The past few years, we’ve seen the rise of the burger from fastfood outlet obscurity — playing second fiddle to the omnipresent bestseller, fried chicken — to being a star of its own. For how can you explain the sprouting of burger joints locally, each one trying to outdo the others by tweaking with the burger variables — the beef, the serving size, the fillings, even the bun. We like to call them gourmet burgers and like everything that’s referred to as such, they also carry a hefty price tag.
We’ve tried several of these gourmet burgers in the recent past so an invite to try Teddy’s Bigger Burgers was something we couldn’t ignore. In the “burger wars” being waged, how will this Hawaiian import stack up to its beefy competition? Was the “burger buzz” generated by its coming (and the hefty price) mere fluff or does it live up to the hype?
It became my temporary office in Bontoc. The cozy sofa and chairs, the tasteful interiors heavy on the travel theme coupled with beautiful photos of the rice terraces and people of the Cordilleras is truly inviting. My almost weeklong stay in Bontoc finds me at Goldfish Cafe catching up on work and the online world. For Bontoc standards, Goldfish Cafe is the fanciest cafe in town. For a town whose local coffee culture is quite predominant already how does Goldfish Cafe’s specialty coffee offerings fare?
As repeat visitors to Sagada, we at Happyfoodies were both overjoyed and saddened during our recent visit. Saddened because a) Misty Lodge’s restaurant is closed as Chef Bogan is attending to her mommy duties in Manila, b) Masferre Restaurant has taken off our favorite Kamatis Bagoong at Lechon Kawali in favor of a menu more oriented towards foreign guests. But on a bright note, we chanced upon a new, welcome addition to the eateries lining the town’s main street: Sagada Brew. It was actually the recommendation of Wanda, our kind hostess at Rock Inn Farm, to try out the new place (talk about very friendly competition). It was also a blessing to come on an off-peak season where a lot of eating places are closed for repairs, which helped directed our feet to this shop.
Leading property portal Lamudi provides a list of the best cupcakes in the Philippines
Forget bar-hopping. Cupcake hopping has no age limit and is perfect for you and your family, significant other, and friends. Leading property portal Lamudi has released an infographic that lists down the best cupcake places to satisfy your sweet-tooth wherever you are in the Philippines.
Set inside one of the most impressive looking buildings at the heart of the Makati Central Business district, the Zuellig, Terraz Meetings and Bistro is as elegant as the mirage-like building it is housed. Sweeping views of Makati skyline especially at night, refined interiors with tasteful artworks and good lighting accentuate the cozy mood. The dining crowd means business, mostly in their formal business garbs but don’t get intimidated though as it is open for casual diners too, the date crowds or those looking for after-work cocktails for relaxation and chit-chats. Join us as happyfoodies with guest foodies Sol of Sol Razo and Jam of Haveatyou samples the international cuisines with a twist from the playful chefs of Terraz.