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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. …

Blow-torched Steaks at Ximending Night Market, Taipei

Have you heard of blow-torched steaks? Our friend Charlie discovered this amazing cubes of meat at the Ximending Night Market in Taipei. These perfectly bite-sized meat are not only grilled but also blow-torched and then seasoned to perfection. Want a closer look? Okay! But get ready to drool. Follow us on Instagram for more Foodie On-The-Scene IG Stories like this! Happy eating!

The Food Hive 2.0

Beautiful, right? This food park along Visayas Avenue underwent minor renovations early this year. But the wait is over as it finally reopened it’s doors! The Food Hive 2.0 is now sporting a colorful “Umbrella Roof” perfect for summer. At night, this gorgeous design is complimented by bright outdoor lights giving off a wonderful vibe. Additional elements making your dining experience better is the vibrant Claw Crane and acoustic nights!