Korean chicken founds its place into the Filipino palette. With a few Korean franchises imported to our shores and its growing branches, it just shows how Filipinos enjoy these Korean flavors. An exciting local venture opens in the fast developing neighborhood of Orambo, Pasig. Oppa Chicken Portico brings its unique variety of Korean Chicken flavors. And this time hoping to export the brand internationally from Manila. Happyfoodies had a preview of their Korean Chicken variants they are set to serve once they open their doors this November 28, 2016.
It’s always nice to discover non-commercial establishments ran by young entrepreneurs hoping to make it big in the food business. One such establishment in the heart of Pasig is Buffalo Swing. This family-ran hole-in-the wall resto has been serving a excellent buffalo wings and more for more than two years already. Enjoyed mostly by nearby residences like the Riverfront and offices in Ortigas, people who knew about Buffalo Swing may have kept the existence of this wonderful little resto to enjoy it for themselves. But something this good would likely be known in the foodie world eventually. Join happyfoodies with guest foodie Jen as we sample their house specialties.
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.
An unassuming establishment at the ground floor of Exchange Regency Residence Hotel in Ortigas. Benassi Alimento E Caffe is easy to miss once you make a turn to the inner Jade road from Exchange Road in Ortigas. However, those who spot this humble dining space is in for a treat. Benassi is a family-run restaurant. Filipino-Italian owner Katia Benassi was born and raised in Italy and brought their beloved home-cooked Italian favorites in Manila.
Street side eats add a welcome change as food trucks roll in at Capitol Commons in Pasig. Just within the neighborhood, I checked out this rising commercial area that’s set to redefine the lifestyle of Pasig residents. I’m surprised to see a well-manicured garden, stylistic lamp postss, oh so inviting benches, wide spaces and nice breeze amidst constructions. The ambiance is already there, so what’s missing? How about some great eats? So here comes the Food Truck Parks‘ offerings delivering an all new dining experience at Capitol Commons.
I will never look at bacon the same way again. While I love my thin, crisp and crunchy bacon, the savory thick slabs of cooked bacon at Poco Deli changed my cholesterol charged preference. The Bacon Slab (Php 320), coupled with bacon rice (bits of bacon on rice) and sunny side up egg on top have a really intense flavor that I was at a loss for words to describe it. It’s just pure enjoyment with every bite. I tell you, Poco Deli is a haven for bacon lovers and it is found on this artisan sausage deli in Kapitolyo, Pasig. But the fun doesn’t stop there as we tried their other offerings begging to steal your attention.
Oh I’m definitely a breakfast person that’s why I always wonder how some people could skip it. Every morning, I look forward to the goodies — from cereals, pancakes, pandesal, bacons, hams paired with a good ‘ol brewed coffee. That’s why I’m loving Milky and Sunny at the heart of Kapitolyo, Pasig, a hub of great eats, a place where I could have breakfast meals all day.
Avocado is one of my favourite fruits and being a sucker for desserts, the combination of the fruit with a cake can be lethal. Strolling along with a fellow foodie friend in the streets of Kapitolyo, Pasig, which is fast becoming a food hub with a lot of new dining options popping up, we discovered Lia’s Cakes in Season. Lia’s is one of the old dining establishments in the area (it’s been there since 2004) known for its signature Avocado Cakes.