Back to the top

Philippines

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

Fitness

There will come a point in your life where your typical morning run or late-night exercise will get boring and you’ll get worn out eventually. But don’t fret, it’s pretty normal and there’s a solution to it. We live in a time where so many things are accessible—that means there are endless options for everyone…

Read more

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…

Read more