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58 entries categorized "Food and Drink"

January 09, 2011

Enormous Breakfast

Enormous Breakfast

Took a quick video of our breakfast earlier this morning at Whole Foods. The BF is flying back to Stockholm later this afternoon while I'm heading out to Brazil.

I've been told it's gonna be 37-40 degrees celsius in Rio de Janeiro. Although I'm looking forward to Brazil, I don't think I'm ready for the heat. And I'm certainly not looking forward to swimsuit season. With the way I ate the past few weeks, oh my lord Jesus Mary Joseph, I'm so out of shape... I don't think I can get rid of this winter weight in the next 2 days.

Wish me luck!

January 04, 2011

Union Oyster House, Boston

Union Oyster House, Boston

I find my carnivore of a boyfriend's personal food mantra fascinating: if he has to fight with his food (pretty much anything that goes beyond slicing with a knife/picking up with a fork), he doesn't want it. Case in point -- his idea of a regular, fail-safe meal: entrecote. With that being said, it's a good thing he's very open to trying new culinary delights otherwise, I wouldn't know what to do with myself if I were to restrict to his usual meat-rich, dietary preferences.  Y'all know me... I like to have a bit of a balance from all food groups: meat, vegetables, carbs, seafood, etc.

Bryanboy eating oysters at Union Oyster House, Boston

Speaking of seafood, a trip to this part of the USA (aka New England) wouldn't be complete without paying homage to its glorious seafood -- oysters, clams, lobsters, etc. We've been eyeing this place called "Union Oyster House" (after passing by it almost every day) so we went there yesterday for lunch.

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January 03, 2011

Meritage Restaurant, Boston

Meritage Restaurant, Boston

How did you celebrate New Year's Eve? After coaxing my very handsome and dashing boyfriend not to shave for days (I like this whole stubble look on him), I asked him to put his suit on so we can go have dinner somewhere 'nice'. As newcomers to Boston, we relied on word of mouth and the internet to find a special place. Some restaurants were fully booked weeks in advance so we ended up at this cute restaurant called the Meritage at the Boston Harbor hotel.

Meritage Restaurant Boston

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December 26, 2010

Lunch at Pontus! Restaurant Stockholm

Lunch at Pontus! Restaurant Stockholm

Earlier this week, my friend Elin joined me for a quick celebratory lunch at Pontus! Restaurant here in Stockholm. 2011 is going to be an interesting year for both myself and my blog. I recently inked a deal with a business partner in regards to my website. After more than six years of blogging, I think it's time to take my site to another level. You know me -- I'm all about moving forward. It doesn't hurt to explore my options in pushing the envelope further. Afterall, I don't want to be one of those people who are forever stuck in the past. People sometimes complain how my blogging style changed from the way I blogged three, four, five years ago. What they fail to realize is that both me and my audience have grown... AND we're both continously growing. Tell me, who wants to be the same old, same old?

Elin Kling at Pontus! Restaurant Stockholm

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December 17, 2010

A Nitrolicious Night at Delicatessen, NYC

A Nitrolicious Night at Delicatessen, NYC

In between business meetings and work-related tasks in New York last week, I managed to spend quality time with my friend Wendy who runs the high-traffic website Nitrolicious. We've known each other for years and it's a shame that we don't get to see each other that much whenever I go to NYC because of my usual insane schedule. Last week was different though. We both worked on a project so we saw each other lots!

Bryanboy and Wendy Lam of Nitrolicious.com

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November 29, 2010

Fish and Chips at The Four Seasons Hotel New York

Fish and Chips at The Four Seasons Hotel New York

Before afternoon tea at Bergdorf Goodman, Rumi and I had lunch at the Four Seasons. I had quite possibly the best 'fish and chips' I've ever had. The hotel is beautiful, yes. We were mostly surrounded by 'corporate' types but on the upside, we were the youngest people in the room.

Four Seasons Hotel New York

Four Seasons Hotel New York

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Late Afternoon Tea at Bergdorf Goodman

Late Afternoon Tea at Bergdorf Goodman

Before switching hotels from the Four Seasons to Soho Grand, I took my gurl Rumi to my beloved institution uptown, Bergdorf Goodman, for afternoon tea. I told her about the beautiful and chic 'cocoon-like' chairs but alas, they were all taken.

Bryanboy Bergdorf Goodman Afternoon Tea

Rumi Neely Bergdorf Goodman Afternoon Tea

Sincerest apologies for the quality but I forgot to bring my camera and used my mobile phone instead.

October 29, 2010

How the Night Ended [video]

How the Night Ended [video]

Here's a video of me at In-N-Out. For those of you who don't know, this place is a Los Angeles institution.

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My gurl Toasty and I had lots of fun. I'm so glad she made the two and a half hour drive from San Diego to see me.

August 05, 2010

Eggs Benedict at Apartment 1B Makati

Eggs Benedict at Apartment 1B Makati

It's very rare for me to get out of the house at inhumane hours of the day (think 7AM) but I had a very important business meeting yesterday morning. After my meeting, I rang my friend TheBaghag who's having yoga right around the corner so I invited her to a quick brunch.

Eggs Benedict with Salmon at Apartment 1B Makati, Manila

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July 13, 2010

Au Pied de Cochon Paris, Five Years Later

Au Pied de Cochon Paris, Five Years Later

Finding a decent, late-night eatery in Paris (or in Europe in general) is a pain because most kitchens close between 11PM-1AM. Where to go for onion soup and steak at 2AM? Au Pied de Cochon! This brasserie has been around since 1946.

Au Pied de Cochon Paris

Bryanboy and Denni at Au Pied de Cochon, Paris

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May 29, 2010

MamaLiga Restaurant, St Petersburg

MamaLiga Restaurant, St Petersburg

Are you an adventurous eater? I am. There's more to life than having a ceasar salad or a club sandwich. I'm not talking about devouring insects or exotic genitalia but hey, no judgment if you're into that. What I mean is that I'm someone who likes to try things I've never had before. Me and my siblings were raised by my parents to try things at least once. On a side note, read this NY Times article.

I have my limits, of course: you won't see me eat insects, domestic animals and yes, genitalia though I once had sheep testicles in Iceland many years ago. Depending on my mood, I'll try it. Ostrich meat? Had it in London. Rabbit? Had it in New York. Frogs, snails, duck fetus (balut)? Done, done and done.

Mamaliga Restaurant, St. Petersburg Russia

Instead of saying "no" when Alexey asked if I've tried Caucasian food before, I played devil's advocate and channeled the Debbie Dumber in me. "Caucasian food? What's that? White people food?" was my reply.

So after a disappointing and fruitless trip to a Russian flea market (I was hoping to see kitschy Soviet-era things and Russian antiques but I was greeted with Made-in-USA/Made-in-China second-hand cast-offs), we went to Mamaliga for lunch.

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May 25, 2010

Grand Hotel Europe St Petersburg

Grand Hotel Europe St Petersburg

If you have been to St. Petersburg, you'll know about the bridge situation. The city is interconnected with many, many bridges and they shut them down at certain times of the day (or should I say night) to pave way for incoming ships. What to do after a night out of clubbing while waiting for one of the bridges to open? Well, Alexey, Dima and I popped by the Grand Hotel Europe for tea at 4:30AM. I've stayed here many, many years ago and it's one of St. Petersburg's oldest and ultra luxurious hotels.

Bryanboy at Grand Hotel Europe

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May 21, 2010

Mari Vanna St. Petersburg

Mari Vanna St. Petersburg

A few days ago, I had (very) late lunch at Mari Vanna with Alexey and his friend Lena, who works at Paul Smith here in St. Petersburg.

Mari Vanna Restaurant St. Petersburg

Mari Vanna Restaurant St. Petersburg

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May 08, 2010

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice

One of the things I *always* look forward to eating whenever I'm in Singapore is their famous Hainanese Chicken Rice.

Hainanese Chicken Rice at St. Regis Hotel, Singapore

Hainanese Chicken Rice at St. Regis Hotel, Singapore

I don't think I could ever get sick of it. I had it every day (via room service) at the St. Regis. 

The $64 million question is... who makes the best Hainanese Chicken Rice in Manila? Answers on a postcard...

November 30, 2009

Upper East Restaurant Makati

Upper East Restaurant

There's quite a bit of internet buzz surrounding Upper East, a new restaurant in Manila.

Upper East Restaurant Makati

Check out their website. For curiosity's sake, I'd like to know who's responsible for the incredibly hilarious write up. 

"A word to the wise: UPPER EAST is not for those sans chutzpah and those unwilling to pay for the price for a taste of New York style."

"Just don't expect to dine whenever you want to."

"After all, UPPER EAST is not always open for business. We close our doors when we want to, and we certainly won't wait around for guests who, frankly, need to get a move on. No lunch is served after 1 p.m. and no dinner after 9 p.m."

"UPPER EAST is not for the weak of heart. Expect to be serenaded, as you sip your wine and savor every bite of your meal, by the screaming and ranting of our compulsive Executive Chef for whom incompetence is a crime, set against a sonic backdrop of AHA students sobbing and scrambling to do his bidding."

"UPPER EAST is not for scrooges and stiffs. We tolerate sharing, although it's not exactly de rigeur, is it? As for splitting? The fine is set at P250, not including our wait staff looking down their noses at you."

"This is the UPPER EAST experience. And this is the price you pay... if you can get in."

I bet this is a pisstake. I'm no internet marketing novice (in other words, I'm not new to attention whoring) and this smells like a viral marketing campaign to me.

Whoever made that write-up deserves an award. Hysterical!

A friend said it best on twitter: "I don't think we could have written anything more pretentious if we tried. Really hard. And were draped in fur while doing it."


photo credit: daphne osena-paez

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