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You can still have the best ramen in the Metro.
Ramen Yushoken and its sibling restaurant Mendokoro Ramenba are famous for many things: first, they arguably have the best ramen in the country; two, they probably also have the best gyoza in the country; three, they do not offer takeout. Though the last ...
 
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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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The singer-songwriter is perhaps still best-known in the Philippines as a chain of chicken restaurants.
Most young people might just know the name as a chain of restaurants specializing in roasted chicken, but for older generations, Kenny Rogers was a singer, songwriter, and actor responsible for enduring hits like “Islands in the Stream” (a duet with Dolly ...
 
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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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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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Francesco Ricasoli is the 32nd baron of Brolio in Chianti.
Baron Francesco Ricasoli of Brolio, the oldest estate in Chianti, was recently in Manila to dine with fellow wine lovers and to share his celebrated wines.Francesco Ricasoli, 32nd Baron of Brolio The 32nd baron of Ricasoli resides Castello di Brolio, a family-owned fortress ...
 
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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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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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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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Andrea Spagon's skill with beef with be a hit with beef lovers.
There is nothing much on the plate: an oversized white disc where, at the center, is a nugget of beef, brown all around but prettily pink in the middle; beside it is a dollop of mashed potatoes. There are no extra garnishes, ...
 
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MOS Burger's rice burgers are coming.
Rice burgers are nothing new in the Philippines. In fact, one might even consider it sensible, a marriage between two things beloved by Filipinos. There were Sango!, which has revived itself a few times over (the most recent in 2019), McDonald's, which ...
 
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This dish is not for the faint-hearted.
It's 2020 and we're still eating ox brain because no documentary will deter us from this amazing delicacy. Ox brain in the Philippines is normally associated with Middle-Eastern restaurants, but it's also used widely in French, Spanish, Mexican, and Italian cuisines. Animal brain can be ...
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