Thanx to Silkwinds, Silk Air’s inflight magazine, the Philippine champorado is featured in the September issue of the magazine, which I photographed. Each month, the one page feature highlights a particular food from Silk Air’s network of destinations. Some of the other food features that I’ve submitted also included the leche flan in a past issue. The champorado is a Filipino comfort food made from rice and chocolate, preferably from tablea medallions that are readily available in the market. These are rich and 100% ground…Continue Reading “My champorado photo in Silkwind’s September 2016 issue”

It’s habit forming. But whenever I pass by SM Seaside City mall enroute to my shoot whenever I am in Cebu, or on the way back, I have been dropping by Leona’s most of the time. Many times. Lately. If not to have coffee and a slice of cake, its egg tart or their turnovers. Or their baked goods for a snack. The choice is varied and what’s best? It’s not that expensive. With many multinational and national cafes setting up shop in Cebu, here’s…Continue Reading “Good coffee & cakes at a great price at my favorite Cebu cake shop”

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino has appointed two new executives. Anders Hallden returns to the hotel property as the new General Manager from his previous stint as Executive Chef ten years ago. A Swedish national with over two decades experience as a chef, he was exuberant of coming home again to Cebu, where his wife comes from. Giovanni Sias is the new Executive Chef, an Italian, with over 27 years of experience in several countries. His mastery of food and his creative experimentation was…Continue Reading “New executives at Waterfront Cebu plus mouthwatering dishes at La Gondola”

It’s just a few days away and our American friends will be celebrating their 240th commemoration of their Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. For Filipinos and expats in Cebu, this joyous event is marked with a series of activities at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. There’s a motorcade, a fashion show, among others. And of course, food. What is a celebration without this very important preparation? The special 4th of July buffet at Uno, the hotel’s main restaurant offers sumptuous American…Continue Reading “Celebrate 4th of July at Cafe Uno, the Waterfront Hotel Cebu”

Yes, there really is a lambanog tiramisu or coconut vodka tiramisu and its one of the unique and interesting desserts served at Independencia, Marco Polo Hotel Cebu’s Cafe Marco Culinary Journey in celebration of the Philippine Independence Day. It’s wonderfully strong, just like how lambanog should be but with the flavor of tiramisu lingering longer right after the alcohol has vanished. This, served in a small glass more like a shot glass. Independencia is this month’s Culinary Journey at the Cafe Marco, Cebu’s best buffet,…Continue Reading “Coconut vodka tiramisu and more at Independencia”