Ramen Renditions at
Waterfront Cebu's Mizu Restaurant

July 31, 2015

My husband and I are always on the look out for new restaurants and we're eager to try different cuisines. Among our top picks are scrumptious chicken souvlaki from Greece, classic carbonara from Italy, traditional Chinese dumplings and Japanese tempura, to name a few.

But the one food that we have yet to find here in Cebu that suits our taste is the Japanese staple noodle dish, Ramen. It was perfect timing that I got invited to dine at MIZU at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino as their resident Japanese Chef, Ken Imamura, offered a selection of outstanding Ramen dishes using only the finest Japanese ingredients.

Together with other members of the media, I had the opportunity of sampling Chef Imamura's seven favourite Ramen flavours such as Seafood Milk Ramen, Hambago Ramen, Spicy Kimuchi Ramen, Stamina Ramen, Tonkatsu Ramen, Miso Ma-Botofu and Pork Katsu Ramen.

L-R: Hambago, Miso Ma-Botofu and Pork Katsu Ramen

Grilled beef patties, chasyu, egg, and Ramen noodles with Torigara soup

Miso Ma-Botofu
Ground beef, egg, and Ramen noodles with Miso Ramen soup

Pork Katsu
Breaded pork with curry powder, chasyu, egg, and Ramen noodles with Tonkatsu soup

 Stamina Ramen

Seafood Milk
Prawn, squid, coconut milk, egg, and Ramen noodles with Torigara soup

Spicy Kimuchi
Spicy Kimuchi, chasyu, egg, and Ramen noodles with Torigara soup

Beef, Chasyu, egg, and Ramen noodles with Tonkotsu soup

Pork spareribs, egg, and Ramen noodles with Tonkotsu soup

I enjoyed the luncheon and I have to say, Pork Katsu is my favourite! The breaded pork just makes the meal so much more substantial. I like that they had generous servings, which is perfect during the rainy season. Even though I haven't been to Japan (Tokyo, I'm coming for you next year!) the dishes were a wonderful introduction to the country.

Together with my fellow Cebu Fashion Bloggers, Marco and Jean.

Big thanks to Waterfront Cebu for having us! You, too, can join the Asian adventure and savour the taste of these seven dishes and other mouth-watering Ramen masterpieces to complete your gastronomic expedition!

For inquiries and reservations, please call (032) 232-6888 local 8603.

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is home to nine of the city's most excellent sublime dining outlets. it is also one of the prominent landmarks in the City of Cebu and is the premier venue for events and conventions in the country. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is located at Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines.

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Into the Blue

July 29, 2015

Planning my outfits is always fun and exciting for me. But let's face it, we all have those days when everything we put on just doesn't work. So what do I do when I feel like I'm stuck in a fashion rut? I turn to the more classic pieces in my closet to serve as the foundation of my look.

For this outfit, I selected three wardrobe staples: a basic oxford shirt, a denim pencil skirt and a pair of neutral heels.

These three items are considered classics because they go with everything and will always be in style.

Another tip to keep in mind when you're having those "I have nothing to wear" days is opting for a muted palette in blues and browns. If you're worried about looking too plain, you can easily add colour to an understated outfit by going for a bright bag in red or yellow.

Bossini oxford shirt, Forever 21 denim pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB, Primadonna taupe heels

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