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DIY Walking Tour – Davao City

Posted on June 14, 2014

Location: Poblacion, Davao City Starting Point: Museo Dabawenyo End Point: Magsaysay Park  Distance: 4 km Duration: 7 hours Emerging from a small riverside trading settlement of Bagobo tribes in southeastern Mindanao, the area we now call Davao City was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1844 in opposition to the Sultan of Maguindanao, followed by the official colonization of the region in 1848. In the early 20th century, Japanese settlers thrived in the city working in abaca plantations so muchRead More

Cabagan, Isabela: Pancit Cabagan at Josie Panciteria

Posted on February 7, 2014

Pancit Cabagan of Josie Panciteria in Cabagan, Isabela  On a northbound trip to Tuguegarao City, the unassuming town of Cabagan in Isabela is worth a stop for one reason: the scrumptious namesake noodle dish at Josie Panciteria. Conveniently located along the highway, Josie Panciteria arguably makes the best in town. Traveling from Ilagan City, I just had to drop to enjoy their famous bowl of pancit cabagan for dinner, before hailing a passing bus bound for Tuguegarao City.Introduced by ChineseRead More

Discover the Flavors of Bicol with Bigg’s Diner! [SP]

Posted on August 19, 2013

Savor Bigg Diner’s Chicken Cordon Bleu with Laing and Pili Pie – American classics with a Bicolano twist! Bicol always beckons me with its delicious and fiery cuisine! Bigg’s Diner gives me more reasons to return to the foodie destination time and again. In celebration of 30 years of serving great food in Bicol, the biggest diner-style food chain in the region invited me and other seasoned travel bloggers to discover and experience the wonders of Camarines Sur and AlbayRead More

Kuala Lumpur: Snacking at Yut Kee Restaurant, An 84-Year-Old Kopitiam [SP]

Posted on June 24, 2012

Yut Kee specialties – roti babi and pork chop Yut Kee – one of the last authentic kopitiams in Kuala Lumpur After returning from Cameron Highlands, we met up with some Malaysian bloggers, who treated us to a snack at Yut Kee Restaurant, one of the last remaining authentic kopitiams in Kuala Lumpur. Traditionally, kopitiams were owned by Hainanese families who knew their patrons very well. Today, many of these businesses have moved to managing large scale restaurants that serveRead More

Cameron Highlands, Pahang: Savoring Venison (Deer Meat) & Steamboat Hotpot at Rosette Café [SP]

Posted on June 24, 2012

Ready to start cookin’ with the steamboat hotpot – a Cameron Highlands specialty Our dinners at Cameron Highlands were spent at a lovely cafe called Rosette, which was a stone’s throw from our hotel along the main road of Tanah Rata. Interestingly, Irene, the waitress, was Filipino – she is one of only eleven Filipinos working in Cameron Highlands – so we really felt at home dining at this eatery, of course, on top of its cozy country ambience and convenientRead More

Cameron Highlands, Pahang: Strawberry Overload at Raju’s Hill Strawberry Farm! [SP]

Posted on June 24, 2012

Strawberry overload – strawberry milkshake and strawberry yoghurt cheesecake  After exploring the mossy forests of Gunung Brinchang – supposedly the last stop of our full-day tour of Cameron Highlands – we had a couple of hours to spare, so our guide threw in a free additional visit to one of the most popular strawberry farms called Raju’s Hill Strawberry Farm. Aside from planting hectares of tea, the high altitude and soil condition of Cameron Highlands are very ideal for growing strawberries. ThereRead More

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