This bingka in Talisay is a classic and a delicious local delicacy that Estrellita Villaver has been cooking and selling for the past 35 years. I grew up with this delicacy and we used to buy it from an ambulant vendor who pass by our house every afternoon. Every November 1 and 2, for All Souls Day, there are several stalls selling this along the narrow road leading to the Talisay cemetery. This is so common and a hot, steaming bingka is one of the…Continue Reading “Where to buy hot and delicious bingka in Talisay”

This new cafe in Pardo opened a few months ago and its an intimate place perfect for your caffeine and sugar fix. Although they have limited food available to pair your beverages with for now, the selection is surprisingly good. Pardo is not only known for its beautiful citadel like Spanish colonial era church, one of the most unique churches in the Philippines, but for two popular local halo halo brands, and Ginabot sa Pardo as well. I was able to visit the cafe early…Continue Reading “Cafe Eufemia, an intimate and cozy cafe in Pardo”

If you want a good batchoy in Cebu for that bowl of happiness, BatchoyHouse328 is a must try. I love batchoy, that well loved Iloilo noodle dish that can be found in almost every city in the Philippines. And when I’m in Iloilo City, I always have it for breakfast almost everyday at Netong’s at the La Paz market. In Cebu, one can find it in most places with Carlos Batchoy one of the city’s iconic and well known, having been there for ages. But…Continue Reading “BatchoyHouse328, a must try batchoy in Cebu”

dunkin k bun

I confess I got excited when I saw social media posts advertising the new Dunkin’ K-Bun. Uhm. Yes. Why? Because I’ve long wanted to try this one. Three reasons: The Dunkin’ K-Bun is the latest bunwich product from Dunkin’ Philippines, albeit, a long overdue hop on this Korean bun bandwagon but… its never too late, I guess. I went to South Town Centre in Tabunok the day it’s availability was announced only to find that their shop was renovated and it wasn’t available at their…Continue Reading “Should you try the Dunkin’ K-Bun?”

al pater al palapa cebu

Yes! Al Pater Cebu is finally here! I just got excited when I saw in my FB feed that the pater I’ve enjoyed in Iligan has opened its first branch in the city! In 2015, a friend brought me to Al Pater Al Kuwait in Iligan and had my first taste of pater with its wildly delicious and spicy palapa. The food is a Maranao staple consisting of rice topped with cooked meat, typically beef, shredded chicken or tuna (a nod to the mostly Muslim…Continue Reading “Al Pater Cebu is finally here!”