MARUGAME SEIMEN: Best Udon & Tempura Self-Service Dining in Tokyo (Soon in Manila)!

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MARUGAME SEIMEN is a self-service dining styled Udon & Tempura Japanese resto that specializes in piping hot Sanuki Udon and freshly fried tempura. They opened their first shop in 2000 and is now the undisputed udon chain king in Japan.

It is named after the city known for the Best Udon, in Kagawa Prefecture in Japan. It’s called seimen because the noodles are freshly made in the store.

Thanks to the Ben Chan group, Marugame Seimen will open its doors in Manila before the year ends. 

Here is why Marugame Seimen will create an Udon & Tempura craze in the metro…

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COCO ICHIBANYA: #1 Japanese Curry House in the World…Now in Manila! @CoCoIchibanyaPH

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

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Curry House CoCo Ichibanya holds the Guinness World Record for the largest curry restaurant chain in the world–with over 1,400 stores. 

The first store in Manila finally opened at Basement 1 of Estancia Mall, franchised by Hubert Young of UCC Philippines and Mitsuyado Sei-men fame.

Here’s a guide on how to enjoy your CoCo Ichibanya Curry experience in Manila…

B-006, Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave. Cor. Shaw Blvd, Pasig City
Facebook: CoCo Icibanyan PH
Instagram: cocoichibanyaPH
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +632 696-1649

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HOUSE OF WAGYU: How does Saga Prime A5 Wagyu cooked on a Stone Grill Taste Like?

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Ever since the Philippines lifted the ban on Japanese Beef last 2014, Manila has been enjoying a Japanese Wagyu craze of the available top variants–Kobe, Matsusaka, and Ohmi. Now, the strictest quality Wagyu can be added to that list–Saga.

Have you ever wondered how A5 Grade 11 Japanese Wagyu would taste like cooked on stone grill? Take a look at our House of Wagyu Saga Prime A5 experience…

2Ecom Building, Harbour Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay
Telephone: +632 553-8437
Mobile: +63 917 834-1248
FacebookHOUSE of WAGYU

Best Steakhouse in Manila Series 2015!

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Secret Hawker Canteen in Changi Airport! (Thanks @ChangiRecommends for the Makan Tip!)

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I was pleasantly surprised to discover this secret Staff Hawker Canteen at the Changi Airport Terminal 2 public area. Thanks to our friend Andrea of Changi Recommends for sharing with us this well-guarded makan tip in Singapore’s famous airport. 🙂

You’ve got to check out this secret hawker canteen on your next trip to the Lion City!

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ArroZeria: The Best Authentic Spanish Paella in Manila! @ArroZeriaMNL

ArroZeria is an authentic Spanish paella place by Chef Chele Gonzales (of VASK fame) and Spanish chef Paco Bermudez from Valencia. 

You can enjoy your paella in 5 different ways–the classic PAELLA (Al dente and thin), CALDOSO (Soupy), RISOTTOS (Creamy), MELOSO (Saucy), and FIDEUA (Thin Noodles).

In partnership with the International Rice Research Institue (IRRI) in Los Baños, they were able to source an heirloom rice from Cordillera to use in their paella, which is similar to the Spanish arroz bomba rice.

Here are some tips to have an awesome experience at ArroZeria…

ARROZERIA – “Rice is the Hero”
Level 4, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue Makati City 
Mobile: +63920 974 4742 
Email: [email protected] 
InstagramArroZeriaMNL #arrozeriamanila
Website: (in construction)

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BUFFALO WILD WINGS: Hand-spun Chicken Wings and Blazin’ Challenge Now in Manila!

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


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BUFFALO WILD WINGS is the first Asian franchise of the popular Buffalo chicken wing restaurant and sports bar concept by Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery. Founded in Ohio, USA 30 years ago, BWW promises the best Wings, Beer, and Sports experience in Manila.

The Bistro Group’s timing in opening BWW couldn’t be more perfect, capitalizing on the two biggest trends in Manila–passionate sports fans + a booming restaurant scene.  

Here are some tips on what to order and a preview of how to beat the Blazin’ challenge…

Buffalo Wild Wings. Wings. Beer. Sports
Ground Floor Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Pasig City
General Manager: Clint Brian Peck
Mobile: +63 917 604-5998
E-mail: [email protected]

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The NOBU Manila Restaurant Experience (A Review) @CityofDreamsPH

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

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The NOBU Restaurant is a Japanese & Peruvian-inspired restaurant by Celebrity Chef Nobu Matsuhisa in City of Dreams Manila. It’s the signature restaurant of the Nobu Hotel and the 2nd Celebrity Chef Restaurant to open in the metro.

We had a special date with our foodie friends, Tina and Chef Guy, to check it out. Here’s our experience and some tips to have an awesome experience at Nobu…

Level 1 Tower 3 Nobu Hotel
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +632 691-2882, 691-2885

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BONO GELATO: What’s the Secret of the Best Gelato in Manila? (Video) @BONOgelato

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Have you ever wondered what the secret behind the yumminess of Bono Gelato is?

We asked Zarah Manikan, Chief R&D and Product Officer of Bono Gelato, how to make the best gelato in town. Bono is derived from “BUONO”, which means GOOD in Italian, and Gelato is derived from the Latin word “GELATUS” which means FROZEN.

Here’s our gelato-making experience at Bono Gelato…

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RAMEN WARS: Best Ramen, Eating Habits, and Social Buzz in Manila!

(Favor: Can you please share the results of the OAP Ramen Survey and the Social Sentiment Study with your foodie friends! Maraming Salamat!) 

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OUR AWESOME PLANET in partnership with THOUGHT BUZZ present the 10 Most Awesome Ramen, Filipino Ramen Eating Habits, and Social Media Sentiments about Ramen in Manila (Infographic)! 

Thank you to the 925 foodies who responded to the RAMEN SURVEY: The Most Awesome Ramen in Manila 2014!  

Here is the infographic summary of the Ramen Survey results …

Related Blog Post: RAMEN CRAZE: 10 Most Awesome Ramens in Manila 2013!

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