Monday, December 31, 2012

The Food Alphabet New Year Giveaway # 2 - Win a Belle De Jour 2013 Planner

 Win This!  The Food Alphabet New Year Giveaway #2!

While you're all busy joining The Food Alphabet New Year Giveaway #1.  Let's celebrate the coming of the new year more with The Food Alphabet's New Year Giveaway #2!!! Get to win this 2013 Belle de Jour Power planner.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Mother's Crepe and Cafe - Oh My Crepe!


Oh My Crepe!  That's what I exactly said in my mind when I was munching on my delicious and flavorful crepe.  It's not just because they are so enticingly mouth watering to see, but the mix of sweet, creamy goodness makes all the better with every big bite you take.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Eat Out Now!!!

Eat Out Now!!!

Presenting the ultimate guide to our most loved restaurants in Metro Manila.  This collection of the best restaurants in the metro is definitely a must-have, and for some (like me), this is like the best treasure map one could ever receive. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Cucina Andare is coming to town

Make your belly merry 
this Holiday Season at Cucina Andare!

From the same organizers of the popular Mercato Centrale night food market in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig comes CUCINA ANDARE! - the first food truck market and food bazaar in the Philippines – located at Glorietta Park (in front of Glorietta 3, Landmark, Makati Shangri-La Hotel & 6750 Ayala Ave.), Ayala Center, Makati  City! CUCINA ANDARE will be open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 4:00pm to 3:00am starting December 14 (Friday)!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sweet Cravings at Sweet Bella


What a name indeed, "Sweet Bella", it seems that it just came out of a fairy tale story, and guess what!  It really is a fairy tale come true.  From their humble beginnings back in 2006, Sweet Bella has grown to be one of the Philippines' best in whipping up specialty cakes and pastries, luscious chocolate collections and French Macarons to die for.

Monday, December 3, 2012

BurgerBar "What's your beef?" house-made gourmet burgers


BurgerBar, a whole new full-service burger joint and the juiciest way to enjoy your favorite all-beef burger!  What's your beef?


Meet "The Piggy" - Double patty, Beef Bomb blend, all beef goodness, with bacon strips, bacon jam, lolla rossa greens, garlic aioli on a sesame seed bun.  Want to discover more?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Umami Hambaagu House - Wicked Japanese burger steaks! - Now Open to serve you!

Umami Hambaagu House is not your ordinary Japanese burger steak house, it is made from the passion of creative minds, the love of food, and the strive to give you that authentic Japanese Hamburger steak experience like no other. 

Experience Japanese hamburgers like never before...only at Umami Hambaagu House.

Monday, November 26, 2012

The best of Asian flavors at East Cafe in Rustan's


Savour the best of Asian Flavors at East Cafe

This is may come as a surprise, but how many of you know that there is actually a Asian-inspired fine dining place right smack inside Rustan's Makati.  Yes there is!  They are simply called East Cafe.  Visit them on the 3rd floor at Rustan's Makati and experience Asian flair with a twist of Pinoy.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mitsuyado Sei-Men : The House of Tsukemen


Mitsuyado Sei-Men : The House of Tsukemen

A dip of Japan right here in the Philippines.  Tsukemen, meaning "dipping noodles", is the most outrageous idea I have ever heard, but certainly one of the most packed, newest and one of the best tasting Japanese noodle place in the Philippines by far.

Friday, November 16, 2012

The 10th edition Starbucks Planner is out

Starbucks 2013 planners are out

It's another year, and Christmas is just around the corner.  Remember last year?  When we had the Starbucks 2012 planners, well I guess you got it all filled up and well now, roaring to get the new Starbucks 2013 planner right?

As part of the Filipinos' Christmas tradition, from Noche Buenas to giving of aguinaldos, to the endless rows of sweet hams seen at every homes, the tradition of annually owning a Starbucks planner has indeed gone a long way.  I remember the first few years when I started collecting stickers to quickly fill up the Starbuck's card and was even buying drinks for my friends so that I could complete it faster, and now I'm back to my old habits again, but well, my friends are not complaining.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Umami Hambaagu house opening very soon


Umami Hambaagu House opens soon!

After all the hard work, the sleepless nights and a whole lot of food tasting, Umami Hambaagu house is opening soon! to serve us great tasting hambaagu!  A one of a kind dining atmosphere and an experience uniquely Umami Hambaagu house.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fuego Mexican Steakhouse y Tequila lounge


Fuego, is not your typical restaurant bar lounge, it serves up insanely delicious Mexican delicacies, fine tasting creations and spices up with a kick of alchohol with their tequila mixes and concoctions.

Take a sip of Aqua Fresca, as shown above is like fresh melon juice but lighter in taste, very refreshing after a day's work.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Spirals : Rebirth


Finally, Spirals opens their doors to the public this Nov. 7.  After being closed for renovation due to floods, weather disturbances or whatever you may call it.  Sofitel's renewed gem is finally open.  And it's better than ever.

Maybe you could say it was time for a renovation indeed as Spirals, even as splendid as it was has been in fact operating for quite a number of years and refit may be due, so you can say this may be a blessing in disguise.  This is the perfect example of how the best top themselves and made it better.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Chuck's Deli new delights : Flatbread Pizzas!


I have first encountered Chuck's Deli in January of 2011, it was on their Serendra branch and I just loved their slabwiches, from the Faking Duck, Reuben Slabwich, California Waki, they have definitely left a great impression on me.  And of course, I'm dying for their home-made potato chips.

And now after a year and a half, they have another branch in Eastwood, and another great addition to their mouthwatering menu, The Flatbread Pizzas.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Rekindle the joy with Starbucks!

Enjoy the Starbucks Christmas 2012 Kick off party!

It's the season once again of Christmas, and Starbucks is leading the way and starting it off is the Starbucks Christmas 2012 Kick off party!  With Buy one Christmas beverage and get a second one FREE, 30% discount on selected merchandise and a whole lot more.

Be there on November 3, 2012 at the open area in front of Starbucks Bonifacio High Street!  Get to Christmas food and beverage samples, fun activities, live music performances and more.  Best of all get to enjoy the Starbucks Christmas experience once again.

See you there!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Kasbah at the Fort : Morocco treats


Kasbah at the Fort - A taste of Morocco

Morocco, a land known for spices, rich in culture and a haven for delicious foods.  But aren't you glad to know that you don't to fly all the way to Morocco to have a taste of their appetizing dishes, just visit Kasbah at the Fort and you'll find everything that you have been craving for.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Winner for a Taal Vista hotel overnight stay goes to...

Congratulations Ms. Karen C. Lopez!

You have just won for yourself an overnight stay at Taal Vista Hotel.

Please expect an email from me to get your contact details, so I could send you your prize!  Thank you everyone for joining, it was indeed a successful run,  I hope to do more of these giveaways to reward my loyal readers.  Hope you could join again next time.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Bread day from Gardenia!

Happy Bread Day from Gardenia
Oct. 20, 2012
Eastwood mall Open Park, Libis

Get to enjoy games, photo booths, surprises and more with Gardenia's Happy Bread day celebration at the Eastwood mall Open Park in Libis Quezon City.  Get treats, deals and a whole lot of fun from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. 

Free entrance to all, join the celebration and get to taste the many different breads that Gardenia has to offer.  See you there!  For more info you can visit their Facebook page at

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Anlene... partners for Life, Now and Forever

 Anlene your partner for Life

We were recently invited to be part of statistics and to prove that indeed bone health is wealth indeed.  For years, Anlene has been the most respected expert with regards to bone health of osteoporosis among women.  This lifestyle crippling disease decreases bone density and results in significant bone breakage and fractures.  The most common being the wrist, the hip and the spine.

Anlene has addressed the issue through the years and has been helping the Filipino woman be more of their prime, reducing the risk of Osteoporosis.  A formula milk rich in calcium and Vitamin D, it cares for you more

However recent findings also suggest that 1 out 5 men over the age of 50 also has issues with Osteoporosis which increases the probability of Osteoporotic fracture.   So I would say it would be best to do bone screening at least once a year.

With RJ Ledesma (host), and Mr. and Mrs. Vince Hizon
So now that the women have their husbands to be concerned about the possibility of osteoporosis happening to men as well.  Many couples would credit the fact that for a couple's marriage to work, they should do sports, travel together as much as possible, osteoporosis should not be deterrent to what life has in-store for us.

Let's be partners for Life, now and forever.  Together with Anlene we can be a bone stronger nation.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

YUMMY magazine brings you Pass The Plate: A Cooking Demo with YUMMY and Knorr

A Yummy Cooking Demo with Knorr

Last October 6 was an exciting day for Yummy and Knorr, budding chefs and foodies everywhere trooped to Robinsons Supermarket, Metro East for Pass The Plate: A Cooking Demo with YUMMY and Knorr. This was the first leg of five cooking demos to be done all over the country.

Devoted YUMMY readers and shoppers alike got to watch and learn easy, yummy recipes and practical cooking tips that are ideal for when cooking at home for the family. As the participants learned how to dish up new and exciting meals, they also got a chance to win raffle prizes courtesy of Knorr and Yummy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Red Crab Alimango House formally opens at Lucky Chinatown


The Red Crab Alimango House opens its doors 
in downtown Manila at Lucky Chinatown

Give in to your heart's content and enjoy the 24 ways that The Red Crab Alimango House has prepared for you to satisfy every crustacean craving that you have in you.  Serving you only the freshest catch from the sea, you are assured of quality made crab dishes with every sip of that claw.

Monday, October 8, 2012

A Taal Vista weekend getaway + overnight stay giveaway!


A Taal Vista weekend getaway!

If you had a day off from your day job and only a few hours of family time, where would you want to spend a quick getaway, well of course you would not want to waste your precious time on travelling alone, but more on getting to that destination faster, and enjoying family bonding time.  

Actually there is just one place, where the weather is always perfect and just an hour and a half away from the busy streets of Manila, take a trip to Tagaytay!  You can always find refuge from our hectic schedules.  And when staying overnight only one hotel comes to mind...Taal Vista hotel.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Izumi Sake Bar GC winners!

Congratulations to 

Ms. Crystal Cruz

Ms. Rissa De Ramos Cortez

and Carol Ong

for winning a P1,000 Izumi Sake Bar GC each!

Please wait for an email on how to claim your GC.  Thank you for joining and we will be having more raffles soon.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Tosca Italian Restaurant at Dusit Thani


Tosca Italian Restaurant at Dusit Thani hotel in Makati, captures the essence that makes Italian food a staple in almost every part of the world.  Enjoy Italian cuisine at its finest at Tosca, Dusit Thani.


Apart from the great dining atmosphere, are abundant choices of wines, drinks, cocktails that are available anytime of the day.  Choose what you fancy.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thai Bistro at Robinsons Magnolia mall


Thai Bistro, the newest Thai food place in town, serving authentic Thai cuisine is a mix of vibrant colors, great dining atmosphere and most of all, delicious tasting Thai food delights, makes Thai Bistro the restaurant of choice among the discerning food enthusiasts.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Japanese nightcap Izumi Sake Bar + GC giveaway!

Izumi Sake Bar - a Dining experience like no other

After a night of partying with friends on weekends, the best way to end the night is to chat away time with good friends, a great dining atmosphere and of course delectable and fulfilling food. Izumi Sake bar is definitely the place you would want to be.

Located in the busy Burgos Circle, it serves the people of cosmopolitan Metro Manila who comes to chill and have a good time.  But moreover with Chef Him Uy de Baron, the new chef of Izumi Sake bar, who helms the kitchens of East Cafe in Makati and has Nomama, his own restaurant under his belt, comes a transformation that will take your taste buds to a new nightcap dining experience you will definitely be coming back to.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Korean love affair at The Bellevue Manila

Discover Korea 2012

The Bellevue Manila in partnership with Mercedes-Benz Alabang and the Korean Cultural Center of the Philippines present Discover Korea 2012: A 10-day Food Festival with Art Exhibit and Sale

Authentic Korean Buffet in Café d’Asie - September 14 to 23

Discover more than the usual Korean dishes at our lunch and dinner buffet prepared by our guest Chefs from Korea for only P1390nett per person. Get a chance to win two roundtrip tickets to Korea and other Bellevue gift certificates when you avail of this sumptuous authentic buffet.

Mercedes-Benz at The Bellevue - September 14 to 16

Get a closer look at the latest models from Mercedes-Benz on display at the Grand Ballroom Lobby from 10am to 6pm. The sales managers will be glad to assist you and show you more of the car as they take you to a test drive around the Hotel.

Art Exhibit and Sale of Korean Paintings and Traditional Paper Dolls - September 14 to 23

Different Korean artists have converged to showcase their painting masterpieces and traditional Korean paper dolls. Come and visit to appreciate or buy a few pieces for your home as we put them on exhibit and sale from 9am to 7pm at the main wing lobby.

Grand Raffle Draw - September 23

All those who availed the Korean buffet from September 14 to 23 will have a chance to win a roundtrip ticket to Korea and different Bellevue gift certificates on this night. Make sure you drop your business card or fill out our raffle coupon on your way out of Café d’Asie.

For more information and reservation, please call The Bellevue at 7718181 or email us at

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Truly Danang, A Vietnamese feast at the Market Cafe

A Vietnamese feast at the Market Cafe

Hyatt Hotel and Casino brings to you a feast like no other, bringing in guest chefs from Hyatt Regency Danang Resort Spa of Vietnam to cook for us and let Filipinos experience world class Vietnamese food entrees and desserts surely to capture our hearts.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Rockwell's 2nd Ultimate Taste Test coming up!

Rockwell's 2nd Ultimate Taste Test
Be a Food Critic for a Day!
September 15, 2012
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Rockwell Tent

A line-up of the finest food tastings under one roof.  That is what the Ultimate Taste Test is all about.  We've done our homework, now you'll have to do yours.  Get to discover the next big thing in food.  With the success of the previous Ultimate Taste Tests way back, this will surely be another certified foodie hit.

Counting on, this will be the 10th Ultimate Taste Test, and it promises to be better than ever.  Get to sample treats 40+ Home-based food vendors as well as Power Plant mall for the weekend of Sept. 15.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Soderno is Back in Alabang!

Soderno is back at Molito Lifestyle Center

After a brief break, Soderno the Mercato Centrale of Alabang is back.  The best night food market this side of town, with bazaars and events happening all at one venue.  

Soderno Night Food Market brings together food and dessert finds from the South like Rice Pots, Tong Baracas barbeque, Elle's Torta, Piper's Pan and more.  With favorites from Mercato Centrale such as Big Bob's, Med Chef, Mio Gelato home-made Italian ice cream, Serendipitea milk teas and more.

Mr. Anton Diaz and RJ Ledesma invites us to experience a food haven like no other.  Soderno re-opens this September to curb your cravings.  See you then!
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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hai Kang Seafood Restaurant.. one of the best


Have you ever passed by Wilson Street in San Juan, during a weekend night?  How about a Sunday night?  Ever wondered why it gets really traffic there, well we found the culprit.  And it looks absolutely delectable.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Great Food! Chow Fun!

Chow Fun

We may have dined in a quite a number of restaurants in the metro through the years, but nothing has prepared for this one of a kind Chinese fusion restaurant, mixing a bit of culture and modern tastes, a posh atmosphere, making this food experience as fun and delicious as it can possibly be.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Crab Paradise at The Red Crab Alimango House


24 Ways to enjoy your Red Crabs at 
The Red Crab Alimango House

Love crabs? Steamed, fried? Well, how about having it 24 ways?  The Red Crab Alimango House has it all covered, so whatever your cravings for crabs may be, The Red Crab Alimango House will satisfy every little taste buds in you and send you to crab paradise.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Foodgasm munches today at Mercato Centrale

Indulge and Enjoy Foodgasm!
August 25, 2012 
Mercato Centrale, Bonifacio Global City

Get to be a judge for a day!  Get to taste the best tasting food, get to know the best chefs, get to mingle with fellow foodies and food bloggers, and what else?  You get a lot of freebies!

The Food Alphabet will be there!  So will I see you then?  Tickets at P220.
Pre-selling and door price until 8PM is only P200!

So what is Foodgasm?  Click on the video to find out more!

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Yabu: The House of Katsu, the Taste of Perfection

Yabu : The House of Katsu

Every now and then, a new restaurant comes upon us with a delicious recipe made so perfect that it sets a new standard and ups the ante, every taste of the way.  Here comes Yabu: The House of Katsu.


Chef Kazuya Takeda is Yabu's partner on all thing katsu.  As the head chef of Tonkatsu Takeshin, a popular restaurant in Tokyo, has bestowed upon Yabu's chefs, the skill and taste, worthy to be called the most delicious and perfect Katsu.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Mega Food Trip with Lifestyle Network and SM Megamall


The Lifestyle Network brings their very own stars for cooking demos and ‘meet and greet’ sessions at the Mega Food Sale event this Sunday (August 19) at SM Mega Mall as part of the mall’s Mega Food Sale.  Love food, Love the Lifestyle Network!

Lifestyle Network Chefs, Hylton Le Roux of Market to Master, Sharwin Tee of Curiosity Got the Chef and Sabrina Artadi of Sabrina’s Kitchen will showcase their cooking prowess while Karen Pamintuan of LISTED will host the mini-event.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Kokoro Ramenya - newest ramen place in town


Delicious Ramen experience at Kokoro Ramenya

Love Ramen?  Then you have to try out Kokoro Ramenya at Roxas Boulevard, Manila and discover for yourself why this is fast becoming a favorite ramen place of Japanese tourists and locals alike.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Heritage Cuisines by Taal Vista Hotel


Taal Vista hotel celebrates their 
75th Anniversary with Heritage Cuisines

Taal Vista hotel, one of the most prolific and one of the most well-known hotels in Tagaytay.  Providing the Filipino people with only the best Tagaytay experience since the 1960's, now is still the most sought after hotel this side of town.

Celebrating their 75th anniversary, Taal Vista proudly presents Heritage Cuisines, a collection of timeless Filipino dishes handed down from generation to generation.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Dine for a cause at Wee Nam Kee

Dine for a Cause at Wee Nam Kee

With the recent torrential rains hitting the metro hard, Wee Nam Kee Philippines joins in and gives the affected families a helping hand.  

Dine at Wee Nam Kee on Monday, August 13, 2012 and as stated 100% of net proceeds will be given to The Philippine Red Cross, to aid them in their efforts to give relief to our fellow countrymen.  This one day charity event is valid for dine-in, take out and delivery.  That includes delivery by 87878 or City Delivery.  Let us join hands and make this event a success and give our affected brothers and sisters, hope in these every challenging times.

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