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The Philippines is a country of longganisa. But which is the best?

Food & Drinks, Recipes, Where to eat

Sausage-making is one of the oldest ways to process meat. The first sausage recipe is said to be 3,000 years old! This must be why longganisa is such a staple in the Philippines. It’s been around longer than we think. Thanks to influences from Spain and China, we have a variety of longganisa around the…

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Travel, Where to eat

Lisbon isn’t a city that pops up in most people’s priorities, especially if its their first time in Europe. Paris, London, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Milan were the top 5 most cities in Europe in 2017. I’m guessing after that, Rome, Madrid, Vienna, Prague and Dublin would round up the top 10. Lisbon probably only makes…

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Food & Drinks, Where to eat

A newer and fresher Petra & Pilar has reopened its door in 2016. From the upscale “carinderia” concept of Chef Ed Quimson, it is now a lively casual restaurant that caters to events and after office hang-out place to nearby Makati City workforce. Recently, the restaurant has launched their Barkada Boodle Bilao Menu perfect for…

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Food & Drinks, Where to eat

A good taqueria is very hard to find in the country. Hacienda Comida y Cocteles is one of the few places in Manila where you can get a real delicious Mexican Taco. Don’t take my word for it; the Mexican Ambassador himself exclaimed it upon trying the place out. My other go to taco place…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

Charlie Wanton Special is a Mandaluyong institution, but I would have never gotten the chance to try this establishment out if I didn’t move to Quezon City from the heart of C-town. Growing up in Binondo, I was surrounded by food. After all, being the oldest Chinatown in the world, it is the default Chinese…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

What lies in the valley of Marikina? This city has grown to be more than just the famed Shoe Capital of the Philippines. It’s a friendly food destination packed with a variety of Marikina-grown restaurants and cafes. Whether you’re in the mood for classic Filipino food, Japanese-inspired pastries, or Southeast Asian cuisine, Marikina has offerings…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

I was recently in London to accompany and support Anne as she ran the London Marathon, and I knew we couldn’t leave without trying out the classic London dish: fish and chips! Fish and chips, dubbed the national dish of Britain, are traditionally served freshly fried, salted, and wrapped in newspaper. This crispy and delicious…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

For a lot of Filipinos, there seems to be no wrong time for a heaping order of pares. Pares (literally translated to “pair”) consists of braised beef, cooked for hours until tender with a thick sweet and salty sauce, paired with a clear beef broth, and garlic-fried rice or a serving of noodles. This combination…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

I’ve always wanted to drive down around the South of Manila and just eat my way through the different towns there. Three must-haves when visiting the south are bulalo, lomi, and longganisa. All of these taste so much more delicious after driving around in the new Countryman, shout out to Mini Cooper for letting me…

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