Balay Indang // Nature Retreat (2022)

Balay Indang is back and slowly recovering from the financial effects and maintenance realities of the pandemic. We love Balay because it has always been managed with love by Marge and Fulgent who take care of every guest escaping in Indang. Here are tips for your next nature escape at Balay Indang with the kids. … Continue reading Balay Indang // Nature Retreat (2022)

LAS FLORES Alabang: Best Spanish Restaurant in the South!

Las Flores, one of the best Spanish Restaurants in Manila, elevates Spanish dining standards in the south as it finally opens in a 1920’s Art Deco heritage building in Filinvest Alabang East Wing. In the last 10 years we’ve been enjoying Las Flores, this is their most family-friendly ambiance yet, redefining celebration dining that both … Continue reading LAS FLORES Alabang: Best Spanish Restaurant in the South!

TIRTA SHORES: Private Beachfront Airbnb Villa in Lian, Batangas!

Summer is finally here! If you’re looking for a private beach escape away from the huge crowds that’s relatively near the metro, this vacation home might just be for you. ABOUT TIRTA SHORES Tirta Shores is an Airbnb rental beach house with a private 38m beach shoreline located on the sandy shores of Lian, Batangas. … Continue reading TIRTA SHORES: Private Beachfront Airbnb Villa in Lian, Batangas!

TIRTA Spring Villa: Private HOT Springs AirBnB in Los Baños, Laguna!

Plan a weekend getaway with your family and barkada at Tirta Spring, a private Airbnb villa nestled in Los Baños, Laguna, and take a dip in this hot spring pool with a magnificent panoramic view of Mt. Makiling. The surrounding area is popular among tourists, locals, and foreigners alike, who come here to experience the … Continue reading TIRTA Spring Villa: Private HOT Springs AirBnB in Los Baños, Laguna!

Chef Tatung’s Antipolo Home: Private Dinner!

Happy Easter! This is the story of one of the best Filipino private dining experiences at a Chef’s home in Manila! What makes this different is that this is not a restaurant but Chef Tatung’s pandemic-born forest enclave in Antipolo. Here, Chef goes back to his private dining roots which jumpstarted his career in 2011. … Continue reading Chef Tatung’s Antipolo Home: Private Dinner!

PINEAPPLE COAST: Secret Mexican Tacos in Pampanga by Nico Tayag!

Pineapple Coast is a Mexican Tacos and Bar by Nico Tayag of Bale Dutung fame. During the pandemic, the Tayags had this craving for Mexican food that they had to learn Mexican cuisine, its regionalistic intricacies and its relationship with Filipino food via the Acapulco trade. It took them 6+ months to finalize the recipes … Continue reading PINEAPPLE COAST: Secret Mexican Tacos in Pampanga by Nico Tayag!

Wu Xing by Clark Marriott feat. Beijing Roast Duck

Related Blog Post: Pampanga Staycation feat. Clark Marriott Experience Wu Xing is a destination Chinese restaurant, located at Clark Marriott in Pampanga, specializing in Traditional Wood-Roasted Beijing Duck with award-winning Chef Raymond Yeung at the helm. Most of the people in our group who tried it loved the different Chinese food specialties at Wu Xing and … Continue reading Wu Xing by Clark Marriott feat. Beijing Roast Duck

Pampanga Staycation feat. Clark Marriott Experience

Clark Marriott is one of the best family destinations for a 5 star hotel staycation in Clark Pampanga! We loved the Peking duck at Wu Xing, and the boys enjoyed the food at Goji Kitchen. First time we visited this place, which is part of the Korean-owned Han Jin Casino development in Clark. Here are … Continue reading Pampanga Staycation feat. Clark Marriott Experience

TIMBERLAND SAN MATEO Highlands Resort (A Review)

Timberland Highlands Resort is a mountainside escape in San Mateo, Rizal in the northeastern part of Manila featuring one of the best sunset views with the Metro Manila skyline and good Filipino comfort food, using 100% local ingredients, by the Chroma Hospitality group of Crimson and Filinvest hotels fame. They transformed a previously exclusive club … Continue reading TIMBERLAND SAN MATEO Highlands Resort (A Review)

Gallery by Chele’s 22-Course Tasting Menu 2022—Is it Worth it?

Gallery by Chele is back with a new degustation menu this 2022—inspired by his travel back to his roots in his hometown Cantabria, Spain during the pandemic, after 11 years of living in the Philippines. The 22-course tasting menu entitled “RE-Encounters” features the flavors of his Northern Spain heritage including the San Sebastián and the … Continue reading Gallery by Chele’s 22-Course Tasting Menu 2022—Is it Worth it?