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HELLO KITTY CAFE Opens in Manila! (What to Expect?) @hellokittycafe

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Hello Kitty Café is a newly opened Sanrio-inspired restaurant by the Sanrio Group Philippines with its flagship store located in Uptown Mall.

The Sanrio team created an all-around kawaii concept, with Hello Kitty established in every one of their items- from interiors down to the food. The restaurant’s motif is French-Mediterranean inspired, with a touch of extravagance fit for a princess. 

The menu is carefully curated, selected, and approved by the Sanrio group, along with the help of newcomer Chef Khamir Doble of Enderun.

Here's what to expect at Hello Kitty Café in Manila …

HELLO KITTY CAFE
Third Floor, Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Uptown Bonifacio
Telephone: +632 2469069 ext: 489
Operating Hours:  Monday – Sunday 11 AM to 10 PM
FacebookHello Kitty Cafe

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IRVING’S All Day Dining & Best Desserts! (In the Shadows of Cafe Juanita)

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Irving’s is the All-Day Dining male version of Cafe Juanita serving Filipino, Asian and American cuisine. It’s named after the lively Irving Street lined up with cafes in the Sunset district of San Francisco, California.

The restaurateur team of Doc Boy Vazquez and son, Jun Bormate created a more refined and relevant comfort food that the new generation of diners can enjoy.  We also love the desserts, and it is one of the best in the Brgy. Kapitolyo neighborhood. 

Here’s what what to expect at Irving’s by Cafe Juanita …

IRVING’S by Cafe Juanita
17 West Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Telephone: +632 656-9081
Operating Hours:
Monday to Wednesday 7:00 am – 11:00 am, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday to Sunday 7:00 am – 11:00 am, 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Facebook: Cafe Juanita
Instagram: @cafejuanitaph

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SOUV! by Cyma with Chef Robby Goco’s Culinary Magic!

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SOUV! is a progressive Greek concept focusing on spit fired meat by Chef Robby Goco and the hip restaurant cousin of Cyma. The name is short for Souvlaki referring to grilled skewered meats in Greek cuisine.

Chef Robby Goco did it again! He creates winning restaurant concepts like Cyma, Ristras, Charlie’s, Green Pastures and now Souv! for over a decade now in Manila.

We tried all of Chef Robby’s recommendations and here’s what we love in Souv!

 

SOUV! by Cyma
Net Park, 5th Ave, BGC, Taguig
Facebook: @SOUVbyCyma
Instagram: @souvbycyma
Mobile
: +63 949 481-9621
Operating Hours: 10.00 am to 10.00 pm

Related Blog Posts:

• Cyma in Manila!! Opa!! (2006)
• 
Opa! Cyma in Greenbelt, Makati! (2007)
• Charlie’s
by Rob Goco, Hidden behind a Car Wash Station (2009)
• Ristras
, Mexican Burrito Heaven (2009)
• GREEN PASTURES
by Chef Robby Goco: Farm-to-table, Back-to-Basics, Organic Restaurant @ShangPlaza East Wing (2013)

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A Taste of Paris in Manila with Chef Patrick Terrien! @SofitelManila

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Manila looks forward to the French Month of July when Sofitel Manila celebrates Bastille Day (July 14) and everything about the French Culture.

I’m always excited about the French culinary personalities they would invite to Manila, like a Cheesemaster, a Michelin Star Chef or a Chef Instructor like this year’s honored guest, Chef Patrick Terrien.

Here’s a photo essay of the 4-course French Degustation French Wine Dinner

Related Blog Post: Tout à la Française: Everything the French Way this July!  

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5 Exclusive Restaurants Worth Going to in Newport Mall!

Be an adventurous foodie and satisfy your appetite with different flavors from around the world!

Whether it’s tasting one of New York’s finest steakhouses, giving in to those seafood cravings with Hawaiian shrimp buckets and poke bowls, enjoying all your favorite Chinese dishes in one sitting, having a food trip in their bustling indoor Japanese market, or simply chilling over a cup of coffee in a luxuriously inviting space, there’s more than one reason to visit these raved about exclusive restos in Newport Mall…

 

NEWPORT MALL
Newport Blvd (Opposite NAIA Terminal 3), Pasay City, Philippines
Contact: +632 ‎908-8888
E-mail: [email protected]
Instagram: @NewportMall_
Facebook: NewportMall
Website: www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com/mall/newport-mall

Related Blog Post: The Secrets of Newport Mall (this July)!

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GELARE Philippines: The Best Ice Cream & Waffles in Perth, now in Manila!

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Gelāre, known for the best natural ice cream and waffles in Perth, Australia, opens its flagship All-Day Breakfast and Dessert Cafe in the cinema level of Uptown Mall. The name is an Italian word for the final step in the process of making ice cream which means “to freeze” or “congeal.

The ice cream is prepared using real milk and cream, with real flavor and no artificial ingredients. It has a creamy smooth and dense (with less air) texture. The waffle is crunchy on the outside and has a good bite. The waffle & ice cream combination is irresistible.

We tried almost all the flavors and most items on the menu, and here are our favorites:

Gelāre Philippines
3/F (Veranda) Uptown Mall, 9th Ave. corner 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio
Operating Hours:
Sunday to Thursday 10.00 am to 10.pm
Friday – Saturday 10.00 am to 11.00 pm
Facebook@gelareph
Instagram: @gelareph
Websitehttps://gelare.com.au/ 

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OLD MANILA by New Filipino Head Chef Allan Briones! (Photo Essay) @ThePeninsulaMNL

Related Blog Post: THE PENINSULA MANILA: 10 Awesome Things about The Peninsula Staycation! @PeninsulaHotels

OLD MANILA by Chef Allan Briones

OLD MANILA at The Peninsula Manila is now proudly run by Filipino Chef Allan Briones. They advocate a 50% local/50% international ingredients philosophy, delivering a “sophisticated market” menu to their discerning clientele. 

The CCA-alumni worked and trained under legendary Chef Marco Pierre White in London, who trained notable chefs like Mario Batali and Gordon Ramsay. He worked for prestigious hotel restaurants in Dubai before coming home to Manila to work at The Peninsula Manila in Banquet before being promoted from within to head Old Manila. 

Here’s our firsthand experience of Chef Allan Briones’ fine dining cuisine in Old Manila…

 

OLD MANILA @ THE PENINSULA MANILA
Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City
Telephone: +632 887-2888
E-mail: [email protected]
Websitehttp://manila.peninsula.com/
Facebook: The Peninsula Manila
Twitter: @PeninsulaHotels
Instagram: @peninsulahotels

Related Blog Post: THE PENINSULA MANILA: 10 Awesome Things about The Peninsula Staycation! @PeninsulaHotels

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HOTBOX KITCHEN: Rustic Canadian Comfort Food by Chef Evan and Michelle Corby!

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HOTBOX KITCHEN is a rustic Canadian comfort food restaurant by Canadian couple Chef Evan and Michelle Corby, located in the neighborhood of San Juan. They serve New American comfort food and of course, the quintessential Poutine. 

Hotbox is a term used to refer to an enclosed space with trapped smoked, a reference to how they smoke their own bacon and sausages.

We tried Hotbox Kitchen with our long time friends, Francis and Ivan, and here’s what we think… 

HOTBOX KITCHEN
450 C Wilson St. cor. P. Guevarra, San Juan
Facebook: @hotboxkitchenph
Telephone: +632 275-4577
Email[email protected]
Operating Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday 4.00 pm to 11.00 pm (closed on Mondays)

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THE COMMON TABLE @ SALCEDO: Progressive Gastropub by Chef Ian Padilla! (First Look)

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THE COMMON TABLE is a progressive gastropub concept in Salcedo by Chef Ian Padilla of La Girolle fame. The name is inspired by the communal dining habits of foodie bar goers.

We’ve missed Chef Ian Padilla’s tasting menus and casual fine cuisine from the La Girolle days. We are happy he’s back in the Manila scene with a fresh new concept in the former location of Chef Sau’s Le Bistro Vert, beside Fraser place.

We tried Chef Ian’s The Common Table food during the soft opening and here’s what we think…

 

THE COMMON TABLE @ SALCEDO
2nd Floor, Forbes Tower, Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati
Facebook: CommonTableSalcedo
Instagram: @commontablesalcedo

Related Blog Posts:
La Girolle’s Tasting Menu by Chef Ian Padilla
BRASSERIE GIROLLE by Chef Ian Padilla @Girolle

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