Congratulations, PACE Manila!

Professional Academy for Culinary Education or PACE recently emerged as the 2019 overall champion at the 2019 Philippine Culinary Cup.

The culinary competition was held at SMX Convention last August 7 to 10.


Last year, The Eatventurers celebrated with PACE in its success at the 2018 edition of the Philippine Culinary Cup. This competition is endorsed by World Association of Chef Societies.

It's raining mangoes in BGC!

Thai Mango Dessert by Chef Kim recently opened a pop-up store in Bonifacio Global City and The Eatventurers attended its launch to try out some Thai food.



Big bird at Bad bird!

These five office mates have no concept of the so-called "petsa de peligro."

So last July 15, The Eatventurers and their office mates visited Bad Bird's Serendra branch for a spontaneous lunch-out .



Steak under P500: Steak To One

Steak has got to be one of our favorite food and we know how expensive it could be. That is why we decided to create a “Steak under P500 blog series” where we will feature restaurants that offer steak worth P500 and below. (We might create one for our YouTube channel too, stay tuned!)

First on our list is something that we tried last February... it’s called Steak To One.


Review: Authentic Vietnamese dining experience at Chi Em Gai

Vietnamese restaurants in the country usually have cà phê sữa đá or coffee with condensed milk on their menus but only a few serve cà phê trúng or egg coffee.

Chi Em Gai, located at Eton Centris in Quezon City, is one of the few that offers this specialty from Hanoi, Vietnam. It's reasonably priced at P139.

What's inside Japan Fudo Street Market in Vertis North

We were exploring Ayala Malls Vertis North's Japan Town when we discovered Japan Fudo Street.

We're sold upon checking the menu but we're even more sold when we learned that it has a grocery inside.


Review: Sebastian’s Rainbow grilled cheese

Sebastian’s Ice cream is usually known for their cold treats and dessert offerings but last year this local brand also introduced an additional snack to its menu.

The local ice cream brand gave the well-loved comfort food, grilled cheese, a twist and had its cheese in rainbow colors.

The Rainbow Grilled Cheese was launched last year during the Metro Manila Pride celebration last year to show support for the LGBT community.


Review: KFC's Chaco

No shell, all chicken taco = Chaco

KFC is known for creating one-of-a kind chicken dishes that are most of the time frowned upon and odd for traditional and casual fast food diners.

After the return of KFC’s Double Down and Famous Bowl, it launched Chaco— a dish we admittedly found weird.

It’s been a month since Chaco was launched. By now, some of you may have already tried this but we still feel like sharing our thoughts about this newest chicken innovation.



#FlashbackFriday: Our first and last dining experience at Wrong Ramen

Just sharing our first and last dining experience at Wrong Ramen since it closed its doors yesterday, May 30. 

This ramen concept store by Lowbrow Casual restaurants may have taken a bow but we will always remember our first and only dining experience in 2016. 



Celebrate ‘National Burger Day’ at Draft Stores and Brewery at the Palace

Heads up, burger lovers! It is National Burger Day on May 28.

To celebrate the burger holiday, Draft Restaurant and Brewery and The Brewery at the Palace in Bonifacio Global City will be holding a “Burger Challenge” promo for its customers for a limited time on May 25 and 26.


Review: Game of Thrones-themed cafe and resto called Westeroast

After eight seasons, the well-loved TV series based on George R.R. Martin’s novel series, “A Song of Ice and Fire” finally bids adieu.

For the fans who will miss the series, you can reminisce some episodes and geek out in a Game of Thrones-themed cafe and restaurant in Manila. 


#EndGame foodtrip: Where to get shawarma ala Avengers

Yes, today is the day!

Although we’re still not ready for “Avengers: Endgame,” the day has come and so as tribute to one of our favorite super hero film series, let’s look back on that iconic end credit scene.




Quick grub at Corner Market Cafe’s Inari Pizza Morena, Sari-Salo

Gone are the days when food courts of malls only offer the usual fast food finds.
Among the food halls that changed the food court game is The Corner Market Food Hall at The Podium, which opened in February last year. It is dubbed as the “first indoor farmer’s market” meaning restaurants offer fresh finds. 

As it elevates its take on dining, the food hall also houses healthy options and restaurants offering international cuisine some fresh from the market, some ready-to-eat.

If you are craving for Japanese, Italian and Filipino food, the Corner Market’s Inari, Pizza Morena and Sari-Salo are the right choices for you.


Review: KFC's Double Down 2.0

Ironically, fast food chain KFC relaunched one of its most sinful offerings, the Double Down, just in time when the country is entering the Lenten period.

Yes, we know that we should be fasting but we couldn’t say no to temptations. 

The meaty sandwich, which was released in the country in 2010 for a limited-time release, is popular for its buns that are not bread, but crispy fried chicken fillets. It also has strips of bacon slathered with cheese and mayonnaise.

The Eatventurers ordered the Original Double Down (P155) and tried it again after almost 9 years.


Review: McDonald's Philippines Flavors of Japan


Our feeds turned Japanese on Wednesday after McDonald’s Philippines released its newest offering: “Flavors of Japan.”

More than a month before the appearance of lovely cherry blossoms in the east Asian nation, McDonald’s Philippines went ahead and offered Japanese-themed treats mirroring the much-awaited season. The treats include Strawberry Sakura McFloat, Nori Shake Shake Fries, Ebi Tempura Burger and Teriyaki Samurai Burger.

The hype for these products is really high so The Eatventurers decided to try them out on the first day of their release.

Here are our initial thoughts on McDo’s Flavors of Japan:




Review: Courtbean Cafe in Pasay City

For law students who are often deprived of sleep and burdened with lots of cases to read, coffee plays an essential role in their lives. Catering to the needs of law students is Courtbean Café in Pasay City.



Valentine’s Day treats: Something bitter and sweet

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Have you already picked up a present for your significant other? 

If the answer is no, you’d better get that soon. And if you ask The Eatventurers what to give during the most romantic day of year, we’d definitely say food. 

Food is the language of love and how cool is it to express it in the form of a delicious gift? 

The Eatventurers listed down the Valentine's treat for every relationship status:


Year of the Pig eats: Xiao Long Bao finds in Manila



The Chinese community traditionally celebrates the Lunar New Year for 15 days so the revelries do not end with the new year countdown and the events during the new year itself.

On February 5, Chinese communities from all over the world marked the beginning of the Year of the Earth Pig or boar.

In view of this, the Eatventurers listed down places where you can get one of the most well-loved Chinese steamed pork dumplings, xiao long bao.


Review: LJC Restaurant Group food crawl - Greenbelt

The New Year revelry may be over and we're already halfway through the first month of 2019 but to us, eatventurers, it's always 20-eatin' so feasting on food is always a good decision.

The Eatventurers last year went on another food crawl on three other LJC Restaurant Group establishments, but this time, in Greenbelt, Makati City.

Also read: LJC Restaurant Group food crawl in Remedios, Malate, Manila

We visited Lorenzo's Way, Cafe Havana and Fely J's.