What do Sundays mean to you? Like most Filipinos, Sunday for us is family day. We would go to church in the morning, and then have a hearty lunch afterwards. My mother usually makes use of this time to try new restaurants. Some days we eat in the mall. Some days she would feel extra, … More Sunday lunch of a lifetime at Bistro Manuel
I was able to catch Loving Vincent in the movie theatre – I had a friend who wouldn’t allow me to miss it – so to hear about an outdoor screening of the film in spite of it showing in local cable already was another must-do for us. It was for free, and I have … More (Tried) loving Vincent again
A light appetite post yoga class brought us to Larcy’s in BF. It’s a rare thing for the kiddo to just ask for a sandwich for dinner. Usually we end up in Starbucks when she’s in this kind of mood, and she’ll have a corned beef pandesal, so it’s nice to have a new go-to … More Sandwiches and cupcakes at Larcy’s
Traveling with a 3-year old to a different country entails a great amount of compromise. We’ve learned that one sure way for all of us to enjoy the trip and keep sane is to keep to our daughter’s typical day as much as possible. We were mindful of her nap time. We also looked out … More Farewell Fukuoka: Postscript on a family’s first visit
If you had one last day to enjoy Fukuoka, and you have little kids with you, make the most of it with a day in JR Hakata City. JR Hakata City refers to the building complex that includes Hakata Station. It is a tourist attraction in itself. Hakata station is the largest and busiest in … More Farewell Fukuoka: A day in JR Hakata City
Mr. Roboto is mostly about fun and interesting flavor combinations for makis. Dinner was just for three (technically two and a half), so we couldn’t try a lot of the other dishes. We had the pork katsu, the Mazinger Z, and I just had to try the dirty corn. The Mazinger Z – consisting of … More Fun makis and dirty corn at Mr. Roboto
Cebu. My only beef with you is you tend to send me home 10 lbs heavier. You’re impossible. View this post on Instagram First things first #whenincebu #ricos #cebulechon A post shared by Holaina Tan (@holainatan) on Jan 2, 2017 at 9:02pm PST On a trip last month to Cebu, I got to try Rico’s … More Cebu Foodtrip: Conching’s and Rico’s
Call it a joke that’s half meant, but gogigui or Korean barbecue sure is a great excuse to eat more veggies. The Oblifiases are quite fond of Korean food. As far as my experience goes, the best Korean places tend to be the more modest ones – Manna in Poblacion, Makati immediately comes to mind – and you … More Part II: Swimming, samgyeopsal and more at Solaire
Probably the best reason to go to Century City Mall: have a meal (and a new profile photo!) at Hole in the Wall. To date, it’s the country’s best looking food court. In fact it’s hard to reconcile the term with the place, so let’s go with the more posh ‘communal dining hall’. You had … More Hello, Hole in the Wall!
Before falling for the Cozy Baguio Stay for 3 in a Deluxe Suite with Breakfast headline, there was Laiya’s Idyllic Seaside Escape with Full Board Meals for 2. What can I say – I’m a happy Deal Grocer customer. The Laiya deal was for my kid’s first encounter with the sea. She super loved her first swimming … More Dinos and horses: Day 2 in Baguio!