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Take it from John Concepcion–from ‘katsu’ to ramen, dish-specific restaurants are the trend

in Japan focus
on one thing and
are masters at
it,” says John

The opening of Ippudo Philippines at SM Megamall’s Fashion Hall a month ago is the continuation of John A. Concepcion’s plan to open dish-specific restaurants. He did this four years ago with Yabu, which focused on katsu.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Casual vibe, complex flavors

CRISP fillet with
ikura on sago

More than a few people may confuse fine dining with expensive dining. It’s true that, until recently, most fine-dining places had starched white linen tablecloths, waiters in dinner jackets and a silver candelabra; it was in these palaces that well-trained chefs at the top of their profession made their mark.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

What is Wholesome?


Merriam Webster defines “wholesome” as something that is good for one’s health. Then a question nags at the mind, “Do we eat to live or live to eat?” Does all the food one takes make for a healthy body?

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Updated Singaporean fare now cooking at popular restaurant chain

Sambal Rice

Singapore is a melting pot in the truest sense of the term. There are four distinct cultures, namely: Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan, each with its own specialty dishes

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Premium wine buffet and legendary food, all on a card


Like the restaurant it’s partnering with, Citibank’s dining offer for its clientele exudes an aura of exclusivity and refinement. No 50-percent discount on meals. No buy-one-take-one deal. And definitely not—heaven forbid—a coupon to be presented at the end of the meal.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »