Posts tagged "Filipino"
Seafood Paluto Feast at Pier One Cebu

Seafood Paluto Feast at Pier One Cebu

  Every time I’m in Cebu, I always crave for fresh seafood in the Cebu City area. Somehow, my Cebuano friends draw blanks when I ask for recommendations, so I always end up at Pier One in Park Mall because it’s the only branch in the Philippines that has a Paluto section with fresh seafood....
Casa Verde's Unbelievable Ribs

Casa Verde’s Unbelievable Ribs

Who would’ve thunk (YES, thunk!) that a 1920s Filipiniana ancestral house on the side streets of Cebu would be home to some mighty and meaty meals at remarkably affordable prices? And if your tag line is RIBS-ON-THE-GO, you’re really asking people to rate your ribs. Introducing Casa Verde: Homey in the front, Resto in the back. Casa Verde...
Save the Date: Best Food Forward + Goodie Giveaway Tickets

Save the Date: Best Food Forward + Goodie Giveaway Tickets

Save the date for the second installment of the much-awaited benefit food fair this summer: Best Food Forward! All the foodies in the metro can dine to their hearts’ desire in this 2-day, fun & food filled event on March 24-25, 2011 at the NBC Tent. Yes, that’s this weekend already! And even if you’ll...
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...
18 Course Lechon Degustation at Pepita's Kitchen

18 Course Lechon Degustation at Pepita’s Kitchen

Filipinos show their affection and celebration through food. We would literally give people the food on our plate just to make them feel at home. And what’s the ultimate symbol of filipino culinary bliss? LECHON, or roasted pig. So imagine my delight, mixed with trepidation, when I was invited to a dinner with not one...
Paluto at Pier One, Cebu

Paluto at Pier One, Cebu

I’m not a big fan of Pier One, nor do I remember the last time I was in one since I finished highschool, but if you are in Cebu, this is one of the best places to have a Paluto (cooked-to-order) experience. They have the same reconstituted container ambiance, but they also have aquariums of fresh seafood which...
Cebu Lechon Ala Zubuchon

Cebu Lechon Ala Zubuchon

On one of my frequent trips to Cebu, I brought home some very tasty pasalubong conveniently found at the airport. Coming into Cebu, I usually get a healthy breakfast of toast, so going out of Cebu, ToT decided to indulge in a little more cholesterol Lechon!  But not just any kind of lechon. Apparently the “best pig ever” by Anthony...
DIY Lechon De Leche Ala ToT

DIY Lechon De Leche Ala ToT

Who’s Cuter? ToT or the little Piggy? A couple of days ago, my mother divulged that we have a little porker freezing in our freezer. Boy, she wasn’t kidding! So for Sunday lunch ToT decided to take a stab at D-I-Y lechon de leche, or cochinillo, or cochinillo de leche, whichever version this one ended...
Dreaming of Damaso... Sigh

Dreaming of Damaso… Sigh

After being eternally bedridden these past three days to due a recurring flu aka trangkaso, I finally generated enough braincells to go back to finishing up the long list of blogs waiting to be written. For some reason, I’ve been itching to write this blog because, from what I remember of the nibbles and the...
Haute Hawker at Lime88

Haute Hawker at Lime88

 As a rejoinder to previous retaliatory post about my supposed snooty food facade, please welcome part deux of my attempt to erase the myth that I do not eat below my social class. I bring you isaw (intestine), balut (duck fetus), kwek kwek (don’t ask, I don’t know either), and tuyo (cured fish). With a...
Neo Neo Nyum Nyum Chicken

Neo Neo Nyum Nyum Chicken

Ok, so I got bothered because someone wanted to prove a dull point and told me that I seem to go only to fine dining restaurants; that I dare not eat in (shockers!) Zagat-less rated establishments or that I lack the diversity for food flair and extremity befit a foodie. Hello?!? Kamayan sa dahon ng...
Scuba ala Sogod Bay

Scuba ala Sogod Bay

Inexcusable, I know. After an almost two week hiatus from ToT I come back (hopefully) banging out post after post, since I’m recovering from a flu with some more clarity in my head literally from the flushing of congestion as well as the recapturing of some alone time. I haven’t been boring, I’ve just been...
How to Have the Perfect Weekend

How to Have the Perfect Weekend

Pacific Coast Highway Weekends are somewhat of an addiction of mine. Since moving back, I count the hours til the clock finally ticks Saturday. I’ve vowed to resuscitate my liver by drinking only on weekdays, although it seems to be slightly less effective in terms of sobriety. I also took up diving to compensate for...
So You Think You Can Veggie?

So You Think You Can Veggie?

Last week I headed up to Baguio to do the bad cop in the good cop/bad cop waltz that is employee evaluations. That was not fun, but I did leave the mountains with some goodies: blueberries, sagada oranges and passionfruit. Whenever I’m in Baguio, I try to eat as healthy as possible. I mean, seriously,...
The Best of Bohol

The Best of Bohol

Finally after all the craziness that is life these past 2 weeks, I begin my tale that is my Bohol family trip. Bohol, the eponymous island known for the subliminal Chocolate Hills, is like the gift that keeps on giving. Not only are the hundreds of Kisses-like mountains a highlight, there are so many sights...
The Brazo That Made Me Convert

The Brazo That Made Me Convert

Filipinos around the world: Do you remember those parties back in the 80s/early 90s where the designated dessert was either Crema De Fruta and/or Brazo De Mercedes? Non Filipinos with Filipino friends: Have you or your loved one suffered thru a Filipino party wherein you were guilt-tripped into eating either presentably challenged desserts? For my...

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