Sapphire Bloc: Cazuela (Spanish Colonial Cuisine)


Press Release 25 July 2016 Cazuela Serves Spanish Colonial Cuisine The cazuela is a clay pot used in cooking, it serves as a vessel for combining ingredients to make sumptuous dishes. Executive chefs Mon Urbano and Day Salonga had a similar idea for their newly-opened Cazuela restaurant. “We want diners…

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Restaurant Review: Tapella by Gaudi

Restaurant Review Tapella by Gaudi

One of the best restaurants where I had the privilege of eating was Tapella by Gaudi which serves authentic Spanish food and is conveniently located at Greenbelt 5. Although I have been a student of the language for years, I hardly had much experience with real Spanish food outside of…

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Restaurant Review: Sultan Mediterranean Grill

Sultan Mediterranean Grill Restaurant Makati Chasing Jayce

Revamped and relaunched this year, Sultan Mediterranean Grill offers the Makati CBD a sumptuous alternative to the daily canteen and fast food. Set in a quiet street and decorated with a tasteful interior, no wonder this gem of a restaurant has been met with success since its relaunch earlier this year.…

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Restaurant Review: Aozora Japanese Café + Bistro

Restaurant Review: Aozora

Overlooking the Taal volcano, is an authentic Japanese restaurant. Inspired by nature’s azure roof, it named itself “Aozora” – literally blue sky in Japanese – enticing you to take your taste buds to heaven, eat authentic gourmet Japanese food under the canopy of the majestic Tagaytay sky. Part of the Domicilio…

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Restaurant Review: The Boiling Seafood

Restaurant Review The Boiling Seafood

A couple of months ago, I ran my first (and will probably be the only) 21km run for the year. And what better way to work up an appetite than running a half-marathon? My preparation had not been for naught as I had one of the best post-run meals at…

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Restaurant Review: Burgers & Brewskies

Call the Nurse Burgers and Brewskies

In a country full of creative people, cooking up something original is a daunting task. Restaurants cropping up at every corner make it essential to have a specialty in order to standout. And this is what Burgers & Brewskies has done. It looked deep, searched wide and came up with what makes people tick: bacon.…

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Restaurant Review: Uncle Cheffy

Corned Beef Panizza Uncle Cheffy

Uncle Cheffy has just launched its new set of special dishes – all based on its in-house corned beef!  These dishes are the by-product of the owners’, Mr. Larry Cortez’ and Chef Mau’s, creativity, research and quest to offer new food at affordable prices. This 100% Filipino-owned restaurant is striving to…

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Restaurant Review: Sweet Ecstasy

When Aldous told me we’d we reviewing Sweet Ecstasy, a burger and shake place in Makati, I got pretty excited. I like  burgers enough but it’s milkshakes I love. And with its location on Jupiter St, I was already thinking that it’s a very promising place. And I wasn’t wrong…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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!…

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