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Anton Diaz

#Travel, Hongkong

Hong Kong: Family Fun in the Outlying Islands of HK! (Travel Guide)

Read First: Hong Kong: Family Fun in the City! (Travel Guide)

Update 12/19/2018: Hong Kong Food Trip Guide like a Local! (24H Itinerary)

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Did you know there is another side of Hong Kong besides its busy cityscape? When visiting Hong Kong, make sure to visit the Outlying Islands of Hong Kong for the hiking trails and their awesome scenery, a preview of the laid-back side of Hong Kong life, and for general great outdoor fun.

Apart from the best well-known Lantau Island where the Hong Kong Disneyland is situated at, there’re other outlying islands which can be experienced by day trip and very convenient.

Our boys loved the family hiking trail in Lamma, exploring the mountains and the fishing village of Tai O in Lantau Island. Make sure to have an extra time to explore the UNESCO Global Geopark of Hong Kong.

Here are the four experiences we highly recommend on your next trip to Hong Kong with your family (and how to get there easily):

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#Restaurants

Tendon Kohaku: Eating Tempura in Manila will never be the same after this

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Tendon Kohaku is a specialty tempura rice bowl concept that started the recent craze in Singapore with over hour-long queues.

Tendon, of course, is the concatenated word from Tenpura (tempura) and Donburi (rice bowl dish) referring to different tempura served over rice in a bowl, while Kohaku means “amber” in Japanese, which is representative of the color of the tempura (crispy golden exterior + our amber colored sauce).

The concept was founded by Japanese restaurant group Kings Know Inc. with presence in Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and now in Manila. The Philippine franchise is by the UCC group of Hubert Young, responsible for the successful opening of Coco Ichibanya Curry and Mitsuyado Sei-men Tsukumen in Manila.

Eating tempura in Manila will never be the same after you’ve tried this!

 

TENDON KOHAKU MANILA
3/F Uptown Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Operating Hours
Sunday-Thursdays: 11.00 AM – 10.00 PM, Friday – Saturday: 11.00 AM – 11.00 PM
Facebook: @tendonkohaku
Telephone: +632 838-2476

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TSUTA RAMEN MANILA: Is it better than Ramen Nagi or Ippudo?

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The first Michelin-starred Ramen in Tokyo by Master Chef Onishi Yuki has finally opened its doors in the Philippines!

Tsuta originated from Chef Yuki’s ancestral family name and from the strong belief that Ramen is the “noodles of which Japan can boast to the world.” He actually prefers to use the term Soba, which literally means “Japanese Noodles,” instead of Ramen, which is from the Chinese word Lamian (拉麵 noodles). This does not refer to our common understanding of soba as the fat buckwheat noodles.

Some Filipinos think it’s already too late for Tsuta’s entry into the Ramen Game in Manila. While this may be true for ho-hum quality ramen, it’s never too late for high-quality ones like Tsuta, as proven by its successful launch in mature ramen markets like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

So, is Tsuta better than Ramen Nagi or Ippudo? Read on to find out.

TSUTA MANILA
UG/F C3 Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Operating Hours: Open Daily 11:30 AM until supplies last.
Facebook: Tsuta Philippines
Instagram: @TsutaPhilippines

Related blog post: TSUTA: The First Michelin Star Ramen that totally deserves it.

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#Hotels, #Travel, Japan

@Planetyze: Family Fun Hostel Experience in Tokyo!

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I was hesitant at first to try Planetyze hostel because it was our first time to stay in a hostel with our four boys when traveling.

It was one of our most memorable and fun stays we had in Tokyo because of how Planetyze redefined the hostel experience for the family.

Here’s a photo essay of our experience and why you should stay here on your next trip to Tokyo:

 

PLANETYZE HOSTEL
2-24-9 Higashi-Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Telephone: +81 3-5829-4554
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @planetyze
Instagram@planetyzehostel
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/Planetyze-Hostel-Cafe-Bar
Website: http://planetyzehostel.com

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#Travel

How Doña Elena Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Made in Spain

📍Priego de Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain

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Did you know that Doña Elena Extra Virgin Olive Oil is 100% made in Priego de Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain?

Doña Elena is a world-class Filipino brand and the No. 1 Olive Oil brand in the Philippines. Their olive oil is made and shipped on the same day from the olive farms of award-winning Mueloliva in the southeastern region of the province of Cordoba.

Here’s a little Olive Oil 101 from Spain, the biggest producer and exporter of olive oil in the world.  

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#Travel, Hongkong

Hong Kong: Family Fun in the City! (Travel Guide)

Read Next: Hong Kong: Family Fun in the Outlying Islands of HK! (Travel Guide)

Update 12/19/2018: Hong Kong Food Trip Guide like a Local! (24H Itinerary)

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Hong Kong is one of our family’s favorite destinations. We’ve always loved its endless options for great food, the different festive celebrations, and the inspiring landscape. It’s ever-evolving, with new train lines being developed to connect the outlying islands, and with more places to explore, the kids will never get bored.

 

Here’s our travel guide to new places to discover in the city, the best restaurants to eat with the kids, and last minute tips to maximize your family fun in Hong Kong.

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#Restaurants

BIZU: A Taste of Everyday Christmas! @BizuPH

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Bizu is our go-to feel good, happy place for comfort French cuisine and celebrating Christmas every day.

They’re best known for their world-class Parisian pastry creations, like celebration cakes and macaron de Paris, but their food has been getting better and better each year. Not bad at all for a Filipino-owned brand that was established in 2001.

Here’s what we love about the new menu of Bizu…

 

BIZU PATISSERIE & BISTRO
G/L Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center, Makati City
Telephone: +632 757-2498, 757-4749, 903-6340  
Email[email protected]
Facebook: ilovebizu
Instagram: @bizuph
Twitter: @bizuph

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