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D.I.Y. POKE: A Healthy Bowl of Poke to Kickoff 2017! (Review) @MadisonGaleries

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D.I.Y. POKE (/poʊˈkeɪ/) is a Hawaiian-inspired Poke place by Mariah Pobre and her Enderun partners. It is located at Madison Galeries, the new boutique mall in Alabang. Poke refers to a raw fish salad or sushi bowl with Asian-inspired sauces. The name is a Hawaiian verb that means “to cut crosswise into pieces”.

Every new year starts with a resolution to eat more healthy and to become a better version of yourself. So we’re kicking off the year with a healthy bowl of Poke and send out healthy vibes to all our OAP friends.

Here’s what we think of D.I.Y. Poke…

 

D.I.Y. POKE
2/F Madison Galeries, Don Jesus Boulevard, Alabang Hills, Cupang, Muntinlupa
Mobile: +63 995 473-6224
Instagram: @diypoke
Facebook: D.I.Y. Poke

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

(Check out: 10 Most Awesome NEW Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!)

Here are the 10 Most Awesome NEW Franchised Restaurants that opened and made a difference in Manila this 2016 …

1. MAKANSUTRA

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MAKANSUTRA, the famous Singaporean Hawker Market by K.F. Seetoh, has finally re-opened in Manila together with local partners J.J. Yulo and Chef Him Uy de Baron.

It first launched in Manila Ocean park in 2009 and re-opened after the successful 2016 World Street Food Congress held in Manila.

Read More: MAKANSUTRA MANILA: Foodie Date Guide to @Makansutra (A Review) @SMMegamall

Verdict::

We enjoyed our Makansutra experience. The place is especially great if you miss the hawker food culture in Singapore.

Our favorites are Donald & Lily’s Laksa, Geylang Claypot Rice Pots, Bak Kuh Teh, and the Hong Kong Street Old Chun Kee’s Salted Egg Prawns. Some may perceive the pricing to be expensive at P250-P300 per dish. Budget about P500/head.

Best to order from the Singaporean stalls to ensure what you’re getting is authentic and the best that you can get in Manila.

The exhaust was already fixed when we visited so you don’t have to worry about smelling like a hawker afterward. I like that they implemented the hawker system of one person specializing in cooking one dish throughout the day.

Best to go here with a group of friends or with the family so that you can order and try many dishes. But if you are going on a date, make sure to know and do your research so you can be confident of what to order.

Congratulations to the whole Makansutra Team! Wishing you great success in 2017 and beyond! 🙂

 

MAKANSUTRA MANILA
Unit 209 AB, 2nd floor, Building A, SM Megamall Mandaluyong City
Operating Hours: 11am to 11 pm daily 
Email: contact@makansutra.com
Website: http://www.makansutra.com/

 

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TOMATITO MANILA: How Sexy is this 80’s-inspired Spanish Tapas Bar? (A Review)

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

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TOMATITO MANILA is an 80’s-inspired Spanish Tapas and Paella restaurant by Shanghai-based El Willy Fun F&B Group (by Chef Willy Trullas Moreno) in partnership with the Rambla/Las Flores/La Lola group (by the Barcelona trio of Uri Singla, Dani Aliaga, and Sergi Rostoll). 

The name is inspired by Spanish Flamenco guitarist José Fernández Torres, also known as Tomatito. It also means “little tomato“–a fun brand name since it easily rolls off the tongue. The concept is a mix of Spanish popular culture, the 80’s bar, and a seductive red theme.

So is the concept really sexy? We tried Tomatito with our former P&G friends and here’s what we think about it…

 

TOMATITO Sexy Tapas Bar
G/F BGC Corporate Center, 30th St. cor 11th Ave, BGC, Taguig City
Telephone: +632 805-7840
Mobile: +63 915 588-4803
Instagram: @tomatitomanila
Facebook: @tomatitomanila
Website: http://www.elwillygroup.com/venues/tomatito/

 

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10 Most Awesome NEW Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!

(Check out 10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016!)

Here are the 10 Most Awesome NEW Homegrown Restaurants that opened and made a difference in Manila this 2016 …

1. SAMBA

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SAMBA is the first authentic Peruvian Restaurant by Peruvian Chef Carlo Huerta Echegaray in Manila, located at Shangri-La at the Fort.

We love it because of the ceviche with its leche de tigre sauce, its predominantly seafood and vegetable focused menu, and the flavors of the Peruvian chilis.

Read More: SAMBA: Manila’s Finest Peruvian Restaurant?! @ShangriLaFort (A Review)

 

Verdict:

We love SAMBA! It simply is one of the best restaurants to open in Manila this 2016!

We really liked the unique Peruvian flavors because of the authentic ingredients used, like the chilis, leche de tigre, corn beer, and pisco. It’s also healthier to eat here because the cuisine is more focused on seafood, vegetables, grilled cooking, and the use of extra virgin olive oil in their soups. 

I recommend ordering the following 3-course meal but served family style:

AppetizersCeviche LimeñoConchas al carbon, and Anticucho de Pulpo
Main CourseBrazilian Moqueca de CamaraoArroz con Mariscos, and Lomo Saltado
DessertMerengado Chirimoya and Trio de Arroz con Leche

Budget about P1,000/head for a full 3-course meal experience + drinks. 

The drinks are expensive, but if you were to try just one Peruvian cocktail, I would recommend the pisco sour.

The clubhouse ambiance is a bit boring, but it’s fun to eat at the al fresco area with the cool breeze and the view of the pool.

Congratulations to the entire Shangri-La Fort team for this successful Peruvian dining concept!

 

SAMBA
Level 8, Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila
30th Street corner 5th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 820-0888
Email: samba@shangri-la.com
Website: www.samba-fort.com
Facebook: @dineshangrilafort
Instagram: @dineshangrilafort 

 

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CANTON ROAD: Best Modern Cantonese Chinese Restaurant in BGC?! (A Review) @ShangriLaFort

(As featured in 10 Most Awesome New Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!)

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CANTON ROAD is a modern Chinese restaurant at Shangri-La Fort serving authentic Cantonese and Huaiyang cuisine.

Our favorites here include the signature roasted BBQ specialties, the unique dimsum selections, and of course, the Huaiyang dishes from China’s Jiangsu province.

We tried it here when they first opened one Sunday for lunch, and most recently for a Christmas dinner date.

Here’s what to expect at Canton Road… 

 

CANTON ROAD
Level 3, Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila
30th Street corner 5th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 820-0888
Website: http://www.cantonroad-fort.com/
Facebook: @CantonRoadatShangrilaFort
Instagram: @dineshangrilafort

Operating Hours:
Monday to Sunday
• Lunch  11.30am – 2.30pm
• Dinner  6pm – 10.30pm

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SAMBA: Manila’s Finest Peruvian Restaurant?! @ShangriLaFort (A Review)

(As featured in 10 Most Awesome New Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!)

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SAMBA is the first authentic Peruvian Restaurant by Peruvian Chef Carlo Huerta Echegaray in Manila, located at Shangri-La at the Fort.

We love it because of the ceviche with its leche de tigre sauce, its predominantly seafood and vegetable focused menu, and the flavors of the Peruvian chilis.

We’ve been here three times already–during the Samba preview, the TBEX speakers’ event, and as paying customers for a Christmas dinner with our friends.

Here’s our foodie guide to Samba…

 

SAMBA
Level 8, Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila
30th Street corner 5th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 820-0888
Email: samba@shangri-la.com
Website: www.samba-fort.com
Facebook: @dineshangrilafort
Instagram: @dineshangrilafort

 

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MIREIO: Provençal-Inspired Upscale French Brasserie in Manila! @RafflesMakati

(As featured in 10 Most Awesome New Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!)

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MIREIO  (pronounced “mee-reyo”) is an upscale French brasserie in Manila located at the 9th floor of Raffles Makati serving Provençal-inspired cuisine.

The concept is inspired by the French-Mediterranean cuisine in Provence, featuring what’s fresh during the season and cooked using traditional French cooking techniques.

It’s an exciting addition to the dining landscape of Manila that also features a beautiful roof deck terrace bar at the 10th floor with a stunning unobstructed view of the Makati skyline.

Here are some tips to get the most awesome experience when dining at Mireio…

 

MIREIO
9th Level, Raffles Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati, 1224
Telephone: +632 795 1840
Private Dining Inquiries: +63 926 755 4569
Email: mireio.makati@raffles.com
Facebook: Raffles Makati
Twitter: @RafflesMakati
Instagram: @RafflesMakati
Website: http://www.raffles.com/makati/

Operating Hours:

American Breakfast
6:00 – 10:30 AM Mondays – Fridays
6:00 – 11:00 AM Saturday – Sundays and Holidays

Lunch
12:00 NN – 2:30 PM Saturdays to Sundays

Dinner
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sundays to Thursdays
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM Fridays – Saturdays and Holidays

Mireio Terrace
5:00 PM – 12:00 AM Mondays to Sundays

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MIGHTY QUINN’S: New York’s Award-Winning Slow-Cooked Barbecue Now in Manila! @MightyQuinnsBBQ

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

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Finally, New Yorks’ famed barbecue joint is now open in Manila!

Mighty Quinn’s is iconic for their New York-style Barbecue cooked the old school way–with wood and time. While they aim to honor their Texas roots, they break away in their use of non-traditional meats such as pork ribs, burnt ends, and heritage livestock.

New Yorkers have raved over their tender and moist beef brisket, savory smokey pulled pork, and impressively massive ribs, all slow smoked to perfection!

What separates Mighty Quinn’s from all the regular barbecue joints is their focus on every part of the menu, from the side dishes down to the drinks. Of course, their meats are still the main attraction.

Here’s what we liked at the newly opened Mighty Quinn’s Manila…

 

MIGHTY QUINN’S MANILA
3rd Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Website: www.mightyquinnsbbq.com
Facebook: MightyQuinnsPH

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MAKANSUTRA MANILA: Foodie Date Guide to @Makansutra (A Review) @SMMegamall

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

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MAKANSUTRA, the famous Singaporean Hawker Market by K.F. Seetoh, has finally re-opened in Manila together with local partners J.J. Yulo and Chef Him Uy de Baron.

It first launched in Manila Ocean park in 2009 and re-opened after the successful 2016 World Street Food Congress held in Manila. Makansutra is the famed food bible in Singapore, featuring heritage street food. Makan means “to eat” in Malay, and Sutra means “string, thread” in Sanskrit.

It can be daunting to visit here because of the variety of choices–over 70 dishes and 11 street stalls in a food hall inspired by the Singaporean hawker market. 

Here’s a guide to help you on your foodie date in Makansutra in SM Megamall…

 

MAKANSUTRA MANILA
Unit 209 AB, 2nd floor, Building A, SM Megamall Mandaluyong City
Operating Hours: 11am to 11 pm daily 
Email: contact@makansutra.com
Website: http://www.makansutra.com/

Related Blog Post: World Street Food Congress 2016: 15 Hawker Stalls Worth Lining Up For! #WSFC16 (Updated!)

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FOO’D /fĂș-dƍ/: Accessible Italian Pop Cuisine by Chef Davide Oldani!

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

FOO'D

FooDee Global Concepts (the same people behind the successful Tim Ho Wan, Todd English, Mesa, and Sunnies Cafe) has brought Michelin Star Chef Davide Oldani‘s pop cuisine concept FOO’D (/fĂș-dƍ/) to Manila.

Chef Oldani defines “pop cuisine” as accessible luxury cuisine with Italian roots, taking the simplest ingredients and turning these into a beautiful dish.

FOO’D’s unique selling point is that they offer Michelin-grade food, fine ambiance, and quality service at a reasonable price, from their P800 three-course menu to their P1,200 four-course menu. And because everything is upgradeable, you can start at P800 then work your way up (you can even go crazy with a P3000 menu and load up on the experience).

Here are some of the exciting world-renowned signature dishes brought to Manila by Chef Oldani…

 

FOO’D by Davide Oldani
Ground Level, High Street Park, Shangri-la at the Fort, BGC Taguig
Operating Hours: 11.00 am to 10.00pm
Mobile: +63917 711-4469
Facebook: FOODbyDOManila
Website: http://www.cucinapop.do/

(Note: The restaurant doesn’t have a strict dress code;  guests can come in smart casual attire)

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