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Abigail Javellana

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CHOPS GRILLE vs GIOVANNI’S TABLE: Specialty Dining onboard Voyager of the Seas! @RoyalCaribbean

 

Voyager of the Seas offers two of their favorite specialty dining restaurants from the Royal Caribbean cruises CHOPS GRILLE the signature steakhouse and GIOVANNI’S TABLE offering family-style Italian dishes.

Guests can enjoy a more intimate dining away from the masses while indulging in higher-quality dishes with their excellent selection of signature dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and made from scratch Italian favorites like pasta, bread, and dessert!

 

Royal Caribbean: Voyager of the Seas

While Windjammer, Cafe Promenade, and Saphire are part of the cruise package, specialty restaurants include an additional fee of ($35) for Chop’s Grille and ($20) for Giovanni’s Table. Guest on the ship will find it enticing for its “all you can eat” menus and pampered dining experience.

Here’s what to expect at Chops Grille and Giovanni’s Table…

ARPAN AIR, INC.
International Representative – Philippines
Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises & Azamara Club Cruises
Contact: (632) 8922701 to 03
Mobile: +63955 213 3579
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Royal Caribbean Philippines
Website: www.royalcaribbean.com

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5 Exclusive Restaurants Worth Going to in Newport Mall!

Be an adventurous foodie and satisfy your appetite with different flavors from around the world!

Whether it’s tasting one of New York’s finest steakhouses, giving in to those seafood cravings with Hawaiian shrimp buckets and poke bowls, enjoying all your favorite Chinese dishes in one sitting, having a food trip in their bustling indoor Japanese market, or simply chilling over a cup of coffee in a luxuriously inviting space, there’s more than one reason to visit these raved about exclusive restos in Newport Mall…

 

NEWPORT MALL
Newport Blvd (Opposite NAIA Terminal 3), Pasay City, Philippines
Contact: +632 ‎908-8888
E-mail: [email protected]
Instagram: @NewportMall_
Facebook: NewportMall
Website: www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com/mall/newport-mall

Related Blog Post: The Secrets of Newport Mall (this July)!

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#Travel, Japan

SHIRAKAWA-GO: The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō!

 

Shirakawa-gō (白川郷) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for the highest number of gasshō-zukuri style houses located in one area. “Gassho”, meaning “hands in prayer,” refers to the unique steep thatched roofing feature that is made to withstand heavy snowfall.

 

SHIRAKAWA-GO

Located in Gifu Prefecture in the heartland of Japan, it’s central location means easy access from anywhere in the nation.

Shirakawa-go Tourist Center
Ogi-machi, Shirakawamura, Ono-gun, Gifu
Contact: +81-5789-6-1013
Website: www.shirakawa-go.org

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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#Travel, Japan

TONAMI TULIP GALLERY: The World’s Only Tulip Garden Where It Blooms All Year Round!

(Copyright of Tonami Tulip Fair)

Blooming tulips signal that spring has arrived! But in Toyama, these beautiful flowers bloom throughout the year!

The Tonami Tulip Gallery is the only facility in the world where you can appreciate tulips in all four seasons. The amazing facility is home to a museum and garden where you can experience the mysteries and secrets of their tulip bulbs.

 

Tonami Tulip Gallery

It also annually hosts the Tonami Tulip Fair, a simple event that started in 1952 in an experimental agricultural field station and has now grown into Japan’s number one most anticipated flower festival. It is held in Toyama from late April to early May every year, featuring 2.5 million tulips blooming in over 600 varieties on the extensive grounds totaling to 16-hectares of land.

Here’s a photo essay of our experience…

 

Tonami Tulip Gallery
100-1 Nakamura, Tonami City, Toyama Prefecture 939-1381
Contact:  0763-33-7716
Website: www.tullipfair.or.jp

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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#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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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.

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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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