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LIST: New summer dining delights

MANILA, Philippines — As food lovers, Filipinos believe food is not seasonal. One can treat oneself to a cone of ice cream in the middle of a rainy weather, or sip coffee even under scorching heat — because for Filipinos, food is life. Indulge in the following new delicacies to …

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Chef Yukimura: I want food to be original

In anticipation of his residency at Solaire Hotel later this year, three-star Michelin chef Jun Yukimura talks about the flavors of home. There’s a video floating somewhere on the Internet where a Japanese chef skillfully navigates a thick knife to serve a huge crab. No heat needed — in this …

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The origin story of Single Origin Osteria

MANILA, Philippines — You would think that Manila was already saturated with Italian restaurants, but Carlo Gordon Lorenzana, the restaurateur behind Nikkei (and offshoot Nikkei Nama), La Cabrera, and Single Origin, still felt something was missing. “I saw a void of good Italian restaurants in Manila,” Lorenzana says as we …

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An interactive lunch at Mirèio

Millie: When my parents were alive, we would have our regular Sunday family lunches. Our favorite Sunday fare would always consist of Beef Nilaga with cabbage, carrots and potatoes or beef or pork sparerib sinigang, sour just enough to please. Both dishes would ultimately be paired with either Relyenong Bangus …

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Ben there, done that

They’ve enraptured millions with their brand of wholehearted, full-bodied folk pop, and have quickly ranked among the new torchbearers of Filipino music. Now, as Ben&Ben approaches the completion of their first album, they look back with satisfaction at everything it took to get here. MANILA, Philippines — The studio is …

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And now, the affordably luxe food hall

Who hasn’t patronized food courts for their convenience — the fact that you can choose from many different brands depending on your food mood, the advantage of getting your order fast, and the affordable prices? The downside, of course, is thanks to those low, low prices, the quality of the …

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Sutokil in Seattle

At our Seattle popup, we wanted to highlight the Visayan tradition of ‘SuToKil’ (sugba, tola or tinola, and kilawin) and take advantage of Seattle’s great seafood. Aren’t you the guy, you know, who cooks on TV?” asked the manager of Filipino grocery Seafood City, as she processed the gift certificates …

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