December 5, 2019

Tsuta - The World’s 1st Michelin Starred Ramen Restaurant Launches New Tonkotsu Soba Bowls

It's very unusual for John and I to finish a big bowl of ramen, but earlier at Tsuta made it difficult for us not to with their their Spicy Tonkotsu Soba and Kurobishio Tonkotsu Soba. It's that good!

These Three NEW Tonkotsu Soba Bowls are priced starting at P390 and will be available beginning December 6, 2019 onwards at Tsuta located at the Upper Ground Floor C3 Bonifacio High Street 7th Avenue, BGC. 


Every bowl is an original creation of Master Chef Yuki Onishi. He first opened Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles in Sugamo, Tokyo in January 2012 and redefined the classic Ramen experience; without any artificial components or MSG. Taking creative inspiration from premium, natural ingredients, he created the World’s First Michelin-starred Ramen eatery – Tsuta.

In recognition of his dedication to his culinary craft that drew long lines of customers to his restaurant daily, Tsuta was granted One Michelin Star in 2015 ahead of any other ramen restaurant in the world. This distinction still fills Chef Yuki with pride as he earned his star because of his signature Shoyu Soba, which featured his signature full bodied & delicate dashi and a special blend of his custom brewed shoyu finished off with a piquant black truffle sauce for a multi-layered flavor experience.

Its first international branch was opened in Singapore by November 2015 and on December 2017 a restaurant branch was opened in the Philippines, at the heart of Bonifacio Global City.

In this sense, Chef Yuki’s vision has come to its full fruition with the launching of his 3 NEW Tonkotsu Soba Bowls, namely Tonkotsu Soba, Kurobishio Tonkotsu Soba and Spicy Tonkotsu Soba, 
 where he has masterfully enhanced richness of the broth while still preserving the essence of his signature Dashi. 

Tonkotsu Soba
This creamy white collagen-rich broth consists of premium black pork bone and trotter boiled at a high temperature then diligently simmered for hours to extract the richest flavors possible. Hokkaido sea kelp and shiitake mushrooms are added to the broth towards the end to enrich the taste with natural umami flavors. Just before serving, a special Shoyu seasoning sauce is added to amplify the fragrant, savoury, and full-bodied broth.

Kurobishio Tonkotsu Soba 

‘Ma You’ (burnt garlic oil) – a classic tonkotsu flavor in Japan – is painstakingly made from scratch using a combination of aromatics including black pepper for its woody flavor and fragrant burnt garlic. The noodles are topped with homemade black pepper minced pork, black fungus mushrooms and fried garlic chips for crunch. A drizzle of the piquant black Ma You gives the rich tonkotsu broth a unique garlicky and intensely earthy flavor. 

Spicy Tonkotsu Soba

Inspired by the bold, spicy flavours of Sichuan cuisine, Tsuta has developed its own chili oil using Sichuan peppercorns, cinnamon, star anise, and dried chili flakes to accompany its signature pork broth. Served with homemade Mala minced pork, crushed peanuts and goji berries, the subtly spicy-and-numbing flavors will meet its match pitted against the rich, full-bodied broth.


About FOODEE Global Concepts: 

FOODEE Global Concepts is one of Manila’s Largest multi-brand food groups, continuously dominating the culinary scene with over 30 years of experience under its belt, It is run by the power tandem of father and son, CEO Rikki Dee and COO Eric Dee. The FOODEE Group started with homegrown brand for the Philippine market like Mesa Filipino Moderne. They then moved on to bring brands from all over the world to cater to the food-obsessed Philippine market all while maintaining their mantra of Affordable Luxury whether they be for Fast Casual, Casual Dining, or Fine Dining Concepts. The famous brands under the FOODEE Global Concepts group include other Michelin-starred restaurants such as Tim Ho Wan, FOO’D, Kam’s Roast, and Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles. Other popular brands within the FOODEE Global Family are The Food Hall at SM Aura, Pound x Flatterie, Sunnies Café, Bench Café, Kai, Cerveseria, and IlaoIlao.

December 3, 2019

Pound x Flatterie

In just 2 short years, Pound has already grown to 11 branches with further expansion on the horizon. Although Pound has already managed to make an indelible mark in the local dining out scene, in the F&B Industry, one cannot simply rest on its laurels and past successes so they thought it was high time to give Pound a REMIX.


In this REMIX, their Pound BGC and Pound SM Megamall branches will get a refresh by adding their Italian brand Flatterie to the mix. From Flatterie, guests can expect an assortment of pizza and pasta favorites along with their signature Indulgence Flatbread headlined by seared foiegras and truffle cream that just scream RICH. With the mashing of both their Pound and Flatterie brands, the NEW Remixed concept now boasts of an expanded menu from burgers, sliders, pizza, pasta, rice, and so much more that can satisfy more of your cravings at any time during the day.

So again, welcome to the Pound Remix! You asked for this, they listened, and you finally got your wish!

Pound x Flatterie Branches:

Ayala Malls Manila Bay SM North Edsa
Bonifacio High Street, BGC Vertis North Ayala Center
SM Megamall Fashion Hall Eastwood City Libis
Greenbelt 3 Ayala Center Alabang Town Center
SM Mall of Asia Robinsons Place Ermita
The Food Hall SM Aura

About FOODEE Global Concepts:

FOODEE Global Concepts is one of Manila’s Largest multi-brand food groups, continuously dominating the culinary scene with over 30 years of experience under its belt, It is run by the power tandem of father and son, CEO Rikki Dee and COO Eric Dee.

The FOODEE Group started with homegrown brand for the Philippine market like Mesa Filipino Moderne. They then moved on to bring brands from all over the world to cater to the food-obsessed Philippine market all while maintaining their mantra of Affordable Luxury whether they be for Fast Casual, Casual Dining, or Fine Dining Concepts. The famous brands under the FOODEE Global Concepts group include other Michelin-starred restaurants such as Tim Ho Wan, FOO’D, Kam’s Roast, and Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles. Other popular brands within the FOODEE Global Family are The Food Hall at SM Aura, Pound x Flatterie, Sunnies Café, Bench Café, Kai, Cerveseria, and IlaoIlao.

December 2, 2019

Shirshasana or Yoga Headstand

Masyado naman syang seryoso! I've been doing yoga religiously for 6 months now. Siya 1 month, intermittent pa pero kaya na nya ang Salamba Shirshasana! ❤



This pose is often shortened to Shirshasana or Yoga Headstand. It is an inverted asana in modern yoga as exercise; it was described as both an asana and a mudra in classical hatha yoga, under different names
(Source: Wikipedia)

10 Awesome Health Benefits Of Headstand: 
Relieves Stress, Increases Focus, Improves Blood Flow To The Eyes. Increases Blood Flow To The Head And Scalp, Strengthens Shoulders And Arms,
Improves Digestion, Helps To Flush Out The Adrenal Glands, Decreases Fluid Build-Up In The Legs, Ankles, And Feet, Develops Strength In The Core Muscles, and Stimulates The Lymphatic System.
(Source: DoYouYoga)

#OccasionsofJoy #Mendiolables 
#husbandandwifetandem #yoga #yogi #yogaposes #yogaenthusiast #fitness #fitnessgoals2019 #healthiswealth #JampackedLifestyle #couplegoals

December 1, 2019

Chung Choon Yeon Ga

Taking advantage of Chung Choon Yeon Ga's Soft Opening Promo - 3+1 and Free Fruits Slush Service. Sulit dito para sa masarap, premium, best at authentic  BBQ brand from Korea.🇰🇷

Soft Opening Promo is from Nov 24 ~ Dec 7, 2019, from 11:00 am - 02:00 am🕑
This branch of CCYG unlisamgyupsal is the first ever branch in the Philippines. It is located at the  the Upper Level of IL Terrazzo Mall, 33 Sct. Madriñan St, Diliman, Tomas Morato, QC.


#OccasionsofJoy #Mendiolables ##unlisamgyupsal #koreanfood
#koreanfeels #foodposts #family #familylunch #CCYG #ChungChoonYeonGa

November 30, 2019

UNIQLO x Marimekko

UNIQLO, a Japanese global apparel retailer, had an advance shopping event for the media two days ago at UNIQLO Glorietta 5 Branch for their collaboration and limited edition collection with Marimekko.

Happy to have been invited to this event and tried most of the  bold prints and vibrant colors on outerwear, knitwear, dresses, t-shirts, and more!

Check out the highlights from the UNIQLO x Marimekko launch event! The collection featured #UniqloxMarimekko #UNIQLOPH.


View the full collection here: https://s.uniqlo.com/2P1ciYx