Category Archives: Asian

A Feast at Johnny Kahuku’s Hawaiian Shrimp House

JOHNNY KAHUKU’S HAWAIIAN SHRIMP HOUSE – We had a fantastic feast for a lunch at this restaurant in Newport Mall of Resorts World Manila. Everything that we tried during the lunch was just fantastic it went above and beyond my expectations. Johnny Kahuku will also be opening their second branch in Eastwood Mall, Libis.

johnny_kahuku_hawaiian_shrimp_house_special_seafood_pokeThis is their Special Seafood Poke of seared blackened tuna, salmon sashimi, grilled squid, white shrimps and that awesome miso-shoyu dressing that coats everything and further titillates the palate. This is really, really good I’d gladly eat one serving and that’s coming from a guy that’s normally not a fan of seafood. Everything from the flavor combination to the play on texture to the quality of sashimi and other seafood components – just fantastic! Continue reading A Feast at Johnny Kahuku’s Hawaiian Shrimp House

Affordable Dim Sum Fix: Peace and Happiness Dumpling House along Buendia

Peace and Happiness Dumpling House – I’ve been a big fan of this awesome hole-in-the-wall dim sum joint ever since they opened a while back. I frequent the place for a bunch of reasons; one the price of the food, and another the it’s quite near to my office before. The place gained much popularity in the area; among the condos and offices, resulting to days where they’d sold out most of their best selling dishes by early in the afternoon. With a tiny sign and a rather peculiar name, it’s really easy to miss this restaurant situated at Cityland Makati Executive Tower along Buendia.

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Their xiao long bao is one of my favorites, and definitely one of the best ones for the price in the area.

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Awesome Dim Sum Buffet at Li Li

Fixed my cravings with a fill of delectable dim sum creations from Li Li – Hyatt Hotel’s signature Chinese Restaurant. Dumplings and other delicacy made with such attention to detail and passion, I was treated to a gastronomic journey filled with meticulously made treats that would make any dim sum connoisseur filled with much happiness and content.

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This is their Steamed Fish-shaped Dumpling with Cod Fish and Chinese Parsley an eye candy creation of a dumpling. The outer bits was light and a bit chewy, freshly made and served hot. And as you bite into it you hit the delicate piece of cod, ever so slowly I chewed and slowly appreciate the flavors and texture, hit it with the sauce for some spike in flavor and it’s all good.

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Korean BBQ Feast at Bulgogi Brothers (+ Giveaway)

Bulgogi Brothers released some new Barbecue Specials for their Manila and Davao branches. Good for sharing platters of meat and seafood goodness that will cater the carnivorous cravings of most foodies. A treat for anyone that wants to savor something hearty, meaty, and comforting as you ‘d likely satisfy your barbecue cravings with a variety of platters and indulge yourself with good food.

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This is their signature Pork Belly (Tong Samgyeopsal) A korean favorite of pork belly chunks a citrus-bulgogi sauce base. Almost all of the BBQ sets we tried are lip smacking more rice, more fun kind of dish. It was inevitable, to gorge oneself with all the meaty goodness and countless cups of rice, I think I had five of them.

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Wee Nam Kee at Serendra: Of Chicken Rice and Ubiquitous Condiments

I’ve been a big fan of this well loved Singaporean dish for a long time, and recently I revisited Wee Nam Kee at Serendra to have my chicken rice craving fix.

 Remedy to my cravings, oh the fatty chicken, the flavorful rice, and of course the holy trinity of condiments.

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Bulgogi Brothers: Good Korean Food Fix!

I’ve been reading a lot of good write-ups about Bulgogi Brothers, mostly raving recommendations so I’ve been wanting to try it for quite some time. Recently they opened a new branch at Harbor Point Mall, Subic so we did a little road trip and had lunch at their Subic branch.

This is their Premium Boneless Short Ribs, what’s awesome is; it taste as good as it looks. Continue reading Bulgogi Brothers: Good Korean Food Fix!

Taste Asia at Chef's Home Baguio

So we had this dilemma; where should we make dinner reservations? After an activity packed first day at Baguio, we’re quite starving and we were hoping to have a nice and filling dinner.

Tom Yum Soup + Tiger Prawns = AWESOME!!

Fortunately for us we stumbled upon this nice place along Romulo drive. The place is called Chef’s Home that serves authentic Asian dishes, well inside my comfort zone.

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Experience Flavors of Asia at Marriott Cafe

Got invited to the launch of Flavors of Asia at the Manila – Marriott Hotel. Their having an all-Asian theme for their buffet at Marriott Cafe and they amassed four different chefs for this wonderful offering.

They officially launched Flavors of Asia at The Den of Marriott Manila. There the four chefs were introduced with their signature dishes. Chef Thanatorn Krobsuay of JW Marriott Bangkok with his Som Tum (Green Papaya Salad), Chef Dadang Wahyudi of JW Marriott Jakarta, Indonesia and his  Aneka Sate (Assorted Satay), Chef Ruhizad Muri of Renaissance Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and his  Beef Rendang, and finally Chef Phan Tien Hoa of Renaissance Riverside and his Cha Gio (Fried Spring Roll).

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