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7 New Places to Eat & Drink in El Nido, Palawan

Posted on July 19, 2022

The scenic beach town of El Nido in northern Palawan attracts tourists far and wide with dramatic karst seascape of limestone islands, secluded beaches and amazing scuba diving sites. Over the decades, the jumping off point to Bacuit Bay has cultivated a cosmopolitan palate, opening restaurants, cafes and bars that mostly cater to foreign visitors.  Until the sudden pause of the COVID-19 lockdowns, new dining establishments have been popping up every few months. As the town welcomes visitors again, hereRead More

6 New Places to Eat & Drink in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Posted on June 29, 2022

[Author’s note: This list has been updated in April 2024.] The city of Puerto Princesa is the capital of Palawan, the largest province in the Philippines best known for its unspoiled natural wonders. Among its most popular attractions are the gorgeous limestone islands of El Nido and Coron, and the World Heritage-listed Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. It’s no wonder Palawan has repeatedly topped “World’s Best Island” lists! While the best destinations are far from the city center, theRead More

5 New Places to Eat and Drink in Cordova, Cebu

Posted on June 2, 2022

The recent opening of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) – the longest and tallest bridge in the Philippines – has brought an influx of excited locals and tourists to Cordova, the otherwise laidback municipality on the southern end of Mactan Island. The 8.9-km cable-stayed bridge and causeway is the third bridge connecting Mactan, where the international airport is located, to mainland Cebu. It is the first of the three bridges linking the island directly to Cebu City, significantly cutting downRead More

6 Scenic Mountain Cafés in Consolacion, Cebu

Posted on April 6, 2022

Over the past year, cozy mountain cafes and restaurants have popped up in the highlands of Consolacion, Cebu – specifically in the mountain barangays of Panoypoy and Garing – offering an alternative upland escape to Cebu Transcentral Highway (aka “Busay) for urban dwellers seeking cool air, greenery and scenic views. These open-air establishments not only offer incredible views of the surrounding countryside and the metropolitan area’s skyline but also a safe, well-ventilated dining experience. Here’s are six recommended restaurants inRead More

5 New Places to Eat & Drink in Camiguin

Posted on January 4, 2022

Now serviced by twice-weekly flights from Manila and Cebu on Cebu Pacific Air, the picturesque island of Camiguin has reopened to fully-vaccinated domestic tourists since October 25. Aside from revisiting its volcanic peaks, white-sand islands and historic ruins, one must check out the newest restaurants, too. Several dining establishments are centered around Barangay Yumbing in Mambajao, where most of the tourist-oriented accommodations are located. But if you venture off the beaten track, you’ll find some memorable eats like fern-topped pizza,Read More

Mabalacat City, Pampanga: Authentic Kapampangan Cuisine at Matam-ih Restaurant

Posted on May 5, 2015

A full-day of activities from wakeboarding in Angeles City to enjoying the outdoor adventure challenges at Sandbox at Alviera in Porac sure made everyone hungry!  A new restaurant at the Clark Freeport Zone that served authentic Kapampangan cuisine called Matam-ih – the aboriginal Aeta word for delicious – was suitably our final stop. Matam-ih is housed in a cluster of white Victorian-style gazebos, accented with African safari and native Filipino-themed decor. Outside the restaurant are some carnival-type games like spin-the-wheelRead More