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ASIAN CULINARY EXCHANGE 2018: Learning Notes on How to Address Issues in the Food Industry

Asian Culinary Exchange

The ASIAN CULINARY EXCHANGE is the first ever event where top chefs and restaurateurs from all over Asia come together for a two-day event aimed at improving the countries’ food and beverage industry.

The first day includes a forum tackling the issues in the industry like harassment in the workplace, gender issues, sustainability, managing food waste, and how to set up a restaurant in the social media age. The second day was an exciting collaboration dinner with Asia’s top chefs and Manila’s best restaurants that are up for grabs for anyone interested!

The guest chefs include chef Vicky Cheng from VEA Hong Kong, who earned a Michelin star in 2016, chef Thitid Tassanakajohn of Le Du in Bangkok, which currently ranks number 14 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, and MasterChef Asia winner Woo Wai Leong who’s now behind Singapore’s Restaurant Ibid. There will also be local chefs and speakers, such as Bruce Ricketts and Dedet de la Fuente, sharing their knowledge about the industry.

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The Peak by Grand Hyatt: A Sneak Peek of the Highest Restaurant in Manila!

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The Peak is a multi-level bar, music lounge and grill roof deck restaurant in Grand Hyatt in Manila.  The concept is inspired by Penthouse Living with different homey rooms, set against the Manila Skyline backdrop, to discover.

This is the landmark restaurant Manila is waiting for, ushering us to 2019 and beyond. Here’s a sneak peek of The Peak…

THE PEAK
60th-62nd Floor, Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue corner 35th Street,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 838 1234
Operating Hours: Dinner (6:00 -10:00 PM)
(Note: Kids are allowed at the grill but are not allowed at the bar.)
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @grandhyattmanilaph
FacebookGrand Hyatt Manila PH
Website: www.hyatt.com/grand-hyatt-manila/

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RED LOBSTER PH IS NOW IN MANILA!

 

Are you guys ready for Red Lobster PH? Find your favorite Maine lobster tail, Alaskan snow crab legs, shrimp scampi, and cheddar bay biscuits as the biggest seafood restaurant is now open at S Maison, Conrad Hotel.

With over 745 restaurants in 11 countries, the American casual dining chain Red Lobster is the world’s largest seafood restaurant company with a wide selection of fresh quality shellfish combinations and other #lobsterworthy dishes. The local menu is similar to what you can have in their U.S. branches but with a few changes including locally sourced ingredients, aside from the Maine lobster tail and Alaskan snow crab legs.

Here’s what we loved at Red Lobster…

Red Lobster PH

RED LOBSTER PH
S. Maison, Conrad Hotel, Pasay City
Landline: (02) 829 9400
Facebook: RedLobsterPH

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Causeway Seafood: Why I Love Chinese Birthday Lauriats! (A Review)

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I love Chinese lauriat celebrations! I think this is a beautiful Chinese family tradition where everyone shares a communal feast on a roundtable with everybody wearing red to bring good luck to the celebrant.

We don’t have it in my Filipino family and I married my wife so that we can eat Chinese lauriats every time there is a birthday celebration.

My wife’s family often celebrates at Causeway because everyone enjoys the food— good variety and good value for money.

Here’s what we love about the Chinese lauriat at Causeway…

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#Hotels, #Philippines, #Restaurants, #Travel, Dumaguete, Food, Staycation

Atmosphere Resorts: 10th Year Anniversary Celebration (Let’s Go to Dumaguete!)

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Our good friends at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa are celebrating 10 years in the Phillippines on November 30th and December 1st. The two-day celebration will be full of activities and events that will highlight some of the best of what Dumaguete has to offer.

It’s guaranteed to be a blast, and if you’ve ever had plans on visiting Dumaguete, NOW is the time to go!

You’ll be able to choose from 10 of these Atmosphere Anniversary Specials until December 19th!    

  1. Spread your belongings over at least 10 more square meters by receiving a Room Upgrade
  2. Cycle at least 10 K on your holiday during your guided Mountain Bike ride through the scenic mountains of Negros
  3. Eat your Daily Dessert in 10 heavenly bites after your dinner**
  4. Feel the power of 10 skilled fingers during your Executive Back Massage
  5. Do 10 sun salutations during your divine Yoga Class*
  6. Dive to at least 10 meters during your Scuba Dive on our amazing house reef***
  7. Try to spot 10 turtles around Apo Island during your Apo island Snorkeling Trip****
  8. Pamper your 10 fingers and 10 toes with a Manicure and Pedicure
  9. Make at least 10 fin kicks during your Scuba Experience in the pool
  10. Taste up to 10 wines during your delicious Wine Tasting

This offer is valid for stays of minimum 3 nights until December 19 through any booking channels – please contact [email protected] before your stay to confirm your chosen 10 Year Anniversary Special at least 48 hours before arrival. One item per adult for fully paying guest – non-transferable. You can book by phone +63(35)4006940, +63(0)9177221042, via [email protected] or via our online booking engine, and to avail of the Special, mention “10 Year Anniversary Special” in your booking.

Atmosphere Resorts & Spa Philippines
Maayong Tubig, Dauin, 6217 Negros Oriental. Philippines
Telephone: +63 35 400 6940
Mobile: +63 917 700 2048. +63 998 960 2289
Email:  [email protected]
Web: atmosphereresorts.com
Facebook: @atmosphere.resorts
Instagram: atmosphereresorts

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VATOS: Mexican Flare Meets Korean Flavors

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Vatos Urban Tacos is a Korean-Mexican restaurant founded by three Korean-Americans – Sid, Kenny, and Juweon. Vatos is the union of the food they grew up with – Korean food at home and Mexican food from the neighborhood. Originating from Korea, Vatos first expanded to Singapore, and then the Philippines.

How does Vatos fuse Mexican and Korean?

VATOS URBAN TACOS
Net Park Building, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Operating Hours
Sunday- Thursday 8 AM – 11 PM
Friday 8 AM – 1 AM
Saturday 8 AM – 12 MN
Telephone: +632 246-9069
Facebook: Vatos Urban Tacos Philippines
Instagram: @vatosphilippines
Website: www.vatosph.com

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KAM’S ROAST PH: Secret Menu – Pei Pa Duck!

Kam’s Roast Ph has a secret menu! It’s Pei Pa Duck marinated with 25-year aged orange peel, then butterflied and bathed in oil. The result? An extremely super crispy skin, with meat juicy and tender with fat, that’s bursting with flavor!

Kam’s Roast is an internationally-acclaimed and Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong popular for their HK roasts. In Hong Kong, Kam’s roast is best known for their goose, but given the constraints of importation of poultry from China, Kam’s Roast Ph serves something close to roast duck, which is just as flavorful and succulent, especially when it comes with my favorite plum sauce.

Foodee Global Concepts, the group behind Tim Ho Wan, Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodle, and Todd English Food Hall is responsible for bringing the famous roasts to Manila.

Here’s why we love Kam’s new secret dish…

Kam’s Roast
3rd Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, Megamall
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Facebook: @KamsRoastPhilippines
Instagram: @kamsroastphilippines

Related Article: Kam’s Roast in Manila: Is it as Good as Hong Kong??

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Shanghainese Cuisine at Hua Ting @HiltonManila

The newly opened Hilton Manila brings in Hua Ting, a Chinese restaurant with a focus on Shanghainese cuisine. Hua Ting – Brasserie Chinoise is one of the few Chinese restaurants in Manila to offer this.. Shanghai cuisine focuses on retaining the taste of the raw ingredients, and also emphasizes the use of condiments.

Hua Ting is inspired by Hua Ting Road in the Old Shanghai famed for its row of Shanghainese restaurants. See what’s in store for you at Hua Ting…

Hua Ting
2F, 1 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay
Contact #:
+632 239 7788
Instagram: @hiltonmanila
Website: www.hiltonmanila.com

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Nespresso Freestyle Moments by Bruce Ricketts (Photo Essay)

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We feel honored to have witnessed the culinary evolution of Bruce Ricketts and we always look forward to tasting his passion on the plate.

Looking back at my archives, I realized we’ve covered almost all of our foodie moments with Bruce’s culinary creations like fanboys. We met him during his Food Truck by Chef Broosy days in 2012 before he retreated to BF after a failed stint at Robot. We have fallen in love with his food ever since.

• SENSEI SUSHI by Chef Bruce “Broosy” Ricketts (2012)
• MECHA UMA: “Absurdly Delicious” Food by Chef Bruce Ricketts! (2014)
• OOMA-licious! Bold Japanese Comfort Food by Chef Bruce Ricketts @Ooma_PH @SMMegaMall (First Look) (2015)
• LA CHINESCA BF: A Taste of Chef Bruce Ricketts’ First Love–Mexican Food! (Review) (2017)
LA CHINESCA GRID: The Grid: A First Look at Rockwell’s Food Market! (2018)

It was awesome to have a taste of how a passionate culinary master would do a branded collaboration for the first time with Nespresso’s Master Origin coffee series. Aside from the memorable orgasmic creations, I learned a lot on how branded collaborations should be executed as a master would.

This is another story for the blogging history books, a living tribute to a culinary lodi in Manila.

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#Philippines, #Travel, Bicol, Food

8 Unique Pasalubongs to Bring Home from Your Next Trip to Bicol

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Bicol has always been a popular destination for both local and international travelers, as it is home to one of the most beautiful works of Mother Nature. Although shy to show its tip on most days, the Mayon Volcano’s perfect cone structure has continued to attract all forms of tourists.

This region is also popularly known for their cooking – especially when it comes to coconut or chili-based dishes. So much so that they have started to package the popular Bicol Express, Pinangat, and Inulukan in frozen bags for people to take home. While those alone already make for the perfect pasalubong, why not try other unique items?

Here are some pasalubong ideas I spotted on my last visit…

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