#Restaurants

NIKKEI NAMA BAR BGC: Japanese-Peruvian with an Awesome View at One Bonifacio

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A big benefit of the Japanese diaspora is the merging of their culture, particularly their cuisine with the countries they emigrated too. Nikkei refers to the fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. First popularized by Nobu Matsuhisa, the cuisine has since trickled down to smaller restaurants and found its way to Manila.

Nikkei has been in the Philippines for over 3 years now, and they recently opened their sister restaurant Nikkei Nama in One Bonifacio in BGC. Nama translates to “fresh” or “light” which reflects in the food served at Nikkei Nama by Head Chef Juan Barcos.

It caters to the younger, well-traveled appetite and value-conscious BGC dining crowd. It also exclusively features the Chifa (Chinese-Peruvian) rice bowls.

Here’s what we liked at Nikkei Nama…

 

Nikkei Nama
2/F One Bonifacio High, 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Operating Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Monday to Thursday, Sunday) 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Friday to Saturday)
Mobile: +63 966 533 7573
Website: www.nikkei.com.ph
Facebook: Nikkei Nama Bar

Related Blog Post: NIKKEI: Japanese-Peruvian Chic Restaurant in Legaspi Village (First Look)

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WANDERLAND 2019: What to Expect & Complete Artist Lineup! @wanderlandfest

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Set your sights on a realm never before seen as the strangest of experiences and boldest of imaginations take reign at Wanderland Magic. Brace yourselves as we transcend into a dimension where the impossible is reality — now on its seventh year, Wanderland is brewing up its first ever 2-DAY FESTIVAL on March 9 & 10, 2019 at the Filinvest City Event Grounds.

With the necessary ingredients concentrated and blended into Wanderland: a heap of freshly picked artistic entities in the form of 22 live music acts and 4 live artists, a drop of blood, sweat,and tears from Karpos, and a dash of wishful thinking from it’s community : the Wanderers.

Here’s the lineup for this year’s festival and our tips so you can have a great time…

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WANDERLAND
Filinvest City Events Grounds, Alabang
(March 9 & 10, 2019)
Facebook: wanderlandfest
Twitter: wanderlandfest
Instagram: wanderlandfest

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#Restaurants

MINISTRY OF CRAB Manila Guide (Is it Worth it?) @ShangriLaFort

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Ministry of Crab (MoC) is the best restaurant in Sri Lanka—consistently ranked in Asia’s 50 Best (#25 in 2018)—featuring the best export-quality Sri Lankan mud crab in Colombo. It is founded by Chef Dharshan Munidasa and cricket players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara in a preserved 400-year old Dutch hospital in the heart of Colombo.

Like its Sri Lankan counterpart, MoC Manila serves the best export quality Philippine mud crab with a medley of signature Sri Lankan spices, Japanese techniques and unique Filipino flavors in its Shangri-La at the Fort branch in BGC.

Here is our guide on how to best experience Ministry of Crab Manila…

 

MINISTRY OF CRAB MANILA
Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Open Daily from 6.00pm to 10.30pm (one seating only)
Telephone: +(632) 820-0888
E-mail: [email protected]
Instagram: @ministryofcrab.manila
FacebookShangri-La at the Fort, Manila
Websitewww.shangri-la.com

#MinistryOfCrabMNL
#KeepCalmAndCrabOn

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A La Cabrera Anniversary at the Best Steak House in Mandaluyong! @EdsaShangriLa

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A traditional Argentinian steakhouse grill by Gastón Riveira in Buenos Aires, Argentina, La Cabrera is recognized as one of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017. It opened its flagship store in Asia at 6750 Ayala Avenue Office Tower in 2014 and the second branch at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel end of 2018.

It’s one of our favorite steakhouses in Manila because of their charcoal-grilled steaks cooked over a traditional parrilla (iron grill). The best steak house in Mandaluyong City, it is the perfect place to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary!

Here are some tips on how to organize your own awesome celebrations at La Cabrera at Edsa Shangri-La…

 

LA CABRERA MANILA by Gaston Riveira
Mezzanine Level, Tower Wing, Edsa Shangri-La, Manila
1 Garden Way, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City
Operating Hours: 11.00 am – 2.30 pm for lunch, 6.00 – 10.30 pm for dinner
Telephone: +63(967) 236-7940
Email: [email protected]
Facebook@lacabreramanila
Instagram@lacabreramanila
Websitehttp://lacabrera.com.ar

La Cabrera Manila Series in Our Awesome Planet:
• A La Cabrera Anniversary in the Best Steak House in Mandaluyong! @EdsaShangriLa (2019)
• La Cabrera Manila: Steak and Wine Pairing (and Buenos Aires’ Signature 40% off) (2018)
• LA CABRERA MANILA Argentinian Steakhouse at 6750 (A Review)

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#Philippines, Bacolod

HOW TO MAKE PIAYA VLOG! (Piaya Workshop at Bong Bong’s Factory)

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Piaya is Bacolod’s #1 pasalubong treat!

Join @Abi.golucky as she goes on a factory tour at Bong Bong’s -one of the oldest piaya bakers in Bacolod!

Being the Sugar Capital of the Philippines, trying out the local sweet delicacies are a must! This is one activity the kids would love to experience when visiting Bacolod, since affordable and mouthwatering sugary desserts is what the city is known for!

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BONG BONG’S
Bongbong Villan Building
Corner Pauline Street Alijis Road,
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Landline: (034) 704 1275
Mobile: +639228606767
Website: www.bongbongspiaya.com.ph

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#Philippines, #Restaurants

YOKI’S FARM: The Biggest Hydroponics and Coolest Zoo with All-Day Breakfast Restaurant!

After 10 years, we were able to go back, with the boys this time, to Yoki’s—now the biggest hydroponics farm in the Calabarzon area, the coolest zoo in the vicinity of Tagaytay and a bed & breakfast with all-day breakfast dining restaurant as well.

It was 2008 when we first discovered Yoki’s Farm and its Treasures during our Ultimate Tagaytay tours. It was only Aidan who we were able to bring with us.

Here’s why you should visit Yoki’s Farm on your next trip to Tagaytay’s Mendez area.

 

YOKI’S FARM 
Mendez, Cavite (Founded in 1996)
Telephone: +63 917 807 9588
Operating Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Yoki’s Farm

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#Travel

Mixquic, Mexico: Celebrate Day of the Dead Like the Movie, Coco!

Top Places to Travel in 2019 Series

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The movie Coco gained a lot of attention when it first premiered. It’s portrayal of the Mexican holiday, Dia De Los Muertos, had viewers curious as to whether a holiday like that could be so brilliant.

Lucky for those viewers, the holiday is exactly as it’s portrayed in the movie. What is this strange holiday that covers the streets with orange flowers?

Mexico is popularly known for a lot of things: their tacos, their mezcal, and their love for the dead. The Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos, is a commemoration of those who have passed away, where locals head to the cemeteries, decorate the gravesites, drink in honor of their loved ones, and provide offerings that the dead enjoyed in their life.

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Celebrations start on October 31st and continue on to November 2nd, the Day of the Dead. Every Dia de Los Muertos is full of color, full of emotion, and much bigger than one would expect, just like in the movie, Coco.

Remembering the dead in Mexico will be an unforgettable experience, but if you’re in Mexico City, the exact location that inspired the cemetery scenes of Coco can be found in San Andres Mixquic.

 

Day of the Dead Festival Series:
• Dia de los Muertos Traditions in Mazatlán, Mexico!
• Mixquic, Mexico: Celebrate Day of the Dead Like the Movie, Coco!

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#Philippines, #Restaurants

SEBASTIAN’S BEST: Grilled Cheese, Taho Milkshake, Bonsai Sundaes, and more!

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First established in 2005, Sebastian’s Ice Cream has continued to keep reinventing the wheel when it comes to local Artisanal Ice Cream. It’s been 14 years since their inception, and they still continue to impress with their genius innovations.

Their closure at Podium in 2017 was met with a lot of sadness, but fret not, as they are back! Recently reopened in the new wing of Podium, Sebastian’s has come out with a new menu that covers both sweet and savoury.

Here’s what we liked from their new menu:

Sebastian’s Ice Cream
5F The Podium, 12 ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
Mobile: +63 927 453 7426
Facebook: Sebastian’s Ice Cream
Instagram: @sebastiansicecream
Website: https://sebastiansicecream.com/

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Dr. Wine Sunday Brunch: Best French Seafood Brunch in Manila! (2019)

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One of our most memorable brunch experiences in Paris was eating out in a neighborhood French seafood bistro in Le Marais with our friend Jen and her partner. I have always cherished that memory because of the “honest” conversations over Chablis and French oysters and really good seafood simply cooked with butter.

Did you know that, here in Manila, Dr. Wine serves the best French seafood experience? They usually open at night except on Sundays when they open at 12 noon, and that’s when you can have a lazy seafood brunch with the family.

Here’s what to expect and how to organize your own awesome French seafood brunch experience at Dr. Wine.

 

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Dr. Wine is the best French wine bistro in the hip neighborhood of Brgy. Poblacion which is like the hip Le Marais neighborhood in Paris.

DR. WINE 
Ground Floor, 5921 Algier Street, Brgy. Poblacion
Facebook: @dr.winemanila
Instagram: @dr.winemanila
Reservations:
+63 917 567-8811 (available from 10 to 3pm)
+63 917 563-8811 (available from 3pm to 12mn)
Opening Hours:
Sunday 12.00 PM – 2.00 AM
Monday to Saturday 5.00 PM – 2.00 AM

Related Blog Post:  DR. WINE Manila: The 3rd Floor Inaugural Wine Dinner!

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#Travel

Day of the Dead Festival: Dia de los Muertos Traditions in Mazatlán, Mexico!

Top Places to Travel in 2019 Series

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Visit Mexico during Dia de los Muertos and partake in one of the planet’s most awesome and colorful events. For three days, from October 31 through November 2, Mexican families come together to celebrate family members and friends who are dead during one of the favorites Mexico national holidays. They clean cemeteries, build ofrendas or altars in their businesses and homes, make special food and then gather publicly to honor the lives of loved ones.

Mazatlán, a beach town on the Pacific Ocean is one of the best places to go to take part in the awesomeness. Mazatlán is my go-to spot for observing Dia de los Muertos traditions and soaking
up the culture.

 

Day of the Dead Festival Series:
• Dia de los Muertos Traditions in Mazatlán, Mexico!
• Mixquic, Mexico: Celebrate Day of the Dead Like the Movie, Coco!

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