Eat your way through the Philippines!

Cafe by the Ruins (Baguio City) Ever tried eating “pinuneg”? Pinuneg is Igorot blood sausage, with a funky, raw, bloody taste. This is usually served during cañaos in the Cordilleras, with red rice and pork roasted and boiled in a salty broth. Also, brace yourself for pinikpikan, gingery chicken stew prepared in a manner that […]

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Episode 20: Memories of Baguio (Part 5) – When a cub reporter goes hungry

Some of my better memories of Baguio came from my stint as a newspaper reporter. Right after college, I started work with a local newspaper, the first step towards the realization of my dream to become a journalist, or something close to being one. Adjusting to the job was difficult (especially for me who doesn’t […]

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Aikyatchi: Chefs on Parade 2011!

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP) brings back Chefs on Parade, the Philippines’ most prestigious and much awaited culinary competition. Chefs on Parade is an annual event featuring the country’s most avid culinary enthusiasts. First launched in 1974, it showcases creative skills and talents of globally competitive professionals and students as well as to showcase equally global products and services […]

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Welcome, 2011!

Happy new year! Hurrah for 2011, the Year of the Metal Rabbit! In a few minutes we are saying goodbye to 2010. This past year has been exciting, for lack of a better word. This year surely has given meaning to each of us, be it related to our family, career-wise, relationships, or anything that enriched us personally. 2010 was a fruitful year for me […]

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Episode 18: Pilipinas, Say WHAT?!

There’s this raging debate over the Department of Tourism’s new slogan for the Philippines, “Pilipinas, Kay Ganda” (which means “Philippines, so beautiful” or something to that effect). This is the branding that replaced the “WOW Philippines” slogan, which we’ve been using for eight years now. “Pilipinas, Kay Ganda” works wth the concept that the country is best loved […]

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Celebrating the soul of the gourmand! A year of Unlimited Grub Grabs!

I am the soul of the gourmand. Good food fuels my body, and good wine burns my blood. I have tasted hundreds of dishes Regardless of cuisine yet mindful of the price. I seek great-tasting food and drinks. My heart will only be satisfied by the best. And so I invite you to my UNLIMITED […]

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