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For our 1-year-anniversary of living in the Philippines, we wanted to do something special and decided to do a FILIPINO FOOD FINE DINING at Philippines’s Best Restaurant: Toyo Eatery
It was also awarded as Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and we have been waiting to go there for so long! (read the article here: https://www.theworlds50best.com/asia/en/the-list/41-50/Toyo-Eatery.html)
In today’s Vlog we are showing you a few snippets of our Taste Test and some amazing background info about the local Ingredients.

Here is the address:
Toyo Eatery

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Making it happen Vlog says:

From streetfood, to comfort food to fine dining – Philippines is definitely a country that deserves a spotlight on the world stage! Today, we are celebrating a special occasion with our first Filipino Food Fine Dining experience at one of Asia's 50 Best restaurants. The best part? It's right in our beloved neighborhood: Makati πŸ₯°

The HodgePodge Lifestyle says:

Happy Anniversary guys! Degustation indeed!

Lina Calub says:

Great gastronomic experience in Makati!
Loved watching the two of you exchange loving glances at each other.

Mj Parch says:

I thought i heard Nelly calling Mike "Mahal " at 12:11 Congrats Mike and NELLY. By the way can you make a challenge for a day or 1 vlog episode calling each other "MAHAL" because i think it will be very cute..πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ thanks.

Magi Agim says:

Happy anniversary in the Philippines .

Marites Macasadia says:

The food looks so amazing !! What a great experience! Happy 1 yr Anniversary in the PI ❀️

Magi Agim says:

What's the name of the restaurant? The foods looks delicious. πŸ™‚πŸ˜˜

perlaaguinaldo says:

looks so yummy and mouth watering take care always…

Tsinelas ni Ras says:

I always watched your video.. the editing amazing πŸ˜‰ i feel like i want to edit every Time my video. One thing i liked most of your vlog is with the other couple β€œJuicy Vlog” Lucy and George. I really like your travel together with that couple. More Vlog β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️. Stay safe Nelly and Mike. Looks you enjoy your food. God Bless both of you. So much love.. my wish to meet you someday πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— Happy Anniversary 🎈β™₯οΈπŸŽ‚

Noble Warrior says:

The food definitely looks delicious and presentation is really prepared fit for a real fine dining experience.
Didn't expect that filipino dish can be prepared and presented that nice πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.

Another philippines id incorporated in the restaurant i would, say are the furnitures. Those furnitures ,tables and chairs, are made of phil hardwood. Look at the grains and textures of the wood ..so nice. The tables are solid piece from a big tree. You can see the size of the tree from the design of the table. These pieces of furnitures can be collectibles and the wood used (specially the table) can last hundreds of years.

Lurhen Marchand says:

Wow…mind-blowing…Filipino food created with such passion!πŸ˜‹
Thank you for sharing this vlog guys and for showing love for Filipino food.πŸ˜ƒ

Allan Bautista says:

happy anniversary mike and nelly! mabuhay! πŸ™‚

Baeyahero says:

i will try there when its time to go bck to philippines. thats in my bucket list now. i really love the server explaining about the food and how they will eat it.

moneyhunter84 says:

The food looks luxuriously delicious. Happy first year in the Philippines Mike and Nelly! ❀️

Martin Prado says:

We cant wait to try this culinary experience, you guys captured every step of the excellent service. Thank you for showing us this restaurant. We usually bypass Manila but this vlog makes us want to come and try this restaurant. Congratulations on your one year anniversary in the Philippines! Regards from your fans in Florida, USA!

Edzel Jereza says:

congratulations on your one year in the philippines. in my opinion the reason why philippine cuisine is not widely popular compared to our neighboring countries is the lack of this kind of fine sit-down, "fusionized" course by course meals presented and explained by well versed servers….most of our philippine dining experiences are cafeteria style or turo-turo and if you are a visitor from out of country, more than likely you are left on your own, hit or miss. i work in a michelin 5 star rated restaurant here in las vegas (aria resort/casino) and i know how this kind of dining is indeed very popular and with the customers in mind. stay safe and stay healthy.

1asakornel1 says:

I am a fan, for sure. Take care and enjoy each day. God bless!

sumoblues says:

Mike's starting to sound a lot like Wolfgang Puck.

Cyd Llaneta says:

Definitely going to my list on my next trip to the Philippines, when? That remains to be seen, fingers crossed.

B'jay Yadao says:

etag, hehehe thats common here in the north

Crasus Iyoy says:

Next to Erwan Heusaff, you guys are the best to critique and describe how the food tastes! Congratulations and may you enjoy many more years of food vlogging and adventures! ☺

Estela Dalipog says:

Happy anniversary guys and those foods that you just eaten makes me droooooling i need some icecream enjoy the rest of your evening you just have to make it happen.

Rey Ronald Solde says:

Wow! Mouth watering food! Happy 1st anniversary living in the Philippines πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­! I love you both! Watching your vlogs is part of my daily life here in Ohio πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ!

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