Restaurant Review: Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza

Buratta Gino's Brick Oven Pizza

It’s that time of the year when friends come knocking and asking for Christmas dinners. And in one of such dinners, I finally had the chance to try Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza. My friends ordered for everyone and here’s what we got. Buratta (P295) The Buratta is a fresh Italian…

Read more

Restaurant Review: El Cangrejo

El Cangrejo - Chasing Jayce

It’s that time of the year when parties are being celebrated left and right and what better way to discover new restos than that?  It was our team’s year-end party and our venue of choice was El Cangrejo: Crab, Seafood and Steak Bistro.  It is located at Sgt. Esguerra Avenue,…

Read more

Restaurant Review: Tonchaya Japanese Kitchen & Bar

Tonchaya Japanese Kitchen and Bar

Finally, one of Aldous‘ food tasting events has led me to a Japanese restaurant.  Seems like the ramen craze that hit Manila has hit me, too.  Starting with that fateful night at Kichitora, Moche and I have since been on the lookout for ramen places.  The feature restaurant?  Tonchaya Japanese Kitchen…

Read more

Restaurant Review: Tipple & Slaw

Tipple and Slaw

Tipple and slaw. What is a tipple?  What is a slaw?  Two quirky names brought together to tease the tongue and ears.  A tipple is an alcoholic drink and a slaw is your coleslaw.  But no, the menu is not all about drinks and salads, it offers so much more!…

Read more

Lunch for 2 at Motorino Pizza

Motorino Pizza -

This year’s anniversary with Moche found me having to work at the Spanish Film Festival. And because of that, we had very limited time to celebrate the 6th year of our togetherness. We actually only had lunch and we decided to try out Motorino Pizza, this new pizza place at…

Read more

Restaurant Review: The Backyard Reservoir

The Backyard, chasing jayce

A girl from the “South” could not possibly be expected to know much about the goings-on in the North, right?  So when Aldous invited me to another food tasting event at 33A Malingap St. in Teachers Village in Quezon City, I was surprised to find that The Backyard Reservoir was not…

Read more

Pelíkula 2014 Spanish Film Festival in Manila

Spanish Film Festival 2014 Manila

The much-awaited Spanish Film Festival is back!  Now in its 14th year in the Philippines, the Pelíkula 2014 Spanish Film Festival is set again to showcase this October the distinct flavor of Spanish films.  ¿No hablas español?  ¡No hay problema!  All the Spanish films have English subtitles so hispanohablantes and non-speakers alike would surely…

Read more

Hotel Review: GK Central Hotel

GK Central Hotel - Chasing Jayce

Less than 30 minutes from the Tan Son Nhat Airport is the GK Central Hotel.  This 3-star hotel is smack in the middle of action in Ho Chi Minh City and I was very glad that we made it the home base of our trip, even if it was priced a…

Read more

Restaurant Review: Banana Leaf

Banana Leaf - Greenbelt 3

Banana Leaf was one of the restaurants that I never had the inkling to try.  It’s been in Greenbelt 3 for quite some time now but the idea of eating “fusion” just hasn’t felt appealing.  It basically rings “Filipinized other-country cuisine” to my ears.  So, what basically persuaded me and…

Read more

Restaurant Review: Skippy’s Bar & Grill

Skippy's Bar & Grill Chicken Parmigiana

My third blogging event took me to a gastronomic adventure for food that I’d be experiencing for the first time: Australian food at Skippy’s Bar & Grill!  There are only a handful of places that serve Australian food in the metropolis and I’d never thought of eating in one because…

Read more

Restaurant Review: Nomama Artisanal Ramen

Nomama Artisanal Ramen Capitol Commons

I never thought I’d go back to Nomama Artisanal Ramen after my first time there last January.  I made a mistake in ordering and ended up eating Tempura, not one of my favorite dishes since I find it too oily to be enjoyable.  But a colleague from the office told…

Read more