Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ippudo Philippines: World-Renowned Hakata Style Ramen Now Serving at Eastwood Avenue

Ippudo, the international ramen phenomenon, is finally spreading smiles and "arigatou" with their delicious bowls of ramen at Eastwood City's fast-rising food strip, Eastwood Avenue. The world-class ramen house's roots began at 1985 Hakata, Japan's ramen capital, when Ramen King Shigemi Kawahara opened his first ramen store. Since then, they've opened over 80 stores around the world, with long lines a common sight in every store. If you're interested to know more about Ippudo's history, check it out here.

From the very first sip, I can confidently place Ippudo as one of my top 3 ramen restaurants in Metro Manila. What they have is perfection in a bowl with a delicate balance between the broth, ingredients, and noodles resulting such a delicious bowl of ramen.

Ippudo's signature Hakata-style tonkotsu (pork-based) broth is what makes every bowl of ramen coming out of Ippudo's kitchen special. It probably took the Ramen King years of hard work, constantly changing and innovating the recipe, before he was able to come up with the perfection.

Here's what you can expect from your first visit at Ippudo, Eastwood Avenue...

Monday, January 16, 2017

Applebee's Grill & Bar: There's Always A Reason To Celebrate

Applebee's, the American Grill & Bar franchise, finally opened their second Philippine branch last July 2016 at Eastwood City - a welcome addition to the amazing selection of restaurants located along Eastwood Avenue. It's sister company, IHOP, is currently still under construction but will soon be available to hordes of pancake lovers that frequent Eastwood. 

The restaurant is all about celebration since Applebee's runs on the belief that 'There's always a reason to celebrate' with delicious comfort food - may it be a good test scores at school or successful projects at the office. Of course, there are also countless birthdays, anniversaries, and promotions to celebrate, but they're really champions of celebrating both the little things and big life events.

Applebee's American comfort food concept consisting of ribs, burgers, tacos, tenders, and mac and cheese really makes eating at Applebee's a celebration in itself - a feast for anyone who loves to eat their heart out. 

Here's what makes dining at Applebee's a little special, and should be reason enough to take your next celebration to their newly opened Eastwood Avenue store...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Gourmet Farms Express: A Fresh, Healthy Alternative to Fastfood

Healthy food is difficult to come by in Metro Manila without having to pay an arm and a leg. Restaurants serving organic dishes typically charge anywhere above Php 400 pesos per person for a meal. Gourmet Farms Express brings fresh produce straight from their farm, whipping these up into tasty dishes, to serve to your table at a more affordable price. 

Gourmet Farms Express is the first Metro Manila restaurant of the Gourmet Farms Estate, a 12 hectare organic farm located at Silang, Cavite, and hopefully is one of many delicious, organic restaurants to sprout all over the metro. It's just one of the new restaurants to grace Eastwood City's rising dining strip, Eastwood Avenue

Here are the delicious dishes that you would find at Gourmet Farms Express...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Pizza Hut Introduces Hut Feasts Meal for 10 and They're Putting 25% More Cheese on Their Pizzas!

Fast food chains around the Philippines have been picking up their promo game to kick off 2017 and Pizza Hut is no different by bringing you this awesome Hut Feasts Meal For 10! That's a feast for 10 people at Php 1,299 or Php 130 per person. If you factor in the 10% service charge, then the real cost is actually Php 1,429 or roughly Php 143 pesos per person

That's way cheaper, on a per person basis, than either the Shakey's 2017 Meal Deal or the Pancake House's Php 370 For Two

They haven't announced a promo deadline yet, but Pizza Hut did say they're putting 25% more CHEESE on your favorite Pan Pizz for FREE! Check out more below... 

Choose Any Two of These Pancake House Dishes and Pay Only Php 370

There are a number of very enticing promos to start the year that certainly do not help with any of our diet goals for 2017, the most popular of them all is Shakey's Philippines 2017 Meal Deal. If you're only planning to have a casual lunch date for two, however, the 2017 Meal Deal is a bit too much. That's when Pancake House's Php 370 Meals come in handy. That's Php 200 per person (including 8% service charge) for food that's slightly more refined and is a lot better for you. 

You can choose from these three Pancake House favorites: Special Salisbury Steak, Spaghetti with Taco, and Pork Vienna. Each other comes with iced tea. 

This particular promo is available in Luzon and Metro Manila until February 28, 2017.