Restaurant Reviews

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    HELM by Chef Josh Boutwood: A Tribute to the Philippines’ Local Produce

    October 25, 2018 9:21 am by Karla Ramos

    Chef Josh Boutwood is not a stranger to the ears of those in the culinary scene in Manila. The Fil-Brit chef’s works has long been enjoyed by many who simply love to eat! Whether in a restaurant or a degustation set up, Chef Josh never fails to impress in flavor, […]

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    Chef Janice Dulce: Contemporary Filipino Food in the Bay Area

    September 2, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

    By Chelsea Davis A year ago, I stumbled upon pop-up joint FOB Kitchen in San Francisco’s Mission District. The restaurant is helmed by Chef Janice Dulce along with her wife, Brandi, who runs front of house operations. Although Dulce was never classically trained as a chef, first generation Filipino-American Dulce […]

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    Behind the Mulberry Door

    July 7, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

    First came nawwTy’s kitchen, an ala carte food service and custom catering business that Manila’s elite would order for their private parties and gatherings. Next came The Gourmand Market, a fresh open-air food market where foodies could wander around and discover new finds. Three years after Trish Panlilio first ventured […]

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    5 Seafood Dishes That Will Have You Hooked on HOOK by Todd English

    May 11, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

    You know it’s Lent when restaurants start scrambling to offer seafood dishes on their menus in preparation for multiple requests from diners to “cut the meat” till Easter Sunday. But after taking a glance at the menu at HOOK by Todd English, you’ll be wishing Lent were all year round. […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]