iloilo food memories

Looking back at the year 2020, one of the memorable things I have is about Iloilo food. I’ve been to Iloilo several times and it is one of my favorite places to visit: heritage, culture, and of course, delicious food. Last year, I was there in January and February before the imposed lockdown in March, one of my last travel destinations. And food in Iloilo City is one of the things I always look forward to. Linabog and local Iloilo food at Sea Breeze When…Continue Reading “Iloilo food memories of 2020, delicious food trips”

Bohol travel memories

It was an apt beginning of that year. A Bohol travel to start 2020. After doing minor features for an inflight magazine, I was given this major story to shoot: Bohol through the eyes of a local. So, together with him and the writer from Manila, we went around Tagbilaran and nearby municipalities with Carmen the farthest we visited. 2020 Bohol travel Although I’ve been visiting Bohol every year either for leisure or business, the 2020 January trip was my last. We all know what…Continue Reading “Bohol travel memories of 2020, looking back”

chocoron

I got curious. What? Chocoron? Inquisitive. What in the world is a chocoron? I went closer to the display inside Balay Pasko in Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort and found tubular plastic canisters filled with dark irregularly shaped chocoron. I took a bite and chewed a sample. There was chocolate. And then, crunch! Chicharon (deep fried pork rind). At first, I was a bit confused of the flavor. Sweetness followed by something familiar but I wasn’t sure yet. Then that chicharon taste flooded. My taste buds…Continue Reading “What’s better than a chicharon? Of course, chocoron!”

As the country is starting to open up during this pandemic, the dimsum buffet in Cebu’s Tin Gow was a welcome break from months of staying at home. The Grand Dimsum Feast at Tin Gow has been on for lunch since late August, featuring the mouth watering creations of Master Chef Low at P650 net per person excluding drinks. On offer are 24 kinds of delicious dimsum that you can order from a menu card. It was RJ’s birthday and we decided to have lunch…Continue Reading “Pandemic dimsum buffet in Cebu’s Tin Gow”

Cebu local dessert

I love local food and Cebuano delicacies are one of my favorites. When visiting markets in towns or places within or outside of the Philippines, it’s one of the kind of food that I look for. Like the rest of Southeast Asia with an abundance of rice and coconut, these two ingredients are quite commonly used in local desserts. Rice cakes are staple and come in different forms, colors, shapes, texture and taste. Chinese influenced breads are also popular with localities having their own versions….Continue Reading “10 Cebuano delicacies you should know”