Makilala marang

Makilala marang is plump, luscious and a must eat

It has been more than a decade since I visited North Cotabato when I was still working as a telecoms engineer and based in Davao City. Although I only passed by this province a few times, my fond memories of the place have been about the very good quality marang (terap in Malay) that one […]

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Pia y Damaso
Pia y Damaso, where Jose Rizal’s characters come to life

Chef Bamby Sy-Gobio offers ‘subversive’ Filipino cuisine in her Greenbelt 5 Mall restaurant, Pia y Damaso with heirloom dishes and Pinoy food with a twist. Browsing through, a flash of familiarity swept in as the list of names, unlocked from a distant memory, tumbled out: Placido Penitente, Doña Victorina, Kabesang Tales, and that unforgettable and […]

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Novotel Siam Bangkok

Novotel Siam Executive room is highly recommended when staying at the Siam Square area of Bangkok. Why? Read on. I’ve been in and out of Thailand’s bustling capital, Bangkok for the past three years after having last visited it around fifteen years ago. And I know how it is to be in this city: can […]

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