New Menu at C2 Classic Cuisine

I’ve eaten at C2 Classic Cuisine in Greenhills twice before and both times with balikbayans. There were hits and misses but generally my guests enjoyed the Filipino food. When I was recently invited to try out their new menu I immediately invited 3 of my friends to join me. I liked the new interiors aContinue reading “New Menu at C2 Classic Cuisine”

Lunch at Pino Resto Bar

I’m always on the lookout for good Filipino restaurants in Manila to bring balikbayans to. I’ve read about Pino but I didn’t feel like going to their original branch in Quezon City. I was glad they opened a new branch in Jupiter St. in Makati. The restaurant was next to Mangetsu. My friend Ariel cameContinue reading “Lunch at Pino Resto Bar”

Lunch at Madeca at The Podium

Yesterday I went to The Podium for a simple errand for my cousin Sha who asked me to buy her a few bottles of squid ink from Terry’s Selection. This quick shopping trip led me to the 5th floor for lunch at Madeca. Madeca is located at the 5th floor cinema level of The PodiumContinue reading “Lunch at Madeca at The Podium”

Dinner at BBQ Republic

For the past couple of months every time I passed by Wilson St. or whenever I go to Animal House I’d see the sign of BBQ Republic. From the logo I surmised it would be one of those chicken / pork barbecue with java rice kind of place. When I went there a week agoContinue reading “Dinner at BBQ Republic”

Dinner at Maimee’s Garden Cafe

Last week I received a text from my friend Deb who invited me and my US based cousin, Stanley for dinner with some of his HS classmates. Since it was in a restaurant that was very near my house I quickly said yes. But then I hardly turn down dinner invitations – far or near. IContinue reading “Dinner at Maimee’s Garden Cafe”

Lunch at Cafe De Bonifacio

When my balikbayan aunt called me and invited me for lunch I knew exactly where I wanted to take her. I wanted to try the Filipino restaurant Cafe de Bonifacio at The Podium mall. Chef Ojie who created a memorable meal for me at the Herb’s Best dinner party is also the man behind CafeContinue reading “Lunch at Cafe De Bonifacio”

Sunday Lunch at Laguna Garden Cafe

For our last meal in Cebu, Tes insisted that I try the food at Laguna Garden Café at the Ayala Center. Right across was Café Laguna which was managed by other relatives. This group also had another restaurant in the mall called Lemon Grass. All restaurants were quite popular with diners. Having tried all threeContinue reading “Sunday Lunch at Laguna Garden Cafe”

Filipino Food at Mercato Centrale

I brought my friend Ariel who’s from San Francisco to Mercato Centrale at the Bonifacio Global City on a Saturday afternoon.It was hot, hot, hot and there were fewer vendors from the first time I went to Mercato. Nevertheless there were a lot of good food to choose from. Ariel was quite excited when heContinue reading “Filipino Food at Mercato Centrale”