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Bai’s Boneless Lechon Belly

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 I copied Pepper @pepperteehankee and ordered Bai’s Boneless Lechon belly Bai's Boneless Lechon Belly (4) Bai's Boneless Lechon Belly (3) Bai's Boneless Lechon Belly (2) I fried the leftover the next day – it’s the only way to get the skin crispy.  Someone says an air fryer will do as well so that would be better!  #baisbonelesslechoncebu #H2HLechonBai's Boneless Lechon Belly (1)


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 We finally tried our sons favorite Korean restaurant in Manila. Minsok in Poblacion. It’s been there since 15 years ago even before Poblacion is what it is now.  Minsok (5) Minsok (6) It’s no frills, filled with Koreans, smoky and with the gas tank showing under the table :-)  Minsok (7)Minsok (2) Minsok (8) Minsok (9) Minsok (10) Minsok (11) Minsok (12) Minsok (13)…..but has yummy Chadolbaki. We still have to try the others. Minsok (3) Minsok (14) Minsok (15)Minsok (17)It’s owned by Seo Wook Seok who is friends with the Korean friend of our son – Dachan @dachan_park  Mr. Seok goes around and cooks for everyone – he helps serve and makes sure everything is ok :-)  #Minsok #KoreanBBQMinsok (4) Minsok (16) Minsok (1)


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We finally tried Flame last November.  Again this post got lost.  So this is a very late post.  We went during the all Saints day holidayflame-7 flame-8flame-17 flame-9 Beautiful views all around the restaurant.  This is the best though it is not as private as the other sections of the restaurantflame-26Love the bread basketflame-16 And this infused olive oil containerflame-2 flame-10 flame-11Mozzarelini di buffala Saladflame-3Quezo de bola & Hamonflame-19flame-12Paella Meatballsflame-18 flame-13 Hainanese Chickenflame-4Parmesan Ricotta Ravioliflame-23Take Out Lobster Fried Riceflame-21Flame Signature Burgerflame-22
flame-14Double Smoked baconflame-20flame-15 flame-24 flame-25I forgot the names of the desserts and can’t seem to match them with the description :-(  
flame-27 flame-1 flame-5  White Chocolate Creme Brûlée flame-6

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Bistro Manuel

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This post got lost in my drafts :-(  so this is very late.  We ate here last September when it had just opened.  bistro-manuel-31bistro-manuel-2 bistro-manuel-4bistro-manuel-30  Chef Ariel Manuel back in action and in action.  This time in a Makati location. Opened last Sept 20, Bistro Manuel @bistro_manuel  Heart2Heart is a fan  #BistroManuel #H2HChefsbistro-manuel-35 bistro-manuel-32 bistro-manuel-22
bistro-manuel-7Romaine Caesar saladbistro-manuel-15 Spinach and warm Mushroom saladbistro-manuel-14Shrimp Bisque with hazelnutsbistro-manuel-19bistro-manuel-6Shellfish in Lemon and Olive Oil


Crabsbistro-manuel-18 Baked Brie Cheesebistro-manuel-17All About Duckbistro-manuel-16 Lolo Dad’s Cafe Baked Oyster with Foie Gras Angel hair pasta and Parmesan cheese at Bistro Manuel @bistro_manuel #BistroManuel #ChefArielManuel #H2HFoieGrasbistro-manuel-33bistro-manuel-13bistro-manuel-12 bistro-manuel-9 bistro-manuel-8Grilled pork bacon semi carbonarabistro-manuel-24 Smoke Salmon and arugula grilled pizza at Bistro Manuel @bistro_manuel  #BistroManuel #ChefArielManuel #H2HPizza bistro-manuel-21 bistro-manuel-10Duck leg confitbistro-manuel-25Herb and mustard rub Eye of Rib eye bistro-manuel-26Herb de Provence crusted rack of lamb bistro-manuel-37Buttermilk poached lobster tails
bistro-manuel-23bistro-manuel-36 bistro-manuel-27 Declension of Mango and Mascarpone cheese, Vanilla frozen cream and Dulce de Leche sauce at @bistro_manuel #BistroManuelbistro-manuel-1  Yum! Apple Crostata, Rock salt and olive oil ice cream with Parmesan crisps at @bistro_manuel  by Pastry Chef Mia Ayuyao Manuel #BistroManuel #H2HApplePiesbistro-manuel-38Beignets Vanilla cream

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The 2017 Wine Crawl

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 Message from my sister in law Tina Banzhaf de Jesus, Vice President of the Intl Wine & Food Society. wine crawl 2017

This is their annual event that keeps growing every year with last year’s 250 attendees.

“We are currently organizing the 2017 Annual International Wine And Food Society Manila Ladies Branch Wine Crawl which will be on Sat, Feb. 18 at the Green Sun Arts Center on Pasong Tamo extension. Doors open at 3:30pm but you can come in anytime until 8pm. It’s a great way to discover new wines & perhaps learn about different types and styles of wine. We invited 12 merchants & select only 6 wines for them to feature. Wines are all served in tasting portions so it’s always a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon/evening especially with a group of friends. The early bird rate is P1,750 and includes P700 credit (for buying or tasting the wines), pica-pica, souvenirs and a wine guide for all the featured wines. The wines can be purchased at special discounts (20%) for all participants on the day of the event only. Please let me know if you’re interested to join. Text at 0917-830-2005. It’s our 7th year hosting the Wine Crawl and it has surely grown from its humble beginnings” #InternationalWineandFoodSociety #Winecrawl #H2HWinesThe 2017 Wine CrawlIntl wine and food society

Black Olive

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 We had a 4 hour lunch in Black Olive @blackoliveph with 2 of my best friends in high school – Tinette Lanuza Dela Vega and Eds Genuino @manayesg. I went early to decorate to surprise the 2 birthday girls. And the reason I’m mentioning this is because we were pleasantly surprised when a friend of Eds @manayesg who was in another table paid for our bill! We think it’s because of the decor :-)  that they knew we were celebrating Eds’ bday or maybe not and they just truly wanted to treat Eds. What a nice gesture. But starting now I will always decorate so maybe someone from another table will pay for our bill again  haha!! A nice lunch with sangria and lots of bar chow at Black Olive ?I like going to bars for lunch and eating the food in peace since I’m not really a drinker. So I can officially say I like going to bars ! :-)   Congrats Tye Corcuera @tyetanium1 who also part owns Wolfgang Steakhouse. Hope you will open more Restos  #BlackOliveCerveseria #BlackOlivePh #h2hacbatch87black-olive-6 black-olive-7 black-olive-2  We forgot to put on the headgear for the photos haha!!black-olive-8 black-olive-9 black-olive-17 black-olive-16 black-olive-15 black-olive-23 black-olive-18black-olive-3 black-olive-10 All of these YUM!

 Gorgonzola Saladblack-olive-4 Italian Style Nachos – freshly fried corn tortillas, ragu alla bolognese, artichoke cream, olives, roast tomato, parmesan and mozzarella!!!! In @blackoliveph Super Yum!!!! I will trek to Pasig to have this!!!! Thank you Cat @catilacad for recommending ? #BlackOliveCerveseria #H2HNachos #H2HCheese black-olive-19

 Garlic parmesan wingsblack-olive-5 black-olive-11 black-olive-12 Baked Ziti- Italian Sausage, tomato, Basil, beef au jus, Parmesan and mozzarella at @blackoliveph Yummy!!!! #BlackOliveCerveseria #BlackOlivePh #H2HPastablack-olive-1 black-olive-13 Prosciutto pizzablack-olive-20  Banana Splitblack-olive-21  Panna Cotta Vanillablack-olive-22black-olive-14

Nisekrew Christmas at the new M

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 Sorry for the late Christmas posts.  I don’t know how some of my christmas posts got left behind :-(

The #Nisekrew gang got together for our first official Christmas at the reopened in their new location with a new chef – Chef Tom Bascon who we love.  Looking forward to more Christmases and adventures with the gang. Thank you Carmina @thecrazycook_ph for organizing Merry Christmas  #H2HXmasM Dining Chef Tippi Tambunting Chef Tom Basconnisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-14 nisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-15 nisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-16nisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-20nisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-19nisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-21nisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-17 nisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-18nisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-9
We just ordered in advance dishes to share in the middle.  Everything delicious
nisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-1 nisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-2  Mixed greensnisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-3  Bottarga pastanisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-4  Raviolinisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-5  Foie grasnisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-6  Beef cheeksnisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-7  Seabassnisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-8  Puddingnisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-10  Hazelnut tartnisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-11 Group photo in the private room where we could not fit :-)nisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-12

Take two! hahanisekrew-christmas-at-the-new-m-13

Address  Alegria Alta Bldg., 2294 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati, Philippines
Phone (02) 810 3565

Nomad’s BBQ + Refuge

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 So happy to finally try Nomads @nomadsbbqrefuge.  My cousin Ana told me about it and I promised I would stop by to try it.  They have outdoor seating and indoor.  Congratulations to my cousin Joey Vargas. They just opened last June. Come on over to try  Taiwanese street food and Mongolian BBQ from 7-10pm #nomadsbbqrefugenomads-bbq-refuge-2 nomads-bbq-refuge-3  They have All you can eat Mongolian BBQ or you can order by the bowl.  Its open only for dinner so we were not able to try it yet.  We will be backnomads-bbq-refuge-4 nomads-bbq-refuge-5  Nomad’s is very popular mostly at night for the Mongolian BBQ dinner and for the barnomads-bbq-refuge-6 nomads-bbq-refuge-8 Regretting not eating enough street food while in Taipei but found a place where I can have Taiwanese fried chicken and I’m so happy I’m sitting peacefully in a table.  All this for P 195.00 Taiwanese Chicken popcorn yum.  I want to try the other items on the menu.   #nomadsbbqrefuge #Taiwanesechicken #H2HChickennomads-bbq-refuge-7nomads-bbq-refuge-9  Taiwanese braised pork ricenomads-bbq-refuge-10  Fried Milk balls – Matcha kit Kat.  My sister and I had the fried milk in Shilin market so I am happy they have it here and with filling of Kit Kat :-)   #nomadsbbqrefuge #H2HDessertsnomads-bbq-refuge-11 nomads-bbq-refuge-1

This looks so good too :-) Hope to try this one wednesday

wagyu whisky nomads bbq refuge  Click below to go to their Facebook pageNomads BBQ Facebook