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#Philippines, Pampanga

CISAN’S: The Underrated Home of Asian Delights in #AwesomeAngeles!

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)

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CISAN'S is home to a mixture of Philippine, Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese-inspired dishes picked up by the Nepomucenos of Pampanga throughout their travels.

Nestled in Nepo Quadrangle, this modest restaurant is a good option if you want to eat “healthier” in Angeles City…because we all know how a visit to the Culinary Capital of the Philippines is bad news for our waistlines!

Here’s what to expect at Cisan’s…

CISAN'S
Nepo Quadrangle, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Facebook: Cisan's Resto
Instagram: @cisans

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#Restaurants, Pampanga

LEH-LEH: Thai-Inspired Comfort food @Cafe Fleur by Chef Sau! #AwesomePampanga

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)

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Chef Sau Del Rosario brings his passion and love for SE Asain Flavors to Leh-Leh, a quaint Thai comfort food eatery next door to Cafe Fleur.

The newly opened Leh-Leh is Chef Sau' latest culinary venture, where he showcases the flavors of Thai cuisine that he fell in love with on his travels throughout SE Asia.

   

LEH-LEH @CAFÉ FLEUR BY CHEF SAU
L-463B Miranda St. Brgy Sto. Rosario, 2000 Angeles City
Operating Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Telephone: +63 45 304-1301
Mobile: +63 93 5761-6550
Facebook: Café Fleur
Instagram: @cafefleur.ph

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#Restaurants, Pampanga

BANH MI by Chef Rex: Ex-Nobu Chef’s Fresh Take On Vietnamese Classics! #AwesomePampanga

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)

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Banh Mi Vietnamese Eatery by Chef Rex Soriano is a fresh take on the traditional flavors of Vietnamese Cuisine.

Chef Rex, a former Nobu Chef from New York, spent his time sharpening his culinary skills in cities from around the world. 

 

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Chef Rex roots his Banh Mi menu in tradition, yet he is unafraid to incorporate other culinary influences and techniques — making Banh Mi Vietnamese Eatery a stand out from other Vietnamese Restaurants in Pampanga. 

 

BANH MI VIETNAMESE EATERY
1-1 Pacimar Estate, Jesus Street, Pulungbulu, Angeles City
Operating Hours:  Mon-Sat 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Telephone: +63 45 304-1301
Facebook: BanhMi Vietnamese Eatery

 

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#Restaurants, Pampanga

Everybody’s Café: All Time Favorite Authentic Kapampangan Food! #AwesomePampanga

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)

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Everybody’s Café started as a neutral ground during liberation times in Philippine history. Anyone from Filipino, Japanese, and American could enjoy the café’s simple menu of Pancit Luglug (glass noodles with coconut milk sauce flavored with annatto and shrimp) or Mami (egg noodles with shredded meat and broth).

As the business grew, the first official branch opened in 1967 at San Fernando, Pampanga. Little by little they began adding Kapampangan specialties and treasured family recipes to the menu. A branch in Angeles City and one in Salcedo Village, Makati soon followed. After more than 50 years later, Everybody’s Café still stands as one of the most resilient and authentically Kapampangan establishments to date.

Here’s what to expect in the pride of Pampanga…

 

EVERYBODY’S CAFE
Angeles Branch: 105-106 BPI Arcade, Nepomart, Angeles City
San Fernando Branch: Mc Arthur Hiway, Del Pilar, City of San Fernando
Makati Branch: Salcedo Village, Makati (Saturday Market)
Operating Hours:
Mondays to Sundays–7:00AM to 9PM
Telephone: +6345 887 0361 | +6345 435 2085
Mobile: +6392 284 67121 | +6392 284 67121 | +6392 284 23755
Facebook: Everybody’s Café

Related Blog Post: PAMPANGA: Your Awesome Journey to Pampanga Food Trip (Infographic)

 

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#Restaurants, Pampanga

B&B: Late-night Barbecue, Beer, and Kapampangan Specialties in #AwesomeAngeles

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)

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The typical Filipino nightlife culture often involves endless rounds of beer and copious amounts of deliciously fatty “Pulutan” or finger food. At Angeles City, Pampanga, establishments like B&B (Beer & Barbecue) have popped up to satisfy our appetites for BBQ, Sisig, and other Kapampangan fried favorites.

B&B is so popular that at almost any given night, you are sure to hear the pop and sizzle of Sisig on the hot plate, the crackling of crispy food, clanking of beer bottles, and the roaring laughter of people simply having a great time.

Here’s a glimpse of the B&B experience…

 

B&B (BARBECUE & BEER)
Richthofen St, Brgy. Malabanias, Angeles City, 2009 Pampanga
Operating Hours:
Mondays to Sundays–5PM to 2AM
Mobile: +63917 714 9268 | +63908 886 8963

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#Restaurants, Pampanga

B&B: Late-night Barbecue, Beer, and Kapampangan Specialties in #AwesomeAngeles

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)

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The typical Filipino nightlife culture often involves endless rounds of beer and copious amounts of deliciously fatty “Pulutan” or finger food. At Angeles City, Pampanga, establishments like B&B (Beer & Barbecue) have popped up to satisfy our appetites for BBQ, Sisig, and other Kapampangan fried favorites.

B&B is so popular that at almost any given night, you are sure to hear the pop and sizzle of Sisig on the hot plate, the crackling of crispy food, clanking of beer bottles, and the roaring laughter of people simply having a great time.

Here’s a glimpse of the B&B experience…

 

B&B (BARBECUE & BEER)
Richthofen St, Brgy. Malabanias, Angeles City, 2009 Pampanga
Operating Hours:
Mondays to Sundays–5PM to 2AM
Mobile: +63917 714 9268 | +63908 886 8963

 

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#Philippines, Awesome Festivals

MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 (A Photo Essay) @MTVAsia

MTV Music Evolution 2016
From last year’s successful lineup celebrating local and international chart-topping hip-hop artist, MTV Music Evolution 2016 is back in Manila bringing pop culture and more fun again in the Philippines!

The one-night-only live music event last June 24 celebrated pop music like never before, giving the fans an experience to discover the evolution of pop music and its dance influence with live performances from One Republic, Far East Movement, Apink, Bebe Rexha, James Reid & Nadine Lustre, and Gary & Gab Valenciano that kept us dancing all night long.

Here was our experience at MTV MUSIC Evolution 2016…

MTV Music Evolution
Website: http://www.mtvmusicevo.com/
Facebook: mtvasia
Instagram: @mtvasia
Twitter: @mtvasia

Related Blog Post: #MTVMusicEvo 2015: On Francis M Tribute, Hip Hop Culture, and Naughty by Nature! (Photo Essay)

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#Hotels, Baguio

LE MONET: Your Home in Camp John Hay, Baguio! (Revisited) @lemonet_hotel

Le Monet Baguio
Le Monet Hotel is located in the Baguio City, also known as the “Summer Capital of Philippines”. The establishment is named after Claude Monet, the great French impressionist painter known for his beautiful landscape paintings. Managed by Artstream Hospitality Management Group, Inc. with 70 well-appointed rooms, you’ll find Le Monet Hotel inside the famous Camp John Hay.

We loved the combination of the hotel’s beautiful landscapes, the scent of pine, and the sweeping views that provide guests with a cozy atmosphere.

Here’s our experience…

 

LE MONET HOTEL
Le Monet Hotel Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Website: www.lemonethotel.ph
Mobile: +6374 6610202 to 07 / +639175267049
Facebook: @LeMonetHotel
Twitter: @lemonet_hotel
E-mail: [email protected]

Read More: LE MONET Boutique Hotel and Breakfast Buffet – The Best in Baguio?!

Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: Le Monet Hotel

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#Restaurants, Baguio

BAGUIO: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Baguio (2016 Edition)! #AwesomeBaguio

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It’s been a while since we updated our list of 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Baguio (even the list of Tripadvisor and other sites are outdated), so we revisited our old favorites and were surprised to discover new awesome restos in the “City of Pines”. We asked prominent local foodies for suggestions and came up with a comprehensive list of go-to places.

Team Our Awesome Planet together with Donny “The Last Don” Elvina of the KTG visited and tried all the shortlisted Baguio restaurants in a span of 4 days. Each establishment was individually ranked from 1-10 and their food needed to be good–and we had to have tasted it for ourselves–to be included on the list.

(Note: I have to admit that the team who rated the restaurants is predominantly young, so there’s a subjective millennial bias on the choice and ranking of the restaurants.)

Here are the top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Baguio for 2016…

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#Restaurants, Baguio

COOKOUT: Embracing American Comfort Food Culture with Sausages, Burgers, and BBQ in Baguio!

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Given the long history of Filipinos with American Colonialists, it's no surprise that most locals have developed a taste for western food. COOKOUT is one such type of restaurant that embodies this–embracing the salt, grease, and fat of American comfort food that we’ve all, somehow, been programmed to enjoy.

Cookout started as a standalone grilling station along Baguio's Session Road among 3 friends–Russell Go, Melvin Perez, and JR de la Paz of Size Matters, another American comfort food joint in Pasig. The more their homemade sausages and burgers made stomachs happy, the more customers urged them to open a restaurant. Thus, Cookout by Size Matters was born as a collaboration between the 3 gentlemen. They essentially serve the very same sausages and patties as Size Matters, but with a menu unique only to Baguio.

Standing strong for about a year now, Team OAP went for a visit to see what they had to offer…

 

COOKOUT by Size Matters
Cookout, EGI Albergo Hotel, #1 Villamor Street, Brgy. Lualhati, Baguio City.
Mobile: +63 998 971 2151
Telephone: 074 424 3220
Facebook: Cookout Baguio
Instagram: @Cookout_Baguio

 

Awesome Baguio 2016 Series:
CAFÉ BY THE RUINS DUA: Best Breakfast in Baguio 2016!
BAGUIO CRAFT BREWERY: Beer and Food Pairing Experience! @AwesomeBaguio
HILL STATION: Revisiting an Old Favorite of Baguio in 2016!
FOGGY MOUNTAIN COOKHOUSE: Have you Tried the Best Restaurant in Baguio in 2016?
AMARE: Best Brick Oven Pizza in Baguio! #AwesomeBaguio
MELT: Affordable Steak Place in Camp John Hay by Chef Michael Ferrer
CHAYA: Still the Best Japanese Restaurant in Baguio! (Revisited 2016)
GOOD TASTE: Best Budget-friendly Restaurant in Baguio! (A Review)
CHEF'S HOME: The Chef is Back Home in Baguio! (Revisited 2016) 

 

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