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BRASSERIE GIROLLE by Chef Ian Padilla @Girolle

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BRASSERIE GIROLLE is a casual French resto by Chef Ian Padilla of La Girolle fame. Finally, a sequel to his popular resto that is known for its tasting menu.

It’s a nice place to hang out and have drinks with your friends, or to hold a pleasant business meeting with your partners.

We recently visited the place, back-to-back, for lunch and then dinner the next day. We love most of the main entrees, but there are dishes that they can improve on. 

Here’s our Brasserie Girolle experience…

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URBN BAR & KITCHEN: The Secret Yummy Dinner Food of @URBN_BGC

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Starting at 12mn, URBN BAR gets packed with party people from all over the metro. It’s a popular events place for launching products and holding company events because of its spacious interiors and industrial-looking ambiance.

But one of the things I love about URBN is the contemporary comfort food they serve during dinner by Chef Benjo Tuason of Relik fame.

Here’s our latest URBN experience…

Related Blog Post: A Relik Lunch

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SABOTEN Philippines: The Original Tonkatsu Flavor Now in Manila!

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SABOTEN is the original and largest Tonkatsu chain from Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. It has been serving its famous tonkatsu since 1966 and has branches in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Canada, Thailand, and now in the Philippines. 🙂  The restaurant’s name means “cactus”,  inspired by the plant’s vitality and persistence despite harsh conditions.

Although the SABOTEN launch was pre-empted by YABU in Manila, we love how they offer different ways people can enjoy katsu and the unlimited-everything experience. 🙂

Here’s a rundown of our visit to Saboten Philippines…

Battle for the BEST Tonkatsu in Manila:

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MESCLUN BISTRO (formerly Cuillere) by Chef Katrina Kuhn-Alcantara in Serendra

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MESCLUN BISTRO is the casual version of the MESCLUN Restaurant & Cafe in Linden Suites by Chef Katrina Kuhn-Alcantara, also the creator of Chuck’s Deli, Paulene Chocolats Suisses, and the now-defunct Cuillere French restaurant.

Its name is inspired by the mixture of culinary inspirations (not only from French cuisine but also from other European cuisines) from Chef Kat’s travels and collaborations with other chefs.

It’s nice to follow Chef Kat’s journey from Cuillere to Chuck’s Deli and now to Mesclun. You get to notice the maturity over the years and see her personality in her culinary creations.

I’m happy to know that she’s back in Serendra in the original location of the French resto that made her famous in the foodie circles.

Check out Mesclun Bistro when you are in Serendra (where Cuillere used to be located):

Related Blog PostChuck’s Deli – Now Serving Awesome Sandwiches in Serendra!

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ARIA CUCINA ITALIANA (Revisited): Our ARIA Favorites and Kids’ Menu @AriaCucina

Read first: ARIA Mania in Manila?

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We love trying out new restaurants, but there are times when we want to revisit places that we’ve been to simply because they’re yummy. One of our favorite Italian places in Boracay and in Manila is Aria because of the delicious pizza, pasta and salad combinations.

Recently, they added innovative cocktail drinks by Tim Walters and also a Kids’ Menu.

Here is our updated Aria experience…

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MAD FOR GARLIC Philippines: Italian-Korean Wine Resto (and Garlic Breath) @MadforGarlicPH

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MAD FOR GARLIC is a Korean restaurant specializing in garlicky Italian cuisine, franchised by the Global Resto group. They say this was the original inspiration of a localized resto concept called Krazy Garlik.

For Garlic enthusiasts and Spicy food lovers, this is the place to be — guaranteed to give you a garlicky breath finish. We enjoyed the Italian fare with a Korean twist because some of the dishes were sweet for the boys, and their super spicy pastas in the menu were great for me.

Here’s a rundown of what we ordered and some tips on how to have an awesome experience at MAD FOR GARLIC…

Related Blog Post: Krazy Garlik – A Celebration of Everything Garlicky

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GYU-KAKU: World’s No.1 Yakiniku Brand now in Manila :)

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Finally, the much-anticipated opening of Gyu-Kaku in Manila has become a reality. Deemed to be the world’s No. 1 Japanese BBQ Yakiniku brand since 1996, Gyu-Kaku’s concept was originally developed by Rex Holdings Japan. Its name means “Horn of the Bull” in Japanese.

Although initially met with a negative review when they first opened (see: Chuvaness | Gyu-Kaku Is Not Ready For Consumption), they have stabilized their operations almost a month into their Manila launch.

Here’s our Gyu-Kaku experience…

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VASK: Traditional Basque Cuisine and Modern Gastronomy @VaskManila

4/16/2016 Update: VASK GALLERY: 15-Course Alamat Menu (2016) of Asia’s 39th Best Restaurant!

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A lot of people are excited about the must-eat place of 2013 in Manila — Chef J. Luis Gonzales’ VASK.

Chef J. Luis worked for some of the top restaurants in the world#2 El Celler de Can Roca, #3 Mugaritz, and #8 Arzak — all based in Spain. He also worked at El Bulli (and had a short stint in Noma).

He decided to move to Asia and worked for Sofitel and Shangri-La Boracay initially. But he was really passionate about establishing a Basque Restaurant in Manila where he can showcase his creativity, introducing both the traditional tapas and modern cuisine using the latest culinary/molecular gastronomy techniques.

The name VASK is inspired by its cuisine from the Basque Country, which is called País Vasco in Spanish. The Spanish dialect prefers the use of K so they named the resto VASK to refer to Modern Basque Cuisine. Coincidentally, the Clipp Center facade (designed by Ed Calma) uses V, A, K elements.

We celebrated Easter with the family at VASK with their special set menu of traditional Basque Cuisine (P1,950+/person). Here is our Happy Easter experience:

VASK MODERN TAPAS & GASTRONOMIC CUISINE
5th Floor, Clipp Center, 11th Avenue Corner, 39th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(Beside CVC Law Building. Near The Goose Station and St. Michael the Archangel Church in BGC)
Telephone: +632 217-6563
Mobile
: +63 920 974-4742 or +63 917 806-5292
Email: [email protected]
FacebookVASK Modern Tapas & Gastronomic Cuisine
Twitter@VaskManila

Operating Hours: Dinner Time only. Two seatings: 6.30pm and 8.00pm.

 

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BIORHYTHM Exhibit @ The Mind Museum: What’s So Cool About it?

Read First: The Mind Museum at Taguig: A Complete First Timer’s Guide

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BIORHYTHM: MUSIC AND THE BODY is a traveling exhibit by the Science Gallery of Dublin, Ireland that demonstrates the unique relationship between music and the human body. It uses engaging sonic experiences and artistic expressions that serve as an edutainment for kids and an interactive exploration for adults.

Here are the exhibits that make BIORHYTHM cool:

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