food

dessert

Maxi Mango definitely has come a long way. The dessert brand, which for its deceptively easy yet oddly addictive mango float became a enormous hit in the Philippines, recently opened its first branch in Singapore. Owner Miki Arceo-Velasquez, a former housewife in the reality show “Pinoy Big Brother,” launched their Maxi Mango shop at the Capitol Piazza shopping mall last August 2. Curious clients flocked to the stall to get

event

At this year’s Taste of London, an annual gathering of over 50,000 foodies, chefs, and culinary taste-makers around the world, held at Regent’s Park, the Department of Tourism showcased the best of the Philippines, especially its food. The Philippine booth served dried mangoes from Cebu and snacks in the 5-day case, attracting crowds with live musical performance and jam sessions. Through the involvement of the Philippines in this year’s London

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MANILA – Japan’s famous Menya Kokoro has finally opened their first mazesoba shop in Philippines. The branch is located at the bustling and beautiful Uptown Mall in Taguig. The restaurant was first opened by Chef Takuma Ishikawa shop in 2013. And after just one year later, Menya Kokoro received the Best Mazesoba Award in Japan. Menya Kokoro has already expanded to other countries including Canada, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore. Now us

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An explosion rocked a Quezon City restaurant’s façade past midnight. A witness informed police station operatives in Kamuning that the explosion happened around 12:40 a.m. In front of the Chung Mi Rae Korean Restaurant on Scout Tuazon Street corner Timog Avenue in Barangay South Triangle. The Explosives Ordnance Disposal team of the Quezon City Police District arrived at the scene and said the explosion was triggered by an MK2 fragmentation

pain

OVER 200 people complained of vomiting and dizziness after partaking of food served at the birthday celebration of former first lady Imelda Marcos. Senator Richard Gordon, chairman of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), said PRC medic teams were responding to the incident at the Ynares Sports Complex in Pasig City Wednesday, July 3. In a series of Twitter posts, Gordon said the PRC team initially brought three patients to the

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MANILA — Celebrity chef Rob Pengson, who formerly helmed The Goose Station’s pricey ‘degustacions’, is currently offering one of the bang-for-the-buck (if not ‘the’ most affordable) 10-course tasting menus in Manila. So, if you fancy a 10-course for only a P1,200? In Poblacion’s Esqinita, that’s 100% possible. Hailing itself a modern carinderia, Esqinita, off Makati Avenue at P. Guanzon Street in Poblacion, serves up hip versions of familiar Pinoy dishes

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MANILA — Chino MNL may seem intimidating and mysterious to those just passing by that stretch of park at One Bonifacio High in the center of Bonifacio Global City. With just ‘Chino’ plastered onto the big glass windows, it doesn’t tell the prospective diner much. An example to which it doesn’t scream that this restaurant with modern-industrial interiors is the second branch of a celebrated Hong Kong restaurant, nor does

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Cheese in Cebu? Who doesn’t love cheese? Cut straight from the block or fried and melted, by itself or as a topping, cheese is a food item enjoyed anytime of the day. In celebration of National Cheese Day tomorrow, here are six cheese-tastic dishes from restaurants. For all the cheese lovers out there, this is for you! 1) Cheese Ribs from Fat Dois Where: A.S. Fortuna St., Banilad, Mandaue City

burger

In the fourth time so far, the famous American burger chain set up a pop-up store in Manila to sell its products. Which begs the question, will In-N-Out finally open a branch in the Philippines? Pinoy fans were able to get a taste of In-N-Out burgers around 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, via a pop-up store at Blackbeard Seafood Island at Venice Piazza in Taguig City. Unsurprisingly, these

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When Shake Shack finally opens its doors to the public, expected long queues apparent at Central Square in Bonifacio Global City come May 10th. “Did ya hear? We’re opening on May 10 at Central Square BGC!” read a post on the Shake Shack Philippines Facebook page on Monday. The famous American burger joint was brought to the country by the luxury retailer SSI Group. As the first Philippine branch of