MESA - Ayala 30th Filipino Cuisine | catchingcarla.com

“Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture.” – Mark Kurlansky Filipino food is known to be an influence of diverse cultures, despite our origins implicating a more Austronesian nature – our dishes have gradually evolved along with our history. Mesa (closely translating to high-table in Spanish), one of the leading Filipino comfort food restaurants in the Philippines, backed with 30 years of culinary expertise, continuously attempts to cater the historical taste of Filipino cuisine. From the Spanish-influence…Continue Reading “MESA: Satisfying Filipino Cravings at Ayala Malls 30th”

BirdHouse PH: Lord of the Wings | catchingcarla.com

“There is no sincerer love, than the love of food” – George Bernard Shaw This post has been featured on What to Eat PH Is it buffalo wings? or chicken wings? What’s the difference? With the fast-paced culinary revolution, it could be rather difficult to keep up with all the innovative dishes that dare to steal the spotlight. This emerging trend is the new challenge for most restauranteur and chef’s alike. So this August, Birdhouse PH, determined to take on this challenge, launch their new flavored…Continue Reading “BIRDHOUSE: The Ultimate Lord of the Wings!”

Gregory Park Serious Grub | catchingcarla.com

“My head says GYM but my heart says Nachos – well obviously, one must always follow their heart.” Manila – the city whose name has etched a mark on the pages of history, has always been the go-to destination for tourists, students, and businessmen alike. It is the only place in the Philippines that most people hear about, but very few actually understand. Just inside the walls that built the foundations of the Philippines – is a newly opened chain called Gregory Park Serious Grub….Continue Reading “GREGORY PARK SERIOUS GRUB: A Modern Mexican Cuisine”

Beiruti Bite Express | catching carla

“Middle Eastern cuisine has the same depth of ingredients and processes as other cuisines. They just haven’t had as much exposure.” – Yotam This post also appeared in What To Eat PH Middle Eastern cuisine is no longer a mystery to most Filipinos, due to the increasing number of food stalls and food parks offering a quick fix of the usual favorites such as hummus, falafel, and shawarma. Despite the spike in the restaurant industry these past few years, it’s still pretty hard to find a…Continue Reading “BEIRUTI BITE EXPRESS: Middle Eastern Dish at an Affordable Price”

Tapella Bar and Restaurant - Catching Carla

“There are only three things people need in life – food, water, and more food.” – anonymous This post can also be seen at What To Eat PH Are you familiar with the Spanish Celebration called “San Fermin Festival”?  It is actually a very popular practice in Spain that involves running in front of a small group of cattle that has been let loose on the streets – celebrated from July 6-14 of each year.  Well, what does it have to do with food? Good…Continue Reading “TAPELLA BAR AND RESTAURANT: A feast for San Fermin Festival!”