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Idiosyncratic, refined Chinese fusion–but purists beware

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Here’s a thought for prospective buyers of condominium units in the many thrusting new skyscrapers in the city: A tall building is actually less preferable than a short one, unless you’re willing to pay the dizzying prices for an upper-story floor.

Posted: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

How Lita Urbina grew Café Laguna from a 5-table ‘carinderia’ to a restaurant chain in the South

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Judging the sinigang (sour soup) entries at the recent National Food Showdown, we looked for the right timpla (taste mix) of sour and salty. We also pierced and shredded the ingredients to determine if they were properly cooked, not under or over, and looked at the outcome to see if all the elements were presented well.

Posted: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Food | Read More »

Crunchy papaya salad, three-sauce pork belly, melt-in-the-mouth squid–this is no ‘fusion-confusion’

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Malaysian chef Alvin Fabian Emuang warmly greeted me as I walked through the door of his new restaurant, Truly Asia, at Fisher Mall. This is his second restaurant after the success of his Baguio venture, Chef’s Home.

Posted: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

Old and new favorites at Jade Garden

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From the 1990s to early 2000s, this restaurant was a favorite place for Peking duck and a selection of Cantonese dishes. It went into a hiatus for eight years when Glorietta was renovated.

Posted: Thursday, September 25th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Indulging in foie gras at Resorts World Manila

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There are a few restaurants with well-credentialed chefs that have gone unnoticed. I just came across one.

Posted: Thursday, September 25th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Paseo Uno: Farewell to all that

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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.

Posted: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Japan’s world-famous ramen house opens in Manila

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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.

Posted: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Crispy oysters, ‘chawan mushi’s custard within a custard and other Haru delights

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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.

Posted: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Bianca Araneta-Elizalde launches ‘food revolution’

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Along with fitness programs and healthy diets, organic restaurants have been sprouting like mushrooms.

Corned beef ‘sinigang,’ ‘galunggong’ fillets with ponzu sauce, diced tofu with ‘bangus’ belly

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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.

Posted: Thursday, September 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »