There’s a growing number of third wave coffee shops in the country, a testament on the burgeoning taste of coffee lovers out there. The Coffee Beanery, who have established their premium coffee brand for more than a decade, responded to this heightened sophistication and revived their coffee offerings to cater to this market. Letting customers appreciate real coffee as art.
And he threw the knives and utensils into the air, juggling and tapping the pointy steels in a rhythmic pattern on the iron grill. I watch, cringing and hoping he won’t make a mistake. It lasted only for a few seconds but it was enough to capture our attention and awe. It’s the chef’s way of saying, the show is about to start at Akira: The Art of Teppanyaki and Sushi restaurant. We’re on the front seat, or rather, by the side table fronting the grill in anticipation of the art of teppanyaki in the making.
It can be a bit overwhelming to step in a buffet restaurant such as Vikings Luxury Buffet. Their extensive offerings can lead to indecisions sometimes on what to eat. Well this month of July, let happyfoodies offer some delightful suggestions. Through the cool guys from PinasMuna, I got the chance to sample their new offerings as celebration of America’s 4th of July. Starting on the said date and throughout the month, you can see these new dishes on different buffet stations, particularly in the Vikings SM City Marikina branch.
We were having a bipolar weather that day. Occasional sun then a splash of rain as we walk towards the Greenfield District at crossing Mandaluyong from Shangri-la Mall. Gone are the market-place vibe and busy transport terminals replaced with a newly revived atmosphere and look with chic and hip restaurants along its spacious manicured lawns. Among the interesting restaurants there is Ramen Bar with it’s steam-bath like theme interiors but serving instead hot steamy ramen that passers by would think twice walking past the restaurant. Happyfoodies with guest foodie Jen have a taste of the new and improved broth from Ramen Bar and other its other tasty offerings.
American comfort food and retro ambience come in leaps and bounds once I entered Johnny Rockets in Libis. Oh yeah, the dancing crew has some moves to the tunes of early 90′s and 80′s music. I think I counted more than four dance routines they have. But when the music tones down its really all about the food. I remember enjoying Johnny Rocket’s Philly Steak and of course, their milkshakes. So I was curious to try their new Lobster Wagyu Burger and Wasabi Milkshake. One of a kind offerings that would surely delight pique interest for a food lover like me.