Monday, October 10, 2016

Blackbird: An Intimate Sunday Brunch at the Beautiful Nielson Tower

The Nielson Tower, unknown to many Filipinos who pass by this beautiful white-walled masterpiece, was once a busy air traffic control tower helping planes land safely in the country's very first airport. Today, the heritage building houses one of Metro Manila's best restaurants - Blackbird by renowned Scottish chef and restaurateur Colin Mackay.

When Blackbird first opened its doors in 2014, it was extremely difficult to get a table. You would have to book a table weeks in advance just to get a taste of what all the hype was about. Indeed Blackbird quickly became a huge success with many of its first customers leaving well fed and satisfied, eager to come back and try many everything else Blackbird has to offer.

It's definitely easier to get a table now (reservations are still highly recommended) and the food, I hear, is just as good as when it first opened. Is it worth it? Well, here's what you can expect when dining at Blackbird.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

7 Flavors Buffet: A Nice, Affordable Feast By Celebrity Chef Boy Logro

If you were ever curious as to what Celebrity Chef Boy Logro's cooking tastes like after watching him cook so many times in his GMA 7 show, Idol sa Kusina, then you only have to drop by 7 Flavors Buffet and Restaurant (Addition Hills, San Juan City) to feast on a his kitchen creations. 7 Flavors features a restaurant and cafe in the first floor where you can order a variety of dishes a la carte. If you're looking for a value-for-money buffet, you can head upstairs and a variety of carefully crafted dishes, by Chef Boy Logro and his team, will be waiting for as low as Php 400 during weekdays.

It may not have the same variety of dishes or exuberance when compared with the more popular Vikings or Buffet 101, but as a value-for-money option I would say it's pretty good.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wingstop Wing It Tuesdays: Get 20 Batter-Fried Wings for Only Php 499

Wingstop Philippines recently released a promo that's just too good to be true! For only Php 499, you can feast on the best chicken wings in America - 20 Batter-fried wings equally divided across 4 of your favorite Wingstop flavors. That's around 40% off with 300 pesos saved!

The promo is only for the Batter-fried wings and runs from September 20, 2016 until November 29 2016 every Tuesday. It''s valid for both dine-in and take-out, so you can also take these delicious wings home!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Karabella Ice Cream: All Local, All Natural Ice Cream Made From Carabao Milk

The Philippines is rich with beautiful local ingredients and produce, however it's unfortunate that we don't take full advantage of these wonderful ingredients so that it reaches its full potential. Carabao milk, for instance, is said to be an underrated superdrink that a lot of Filipinos don't get enough of despite being a creamier, healthier alternative to fresh cow's milk (most of which we ship from overseas). Karabella, a Filipino social enterprise, wants to put fresh carabao's milk back in the spotlight by creating delicious dairy products that's made with this amazing ingredient.

Karabella began by selling fresh, flavored carabao's milk but soon after started to make ice cream made from 100% natural fresh carabao's milk as well. The only other company I know that makes ice cream from carabao's milk is ArceDairy, but I like how Karabella starts putting a local, artisan twist to this well-loved dessert!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Lugang Cafe: Feast on Mouthwatering Contemporary Taiwanese Cuisine

Lugang Cafe is the Philippine franchise of Beijing-based Bellagio Cafe, a very popular Taiwanese restaurant in Beijing and Shanghai. True enough, the restaurant has been awarded for its delicious, world-class contemporary Taiwanese dishes and stylish interiors by none other than the prestigious Philippine Tatler's 100 Best Restaurant awards from 2011 to 2014. All the handiwork of their team of world-class Chinese chefs that are passionate to serve the very best dishes that Taiwan has to offer. 

We were able to enjoy a number of their excellent dishes through their Feast All You Can Promotion, which ends this July 30, 2016, where you can enjoy unlimited dimsum and more for only Php 588+! Although they do seem to regularly offer this promo, it's not a certainty so I do recommend you take the opportunity now.

Here's more on our Lugang Cafe experience...