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March 2015


SUSI by Bianca Mabanta: Making Vegan and Glutten-Free Food Yummy and Sexy! @SusiPH

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SUSI is a green gastronomy, plant-based restaurant by Bianca Mabanta with a 100% vegan and gluten-free menu. It’s located beside the most carnivorous restaurant in Burgos Circle in BGC–Burgers & Brewkies. #contrast #irony

The concept was inspired by Bianca’s passionate conviction for sustainable living, by being vegan by choice and not using any leather products. It was also driven by necessity as she cannot eat anything with gluten because of Coeliac disease.

“Susi” is tagalog for key, which is in line with their vision of unlocking the secret to sustainable living. 

I was impressed by how yummy the vegan dishes were, and how sexy their design is. It’s going to be the hottest restaurant in BGC this Summer 2015.

Check it out…

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FOOD TASTINGS: Pasta and Pizza Class @FoodMagazine (A Photo Essay)

Food tastingsFood Tastings is a free cooking class for foodies and kitchen savvy people, presented by ABS-CBN Publishing Inc.'s Food magazine and the Lifestyle Network. The classes are held throughout the year as a treat for celebrating the 20th anniversary of Food magazine.

The first leg of the Food Tastings series titled “a Pizza and Pasta Class” featured easy-to-make home pizza and pasta recipes taught by renowned chefs Nancy Dizon Edarlin, Portia Baluyut and the chefs behind Project Pie.

It was a well spent Saturday (March 21) where we got to watch free cooking classes, try out all the dishes and had a fun time making our very own customized pizza. Here’s a preview of the event itself:

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Awesome Festivals

BORACAY: My Time with Yugi and Chatime Summer Travel Diary by @MrsAwesomePlanet

YG March 2015

It started in the wee hours of the morning. Woke up excited but feeling hesitant. Did some last-minute packing of my and YG's things anyway–we were off to the little one's first trip to Boracay!

It's also another first for me, as it was just the 2 of us for this beach trip. (I try my best to bring YG wherever I go. I've pledged to provide him with the best milk in town, and if I leave him even for just a couple of days, his supply will not suffice.) 

I was excited because we would be riding a seaplane! I never expected to be on one as I've only seen those in adventure movies! How cool is that?  

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The Secrets of Brgy. POBLACION Food Street! (Food Crawl with Don Bautista of Lokal Hostel)

In this 2-part video feature, we had an awesome conversation with Don Bautista of Lokal Hostel on the secrets of the booming lifestyle landscape of the Brgy. Poblacion Food Street.

In this video, you will learn:

  • The newly opened places in Brgy. Poblacion, like Tambai, The Red Light, and Taco Chingones;
  • The secrets to what it takes to succeed in Brgy. Poblacion Food Street;
  • Why people are excited to open new establishments in the so-called “Williams-Burgos” of Makati;
  • Insider stories from Don Bautista of Lokal Hostel, one of the pioneering businesses in the area; and
  • What places to go to when organizing your own Food Crawl.

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TACOS CHINGONES: Cool Mexican Street Taco Cart in Manila :)

Taco Chingones
TACOS CHINGONES is a street taco food cart by Aljor Perreras of A’ Toda Madre fame, who is passionate about bringing authentic Mexican food experiences to the country. 

The taco cart is inspired by the street taco carts of Mexico and a spin-off of A’ Toda Madre’s yummy tacos. 

Tacos Chingones Street Cart
5923 Algier, Makati, Metro Manila
(right next to Som’s Noodle House)
Mobile: +63 998 998-2267
Operating Hours: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am
FacebookTacos Chingones
Email: [email protected]

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TAMBAI: Sari-Sari Store Converted into Yakitori Snack House (A Review) #TambaiSessions


TAMBAI is a sari-sari store that has been converted into a Yakitori hangout by Melvin Viceral (brother of Maricel Laxa), Franco Ocampo, and Chef Jerome Valencia. 

Its name is a Japanese-inspired take on the Filipino term “tambay“, which means to hang out–derived from the English words “stand by“.

It’s a cool place to stop by for pre-dinner tapas (they open at 5pm) before moving on to your dinner event.

TAMBAI Yakitori Snack House
5779 Felipe Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati 
Operating Hours: Open Mondays to Saturdays, 5pm to 12am. 
Telephone: +63 917 842-3725
Facebook: Tambai
Instagram: @tambai_snackhouse

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TRAPPED AT THE SPA: Escaped from the Massage-Inspired Mystery Room! @EscapeHunt

Escape Hunt: Trapped at the Spa

Trapped at the Spa is an Escape Hunt real-life mystery room game experience, where players are transported 100 years in time to play the role of a famous London detective.

Trapped inside a massage room, you have to figure out who and why before you can get out! You only had 60 minutes to work as a team and solve the mystery before the timer runs out.

The Escape Hunt Manila is a live escape room franchised by Mike Kerveillant and partners after trying it and loving the original Escape Hunt Experience in Bangkok.

The Escape Hunt Experience Manila- Philippines
5773 Ebro St. Barangay Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila 1210
Mobile: +63 915 596 8363, +63 (2) 751 9124
FacebookThe Escape Hunt Experience Manila – MNL, Philippines
Operating Hours: Every day 10am and the last game at 9pm

Escape Hunt Manila series:

Check out OAP team's video of Trapped at the Spa:

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TAZA: Fresh Table Weekend Brunch in Tagaytay @TaalVistaHotel

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TAZA is the farm-to-table inspired restaurant of Taal Vista, showcasing the local produce, meats, and seafood of the surrounding areas and of the Taal Vista Hotel garden itself.

The restaurant was conceptualized by Chef Jayme Natividad, chef consultant of Green Pastures in 2013 when it opened, before he was hired as the executive chef of the SM Hotels and Conventions.

The name was taken from the Arabic word Taaza, which means “fresh“, and was influenced by Egyptian General Manager Walid Wafik of Taal Vista.

It’s refreshing to finally see an innovative concept from Taal Vista. Check out our experience…

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