A Day in Tennoji, Osaka – Zoo, Temple and Shinsekai

Shintennoji Temple

After having lunch at Osaka Ohsho in Dotonbori, we took the subway and headed for Tennoji. We were going to be visiting the Tennoji Zoo, Shintennoji Temple and walk around Shinsekai. We took the Midosuji Line (Red M22) and got off at Dobutsuen-mae Station. You'll know you're in the right place when … [Read more...]

Whisky Tasting Flight at Ponti’s Rye Tasting Room

Rye Tasting Room

I know less than nothing about whisky except for some foreign sounding names likes Yamazaki, Glenlivet and what not. So I had no idea what I was in for when I had a sneak preview of Rye Tasting Room at Il Ponticello. It occupies what used to be the lounge area of Il Ponticello. Rye Tasting Room is … [Read more...]

Yabu Sends in The Dons

Yabu don

There's something exciting bubbling at Yabu, the restaurant that started the katsu craze in Manila. They are introducing two new dishes that aims to shake up our common notions about donburi (rice bowl). I got a chance to sample them before they are introduced to the public on March 25,2015. … [Read more...]

Savory Surprise at The Sweet Studio in Greenhills

The Sweet Studio

The Sweet Studio is a little store in Greenhills that evolved from a home baking business started by Ada and Aby Chua. Their first store is a charming space for their cakes and pastries as well as some decor items. You might miss the place, tucked in a commercial space beside a hodge podge of … [Read more...]

A Dreamy Stay at Acacia Hotel Manila

Acacia dream

It's been more than two years since we've stayed at Acacia Hotel Manila. This time around we were going to be celebrating Jane's birthday weekend. Great welcome from the hotel with a elephant shaped towel, welcome letter plus a small cake. They call their bed the dream bed and trust me once … [Read more...]