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Ramen Kudasai: The Ramen House That Will Change the Way You Eat Ramen

The love for the original Chinese-Japanese cuisine, ramen, varies from one Asian country to another; it even transcends even to myriad countries in the west.  Ra that means pulled and Men means noodles, so it basically means that otherwise is not real ramen. Ramen Kudasai, despite its young age in the ramen market, is already on a pedestal that sets it apart from other ramen houses. This amazing baby ramen house has accomplished the first and major principle of ramen.

Hand pulled noodles, I mean just look.

Your eyesight does not lie either, it tastes the way it looks, and even better. The texture is perfectly made, it nearly melts in your mouth with the well-made broth too.

Ramen Kudasai makes every food on their menu, on the spot, and it is worth the wait. When you thought you have had the best ramen in the city, well, you have never tried this one.

Angel who is only 26 years old, is very hands-on with her newly established ramen house. With her doctor of a husband’s love for ramen, together, their brainchild was brought into existence. What they value the most is the authenticity of the food they serve and the improved taste of the ramen which was decided upon the Filipino’s palette as well, knowing that Filipinos still would have different taste buds from those of the Japanese and or Chinese, however, catering each with great original and modern flavors of ramen.

Ramen Kudasai is currently and solely located at 527 Melting Pot, Omega Ave, Quezon City. Where everyone from all walks of life would go back countless time to have the ever consistent delicious ramen of Ramen Kudasai. Whatever your reason why you love ramen, you might be sick and tired of real but instant ramens in the malls, or perhaps even if you have never tried the delicacy, Ramen Kudasai will change the way you look and eat ramen. In simpler terms, Ramen Kudasai changed the game. Some ramen houses need to re-think life.

Filipinos, Japanese, and Chinese alike go to Ramen Kudasai for their awestruck menu, which is great for the climate this time of the year and is also perfect for staycation season, where eGetinnz could help people find a home away from home.

 

Maartea: The Newest Tea House to Put You in Awe

Whilst there are people who live for coffee there is a myriad of people who prefer another source of natural caffeine without the usual bitter taste,  that’s the majestic tea drinks. From the ancient herbal drinks to the modern milk teas of today, tea has a very special place in people’s hearts. It calms people with anxiety, helps artists think in peace, and even quench everybody’s thirst. There is simply no way why people could reject a milk tea drink.

 

Maartea is perhaps one of the newest tea houses to do just that, serve authentic tea from the traditional time of tea and appeal to the modern palette of people today. If you are indeed maartea or picky with the tea and flavors that touch your taste buds, well, Maartea will certainly put you in awe, despite its young age in the market it serves a wide variety of flavors that will make your taste buds explode in a good way. Might you be a student wanting to chill with friends over a cup of milk tea, a tea enthusiast, or even perhaps a traveler and or tourist that misses real tea? Maartea is just right for you.

 

 

 

 

If you are a tea enthusiast you will certainly notice how real flavors are scarce though there are lots of tea houses in malls and in food parks,  Maartea’s handcrafted flavors will definitely stand out, it even trumps the top tea houses when you compare its flavors; to further elaborate with the comparison subject, Maartea’s prices range from 45 PHP to 70 PHP, you can already buy two good and fulfilling cups for 100php that is not nearly enough at other shops.

 

 

Husband and wife, Marc and Agnes are totally dedicated and they want everybody to experience milk tea flavor in a Maartea way. Today, Maartea has two existing branches in Quezon City, one in Lagro and another one in Dahlia, and third is on its way in Don Antonio. And if you are planning to stay for a bit longer in Quezon City, we can help you find a home away from home at eGetinnz, you can visit our official Facebook page or go directly to our website to find great deals of accommodation.

Magic and Music Cafe for Potterheads

The newest Harry Potter-themed café for Potterheads. Looking for a place to geek out and chill at the same time? This magical café will address your need for a safe haven this rainy season. The place is founded only two months ago by Ran Diaz, who is 36 years old, a Potterhead, and a Wandmaker himself just as Ollivander is. He makes and wands and crafts every single one on his own for eight years now and his goal is to be the fourth person in the world to complete the wands in the famous books.

Magic&Music Cafe’ is isolated and lowkey yet it is already on a pedestal to par with the first Harry Potter-themed cafes in the Metro Manila. Aside from the wonderful displays and ambiance, they serve good food and GREAT BUTTER BEER that is straight outta the books, just the right combination of being sweet and bitter and smoothness that could soothe your Potterhead nostalgia.

Ran Diaz smartly mashed both music and his love for Harry Potter in one, there are vinyl records in the cafe and even phonograph which are only a few items from Diaz’s mementos from his beloved and generous master who recently died last December 2017. You can also wear your Hogwarts house cloaks and scarves for the time being spent in the cafe and Diaz also makes customized wands for Potterheads who received their wands from Pottermore.

Although far from the busy streets of the city, this café is a bit hidden from the public just like platform 9 3/4, Magic and Music Cafe is worth the journey and is located in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, one ride away from SM City Fairview and if you wish to stay longer in the area you could find a home away from home here https://www.egetinnz.com/s/nov…/ChIJf10pYFewlzMReidYf-O-eNU…

Rooftop Bars to Explore

Rooftop bars are the best place to feel recharged and alive. It is where the cuisines are one thing and the view another. Rooftop bars provide a distinct ambiance and spectacular view of the cityscape—helping one to take a breather from life’s pressures every once in a while.

We’ve listed down some of the world’s best rooftop bars offering the hottest party destinations and the coolest laid-back drinking spots.

  1. Moon Bar at Banyan Tree, Bangkok, Thailand

Moon Bar is a gravity-defying restaurant and bar combo located on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel. It claims to be among the highest alfresco bars in the world. It offers a 360-degree view of Bangkok’s dazzling cityscape. The experience inside can be heightened by multiple rounds of Thai Sabai, a potent mix of Mekhong (a national sugar cane and rice-based spirit), lime juice, basil leaves, and a splash of soda water.

  1. Ozone, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

Ozone, the world’s highest rooftop bar can be found at the 118th and ultimate floor of the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. Here, you’ll bask in extreme views of Hong Kong Island while sipping an HK Skyline, a blend of Zacapa Centenario Rum, absinthe, Imperial Oolong syrup, pink grapefruit juice, lime juice, and Dom Pérignon foam.

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  1. L’Oiseau Blanc at the Peninsula Paris, France

 L’Oiseau Blanc, a vintage aviation-themed lounge will let you be amazed by the romance and beauty of the City of Light, marveling at panoramas of the Eiffel Tower and Paris’s famed rooftops. The interiors which include an actual plane and the cocktails (like the Aviation and the Take Off) pay homage to French pilots Charles Nungesser and François Coli, who attempted the first transatlantic flight between Paris and New York on the plane L’Oiseau Blanc.

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  1. Rock Bar in Bali, Indonesia

Rock Bar is located on natural rocks 14 meters above the Indian Ocean. It is widely respected as one of the globe’s most popular sunset, cocktail and entertainment venues. Listen to premier international DJs as they heighten your experience from a custom DJ booth carved directly into the cliff face while enjoying a glamorous sunset vibe and a seductive after-dark ambiance.

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  1. Bar 54 in New York City, USA

Bar 54 on the 54th floor or the Hyatt Centric Times Square is unique among the typical bars in New York. It is calm and unpretentious and is considered one of the best bars in New York. It serves up trendy handcrafted cocktails offering breathtaking river-to-river views of the Chrysler Building and lower Manhattan.

Have you been to a rooftop bar? What are the features that you love the most?

Best Beach Bars

Beach bars are simply magical.  With a cocktail in hand and toes in the sand, you’ll forget all your worries behind for a temporary laidback and carefree life. A beach bar is perfect for listening to crashing waves, taking in stunning sunsets, and sipping on that sherbet-colored cocktail, complete with the requisite mini-umbrella.

Here are some of the world’s best bars that will make you come back over and over again.

Baba Nest

This bar in Phuket, Thailand is essentially a flat-deck platform in an infinity pool with unbeatable views of the Andaman Sea and outlying islands. It is regarded as the world’s most stylish and exclusive rooftop bar serving delicious cocktails, alongside the sexiest sunset sessions. An exclusive selection of high-end cocktails, fine wines & champagne will get your evening started.

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Doyles on the Beach

This beach bar in Watsons Bay Sydney, Australia is allegedly the world’s oldest beach bar. Doyles on the Beach opened in 1885 and travelers have been flocking to this beachfront paradise ever since. Any traveler will catch terrific views of Sydney Harbour, and chill with locals and tourists in the bar. Also, don’t forget the fish n’ chips.

Moonshadows 

Moonshadows in Malibu opened its doors some 40 years ago. It continues to score because no one else has quite such a dramatic outdoor bar perched right over the rocks and crashing surf along this stretch of Pacific Coast Highway. It was once a steakhouse renowned for its awesome salad bar. Now it pushes seafood, though carnivores will find Kobe burgers on the menu.

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Uxua Praia

Uxua Praia in Bahia, Brazil is a big wooden fisherman’s boat cleverly converted into a bar. The reclaimed fishing boats that were used to build the bar features vast, cushioned sofas and flat-roofed pergolas. The bar attracts a laid back, music-loving, athletic crowd keen to sample one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Dune Preserve Beach Bar 

The Dune Preserve Beach Bar in Anguilla is the place to revel in your addiction to reggae tracks and dripping ribs, and to argue politics, philosophy and the ingredients for the perfect rum punch with Bankie. The bar, pieced together from driftwood, wrecked racing boats and seashells  is the kind of place you dream of discovering on your first trip to the Caribbean. It’s a daytime place open 11 a.m. till sunset, that will teach you not just how to build a boat, but how to build a lifestyle few would turn down.

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Photo credit: http://news.ai/ref/rendezvousbay.html

Know Your Cocktails While Traveling

A cocktail is a mixed drink made with a distilled beverage such as gin, brandy, vodka, whiskey, tequila, or rum; that is mixed with other ingredients. If beer is one of the ingredients, the drink is called a beer cocktail. Cocktails, which began to be popular in 1930’s contain one or more types of liqueur, juice, fruit, sauce, honey, milk or cream, spices, or other flavorings and it may vary in ingredients from bartender to bartender, and from region to region.

Cocktails are one of the best ways for relaxation after a hard day’s work or while traveling but do you know how strong your favorite cocktail drink is and where or how they were discovered or created? Here is a list of some of the best and most popular so that you may know your cocktails while traveling.

The Caesar

The Caesar was invented in 1969 by restaurant manager Walter Chell of the Calgary Inn in Alberta, Canada. It typically contains vodka, a Caesar mix (a blend of tomato juice and clam broth), hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. It is typically served with ice in a large, celery salt-rimmed glass, garnished with a stalk of celery and wedge of lime. A Caesar made from an 80-proof vodka only contains around 8% alcohol by volume.

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Mojito

Mojito’s history dates back to the, 16th century. This traditional Cuban highball is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, soda water, and mint. The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or yerba buena, a mint variety very popular on the island. This popular summer drink has relatively low alcohol content, about 10% alcohol by volume.

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Piña Colada

The Piña Colada has been Puerto Rico’s national drink since 1978. Literally “strained pineapple” it is a sweet cocktail made with rum, coconut cream or coconut milk, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with a pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, or both. It usually has around 13% alcohol by volume.

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Bellini

Bellini is a popular Italian wine cocktail which was invented sometime between 1934 and 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice. It is a mixture of Prosecco sparkling wine and peach purée or nectar.  It contains around 6% alcohol by volume.

Photo credit: Geoff Peters (Flickr)
Photo credit: Geoff Peters (Flickr)

Caipirinha

Origin of Caipirinha was said to have begun in 1918. It is Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaça (sugarcane hard liquor), sugar and lime. Cachaça, also known as pinga, caninha, or any one of a multitude of traditional names, is Brazil’s most common distilled alcoholic beverage. Caipirinha is 4.7% alcohol by volume.

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Photo credit: barnimages.com (Flickr)

So there you have it, knowledge on cocktails while traveling or for your next drinking sesh!

Popular Korean Food

21st century is undeniably the period of “Korean Wave.” Through the use of internet and the social media, the Korean culture has developed into a global phenomenon.  The South Korean culture has really increased global popularity over the past 10 years  – from the k-dramas, to k-pop and Korean fashion and now, Korean food. Most of us love the popular Korean food so much that even though we find it always hard to pronounce the names, we keep coming back because of the unique blends of spices and flavors of the Korean food.

We compiled here 10 of the most popular Korean dishes you must try:

Kimchi

Kimchi, one of the oldest Korean dishes and probably the most essential dish in Korean cuisine, can be considered as the most popular among Korean dishes, around the world. It is a traditional spicy and sour side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables, most commonly napa cabbage and Korean radish.

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Bibimbap

Bibimbap literally mean mixed rice. Usually it is a bowl of mixed ingredients including rice, namul (seasoned and sautéed vegetables), mushrooms, beef, soy sauce, gochujang (chili pepper paste), added with a fried or raw egg and sliced meat usually beef.

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Bulgogi

Bulgogi, literally “fire meat,” is a juicy, savory dish of grilled marinated pork or beef. To add flavor to the meat, it is often grilled with garlic and sliced onions. The meat is usually wrapped in lettuce and it is also traditionally eaten with a thick, red spicy paste, called ssamjang.

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Galbi

Galbi is a Korean word which means “rib.”  It is a dish of thick slabs of meat marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, chopped garlic, and sugar and cooked over a tabletop grill. Galbi is usually made with beef shortribs but pork spareribs and other meats can also be used.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Gimbap

Gimbap is a Korean dish made from cooked rice and other ingredients such as sauteed vegetables, ground beef, and sweet pickled radish that are rolled in gim, an edible seaweed; served in bite size slices .

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Photo credit: manda_wong (Flickr)

Japchae

Japchae is a traditional Korean dish made from sweet potato noodles stir fried with thinly shredded vegetables, beef, and a hint of soy sauce and sugar. Often served as a side dish during lunch or dinner, it is known for its sweet and flavorful taste and its soft yet slightly chewy texture.

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Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Samgyeopsal

Samgyeopsal consists of grilled thick, fatty slices of pork belly meat that are not marinated nor seasoned. It is commonly served with a dipping sauce called ssamjang and is wrapped in lettuce along with grilled slices of garlic, grilled slices of onion, shredded green onions, and kimchi.

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Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Soondubu jiggae

Soondubu jiggae is a Korean soft tofu stew. This dish which is thicker than a soup but thinner than a porridge, is made with freshly curdled soft tofu, vegetables, sometimes mushrooms, onion, optional seafood (such as oysters, mussels, clams and shrimp), optional meat (commonly beef or pork), and gochujang (chili paste) or gochu garu (chili powder).

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Haemul-pajeon

Haemul-pajeon is a savory Korean pancake. It is made with green onions, egg batter, wheat flour, rice flour and seafood, commonly oysters, shrimp, squid and clams. It is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and it is best paired with Korean beverages like the Soju or Rice-infused beers.

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Bingsu

Bingsu is a delectable Korean summer dessert. It is made of sweetened red beans (pat) and tteok served on a bed of shaved ice (bingsu). Condensed milk, misutgaru, syrup, ice cream, and corn flakes may also be added. There are the variations on the bingsu, where the pat is replaced by ice cream or fruit.

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Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

How may of these have you already tried and what else would you love to try?