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da.u.de (da-you-deh) tea lounge and secret menu

Update 12/9/14: da.u.de BGC is now closed and moved to SM Aura Food Hall. 

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da.u.de, pronounced as da – you – deh, is the first tea lounge in Manila by Renée Sebastian, the 1st Certified Tea Master™ in the Philippines. The tea lounge gets its name from the frontal cloth of the bahag worn by tribes in the Cordilleras, usually adorned with a tribal mark.

It all started in New York City where Renée was selling in New York’s Upper West Side Sunday Market for 8 years. She decided to go back to Manila and set up shop in Salcedo Market and Mercato Centrale @ BGC as test markets.

Finally, she opened her dream tea lounge and partnered with the talented Chef Ramon Antonio to offer yummy, tea-infused food. 🙂

We tried da.u.de and here’s our experience…

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WILDFLOUR by Chef Walter & Margarita Manzke

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WILDFLOUR is a play on words that sounds like “Wild Flower” to communicate its fun indie vibe.  The use of the word “Flour” pertains to its bakery identity.

News about this new resto literally spread like wildfire throughout the Manila foodie community, and people haven’t stopped raving about its food.  (See: Table for Three | Wildflour Café + Bakery)

Indeed, this is one of the most awesome restos in Bonifacio Global City that you should check out now…

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WILDFLOUR by Chef Walter & Margarita Manzke

Wild Flour-17.jpg

WILDFLOUR is a play on words that sounds like “Wild Flower” to communicate its fun indie vibe.  The use of the word “Flour” pertains to its bakery identity.

News about this new resto literally spread like wildfire throughout the Manila foodie community, and people haven’t stopped raving about its food.  (See: Table for Three | Wildflour Café + Bakery)

Indeed, this is one of the most awesome restos in Bonifacio Global City that you should check out now…

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LAS FLORES: Modern Spanish Resto by (former) Barcino + Andilana (Spain) Group

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LAS FLORES, which means “The Flowers”, is a collaboration between the former Barcino owners and the popular Andilana group of restaurants in Barcelona. They flew in a Catalan chef to help create an authentic modern Spanish restaurant here in Manila.

My P&G friend Mon Gloria started the Spanish Wine Bar Resto called Barcino. When he moved to P&G Singapore, his Spanish partners (Uri, Dani and Sergi) took over the business and expanded it to a true Spanish restaurant experience.

If you are looking for a different type of Spanish cuisine from your usual Mestizo Spanish food in Manila, you’ve got to try Las Flores.

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Chef Fernando’s ARACAMA Filipino Cuisine

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It’s an exciting time to be in Manila — our economy is growing, Filipinos are being recognized as world-class talents and Filipino cuisine is coming into the limelight.

I’m happy that the top Filipino chefs in the country are opening Filipino restaurants (instead of serving continental cuisine) that we can be proud of. Hopefully, we can soon export the authentic Filipino Food experience in every corner of the world.

Here’s what we think of Chef Fernando’s ARACAMA Filipino Cuisine…

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NOLITA (North of Little Italy): A Taste of Real New York Pizza in Manila?

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NOLITA is a New-York inspired resto in BGC Central by Chef Cuit Kaufman. Big, authentic, New-York style pizzas and American comfort food are found on its menu. It is a follow-up to their successful Borough resto in Podium.

This is actually our third time at the resto ever since it opened early this year, and we’ve enjoyed every visit. Ian of Sebastian’s Ice Cream was raving about Nolita’s Steak and Eggs pizza, declaring that it’s as close to authentic New York-style pizza as you can get in Manila.

It’s a good place to grab something quick and just hang out with friends in a laid-back, come-as-you-are ambiance. Check out what to expect in Nolita…

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‘CUE, Modern Barbecue Experience…

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The concept of a modern barbecue house created by first-time restaurateurs intrigued me. I initially thought it was a churrascaria, but it was more of a customizable barbecue experience.

At ‘Cue, you can choose your own meat and specify how you want it: wet or dry rubbed, slow-baked or dark ale-braised. Then, you can choose from the different house-made sauces, sides, and toppings.

This is a unique addition to the culinary hub of Bonifacio High Street Central restos…

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STELLA, Sister of Chelsea & the Star of BHS Central

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STELLA is a wood fire bistro that offers light and fresh cuisine, specializing in wood fire oven-cooked dishes. A brainchild from the creators of Museum Cafe, it is also a sister resto of Chelsea — not a rehashed concept, but something totally new and exciting.

It is envisioned to be the Star restaurant among all the Bonifacio High Street Central establishments. It offers the best value for money (relatively affordable) with its unique and high quality dishes.

We pre-celebrated Mother’s Day in Stella, and here is what we liked and didn’t like about it…

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