Category: Potpourri

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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9 Tacloban City Eats to Try | Cafes, Burgers, Patisseries and Hotpots

Post-Typhoon Yolanda has shaped a different Tacloban City. Businesses are booming and the presence of numerous foreign aid workers have prompted locals to open up not only more lodging but eating places too. People of Tacloban love to eat and its a delight to see some quality home-grown establishments popping-up to join old favorites. With the presence of foreigners though, prices have gone up but there are still some affordable options around. This list is not a ranking but the places I have personally tried during my stay. Tacloban City Eats has a nice mix of comfort food, cafes, dessert place and a hotpot. Check out Chew Love, Dream Cafe, Libros Atbp, Porbida Burger, K Patisserie, Miyara Patisserie, Sofa Cafe, Huhku Hotpot Express and Oppa’s Kitchen.

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Nueva Vizcaya Eats | Round-up from the Exotic Food, Local Faves and Snack Treats

Known mostly as a transit town and a gateway to the 8th wonder of the world, Nueva Vizcaya is now making a mark with its ever growing attractions and development. My last visit to the province surprised me with world-class dining restaurants while offering exciting exotic delicacies. Nueva Vizcaya definitely deserves a stop or even an overnight stay even just to try out these exciting Nueva Vizcaya eats.

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No Diet in Daet: Where to Eat, Grab Snacks and Drink Refreshments

Daet is the best place to get a good introduction to Bicolano cuisines. Contrary to what many think, Bicol is not all spicy. Daet spice scale is tempered down. Being the first Bicol region in the west, the influence from Quezon and Batangas is apparent. For our #DateinDaet tour, we got to binge on some of the local delicacies and modern favorites in between our activities. Here are some of the establishments you should checkout.

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Food Truck Park Rolled in at Capitol Commons

The night scene at Food Trucks Park

Street side eats add a welcome change as food trucks roll in at Capitol Commons in Pasig.  Just within the neighborhood, I checked out this rising commercial area that’s set to redefine the lifestyle of Pasig residents. I’m surprised to see a well-manicured garden, stylistic lamp postss, oh so inviting benches, wide spaces and nice breeze amidst constructions. The ambiance is already there, so what’s missing? How about some great eats?  So here comes the Food Truck Parks‘ offerings delivering an all new dining experience at Capitol Commons.

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Dining in Boracay: Filipinized at Ka-on, Overwhelmed at Ambassador

The Tides Lamb Shank Caldereta
The Tides Lamb Shank Caldereta (Php 550)

One of the great pleasures of revisiting Boracay is the eats.  For an island no more than 10 square kilometers, the place offers a wide range of international cuisine, establishments wooiing diners with new flavors and treats.   After the sun goes down on White Beach, it’s a heady experience wading through restos and discerning which ones are worth the visit.   I was fortunate enough to visit for a writing assignment.  Appropriately, food was the topic so even though stuffing your face day in and day out to gather notes on the food is hardly the way to really enjoy the eating experience, I’m grateful for the opportunity.  Here, I write about Ka-on and Ambassador in Paradise, two dining destinations on the island worth revisiting.

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Boracay Breakfast Picks

Lemoni Yogurt with Granola and Fruit
Lemoni Yogurt with Granola and Fruit

I’m not into the party/gig thing so the times I found myself in Boracay, I’m almost always an early riser.  That means I have to have coffee and chow to perk up my morning while looking out to that postcard-pretty beach before launching into work or heading for a swim.  Hard to imagine that years back, there’s not a lot of good breakfast places to go to along White Beach.  Not anymore.  Hmmm, maybe not everyone parties all night after all (or maybe, all- nighters head straight to grabbing breakfast before succumbing to sleep).   I figure it might be a helpful idea to share nice places to get breakfast in arguably, the Philippines’ most popular beach.

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Sagada eats

Fried Chicken with Hash Browns and Vegetables at Rock Inn
Fried Chicken with Hash Browns and Vegetables at Rock Inn

We came to Sagada on a weekday to explore the foodscape as much as the landscape.  The weather, as always, was conducive not only for hiking but also for good eating.   In the limited time we stayed, we found either newer places or newer offerings from the old reliables.  Here we share some of our favorites.

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