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Monique Tendencia

#Philippines

Your Guide to the Happiest Beach in Cebu!

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From the founders of Inflatable Island in Subic, and the team that brought the iconic “Pink Bali Lounge” and also the same brains behind The Dessert Museum, comes “The Happy Beach,” a boutique resort located in Mactan, Cebu.

What can you expect at this Instagrammable paradise?

Happy Beach Cebu
Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
Operating Hours: 7AM – 5PM (Day Trip)
Contact #: +63 917 174 2878
Facebook: Happy Beach PH
Twitter: @HappyBeachPH
Instagram: @thehappybeachph
Website: https://www.happybeach.ph

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#Restaurants, Taiwan

Sanhoyan: Taiwanese Food with a Twist! @sanhoyantw

Taipei is a definite haven for food lovers. But where else can you go after you’ve exhausted the night markets and other food districts? Located in Breeze Nanjing, one of Taipei’s nicest shopping malls in the Songshan District, is Sanhoyan.

Sanhoyan is not your ordinary Taiwanese restaurant. It serves traditional Taiwanese food with a twist. We went in the midst of a heavy lunch crowd, straight from the airport after a short delay from Taitung. To say we were hungry was an understatement.

Here’s what we had at Sanhoyan:

Sanhoyan Breeze Nanjing
105, Taiwan, Taipei City, Songshan District, Section 3, Nanjing East Road, 337號
Operating Hours:
Sunday – Wednesday: 11am – 930pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Contact #: +886 2 2731 3833
Facebook: 叁和院 台灣風格飲食 參和院
Instagram: @sanhoyantw
Website: http://www.sanhoyan.com.tw/ 

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#Philippines

NOMU: Hidden Bar in a BGC Matcha Cafe?

The founders of Nomi Matcha, a modern Japanese Café dedicated to all things Matcha, has expanded to the booze business. Their most recent expansion is Nomu, a Japanese Speakeasy. It’s no surprise that they expanded towards the liquor circle as drinking is a shared interest between the Filipinos and the Japanese.

What’s surprising, however, is Nomu’s location. It’s located right inside Nomi!

So, where in Nomi can you find this bar?

NOMU
Ground Floor, W City Center, 30th Street Corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Operating Hours: 5 PM – 1AM
Contact Number: +632 821-8769
Facebook: Nomu
Instagram: @nomubgc

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#Philippines

Segway GoKart at Adventure Zone Star City: What to Expect?

Simply Moving Philippines, Inc. (SMPI), the Philippines’ key distributor of Segway products has partnered with Star City Adventure Zone to bring one of its latest innovations – the Ninebot GoKart – to the public.

Here’s the latest on the Segway Philippine Market:

WHAT IS THE SEGWAY GOKART KIT?

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The GoKart Kit is a sort of expansion pack added to the Segway miniPRO, their self-balancing electric scooter. This means that you need to have the Segway miniPRO first before you can have the GoKart.Read more

#Restaurants

#EverythingFriedChicken at Mimi and Bros

Mimi and Bros is a resto-bar in BGC that serves comfort food that’s fit for a party. The menu is kept simple too, it’s just Chicken, Ribs, Chops, and Drinks.

They’ve mastered fried chicken so well, that they have a whole menu line-up of #EverythingFriedChicken. They’ve also reinvented one of their classic fried chicken dishes into something more exciting.

Here’s all the fried chicken goodness at Mimi and Bros:

MIMI AND BROS
G/F Crossroads, 32nd St., Taguig, Metro Manila
Operating Hours
Monday – Thursday: 11 AM – 12 AM
Friday – Saturday: 11 AM – 2 AM
Sunday: 11 AM – 10 PM
Telephone: +63 945 798 5176 / +632 826 77 37
Facebook: Mimi and Bros
Instagram: @mimi_and_bros

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#Philippines

What I Learned at Social Media Week Manila

The recently concluded Social Media Week Manila brought in some of the digital world’s most important voices to talk about what they do best – social media. Some covered topics about building your social media presence, staying relevant, and the pitfalls and struggles of being an online content creator.

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Ultimate Taste Test

Ultimate Taste Test Masters Edition Judges Scorecard and the Winners are…

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The recently concluded 16th Annual Ultimate Taste Test, the longest running food event since 2008, was held at 55 Events Place along Scout Rallos St. in Quezon City. Some of the judges say this was one of the best UTT events yet because of the quality of the vendors, the online voting process and the impact to the food purveyors.

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(Dulce Magat-Gibb of A Table, Chef Sunshine Puey, Chef Sharwin Tee and Jutes Templo of Gino’s Pizza)

For this year’s Masters Edition, instead of getting the public’s vote, we brought in the restaurant industry’s Masters—chefs, food influencers and restaurateurs—as the judges. Their invaluable experience, advice and rating are highly essential especially to home-based businesses that are just starting out.

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Set in a more intimate venue, the Ultimate Taste Test Masters Edition gave the vendors and Masters the opportunity to be more candid and personal.

We had almost a hundred judges and 26 vendors who supported this year’s event. We would like to extend our thanks to all our friends in the food industry who graced the event!

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#Restaurants

VATOS: Mexican Flare Meets Korean Flavors

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Vatos Urban Tacos is a Korean-Mexican restaurant founded by three Korean-Americans – Sid, Kenny, and Juweon. Vatos is the union of the food they grew up with – Korean food at home and Mexican food from the neighborhood. Originating from Korea, Vatos first expanded to Singapore, and then the Philippines.

How does Vatos fuse Mexican and Korean?

VATOS URBAN TACOS
Net Park Building, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Operating Hours
Sunday- Thursday 8 AM – 11 PM
Friday 8 AM – 1 AM
Saturday 8 AM – 12 MN
Telephone: +632 246-9069
Facebook: Vatos Urban Tacos Philippines
Instagram: @vatosphilippines
Website: www.vatosph.com

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#Restaurants

Shanghainese Cuisine at Hua Ting @HiltonManila

The newly opened Hilton Manila brings in Hua Ting, a Chinese restaurant with a focus on Shanghainese cuisine. Hua Ting – Brasserie Chinoise is one of the few Chinese restaurants in Manila to offer this.. Shanghai cuisine focuses on retaining the taste of the raw ingredients, and also emphasizes the use of condiments.

Hua Ting is inspired by Hua Ting Road in the Old Shanghai famed for its row of Shanghainese restaurants. See what’s in store for you at Hua Ting…

Hua Ting
2F, 1 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay
Contact #:
+632 239 7788
Instagram: @hiltonmanila
Website: www.hiltonmanila.com

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#Philippines, #Travel, Bicol, Food

8 Unique Pasalubongs to Bring Home from Your Next Trip to Bicol

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Bicol has always been a popular destination for both local and international travelers, as it is home to one of the most beautiful works of Mother Nature. Although shy to show its tip on most days, the Mayon Volcano’s perfect cone structure has continued to attract all forms of tourists.

This region is also popularly known for their cooking – especially when it comes to coconut or chili-based dishes. So much so that they have started to package the popular Bicol Express, Pinangat, and Inulukan in frozen bags for people to take home. While those alone already make for the perfect pasalubong, why not try other unique items?

Here are some pasalubong ideas I spotted on my last visit…

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