Restaurant Reviews


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 […]


A Taste of New York with the Borough Group

December 6, 2016 9:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

The Borough Group is known for bringing concepts that provide authentic New York experiences to Manila, like L.E.S. Bagels, Borough, Nolita, and The Bowery. During my last visit to these restaurants, I discovered that they don’t only offer dishes inspired by the Big Apple, but the group also partners with […]


The Great Eatscape at SM Aura Premier (Part 2)

December 5, 2016 10:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

As promised, we’re back to share more about our food adventures during The Great Eatscape at SM Aura Premier. During its first leg, we visited five restaurants located at the mall’s Sky Park namely COCA, Mona Lisa Ristorante, NBA Café, Tuan Tuan, and Tamarind which you can read here. Now, […]

Café Sansó

December 5, 2016 11:00 am by Gabriella Galvez

Museo Sansó’s culinary arm serves Spanish fare befitting of its namesake Tucked in one of the small side streets that feed into P. Guevara, one of San Juan’s main arteries, Café Sansó is strategically located to feed the bellies of the visitors of the eponymous museum beside it. Having been […]


The Great Eatscape at SM Aura Premier (Part 1)

December 3, 2016 10:30 am by Bettina Bacani

Food crawls are becoming more and more popular in the metro. A month after the success of Beyond Manila Bites: Global Meets Local (read our two-part coverage here and here ) at UP Town Center, we did another crawl, this time, at SM Aura Premier. The Great Eatscape is SM […]


Sardine: Reinventing Balinese Seafood

December 2, 2016 3:00 pm by Karla Ramos

By Christine Violago Growing up in a country with 7,107 islands, one would think your taste buds are already used to trying out all kinds of seafood dishes. From mild to spicy, hot and salty, eating fish becomes part of your weekly diet to the point that you find yourself […]


7 Flavors of the World by Chef Logro

November 28, 2016 12:00 pm by Karla Ramos

Adventurous food lovers travel miles to exotic countries and crawl into alleyways and hidden places to find that certain taste that is worth all the trouble. They want to taste all the seven flavors of the world; flavors that make food spectacular. Whichever flavor you want to explore, a restaurant […]

Creamy Comfort: A Homey Little Café in Bali

November 13, 2016 4:24 am by Karla Ramos

A perfect stop on an afternoon stroll in Bali, the entrance to Creamy Comfort was unassuming just like any home would be. It was a sweet surprise to see a place that feels comfortable, as its name says, just like being in your own house. The homey ambience makes you […]