#Restaurants

5 Exclusive Restaurants Worth Going to in Newport Mall!

Be an adventurous foodie and satisfy your appetite with different flavors from around the world!

Whether it’s tasting one of New York’s finest steakhouses, giving in to those seafood cravings with Hawaiian shrimp buckets and poke bowls, enjoying all your favorite Chinese dishes in one sitting, having a food trip in their bustling indoor Japanese market, or simply chilling over a cup of coffee in a luxuriously inviting space, there’s more than one reason to visit these raved about exclusive restos in Newport Mall…

 

NEWPORT MALL
Newport Blvd (Opposite NAIA Terminal 3), Pasay City, Philippines
Contact: +632 ‎908-8888
E-mail: [email protected]
Instagram: @NewportMall_
Facebook: NewportMall
Website: www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com/mall/newport-mall

Related Blog Post: The Secrets of Newport Mall (this July)!

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PRANA: #1 Sustainable Healthy Restaurant in Boracay! @Mandala_Boracay

prana10Prana is a South East Asian style restaurant that has become well known in Boracay as the "to go to, Health food spot."   The menu is simple and basic with an emphasis on farm to table.  The produce is fresh as possible and always sourced locally.

Visitors to Prana can expect to get a healthy that is as delicious as it is a work of art. Fantastic platting, delicious healthy food, set in a tranquil Bali type setting makes Prana the perfect destination for those who want to relax in a busy place like Boracay.   

 

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Executive Chef Peter Montemayor honed his skills for over 15 years — specializing in Western and SE Asian cuisine.  He has operated and ran a number of establishments in Boracay, before heading to Thailand and Bali to hone his culinary skills and explore other SE Asian flavors.    

Having lived for six years in Thailand and Bali, Chef Peter learned to appreciate the spices and tastes of the region and he brings that back to the Philippines at Prana.

Chef opted to leave out red meat on his menus and is not shy to label his food vegan-friendly.  The menu at Prana changes regularly depending on the availability of the produce.  


PRANA RESTAURANT
Sitio Mangayad Station 3, Boracay Island
Operating Hours: Open daily from 7 am to 3 pm and from 6 to 9 pm
Telephone: +63 36 288-5858
Mobile: +63 917 634-8430
Facebook: @pranaboracay 
Instagram: @pranaboracay
Twitter: @mandala_boracay
Reservations: 
[email protected]
Website: Prana Boracay

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INDIGO: Boracay White Beach Fine Dining Experience! @DiscoveryShores

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Indigo Restaurant is a fine dining experience at the world-class resort, Discovery Shores Boracay. Situated at Station One, the white sand beach setting makes it a perfect place for a nice private and intimate dining experience in Boracay.

The restaurant boasts an impressive international menu with a focus on coastal dishes. You can order from their set menus or order a la carte. Their Seafood sets and Surf and Turfs are popular amongst guests and visitors 

Here's what to expect at Indigo Restaurant at Discovery Shores Boracay…

 

INDIGO RESTAURANT
Discovery Shores Boracay, Station 1 Boracay Hwy Central, Malay, Aklan
Operating Hours: Lunch 12pm–4pm, Dinner 6pm–10pm, daily
Telephone:
+63 2 720 8888
Mobile: +63 917 625 8507
Facebook: Discovery Shores Boracay
Instagram: @discoveryshoresboracay
Twitter: @DiscoveryShores
Reservations: [email protected]
Website: Indigo Restaurant

Check out Discovery Shores Boracay low rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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GELARE Philippines: The Best Ice Cream & Waffles in Perth, now in Manila!

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Gelāre, known for the best natural ice cream and waffles in Perth, Australia, opens its flagship All-Day Breakfast and Dessert Cafe in the cinema level of Uptown Mall. The name is an Italian word for the final step in the process of making ice cream which means “to freeze” or “congeal.

The ice cream is prepared using real milk and cream, with real flavor and no artificial ingredients. It has a creamy smooth and dense (with less air) texture. The waffle is crunchy on the outside and has a good bite. The waffle & ice cream combination is irresistible.

We tried almost all the flavors and most items on the menu, and here are our favorites:

Gelāre Philippines
3/F (Veranda) Uptown Mall, 9th Ave. corner 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio
Operating Hours:
Sunday to Thursday 10.00 am to 10.pm
Friday – Saturday 10.00 am to 11.00 pm
Facebook@gelareph
Instagram: @gelareph
Websitehttps://gelare.com.au/ 

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Tout à la Française: Everything the French Way this July! @SofitelManila

by Monique Tendencia

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This July, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is paying homage to its rich French history, culture and tradition with Tout a la Francaise (Everything the French Way!)

Sofitel is a French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries, so it is only apt that they lead the celebration of French Month.

Headed by French Master Chef and Traditional French Cuisine Expert, Chef Patrick Terrien, Sofitel has lined up events for the rest of the month to showcase L’art Culinaire Francaise and premier wine selections from renowned vineyards.

 

SOFITEL PHILIPPINE PLAZA MANILA
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
Telephone: +632 551-5555
E-mail: [email protected]
Websitehttp://www.sofitelmanila.com
FacebookSofitel Manila
Twitter@SofitelManila
Instagram@SofitelManila

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OLD MANILA by New Filipino Head Chef Allan Briones! (Photo Essay) @ThePeninsulaMNL

Related Blog Post: THE PENINSULA MANILA: 10 Awesome Things about The Peninsula Staycation! @PeninsulaHotels

OLD MANILA by Chef Allan Briones

OLD MANILA at The Peninsula Manila is now proudly run by Filipino Chef Allan Briones. They advocate a 50% local/50% international ingredients philosophy, delivering a “sophisticated market” menu to their discerning clientele. 

The CCA-alumni worked and trained under legendary Chef Marco Pierre White in London, who trained notable chefs like Mario Batali and Gordon Ramsay. He worked for prestigious hotel restaurants in Dubai before coming home to Manila to work at The Peninsula Manila in Banquet before being promoted from within to head Old Manila. 

Here’s our firsthand experience of Chef Allan Briones’ fine dining cuisine in Old Manila…

 

OLD MANILA @ THE PENINSULA MANILA
Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City
Telephone: +632 887-2888
E-mail: [email protected]
Websitehttp://manila.peninsula.com/
Facebook: The Peninsula Manila
Twitter: @PeninsulaHotels
Instagram: @peninsulahotels

Related Blog Post: THE PENINSULA MANILA: 10 Awesome Things about The Peninsula Staycation! @PeninsulaHotels

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LIO, EL NIDO: Family Staycation and Lio Beach Festival Guide!

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LIO is one of the best places to escape to with the family this 2017. A master-planned sustainable Ayala estate development just around the corner from El Nido town in Palawan, it is the perfect place to get access to the El Nido isles in Bacuit Bay.

Palawan enjoys comfortable weather all year round with occasional heavy rains on the islands. It’s good to go anytime, but you may want to consider making the trip during the Lio Beach Festival, which happens on the Independence Day weekend nearest June 12.

Here’s our guide to enjoying a family staycation and the beach festival experience at Lio…

LIO ECO-TOURISM ESTATE
Lio Beach, Bacuit Bay, El Nido Palawan
Website: www.lio.ph
Facebook: Lio El Nido
Instagram: @LioElNido

Search for the lowest Hotel Covo, Balai Adlao,  Seda Lio rates at Booking.com in partnership with Our Awesome Planet.

Read Blog Post: LIO El Nido, Palawan: A Hidden Eco-Tourism Paradise! @ElNidoTourism

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AMORITA BOHOL: Staycation at Panglao’s Little Darling Resort! @AmoritaResortBohol

 

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Located atop a limestone cliff on the Southern edge of Panglao, Amorita Resort Bohol offers the best, unobstructed view of Alona Beach and the Cebu Strait. Its secluded location allows guests to enjoy the eco-friendly and luxurious resort in peace.

Amorita Bohol is one of the four properties handled by the One-of-Collection hotel management group. The group promises to deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to guests in all their properties. Our stay at Amorita was undeniably one-of-a-kind.

“Amorita” translates to little darling in Spanish–our sweet and intimate stay in the resort undoubtedly lived up to this namesake.

Here is our #AirAsiaxAmorita Experience in Bohol…

 

AMORITA RESORT
#1 Ester A. Lim Drive, Barangay Tawala, Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol
Manila Office: 
Unit 701 The Infinity Tower, 26th St. Bonifacio Global City
Telephone: +632 856-1443 / 553-9549
Mobile: +63 917 861-9441
Instagram: @amoritaresortbohol
Facebook: @AmoritaResort
Twitter: @AmoritaResort
Website
www.amoritaresort.com

Search for the lowest Amorita Resort rates at Booking.com in partnership with Our Awesome Planet.

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TAIWAN GUIDE: 10 Authentic Things to Do for First-Time Visitors in Taipei ?

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Taiwan has always had a special place in my heart. I remember visiting Taipei 10 years ago, back when Taiwan was still under everyone’s radar and Taipei 101 was still the tallest building in the world.

I remember traveling around this tiny island nation that has a little bit of everything, from mountainous landscapes and beautiful beaches to a sprawling nightlife in the metropolis. Not to mention the country has four seasons, meaning it gets hot during summer and it can snow on some parts during winter.

WATCH: All this combined makes Taiwan the perfect travel destination for Filipinos.

• Related Blog Post: KAOHSIUNG & TAINAN: A Cultural Journey to Southern Taiwan (2017) 

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Ultimate Taste Test

Announcing…Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition: “Making Your Food Business Dreams a Reality!” (Applications Now Open)

We are finally ready to announce the most exciting tasting event that most food lovers, connoisseurs, and food startup entrepreneurs in Manila are waiting for this 2017!

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Our Awesome Planet and FOODEE Global Concepts, in partnership with San Miguel Lifestyle Brews, present the celebrated food tasting event… 

2017 Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition: “Making Your Food Business Dreams a Reality!

📅 September 2-3, 2017 Saturday and Sunday
🕙 11.00 a.m. to 9.00 pm
📍Glorietta Activity Center Palm Drive, Ayala Malls

The brainchild of food blog pioneer Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet and now on its 15th staging over a span of 8 years, Ultimate Taste Test 2017 is the second UTT event at Glorietta Activity Center.

 

I. What’s new with the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition?

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✔️ 1. FOODEE INVESTMENT. The Overall Champion of Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition will receive Financial Investment & Business Support from Foodee Global Concepts worth up to PHP5 Million to launch a guaranteed food stall, kiosk, or restaurant in an Ayala Establishment

About Foodee Global Concepts

Foodee Global Concepts has now grown into a food empire. It has become the number one multi-faceted food operator in the Philippines thanks to a careful selection of restaurant concepts (like Mesa, Todd English Food Hall, Tim Ho Wan, Pound Burgers, Hook, and FOO’D By Davide Oldani) that will stand the test of time and the ever-adapting Filipino palate.

When Rikki and Beng Dee started, they had a simple dream as two 19-year olds: to feed their newborn son as they were both still studying. Rikki sold his car and put up Chin Chin on Pasay Road where they specialized in Chinese food–with Rikki waiting on tables and Beng doing the cashier’s work. Chin Chin was their pet name for their son Eric Thomas. Their bestseller, fish head noodle soup, was well-loved by a then unknown Henry Sy, Sr. He would frequently call up their restaurant after a long day at work and ask to keep it open so he could eat.

One day in 1987, Eric recounts, Henry Sy, Sr. tells his father Rikki, “You are a great guy, hardworking. I am opening a mall and I want you to be a tenant.” The mall that opened 30 years ago was SM North EDSA. The rest is history.

 

✔️ 2. TWO-DAY FESTIVAL. This much-anticipated annual food trip will be a two-day food festival composed of…

Ultimate Taste Test (Sept. 2, Saturday 11.00 am to 5.00pm)
Enables 1,000 food lovers to be food-critics-for-a-day by sampling mouth-watering new flavors from over 30+ home-based or startup food businesses and new food discoveries in Manila. The winner is hailed as the UTT Foodies Choice!

UTT Popup Food Hall (Sept. 2, Saturday 5.00pm to Sept. 3, Sunday 5.00pm)
Ignites the passion and creativity of 30+ Food Entrepreneurs to battle in a live Pop-up Food Hall at the center of Glorietta Mall. The top seller is hailed as the UTT Best Selling Food Stall!

A panel of judges from Our Awesome Planet, FOODEE Global Concepts, and Ayala Malls will determine the overall UTT Champion!

 

✔️ 3. UTT VIDEO SERIES. The Ultimate Taste Test experience will be published in an Our Awesome Planet Originals Video Series featuring the entire journey from auditions, to the taste test event, and until the food stall, kiosk, or restaurant is launched. 

 

📝 Apply Now! Startup Food Entrepreneur 2017 UTT Online Applications are now open!

🎟️ Buy Your Tickets Now! 2017 UTT Pro Tickets for September 2, Saturday.

📩 For more info, please email to [email protected] or call Rache +63 917 531-8949.

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