#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[email protected]
Operating Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday 4.00 pm to 11.00 pm (closed on Mondays)

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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[email protected]
Facebook: AzumiBoutiqueHotelOfficial
Instagram: @azumihotel
Twitter: @azumihotel
Website
: http://azumi.ph/

Check out low rates and availability from Booking or Agoda 

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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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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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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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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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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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MR. ROBOTO: A Millennial Retro Japanese Robot-Themed Restaurant in Alabang!

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MR. ROBOTO is a Retro Japanese Robot-themed restaurant by Dani Ramos and David Mendoza, 2nd generation restaurateurs from the famed Neil’s Kitchen in Alabang. They are millennials who grew up with their parent’s 80’s music and loving the Japanese Robot genre heroes like Voltes V, Mazinger Z, Daimos, and Voltron. 

The name of the restaurant is inspired by the song Mr. Roboto by Styx, with the famous lines “Domo Arigato” and “Secret Secret”.

Their Japanese food is a lot better than Omakase’s and is serious competition for Ooma’s but with a millennial twist.

Here’s what to expect at this promising Modern Japanese comfort food destination in Alabang…

 

MR. ROBOTO
Ground Floor, ATC Corporate Center (Sykes Bldg), Madrigal Avenue, Alabang
Email: [email protected] 
Mobile: +63 919 955-3035
Facebook: Mr. Roboto Modern Japanese
Instagram: @Mr.RobotoPH
Operating Hours: 11 am to 10 pm

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FLOW HOUSE MANILA: Surf Day and Night, Everyday at Philippine’s First Surf Park! @FlowHouseManila

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Hidden from plain sight and tucked away inside a quiet compound somewhere in Cavite. Flow House Manila is a surfer’s dream secret surf spot.

 

Just like any other Surf spots, Flow House Manila is a sports entertainment venue that mixes surfing, good food, family, friends, and parties with a couple of beers in Manila’s first ever artificial flow surfing by Flow House International.

Flow House Manila
Molino Blvd, Brgy. Molino III, Bacoor, Cavite 4102
Facebook: @FlowHouseManila
Instagram: @FlowHouseManila
Email: [email protected]
Contact: 0995 158 9225 / (046) 416 9442
Hours: Wed to Thu: 12:30pm – 09:00pm | Fri to Sun: 11:30pm – 10:00pm

 

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KYO-TO by Chef Ryohei Kawamoto: The Best Japanese Kaiseki in Manila?!

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KYO-TO is the best Kaiseki restaurant in Manila. The restaurant, whose name is a tribute to the cultural capital of Japan, is the brainchild of Japanese Chef Ryohei Kawamoto.

Kaiseki is the highest expression of Japanese gastronomy, inspired by the traditional tea ceremony. Its elegant multi-course set format showcases the finest local ingredients of the season and highlights the culinary artistry of Japanese cuisine.

Chef Ryohei worked at Kitcho kitchen in Osaka and the famed Tsukiji Market in Tokyo before becoming a private chef of the Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines. He has since decided to open his own Kaiseki restaurant in Legaspi Village. 

Here’s what to expect at and what we think about Kyo-to Kaiseki…

 

KYO-TO KAISEKI RESTAURANT
G/F 119 C. Palanca Jr. Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Telephone: +632 805 7743
Mobile: +63 917 596 9697
Email: [email protected]
Instagram@kyo.toph 
Facebook: @kyo.toph
Websitehttp://www.ryoteikyoto.ph/
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
(Closed on Mondays)

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