Online bakeshop swamped with customers after creating Duterte-inspired birthday cake

A 22-year-old home baker has found herself the center of Pinoys’ attention when she created a dessert that looks similar to President Rodrigo Duterte’s birthday rice cake. “A simple cake for a simple party,” wrote Nice Carlene Junsay in a post that appeared yesterday. “Steal Father [Digong’s] look during his 76th birthday with this literal ...

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Jollibee partners with Yoshinoya, seeks to open 50 stores in PH

Jollibee partners with Yoshinoya, seeks to open 50 stores in PH

The coronavirus pandemic has not stopped Jollibee Foods Corp (JFC) from strengthening its hold over the country’s fast food industry, as it announced today that it had...

Too Pretty To Eat: Cebuano baker creates ‘portraits’ of Pinoy celebrities in artisan bread

Too Pretty To Eat: Cebuano baker creates ‘portraits’ of Pinoy celebrities in artisan bread

Hotel pastry chef Marlo Lidot thought his life would change for the better when he was offered a job at a Maldives resort early this year. The 29-year-old was supposed to fly into...

2020’s Plot Twist: Jollibee Champ is back

2020’s Plot Twist: Jollibee Champ is back

So, after so much drama, Jollibee is bringing back its signature Champ burger (well, at least in select branches). The Bee announced the Champ’s comeback today, and added...

Filipina captures childhood nostalgia by recreating Mr. Bean’s chocolate cake

Filipina captures childhood nostalgia by recreating Mr. Bean’s chocolate cake

Kids growing up in the 1990s have fond memories of Mr. Bean, a child-like television character played by comedian Rowan Atkinson who often finds himself getting caught in absurd...

SM Bogus? PH gov’t warns public against buying ‘unregistered’ SM sugar

SM Bogus? PH gov’t warns public against buying ‘unregistered’ SM sugar

Et tu, SM? The mall giant became the butt of jokes after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public yesterday against buying its SM Bonus sugar products — both...

Just Desserts: Cavite bakeshop’s Manila Bay cake takes jab at dolomite scandal

Just Desserts: Cavite bakeshop’s Manila Bay cake takes jab at dolomite scandal

Rage is what many Filipinos are feeling whenever the controversial multi-million Manila Bay rehabilitation is brought up, but for a small bakeshop in Cavite province, the topic...

Manufacturer of Reno Liver Spread apologizes to PH gov’t, applies for license

Manufacturer of Reno Liver Spread apologizes to PH gov’t, applies for license

Calm down, Pinoys. You’re probably missing Reno Liver Spread by now, but the decades-old food product may soon make a comeback– if it gets a license from the Food and...

Pinoys fume after FDA warns against eating ‘unregistered’ Reno Liver Spread

Pinoys fume after FDA warns against eating ‘unregistered’ Reno Liver Spread

Add this to the list of surprising batshit crazy things that had to happen in 2020. The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday warned Filipinos against buying and...

Got tea? This Thai-inspired beverage shop in Manila has an interesting proposition

Got tea? This Thai-inspired beverage shop in Manila has an interesting proposition

This tea shop out of Tondo, Manila is serving single-sized, insanely affordable (PHP50/US$1) Thai-inspired milk teas—a welcome addition to any boba lovers’ quick-fix list....


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Restaurants are opening left and right; the best chefs have reached rock star status; and diners are willing to empty their wallets just to try the latest food trends —without a doubt, Manila’s F&B industry is thriving! Coconuts Manila is here to report on the most gastronomical destinations you’ve got to check out (or avoid). From craft beer bars to the cutest cafes, we’ll let you in on some of Manila’s best kept secret spots. Where to take your balikbayan guests for dinner? Where to get the best homemade dessert? Where to enjoy the crispiest lechon skin? Coconuts Manila regularly publishes food guides that can help you eat your way around the Metro. We’ve also traveled in different parts of the Philippines in search of the best culinary gems that the country has to offer (Bulalo from Iloilo, anyone?). Coconuts Manila writers are always interested in eating and learning about good grub. There’s always space in our tummies for sinigang and adobo, for cinnamon rolls and ice cream cakes. We try to keep up with the latest food trends, from the most affordable street food vendors to the finest 5-star dining restaurants. Over the years, Coconuts Manila has become known for a series of videos called Carinderia Crawl, where we visit the most interesting eateries in the Metro. We also have regular food columns like the Coconuts Hot Spot and the Critic’s Table. Watch this space, and we’ll serve you all the food and drink stories you can handle.