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June 2017

#Restaurants

MR. ROBOTO: A Millennial Retro Japanese Robot-Themed Restaurant in Alabang!

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MR. ROBOTO is a Retro Japanese Robot-themed restaurant by Dani Ramos and David Mendoza, 2nd generation restaurateurs from the famed Neil’s Kitchen in Alabang. They are millennials who grew up with their parent’s 80’s music and loving the Japanese Robot genre heroes like Voltes V, Mazinger Z, Daimos, and Voltron. 

The name of the restaurant is inspired by the song Mr. Roboto by Styx, with the famous lines “Domo Arigato” and “Secret Secret”.

Their Japanese food is a lot better than Omakase’s and is serious competition for Ooma’s but with a millennial twist.

Here’s what to expect at this promising Modern Japanese comfort food destination in Alabang…

 

MR. ROBOTO
Ground Floor, ATC Corporate Center (Sykes Bldg), Madrigal Avenue, Alabang
Email: [email protected] 
Mobile: +63 919 955-3035
Facebook: Mr. Roboto Modern Japanese
Instagram: @Mr.RobotoPH
Operating Hours: 11 am to 10 pm

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FLOW HOUSE MANILA: Surf Day and Night, Everyday at Philippine’s First Surf Park! @FlowHouseManila

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Hidden from plain sight and tucked away inside a quiet compound somewhere in Cavite. Flow House Manila is a surfer’s dream secret surf spot.

 

Just like any other Surf spots, Flow House Manila is a sports entertainment venue that mixes surfing, good food, family, friends, and parties with a couple of beers in Manila’s first ever artificial flow surfing by Flow House International.

Flow House Manila
Molino Blvd, Brgy. Molino III, Bacoor, Cavite 4102
Facebook: @FlowHouseManila
Instagram: @FlowHouseManila
Email: [email protected]
Contact: 0995 158 9225 / (046) 416 9442
Hours: Wed to Thu: 12:30pm – 09:00pm | Fri to Sun: 11:30pm – 10:00pm

 

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KYO-TO by Chef Ryohei Kawamoto: The Best Japanese Kaiseki in Manila?!

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KYO-TO is the best Kaiseki restaurant in Manila. The restaurant, whose name is a tribute to the cultural capital of Japan, is the brainchild of Japanese Chef Ryohei Kawamoto.

Kaiseki is the highest expression of Japanese gastronomy, inspired by the traditional tea ceremony. Its elegant multi-course set format showcases the finest local ingredients of the season and highlights the culinary artistry of Japanese cuisine.

Chef Ryohei worked at Kitcho kitchen in Osaka and the famed Tsukiji Market in Tokyo before becoming a private chef of the Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines. He has since decided to open his own Kaiseki restaurant in Legaspi Village. 

Here’s what to expect at and what we think about Kyo-to Kaiseki…

 

KYO-TO KAISEKI RESTAURANT
G/F 119 C. Palanca Jr. Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Telephone: +632 805 7743
Mobile: +63 917 596 9697
Email: [email protected]
Instagram@kyo.toph 
Facebook: @kyo.toph
Websitehttp://www.ryoteikyoto.ph/
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
(Closed on Mondays)

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DENNY’S DINER Philippines: 24/7 All Day Breakfast Favorites! (Revisited)

Founded by Harold Butler, Denny’s opened its doors in 1953 with its first store in California. The chain has since grown into 1600 stores located in Canada, Mexico, Latin America, United Arab Emirates, and most recently, the Philippines via The Bistro Group.

Customers love their 24/7 operating hours, friendly service, and hefty servings that are great for sharing and satisfy your breakfast cravings any time of day.

With the positive response to their first Philippines branch in Uptown Mall, Denny’s has now expanded all the way to Trinoma and Vista Mall in Sta. Rosa, Laguna in less than six months!

Here’s a look-back at our favorites at Denny’s and a peak at their new offerings…

DENNY’S
Ground Floor, Uptown Parade, 9th Avenue Corner 38th Street, Bonifacio Global City
Phone: (02) 772 3371
Facebook: DennysPhilippines
E-mail: [email protected]
Store hours: Open 24/7 Monday- Sunday

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#Restaurants

NEOLOKAL by Chef Maksut Aşkar at Flame Manila! @DiscoveryPrimea

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NEOLOKAL is the Modern Anatolian Museum Restaurant of Chef Maksut Aşkar located in SALT Galata, a cultural institution and exhibition space in Istabul, Turkey

The term “neolokal” is meant to describe the refined family cooking philosophy of the restaurant, based on the roots and traditions of real Anatolian cuisine. “Anatolia” is the old name of Turkey, which refers to Asia Minor or the western side of Asia.

For the first time ever, Manila was able to get a taste of the real flavors of Anatolian cuisine at Flame, Discovery Primea, thanks to Cheryl Tiu’s Cross Cultures. 

Here is a photo essay of our educational journey into Turkish cuisine…

 

NEOLOKAL by Chef Maksut Aşkar
SALT Galata, Bankalar Avenue, Karaköy, İstanbul Turkey
Telephone: +90 212 244 00 16
Mobile: +90 551 447 45 45
Email: [email protected]
Websitehttp://www.neolokal.com/

Operating Hours:
Kitchen 19:00 – 22:00  (Except Mondays)
Restaurant 19:00 – 01:00 (Except Mondays)

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#Philippines

How to Build Your Own Solar Lamps? @LiterofLight #SolarLampsforMarawi

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Liter of Light, is a home-grown, global, grassroots movement that is committed to providing affordable, sustainable solar light to people with limited or no access to electricity.



One of the most common figures in off-grid communities is the kerosene lamp. These lamps provide light to the families at dinnertime and the kids as they study at night. However, these lamps are not the safest sources of light – they pose a grave risk of burning down the household if left unattended.

 

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Illac Diaz, founder of Liter of Light, decided to take this everyday object and convert it into solar lamps. We were given a chance to learn how to make these kerosene lamps into the much safer and sustainable solar lamp, courtesy of Liter of Light.

They provide all materials and equipment necessary to build a solar lamp.

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UNO: A Taste of Modern Filipino and Cebuano Cuisine! @WaterfrontCebu

by Czarina Maye Mariano

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UNO is the popular international buffet and a la carte cafe and restaurant by The Waterfront Group of Hotels.

If you’re flying to Cebu from June to August 2018 then you're in for a treat! They have an upcoming culinary event entitled “UNO’s Modern Filipino Taste: A Filipino Feast for All Senses”, which happens at UNO in Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan (from June 8 to August 31) and Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Lahug (from June 9 to August 31).

 

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This special culinary event brings together the celebrated husband-and-wife tandem of celebrity Chefs Roland and Jackie Laudico, as they create delicious and exciting innovations on classic Filipino and Cebuano cuisine.

Chef Lau and Chef Jackie have captured the imagination and taste buds of gourmets and foodies alike through the concept restaurants they have established in their 18 years in the catering and restaurant business. Their imaginative approach to cooking and artistic presentations have culminated in their celebrated restaurant Guevarra’s in San Juan, Metro Manila.

 

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino
Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines
Telephone: +6332 232-6888 local 8605
Facebook: Waterfont Cebu City

Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino (Mactan)
1 Airport Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines
Telephone: +6332 340-4888 local 7879

Operating Hours:
Lunch: 12:00 nn-2:30 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm-10:30 pm

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#Restaurants, Tagaytay

SIGLO MODERN FILIPINO: Traveling The Philippines Through Food with Heirloom Ingredients!

 

Siglo Modern Filipino celebrates its first anniversary by continuing to inspire adventurous foodies looking for that authentic Pinoy experience by traveling the Philippines through food.

Siglo (which means “century” in Tagalog), brings one hundred years of culture and cooking with Filipino heritage recipes from all over Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Besides supporting local farmers, we love how they promote the use of heirloom ingredients like adlai, batuan, siling labuyo, and barako into their dishes.

 

Siglo Modern Filipino

Located in the popular weekend getaway of Tagaytay, here’s what to expect at Siglo Modern Filipino as we try some of their new dishes and bestsellers on the menu…

Siglo Modern Filipino
3500 Calamba Road, Sungay West, Tagaytay City, Philippines
Contact: (02) 584 4090
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: siglomodernfilipinotagaytay
Website: www.viewparkhotel.com

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World Street Food Jamboree through the Lens of LG G6 (Photo Essay)

I love how the LG G6 captures food shots with ease thanks to its Food Mode setting. It’s perfect for events like the World Street Food Jamboree!

Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki from Manla Chaat (India) was the hands down favorite in the recently concluded World Street Food Festival 2017.

It’s an Indian snack made out of boiled potatoes, onions, and various spices presented in a colorful canvas of vegetables and curry sauce.

 

World Street Food Congress 2017 Series:

World Street Food Congress 2017: Top 10 Favorite Dishes at the Jamboree!
 Why The World Street Food Congress Dialog Matters? #WSFC2017
 World Street Food Jamboree through the Lens of LG G6 (Photo Essay)

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Why The World Street Food Congress Dialog Matters? #WSFC2017

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The World Street Food Congress convened for the second year in the Philippines. Chefs and culinary influencers from around the world came together for a 2-day conference that celebrated this year's theme: "Re-Imagine Possibilities".   

Talks ranged from preserving street food culture to protecting the rights of street vendors and reimagining heritage foods for the younger generation.  

This year's conference was made special by a visit from the one and only Anthony Bourdain, who shared his insights on this year's topic and the impact of street food culture in America.  

Pictured Top: Some of the World Street Food Congress 2017 speakers and presenters — from left to right: Sau del Rosario (co-host), Richard Tan, Greg Drescher (Keynote), Malcolm Lee, Mai Pham, Anthony Bourdain, Wanda Corazon Teo (Secretary of Philippine Tourism), Ulf Tassilo Muench, KF Seetoh (Founder & Host), Claude Tayag,  Peter Lloyd,  Anton Diaz, Odilia Winneke, Arbind Singh, Prof. Nguyen Nha 



World Street Food Congress
The 2-day dialog was a platform where chefs and pioneers could showcase their work and share ideas with each other and the audience.  

Some of the Chefs gave demonstrations as they tried to reinterpret simple heritage foods and cuisine for the modern age. 

Guests were able to purchase various international street food from 28 hawker stalls that made up this year's Jamboree.

World Street Food Congress 2017: Top 10 Hawker Dishes 


World Street Food Congress 2017: Dialog
Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds
Seaside Blvd, Pasay Philippines 
Metro Manila 
May 31st – Jun 1st, 2017

World Street Food Congress 2017 Series:

World Street Food Congress 2017: Top 10 Favorite Dishes at the Jamboree!
 Why The World Street Food Congress Dialog Matters? #WSFC2017
 World Street Food Jamboree through the Lens of LG G6 (Photo Essay)

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