Llaollao, pronounced as “yao-yao” is set to invade the Philippines with their first two branches opening soon in SM Mall of Asia, Pasay and Glorietta 2, Makati. While it was mentioned in Llaollao Philippines’ Facebook page that they will be open this month of June, there’s no official announcement yet on when the exact opening date is, but the hype of yogurt lovers in the Philippines is really obvious. This frozen yogurt franchise, which originated in Spain, serves up to 700 different combinations that you can customize, ranging from fresh berries to sweet and fruity sauces, and cookie crunches. There’s no need to reconcile! (Photo credit: llaollaoweb.com) One […]
Aside from the usual sushi and ramen, Japan boasts yet another interesting dish called shabu shabu. If you haven’t tried it yet, go to Tenka to see what the dish is all about. Tenka interiors A variety of choices As one of the best shabu shabu joints in Manila, Tenka takes pride of being a restaurant that serves a variety of Japanese food which foodies will surely love. In this restaurant, you can get to choose one ala carte meal for you, as you choose among the flavourful dishes they have as all are perfectly cooked. What makes it one of the best is that they […]
And because we all love Osaka Ohsho’s gyoza, the Relish Group has a surprise treat for us. TEMPURA SET. Have an appetizing lunch at Gyoza Bar! (Photo by Angelo Hongo via zomato.com) The Relish Group, which brought Wee Nam Kee and Osaka Ohsho to the Philippine shores, now brings us another food place Japanese cuisine lovers will surely love—Gyoza Bar, a food express that sells bento boxes is opened this March 30 at Glorietta 4’s Food Choices. If you’re looking for a place that sells express Japanese food, see Gyoza Bar for they have choices of bento boxes and gyoza set perfect for those who would love to […]
UCC (Ueshima Coffee Co.) is known as one of Japan’s oldest coffee shops. Here in the Philippines, it is popular for its specialty shops and is known to be the pioneer of Japanese-style coffee making. UCC puts a premium on the beans it uses and the quality of the coffee it makes. Considered as one of the drivers of the Third Wave Coffee movement, UCC offers an exceptional coffee experience that has been well-received by Filipinos. Popular among the older generations, UCC has lately been drawing the young market as well. Since Filipinos are passionate food lovers, all of UCC concept stores have revamped their menu to cater to the […]
A popular Ramen Shop with branches in Bonifacio High Street, SM Megamall and Glorietta 5. Kichitora of Tokyo is known for their chicken-based broth. The restaurant uses chicken as its base and not the normal pork or beef. Inside the Kichitora, a huge painting of a tiger adorns the walls in association with the restaurant’s name. ‘Kichi’ means lucky and ‘Tora’ means tiger in Japanese. One of their popular dishes is Paitan Ramen Zenbu Nose (P420). The soup is simmered for a long time. All available toppings such as Ajitsuke-tamago and Char Siu are included, which makes this dish very filling. Paitan Zenbu Nose (P420) – Kichitora Paitan Tsuke Men […]
Where sweet dreams are made – one layer at a time Acclaimed to be among the finest and best desserts in Tokyo, the exquisite cake creations of Tokyo’s Grand Dame of Specialty Cakes, Madame Kazuko Emy Wada, are now served in Manila with the much-awaited opening of Paper Moon Cake Boutique and Cafe. With branches on the first floor of Glorietta 3 and on the 4th floor of TriNoma, dessert lovers from North to South can now get to experience Paper Moon’s signature offering, the Original Mille Crepe, literally meaning “a thousand crepes,” more popularly known as the “Crepe Cake.” Madame Emy’s creation is an exquisite masterpiece of no less […]
Saboten is the only franchise venture of Raintree Group of Restaurants specializing in Katsu, a popular Japanese cutlet specialty made from deep-fried meat coated with bread crumbs. This Japanese concept restaurant started in the neighborhood of Shinjuku, Tokyo where its maiden shop opened in 1966. Saboten is now considered as one of the largest Tonkatsu chains with over 500 outlets in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, China and now in the Philippines with branches in Serendra Global City and Glorieta 5 in Makati. Dining in Saboten is like being transported to contemporary Japan with its zen-meets-slick interiors, wooden dividers in between tables for some privacy, modish wall […]
A Dainty Cupcakery Serving Good Comfort Food It’s not always that you find a cupcake shop with interiors as interesting as Vanilla Cupcakes which echoes themed cupcake shops and bakeries usually found in Tokyo and Seoul. As one of the earliest cupcake shops to hit the Philippines, Vanilla Cupcake is known for its delectable, dainty looking cupcakes—but did you know that Vanilla Cupcakes also serve warm comforting meals that is the perfect fare while you catch up with your friends? Have your fill in any of the filling budget meals by Vanilla Cupcake Bakery Creamy Zesty Chicken Pesto Pasta and Healthy Tuna Cheese Melt Sandwich – only PHP249 After you […]
Serves Up Pizza, New York Style Looking for a quick answer to your huge pizza craving? Let Pizza Warehouse satisfy you big time. And we mean big, literally! This pizza joint serves New-York style pizza and a slice is huge enough to fill you like a full meal. We’re talking 18 inches of pure, tasty, humongous pizza on your table that’s yours for devouring. Pizza Warehouse offers an alternative to the typical pizza menu you usually find elsewhere. Here, the size is big, the toppings over-the-top generous, and the taste satisfies any raging tummy. Pizza Warehouse started in April of 2014 with its maiden location at the 2nd Floor of […]
Caffe Pascucci is a global chain of authentic Italian Coffee. What makes Café Pascucci unique and distinct from other coffee shops around is the special blend of their coffee that focuses on their special roast–a perfect component for a dessert coffee that bears the Italian roast flavor. It has branches in the posh New Glorietta Mall, Ayala Makati City and in Robinson’s Galleria Ortigas Center, Pasig City. The shop features an upbeat and bubbly setting that blends well with the vibrant metro. Some of the catchy attractions are the graffiti-inspired artwork and designs on some parts of the wall and the exceptional bright interiors in a black and red contrast […]
If there’s any word to describe Dekada Historic Filipino Cuisine Restaurant, it would be nostalgic. Granted the interiors are contemporary, with the blue walls and carved chairs, the music of Apo Hiking Society playing in the background is enough to send anyone down memory lane. There’s also old memorabilia plastered on the walls and displayed on shelves, like old phones, records, and posters, which are immediate indicators of the type of food Dekada serves – good ol’ Filipino favorites presented in a more contemporary way. Inside Dekada Historic Filipino Cuisine Restaurant It goes without saying that there is Adobo (P390) on the menu, and Dekada’s version is worth a round […]
Originally from Korea, Tous Les Jours is French bakery shop which means “everyday.” It offers a unique selection of bakery goods and beverages made with the highest quality ingredients. They also serve beautifully designed and delicious cakes that are perfect for special occasions. One of the bestsellers is the Chocolate Powder Cake (P448), a light and moist Belgian chocolate spongecake filled with premium chocolate butter cream and sprinkled with heavenly cacao powder. –
The chicken version of Paitan Ramen. It is a great homemade noodle with a very condensed chicken flavor. Left: Paintan Zenbu no Se (P420) Right: Tantan Mien (P395) Kitchitora is a distinguished ramen restaurant that already has a number of regulars, mainly because of its homemade noodles that go well with its mouth-watering soup that is stewed for a whole day. Customers with a big appetite will be very much elated with Kitchitora’s because of its bountiful serving. Aside from ramen, this restaurant also serves a variety of great food such as fried rice, chicken karaage rice, and gyoza.
(1) Cream Cheese Walnut Bread (2) Party With Bear Cake With 1,700 stores worldwide, Tous Le Jours has established its name in the luscious world of pastries and cakes. In fact, they already have 10 branches in the Philippines! Tous Le Jours mean “everyday” in French. They use the highest quality of ingredients for cakes and pastries. We recommend the best-selling Sweet Black Rice Bread with Cream Cheese (P48) and Cream Cheese Walnut Bread (P180 – Photo 1). Both are filled with excellent cream cheese flavor. You can also add side dishes, like bread pizza toast (P68), ham and cheese toast (P98) and vegetable croquette and bread (P48).
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so get yourself pumped by trying Heaven and Eggs’ popular Jeproks Slammer. Combine this large serving with some tasty longganisa, tocino or tapa and have the ultimate Filipino breakfast you’ve always wanted! You can also choose from their breakfast menu that offers a variety of delectable morning dishes like pancakes, waffles and freshly baked bread. Do try their raisin bread (P200) that is rolled up with just the right amount of sweetness. (1) Jeproks Slammer (P495) (2) Peanut Butter and Banana Waffle (P195) (3) Fruity Tootie Waffle (P235) (4) Angus Steak and Eggs (P999) Heaven and Eggs […]
Watami has 700 branches all over Asia. Last year, 2 other restaurants opened in MOA and Glorietta 1. This restaurant’s concept is to make customers feel as if they are in their tables at home. In addition, Watami offers dishes that you can order from an ‘izakaya’ (tavern). Yakitori, Steamed Egg Custard, and Cocktail Tofu (P95) are just some of them. If your tummy is still not pleased, try drinking Watami’s coffee (P85) after your meal. This will surely satisfy your taste. The interior of this shop is actually more refined compared to the one in Japan.
Yoshinoya, a restaurant that serves beef bowls, was established in Manila in 2002. As of this moment, there are 7 branches in the Philippines that are flocked by countless of customers. This restaurant takes pride in its secret sauce that is full of flavour. Yoshinoya has preserved its traditional cooking style for years, and because of its exquisite beef bowls, Yoshinoya is now loved by the world. You’ll be satisfied by Yoshinoya’s beef bowl in the Philippines. It is recommended that you come here with your friends.
Located in Glorietta 1, Modern Shanghai is a restaurant that offers authentic yet affordable Chinese food. Take note that the taste of Shanghai dishes is not that spicy and is similar to Japanese cuisine. Braised Lucky Pork Knuckle (Photo 1) is steamed pork knee served with a sweet and spicy sauce. This dish is P800 and good for 3 people. Feel free to enjoy the creations of the veteran chef from China. Watch from the kitchen’s glass window how homemade noodles are created, too!
The only branch of the famous Hilltop Streetin the Philippines lies in the busy city of Makati. Inside the café, music fans will surely be amazed upon seeing the guitars of famous rock stars Keith Richards and Bon Jovi. The Hard Rock Café has 3 kinds of bars namely the Guitar, the Piano and the Sax Bar that can accommodate 800 people. Live performances are held in here every night! The ‘Hurricane’ (P360) is the signature drink of the Hard Rock Café that you can find in its every branch. This is a must try! Last 2013, it is said that Steven Tyler, the famous vocalist of the band Aerosmith, visited […]