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Raquel Choa: The “Chocolate Queen” of Cebu Gives Tablea the Royal Treatment

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Chocolate is considerably one of the most loved luxuries in the world. Its versatility across multiple cuisines shows us the artistry chefs and chocolatiers have at their disposable.

With the Philippines being one of the largest exporters of Premium Cocoa Beans, the country has the potential to create world-class chocolate products. However, the nation is yet to be recognized on the map of the top chocolate-making countries. Raquel Choa of Cebu aims to elevate the status of our chocolate potential through her love affair with Tablea.

 

THE CHOCOLATE CHAMBER
22 President Quirino Street
Barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City

Level 1 Robinsons Galleria
General Maxilom Avenue
North Reclamation Area, Cebu City

The Chocolate Chamber Boutique (Retail Store)
G/F Sarrosa Hotel
F. Cabahug Street Cor. President Quirino Street
Mabolo, Cebu City

Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +63917-628-7661
Facebook: The Chocolate Chamber
Instagram: @TheChocolateChamber

 

Here’s a photo essay of our chocolate adventures with the “Chocolate Queen” herself…

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Announcing…The Best Burgers in Manila! (2016)

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When it comes to finding the “perfect” burger, the qualities we look for are simple and straightforward. At the end of the day, a basic hamburger consists of four key ingredients: patty, buns, minimal toppings, and condiments.

 

After asking our foodie friends about their favorite burgers, Team OAP went around BGC, Pasig, Makati and Alabang area on the hunt for the best must-try burgers. We hope this list satisfies your search for the best burger in Manila!

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WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE: Best Dry-Aged Porterhouse Steak now in Manila! @rwmanila

As featured 10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016!

https://youtu.be/hZ6SWqRZtVw

Arguably one of the best steakhouses in New York, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener opened its first branch in the Philippines, in partnership with Raymund Magdaluyo and Marvin Agustin.

Mr. Zwiener, through his restaurant, aims to impart his knowledge of the dry-aging process and cooking preparations after decades of experience at the famed Peter Luger’s in New York. While the restaurant is celebrated for its USDA Prime New York Sirloin, Ribeye, and Fillet Mignon, the signature steak is the Porterhouse.

Here’s what to expect at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Manila…

 

WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE
2F Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City
Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.wolfgangssteakhouse.ph
Facebook: WolfgangsSteakhousePH
Instagram: @WolfgangsSteakhousePH

Wolfgang Steakhouse Menu: Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Dessert Menu

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CAFE FLEUR: Avant-Garde Kapampangan Dishes by Chef Sau del Rosario!

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Café Fleur by Chef Sau Del Rosario pays homage to traditional Kapampangan cooking with an international twist.

Many of the recipes at the cafe are time-honored family dishes we grew up eating. Some creations not only wish to capture the comfort of the Filipino home, but also the distinct flavors of other lands

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: 045-304-1301
Mobile: 093-5761-6550
Facebook: cafefleur.ph
Instagram: @cafefleur.ph

Read on to find out how Café Fleur cooks its way to our hearts (and stomachs)…

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BINONDO: 15 Places to Try on your Next Binondo Food Crawl!

Make sure to download Our Awesome Guide: Binondo Food Crawl for information, food, and pasalubong tips when in Binondo, Manila! :) 

Every year the streets of Binondo Chinatown become busy as the Chinese New Year approaches. Binondo having its own character will give you an experience of a different culture, full of colorfulness, different smells, and rich history while walking on its chaotic streets.

What's more, exciting than bargain shopping at Chinatown is experiencing its gastronomic landscape

binondo food crawl map

This food crawl isn't about your typical meal at President's, or go to dumpling shop at Ying Ying and Wai Ying, nor your favorite fast food chain like Tasty. We curated this food walk searching for your money's worth yummy mid-range eateries and family owned businesses that are celebrated in Binondo.

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Awesome Festivals, Food

Anyeonghaseo: An Introduction to the Food and Culture of Korea

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Korean culture has long been a subject of international interest since the Halyu, or Korean Wave, of the 2000’s. Everywhere from music, fashion, technology, and food has found its way into the norm of the Filipino palate and style.

The Korean mainstream was introduced through telenovelas on our local airwaves, which grew in popularity due to the new style of storytelling. The fascination towards these telenovelas fueled the interest in Korean music, food, and culture.

Check out the introduction into the Korean culture in this basic guide to their entertainment, food, and drinks.

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Awesome Festivals, Food

Project Wheelchair: 12-Course Lechon Degustation Charity Dinner @PepitasKitchen

By Abigail Javellana

https://youtu.be/5ylgav5lclk

Pepita’s Kitchen Project Wheelchair Fund-Raising is a 12-course Lechon Degustation with each course presented by the best chefs and pastry bakers in Manila.

Their passion project started with Dedet and her two daughters, Lileya and Liyora, raising funds to donate wheelchairs as a legacy to their sister Lauren.

With a humble beginning of selling ButterBeer and Chocolate Happiness (Hot Choco) in school fairs, turned into a beautiful full packed 12-course Lechon Degustation at Manila Hotel’s Champagne Room, with successfully raising funds for 150 wheelchairs (P3,500 per wheelchair) for the less fortunate people with disabilities.

Here’s what the chefs prepared for Project Wheelchair’s 12-course degustation…

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LECHON DEGUSTACION by PEPITA’S KITCHEN
Private dining in Makati or in the comforts of your own home.
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Lechon Degustacion at Pepita’s Kitchen
Mobile: +63 917 866-0662
Telephone: +632 425-4605

For more info, contact Dedet Santos for pledges and contributions to Project Wheelchair.

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MANILA CREAMERY: Mango Suman Latik Gelato & Bacio Gelato! #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Manila creamery is one of the newest brands to hit the Gelato Market, concocted by gelato specialist Jason Go and Paolo Reyes both with degrees at a respected gelato school in Italy.

Foodies loved their creative flavors and modern take at crafting Italian gelato, producing radical and bold flavors with using natural and high quality imported and local ingredients in their batches.

 

MANILA CREAMERY
Facebook: Manila-Creamery
Phone: +63 915943-8316
Email: [email protected]

MANILA CREAMERY: UTT Winner #4 Rating 4.21
198  foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
141 foodies rated 4- I love it!
61  foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
20 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
2 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

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THE BEEF BARN: Roast Angus Beef by Sultry Chef Ivory Yat! #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Ivory Yat is the 3rd-placer of Masterchef Pinoy Edition known as "Kusinera Fashionista", owner of The Beef Barn and The Sultry Chef in Mezza Norte.

Foodies loved the flavors and juiciness of the meat from Roast Angus beef. It's the same original sultry roast beef by "the sultry chef" with the same quality you can get from hotels but with affordable fast-food prices.

 

THE BEEF BARN
Eastwood Citywalk 2, 1110 Quezon City, Philippines
Facebook: BeefBarn
Website: www.beefbarn.ph

THE BEEF BARN: UTT Winner #6 Rating 4.13
302  foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
176 foodies rated 4- I love it!
118  foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
44 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
1 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

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TARLAQUENA: Callos Ala Tarlaqueña & Chicken Croquettas #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Tarlaqueña is a family catering and services owned by Ms. Dinna Tolentino.

Their best-selling dish is the Callos Ala Tarlaqueña, a recipe passed down by her grandmother from Tarlac. Callos or Ox tripe stew was introduced here in the Philippines during the Spanish Colonial era. Tarlaquena's Callos used the traditional cooking method "siga" or slow cooking using an open fire. It is flavored with spicy chorizo and is quite rich, thick and sticky.

 

TARLAQUENA CATERING SERVICE
#1 Anonas Extention Sikatuna Village, 1101 Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: +632 921-5354, +632 352-6189
Website: www.tarlaquenacatering.com.ph
Facebook: Tarlaquena-Catering

TARLAQUENAL: UTT Winner #6 Rating 4.13
248  foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
185 foodies rated 4- I love it!
102  foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
29 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
4 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

 

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