P.F. Chang’s: Chinese Cuisine in Manila, Via the US

I had the pleasure of meeting Philip Chiang, one-half of the founding team of P.F. Chang’s, when he flew to Manila in 2012 to personally oversee the opening of its restaurant in Alabang. It...

Manila: Manila in Motion

Had I seen it somewhere else in the Philippines (in another street, perhaps, or in another city where such things are commonplace,) I wouldn’t have nearly died that evening. That crate at the base of...

Ilocos: Beyond Vegetables and Fried Pork

When Ilocano cuisine figures in any conversation, two distinct dishes come to mind- the exciting mélange of flavors in the vegetables of pinakbet and the heart-stopping browned crunch of the fat-brimmed bagnet. These two...

Amano’i Resort: Subtly, She speaks of elegance and quietude

Crowded streets, ferocious motorbikes, famous landmarks, and tasty pho are not the only things Vietnam is famous for. There can be a respite from this country’s hustle and bustle. In fact, the country is...

Dumaguete Delights

I have always wanted to go to Dumaguete. To me, the city conjured images of a laid back provincial lifestyle infused with an urban feel. My thoughts of it were always tenuous, as if...

Spain: Primavera en España

It started with two conch-shaped wooden instruments. They were probably the most expensive purchases I made then, for anything smaller than my palm. A friend invited me to watch a group of ladies learn the...

Magosaburo: A new twist to Japanese Fine Dining

Sparkling wine glasses peeking through the glass window caught my attention as I entered the tall wooden doors of Magosaburo, a new addition to the gastronomic fanfare in Bonifacio Global City. My gaze quickly...

Transport From Around The Globe

Transport and travel from around the world can vary massively depending in what country you are in and how familiar you are with their local laws. For example in India there is not specific...

Green Pastures: A Taste of Local, All-Natural Goodness

After whisking you away to an epicurean journey on the shores of Greece, Chef Robby Goco of Cyma fame has done it again, but this time, he brings us back to our own backyard,...

Eating one’s way around the Philippines

We have heard it too many times before that it is tough to sell Philippine cuisine to foreigners when we ourselves cannot agree on what is a good adobo (garlic, vinegar and soy marinate,)...

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