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Restauranteur Dany Himi and sons bring El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse to Makati and ushers in the return of the Sexy Night Out. 
It was a bright and sunny weekday lunch at brand-new El Gaucho at Trump Tower, but we can tell the people in charge were struggling. Publicist Sunny Ku had his Wayfarers on and his usual easy smile, but eventually he confesses the ...
 
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Josh Boutwood has returned with his signature restaurant, Test Kitchen.
I’ve always thought that naming his first standalone restaurant "The Test Kitchen" was one of chef Josh Boutwood’s many strokes of entrepreneurial genius. It’s simple, it’s catchy, it speaks of creativity, and it most definitely piques curiosity. But what I find most ...
 
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Chef Josh Boutwood made sure you’ll be spoilt for choice at this new food hall at S Maison.
It’s like Chef Josh Boutwood read your mind and put together your deepest, darkest food cravings in one place when he personally curated the offerings at My South Hall, the newest dining concept launched by the Bistro Group. In the process, he put ...
 
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Chef Chele Gonzalez and his team show that what you see on the plate isn't the end to your meal.
Gallery by Chele operates on a slight tone of irony. It is, perhaps, one of the last bastions of fine-dining in the city yet it will make you want to lick up the plate for every last drop. It seems more polite to ...
 
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Talisay, his new restaurant in Quezon City, is the product of heartbreak.   
Chef Myke “Tatung” Sarthou went through a period of heartbreak for more than six months. He was quieter than usual. People were looking for his food: “What happened to you?” was a common question he received. Tatung wasn’t really gone. After a couple ...
 
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It'll be hard to top the burgers.
We have to wonder what 8 Cuts was thinking. The popular burger chain has decided to welcome fried chicken into its menu. 8 Cuts has come a long way since its origins as a kitschy modern Pop Tate-type burger joint in 2012 (in hindsight, ...
 
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Check out these lesser known spots for your dose of delicious Japanese broths.
Now that we’ve identified the essential places for your Japanese ramen fix, it’s high time to zoom in on low-key options across Manila that honor this coveted dish. If there’s anything to note about Esquire’s underrated ramen restaurants, it’s that each one ...
 
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Discovery Primea's new menu is serious fun.
Pizza is often delivery food. It's just one of those things, well-loved because the value of the comfort it offers finds roots in the fact that it comes to you. There is no effort: not in getting it, not in eating it. And that's ...
 
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It's the perfect comfort food.
Is there anything more comforting than a heap of beautifully cooked, perfectly seasoned rice topped with gorgeous chunks of smoky grilled meat then smothered in rich and refreshing garlic sauce? Is there anything more comforting than a serving (or more) of shawarma ...
 
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Like-minded chefs Josh Boutwood and Keiran Buck find each other in Manila.
Josh Boutwood has always been a bit of an anomaly in the Manila food scene. Just take one look at him—sure, he has Filipino blood, but more evident is his British side, and this shows in more than just the way he looks ...
 
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Are you ready to go numb?
What it is about spicy food that makes it so addictive? Is it the complexity of the flavors? Is it because it's so good it hurts—and quite literally sometimes, too? Is it the taste of danger? Is it the challenge? Did you ...
 
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Bun Appetit is holding National Lobster Day.
There are holidays we automatically shrug off, the kind we ignore as we flip to the subsequent pages of the calendar for the next important thing because there's absolutely nothing in it for us. We're still at work, the traffic is the ...
 
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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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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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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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