One of our good ol' faithfuls in Manila is a small restaurant in the basement of the Rockwell Powerplant Mall. The food is consistently good, the service fast and the prices quite reasonable. We . . .
I am busy organizing and decluttering, not just my home but also my computer files, when I stumbled upon some of last years photos of Manila. I am really missing Manila so this is my way of coping... . . .
Mamou is a favorite of many foodies in Manila. The steak is always talked about, though I cannot for the life of me remember how it tastes. I am not a steak person. (I am more likely to remember the . . .
This is our favorite place to eat Japanese in Manila. Not just because of the excellent quality and freshness of the food, but also because of the prices - it is cheap considering the quality. It has . . .
Sometimes you just need fast food and I'm definitely not above a Mc Donalds double cheeseburger or gravy soaked KFC chicken breast (white meat lover!) but the choices are very few. The last time we . . .
When I went back to Manila one of the things that we were looking forward to was eating at Pho Hoa. We miss Vietnamese food in Jakarta, and although there is good ol' Vietopia, it's not the same. . . .
For those looking for a posh place to brunch on weekends, I recommend you check out the Museum Cafe, better known as M Cafe, at Greenbelt 4 in Makati. The setting is just so chic and elegant and there . . .
I am making this list for friends who are visiting or moving to Manila. If you are going to Manila to visit for a few days I hope this helps you decide where to go for shopping and where to eat. . . .
I was getting hungry while waiting for our domestic flight to depart in NAIA 3 so we went to the convenience store to buy a snack when these colorful mini-Jeepney carts caught my eye! To my delight . . .
One of our go-to places for Pinoy (Filipino) food is Sentro. I love how they reinvent traditional Filipino dishes in a more contemporary way. Whenever I am back in Manila we usually go for the . . .
Our favorite resto in Manila used to be Pepato, owned by caterer/restaurateur Margarita Fores. So we were ecstatic to hear that she has a restaurant in Greenbelt 5 called Lusso. And the perfect . . .
Whenever I am in Manila, I always find myself in Bugsy's with my friends, be it the Ortigas branch or the Salcedo Makati branch. But there is something about it that I only found out in my recent trip . . .
My MIL is so sweet! When I arrived in Manila, I was also house-sitting for them. I guess she took our pork- (and pinoy food) cravings to heart because the freezer was basically pork bacon and lechon . . .
I attended the most unusual bridal shower/bachelorette when I was home in Manila for a wedding last November. Usually I know of the prim and proper spa bridal shower or the hen night painting the town . . .
I've been hearing the current craze in Manila are milk teas. It reminds me of the Quickly Taro trend in college! Manila is so over the frozen yogurt ("SO 3 years ago!" according to tea lover Cory) so . . .
This is resto is so good, that even after I've written about it here and here, I wanna do another post on it. This time with photos from my DSLR. I feel like my previous posts didn't do the food and . . .
Despite living in Jakarta, one of the top searches in my blog is for a resto-bar in Manila called Robot. Since there is so much interest in Manila, I would love to write more about it. I will try . . .
I saw pictures of Robot in Preview Magazine and the pictures alone made me wanna check it out. I was intrigued by the interiors which is quite flashy for Manila standards. Tons of pictures after the . . .
Doesn't the Tanduay Ice bottle remind you of something?!? ....Yup you got it! It totally reminded me of Smirnoff Ice or one of those alcopops! It tastes just like it too! Not bad at all Tanduay! It's . . .
It's funny that things you take for granted or barely ate when you were home are missed so much when you are posted in another country! Here are some of the bad stuff that I avoided when I was still . . .