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50 Questions about the Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale

50 Questions about the Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale

So it has ended. After watching this Fantasy Adventure series for 9 years, the Game of Thrones HBO series has concluded leaving many of us discombobulated and confused and satisfied over the progression of the last season. From this point on, I would advise against […]

Spectrum at Fairmont: Japanese Izakaya Done Right

Spectrum at Fairmont: Japanese Izakaya Done Right

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

Grand Hyatt Manila: A Norwegian Feast at the Grand Kitchen

Grand Hyatt Manila: A Norwegian Feast at the Grand Kitchen

Whenever you think about salmon, whether in a restaurant or in the supermarket, do you notice it always says Norwegian Salmon? Aside from being the second top exporter of seafood, they produce quality products that are clean tasting and moist in texture. From their sustainable fishing practices to their centuries knowledge on preparation. They are known worldwide to have excellent quality seafood.

 

WHY NORWAY?

Norway’s commitment to sustainable fishing dates back to 1816, they were the first country to place regulations to ensure that healthy stocks are maintained, with a sound process to ensure that it will not negatively impact the environment.

Grand Hyatt Manila is home to a myriad of diverse restaurant concepts, each a pleasing journey to the palate. “A Norwegian Feast” is part of the collection of moments of more at Grand Hyatt Manila.

In partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Philippine Norway Business Council, they are launching the first ever Norwegian Seafood Festival. It starts on May 17 with the first Norwegian Seafood Extravaganza featuring stellar chefs namely Chef Stig Drageide, 2016 Asia’s Best Female Chef Margarita Fores and Grand Hyatt Manila’s very own Executive Chef Mark Hagan.

The feast continues from May 18-26, where diners of the Grand Kitchen will have the opportunity to indulge in the famed seafood from the icy cold waters of Norway.

Snippets from the Launch

 

Grand Hyatt Manila

 

A number of dishes that were showcased were the following:

  • Cured Salmon/Potatoes/Lemon Gelee/ Crispy Potatoes/ Caviar – Our personal favourite is the cured salmon topped with lemon gelee paired with the crispy potato with caviar. It had a nice clean taste which was accented by the lemon gelee and complimented by the radish and texture from the potatoes.
  • Potato/ Dill/ King Crab – Crispy tart crust topped with potatoes and king crab.
  • Lamb/ Peas/ Potatoes – The Lamb and potatoes were arranged in mille-feuille like fashion where there were two layers of lamb and thinly sliced potatoes. Then topped with peas and crispy potato skin in a soy glaze.

Each of the different dishes utilizes ingredients that are most abundant in Norway, this includes game and seafood.

 

Chef Stig Drageide of the Theatercafeen elevates the palate with new highlights to its selection in its premiere a la minute restaurant, The Grand Kitchen.

THE THEATERCAFEEN

For over a century the TheatreCafeen has been a home for many influential members of the art and culture scene of Norway. Executive chef Stig Drageide and his team prepare dishes and set menus using the best seasonal produce. They draw their inspiration primarily from European cuisines.

 

 

Grand Hyatt Manila

 

Feast on Norwegian Halibut, Haddock, Whiting Fish, Blue Mussels, Scallops and of course, the famous Norwegian Salmon at the Grand Kitchen.

Available at PHP 1,906 NETT for lunch and PHP 2,200 NETT for dinner.

 

The Grand Kitchen

  • Address: Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue, corner, 35th St, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila
  • Contact No. : (02) 838 1234

 


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U Hotels (Makati): Your Next Multi-Sensory Hotel Experience

U Hotels (Makati): Your Next Multi-Sensory Hotel Experience

The very first Art-centric Hotel, U Hotels experience review and so much more. Find out why this should be on your next boutique hotel destination.

Luxent Hotel (Quezon City: Moderetely Priced Luxury At Your Reach

Luxent Hotel (Quezon City: Moderetely Priced Luxury At Your Reach

A Luxent Hotel experience review and why you should be booking your next staycation with them. A Fat Girls Day Out Hotel Series 2019

Long Time Ago (Poblacion): Your Not So Ordinary Szechuan Restaurant

Long Time Ago (Poblacion): Your Not So Ordinary Szechuan Restaurant

Step into the culinary backdoor playground of Makati City that is Poblacion. Where new restaurant and bar concepts keep on mushrooming offering unparalleled options.

Walk along P. Burgos and you’ll see a towering 4-floor building- Long Time Ago’s décor peeks aggressively calling out your attention to look. When we say décor, this restaurant makes sure that they’d get your attention.

 

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A huge dinosaur bone as the centerpiece of it all plastered on pre-historic designed stone walls. Random flags and Tiki Gods among the quirks that give this restaurant such a strong interesting character. Some might find the decor tacky, but we find Long Time Ago‘s set up pretty fun.

 

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The place opened last 2017  and is actually a franchise amongst the other 300 outlets from China.

 

Szechuan Dishes and Then Some 

Sichuan region is known to have high humidity and lots of rainy days, which is why red pepper is used in most of their dishes. Red pepper helps reduce dampness, and so a lot was centered around it. The humid climate also drives many to carry out a variety of food preservation techniques including pickling, salting, drying, and smoking food.

 

If you’re into spicy food and intense food, this spot will not disappoint you.  They stay true to Southwestern cooking lineage.

More than being spicy Szechuan cuisine is very distinct as it bombs sweet and sour flavors as well. The most commonly used spices are “The Five Fragrances” which consist of fennel, pepper, aniseed, cinnamon, and clove; chili and Sichuan pepper.

 

FGDO Recommendations

Never miss experiencing their Chinese BBQ experience. There’s something about the collective way of sharing food with our loved ones by which makes the overall dining experience more wonderful.

Skewer price ranges from 30php-100php/stick. They have marinated chicken, lamb, pork, beef, and other assortments. The meat itself is already flavorful but if you want to add more they have packets of chili powder and peanut sauces.

Set/per order:

  • Taiwan Sausage
  • Chicken Wings (2pcs)/ 80php
  • Gizzard (2pcs)/ 70php
  • Beef (2pcs)/ 80php
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Charcoals being torched

 

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The ground floor consists of grilling tables that can sit around 6 people.

 

One of a kind on the table grille set up. An automated small rotisserie is set up in front of you. No need to manually man your BBQ sticks by which makes the overall dining experience seamless. BBQ are evenly grilled.

Their exhaust system is pretty good as you won’t smell like grilled meat after.

 

 

Aside from their tabletop charcoal barbecue options, they have a wide array of meat, poultry, and even vegetarian-friendly items.

 

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Scallops with vermicelli and Garlic

 

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Shredded Beef with Bell Pepper
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Spicy Shrimps (880php)

 

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Taiwan Pechay with Garlic (320php)

 

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Braised Pork Ribs w/ Eggplants (480php)

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Frog Casserole (880php)

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Fresh Juice/Shakes Available

These dishes are best paired with LTA Rice (Long Time Ago) and Yang Chao Fried Rice.

All the food are good for sharing and are expected to be spicy. We recommend that you don’t tamper the standard spiciness level so you can pretty much experience what Szechuan cuisine is all about.

 

Why Go?

If you want a unique dining experience and the restaurant’s character itself is a conversation topic.  Their price for their hot dishes (to share) is a little steep, but the serving portions are huge which is perfect for large groups. Long Time Ago stays true to the Szechuan lineage of crafting each dish by using authentic core ingredients.

We also have to point out that, parking is available! Burgos is known to have one to none parking spaces and thank heavens for establishments with dedicated parking spots. 

Stay for hours enjoying their good food while chugging an ice-cold beer.

 

 

Long Time Ago Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

  • Address: P. Burgos Corner Gen. Luna Street, Poblacion, Makati City
  • Contact #: 02 8246404 and 02 8096258
  • Average Spend: 1,000php/2 pax
  • Operating Hours: Lunch (11:30am-2:30pm)/ Dinner (5:00pm-2:30am)

 


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[PRESS RELEASE ] FAIRMONT MAKATI CELEBRATES JAPANESE CUISINE EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING AT SPECTRUM

[PRESS RELEASE ] FAIRMONT MAKATI CELEBRATES JAPANESE CUISINE EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING AT SPECTRUM

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La Collina: Where both food and ambiance is King

La Collina: Where both food and ambiance is King

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Goto Tendon:  Perfect Rebirth a Paresan and Gotohan

Goto Tendon: Perfect Rebirth a Paresan and Gotohan

12:30 am and just exited the horrible NLEX-after-holy week-traffic exhausted, weary, and hungry. We want something cheap, fast, and yet delicious. I remember that I’ve been wanting to try out this Gotohan/Paresan that I’ve been seeing on social media and have been curious ever since what’s the big buzz surrounding it.

I set my phone’s GPS and typed in “GOTO TENDON” multiple locations showed up so I pressed the nearest location and the one that is open til’ late.

We found ourselves in one of their Mandaluyong branches as the brightly lit signage welcomes us.

 

 

At Goto Tendon, an amusing revamp of the Pinoy lugawan/paresan set in an air-conditioned dining area seems enticing enough.

 

 

What We Ordered

I have been a sucker for a good Pares so I ordered that with my side of Tokwa’t Baboy. Bianca wanted something warm and comforting so she went to get their house famous Goto.

 

fat girls day out- goto tendon

 

The Pares is nothing short of being wonderful- As I scooped in my first bite of meat and their rice- something disembodying happened and I was sure I was at the right place.

 

 

fat girls day out- goto tendon

Sublime pieces of the tendon with chunks of slow-cooked beef brisket. You can tell it was simmered for a long time in soy sauce, star anise, and sugar.

 

The Pares comes in three glorious variants—All-Beef, All-tendon, and combination. Get the Combination option to get all the solid textures and flavors. Grab the chili sauce on the side to give it some kick.

 

fat girls day out- goto tendon

 

Their Goto tendon (small size) came with a quail egg, spring onions, fried garlic and a side of chicharon for that added texture. The broth itself was flavorful that you only needed to add a bit of calamansi. Each element topped on the goto gave an added flavor and dimension to the dish.

 

goto tendon

 

One of the surprises we got to try was the Tokwa’t Baboy. Pillowy-like-texture of the tofu with the crispy pieces of pork. This just might be the best platter of fried tofu and pork we’ve had so far. Pair it with Pares or Goto, it’s a must try whenever you visit Goto Tendon.

Why Go?

You’d be paying a higher price point for your Pares or Goto, but getting quality U.S- sourced beef, on-point service staff, the open kitchen concept assures you that what they’re serving is clean and supervised, and comfortable dining area makes everything worthwhile.

We also, have to say that their customer service is impeccable and everything in their facilities is pretty comfortable and tidy. These are the perfect complimentary add-on to the already comforting slew of dishes.

We’ll be regular customers for sure. We’d be going here whenever we want something comforting and familiar.

Our CX Rating;

 

 

Goto Tendon Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

Goto Tendon

 

 

 


 

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[Press Release] ‘La Rumba’ Mexican Buffet at Crimson Hotel

[Press Release] ‘La Rumba’ Mexican Buffet at Crimson Hotel

  FILINVEST CITY, MUNTINLUPA CITY – Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila’s culinary team at Café Eight restaurant comes together to showcase the culinary heritage of Mexico and its popular cultural celebration – Cinco de Mayo. From May 3-11, 2019, diners can feast on a buffet […]