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Inspiration, Travel

Samar. What do you know about it? Some know it as the island next to Leyte, which was ransacked by a horrible typhoon in 2013. Others know it as a huge caving destination, and the home of the longest bridge in the country. Whatever the case, many Filipinos and foreigners alike don’t often make their…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

I always listen to my subscribers. I find that it’s a great way to crowdsource ideas. One of my subscribers, who is also a shopper at Landers Superstore, suggested a very interesting challenge. His favourite food is Ilocos Empanada. It’s not that easy to find it around Metro Manila, so I accepted the challenge! Could…

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Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

Bacolod is known to be home of Inasal, but there’s more to their cuisine than that. It’s a city also known for its comfort food. Particularly, their soups. Bacolod has its own versions of soups that you can find around the Philippines. Filipino soups are generally made with boiled meats and vegetables, sometimes flavored with…

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Food & Drinks, Where to eat

Chicken Inasal is one of the top classic dishes Filipinos love. They can enjoy this almost daily with unlimited helpings of white rice. There are hundreds of restaurants that serve mainly Chicken Inasal, like Mang Inasal which can be found all over the country. Other Filipino restaurants also have their versions of Inasal. If you’re…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

The Philippines is a pork-loving country. One of the most iconic Filipino dishes would have to be the lechon, a whole pig slow-roasted to perfection. But lechon is usually reserved for very special occasions because of its price and size. It’s traditionally made outdoors on a rotating spit over embers, ensuring that the meat inside stays moist and…

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Travel

The province of Ifugao is a lush, mountainous land that is rich in culture, history, and natural resources. Situated in the Cordillera mountain range, Ifugao is home to the UNESCO recognized Banaue Rice Terraces. But these rice terraces aren’t the only thing special about Ifugao. There’s much more to see and do, which is why…

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Food & Drinks, Inspiration, Travel, Where to eat

Maguindanao is known for a lot of bad news. All we ever seem to hear about from that region are stories about massacres, violence, and uprising. But Maguindanao and the surrounding provinces of Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and the other areas in the ARMM are bursting with diverse culture and beautiful cuisine. This region was the…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

The Philippines is a pork loving country. When it comes to the pig, we don’t let anything go to waste. We roast them whole as lechon, or turn the blood and innards into dinuguan. Every bit of pork can be turned into a Filipino favorite! One of the most classic pork dishes is the Crispy Pata. It makes…

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Food & Drinks, Where to eat

Banawe St. in Quezon City has the two C’s: Chinese food, and car parts. You can find both in abundance for cheap prices. The little Chinatown in QC is lined with restaurants to suit any foodie. Craving for fresh lumpia? How about some Taiwanese dumplings? It’s also in Banawe St. where I found some amazing…

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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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