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Ortigas Amigos! Mexican-Latin Gringo is in the Neighborhood

Slow Cooked Beef Burrito

The first time I tasted the signature Gringo flame-grilled dishes, the Original Chicken, Southern Spice and Baby Back Ribs, I knew their distinct char-broiled goodness would become a local favorite. Together with their sauces, Lemon Herb and Hot and Spicy, and the sumptuous sidings, Gringo offers great value for their Mexican-Latin cuisine offering. From their first branch at SM North Edsa, they have since expanded to the Fort, Makati and now the newly opened branch at The Atrium, SM Megamall. The recent soft opening gave happyfoodies a chance to sample the other goodies in their menu.

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Disney-flavored lunch at Crystal Lotus

Roasted Suckling Pig with Steamed Piggy Mask Buns
Roasted Suckling Pig with Steamed Piggy Mask Buns

Once upon a time, travel bloggers who were also happy foodies, were sent to a not so far away Disneyland perchance to savor the ride but first, to partake of the food offerings…

On our first day in Hong Kong Disneyland, the first order of the day wasn’t a fancy ride nor a character meet-and-greet.  It’s lunch.  Yep, the Disney magic transcends the senses of sight and touch and spills over onto taste.  All that talk while growing up about not playing with your food and here we are, looks like the chefs were the ones who played around with theirs.  You could say we were in for an interesting lunch.

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Blue Lagoon dining in Camiguin

Chilli Crab
Chilli Crab

One of the highlights of visiting the island of Camiguin apart from the sceneries that fill the eyes is the food that fills the tummy. This island, which lies northeast of Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao, boasts of the sweetest buahan (lansones) and creamy pastel (soft buns with milky or fruity fillings). Boarding off the ferry at the town of Benoni also puts one within walking distance of the Tanguines Lagoon, a sort of causeway that connects a travel lodge-cum-floating restaurant to the sea – the J&A Fishpen/Travel Lodge.

It’s virtually impossible to miss this establishment. Ask any of the locals to recommend a place to have good food and a relaxing time and they’ll most likely point you to this place. And they have very good reasons to do so.

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