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Abigail Javellana

#Travel

MY WAX TEMPURA: Food Sample Workshop in Gujo City!

 

Delicious-looking, life-like ramen, sushi, steak, and beer. Have you ever noticed food replicas of these things on display while walking along restaurants and shops in Japan? It’s said that 60% of these replicas are made here in Gujo City.

 

Gujo City: Food Replica Workshop

At Sample Kobe, visitors can get a first-hand experience of watching artisans make food models and also try creating one of their own! It’s a fun, affordable experience and a great souvenir you can take home to your family and friends!

Here’s a photo essay of our food sample making workshop…

Sample Kobe
956 Hashimoto cho, Hagimachi cho, Gifu Prefecture
Opening Hours: 9 am – 5 pm (Closed: Thursday)
Contact: 0575-67-1870
Website: www.samplekobo.com

Central Japan Blog Series

 MY WAX TEMPURA: Food Sample Workshop in Gujo City!
 TONAMI TULIP GALLERY: The World’s Only Tulip Garden Where It Blooms All Year Round!
 SHIRAKAWA-GO: The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō!

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#Restaurants

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, 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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#Restaurants

Philippine Artisan Trade ([email protected]): Secret Batala Bar, Bambike, & Art Gallery in Makati!

 

Have you heard of Makati’s secret new bar and gallery? With hidden doors and passages, you’ll only find the [email protected] Gallery through word-of-mouth.

The Philippine Artisan Trade Gallery ([email protected] Gallery) is a platform that highlights excellence in local products and Filipino social enterprises, where artisans can easily leapfrog challenges by getting into the market faster in a premium downtown location, which is Makati.

The gallery itself is filled with Filipino products with a purpose, each having a charity or community you can give back to. Batala Bar on the other hand compliments the PHat Gallery, serving all-Filipino based dishes and drinks, from your favorite local craft beers to their very own Pinoy-inspired concoctions!

Check out why we love PHat Gallery…

 

Philippine Artisan Trade & Batala Bar
830 Arnaiz Ave. Makati
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: PhilippineArtisanTrade
Website: www.philippineartisantrade.com

Opens daily from 3:00pm to 12:00 mn.

Related Blog Post: HINELEBAN CAFÉ: Farm-to-Cup Third Wave Cafe inside a Bike and Surf Shop!

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#Travel

PyeongChang Winter Olympics Awesome Guide! @PyeongChang2018

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics(Copyright: The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)

PyeongChang 208 Winter Olympics will be the kickoff series for the high-profile sporting event in Asia over the next four years, with neighboring countries Tokyo hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics and Beijing hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022.

It will be the first winter games in Korea held in Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon from February 9 to 25, 2018, while the Paralympic Games will be held from March 9 to 18.

With over 50,000 people participating, PyeongChang 2018 will welcome over 3000 athletes from over 95 countries competing in the first Winter Olympics to be held on Korean soil.

 

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics include 102 events in 15 sports disciplines–Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-country Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, Snowboard, Bobsleigh, Luge, Skeleton, Curling, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey, and Speed Skating.

Check out our Awesome Guide as we tour around the Olympic game venues while enjoying some sights and local fare along the way…

 

PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS
Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon
Facebook: PyeongChang2018
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.pyeongchang2018.com

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Manila Life, Mystery Rooms

MR. MORIARTY: Mystery Manila’s Newest Sherlock-themed Mystery Room! @MysteryManila

By Rosabella Mercado

Mystery Manila: Mr. Moriarity

Presenting Mr. Moriarty, one of the latest rooms of Mystery Manila located only in Ayala Malls The 30th branch. The name of the room is taken from Sherlock Holmes’ arch nemesis himself, the one and only mastermind who has conceived an unforgivable number of terrorist attacks and murders around the globe.

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
Website: www.mysterymanila.com
Facebook: MysteryManila

 

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#Travel

GYEONGGI-DO: Exploring the Korean Folk Village, Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, and Gwangmyeong Cave! @PyeongChang2018

Korea Gangwon Fam Tour (Last Day)

Gyeonggi-do Province–strategically surrounding Seoul like a doughnut–is known as the ‘outer land of the kingdom’s capital’, which protects the royal palace.

Today, it is one of the popular weekend destinations for Seoul residents, offering many attractions easily accessible from the capital. Here you can find vast natural landscapes like the magical Gwangmyeong cave, as well as historical sites that date back to the Joseon Dynasty.

Here’s a photo essay of our tour around the neighboring cities while visiting the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Venue…

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#Restaurants

World Street Food Congress 2017: Top 10 Favorite Dishes at the Jamboree!

World Street Food Congress

The World Street Food Congress is back!

With over 28 pop-up stalls, Asia’s biggest street food celebration is bigger and better, bringing in hawkers and foodies from across the globe.

 

World Street Food Congress

The five-day gastronomic celebration will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds from May 31 to June 4. It will feature over 40 different international street food dishes from the USA, Germany, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia Vietnam, and of course, regional dishes from the Philippines.

Here are our top 10 favorites from the WSF Jamboree…

World Street Food Jamboree
SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay
Facebook: wsfcongress
Instagram:
@makansutrasingapore
Website: www.wsfcongress.com

Opening Hours:
May 31 – June 2 (4pm-11pm)
June 3 (1pm – 11pm)
June 4 (1pm -9pm)

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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#Philippines, Batanes

BATANES: Awesome Guide to Batanes Isles: Batan, Sabtang & Itbayat!

Take a timeless journey through the Philippines last frontier!

Fall in love with the northernmost islands of the Philippines not only for its beauty but also with its cultural heritage, well-preserved villages, yummy Ivatan cuisine, and most of all the islands’ proud Ivatan people.

We love Batanes for its picturesque landscapes and breathtaking views. Imagine green grasslands as far as your eyes can see, towering limestone cliffs, crystal clear waters, and beautiful views that look straight from a scene of Lord of The Rings, Jurrasic Park, and Moana! It’s not hard to understand why Batanes is on every Filipino’s bucket!

Here’s our guide to Batanes’ top three islands- Basco, Sabtang, and Itbayat…

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