Pineapple on a pizza? Perhaps

Does pineapple go on a pizza? This is probably one of the most debated issues in the food world. Even famous chefs like Gordon Ramsay have weighed in on this tropical topic. The Hell’s Kitchen head honcho’s answer was not surprising but does it really matter? It boils down to preference. If you don’t like…

Genki Sushi opens new branch and adds new items on its menu

Popular for its sushi delivery system, Genki Sushi is quickly becoming a favorite among sushi-loving Filipinos. And I see why. The Japanese restaurant chain recently opened its fourth branch at SM Aura Premier in Bonifacio Global City, proving that they are doing good business in the country. Managed locally by the Mother Spice Group, Genki…

Cebu’s UNO restaurant puts the spotlight on Filipino fare

When you ask me what my comfort food is, I would quickly respond Filipino food. As someone who grew up eating good Filipino fare at home, my love affair with local cuisine will last forever. Pizza got nothing on kare-kare. The best thing about my mom and dad’s cooking (yes, they both cook) is they…

Asian food with a twist

When opening a restaurant in Manila, one sure fire way to succeed is to offer something familiar with the Filipino palate. And when it comes to food, you can never go wrong with Asian. Well, unless you serve bad food. The secret behind the menu of Toast Asian Kitchen, one of the newest restaurants in…

Filipino-inspired Japanese-Peruvian dishes

Okay, that title is a bit confusing. How can food be Filipino, Japanese, and Peruvian at the same time Well, ever since Nobu opened here in Manila, foodies (myself included) have wondered how would it incorporate its cuisine with Filipino flavors. After all, it’s a common practice for international restaurant chains to include Filipino food/flavors…

Experience teishoku-style dining

It’s no secret, I love Japanese food. So, every time there’s a new Japanese restaurant opening, I get really excited. The current situation in the local food scene means I get excited a lot. There are so many restaurants putting up shop, including Japanese restaurant chains, that sometimes it’s hard to pick where to dine…

Makati restaurant lands on CNT’s ‘Best Restaurants in the World’ list

CondĂ© Nast Traveler recently released its list of the Best Restaurants in the World. Listing down 207 restaurants from around the globe, the travel magazine qualified eateries that received special attention from food writers, chefs, diners, and travelers. And the lone Philippine restaurant that made it to the list is Your Local. Owned by Chef…

Singapore style hawker center now in Manila

Hawker centers in Singapore is the go-to dining destination for local and tourists alike. It’s not only inexpensive but you get to taste local and regional flavors—from laksa to chicken rice to fried hokkien mee to mee siam to roti to satay. Personally, I have not tried hawker centers. I know, I know. Bad, foodie….