Merce’s Chow – Taft’s Favorite Fried Chicken is BACK!

This is probably the best news of 2020 for people who were in Taft, Manila almost 20 years ago. Merce’s Chow – Taft’s Favorite Fried Chicken is BACK! Yes, that’s right! Merce’s Chow, after being away for 12 years, is now back and yes, their signature Butter Chicken with Lemon Sauce, too! Awesome, right?! To those of you who are not familiar with them, Merce‚Äôs Chow was a small family-run eatery that operated from 2003 to 2008, located then in Leon Guinto, Taft Avenue, Manila. They were well known to serve quality Chinese food at an affordable price. Their restaurant was popular with residents nearby and students from De La Salle, St. Benilde, and St. Scholastica’s. Keep on reading to find out more about Merce’s Chow and their famous Butter Chicken! Continue reading…

[BGC EATS] Friends & Family – Bonifacio High Street Central

Recently, I, Mr. Eats, was able to try out one of Bonifacio Global City’s newest restaurants, Friends & Family. Some of you might have already tried it out, but well yes, it was my first time. However, even though it was my very first time to dine there, all the flavors from the various dishes that I tried reminded me about so many good memories. It was truly a one of a kind nostalgic EATSperience. I think a lot of you will be able to relate with me on this. You know, that Pinoy barbecue stall from years ago that made you want to go out of the house each and every afternoon or that Pinoy-style spaghetti that you would always ask your mom to make for birthdays and special occasions. There are still days when I would crave for those because those dishes bring a lot of great memories from several years back. That is why, in this edition of EATSplorations, I will be sharing about my very memorable EATSperience at Friends & Family in Bonifacio High Street Central. Take a trip down food memory lane with me, let’s go! Continue reading…

Chinoy Treats by China Mommy

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and it is that time of the year wherein Chinese cuisine, of course, is in demand for gatherings in a restaurant or at home. However, reunions or gatherings at a restaurant may be logistically challenging especially if we are talking about big families. So another option would be to celebrate at home. Celebrating at home may be less of a hassle when it comes to preparing food because of the available food trays that can be ordered. Recently, we discovered a home-based food business that serves up Chinese-Filipino dishes. Perfect for the upcoming Chinese New Year, or just when you are craving for homemade Chinese-Filipino food. In this edition of EATSplorations, find out what we think about these Chinoy treats by China Mommy. Enjoy! Continue reading…