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Dinner for Two at Nobu Hotel Manila

Take a shot at winning a dinner for two at Nobu Hotel Manila. Located at the City of Dreams Manila, people are raving about the hotel where guests can experience celebrity-inspired hospitality in a Japanese setting. It’s the first Nobu Hotel in Asia and is right at the Philippines’ newest entertainment capital. In celebration of its upcoming official launch, Nobu Hotel, City of Dreams Manila is giving away a delectable set-dinner for two at the Nobu Manila restaurant to a lucky winner! Nobu is considered one of the premiere luxury brands in the world. And just a quick look at the restaurant’s photos on their website you know diners are in for a real fine dining experience. For a chance to win a dinner for two, all you need to do is to take a photo of yourself in Nobu Hotel Manila and make it your official entry. Here is the full mechanics: 1) LIKE ...

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Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon at The Fireplace

Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon

Famous for its superior quality and fresh flavor, The Fireplace introduces Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon with an exquisitely crafted menu by Chef Noel showcasing its fine texture and taste. This is another offering that you’ll love from The Fireplace, an upscale grill room perfect for wining and dining. Native of the pristine unpolluted waters of Tasmania, this famed Atlantic Salmon makes up only around 1.5% of the world’s salmon production. Enriched with omega-3 and proteins, discover the richness of this Atlantic salmon variety with selections like Roasted Herbs Crusted Salmon with Creamy Spinach, Peppered Salmon Steak with Cognac Pepper Cream Sauce and more. The perfect sweet conclusion is the luscious Hot Chocolate Soup. A signature dessert at The Fireplace, this rich, velvety and creamy dark chocolate is topped with a scoop of cracked pepper vanilla ice-cream, a unique chocolate creation that has a reputation of its own. Taste of Tasmanian Atlantic ...

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Filipino Dishes with a Twist at Oriang by Cafe de Bonifacio

Oriang Super Fried Rice (215Php) - Oriang by Cafe de Bonifacio

Looking for a new place to dine out? I recommend Oriang by Cafe de Bonifacio where you’ll find Filipino dishes with a twist. Located at Fiesta Market in Taguig’s Market! Market!, the restaurant opened only last month. The team of restauranteurs led by Vic and Alfredo Wenceslao decided to put up a unique concept that still treads the path of Andres Bonifacio, naming it after the wife of the father of the Philippine Revolution – Gregoria de Jesus, also known as Aling Oriang. I love the place. It’s huge an airy. Oriang is also well-lit because of the front glass panel that allows the natural light to come in. The design is modern, yet not the “in your face” kind of thing that other restaurants would want it. The ambiance lends a welcoming vibe, not the intimidating kind. While we wait for other bloggers to arrive, we ordered some drinks. ...

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The Doctor Is In with Sultry Mardigrettes at Murray’s New Orleans

Sultry Mardigrettes at Murray's New Orleans Robinsons Magnolia

Looking for a place to have a good time after a long day? Murray’s New Orleans Robinsons Magnolia is sure to take care of all that every Thursday night. That’s because the doctor is in with sultry Madrigettes. Don’t be misled, you naughty boy you! I’m just referring to one of Murray’s New Orleans themed night offering. Every Thursday night, you’ll find the restaurant bar’s personnel garbed in a nurse’s uniform, even a food server with a stethoscope around her neck. It’s a fun night for all the doctors, nurses, students and individuals in the medical field at the restaurant bar’s Robinsons Magnolia branch. And to make things more fun, make sure to order your MardiDocs Cocktails which is interesting even to non-medical affiliated customers like me. These are cocktail mixes in interesting receptacles.You’ll find test tubes filled with Jager laced with absinthe. A baby feeding bottle filled with Baileys. ...

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The Clawing Continues at ClawDaddy Robinsons Magnolia

ClawDaddy Restaurant

I have been to ClawDaddy Restaurants’ other branches and was quite familiar with their American dishes which I always enjoyed. I looked forward to having the same experience when I recently visited ClawDaddy Robinsons Magnolia. One thing I noticed with every ClawDaddy restaurant that I’ve been to is the different vibe, not a cookie cutter look. The Robinsons Magnolia branch has a slightly dim lighting and I like the inverted boat hanging on the ceiling. The chairs are nice too, complementing their all-red walls decorated with frames of various kind. We started with the Classic Gumbo. It’s like a soup, only thicker and strong in flavor. It’s got some rice, okra, meat, bell pepper, etc. It was my first time to taste a Gumbo dish and I liked it; I know I could finish off a bowl of this dish.  Fried Fisherman’s Platter came along, with Shrimp Fry, Crispy Calamari, ...

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Discovering Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea

Jelly-G Cheesy Mango

Working from home, at times I find myself wanting to go out and stay at a place I can do my task for a different ambiance. It’s a good thing that coffee shops have proliferated all the metro. The problem is, these establishments are sometimes filled with people. That leaves me with no place to sit in or the it’s too noisy I can concentrate on my tasks. My alternative are milk tea shops that is also gaining popularity in the country. But not all milk tea shops are equipped with the facilities that I need. So when I got an invite to discover Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea, I gave it a go. I have to admit I’m quite hesitant because the Jelly-G branch near my place inside Ali Mall in Cubao is just a kiosk. The branch I visited is located along Shaw Boulevard, inside 500 Shaw Centrum Mall. ...

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Comfort Foods and Old Favorites with a Twist at Manilabake

Manilabake - Calamansi Cupcakes (P70)

Once in a while I get a chance to while my time away with friends, especially over great food. Last Saturday was one of those days, dining with blogger friends and discovering comfort foods and old favorites with a twist at Manilabake. This bakery cafe was established by Serye Cafe Filipino on July 2012. Located along Katipunan Avenue, the place is close to where I live but it looks like I’ve been too busy that I missed it. I’m glad I learned about Manilabake by Serye Cafe Filipino. The cafe started off as a bakery where one simply drops by to buy bread and other goodies. Offering breads, cakes, pies and other pastries that are considered heritage recipes made the traditional way is interesting. From the looks of it, foodies caught on as Manilabake evolved into a small cafe offering not only baked goodies but meals as well. The place ...

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A Taste of Portugal at Peri-Peri Grill House

Peri-Peri Hot Grilled Chicken at Peri-Peri Grill House

My recent visit at the Promenade in Greenhills, San Juan accidentally led me to a food tasting at Peri-Peri Grill House with some friends. Peri-Peri proudly claims to offer Portuguese-styled cooking particularly in their grilled chicken. I’ve seen their branch at SM City North Edsa, read reviews about their food, but never had the chance to dine despite being in business since 2005. Are you curious already? Read on as I get to share my  experience that led to a taste of Portugal at Peri-Peri Grill House. The star of the show is Peri-Peri Chicken, spit-fire grilled with the African-Portuguese spice mix imported all the way from Africa.The whole chicken comes with a gravy. The chicken itself is moist all over, possibly because it was basted with their special seasoning while cooking. The chicken is tender, juicy and flavorful. The one served to our group is the “hot” variation. At ...

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Treats, Perks and Surprises via Perxclub Mobile App

Perxclub Mobile App

I have a thick wallet. Not because I have plenty of money in it, but because I have a lot of things stuffed in it. My credit Card, ATM, IDs, calling cards and loyalty cards are all there. I do revisit these items from time to time, like doing an audit, checking out which ones I can store somewhere else or simply toss in my desk drawer. A thick wallet is not a comfortable thing when you’re sitting on it at the back pocket of your pants. I also learned that it darkens the skin of your derriere. So that made me check my wallet more often, so much so that at one point, I decided to leave almost all of my cards only to realize it’s not such a wise decision because I ended up missing some deals or treats from my favorite stores. So I had to juggle ...

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Chinese Dishes by the Dragon Chef

Dragon Chef Hearty and Hip Chinese Cuisine

Chinese cuisine has always been a part if the Filipino culture. Unlike other foreign dishes, we often encounter Chinese foods at home even on regular days. But naturally, these were already cooked the Filipino way. To really experience authentic Chinese cooking, one has to visit a restaurant. I happen to discover one at TriNoMa — Dragon Chef — Hearty and Hip Chinese Cuisine.Located at the 4th Level of TriNoMa in Quezon City, the restaurant is the newest baby of restauranteur Ricky Laudico and Chef Florabel. This is the same group behind SumoSam and RobotoSan and is quite a departure from their other restaurants. Aside from offering Chinese cuisine, the place is also small when compared to their other restaurants that I’ve visited. But that’s actually a good thing because then the service becomes more intimate and the place more quiet. For starters I tried theiri dimsums — Han Gao Shrimp ...

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