No fancy chefs here. Only creative street chefs (and some out-of-school youths) with natural talent in cooking. It doesn’t mean that the food isn’t fine-dine quality but the Filipino and street food served here at Street Chef Resto Bar in Mandaluyong is a product of a creative concoction. Co-owner Ajun Vellenzuella, who is an advocate of helping out out-of-school youths, encourages his cooks to find their unique flavor. The result is something surprisingly enjoyable.
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.