Manila has been seeing a lot of new restaurants lately… from hole in the wall type of places to small concept-based cafes, from casual diners and bars around town to new or renovated hotel restaurants here and there. And there’s one place which closed down for several months and I am happy to find out… Continue reading The Tasting Room Is Back and Better Than Ever!
A week ago, I was personally invited by Anna Sobrepeña, editor-in-chief of Lifestyle Asia to the launch of their latest RSVP Lifestyle Asia II book, a special edition coffee table book that compiles well-loved recipes, unique styling and practical entertaining tips from some of our most discerning hosts and hostesses in the country.
The long Christmas holidays may be over… but that does not mean, there will be no more upcoming holidays soon! In fact in three days, we are going to welcome the Chinese New Year! So where are you guys planning to spend this holiday? If you’re just staying put in the city (like me), then… Continue reading Where and What You Eat This Chinese New Year Should Bring You Good Luck!
I confess: there’s a really easy way to make me happy. Send some good matcha dessert my way and you’re sure to see a big smile on my face! A good matcha find, be it a soft serve green tea ice cream from a convenience store or a customized green tea ice cream from a… Continue reading Memorable Matcha: My 6 Favorite Green Tea Treats
Last Friday, I was fortunate to have been invited to a rare Omakase dinner at Nobu Manila in City of Dreams. This dinner featured our well-loved traditional Filipino recipes that were “Nobu-fied” by guest chef Ricky Estrellado, who is the Executive Chef of Nobu New York. He was in town to collaborate with Nobu Manila’s Head Chef Michael De Jesus.
This year, Chinese New Year falls on February 8th and this 2016, it will be the Year of the Red Fire Monkey. It is predicted that anything associated with the water element will bring good fortune, and that the colors blue, black, and gray will bring luck as well. If you observe the new year as traditional… Continue reading Crystal Dragon Welcomes the Year of the Red Fire Monkey with Lucky Menus
I love brunch. Especially on Sundays, when things slow down and I get to enjoy the day with my family. Brunch means being able to wake up late and leisurely enjoy a meal — no rush and nowhere else to go! It’s time to savor every bit and flavor. Last Sunday, we went to Nobu… Continue reading A Luxurious Sunday Brunch at Nobu Manila
What a month it has been! I can’t say that enough. No matter how busy or packed the days are, there’s always something that stands out as memorable and worth looking back on. And so, before this month comes to an end, let’s take a look at what made June special. Here is our monthly round-up… Continue reading TSM’s Fave Things: June 2015
Yes, hard to believe but we are already on the last few days of February! So what are my favorite things, places and happenings during this month ? Here is my monthly round-up of favorites, TSM’s Favorite Things for February 2015 :