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Good Food at Buenisimo by Cafe Ysabel

There are no accidents in life, it is said. This short and deceptively simple statement can very well suck us into a complicated debate on what it means. There are no accidents because a Higher Being guides man’s fate. Or there are no accidents because whatever happens, happens; it’s not an accident, but simply a fact. Perhaps our community members may be interested in further dissecting that short line, but for us, at least for this post, we’ll dwell on the fact that our trusted ran out of battery when we dropped by Buenisimo by Cafe Ysabel in Quezon City. Continue reading Good Food at Buenisimo by Cafe Ysabel

A Restaurant Called Basil

What’s in a name? Plenty. For one, a name could get someone bullied in grade school. And it’s interesting to note that apparently there’s a happy and positive correlation between a name and success. This is, of course, a matter ripe for debate. When it comes to food, the name of a restaurant has absolutely nothing to do with how it tastes (but the taste definitely has a happy and positive correlation with the restaurant’s success). Let’s take a look at a restaurant simply named BASIL. Continue reading A Restaurant Called Basil

Lantaw Native Restaurant (Busay, Cebu)

We love to play hide and seek back when we were kids, a sentiment probably shared by everybody. A sense of discovery is inherent in all of us. We can’t resist uncovering what’s hidden. And in the highlands of Cebu, overlooking the city and usually hidden by fog as the sun goes down in the evening, is a food haven that is meant to be sought out. It’s the Lantaw Native Restaurant in Busay, Cebu. Continue reading Lantaw Native Restaurant (Busay, Cebu)

Join and [Definitely] Enjoy the Kanin Club

It’s inevitable that (almost) all of us have joined a club at one point of our earthly lives. Science club and all those clubs in school. Gym club as our hips grew bigger. Heartbroken club perhaps? But if there’s one club that could possibly count a huge number of members, that would be the Kanin Club. Continue reading Join and [Definitely] Enjoy the Kanin Club

Abuela’s Coffeeshop (Cocoon Boutique Hotel)

Those who’ve grown up with the home-cooked meals, cooked with love by mom, would always take that meal as the standard by which to gauge any meal, even those cooked by chefs. Moms probably got the recipe, and the taste, from lola. And so we have lola’s cooking as the standard. So if you hear of a restaurant named Abuela’s (Spanish for “lola”), it’s easy to assume that the food must be good. Continue reading Abuela’s Coffeeshop (Cocoon Boutique Hotel)

Regal Red Velvet Pancake at Pancake House

Almost anyone we know has a strong opinion of how red velvet should look and taste like. For our part, our palates have bumped into the red velvet of Sonja and the Vanilla Cupcake Bakery. So we could just imagine the level of confidence of Pancake House when it decided to offer the Regal Red Velvet pancake. Continue reading Regal Red Velvet Pancake at Pancake House

Special Halo-Halo of Icebergs

It’s again that time of the year when we all love to frolic under the sun, on the beach of course, notwithstanding the scorching temperature. It’s summer. And it’s hot. Little wonder that cold comforts, particularly halo-halo, are selling like pancakes. It’s time to revisit old favorites or discover new halo-halo brands in the name of culinary exploration. The humidity drove us to discover Icebergs (the Harbour Square branch in Manila City) one fine weekend afternoon.

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Palm Beach Resort (San Juan, Batangas)

The drive is long. The road from Manila to San Juan, Batangas, through the SLEX and Star Tollway, may be smooth, thankfully, but it’s still a long drive. And it’s not surprising to doubt if, at the final stretch through that quiet cemetery, the narrow and unpaved road leads anywhere good. But there it waits, that oasis of serenity called Palm Beach Resort. Continue reading Palm Beach Resort (San Juan, Batangas)

Virgin Beach Resort (San Juan, Batangas)

For a hungry stomach on a road trip to the well-known stretch of beach in Laiya, Batangas, there’s one important thing to remember — it’s difficult to find a good place to eat in San Juan or along the entire stretch up to the main row of beach resorts. The first pick, and it turned out great (thank you, food gods), is the Virgin Beach Resort (San Juan, Batangas). Continue reading Virgin Beach Resort (San Juan, Batangas)

Visit to Kanin Club (UP-Ayala Land Technohub)

Kanin Club. This sounds like a group of people with a passion for rice, in the same way that a dance club is all about dance and fight club is all about fighting, but this is really the name of the restaurant. And it’s not entirely all about rice (“kanin” in Filipino). True, rice at the Kanin Club is topnotch. Rice, however, is merely a sideshow to the various Filipino dishes served by the staff with evident pride. And for a reason. Continue reading Visit to Kanin Club (UP-Ayala Land Technohub)