Bebek Penyet, Nam Tok, Kueh Dadar – these words sound foreign and very unfamiliar to me. But the taste of the food at Hey Handsome were as comforting as eating Filipino or Chinese food. Hey Handsome seems like a strange name for a restaurant serving Peranakan cuisine. Peranakan or Nonya cuisine is a mixture of Malay, IndonesianContinue reading “Hey Handsome Restaurant”
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Xiu Fine Cantonese Dining Restaurant
Remember the original Lugang along Connecticut street in Greenhills? I remember it was the hottest and hardest table to get for the first few yeas. Now that Lugang has branches in the malls the owners reinvented the space to a fine dining Cantonese restaurant.
Freezer Burn’s Composed Desserts
There’s so many restaurants opening left and right. Some are foreign franchises while some are homegrown concepts. The best thing is some of them are dessert places and that’s what we need right?
Mateo’s Restaurant Café
If you’re like me I learn about new restaurants through social media, whether through a post on Instagram or an article on the web. I’ve never heard of Mateo’s before even though I’ve most likely passed by it. My partner chose the place for our meeting because he passes by it all the time.
Hong Kong: Matcha Heaven at Nakamura Tokichi
If you know me or are a regular reader of this blog then you’ll know I’m a matchaholic. The best places to get the widest choices of matcha products are Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong. When I’m in Hong Kong I track down the new places just to try them out. Some make it toContinue reading “Hong Kong: Matcha Heaven at Nakamura Tokichi”
South Africa: Lion Sands Safari Day 4
On our last day at Lion Sands I was surprised we got a last game drive before we checked out. We had already seen the Big Five in the previous days but we still haven’t seen the elusive zebra. Lo and behold the first animal we saw that chilly morning were young zebras.
#SayNoToNgilo with Sensodyne
It’s the height of summer in the Philippines and everyone can feel the heat. For me relief comes in the form of iced coffee. As long as it’s hot my choice of caffeine is a tall glass of iced coffee. From Manila to Hong Kong to Tokyo to San Francisco I always order iced coffee.Continue reading “#SayNoToNgilo with Sensodyne”
South Africa: Lion Sands Safari Day 3
After two days of waking up at 5:30 am we were getting used to it. The third day of our safari game drive was the most productive. We saw so many animals one after the other.
Conrad Manila, the newest 5 star luxury hotel to open in Manila will be accepting guests this June 15, 2016. I got the chance to see the hotel before it formally opened. The hotel has 347 guest rooms, two restaurants, a bar, and a cafe/chocolatier at the lobby. The hotel is located on top ofContinue reading “Conrad Manila”
South Africa: Lion Sands Safari Days 1 & 2
Our accommodation at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve included all meals as well as two game drives a day each lasting three hours. On our first day we arrived late and had lunch, rested a bit then went on our first game drive at 4:00 pm.