TOBY’S ESTATE Manila: Specialty Coffee Roasters from Australia @tobysestateph

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.

THIRD WAVE COFFEE SHOPS in Manila: Where to Get Your Latte Art

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.

KIMUKATSU Philippines キムカツ: Meet the 25 Layers of Mille-Feuille Tonkatsu in 7 Flavors @KimukatsuPH

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.

RAMEN NAGI Butao 豚王 Opens in Manila @RamenNagiManila

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.

THE BREAKFAST CLUB (TBC) by Erich Gonzales @BreakfastClubPH

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.

Cookie Butter Smackdown: Your Top 5 Must Try Speculoos

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.

RYU Ramen and Curry

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!)