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This category focuses on food and travel related stories from FoodieViewsPH.

SBS Inkigayo Sandwich is Finally in the Philippines

Do you love K-pop? If yes, then you’ve probably heard about Korea’s favourite idol sandwich. If not, then I’m very happy to share with you all about the SBS Inkigayo Sandwich. SBS stands for Seoul Broadcasting System, a national South Korean television and radio network company while Inkigayo is the network’s music program. Since the sandwich is exclusively available inside the SBS Inkigayo’s Studio, it was known as the Inkigayo Sandwich. Advertisements

A Celebration of Food, Diverse Culture & Friendship at Mercato Centrale BGC

What’s That? Indian Food Festival. Where’s That? BGC, Taguig City. The Embassy of India in Manila is celebrating 70 years of India-Philippines friendship. As part of the celebration, the Embassy is hosting a “FESTIVAL OF INDIA” starting this month. One of the events is an Indian Food Festival, a collaboration with India Tourism Office, (Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India), Royal Indian Curry House, Filipino Indian Commerce and Welfare Society, Mercato Centrale, and Zomato Philippines.

Grand Burger – Central Kyoto

Here’s another entry from one of our FoodieViewsPH friends. Aside from “Katsukichi’s Tonkatsu and 500 Imari Ware Sobachoko Wall Display”, Charlie also discovered the go-to restaurant for Kyoto’s carnivores. What’s That? Where’s That? The place is called Grand Burger restaurant which is just a short walk east of the north end of the Kyoto Gosho Imperial Palace Park. The burger cafe was launched in 2015 but before that burger lovers did not have a lot of options besides the usual international and local burger chains. If you happen to be in the area and craving for burgers, this is the perfect place to visit. Just take note that the Grand Burger is just a few steps from the walls of the Imperial Palace. This means that people sightseeing will likely choose this spot. Since it is a simple restaurant with a chef and one waitress, serving time may take a while. But do not worry because it will be all worth it. Grand Burger serves tasty burgers with toppings such as avocado and bacon. They …

Katsukichi’s Tonkatsu and 500 Imari Ware Sobachoko Wall Display

As mentioned in the title, Katsukichi specializes in tonkatsu (pork cutlets). Their chef makes sure that they only use fresh and top quality pork meeting Katsukichi’s standards. They’re also very particular with the ingredients they use. Charlie, one of our FoodieViewsPH friend was able to try their tonkatsu on her recent trip to Japan and she totally enjoyed dining here. Their pork are really of top quality. They’re tender and flavorful, too. Aside from their delicious tonkatsu, Katsukichi features something else. Refer to the photo below and look at the wall. What do you see? Besides beautiful solid wood interior and a relaxing ambiance, Katsukichi also features a very interesting wall display. Those small bowls you see on the wall are 500 Imari-ware soba choko which are used for dipping soba buckwheat noodles. According to research, Imari-ware also called Arita-ware is a Japanese porcelain made at the Arita kilns in Hizen province than began in 17th century. FoodieViewPh found this interesting because one of the most important minor arts in Japan is pottery and porcelain. …

Malagos Chocolate Museum

Bebang, one of our FoodieViews PH friend went on a short vacation. One of the many activities she did was “make her own chocolate!” Wanna make your own, too? The place you need to visit is the Malagos Chocolate Museum in Malagos Garden Resort Davao. This is the first chocolate museum in the country and it opened its door on March 8, 2017. The museum has four sections you need to check out. Museum Section: This area features everything you need to learn about cacao and chocolate-making. The infographics, AVP, audio lectures, and interactive displays will help you on your sweet journey. The Interactive Zone: If you have kids, they can play games and meet Beanie, the Malagos Chocolate mascot. The Chocolate Bar: This is our kind of bar! You can enjoy all sorts of Malagos Chocolate food and drinks. The Malagos Chocolate Laboratory: Now this is where you can make your own chocolate! It costs Php 400 for 250 grams of chocolate. That’s good for 2. You will need to choose your molding tray …

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 …

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. …