Category Foreign food

Om Indian Kitchen at The Grove by Rockwell

When my husband was still working in Ortigas, my boy and I would usually wait for him to leave the office so we could have dinner on our way home. The Grove by Rockwell is along our route and, back then, Sunrise Buckets was the only resto that we found appealing. I’m just glad that there are now so many dining options at The Grove and Om Indian Kitchen is the latest we’ve tried.

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From what I gathered, Om Indian Kitchen is owned by the family of Magic 89.9 Radio Jock, Sam YG. Actually, his mom was busy in the kitchen while we were there. I knew it was her because there were also newspaper and magazine clippings displayed on the walls of the place. There were 2 Indian nationals dining then and I guess she was making sure that the food that was served was as authentic as it can get...

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Hong Kong Food Tripping Day 1 – Temple Street Foodie Finds

We spent my husband’s birthday weekend in Hong Kong. I knew that we were arriving late in the day so the only lakwatsa that we can do once we arrive is the Temple Street Night Market.  As the name suggests, Temple Street Night Market is known as the liveliest night market in Hong Kong. In fact, when we got there, there was a group of foreign street dancers performing which added to the festive vibe. But since it was already 8PM when we reached Temple St., our first mission was to find a place to eat.

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Ralph was in-charge of researching for our food options in Hong Kong and he told us that Spicy Crabs are really the thing here. All of us love seafood, crabs especially, so we decided that we’ll have Spicy Crabs for the night.

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Since we didn’t know which restaurant was the best opti...

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Mercato Centrale now in a better location in BGC

Mercato Centrale has officially moved to a new and more accessible location in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Now set up at the corner of 7th Avenue and 25th Street, foodies can now easily find it across The Forum and in front of the “Between  The Lines” art mural (or The Spaceman as it is more popularly known. It’s now nearer to the offices which is good news for the yuppies of BGC who are looking for an affordable place for a Friday hangout.

RJ Ledesma, co-founder of Mercato Centrale

RJ Ledesma, co-founder of Mercato Centrale

Mercato Centrale is open every Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 3 am. It still has the same lively, food fair vibe it’s known for. Most especially, old-time favorites such as Auntie May, Cuisiner, and Don Churro, are still around to serve their famous fare.

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Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar, Capitol Commons

The Pasig Kapitolyo area has started to gain popularity for having quite a number of must-try restaurants and hole-in-the-wall foodie havens. Honestly, I’m already living in the East side of Manila and just in the town next to Pasig but I haven’t even scratched the surface, so to speak. Last week, I found the time to visit Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar in Capitol Commons, Pasig, and boy I’m glad I did!

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Exterior of Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar, Capitol Commons

It was lunchtime when I arrived and the place was already starting to get crowded with yuppies taking their lunch break. Capitol Commons’ close proximity to the offices along Shaw Boulevard and the Ortigas Business District explains this.

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The bar.

The place has quite an interesting ambiance for me...

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