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NHÀ EM: Vietnamese Soul Food Cuisine @SMAuraPremier

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Nhà Em, which means “My Home”, is a Vietnamese restaurant serving home-inspired Vietnamese cuisine in a mall-based environment. The flagship store opened in the beautiful 5/f Sky Park of SM Aura.

It’s a good place to enjoy a hot bowl of pho during the rainy days, or if you simply want to eat not-your-usual Vietnamese dishes.  

Here’s what to expect and what to order at Nhà Em…

Nhà Em Vietnamese Restaurant
5/F SM Aura Sky Park, Taguig
Telephone: +632 541-5436
Mobile: +63 956 877-6180
Instagram: @nhaemph
Facebook: Nhà Em Vietnamese Cuisine
Operating Hours: 10.00am – 11.00pm daily

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FLAME: Chef David Pardo de Ayala’s Seasoned to Perfection Charity Dinner! @DiscoveryPrimea

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Chef David Pardo de Ayala, current GM of Discovery Primea, belongs to the generation of chefs that trail blazed fine quality cuisine outside the hotels and paved the way for the restaurant boom in Manila.

He came out of chef retirement to go back to the kitchen and cook a 6-course retrospective dinner to raise funds to support the Dumagat Tribe through Waves for Water.

Here’s a photo essay of the awesome dinner with Beringer Wine pairing…

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BISTRO MANUEL by Chef Ariel & Mia Manuel: Lolo Dad’s for the Millennial Generation!

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BISTRO MANUEL is a fine-casual dining bistro serving fine contemporary cuisine by Chef Ariel & Mia Manuel in Brgy. Poblacion, Makati!  

It serves the Best of Lolo Dad’s with new contemporary dishes for the millennial dining crowd looking for better food choices in Manila. Lolo Dad’s set the trend for fine cuisine in Manila outside the hotels and was the go-to place for a romantic dinner in the heydays of Malate.

Bistro Manuel aims to continue the legacy in Brgy. Poblacion, Makati and elevate the dining scene to Michelin-star level quality.

Here’s what to expect and what to order at Bistro Manuel…

BISTRO MANUEL
2nd Floor, Six Axis Center, 4347 B. Valdez Street, Poblacion, Makati
Open 7 days a week. Lunch 11am-2pm | Dinner 6pm-10pm
Instagram: @bistro_manuel
Telephone: +632 871-8566

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TEPPAN OKOCHI by Mangetsu Osaka: Finest Osaka Teppanyaki by Chef Akihiro Okochi!

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TEPPAN OKOCHI is an authentic Japanese fine dining Teppanyaki restaurant in BGC by Grand Chef Akihiro Okochi of Mangetsu Osaka in Japan.

They specialize in quality seafood and beef from Japan, cooked on Iron Plates (Teppan) and paired with unique Japanese Sake and carefully selected wines from Napa Valley.

It is the first restaurant by the Dize Link Philippines group offering the finest taste of Osaka Cuisine featuring Okonomiyaki, Wagyu Beef, and Eel, with a carefully designed Japanese ambiance in the heart of BGC.

Here’s what to expect and what to order at Teppan Okochi…

TEPPAN OKOCHI by Mangetsu Osaka
Unit 7, Ground Floor, Ore Square Building, 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Facebook: Teppan Okochi by Mangetsu Osaka
Telephone: +63 917 795 0051
Email: teppanokochi@gmail.com
Instagram: @teppanokochi
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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HINELEBAN CAFÉ: Farm-to-Cup Third Wave Cafe inside a Bike and Surf Shop!

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Hineleban Café (pronounced as hě-nē-leu-bän) is the only farm-to-cup third wave cafe co-located with a bike and surf shop in Manila. Founded by Claudia Perrine and family with the mission to change the way Filipinos appreciate coffee in the Philippines.

The concept of the cafe highlights the traceability of the coffee beans, the process from the farm to your cup, and how it improves the lives of Filipinos and the environment. Talking with the Barista's is like getting a Coffee 101 appreciation on third wave coffee and the Bukidnon coffee ecosystem.

On your next coffee meet in Makati, make sure it's a Hineleban date. Here's what to expect:

 

HINELEBAN CAFÉ
Ground Floor, 830 Arnaiz Avenue (formerly Pasay Road), Makati City
Email: mothertreeventures@gmail.com
Telephone: +632 816-4772
Facebook: Hineleban Cafe
Instagram: @hinelebancafe
Website: http://hineleban.org/

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday (7 am – 9 pm), Saturday – Sunday (9 am – 7 pm)

Related Blog Post: Philippine Artisan Trade (PH@): Secret Batala Bar, Bambike, & Art Gallery in Makati!

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DWNTOWN & HALSTED: Art Bar, Designer Cocktails and Comfort Food by Chef Marco Legasto!

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DOWNTOWN & HALSTED is an art bar in Forbestown which recreates the revolutionary art and food scene of the famed Halsted street in Chicago known for its public art, galleries, restaurants, and bars that make up this favorite neighborhood hangout.

From Buffalo tenders to crispy pata, its menu offers international comfort food conceptualized by Chef Marco Legasto of Prime 101 and Abuelas. It incorporates made-from-scratch ingredients from freshly made pasta, bread, jams and dishes with no MSG or pre-mixes. While Singaporean based bartender Jason Gray fixed up designer cocktails using fresh pressed juice and premium spirits as their base.

Did I mention they sell the cheapest alcohol by the bottle in the area?

Here’s what to expect in Downtown & Halsted…

Downtown & Halsted
Forbes Park, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City
Mobile: +63977 787 2406
Email: downtownandhalsted@gmail.com
Facebook: downtownandhalsted

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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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