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March 13, 2017

ZUBUCHON MAKATI: The Best Lechon Restaurant in Manila!? (A Review)

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ZUBUCHON is the Cebu-based Lechon Restaurant by Joel Binamira of Market Manila specializing in what Anthony Bourdain described as the "Best Pig... Ever!" The name is a coined word from "Zubu", the 18th century reference to the island of Cebu, and "Chon" from lechon, which means roasted pig.

The restaurant concept is inspired by native dishes dating back to the time when Magellan Landed in Cebu in 1521. Antonio Pigafetta, Magellan's Chronicler, mentioned the Filipino food during that time, which includes black pig, grilled seafood, millet and rice cakes, coconut in the form of water, milk, vinegar, and liquor.

Now, Metro Manila-based foodies can now taste the food Market Manila has been blogging about over the years. The place has actually been jam packed since it opened in Makati!

Had two lunch dates with Rache here and also got to chat with Joel about his new restaurant. Here's what we think...

 

ZUBUCHON
Yakal corner Talisay St. , Makati City
Operating Hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm
Website: http://www.zubuchon.com/
Facebook: Zubuchon
Instagram: @zubuchon

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February 13, 2017

LITTLE BAO Hong Kong: Our 14th Wedding Anniversary Eve Celebration @LittleBaoHK

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LITTLE BAO is a modern 20-seater Chinese Diner by May Chow. Chef May was recognized as Best Female Chef in the 2017 Asia's 50 Best Awards.

We love how she was able to elevate the simple Bao into a sought after dish that treads the fine line between fusion and authentic. Her concept is simple: it's all about sharing--both food and cultures. She takes inspiration from local traditions as well as from the international tastes you'll find in Hong Kong.

We celebrated the eve of our 14th wedding anniversary here at Little Bao Hong Kong. Take a look at our experience... 

 

LITTLE BAO HONG KONG
66 Staunton Street, SoHo
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Email: info@little-bao.com
Telephone: +852-2194-0202
Facebook: @littlebaohk
Instagram: @littlebaohk
Website: https://www.little-bao.com/

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February 07, 2017

MOTT 32 Hongkong: Eating Dimsum Will Never Be the Same Again! (A Review)

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MOTT 32 is one of the most raved about Modern Chinese Restaurants in Hong Kong. It was established by Maximal Concepts and is located at the basement of Standard Chartered Bank Building. Its name is a tribute to NYC’s first Chinese convenience store, which opened in 1851 on 32 Mott Street, New York.

They say eating dimsum will never be the same after you try Mott 32. Here's our experience...

 

MOTT 32
Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4a Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong
Operating Hours: 12:00PM - 2:30PM, 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Telephone: +852 2885 8688
Email: Reservations@mott32.com
Facebook: Mott 32
Instagram: @Mott32HK
Website: http://www.mott32.com/

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January 24, 2017

BAR PINTXOS BGC: Is this the Best Pintxos Tapas Bar in Manila? (Review)

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Bar Pintxos, Alabang's Secret Spanish Tapas & Pintxos Bar by Miguel Vecin and Tinchu Gonzalez, is now in BGC--completing the Pintxos Triangle in BGC with Vask and Tomatito Manila. Pintxos are small snack tapas with flavorful meats or seafood on top of bread, and are very popular, especially in the Basque region of Spain.

Bar Pintxos provides the closest Pintxos experience in Manila, just like how one would enjoy it in San Sebastian. Its location is still hidden, which adds to its appeal as a go-to Pintxos Tapas Bar in the metro.

We tried it for lunch and dinner during our holiday reunions with friends. Here are some tips and recommendations...

 

BAR PINTXOS BGC
5th street corner Mckinley (Forbes), Taguig, Philippines
Operating Hours: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
Email: barpintxos2015@gmail.com
Telephone: +632 810-1307
Facebook: Bar Pintxos BGC
Instagram: @barpintxos 

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January 23, 2017

210° by Chef William Mahi: More than 180° Turn from Fine to Fun Dining?

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210° is a "Fun Dining" French Bistro by Chef William Mahi. The name is taken from the perfect roasting temperature and also symbolizes his more than 180° turnaround from cooking Fine Dining food (in his last stint at Tasting Room, City of Dreams) to his very own Fun Dining concept.

We love the place because of its fine quality food, relaxed environment, and fun price! This is consistent with the theme of 2017--the leveling up of quality and service in restaurants at the right and affordable price.

Expect the menu to change regularly, but don't miss the chance to try the awesome 4-course Soft Opening Menu of Chef Mahi's favorites...

 

210° KITCHEN + DRINKERY
1D G/F Icon Plaza, 25th Street corner 6th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Operating Hours: 6:00pm 6:00pm - 10:00pm Monday to Saturday
Mobile: +63 995 015-2192 
Telephone: +632 958-5305
Email: 210degrees.ph@gmail.com
Instagram: @210degrees.ph
Facebook: 210degrees.ph

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January 20, 2017

MANG INASAL: What we think about @IamMangInasal's Pinoy Halo Halo?

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We recently had a taste test session of Mang Inasal Pinoy favorites and its Pinoy Halo-Halo with respected chefs.


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It's always fun eating with these funny chefs: Chef Boy Logro, Chef Rosebud Benitez, and Chef Sandy Daza together with Pam Cortez of Pepper.PH.

Here's what we like at Mang Inasal and what we think about the Pinoy Halo-Halo ...

 

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January 11, 2017

Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza: New World Baking by Dean Brettschneider

by Abigail Javellana

Baker & Cook / Plank Sourdough

"Global Baker" Dean Brettschneider introduces his New World Baking style with a delightful selection of handcrafted artisan breads, pastries, and sourdough pizzas through his two restaurant concepts, Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza.

New World Baking is the compilation of Dean's travels and experiences, bringing a little of bit of Germany, Italy, France, America, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, and other places to his store. It is a modern, multi-dimensional style of baking with different breads, pastries, ingredients, and desserts from around the world.

Here's what we liked at the two newly opened restaurants...

Baker & Cook | Plank Sourdough
G/F, S Maison Conrad, Manila
Operating Hours: 11.00 am to 10.00pm
Website: www.bakerandcook.biz
Facebook: BakerandCookPH
Instagram: @bakerandcookph

 

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January 06, 2017

D.I.Y. POKE: A Healthy Bowl of Poke to Kickoff 2017! (Review) @MadisonGaleries

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D.I.Y. POKE (/poʊˈkeɪ/) is a Hawaiian-inspired Poke place by Mariah Pobre and her Enderun partners. It is located at Madison Galeries, the new boutique mall in Alabang. Poke refers to a raw fish salad or sushi bowl with Asian-inspired sauces. The name is a Hawaiian verb that means "to cut crosswise into pieces".

Every new year starts with a resolution to eat more healthy and to become a better version of yourself. So we're kicking off the year with a healthy bowl of Poke and send out healthy vibes to all our OAP friends.

Here's what we think of D.I.Y. Poke...

 

D.I.Y. POKE
2/F Madison Galeries, Don Jesus Boulevard, Alabang Hills, Cupang, Muntinlupa
Mobile: +63 995 473-6224
Instagram: @diypoke
Facebook: D.I.Y. Poke

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