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January 2017

Manila Life, Mystery Rooms

SORCERER’S STONE: World of Wizardry Mystery Room Solved! @MysteryManila

STONE is a Harry Potter-inspired room at Mystery Manila’s newest branch at Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig City. All you Potterheads better free your schedule because this room will give you a taste of what’s it like to be in the Wizarding World.

Check out our experience Sorcerer’s Stone experience…  (P.S. No game spoilers in this post.)

Mystery Manila – Ayala Malls The 30th
3rd Floor Ayala Malls The 30th,
Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Brgy. Ugong,
1604 Pasig City , Philippines
Telephone: +632 621 07 32
Mobile: +63 917 823 21 55
Operating Hours:
1 PM to 9:30 PM Mondays to Fridays
10 AM to 10:30 PM Saturdays
10 AM to 9:30 PM Sundays
Facebook: MysteryManila

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BAKERY FAIR 2017: What to Expect & How to Get a Free 3-Day Pass?!

Bakery Fair 2017 Poster 2pt5 x 3pt5  ft

On February 17 – 19, 2017, the Filipino-Chinese Bakery Association, Inc. (FCBAI) will be holding the 9th International Exhibition on Bakery, Confectionary and Foodservice Equipment & Supplies dubbed as “Bakery Fair 2017” at the World Trade Centre, Metro Manila.

The Filipino-Chinese Bakery Association, Inc. (FCBAI) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote harmony, unity and strong relationships with allied businesses, strengthening the core of members and uplift the baking industry.


Bakery Fair is a biennial event which started in 2001 and is organized to showcase under one roof the technological advancement and techniques in baking, gain competitive intelligence about market leaders and to track industry trends and its opportunities.

It is participated in by its members of the Filipino Chinese Bakery Association and allied industry players. Furthermore, it is supported by the 13 country-members of the International Federation of Confectionary and Bakery Association (IFCBCA).


9th International Exhibition on Bakery, Confectionary and Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
World Trade Center Metro Manila
February 17 – 19, 2017
Facebook: @BakeryFairPhilippines

Related Blog Post: 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit BAKERY FAIR 2015 This Weekend!

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ANGKOR WAT: Temple Run (Day Trip) Guide to Angkor Archeological Park!

by Sean Nolan


Angkor Archeological Park is made up of an estimated 1,000 temples, shrines, and urban developments covering over 1000 square kilometers of lush Cambodian jungle and swamps – making Angkor the largest religious complex in the world.  

Over 2 million tourist flock to Cambodia each year to see the ancient temples which were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992According to officials, it would take over 7 days to fully explore the entire Angkor area.  

We only had a days time to visit the Temples, thankfully there are 2 Tourist routes to choose from when visiting Angkor; The Small Tour Circuit or The Grand Tour Circuit.  

Angkor Archeological Park
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia 
Website: Tourism Cambodia



We opted for the (more popular) Small Circuit Tour, that takes you to 3 of the main temples and a few smaller complexes. 
• Angkor Wat
• Angkor Thom
• Bayon 
• Baphoun
• Phimenakas
• Preah Ngok Shrine
• Terrace Of The Leper King 

The Small Tour Circuit can be accomplished in half a days time (6-8 hours) and is recommended for first timers and tourist on limited schedules

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#Travel, Cebu

CEBU Like Never Before! (10 Most Awesome Experiences)

Cebu, the country’s oldest city, has so much more to offer than the famed Sinulog Festival, with century-old churches, long white sandy beaches, world-class diving, unspoiled countryside, and a rich culinary history – Cebu City has something for everyone!

Let’s rediscover the “Queen City Of The South” as we give you tips on how to make the most of your Cebu adventure.

From trying the best lechon, getting up close with the whale sharks of Oslob, swimming with sardines at Moalboal, jumping into the turquoise waters of the mighty Kawasan Falls, to climbing the highest point of Cebu on Osmena Peak.

Here are the 10 Most Awesome Experiences in Cebu …

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THE TEST KITCHEN By Chef Josh Boutwood! @thebistrogroup (Photo Essay)

Test Kitchen

THE TEST KITCHEN is a private dining venue that serves as the creative outlet of Chef Josh Boutwood in partnership with The Bistro Group. Its where he gets to showcase his fine dining background from top Michelin-starred restaurants through his own personalized menu.

It is located at the actual test kitchen of the Bistro Academy, where they create new dishes and try them out before rolling them out to their stores.

What’s exciting about this is the menu changes everyday. So you can expect something new every time you visit.

Here’s a look at our The Test Kitchen experience…


9780 Bistro Academy Kamagong St., San Antonio Village, Makati City
Email: [email protected]
Strictly by reservation only.

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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…


5th street corner Mckinley (Forbes), Taguig, Philippines
Operating Hours: 11:00AM – 11:00PM
Email[email protected]
Telephone: +632 810-1307
Facebook: Bar Pintxos BGC
Instagram: @barpintxos 

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

210 degree by Chef William Mahi

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 2017the 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…


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: [email protected]

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H.I.D Burger: Flame Grilled 100% Chicken


Healthy And Irresistibly Delicious, H.I.D Burger prides itself on being a healthier fast food restaurant that specializes in 100% Chicken Burgers and fresh ingredients.

The love child of Dozz and Shyla Suguitan, H.I.D Burgers opened its first store in Cainta Rizal in 2011.  Dozz and Shyla took their passion for quality food and great burgers and decided to use chicken as a healthier alternative to beef.

Today H.I.D has branched out all over Metro Manila with plans of opening 3 more stores by the end of 2017.  The small chain has started somewhat of a buzz as customers come for good food at affordable prices.

H.I.D Burgers (Makati Branch)
7255 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue
Corner Malugay Street, Bel-Air, Makati City
Telephone: 02) 215-0427
Mobile: 0917) 824-2336
Facebook: (Main) @hidburgers
Operating Hours: 11 am – 12 am Daily

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CRYSTAL DRAGON: Chinese New Year Abundant Feast! @CityofDreamsPH

Crystal Dragon

City of Dreams Manila ushers in the Lunar New Year with an abundant feast prepared by Crystal Dragon’s culinary artisan, Chinese Chef Chan Koo Kee. Embark on a gastronomic journey with each chosen dishes signifying good luck, good fortune, and happiness.

As the Year of the Rooster unfolds, enjoy their culinary offers from January 16 to February 11 with loved ones and business partners.

Crystal Dragon
Upper Ground Floor Crown Towers, Tower 1 Aseana Boulevard corner Macapagal Avenue Brgy.Tambo, Paranaque City
Email: [email protected] , [email protected]
Telephone: 800-8080


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