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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Ice Flower — Watch Out Seol Hwa!

Seems that Bing Soo is all the rage these days. Although I consider myself a non-conformist, I can’t help but be interested in the awesome Korean cold dessert that is called Bing Soo (or Bingsu, or Bingsoo, or whatever).  It’s the Korean equivalent of Japan’s Kakigori, America’s Shaved Ice, and our very own Halo Halo. Of course, Halo Halo is still the best *smirk* but we must learn to appreciate…

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Seol Hwa Korean Dessert Cafe

The Philippines has been invaded by the K-Pop Sensation, and somehow this also translates into the food!  Cafe Seol Hwa, a famous Korean Dessert Cafe, has been making waves with its famous Bing Soo, and I just had to see what all that was about. Cafe Seol Hwa opened in Alabang’s Commerce Center, right next to Westgate and smack dab in the middle of Filinvest’s beautiful landscaping. I dropped by…

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Hog’s Breath Cafe — Possibly the Best Food in Festival Mall

Now, here’s a heartwarming story. Among the “Big Three” malls in the South — SM Southmall, Alabang Town Center and Filinvest Festival Mall, it’s a generally-accepted notion that Festival Mall has absolutely abyssmal food options. There was KFC at the bottom, Teriyaki Boy on the third floor, with a smattering of random stuff like Jack’s Loft, and the Italian Restaurant that nobody ever eats at. And there’s Pepper Steak, which is…

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8Cuts Burger Blends #meatourblends

Alabang Town Center just got a new burger joint, the fabulous 8 Cuts Burger. It’s found in the exterior food wing, right beside Wingstop, which is near Fully Booked and Jamba Juice — right behind Makati Supermarket.  After one visit, I’ve come to the conclusion that this perhaps is the best burger joint around. It’s far better than competing spots like Stackers or Burgoo. The burgers can be a bit pricey,…

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