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Pig’s scalp in strips, plump Peking duck, homemade tofu with truffle sauce


After Madrid Fusión Manila (MFM), everything seemed anticlimactic—even as we groaned about bulging waistlines and enough degustation meals to last a lifetime. Surely we’re not the only one who craved the simplicity of corned beef and rice.

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Michelin-star chef Christian Têtedoie in Manila–expect his signature lobster and calf’s head


The schedules Skype interview was a meeting, again, of two French chefs—a mentor and former apprentice who are now friends, giving the encounter a convivial atmosphere with smiles and laughter in between questions.

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 in Columns,Featured Columns,Food | Read More »

Sambo Kojin’s Korean barbecue, Japanese ‘yakiniku’ drawing long queues as early as 9 a.m.


The announcement had just been made on Facebook, but when restaurateur Vicvic Villavicencio recently opened a new Sambo Kojin branch at SM Megamall, the queue had snaked down the mall’s corridors.

Posted: Thursday, April 30th, 2015 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Michelin-starred French chef closes Moscow restaurant

MOSCOW–Michelin-starred French chef Pierre Gagnaire is to close his restaurant in a Moscow luxury hotel, a spokeswoman said Monday, with Russian media blaming the economic crisis and the embargo on many Western foods for the decision. “After five years of fruitful cooperation with Pierre Gagnaire, Les Menus restaurant is closing because of the agreement running […]

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 in Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lifestyle mini guide to Morato Avenue’s changing foodscape


Long before shopping malls gathered dining places in one accessible place, Tomas Morato Avenue was one of Quezon City’s first restaurant rows. In the ’90s, people bar-hopped along that row, with Tia Maria being one of the more popular hangouts. Friends chipped in for platters of tacos and pitchers of spiked drinks. In those years, […]

Posted: Thursday, March 12th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Food | Read More »

Good things come to those who wait


The hype gets in the way of what Tim Ho Wan is–a reasonably priced canteen serving Cantonese food to the same exacting standards of HK locals.

Posted: Thursday, March 5th, 2015 in Food,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Gregorian Choir of Paris delights Cebuanos


The Gregorian Choir of Paris came to Cebu under the aegis of the French Embassy, Alliance Française de Manille, Alliance Française de Cebu and Ayala Malls. The group consists of 26 male and female choristers who come from different counties. Its mission is to preserve the Gregorian chant in liturgical rites as well as perform […]

Posted: Sunday, March 1st, 2015 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Grace Park, other restos make it to famous chefs’ guide

If culinary icon Margarita Fores is wearing a bright smile these days, it’s for a good reason. Her popular restaurant, Grace Park, has just made it to the famous “Where Chefs Eat” this year. Published by Phaidon, it’s considered the “real insider’s guide” to where to dine—600 chefs from all over choosing about 3,000 restaurants […]

Go on, get KyoChon

If there’s one culture we Filipinos have embraced the most in the last few years, it has to be Korean. From television dramas and music to K-pop idols, Filipinos have become totally crazy about anything from South Korea.

Posted: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 in Food | Read More »

Dining for good luck in new Cantonese resto


Crystal Dragon, City of Dreams Manila’s premium Cantonese restaurant, welcomes the Year of the Wood Sheep with two special lauriat menus, including a dessert platter with such unlikely ingredients as Emmental cheese, desiccated coconut and sweet potato.

Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »