Author: Ferdz

Bash Café : Unabashedly Good Coffee in Sibuyan Island

Al fresco area at Bash Café

It’s always a delightful surprise to find a nice little cafe on some remote island that’s quite good too. Cajidiocan in Sibuyan Island, Romblon seems to be shaping up as the island’s food destination to compliment the other municipalities’ natural wonders. Bash Café in Cajidiocan, poblacion is the place to find quality coffee and pastries. A cozy place to hangout too.

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Craft 1945: Spanish Cuisine and Craft Beer in Baguio

Beer and food spread at Craft 1945

Braving the holiday traffic in Baguio, foodie friends, Kara, Tin and I were bent to try Craft 1945 in Baguio. A merry collaboration of Spanish food from Casa Marcos and craft beer from Baguio Craft Brewery. Set in the quiet and old town of Baguio at Outlook drive, it’s a dining experience that promises to bring the Baguio ambiance to dining like a good pair of beer and tapas.

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Mt Kalugong Kape-an: Bringing Benguet Coffee to new Heights

Pancake and Waffles at Kalugong Kape-an

A cafe found 1,400+ meters above sea level among the cliffs and the clouds? Now that’s an interesting prospect to climb up a mountain. Mt Kalugong Kape-an in La Trinidad, Benguet is nestled among the limestone outcrops at the peak of Mt Kalugong. The cafe has a magnificent view of La Trinidad valley and offers third-wave quality coffee utilizing high-altitude grown Benguet Arabica. Now that’s worth climbing up a mountain for is it?

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Sister Curry Mee : Still Spicing up the Flavors of Penang

Curry mee from the sisters at Air Itam

It took me a second visit to finally catch the Sister Curry Mee stall open at Air Itam, Penang. I wasn’t aware of their opening time before and visited late afternoon after my visit at Kek Lok Si temple. Now I wouldn’t want to leave Penang without tasting this Malaysian dish from a stall that has been serving them for at least 73 years already.

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Marks & Spencer line of Holiday Gourmet Gifts

Marks & Spencers line of Holiday Gourmet Gifts

There’s only a few days left before Christmas. If you’re still stressing out what gifts to give to your friends or family, food treats are more or less the best options to give away. Everyone enjoys good food. Look no further for Marks & Spencer line of gift gourmets. Delectable food treats that are neatly packed and ready be placed under anyone’s Christmas tree. Recently, I had a chance to try out some of these yearly favorites and limited seasonal offers.

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Onn Kee Restaurant for Ipoh’s Signature Hor Fun Delicacy

Onn Kee restaurant signature dishes

Ipoh is a popular day trip destination from Kuala Lumpur. This Old Town that flourished through mining is a two to three hours drive from Kuala Lumpur. Ipoh White Coffee may be commercially known and widely available but it is only in the old town of Ipoh where one can take sample a favorite delicacy the local hor fun (kuey teow), taugeh (beansprouts) and Hainanese-style steamed chicken. There are a couple of restaurants to go to but a lot of locals pointed us to Onn Kee Restaurant.

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Kafe Panglima Dua Lima Good Old Town Ipoh Coffee

Ipoh coffee and ambience

The old town of Ipoh is known as one of Malaysia’s best coffee producers. The “Old Town” coffee brand is a popular present for visitors coming from Malaysia. It is one of my favorite instant coffee due to its sharp strong yet rich flavor. Recently, I found myself back in Ipoh for a fam tour. While strolling through one of the famed concubine lanes in Ipoh, we chanced upon Panglima Dua Lima. A charming little cafe housed in an old shophouse serving freshly prepare Ipoh white coffee.

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