• Great Eats

    Japanese food overload, Part I: Sushi, rolls, and more sushi!

    Aside from the fact that I haven’t baked in two weeks (!!!), I’m too tired to check on my backlogs and write a recipe post, so I decided to just write a ‘What I’ve Been Eating Lately’ post. I noticed a little pattern with the restaurants we’ve been eating in lately; a pattern that I am actually quite pleased with. Japanese food is in my top three favourite cuisines and is assuredly one of my food weaknesses. Any time I get to eat it you can rest assured I will have a smile on my face when I leave the restaurant. These past two weeks of eating out has seen…

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    Dimsum overload at Hyatt Manila’s Li Li Restaurant + a special treat for readers

    The Hyatt Hotel is one of Manila’s grandest and for me one of the more accessible five-star hotels in the metro. I live maybe 20 minutes away, and after this luncheon I had, I began wondering why we didn’t visit the restaurants here a little more. I was invited to an intimate lunch at Li Li’s Restaurant a few days ago to sample the restaurant’s lauded dimsum dishes alongside a couple of other cool kids (READ: really talented bloggers). It was my first time being formally invited to an event like this, so I was a mixture of nerves and excitement. Aside from the delicious food, the other great part…

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    What I’ve Been Eating Lately

    A little busy this week so I didn’t have time to edit photos for a post, but rest assured a yummy one is coming up on the blog in the next day or so. So instead, I thought I’d do a W.I.B.E.L. post featuring my favourites from the meals I’ve had recently. 🙂 I attended a wedding reception some weeks ago and they held it in the newly opened Raffles Makati. It was the first wedding held in that hotel, and the couple picked a super classy menu for an evening of fine-dining. (L-R) Roast beef and buttery shrimp; Two-coloured macarons with dark chocolate ganache filling; and my personal favourite:…

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    Experiencing Yabu’s authentic katsu

    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a fan of anything fried. In fact, I don’t eat them quite often. But during the times that I do, they have to be worth my stomach space. That’s where Yabu: House of Katsu comes in. I’ve been hearing about this restaurant from some of my friends but I’ve never actually tried it until a few days ago. Yabu boasts of its katsu that is crisp on the outside but so soft on the inside you can cut it with your chopsticks. With the help of Chef Kazuya Takeda of Tonkatsu Takeshin fame (a restaurant I’m keeping in mind for when…

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    {Random Eats} Eating around a 10k run

    Lunch a week before the run: Oody’s Thai Rice, Noodles & Bar {2nd Floor, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center Makati City, Philippines} ~~~ Dinner a few days before the run: Tao Yuan Sharksfin and Seafood Restaurant {2nd Floor, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Reina Regente, Binondo, Metro Manila, Philippines} ~~~ Breakfast after the run: Pancake House {Nationwide} ~~~ Why is it always more pleasurable to eat preparing for and after a run? 😉

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    Of things lately eaten and enjoyed

    BREAKFAST Kabisera ng Dencio’s {B3 Ground Floor, Bonifacio High Street, 5th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio Global City Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines} ~~~ LUNCH Zhu Chinese Cuisine {32nd and 5th Ave., Fort Bonifacio Global City Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines} ~~~ DINNER Peking Garden Restaurant {Level 3, Trinoma Mall, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines} ~~~ Been to any good restaurants recently? 🙂