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PERSIA GRILL BGC: The Best of Persia Grill with Kian Kazemi @PersiaGrillPH

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PERSIA GRILL serves Middle Eastern cuisine using heirloom recipes from Kian Kazemi’s grandmother’s kitchen in Tehran, Iran (formerly Persia). The restaurant also offers Filipino favorites of the Kazemi family.

I had a food trip with Kian at Persia Grill BGC. He shared with me his favorites and the best way to enjoy the food at Persia Grill.

Persia Grill BGC 
Blue Sapphire Residences, 2nd Avenue Corner 30th Street, 
Near Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
Telephone: +632 519-9300 
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Operating Hours: Open 24 hours

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12/10 December Love Affair! a hip Izakaya Joint by @thegirl_thebull (a review)

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

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12/10 is a Japanese restaurant by Thea de Rivera and Gab Bustos, also known as The Girl + The Bull. The name of their second restaurant is a tribute to their anniversary date. The restaurant is an izakaya-inspired drinking joint featuring a customize-your-own degustation.

It’s like the younger, hip brother of Mecha Uma–another “graduate” of the BF Aguirre Food Street– offering contemporary Japanese cuisine to a mainstream foodie audience in the metro.

Went on a date with Rache plus the boys at 12/10, and here’s what we think it…

12/10 Izakaya Japanese Restaurant
7635 Guijo St., San Antonio Village, Makati
Operating hours: Monday to Saturday, 5.00pm to 11.00pm
Telephone: +63 915 663 2823
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Related Blog Post:  THE GIRL + THE BULL: Aguirre’s Best Kept Secret Resto No More 🙂 @thegirl_thebull

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RURAL KITCHEN of Liliw, Laguna by Chef Justin Sarabia

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RURAL KITCHEN is a Filipino hole-in-the-wall restaurant by Chef Justin Sarabia, specializing in the heirloom recipes of Fidelidad Polistico–Chef Justin’s Lola–from Liliw, Laguna. This is the Makati restaurant from the same owners of the famed Mio Cucina in Los Baños, Laguna.

Here’s what we like at Rural Kitchen…

RURAL KITCHEN of Liliw, Laguna
104 Rada St., HRC Centre Legazpi Village, Makati City
Telephone: +632 779-8073
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MEGA FASHION HALL: 10 BEST New Restaurants @SMMegaMall in 2014!

SM Mega Mall successfully rebranded itself as a foodie destination with the exciting Mega Fashion Hall restaurants this 2014 Christmas season. Congratulations to the SM Mega Mall team!

Here’s a wrap-up guide of the 10 Best NEW Restaurants at SM Mega Mall:


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IPPUDO is the most popular Hakata-style Tonkotsu (pork-based) ramen in the world. It was founded in 1985 by Ramen King Shigemi Kawahara in Fukuoka City, Kyushu

Its name literally means “One Wind Hall” and is symbolic for the restaurant’s going against the wind and revolutionizing the ramen era of the time. It was the first shop to offer ramen in a carefully crafted setting, so that both men and women can enjoy an elegant bowl of noodle soup. It was also the first to refer to its broth by colour Shiro (white) for the classic and Aka (red) for spicy.

After months of waiting, Ippudo Philippines has finally opened to complete the Ramen Craze in Manila. 🙂

Here’s what to expect from the Ippudo experience in Manila (in comparison to Ippudo Singapore)…

Read More: IPPUDO Philippines: #WorldFamousRamen Now in Manila! (What to Expect @IppudoPH?)

3rd Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Mega Mall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City
Telephone: +632 470-1837
Operating Hours: Open Daily 10.00am to 10.00pm
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Note: Strictly No Reservations Accepted, No Take Out

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TUAN TUAN: Hong Kong Comfort Food in a French Brasserie Ambiance! @SMMegaMall

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

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TUAN TUAN is a homegrown Chinese Brasserie concept specializing in Mui Garden’s Curry (by Vancouver’s Chef Gordon Mui), Deer Garden’s Halibut Fish Soup, and Tuan Tuan’s Snowy Baked Buns, set in a French-inspired ambiance.

Its name means “to put together“, which is in line with the restaurant’s aim of putting together the best Chinese comfort food, from the best chefs, in the best ambiance. Tuan Tuan was conceptualized by the Lugang Cafe group. 

We loved our Tuan Tuan experience! Here are our recommendations on what to order…

3rd Floor Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong, Philippines
Telephone: +632 632-7483 
Mobile: +63 915 500-8026
Operating Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm
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8 CUTS Burger Blends: Manila’s Best Burger Joint for 2014! @8cutsburger #meatourblends

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

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8 CUTS Burger Blends is a customize-your-own-burger joint by the Moment Group, offering 5 custom burger blends made from 8 cuts of 100% U.S. Beef meat: Chuck, Rib Eye, Short Rib, Sirloin, Brisket, Hanger, Flank, and Ox Tail.

It was recently awarded as Manila’s Best Burger Joint at Manila’s Best Restaurant Awards 2014, and I agree!

Here are our favorites at 8 Cuts…

3rd Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Mega Mall, EDSA, Mandaluyong
Telephone: +632 631-4388 
Mobile: +63 917 505-3356 

Other Branches/Telephone/Mobile Contact Info:
UP Town Center: +632 955-2264 | +63 917 818-2139
Trinoma: +632 730-3884 | +63 917 574-2852 
Rockwell: +632 720-5890 | +63 917 834-1297 
Serendra: +632 550-1964

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DINNER at TIFFANY’S: 8-Course Lechon Degustacion in Splendour by Pepita’s Kitchen

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Dinner at Tiffany’s is a refined Lechon degustacion experience, inspired by Dedet’s travel to New York and the classic that is “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. The dinner is balanced, with each course building up on the previous one, and preparing your appetite for the Lechon finale. 

DINNER AT TIFFANY’S by Pepita’s Kitchen
Private Dining somewhere in Makati City
FacebookLechon Degustacion at Pepita’s Kitchen
For reservations, please call Lechon Diva +63 917 866-0662

Related Blog Post: PEPITA’S KITCHEN: Hayop na Lechon Degustacion!

Here’s a photo essay of our Dinner at Tiffany’s experience… 

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HOLE IN THE WALL: Foodie Guide on the BEST of Hole in the Wall Food Hall @CenturyMallPH

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

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HOLE IN THE WALL is a Food-driven concept Food Hall one of the first of its kind located in Century City Mall in Manila. It was conceptualized by Charles Paw together with his chef partners to bring unique “good food gathering” experience in a hipster food hall setting.

Here’s our Foodie Guide on the BEST of Hole in the Wall…

4/F, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue corner Salamanca Street, Makati City 
Telephone: +632 887-2089
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Hole in the Wall @CenturyMallPH Series:

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MISTER DELICIOUS Reuben Sandwiches by Jeremy Slagle at Hole in the Wall @CenturyMallPH

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JEREMY SLAGLE, known as MISTER DELICIOUS in foodie circles, is famous for his cured and smoked meats, which include Philippine Wagyu Corned Beef, Applewood Smoked Bacon, and Spice Crusted Pastrami. He finally opened his first deli/sandwich shop at Hole in the Wall Food Hall in Century City Mall.

Here’s is what we like…

MR. DELICIOUS Artisanal Sundries
Hole in the Wall, 4/F, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue corner Salamanca Street, Makati City 
Telephone: +632 887-2089
For orders, call or text +63 922-821-3730

Hole in the Wall @CenturyMallPH Series:

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TWG TEA Anniversary Treats: Celebrating Two Years of TWG TEA in Manila! #TWGTEAPH

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I can’t believe it’s already been two years since TWG TEA opened in Manila and changed the tea drinking habits of Filipinos. I could still remember the excitement over having a wide variety of around 400+ teas made available in the country and introduce us to the tea time culture.

Let’s celebrate with TWG TEA on November 25 and 26 (Tuesday and Wednesday) with their anniversary reward treats–a thank you to their loyal customers for their continuous patronage. TWG TEA will offer ~40% off on all-day dining anniversary menu items, on all their teas, and on our favorite tea-infused macarons

Here are some tips to maximize your TWG TEA Anniversary experience…

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