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.
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.
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.
Where do you find the best Nasi Lemak, stripped to the bare minimum and authenticity? You’ll find it at Dragon Tree Katong Laksa. Oh and some sneak peek on the exciting cuisines soon to be featured at Candid Cuisine.
Ng Ah Sio’s Pork Rib Soup Eating House is the most popular restaurant serving authentic Bak Kut Teh since moving to Rangoon Road last March 15, 1988. Ng Ah Sio is now a brand that is synonymous to the Bak Kut Teh dish and is more than just a meager dish ~ Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Donald Tsang often dines here.
I’ll help you cut to the chase and save your time in this special Candid Cuisine’s guide on where to eat in Macau
Well, it’s a line for a line for a line. Rain or shine, there is a queue every single day. And there are security personnel ensuring you don’t cut lines or you don’t hover outside the bakery. They’ll kick you out and ask you to fall in line outside. Loitering is not allowed.
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.
Cafe Chong Sam is one of those simple, Chinese restaurants that you’d most definitely eat at if you’re looking for a cheap place to grab a bite. They have a wide selection of braised noodles and noodle soup that are just alright – not too bland or too delicious.
We only ordered one dish – the Seafood rice, which according to their waitress, is their bestseller. On a lighter note, the waitress hurriedly took our order because Portuguese restaurants close early at 3pm. Well, that was educational.
Don’t confuse Curry Monster with Monster Curry in Singapore. Curry Monster is popular in Macau as a quick fix to your Tonkatsu cravings. If you know me, I’m never a fan of Tonkatsu set meals since they’re rather overpriced. It’s just full of unlimited cabbage that you can easily buy in a grocery!
If you’ve been to Macau, you know your trip won’t be complete without Tai Lei Loi Kei’s pork chop buns. Dubbed as the most famous pork chop bun in Macau, Tai Lei Loi Kei’s pork chop steak fills your tummy wth its succulent and juicy meat.
Established in 2006 by Ramen Master Chef Ikuta Satoshi in Shibuya, Tokyo, Ramen Nagi has been hailed as Hong Kong’s best ramen and has won the Best Ramen Spot in two consecutive years (2011, 2012) at the National Ramen of the Year Competitions. Enjoy the Red King, Black King, Green King and the Original Butao Ramen only at Ramen Nagi.
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.
Homemade meatballs for your pasta!
In case you have extra flour at home during this lockdown, here’s a neat recipe for homemade dumpling.