SEOUL TOWER: First Timer’s Guide to Namsan Seoul Tower Experience @KTOManila

The N Seoul Tower is a communication and observation tower and the highest point in Seoul, located on top of Namsan Mountain. It is one of Korea’s iconic tourist spots and a must-visit for that bird’s eye view of Seoul, and to best understand the “teddy bear” and loving culture of Koreans.  Here’s a photo-essay … Continue reading SEOUL TOWER: First Timer’s Guide to Namsan Seoul Tower Experience @KTOManila

NAMSANGOL: Traditional Hanok Village + Seoul Millennium Time Capsule @KTOManila

Namsangol Hanok Village is a free cultural garden park where 5 traditional hanok houses are relocated to preserve the Korean traditions and share them with tourists visiting Korea. It is located at the foot of Namsan Mountain and was chosen as the site of the Seoul Millennium Time Capsule. Here’s a photo essay of our … Continue reading NAMSANGOL: Traditional Hanok Village + Seoul Millennium Time Capsule @KTOManila

SAMGYEOPSAL: Lovin’ the Korean Grilled Pork Belly BBQ Experience…Yum! @KTOManila

Samgyeopsal, one of the most popular Korean dishes, refers to pork belly meat slices grilled on your table. It’s name literally means: three (sam; 삼) layered (gyeop; 겹) flesh (sal; 살) referring to the layering of fat and meat. In fact, there’s a Samgyeopsal Day celebrated every 3rd of March (sam 삼-sam; 삼) where all people should eat Samgyeopsal. 🙂 We … Continue reading SAMGYEOPSAL: Lovin’ the Korean Grilled Pork Belly BBQ Experience…Yum! @KTOManila

JINSADAEK: 14-Course Traditional Korean Food Experience! @KTOManila

JINSADAEK is a traditional Korean restaurant where you order course-menu style, set in a Hanok-inspired environment. This authentic Korean dining experience is by the same owner of RakKoJae. If you’re looking for a truly traditional Korean meal, check out Jinsadaek at Myeong-dong…

RAKKOJAE Secret Hanok Escape: An Authentic Immersion in Korean Culture (Seoul, South Korea) @KTOManila

Being my first time in Korea, my search for an authentic immersion in Korean culture was satisfied when I stayed in RakKoJae. RakKoJae is a Hanok, a traditional Korean guest house that offers 6-star service in a secluded location in Seoul. Its name means “a place where one can enjoy the traditions of times past and … Continue reading RAKKOJAE Secret Hanok Escape: An Authentic Immersion in Korean Culture (Seoul, South Korea) @KTOManila

FROM HEAVEN TO HELL AND BACK: Surviving Supertyphoon Yolanda & the Struggle to Find our Way Home… by Edeline (Edz) J. Payawal

I'm republishing my friend Edz's first-hand survival account of Typhoon Yolanda with her permission.Download the PDF: Our Fight to Survive by Edeline (Edz) J. Payawal,CCG Managing Director My best friend Nika and I are surf addicts. Our obsession began two years ago, after a spontaneous trip to Baler, Aurora. Since that day, we were absolutely hooked. For … Continue reading FROM HEAVEN TO HELL AND BACK: Surviving Supertyphoon Yolanda & the Struggle to Find our Way Home… by Edeline (Edz) J. Payawal

YUAN’s Original Chicken Wings! (UTT Rating: 3.94)

  UTT XI: Rockwell Winner #1: (Main Dish) YUAN’S CHICKEN WINGS 3.94   206 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!   173 foodies rated 4- I love it!   131 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.     42 foodies rated 2- It is OK.       8 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better. In most features for Ultimate Taste Test, Yuan’s … Continue reading YUAN’s Original Chicken Wings! (UTT Rating: 3.94)

THE SULTRY CHEF’s Sultry Roast Beef with Saucy Gravy (UTT Rating: 3.81) @MissIvoryEats

  UTT XI: Rockwell Winner #2: (Main Dish) THE SULTRY CHEF 3.81   163 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!  166 foodies rated 4- I love it!  130 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.     53 foodies rated 2- It is OK.       9 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better. I remember Ivory going to one of the … Continue reading THE SULTRY CHEF’s Sultry Roast Beef with Saucy Gravy (UTT Rating: 3.81) @MissIvoryEats

GOLDEN DUCK’s Premium Duck Burger (A Product of Gawad Kalinga’s Enchanted Farm!) (UTT Rating: 3.81) @GawadKalingaHQ

  UTT XI: Rockwell Winner #3: (Main Dish) GOLDEN DUCK BURGER 3.81   117 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!  119 foodies rated 4- I love it!  160 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.     75 foodies rated 2- It is OK.     17 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better. GOLDEN DUCK BURGER is one of our best discoveries … Continue reading GOLDEN DUCK’s Premium Duck Burger (A Product of Gawad Kalinga’s Enchanted Farm!) (UTT Rating: 3.81) @GawadKalingaHQ

GENERAL’S LECHON: The Best Lechon in Manila! (UTT Rating: 3.79) @GeneralsLechon

  UTT XI: Rockwell Winner #4: (Main Dish) GENERAL’S LECHON 3.79 120 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it! 104 foodies rated 4- I love it! 79 foodies rated 3- We had a good time. 32 foodies rated 2- It is OK. 17 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better. GENERAL’S LECHON is the winner of the Battle of Lechons in the recent … Continue reading GENERAL’S LECHON: The Best Lechon in Manila! (UTT Rating: 3.79) @GeneralsLechon