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What's the word on the strEAT? Try out this Mandaluyong institution for a change.

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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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

Despite being an insanely hot country, the Philippines cannot get enough of their bubbling hot dishes. From saucy stews like kare-kare to bowls of sinigang or tinola, Filipinos find comfort in the warm and the soupy. Enter a Filipino classic that has its roots in both the Spanish and Chinese influences that have permeated the…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

I recently went on a Sweet Potato Hunt in tokyo. In Japan, come winter time, you will see different types of Satsumaimo (sweet potato) flavoured snacks. For about 3 centuries, ishi yaki imo (roasted sweet potatoes on stones) were sold street side from vendors and then eventually trucks. This tuber has been popular in japan,…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

Making an Overnight Tokyo guide was something I’ve always wanted to do ever since we started doing the series. But it always seemed like a gargantuan task because of how huge the city is. Thanks to Tokyo Metro, we were finally able to create Overnight Tokyo! Please watch and enjoy the video below: Here’s a…

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