Philippines
Valentine's Goodie Giveaway: Couples Juice Cleanse by Juju Cleanse! (DONE)

Valentine’s Goodie Giveaway: Couples Juice Cleanse by Juju Cleanse! (DONE)

Congratulations Brian Ong! You won a Couples Cleanse from JuJu Cleanse! Check your email in a bit So my friends know what a fanatic I am about the next big health craze, and a couple of years ago, I fell in love with Juju Cleanse. I do their 3-day cleanse whenever I feel like I’m...
50 Feasts Food Photography Class, Part deux

50 Feasts Food Photography Class, Part deux

Day two of my Food Photography Class with 50 Feasts was more interactive than the previous day’s lesson which was more about taking shots of pre-arranged sets. I was well rested for this class so was excited to finally get my hands dirty and show off my creative bone… if I even had one. As...
Save the Date: Boracay's Aria Cucina Italiana in MNL + Contest

Save the Date: Boracay’s Aria Cucina Italiana in MNL + Contest

Save the date for the 28th of January as Aria Cucina Italiana crosses the sea from Boracay and brings its cuisine to Manila. The modern contemporary restaurant is the best al fresco dining spot in Boracay since its opening in 2003. Known just as much for its sleek interiors as it is for their Mediterranean...
50 Feasts Food Photography Class

50 Feasts Food Photography Class

Instead of escaping Manila for the long weekend, I decided to stay in the city and maximize the 3-day weekend with some productive activities. I took a food photography class because one of my resolutions this year was to be better at everything I am already doing, and I refuse to add any new activities...
Yabu, House of Katsu

Yabu, House of Katsu

There was quite a buzz about this new Katsu place right before December, and I let it die down. Then my friend Cay literally drove me to SM Megamall just so she could introduce me to the new restaurant that she has been raaaaaving about. I agreed begrudgingly. She even bought me a pair of...
The Designer Donut by J.Co Coming to MNL

The Designer Donut by J.Co Coming to MNL

I passed by SM Megamall for an errand the other day, and saw the build-up announcement by The Strip area of Building B. I am getting excited. I am not a big donut fan. Admittedly, I never caught on the Krispy Kreme craze and only ingest them when I have no other breakfast choice. There...
12th of 12 Holiday Goodie Giveaways: ToT's Ultimate Lootbag (DONE)

12th of 12 Holiday Goodie Giveaways: ToT’s Ultimate Lootbag (DONE)

So I gave away 11 of the #12DaysOfChristmasGoodieGiveaways on ToT… and then I went on an Italian vacation. So now I’m back, and I want to make the last installment better than the rest! And perfect timing because it’s the Chinese  New Year coming up… so my final giveaway is: The Ultimate ToT Lootbag filled...
Featured: ToT on Table for Three, Please

Featured: ToT on Table for Three, Please

Table for Three, Please is one of the early blogs I followed when I got back to the Philippines in 2007. I was looking for the authority in food, and not just any normal restaurants. After living on different continents, I won’t lie and say that I became a little pickier on where to let...
Creative Seafood at Ristorante Crispi 19, Roma

Creative Seafood at Ristorante Crispi 19, Roma

After getting settled at Roma Boutique Hotel, and after getting my luggage opened, I was famished for some late lunch. Since I was a bit disheveled from the happenings of my first day in Rome, I asked for a restaurant recommendation from Umberto, the Front Desk signor. He ushered me towards Via Crispi for a...
ToT Tells You Why It's More Fun in the Philippines

ToT Tells You Why It’s More Fun in the Philippines

Pictures Say A Thousand Words. Let me count the reasons why #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Naptime. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines (Bantayan Island) Monkey Business. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines (Philippine Tarsier, Bohol) Degustations. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines (Burnham Park, Baguio) Cleaning House. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Mines View Park, Baguio Isolation. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Bantayan Island Imitation Goods. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Lechon Bread, Pepita’s Kitchen Celebrity Stalking. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Tubbataha Reef Horsing around. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Pygmy Sea...
Chinese New Year's Edition of The BIG Binondo Food WOK

Chinese New Year’s Edition of The BIG Binondo Food WOK

The BIG Binondo Food WOK (Chinese New Year Edition): Nibbling Our Way Through Chinatown  Oh yes, its that time of the year again when we BINGE ourselves silly as we welcome the the Lunar New Year with a BIG, BIG BITE! It's the BEST time of the year to do the BIG Binondo Food WOK...
Malcolm's Turns 1 + BoGo on Burgers

Malcolm’s Turns 1 + BoGo on Burgers

I’ve never eaten at Malcolm’s, but I’ve been hearing some buzz about their made to order burgers. And since they are turning ONE on the 13th of January, they’re doing a BoGo (Buy One, Get One Free) promotion on their burgers on that special anniversary day in their Makati Branch! I don’t know about you,...
It Really Is... More Fun in the Philippines!

It Really Is… More Fun in the Philippines!

I’m excited for the Department of Tourism’s new campaign for the Philippines! Finally, after the fiasco of plagiarism last year, we can resurrect our reputations and show just how creative we are as a people, and just how fantastic the Philippines really is! Especially if you like banca rides… Commuting is pretty interesting here. Hello,...
Are You Ready For a Malcolm's Twosome?

Are You Ready For a Malcolm’s Twosome?

Are You Ready For It? Coming Soon.
My Ultimate Christmas Treat

My Ultimate Christmas Treat

Adobong Balut from my Grandma Betty in Betis, Pampanga. Balut, as gourmands and Fear Factor addicts may know, is fertilized duck embryo. Usually served on its shell and peddled by hawkers in baskets, this version is cooked in the traditional Capampangan way: with lots of fat, garlic, and pride. People may gag at the thought...
Trip or Treats Wishes You A...

Trip or Treats Wishes You A…

Source I’m off to Pampanga this 25th for our traditional Christmas in the province with my dad acting as Santa Claus. Then I’m off for my much awaited Roomie Reunion in Italy with C. Dad wore his holiday pants for our  Noche Buena dinner… If you think these are weird, w atch out what his...
Wine & Spirits Club + Degustation at La Girolle

Wine & Spirits Club + Degustation at La Girolle

There was a time in my heyday when I could down an entire bottle of vino and, well, a whole lot of liquor. I doubt that my tolerance could brand me as a connoisseur of sorts, but it would be safe to say that I’ve had my fair share of purple lips moments to know...
11th of 12 Holiday Goodie Giveaways: Executive Suite Stay + I 'Like' Hotel Elizabeth Tee! (DONE)

11th of 12 Holiday Goodie Giveaways: Executive Suite Stay + I ‘Like’ Hotel Elizabeth Tee! (DONE)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ELNA LEAL! You won the Hotel Elizabeth Holiday Goodie Giveaway! Since I’m nearing the end of my holiday giveaway, I’d like to up the ante a bit and give ToT-ers a chance to escape the busyness of Manila and head out to either the summer capital of the Philippines, or the Queen City...
10th of 12 Holiday Goodie Giveaways: Deluxe Accommodations + I LIKE Fersal Hotel Tee!

10th of 12 Holiday Goodie Giveaways: Deluxe Accommodations + I LIKE Fersal Hotel Tee!

CONGRATULATIONS TO LOURDES D. ESPANOL! You won the Fersal Hotel Holiday Goodie Giveaway! For the past months, Fersal Hotel has been upgrading its hotel rooms. From pinstripe linens to flat screen TVs to brand new air-conditioning units, staying at any Fersal Hotel gives you the comforts of your home in the heart of the city....
The Goose Station Tableside Demonstration

The Goose Station Tableside Demonstration

I had dinner at The Goose Station last week, and had the opportunity to witness the tableside demonstration from Chef Robert Pengson using molecular gastronomy and a lot of hoopla to make ther “Terroir” course of their Signature Menu literally look like a winter wonderland. Check it out. The normal Terroir salad is a landscape...

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