Hawker Chan, the Cheapest Michelin-Starred Resto in the World, is Now in Manila!

Just two months after the Manila opening of Kam’s Roast, a Michelin-starred restaurant from Hong Kong, we have another storied restaurant opening its doors in Manila: Singapore’s Hawker Chan, known as the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world.

The restaurant is known for its Soya Chicken, which according to the Michelin Guide draws lines even before opening time. I got to try it a day before its official launch and fell in love with the food!

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Chibo Okonomiyaki Launches Executive Set Meals For Diners on the Go

What I love about eating is the leisurely pace of the activity, where you can spend quality time with your companions (or by yourself) or enjoy the different flavors on your plate. As much as possible, I want to be fully present during meals, whether I’m with someone or I’m alone.

But life doesn’t always work out the way we want it to and sometimes eating can be a rushed experience. The three-hour lunch is now a ~*concept*~ and many of us power through quick lunches or dinners. That may be the case for a lot of us but that doesn’t mean eating should be boring.

That’s what inspired Chibo Okonomiyaki in producing its Executive Set Meals, a line of Japanese dishes for diners on the go. Chibo is known for serving some of the best okonomiyaki prepared right on your table, but there are diners who prefer straightforward meals they can order, eat, and pay for. That’s why for the Chibo branch in Podium, Ortigas, where mostly office workers and businessmen dine, the teppan is in the kitchen.

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Akrotiri’s Eurasian Cuisine Will Make You Want to Visit the South

There was a point in time when people living in the north would scoff at the idea of driving down south for a meal (or even a visit to their southern friends). But the area has become a full-fledged dining destination with unique restaurants offering delicious and mouthwatering food. Now, no one blinks when someone suggests visiting a quaint eatery in BF Homes or Alabang. And as someone who has lived in the south for more than 20 years, I am happy.

A new restaurant has popped up in the south and is set to join the great dining scene here. It’s called Akrotiri, (Greek for peninsula) and it focuses on Eurasian cuisine, with dishes from Asia and Euro-Greek cultures.

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Quezon Buffet Restaurant Goes Healthy with New Ingredients

In Quezon City, one of the most frequented eat-all-you-can restaurants is Quezon Buffet Restaurant, an eatery known for its Fil-Hispanic cuisine prepared by executive chef and partner Kalel Chan. The price points don’t hurt, either: meals are affordably-priced at P499 per head during weekdays and P599 during weekends.

Now, Quezon Buffet Restaurant goes healthy with its partnership with Doña Elena, using its olive oils, canned tomatoes, and olives.

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Starbucks Partners with French Label Paul & Joe

Who says coffee chains can’t collaborate with fashion labels? Two of my favorite things in the world just collaborated and I can’t get enough of the collection. I’m talking about Starbucks and cats!

Starbucks recently partnered with French fashion house Paul & Joe for a line of limited-edition drinkware, tote bag, Starbucks Card, and the Bearista inspired by Gipsy, Paul & Joe’s founder Sophie Méchaly’s pet cat. Paul & Joe fans will instantly recognize Gipsy, who has also become the brand’s symbol.

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Hong Kong’s Michelin-Starred Kam’s Roast is Now in Manila!

Hong Kong is home to many Michelin-starred restaurants but I always seem to miss them whenever I’m there. I always find out about it when I’m home, so I end up waiting (and praying) for them to open here or hoping that I remember to visit it the next time I’m in Hong Kong.

One of the restaurants I’ve yet to try is Kam’s Roast, a legendary spot known for their roast goose. Kam’s Roast is run by Hardy Kam, the third generation of restaurateurs behind the Michelin-starred Yung Kee Restaurant, and Robert Chua, a prominent TV and movie producer in Hong Kong who has ventured in the culinary scene. The restaurant has been so successful that they earned a Michelin star, one of the culinary industry’s top recognitions, within four months of opening.

Now, Kam’s Roast is in Manila and I got to try it ahead of its opening on May 15.

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Starbucks Launches New Lunch Options For Those on the Go

A lot of people lead busy, multi-faceted lives that sometimes, meals take the backseat. I make time for breakfast, lunch, a little snack in the afternoon, and dinner no matter how busy I am because food fuels me and I feel unmotivated when I’m hungry. On busy days when it looks impossible to eat, I make a quick stop at Starbucks.

Starbucks may be known for their coffees and Frappuccinos but the coffee chain also has a line of lunch menu options for days when you want a little pick-me-up.

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