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NANAY CIRILAS’ Kapeng Barako: The Best Local Restaurant in Tagaytay? (A Review)

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We are always on the look out for first places to bring our balikbayan friends to eat in Tagaytay.

Sometimes, we would search TripAdvisor to cross-check recommendations. We were surprised to find that Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako is a highly rated private dining, local cuisine restaurant destination.

We were skeptical about the reviews but decided to book, pre-order and risk to dine first time with our guest.

Here’s what we think of Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako restaurant…

 

NANAY CIRILAS’ KAPENG BARAKO
Mayor’s Drive, Tagaytay City
Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8:00am-8:00pm
Mobile: +63 922 291-3869
Email: nanaycirilas@gmail.com
FacebookNanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako
Instagram@nanaycirilas
Website: http://www.nanaycirilas.com

(Note: STRICT RESERVATIONS & PRE-ORDER of food selection 6-24 hours prior to appointed time is required!)

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Ilonggo Food Company: Namit gid? (A Review)

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Ilonggo Food Company or IFC is a Negrense Filipino restaurant by Chef Rommel Hinlo. It is a sister company of Kuppa Restaurant and Cafe (located beside it).

Our friends keep raving about how good the Kansi is. I love how Filipino food in BGC keeps getting better each year.

Here’s what we think of IFC …

 

ILONGGO FOOD COMPANY
Ground Floor, Commercenter Bldg., 31st Street cor 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Mobile: +63 917 827 4264
Email: ilonggofoodco@gmail.com
Instagram@ilonggofoodco
Facebook: Ilonggo Food Company

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M Bakery Manila: Iconic ‘Sex and the City’ Cupcake Shop MAGNOLIA BAKERY Opens in Manila!

The cupcake shop that sparked the worldwide cupcake craze with its appearance on ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’ is about to open its doors in BGC this August 22.

M Bakery (Magnolia Bakery) is most famous for their banana pudding and Instagram-worthy pastel cupcakes. But cupcakes only make up a portion of the desserts available; they have a full line of freshly baked products with rows and rows of cakes, cheesecakes, pies, cookies and puddings available on display.

What sets them apart from everyone else in the dessert field is that they bake everything on the premises. The desserts are made the old fashioned way—everything is made from scratch without the use of preservatives—just how desserts are meant to be!

Here’s a list of our top five favorite items on the menu…

M Bakery

M Bakery (Magnolia Bakery)
One Bonifacio High Street Mall
5th Avenue corner 28th Street, BGC, Taguig
Landline: 028479829
Facebook: mbakeryph

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RICO’S LECHON MANILA: Cebu’s Best Lechon Opens its First Branch in Manila!

Cebu’s favorite lechon is coming to Manila this August 3!

Now, there’s no need to fly to Cebu if you’re craving for that perfectly roasted pig from the iconic Rico’s Lechon.

As the pioneer of the famous Spicy Lechon, the secret to their success lies in how they prepare the pig, seasoned only with traditional herbs and spices, and it has always been this way ever since owner Enrico Dionson started the business in 1997.

The menu also highlights other Filipino faves besides lechon. Rico’s has always been my go-to spot whenever I visit Cebu, and here’s why we couldn’t be more excited!

Rico's Lechon Manila

RICO’S LECHON MANILA
26th Street Corner 7th Ave
The Fort Entertainment Complex
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY
landline: (02) 828 9353, (02) 856 0470
mobile: +639 17844 7067
Facebook: RicosLechonOFFICIAL
website: www.ricoslechon.com

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HAWKER CHAN: World’s Cheapest Michelin-starred Restaurant Now in Manila!

What was once a humble hawker stall from Singapore, Hawker Chan, is now a fast-growing Michelin-star restaurant across the globe. Originally called Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice Noodle, the name Hawker Chan was adapted for its dine-in restaurants following the global expansion.

Chef-owner Chan Hong Meng first opened in Singapore’s Chinatown in 2009. Eight years later, he earned his first Michelin Star for the signature Soya Chicken Rice. Foodee Global Concepts, the group responsible for bringing Tim Ho Wan, Llaollao and Kam’s Roast to the Philippines, now adds Hawker Chan to their roster of international franchises.

Here’s our experience at Hawker Chan…

Hawker Chan
G/F Entertainment Mall, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday 10AM – 10PM
Facebook: Hawker Chan Philippines
Instagram: @hawkerchanphilippines

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#Hotels, #Philippines, #Travel, Food, Siargao

Siargao Bleu

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Siargao Bleu, by far, is one of the better resorts we had the pleasure of staying in.  The unique design and architecture perfectly encapsulates, the laid-back provincial feel of the entire island.  And while it’s the only Triple A resort in Sairgao, 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.

 

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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.

Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa
Tourism Rd, General Luna,
Surigao del Norte
Philippines
Phone: +63 917 772-4188
Email: info@siargaobleu.com.ph
Web: siargaobleu.com.ph
Facebook: @siargaobleu
Instagram: siargaobleu

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Antidote: Makati’s Chill Rooftop Jellyfish Bar

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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.

 

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Located on the roof-deck of the 5-star I’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.

Antidote
Roofdeck, I’M Hotel
7862 Ave, Makati, 1210, Makati Metro Manila
Hours: Mon Tue Wed Thur Sun 5pm-2am, Fri – Sat 6pm-3am
Phone: +632 755 – 7888
Email: info@imhotel.com
Reservations: reservations@imhotel.com
Web: https://imhotel.com/antidote/
Facebook: @antidotebarph
Instagram: antidotebarph 

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#Hotels, #Philippines, #Restaurants, Staycation, Tagaytay

Qiwellness: 10-Course Yin Yang and Guest House Escape!

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Qiwellness is a secret Chinese-inspired Teahouse, Bathhouse, and Guesthouse in Tagaytay.  Designed by Budji+Royal, it’s a place for couples to celebrate special milestones or for close friends to party in an intimate setting.

We recently tried their first ever 10-course Yin Yang degustation at the Tea House and their Guest House Escape experience to celebrate 15 wonderful years together as a couple.

Here’s what to expect.  Plus, some tips in planning your own Qiwellness celebration…

Qiwellness Living
Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy. Maharlika East, Tagaytay City, Philippines
Mobile: +63 917 522-6969
Email: info@qiwellnessliving.ph
Instagram: @qiwellnessliving
Facebook: Qi Wellness Living
Websitehttp://qiwellnessliving.ph/

For inquiries or reservations for The Teahouse (dining), The Bathhouse (spa) or The Guesthouse (overnight accommodation), please email reservations@qiwellnessliving.ph.

Related Blog Post: Qiwellness Living: Secret Tea & Bath House in Tagaytay! (A Review)

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DC Cafe Manila: Yugi’s 4th Birthday!

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DC Super Heroes Cafe has finally landed in Manila at SM Mega Fashion Hall.

It’s a merchandising store and restaurant in one, with a DC-inspired menu created by Chef Kel Zaguirre of Locavore fame and drinks by Liquido Maestro Kalel Demetrio.

We celebrated Yugi’s 4th birthday with his cousins here and this is what we love about DC Super Heroes Cafe…

 

DC Super Heroes Cafe Philippines
4L Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall
Telephone: +632 477-5673
Instagram: @DCCafePH
Facebook: DC Super Heroes Cafe Philippines

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The Grid: A First Look at Rockwell’s Food Market!

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The Grid is the latest venture of Charles Paw, founder and CEO of the Tasteless Group, the same brains behind Century City Mall’s Hole in the Wall. Food halls and food parks have burgeoned over the last few years, all with their aggressive branding and marketing. But for the majority, their over-the-top ideas took the front seat; and quality, the back seat.

The Grid focuses less on trendy and experimental food concepts, but more on familiar cuisine done with expertise. That being said, this food hall brings together some of Manila’s culinary industry’s most prominent names.

Here’s a rundown of our first experience at The Grid:

The Grid
R2 Level Expansion, Power Plant Mall, Makati
Operating Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00am – 10:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Facebook: The Grid Food Market
Instagram: @thegridfoodmarketph

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