Following TAMPOPO as the 2nd Best Ramen in Singapore by HungryGoWhere, Hakata IPPUDO 博多一風堂 is a ramen chain that’s known worldwide, literally “blowing winds” and revolutionizing the Kyushu ramen industry. First founded in 1985 by Shigemi Kawahara in Fukuoka City, IPPUDO now has more than 60 ramen joints and branches in 10 cities over the world – Japan, Kuala Lumpur, New York City, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Sydney, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
Many have claimed that LIVESTOCK Restaurant & Bar is Quezon City’s best kept secret, the ultimate restaurant specializing in pork. I finally got the chance to try Livestock being near the area, so I decided I have to see what everyone has been talking about.
Candid Cuisine is taking off its maiden inflight meal feature. Singapore Airlines spends around $500,000,000.00 every year just on food service alone. Preparing the inflight meals are an extremely gruesome process, considering the airline prepares food for approximately 447 passengers in a single flight with some frequent flyers who do not want to get tired of eating the same meals over and over again.
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.
My whole world came to a stop, literally. My jaw dropped and I knew this is where my stomach calls me. Jamie Oliver. Jamie Oliver. Jamie Oliver.
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
If you’re a huge fan of Xiao Long Bao, and simply can’t get enough of it, you can just dine at Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao at Holland Village, where you get unlimited Xiao Long Bao plus steamboat buffet for a fraction of the price!
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.
Marche brings the unique and freshest ingredients in Swiss dishes and serves it as an engaging experience to its customers as a Swiss market concept. It’s styled around the European marketplace where diners order meals from stalls. You’ll find eating at Marche a very fun experience as you read it here at Candid Cuisine.
When you’re in an Asian country, you cannot miss out Din Tai Fung, not even at Singapore. Awarded with one Michelin Star and part of New York Times’ World’s Top 10 Restaurants, Din Tai Fung is one brand that is synonymous to Xiao Long Bao in the entire world.