 4-course set menu with champagne to toast, Diamond Hotel’s delicious Corniche Buffet, or Vask's NYE Special. Should you want free flowing Dom Perignon, Spiral Buffet at Sofitel Plaza Manila offers guests a special package dinner so you can toast all you can!

If you’re more into the club scene, you can catch the Bass Jackers at Chaos, City of Dreams Manila or take a dip at The Palace Pool Club’s New Year's Eve Ball. If that’s not your style, then you could revel in the color of the year at Pangaea’s New Year’s Eve White PartySofitel’s Venice-Themed New Year’s Extravaganza: Canaval Venetzia, or Discovery Ortigas' “Live to Tell”, a New Year's Eve party featuring Madonna’s best hits!

You can catch some awesome local acts at Eastwood’s New Year Countdown featuring stars like Rico Blanco, Christian Bautista, and some of Manila’s best DJ’s. 

Here’s a handy guide to some of the best places to go for this New Year’s Eve…

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