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Buffet restaurants in secrets

Buffet restaurants in secrets

It’s the gem of a foodie. As you might as well know, buffet restaurants which have been cropping all over Metro Manila these days, offer a number of international cuisines and various amounts of dishes to choose from. Among these include Asian, Continental, Korean, Japanese and a host of other celebrated fare from all over...
Learn how to make the top 3 sandwiches from Gardenia's 'The Next Big Sandwich Hit'

Learn how to make the top 3 sandwiches from Gardenia’s ‘The Next Big Sandwich Hit’

Gardenia, the leading manufacturer of bread in the Philippines, recently held ‘The Next Big Sandwich Hit,’ bringing together Hotel and Restaurant Management students from Metro Manila to create their own unique sandwich masterpieces. The ingredients provided included walnuts, mango, strawberries, prawns, cucumber strips, among others. Eats Now or Never shows you how to replicate the top 3 sandwiches that made the list.  ...
A mad dash for flavors

A mad dash for flavors

If there is one thing that separates Mad for Pizza from the other pizza places in town, it would have to be its eccentricity and originality. For one thing, it is the first pizza place that is not franchised from anywhere in the world and is purely-owned by a group of Filipino-Chinese businessmen. For another,...
10 alternative restaurants not just for the food

10 alternative restaurants not just for the food

Nowadays restaurants offer more than your average set meal. Some have found a way to entertain their guests and customers – not just through their palate but through other senses as well. Here are the top ten restaurants where you can dine in – and play a round of archery, sip some wine, read a...
Dinner in the Dark

Dinner in the Dark

A restaurant’s ambiance – the mood set by the music, furniture, architecture, smell, and lighting is vital to the dining experience, almost as important as the taste of the food. Imagine eating in pitch black darkness, not the brownout kind of darkness, where you can make out hazy shapes to guide you, a darkness where...
Screw fashion. Where to eat at SM Megamall Fashion Hall

Screw fashion. Where to eat at SM Megamall Fashion Hall

SM isn’t exactly, well stereotypically speaking, known for its dining experience but it is rapidly leveling up in this game by bringing in huge contenders to this sentiment. Only in SM Mega Fashion Hal lwill you find the cheapest Michelin star dim sum, healthy fried chicken, the best churros from Madrid, and a classy afternoon...
The best food place in QC that's not Maginhawa: The Zone at Malingap

The best food place in QC that’s not Maginhawa: The Zone at Malingap

Located on Malingap Street in Quezon City–perpendicular to the more popular Maginhawa–The Zone Compound (aka ‘The Z’) used to be the garden area and driveway of an old house. After opening up the space to several small-time food tenants, the space now plays host to 13 medium-scale restaurants and has become the perfect place to spend an...
Food Map: Where to eat in Katipunan, Quezon City

Food Map: Where to eat in Katipunan, Quezon City

Click the image to zoom in and save. Some 120 years ago, to say the word “Katipunan” was a risk, almost a crime. It meant a revolution, a going against the Spaniards who took over. Fast forward to 2014, the word has evolved entirely. “Katipunan,” as it is most popularly known today, still means a...
6 secrets restaurants don't want you to know (Part 2)

6 secrets restaurants don’t want you to know (Part 2)

Running a restaurant is a business. And like any business venture, the more profit you make the happier the big bosses are. And, sometimes, the key to a fatter bottom line is scrimping on a few things here and there. Eats Now Or Never shows you (once again) what it’s like behind the counter and the kitchen....
Tapeo: Tapas, Sangria, and some Spanish Sass

Tapeo: Tapas, Sangria, and some Spanish Sass

  Many small-scale restaurants and carinderias consider it their bestsellers. After all, tapas exude a poignant aroma of Pinoy flavor and texture, especially when combined with eggs and fried rice in a breakfast setting. Think about ordering tapsilog. But contrary to popular beliefs, tapas are not slices of delicious beef marinated in soy sauce. They...