Uma Nota: A Harmonious Blend of Brazilian and Japanese Flavors

After captivating the palates of diners in Hong Kong and Paris, Uma Nota invites guests to embark on a sensory journey that harmoniously blends Brazilian and Japanese culinary traditions.

Located at the heart of Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Uma Nota draws inspiration from the historical migration of the Japanese to São Paulo, weaving a rich tapestry of cultural influences. In each carefully crafted dish, it captures the essence of this journey, seamlessly blending the precision of Japanese culinary artistry with the bold and vibrant flavors synonymous with São Paulo.

Designed by Asmaa Said, founder of  The Odd Duck Studio, it unfolds as a sensory journey through four distinct realms. The Living Room, with its striking ‘Hanging Tree’ installation, seamlessly transitions from upscale dining to a vibrant, seductive evening space. The Bar fosters an intimate social atmosphere, while Tropicalia pays tribute to the 70s Tropicália movement. The Meiji  Room, with its Japanese mural, honors the rich heritage of the mass Japanese migration to São Paulo during the Meiji era.

Main dining

Uma Nota’s menu is a celebration of diverse flavors, seamlessly blending culinary traditions. From the enticing Coxinhas de frango to the elegant Wagyu No Brioche,  each dish harmoniously combines premium and flavorful ingredients. Exclusive selections like the WX Tomahawk MS7 and Japanese A5 Wagyu Striploin elevate the entire experience. Notable offerings also include the Crab Udon, Hotate Tiradito, Unagi Roll, and the robust Robalo Assado showcasing culinary innovation. For vegetarians, the enticing Berinjela offers a unique twist. Cap off the meal with the indulgent Amor Por  Chocolate  and Uma Nota’s signature Ube Cheesecake. Its menu is a culinary journey that transcends boundaries, delivering a symphony of flavors with every dish.

Co-Founders of Uma Nota

Complementing its exquisite culinary offerings is a thoughtfully crafted Drinks Menu, ensuring a perfect pairing for every palate. Dive into the vibrant world of Brazilian mixology with the iconic Caipirinhas, skillfully combining Cachaça Yaguara, sugar, lime, and a choice of fresh fruit. Experience the unique fusion of flavors in the Kyoto Sour, featuring Atago No Matsu sake, grapefruit, green Tabasco, lemon, and agave. Indulge in the Maluco Carioca, a signature Brazilian limeade masterpiece crafted with Cachaça Yaguara. For a truly innovative libation, savor the Uma Nota Cup Noodle, blending Plantation 3 stars, homemade toasted coconut liqueur, pineapple, cucumber, lime, and sesame oil. The Drinks Menu is a testament to creativity, offering a harmonious balance to the culinary symphony on the plate.

Alexis Offe, Co-Founder of Uma Nota, shares his excitement, stating, “Uma Nota has always been a celebration of cultural harmony, a symphony where Brazilian and Japanese influences dance together. Our journey into Manila is more than just an expansion; it’s an immersion into the rich tapestry of flavors and experiences unique to this vibrant city.”

He adds that the difference with Hong Kong, Manila will be elevating the experience, big events will become a regular part of the program, promising a dynamic atmosphere that goes beyond the ordinary. Uma Nota Manila is not just a venue; it’s a destination for those seeking a thrilling blend of entertainment, design, and immersive experiences.

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Uma Nota’s Executive Chef Gustavo Vargas has developed a menu that caters to every palate, whether you like it raw, from the wok, grilled or baked.

On his menu, Executive Chef Gustavo Vargas adds, “We’ve been hard at work collaborating with Kyle Ureta, our Manila Head Chef to create dishes that bring together the bold flavors of Brazilian and Japanese cuisine while catering specifically to the local palate. In a city known for its diverse food scene, we’re confident that our menu, crafted in harmony with local influences, will offer a delicious and unique dining experience.”

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Okada Manila Reopens a More Expansive Medley Buffet 

Medley Buffet, Okada Manila’s renowned signature buffet restaurant, recently reopened its doors at its original location on the Upper Ground Floor of the Pearl Wing, offering an even more exciting dining experience.

The restaurant has undergone a magnificent transformation, now boasting a more expansive space and grander culinary offerings. Beyond the spacious dining area, Medley now features 4 private dining rooms that can accommodate groups of various sizes from 8 to 12 persons, as well as 2 rooms that are good for 18 diners each or a total of 36 if combined — a perfect venue for family celebrations or an intimate corporate gathering. The new set-up is adorned with warm lighting from large floral-shaped chandeliers and elegant accents, harmonizing with the restaurant’s green and brown color palette.

A centerpiece of the newly reopened Medley is the Cheese Room, which showcases a well-curated selection of artisanal cheeses sourced from around the world. Aside from cheeses, there is an array of cold cut choices, as well as various nuts, fruits, and jams.

Dining at Medley is a gastronomic journey, featuring a wide range of local and international cuisines, and offering a world of flavors including classic dishes from Korea, Japan, China, and India. Guests will be spoilt for choices with a variety of diverse offerings from each culinary landmark.  Additionally, there is also a seafood station where chefs can cook guests’ selections based on their preferences; a pho and laksa section; meat carving and roasting stations; and a dessert station with a spread of delectable cakes, local delicacies, fruits, and ice cream.  The buffet comes with free-flowing fruit juices, soda, beer, and wine, as well as post-meal coffee and tea. For an indulgent experience, unlimited lobsters are available on weekends as part of the  bubbly lunch and dinner buffet.

For  inquiries and reservations, please send an email to or call 0917 813 6523.

About Okada Manila

Established in December 2016, Okada Manila is the biggest  integrated resort in the Philippines to date and touted as “Manila’s Grand Icon.” The resort is renowned for its world-class facilities and stellar service, combining the best of Japanese hospitality with the warmth of Filipino culture. For four consecutive years, Okada Manila has been honored with the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award, underscoring its exceptional service.

Spanning an impressive expanse, Okada Manila has 993 luxurious rooms and the country’s largest gaming floor, featuring over 3,000 electronic gaming machines. Providing an integrated experience, guests can shop at the Retail Boulevard, dine at the various outlets under The Restaurants at Okada Manila, go for a relaxing treatment at Forbes 5-star rated The Retreat Spa, watch The Fountain show – one of the world’s most spectacular multicolor dancing water fountains, and see Cove Manila, Southeast Asia’s biggest indoor beach club.    All these facets converge to solidify Okada Manila’s status as one of the Philippines’ premier destinations.

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Celebrate the Festive Season at F1 Hotel Manila

Get ready to embrace the joy of the season with our Holiday Bliss promotions! As the holiday season approaches, F1 Hotel Manila is inviting guests to experience the epitome of comfort and luxury with our Home for the Holidays at the Fort Suite for Php 7,800 net per night with complimentary in-room massage for two (2) persons. This limited-time offer is available from December 1 to 30, 2023, providing a perfect retreat for those seeking a memorable holiday getaway.

Partake in an exquisite culinary celebration with our exclusive Festive Flavors Dinner Buffet priced at Php 2,899 net per person. Available only on December 24, 25, 31, 2023, and January 1, 2024, this sumptuous dining experience promises to elevate your festivities and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

Satisfy your sweet cravings with our Holiday Christmas Cake in the classic Red Velvet flavor for Php 2,200 net. This delectable masterpiece, available for redemption daily from December 8, 2023, to January 5, 2024, is a delightful addition to your festive celebrations.

Prepare to bid farewell to the year gone by and embrace the dawn of a new beginning at The Canary’s exclusive New Year Countdown Soiree on December 31, 2023, from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM, offering an enchanting experience at Php 3,088 net per person. The highlights of the soiree include unlimited drinks, a grazing table, and live acoustic music!

Experience the utmost relaxation and extravagance with our New Year Treat package. For Php 9,900 net per night, enjoy a relaxing overnight stay in our Fort Suite, inclusive of breakfast for two (2) persons. Additionally, avail a 30% discount on the ‘New Year Countdown Soiree’ ticket, late check-out until 4 PM (subject to availability), access to our facilities including the swimming pool and gym, and unlimited in-room Wi-Fi usage.

For reservations, ticket purchases, or inquiries, please contact 8928-9888 or visit our website at F1 Hotel Manila is dedicated to providing exceptional hospitality experiences, ensuring comfort, luxury, and personalized service. Located at the heart of Bonifacio Global City, our establishment aims to create memorable stays for every guest, ensuring unparalleled satisfaction and relaxation.

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Yoshinoya’s hauntingly delicious week-long tricks & treats await!

Yoshinoya, Japan’s world-famous Beef Bowl chain, has been serving authentic & mouthwatering Gyudon as its bestseller dish. This irresistible rice bowl combines savory sliced beef seasoned with herbs, sweet white onions, and soft Japanese rice, delivering a perfect blend of beefiness and sauciness that appeals to many. And with tricks up its sleeve, it’s going to haunt the cravings of many this Halloween!

Celebrate Halloween the Shibuya Style

On October 29, the first 100 customers wearing Halloween costumes can enjoy Japan’s world-famous beef bowl — Gyudon, for FREE! This exciting offer is available starting at 5PM at Yoshinoya Eastwood store, where customers will also get to witness how it’s like to celebrate Halloween in the iconic Shibuya crossing. Parading around in costumes, a group of cosplayers will spook it up and give guests a visual treat of whimsy and mystery! If you’re an Otaku at heart, join the fun and dress up in your most spook-tacular costume!

 I-Scream for FREE

Yoshinoya is the gift, or better yet, treat, that keeps on giving. Customers are in for a boo-tifully sweet Halloween long weekend because Yoshinoya is giving away FREE Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream when you spend at least P500 at any Yoshinoya store.

The new Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream is the ultimate indulgent dessert, providing the perfect finishing touch to your meal!

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Delightful Cheesecake Creations at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati

What better way to celebrate sweet moments than with delightful servings of cheesecake sensations. Holiday Inn & Suites Makati has perfected not one, not two, but six cheesecake creations for you to indulge in: Peanut Butter Cheesecake, Ube Cheesecake, Burnt Basque, Blueberry Cheesecake, Mango Cheesecake, and New York Cheesecake. These decadent cheesecakes are designed to take your taste buds on a journey you won’t forget.

The Blueberry cheesecake is infused with plump blueberries, both inside and on top, for a burst of sweet-tart flavor in every bite. If you are in the mood for torched bliss, the Burnt Basque Cheesecake is as bold as it is delicious with its rustic, caramelized crust and velvety custard filling. The iconic New York Cheesecake is a classic delight made of rich cream cheese with a buttery graham crust, offering a timeless taste of pure bliss. And not to miss is the hotel’s best-selling Ube Cheesecake – a delightful fusion of velvety cheesecake and the enchanting purple goodness of ube, offering a uniquely sweet and nutty flavor in every heavenly bite.

Elevate your dessert experience with the whole cakes priced at P2,150 nett each with six tempting delights to choose from while the hotel’s Cheesecake Sampler offers six slices, one of each flavor at P1,740 nett. These are available daily at Grab and Go (ground floor) and Citron Café in the hotel lobby.

Holiday Inn and Suites Makati has also launched a sizzling promo – Steak Nights at Flavors buffet. Accompanied by an acoustic live band performance, guests can now enjoy unlimited steak carvings alongside the dinner buffet every Friday and Saturday until October 28, 2023, for P3,200 nett per person. Get an instant 40% discount on all the buffet promos by signing up for IHG One Rewards at®2023 or simply approach the reception at Flavors Restaurant. Join for free!

 To know more about the promos and offerings, visit order, call +63 2 75068132 or Viber +63 9175968897 and like and follow at Facebook and Instagram at HolidayInnMakati.


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Burger King® Philippines collabs with Local Streetwear Fashion Brand DBTK

Ever wondered if fashion and flavor could go hand in hand? They totally can! Burger King® Philippines, and local streetwear brand, Don’t Blame the Kids (DBTK), tie up to bring food and fashion to greater heights this September.

What connects these two top runners in their respective industries is their burning passion to deliver exceptional experiences, especially for millennials and Gen Z. Most importantly, they value individuality and give everyone a space to establish, express, and grow their authenticity.

The Burger King® Chicken King product makes you go ‘sheesh’!

Much like your favorite high-quality and carefully designed streetwear piece, the Burger King® Chicken King consists of a hefty golden, crispy, juicy, and meaty chicken burger patty made from whole-muscle chicken thigh, complemented with creamy mayo, lettuce, and tomatoes, carefully styled between two soft potato buns.

Its product line currently has three offerings with a variety of selections that will hit right on the spot for all types of Chicken Burger enthusiasts: the original Chicken King, Spicy Chicken King for those who want to have a kick in every bite, and the limited time offer BLT Spicy Chicken King for those who want Burger King’s take on a classic but with high-quality chicken patty and bacon.

Flavor meets fashion with Burger King® Philippines and DBTK

With the vision to immortalize the top-tier Chicken King experience from food to fashion, Burger King® Philippines and DBTK gathered chicken burger and streetwear fans together, building on their pursuit of further showing their uniqueness and authenticity.

“At Burger King® Philippines, we’re all about creating unique experiences. It’s not just about the food; it’s about celebrating the real-life experiences of our burger fans. We believe in delivering the highest quality food that embodies these experiences. That’s why collaborating with DBTK, a brand that champions individuality and creativity, was a natural fit. We wanted to bring together the Burger King® dining experience with the craftsmanship that the team from DBTK does in fashion for everyone to feel the authentic vibe of both worlds,” John Velasco, General Manager of Burger King® Philippines.

“We are big fans of Burger King® so when we heard of the collaboration, the process of conceptualizing and creating the style and design based on the Burger King® Chicken King was by far the easiest for us. With our shared love for authenticity and upgrading everyone’s experience in food and fashion, it all came naturally to both teams, ” said Emil Javier, Co-owner of DBTK.

The BK® x DBTK limited merchandise will drop on September 26, 2023, and will be available for purchase at DBTK’s flagship and satellite stores, and online at DBTK’s website.

Experience the BK® x DBTK hype through the merchandise raffle!

Everyone has a chance to cop the limited BK® x DBTK merchandise when they order through the BK® App!

Here’s how you can participate in the BK® x DBTK Raffle:

  1. Order any Chicken King Value Meal product. Each Value Meal purchase counts as one raffle entry. Guest must acknowledge and press the “DBTK raffle entry” button to be eligible to join the raffle.
  1. The raffle is valid nationwide from September 22 to October 22, 2023.
  2. Winners will be announced on October 25, 2023!

A total of twenty (20) lucky app winners will be chosen, with each winner eligible to win once. This promo does not apply to orders purchased with senior citizens and persons with disability cards and other types of discounts.

Don’t miss out on your chance to be one of the lucky winners in the BK® x DBTK Raffle this September. Order your Chicken King Value Meal today and get ready to win big!

See full terms and conditions at mechanics.

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Get Merry with Affordable Deals at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas’ Pre-Holiday Sale

As September marks the beginning of the Christmas season in the Philippines, Richmonde Hotel Ortigas welcomes the –Ber months with a “Pre-Holiday Sale” where those who want to get a head start on their holiday plans can get big savings on room stays and special buffets.

Early birds can get an amazing PhP1,000 discount on their Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve room bookings, with Superior Room rates dropping from PhP5,000nett to PhP4,000nett for December 24, and from PhP5,500nett to PhP4,500nett for December 31 stays. Rates for other room types are also available with the same PhP 1,000 discount. These affordable deals are inclusive of special holiday breakfast buffet good for 2 persons and 15% discount on a la carte food & beverage orders from the Richmonde Café and room service, as well as access to the Health Club facilities such as the gym, indoor heated swimming pool, and steam and sauna room.

RHO Pre-Holiday Sale_Rooms.

Get in the holiday spirit and reserve your seats now for Richmonde Cafe’s Noche Buena and Media Noche feasts and enjoy up to PhP300 off the regular rates. Secure a table for you and your family to savor a delicious Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet for only PhP 1,380 nett per person. Saying goodbye to 2023 and welcoming 2024 is also more affordable with a discount deal of PhP 1,680 nett per person for the New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet, and PhP 1,080 nett for the New Year’s Eve Countdown Party.

A New Year’s bundle package is also available for only PhP2,580 nett per person, inclusive of the dinner buffet and countdown party. A minimum of 4 adults per reservation is required to avail of the discounted dinner buffet and countdown party rates. Limited seats are available for sale during the promotion period.

The Pre-Holiday Sale happens from September 1 to 30, 2023 or until allocated slots last. It is available only via direct bookings. To make a reservation, please call (632) 8638 7777 or email You may also reach Room Reservations at mobile/Viber number 0917 859 7914 and Richmonde Café at 0917 534 4352. Pre-payment is required to confirm reservation. Per DTI Permit No. FTEB – 147211 / 174576 Series of 2023.


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Pizza Party: New Yorker Pizza’s Official Launch a Resounding Success Despite Heavy Rains at Food Market BGC

The much-awaited Pizza Party – the Official Launching of Food Market New Yorker Pizza – took place last July 28, 2023, at the Food Market BGC, and it was a night to remember! Despite the challenging weather conditions with heavy rains, pizza enthusiasts, friends from the media, and bloggers showed unwavering support, making the event a resounding success.

The celebration kicked off at 6:00 pm, and attendees were treated to an unforgettable experience of tantalizing flavors and mouthwatering delights. New Yorker Pizza lived up to its promise, presenting its signature 16″ Neapolitan-American style Hand Tossed Pizza, crafted with love and perfection!

Guests had the opportunity to indulge in the authentic taste of New York-Style Pizza, thanks to the hand-stretched Neapolitan pizza dough, San Marzano tomato pizza sauce, and a delightful medley of the finest local and imported ingredients. Each slice captured the essence of New York City, transporting diners to the bustling streets of the Big Apple!

Despite the downpour, the vibrant ambiance at FOOD MARKET BGC and the delicious aroma of freshly baked pizzas created an electric atmosphere that uplifted everyone’s spirits. Attendees savored the large-size pizzas, perfect for sharing with family and friends, serving 6-10 people with 8-10 slices of sheer pizza delight.

The event was graced by members of the media and prominent bloggers who passionately shared their experiences and raved about the exceptional taste of New Yorker Pizza. Amidst the camaraderie and the love for pizza, the weather could not dampen the enthusiasm of everyone present.

Chef Velmor, the President of Food Market, expressed his gratitude and said, “We are overwhelmed by the overwhelming response and support we received from our media friends, bloggers, and all attendees despite the rain. It truly shows the love people have for our handcrafted pizzas, and we are immensely grateful for that.”

The PIZZA PARTY was not just about indulging in delectable pizza but also about creating lasting memories and celebrating the joy of good food and great company.

Food Market extends heartfelt thanks to everyone who braved the weather and joined us for the Official Launching of our signature pizzas. The success of this event would not have been possible without the support and enthusiasm of every attendee.

For those who missed the PIZZA PARTY, fret not! The Food Market is excited to welcome you to their restaurant to experience the true taste of New York-Style Pizza any day!

For more information and inquiries, +63 917 143 9188 Food market Westgate Alabang/ +63 917 143 4600 Food market commerce BGC.


About Food Market Manila:

Nestled in the heart of the bustling city, Food Market Manila has quickly become a culinary haven for food enthusiasts and hungry souls alike. This food haven has gained popularity for its diverse range of offerings and its reputation as a go-to spot where you can find good food anytime.

Food Market Manila has carved a name for itself as a destination where culinary dreams come true. Whether you’re a local seeking familiar flavor or a traveler yearning to explore new tastes, this food haven promises to delight your taste buds and satisfy your cravings.

So, the next time you find yourself on the lookout for good food anytime, make your way to Food Market Manila! Discover the delights of the culinary world in one place and create memorable dining experiences that will linger in your heart long after your last bite.

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F1 Hotel Manila teams up with Enderun Extension to introduce an exciting, new a la carte menu

F All-Day Dining unveils its newest, flavorful dishes from an exciting culinary partnership between F1 Hotel Manila and Enderun Extension! Enderun Extension serves as Enderun College’s resource for continuing education, providing an extensive array of courses and programs to individuals seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge in various fields beyond the traditional academic setting. This collaboration is a meeting of great culinary institutions where expertise, passion, and creativity combine to create a melody of flavors that represents the essence of exceptional cuisine.

Prepare your taste buds for the artistry of flavors as the new menu, inspired by the expertise of the two acclaimed institutions, takes flight!

The Mexican Taco Salad proves to be an excellent starter that excites the palate for the forthcoming dining experience. This TexMex salad comprises lettuce and tomatoes, expertly tossed in a delightful homemade red wine vinaigrette dressing, all served atop a crispy tortilla bowl. The dish is accompanied by a generous serving of nacho chips, freshly made guacamole, and flavorful tomato salsa. For non-vegetarian diners, a savory option with chili con carne is also available to enhance their culinary journey.

F All-Day Dining is also known for its diverse main courses catering to unexpected culinary cravings. Among these offerings, the Spaghetti Vongole is a delightful choice for those seeking a lighter option. In addition, the beloved Neapolitan dish boasts Manila clams stewed in a lovely white wine sauce, accompanied by diced chorizo, cherry tomatoes, and parsley. It is served on a bed of fresh spaghetti and beautifully garnished with grated parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of chili flakes for an added kick.


Certainly, meat lovers will delight in the Churrasco Ribeye Steak, a cherished favorite from Argentinian steakhouses. This exquisite dish features a beautifully marbled USDA ribeye steak, expertly charbroiled to accentuate the natural beefy essence of the cut and complemented by a vibrant chimichurri sauce. Served alongside grilled vegetables and thick-cut polenta fries, it promises to satisfy even the most discerning palates.

No meal is complete without a delectable dessert, and for that perfect meal finisher, indulge in an all-time favorite Tiramisu. This traditional Italian dessert boasts layers of soft biscuit cuillère and velvety mascarpone cheese, lovingly soaked in luscious and delicate coffee syrup. It’s a true delight for the taste buds!

Embark on a gastronomic adventure as you indulge yourself in F All-Day Dining’sculinary delicacies created to celebrate both local and international comfort food loved by all. Drawing from the expertise of F1 Hotel Manila and Enderun Extension, each dish on the menu is meticulously crafted to present timeless flavors that delight the senses and provide a soul-soothing experience.

Indulge your taste buds in an exhilarating global culinary adventure. For inquiries and table reservations, please call 8928-9888 or visit our website at


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Weekend Hot Pot with KBBQ at F1 Hotel Manila

Weekend or not, the best time of your day should be in the place you choose to be! F1 Hotel Manila invites you to make your eating time worth the trip!

F1 Hotel Manila indulges you to savor an eat-all-you-can Hot Pot with an array of fresh ingredients of your choosing! And what’s more, this comes with unlimited KBBQ conveniently cooked for you by our chef! Available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM until August. Get the limited-time-only online exclusive offer of a 30% discount when vouchers are purchased at

The Canary also offers a variety of cocktails and refreshments for you to enjoy while you unwind your stresses in the heart of the city! K-cocktails and Unlimited Soju Shots are a must-try when making the best of your time relaxing at F1 Hotel Manila.

F1 Hotel Manila offers you the best city experience you can find within the heart of Bonifacio Global City. Don’t miss out on creating happy experiences! For inquiries and reservations, please call 8928-9888 or visit


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