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The Moment Group

"It's the nerve to put their dreams to the test that could just make them the most dynamic restaurateurs of this generation"

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Have you heard about our new Salmon Aburi and Spicy Tuna Poke Bowl? If you haven’t, know more about the details from Esquire.

May 2017
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Lookie lookie, Ooma got some Poke, and Spot gets first dibs.

May 2017
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On spot.ph’s list of 10 Great Places for Drinking is The Moment Group’s top-shelf drinking den, Bank Bar Manila.

May 2017
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To mark Yummy PH’s 10th year, Manam has teamed up with the minds behind the magazine to make a truly tasty birthday meal of Aligue Liempo.

May 2017
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It’s always a treat to have someone from another country crawl into the Manila nightlife scene at Bank Bar, and wind up at a common convenience store. . . only to find himself in a another place completely.

May 2017
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Here are some tips from our very own co-founder, Abba Napa, and our friends, Mary Grace Dimacali of Mary Grace Cafe, Jo Manalastas of Spot.ph, on how to keep your customers loyal to your restaurants.

Apr 2017
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The Moment Group’s homegrown brand, Manam, brings its crowd favorite sisig to Madrid Fusion Manila.

Apr 2017
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Madrid Fusion Manila is the first and only Asian edition of Madrid Fusion, the most important gastronomy congress in the world, and we were privileged to have taken part in the Regional Lunches where we featured our Pancit Sisig.

Apr 2017
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The Moment Group’s Pinoy brainchild, Manam Comfort Filipino, goes to Madrid Fusión Manila 2017 with its signature House Crispy Sisig mixed into a medley of noodles.

Apr 2017
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Here’s TMG co-founder Abba Napa at MyGlobeBusiness and Entrepreneur Philippines’s first ever, “Trep Talks” giving some pointers on how to run a food business.

Apr 2017
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The Moment Group’s two establishments collaborate on a dish that needs to be on your must-try dishes in the metro.

Mar 2017
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The Moment Group had a couple of things to roll out for Madrid Fusion 2017.

Mar 2017
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There was a lot to look forward to in Madrid Fusion this year and the Moment Group’s nose to tail themed fare is just one of them.

Mar 2017
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Congratulations, Yummy PH for 10 years of delicious recipes! In collaboration with the Moment Group’s Pinoy brainchild, Manam Comfort Filipino, they’ve come up with a #ManamXYummy dish, available in Manam stores.

Mar 2017
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If the last decade was great, we can’t wait to see what the teenage years will bring. For Yummy’s 10th birthday, watch out for the #YummyXManam collab, Char-grilled Aligue Liempo.

Mar 2017
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Two of The Moment Group’s kids have come together to make this limited edition Soft Shell Crab ‘Wich.

Mar 2017
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Q&A of Moment Group’s co-founder, Eli Antonio, on the Monocle’s 10th anniversary special: 300+ page collector’s edition: the sharpest reporting, interviews and analysis.

Mar 2017
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The most recent edition of Pursuits, Nolisoli.ph’s bi-monthly event, was held at the TMG Test Kitchen, where the importance of coffee and heirloom rice were put into perspective.

Feb 2017
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Emerging Talents: Monica Yang – The Cook In Every Kitchen

Feb 2017
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Eat Out At These Restaurants And Help Fight Hunger by Cheryl Tiu

Jan 2017
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A moment to feast by Pepper Teehankee

Jan 2017
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2016 a delicious year, with buffet of resto concepts

Dec 2016
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Roll call for the best new restaurants of 2016 and our office cafeteria, Mess Hall, is on the list

Dec 2016
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The Art of Mixing Business with Pleasure at Moplex

Dec 2016
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Aaron Isip X the Moment Group

Dec 2016
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In YStyle PhilStar’s fantasy dinner table, The Moment Group’s Abba Napa dishes out on how she would fancy up a table

Dec 2016
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Why You Must Book a Table at Star Chef Aaron Isip’s Pop-up Dinner

Dec 2016
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Only a few months old, and we’ve already earned some bragging rights. The Mess Hall is up as one of spot.ph’s 50 great 2016 restaurants in Manila.

Nov 2016
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We’re honored to have two of our own representing the Moment Group on Philippine Tatler’s list of Generation T

Oct 2016
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Inside the offices where Manila’s top restaurant concepts are born by Raymond Ang

Sep 2016
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The Mess Hall: Your Dream Cafeteria Come True by Sasha Lim Uy

Sep 2016
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Coolest Offices in Manila: The Moment Group. This office complex is exactly the HQ you’d imagine for restaurants like Ooma, 8 Cuts, and Manam.

Aug 2016
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The Mess Hall. This “cafeteria” sets a new standard for office dining.

Jul 2016
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Where Strange meets Sumptuous: Mess Hall in Pasong Tamo, Makati

Jul 2016
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“The restaurateur behind the Moment Group shares his love for Nasugbu, 80s rock, and happy hour.”

May 2016
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Why Eliza Antonino is the Woman of the ‘Moment’

Apr 2016
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“We really can’t ask for anything else, it’s been an amazing ride so far—the Filipino diners seem to be embracing the kind of food, the kind of atmosphere that we are trying to bring.”

Apr 2016
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“The Moment Group has transformed the Manila restaurant scene and they’re far from done.”

Mar 2016
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The Moment Group in the pages of Metro Society’s anniversary issue.

Nov 2015
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Abba Napa speaks of Edible Passion in the cozy pages of Southern Living shot in Bistro du Vin.

Jun 2015
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“Three women entrepreneurs grow their business on their terms, while looking beyond the bottom line.”

Mar 2015
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“In just two short years, restaurateurs Abba Napa, Eliza Antonino, and Jon Syjuco, a.k.a. the Moment Group, have cooked up a storm in the local dining scene.”

Nov 2014
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“One of the key factors to their group’s success is their
willingness to try something new… it is important to
keep moving forward.”

Aug 2014
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Gaining Momentum by Gino dela Paz


Apr 2014
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Manila’s Eating Habits According to Moment Group,
Makers of ‘Cue Modern Barbecue by Lou Albano

May 2013

Din Tai Fung

"The Moment Group brings the world’s most famous Xiao Long Bao to Philippine shores"

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From being a dishwasher at ‘Cue to becoming a chef at Din Tai Fung, Eric Ganeb’s progress is a testament to hard work, dedication, and being “happy OC!”

Mar 2017
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NO. 1 on Looloo’s 10 Most Reviewed Restaurants in Manila 2016

Feb 2017
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9 Dining Spots Perfect for Busy Couples

Feb 2017
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2016 a delicious year, with buffet of resto concepts

Dec 2016
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Truffles 101: What They Are and Where to Get Truffle Dishes in Metro Manila

Dec 2016
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13 days to X’mas: Hold get-togethers at Din Tai Fung

Dec 2016
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Art and food collide in Din Tai Fung’s second branch

Dec 2016
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Score Chocolate Lava Xiao Long Bao for only one peso

Dec 2016
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Din Tai Fung Philippines sets up shop in BGC. Come check out the second installment of everyone’s favorite Xiao Long Bao

Nov 2016
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Eli Antonino recounts the story of Moment Group’s journey to get Din Tai Fung to Manila

Oct 2016
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Din Tai Fung to open a second branch in BGC soon

Sep 2016
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The wait is finally over: Foie Gras and Chicken Xiao Long Bao is here

Aug 2016
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A Taste of Taiwan in Manila

Apr 2016
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“The flavor just bursts in your mouth with each bite that you can’t help but shovel them in one after the other.”

Mar 2016
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“The soup dumplings are the heart and soul of Din Tai Fung”

Mar 2016
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Think xiao long bao, think Din Tai Fung by Millie and Karla Reyes

Feb 2016
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You win some, you dimsum by Maia Puyat

Feb 2016
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Pepper 2015 Food Review: Digesting the Year That Was

Jan 2016
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The new noms by Maia Puyat

Jan 2016
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Top 10 Most Popular Restaurants in Manila last month: Dec 2015 by Denise Jose

Jan 2016
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Ready for Xiao long bao & more! by Pepper Teehankee

Jan 2016
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Din Tai Fung: Dumpling darling comes to Manila by Via Baroma

Dec 2015
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The year’s food landscape: Foreign franchises, tasty desserts, online food sites by Raoul J. Cheekee

Dec 2015
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Din Tai Fung Philippines: Truffle and Pork XLB, Chocolate Lava XLB and Golden Lava Salted Egg Yolk Bun! (A review) by Anton Diaz

Dec 2015
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This is the Moment: ‘The World’s Greatest Dumplings’ land in Manila by Jovi Figueroa

Dec 2015
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First in the Philippines

Dec 2015
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Din Tai Fung president, Warren Yang, waits on the guests of his 120th restaurant in the world, Din Tai Fung Philippines.

Dec 2015
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Michelin starred dumpling restaurant opens 1st PHL branch by Daphne J. Magturo

Dec 2015
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Din Tai Fung Opens 1st Store in SM Megamall by Richard Co

Dec 2015
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PNoy marks opening of Din Tai Fung in PH by Karen Flores

Dec 2015
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World famous Xiao Long Bao now in Mega Fashion Hall: Din Tai Fung opens in The Philippines by Beatriz Acosta

Dec 2015
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Din Tai Fung Opens in the Philippines by Rica de Jesus

Dec 2015
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Din Tai Fung Opens at SM Megamall by Cecile Zamora

Dec 2015
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Din Tai Fung is now open in the Philippines by Leslie Cheng

Dec 2015
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Din Tai Fung, Philippines by Nicole Ortega

Dec 2015
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Din Tai Fung is now open: Xiao long baos and salted egg prawns (with rice!) by Lou Albano

Dec 2015
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Celebrating Thanksgiving at Din Tai Fung by Rica de Jesus

Dec 2015
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News@1: PNoy, pinangunahan ang pagbubukas ng Taiwanese resto sa bansa na ‘Din Tai Fung’ (PNoy leads the opening of Taiwanese restaurant Din Tai Fung in the country)

Dec 2015
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Get a mouthful of ‘the world’s best dumplings’ by Pam Pastor

Dec 2015
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Chow Buzz | Michelin-star awarded Din Tai Fung set to open in SM Megamall, Dec. 8 by Cyrene dela Rosa

Dec 2015
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Everything You Need to Know About Din Tai Fung Philippines by Pam Pastor

Dec 2015
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An Explosion of Taste by Jin Perez

Dec 2015
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5 things you should know about Din Tai Fung Philippines by Cheryl Tiu

Dec 2015
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Din Tai Fung Joins the Franchise Front in Manila by Pepper.ph

Dec 2015
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Your guide to Din Tai Fung in Manila: The soup dumplings, what to expect, prices by Wyatt Ong

Nov 2015
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Sneak peek: Din Tai Fung in Manila!

Nov 2015
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FIRST LOOK: Din Tai Fung Philippines by Sasha Lim Uy

Nov 2015

Bank Bar

"What was once a strange room now contains all the right ingredients for a sweet, if momentous, escape."

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Bank Bar’s Salted Caramelsutra and Charlie’s Golden Ticket Milkshakes for your holiday drinking

May 2017
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On spot.ph’s list of 10 Great Places for Drinking is The Moment Group’s top-shelf drinking den, Bank Bar Manila.

May 2017
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It’s always a treat to have someone from another country crawl into the Manila nightlife scene at Bank Bar, and wind up at a common convenience store. . . only to find himself in a another place completely.

May 2017
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The Moment Group is going places. Making their way halfway across the world are three of TMG’s homegrown concepts: Bank Bar, Mecha Uma, and Ooma.

Feb 2017
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9 Dining Spots Perfect for Busy Couples

Feb 2017
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In a city riddled by creatures of the night life, L’Officiel Manila picks out Bank Bar as one of the hidden places to reckon with

Oct 2016
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The Moment Group, the culinary collective to which Bank Bar belongs, has always had a talent for giving Manila what it didn’t know it wanted.

Jul 2016
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Find Bank Bar and you’ll find Town and Country’s most eligible bachelors

Jun 2016
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“Bank Bar’s interior blends industrial design witha touch of the post-apocalyptic. Vaults on the wall opposite the bar frame a reproduction of a Banksy artwork found in the New York borough of Queens.”

May 2016
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The Rogue guide to discount drinking in the city

May 2016
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Mad, Madrid World by Maia Puyat

Apr 2016
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10 Local Restaurants that Have Caught the World’s Attention

Mar 2016
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Bank Bar Manila in the pages of Cebu Pacific’s 20th anniversary issue.

Mar 2016
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A world-class bar in BGC by Pepper Teehankee

Feb 2016
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Breaking news: Bank on CNN. 7 of the World’s Most Intriguing Speakeasies and ours just happens to be one of them.

Feb 2016
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Bank Bar in Philippine Tatler’s Ball Issue

Feb 2016
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Behind Closed Doors by Stephanie Zubiri

Feb 2016
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Bank Bar is in Philippine Tatler’s Philippines’ Best Bars and Lounges 2016

Jan 2016
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The New Evening Standard | The Rule Breaker by Michelle Ayuyao

Jan 2016
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The worst kept secret.

Jan 2016
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“What was once a strange room now contains all the right ingredients for a sweet, if momentous, escape.”

Oct 2015
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“In a city oversaturated with bars claiming to be the next midnight hideout, only one truly represents the urban jungle’s perfect disarray: Bank Bar.”

Oct 2015

Mecha Uma

"Bruce Ricketts’ omakase and ala carte dishes are both inspired and inspiring, with flavors only a wise and well-versed palate can imagine."

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The Moment Group is going places. Making their way halfway across the world are three of TMG’s homegrown concepts: Bank Bar, Mecha Uma, and Ooma.

Feb 2017
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Where To Eat In Manila: 5 Chef-Driven Restaurants You Should Try On Your Next Visit To The Philippines by Cheryl Tiu

Nov 2016
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The eclectic Mecha Uma has found its place in the world, specifically on the The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Discovery Series

Nov 2016
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In Philippine Tatler’s Generation T, Mecha Uma co-founder Abba Napa, and our own chef Bruce Ricketts have been selected as part of the list

Oct 2016
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7 of the best restaurants in Bonifacio Global City

Oct 2016
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Why ‘authentic’ food shouldn’t matter by Regine Rafael

Sep 2016
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#ChefsTable: With Bruce Ricketts

Jul 2016
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Eating In | A Rogue Portfolio on Bruce Ricketts

May 2016
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Their 100th issue with 100 Places to go in Asia and Mecha Uma is one of them.

Mar 2016
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Manila’s Hidden Edge by Greg Bloom

Dec 2015
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“Raw, unrefined and natural — like an uncut gem, like the young chef.” Jorge Yulo reveals the inspiration behind Mecha Uma’s rusty and rustic ceiling as seen in the cover of BluPrint.

Dec 2015
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“Mecha Uma of Chef Bruce Ricketts carries big flavours put together within a show kitchen cum copper-clad chef’s bar.”

Jun 2015
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“Mecha Uma is the latest venture by chef Bruce Ricketts, whose first restaurant, Sensei Sushi, signalled the arrival of a young master.”

May 2015
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“His omakase and ala carte dishes are both inspired and inspiring, with flavors only a wise and well-versed palate can imagine.”

Feb 2015
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“Chef Bruce Ricketts exalts the natural and the authentic at Mecha Uma – where every day the rules are bent and ideas manifest naturally.”

Dec 2014

Manam Comfort Filipino

"While it is true that we can't ignore the belief that the best Filipino food can only be found at home, the food at NamNam Comfort Filipino speaks for itself"

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To mark Yummy PH’s 10th year, Manam has teamed up with the minds behind the magazine to make a truly tasty birthday meal of Aligue Liempo.

May 2017
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The Moment Group’s homegrown brand, Manam, brings its crowd favorite sisig to Madrid Fusion Manila.

Apr 2017
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Madrid Fusion Manila is the first and only Asian edition of Madrid Fusion, the most important gastronomy congress in the world, and we were privileged to have taken part in the Regional Lunches where we featured our Pancit Sisig.

Apr 2017
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The Moment Group’s Pinoy brainchild, Manam Comfort Filipino, goes to Madrid Fusión Manila 2017 with its signature House Crispy Sisig mixed into a medley of noodles.

Apr 2017
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The Moment Group had a couple of things to roll out for Madrid Fusion 2017.

Mar 2017
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There was a lot to look forward to in Madrid Fusion this year and the Moment Group’s nose to tail themed fare is just one of them.

Mar 2017
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Congratulations, Yummy PH for 10 years of delicious recipes! In collaboration with the Moment Group’s Pinoy brainchild, Manam Comfort Filipino, they’ve come up with a #ManamXYummy dish, available in Manam stores.

Mar 2017
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If the last decade was great, we can’t wait to see what the teenage years will bring. For Yummy’s 10th birthday, watch out for the #YummyXManam collab, Char-grilled Aligue Liempo.

Mar 2017
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Have you heard about Manam Comfort Filipino’s potluck dishes?

Mar 2017
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10 Must-Try Caramel Desserts in Manila

Dec 2016
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10 Restaurants That are Perfect for Group Dining in Manila

Dec 2016
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“They are emblematic of a new wave of confidence in classic Filipino dishes and ingredients.”

Nov 2016
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“If creative Filipino fare is right up your alley, then Manam is the place to be.”

Oct 2016
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“An irresistible tug-of-war between salty and sweet.” That’s our Bibingkang Ube with Salted Egg and it’s on spot.ph’s 10 Ube Dishes You Need to Try.

Sep 2016
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“Filipino flavors are given relevance and new life… you’ll never be prouder of how far local cuisine has come.”

Aug 2016
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A round-up of excellent, must-try Filipino restaurants if in search for either traditional or modern take on signature favourites.

Aug 2016
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Flavors Pilot Episode: Get to know Ernz Owera, Executive Chef for Manam Restaurant as he spills secrets of their bestselling Watermelon Sinigang and House Crispy Sisig.

Jul 2016
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10 Modern Filipino Restaurants You Should Introduce to Balikbayan Friends

Jun 2016
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“Mirrored windows and high ceilings transport the diners of Mananm into a true contemporary Filipino home.”

May 2016
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“Merienda is a big part of Filipino culture and is sometimes overlooked with today’s fast-paced lifestyle. Manam aims to bring the mid-day meal back to our busy schedule.”

Apr 2016
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“Manam is now open in BGC, and it’s pretty much the ideal place to take all your balikbayan friends and guests from out of town.”

Mar 2016
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“Their success in serving up good food with the different concepts that bring people together around a table speaks for itself.”

Mar 2016
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“We always welcome more reasons to eat Filipino food. This time, Manam Comfort Filipino gives even more: a new and beautiful branch in BGC, and a merienda line-up of new dishes exclusive to the branch that’s worth the afternoon calories.”

Mar 2016
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“This bibingka might just be better than some chocolate cakes”

Jan 2016
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“Life-changing in quite the literal sense, Manam’s is habit-forming, dangerous, and heavenly.”

Nov 2015
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“Pinoy fave, Pinoy food, Pinoy roots, Pinoy pride; from your home, across 7,107 islands, to the world: that’s a whole lotta adobo for you to go loco about.”

Oct 2015
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Manam’s in Looloo’s 10 Best Filipino Restaurants in Manila.

Jul 2015
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“It’s a reminder of a well-known identity in a set of homegrown flavors, or the promise of a new set of tastes, familiar but combined with invention.”

Jul 2015
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5 new Pinoy restaurants for balikbayans

Dec 2014
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“While it is true that we can’t ignore the belief that the best Filipino
food can only be found at home, the food at NamNam Comfort
Filipino speaks for itself

May 2013
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“NamNam, a play on the Tagalog word malinamnam or flavorful,
offers a fresh twist on old Pinoy favorites.”

Apr 2013
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“For the mains we shared a house sisig, which hit the spot on the way
sisig should: balanced levels of crispiness, stickiness, and meatiness
sweetened by onions on a sizzling plate.”

Apr 2013
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“Both here and abroad, more upscale Pinoy restaurants are opening
that place importance on both taste and presentation. One of the
standouts of late has been NamNam.

Jan 2013

8Cuts Burgers

"8Cuts emphasizes the care and passion we put into every burger we serve, our handcraft patties are an essential part of the unparalleled burger experience."

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Are the Ooma X 8Cuts Soft Shell Crab ‘Wiches All They’re Cracked up to Be?

May 2017
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The Moment Group’s two establishments collaborate on a dish that needs to be on your must-try dishes in the metro.

Mar 2017
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The very first 8 Cuts x Ooma collaboration will make you forget about meat

Mar 2017
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Two of The Moment Group’s kids have come together to make this limited edition Soft Shell Crab ‘Wich.

Mar 2017
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Which 8 Cuts Burgers’ ‘Daily Steals’ is for you?

Feb 2017
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Get all your 8 Cuts favorites with their new meal deals

Feb 2017
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Eat Out At These Restaurants And Help Fight Hunger by Cheryl Tiu

Jan 2017
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How to make a ‘better burger’

Dec 2016
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As part of YS Prom’s 20th birthday party, 8Cuts Burgers joined the fun with some sliders, spaghetti, and fried chicken.

Dec 2016
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8 Cuts turns four with P88 burgers, new menu

Nov 2016
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8Cuts simplifies its choices

Nov 2016
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Sliders, sour-cream onion rings, and egg “cheese” spaghetti will be your new 8Cuts favorites

Oct 2016
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Top 10 Restaurant Fries in Manila (2016 Edition)

Apr 2016
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8Cuts is No. 1 on Looloo’s 10 Best-Rated Burger Joints in Manila for 2015.

Mar 2016
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No. 1 on spot.ph’s Top 10 Onion Rings in Manila (2016 Edition)

Feb 2016
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“Fundamentally scandalous, but rightfully enticing.”

May 2015
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Finding 8cuts in Salcedo by Pepper Teehankee

Mar 2015
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“Try your hand at being your own chef with these cool, creative concepts that are tailor-made to wow your taste buds.”

Feb 2015
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A Cut Above by Timmy Potenciano

Sep 2014
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“Taking the humble burger apart and breathing new life into it, this burger joint shows you what a good hamburger is all about.”

Sep 2014
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“So if you want to see for yourself how your ultimate burger is prepared by hand, you can head out to 8Cuts Burger Blends.”

Aug 2014
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8 cuts: The Burgasm Continues! by Richie Zamora

Feb 2014
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“This restaurant at UP Town Center is great for carnivores. They
make their own patties, blending different cuts of beef for variety
and even allowing you to design your burger from the ground up.

Jan 2014
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Eight beef cuts to satisfy your burger cravings by Sandy Daza

Nov 2013
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Manila’s Eating Habits According to Moment Group,
Makers of ‘Cue Modern Barbecue by Lou Albano

Oct 2013

Ooma Japanese Rice Bar

"Ooma plays with form. You’ll understand that it’s Japanese, but a bold reinterpretation of it."

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Have you heard about our new Salmon Aburi and Spicy Tuna Poke Bowl? If you haven’t, know more about the details from Esquire.

May 2017
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Lookie lookie, Ooma got some Poke, and Spot gets first dibs.

May 2017
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Are the Ooma X 8Cuts Soft Shell Crab ‘Wiches All They’re Cracked up to Be?

May 2017
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On Looloo’s list of most popular restaurants last month, Ooma finds itself on the top 10 for a third time in a row

Mar 2017
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The very first 8 Cuts x Ooma collaboration will make you forget about meat

Mar 2017
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Two of The Moment Group’s kids have come together to make this limited edition Soft Shell Crab ‘Wich.

Mar 2017
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The Moment Group is going places. Making their way halfway across the world are three of TMG’s homegrown concepts: Bank Bar, Mecha Uma, and Ooma.

Feb 2017
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Top 10 Most Reviewed Restaurants in Manila 2016

Feb 2017
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Ooma’s on Looloo’s list of Over-the-Top Sushi in Metro Manila

Jan 2017
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Ooma lands the No. 1 spot on Looloo’s The 10 Best-Rated Japanese Restaurants In Manila In 2016

Jan 2017
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Eat Out At These Restaurants And Help Fight Hunger by Cheryl Tiu

Jan 2017
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50 Best Things We Ate in 2016

Dec 2016
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Ooma finally opens in BGC

Nov 2016
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Ooma’s on the list of Looloo’s Top 10 Manila Restaurants for October, making this its sixth time this year and counting

Nov 2016
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10 things you have to eat at Ooma by Pam Pastor

Jul 2016
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Ooma Rockwell: Nouveau Japanese Joint Takes on New Identity as a Sake Bar

Jun 2016
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Ooma Rockwell proves it has more in its bag of tasty treats

Jun 2016
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Beyond Umami by Food Magazine’s Ginny Mata

Mar 2016
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Ooma is on the top 5 of Looloo’s 10 Best-Rated Japanese Restaurants In Manila In 2015

Mar 2016
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“All young achievers, they joined forces in 2011 and formed the Moment Group.” Eliza Antonino, Abba Napa and Jon Syjuco with rock star chef Bruce Ricketts. Ooma’s whiz kids in the pages of Asian Dragon’s Sept-Oct issue.

Oct 2015
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Ooma is No. 1 in Looloo’s Top 10 Most Popular Restaurants in Manila: September 2015

Sep 2015
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“This Japanese restaurant lets its servings do all the talking. Everything is worth a try.”

Sep 2015
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Months after their opening bash, Ooma still lives up to the hype. Ooma Goodness by CJ Juntreal

Sep 2015
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A feature from no less than Clinton Palanca. “I could see myself coming to Ooma every day for lunch and having one of the hot dishes, and filling up on rice.”

Aug 2015
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Open-faced taco-maki, best eaten in one big biee by Clinton Palanca

Aug 2015
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The Newcomers by Jin Perez

Jul 2015

Linguini Fini Manila

"Linguini Fini has that refined diner vibe, cool and hip yet sophisticated, with refreshing retro pops of color and an ambience of a cheery disposition."

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10 Restaurants That Can Deliver For Your Next Office Party

Aug 2016
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10 Pasta Places for Carb Junkies

Jul 2016
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“Want some pasta? This restaurant will surely satisfy all your cravings. Linguini Fini’s Manila branch now has 22 pasta offerings.”

Nov 2015
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“22 reasons to love carbs – and we’re not even talking about the pizzas yet.”

Nov 2015
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Rappler gets a taste of new pastas made by Linguini Fini Manila’s #pastaexperts

Oct 2015
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Homegrown and Hearty by Ryan Fernandez

Dec 2014
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Touring Linguini Fini and 5 Mega Fashion Hall restaurants by
Michelle Ressa-Aventajado

Sep 2014
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Linguini Fini Restaurant’s opening and Pi Breakfast & Pies’ Makati
pop-up by Cyrene dela Rosa

Sep 2014
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HK’s Linguini Fini to open in PH with Pinoy twist by Karen Flores

Sep 2014
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New Restaurant Alert: Linguini Fini at SM Mega Fashion Hall, Mandaluyong

Sep 2014

Phat Pho Manila

"Phat Pho adds variety to a dining scene. And that is what we ourselves have always strived to archive with our own establishments."

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In case it isn’t on your radar yet, read more about our Vietnamese coffee from Spot’s list of top Vietnamese coffee in Manila

Mar 2017
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Phat Pho’s the place to get the best banh mi in Manila

Mar 2017
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Eat Right this 2017 with Phat Pho

Jan 2017
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F&B Report turns to pho to appease their noodle cravings

Dec 2016
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Phat Pho Opens in Rockwell

Nov 2016
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Philippine Primer drops by for some pretty hot and tasty bowls of pho at Phat Pho.

Oct 2016
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“The second branch is long overdue, but worth the wait.”

Oct 2016
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P.H.A.T. Pho Now in Rockwell!

Sep 2016
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“P.H.A.T. Pho in Rockwell takes your favorite dishes and makes them better.”

Sep 2016
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“It earned its charm as the casual, friendly, joint in the midst of all restaurants in the area.”

Mar 2016
6 TMG_Website_Press17Lifestyle Asia

“Phat can actually stand for Pretty Hot and Tasty, an appropriate
name for a small restaurant for people with hearty appetites”

Apr 2014
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“Phat Pho is all about an elevated casual dining experience, where
you get quick counter style service, but uncompromising flavors and quality”

Apr 2014
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“And of course there’s the pho – warming, clean and flavorful”

Mar 2014
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So PHAT (pretty hot and tempting) by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi

Feb 2014
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Phat Pho Manila opens in Serendra, BGC by Richard Co

Feb 2014
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Cebu’s famous Phat Pho Vietnamese Kitchen opens in Serendra by Cyrene dela Rosa

Feb 2014
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Cebu’s Phat Pho comes to Manila by Karen Flores

Feb 2014
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Just Opened: 8cuts in UP Town Center by Lou Albano

Nov 2013

'Cue Modern BBQ

"We thought of a number of concepts that really move us, and barbecue was one of them for many reasons."

6 TMG_Website_PressMetro Society

“Cue offers ‘comfort food variety with a throwback
to heritage cooking.”


Mar 2013
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“But the best thing about ‘Cut is that, despite the lavish servings,
impressive menu choice and upscale ambiance, the owner just want
you to pick up a rib with your fingers…”

Nov 2012
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“What first gets one’s immediate attention at ‘Cue is the menu. It’s
clear, straightforward and free of photographs that might prove
more distracting than enticing.”

Nov 2012
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“Cue sets you up for a nice experience. The restaurant’s interior are
well-appointed, with calfskin accents, industrial lightning, and fire
engine red chairs in a modern silhouette.”

Oct 2012
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“Cue strips the concept of barbecue down to its purest form before
rebuilding it with inventive twists and imaginative takes on old
favourites.”

Sep 2012
6 TMG_Website_Press5Chalk

“Just when you thought barbecue simply meant roast of ihaw, think again.
The barbecue flavours served in ‘Cue are electric, counting rustic American
cuisine, Mexican barbecue, Korean kalbi, and Japanese yakatori…

Aug 2012
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“If you care for the little nuances of what you’re eating, you’ll find some
Middle Eastern touches, some Oaxacan, some Latin American fire, some
good ol’ Southern American glory, and of course, riffs from Manila.”

Jul 2012