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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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The coffee isn't as cheap as a water-sachet combo, but it's far from the usual eye-popping hotel bill.
The pursuit for a proper coffee shop never seems to end. You find the perfect one then, two months later, everybody else seems to find it too. There is constant yearning, sipping, and transferring in the search for a sanctuary with enough hazy coffee ...
 
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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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Celebrated chef Justin Quek is in the Philippines to introduce us to Franco-Asian cuisine.
There are many reasons to get excited about Chef Justin Quek’s temporary menu for Red Lantern. His curated menu has things like foie gras, xiao long bao, ceviche, scallop, and lobster—sometimes combined together. The fact that it’s only available until September 8 ...
 
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Yet more proof that money can buy happiness.
When one has the taste (and spending power) for the extravagant and luxurious, the sky is the limit when it also comes to gastronomic delights. Eating is truly one of life’s greatest pleasures and for those who can afford it, there’s no ...
 
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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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Where to go on your next evening out
While we love our tapas bars and their selections of wine, we also enjoy wine bars and lounges that put emphasis on places that put wine front and center. This unranked shortlist is of lounges across the city that offer the best wine experience, ...
 
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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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Seven reasons why underrated coffee shops are the best kind.
There are three things that make up a good café: nice, airy ambience, good food, and coffee that is strong enough to power you through the day. And while cafés have become a dime a dozen in Manila, there are still some ...
 
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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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It truly took a village, but the much-anticipated restaurant by Miko Calo finally opens to the public.
When people talk—quite excitedly, if I may add—about soon-to-open French “bistronomy” restaurant Metronome, the chatter understandably revolves around the food. The talent of its young and determined chef, Miko Calo, has created a steady buzz from the dining elite, friends, and family ...
 
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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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Take an exotic trip to India with these restaurants.
When you ask an Indian friend where to find the best Indian food in Manila, the prompt answer will always be: "At our house." Well, you can see how that presents a few problems, overstaying being one of them. Your friendship may not last ...
 
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Going meatless goes a long way in helping the environment.
The world is in trouble and eating meatless burgers, a seemingly small but rather significant step to saving the planet, may help it.In June 2019, a paper published by the Breakthrough National Center for Climate Restoration revealed that, at the rate the ...
 
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It's everything a Chinese restaurant is not.
There is a Chinese restaurant in your mind. It has a specific look, sound, smell, and feel. It's red all over and lanterns hang from its ceilings. A classic Chinese ballad blares from its speakers. There is the waft of soy sauce, ...
 
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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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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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