my Filipino breakfast, coffee and pan de sal

4 Items in a Typical Filipino Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it break the fasting during sleep, it also nourishes you in the morning. I grew up having a mandatory breakfast upon waking up and not to skip it for anything else. In fact, I was surprised when I started living with Voltaire in Read more about 4 Items in a Typical Filipino Breakfast[…]

a view from my room at Eagle Point Resort in Anilao, Mabini, Batangas

From Abra to Zamboanga

“Don’t be a foreigner in your own country.” Someone said that to me many years ago and somehow, I agree. It’s better to know one’s country first than to know others. However, traveling in the second largest archipelago in the world could be daunting. With 7,100+ islands, 15 regions, and 82 provinces (including Metro Manila), there Read more about From Abra to Zamboanga[…]

Kare-kare is one of the dishes that defines Philippine cuisine

11 Traits That Make a Dish Truly Filipino

How will you define Philippine cuisine? When we say cuisine, it is the manner of food preparation, the dishes itself, and the eating customs of the Filipinos. But what makes it Filipino? In no particular order, here are eleven characteristics that make a dish truly Filipino: FUSION Due to its geography and its colonizers, Philippine Read more about 11 Traits That Make a Dish Truly Filipino[…]

Moncada's entry to Belenissimo sa Tarlac 2017

Christmas: A Season of Sharing

  Christmas may be the happiest time of the year for most of us. And even we don’t admit it to ourselves, it is also the most stressful. For one, the preparation that everyone has to deal with — food, parties, decors, gifts, etc. Plus the traffic. For another, there are some things that really come Read more about Christmas: A Season of Sharing[…]

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