#Philippines

The Secrets of Newport Mall (this July)!

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Our family has enjoyed going to Newport Mall lately because of the super increased security measures and a lot of offers that aim to woo back customers.

Here are 8 things I bet you didn’t know about Newport Mall and what they have in store this July… 

 

NEWPORT MALL
Newport Blvd (Opposite NAIA Terminal 3), Pasay City, Philippines
Contact: +632 239-1412
E-mail: megaworld.cares@gmail.com
Instagram: @NewportMall_
Facebook: NewportMall
Website: www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com/mall/newport-mall

Related Blog Post: 5 Exclusive Restaurants Worth Going to in Newport Mall!

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#Travel, International

TONAMI TULIP GALLERY: The World’s Only Tulip Garden Where It Blooms All Year Round!

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Blooming tulips signal that spring has arrived! But in Toyama, these beautiful flowers bloom throughout the year!

The Tonami Tulip Gallery is the only facility in the world where you can appreciate tulips in all four seasons. The amazing facility is home to a museum and garden where you can experience the mysteries and secrets of their tulip bulbs.

 

Tonami Tulip Gallery

It also annually hosts the Tonami Tulip Fair, a simple event that started in 1952 in an experimental agricultural field station and has now grown into Japan’s number one most anticipated flower festival. It is held in Toyama from late April to early May every year, featuring 2.5 million tulips blooming in over 600 varieties on the extensive grounds totaling to 16-hectares of land.

Here’s a photo essay of our experience…

 

Tonami Tulip Gallery
100-1 Nakamura, Tonami City, Toyama Prefecture 939-1381
Contact:  0763-33-7716
Website: www.tullipfair.or.jp

Central Japan Blog Series

 MY WAX TEMPURA: Food Sample Workshop in Gujo City!
 TONAMI TULIP GALLERY: The World’s Only Tulip Garden Where It Blooms All Year Round!
 SHIRAKAWA-GO: The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō!

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#Travel, International

MY WAX TEMPURA: Food Sample Workshop in Gujo City!

 

Delicious-looking, life-like ramen, sushi, steak, and beer. Have you ever noticed food replicas of these things on display while walking along restaurants and shops in Japan? It’s said that 60% of these replicas are made here in Gujo City.

 

Gujo City: Food Replica Workshop

At Sample Kobe, visitors can get a first-hand experience of watching artisans make food models and also try creating one of their own! It’s a fun, affordable experience and a great souvenir you can take home to your family and friends!

Here’s a photo essay of our food sample making workshop…

Sample Kobe
956 Hashimoto cho, Hagimachi cho, Gifu Prefecture
Opening Hours: 9 am – 5 pm (Closed: Thursday)
Contact: 0575-67-1870
Website: www.samplekobo.com

Central Japan Blog Series

 MY WAX TEMPURA: Food Sample Workshop in Gujo City!
 TONAMI TULIP GALLERY: The World’s Only Tulip Garden Where It Blooms All Year Round!
 SHIRAKAWA-GO: The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō!

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#Restaurants

HOTBOX KITCHEN: Rustic Canadian Comfort Food by Chef Evan and Michelle Corby!

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HOTBOX KITCHEN is a rustic Canadian comfort food restaurant by Canadian couple Chef Evan and Michelle Corby, located in the neighborhood of San Juan. They serve New American comfort food and of course, the quintessential Poutine. 

Hotbox is a term used to refer to an enclosed space with trapped smoked, a reference to how they smoke their own bacon and sausages.

We tried Hotbox Kitchen with our long time friends, Francis and Ivan, and here’s what we think… 

HOTBOX KITCHEN
450 C Wilson St. cor. P. Guevarra, San Juan
Facebook: @hotboxkitchenph
Telephone: +632 275-4577
Email: hotboxkitchen@yahoo.com
Operating Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday 4.00 pm to 11.00 pm (closed on Mondays)

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#Accommodations, #Philippines

AZUMI BOUTIQUE HOTEL: Staycation with a Southern Charm in Alabang (Photo Essay)

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AZUMI BOUTIQUE HOTEL is a modern 186-room boutique hotel with an infinity pool that overlooks the Alabang skyline. Azumi means “Safe Residence” in Japanese.

We celebrated Father’s Day with the boys here. We love their garden room accommodations, Romulo Cafe’s heritage Filipino food, and the infinity pool vibe with a 360-degree view of Alabang

Here are our learnings from our experience to help you plan your own awesome Azumi staycation…

 

AZUMI BOUTIQUE HOTEL
2205 Market Street Madrigal Business Park Phase III Alabang, Muntinlupa
Telephone: +63 2 869 9888 
Email: reservations@azumi.ph
Facebook: AzumiBoutiqueHotelOfficial
Instagram: @azumihotel
Twitter: @azumihotel
Website
: http://azumi.ph/

Check out low rates and availability from Booking or Agoda 

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#Philippines

LG G6: Why It’s the Best Mobile Phone for Food Porn?!

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Oyster Sisig 📍 Perfect Pint, Alabang

The LG G6 is the best food blogging mobile camera for capturing deliciousness with ease. Its photos are of a quality that I can confidently use for the blog.

Here are five reasons why the LG G6 is the best mobile phone for food porn…

LG G6 Blog Post Series:

TOKYO through the Lens of the LG G6 (Photo Essay)
 World Street Food Jamboree through the Lens of LG G6 (Photo Essay)
• LG G6: Why It’s the Best Mobile Phone for Food Porn?!
• A Delicious July Roundup (As Shot by LG G6)

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#Restaurants

THE COMMON TABLE @ SALCEDO: Progressive Gastropub by Chef Ian Padilla! (First Look)

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THE COMMON TABLE is a progressive gastropub concept in Salcedo by Chef Ian Padilla of La Girolle fame. The name is inspired by the communal dining habits of foodie bar goers.

We’ve missed Chef Ian Padilla’s tasting menus and casual fine cuisine from the La Girolle days. We are happy he’s back in the Manila scene with a fresh new concept in the former location of Chef Sau’s Le Bistro Vert, beside Fraser place.

We tried Chef Ian’s The Common Table food during the soft opening and here’s what we think…

 

THE COMMON TABLE @ SALCEDO
2nd Floor, Forbes Tower, Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati
Facebook: CommonTableSalcedo
Instagram: @commontablesalcedo

Related Blog Posts:
La Girolle’s Tasting Menu by Chef Ian Padilla
BRASSERIE GIROLLE by Chef Ian Padilla @Girolle

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#Restaurants

FOOD HIVE: What to Eat at the Yummiest Food Park in Quezon City?!

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THE FOOD HIVE is hailed by foodies as one of the best food parks in Quezon City, with unique offerings from award-winning young chefs and first-time food entrepreneurs! 

I love the overall vibe of the food park. You can feel the passion of each chef and entrepreneur when you taste their dishes. It’s reminiscent of the vibe we created in Mercato.

 

 We tried all the stalls and met with all the purveyors. Here’s our guide to our favorites at The Food Hive…

THE FOOD HIVE
80 Visayas Avenue, Brgy. Vasra, Diliman, Quezon City (Near QC Circle)
Telephone: +632 944-6423
Mobile: +63 977 457-4552
Operating Hours: 11.00 am – 12.00 mn.
Facebook: TheFoodHivePhilippines
instagram: @thefoodhive
Website: http://www.thefoodhive.ph/ 

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#Restaurants

THE MINOKAUA: Reviving the Malate Good Food and Music Vibe!

by Monique Tendencia

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THE MINOKAUA by Billy Villareal and Chef Mike Tayag is a Spanish-Filipino comfort food resto bar and music venue for various genres that aims to revive the Malate vibe.

The name is a tribute to the giant dragon-like bird of Philippine folklore, which ate the sun and caused the solar eclipse. 

We were here recently to try their most recommended dishes and watch the musical duo of Bo BismarkNoli Aurillo. Here’s what we think…

 

THE MINOKAUA
1951 M. Adriatico St., Malate, Manila, Philipines
Operating Hours:  6:00 PM – 3:00 AM (Monday- Saturday)
Facebook: The Minokaua

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#Philippines

Announcing… THE CHOICE 2017: People’s Choice Restaurant & Hotel Awards in Manila! Vote Now! (until July 23)

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Every month, every week, and almost every day it seems, there’s a new restaurant opening in Metro Manila. There are a lot of great new dining choices, side by side with the perennials, the classics that we grew up with. As food bloggers, writers, and members of the F&B industry, we’re always very curious about the crowd favorites.

The popular vote, if you will. So, Our Awesome Planet, the Blogger Collective known as the KTG (Kain Tulog Gang) and World Food Expo (WOFEX) have partnered to conduct the People’s Choice for their Favorite Food, Restaurants, Bars, and more …. or simply, “The Choice“.

You can participate and answer the survey here –> The Choice 2017 Survey

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