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It's is the lone Philippine establishment on the list.
Jordy Navarra's Toyo Eatery once again lands a spot on Asia's 50 Best Restaurant list, this year nailing 44th. Toyo Eatery opened in 2016, celebrating Filipino food and culture in a refined but casual setting. Despite the delicacy of every dish, Navarra sticks to ...
 
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It's a little tease of its crab bonanza.
We had already ordered. It was noon and Ministry of Crab had just begun offering special lunch sets, a small taste of its extensive Sri Lankan-inspired menu. It had two courses: a pair of lumpiang ubod squares, whose sweetish sauce turns the simple spring rolls ...
 
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It's only a taste of what's to come.
Who says the restaurant industry is going through a slump? Restaurants come and go, but it seems like there are more coming in than ever before. Big local concepts and huge international franchises are still on their way, but here are some starters—restaurants ...
 
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No-frills, but we just keep coming back for more.
Diners—they’re a wholly American institution that to us, Filipinos, usually mean retro-style interiors, greasy food, and bright neon lights. Historically, these chrome-covered fast food havens are more than that. Often open 24 hours a day, diners offer a respite for people coming ...
 
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The best burger isn't always the most famous one.
We just can't shake off our love for a good burger. We've done iconic burger places, luxurious burgers, and meatless burgers. It's just such an easy and satisfying meal that can be as simple as a disc of ground meat between two slices ...
 
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It's shawarma rice all day.
A brunch invitation from Chef Francis Lim feels a dream. It’s not because the food will most likely be too good to be true—the seasoned chef has, through the years, proven his mettle—but Francis Lim is the hype man/chef behind the kitchens ...
 
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These are apparently the top seven wings in the metro.
We've heard a few odd sentiments about chicken wings—there's not enough meat, you have a hard time eating them, blah blah blah—but we firmly believe that the closer to the bone you can get, the better the flavor. We're not sure how ...
 
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It's the new takeover trend in food.
There are many places you can go with flour, butter, and eggs. It can take you to cookies, cakes, pancakes, and, in light of more timely treats, the latest food fad to hit the world: soufflé pancakes.Soufflé pancakes are exactly how they sound: a ...
 
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But it is too good not to share.
For burger fans, there's nothing like taking that first big juicy bite of their go-to Sweet Ecstasy burger. Even though you may pretty much have an idea of what you want to order at this burger place, you should know that this ...
 
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The chocolate cake of your childhood.
Of the many variants of cake, the Black Forest is among those that get the least attention. Not a lot of dessert places in Manila offer the famed chocolate-fruit cream cake medley, much to the dismay of ‘90s kids who have come ...
 
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Ovo serves a buffet breakfast and a brunch menu for lunch and dinner and then transforms into an after-hours cocktail bar. 
When chef Mikel Zaguirre (Locavore/Bad Bowl) invites you for a tasting at one of his new concepts, be sure to bring reinforcements. He is not the type to pull back on either flavor or quantity. His style is usually described as indulgent, ...
 
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Head up north for your dose of unique food finds
The Metro Manila bustle has gotten us dreaming of weekend escapes that appeal for the charm they promise: a change in scenery and routine, a relatively peaceful hours’ worth drive, and a culinary experience unlike any other. Sure, there are many getaway ...
 
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It used to be a department store.
Back in the 1800s, the most happening place in the Metro was the 393-meter Calle de Escolta. It was lined with luxury stores, restaurants, and many other stately structures designed in Art Deco style. But many of them have fallen into disrepair, and what's ...
 
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At Attilla, the regular steaks are incredible too.
“I just realized in the mornings, it’s hard to see [our location],” muses MM Vazquez, co-owner of Atilla Meat Bar, as she looks out the window. It’s true. While Atilla has a great corner space in Molito Lifestyle Center in Alabang, it falls victim ...
 
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Seafood and Asian flavors mix so well.
Bun Appetit has come a long way since its beginnings selling Maine-style seafood rolls, garlic noodles, and Mexican corn. Owners Lawrence and Iya Cua used to send out their sandwiches, but now the couple has outlets around the Metro, including posts in Salcedo Saturday ...
 
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Celebrate Single Awareness Day with these hilariously named and absolutely delicious flavors.
Being single on Valentine’s Day isn’t always easy—everything is marketed toward couples, from special dinner menus to restaurants’ window displays. Plus there’s the ungodly traffic to contend with. We could all use a little levity on this sappiest, cheesiest of holidays, and ...
 
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Press rewind and relive delicious memories.
It’s always hard to let go of old-time favorites, especially when they’ve been staple cravings for years and are suddenly taken away. Case in point: The buzz created by the phased-out Jollibee Champ has still got us reeling, unsure of what will ...
 
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Have your fill of the chunkiest siomai and plumpest hakaw.
Do you also find yourself excited when a dim sum cart rolls in and starts showing off baskets filled with freshly steamed bites? Do you drool at the image of an extra chunky siomai, plump hakaw, or glimmering kuchay? Do you make ...
 
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Yes, we heard you. No cream. 
While Filipinos will never give up rice, our love for pasta cannot be denied. Ever since we learned how to substitute fennel-flavored pork sausage with slices of red hotdogs and pessata with ketchup (sounds horrific, but you know you love it), our ...
 
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You want that chicken during your celebration.
The year of the Golden Rat begins on Saturday, January 25.  According to Chinese lore, the Jade Emperor declared he would decide which animals would be zodiac signs based on the finishers of a race. The clever rat was the smallest of ...
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