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VAR Live PH: Ready To Whack Some Zombies?

VAR Live PH: Ready To Whack Some Zombies?

Have you ever tried virtual reality games? Play your favorite characters while you shoot, hunt, and run away from zombies, wildings, and monsters!

Fondue Smorgasbord at the Old Swiss Inn

Fondue Smorgasbord at the Old Swiss Inn

For Old Swiss Inn’s November offerings, they are serving up the Fondue Smorgasbord. Old Swiss Inn is known for its various specialty fondue dishes. Smörgåsbord is a type of Scandinavian meal, originating in Sweden, that serves buffet-style with multiple hot and cold dishes of various […]

Nanka Japanese Steakhouse: Back to Basics

Nanka Japanese Steakhouse: Back to Basics

While there are many new concepts popping up all over Metro Manila with fusion cuisines, and Haute dining concepts. Sometimes, the best meals are still simple and the most basic of all. The new Nanka Japanese Steakhouse is one of those concepts that are simple and yet so satisfying. The restaurant itself is spacious, welcoming, and warm.

Headed by Chef Mike Santos, he aims to please with simple, uncomplicated, clean flavors that give respect to the animals being served.

 

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FGDO Recommends

 

Oyster Platter

We start with their Oyster Platter that has Oyster cooked in 3 different ways: Rockefeller, Hollandaise, and Deep Fried

While I do enjoy Oyster Rockefeller, my favorite has got to be the Oyster baked with Hollandaise sauce. The rich flavor of the hollandaise sauce complimented the sweet-salty taste of the oysters. This dish is not to be missed.

Tuna and Salmon Chirashi

Like any other Japanese restaurant, they have their own version of their Chirashi. The one here has generous amounts of fresh tuna and salmon on a bed of sushi rice. This uncomplicated and simple dish is based on the freshness of the ingredients and the quality of the rice. It certainly does not disappoint.

 

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Grilled Togarashi Prawns

These plump juicy prawns were grilled with the togarashi seasoning that is comprised of seaweed, orange zest, ginger, sesame seeds, and chili powder. This adds an umami note to any dish seasoned with this wonderful spice mix.

 

 

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Prawn Garlic Noodles

This dish was simple, flavorful and simply addicting. The thin slices of garlic chips were perfect in the amount Chef Mike added as to not overpower any of the other subtle flavors of this dish. Each element played together in harmony in each bite.

 

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Garlic Crabs

These crabs were not only fresh but cooked excellently and flavored well. Each piece had a nice orange glimmer of crab fat that adds to the appeal of these crustaceans. Butter and garlic never worked so well together.

 

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Black Onyx Tomahawk

This 360 days grass-fed beef from Ranger Valley Australia this piece of meat has a Marbling Grade of 3+. They serve this with several sides ( Nanka Fries, Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Vegetables), and sauces ( Chimichurri, Demi glaze, Pepper Sauce).  You can also opt to use their togarashi spice mix or some wasabi salt on top.

 

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WX Rangers Valley Wagyu Cross Striploin 

This cross between Wagyu and Angus gives the meat a delicate tenderness but with the meaty bite of Angus. While already tender at Marbling Grade 4+. Try it with a hint of the togarashi salt and enhance that umami flavor that is known for Japanese cuisine.

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WX Rangers Valley Wagyu Cross Ribeye 

This might well be, the best steak I’ve had in a long time. The Angus Wagyu Cross brings all the juiciness and tenderness of Wagyu with a bite of the deep flavors of Angus. The piece of meat at Marbling Grade 5+ pulls all the stops. Perfectly pink at the center, a dash of the homemade wasabi salt enhances the flavor further. It melts in your mouth and burst with flavor at each bite. Nanka Japanese Steakhouse definitely brings in serious meat.

 

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Japanese Green Tea Mouse and Chocolate Ganache Mounted

End your meal at Nanka Japanese Steakhouse with their signature desserts.

 

Why Go?

Simply respectful and enthusiastic, Chef Mike Santos takes the Japanese approach to Nanka Japanese Steakhouse. We visit establishments like this for its downright unapologetic uncomplicated dishes that use the finest quality ingredients. They go back to basics by sourcing the best ingredients, making those ingredients shine by adding subtle and sublime flavors that won’t let you question why you even went out that day.

 

Nanka Japanese Steakhouse

  • Address: 1810 Mother Ignacia Avenue corner Roces Avenue, Quezon City
  • Contact No.: +632 517-9677, +639 776-218-472

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5 Things you need to know when planning your Japan trip

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If you told me that you did not want to go to Japan, I wouldn’t believe you. Everyone wants to visit Japan, whether it is because of their love for the food, their culture, green tea KitKat or simply because you want to visit Disney […]

Celebrate World Chocolate Day in 5 Ways

Celebrate World Chocolate Day in 5 Ways

Chocolates, need I say more? From your Grandma’s classic chocolate cake to those slices of decadent brownies, and mouthwatering cookies. Chocolate is known far more than just a treat for kids. At some point, Cocoa was used as a currency, a remedy, a culinary ingredient, as a decoration, and even for garments.

In the Philippines, we have a long history with the Cacao bean that goes back to the 1700s when the cacao plant was brought to us by a Spanish Galleon ship from Mexico, where they transported Criollo, the rarest kind of cacao bean.

Today, the most popular way to enjoy it is as a dessert that goes as the simple chocolate bar to complex culinary creations. The Fat Girls Day Out team has rounded 5 ways where you can celebrate World Chocolate Day this July 7th.

 

Half Saint’s 64% Dark Chocolate Tart with Davao Single Origin Cacao, Cream, with Himalayan Sea Salt 

This dessert is absolutely one of our favorites. Try this in three bites. Try the chocolate tart alone, then try it with a bit of the almond crust, then add a bit of Himalayan salt.  Think of rich deep chocolate flavor melting in your mouth, then you have that added crunch and salty finish.

 

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Half Saints

  • Address: G/F, Ignacia Place, Mother Ignacia Corner Sergeant Esguerra Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City
  • Contact No.: +63 9359330512

 

Old Swiss Inn’s Toblerone Chocolate Fondue

The Ch0colate Fondue from Old Swiss Inn uses Toblerone. For those of you who are familiar with those triangular shaped chocolates with Nougat inside, that’s the one! Toblerone Chocolate was created in Switzerland in 1908, and in 1956 in partnership with Konrad Egli they created the Chocolate Fondue.

 

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Here at Old Swiss Inn, they serve you their chocolate fondue with a platter of fruits, cake, and their homemade marshmallows that are just perfect with chocolate.

Insider Tip: From July 8 – 12 they will be slashing the price from 650 PHP to 250 PHP per order for the 25th Anniversary of their Makati branch for a minimum spend of 1,500 PHP.

Old Swiss Inn

  • Address: Ground Floor, Somerset Olympia, Makati Avenue Corner Santo Tomas Street, Urdaneta, Makati City
  • Contact No.: 02 2469069 ext:622

Chorizo Blanco by Xocolat

While uncommon, this pasta dish uses the white chocolate to counter the spicy and salty notes that are produced by the chorizo and the chilies. Each bite is enticing and the complexities of the dish are much appreciated. Xocolat‘s creative use of white chocolate is playful and a breathe of fresh air when it comes to using chocolate as a savory ingredient.

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Xocolat

  • Address: Ground Floor, SMRC Building, Katipunan Avenue Corner B. Gonzales Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
  • Contact No.: 02 9294186

Cucina Peruvia’s Galera De Chocolate by Chef Miko Aspiras 

Cucina Peruvia‘s baked chocolate tart with dark chocolate ganache, topped with salty blue chips, and dried figs. Try this dish by taking a piece of each of the elements and take it in one bite. The Chocolate ganache envelops your mouth, then you get hints of saltiness and crisp from the chips and a chewy sweetness from the figs. This is dessert is a collaboration with Chef Miko Aspiras.

 

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Cucina Peruvia

  • Address: Fifth Floor, The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
  • Contact No.: +63 9359330512

 

The Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl 

At the Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl, experience chocolate like you’ve never imagined with 5 dishes and drinks made especially for this crawl.

One of our favorites is the Tiyula sa Itum by Alamat. It’s a  braised rib finger in burnt coconut and Auro tablea, ensaladang Adlai at talong and Auro cacao nibs. The beef is tender and the coconut chocolate has brought in rich flavors in every bite that is complemented by the texture of the cacao nibs.

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Want to try the Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl? Book HERE.

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These 5 dishes uses chocolate in such versitile way by integrating it either as a sweet or savory component.

Didn’t make it to our list? Let us know which dish or desserts make up your top 5!

 


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50 Questions about the Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale

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Spectrum at Fairmont: Japanese Izakaya Done Right

Spectrum at Fairmont: Japanese Izakaya Done Right

Delight in your favorite Japanese dishes at the Spectrum at Fairmont where they serve various culinary favorites every Wednesday night.

Japanese cuisine seems to be the favorite when it comes to the Filipino palate. For years, it’s remained the most popular foreign cuisine. And rightfully so, Japanese food has been around since World War II when the Japanese conquered the Philippines. Their food is simple, yet the way they prepare makes all the difference starting from the quality of ingredients.

Through the years we have all developed the love for sushi, sashimi, tempura, yakitori, and the teppanyaki that we have so many different Japanese restaurants all over Metro Manila. While there are so many available choices, not all of them have authentic Japanese.

From the moment you enter the Spectrum, you are welcomed into an elegant dining space with high ceilings and beautiful hanging fixtures that are sure to set the mood on your dining experience.

 

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FGDO RECOMMENDS

The theme of the Spectrum Japanese Buffet is Izakaya, Izakaya is bar chow in Japan so you will notice that dishes they showcased were typically found in these bars that were eaten when drinking sake or beer.

 

spectrum at fairmont

Sashimi and Sushi Selection

We were quite taken with the quality of Salmon Sashimi that Spectrum offered. This was the absolute FRESHEST Salmon Sashi we’ve ever had. The serving size is also very generous, as the chef asks you exactly how many slices you want. If you want a poke bowl, they also have that available.

 

spectrum at fairmont

 

Kushiyaki and Teppanyaki station

Have the fill of your choice of teppanyaki and yakitori with their prime cuts of meat and fresh seafood. They have a wide selection of salmon belly, top blade steak with scallions, pork belly, pork loin, boneless chicken thigh, shrimp, red snapper, and squid. We suggest trying the seafood teppan and their shrimp yakitori.

 

 

spectrum at fairmont

Udon Station

Don’t miss out on the Udon station. These bowls are by request, we suggest the beef udon, springy udon noodles on a bed of their beef broth and topped with greens, tamago, seaweeds, and tempura flakes. Each mouthful is comforting, you can taste that umami flavor from the broth and the different textures added to the dish elevate it even further. It’s quite addiciting.

 

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Authentic Izakaya Fare

They also offer classic Izakaya Fare from Yakitori, Ebi Tempura, Kushikatsu, Teriyaki Chicken Wings, Gyoza, Edamame, and Tonkatsu. A must try is their mussels with spicy mayo and topped with Ebiko. These dishes are perfectly paired with Sake and Sapporo. It reminds me of our recent visit to Tokyo.

 

Dessert

Savor their Japanese themed dessert spread with Matcha tiramisu and crepe cake, chestnut mont blanc, mushi-pan, Japanese pudding, black sesame crème brûlée, and a selection of mochi.

 

Other Offerings 

Aside from their excellent Japanese spread, they also have an international buffet that features an array of cold cuts and cheeses, salads, Italian, Chinese, and Filipino staple dishes.

 

WHY GO?

Each stop was a mixture of varying aromas, heat, and exhibition. With each individual way of cooking and preparing the food. This is one reason why we believe Japanese food is special and so well loved within our culture. With Chef Ric Ramos at the helm, you’re sure to enjoy Japanese night. The key is carefully curated ingredients prepared using perfected techniques that produce simple yet, heartwarming traditional Japanese dishes.

Experience Japanese night at the Spectrum, every Wednesday evening at Php 2,600 per person.

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Spectrum - Fairmont Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

Spectrum at Fairmont 

  • Address: Fairmont Hotel, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, San Lorenzo, Makati City 1224
  • Contact No:  6am – 10:30am, 12noon – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10pm

 

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Grand Hyatt Manila: A Norwegian Feast at the Grand Kitchen

Grand Hyatt Manila: A Norwegian Feast at the Grand Kitchen

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