We are always on the look out for first places to bring our balikbayan friends to eat in Tagaytay. Sometimes, we would search TripAdvisor to cross-check recommendations. We were surprised to find that Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako is a highly rated private dining, local cuisine restaurant destination. We were skeptical about the reviews but decided … Continue reading NANAY CIRILAS’ Kapeng Barako: The Best Local Restaurant in Tagaytay? (A Review)
Qiwellness is a secret Chinese-inspired Teahouse, Bathhouse, and Guesthouse in Tagaytay. Designed by Budji+Royal, it’s a place for couples to celebrate special milestones or for close friends to party in an intimate setting. We recently tried their first ever 10-course Yin Yang degustation at the Tea House and their Guest House Escape experience to celebrate … Continue reading Qiwellness: 10-Course Yin Yang and Guest House Escape!
Siglo Modern Filipino celebrates its first anniversary by continuing to inspire adventurous foodies looking for that authentic Pinoy experience by traveling the Philippines through food. Siglo (which means “century” in Tagalog), brings one hundred years of culture and cooking with Filipino heritage recipes from all over Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Besides supporting local farmers, … Continue reading SIGLO MODERN FILIPINO: Traveling The Philippines Through Food with Heirloom Ingredients!
ASILO comes from the word Silong, which means to take shelter. It’s a place where you can have a retreat and take shelter, away from the stormy, fast-paced life in Manila. Avida, the developer behind Asilo, is known for affordable housing and not compromising on what matters in life. I like the name because it … Continue reading ASILO TAGAYTAY: Insider’s Tips on Avida’s First Residential Retreat
WILSON’S is the latest Bed & Breakfast from the owners of Balai Indang and Yoki’s Farm. It’s a 3,000-sqm summer house in Tagaytay converted into a private 13-room B&B with a pool. Featuring some of the collections of Yoki and the home-cooked food of Balai Indang, this B&B with a serene ambiance is a home … Continue reading WILSON’S Tagaytay: A Secret Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Place in Tagaytay
The PUZZLE MANSION is home to the museum where you can find the record-breaking puzzle collection of Gina Gil Lacuna. It is located in the Lacuna family’s one hectare summer house in Tagaytay. She beat the reigning Brazilian Luiza Figueiredo in the Guinness World Records for having the Largest Collection of Jigsaw Puzzles in the World. … Continue reading PUZZLE MANSION: Gina Lacuna’s 1,028+ Puzzles and the Biggest Puzzle of All!
We were able to finally revisit Tootsie’s, a family-friendly restaurant along the ridge in Tagaytay. It is known for its yummy Filipino heirloom recipes and for the food created by master chefs like Chef Ed Quimson. There are only a few chefs that we follow, and Chef Ed was one of them. I remember we … Continue reading TOOTSIE’S Tagaytay Revisited + A Taste of Chef Ed Quimson’s Legacy
Taal Vista Hotel is known to have the best, unobstructed view of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake along the Tagaytay Ridge. Its English Tudor mansion-style design evokes a classic appeal, and its amenities and services are being upgraded to become Tagaytay’s first 5-Star Hotel. Here’s a must-read Taal Vista Hotel Guide if you are already planning … Continue reading TAAL VISTA HOTEL: Enroute to Becoming Tagaytay’s First 5-Star Hotel?
The Tagaytay Eye, officially known as “Sky Eye”, is the Tallest Ferris Wheel in the country at 63 meters (207 ft) with 32 gondolas, beating the MOA Eye at 55 meters (180 ft) with 36 gondolas, and the Enchanted Kingdom’s Wheel of Fate at 130ft. We are still far away from beating the tallest ferris … Continue reading SKY RANCH: Tagaytay’s Sky Eye Experience @SkyFunPark
I’ve always been curious about Cecil’s Cafe. We pass by it every time we head to Tagaytay via Sta. Rosa. Although it looks homey and inviting from the outside, we hesitated for a while because we don’t know if the food is yummy or if it is just one of those provincial commercialized cafes. One … Continue reading CECIL’S CAFE: Home-Cooked Food Stop on Your Way to Tagaytay