Lunch at Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant Nikkei Robata, BGC

Did you know that Japanese culinary traditions have a strong influence on Peruvian food?

As it has the second largest ethnic Japanese population in South America, brought about by Japanese immigration starting in the late 19th century, it is hardly surprising that Peruvian cuisine would feature more than just a few Japanese touches.

Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC

Hokkaido’s robotayaki (the method of charcoal-grilling meat, seafood and other ingredients to imbue them with a delicious flavor and smoky aroma) makes its influence felt in Peruvian cuisine in the recently opened Nikkei Robata branch in Uptown, Bonifacio Global City.

Whether enjoying the hustle-and-bustle of the street in its al fresco area or relaxing in its well-appointed interiors, foodies can look forward to expertly grilled top-quality meats and seafood that makes for a deliciously satisfying meal.

Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC

During our errand day in BGC, my daughter #ExhibitA and I decided to have lunch at Nikkei Robata, where we enjoyed:

Chips (Complimentary). Crispy potato chips served with a tangy cream dip.

Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC

Unagi Nigiri (₱250). Two pieces of grilled sliver of eel doused in teriyaki sauce served on top of sushi rice.

Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC

Panko (₱395/5pcs | ₱680/10pcs). Panko-covered slices of salmon, kampyo, truffled cream cheese, shiitake, cucumber and onion leeks all rolled together and served with salad sauce.

Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC

Salmon Risotto (₱680). Main dish composed of grilled salmon belly served on top of risotto with shimeji, shiitake and enoki mushrooms, as well as asparagus, then doused with spicy and cheesy huancaina sauce and sprinkled with parmesan.

Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC

Specialty Drinks (₱180 each). Sometimes, the adventure of our day comes in the form of an unusual drink that accompanies our meal. While these (thankfully!) do not contain alcohol, they added a refreshing aspect to our lunch.

Nikkei Robata BGC
Okinawa Lady. Triple berry juice layered with lime juice and sugar syrup.
Nikkei Robata BGC
Mr. Ozaki. Layering of freshly squeezed lemonade and Nikkei Robata’s Premium Black Tea.

Dining here might be a bit pricey but, from its upscale yet comfy surroundings to its unique menu of Japanese-Peruvian dishes, Nikkei Robata certainly promises a gastronomic adventure!

Check it out for yourself!

Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC
Nikkei Robata BGC

This Nikkei Robata branch is located at Ground Floor, Uptown Ritz, 36th corner 8th Avenue, Uptown Bonifacio, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, open Sundays to Thursdays from 11am to 10pm and Fridays to Saturdays from 11am to 11pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 975 0870428.

Another branch is located at Second Floor, Newport Mall Garden Wing, Newport World Resorts, Newport City, Pasay City. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 945 5511898.

For more details about Nikkei Robata, visit its website or follow it on Facebook and Instagram.

Flavor Adventure Feast at Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar

I admit: I do have mixed feelings about this #ReturnToOffice thing.

While it does provide a welcome change of scenery from my home office desk and an opportunity to meet up with office friends, the hassle of the long commute to and from the office can get me stress levels soaring.

One of my coping mechanisms is to treat myself to something delicious. After all, good food does have a way of lifting my spirits.

So armed with my SuperCard, I took my office teammates on a Flavor Adventure at the nearby Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar branch along Tomas Morato Avenue.

Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast

The SuperCard is the loyalty program that combines dine-in and delivery benefits from Shakey’s and Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar, and R&B Milk Tea Philippines.

This Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar branch features comfortable and airy interiors with high ceilings, ample seating and bright colors that calls back to the vibrant flavors of its signature dish.

Here, my friends and I were able to enjoy a SuperCard Exclusive: the Flavor Adventure Feast!

Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast

This delectable group meal combines the various flavors and textures of the restaurant’s dishes to cater to four to five persons and provides at least ₱475 in savings, to boot!

Dine-in patrons just need to present their SuperCard enjoy the Flavor Adventure Feast for just ₱1,499. Foodies who want to enjoy this group meal at home via takeout or delivery for ₱1,574.

Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast

Here are what my teammates and I feasted on for lunch during our #RTO day:

1 Whole Chicken

Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken brings about its famed dish by marinating a whole chicken overnight in a special mixture of peri-peri chili, herbs and spices, then charcoal-grilling it to a gloriously golden hue.

Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast

This flavorful and juicy grilled chicken is best enjoyed with one or a combination of the restaurant’s eight signature sauces representing various gastronomic destinations, ranging from mildly sweet (Cajun Remoulade, Hoisin Sesame and Sweet Soy), medium spiciness (Garlic Brew, Spiced Vinegar and Mesquite BBQ) and hot (Chili Peppa and Harissa Exotica).

Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast

1 Carbonara to Share

A platter of this cream-based pasta made this meal all the more filling.

Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast

4 Hearty Soups

Bowls of hearty chicken soup warmed our tummies and got us raring for more.

Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast

4 cups Java Rice

This flavorful rice dish with its bright orange color and slight nutty flavor goes so well with grilled dishes, especially the peri-peri chicken!

Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast

4 Regular Sides

Side dishes dishes such as coleslaw, corn ‘n carrots and mashed potatoes complement the flavors and texture of the Peri-Peri chicken.

Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast

To complete the meal, the Flavor Adventure Feast also comes with 1 Liter drink.

Going back to the office after two years of working from home may be stressful, but I know I can always look forward to feasting on the wondrous flavors offered by Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar.

Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast
Peri-Peri Flavor Adventure Feast

This Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar is located at 295 Tomas Morato Avenue, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City, open Sudaily from 10am to 9.30pm.

Other Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar outlets are located at:

  • Las Pinas: Evia Lifestyle Center
  • Makati: Ayala North Exchange, Greenbelt 3
  • Mandaluyong: SM Megamall
  • Manila: Robinsons Place Manila
  • Marikina: SM City Marikina, Gil Fernando Avenue
  • Muntinlupa: Alabang Town Center
  • Paranaque: Ayala Malls Manila Bay
  • Pasay: Resorts World Manila
  • Pasig: SM City East Ortigas, Ayala Malls Feliz, Capitol Commons, Robinsons Galleria
  • Quezon City: Gateway Mall, Robinsons Magnolia, UP Town Center, Trinoma Mall, Banawe, Brittany Square, Eastwood Mall
  • San Juan: Promenade Greenhills
  • Taguig: Market! Market BGC, Uptown Parade, Venice Grand Mall

To enjoy this feast at home, order from Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken’s delivery website or call +63 2 73747374 for Metro Manila orders and +63 917 7747374 for provincial orders.

To know more about Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken, browse through its website, or follow it on Facebook and Instagram.

Check out my previous posts on Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken:

Create Your Own Meal at Cafe France, Greenhills

Hospital visits are seldom fun.

Even for consultations for minor medical complaints like my daughter #ExhibitA had, having to carve out time from her day (and mine, as I had to accompany her) can be quite a bit of a hassle.

With all the hospital protocols and procedures, one might get the feeling of being always at the mercy of outside forces.

Cafe France, Greenhills
Cafe France, Greenhills
Cafe France, Greenhills
Cafe France, Greenhills

So you can just imagine our relief when we espied a Cafe France branch hiding behind Cardinal Santos Medical Center’s steel parking lot.

Cafe France is a chain of cafes that offer coffee, food products, and breads, including bread crumbs, baguette breads, chocolate croissants, sultana rolls, butter croissants, pastries, savories, rice meals, sandwiches and beverages.

Its airy and well-appointed interiors provides a warm and welcoming haven that contrasts with the hospital’s sterile environment.

Cafe France, Greenhills
Cafe France, Greenhills
Cafe France, Greenhills
Cafe France, Greenhills

Not only did its presence assure us of something good to eat after our business with the hospital, it also offers us to take some control of our experience, thanks to its delightful offer.

Cafe France, Greenhills
Cafe France, Greenhills
Cafe France, Greenhills
Cafe France, Greenhills

Create Your Own Meal (Php349)

Our meal includes a fresh and healthy bowl of Salad which we can choose from among these choices: Fruit & Nuts, Grilled Chicken, Oriental Shrimp and Mixed Greens.

Cafe France, Greenhills
Fruit & Nuts Salad
Cafe France, Greenhills
Grilled Chicken Salad

Then comes a filling half-serving of Pasta which we can select from these options: Seafood Marinara, Creamy Truffle Carbonara, Aglio Olio Shrimp, Italian Meatball and Lasagna Roll.

Cafe France, Greenhills
Creamy Truffle Carbonara
Cafe France, Greenhills
Aglio Olio Shrimp Pasta

Another hunger buster is a half-portion Sandwich to be chosen among delectable options such as Egg Salad, Tuna Onion, Chunky Chicken, CF Premiere Clubhouse and Seafood Deluxe Clubhouse.

Cafe France, Greenhills
CF Premiere Clubhouse
Cafe France, Greenhills
Egg Salad

These items are served with the Soup of the Day and our Drink of choice between Iced Black Currant Tea and Freshly Brewed Coffee.

Cafe France, Greenhills
Pumpkin Soup
Cafe France, Greenhills
Iced Black Currant Tea

Since I’m quite a sweet-tooth, I opted to add a Dessert in the form of a cake slice or a piece of cream puff to my meal for Php95.

Cafe France, Greenhills
Fruit Cake Slices
Cafe France, Greenhills
Fruit Cake Slices

Well, we’ve enjoyed a very satisfying meal with these winning combinations!

Plus, those who are not into pastas and sandwiches may choose to partner their salad, soup and drink with a rice meal instead for the same price. They can select their meal among Roast Chicken, Beefy Mushroom, Hickory Chops, Chicken Mediterranean and Chicken Chimichurri.

Pastries

My daughter and I are both great lovers of French pastries so we simply couldn’t resist ordering some to-go.

Chocolate Croissant (Php85). Also known as pain au chocolate, this is a traditional French pastry made from layers of buttery and flaky croissant dough filled with premium chocolate.

Cafe France, Greenhills
Cafe France, Greenhills

Almond Croissant (Php115). A delightfully textured French pastry made with layers of croissant dough filled with creamy almond filling and topped with almond slices.

Cafe France, Greenhills
Cafe France, Greenhills

We seldom look forward to hospital visits but we’re sure that we’ll have a bright spot in our day the next time we go to Cardinal Santos Medical Center and dine again at Cafe France!

Cafe France, Greenhills
Cafe France, Greenhills
Cafe France, Greenhills
Cafe France, Greenhills

This Cafe France branch is located in the Steel Parking Area of Cardinal Santos Medical Center, 10 Wilson St. Brgy. Greenhills San Juan City, open Mondays to Thursdays from 7am to 8pm and Sundays from 7am to 3pm.

Other Metro Manila branches are located in the following areas:

  • Manila: UN Square Mall, Manila Doctors Hospital, Ongpin, Times Plaza Building
  • Makati: RCBC Building, Zeta II Building, Makati Medical Center
  • Quezon City: UERM Memorial Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, Philippine Heart Center, Fisher Mall Supermarket
  • Pasig: The Medical City
  • Mandaluyong: VRP Medical Center, SM Megamall
  • Muntinlupa: Asian Hospital
  • Paranaque: Park & Shop

Hanamaruken Ramen welcomes the new year with its latest flavor: Mabo Dofu Donburi

Are you a Japanese food fan? Are you game to widen your Japanese food horizons?

Well, here’s a piece of good news just for you!

Hanamaruken Ramen kicks of the year by expanding its delicious menu to include something quite special: the Mabo Dofu Donburi!

Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi
Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi
Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi
Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi

Your favorite ramen place translates the much-loved spicy Sichuan Mapo Tofu dish into a tasty Japanese rice bowl. Made of coated silky tofu cubes covered thick and spicy aromatic sauce topped with chopped spring onions, fried leeks and shredded red pepper on a bowl of steamed rice, it has a milder and slightly sweeter flavor is due to the use of distinctly Japanese ingredients such as miso and mirin.

Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi
Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi
Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi
Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi

Similar to other Sichuan dishes, the Mapo Tofu was popularized in Japan in the 1950s, where it was adapted for Japanese tastes through the use of local ingredients.

Today it is one of Japan’s most beloved dishes which has made its way to one of the metro’s top Japanese food destinations.

Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi
Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi
Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi
Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi

For a complete and filling Japanese meal, pair this rice bowl with a serving of Nanban Karaage (Php380), Hanamaruken’s take on the Japanese-style fried chicken glazed with teriyaki sauce and served with a side of prawn crackers and tartare sauce, and a glass of Peach Lemon Iced Tea (Php90) to chase the spice away and soothe the palate.

Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi
Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi
Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi
Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi

Hanamaruken Ramen was founded in 1982 by Takaku Arakawa, who drew inspiration from his family’s rich background in butchery to create a distinct marriage between meat and ramen, resulting to its Signature Happiness Ramen.

Aside from authentic ramen bowls, Hanamaruken Ramen also serves rice bowls, sushi and small plates of Japanese appetizers.

In the Philippines, this ramen store is managed by the Tasteless Food Group.

So go ahead and drop by your nearest Hanamaruken Ramen branch to welcome the new year with the fresh flavors of the Mabo Dofu Donburi!

Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi
Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi
Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi
Hanamaruken Mabo Dofu Donburi

This Hanamaruken Ramen branch is located at Ground Floor Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, open daily from 10am to 7pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 917 7043871.

Other branches are located at:

  • 2F Garden Wing, Trinoma Mall, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City (+63 2 77535949 | +63 917 6212130)
  • 2F Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa (+63 2 88699857 | +63 917 6235931)
  • The Grove by Rockwell, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City (+63 917 6237181)
  • Ground Floor Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (+63 917 7017211)
  • Forbes Retail, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (+63 917 635 6259 | +63 2 8259202)
  • Ground Floor Santolan Town Plaza, Santolan Road, Little Baguio, San Juan City (+63 917 7032729)

You may also order for delivery at Tasteless.ph or via GrabFood, FoodPanda and Pick*A*Roo.

To stay updated on its promos and offers, follow Hanamaruken Ramen on Facebook and Instagram.

Check out my previous posts on Hanamaruken Ramen:

New Rice Baked Oysters at Seafood and Oyster Bar, The Grid Food Market

Craving for fresh oysters?

Well, the shuck-ingly good news is that you can simply hie yourself down to The Grid Food Market to eat your fill of these tasty samples of the sea’s bounty.

Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar

Seafood and Oyster Bar (SOB) operates an Oyster Cart which serves up freshly shucked oysters you can slurp right off the shell.

Yep, you can savor their briny taste and silky texture – whether raw with spiced vinegar, doused with garlic butter, heated with a few drops of tabasco or as an oyster shot – as easy as walking up to an SOB Shuck Buddy and ordering your preferred variant.

Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar

And why not?

Oysters, after all, are quite good for you. They are low-calorie sources of Vitamin B12 (said to help in keeping your brain healthy) and micronutrients Vitamin D, copper, zinc, and manganese (which help in keeping osteoporosis at bay).

But wait, there are more reasons to enjoy them: Seafood and Oyster Bar is launching three new rice baked oyster flavors.

Check them out:

Truffled Mushroom (Php280/3pcs | Php550/6pcs). The best of the land and sea meet up with oysters topped with cheese and earthy truffle-flavored rice with mushroom bits.

Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar

Herbed Chili Garlic (Php280/3pcs | Php550/6pcs). Oysters topped with cheese and herb-and-garlic flavored rice with that subtle heat from the chilis.

Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar

Creamy Sisig (Php280/3pcs | Php550/6pcs). The savory, fatty and citrusy flavors of every Pinoy’s favorite dish gets mixed in with all those fresh oyster goodness.

Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar

Curious yet? Be sure to give these a try!

Catch these fresh bites of the ocean Wednesdays to Sundays by heading straight to Stall No 8 at The Grid Food Market, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati.

(PS: They will also soon be available at Public Eatery in Robinsons Magnolia.)

For more details on its menu items and offers, follow Seafood and Oyster Bar on Facebook and Instagram.

Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood and Oyster Bar

The Grid Food Market is the resident food hall of Powerplant Mall which offers a wide range of flavors to cater to various cravings.

Check out my previous posts on other cuisines available at The Grid Food Market:

Take a bite of classic Kapampangan food at SilverSpoon QC

If you haven’t gotten your fill of food trips over the holiday break, the good news is that you won’t need to leave the metro to get a taste of the best of Filipino food.

SilverSpoon Kitchenette is launching its 2023 Travel Lokal Campaign which highlights dishes that represent regional culinary traditions every quarter of the year.

SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan

“SilverSpoon’s mission is to give a spoonful experience to our customers – part of which is to bring something new to the table,” shares owner Decie Montefrio. “That’s why we decided to immerse ourselves and travel to places to understand to understand the culture and tradition of our local dishes and to give homage to our own cuisines.”

From January 6 to April 5, 2023, Pinoy food lovers will be able to enjoy a well-curated selection of Kapampangan dishes.

Pampanga’s culinary heritage is heavily influenced by Spanish cuisine (by way of the Spanish friars and sailors who introduced their way of cooking to the locals during the Spanish occupation), while also sharing characteristics with Malay and Mexican cuisines. Kapampangan cooks also incorporated local produce into the resulting dishes, and pioneered in methods of pre-cooking (“sangkutsa”) and food preservation, earning for their region the moniker “culinary capital of Luzon.”

SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan

SilverSpoon’s limited edition menu is a product of extensive research by the SilverSpoon team, made by traveling to Pampanga collaborating with a local homecook who shared heritage recipes and provided insights into Kapampangan cuisine. This menu includes:

Pako Salad. Made with local vegetable pako (fiddlehead fern) tossed with tomatoes, onions and hard-boiled eggs in a honey citrus dressing.

SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan

Suam na Mais. Also known as sinabawang mais, this is a healthy and hearty soup made from white and yellow corn kernels.

SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan

Pork Sisig. The famous Kapampangan dish made with pig’s face (“maskara”), belly and chicken liver, seasoned with calamansi, onions and local chilis. Traditionally, this dish does not include the mayonnaise and pork cracklings (“chicharon”) that figure prominently in the version present in many Metro Manila restaurants.

SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan

Bringhe. Also known as biringhi, it is the local version of the Valencia paella, but uses local glutinous rice (“malagkit”) cooked in coconut milk (“gata”) and turmeric which gives the dish its distinct flavor and color. Giving more heft to the dish are the bits of chicken , chorizo and vegetables that are cooked along with the rice.

SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan

Palitaw. Popular local rice cake dessert made with glutinous rice that was washed, soaked and ground then shaped into flat discs and cooked in boiling water. The dish gets its name from the way that the palitaw floats to the surface to indicate that it’s done. It is then topped with grated mature coconut (“niyog”) and served with toasted sesame seeds, muscovado and washed sugar.

SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan

Leche Flan. The classic Filipino dessert made with fresh egg yolks, milk and topped with chocolate flakes.

SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan

Drinks. To complement the meal, SilverSpoon serves various beverage options which include hot and iced chocolate, as well as mocktails such as Blue Lagoon (citrusy drink made with blue curacao syrup) and Shirley Temple (made with ginger ale sweetened with grenadine and garnished with a maraschino cherry).

SilverSpoon Kapampangan
Iced Chocolate
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
Hot Chocolate
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
Blue Lagoon
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
Shirley Temple

So if you feel like going back to our culinary roots and delving into our heritage cuisines, drop by SilverSpoon Kitchenette and take advantage of its Travel Lokal offerings.

Watch out for other local cuisines to be featured later in the year!

SilverSpoon Kapampangan

SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan
SilverSpoon Kapampangan

Note: SilverSpoon’s regular menu of sandwiches and rice meals is also available.

Silverspoon Kitchenette is located at 81 Scout Gandia Street, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City, open daily for dine-in, takeout or delivery from 11am to 10pm. For inquiries, reservations or delivery orders, call +63 917 1603327. It also delivers via GrabFood and FoodPanda.

Plus, here’s a special treat for your food trip!

Scan this code and present your boarding pass when you dine in at SilverSpoon to enjoy 10% off on your bill! (Applicable top dine-in transactions only)

For updates on its latest offers, follow Silverspoon on Facebook or Instagram.

Disclosure: I attended a food-tasting event held at this restaurant. Food items mentioned here were served to facilitate an honest review and were not paid for by the attendees.

Check out my previous posts about SilverSpoon:

Authentic Indian cuisine at New Bombay, BGC

Considering that Indian cuisine has always been cited as one of the most delicious in the world, it is a wonder that it is not listed among my favorites.

I would probably blame it on a particularly spicy curry dish which was served to me when I was young, which then turned me off the entire culinary tradition for quite some time.

New Bombay, BGC
New Bombay, BGC
New Bombay, BGC
New Bombay, BGC

Articles from various food mavens attribute the appeal of Indian cuisine to its healthy ingredients (lots of vegetarian dishes!), its use of a wide array of fresh spices and its practice of combining contrasting flavors in its dishes.

Well, Hubby is an Indian food fan, who for over fifteen years marriage, has been largely unsuccessful in converting me to Indian food.

Until recently, that is.

New Bombay, BGC
New Bombay, BGC

While we were running some arounds around Bonifacio Global City, Hubby took the opportunity to introduce my daughter #ExhibitA and I to Indian cuisine at New Bombay.

Here, we enjoyed a flavorful lunch which consisted of:

Vegetable Kadai (Php355). Delicately spiced North Indian dish made of assorted vegetables cooked in a red gravy using the Indian equivalent of the wok, called the kadai, from which the dish gets its name.

New Bombay, BGC
New Bombay, BGC

Butter Naan (Php95). A butter-infused yeast-leavened white flour bread baked in a clay oven called tandoor.

New Bombay, BGC
New Bombay, BGC

Chef’s Special – Mutton Dry (Php395). Mutton sauteed in various Indian spices and served dry with a special desi gravy on the side. I paired this with the butter naan by wrapping mutton morsels in pieces I tore off the naan.

New Bombay, BGC
New Bombay, BGC

Chicken Biryani (Php395). Delicious Indian rice dish made with basmati rice layered with chicken pieces and spices then steamed together to produce an aromatic and flavorful viand with a subtle heat.

New Bombay, BGC
New Bombay, BGC

Lassi (Php125). Sweet blended drink made with fruit, yogurt and spices.

New Bombay, BGC
Mango Lassi.
New Bombay, BGC
Strawberry Lassi

Since we were able to request the kitchen to set the spiciness of the dishes to very mild, we were able to enjoy their exotic flavors and the slight tickling sensation of heat in palates.

Now, I wouldn’t mind trying out more of Indian cuisine in my future foodie adventures.

New Bombay, BGC
New Bombay, BGC
New Bombay, BGC
New Bombay, BGC

This New Bombay branch is located at the Second Floor, Crossroads Building, corner 32nd and 7th Avenues, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (beside MC Home Depot). For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 82451609, +63 939 1142481 or +63 916 2291470.

Other branches are located at:

  • Ground Floor, Sagittarius Building, HV Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City (Tel: +63 2 88192892 | +63 2 88043788 | +63 939 1197794 | +63 906 2711300)
  • Ground Floor, Glorietta 3 Ayala Center, Makati City (Tel: +63 2 89868622 | + 63 916 2291445)
  • Fifth Floor, The Podium Mall, 12 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City (Tel: 63 2 86374367 | +63 939 1108623 | +63 916 2291445)

World-class dining at Wildflour Cafe, Uptown BGC

I realized that I’ve been working quite hard for the past year.

Despite the convenience of working from home, I’ve been attending lots of meetings, preparing reports, overseeing projects and so on.

Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC

With all the job-related stresses I go through each day, it’s only right to treat myself to something posh and delicious, right?

Well, treat myself, I did, at two different occasions at Wildflour Cafe in Uptown, BGC.

Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC

Wildflour has been a popular brunch and bistro cafe since 2012, known for its creative menu that incorporates influences from the world’s best cuisines and makes use of ingredients sourced the best organic and local markets.

Its branches also have their own in-house bakery that supplies them with a wide assortment of freshly baked and premium-quality breads, pastries and cakes.

Saturday lunch with my daughter

On a Saturday after a particularly busy workweek for me (and during my daughter #ExhibitA’s lunchbreak from her work which, as luck would have it, sometimes requires her to work on weekends, we decided to have our midday repast at the Wildflour Cafe branch in Uptown, BGC.

During our lunch break escapade, #ExhibitA and I indulged ourselves with Wildflour’s continental dishes such as:

Beef Bourguignon (Php995).

Tender, chunk of beef slowly stewed in red wine sauce with mushrooms and served on a bed of pureed pumpkin.

Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC

Goat Cheese Ravioli (Php565).

Ravioli filled with buttery and tart goat cheese tossed in a tomato-sauce infused with basil harvested from Wildflour’s own garden.

Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC

Tres Leches (Php320).

Chiffon cake doused in dulce de leche and vanilla kappa and topped with fresh berries.

Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC

Partner these culinary creations with Wildflour’s relaxing and rustic old-world ambiance as well as its gracious and hospitable service, then you have a truly world-class dining experience.

Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC

Sunday brunch with former co-workers

A few weeks later, I met up with my former officemates to catch up and reminisce over brunch at the al fresco area of this same cafe.

Here, we broke our fast with breakfast bowls such as:

Beef Tapa (Php595).

Tender strips of pan-fried marinated beef on top of garlic fried rice and served with fried eggs and atchara.

Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC

Adobo Fried Rice (Php630).

Pork belly braised in garlic, vinegar and soy sauce served with fried egg and pickled chilis on Dalisay rice.

Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC

Bacon Fried Rice (Php625).

Thick slabs of bacon steak served with fried egg on top of fried rice.

Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC

Now, not all of us enjoy rice for our first meal of the day so some went to sandwiches and pastries from Wildflour’s bakery, which include:

Salmon Avocado Toast (Php595).

Slivers of smoked salmon and mashed avocado topped with cucumber slices, tomato, olives and dill on butter toasted bread.

Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC

Corned Beef Hand Pie (Php135).

A flaky turnover pastry filled with savory corned beef.

Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC

Hazelnut Cronut (Php170).

The variant of Wildflour’s flaky croissant-donut hybrid topped with dark chocolate swirl and chopped hazelnuts.

Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC

And what would brunch be without drinks?

Caffeine freaks went for handmade hot coffee variants while I cooled down with an Avocado milkshake.

Wildflour, BGC
Cappuccino (Php185)
Wildflour, BGC
Flat White (Php175)
Wildflour, BGC
Latte (Php175)
Wildflour, BGC
Avocado Milkshake (Php295)

Whether indoors or al fresco, Wildflour Cafe does fit the bill for up-leveled dining. And what better way to reward myself than to splurge on world-class eats, right?

Wildflour, BGC
Wildflour, BGC

This Wildflour Cafe branch is located at the Ground Floor, Uptown Ritz Residences, 9th Ave Corner, 36th Street, Taguig City. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 83653872 or +63 917 6367957.

Other branches are located at:

  • Ground Floor, Six/Neo, 4th Avenue corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. (Tel: +63 2 88567600 | +63 917 8520950 | +63 917 6249006)
  • Ground Floor, V Corporate Center, Salcedo Village, Ground Floor, 125 L.P. Leviste Street, Makati (Tel: +63 2 88087072 | +63 917 3285915)
  • Ground Floor, O-Square Wilson St corner, Ortigas Ave, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan (+63 2 87753543 | +63 917 6279679)
  • Ground Floor, 8 Rockwell Center, Plaza Drive, Poblacion, Makati City (Tel: +63 2 88505503 | +63 917 7053329)
  • Ground Floor, The Podium, 18 ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong (Tel: +63 2 85718588 | +63 917 6289572)
  • Ground Floor, Frabelle Business Center 111, Rada, Legazpi Village, Makati (+63 2 88339799 | +63 917 5645748)
  • Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Esperanza St, Makati (Tel: +63 27 2132363 | +63 917 6303265)

To order for delivery, visit wildflourtogo.com.

Stay updated on Wildflour Cafes promos and offers by following it on Facebook and Instagram.

Teishoku Sets at Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall

Food destinations abound in Bonifacio Global City, giving foodies that frequent the area with an exciting array of options for gastronomic adventures.

Uptown Mall, for example, is the site of one such establishment: Tendon Kohaku.

A member of the Mugen Group which also manages other Japanese restaurant brands such as UCC Cafe, Mitsuyado Seimen, MOS Burger and Coco Ichibanya, Tendon Kohaku specializes in tendon, a wordplay on tempura (lightly battered and deep-fried meat, seafood or vegetables) and donburi (“rice bowl”).

Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall
Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall
Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall
Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall

Here, Japanese food lovers can look forward to an elevated tempura experience, made possible by four elements:

  • Fresh Ingredients. Only the freshest ingredients, chosen with professional care according to exacting standards, are used in Tendon Kohaku’s tempura dishes.
  • Tempura Batter. Tendon Kohaku’s tempura better is using premium-grade flour and employing traditional tempura techniques to produce a coating that is light, crispy and flavorful.
  • Cooking Technology. The restaurant uses a high blend of sesame and cooking oil applied with a special filtration system that keeps it clean and light for cooking.
  • Secret Sauce. Tendon Kohaku’s two signature sauces are made in-house using a special blend of spices to create a distinctively sweet-savory flavor. The Sweet sauce is crafted to balance out the saltiness of the tempura while the Spicy sauce does the same with an additional spicy kick.

To give my daughter a change of scene away from her workplace nearby, I decided to treat her to lunch at Tendon Kohaku.

Our meal started with the complementary Japanese tea, available hot and iced.

Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall
Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall

We opted to get teishoku – Japanese set meals that already include rice, tuna sashimi, tamago rolls and potato salad – quite a complete and nourishing meal that combines interesting flavors and textures.

Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall
Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall

My order was the Tempura Teishoku (Php590) which consist of various tempura such as Chicken Breast, Wild Tiger Prawns, Squid, Crabstick, Green Beans, Shiitake, Young Corn and Pumpkin accompanied by tempura sauce.

Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall
Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall
Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall
Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall

My daughter, on the other hand, opted for the Tonkatsu Teishoku (Php650), which consist of three slices of panko-breaded and deep-fried pork cutlets served with katsu sauce.

Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall
Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall
Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall
Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall

With these teishoku, my daughter and I were able to enjoy a filling meal during her lunch break.

Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall
Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall
Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall
Tendon Kohaku, Uptown Mall

Tendon Kohaku is located at the Third Floor, Uptown Mall, 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, open for dine-in, pick-up, takeout and delivery. For inquiries, reservations and orders, call +63 956 2792961.

Other branches are located at:

  • 4th Level, Japan Town, Ayala Malls Vertis North, North Triangle, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City (Tel: +63 927 5005977)
  • Ground Floor, Building 7, Forbestown Road, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (Tel: +63 956 2792966)

Tendon Kohaku also delivers via GrabFood, FoodPanda, Pick-A-Roo and Booky.

To know more about Tendon Kohaku, follow it on Facebook and Instagram.

Relaxing teatime at Serenitea, Mega Fashion Hall

Christmas shopping is quite frenetic and stressful, isn’t it?

The holiday season brings in throngs of people to the malls, and the mad rush for gifts and other essentials for the season can make one feel oppressed or irritable.

When this happens, do you know what can help?

A cup of sweet tea, that’s what!

Serenitea, Mega Fashion Hall
Serenitea, Mega Fashion Hall
Serenitea, Mega Fashion Hall
Serenitea, Mega Fashion Hall

After a bout of shopping and a quick lunch at SM Megamall, the kids and I were craving for something sweet, as well as wishing for a place to sit.

Fortunately, Serenitea has a branch at Mega Fashion Hall where we can rest and recharge ourselves while sipping our refreshing tea drinks that included:

Serenitea, Mega Fashion Hall
Hokkaido Milk Tea with Egg Pudding (Php130) for my daughter #ExhibitA, who loves all things Japanese.
Serenitea, Mega Fashion Hall
Traditional Milk Tea with Pearl Sinkers (Php105) for Hubby. He always did prefer the no-frills classic drink.
Serenitea, Mega Fashion Hall
Choco Cookies Milk Tea (Php160) for my son #ExhibitB who loves drinks that double as desserts.
Serenitea, Mega Fashion Hall
Thai Milk Tea (Php150) for me, since it brings the strong taste of Thai tea.

Did you know that Serenitea introduced the use of an espresso machine to brew tea in the country? Back then, they already offered the options to customers to personalize their drinks by adjusting the sweetness level and the addition of sinkers.

During the quarantine, Serenitea also launched its DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Home Kits, allowing house-bound milk tea lovers to enjoy their favorite drink even when stuck at home.

Today, however, we can all just drop by any of its branches to enjoy its concoctions!

Serenitea, Mega Fashion Hall
Serenitea, Mega Fashion Hall

So go ahead and enjoy some sweet and refreshing serenity at Serenitea!

This Serenitea branch is located at the Fifth Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City, open daily from 10am to 8pm.

Other branches are located at:

  • Caloocan: Veacon Hope
  • Las Pinas: SM Southmall
  • Makati: Glorietta 3, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Greenbelt Chancellor
  • Mandaluyong: Caltex Boni, Greenfield District, SM Light Residences, The Corner Market Podium
  • Manila: Bacobo Street Ermita, Robinsons Place Ermita
  • Muntinlupa: ATC Cinema, Festival Mall, Metro Gaisano Supermarket ATC
  • Paranaque: Aseana Square, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, BF Homes, Butterfly Garden Newport City, SM Bicutan
  • Pasay: MOA Two E-Com Tower A and Tower B, The Shore Strip Residences
  • Pasig: Estancia Capitol Commons, Ortigas Exchange Regency
  • Quezon City: Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Bgy Siena Banawe, Congressional Town Center, Eastwood Cyber & Fashion Mall, Belfast Greater Lagro, SM North EDSA, Rallos Street Tomas Morato, UST Lacson, Vertis North
  • Rizal: Robinsons Antipolo
  • San Juan: Greenhills Shopping Center, GNL Building Little Baguio
  • Taguig: Active Fun BGC, Fort Burgos Circle, Fort Technology Center, Venice Grand Canal Mall, Burgos Circle

Serenitea also delivers via GrabFood, FoodPanda, Pick-A-Roo and Booky.

Stay updated on Serenitea’s promos and offers by following it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Check out my previous posts about Serenitea:

Meat these blends at 8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall

Are you certified carnivores like me and my family?

We just can’t seem to resist the sight, sound, feel and flavor of juicy, freshly grilled meat, especially if it comes in the form of hefty burgers.

There’s little wonder then that 8 Cuts Burger Blends remains as one of our go-to burger places.

8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall
8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall

The store got its name from the eight types of beef cuts which are blended to produce varied but perfectly flavorful and juicy burger patties that make up the different burger options that the store carries.

Each beef burger patty is at least a quarter pound, topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato and onions, then drizzled with the corresponding sauces and sandwiched between fluffy buns.

Aside from burgers, the restaurant also offers appetizers, sides, desserts and drinks to complete a burger meal.

Before a family movie date as SM Cinema, the fam stopped over for dinner at 8 Cuts Burger Blends in Mega Fashion Hall where we enjoyed:

Golden Cheddar Mozza Nuggets (Php220 solo | Php395 sharing). Large pieces of gooey mozzarella and cheddar encased in crunchy breading. Really, how could anyone go wrong with this much cheese?

8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall
8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall

Bucket of Onion Rings (Php235). Onion rings battered, deep-fried and seasoned until crispy and flavorful. Being such big fans of onion rings, we consider this bucket quite a steal!

8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall
8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall

Cheeseburger (Php250 for 1/4lb | Php320 for 1/3lb). Grilled quarter-pounder beef patty on lettuce, tomato and onions and topped with house cheddar and Sauce No. 3. This upgrade to the regular fastfood cheeseburger is a sure hit with my son..

8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall
8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall

Bleu 2.0 (Php325 for 1/4lb | Php390 for 1/3lb). House-blend patty drizzled with Bleu Cheese Sauce and topped with Bleu Cheese crumble, caramelized onions, peppered onion tanglers and crisp green lettuce. This continental twist to the burger is the one that appealed to my daughter.

8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall
8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall

Four Cheese 2.0 (Php325 for 1/4lb | Php390 for 1/3lb). Burger patty topped with parmesan-crusted mozzarella, sharp yellow cheddar, Monterey Jack, Garlic Aioli, Fried Basil, and Sauce No. 3. Again, I say: how could anyone go wrong with this much cheese?

8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall
8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall

Q-Daddy (Php345 for 1/4lb | Php415 for 1/3lb). Grilled quarter-pounder patty on lettuce, tomato and onions, topped with peppered onion tanglers, sharp yellow cheddar, smoked bacon, jalapeno ranch, sweet BBQ sauce and Sauce No. 3. This dad-sized burger really suits my Hubby.

8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall
8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall

With these hearty burgers and sides, the fam is sure that a filling and flavorful meal always awaits us at 8 Cuts Burger Blends.

8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall
8 Cuts Burger Blends, Mega Fashion Hall

This 8 Cuts Burger Blends branch is located at Third Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Dona Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City, open daily from 10am to 8pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 919 0785223 or +63 919 0785224.

Other branches are located at:

  • Corte de Las Palmas Extension, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
  • Ground Floor, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • Level 1, Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center, Makati City
  • Concourse Level, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

Check out my previous posts about 8 Cuts Burger Blends:

Sweet take-home from Randy’s Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia

When the news hit that the iconic Los Angeles-based donut shop will be coming to Philippine shores, it set the metro’s foodies all abuzz.

This donut shop, of course, is Randy’s Donuts.

Foodies who are also well-versed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will also recognize its distinctive giant rooftop donut signage as the site where Iron Man was having his breakdown before his conversation with Nick Fury and Black Widow.

Randy’s Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy’s Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy’s Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy’s Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia

The opening of its first and second Philippine branches in BGC’s Uptown Parade and Pasay’s S Maison respectively were met with long lines of enthusiastic donut aficionados.

There is little wonder then, that its third branch in Robinsons Magnolia was also greeted with the same excitement. After all, donut lovers will always appreciate more convenient ways to get their sweet fix.

Randy’s Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy’s Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy’s Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy’s Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia

Randy’s Donuts is known worldwide for its large and fluffy donuts, available in forty classic (Php105 each), deluxe (Php120) and fancy (Php120) flavors.

Fortunately for us Pinoys, The Bistro Group, the people behind well-loved restaurant brands in the Philippines such as TGI Fridays, Buffalo Wild Wings, Denny’s and Hard Rock Cafe, saw fit to bring this iconic donut to our shores.

Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia

During a shopping trip at Robinsons Magnolia, my daughter #ExhibitA and I gamely lined up at the Randy’s Donuts store to bring home a box of our preferred sweet treats. These include:

Glazed Raised.

Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia

Maple Raised.

Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia

Chocolate Raised.

Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia

Pink Raised with Sprinkles.

Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia

Nutella Raised.

Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia

Raspberry Jelly Filled.

Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia

Strawberry Jelly Filled.

Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia

With such confections awaiting us at Randy’s Donuts, it won’t be long until we’re craving for another sweet fix, am I right?

And guess what! I still have lots more of Randy’s Donut flavors left to try!

Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia
Randy's Donuts, Robinsons Magnolia

This Randy’s Donuts is located at the Ground Floor, Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Blvd, corner Doña Hemady St, New Manila, Quezon City, Metro Manila.

Other branches are located at:

  • Taguig: Uptown Parade BGC, Bonifacio High Street South BGC
  • Pasay: S Maison Seaside Boulevard
  • Paranaque: Okada Manila Entertainment City

For more updates, follow Randy’s Donuts on Facebook and Instagram.

Hanako’s newest branch at Promenade Mall Greenhills now on soft opening

Got a hankering for Japanese food in between bouts of retail therapy?

Don’t worry because you can now feast on #HandsDownGoodFood at Hanako’s newest branch at the Promenade Mall in Greenhills Shopping Center!

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Long known for its easy-on-the-pocket Japanese dishes, Hanako is now serving its signature authentic cuisine to both shoppers and foodies who frequent one of the metro’s busiest shopping districts.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

So be sure to take a break from your shopping binge and indulge yourself with your favorite Japanese food and explore new ones to enjoy!

Sashimi and Sushi

Tuna Sashimi (Php259).

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Salmon Sashimi (Php299).

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Torched Cheese and Salmon (Php329). Fresh salmon topped with cream cheese and Japanese mayo on sushi rice and drizzled with teriyaki sauce.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

California Gunkan (Php239). Sushi rice, kani and cucumber wrapped in nori and topped with tamago, ebiko, mango and fried salmon skin.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Ultimate Dynamite Roll (Php309). Sushi roll made with tuna, salmon, kami, togarashi and topped with crunchy tempura flakes.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Hanako’s Best (Php1,419). A platter full of sushi favorites from Hanako: eight pcs California Maki, eight pcs Spicy Tuna Crunch, eight pcs Philadelphia Roll, eight pcs Tuna Sashimi and eight pcs Salmon Sashimi.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Starters

Miso Soup (Php74). Hot broth falvored with miso paste, leeks, tofu and wakame.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Gyoza Sampler (Php199). Includes two pieces each of the classic pork, beef and chicken versions of the Japanese potsticker gyoza.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Kani Salad (Php269). Cucumber sticks, kani, mango slices, ebiko and nori strips dressed with creamy Japanese mayo.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Chicken Karaage (Php284). Japanese-style fried chicken served with mayo on the side.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Beef Sukiyaki (Php274). Beef strips, sotanghon noodles, carrots, onions, cabbage and egg in a sweet-savory donburi sauce.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Donburi

Beef Gyudon (Php329). Filling rice bowl topped with slices of high-grade beef, white onions, leeks, shibazuke and egg flavored with a mildly sweet sauce.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Chicken Teriyakidon (Php309). Japanese rice bowl topped with strips of grilled chicken breast marinated in house-made teriyaki sauce along with leeks, bean sprouts, shibazuke and sesame seeds.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Pork Belly Don (Php229). Strips of pork belly on a rice bowl flavored with gyudon sauce and topped with pickled radish.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Salmon Teriyaki Don (Php334). Grilled salmon on a rice bowl topped with leeks, pickled cucumber and sesame seeds flavored with teriyaki sauce.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Entrees

Beef Omurice (Php229). Beef strips and rice wrapped in a delicate omelette.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Ebi Fry (Php204). Breaded shrimp with toasted sesame and katsu sauce on the side, served on a bed of rice.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Shrimp Tempura (Php219/3pcs | Php319/5pcs). Deep-fried battered shrimp served with tempura sauce.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Mixed Tempura (Php179). Deep-fried battered shrimp, kani and vegetables served with tempura sauce.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

Drinks

Thirsty? Hanako’s got house-made drinks to refresh you.

Hanako Greenhills
House-blend Iced Tea (Php74)
Hanako Greenhills
Red Iced Tea (Php74)

Now you know that whenever you’re in the Greenhills area and you #CraveHanako, there’s a branch here ready to serve you!

Plus, here’s some good news: Hanako is bringing back its Tempura-All-You-Can promo to welcome diners to this store. Enjoy unlimited Ebi Tempura all weekdays of December when you dine at Hanako Greenhills.

Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills
Hanako Greenhills

This newest Hanako branch is located at the Food Court, Ground Floor, Promenade Mall, Annapolis Street corner Missouri Street, Greenshills Shopping Center, San Juan, open daily from 10am to 8pm.

Other branches are located at:

  • 4th Floor, East Wing, Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Pasig City
  • 30 Doña Soledad Ave., Better Living Subd., Brgy. Don Bosco, Parañaque City
  • 83 B Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City, Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City (beside Car Doctor)
  • 131-C Armstrong Ave., Brgy. Moonwalk, Parañaque City
  • GF, SM Center Pasig, Ortigas East, Pasig City
  • 2nd Floor, The Rock, Holy Spirit Drive, Brgy. Don Antonio, Quezon City
  • Robinsons Townville Regalado Ext Ciudad Verde, Quezon City

You may also order online at cravehanako.ph.

To stay updated on Hanako’s offers and promos, follow it on Facebook and Instagram.

Disclosure: I attended a food tasting held at this restaurant where food items were served at no cost to the attendees.

Check out my previous posts on Hanako:

Fun celebration at ATOM Bar + KTV, Tomas Morato

It’s that time of the year when celebrations abound, not just among families, but also among coworkers.

After nearly three years of Zoom parties, officemates can now converge in a single location to party, have fun while enjoying each other’s company!

Those are exactly what my teammates and I did for our department’s Christmas Party held at ATOM Bar + KTV in Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

ATOM Bar + KTV
ATOM Bar + KTV
ATOM Bar + KTV
ATOM Bar + KTV

When our boss tasked our team’s millennial newbies to find a place suitable for our varied personalities, interests and ages – considering there are some Gen X’ers in the group (me included) plus an almost-Boomer division head – the newbies more than rose to the occasion and organized our group’s holiday shindig at ATOM Bar + KTV.

This establishment is a combination of a bar, a family KTV, a comedy bar, a restaurant and a party venue, conveniently located near our pre-pandemic workplace, so most of us are familiar with the area.

ATOM Bar + KTV
ATOM Bar + KTV
ATOM Bar + KTV
ATOM Bar + KTV

Our group of eleven plus a few guests were comfortably accommodated at the VIP Room 6 situated away from the main stage and overlooking Timog Circle.

Luckily, the room also overlooks the parking area in front of its building so I can periodically check on my car parked outside. My other officemates unfortunately had to contend with the building’s basement parking which I heard was a bit too steep for my liking.

The room was furnished with adequate seating areas for our group, as well as two tables to hold the food or facilitate our games that require surfaces. It also had a seating area on top of the loft, a setup similar to the one employed at Cafe I’m Here right next door to ATOM Bar + KTV.

Apparently, two things that united this disparate generations of office workers are the love of song and the love of food. In between bouts of belting out our favorite tunes and competing for prizes, my officemates and I feasted on ATOM Bar + KTV’s menu items such as:

Sweet Soy Chicken (Php599/platter).

ATOM Bar + KTV
ATOM Bar + KTV

Buttered Shrimp (Php375).

ATOM Bar + KTV
ATOM Bar + KTV

Sisig (Php380).

ATOM Bar + KTV
ATOM Bar + KTV

Crispy Pata (Php799).

ATOM Bar + KTV
ATOM Bar + KTV

Of course, what’s a party without some drinks? With a Beer Bucket (Php520) (actually, two!), our Christmas party was definitely swingin’!

ATOM Bar + KTV
ATOM Bar + KTV

After encountering many trials for our team this year, we’re glad to be able to finally meet face-to-face in a fun and stress-free setting.

ATOM Bar + KTV
ATOM Bar + KTV
ATOM Bar + KTV
ATOM Bar + KTV

Want to get an earlier start to your group’s holiday celebrations? Take advantage of ATOM Bar + KTV’s extended hours in December: it now opens daily from 1pm to 3am. Call +63 936 3120405 or +63 985 2401560 or email atomluxuryhr@gmail.com to book your reservation.

ATOM Bar + KTV is located at Third Floor, CTTM Square Building, 68 Timog Avenue corner Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City.

For updates on its promos and offers, follow it on Facebook.

Ramen Who: Meet the new delicious name in ramen

One of the most welcome sensations that December brings to us Pinoys is the feel of brisk morning air and cool breezes throughout the day.

These cool climes also make for delicious ramen weather.

And if you happen to be near The Lipa Outlets in Batangas, you’re in luck because you can indulge your craving for delectable ramen to warm you up during these chill days.

Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who

Ramen Who boasts of flavorful and creamy broth, a product of sixteen hours of careful boiling and melding of ingredients to achieve that delicate balance deep flavor and umami, without making it too rich or thick to enjoy. Together with their firm perfectly cooked noodles and its various toppings and flavorings, Ramen Who’s ramen offerings sure make the trip to the restaurant worthwhile.

It recently launched new ramen variants that are sure to excite the taste buds of ramen lovers.

Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who

Let’s start this foodie journey with the Tita Tori Paitan (₱385). Its milky white broth is made from boiling chicken bones which results in a flavorful soup that is not too rich. Its topping of grilled chicken slices go very well with the broth.

Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who

Next up is the Boss Gyu Beef Ramen (₱405), definitely a boss-level combination of soup stock made from beef bones and topped with thinly sliced strips of grilled beef.

Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who

Last is the Pinoy Ramen which adds a decidedly Filipino twist to the ramen, thanks to its pares-style beef and grilled eggplant toppings.

Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who

Another exciting debut in the menu is the Who Burger, served deconstructed so you can enjoy the sheer fun of layering its components – grilled beef patty, brioche buns, housemade sesame soy sauce, minced nori chips, wasabi mayo, goat cheese and slaw – into an extraordinary burger.

Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who

Personally, no meal is complete without dessert, and Ramen Who serves up the sweets with its new confections: Mango Chizu (₱180) and Choco Toptop (₱150).

Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who

Got a hankering for sushi rolls to go with your ramen or to snack on with your companions? Opt for Sushi Mixes, then. These consist of twelve pieces of sushi rolls of three yummy variants: Aburi Dreams Mix (₱535 – California Sunrise, Ultimate Unagi Aburi and Wango Tamango Aburi) and Sushi Dreams Mix (₱565 – California Sunrise, Spicy Salmon Crunch and Ebi Tempura Crunch).

Ramen Who
Ramen Who

Also, you can never go wrong with a bit of crunchy Ebi Tempura (₱405); it’s always a hit with Japanese food lovers, after all!

Ramen Who
Ramen Who

If you want to go for your classic ramen faves, you can always opt for the Vice Tonkotsu-San (₱395) and Mr. Tantanmen (₱405).

Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who

So go ahead and cuddle up with your Significant Other and go on a Ramen Date, or huddle up with your gang for a Ramen outing at Ramen Who!

Whatever your food trip is, any weather is perfect weather to sip, slurp and savor a heartwarming bowl of ramen at Ramen Who!

Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who
Ramen Who

Ramen Who is located at The Outlets at Lipa, Lipa City, Batangas. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 917 8078901.

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Disclosure: Together with fellow bloggers, I attended a food tasting held at this restaurant. Food items served were not paid for by the attendees.