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Ristras Greenhills: So Close


f you’re looking for one of the better Mexican food in Manila, you don’t have to look far.  Ristas first opened in Greenhills and opened a second branch in The Fort, which Marc visited a while back.  I veered away from the usual Mexican stuff and tried some other menu items.  Now, let me say this right off the bat: ... Read More »

Banana Leaf: Procrastination at Its Finest


e here at Food Porn Junkies are procrastinators!  And I try to mean that in the most cool/care-free way.  I’ve reached a personal low, though.  I’ve actually tried out Banana Leaf early in the year.  By the time I’m posting this, I’ve already gone back a 2nd time, which is why you guys (if there are actually any readers out ... Read More »

Dimsum Feast at Xin Tian Di


imsum is one of the greatest things in this world.  Seriously. It’s Chinese tapas, or maybe tapas should be called the Spanish dimsum.  Small bites you can have anytime of the day.  And even if they are steamed, they don’t suck. Dimsum is traditionally a light, tea-time meal.  But with my cousins coming from all over, we decided for a ... Read More »

Stackers Burger Cafe


I get excited whenever there’s a new burger joint in town.  So there are very few things better than ending my illegal DVD window shopping day with burgers.  Not that I buy pirated DVD’s. Stackers Burger Cafe is supposedly an Australian-based joint.  I’m not exactly sure if it’s a local franchise or something, but the burgers are said to be ... Read More »

Trippin’ in Greece Part 3: Starving Ourselves in Efxaris


e were quite lucky this day.  It was October 28 and we had planned to see the Acropolis of Athens.  Fortunately for us, it was a public holiday called “Ohi Day” or “No Day,” which was to commemorate the start of World War 2.  October 28 was the day that the Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas said “No” to Mussolini ... Read More »

John and Yoko: Christ, You Know It Ain’t Easy!


irst of all, I just love that line “Christ, you know it ain’t easy!”  It probably doesn’t have anything that’s remotely related to food.  So why did I put that line?  It’s from an old Beatles song called “The Ballad of John and Yoko.”  The concept should be a dead give-away, even to non-Beatles fans, that a restaurant named “John ... Read More »

Flapjacks: One Heart Attack Per Day


ou know when they say that you’re getting old when your body clock wakes you up early in the morning?  Well, consider me getting old.  It doesn’t really matter how late I sleep the night before or how tired I am, I don’t even need to wait for my alarm to play The Beatles’ “Good Day Sunshine.”  I’m basically up ... Read More »

You Jie Xiao Chao: The Secret Resto in Rockwell


here’s this secret restaurant near Rockwell and I’ve been hearing it for quite some time now.  No name, no signage, just “Secret Resto.”  Sounds interesting and even serves Hunan cuisine.  The unlimited rice (for about 25 bucks), which I found out about later, is just a bonus. Officially, the place has a name: You Jie Xiao Chao, which translates to ... Read More »

Everything at Steak: Quickie Food Porn


’m sure you know how I feel that after a good and tiring workout or an intense basketball game, you feel so hungry that you just want one thing – a bit fat, juicy steak!  For me, the most convenient place to get this is at Everything at Steak (EAS) and it really hits the mark. It’s times like these ... Read More »

House of Minis: The Good Old Steak


emember the days when the most common concept of steak was when it was served in a sizzling plate? Nowadays, we would probably call it fake steak because honestly, that was no way to treat a piece of meat. Still, there was one that was better than most and it was probably served by the House of Minis. It’s probably ... Read More »

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