Makati Diamond Residences, the posh serviced hotel across from Glorietta, brings back their ever so popular Champagne & Tapas Buffet, and I got the opportunity to check it out at Alfred, their lounge on the ground floor, before they offer it to the public later this month.
The story of James & Daughters speaks of the unique bond that one creates through food, warmth, comfort, and most of all, love. The Ngs are a family of travelers and eaters, led by patriarch, James, whose daughters (and daughter-in-law) know only to well hot to seek out the best dishes here and overseas. And that’s exactly what they did, bringing their favorite flavors to their new restaurant in Bonifacio Global City.
I’ve been back to Kaijo Steaks and Ramen a couple of times, mainly for the ramen, gyoza, and steak (of course), and have left a satisfied, full customer every single time. I find it amazing to finally have a good ramen place open in BF Resort. The fact that they also serve good steak is the icing on the cake!
You really can’t miss Restoran Garuda, situated along Salcedo street, with the its simple black and white sign and the industrial-looking space you can admire form the street. I’ve sorely been missing makanan Indonesia for a while now, so when I got wind of a new Indonesian place opening right in front of the Indonesian embassy in Makati, I just had to check it out. Fortunately, two other foodie friends had the exact same idea, so off I went to meet with them on a lovely Sunday morning, ready for a heavy brunch.
Back in September of last year, the fab ladies of Flow Retreats partnered with the beautiful ladies of Holy Carabao to host Flow In the Farm, which was a fantastic time for everyone! So, they decided to do it again. Last Saturday, Flow In the Farm part deux took place at The Farm Shed at the Acacia Waldorf School in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, with lots of fun activities for the kids, workshops for both the young’uns and their parents, holistic food vendors, and interesting little stalls at the eco market that sold everything from grow kits to all natural sunblock.
We parked outside Lime & Basil Thai Restaurant’s large wooden gates with its verdant walls, and I stopped to take a quick picture of the grumpy looking wooden statue guarding the villa. To the right of the entrance looks to be the owner’s actual home, and on the left is the restaurant, surrounded by giant tropical plants. It felt like I was transported to a private villa in Ko Samui.
Qiwellness Living is easy enough to find, situated along Aguinaldo Highway right after Domicillo Design Hotel. A receptionist peeks out from the big, bright red door, ushering Jericho and I in, out arrival announced with a clash of a gong. What looks like a simple bungalow on the outside, is actually three levels to the place – the dining floor, the teahouse, and the spa floor. I spent most of my time at the teahouse, looking out at the gorgeous view of Taal Lake while sipping on a sweet tea and reading a book, before heading back upstairs to the dining room for a late lunch.
The Early Bird Breakfast Club is a spot of sunshine at Solenad 3, radiating positivity and warmth with their ‘Gram-worthy interiors of millennial pinks, sage greens, canary yellows, and little accents that give the place a homey, English cottage appeal. Teaming up with Deal Grocer, they’ve come up with a breakfast bundle that includes a British classic, a twist on classic flavors, and a sweet Pinoy breakfast favorite you’ll be fighting over for.