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BAD BIRD: More Than Just Umami Fried Chicken! @SMMegamall

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BAD BIRD by the Low Brow Casual Restaurant group is the bestselling outlet at Hole in the Wall, Century Mall because of its Umami Fried Chicken. Now, here’s some good news for fans: they have finally opened a standalone Japanese-Korean inspired restaurant at SM Mega Fashion Hall, serving an extended menu of small plates, grilled items, and a new favorite–Prawn Dog.

Check out our experience and recommendations aside from their signature umami fried chicken…

BAD BIRD
3/F SM Megamall, Mega Fashion Hall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday: 11am-9pm
Telephone: +632 753-9729
Facebook: Bad Bird
Instagram: @bitebadbird
Website: http://bitebadbird.com/

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ZUBUCHON MAKATI: The Best Lechon Restaurant in Manila!? (A Review)

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ZUBUCHON is the Cebu-based Lechon Restaurant by Joel Binamira of Market Manila specializing in what Anthony Bourdain described as the “Best Pig… Ever!” The name is a coined word from “Zubu“, the 18th century reference to the island of Cebu, and “Chon” from lechon, which means roasted pig.

The restaurant concept is inspired by native dishes dating back to the time when Magellan Landed in Cebu in 1521. Antonio Pigafetta, Magellan’s Chronicler, mentioned the Filipino food during that time, which includes black pig, grilled seafood, millet and rice cakes, coconut in the form of water, milk, vinegar, and liquor.

Now, Metro Manila-based foodies can now taste the food Market Manila has been blogging about over the years. The place has actually been jam packed since it opened in Makati!

Had two lunch dates with Rache here and also got to chat with Joel about his new restaurant. Here’s what we think…

 

ZUBUCHON
Yakal corner Talisay St. , Makati City
Operating Hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm
Website: http://www.zubuchon.com/
Facebook: Zubuchon
Instagram: @zubuchon

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HAKODATE Food Trip: What and Where to Eat?!

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Come and discover Hakodate in Hokkaido. Known as the “City of Gourmet Food,” it is overflowing with mouthwatering eats–from freshly caught seafood and excellent sashimi, to Japanese pub fare, shio ramen, and various specialty desserts.

Their fatty salmon and tuna, sweet hairy and king crab, and amazing squid sashimi are among what tourists from Japan and overseas always rave about while here. You’ll surely be impressed by the taste and freshness of their seafood!

Check out our guide on what to eat and drink when you’re in Hakodate, Hokkaido…

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LUCKY PIERROT: Hakodate’s No.1 Burger Chain!

Lucky Pierott

Bite into Japan’s best local burger!

Food is central to any trip to Hokkaido. Hakodate in Hokkaido may be famed for their fresh seafood and rich salt-ramen, but it’s their unique burger joint serving this juicy and addictive Chinese Chicken Burger that locals and tourists rave about.

Lucky Pierrot currently has 17 branches found all over the city. Each restaurant has a unique theme that sets it apart from all the other fast food stores. Did I mention it’s only found in Hakodate?

Lucky Pierrot
Hakodate-shi Goryokaku-cho 30-14 (Hakodate)
Gakkoukoukyo 30-14 Goryokoro Tower
Telephone: 0138-55-4424
Opening hours: 10am to 12:30am (1:30 am Sat only)
Website: http://luckypierrot.jp/

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THE TEST KITCHEN By Chef Josh Boutwood! @thebistrogroup (Photo Essay)

Test Kitchen

THE TEST KITCHEN is a private dining venue that serves as the creative outlet of Chef Josh Boutwood in partnership with The Bistro Group. Its where he gets to showcase his fine dining background from top Michelin-starred restaurants through his own personalized menu.

It is located at the actual test kitchen of the Bistro Academy, where they create new dishes and try them out before rolling them out to their stores.

What’s exciting about this is the menu changes everyday. So you can expect something new every time you visit.

Here’s a look at our The Test Kitchen experience…

 

THE TEST KITCHEN
9780 Bistro Academy Kamagong St., San Antonio Village, Makati City
Email: [email protected]
Strictly by reservation only.

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BAR PINTXOS BGC: Is this the Best Pintxos Tapas Bar in Manila? (Review)

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Bar Pintxos, Alabang’s Secret Spanish Tapas & Pintxos Bar by Miguel Vecin and Tinchu Gonzalez, is now in BGC–completing the Pintxos Triangle in BGC with Vask and Tomatito Manila. Pintxos are small snack tapas with flavorful meats or seafood on top of bread, and are very popular, especially in the Basque region of Spain.

Bar Pintxos provides the closest Pintxos experience in Manila, just like how one would enjoy it in San Sebastian. Its location is still hidden, which adds to its appeal as a go-to Pintxos Tapas Bar in the metro.

We tried it for lunch and dinner during our holiday reunions with friends. Here are some tips and recommendations…

 

BAR PINTXOS BGC
5th street corner Mckinley (Forbes), Taguig, Philippines
Operating Hours: 11:00AM – 11:00PM
Email[email protected]
Telephone: +632 810-1307
Facebook: Bar Pintxos BGC
Instagram: @barpintxos 

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210° by Chef William Mahi: More than 180° Turn from Fine to Fun Dining?

210 degree by Chef William Mahi

210° is a “Fun Dining” French Bistro by Chef William Mahi. The name is taken from the perfect roasting temperature and also symbolizes his more than 180° turnaround from cooking Fine Dining food (in his last stint at Tasting Room, City of Dreams) to his very own Fun Dining concept.

We love the place because of its fine quality food, relaxed environment, and fun price! This is consistent with the theme of 2017the leveling up of quality and service in restaurants at the right and affordable price.

Expect the menu to change regularly, but don’t miss the chance to try the awesome 4-course Soft Opening Menu of Chef Mahi’s favorites…

 

210° KITCHEN + DRINKERY
1D G/F Icon Plaza, 25th Street corner 6th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Operating Hours: 6:00pm 6:00pm – 10:00pm Monday to Saturday
Mobile: +63 995 015-2192 
Telephone: +632 958-5305
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @210degrees.ph
Facebook: 210degrees.ph

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H.I.D Burger: Flame Grilled 100% Chicken

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Healthy And Irresistibly Delicious, H.I.D Burger prides itself on being a healthier fast food restaurant that specializes in 100% Chicken Burgers and fresh ingredients.

The love child of Dozz and Shyla Suguitan, H.I.D Burgers opened its first store in Cainta Rizal in 2011.  Dozz and Shyla took their passion for quality food and great burgers and decided to use chicken as a healthier alternative to beef.

Today H.I.D has branched out all over Metro Manila with plans of opening 3 more stores by the end of 2017.  The small chain has started somewhat of a buzz as customers come for good food at affordable prices.


H.I.D Burgers (Makati Branch)
7255 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue
Corner Malugay Street, Bel-Air, Makati City
Telephone: 02) 215-0427
Mobile: 0917) 824-2336
Facebook: (Main) @hidburgers
Operating Hours: 11 am – 12 am Daily

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CRYSTAL DRAGON: Chinese New Year Abundant Feast! @CityofDreamsPH

Crystal Dragon

City of Dreams Manila ushers in the Lunar New Year with an abundant feast prepared by Crystal Dragon’s culinary artisan, Chinese Chef Chan Koo Kee. Embark on a gastronomic journey with each chosen dishes signifying good luck, good fortune, and happiness.

As the Year of the Rooster unfolds, enjoy their culinary offers from January 16 to February 11 with loved ones and business partners.

Crystal Dragon
Upper Ground Floor Crown Towers, Tower 1 Aseana Boulevard corner Macapagal Avenue Brgy.Tambo, Paranaque City
Website: www.cityofdreamsmanila.com/restaurants/crystal-dragon
Email: [email protected] , [email protected]
Telephone: 800-8080

Related Blog Post: CHINESE NEW YEAR MANILA 2017: WHERE TO CELEBRATE CNY WITH THE FAMILY?! 

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