A Seafood (and More!) Party for Two at Calle Uno Food Hub

On a Sunday when we were bound for BenCab museum, we wanted to have a late lunch date somewhere on the way – preferably somewhere we had never eaten before. The Quezon Hill area came to mind, and although we had dined at Calle Uno Food Hub before, it had been long enough that there were a handful of establishments that were new to us. … Continue reading A Seafood (and More!) Party for Two at Calle Uno Food Hub

A Happy Hearts Day at Bistro Lokal

Valentine’s day in the time of Coronavirus doesn’t have to be a sad, sterile affair. In fact, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy a lovely meal and support local businesses – with masks and face shields on, of course. As always, if you’re heading out to dine or shop, don’t forget to comply with contract tracing measures, and wash your hands often. Be considerate to … Continue reading A Happy Hearts Day at Bistro Lokal

More Baguio Finds for Every Craving

As exciting as it is to see chain restaurants opening their doors in the City of Pines for the first time, nothing beats a uniquely Baguio meal. Here are just a few of the meals and desserts we’ve enjoyed over the past months that you (mostly) won’t find anywhere else. Remember to dine responsibly – mask up, put on a face shield for good measure, … Continue reading More Baguio Finds for Every Craving

My Mandeko Kito 2 Haul

Baguio has long been a haven for art lovers, including people who love crafts and crafting. The second run of Mandeko Kito (Ibaloi for “Let’s sell!”) hosted artisans from all over the Cordilleras and ran every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of November – perfect timing to get in some Christmas shopping before the holiday rush. I made a few rounds on a rainy Friday afternoon … Continue reading My Mandeko Kito 2 Haul

Budget-Friendly Gourmet Fried Rice by Macsbox

Despite having lived in Baguio for most of my life, including my broke college (and broke new employee) days, I never indulged in Macsbox fried rice – until recently. Established in 2002, Macsbox has been a long-time favorite of students and anyone on a budget in need of a filling meal. Strategically located in front of the Saint Louis University main gate, they sold enough … Continue reading Budget-Friendly Gourmet Fried Rice by Macsbox

9 Things I Miss from Past Travels to 9 Cities

My love for traveling long predates my humble blog. So I have a lot of memories of exciting places that I didn’t document with the diligence that I try to document my more recent travels. Since the pandemic has prompted restrictions on travel for most of the world, I’ve been missing the thrill of going to new places more than usual. I originally thought of … Continue reading 9 Things I Miss from Past Travels to 9 Cities

Objects of My Ingestion, Pasig quarantine edition

Enhanced community quarantine started March 16 in Luzon, forcing most restaurants to either temporarily shut down or open only for pick-up and delivery. Unfortunately, this meant a significant loss for not just established restaurants but small businesses as well. Many of them turned to social media and ramped up their posting to entice more customers. These are some of the treats we found through social … Continue reading Objects of My Ingestion, Pasig quarantine edition

Objects of My Ingestion, Japan edition: part 2

Looking for part one? You can find it here. Come back when you’re done! Or just read this one first. The order doesn’t really matter. Food markets and street stalls Sit-down restaurants in Japan tend to be quite expensive. A nice alternative is buying food from food markets and taking it to your hotel, hostel, or AirBNB. Most of the foods listed here came from … Continue reading Objects of My Ingestion, Japan edition: part 2

Objects of My Ingestion, Diliman edition

UP Diliman houses a huge variety of dining options, from family-friendly sit-down restaurants to little stalls that offer whatever street food you might be craving. Because their customers are mostly students, there are plenty of budget-friendly snacks and meals you can get on campus and nearby. This post will be the first in a series of blogs featuring my on-campus and near-campus favorites. Snack Shack … Continue reading Objects of My Ingestion, Diliman edition

Objects of My Ingestion, Bacolod-Talisay edition

I visited Negros Occidental for the first time over the weekend and got a good eyeful and mouthful of the Bacolod-Talisay experience. Per recommendation of locals and friends who’ve visited before, these are the places we went to eat, and what we had. Aida’s Chicken, Manokan Country Beside SM City Bacolod is a long row of eateries known as Manokan Country. As you might have … Continue reading Objects of My Ingestion, Bacolod-Talisay edition