Food Trip: Philippine Travel Stories

We see a lot of food photographs in Instagram, but one particular photo grabbed our attention and made us realize that, hey, we don’t have enough food shots featured in our Philippine travel stories. It’s time to change all that. Tag us with your food photos in Instagram so we can update this post. Let’s start with these:

Let’s Go on a Food Trip

A normal pedestrian lane, with those familiar parallel stripes, is meant to warn motorists that in that lane, pedestrians are king (or, well, queen). Give way. What if you see a pedestrian lane (so you must give way) with spoons and forks in the place of the white parallel lines? What would you think? Go ahead, tell us in the comment section below, but as far as we’re concerned, it’s an obvious reminder to give way to hungry pedestrians. As the Filipino saying goes, magbiro ka na sa bagong gising, ‘wag lang sa taong di pa kumakain (okay, we’re paraphrasing there).

That photo in Araneta Center (Cubao, Quezon City) is courtesy of Ernie (check his Instagram account, @ernie_banares, for more photos.

Coffee to Start the Day

Now that we’ve established the reality that hungry people are not the best people to be around, let’s ask the next logical question: how do you start your day? Coffee. I don’t know with you but, for me, it’s coffee. Would rather cut down on rice, with the inflation and all, than cut down on coffee. Coffee is life. And coffee, with a great view of Batanes to boot, is heaven.

Here’s a self-confessed caffeine dependent life-form, Morgan Mendoza (check his Instagram account, @capteynmorgan, for more awesome photos), with his mug of hot coffee in Sabtang, Batanes. Kakainggit.

Yeah, Batchoy

“Last stop before heading home..Netong’s original La Paz Batchoy is a must!!! Till next time Iloilo.” We agree with this statement of Randl Estinopo (check his Instagram account, @randideldi, for more awesome photos). The original La Paz batchoy of Iloilo (Netong’s Original La Paz Batchoy, Atria Park), if you can find that bowl of batchoy in his photo, is indeed a must-try. Batchoy, the pride of Iloilo. For those who have not come across batchoy, it’s noodles and hot soup and everything delightfully sinful thrown in a bowl. Now we’re craving for batchoy (fortunately for us, we know just where to find a good bowl of batchoy in Metro Manila). Tara!

Note: We’re going to update this post, so tag us with your food trip photos and stories.

[Photos reproduced with permission (thanks). Tag your Philippine travel photos with #visitpinas so we can track it down. Photos will be featured in this blog’s photo of the day and in instagram/VisitPinas, facebook/VisitPinas, twitter/VisitPinas.]

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