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
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...
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...
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)