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Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic Jonathan Gold dead at 57

Jul 22, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The only food critic to win journalism's most prestigious prize, the Pulitzer, Gold succumbed in hospital to pancreatic cancer.

ACCLAIMED. Award-winning Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold pictured on May 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for SiriusXM/AFP

LOOK: Starbucks PH’s yogurt frappuccinos will chase rainy day blues away

Jul 20, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The drinks will be available in Starbucks stores beginning July 24

Spreading its wings: Wing Zone opens new store in Makati

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Wing Zone continues to expand its presence with the opening of its second store in the country

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Shake Shack opening in the Philippines

Jul 18, 2018 - 9:59 AM

But you'll have to wait a bit – it opens in 2019 yet

HELLO, PHILIPPINES. The popular burger chain is coming to our shores. Photo from the Shake Shack Facebook page

The Coconut Club: A tropical escape in the Metro

Jul 12, 2018 - 1:00 PM

At the Coconut Club, there's something happening at least 5 times a week

PARADISE IN MANILA. Coconut Club offers dinners – and drinkers – an escape within the Metro. All photos courtesy of Coconut Club

Rappler Eats: Stoned Steaks is more than just its gimmicks

Jul 08, 2018 - 5:50 PM

It's the restaurant's commitment to quality and its owner's willingness to push the envelope that make you want to stay and come back for more

ONLY QUALITY. You can grill your own high-grade meat at Stoned Steaks. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

We're obsessed with 'Judy Ann's Kitchen' and you should be, too

Jul 07, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Sometimes cooking show, sometimes comedy show

KEEPING IT REAL. Actress Judy Ann Santos takes us through the joys – and struggles – of cooking. Screenshot from the Judy Ann's Kitchen Youtube page

Brunch goes feminine in this menu inspired by Vania Romoff's designs

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Can’t pick what we want more — the dresses or the food!

Diamond Hotel: Revisiting old favorites and globalizing local cuisine

Jun 28, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Chefs Sau del Rosario and Miko Aspiras give Filipino classics a twist at the Diamond Hotel

Courtesy of Manila Diamond Hotel

Craving both K-BBQ and Pinoy spaghetti? Fantastic Baka’s got you covered

Jun 27, 2018 - 8:39 PM

The newest Korean barbecue restaurant on the block knows its audience

FANTASTIC BAKA. The restaurant offers an unlimited set that includes premium cuts of beef. All photos by Alecs Ongcal

Rico's Lechon is opening branches in Manila

Jun 25, 2018 - 4:46 PM

(UPDATED) Cebuanos living in Manila get a special treat before opening day

Rappler Eats: Sagana grounds French flavors in Filipino roots

Jun 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Chef Marc Aubry seeks to introduce the French concept of 'terroir' to Filipinos

ONLY THE FRESHEST. Sagana takes a very down-to-earth approach to French cuisine. Rappler photo

Rappler Recipes: Squash and malunggay soup

Jun 21, 2018 - 4:46 PM

Stay healthy during the rainy season with this vegetarian soup dish

Italy's Osteria Francescana crowned world's best restaurant again

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:34 AM

Osteria Francescana wins over New York's Eleven Madison Park, which was last year's winner

Italian chef Massimo Bottura talks with the press after receiving the Best Restaurant award for his restaurant L´Osteria Francescana during the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards in Bilbao on June 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ANDER GILLENEA

Old Manila redux: Locavore introduces 4 new dishes

Jun 16, 2018 - 11:33 PM

The new additions include a lot of seafood

NEW ON THE MENU. Roasted tocino asado is among the latest additions to Locavore's menu. All photos by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Fresh produce, Filipino food take spotlight at 8th Philippine Harvest

Jun 15, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The fair takes place from June 14 to 17 at the Central Square, Bonifacio High Street

Celebrity chef, food critic Anthony Bourdain dies

Jun 08, 2018 - 7:43 PM

(2nd UPDATE) A CNN statement says 'his love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much.'

ANTHONY BOURDAIN. The chef and host dies. Photo from

LOOK: Starbucks to launch Philippine island-inspired merch

Jun 06, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Want to collect all 3 mugs? Here's how

This beer-and-food pairing experience in Pasig is not your usual inuman

Jun 02, 2018 - 1:09 PM

'Beer Appreciation 101' by Monkey Eagle Brewery and Privatus Private Dining shows the finer side of most Pinoys' go-to drink

CHEERS. Monkey Eagle Brewery serves various kinds of craft beer. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Treat yourself to these dishes from the Common Good Food Playground

Jun 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Get ready to go around the world with the 9 restaurants from The Common Good Food Playground in I'm Hotel Makati

The Common Good at IM Hotel. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Zero-waste basics: Mess kits will help save the world

May 30, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Want to go zero-waste but don't know how? Start by building your own mess kit!

BRING YOUR OWN EVERYTHING. Having your own utensils, containers, and tumblers on hand makes it easy to decline disposable, single-use items. Photo courtesy of Joni Galeste

IN PHOTOS: 'Best Desserts 4' launches with all-you-can-eat free dessert

May 29, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Here's what more than a hundred free desserts looks like

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Sweet tradition: A peek at Tausug treats

May 27, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Delicious sweets from a rich heritage, with preparations ranging from simple to intricate


Philippine embassy chef's sisig wins U.S. contest

May 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

For Philippine Ambassador to the US Babe Romualdez, 'this shows that Philippine cuisine is certainly being recognized in the American mainstream'

WINNING CHEF. Philippine embassy chef Abie Sincioco Mateo (center) wins awards for her sisig at the Embassy Chef Challenge in Washington DC on May 17, 2018. Joining Mateo are renowned Filipino chef and restaurateur Jessie Sincioco (right) and Ivan Gonzales (left), who concocted the 'black and gold' beer cocktail. All photos courtesy of Philippine embassy

5 essential tools for your meal prep journey

May 25, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Get ready to join the meal prep movement

What it's like to dine 150 feet in the sky

May 17, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Is the 'Dinner in the Sky' experience worth it?

UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. The stunning view of the Manila Bay sunset or the evening cityscape of Manila becomes the backdrop of this unique event. All photos by Tedrick Yau/Rappler

LOOK: This rum has Bruno Mars' seal of approval

May 16, 2018 - 3:05 PM

SelvaRey Rum, made in Panama, is the result of a collaboration between Bruno Mars and master blenders

24K MAGIC. SelvaRey Rum is Bruno Mars' next big project. Image courtesy of SelvaRey Rum

IN PHOTOS: What you can eat at Kam's Roast, a Michelin-star restaurant

May 11, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Succulent meats covered in crunchy skin – here's what Kam's Roast at Megamall has to offer

Rappler Recipes: Chicken and sundried tomato pasta

May 10, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Make your momma proud with this foolproof dish

Rappler Eats: Love xiao long bao? You have to try this soup dumpling

Apr 25, 2018 - 6:18 PM

Mai Wei Fang in Robinsons Ermita brings this hearty dish to Manila

SHENG JIAN BAO. The soup dumplings are pan-fried and then steamed. Rappler Screenshot

Duterte declares April 'Filipino Food Month'

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Proclamation 469, signed in mid-April 2018, seeks to promote culinary tradition and treasures to be 'appreciated, preserved, and promoted to ensure their transmission to future generations'

A visitor’s guide to Vigan eats

Apr 15, 2018 - 5:02 PM

What sort of dishes should you be eating during a visit to Vigan? We've got you covered.

VIGAN EATS. Here's your guide to Vigan's food offerings. Photo by Frank Cimatu/Rappler

Magnolia Bakery coming to Manila?

Apr 12, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The famous New York City bakery could be in the Philippines soon

SWEET DREAMS. Magnolia Bakery, the New York bakery known for its cupcakes, may set up shop in Manila soon. Screenshot from

Chef Nicco Santos dishes out career advice for aspiring chefs

Apr 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

For the young chef, food is a way of bringing people together

NICCO SANTOS. The young chef shares his secrets to success. All photos by Jill Tan Radovan

LOOK: It's a matcha and mocha summer 2018 for Starbucks Philippines

Apr 07, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Here's a list of all the new drinks and food items Starbucks has to offer for the summer months

NEW DRINKS. The Tea-ramisu and the Midnight Mocha. All photos by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Davao chocolate boards AirAsia's in-flight meals

Apr 06, 2018 - 10:20 AM

AirAsia Philippines will carry the meal – flavored with Davao City's Malagos Chocolate – in all of its domestic and international flights beginning April 12

CHOCOLATE CHICKEN. AirAsia Philippines' roasted dalandan chicken with pimiento sauce is flavored with Davao City's Malagos Chocolate. Photo by Mick Basa

TPB eyes late 2018 for Madrid Fusion

Apr 04, 2018 - 6:52 PM

The Tourism Promotions Board explains why they considered holding the event in 2019 instead

Starbucks Philippines? There's an app for that

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Starbucks Philippines finally launches an app for its users to track payments and redeem rewards and benefits for their personal Starbucks accounts

PH tourism board cancels World Street Food Congress 2018 – organizers

Apr 03, 2018 - 9:06 PM

The event organizers are planning for the next WSFC, but details have not yet been announced

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Filipinos get a 'taste of home' as Jollibee opens Toronto store

Apr 02, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Chickenjoy fans in Toronto, rejoice!

Is the Philippines saying goodbye to Madrid Fusion Manila?

Apr 02, 2018 - 11:15 AM

The popular convention is reportedly not happening in 2018

NO MORE? The Philippines was reportedly pulled the plug on Madrid Fusion Manila 2018. Photo from Madrid Fusion Manila's Instagram account

M(eat) the new kids on the Eastwood food block

Apr 01, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Eastwood Mall's already wide selection of dining options welcomes 4 more into the fold. Have you tried any of these restos?

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK. Eastwood Mall adds new restaurants to its lineup. All photos by Alexis Betia/Rappler

Plan your next Poblacion food crawl with BigDish

Apr 01, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Looking for a restaurant in Poblacion? Here are some places to check out via BigDish

RAPPLER RECIPES: Tofu and green bean stir fry

Mar 31, 2018 - 1:35 PM

An easy to make vegetarian meal or side dish

RAPPLER RECIPES: Guinataang Hipon at Gulay

Mar 29, 2018 - 2:08 PM

This healthy Filipino dish is absolute comfort food

Morning to evening dining guide for Hong Kong's Canton Road

Mar 29, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Rappler contributor Tedrick Yau takes us on a quick Canton Road food tour

RAPPLER RECIPES: Pan-Fried Tanigue with Tomato and Corn Salsa

Mar 28, 2018 - 7:42 PM

A fresh new take on a staple weeknight dish

Get a kick out of these local coffees and pastries

Mar 27, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Café Comunidad coffee by Seattle's Best pairs locally-sourced beans with local pastries

Taking root: Why Toyo Eatery is the most important Filipino restaurant right now

Mar 24, 2018 - 1:39 PM

With their new Miele One to Watch award in tow, Toyo Eatery looks about ready to take the world by storm, but their target seem to be a bit closer to home

Toyo Eatery photos by Rob Reyes