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An Ongpin food institution closes after a fire

FRIED noodles at Mañosa. NEAL OSHIMA

What keeps people loyal to a restaurant that has been going for hundreds and hundreds of years? Consistency, one would expect. Tradition. A sense of legacy. Or sheer nostalgia.   We don’t have restaurants that go back hundreds of years, because our country goes back only a few hundred years, as compared to Spain, for [...]

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More than a dozen types of ‘tonkatsu’? Believe it


The bistro chain of restaurants is extensive, each dining place offering a different cuisine. The chain seems to reap more success, as diners flock to its outlets. A visit to one over the weekend showed table turnover going thrice.   Tonkatsu   Nuvali, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna; tel. 5026550   If diners do not come [...]

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Sekitori’s shockingly filling and yummy sashimi set


Saturday-morning badminton enables me to touch base with other badminton buffs. We enjoy each other’s company, and it often happens that the discussion drifts to food.   From Jing, a foodie, I always get feedback on dining experiences, good or bad. Another intense but fun player is Hariko, a Japanese national who’s predictably a great [...]

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant draws diners for its buns, dumplings and rolls

BAKED buns with barbecue pork

The queue that forms in front of Tim Ho Wan at SM Megamall as early as 10 a.m. has been tweeted and Instagrammed numerous times since the restaurant opened over a month ago.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Arya’s biryani, ‘dizi’ and the best lamb ‘koobideh’ in the city

Arya’s interiors

When I was growing up, the closest grocery to the house was called One-Stop, a dark place slightly larger than a sari-sari store, to which I was occasionally dispatched to buy a tin of corned beef or a bag of pan de sal.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »