ADAAM and YVES: Scandinavian-inspired All Day Breakfast Organic Bistro (A Review)

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Adaäm & Yves Organic Bistro is a Scandinavian-inspired bistro concept with an organic all-day-breakfast food menu, by Sean Go and Leslie Tan of Davao. You can call it a millennial place that serves clean food, with an inspiring artistic industrial ambiance, and hip music. The name is Scandinavian for “Adam & Eve”.

We celebrated Joshua’s 8th Birthday here with the family. Here’s our review of and what to expect at Adaäm & Yves…


Adaäm & Yves Organic Bistro
Icon Plaza, 25th Street corner 6th Avenue, 1634 Taguig, Philippines
(Near Mecha Uma)
Telephone: +632 801-6084
Operating Hours: Open Daily 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Facebook: Adaäm & Yves Organic Bistro
Instagram: @adaamandyves

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BAR PINTXOS: Alabang’s Secret Spanish Tapas & Pintxos Bar (A Review)

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BAR PINTXOS is a neighborhood tapas and pintxos bar in the south, serving Catalan/Basque food by Miguel Vecin and Tinchu Gonzalez.

There are no signs going to this place so it’s a bit hard to find. People come here for the authentic Spanish food and to hang out with friends over drinks. We thought it would be a dark bar type of place but it was surprisingly family friendly.

Our family tried it together with my wife’s cousin Pam of Risa Chocolates, who introduced us to Bar Pintxos. Here’s what we think…

Don Gesu Building, Don Jesus Boulevard (Near Alabang Hills), Muntinlupa City
Instagram: @BarPintxos
Telephone: +632 831-0065

Operating Hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 am-12:00 am
Sunday: 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Monday: closed


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THE HALAL GUYS: New York’s Most Famous Street Cart now in Manila! @HalalGuys

Related post: 10 Most Awesome New (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2015!

(Watch the video – Fresh Scoop: @HalalGuys in Manila!)

New York’s very own and World Famous The Halal Guys food cart is now in Manila!

Founded in 1990 by Muhammad Abouelenein, Ahmed Elsaka, and Abdelbaset Elsayed from Egypt, the trio wanted to bring an authentic Halal street food concept to New York City. 

From a single food cart to what is now considered one of the most successful food chains in the Big Apple, The Halal Guys have establishments across the US and are now expanding into the international market–with the Philippines being the first location

Here are some tips on how to enjoy your Halal Guys PH experience…  


5the level SM Mega Food Hall, SM Megamall
Telephone: +632 858-7080


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The GAGGAN Experience in Manila! #GagganCrossCultures by @CherylTiu @VaskManila

(Watch the Gaggan Experience in Manila)

Gaggan in Manila is a collaboration dinner with Chef Chele GonzalesGallery Vask and the second Cross Cultures dinner organized by Cheryl Tiu

I met Chef Gaggan Anand for the first time in Singapore, when he won the #1 Spot in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, and a second time in London, when he won the #10 Spot in World's 50 Best Restaurants.

But this is the first time I've tasted his food and gotten to experience his culinary philosophy. It was also Gaggan's first time in Manila learning about Filipino culture through our food and ingredients.

Related Post: A Taste of Ethiopia in Manila! #crossculturesXeatethio by @CherylTiu @VaskManila

Here's a photo essay of the awesome Gaggan in Manila Cross Cultures dinner

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CRUPCAKE Craze by Sonja in Manila?! #Crupcakes

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CRUPCAKE is a croissant and cupcake hybrid created by Sonja, which looks like a circular croissant with filling–think of it as a crusty cream puff. The crupcake is coated with sugar and resembles a cupcake ensaymada.

It's another brilliant innovation by Sonja, now available at the Cupcakes by Sonja flagship store at Serendra. 

G/F Serendra Piazza, Bonifacio Global City
Telephone: +632 856-0308
Instagram: @cupcakesbysonja
Facebook: Cupcakes by Sonja

Here are some tips for an awesome crupcake experience… 

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POULET MANILLE: Free-Range French Rotisserie Chicken in Manila!

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POULET MANILLE is a home-grown restaurant concept by Chef Tom Hines and Dixie Marinas at SM Aura, Taguig, promoting Free-Range French Rotisserie Chicken.

"Poulet" means chicken in French and "Manille" is the French term for the City of Manila.  

They offer a healthier alternative to fast food chicken options, using free-range chickens that are grown naturally for 75 days by Pamora Farms. The chicken is roasted on a skewer in a traditional French rotisserie oven.  

Lower Ground Floor, SM Aura Premier, C5 Road Corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Telephone: +63 998 998-2017
FacebookPoulet Manille

Here's what we think about Poulet Manille at SM Aura …

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DA’s Ranch: BF’s Secret Smoked American Ribs! (A Review)

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DA's Ranch is a serious American Barbecue restaurant in BF by Sam Alcoreza named after the patriarch of the family – Delfin Alcoriza.

Ever since I've attended the American Barbecue festival in Guam, I've been looking for really good American Barbecue in Manila. Finally, a place to satisfy our craving in the south.

333 El Grande St. corner Jakarta, BF Homes, Parañaque City
Telephone: +632 825-6330
FacebookDA's Ranch 

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Here's what we think about DA's Ranch Smoked American Ribs…

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SIAMAROI THAI: The Best Thai (Hole-in-the-Wall) Resto in Manila? (A Review)

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SiamAroi is a hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant from Chef Nun and his wife Passon, who are originally from Pattaya in Thailand.  They moved to the Philippines because of their son Kris who is studying in Manila to become a doctor.

Siam is the old name of Thailand and Aroi means “yummy” in Thai.

Most people who have been to SiamAroi like how authentic the food tastes and the quirkiness of the ambiance. 

Visited with Rache on one of our Thurs-dates and here’s what we think…  

SiamAroi Thai Restaurant
124 Jupiter St., Bel-air, Makati City
Operating Hours: Open Daily from 11.30am to 10.00pm
Contact Person: Krisanat Boonsriphaprasong
Mobile: +63 927 305-2957, +63 925 465-9981
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FAT by Chef Mikel Zaguirre (A Review) #MakeMeFAT @FatRestaurant

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FAT is a comfort food restaurant featuring "fat" food conceptualized by Chef Mikel Zaguirre of Locavore fame. Renee Figueroa, the owner of Izumi Sake Bar, decided to revamp the concept into what is now one of the most talked about restaurants in Burgos Circle in BGC.

We tried FAT twice, first with the family and then with Team OAP, and here's what we think about it…

FAT embodies guilt-free comfort food. It is unabashedly unapologetic in its gastronomic delights.
Forbes Town Center, 29th Street corner Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City
Operating Hours
Tuesday to Saturday - 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sunday - 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Telephone: +632 834-8600
Mobile: +63917 5791936 
Twitter: @FATRestaurant

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