There was a time, after Paseo Uno opened in 2003, when trying to get a table was like attempting to gain entrance to eternal bliss. A gatekeeper at the door would check if your name was on the list of the day’s customers. Tough luck if it wasn’t. No name, no entrance.
In March, Inquirer Lifestyle asked 100 people which ramen restaurant they would like to see in the Philippines. Ippudo topped that survey and, on Wednesday, it finally happened. Japan’s world-famous ramen house just opened at SM Megamall’s Fashion Hall.
Whenever Dr. Efren “Boy” Vazquez waves his magic wand, he enchants the culinary scene. The charm is manifested in his restaurants—Café Juanita, Carinderia Au-Gusto, Breakfast @ Juanita’s and Haru.
Along with fitness programs and healthy diets, organic restaurants have been sprouting like mushrooms.
When Sentro 1771 opened at Greenbelt 3 over a decade ago, people raved about how it managed to elevate Filipino cuisine. Instead of serving home-cooked food, executive chef Vicky Rose Pacheco gave her dishes a modern twist.
When we were kids, family members would take turns choosing where to eat out. Mom would start by asking dad, then herself, and then the eldest kid, down to the youngest.
If you think you’ve seen and been to every nook of upscale Bonifacio Global City (BGC), or smelled and tasted all the delightful dishes straight from the kitchens of its plethora of restaurants, think again.
Pork, breaded and fried, is a treat for both young and old. Which is perhaps why tonkatsu and katsu houses have sprouted all over the metro.
Taking inspiration from an imaginary forest clearing in some magical corner of Japan, leading designer Kenneth Cobonpue has shown again his brilliance in designing space with the opening of Akira Japanese restaurant in Makati.
From the outside, Banzai looks like an office building, spare and boxy save for a few standees announcing the specialties. Inside, however, is an open layout of live cooking stations taking up most of the middle portion.