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#Philippines

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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#Restaurants

MARMALADE KITCHEN (Revisited) x US Potato Safari Collab by Chef Aileen Anastacio!

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MARMALADE KITCHEN is the restaurant and kitchen studio of Chef Aileen Anastacio of Goodies & Sweet’s fame. It serves all-day breakfast and comfort food favorites that Filipinos love. The restaurant is also a popular venue for 50-60 pax private events in BGC and her kitchen studio hosts intimate cooking & baking classes for a minimum group of 6. 

Thanks to her innovative collaborative spirit, she has outlasted most of the restaurants in this little corner of BGC.

We recently revisited Chef Aileen’s bestsellers and tried her recent Potatoes USA collaboration inspired by the US Potato Safari concept, an annual campaign challenging local restaurateurs to create innovative US potato recipes.

 

MARMALADE KITCHEN
Unit 2-5 Forum South Global corner 7th Avenue and Federacion Drive
Bonifacio South District, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Telephone: +632 622-9196
Mobile: +63 917 837-0959
Email[email protected]
Websitewww.MarmaladeKitchenInc.com
FacebookMarmalade Kitchen

Related Blog Post: MARMALADE KITCHEN: Comfort Food by Chef Aileen Anastacio of Goodies & Sweets 🙂 

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#Restaurants

Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen & Hukad: The Cebuano Food Invasion in Manila! @TheMallofAsia

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Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen is the premium brand of the foremost Cebu restaurant deeply rooted in the heart and culture of every Cebuano bringing generations of diners together for 35 years.

Its menu features classic recipes to pay homage to the heritage of Philippine cuisine and celebrates culinary creativity in terms of modern execution and play of flavors. The name pays tribute to the Cowrie, one of the Philippines’ prized indigenous shells.

In Cebu, they are famous for their Crispy Pata, while their original Cebu Lechon Belly is a hit in Manila.

I have nothing but happy memories of eating at Golden Cowrie in Cebu, so I’m glad that they’ve decided to expand here and bring their authentic Cebuano cuisine to Manila.

Here’s what to order and expect at Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen / Hukad…

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#Restaurants

IKOMAI & TOCHI by Chef James Antolin: Japanese Street Food & Solid Desserts (First Look)

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IKOMAI  is a collaboration of Chef James Antolin and Nagoya Chef Hide, serving progressive Japanese street and comfort food. The premium casual concept is an extension of their Saturday Salcedo market stall of the same name, which means “Let’s Go” in Japanese. TOCHI, on the other hand, is the raved about dessert line of Chef James, co-located in the same restaurant. The name literally translates to “Land”, an allusion to it being a “Land of Desserts.” 

It’s a nice place to hang out for good conversations, approachable Japanese food, and solid desserts in Makati.

Here’s what to expect at Ikomai x Tochi

 

IKOMAI x TOCHI
ACI Group Building, 147 HV Dela Costa, Salcedo, Makati
Telephone: +632 816-4588
Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday 11:00 am – 12:00 mn with lunch, high tea, and dinner service
Saturdays 6pm until midnight (dinner only)
Closed on Sundays
Email: [email protected]
Facebook:@ikomaistreet
Website: http://www.ikomai.today

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#Restaurants

BAKERÄ’ by Man Eat Manila (A Review)

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BAKERĒ by RJ Galang of Man Eat Manila is a tribute to his mom Eleonor’s bakery heritage in Butuan, hence the name “Baker E”. It’s also good branding for a unique kind of bakery–one with a soul.

The Our Awesome Planet Viber public chat was abuzz with how good the food is at Bakerē, so we wasted no time setting our meeting here.

Here’s what we think…

BAKERĒ
Three Brixton, Building 3, Brixton St., Pasig
Facebook: @bakerebakery
Mobile: +63 917 842-1123
Email: [email protected]
Operating Hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

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#Restaurants

Three Guys (Swiss, Kiwi, Fil-Am) and a Grill ? in Brgy. Poblacion!

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Three Guys and a Grill is a story of a Swiss guy named Tom Thurnherr, a Kiwi named Duncan Gates, and a Fil-Am named Frank Shrope, who shared a passion for grilled meats and opened a hotdog hole-in-the-wall in Brgy. Poblacion, Makati.

Their promise is to serve the “Best Hotdog, Best Bread” in Manila, with customized hotdogs from Santi’s and bread from Food Garage by Chef Sau del Rosario.

Here’s what to expect and what to order at Three Guys and a Grill…

 

THREE GUYS AND A GRILL
4364 B. Valdez, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati 
(original location of Beni Falafel)
Facebook: @3GuysGrill
Instagram: @3GuysGrill
Operating Hours: Open Daily, 5.00 pm to 2.00 am

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#Travel

TOKYO through the Lens of the LG G6 (Photo Essay)

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It’s been said that the best camera is the one that’s in your hand, ready to shoot.

This belief has made mobile photography an indispensable tool for any travel blogger, especially with phones improving their photo resolution over the years, making pictures ready for publishing any time on the blog.

LG has always been a leader in this regard. I love the wide angle lens of their camera phones and their ability to capture entire scenes, like the iconic Shibuya Crossing. And with the latest G6 model having a food mode setting, you can now also capture beautiful shots of your eats with ease.

Here’s a photo essay to kick off our family Tokyo trip series with the four boys, as captured through the lens of the LG G6

LG G6 Blog Post Series:

TOKYO through the Lens of the LG G6 (Photo Essay)
 World Street Food Jamboree through the Lens of LG G6 (Photo Essay)
• LG G6: Why It’s the Best Mobile Phone for Food Porn?!
• A Delicious July Roundup (As Shot by LG G6)

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#Philippines, #Travel, Awesome Festivals

LIO BEACH FESTIVAL: The Inaugural El Nido Music Festival! #FOMO

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We love Music Festivals in the Philippines and we have this fear of missing out on the historic first event. How I wish that we were able to go to the first Malasimbo event which people keep talking about until now.

Here’s a chance to be part of the first ever Lio Beach Festival in El Nido, Palawan this coming June 9-11, 2017.

Check out Everything You Need to Know About the Inaugural Lio Music, Art & Beach Fest at El Nido, Palawan:

 

LIO BEACH FESTIVAL
Lio Beach, Bacuit Bay, El Nido Palawan
Website: www.lio.ph
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @liobeachfest
Instagram: @liobeachfest

Search for the lowest Hotel Covo, Balai Adlao,  Seda Lio rates at Booking.com in partnership with Our Awesome Planet.

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Manila Life

8 Ways to Give Back to Your Parents #StepUp with Visa

Our generation of Filipinos are known to have very tight-knit families. And one of the most beautiful family traditions we have here in the Philippines is how children, once they’re older, genuinely want to give back to their parents for all the years of love and support they received.

Here are some ways we can still continue this tradition…

1. Fulfill their forgotten travel dreams. This could be a postponed honeymoon in Hawaii or the Bahamas, or even an abandoned trip to the Holy Land because they needed to pay for your and your brother’s education. Purchase those tickets with Visa.

 

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#Travel

Maharlika • Jeepney • Ugly Kitchen: Filipino Food Trip in East Village, New York! (Photo Essay)

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East Village is known for the hustle and bustle of the real NYC and as the setting for the the musical RENT. It is also the global stage for showcasing the vibrant Filipino food scene in New York.  

We recently had the privilege of going on a food trip along 1st Avenue–starting with Happy Hour at Ugly Kitchen, dinner at Maharlika, and cocktails at Jeepney.

Here’s a photo essay of our Filipino Food Trip in New York…

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