Restaurant Reviews


10 Valentine’s Date Places

February 10, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

We know that Valentine’s Day can be a cliché with its red roses, boxes of chocolates and overpriced meals, and yes, it’s not for everyone. But for a majority, it’s a holiday where lovers can vocalize and demonstrate how much their loved ones mean to them. If you are the […]


Chef Laudico’s Feast Redefines Feasting

February 9, 2017 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

When a restaurant gets named after its chef, you’d think it better be good. After all, his reputation is now hitched on the success of the restaurant itself. Such is the case of Pampanga’s new foodie hangout, Chef Laudico’s Feast. Lechon But wait — Chef Laudico’s Feast has a trick […]


What’s New at Eastwood Avenue

February 8, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

When was the last time you’ve been to Eastwood? Recently, Megaworld invited us to explore the newest, fast-rising food strip within Eastwood City – Eastwood Avenue! As we all know, Eastwood City is one of the most established dining destinations in Metro Manila. We’re all familiar with the restaurants in […]


Solstice by Ilustrado

January 26, 2017 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

By Karla Ramos of Karlaroundtheworld One Way Restaurant, known for its sourdough pizzas and bread, and Ilustrado, one of Intramuros’ most famous restaurants, have combined their culinary prowess and came up with what is certainly Rockwell’s top destination for Spanish-Filipino cuisine – Solstice by Ilustrado. Interiors of Solstice by Illustrado […]


Café Mithi

January 1, 2017 7:00 pm by Katrina Castaneda

Welcome the year with new discoveries from this coffee spot A small and irregular space did not stop Pao Leonardo from pushing towards a concept she envisioned in building Café Mithi — born out of her love for coffee, and passion for creativity and adventure! The overall concept of the […]

Notes of Tradition at Mountain Province

December 20, 2016 10:35 pm by Karla Ramos

Inspired by flavors of home, Filipino coffee and pastries in New York City Text by Remy Tumin | Photography by Nathan Ma Coconut muffins always remind Ray Luna of Christmas in the Philippines. As young as six years old, alongside his grandmother Divinia in her Cebu kitchen, Ray would make […]


Say Empingao!

December 12, 2016 9:00 pm by Karla Ramos

“Say what?”, you might be wondering… Well, Empingao! is a cozy hole-in-the-wall restaurant located in Poblacion, Makati, right on the corner of San Lucas and P. Burgos streets. It boasts a very creative menu of Latin American cuisine led by their Executive Chef, Mikel Francis Zaguirre, the same genius that […]


Pinoy Food with a Twist at Manam

December 10, 2016 9:00 pm by Karla Ramos

Filipinos are one of the heartiest eaters in the world. I know some people who would rather spend money on a good meal than buy a new pair of shoes come payday. Now, why am I talking about Filipinos and their love for good food? Well, here’s the deal. I […]


Holiday Dining at Samba, Shangri-La Fort

December 9, 2016 9:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

‘Samba’ may be of Brazilian origin, but if this lively, fast-footed dance were to represent the ebullience in Chef Carlo Huerta Echegaray’s Peruvian and Latin American-inspired dishes, then there’s no question that “Samba” was a fitting choice of name. There is no shortage of comfortable seating at Samba, both inside […]


Olé Mexican Grill: Mexico in the Heart of Cambridge

December 7, 2016 2:00 am by Karla Ramos

When a Mexican restaurant has been operating for sixteen years in a quiet side-street of Cambridge, Massachusetts, you know it’s doing something really great to sustain its existence. And the fact that it hasn’t been bumped off by the ever-growing number of highly-commercialized faux-Mexican food chains across the country adds […]