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Gino's was the only Philippine establishment in an Asia-wide pizza ranking.
Finding the best pizza is always a daunting task. There are too many variations and flavors to legitimately compare them. Is a Neopolitan really better than New York? What if I like deep-dish and my friend likes thin-crust? What about flatbread? Is flatbread even ...
 
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Because cheese is, truly, the best thing ever.
Something extraordinary happens when you put ordinary things like bread and cheese in a pan. They morph into a grilled cheese sandwich, delicious, comforting, and satisfying on so many levels. No two ingredients have ever resulted in something this amazing. Still, despite its seeming simplicity, ...
 
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We're proud of our meat-eating.
Filipinos are doing a good job with steak. A recent survey by Big 7 Travel has included five Philippine-based steakhouses as part of its 50 Best Steaks in Asia list. With its big portions and traditional service, I'm Angus makes the cut at 47th place, ...
 
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Chef Chele Gonzales and The Peninsula Manila’s beverage manager Rico Deang utilize souring agents to wake up not just our palate but also our spirit.
It is a holiday, and the streets that lead to Gallery by Chele are uncharacteristically empty. Finding parking, too, is surprisingly uneventful and simple, something you do not normally associate with busy BGC. There is an eerie quality to the quiet streets, ...
 
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C'est délicieux!
French food, though not as mainstream to Filipinos as Italian, Spanish, or Japanese, is slowly gaining traction. This year’s Gout de France, an annual worldwide event celebrating French food saw 26 chefs participating in the Philippines, a notable increase from the six participants who ...
 
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Looking for a proper Chinese lauriat? Here’s a definitive guide for every time, taste, and function! 
The full glory of a bountiful Chinese lauriat is almost too difficult to match. From the complimentary peanuts to the heavy lazy susan to the too-elaborate table setting to the disorderly order of dishes, every aspect of this meal elicits excitement for ...
 
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Its purpose is part of an old Japanese tradition.
I don't know about you, but whenever I get sushi takeout, I get way too excited. I usually rip the tape that keeps the plastic cover on, scrape off the blob of wasabi off the tray, and pick out the fake plastic ...
 
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These restaurants deserve your attention.
Too many restaurants, too little time, too little stomach space. While the golden age of the Philippine restaurant industry continues to flourish, it does create a bigger divide between heavily marketed eateries and confidently quiet ones. As more restaurants open every year, more ...
 
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There's nothing like a big pot of soup to warm you up.
On rainy days that are colder than your ex’s heart, it’s good to warm up those insides with something hot and nourishing other than your stock of instant ramen. Hotpot or steamboat cooking is an East Asian eating tradition where different ingredients ...
 
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Where to get your fix of Japanese grilled meat
Amid the flurry of K-BBQ and hotel buffet offerings, there is another growing trend in the local food scene: Japanese restaurants that put the spotlight on yakiniku or grilled Japanese meat. These popular stops solidify what we already know about gastronomy in ...
 
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Metro Manila's top chefs are giving you some delicious rewards.
We've all been trained to expect rewards for good behavior: getting a new toy for finishing our homework, receiving extra allowance for doing chores on time, getting that promotion after putting in the overtime. But we have to wonder? Are there ever ...
 
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Fine dining on a different scale.
An inherently underground locale known only to a privileged few—Pinot works a little bit like this. It takes over from what used to be Cav, the wine shop and cafe that had been around since the advent of BGC, that was eventually ...
 
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Where to eat when you’re craving for roast duck or char siu.
Succulence. It’s the qualifying measure that separates the best Hong Kong roasts from the rest. Lucky for many Filipinos, there’s no need to fly out to Hong Kong anymore—even if that might be easier to do than traverse EDSA from north to south ...
 
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It's an easy-to-love ramen that you can enjoy in any weather.
Menya Kokoro founder Takuma Ishikama is so far removed from the ramen nazis of our not-so-distant past. For one, he can’t seem to stop smiling. But then, the 35-year-old seems to have a lot to smile about these days. When the former ...
 
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Boodle 101: How to set up a foolproof Filipino kamayan!
Nothing exemplifies the Filipino spirit of camaraderie and love of good food like a kamayan feast or a boodle fight. As its name suggests, a boodle fight demands a gathering of diners. The fighting, however, does not mean beating up one another. ...
 
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The award-giving bodies have already labeled this the best beef in Japan.
At 11:30 a.m., there is no one at the little restaurant on 26th Street. The servers are ready to wait on tables and there’s a flurry of activity in the kitchen, but it’s the gloomy final Thursday of the month and Miyazaki ...
 
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Monocle enjoys their prawn scotch egg.
Blackbird, which has been open since 2014, has always been top-of-mind when it comes to Manila's most beautiful restaurants (Fun fact: The Nielsen Tower where the restaurant is located used to be the air control tower of the former Manila International Airport), but it's now ...
 
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The owners actually don't know what exact year the restaurant opened.
Here’s the thing about age—the older you get, the less you remember. If you don’t record your story, chances are you’ll forget many milestones in your life. Such is the case of Toho Antigua, the country’s oldest restaurant, located in Binondo, Manila. Over ...
 
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How the now-ubiquitous lump of cheese became the most unoriginal thing on the menu.
The skinny waiter looked at me with contempt. I was sitting alone in an Italian restaurant on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, and my plate was empty: I had just inhaled a glob of dairy fat the size of a softball. ...
 
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These Japanese wagyu steakhouses are cut above the rest.
Now that we’ve identified the best steakhouses in the city, it’s time to zero in on the best places for Japanese wagyu in Manila. Wagyu is a premium cattle breed from Japan. The term translates to “Japanese (wa) cow (gyu),” and has become a fast ...
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