Saturday, November 30, 2013

El Sur of Mercato Centrale coming back to the South at Alabang Town Center


Great news to all the foodies from the South! The Mercato Centrale group, organizer of the Manila’s most popular night food markets, is bringing back the Mercato Centrale experience to the South! Join us at EL SUR – the NEWEST Mercato Centrale market that will be open in Alabang Town Center (beside Fully Booked) every Friday (4pm – 3am) & Saturday (12nn - 12mn) which started last Nov. 23!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Singapore in Manila at Boon Tong Kee

Boon Tong Kee, bringing the best of Singapore to Manila

Singapore is known for their diverse food selections, that has made Singapore a melting pot of great flavors.  People from all walks of life enjoy bits and pieces of Singapore flair, even though I have not been to Singapore (can you believe this? I can't believe it myself), I'm so glad, one restaurant has made it here in the Philippines, and makes me feel a little closer to Singapore with every bite.

Let's take a bite at Boon Tong Kee...

Boon Tong Kee started out just a small store in Singapore's Chinatown in 1979 and has blossomed to 7 branches in Singapore, opened in Indonesia, Thailand and now the Philippines.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hanamaruken Ramen 花丸轩 opens in Manila

Hanamaruken Ramen from Osaka is here in Manila
Opens Today!

Yes, I know!  Not another ramen house, you visit here then you go there, suddenly it's ramen everywhere.  The ramen craze is getting the better of us, and I'm glad to say that our dependency on rice as a staple for meals is slowly shifting to...guess what Ramen.  Not ramen in particular but the whole noodle pack in general.  So let's cut to the chase, what does Hanamaruken Ramen have to offer us that is different from the ramen places in town?  Read on to find out.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Diamond Hotel's Christmas goodies and Party platters!

Christmas treats and more at 
Diamond Hotel this Holiday season!

You can feel the cold breeze and shorter days as November comes to a close. But Christmas comes early at Diamond hotel and you don’t have to wait for December as Diamond Hotel Philippines has already wrapped up a delightful selection of Yuletide gourmet creations -- beautifully presented and meticulously prepared to serve as the best gifts for the joy of giving and celebrating! 

Diamond Hotel offers an array of sumptuous feasts and superb gift ideas for a bountiful holiday celebration. Gather those you hold dearest and enjoy the spectacular flavours of the hotel’s Christmas Goodies and Party Platters. Set your Christmas tables with Diamond signature desserts, luxurious hampers and wonderful party trays. The gourmet selection includes some all-time favourites like Lechon de Leche, Christmas Turkey, US Beef Rib Eye and US Virginia Ham. To cap your celebrations, indulge on Diamond Hotel’s sweet treats including its bestsellers; Supermoist Chocolate Cake, Le Royale, Baked Cheesecake, and the ultimate Ube Ensaymada, which are reputedly the best in town

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What's your Tokyo Tokyo Ramen Personality? + GC Giveaway!

Which Tokyo Tokyo Ramen are you?  

Are you a Braised Pork Ramen? a Spicy Chicken Ramen? 
or a Tempura Miso Ramen?  

Take the Tokyo Tokyo Ramen Personality test to find out!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sofitel launches donation drive to help victims of Typhoon Yolanda

 Sofitel kicks-off fundraising campaign for 
victims of super typhoon Haiyan

Sofitel Manila With the onslaught of the monster typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) several days ago, luxury hotel in Manila Sofitel Philippine Plaza today launches an online donation drive, accepting monetary donations via Paypal for the families and victims of the devastating event:

Last week, the Philippines has been ravaged by one of the worst disasters ever recorded in recent history, destroying shelters, demolishing livelihood, killing thousands and displacing countless more. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Great Coffee Machine Exchange with proceeds for #YolandaRelief

Out with the Old, In with the New
The Great Coffee Machine exchange event
Nov. 15 - 17, 2013

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, the country's foremost, office professional and home preferred coffee machine maker is offering their delightfully beautiful CBTL Kaldi at 50% off!

This Great Coffee Machine Exchange event happens on Nov. 15 - 17, 2013.  Trade in your old coffee machine to this brand spanking new CBTL Kaldi at 50% off!  Make the switch at CBTL 26th St. Bistro Net Lima, 26th St. Bistro Shangri-La and CBTL Coffee Bar Tuscany.

And to do their share in providing for the victims of typhoon Yolanda, CBTL has decided to donate all 100% of all machine sales during this weekend.  So let's support CBTL as well in giving to the victims of typhoon Yolanda #YolandaRelief

Let's do our share.

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Katsu for a Cause - for #YolandaRelief

Katsu for a Cause

It is with heavy hearts, that we see our fellow countrymen suffer the wrath of typhoon Yolanda.  But even though so much love and relief has been poured out to help alleviate the situation of the victims of Yolanda, it doesn't end there.  Relief may be here but what is more important is how they could once again rebuild their lives.

Everyone does their part in giving to the victims of typhoon Yolanda, and so does Ginza Bairin.  Join Ginza Bairin's Katsu for a Cause.  Dine with Ginza Bairin on Nov. 20 - 21, and they will donate 100% of their profits of the 2 stores for 2 days!  All proceeds will go to the Philippine Red Cross for Yolanda Relief.

Let's join in the cause for greater things.  Katsu for a Cause.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Yolanda Action Weekend + How you can make a difference

The whole world is doing their part, how about you?

Under the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda, the Philippines has suffered its worst disaster in years.  The whole world is up in arms to help the people who have experience the worst days of their lives, but it's not over, relief has to be given and we have to do our part.

Yolanda Action Weekend, is a combined effort of all restaurants in their pursuit to help in providing for the people who have suffered and mourned their losses.  This weekend, headed by Mr. Delicious.  Let's combine our efforts and support Yolanda Action Weekend.  Dine for a Cause at these restaurants listed as they pledge their proceeds for Philippine Red Cross to provide additional funding for their operations.

The UCC Group has pledged their proceeds of their sales on Nov. 14, 2013.
That's today!

If you like to directly donate to Philippine Red Cross, you may do so HERE.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

And the winner of our Ginza Bairin GC giveaway are....

And the winners of our Ginza Bairin 
GC giveaway are.. 
Thank you all so much for joining this giveaway, for it not for you guys, well, we won't be here hosting this giveaway for you.  And without further delays, read on below if you are one of the winners of P2,000 worth of GC's from Ginza Bairin.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Help is on the way... let's do our part

 Let's help put our nation back on her feet

In light of recent unfortunate events that has struck our country, let us work hand in hand in giving to our less fortunate brothers in Central Visayas.   Let's do our part, and put our resources in one, as they say if you have money, donate, if you have strength and donate your efforts, let's all do our share.

 Want to help?  Manila Life and The Food Alphabet, with the efforts of Spanky Enriquez, from Manila Boy brings to us some of the institutions that are currently and actively getting our donations and putting them to good use.  Let's share our blessings!

Have a friend, a family member or a loved in these typhoon stricken place?  CLICK HERE to find out if they are safe and well powered by Google.  If you have lost contact with your family or friend, here is a good place to start looking.

Let's put all our efforts and show our fellowmen that they are not alone
 in these trying times.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Diamond Hotel welcomes new pastry chef Paul Gardin

Chef Paul Gardin - Diamond Hotel's new Pastry Chef

Diamond Hotel’s general manager Vanessa Ledesma Suatengco proudly announces the appointment of their new executive pastry chef, Paul Gardin, a talented French pâtissier who aims to raise the level of the hotel’s already remarkable line-up of sweets.

Chef Paul Gardin was born in Paris, France and had started his career at the age of 13.  At 15, he became a pastry apprentice at Restaurant Le Braisiére in Paris then moved to Hotel Les Hetres, both establishments has a Michelin Star.  In 2006, he became a pastry apprentice at Restaurant Le Meurice Palace, hailed as the Best French Restaurant in 2007 and is run by 3 Michelin Star chef Yannick Alléno.
Chef Paul Gardin's assorted French Macarons

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Starbucks Card Christmas edition.. perfect for the holidays!


The Starbucks Card Christmas edition... just for you!

Christmas is just around the corner, time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends in this season of love, friendship, family bonding moments and of course gift giving! 

Look at what Starbucks has in store for you!

Friday, November 1, 2013

The 2014 Starbucks planners are here...Collect all 4! Be there at the kick-off party!

The much awaited 2014 Starbucks Planners are here...

Every Christmas season, Starbucks Coffee Philippines brings to us the yearly tradition of the Starbucks planner, each year they give us a reason to celebrate the merry season of the year, giving hope, laughter and so much to aspire for.

For the 11th edition of this unbelievable journey of the Starbucks Planner, the 2014 Starbucks Planner promises to give you more than just the planner experience, and lets you into the The Coffee Perfection theme which brings to us the journey to coffee perfection at Starbucks.

The 2014 Starbucks Planner will be available for you starting November 2, 2013.  So what has the 2014 Starbucks Planner have in store for us.


Spread throughout the planner are QR codes, which feature videos and show you how coffee has brought you the Starbucks Experience, scan on it and be enlightened.
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