#Travel, Food

HAVE HOT POT: Memorable Yummy Hot Pot Experience in Taipei! @JeronTravel

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I love Taiwanese Hot Pot! One actually shouldn’t leave Taipei without having tried it.  

(Related Blog Post: TIAN WAI TIAN – My BEST Hot Pot Experience)

I recently had one of my most memorable hot pot experiences in Have Hot Pot, Taipei. Unlike eat-all-you-can hot pot places like Tian Wai Tian, Have Hot Pot has an a la carte and well-curated yummy menu.

The signages and the menu are all written in Chinese, providing that authentic Taiwanese feel.

Here’s a photo essay of our Taiwan Fam Trip Group’s visit to Have Hot Pot…

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#Restaurants, Food

CO/OP MANILA: Hip Gift Shop and Comfort Food Café in San Juan :)


CO/OP MANILA is a house-turned-lifestyle store and café in San Juan selling hip goods and comfort food. The name was inspired by the “cooperation” of the cousins who founded it.

It’s a refreshingly unique homegrown store, something Manila could really use amidst the spreading of international chains.

Here’s what to expect at CO/OP Manila and some improvement suggestions…

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#Restaurants, #Travel, Food

DIN TAI FUNG: Foodie Guide to an Awesome Xiao Long Bao Experience in Taiwan :)

Update 12/16/2015: DIN TAI FUNG Philippines: Chocolate Lava Xiao Long Bao & Golden Lava Salted Egg Yolk Bun! (A Review) 

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DIN TAI FUNG is a popular Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Taiwan that has been awarded the Michelin Star 5 times.

It’s recognized as one of the best dimsum places in the world, with international branches in Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand, USA, and soon, in Manila.

Here’s a foodie guide on where to find, what to order, and how to properly eat Xiao Long Bao in Din Tai Fung Taiwan…

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#Restaurants, Food

EMILIO MORO: Best Tinto Fino (Pure Tempranillo Spanish Grape Variety) Wine in Manila! @RAMBLAPH @jmoroes

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EMILIO MORO Winery was established in 1891 in Northwest Spain. Now run by the 3rd generation of Moros, José & Javier, they produce one of the best Tempranillo (Spanish grape variety) Wines in the world. 

José Moro was in Manila for a visit and created a beautiful 4-course Spanish meal with wine pairing at RAMBLA.

I’ve started to appreciate wine because it adds a different dimension to my meal experience. I also love hearing the story behind the wine because I get to know more about the passion and culture of the family who created it.

Here’s a photo essay of our Rambla x Emilio Moro dining experience…

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TRIPLE-O’s by WHITE SPOT: Monty Mushroom, Milkshake, & Secret Sauce @TripleOsPH

Featured as MEGA FASHION HALL: 10 BEST New Restaurants @SMMegaMall in 2014!

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TRIPLE-O’s is the burger joint spinoff of the White Spot Family Restaurant in Canada, with international branches in China, Hongkong, Singapore, and now finally in Manila.

It’s named after its trademark “Triple-O” hamburger sauce (made of mayonnaise and hamburger relish). The name of the sauce itself came from the shorthand language used by the original order takers (known as carhops) to indicate the guests’ choice of extra mayo and/or relish. A Triple “O” on the order slip meant “plenty of everything”.

People who have travelled to or live in Canada are familiar with the brand and excited about the opening of the Manila branch.

It was admittedly my first time to try Triple-O’s. Here’s our experience…

3/F SM Mega Atrium, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Operating Hours
Sunday to Thursday – 10.00am to 9.00pm
Friday to Saturday – 10.00am to 10.00pm
FacebookTriple O’s by White Spot – Philippines

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SOFRITO CAFE: Authentic Puerto Rican Home Cooking in Makati


SOFRITO CAFE by Millie is the first authentic Puerto Rican restaurant in Manila. Its name is a tribute to Puerto Rican Sofrito, a sauce of cilantro, onion, garlic, and green, red, and aji peppers used as a base flavor when cooking food.   

The Manila restaurant scene is starting to get crowded with the same food concepts. As foodies, we’re always craving for something new, searching for flavors that educate us on other cultures. Sofrito is one such restaurant. 

Check out this introduction to Puerto Rican flavors in Manila…

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, Food

HOT-STAR Philippines: Taiwan’s Large Fried Chicken Chop in Manila (A Review) @HotStarPH

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HOT-STAR is a popular shop in Taiwan’s Shilin Night Market and famous for its large chicken chop.

Unlike those of the other Taiwan Chicken Chop places that have opened in Manila, Hot-Star’s fried chicken is 30 cm long — big enough for 2-3 persons — and priced just right at P110-P125, depending on the flavor.

Check out Hot-Star Philippines…

Blue Bay Walk, Macapagal Avenue cor. EDSA, Pasay City, Philippines
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
FacebookHot Star Philippines

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KITCHEN 1B: Wholesome Restaurant Alternative by Apartment 1B

As featured in MAKATI: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in Makati 2014! @MakeItMakati 

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KITCHEN 1B is a wholesome and healthy restaurant by Marivic Diaz-Lim of Apartment 1B fame. After surviving breast cancer, she is on a mission to promote a healthier lifestyle for foodies. 

We had the opportunity to try Kitchen 1B for both breakfast and lunch. Here’s our experience…

KITCHEN 1B: The Wholesome Alternative
Ground Floor, KL Tower, Gamboa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
(Entrance also on Soria Street)
Telephone: +632 403-5405, 843-2392
Mobile: +63 918 897 5877
Email[email protected]

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My AMARI WATERGATE BANGKOK Experience #AmazingThailand

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AMARI WATERGATE is a 5-star hotel in Central Bangkok. It’s strategically located in front of Platinum Mall near the Pratunam shopping area.  

I was a bit apprehensive about going to Bangkok because of the Martial Law situation there, but Amari Watergate gave me a warm Thai welcome. This erased all my doubts and fears about the safety and security in the capital. 

Check out my Amari Watergate Bangkok experience…

847 Petchaburi Road, Pratunam, Rachatavi, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand 10400
Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: Amari Watergate Hotel (aff link)

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