Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Halo Halo : Uniquely Mixed

Posted by on Mar 23rd, 2011
File Under: Featured, Food, Manila

This icy dessert had reminded me of my Malaysian Ais Kacang, minus the kacang (no kidding), where there is shaved ice drenched in condensed/evaporated milk or just milk and sugar and then mix in with various ingredients of sorts. The usual suspects are red mung beans, sugar palm (kaong), coconut sport (macapuno), jackfruit strips, purple yam (ube) paste, crushed young rice (pinipig), leche flan and caramelized banana. Some even say that it is not complete without a dollop of ube (yam) ice cream, and only ube flavour for the authenticity!


The Many Sides of Manila and It’s Food

Posted by on Jan 25th, 2011
File Under: Featured, Food, Manila

Pork sisig is one of the well known pulutan (food to go with drink), where normally people order when they are out having a beer or some alcohol. It was said to reduce the impact of alcohol on the stomach and the name itself actually meant to be ‘taken in small quantity’.


Philippine Street Food – Part 2

Posted by on Nov 21st, 2009
File Under: Food, Walkabout Pinas

The choices to be had when it comes to street food in the Philippines are seemingly endless. While there may be a large selection for the more carnivorous diner, vegetarians have quite a few choices as well. So here is a list of my top 5 non-meaty street delicacies.


Philippine Street Food – Part 1

Posted by on Nov 5th, 2009
File Under: Food, Walkabout Pinas

One unifying aspect of Filipino culture is that Filipinos love their food. Filipinos love to eat when they’re happy, sad, angry, bored and even on the rare occasions that they’re hungry.


A Food Lovers Guide to Filipino Cuisine – The Visayas and Mindanao

Posted by on Oct 29th, 2009
File Under: Food, Mindanao, Visayas, Walkabout Pinas

Heading south from Luzon, you’ll come to the central and southern regions of the Philippines. These are the islands of the Visayas and Mindanao and they offer up some internationally acclaimed taste sensations.


A food lovers guide to Filipino Cuisine – Luzon

Posted by on Oct 21st, 2009
File Under: Food, Luzon, Walkabout Pinas

Mostly unknown or unrecognised, cuisine in the Philippines is a welcome delight for the traveller. Although the Philippines can be considered as ‘meat mad’, the combinations of flavours across the archipelago will tantalise the taste buds of any food lover.


Top 10 Best Places to Eat in Manila

Posted by on May 25th, 2009
File Under: Featured, Food, Manila

Being naturally at the crossroads of the East and the West, Manila offers one of the most vibrant, yet, underrated nightlife and the most varied cuisines in the entire Asia-Pacific. It does not come as a surprise that one can have a Filipino regional breakfast, a Malaysian lunch, and a German dinner in one day. The following list is just among one of my most favorite and highly recommended hidden gems for the traveling gourmand.