“Global Baker” Dean Brettschneider introduces his New World Baking style with a delightful selection of handcrafted artisan breads, pastries, and sourdough pizzas through his two restaurant concepts, Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza.
New World Baking is the compilation of Dean’s travels and experiences, bringing a little of bit of Germany, Italy, France, America, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, and other places to his store. It is a modern, multi-dimensional style of baking with different breads, pastries, ingredients, and desserts from around the world.
Here’s what we liked at the two newly opened restaurants…
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
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! 🙂
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…
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:
Appetizers: Ceviche Limeño, Conchas al carbon, and Anticucho de Pulpo Main Course: Brazilian Moqueca de Camarao, Arroz con Mariscos, and Lomo Saltado Dessert: Merengado 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!
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…