Tradition and Legacy of French Bread Artistry Water, Leaven, Salt, Flour & A lot of Passion! – These five are the key ingredients in bringing you the taste of European pastry all the way to the Philippines and all over the world. Over the years, Eric Kayser has gained the reputation of producing the finest quality of bread driven by his unwavering commitment in enhancing the flavor and prolong the shelf life of his products. Currently operating in Greenhills Promenade in San Juan, the café has been a spot for revisiting Europe through its breads and pastries. A look inside the café. Eric Kayser in Greenhills Promenade San Juan Eric […]
Fun ice cream that tastes really cool, no wonder kids love them. Kool Kids makes ice cream frozen in seconds using liquid nitrogen. Enjoy a wide variety of ice cream desserts, like the warm doughnuts ice cream sandwich FroDough. Other bestsellers are their Black Forest Churro Buns and their Frozen S’Mores which are homemade marshmallows with a vanilla ice cream and chocolate center.
Treat yourself with Uncle Tetsu’s world-famous Japanese cheesecakes. Their specialty cheesecakes have soft and moist texture and come in a variety of delightful flavors. A whole cake is priced at P299. You may also their new product the Pastry Puff that recently came out. Handmade using the finest and freshest ingredients, each piece will make you ask for more. Visit their branches at SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, and SM North Edsa.
Have a taste of heaven in your mouth with Hattendo from Japan. These excellent fluffy, pillowy cream buns with melting smooth texture have reached the Philippines and have been delighting Filipinos with its branches in SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall, and Power Plant Mall at Baker’s Dozen Rockwell Center. These sweet treats with melt-in-your-mouth goodness come from Hiroshima, from the dough and cream to the wrapping, each item is handmade and delivered straight to the shop. Choose from among its seven flavors including custard and whipped cream.
Adding to SM Megamall’s crowd-drawing features is the Mega Food Hall. Aside from the food court at the main building, Mega Food Hall is the newest foodie destination in the city. The grub hub is located at the 5th floor of Fashion Hall, SM Megamall’s 101,000-sqm recent expansion that also houses retail shops, dining establishments, an IMAX Theater, a new Olympic-sized skating rink, a 14-lane bowling center. The Mega Food Hall has 12 food stalls offering scrumptious international and local comfort cuisines like Yakitori One, The Halal Guys, and more.
The café for coffee devotees and connoisseurs, Picked Café satisfies even the picky urban coffee drinkers as the people behind it carefully handpick the coffee beans they use in the coffee they serve. Picked Cafe, perhaps the only coffee shop present along Muntinlupa Highway, boasts of its authentic coffee drinks brewed fresh from premium and straight-from-the-farm coffee beans. This new cafe, established July this year, was actually an offshoot of the family’s original business—coffee distribution. Having been to different places, owner Cherry Cruz has tasted many different kinds of coffee and identified the distinctness of each. Picked Cafe, then, was supposed to be only a showroom of the different coffee […]
Heading to the south and hoping to find a feel-good café along the way? Maestro Fedeli Café in Binan provides this spot. There are not a lot of cafes in South of Luzon but Maestro Fedeli cafe is one of the few that’s worth checking out. The name of this small but cozy cafe is a combination of two languages: maestro, Italian for “master,” and fedeli, Spanish word for “faithful.” The name, then, translates to “faithful master,” owing to the Christian beliefs of the young owner. MAESTRO FEDELI. In the quiet and laidback streets of Canlalay, Biñan the cafe sign stands out. Young owner Louie Gatdula manages the cafe […]
LGA Fastfood is an exotic-themed canteen where raw meats are displayed on the counter. Regular meats, such as beef and chicken, are available but the most popular ones are frog legs. You can have it cooked in butter or garlic flavour for around P130-P190. You can also try a bowl of soft-shelled turtle soup at Xiao Chun Yuan for P400 and Four Season for only P190. At Uno Seafood Wharf Palace, frog meat dishes are also offered but fried pigeons are fast gaining popularity these days.
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. Casa Armas is the perfect classy restaurant that offers Spanish cuisine in the heart of Makati. The ambiance and vibe inside Casa Armas is just perfect for a date, business meeting or family gathering. The open space, large window and their high ceiling make the place feel much bigger. Every night, there are men serenading the customers to make the experience more fun and unforgettable. – Pella Negra (Php 895 for half-order, Php 1,495 for whole order) –Gambas al ajillo (P365) Gambas al ajillo is a succulent shrimp dish that is sautéed with olive oil and garlic. This is an excellent […]
Potts Point Café is an Australian-themed restaurant that serves healthy dishes with ingredients sourced from 100% organic produce from its local partner communities. The café’s name is inspired by Potts Point, an affluent suburb in Sydney considered as the region’s center of history, culture and sophisticated living. Potts Point Cafe is located at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The restaurant is managed by the same company behind the successful The Old Spaghetti House and Grilla chain of restaurants. Its main branch is located in Eastwood Mall in Libis, Quezon City. The restaurant exudes a casual and relaxing atmosphere with its modern industrial interiors and lighting. This neat and […]
Lucia Ristorante is a semi-fine dining restaurant that serves authentic and classic Italian dishes. Frequented by mostly urbanites and lovers of fine flavors, this chic restaurant is located at the ground floor of Hotel Celeste, an elegant boutique hotel in Makati near the cosmopolitan Greenbelt and Glorietta. Started by the famous Italian Chef Davide Lombardi, the man behind Lombardi’s Italian authentic chain, he combined his passion and expertise in the culinary arts and shared his classic epicurean recipes with his newfound home, the Philippines. Lucia Ristorante is currently run by The Cravings Group, renowned for operating a successful chain of restaurants, cafés and a premier culinary school in the country. […]
Eating healthy is in and what’s supposed to be a trendy fad is turning out to be a lifestyle that’s here to stay. Eating in Salcedo is no different. Along the streets of Rufino and Valero is Sprout, with an image of young leaves sprouting out right above the store name. Opened in 2015, Sprout sells fresh organic food that can be eaten soon after it has been purchased. For those who are on the run, paninis and sandwiches made of fresh organic ingredients are available. Premium coffee and other special beverages such as Bright Eyes (to boost energy) and Ginger Jab (to warm the body) They also have rice […]
Inspired by the iconic Chelsea Market (an enclosed food hall, shopping mall, office building and television production facility located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan NYC), Chelsea Grand Café has been known for its signature gourmet comfort food made from only the freshest ingredients. Chelsea is another innovative concept under the Raintree Restaurants Group. Refreshing and homey. Chelsea Grand Café is all these and more with its inviting ambiance and menu. This café is a perfect place for romantic dates, social and business gatherings and the like. Once seated inside, you will be greeted by the scent and sight of their homemade freshly baked products, displayed fresh fruits and vegetables […]
“All our food are cooked and made fresh! Everyone deserves a fresh meal!” Backing their words, Go Bento is the newest grab-and-go stop in town that serves delicious, freshly-cooked modern Japanese food for quick take-outs. This concept is all about customizing your bento and enjoying a speedy but healthy meal in-store or to-go. Food is displayed on shelves on either warm or cold display. Customers can create their personalized bento by picking and filling their tray with a starter, a bento rice meal, and add-ons. Payment is made after and the meal is yours to take! You can get your fill of your Japanese favourites for 200-250 pesos in this […]
UPDATE: Adaäm and Yves Organic Bistro is closed Adaäm & Yves is an all-day brunch bistro that serves a cleverly curated selection of local and international breakfast favorites, made entirely from fresh, premium, and sustainably-sourced produce. It’s comfort food without the guilt! The name’s reference to Adam and Eve aptly gives us pictures of this bistro that recently opened in Bonifacio Global City – Garden of Eden, natural, pure, organic, fresh greens. And yes, its menu brings these on the table as the owners partnered up with several local farms and suppliers in sourcing out the cleanest and freshest ingredients for the menu. Ensuring that the dishes are the healthier kind […]
If you are looking for an inexpensive yet satisfying treat, then Matgalne Korean Restaurant is the best stop for you. The name, which means “delicious and affordable”, speaks for itself. Matgalne is located along Meralco Ave., Ortigas, Pasig City. This restaurant offers buffet dining, where one can order unlimited pork and/or beef to be grilled, along with their side dishes, and can choose from the Korean dishes being served at the buffet table. They also offer additional or ala carte menu. BUFFET-ALL-YOU-CAN. This buffet table serves different Korean cuisines including Bibimbap, Gimbap, Chap Chapchae, Bulgogi and more. Matgalne uses authentic ingredients imported from Korea – from the meat, to the […]
Four Seasons Hotpot City is another venture of the Vikings Group (the same company behind the successful Vikings Luxury Buffet and NIU by Vikings). The pioneering brand Four Seasons Hotpot City recently opened its 2nd branch in Manhattan Parkview in Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City that features 60% menu from Vikings Luxury Buffet (which includes a pasta station, carving station and Japanese Station) and 40% menu from Four Seasons Hotpot City. Its maiden branch is located in the seaside area of Mall of Asia in Pasay City. Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot’s design has a lavish and modern market concept that exudes sophistication and fineness. The understated color scheme with […]
Get a taste of authentic Korean grill on your table in Masil Charcoal Grill located in Brgy. Oranbo, Pasig City. Masil offers a wide range of delicacies for their customers, from side dishes to barbeques, and to their soups and main dishes. On 1997, Masil started as a small, family-owned cafe concept in Quezon City and later began to offer catering services, which is the second Korean catering service in the country. They transferred in Ortigas on 2009 because of the large population of Korean nationals in that city. The authenticity of the cuisine should be credited to the Korean cook, JS Yoon-Lim, the mother of Masil’s manger. All of […]
Kettle is an American restaurant which is well known for their popular fried chicken marinated in buttermilk. It’s classy yet casual ambiance is very inviting, making it a great venue for gatherings, from a simple lunch out with friends to special family occasions. Their best-seller is the Buttermilk Fried Chicken. The meat is tender, juicy, and mildy sweet because of the buttermilk, while the breading is nice, crisp and has none of that oily smell. Buttermilk Fried Chicken (P559) Another best-seller is the Pork and Potato Strips, which are thinly sliced potatoes fried until crispy with a bit of pork belly. Its portion is huge and perfect for sharing. […]
Fall in love with Italian cuisine over and over again at Linguini Fini at SM Megamall. Having found much success in Hong Kong—this chic Italian restaurant opened its doors in the Philippines just a year ago. The interiors take inspiration from New York while the food is, of course, another story. Linguini Fini serves one of the finest Italian cuisines in the metro as it only serves the freshest ingredients, and whenever possible—source the ingredients locally as a way of giving back to the local farmers. Treat yourself with some truffles goodness with the Truffle Cream Fettucine. The pasta dish has a striking aroma rooted from the muskiness of the […]
Looking for a place to eat to your heart’s content? Worry no more! From wonderful service to tasty servings, Kokoro Ramenya has got the seat for you. ‘Kokoro’ means heart in Japanese, this means a lot of things beyond the crew and the restaurant. From hospitality and warmth towards customers to their love for giving the best and authentic Ramen, everything is done from the heart. Each of its growing branches is considered a place of ramen goodness. Authenticity This ramen joint is led by the Japanese chef and Ramen connoisseur from Shinjuku, Susumo Murata, offering a wide variety of selections using fresh ingredients that burst with flavor and big […]
The chic and sleek Z Hostel in Poblacion Makati finally extends its door to hungry hippies as it opens the Z Café + Bar. The café offers classic Filipino dishes such as Sinigang na Baka and Bagnet. If that’s not enough to satisfy a hungry stomach then better opt for the guilty pleasure Crispy Pata or Sizzling Sisig. After a good time eating, what better way to relax but with an iced cold beer which is enjoyed best at the roof deck of Z Hostel. There are a lot of things happening at the roof deck whether that be beer pong competitions, live bands, or anything in between. More than […]
Loyola Heights, Katipunan City – We all need sugar rush and this time you can have it unlimited! For 299php, enjoy three (3) hours of mouthwatering desserts and unlimited drinks from Gillian Gail Dessert Buffet located at 3/F 317 Oracle Hotel & Residences at Katipunan. The Course and Space From candies to cupcakes and everything else saccharine, the dessert buffet offers a variety of sweets that would dare you lose your sugar pumps and raise the bar to overload! With its preppy and artsy type of interiors, it gives off a sweet and dandy vibe especially for girls. This buffet being a dessert kingdom also makes for a sweet date […]
Tenya hails from Asakusa in Tokyo where it’s been serving arguably the best Tendon in Japan with its chain of restaurants. And today, Tenya extends its reach to the Philippines having established a branch in SM Megamall. But what is a Tendon? It’s simply a combination of tempura and a don (rice topped with toppings) making it a Tendon. There are many selections from the entrée but the Jo Tempura is a favorite choice. It offers the classic Tendon experience paired with Soba or Udon that can either be hot or cold. Jo Tempura Soba / Udon (P445) Those who’ve dined at Tenya know that the most addicting part […]
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 […]