Category: Great Eats

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Lime & Basil Thai Restaurant Tagaytay makes case as a go-to Thai place

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It’s obvious from my title that the tone of this review will be positive. For whatever reason, it’s been so difficult to find a Thai restaurant that has made a lasting impression on me in Metro Manila. I didn’t expect I’d find one hidden away in Tagaytay! In recent years Tagaytay has become quite the …

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Have an affordable home-cooked Pinoy meal at Wooden Spoon

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For the longest time, I’ve been hearing about Wooden Spoon. This restaurant isn’t new. It’s not gimmicky or flashy like the recent additions to the local restaurant scene. So why then does it constantly have a long line of people waiting for a table? When we arrived for dinner at around 7PM, we were already …

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7 Foodie Experiences To Try for Your Sapporo Adventure

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Japan is definitely a place that ranks high on every food-lover’s list. The Japanese consider food preparation an art, and you can feel (and taste) this pretty much anywhere you eat– yes, even in the konbini! From using fresh ingredients to ensuring every dish is prepared just right, it’s not at all difficult to appreciate …

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Sampling the famous colourful xiao long bao at Paradise Dynasty S Maison

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As another restaurant riding on the xiao long bao trend, Paradise Dynasty came into the Philippine food scene carrying with it a lot of hype. When I first visited a half-opened S Maison in the MOA Complex last year, I had passed by Paradise Dynasty’s “coming soon” wall advertising their 8 colourful xiao long bao. …

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A cozy little Japanese place in Tagaytay called Aozora Japanese Cafe + Bistro

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I came back home from Sapporo the other day but I’m still soothing a Japan hangover, which is why I decided to write about a local Japanese restaurant, of all things, to fill in the void. Somehow.  Anyway, Tagaytay has become such a favourite weekend getaway spot among residents of Manila in recent years. Aside …

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Take a trip to Europe through Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie

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I first came across Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie through a Booky article. The main focus of that article was actually this German dessert you hit with a mallet to break open, and needless to say I was very curious about it. I’m not particularly knowledgeable about German desserts and I can say for certain I’ve …

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First try at Kapitolyo favourite Haru Sushi Bar and Restaurant

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In the Japanese language, ‘Haru‘ means ‘spring‘. Such a sweet and romantic name to call a restaurant, and quite easy to remember too. No wonder Haru Sushi Bar has established itself as Kapitolyo’s friendly neighbourhood Japanese restaurant. Much like how the Japanese restaurants in Little Tokyo are frequented by people in the south, I feel …

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Healthy eating in style at Green Pastures BGC

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Green Pastures is a farm-to-table restaurant put up by Chef Robby Goco of Cyma fame. Its first branch has been in existence since 2013, but this is the first time I’ve managed to visit their newer BGC branch. The main selling point of Green Pastures is that it serves organic food. They make all their …