10 Awesome Things to Do Around Bacolod and Silay! @TourismPHL

Going to Bacolod for Masskara? Make sure to drop by these nearby attractions! Bacolod is the gateway of Negros Occidental. Known as the “City of Smiles” and the “Sugar Capital Philippines”, its a land blessed with wealth, charm in its people, and pride in its cuisine! From historic sites and trekking adventures, to places to … Continue reading 10 Awesome Things to Do Around Bacolod and Silay! @TourismPHL

CULINAIRE: Around the World with Flavors from SMX’s Top Caterers! (Photo Essay)

Culinaire is one of SMX's biggest events of the year–a celebration of all their top accredited caterers and partners! This year's theme–A Flight of Flavors–was different and a bit more fun. SMX designated one country each for their 14 caterers to showcase their respective food. For one night, guests had a chance to travel to different … Continue reading CULINAIRE: Around the World with Flavors from SMX’s Top Caterers! (Photo Essay)

SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival? @TourismPHL

Craving for Silay delicacies? Find all of these–from piaya, inasal, and lumpia ubod, to pancit molo, batchoy, guapple pie, and pili squares–in one place! Silay City is not just the land of wealthy hacienderos, it is also rich in history and heirloom recipes that have withstood the test of time and have become the present … Continue reading SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival? @TourismPHL

Atmosphere Resort: Taking Sustainable Cooking to the Next Level in Dumaguete!

Atmosphere Resort is a multi-award winning luxury resort nestled on the coast of Dauin near Dumaguete, Philippines.   The first-class resort is known for its excellent location, excellent service, excellent staff, and most importantly, excellent food.  They embrace sustainability as a business practice, which is evident in the way they run their kitchen. The food here is some of … Continue reading Atmosphere Resort: Taking Sustainable Cooking to the Next Level in Dumaguete!

FIGARO: Reinventing the Coffee Shop to a Filipino Café Concept?

Figaro Coffee is a proudly Filipino coffee chain and is one of the most successful to grow on a global scale. Their vision has always been to support our farmers and promote high-quality, local coffee beans.   The coffee shop has been around since 1993 and is the brainchild of a group of coffee enthusiasts who … Continue reading FIGARO: Reinventing the Coffee Shop to a Filipino Café Concept?

LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar! @LakawonIsland

What is the perfect paradise? For me, it’s an island with everything you need within arm’s reach. A place where you don’t have to travel far and sacrifice your comfort. A remote and beautiful destination with all the modern amenities that you’ll ever need. Say hello to Lakawon Island Resort & Spa (also called Llacaon), … Continue reading LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar! @LakawonIsland

BREAKTHROUGH vs TATOY’S: Who is the Undisputed King of Seafood in Iloilo?

A trip to Iloilo wouldn’t be complete without sampling fresh seafood, creamy oysters, native lechon manok, pancit molo, and of course, the famed cholesterol-laden batchoy! During our visit, we stopped by Breakthrough Restaurant and Tatoy’s Manokan & Seafoods–the kings of fresh seafood famous for their Ilonggo-style cooking! Here’s what to expect at my two favorite … Continue reading BREAKTHROUGH vs TATOY’S: Who is the Undisputed King of Seafood in Iloilo?

White Hotel vs. Hometown: The Old and New Backpacker Hotels in Bacolod City!

Bacolod City has always been one of the most visited destinations in Negros Island, and with the Maskarra festival fast approaching, it can be hard to book a room. While there are many choices of hostels and backpacker hotels within Bacolod, some of them are either too far away from the city or are a … Continue reading White Hotel vs. Hometown: The Old and New Backpacker Hotels in Bacolod City!

SAGANA Epicerie & Bistro: Sustainable French Food by Chef Marc Aubry in Manila (REVIEW)

Sagana Epicerie and Bistro is the latest Farm-to-Family French restaurant concept by Chef Marc Aubry. Located in the same spot as his old bistro, Champetre, Chef Marc still offers French food but now highlights farm-fresh, organic, and locally-sourced ingredients. Make no mistake though, despite its Filipino-sounding name, Sagana is a full-fledged French restaurant. It doesn’t … Continue reading SAGANA Epicerie & Bistro: Sustainable French Food by Chef Marc Aubry in Manila (REVIEW)