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    A no-frills pho affair at Hanoi Corner

    As a fan of Asian noodle soups of different kinds, it’s never been difficult for me to love Vietnamese pho. Anytime my family brings up a never-before-tried restaurant specializing in pho, I’m always game for it. That’s how we wound up one Sunday at Hanoi Corner in San Antonio Village, Makati.

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    Japanese food overload, Part II: Getting a taste of the ramen craze

    Continuing from part I of my recent Japanese eats round-up, I hope you all are ready for more mouth-watering dishes! One of the most recent trends to hit Metro Manila lately is the ramen craze. Ramen places have been popping up like daisies, and yet there is always a loooong line of people waiting to get their chance at a piping hot bowl of ramen. That was the case in the two restaurants we tried anyway. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka is always packed seemingly whatever hour of the day. There are always people standing outside whenever I pass by, and I must admire the persistence of some people when it comes to…

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    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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    Breakfast- well, lunch- at Antonio’s

    I’ve been wanting some time off lately because life has secretly been driving me crazy, so when my family told me they were planning to go up to Tagaytay over the weekend, I decided to come along. No Internet, nothing to remind me about work… Something about being away from the city relaxes the soul somehow. And yet I’m afraid that Tagayatay is quickly becoming commercialized. The traffic is terrible now, but when you get to the place you wish to arrive at, you can’t deny the glorious presence of natural beauty. I hope it stays this way despite all the developments being done here. The weather is usually so…

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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:…