From expatriates, to locals, to northerners who would travel far just to get a slice of Neapolitan Pizza and their famous Burrata, Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza delivers a true Italian cuisine, plain and simple.
CRAFT COFFEE REVOLUTION, which was formerly CRAFT COFFEE WORKSHOP, is a recently rebranded concept that had humble beginnings at Broadway Avenue, corner E. Rodriguez Avenue, beside La Creperie. While Craft Coffee Revolution has opened it mainstream, it will be better to have a coffee experience where it was born.
I couldn’t resist blogging about SINCERITY CAFE & RESTAURANT, one of my favorite fried chicken recipes that is both affordable and addictive.
TOBY’S ESTATE COFFEE ROASTERS is one of the latest commercialized, specialty coffee shops leading the bandwagon in the single origin coffee trend here in Manila. Originating from the land down under Australia, Toby Smith, the coffee genius, brings his direct trade coffee and skills honed in Brazil and Guatemala plantations into a chain of successful third wave coffee shops.
Goodbye the Cronut, All hail Kouign Amann! If Manila is going to embrace the Kouign Amann, I am all for it. Candid Cuisine gives you the top bakeries and patisseries selling the beloved Kouign Amann.
For the Coffee Connoisseur, the THIRD WAVE COFFEE SHOP is amazing news. THIRD WAVE COFFEE SHOPS is a growing trend that is trying its best to penetrate in Manila. Check out Candid Cuisine’s guide on where to get your cortado and latte art in Manila.
Are you excited for Ippudo Manila?
I was extremely pleased at its kid-friendly environment. Kids can play with giant easels and alphabet mats for free while you dine inside the restaurant.
If you think the Tonkatsu war is saturated and done, and that ramen is taking over, you’ve got it wrong, dear readers. With 19 branches in Japan (including Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama and Sendai), Culvercity, California, Sawtelle, Los Angeles, Waikiki Honolulu, Hawaii, and Seoul, South Korea, KIMUKATSU brings its unique 25 layered Mille-Feuille Tonkatsu here in Manila.
Hong Kong’s most famous dimsum restaurant, and the World’s Cheapest Michelin Star restaurant Tim Ho Wan 添好運 is now set to open THREE branches here in Manila – SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia and Glorietta Mall. Find out what locals and tourists are raving about with Tim Ho Wan’s Big Four Heavenly Kings
Coming from my more-than-memorable experience at Butao Ramen in Central, Hong Kong, I am excited to try out Ramen Nagi here in the Philippines, curious as ever if they will be able to replicate the very same ingredients – from the Kakuni to the Hakata noodles to its spicy miso fireball dropped on the Red King Ramen. Will they be able to match Butao Ramen’s unparalleled expertise in producing ramen? Will they be able to sustain the expectations of many ramen fanatics now that Ramen Nagi branches in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Indonesia has set its bar pretty high? And as usual, I went to Ramen Nagi to find out.
Hanamaruken Ramen arrives in Manila to bring that fall-off-the-bones (if there was literally bones in that slab of pork rib!) slow-cooked pork rib that’s topped on Hanamaruken’s Hakata style noodles in Tonkotsu broth. If you are a ramen fan, you cannot miss Osaka’s pride.
Still with the power of media and Kris Aquino’s ability to hype places with her morning show #KrisTV, The Breakfast Club now seems “passable” to many. The Breakfast Club finally gets it, offering a daily breakfast buffet that seems fittingly to its name. This time, I am curious. Having “breakfast” (and not Bibimbap) at The Breakfast Club at a beautiful sunny Sunday morning sounds like a great idea.
From Paris to Tokyo, the House of Eric Kayser has now brought its best and popular croissants here in Manila, Philippines, and return the tradition of quality bread back to where it belongs – in fine dining. You’ve seen this FIRST on Candid Cuisine.
For us who just want butterbeer on a regular day basis (though we don’t really what it tastes like), there’s always Starbucks, the brand that’s just around the corner. And they have their own version of butterbeer.
Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter has to be the most popular cookie butter there is, and easily the brand that gets sold out very quickly. In some states, you can’t buy more than 2 or 3 cookie jars. Don’t go hoarding. It comes in two varieties: Creamy and Crunchy. Creamy is much more refined than Crunchy. But if you like nipping on sweets, crunchy is something that’s a clear winner for the sweet tooth.
Mom and Tina’s has been around for more than five years already. But it still hasn’t lose its luster. From club sandwiches to signature cupcakes to beef entrees to chocolate desserts to pasta — you name it and Mom and Tina’s has each and every comfort food you can think of.
For a P280 Tantanmen, RYU Ramen is certainly cheap for a ramen place. All of my friends and I ordered Tantanmen, since this is their most popular ramen, and it did not disappoint. I made mine extra spicy. (I like making things spicy because it adds to the excitement of eating it!)
Dolcelatte’s croughnuts almost tasted something that has been baked for more than 2 days already, and is no longer fresh.
This town certainly has Katsu fad. From Yabu to Saboten to Ginza Bairin, everyone is looking for that piece of breaded pork served with unlimited rice and cabbage. But if you’re on a tight budget, Crazy Katsu is the best alternative for you.