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The Ilocos food trip

We reached Vigan on Wednesday afternoon and although we had dinner in the city, the real food trip didn't begin until the following day. Ilocano food is so good that I am … [Read more...]

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The street food of Vigan

At noon on Maundy Thursday, we left Baguio for Vigan in Ilocos Sur. I took photos along the way of whatever looked interesting which weren't many. Mostly, tobacco and corn … [Read more...]

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Gourmet’s Cafe, revisited

The last time we were at Gourmet's Cafe in Silang, Cavite was two years ago. The food, as always, was good. The architecture and decor of the restaurant were both nostalgic … [Read more...]

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Gourmet's Cafe, revisited

The last time we were at Gourmet's Cafe in Silang, Cavite was two years ago. The food, as always, was good. The architecture and decor of the restaurant were both nostalgic … [Read more...]

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Too many bananas

You know it's summer when fruits are a-plenty. We just got home from an out-of-town weekend trip and roadside fruit stalls were bursting with bananas, papayas, watermelons, … [Read more...]

Rowena's: Lunch in Tagaytay

We go to Rowena's for the pasalubong. Not pasalubong for other people but more in the nature of loot that we bring home after a visit to Tagaytay. The first time we went … [Read more...]

Rowena’s: Lunch in Tagaytay

We go to Rowena's for the pasalubong. Not pasalubong for other people but more in the nature of loot that we bring home after a visit to Tagaytay. The first time we went … [Read more...]

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Tofu chips: must try

We were having a late al fresco lunch at Rowena's in Tagaytay a couple of months ago and the sandwiches we ordered came with chips that were delicious as they were unfamiliar. … [Read more...]

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For the love of cheese

I'm not much of a raw vegetable salad eater but give me cheese to go with the raw veggies and I'd have a change of heart. I can eat the driest toast so long as there's gooey … [Read more...]

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Dalandan, not mangga

At a public market in Roxas City, a careless vendor mislabeled the fruits he was selling. Dalandan (native oranges) were mislabeled as mangga (mangoes) while the pears were … [Read more...]