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July 2019

#Hotels, #Philippines, Food

CRAYFISH PARTY 2019: Asia’s Biggest Viking Party! @SofitelManila

Transport back in time and feast like a Viking at the biggest Crayfish Party in Asia!

The Kräftskiva (Crayfish Party) is a traditional Swedish eating and drinking celebration, symbolizing the end of summer for Nordic countries, usually in August. The celebration is made complete with the serving of the sought-after delicacy, the Swedish crayfish. But what is crayfish? Crayfish, also known as freshwater lobster, is found in the Northern Hemisphere and is not native to Philippine waters, which explains why we’re not that familiar with it. Due to a plague that almost wiped out the crayfish population, a law has been made to prohibit the fishing of crayfish year-round except during the crayfish season that starts in August. This is the reason why the crayfish is rare and expensive.

Feast on bountiful servings of imported crayfish and Nordic spreads, drink free-flowing beer, dress in Viking costume and dance to the festive music with NordCham Philippines in partnership with Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on September 14, 2019 at the Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent. Here’s what to expect from this year’s event…Read more

#Philippines

General’s Lechon 5-Ways now in BGC!

Our favorite General’s Lechon finally opened their first retail store at the Uptown Food Hall, offering lechon in 5 different ways!

Ever since 2011, when we first tried it and it got featured in the Ultimate Taste Test, the quality has been consistent over the years. They have been hesitant to open a store for years, and it is only until recently that they finally opened a food hall outlet.

 

General’s Lechon
Uptown Food Hall, 4/F Uptown Mall,
Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig
Open daily 10.00am to 10.00pm

Related Blog Posts:
• General’s Lechon 5-Ways now in BGC! (2019)
• GENERAL’S LECHON: The Best Lechon in Manila! (UTT Rating: 3.79) (2013)
• General’s Lechon Private Kitchen Taste Test (2011)

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#Restaurants

MADE NICE Rockwell Reboot (A Review)

Made Nice quietly transferred and did a brand reboot at the prestigious Rockwell neighborhood with spacious high-ceiling ambiance, Asian-inspired food, and better service.

We tried it recently with our friends from The Blue Leaf, and here’s what we think…

MADE NICE
122 Joya Lofts & Towers, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell, Makati City
Open daily 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm and 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Telephone: +63 917 183-6423
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Made Nice Supper Club
Instagram: @MadeNicePH

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#Hotels, Family Escapades, Staycation

Sheraton Manila Hotel: Yugi’s 5th Birthday Staycation

Sheraton Manila is back and currently on soft opening, with the basic rooms and amenities opened. It’s a business hotel but with emphasis on Filipino Food and Family Fun while on business.

We celebrated Yugi’s 5th birthday at Sheraton Manila as requested by the little one. Here is a guide for those going on a celebration staycation experience at Sheraton…

 

Sheraton Hotel Manila (Across Naia 3)
Address: 80 Andrews Avenue, Pasay City, Philippines
Telephone: +632 902-1800
Facebook: Sheraton-Manila-Hotel
Website: www.marriott.com/sheraton-manila-hotel

Related Post: S Kitchen Sheraton Sunday Fiesta Buffet! @SheratonManila

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, Food

FLOSSOM CAFE + KITCHEN: Instagram-worthy Floral Cafe in QC!

Have you been to this absolutely gorgeous Instagram-worthy cafe in Quezon City?

There is something undeniably charming about Flossom Kitchen + Cafe. It started out in San Juan as a neighborhood cafe known for its homey vibe and chic flowery decors complemented by glorious foodporn.
Here’s a look at Flossom Cafe’s new branch at SM North Edsa…

 

Flossom Kitchen + Cafe
2nd Level, North Towers, SM North, Quezon City
Landline: 0977-1070493

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#Travel

LONDON: Awesome 4-Day DIY Itinerary!

London is an amazing city that’s full of history, offering visitors thousands of things to do. Here, you’ll find  some of the world’s best architecture, galleries and museums.

To experience all the British capital has to offer, aim for a visit of at least four days. To help you plan for the perfect trip to London, I’ve put together our four-day breakdown so that you can create your own bespoke travel itinerary covering the city’s most famous attractions (e.g., Buckingham Palace, London Bridge, The Tower of London,  Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The London Eye, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and more).

⚡️Book Here (Klook it!):
London Eye Ticket
• Stonehenge, Windsor Castle & Bath Day Trip
• London Pass with 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
• 
[Klook Original] Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter Ticket with Round Trip Train Tickets

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Ultimate Taste Test

Announcing… Ultimate Taste Test 10th Year Anniversary Edition (August 31, 2019)!

9/11/2019 Announcement: And the Winners of The Ultimate Taste Test 10th Anniversary Edition are…

🎟Buy your #UTT2019 Tickets now!
📝Apply here –> #UTT2019 Vendor application form.

Dear Our Awesome Planet friends,

I would like to invite you to the UTT XVII, 10th Year Anniversary Edition of the longest running taste event in the country!

The 10th year anniversary edition is special because:

1). We are integrating the celebration of the Ultimate Taste Test 10th year with The Choice 2019 Awards 5th year anniversary for the first time

2). Due to public clamor, we are selling tickets to be part of the exclusive 1,000 food critics to determine the deserving winners of #UTT2019

🎟Buy your #UTT2019 Tickets now!

3). We are honoring all the Ultimate Taste Test winners for the past 10 years with a commemorative feature including the winners of UTTXVII 10th-year anniversary edition.

📝Apply here –> #UTT2019 Vendor application form.

ULTIMATE TASTE TEST XVII
(10th Year Anniversary Edition)
📆: August 31, 2019, Saturday
: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
🏢: SMX Convention Center Aura, Taguig
🎟Buy your #UTT2019 Tickets now!
📝Apply here –> #UTT2019 Vendor application form

Official Hashtag: #UTT2019

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#Restaurants

MENYA KOKORO: How to Mazesoba Tokyo-Style

With 18 branches in Japan, 3 in Jakarta, 1 in Singapore and 1 in Vancouver, Menya Kokoro by Japanese Chef Takuma Ishikawa is the first Tokyo Mazesoba specialty shop in Manila.

Maze-soba, invented by a Taiwanese chef in Tokyo, literally means mixed noodles. It’s like soupless ramen and more like udon, with similarity to the Taiwanese la mien or the Chinese lomi.

We tried all the items on the menu and here are some tips to have an awesome Tokyo Mazesoba experience with your family.

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#Philippines, #Travel

LAKBAY MUSEO: Travel the Philippines by way of this Interactive Museum for Millennials!

For tourists, Manila is often just a stopover between flights on the way to another destination.

If you have a short time to spare in the metro, why not visit this IG-worthy museum that allows you to travel and experience 11 Regions of the Philippines without having to leave Manila?

Lakbay Museo offers 14 unique experiences in 11 different destinations and lets you travel to Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and get to know more about Philippine history and culture without having to spend days of traveling and a lot of money.

Take your taste buds on a journey with different Pinoy food and drinks, take a look and even try on various traditional clothing and textiles, open your eyes to the many traditional dances and shows and, of course, go around interactive exhibits which you can experience through different senses.

Here’s a tour inside Lakbay Museo…

LAKBAY MUSEO
Level 1, S Maison, Marina Way, Mall of Asia Complex
Pasay City, Philippines
Opens 10am-10pm (9pm last tour)

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#Restaurants

Single Origin Osteria: Your Friendly Neighborhood Italian Resto in Salcedo

Single Origin, our go-to place for meeting friends over good drinks, now serves simple home-cooked Italian food in this corner bistro in Salcedo. It’s a quaint place for Italian comfort food—pizza and pasta or bistecca (steak) if you want to indulge in it.

In the battle of the new Osterias in Manila, here’s what to expect at the Osteria version of Single Origin.

 

Single Origin Osteria
G/F Frabelle Corporate Plaza, Tordesillas St. corner Bautista St., Salcedo Village, Makati
Operating Hours:
Sunday to Tuesday:  7:00 AM – 12:00 MN
Wednesday to Thursday:  7:00 AM – 12:30 AM
Friday to Saturday:  7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
FacebookSingle Origin Osteria
Instagram: @SingleOriginOsteria
PMm.me/singleosteria
Telephone: +63 956 301 5267
Websitehttps://www.singleorigin.com.ph/

Osteria Battle in Manila Series:


First Things First

You’ll love the high ceiling and the ambiance created by the floor to ceiling windows with a view of the Salcedo trees.

It’s a bit quaint though quite congested during peak hours, and there are times when you’ll be forced to seat upstairs.

Single Origin Osteria Menu | Alcoholic Drinks | Coffee & Tea

I loved this Single Origin because of its expanded Italian menu, especially the availability of good value steak.

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