Last Thursday, local sandwich shop Sandwich Emporium (Peter, John and I run the shops) held a grilled cheese pop up at neighborhood tasting lounge The Poseidon Project. Our friend, Kirk suggested the collaboration and we had a blast.
After days of tasting different cheeses, experimenting with new combinations and passionate arguments over recipes, four grilled cheeses (and a create your own) were put on the menu.
Scenes from the pop up.....
The Manila food scene is exploding. I grew up in the Philippines (Manila and Baguio) and visit my mom yearly. I am amazed that Manila has transformed into a food city with a myriad of international cuisines, brands and franchises. Local restauranteurs are also launching new concepts and Filipino food is being reinvented and served in new and innovative ways. In the 80's and 90's there were very good restaurants, but they were few. For me, the best food then was home cooking and many social gatherings were in people's houses.
Now, when I am in town, my friends and family usually eat out and explore the many new options.
My list of great restaurants and the dishes that I enjoyed..