Midori Sushi Ginza 美登利寿司

Whenever I go to Japan I always wonder where do locals go for good, affordable sushi? I finally found one place in Ginza that answered my question. ... [Read More]

Churrasco at Ibiza Beach Club, Mövenpick Hotel Mactan

I've eaten churrasco twice in my life. The first time was decades ago at Fogo de Chao in Dallas. I wasn't much of a meat eater then so I was overwhelmed and didn't quite enjoy it. The second time was a few years back at a restaurant in Rockwell where all the meats were marinated in the same sauce. I ... [Read More]

Manny O’s Wine Cellar

I was honored to be given a personal tour by wine collector and connoisseur Manny O of his wine cellar located just across Mövenpick Hotel.Take note he has another wine cellar that's much bigger and located underground. I'm not a wine drinker nor do I know anything about wines but I really liked the ... [Read More]

Spa Delmar at Mövenpick Hotel Mactan

To have the full Mövenpick Hotel experience Manny O suggested I try the massage at the hotel's Spa Delmar. I took this picture of the beach and Ibiza Beach Club from the Spa using my iPhone's panorama feature. I chose the lemongrass oil since I loved the smell whenever I encountered it in ... [Read More]

Cebu’s Original Boneless Lechon Belly

I'm one of those weirdos who don't like lechon (suckling pig). Whenever there's lechon at a party I just take a piece or two of lechon skin and pray that it's crispy otherwise I won't even eat that. I don't bother taking the meat unless it's transformed into paksiw na lechon. I just find the meat ... [Read More]

Tapas at Ibiza Beach Club, Mövenpick Hotel Mactan

My first dinner in Cebu was in Ibiza Beach Club at Mövenpick Hotel Mactan. I was told we were having tapas and that's always a good thing. A short stroll from the hotel lobby to the end of this lighted walkway was Ibiza Beach Club, my favorite place in the entire hotel. Ibiza Beach Club ... [Read More]

Newly Renovated Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

While I stayed in Shangri-La Mactan during my recent trip to Cebu I went to Mövenpick Hotel next door every night to visit my friends who were billeted there. The hotel recently underwent a renovation spearheaded by designers Manny Samson, Cynthia and Ivy Almario, Fred and Butch Valdes. Click ... [Read More]

Breakfast Buffet at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa

The only time I have a heavy breakfast is when I stay in a hotel and my stay comes with a buffet. I must say the breakfast spread of Shangri-La Mactan was pretty darn good. ... [Read More]

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa

A couple of weeks ago I received a text from my friend who was on vacation, "Want to come to Cebu?" Within in a few hours of her text I booked my flight and flew off the next day. If that wasn't impulsive I don't know what is. Cebu City is only 1 hour and 15 minutes away from Manila by plane. ... [Read More]

Zubuchon at Mactan Cebu International Airport

Who doesn't know Marketman's Zubuchon? Anthony Bourdain declared his lechon "the best pig ever." I didn't have enough time to go to their store to try the lechon so I did the next best thing. I bought 1 kilo of frozen lechon at their small space in Mactan Cebu airport. Zubuchon's price ... [Read More]