7 Big Changes to the Food Scene at Alabang Town Center

I had previously noted that Tempura has closed temporarily at the Alabang Town Center. Well, after walking around a bit more I realized this wasn’t an isolated thing. Whether it’s due to down-sizing, cost cutting, or just wanting to make the restaurant more presentable, there are some big renovations going on at Town. And some of them have me very excited. Nanbantei is Coming to Town This is the single…

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Komoro at Southmall — not the Japanese Lunch you Wanted

I was a little shocked at first when one of my friends mentioned that there was a new Japanese restaurant at Southmall called Kumori. That really threw me for a loop! My other foodie friend and partner in crime who is always updated with all things Kumori did not mention any branch opening in Southmall, so I was excited to find that I could not have that delicious Harajuku cheese…

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Okini Bar and Grill – A Delicious Hidden Secret in BF

The great thing about BF Homes is that it’s home to a wealth of fine establishments you can’t find anywhere else. It’s one of the treasure troves in the South that we have over the North where all the good stuff is.  I generally find myself content with this little bubble of exclusivity, but when I come across a gem like Okini I am just overfilled with joy. Okini is…

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Recovery Food — Best Place to Eat After the Gym?

So I’d hit the gym and worked up a good sweat. I’ve been focusing on getting myself back in lean, fighting shape, so I did a lot of super sets with high reps. Naturally, that really takes a huge toll on the muscles. What do gym rats do after a good workout? Why they Recover. Recovery is the term for the process by which your body knits back its muscles after…

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Tempura Closed

  There are those among you who may recall that I consider Tempura to be one of the best Japanese restaurants from a bang-for-the-buck standpoint. It certainly offers some of the best value in Japanese cuisine in the South, with a well-priced menu, lots of specials, and great taste all around. Unfortunately, the last bastion of Tempura in Alabang has closed shop… temporarily. I took this photo yesterday. Unfortunately, it…

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Pepper Lunch, Sizzlin’ it Your Way

Hot plates are a great way to eat sizzling food that cooks right in front of you. I remember eating at The Aristocrat booth back in school and they would serve us teriyaki and barbecue on hot plates, keeping the food hot, crisping them, and making them really delicious in all the oil they were swimming in. Let it be known: it’s not for the faint of heart, but it…

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Cinnabon, serving up great Cinnamon Rolls

One thing I’ve realized while commuting through the metro, is that if you want your restaurant business to succeed, set it up along the stopovers of a major highway. Cinnabon, perhaps the finest cinnamon roll vendor in the country, is all but dead in malls and commercial centers. But it thrives along the highway between the Susana Heights and Alabang exist of the Southern Luzon Expressway. Here in this little…

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Getting over my Hatred for Chinese food: Binondo Food Crawl

For as long as I can remember, I’ve hated Chinese food. There is a taste to it that I simply do not like, it’s a kind of rancid, putrid overtone that almost all Chinese food has. I am not entirely sure what it is, it sort of tastes like Vetsin, or the evil monosodium glutamate that American foodies will warn you against, but that’s not the whole story. I’ve eaten…

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