, AUGUST 16, 2010 (STAR) Pinoy special: The inihaw na oysters at Kusê MANILA, Philippines - Kusê serves traditional Filipino food. Try the inihaw na oysters served with lato (seaweeds) and tomatoes. The oysters are topped with garlic, fish sauce, vinegar, and siling labuyo.

Visit Kusê at the ground floor, The Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

For information, call 836-4966.

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P150 Bowl O’ Rice meals at Brothers Burger Brothers Burger introduces its Bowl O’ Rice. The six variants of the Bowl O’ Rice are roast beef, oven-baked US roast beef cut into strips; beef salpicao, thinly sliced beef sautéed in a special seasoning with mushrooms and caramelized onions; Brothers Burger, pure beef patty topped with sautéed mushrooms; fish fingers, strips of fish fillet gently fried; breaded chicken, seasoned crispy breast fillet; and Hot Bites, chunks of spicy and crunchy chicken breast fillet. Each Bowl O’ Rice comes with a 12-oz. iced tea or lemonade and a mini brownie, a complete meal for only P150.

The Bowl O’ Rice meals are available at Brothers Burger in Alabang, Bonifacio High Street, BF Homes, Parañaque City; Ayala Ave. (Convergys), Marquee Mall, Roxas Blvd., SM Megamall, Nuvali Retail Center, Ortigas, Pasong Tamo, Tomas Morato and TriNoma Mall.

For inquiries, call 891-1784 or visit

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P78 Creamy Dreamies at Sizzlin’ Pepper Steak

Sizzlin’ Pepper Steak introduces Creamy Dreamies, bowls of rich ice cream concoctions. Try the Creamy Dreamy blueberry cheesecake ice cream topped with blueberry compote; the Creamy Dreamy banana dark chocolate with a scoop of dark chocolate ice cream drizzled with banana puree and surrounded by sweet banana chips; and the mixed berries and almonds, premium vanilla ice cream topped with a squiggle of fruity puree of mixed berries and toasted almond slices. The Creamy Dreamy is available for P78.

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Tuna salpicao at Texas Roadhouse Grill

Texas Roadhouse Grill offers tuna salpicao, a plate of flavorful tuna belly cubes marinated and grilled then topped with garlic chips. Enjoy it with Texas rice and fresh veggies.

Texas Roadhouse Grill has branches at Bonifacio High Street in Taguig, 856-1547 and 856-2499; and at El Pueblo Real in Ortigas, 635-6715 and 635-6716.

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Cuchi frito, king sampler and callos at The Flying Pig The Flying Pig best-sellers are Cuchi Frito, roasted suckling pig fried to perfection and served with bacon rice pilaf and balsamic liver; the King Sampler, which consists of sausages, ribs and chicken; and the classic callos. Other must-try dishes are Paella con Salpicao Catalan-style, saffron rice topped with garlic oil marinated beef tenderloin strips; and the Bangin’ Bagnet-Ilocandia, crispy pork belly with adobo rice, pinakurat vinegar, and balsamic sauce.

The Flying Pig is at 104 JSB Bldg. corner Sct. Delgado, Tomas Morato, QC, 374-8406; and at the ground level of the new Eastwood Mall, 900-0886.

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Mad, Mad Mondays lunch buffet at Richmonde Hotel

Richmonde Grill at Richmonde Hotel offers its “Mad, Mad Mondays” promo until September. Indulge in a sumptuous lunch buffet spread of intercontinental cuisine, from flavorful appetizers and savory entrees to cooking stations and luscious desserts, for only P750 net.

The Mad, Mad Monday lunch buffet is available all Mondays until September, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call the Richmonde Grill at 689-8419 or 638-7777 local 3409.

The Richmonde Grill is at the second floor, The Richmonde Hotel, 21 San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

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Chicken salad croissant at The French Baker The French Baker introduces its chicken salad croissant, a chunky chicken salad with fresh lettuce, tomato, and cucumber on a freshly baked croissant served with potato chips.

The French Baker’s new La Brasserie concept restaurants are located at SM North-EDSA Annex, SM North Edsa Main, at the ground floor and third floor of SM Megamall , SM Cebu, SM Manila, SM Pampanga, Landmark Bridgeway, SM Mall of Asia, SM Clark, TriNoma, SM Taytay, Robinsons Otis, SM Marikina, SM Cubao and Ali Mall Skywalk.

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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