Yu Sheng and New Chef’s Recommendations at Crystal Jade Dining In

CJDI Yu Sheng

Singaporean import Crystal Jade Dining In gives Chinese New Year's celebrations a toss for good luck with their Yu Sheng set offerings. The Yu Sheng tradition is very popular in Malaysia and Singapore to bring good luck as a celebration of the coming lunar year. Virtually unknown in the Philippines … [Read more...]

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

spring by ha yuan

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...]