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May 2017

Awesome Festivals

A Taste of ASEAN Food Festival @AyalaMalls (Photo Essay)

ASEAN FOOD FESTIVAL is a weekend food fair highlighting the exotic flavors of the Spice Route. Discover the most celebrated dishes from fellow ASEAN countries- Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei, Laos and of course the Philippines.

Find the countries most talented chefs Tatung Sarthou, Rob Pengson, Claude Tayag, Vince Garcia, Vincent Veluz and Gene Gonzales reinterpret these dishes through their palette and travels.

 

ASEAN Food Festival

The food fair held at Vertis North open parking will be selling your favorite ASEAN dishes, street food, and product from different regions of the country.

 

ASEAN FOOD FESTIVAL
Ayala Malls Vertis North (Near Trinoma)
Facebook: AyalaMalls360
Schedule: May 11-12 (5pm-2am),
May 13 (4pm-2am), May 14 (4pm-12am)

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Boracay Island

The DISCOVERY SHORES Boracay Difference! (Photo Essay) @DiscoveryShores

Discovery Shores Boracay

Discovery Shores Boracay is a five-star resort situated in one of the world’s most celebrated beaches–Boracay Island, Philippines. Located in the exclusive White Beach Station 1, the beachfront hotel offers guests privacy and a quiet environment that is different from the other resorts in Boracay.

The award-winning, 87-room hotel is consistently listed in Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels and is a 2015 winner of the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

We love coming back to Discovery Shores for their “Service That’s All Heart” as well as the excellent facilities that loyal customers rave about.

Discovery Shores Boracay
Station 1, Balabag, Boracay Island 5608, Malay, Aklan, Philippines
Telephone: +632 720-8888
Mobile: +63917 625-8507
Email: [email protected]
FacebookDiscovery Shores Boracay
Instagram@discoveryshoresboracay
Twitter@DiscoveryShores
Website: www.discoveryshoresboracay.com

Search for the lowest Discovery Shores Boracay rates at Booking.com in partnership with Our Awesome Planet.

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#Restaurants, Bonifacio Global City

MOE’S New Rice Meals, Mexican Pizza & All-Day Cocktails?! @UptownMall_

Tex-Mex lovers rejoice! With over 600 locations worldwide, Moe’s Southwest Grill–one of the US’ most popular Mexican chains famed for serving their famous burritos, quesadillas, salads, and tacos–is spicing it up in the kitchen with their new, best value-for-money menu items!

 

Moe's New Menu

The Uptown Mall branch has something prepared for everyone, from rice menu items Pinoy’s would rave about and combo meals of their classic favorites, down to one of BGC’s most affordable drinking lists! It’s perfect for office workers on the go or those just looking for a place to hang out after a busy day at work.

We also love Moe’s all-day P65 cocktails and the cheapest bucket of beer you’ll find in the area! And did I mention a bucket of beer comes with chips and salsa?!

Check out what’s new at Moe’s…

 

MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL
Level 4, Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City (near Texas Roadhouse)
Operating Hours: Daily 11AM – 11PM (until 12mn on weekends)
Telephone: (+632) 777-2924
Facebook: MOE’s Philippines

Related Blog Post: MOE’S Southwest Grill: Homewrecker Burrito, Stacks, & Famous Queso now in Manila!

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#Philippines

NONIE’S: Seriously Delicious Healthy Food in Boracay! (A Review)

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One of the newest additions to Boracay’s latest wave of trendy restaurants and eateries, NONIE’S aims to bring delicious and healthy food options to a culinary landscape that is seriously lacking.

The items on their menu have been carefully crafted with health and wellness in mind. Their take on Filipino classics incorporates healthy cooking techniques that make their food new and exciting but also familiar.  

Vegan and vegetarian items are available and they also specialize in a variety of freshly made smoothies and cold-pressed juices.

 

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Owned and operated by Shria and Patrick Florencio, the newlyweds have invested everything they have into this venture, having walked away from the corporate world to try their hand at their own business.

Their vision is to not only run a great restaurant with quality food, but to also be a socially responsible organization that gives back to the local community.

The restaurant is named after and is a fitting tribute to Patrick’s mother, Cenona Florencio, or Nonie for short.


Nonie’s: Eat Good, Feel Good

Station X, G/F, Hue Hotel, and Resorts, Manoc-Manoc, Boracay
Telephone: +63 912 394-8948
Facebook: Nonie’s
Open Daily: 10 am–10 pm 

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#Philippines

Pampering Ideas for Your Mom on Mother’s Day in Manila!

Mother's DayGive mom the priceless gift of experience this year!

Plan a day doing what she loves best–Pamper her with a day at the spa, take her on a luxurious staycation, take her on a lovely brunch, enjoy the summer heat sliding into the tallest inflatable aqua park in the middle of Taal Lake, or put your brains together and solve a mystery room with the rest of the family!

Here are 10 ideas that will help you make this Mother’s Day one to remember…

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#Philippines, #Travel, Awesome Festivals

LAbor UNION Festival 2017: Labor Weekend with Music, Food, and Surfing! (Photo Essay)

LAbor UNION Festival 2017

Music, art, and surfing collide in LAbor UNION Festival 2017!

Inspired by Aklan’s LaBoracay, the festival brought three days of non-stop partying over the recent Labor Day weekend in the Philippines’ surfing capital of the north, La Union.

The revival of the 2015 festival ushered in live music from iconic Filipino talents such as Barbie Almalbis, Kevin Toy’s, and Hilera, which had the beaches of San Juan flowing with good vibes.

Proceeds from the non-profit event went to the conservation of the Pawikan and to helping the indigenous groups of Northern and Southern Cordillera known as the Kankanaeys.

Check out all the things that make surf culture awesome with our guide to the LAbor UNION weekend (April 28-30, 2017)…

LAbor UNION Festival 2017
San Juan La Union
April 28-30, 2017

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#Restaurants

Boutique Burger Kitchen (BBK): The Best Burger Joint in BGC by Chef Carlo Miguel?!

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Boutique Burger Kitchen or BBK is the brainchild of famed Chef Carlo Miguel and wife Ria, the first restaurant they opened together (without any partners).

This diner-themed restaurant serves a variety of American classics, with a focus on quality and freshness.  You can expect to find good old-fashioned burgers that have been given the gourmet treatment, and served at affordable prices.  
 
Almost everything at BBK is made in-house, which is one of its strong points. This ensures that the quality and consistency of the food is maintained, and guarantees the customer gets the freshest burger possible

The food here may be simple and straight to the point, but we were blown away by it.  

If you love a good burger, you'll definitely love BBK! 

BBK Boutique Burger Kitchen
The Fort Stip, 28th St, Cor 7th Ave, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 964-2050
Mobile: +63 917 893-4913
Facebook@BoutiqueBurgerKitchenPh
Instagram: @bbkphilippines
Operating Hours: Mon-Thur, Sun 11am-12mn, Fri-Sat 11am-2am  

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#Restaurants

PARADISE DYNASTY Philippines: Beyond the Signature 8-Flavored Xiao Long Bao @SMaisonConrad

By Anton Diaz

PARADISE DYNASTY is a Singaporean restaurant franchise specializing in modern imperial cuisine with exquisite and approachable flavors from Northern and Southern China. The flagship store in Manila opened in S Maison Mall in Conrad Hotel, SM Mall of Asia Complex.

 

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The restaurant is famous for its legendary 8 colorful flavors of Xiao Long Bao, but we were surprised that almost all the dishes we ordered–from the soup and appetizers to the Szechuan and La Mian dishes–are deliciously unique at a good price.

Here is what to order beyond their signature 8-Flavored Xiao Long Bao…

 

PARADISE DYNASTY Philippines
2/L, S Maison, Conrad Hotel, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Facebook: @paradisedynastyph
Instagram: @paradisedynastyph
Telephone: +632 828-8333 / 838-8333
Website: https://www.paradisegroup.com.sg/

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#Hotels, #Philippines

THE LIND BORACAY: The Best Luxury Resort Experience along White Beach?! @TheLindHotels

by Anton Diaz

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THE LIND BORACAY is a Philippine-born 5-star coastal luxury resort in the exclusive part of White Beach in Station 1, offering great food, an elevated infinity pool experience, sea view rooms, and excellent massage services.

It is equipped with 119 rooms, 3 restaurants and a bar, and a signature ballroom overlooking the sunset vista.

Here is a photo essay of our awesome Lind Boracay experience and why you should stay here on your next Boracay escape…

THE LIND BORACAY
Station 1, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Telephone: +632 835-8888 local 8621, 8622
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @thelindhotels
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLindBoracay
Instagram: @thelindhotels
Website: http://www.thelindhotels.com/

Search for the lowest Lind Boracay rates at Booking.com in partnership with Our Awesome Planet.

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#Hotels, #Philippines

LIO El Nido, Palawan: A Hidden Eco-Tourism Paradise! @ElNidoTourism

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Say hello to the future of Palawan. Surrounded by virgin beaches, breathtaking landscapes, and turquoise waters, Lio Eco-Tourism Estate is the crown jewel of El Nido in the making.

Located in an isolated area in my favorite island in Palawan, it’s hard to understand why this paradise hasn’t been featured as much as other travel destinations.

Join me as we uncover the hidden secrets of Lio in El Nido…

Lio Eco-Tourism Estate
Lio Beach, Bacuit Bay, El Nido Palawan
Website: www.lio.ph
Facebook: Lio El Nido
Instagram: @LioElNido

Search for the lowest Hotel Covo, Balai Adlao,  Seda Lio rates at Booking.com in partnership with Our Awesome Planet.

Related Blog Post: LIO, EL NIDO: Family Staycation and Lio Beach Festival Guide!

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