Tina Decal’s Awesome Culinary Tour of Quezon

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This is a link summary of Tina Decal’s Awesome Culinary Tour of Quezon.
… Quezon Culinary Series 4: The secrets of Kiping & Longganisa Luban
… This is for those who missed my Quezon Culinary Series and for those who are interested to venture into the same culinary experience with Tina Decal.

Viaje del Sol: Follow the sun to San Pablo and Tiaong Delights

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Ugu and the daughter of Patis Tesoro along with others started to create a brochure and marketing for these destinations called Viaje del Sol. There is a trend now where artist are starting to venture in secret dining places which was started by Sonya’s secret garden. I realized that the culinary tour is just a start for me to explore the wonderful places in Laguna/Quezon area.

Quezon Culinary Night Cap @ Kusina Salud

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This is not part of the culinary tour anymore but since this is on the way back to Manila, we decided to check this place out. … You won’t miss this on the way to Villa Escudero because there are big signs special on the road going to this place.
…The coffee and tea is also good 🙂 Eating in Kusina Salud at night, does not do justice to the beauty of this place.

Quezon Culinary Series 10: Ugu Bigyan’s Secret Pottery Garden

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Ok, I might be exaggerating here but all of us in the tour really raves about this place and some does not even want me to blog about this. I think I haven’t seen alot of news about this place and one of the secret hidden treasures in Manila, indeed 🙂 Ugu’s pottery garden makes Sonya’s Garden an ordinary salad and pasta place.
…There are three sale sessions: first, is the pahiyas sale on May 15 (this would be too crowded); second, on his even birthdays August 14 discounted depending on his age (42% this year); and lastly during the first Sunday of October (Oct. 2 this year).

Quezon Culinary Series 9: Tagayan & Sariaya Pasalubong

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A good way to complete the culinary experience is via an afternoon drinking session with Philippine’s own Lambanog. Tina provided a perspective on Quezon’s drinking session rituals or “Tagayan” after the tour of the ancestral house.
…Villamater’s bakery is just down the street from the ancestral house, and next door, you can buy home made pastillas (see middle picture above).

Quezon Culinary Series 8: Sariaya’s Ancestral Houses

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Of course, the tour guides who just comes in just for us was dressed in barong and saya which transports you back in time.
…Frankly, there’s a creepy feel to it, and I cannot imagine living in this house 🙂 This reminds of La Cocina de Tita Monings house.
…The interesting part of the house is the cellar which is where the people would hide from Japanese and there are clothes, beds, and products from that era.

Best “Secret” Desserts in Manila

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Check out her entry on great home based desserts in this blog post –> The 10 best desserts in Manila (and the vultures who eat them) . I only know Estrels and Bizu’s macaroons but I think I’m missing on all the other great desserts/cakes. I’m glad that my son Aidan, celebrates his birthday monthly and my wife’s family’s birthdays are normally in october/november time frame.

Quezon Culinary Series 7: Super Delicious Lunch @ Kamay Palaisdaan

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Our lunch started with a serving of fresh buko juice and we were glad that all the food was pre-ordered by Tina 🙂 She ordered fresh tilapia, spare ribs and ginataang kuhol — all of them was very delicious. … Truly superb in all aspects and this is the perfect lunch I imagined in a culinary tour of Quezon province.
… At this point, we are all satisfied and we are starting to feel that the tour was worth it.