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Magnolia Bakery coming to Manila?

via rappler.com – The cupcake craze may just see a resurgence as the famous Magnolia Bakery is supposedly set to open in Manila. While no official announcements have been made yet, a Facebook page, M Bakery PH, has been set up naming Taguig as the bakery’s location. Magnolia Bakery’s Read more »

Filipino Food Finds a Place in the American Mainstream

By Ligaya Mishan/nytimes.com – In 1883, José Rizal, the future hero and martyr of the Philippine Revolution, was a homesick medical student abroad in Madrid. His longing for bagoong, a paste of seafood salted and left to ferment until it exudes a fathomless funk, grew so great that his worried Read more »

Pinoy BBQ twist to the classic Burger Steak

By PR/cebudailynews.inquirer.net – Jollibee, the Philippines’ #1 fast-food brand, adds yet another exciting new product to its delicious roster—the NEW Pinoy BBQ Burger Steak! The new Burger Steak variant continues to offer the brand’s signature juicy and 100% beefy-linamnam patty, this time paired with the tasty and flavor-packed Pinoy Read more »

The biggest book sale in the world is now in Manila

via CNN Philippines – It’s a rather curious thing, a book fair called Big Bad Wolf. Sure, it’s named after an archetypal character in fables and fairy tales — the stuff of many a book — but there’s the matter of his being a villain. Why, then, name a supposedly Read more »

New eats: Bench Cafe puts a stylish spin on Pinoy food

By Joko Magalong-De Veyra/abs-cbn.com – The food business is not new to Bench, having brought foreign concepts like French patisserie Paul, Japanese cheesecake purveyor Pablo, and tonkatsu shop Maisen to our shores. As one of the known “game-changers” in the Philippines, it wasn’t surprising that Bench would eventually create Read more »

Philippines still world’s social media capital – study

By Janvic Mateo/The Philippine Star – For the third year in a row, the Philippines has emerged as the social media capital of the world. A study on the state of the internet showed that an average Filipino spent almost four hours on social media every day in 2017. Read more »