Our Awesome Planet

Our Awesome Planet


865 posts categorized "#Restaurants"

January 06, 2017

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

DIY Poke-16.jpg

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...


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

Read more

December 22, 2016

TOMATITO MANILA: How Sexy is this 80's-inspired Spanish Tapas Bar? (A Review)

As featured 10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016!

Tomatito Manila-28.jpg

TOMATITO MANILA is an 80's-inspired Spanish Tapas and Paella restaurant by Shanghai-based El Willy Fun F&B Group (by Chef Willy Trullas Moreno) in partnership with the Rambla/Las Flores/La Lola group (by the Barcelona trio of Uri Singla, Dani Aliaga, and Sergi Rostoll). 

The name is inspired by Spanish Flamenco guitarist José Fernández Torres, also known as Tomatito. It also means "little tomato"--a fun brand name since it easily rolls off the tongue. The concept is a mix of Spanish popular culture, the 80's bar, and a seductive red theme.

So is the concept really sexy? We tried Tomatito with our former P&G friends and here's what we think about it...


TOMATITO Sexy Tapas Bar
G/F BGC Corporate Center, 30th St. cor 11th Ave, BGC, Taguig City
Telephone: +632 805-7840
Mobile: +63 915 588-4803
Instagram: @tomatitomanila
Facebook: @tomatitomanila
Website: http://www.elwillygroup.com/venues/tomatito/


Read more

December 19, 2016

CANTON ROAD: Best Modern Cantonese Chinese Restaurant in BGC?! (A Review) @ShangriLaFort

(As featured in 10 Most Awesome New Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!)

Canton Road First Time-17.jpg

CANTON ROAD is a modern Chinese restaurant at Shangri-La Fort serving authentic Cantonese and Huaiyang cuisine.

Our favorites here include the signature roasted BBQ specialties, the unique dimsum selections, and of course, the Huaiyang dishes from China's Jiangsu province.

We tried it here when they first opened one Sunday for lunch, and most recently for a Christmas dinner date.

Here's what to expect at Canton Road... 


Level 3, Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila
30th Street corner 5th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 820-0888
Website: http://www.cantonroad-fort.com/
Facebook: @CantonRoadatShangrilaFort
Instagram: @dineshangrilafort

Operating Hours:
Monday to Sunday
• Lunch  11.30am - 2.30pm
• Dinner  6pm - 10.30pm

Read more

December 16, 2016

SAMBA: Manila's Finest Peruvian Restaurant?! @ShangriLaFort (A Review)

(As featured in 10 Most Awesome New Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!)

TBEX Opening Speakers Party-6.jpg

SAMBA is the first authentic Peruvian Restaurant by Peruvian Chef Carlo Huerta Echegaray in Manila, located at Shangri-La at the Fort.

We love it because of the ceviche with its leche de tigre sauce, its predominantly seafood and vegetable focused menu, and the flavors of the Peruvian chilis.

We've been here three times already--during the Samba preview, the TBEX speakers' event, and as paying customers for a Christmas dinner with our friends.

Here's our foodie guide to Samba...


Level 8, Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila
30th Street corner 5th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 820-0888
Email: samba@shangri-la.com
Website: www.samba-fort.com
Facebook: @dineshangrilafort
Instagram: @dineshangrilafort


Read more

December 15, 2016

MIREIO: Provençal-Inspired Upscale French Brasserie in Manila! @RafflesMakati

(As featured in 10 Most Awesome New Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!)

Mireio Raffles-12.jpg

MIREIO  (pronounced "mee-reyo") is an upscale French brasserie in Manila located at the 9th floor of Raffles Makati serving Provençal-inspired cuisine.

The concept is inspired by the French-Mediterranean cuisine in Provence, featuring what's fresh during the season and cooked using traditional French cooking techniques.

It's an exciting addition to the dining landscape of Manila that also features a beautiful roof deck terrace bar at the 10th floor with a stunning unobstructed view of the Makati skyline.

Here are some tips to get the most awesome experience when dining at Mireio...


9th Level, Raffles Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati, 1224
Telephone: +632 795 1840
Private Dining Inquiries: +63 926 755 4569
Email: mireio.makati@raffles.com
Facebook: Raffles Makati
Twitter: @RafflesMakati
Instagram: @RafflesMakati
Website: http://www.raffles.com/makati/

Operating Hours:

American Breakfast
6:00 - 10:30 AM Mondays - Fridays
6:00 - 11:00 AM Saturday - Sundays and Holidays

12:00 NN - 2:30 PM Saturdays to Sundays

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sundays to Thursdays
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM Fridays - Saturdays and Holidays

Mireio Terrace
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Mondays to Sundays

Read more

December 14, 2016

MIGHTY QUINN'S: New York's Award-Winning Slow-Cooked Barbecue Now in Manila! @MightyQuinnsBBQ

by Abigail Javellana

As featured 10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016!

Mighty Quinn's

Finally, New Yorks' famed barbecue joint is now open in Manila!

Mighty Quinn's is iconic for their New York-style Barbecue cooked the old school way--with wood and time. While they aim to honor their Texas roots, they break away in their use of non-traditional meats such as pork ribs, burnt ends, and heritage livestock.

New Yorkers have raved over their tender and moist beef brisket, savory smokey pulled pork, and impressively massive ribs, all slow smoked to perfection!

What separates Mighty Quinn's from all the regular barbecue joints is their focus on every part of the menu, from the side dishes down to the drinks. Of course, their meats are still the main attraction.

Here's what we liked at the newly opened Mighty Quinn's Manila...


3rd Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Website: www.mightyquinnsbbq.com
Facebook: MightyQuinnsPH

Read more

December 13, 2016

MAKANSUTRA MANILA: Foodie Date Guide to @Makansutra (A Review) @SMMegamall

As featured 10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016!


MAKANSUTRA, the famous Singaporean Hawker Market by K.F. Seetoh, has finally re-opened in Manila together with local partners J.J. Yulo and Chef Him Uy de Baron.

It first launched in Manila Ocean park in 2009 and re-opened after the successful 2016 World Street Food Congress held in Manila. Makansutra is the famed food bible in Singapore, featuring heritage street food. Makan means "to eat" in Malay, and Sutra means "string, thread" in Sanskrit.

It can be daunting to visit here because of the variety of choices--over 70 dishes and 11 street stalls in a food hall inspired by the Singaporean hawker market. 

Here's a guide to help you on your foodie date in Makansutra in SM Megamall...


Unit 209 AB, 2nd floor, Building A, SM Megamall Mandaluyong City
Operating Hours: 11am to 11 pm daily 
Email: contact@makansutra.com
Website: http://www.makansutra.com/

Related Blog Post: World Street Food Congress 2016: 15 Hawker Stalls Worth Lining Up For! #WSFC16 (Updated!)

Read more

December 12, 2016

FOO'D /fú-dō/: Accessible Italian Pop Cuisine by Chef Davide Oldani!

by Abigail Javellana

As featured 10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016!


FooDee Global Concepts (the same people behind the successful Tim Ho Wan, Todd English, Mesa, and Sunnies Cafe) has brought Michelin Star Chef Davide Oldani's pop cuisine concept FOO'D (/fú-dō/) to Manila.

Chef Oldani defines "pop cuisine" as accessible luxury cuisine with Italian roots, taking the simplest ingredients and turning these into a beautiful dish.

FOO'D's unique selling point is that they offer Michelin-grade food, fine ambiance, and quality service at a reasonable price, from their P800 three-course menu to their P1,200 four-course menu. And because everything is upgradeable, you can start at P800 then work your way up (you can even go crazy with a P3000 menu and load up on the experience).

Here are some of the exciting world-renowned signature dishes brought to Manila by Chef Oldani...


FOO'D by Davide Oldani
Ground Level, High Street Park, Shangri-la at the Fort, BGC Taguig
Operating Hours: 11.00 am to 10.00pm
Mobile: +63917 711-4469
Facebook: FOODbyDOManila
Website: http://www.cucinapop.do/

(Note: The restaurant doesn't have a strict dress code;  guests can come in smart casual attire)

Read more