Where to celebrate Chinese New Year (Part 2)

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year! Have you picked out a restaurant for the family to dine in?  In case, you are still looking,  here are 3 more places to welcome the Year of the Earth Dog with family and friends! Marco Polo Ortigas Manila Internationally-awarded, Lung Hin, one of the country’s premier Chinese restaurants, offer…

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year (Part 1)

Its another long weekend! Hooray! For the first time, the whole country will be celebrating the Chinese New Year come February 16 (Friday) as it is now officially a public holiday! It is the perfect time for families to gather together for a lauriat, watch the dragon dance, pick an ampao (money envelope) from the…

Where to go on Valentine’s Day (Part 2)

A dinner would be wonderful for Valentine’s Day but what about a staycation instead? For those who are still looking for more options for Valentine’s Day, check out the offers of Diamond Hotel Philippines (Manila area) and New World Makati Hotel (Makati area) New World Makati Hotel Avail of the Sweet February package to enjoy…

Where to go on Valentine’s Day (Part 1)

Are you ready? Valentine’s day is eight (7)  days away and if you haven’t reserved a place for that romantic lunch or dinner, I have a few suggestions to make. Marco Polo Ortigas Hotel Go for that sweet gesture.  Decadent and beautifully decorated Valentine’s cake, chocolate hearts, pralines, and strawberry tarts are available at Café Pronto….

Halloween parties, anyone?

This weekend is set to be a bedlam with little costumed people running and roaming around the villages and commercial establishments.  Most kids these days  are so excited to wear costumes (yes, not just 1!) and have people give them candies and sweet treats as a reward for just being so cute!   And I feel you, parents! This is…

Wine all-you-can for 499 at Romulo’s Cafe

It’s the end-of-the-week and for me, it has been a long, long one. “Thank God, it’s Friday!”   If you happen to be in Jupiter, Makati; Tomas Morato; or Ayala Alabang area by tonight, do drop by Romulo’s Café and enjoy their Wine-All-You-Can at P499 from 530-730pm, Mondays to Fridays. It is the best antidote to…

3 fun things we did in Novotel Manila

Last weekend,  I decided to pack my overnight bag, and with my family, headed to Novotel Manila Araneta Center Hotel.  I anticipated a restful, contemplative weekend for me while my boys were gung-ho to try out all the facilities in the hotel. Here’s how we spent the weekend closeted inside the hotel: Enjoyed our rooms :  we stayed in the Executive Suite and,…

Unlimited Steak at Cru Steakhouse!

Wednesdays just became my favorite day of the week!  Marriott Hotel Manila’s multi-awarded fine dining restaurant, Cru Steakhouse, will now offer unlimited U.S. Certified Angus Beef Rib-eye every Wednesday of August and September 2017 for only P950+++ . The U.S. Certified Angus Beef is the most premium steak at Cru Steakhouse. The chef shares that this specific beef has…

Papa Diddi’s is not just ice cream

Have you ever  been to Papa Diddi’s?  When they started out in Maginhawa St., the place could only seat around 8-10 people comfortably and offered select hand-crafted and artisanal ice cream. It started out as a tribute to Papa Diddi – an Ibanag lawyer, whose passion for law can only be matched by his love for Cagayan Valley  food. …

What must you order at Jing Ting?

It is hard not to like Jing Ting, the newest casual dining restaurant inside City of Dreams.  The restaurant features popular Northern Chinese dishes that are so familiar and compatible to the Filipino palate. Flavors are strong and robust, the serving is generous, food is freshly prepared and the prices are reasonable. Full Flavor : The Northern…

Are you ready for a Mojito night?

Oh,  how I love weekends! Recently,  good friend, Ouie,  invited some friends and I to an all-you-can-drink Mojito night at The Lounge inside Hyatt City of Dreams.  What?  An unli mojito night?? This I gotta see! So with a bit of coordination, Marilen (another good friend and co-writer at http://www.dineph.com), Ouie and I decided to investigate…

My Continental Club Staycation

It was my birthday recently and I decided I will celebrate it outside my home, in a relaxing place where the mattress is one of the softest, cleanliness is gospel, food is delicious and the service is impeccable. So, I  booked the family to stay at Marco Polo Ortigas Hotel. Upon entry, those who are booked in any…