Harry’s Diner — Retro Goodness

I was wandering around Solenad in Nuvali after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens and was hungry for lunch, because the movie was that long. As I don’t go here often, I wanted to make sure that I sampled the local cuisine that isn’t available anywhere else. So I stumbled upon this place called Harry’s Cafe de Wheels. It has that old-school mid 1900’s American diner look to it, and reminded…

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Star Wars at Solenad Theater Launch – with Cabalen for Lunch

So here I was, enjoying the sights at Nuvali and visiting Ayala Malls Solenad Cinemas. I had come here with a sinister purpose: to eat brunch while waiting for The Force to Awaken.  Yes, today is the launch of Ayala Malls Solenad’s movie theaters, and they are coinciding it with the premiere of the biggest movie event this year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As the excitement over the movie…

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Sushi Ninja — Fat Fat Sushi for You!

It’s been a while since I’ve had sushi. And I just had GOOD Sushi! Welcome to Sushi Ninja, the little sushi restaurant in Westgate, Alabang that could. When I entered I was greeted by a not-so-attentive staff that didn’t shout, “Irrashaimaseee!” in my ear. I like that. I never really could get into that Japanese vibe of being welcomed into the restaurant, I’m just a little too chill and can…

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Tenya – Heavenly Donburi at Southmall

Tenya is a famous Tempura restaurant chain in Japan, and it opened up in Southmall this October. Being the Japanese food afficionado that I am, I was naturally drawn to test it and reveal my findings to humanity for great science. The thing I love about Japanese food is that it tends to taste very clean. Even though I am allergic to shrimp, I have never once had an allergy attack when…

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Pasha – Truly Authentic Turkish Cuisine in Makati

Now, I don’t often to up North (or anywhere North of Alabang) but when I do I swing for the fences! Mediterranean cuisine is sorely lacking in the Philippines, as it is not a popular cuisine in the Filipino mind, and we just don’t get enough of it. This is a shame, because there are some really good flavors in that region of the world. We used to have Cyma,…

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Asahikawa Ramen Bangaichi: Now with 100% more Pho Hoa

Some of you may still remember the scathing review I gave of Ramen Bangaichi last year back when I was still with WordPress.com.  If not, no fret. Bottom line is, I was not impressed with their ramen. So a year later, why did I come back for more punishment? Well things can change, I noticed Asahikawa rebranded their menus (they did it again today — so my menu shots below…

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