Ajisen Ramen – Mixed Treats

Now, one of my friends has been bugging me to try out Ajisen Ramen, so as the fearless food explorer that I am, I had to accept the challenge.  I passed by Robinson’s Place Las Pinas last Sunday after a trip to Yexel Toy Museum, and found Ajisen Ramen at the far corner of the mall.   The interior was pretty sweet. It’s nice, warm and cozy but a little cramped, which…

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KKK Coffee [Maginhawa Chronicles]

To continue my journey through Maginhawa Street, I headed over to KKK Coffee. Southwriter’s League was having a joint ops workshop with Learn Lokal here and we got to test out some of the coffee here. The most striking thing about KKK Coffee is that it has a very strong patriotic, Filipino Theme. KKK refers to the Katipuneros that rose against the Spaniards back in our history — you may have seen…

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It’s a Red Burger!!! @Red Engine

On my roadtrip to Tagaytay, I saw the most unusual thing. It’s a hamburger that’s colored Red. There really aren’t that many sights in food that can catch my attention. Smells, yes. I am attracted to strong, powerful flavors that give off the most delectable aromas.  But visually, food has to do a lot more to really catch my attention. I’ve seen it all. Except… a Red Burger. It’s from…

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Theo’s Bake + Brewed [Maginhawa Chronicles]

So I’m here at Maginhawa’s food street at 9am, and I can’t find a coffee shop to setup my writer’s portable workstation. There’s definitely something wrong with the gamut of coffee shops closed at 9am! What kind of self-respecting coffee shop isn’t closed in the morning? Thankfully Theo’s Cafe came to the rescue. While driving through Maginhawa we found a place called Theo’s. It was like, the only place open…

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Wingstop – Your One Stop Shop For Delicious

There aren’t many restaurants that get a swooning rave review from me. But Wingstop just managed to join a very exclusive club. Wingstop just opened in Alabang Town Center. It’s where Hossein used to be, right beside Fully Booked, near Makati Supermarket and across Jamba Juice and Krispy Kreme. This is, simply put, the best place to eat chicken.  Period. You will spend around 200 per head for a good…

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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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