Recently, Ogawa Traditional Japanese Restaurant opened at The Fort Strip (There’s an actual sign!) to the delight of many diners around the metro. Its namesake, Chef Kiyoshi Ogawa has a stellar resume which includes being the head chef of Senju at EDSA Shangrila hotel and Marufuku hidden in Ortigas Center, among other international establishments. It was about time the renowned chef’s name appeared at the forefront.
When I heard that American Idiot was gonna be showing in Manila, I immediately jumped at the chance to catch the show. I will always regret hesitating to watch the show when it first opened at the Berkeley Rep back in 2009. That was a 15 minute walk from my old apartment! Still kicking myself for that after all these years.
Like everyone else in town, my friends and I were really excited to go to the World Street Food Congress which is being held in Manila this year. We figured that we would go on Wednesday, the first day because too many people would be there during the weekend. However, it seemed that everyone had the same damn idea as we did. Or that they had the munchies because 4/20 and all. We also came from work (OMG I drove from Quezon City #regrets) so we arrived there comparatively late.
Dad and I snuck away to The Fort aka Bonifacio Global City (BGC) for lunch while mom was out of town. In truth we just wanted to try something new so I suggested The Wholesome Table. I’ve noticed The Wholesome Table blossom into a very popular restaurant and fun hang out place especially from what I see on social media. Now was the time to try it out and place a verdict.
This is THE place for Japanese whiskey (or whisky if you prefer to spell it that way)! LIT is located in Serendra right smack between Power Books and Larry’s. One could even mistake the red umbrellas to be a part of their al fresco area. LIT itself is smaller than I expected it to be but they definitely make use of the space as much as possible.