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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 
FacebookPersia Grill
Operating Hours: Open 24 hours

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BLÉ: Real Greek Food in Manila by Yiannis Trifyllis (A Review)

11/4/14 Update:  Check out BLE+ Plus: Craving for Authentic Home-Style Greek Flavors in Manila?

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BLÉ is an authentic, Home-style Greek Food bistro & deli by Yiannis Trifyllis located along Aguirre Ave. in BF, Parañaque. The name stands for “Blue” in Greek.

I’ve been craving for Greek and Mediterranean flavors recently, so we decided to give Blé a try. Here’s our experience…

Blé! Bistro & Deli – Real Greek Food
188 Aguirre ave, BF Homes, Parañaque
Authentic Greek Home-style Cuisine by Yiannis Trifyllis
Operating Hours: 11.00am to 12.00mn
Mobile: +63 917 721-7488
Email: yiannistr@gmail.com
FacebookMy Big Fat Greek Kouzina 

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RAMBLA Rockwell: Spanish Mediterranean Cuisine by Chef Pepe Lopez @RamblaPH

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RAMBLA is a Spanish Mediterranean restaurant from the owners of LAS FLORES, with Spanish Chef Pepe Lopez as head chef, and named after the famous street La Rambla in Barcelona.

They specialize in Catalan Spanish food with Mediterranean influences. Its modern menu is like VASK, using Modern Gastronomy techniques, plus LU’s Mediterranean food.  

It was fun ordering something new and exciting. But I think we got carried away trying out all the new dishes and pairing it with wine and their signature cocktail drinks.

Check out RAMBLA this holiday season!

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KASBAH’s Moroccan Cuisine from Boracay to BGC!

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I can still remember sitting along the beach, watching the sun set as I enjoyed my Lamb Tagine in KASBAH. The vibe, the food, the setting were all perfect. It’s no wonder then that I got excited to learn Kasbah would be opening a branch on the Fort Strip.

Finally, we now have a decent restaurant in Manila that can satisfy our Moroccan food craving! 🙂 Let’s give a warm welcome to Kasbah and thank it for coming to Manila! Here’s our experience…

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Lu Moroccan/Mediterranean Restaurant

Yes, we now have a decent Moroccan restaurant in town. Most yuppies and business people are flocking to Lu (named after Luis, the owner) for a good meal of Moroccan/Mediterranean food. The place converts into a bar by 10pm — this is one of those restaurants where you won’t see any kids dining.

Some people mistakenly call it Lu Lu because of its logo, which represents a mirror reflection of LU. This was the perfect venue for us to meet one of our good old friends also named Lu (short for Luisa). 🙂 I like it because of the exotic taste of the different spices used. Plus, my favorite couscous is a staple on the menu. 🙂 Some people probably won’t like it because of its “Indian” taste, which some taste buds can’t seem to appreciate.

If you are looking for a new place to try in Rockwell, Lu is the place for you. 🙂

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Shawarma Center – Malate’s Mediterranean Favorite

I love Mediterranean food specially the authentic ones which gives you a different and unique taste aside from the filipinized mid-east food you find in the malls. One of the shawarma place favorite in the Malate area is Shawarma Snack Center (SSC) near Hyatt Casino area. I’m sure most of you would know this already and I just want to share the secret to other people who haven’t been to this place.

This is frequented by tourists and makati people who wants to eat authentic mid-east food. There are a lot of hole-in-the-wall shawarma places in Malate that you can get confused on which one to go to. This place is packed night after night. In fact, the owner of the SSC bought the space across which was formerly a chinese restaurant and decided to expand so he can cater to more people. You can order in both places but I prefer to eat in the original shawarma snack center. Hopefully, you get to find a table in the original place because usually this gets packed more easily than the one across.

Overall, the taste is quite unique and delicious but sometimes inconsistent. Although some people might find mid-east food to be dry and the meats mostly hard in texture. I like it because of its unique flavor. You might want to check this out.

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Cyma in Manila!! Opa!!

Related Blog Post: SOUV! by Cyma with Chef Robby Goco’s Culinary Magic!

O-pa!! Cyma is now in Manila and for anyone who have been to this bora resto favorite (see related article: Top 5 Bora Resto), you can’t help but it but to say O-pa!! Opa is a greek cheer and it is such a happy greeting that would make you feel at home in this 2 week old resto in Edsa Shangrila Mall. In Bora, it is hidden inside d’mall and sometimes you’ll get lucky to be eating with famous people, actors/ actresses, who frequent this greek restaurant. This is indeed a “flourishing” resto as its name suggest in greek, and anybody can attest that the food is great 🙂 Although the food are a bit on the expensive side and not to mention that they increased the prices by 10% in their mall outlet.

These days, there is almost no reason for you to go to Edsa Shangrila mall with the Edsa and mall traffic. I would prefer to go to Mall of Asia than meet somebody in Edsa Shang Mall. At least in Mall of Asia, once you figure out the technique of how to park and navigate your way through the maze, then it would be a pleasant experience for you. (Note: only on weekdays 🙂 But Edsa Shang gave me enough good reason to brave the Edsa traffic and park on the 6th floor cinema level with its steep long winding road just to enjoy the dishes of Cyma. This is a good way to satisfy your Cyma craving rather than waiting for summer next year to fly to Bora. By that time, we would have moved on to the next resto fad in bora.

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[ Playa Calatagan #5] a Manos Greek Tavern Dinner

Ever since I’ve tasted Greek cuisine in Australia three years ago, I’ve been looking for an authentic greek cuisine in Manila. The first time, I saw Manos Greek Taverna with its inviting blue and white structure, I hesitated to try it out because of the fear of being disappointed with a Filipino-style Greek cuisine similar to Mati in Rockwell. I was waiting for raves about this place before I try it out. AJay’s first blogged Manos Greek Taverna in Nov 2005, and I recently read a poetic tribute by Dr. Honrado Palugod on his hellenic dining experience to this place that made me decide to check it out. On our way back from Playa Calatagan, we decided to have this as our last stop before finally heading back home. I’ve tried the best sellers in the house: Tzatziki, Hellenici Salata-Greek Salad, Mousaka, and the Baklava dessert which are indeed very good. On the contrary, the kebabs were ordinary.

I love this place because the food is healthy, ingredients are freshly made by the owner, and Manos is almost always there to entertain his guest — very hospitable fellow. Manos claims that everything is cooked in Greek virgin olive oil which comes from their olive plantations in the island of Crete 🙂

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