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Erwan Heussaff

Marikina's a city where the shoes are made for walking, and the food is made for eating!

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, Recipes

Many are drawn to McDonald’s simply for one order: McNuggets. These crispy and crunchy nuggets are anyone’s go-to fast food, and this is not just among children. It’s easy to eat, it’s delicious, and it goes so well with fries. Filipinos especially are fans of nuggets. There are many pre-made or frozen chicken nuggets available…

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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, Recipes, Tips

Ridge gourd, Sponge gourd, Snake gourd, Chinese Okra, Loofa/Luffa: do any of these names bring to mind a certain ingredient that’s also found in the song, “Bahay Kubo”? They should, because they all refer to a special vegetable fruit called PATOLA! Patola is a member of the squash or gourd family and is technically a fruit, but…

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Inspiration, Travel

It’s no surprise to anyone who’s lived, or even stepped foot in Manila: there is traffic everywhere. While there’s always an opportunity to look on the bright side and make the most of your situation, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do anything about the traffic in this country. I asked my viewers and followers to…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes, Tips

Jollibee is famous for a lot of things, but the main reason would have to be its fried chicken. This chicken was so popular and loved by the Filipino people that it even prompted fast food giant McDonald’s to also serve fried chicken in their Philippine branches. What makes Jollibee’s Chicken Joy so good? I…

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