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MR. ROBOTO: A Millennial Retro Japanese Robot-Themed Restaurant in Alabang!

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MR. ROBOTO is a Retro Japanese Robot-themed restaurant by Dani Ramos and David Mendoza, 2nd generation restaurateurs from the famed Neil’s Kitchen in Alabang. They are millennials who grew up with their parent’s 80’s music and loving the Japanese Robot genre heroes like Voltes V, Mazinger Z, Daimos, and Voltron. 

The name of the restaurant is inspired by the song Mr. Roboto by Styx, with the famous lines “Domo Arigato” and “Secret Secret”.

Their Japanese food is a lot better than Omakase’s and is serious competition for Ooma’s but with a millennial twist.

Here’s what to expect at this promising Modern Japanese comfort food destination in Alabang…

 

MR. ROBOTO
Ground Floor, ATC Corporate Center (Sykes Bldg), Madrigal Avenue, Alabang
Email: [email protected] 
Mobile: +63 919 955-3035
Facebook: Mr. Roboto Modern Japanese
Instagram: @Mr.RobotoPH
Operating Hours: 11 am to 10 pm

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KYO-TO by Chef Ryohei Kawamoto: The Best Japanese Kaiseki in Manila?!

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KYO-TO is the best Kaiseki restaurant in Manila. The restaurant, whose name is a tribute to the cultural capital of Japan, is the brainchild of Japanese Chef Ryohei Kawamoto.

Kaiseki is the highest expression of Japanese gastronomy, inspired by the traditional tea ceremony. Its elegant multi-course set format showcases the finest local ingredients of the season and highlights the culinary artistry of Japanese cuisine.

Chef Ryohei worked at Kitcho kitchen in Osaka and the famed Tsukiji Market in Tokyo before becoming a private chef of the Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines. He has since decided to open his own Kaiseki restaurant in Legaspi Village. 

Here’s what to expect at and what we think about Kyo-to Kaiseki…

 

KYO-TO KAISEKI RESTAURANT
G/F 119 C. Palanca Jr. Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Telephone: +632 805 7743
Mobile: +63 917 596 9697
Email: [email protected]
Instagram@kyo.toph 
Facebook: @kyo.toph
Websitehttp://www.ryoteikyoto.ph/
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
(Closed on Mondays)

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NEOLOKAL by Chef Maksut Aşkar at Flame Manila! @DiscoveryPrimea

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NEOLOKAL is the Modern Anatolian Museum Restaurant of Chef Maksut Aşkar located in SALT Galata, a cultural institution and exhibition space in Istabul, Turkey

The term “neolokal” is meant to describe the refined family cooking philosophy of the restaurant, based on the roots and traditions of real Anatolian cuisine. “Anatolia” is the old name of Turkey, which refers to Asia Minor or the western side of Asia.

For the first time ever, Manila was able to get a taste of the real flavors of Anatolian cuisine at Flame, Discovery Primea, thanks to Cheryl Tiu’s Cross Cultures. 

Here is a photo essay of our educational journey into Turkish cuisine…

 

NEOLOKAL by Chef Maksut Aşkar
SALT Galata, Bankalar Avenue, Karaköy, İstanbul Turkey
Telephone: +90 212 244 00 16
Mobile: +90 551 447 45 45
Email: [email protected]
Websitehttp://www.neolokal.com/

Operating Hours:
Kitchen 19:00 – 22:00  (Except Mondays)
Restaurant 19:00 – 01:00 (Except Mondays)

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How to Build Your Own Solar Lamps? @LiterofLight #SolarLampsforMarawi

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Liter of Light, is a home-grown, global, grassroots movement that is committed to providing affordable, sustainable solar light to people with limited or no access to electricity.



One of the most common figures in off-grid communities is the kerosene lamp. These lamps provide light to the families at dinnertime and the kids as they study at night. However, these lamps are not the safest sources of light – they pose a grave risk of burning down the household if left unattended.

 

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Illac Diaz, founder of Liter of Light, decided to take this everyday object and convert it into solar lamps. We were given a chance to learn how to make these kerosene lamps into the much safer and sustainable solar lamp, courtesy of Liter of Light.

They provide all materials and equipment necessary to build a solar lamp.

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UNO: A Taste of Modern Filipino and Cebuano Cuisine! @WaterfrontCebu

by Czarina Maye Mariano

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UNO is the popular international buffet and a la carte cafe and restaurant by The Waterfront Group of Hotels.

If you’re flying to Cebu from June to August 2018 then you're in for a treat! They have an upcoming culinary event entitled “UNO’s Modern Filipino Taste: A Filipino Feast for All Senses”, which happens at UNO in Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan (from June 8 to August 31) and Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Lahug (from June 9 to August 31).

 

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This special culinary event brings together the celebrated husband-and-wife tandem of celebrity Chefs Roland and Jackie Laudico, as they create delicious and exciting innovations on classic Filipino and Cebuano cuisine.

Chef Lau and Chef Jackie have captured the imagination and taste buds of gourmets and foodies alike through the concept restaurants they have established in their 18 years in the catering and restaurant business. Their imaginative approach to cooking and artistic presentations have culminated in their celebrated restaurant Guevarra’s in San Juan, Metro Manila.

 

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino
Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines
Telephone: +6332 232-6888 local 8605
Facebook: Waterfont Cebu City

Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino (Mactan)
1 Airport Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines
Telephone: +6332 340-4888 local 7879

Operating Hours:
Lunch: 12:00 nn-2:30 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm-10:30 pm

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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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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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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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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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BAKERĒ 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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