Author: FoodieViewsPH

Elbert’s Steak Room

Have you heard of this room? Charlie, one of our FoodieViewsPH members recently dined here and all she can say is, “It was the best steak I’d ever had.” What’s That? Where’s That? This hidden gem is called Elbert’s Steak Room owned by Elbert Cuenca. It opened its door in 2007 with only three tables. Yes, you read that right. But with the overwhelming support of their customers and word of mouth, the steak restaurant was full every night. Thus, they were able to afford additional things like a table for two.   Later on, Elbert’s Steak Room was able to expand adding in a semi-private room with a square table for six and a round table for eight as well as a fully private room with a long table that can seat up to eight guests. Besides these additions, Elbert’s Steak Room also has bar that can accommodate six solo diners. Then in 2013, the owner decided to move the fully private room in a much larger space downstairs which can accommodate up to …

Soho Park – The Modern Cafe & Restaurant in Cebu City

Suze, one of our FoodieViews PH member discovered a chic and lovely restaurant during her trip to Central Visayas. What’s That? Where’s That? Continue reading… Located in the heart of Cebu’s IT park, you will find a modern cafe & restaurant called Soho Park. Does the name sound familiar? Well it should as the name stands for “South of Houston Street”, a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. New York City in Cebu? Why not?! The New York food scene is a delicious celebration just like Cebu’s growing restaurant scene. Now added to that list is the Soho Park. Chef and operations manager Robert Leonhardt has and continuously brings in a lovely diverse menu. In fact, their New York-inspired food are made from seasonal and internationally sourced ingredients which Filipinos can enjoy in their chill environment. Yes, besides great food this modern cafe & restaurant features a lovely interior – brick-laden walls, open kitchen and lighting. So if you want a chic and cozy dining experience, visit Soho Park. They’re located at the ground …

Mercato Centrale Firenze

Have you been to Florence? No? Same. That is why we are happy to share with you photos that our guest foodie recently shared with us. Below are a few image of her journey through the streets of Florence. Don’t they look good? Anyway, there another photo that really caught our attention. This was taken at Mercato Centrale Firenze. If you love watching shows on Food Network and TLC, you have probably seen this scenario. Mercato Centrale Firenze was the brainchild of Umberto Montano, who with Claudio Cardini launched the project that would give Florence back one of its most important locations: the first floor of the covered market in the San Lorenzo neighbourhood. The project became a reality in spring 2014, marking the 140th anniversary of the iron and glass building erected in 1874 according to a design by architect Giuseppe Mengoni – also responsible for the San Ambrogio market and the more famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. Source: http://www.mercatocentrale.it Open daily from 10 am until midnight, this large covered marketplace will give …

SNOOPY Cha-ya, Kyoto Nishiki

Jackie, one of our foodie friends visited Kyoto, Japan. There she explored various places one of which is Nishiki Market (錦市場, Nishiki Ichiba). This narrow, five block long shopping street features more than a hundred shops and restaurants earning them the name “Kyoto’s Kitchen”. This place is lively with fresh seafood, seasonal foods and many of Kyoto’s specialties. Tako tamago: A small baby octopus with a quail’s egg which is both salty and sweet. In the middle of these stalls is a cute SNOOPY-theme cafe. Yep, you’ll find Charlie Brown’s pet beagle here. The cafe offers a variety of meals such as Snoopy Japanese style omelet rice salad with soup and Woodstock’s Japanese style curry. For dessert, they have Snoopy roaring tea chiffon cake, Snoopy grilled pancake, Woodstock Ise Hojo Tea Parfait and Uji Green Tea Warabimichi wich you can partner with Snoopy Matcha Latte or Snoopy roaring tea latte. Cute, right? Menu images from http://www.snoopychaya.jp

Welcome to Dreamland Arts & Crafts Café – Tagaytay City

Last weekend, two of our FoodieViewsPH friends (Suze and Ayen) went  to Tagaytay City. There they discovered Dreamland Arts & Crafts Café, a homey place targeted to all dreamers as well as doers, thinkers, artists and crafters. Just look at that lovely interior and colorful decorations. Everywhere you look you’ll find something that would brighten your day – dreamcatchers of every color and size, inspirational quotes as well as arts & crafts (that you can buy).  Even the tables, seats and stairs don’t break theme. Indeed, Dreamland Arts & Crafts Café will inspire you to dream and conquer. What’s great about this is they won’t let you conquer the world on an empty stomach! 😉 Take note that the main attraction is their arts & crafts and their food is their secondary offering. Moreover, Dreamland Arts & Crafts Café is not a a fast food chain which means that they cook your food upon ordering. Though it might take a while (depending on your order), you’ll get to eat good food cooked with love and NO preservatives. …