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Omakase, a Japanese Restaurant at Il Terrazzo, Tomas Morato

When I was still working near Greenhills, Omakase was my go-to place for sushi. Mainly because the choices they offer are delicious. My colleagues also got into it when I one day suggested to have our  monthly dinner at Omakase instead. Sadly, I wasn’t able to visit my favorite restaurant after leaving that workplace. Fast forward to last Friday when the Christmas rush took my friends and I by surprise. First of all, we were fully aware that traffic will be very intense. That is why we planned our “Christmas get together” in advance and even reserved a table. Since we were all coming from different directions, Timog Avenue was clearly the best place. Sadly, the restaurant didn’t have an ample parking space. So we waited but still didn’t get a parking space. It was already getting late and most restaurants were about to close we searched the area for another restaurant. This unfortunate incident led us to Il Terrazzo which was a total upgrade because this mall features various restaurants. You see, we always …

New Restaurant Alert: Bistro Charlemagne is worth the trip to Ayala Malls Feliz

I’m from the north which means Ayala Malls Feliz is within my reach; however, I do not live near the area even pass by it because I have no reason to. But after a great dining experience at one of the newest restaurant in that mall, I finally have a reason to visit the area again. The place is called Bistro Charlemagne, a concept by Little Asia. Does “Little Asia” sound familiar to you? Well, it should as it was a restaurant in Tomas Morato back in 2001. Little Asia (LA) gained popularity for its Asian fusion cuisine which led to the opening of three other branches located at Greenhills, McKinley Hill, and Lucky Chinatown Mall. Fast forward to early 2015, LA owner-manager Mr. Charlemagne Lim developed a new Asian-European fusion concept which he called Bistro Charlemagne. They opened their first branch at Ayala Malls Solenad 3 Nuvali. I haven’t been there but I heard good reviews about this bistro. So when I had the opportunity to visit their second branch, I grabbed the chance. …

Dulcinea at Robinsons Magnolia

Whenever my family and I dine at Dulcinea, we would always order churros con chocolate. Why, you ask? Well, there’s something fascinating about this Spanish dessert. Just hearing it makes you want to eat one right away. And Dulcinea is the first place that comes to mind when we crave for one. The branch we always visit is Tomas Morato; however, we were at Robinsons Magnolia that day. So I checked my Zomato app and found out that they’re located on the third floor. Dulcinea Restaurant This classic restaurant has been serving Spanish cuisine with a Filipino touch since 1963, over 50 years now. But do you know who founded it? It was Señor Santos Ruano. He travelled from Spain to the Philippines in 1961 and opened up a little pasteleria on Mabini Street in Ermita called Dulcinea Pasteleria y salon de Te. With his knowledge and his grandparents recipes, he introduced various Spanish dishes and sugary treats including the traditional Spanish dessert that we all enjoy. Churros! Fast forward to the present, Dulcinea continues …

Lin’s Kitchen Claypot and Noodle House

Lin’s Kitchen Claypot and Noodle House is located at the ground floor of Prime Hotel, one of the newest hotels in the heart of Quezon City. The hotel is the first hospitality business expansion of MEGA Global, the very same company behind the Best Sardines Company in the Philippines – MEGA Sardines and Lin’s Kitchen Claypot and Noodle House. I first noticed this restaurant when I attended an event at this Hotel’s cozy rooftop bar – The Nautilus Bar back in July. When I left the hotel after the event, I saw that Lin’s Kitchen Claypot and Noodle House was still full. So when our family friend recommended the place, I thought why not dine there with my uncle and abuelita? And, we did so last Sunday! The Restaurant The Cantonese restaurant opened its doors in 2016 with the main purpose of serving affordable, authentic, and delicious Chinese food in the city. On our first visit, we got to try the following dishes: Fish Fillet Beancurd ₱250.00 Salt & Pepper Shrimps ₱300.00 Yangchow Fried Rice …

Hing Chun Tea House, Newest Restaurant at Malakas Street

Have you been to Malakas Street in Diliman, Quezon City? You’ll probably say yes because that street features a well-known restaurant. I often visit that street because of that said restaurant; however, there’s now another reason. That would be Hing Chun Tea House. This two-storey Chinese restaurant looks small on the outside. But once you’re in, you’ll see that the place offers a spacious open dining area for their guest. And if you’re celebrating an important milestone with the whole family and friends, they have two private rooms on the second floor. Each private room can fit 10 people which can be combined to accommodate more guests. What about the food? Well, Hing Chun Tea House offers a wide selection of dishes and we got to try the following dishes: Westlake Beef Soup Nasi Goreng Fried Rice Pineapple Seafood Fried Rice Stuffed Mushroom Shrimp Duck Wok Noodles Singaporean Bihon Fish Tofu Tausi Salt & Pepper Spareribs Dimsum: Beef Ball, Kuchay Dumplings, Pork Siomai and Japanese Siomai with Century Egg Yes, that’s a lot of dishes …