Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Experience the taste of Japanese Food, Music at Buddha-Bar Manila Buddha-Bar’s Corporate Chef Shigeki Iimura, to serenade customers with the exquisite Japanese Cuisine

Buddha-Bar-Manila, a world-class resto-bar-lounge that offers fine dining and entertainment experience, is bringing the best of contemporary Japanese cuisine as Chef Shigeki Iimura, Buddha-Bar’s Japanese Corporate Chef, visits Manila this July 7 for a meet-and-greet with lovers of good food and entertainment. 

A night of gastronomical delight will follow on July 8 as the renowned executive chef showcases his culinary skills as he prepares choice Japanese dishes through a live kitchen demo. The said event on July 8, dubbed as “Japanese Serenade,” features Chef Shigeki’s signature Japanese dishes that will be prepared right before a live crowd while a violinist plays a beautiful ensemble. “We are glad to invite everyone who loves Japanese food for this once-in-a-year event. I know that they will get to enjoy and learn a lot from this spectacular night as Buddha-Bar Japanese Head Chef Shigeki Iimura comes over to showcase his one-of-a-kind dishes,” said Bernadette Castillo, Sales and Marketing head of Buddha-Bar Manila. For almost 35 years, Chef Shigeki was able to learn the different styles of Authentic Japanese cuisine from Kyoto-style to Kaga and Robata-style. With this, he achieved a reputation in the culinary world in Japan as he established a career in a top restaurant in Tokyo. After traveling and working in different parts of the world, he developed a passion for Western cuisine and its flavours. 

“Beyond the passion for Continental and Japanese cuisine, Chef Shigeki is admired most because he is an artist whose talent gives people emotions displayed from the fusion of his different cooking styles,” added Castillo. Shigeki spends most of his time developing exciting, unconventional, and contemporary recipes making him a trendsetter when it comes to Japanese food. Castillo said further, “Chef Shikegi Iimura’s visit in Buddha-Bar Manila is, definitely, one of the best events that we could offer for our customers. 

With the edgy style found in all of his dishes, we know that it will keep enthralling the taste buds of those who will get to try them. Come and join us here at Buddha-bar Manila to experience the creations of Chef Iimura through our limited offered Japanese Serenade Menu.” Chef Shigeki's Japanese Serenade Menu will be available in Buddha-Bar Manila from July 7 to 23 only. To know more about the event, as well as for inquiries and reservations, please call 8566719, 8566859, or 09989833918. You may also visit Buddha-Bar Manila, located at Picar Place, Kalayaan Ave. Makati City.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

7 Flavors Buffet Food Review: Indulge in an eat-all-you-can-style of feast in the heart of San Juan City

7 Flavors Buffet Restaurant in San Juan

If you’re an avid foodie like me, I suppose you’ll be able to relate to the sheer excitement I get from seeing rows and rows of sumptuous good eats lined up before your eyes.
For me, what I love most about buffets is not just the freedom I have to savour as much good food as I can, but also the moment of mindless and passionate indulgence in the selection of good food that befall my eyes. This is especially gratifying when the buffet spread belongs to one of my favourite cuisines of gourmet delight.

Photos and a life sized standee of Celebrity chef Boy Logro will welcome you upon your arrival

Downstairs is 7 Flavors Buffet Cafe

The 7 Flavors Buffet Cafe is reminiscent of the typical Korean coffee shop
I believe that each of us has our preference for our favourite cuisine of good eats. So here’s my guide on when you visit 7 Flavors Buffet restaurant in San Juan which is partly owned by celebrity chef Boy Logro. Why is it named 7 Flavors? The 7 Flavors refers to the 7 different flavours namely: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, spicy, astringent, and umami. 7 Flavors tend to focus on foods that will give you all the above flavours. Their dishes range from Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, American, Spanish and Filipino cuisines. I’m sure you’re kind of curious what this restaurant can offer to gratify your gourmet pleasure. So read on and join me in my culinary eating adventure at 7 Flavors Buffet…

The seats at the buffet upstairs are spic and span
7 Flavors Buffet features a master chef concoct with an array of Asian, Western and Pacific cuisine. The restaurant literally exhibits a culinary tour and dining experience for us, upon visit. Special themed nights are also available such as videoke nights on Fridays. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sibyullee: Flavors of Seoul under one roof

Sibyulee [Sib-yool-lee] is a fast and growing restaurant in Ayala The 30th Mall that serves authentic Korean food fare. The said restaurant is brightly lit and has a very welcoming feel. We like that their interior is cozy with Korean BBQ exhaust made for grilling. There’s quite a small space for you to move around but it pretty much compensate for their unlimited banchan [appetizers], cooked food and meat to BBQ. We really liked their banchan composed of sweetened peanuts with dried anchovy, pickled radish and cucumber, water spinach and kimchi. They all give a good balance between sweet, sour and savoury taste.

Sibyullee takes it pride from serving the flavours of Seoul, inspired by the vibrant street food in Myeongdong and innovative BBQ in Itaewon. The Korean method of roasting beef, pork, chicken, or other types of meat is far different from the usual “BBQ” parties you usually organize in your backyard. The star of the show is undoubtedly the meat—different types, cuts, marinated etc—that is grilled at the diner’s table on a gas or charcoal grills. This experience allows diners to talk, cook, and enjoy their food at the same time.

At Sibyullee, who can resist the multiple sensory pleasures of Korean BBQ? The spicy, salty flavours and the combination of textures and temperatures, not to mention the hands-on fun of going through a pile of lettuce leaves, wrapping your own individual “lettuce wrap” or better known as samgyupsal, and popping them into your mouth, it’s enough to make your meal memorable. If you have yet to try, it’s time to call up some friends and get ready to be in a culinary treat. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind recking of smoke or BBQ afterwards.

 To bring diners on an even more exciting culinary adventure, Sibyullee offers unique meat cuts marinated in a delicious blend of Korean spices and is then grilled to perfection. They’re full of rich flavours, tender and juicy. They are the closest you can get to savouring authentic Korean flavours without necessarily travelling to Seoul. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Salu Restaurant Celebrates 1st Anniversary + Introduced Innovative Dishes to Try!

I know what you’re thinking: What’s so different about Salu Filipino restaurant from other establishments that serve Filipino dishes? They serve undeniably the best of Filipino dishes [literally from the Northern part of Luzon going all the way down to the Southern part of Mindanao] under one roof. Yes, you're reading that right. Salu owners, celebrity couple Romnick Sarmenta [Romeo Nicolas Sarmenta Tejedor in real life] and Harlene Bautista painstakingly went to travel each Philippine island to explore, discover and learn the best of Filpino recipes from the locals themselves.