Tim Ho Wan in SM Mega Fashion Hall

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I first tried Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong a couple of years ago and really loved the baked pork buns. Last year, Tim Ho Wan opened in SM Mega Fashion Hall with endless lines. I was not going to line up that long for that plus they don't sell the buns for take out. It took me a while, more like a … [Read more...]

Spring by Ha Yuan in SM Jazz Mall, Makati

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Irene and I have been longtime fans of Ha Yuan with the nearest branch to us being the one in Greenhills Town Center. One Sunday we decided to eat at the modern version of it called Spring by Ha Yuan in SM Jazz Mall in Jupiter, Makati. Spring eschews the classic red and white colors of Ha Yuan and … [Read more...]

Hanging Out at Nest Modern Table and Bar in BGC


Nest Modern Table and Bar is an al fresco restaurant adjacent to Raven in BGC. Chef Benjo Tuason is the culinary brains behind Nest as well as Salo, URBN and Relik. Nest has no air conditioning, which totally surprised me when I stepped off the elevator. They have some big ceiling fans to … [Read more...]

Tuscan Saturday Brunch at Il Ponticello

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Lauren and I went on a little Saturday brunch date at Il Ponticello a few weeks ago. Irene was busy baking to meet her orders so we got out of her hair for a couple of hours. It's a fun and filling brunch service "Brunchissimo" that has something for both adults and kids alike. Il Ponticello's … [Read more...]