Articles in the category Food and Dining (59)

Armed with our cameras and growling tummies, we decided to meet in Tagala Butterfly Chicken for our Cebu Capitol food trip. It seems that a food trip is one of the unplanned activities we usually do. Since Pillows Hotel decided to host us for a 2-night stay, we decided to survey the place for some treats.
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Published on 29/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Food and Dining, Travel
Tags: Cebu, Food, restaurant
I can’t even begin to verbalize how much I love Vietnamese food. Of all the Asian cuisines, it is simply the best – other than Filipino, of course. So, imagine my delight when I found out I can get some banh mi in Bataan! The place
Located in the town of Morong, Loleng’s Hu Tieu-An has an interesting origin story.
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Published on 29/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Food and Dining, Travel
Tags: Bataan, Food
Traditionally, historically (and for all the wrong reasons), professional kitchens have been a man’s game. But times change, and so has the industry. Now, women restaurateurs, chefs, front-of-the-house pros and food artisans are reimagining the way we eat. Here’s how they’re navigating the food scene. And here’s how they’re making an impact.
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We are having pain de chocolat with our coffee, just to be sure we remember that chocolate was ahead of coffee in providing Filipinos a caffeine kick. Another beverage peddled was the broth of yellowed mango leaves stewed in water. It was an alternative for Chinese tea among natives. Ginger tea made with honey or sugar was documented in the early 1600s, having been an acknowledged remedy for a cold among islanders.
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Published on 25/05/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Filipino cooking, Food and Dining
Tags: Tinapa
The name Zubuchon, as I later found out, came from the fusion of the words “Zubu,” which was the ancient name of Cebu, and “Chon” or short for lechon or roast pig. For those who have tasted Cebu’s own version of lechon, most of them would perhaps consider it as a strong contender for the best lechon in the Philippines. The meat and skin are seasoned well and packed with flavors, hence, foregoing the need for sauce. Cebu lechon is served with just a spicy vinegar dip.
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Published on 21/04/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Food and Dining
Tags: lechon
Cafe by the Ruins, located at the heart of Baguio City, is a great way to start the morning. The cafe’s interiors are embellished by wooden bamboo decorations that truly resemble it’s Benguet ethnicity. The cafe was literally built from the ruins left by the war. According the the cafe’s site, “The ruins we lay claim to are the remains of a garden theater which was later converted into the gracious home of Phelps Whitmarsh, the first civil governor of Benguet.
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Published on 20/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Food and Dining
Tags: Baguio, Breakfast
Juliet Lazo Rivera of Vigan made miki for me, the quintessential noodle soup of the Ilocos. There was boiling broth in a caldero (pot) that contained a rich mixture of chopped shrimps, beef and chicken flavored with juice from crushed chicken bones and bagoong isda (fish paste), then colored by achuete (annatto).
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Published on 15/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Food and Dining
Tags: Breakfast, soup, tales
The holidays give me happy food memories. I used to watch my late father-in-law dip crisp, chunky pieces of pork bagnet, the Ilocano lechon kawali, into fish bagoong (salty fermented fish dip) or else spicy sukang Iloko, vinegar filled with siling labuyo (bird's eye chilies). Papa liked bagnet this way. When he offered me some, I filled a plate with crisp bagnet, fish bagoong on top and paired it with white rice.
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Published on 15/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Food and Dining, Stories
Tags: Dishes, flavors, holiday, Ilocano