Abe’s – The Best Filipino Restaurant

Abe’s is Where Good Friends Dine. I’m all about friends and friendship. But what makes Abe’s really standout is the quality of its food. I’m not really big into local Filipino cuisine, dayuhan sa sariling bayan and all that, whatever. The truth is probably more like, there aren’t many good Filipino restaurants around. If there were more of them, I’d probably be a bigger fan. But Abe’s is perhaps the…

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Kenji Tei’s Ramen — is Better for Sushi

You know how Japanese restaurants tend to specialize in a particular food, like sushi, katsu, or ramen? And you know how, even though they specialize in it, they are terrible at it? Well Kenji Tei Ramen is one of those restaurants. Kenji Tei Ramen, as you might guess, specializes in Ramen. However, I’ve eaten here many times and have always come away disappointed with their ramen offering. Be it their…

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The Best Bibimbap in Town – Bulgogi Bros

Now, I am not as big a Korean Food fan as I am a Japanese foodie, but I still love eating at Korean restaurants because: The cuisine is healthy (veggies, veggies, veggies) The food is spicy The portions are big The taste is awesome Whenever you eat at a proper sit-down Korean restaurant, they always serve you with a load of banchan (or side dishes) and they are almost always sea…

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Lugang Cafe — Lived Up to the Hype!

Longtime readers know that I hate Chinese food. But there are some restaurants that can change my mind about it temporarily. Lugang Cafe is one of those restaurants. While I was at the Mall of Asia, I chanced upon Lugang Cafe there at around 6 in the evening. The place was packed and there was a waiting list of 13 parties  head of us. We signed up, but fortunately after…

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Masatami Shaved Ice – Awesome Kakigori

Even though we are well into the Ber months, it’s still hot as heck. Aside from freak rain showers, it’s been hot, humid and we all need some kind of pick me up to cool us off. There’s very little in the world that does that better than Ice.  Whether as ice cream, halo halo or today’s pick, Shaved Ice. … you’ll come across this vibrant little stand in the…

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How to make your Macha Latte at Home!

Well, we all are pretty good at concocting our own beverages, and we can easily find the ingredients to make our own Lattes, Cafe Au Laits, or Tequila Sunrises and what not at home. But when it comes to making a Macha Latte it can be challenging, especially if you don’t have a handy Japanese grocer or a Mochi Cream Cafe in the neighborhood. Well, if you have an SNR outlet…

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Japanese Beer: Kirin Ichiban

So, I had just come back home to Alabang from Antipolo and it was a long drive, and much was said about what I had seen and said throughout the day. But now I wanted to kick back and relax a little to soothe my weary muscles. So what better than to have a quick drink? We drove by Total gas station in Westgate, Alabang. There wasn’t much of a…

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The Bellevue Cafe d’Asie: The Sweets Section!

After a hearty Chinese meal, the best thing to do is have dessert! Well, the best thing after every meal is to have dessert.  Yes, I have empirical data from 30 years of eating to back that up. Every time I ate a meal and had dessert after, I smiled. Every time I ate a meal and had no dessert, I was frowning. Yes, I have 99.99% statistical confidence in…

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Phoenix Court – the best Chinese Restaurant in the South

Longtime readers should know that I do not like Chinese food at all. In fact, it’s a big pet peeve of mind, and I lambasted the entire Binondo Food Scene because of my hatred of Chinese food. However, there’s one Chinese restaurant that I recommend people to eat at and it’s the only Chinese restaurant where I actually enjoy eating things. It’s called Phoenix Court, found at the 2nd Floor…

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Vieux Chalet Swiss Restaurant

My trip to Antipolo had two places tagged for delicious eats. The second one is a quaint little bed and breakfast called the Vieux Chalet. To get here you need to go into a private subdivision, climb up some very steep mountain roads, and just when you feel you got lost in the winding roads you’ll see this signage along with some street boys who will watch your car “for a…

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