Downtown Cafe in Pampanga

Dowtown Cafe

  When I ate at Claude and Mary Anne Tayag's Bale Dutung in Pampanga early this year Mary Ann also invited me to try their newest baby, Downtown Cafe, a casual restaurant in Nepo Center's food stip called The Quad in Angeles City. Taking my balikbayan friend Ariel to eat there was my excuse ... [Read More]

Manam is Namnam

Manam (Namnam) Comfort Filipino- Crispy Sisig (large) P375-001

It took my balikbayan friend's arrival for me to finally try Manam, formerly called Namnam, at Greenbelt 2 in Makati. I know eating Filipino food isn't on your mind when thinking where to eat but trust me you have to put Manam on top of your list.  ... [Read More]

Kulinarya at Gallery Vask

Kulinarya at Gallery Vask - Sungka

When Jin invited me to partake of Gallery Vask's special Kulinarya menu I almost backed out when I found out it was a degustation of Filipino food. I was hesitant to pay a lot of money for Filipino food. It was a good thing I changed my mind.  ... [Read More]

Breakfast at Antonio’s, Good Shepherd, The Original Buko Pie Bakeshop

Breakfast at Antonio's 2014 - Pizza with Chorizo & Morcilla P505

Breakfast at Antonio's in Tagaytay in one of my favorite places to eat at. It doesn't matter that it takes at least 90 minutes to get there from Manila I would go there any chance I get. Unfortunately I didn't have a good experience when I brought my balikbayan cousin and my mom, both first timers, ... [Read More]

Kanteen and Kuppa at BGC

Kanteen BGC

For our Tuesday lunch I suggested Kanteen in The Fort which served Ilonggo food and my friends quickly agreed.  ... [Read More]

Antojos Restaurante

Antojos Restaurante- Adobong Hito sa Gata P255-001

Let me share a new restaurant in Little Baguio, San Juan that will sweep you away to another era once you step inside it's doors.   ... [Read More]

Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio City

Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio-013

You may wonder what we did in Baguio last February? We skipped all the usual tourist attractions like Burnham Park, Wright Park even the market since our vehicles didn't have enough space for all the veggies we wanted to buy. We did go to Mines View not see the St. Bernard or the views but to buy ... [Read More]

Hill Station and North Haven Spa, Baguio

Hill Station Baguio- Lechon Kawali P350-001

When we went to Baguio  in 2011 I wanted to eat at Hill Station and would point it out to our driver Joel each and every time we passed by it. Alas it wasn't meant to be. This time as soon as we arrived in Baguio we went to Hill Station for lunch.  ... [Read More]

Sarsa Kitchen+Bar

Sarsa Kitchen+Bar - JP-Q Panit (grilled chicken skin)

Sarsa has been on my must try list but I never prioritized it since I wasn't too excited to eat inasal or bbq meat. That's what I thought summed up Sarsa's Negrense cuisine. Boy was I wrong big time. So wrong I ate there twice last week. ... [Read More]

Bale Dutung

Bale Dutung-002

Dining at Claude and Mary Ann Tayag's Bale Dutung (house of wood) in Pampanga has always been in my food bucket list. It took my cousin's visit to Manila to make it finally come true.  ... [Read More]