Category: Light & Hearty

  • Coffee at Tagpuan sa San Juan

    Coffee at Tagpuan sa San Juan

    “A meeting place”, if you’re wondering what “Tagpuan” means in English. Tagpuan sa San Juan, the humble street corner eatery with a couple of tables and crates as chairs serves cheap comfort eats from kansi, goto to tapa and more. We weren’t actually looking for a meal that morning since we had breakfast but was delighted they serve real brewed coffee. Yes, not the instant 3-in-1 kind we had earlier. Even with the sweltering heat, I savor the warmth of a quality brew. I’ll take it any day warm or cool. But what made is visit this unpretentious eatery is not only for the food but their unique movement for the La Union community.

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  • Isla Casoy de Palawan: Cashew infused Drinks and Goodies

    Isla Casoy de Palawan: Cashew infused Drinks and Goodies

    The whole region of Palawan has cashew trees in abundance. Even in El Nido where I stayed for a while has people freely picking out fruits of these trees by the roadside. It is no surprise Isla Casoy de Palawan, a humble cafe at Mercado de San Miguel in Puerto Princesa have a menu offering based on the local favorite Casoy or cashew nut. It has become a favorite stop for me in the city not only for pasalubong (take-home presents) but it’s cashew infused meals and drinks.

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  • Clarin’s House of Suman: Home to a Rich Variety of Rice Cake Flavors

    Clarin’s House of Suman: Home to a Rich Variety of Rice Cake Flavors

    The suman, a Filipino delicacy is an elongated rice cake neatly wrapped in banana leaves is a favorite local snack. But how many flavors of thse suman have you tried? There’s chocolate, mango, cheese and it’s just crazy to know there’s more. Well in Clarin municipality of Misamis Occidental, they boast of 13 flavors under the roof of Clarin’s House of Suman, a popular stop amongst locals and tourist not only for suman but some pasalubong treats as well.

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  • Bohol Eats | Baclayon Heritage Cafe

    Bohol Eats | Baclayon Heritage Cafe

    It still breaks my heart seeing the actual rubbles of Bohol’s heritage churches when after a year the island experienced a devastating earthquake. The church from one of my favorite haunts, Baclayon was not spared. I remember frequenting the Baluarte right across the church for some afternoon sea breeze, sunset and cheap but good barbecue stalls. Is also a delight to see a newly opened cafe, Baclayon Heritage Café. So timely I was yearning for a good hot drink and snack that afternoon so I got to try the place.

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  • Ozamiz City Eats | Piso BBQ sa Annex

    Ozamiz City Eats | Piso BBQ sa Annex

    So what food can you buy with 1 peso? Yes there’s candy you say but can you believe you can buy pork BBQ for just 1 peso? In Ozamiz City, locals have the luxury to enjoy 1-peso BBQ at what they call the Piso BBQ sa Annex. Come evening at Gov Medina Avenue near the Medina Hospital, smoke starts to scatter the streets from a number of BBQ stalls all selling pork BBQ at 1 Peso each.

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  • Ili-Likha | Cafe Cueva Serves Savory Crepes and more in Baguio

    Ili-Likha | Cafe Cueva Serves Savory Crepes and more in Baguio

    It’s always a welcome treat to find young entrepreneurs like Laydeh of Cafe Cueva to add to the growing favorite eats in Baguio. Also housed in the surreal Ili-Lika Artist Village in Baguio and also a member of the Kiwing na Kahoy Food Community is Cafe Cueva. Adding to the variety of food offered in the village, Cafe Cueva has some delicious crepes, filling Chao Fan and refreshing smoothies.

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