This brand is bringing a new sense of freshness to the Asian restaurant sector

Bangkok, Thailand – Exquisine Global, the successful franchisor of Mango Tree and COCA Restaurants around the region, is bringing a new sense of freshness to the Asian restaurant sector, as it uses its successful franchising model to roll out an original fruit-based dessert café concept all across the region.

Yenly Yours is a chain of casual cafés that has grown organically from humble roots become to become one of Southeast Asia’s most refreshing and responsible F&B labels. Having originated 10 years ago at a family fruit farm in northern Thailand, the brand uses only the finest “nam dok mai” mangoes (also known as “Thai golden honey mangoes”) to create sublime smoothies and delicious desserts.

Health-conscious, farm-to-table dining is one of the fastest-growing trends in the culinary industry, and Yenly Yours’ fruit-based products will cater to an affluent group of consumers who crave naturally flavourful dishes. Each outlet will serve a selection of handmade desserts and drinks, ranging from cool mango smoothies and ice creams to Asian classics such as mango sticky rice and bualoy, and even creative alternatives such as mango crêpes and macarons. In addition, preserved products such as mango sweet fish sauce and mango sweet shrimp paste add a fruity tang to Thai cookery, and spectacular cakes and tarts make memorable gifts for loved ones.

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Franchisees will benefit from being part of an internationally-known café chain with full support in terms of staff training, sales, marketing, and branding. They will also be able to purchase and import premium Thai mangoes directly from the farmers and sell them to supermarkets and wholesalers, further boosting potential profits. A sustainable and community-focused brand, Yenly Yours sources the finest fruit from a cooperative network of Thai producers, creating value throughout its entire distribution chain.

The world’s mango dessert brand

The overall aim is to establish Yenly Yours as the world’s leading mango dessert brand. The company currently operates an international network of 21 bright and colorful kiosk-style outlets in Thailand and Singapore, with a new café in Cambodia under construction and scheduled to open soon. Exquisine Global will now use its international expertise and franchising model to introduce Yenly Yours to many more Asian destinations in the coming years, with the total global portfolio expected to reach 30 locations by the end of 2022.

Each store will typically be between 30 and 70 square meters in size, with counter service and a limited amount of seating. The majority of business will be takeaway, although a small number of tables will allow some customers to enjoy their drink or dessert at the store. Target locations will include areas with high footfall, such as shopping centers and transport hubs.

“Exquisine Global is a proud ambassador for Thai brands around the world. As a pioneer of creative and innovative culinary concepts that appeal to a wide audience of consumers, we want to use our expertise and experience to help more Thai brands expand overseas and represent Thailand on a global stage. This is what we are passionate about!” said Trevor MacKenzie, Managing Director of Exquisine Global.

Trevor MacKenzie, Managing Director of Exquisine Global, and Tawatchai Watsirisaree, Founder & CEO, Yenly Yours.

 “As a business that started with an owner’s passion for high-quality produce and authentic cuisine, Yenly Yours fits perfectly into our brand portfolio. Having grown from humble beginnings, this innovative company is now showcasing its exquisite nam dok mai mangoes on a multinational level. We want to help them grow further, by enabling franchisees to benefit from our cooperative network and allowing even more diners to taste the sweet flavor of Thai mangoes,” Mr. MacKenzie added.

12 years and counting

“Now entering our 12th year, Yenly Yours is Thailand’s mango leader, in terms of our branch network and market share. Following this agreement, our new goal is to become the biggest mango dessert brand in the world. With this franchise contract, we plan to expand to 30 branches in 2022, including overseas locations in Singapore, Vietnam, and Cambodia. To expand our business effectively and with clear goals, we must have partners who share the same vision. This is an important step for us and we look forward to working with our new franchise partners and talented investors around the world,” said Tawatchai Watsirisaree, Founder & CEO, of Yenly Yours.

The Asia Pacific expansion of Yenly Yours will take place alongside Exquisine Global’s ambitious growth plans. This passionate company, which has successfully expanded the COCA and Mango Tree brands with almost 70 outlets in 13 countries, will now bring Yenly Yours to the global stage.

Featured photo: Yenly Yours outlets will serve a range of fresh desserts and drinks using the finest “nam dok mai” mangoes

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1-foot closer by sharing tasty meal subs!

In the last 2 years of strict lockdowns, social distancing has become a norm, it’s about time to reunite with one another through sharing & togetherness. Subway® wants to bring back every person’s friendship, relationship, and every family 1-foot closer by sharing tasty meal subs!

And because we value togetherness, we bring you 1-foot closer to the Subway® Favorites featuring the Half and Half Footlong sub!  A combination of 2 flavors served in a footlong sub, perfect for sharing!  So, satisfy your sub cravings with the tasteful combinations of Subway® Melt & Chicken Teriyaki; Tuna & Subway® Melt; and Roasted Chicken & Tuna!

But wait there’s more! What a better choice to enjoy the Subway® Favorites Half & Half Footlong sub for only Php260 per a la carte order.  Get this awesome deal until July 5, 2022!

Visit us now at a Subway® restaurant near you to get your 1-foot closer sub favorites through dine-in and takeout transactions, or order for delivery via  Grab* or FoodPanda* for delivery (*prices vary)

 

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Get a taste of authentic Japanese cuisine at The Bellevue Manila

The locally-owned 5-star hotel – The Bellevue Manila continues on its mission to cater to a wide variety of palates, now with the welcoming of the beloved Hanakazu Japanese Restaurant as its new home.

Hanakazu first made its name in 2005 as an intimate restaurant located at the heart of BF Homes, Parañaque. Chef Hiroaki Otsuka and his wife Lorna launched Hanakazu intending to give customers a fresh take on Japanese cuisine while maintaining its authenticity.

“We are excited to dive into this new chapter for Hanakazu with The Bellevue Manila,” says Hanakazu Owner, Lorna Otsuka. “We hope to present dishes that are familiar to Filipino tastes, but distinctly in the Hanakazu way.”

Hanakazu gets its name from the name of Chef Otsuka’s daughters Hana and Kazu, reflecting the motivation for the passion, perfection, and customer satisfaction the Otsukas uphold.

“It is an honor for The Bellevue Manila to welcome Hanakazu to its doors. Chef Otsuka’s unique approach to Japanese cuisine is sure to be a favorite among our guests,” shares Patrick Chan, Managing Director of The Bellevue Manila, of the partnership with Hanakazu.

Guests are also invited to visit The Bellevue’s other food and beverage concepts: Phoenix Court for authentic Chinese cuisine; Cafe D’ Asie for a buffet of international spread, Pastry Corner for specialty bread, cakes, and other pastries and goodies; and Vue Bar for drinks and live music.

 

Featured photo from left to right: Mr. Patrick Chan, The Bellevue Manila Managing Director, Mr. Johnny Chan, The Bellevue Hotels & Resorts Chairman, Ms. Lorna Otsuka, and Mr. Sachio Otsuka, Hanakazu Owners

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Choose your favorite bar chow

As a digital one-stop shop for a variety of locally-made liquor, Liquor Express strives to give you the best possible selection of drinks … and now, even pulutan!

Choose from the wide variety of products that are also available on the site and pair these with some of your favorite bar chow delivered fresh with your order.

Here is the link to Pulutan Express, your on-demand pulutan delivery service!

https://www.liquorexpress.ph/product/category/cat/pulutan-express

Pulutan Express: Pulutan Na!

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This restaurant brings Japanese Signature IHG dishes to Manila

There may still be some travel restrictions around the globe because of safety concerns, but there are ways and means to still be connected with our favorite world destinations. One of which is through their food and cuisine.

Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria reached out to fellow IHG Hotels & Resorts in Japan to celebrate cultural diversity as they include their signature dishes to Seven Corners Restaurant’s buffet items.

Dive into an authentic Japanese experience as we welcome ANA Crowne Plaza Chitose – Hokkaido’s signature dish, Namara Don. Enjoy your Japanese Rice Bowl topped with your choice of fresh seafood such as Tarako (Cod Roe), Ika Sashi (Squid Sashimi), Matsumae Zuke (Pickled Kombu and Dried Squid with Soy Sauce), okra, etc., loaded onto freshly-cooked rice and poured with soy sauce or dashi. A perfect mix of flavors in your bowl.

ANA Intercontinental Beppu Resort & Spa shares their authentic signature Japanese dish – Mentai Dashimaki Tamago by Chef Takao Ishida. Mentai Dashimaki Tamago is a type of omelet that contains a lot of broth. It can be imagined as a softly-baked omelet with kansai-style seasoning. Mentaiko (Pollock Roe) is added into it.

You’ve probably tried lots of different types of ramen but have you ever tried a ramen dish consisting of noodles which are eaten after being dipped in a separate bowl of soup or broth? Join Seven Corners as they unravel the newest addition to their noodle section, an original take on Tsukemen.

Relish on authentic Japanese Cuisine and more at Seven Corners Restaurant!

For seat reservations, call Seven Corners at 02 8790 3100, Viber 09271630128 or email mnlcp.7corners@ihg.com.

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Enjoy this tropical island inspired menu at home or at the restaurant

With the fifth wave of COVID-19 and the current restrictions now in place across Hong Kong,  diners who wish to stay home but still want to enjoy Maka Hiki, has everything from its Nourishing Bowls and Poke Bowls for breakfast, or a standard a-la-carte menu with Starters, Mains Sides, Desserts, Wine and Bubbles, available both for takeaway or delivery through Deliveroo.

Maka Hiki is full of colorful and flavorful dishes that are perfect for those looking to replenish and recharge, especially during this difficult time. Guests can relax on the terrace throughout the day while enjoying some of the restaurant’s signatures including the reviving Dirty Chai Detox Bowl and the eye-catching Blue Dragon Bowl from the breakfast menu, or delicious Poke Bowls including the garlicky Chicken Ginger Bowl and the vegetarian-friendly Tofu Peanut Bowl from the Set Lunch menu.

Maka Hiki’s Weekend Brunch Menu features an array of flavorful and delicious options.

For those looking for something fun to do at the weekend, the Weekend Brunch Menu (HKD498 with food, HKD648 with 3 hours free flow (non-alcoholic options), or HKD798 with 3 hours free flow) is available and features some of the restaurant’s best starters, mains, sides, desserts, and cocktails.

About Maka Hiki Tropical Bar & Grill (Maka Hiki)

Maka Hiki Tropical Bar & Grill (Maka Hiki) is an urban oasis that transports guests to a tropical escape in the quaint neighborhood of Tai Hang. Hong Kong restaurateur Maxence Traverse, known for his revitalized ‘tiki chic’ concept, introduces his first bar & grill, inspired by island experiences inclusive of the Caribbean and Polynesia, as well as the most beautiful beach towns and sanctuaries within the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia.

Maka Hiki: A tropical escape from the city.

Serving up a delicious range of fresh, and flavor-packed dishes and cocktails, Maka Hiki transforms from a wellness haven by day to the city’s hottest restaurant and cocktail bar by night, ensuring that there is something for everyone.

 

Address: 2/F, Little Tai Hang – The Corner House, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang. Tel: +852 2155 1777

Website: www.maka-hiki.com

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9:30 am – 6 pm (Takeaway all-day until 8 pm)

E-mailinfo@maka-hiki.com

Facebook: Maka Hiki HK

Instagram: @makahikihk

 

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Special offerings that celebrate good food at a great value

Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s Café+Bar is back to serving dine-in guests with three special offerings that celebrate good food at a great value! And with options for indoor and al fresco dining, you can choose your kind of safe restaurant space.

First on the list is the long-awaited return of the daily breakfast buffet from 6 am to 10 am. Early risers and bacon lovers will get to relish the carefully curated and satisfying spread of well-loved favorites, not to mention unlimited bacon. At the discounted promotional rate of PhP 500 nett per person, you can start the day right and fill up on energy with flowing coffee and juice to boot!

Second is the perfect kick-off to the weekend and venue for your catch-up sessions with the gang. Eastwood Café+Bar’s Bites & Brews gives you an assortment of mouthwatering bar chow displayed at the self-serve stations, which you can pair with your brew of choice, be it coffee, beer, or cocktails. Some of the tasty grubs cooked up by Executive Chef Victor Barangan include South American fare like Peruvian Chicken and Birria Tacos, Neopolitan pizzas, grilled sandwiches, and DIY dessert pies like peach almond, apple, and tablea smores. Bites & Brews is available every Friday and Saturday from 3 pm to 10 pm.

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Lastly, end the week with a bang as you gather the family for a luncheon feast. Watch out as the kitchen team fires up the grill and cooks up a storm to serve up a scrumptious Pinoy-themed buffet every Sunday. From lechon to sugba and sutukilsugba (grill), tuwa (stew), and kinilaw (raw seafood in vinegar)—these buffets are sure to satisfy your comfort food cravings at a very reasonable price. The Sunday Buffet Fiesta is served every week from 11 am to 2 pm and is priced at only PhP 825 nett per adult and PhP 450 nett per child 6 to 12 years old, inclusive of iced tea. Toddlers 5 years old and below eat for free.

EC+B Sunday Lunch Buffet_Lechon

Eastwood Café+Bar is Safety Seal certified by the Department of Tourism and the Department of Trade and Industry, and strictly follows enhanced safety protocols.

For inquiries and table reservations, call +632 8570 7777 or +63 917 821 0333.

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Spend your graduation celebration at Tia Belle’s Tagaytay 

Now that graduation is drawing near, everything feels like a hazy blur. All the plans and requirements that need to be completed before the actual rites can be stressful at some point. With all these things in mind, planning a memorable graduation celebration can be a challenge. Don’t panic – we know just the right place!

Tia Belle’s is Tagaytay’s best-kept secret – a haven of great food partnered with a wonderful ambiance, all within a few hours’ drive away from Manila. It features a variety of Filipino cuisine that will surely make your mouth water and your heart swell with pride. True to its word, Tia Belle’s Tagaytay will surely give you a taste of home.

Humble origins

Evelyn Wise, the person behind Tia Belle’s, is deeply committed to paying homage to the diverse culinary history of the Philippines. As a Nueva Ecija native, she has been exposed early on to the dynamic nature of cooking. For Evelyn, cooking is both an art and a skill. “Every time I am in the kitchen, cooking and concocting sauces, I feel like dancing — dancing with my wok,” she playfully narrates. Her love for cooking is honed with her burning passion and dedication.

She had her share of travel as she also spent 20 years living in Europe, basking in the shores of international cuisine until Evelyn felt that there is no place like home – the very words that established Tia Belle’s to the culinary beacon it stands today. With each year, it grows and expands to being one of the best-rated restaurants in the South.

Definitely Filipino 

 Each dish served in Tia Belle’s is intricately cooked to perfection, with its ingredients and methods stemming from genuine Filipino cuisine. Among her best sellers are the flavor-rich Pancit Malabon and cheesy Pichi-pichi. Travelers from all over the country also come for Tia Belle’s lomi assortments, the ever-so-fantastic Bulalo lomi, and Mucho lomi.

Lumpiang Laguna

Of course, Tia Belle’s also pays attention to homegrown recipes. This sumptuous lineup includes the classic nilagang baka Tagalog (Bulalo), lumpiang bukid and the crunchy lumpiang Laguna, and of course, the piping hot crispy pata that makes everyone’s mouth water. These dishes are perfect for families looking for a traditional home-cooked meal while celebrating a lifetime achievement.

Nilagang Baka (Bulalo)

Tia Belle’s has always valued Filipino values more than anything, which is why its hospitality is like no other. “We want to be of service to our fellow countrymen while keeping and incorporating the important values and traditions of what being Filipino is all about,” Evelyn proudly shares. She wants Tia Belle’s to feel like a home wherein everybody can dine and share stories, all while keeping the Filipino culture and spirit alive.

Lumpiang bukid

All-around resto 

As you enter Tia Belle’s, a warm welcome from the staff, and even Tia Belle herself will envelop customers with pride and happiness. Of course, they love taking part in their customers’ milestones too – which is why Tia Belle’s is the go-to restaurant for family occasions and celebrations.

Aside from its variety of scrumptious dishes, dining at Tia Belle’s feels like traveling back in time as they play Kundimans while the customers enjoy their meals. Their interior design has so much to say as well – the native Filipino trimmings and antique setup give off the ancestral home vibe.

Tia Belle’s also offers dine-in, take-out, and delivery options. They also accept advance orders and pick-ups. Health protocols are also strictly observed on the premises. To complete Tia Belle’s dining experience, customers can also visit the gift shop, Tia’s Aromatherapy Essential Oil and Cleopatra from Canada. They sell souvenirs and pasalubong to bring home to your loved ones.

For your graduation celebration, Tia Belle’s got you – it will surely reward your hardships with a glorious Filipino feast!

Tia Belle’s can be found at Putingkahoy, Silang Cavite, along Tagaytay – Sta. Rosa Rd. To learn more, you may contact them through these phone numbers: (049) 576 4155; 0939 3868 648; 0927 7133 558; 0929 1852 084; and 09554985998.

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Newly-created gastropub concept

After a prolonged hiatus due to the pandemic, Richmonde Hotel Ortigas welcomes back diners to a new concept to re-introduce its after-office specials. Keeping in mind the needs of the metro’s ever-busy workforce, the hotel created a safe and cozy space for them to relax, unwind, and catch up with friends. And by merging its all-day dining restaurant’s gastronomic delights with its bar lounge’s drink specials, the Richmonde Gastropub was born!

Serving an all-new menu of gourmet bar food created by Executive Chef Tristan Galang and his kitchen team, the gastropub presents must-try items like Queso Fundido, Shrimp Scampi, Pulled Pork Quesadilla, Bangers & Mustard Potatoes (choice of veal bratwurst or Hungarian sausage), and Blue Marlin Ceviche.

RHO – Shrimp Scampi

Best-sellers like Angus Burger, Beef Salpicao, and Gamberoni Pizza are also making a comeback to pair with your favorite wine, spirit, or cocktail. If you’re not much of a drinker, no need to worry because lightweights can still join the gang in toasting to good times ahead with the gastropub’s very own handcrafted caramel and butterbeer. Featured cocktails include Deconstructed Mimosa, Little Kiss Crusher, and the ever-popular Sangria.

To celebrate the return of hotel regulars and welcome newbies, Richmonde Gastropub lets wine lovers and beer drinkers enjoy extended fun with unlimited wine pours for two hours straight for only PhP 800, and a free bottle of local beer for every 4 bottles ordered.

Richmonde Gastropub is available daily from 4 pm to 10 pm on the 2nd floor of Richmonde Hotel Ortigas. For inquiries and table reservations, call +632 8638 7777 or +63 917 534 4352 or email richmondecafe@gmail.com.

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Complement your favorite sub with the New Cheesy Meatball Bowl

What makes a great relationship is when you complement each other – to be the best of who you are with each other. A relationship that complements brings out the best in you.

Just like Subway®’s NEW Meatball Bowl – it complements your favorite sub and brings out the best as a side.  Available for a limited time offer until April 19, 2022, it’ll complement your favorite sub that is a budget-friendly yet tasty side dish.

For only PHP 99.00 (in-restaurant price), you can get four (4) meatballs in a bowl with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese on top. Available for dine-in & take-out, while for delivery via Grab or Foodpanda at a different price.

Order the New Cheesy Meatball bowl #SubwayMBB for your meaty cravings today!

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