With the rainy season lingering on, and on, and on — for what feels like an eternity now — we were in dire need of a little “beer time”. I mean let’s face it, one rain-soaked workweek after another can take its toll on even the most die-hard Pluviophile.
We were excited to hear about San Miguel Super Dry Promo that was rolling out around the metro this month! Buy any 2 Bottles of San Miguel Super Dry and receive a movie gift card worth 100 pesos redeemable at any Ayala Malls cinemas across the metro.
We decided to take advantage of this awesome promo and visit 3 Bars in the metro where we could pair some bar chow with San Miguel Super Dry. Read more
Siargao Bleu, by far, is one of the better resorts we had the pleasure of staying in. The unique design and architecture perfectly encapsulate, the laid-back provincial feel of the entire island. And while it’s the only Triple-A resort in Siargao, the establishment doesn’t come off as too bourgie or high-class.
Perfect for a romantic getaway or with a small group of family or friends, Siargao Bleu is for people who love the island life and, at the same time, know how to relax in style.
Located at the heart of Siargao and minutes away from Cloud 9 Surfing, the resort draws guests from all around the world.
Surfing season is the busiest time in Siargao and the resort is typically booked. The popularity of Siargao Bleu makes it one of the most frequented resorts on the island so booking ahead of time is recommended.
The first jellyfish bar to open in Manila, Antidote is one of the few bars in the Metro where you can and actually hear the person sitting across from you.
The lounge type bar features an 8m jellyfish tank which adds to the chill laid-back vibe that draws guests looking for a more intimate and relaxed experience in Makati.
Good food, good drinks and good music make Antidote the perfect alternative to the more hectic spots found around the Poblacion area.
Located on the roof-deck of the5-starI’M Hotel in the heart of Makati, Antidote is regularly frequented by both foreign and local guests. Weekends are the busiest days, so those who enjoy mixed crowds of young to middle-aged professionals will have a good time here.
Is it a speakeasy, is it a lounge, is it a restaurant? To be honest, I’m not quite sure how to define The Red Piano, and the concept behind TRP is something that’s hard to describe. It’s like a hodgepodge of ideas that came together to make something that is totally unique and, at the same time, a little familiar.
This also reflects in the establishment’s menu where you’ll find a myriad of dishes from all over the globe like Southern US, Spain and Italy. It’s a surprisingly eclectic approach to a restaurant that pretty much delivers.
The Red Piano can be found on the bottom floor of Arya Plaza in BGC, Metro Manila. It’s off the beaten path, away from the busier parts of BGC, which is perfect if you are looking for a more laid-back casual dining experience.
The interior, with a modest dining area and bar on the first floor, looks small at first glance. The main dining area and lounge are located on the second level where guests can dine while enjoying live entertainment.
The Red Piano G/F The Plaza, Arya Residences,
McKinley Pkwy, Taguig, Metro Manila Hours: Monday 11:30am–11pm
Phone: 0906 059 0411
Instagram: The Red Piano RestoLounge
By doing away with the pretentiousness one would typically expect from Fort Bonifacio’s higher-end restaurants, Savageis a breath of fresh air that is as familiar as it is—in its own way—innovative.
No gas or electric stoves, no foams, no spherification. Here you’ll find a rustic menu with hearty servings made the good old-fashioned way.
Wood, fire and a grill.
A testament to humankind’s ongoing attempts at making Mother Nature taste delicious. Savage takes humanity’s most basic culinary premise and delivers great tasting food that not only looks amazing, but tastes amazing as well.
Off the beaten path, Savage is quietly tucked away in The Plaza at Arya Residences.
The plaza is home to a handful of high-end dining establishments and foot traffic is light to moderate during the weekdays. (With evenings and weekends being the busiest times.)
It’s a nice cozy location compared to the busier parts of BGC and we recommend visiting the place if you want a more laid-back dining experience.
SAVAGE G/F The Plaza, Arya Residences, McKinley Pkwy, Taguig, Metro Manila Hours: 11am–3pm, 6pm–10pm Daily Phone: +63 915 333-9546 Facebook: Savage MNL
Theisland province of Camiguin, known as the island born of fire, is a popular tourist destination in the south region of the Philippines.Known for its clear blue waters and diverse wildlife, the island draws in visitors from all over the world who are looking for an alternative to the more fast-paced vacations islands in the Philippines.
Camiguin is the perfect place to get away and lose yourself, a more chilled and laid back type of island that still has plenty of activities for those who crave a bit of adventure.
Camiguin is the second smallest Philippine province after Batanes (link Batanes) in the north and is home to a population of roughly around 89,000 people. A large expat community also calls the island home.
Camiguin itself is a volcanic island with 7 dormant volcanos and 15 marine sanctuaries. The fertile soil is ideal for planting and the local Lanzones are renowned and sought after all throughout the Philippines. (Lanzones are a type of tropical tree which fruit tastes like a combination of grapes and grapefruit.)
Mount Hibok-Hibok has been designated as an ASEAN (Association Of South East Asian Nations) Heritage Park and the surrounding area is home to a number of waterfalls and natural springs.
Chele Gonzales is probably one of the Philippines’ most high-profile chefs, who has made an impact on fine dining and culinary circles in Manila. He garnered international fame from his then-restaurant, ‘Vask’, which was ranked amongst the best in all of Asia, having landed Best in Philippines and 35th in Asia in 2017 byThe Wolds 50 Best.
2018 marks a new beginning for Chele, with the closing of Vask and rebranding his operations to introduce Gallery By Chele.
According to Chele, Gallery is the next evolution of Vask and this time around, he has officially partnered with Chef Carlo Villaflor—who has worked under him for years—to take the next step on their culinary journey.
The duo brings the same skills and experience that made Vask the best in the Philippines and applies those tried and true methods to Gallery By Chele. With Chele’s global perspective and Carlos’ knowledge of local flavors and ingredients, they have crafted a menu for Gallery that is a step away from the high-end atmosphere of Vask for a more laid-back and casual dining experience.
Kam’s Roast Goose is a Cantonese style BBQ restaurant in the heart of Wan Chai Hong Kong. The establishment has won numerous awards for excellence and quality and was awarded its first Michelin Star in 2014.
The busy restaurant sells around 100 geese per day that are shipped in daily from China and prepared in-house each morning.
Kam’s only uses Black Headed Geese which are 2.8-2.9 kilos each. The relatively small geese are leaner and much tastier when compared to their more common counterparts.
The key to Kam’s success is that the geese are prepared using the freshest of ingredients and prepared with a tried-and-true recipe that has been handed down for generations.
Ask anybody in Hong Kong where to find the best goose and they will tell you Kam’s is the place to go.
Hardy Kam is the founder of Kam’s Roast Goose and 3rd generation restaurateur of the Kam Family. His grandfather Mr. Kam Shui Fai and father, Mr. Kam Kinsen Kwan founded the internationally acclaimed Yung Kee Restaurant in Central Hong Kong.
Hardy branched out to open Kam’s Roast Goose in 2014 and was awarded his first Michelin Star soon after, only having been operational for 4 months.
Hardy claims his success stems from running a small-scale operation and preserving the legacy that his family started. Quality ingredients and traditional Cantonese techniques, along with his hands on approach ensure customers have a pleasant experience and a delicious meal.
Hundreds of hungry guests line up every day waiting to try this award-winning restaurant.
Star Cruises is now offering visa-free tours to two of Asia’s hottest summer destinations. This year, Star Cruises’ SuperStar Virgo will call Manila her home port from April until May.
The 5-day cruise takes you to Taiwan and Japan without the hassle of securing a visa.
The SuperStar Virgo is a 13-deck luxury cruise ship with 935 cabins including ‘sea-view’ and balcony suites.
There are a wide variety of international restaurants that range from; Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Western, and an al fresco bar.
The ship also has a number of facilities such as Duty-Free shops, jewelry boutiques, a salon, a spa and gym, karaoke rooms, a child’s activity center, a game room, and a two-level theater that can comfortably seat 800 guests.
Outdoor activities include a 100-meter mega slide, an outdoor swimming pool, mini golf course, and a calendar of themed activities.
Mt Fuji is Japans most recognizable geographical formation and one of the worlds most famous Volcanos. Its nearly symmetrical cone shape has inspired Japanese artist, musicians, and poets for centuries and is considered to be one of Japan’s most sacred sites, playing an important role in Shinto traditions and Japanese culture.
Mt Fuji us one of Japanese Three Sacred Mountains and was officially recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Home to beautiful surrounding forests, Mt Fuji is one of the Japanese most scenic locations, with to a wide verity of plant and animal life.
Today Mt Fuji is a hotbed for tourist activity attracting Millions of tourist and mountain climbers from around the world.
Gettig a chance to visit such an iconic place is something that you will always remember. The beautiful scenery and breathtaking views are an experience every tourist in Japan should try.
Sunrise Tours JTB Bus Tour (Mt Fuji & Hakone Day Trip) Hanshu, Japan (Main Island)
Tokyo – Mt Fuji, Chūbu Region
9am – 8pm JTB Western Japan, Corp.International Travel Division 608-9 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto, 600-8216 Japan
+81-75-371-7910(Japan) 075-371-7910(domestic) Website: JTB Sunrise Tours Email:[email protected]