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Yaku Japanese Grill
For your charcoal-grilled cravings, visit Yaku Japanese Grill! Yaku started out as a restaurant that serves only Yakitori items, but now it has expanded into catering many customers with its extensive menu that serves various authentic Japanese dishes. As one of the first outlets found in The Podium ever since it opened, Yaku has always been a Japanese favorite for its variety of yakitori (Japanese barbecue). YAKU. Yaku has an interesting Japanese interior and setting. (Photo via Yaku’s Facebook page) Yaku’s Japanese interiors will welcome you as you come in to their dimly-lit setting perfect for a relaxed dining. The place is sandwiched between Toy Kingdom and Ang […]
Classic Confections: Chef Baba’s Sweet Menu for the Sweet Tooth
Nono's by Classic Confections offers a wide array of cakes and sweets, among which are the award-winning Nono's Chocolate Oblivion and Sylvia's Strawberry Shortcake, which are both named after Chef Baba's parents. Chef Baba Ibazeta Benedicto is at the helm of these confections, which are perfect for all occasions. Even though Classic Confections at Greenbelt 5 has permanently closed, there is nothing to worry about as Classic Confections menu is still served inside Nono's: Comfort Food Done Right located at UP Town Center in Quezon City, The Podium in Mandaluyong, and Three Central in Makati.
24-hour restaurants in Manila are a rarity, especially ones that serve tasty, non-fast food grub even in the wee hours of the morning. This is what makes The Borough a gem. This bar and restaurant serves comfort food 24/7, plus good entertainment by their many resident DJs on some weeknights.The interiors are classy and reminiscent of swanky New York bars, mostly made up of comfortable leather couch chairs and barstools with dark wood and metal fixtures. – – The Borough’s menu is extensive, from main courses to a good liquor and cocktail list. They also have different menus for every time of the day. The Breakfast menu from 6 am […]
Bono Artisanal Gelato
Bono Artisanal Gelato is a Filipino brand that boasts of serving authentic, artisanal Italian gelato that taste like no other. As their tagline suggests, all gelato is made from the finest all-natural ingredients, sourced from different parts of the world. They don’t add anything artificial and “unreal.” The process, however, takes days to finish. They use pozzetto cabinets as storage because it can preserve a constant temperature and ensure the least amount of air and light contamination. They make it daily and traditionally, like how it is done in Italy where the gelato originated. Now, there’s no need to go to Italy just to have a scoop of the […]
Shitamachi Japanese Chashu House provides authentic Japanese cuisine. It serves a plentiful of pork ramen that will surely captivate its visitors. To season its food, high quality ingredients and natural sea salt are used by this restaurant. It also does not use any additives, making health conscious customers at ease. Shitamachi also makes its own soy sauce, which takes a lot of years to create. The pork they used is braised in this for a long period. The Shitamachi Japanese Chashu House continues to protect the taste of tradition that is passed by its predecessor. Shitamachi lets you enjoy the full the taste of Japan.
Tambayan sa Kanto
Filipino food is amusing because each district has different characteristics. The menu of Tambayan sa Kanto is centred on Ilocano cuisine. This restaurant uses ingredients that came directly from Ilocos region and the origin of its homey recipes are from the owner’s grandmother who resides in Ilocos. Its hipon (P358), which is this restaurant’s recommended dish, is a healthy soup that has onion, whitebait (Japanese anchovy), tomato, and ginger. Ensaladang gamet (photo 2), a seaweed and tomato salad, and bagnet (P430), crispy fried pork that is cut into small pieces, are just some of the typical Ilocano cuisine that Tambayan sa Kanto serves.
Café de Bonifacio
“Revolutionizing Filipino Cuisine” is the strong statement that Cafe de Bonifacio released which focuses on innovation in Filipino food. This café’s original recipe added a delicate twist to the Filipino dishes it offers, which is something worth boasting about. Its dishes have incorporated the cooking principles of Asian countries such as Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Cafe de Bonifacio’s Lumpia (photo 1) is similar to a spring roll that is then cut and arranged beautifully, making it easy to eat. This restaurant’s Tilapia (photo 2), which looks like it’s going to swim at any moment, is a dish that is very tasty up to its tail!
Yaku Japanese Grill, Mandaluyong
With reasonable prices, you can enjoy authentic Japanese food in Yaku Japanese Grill. Since this restaurant bears the name ‘Yaku,’ its signature menu is skewers grilled in charcoa The chicken skin (P69/3 skewers) and grilled chicken with onions (P105/3 skewers) are very fragrant and tasty. The shrimp and vegetable fritter soba or Kakiage soba (P249) is our editor-in-chief’s favorite dish. On the other hand, the sea urchin and tuna maki (P99 each) are served in big amounts, so it can surely make your stomach full. You can also order rice to eat with your skewers and there is an also free refill for Japanese green tea.