184 – On Slowing Down At Sha Tin: Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie, UP Town Center

If you remember my post about Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie from 2015, I mentioned how its Megamall branch reminds me of 1920s Shanghai. Change is the only thing permanent in this world, and I guess it also applies in this case. Three years after that post, Tuan Tuan now reminds me of a tea house … Continue reading 184 – On Slowing Down At Sha Tin: Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie, UP Town Center

114 – On Pursuing Pork Loin Steaks: Tokyo Tonteki, UP Town Center

(AUTHOR’S NOTE: This establishment is already defunct; thus, its original address was never indicated in this entry. However, you can visit Tokyo Tonteki's Greenbelt branch – the only remaining one – at 2/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City 1226.) UP Town Center has been a noticeable presence along Katipunan Avenue, ever since its inception in … Continue reading 114 – On Pursuing Pork Loin Steaks: Tokyo Tonteki, UP Town Center

88 – On Restaurants Closing Down: An Update

Walang forever (there's no forever). This infamous phrase has been thrown around like an overused rag across social media, perpetuated by clueless millennials who read the works of infamous writer Marcelo Santos III. Despite the misguided ideas underlying their use of this phrase, its essential truth remains; nothing lasts forever—even restaurants. Some close due to … Continue reading 88 – On Restaurants Closing Down: An Update

73 – On Denouements: La Creperie, Katipunan Avenue

(AUTHOR'S NOTE: As per CJ's information and a clarification via their official Facebook page, this branch has already closed. Timestamp: 19 January 2016, 08:52 am.) Before 2015 started, I had a few restaurants on my backlog that were pending a visit. I've plotted them out since last year but I only had the chance to … Continue reading 73 – On Denouements: La Creperie, Katipunan Avenue