What to do in Guam? Pilgrimage, Shopping and Sightseeing!

I found myself on American soil, enjoying the very best that the island life has to offer, and it only took me a 3-hour flight from Manila. That’s faster than learning how to say “Hafa Adai,” which means “Hello” in Chamorro, the native language of Guam, by the way. So, what’s there to do in … Continue reading What to do in Guam? Pilgrimage, Shopping and Sightseeing!

FOOD TRUCK Hunting in LA: @TapaBoyLA, @GrlldCheeseTruk & @WhiteRabbitTruk

It was harder to hunt food trucks in LA since it has a wider geographic area unlike SanFo where it is concentrated in the downtown area. Thanks to Emilie (@Nuts4Pilinuts), a Filipino Food Blogger of Food Truck Adventure ,who is passionate about hunting food trucks in the LA area.  Here’s a photo essay of our food-truck hunting … Continue reading FOOD TRUCK Hunting in LA: @TapaBoyLA, @GrlldCheeseTruk & @WhiteRabbitTruk

P.F. Chang’s in Manila?

1/19/2012: To P.F. Chang’s or Not to P.F. Chang’s in Manila? In my recent trip to the U.S., I found out that when people crave Chinese food they either go to a quick serve Panda Express or to one of the most popular American Chinese restaurant chains there — P.F. Chang’s China Bistro. P.F. Chang’s, with its … Continue reading P.F. Chang’s in Manila?

My Chipotle Experience

Chipotle is named after the Mexican seasoning made from smoked Red Jalapeno peppers. I’ve always wondered why foodies keep raving about Chipotle and why it inspired Ristras, Chihuahua and Faburrito here in Manila. It’s been said that it changed the way people look at a burrito — “It’s not just a burrito. It’s a foil-wrapped, hand-crafted, … Continue reading My Chipotle Experience

V. Sattui Napa Valley Picnic Lunch

After Castello di Amorosa, we decided to have a picnic lunch at the V. Sattui Winery, the 2011 Winery of the Year which is owned by Dario Sattui (same owner of the Tuscan Castle). They are known not only for their pioneering wines that they were making since 1885 but also for the V. Sattui’s famous Cheese Shop and Deli … Continue reading V. Sattui Napa Valley Picnic Lunch

[Los Angeles vs. Manila #3] Porto’s Cheese Roll

I still can remember a couple of years ago when eating a carbo-loaded krispy kreme donut is a cool thing when you visit the US. … Porto’s Bakery is a cuban family-owned and operated business that has served Glendale and its surrounding areas for over 35 years and they recently opened a beautiful new store in Burbank. One could argue that Becky’s or Conti’s taste a lot better, but the I’ve never tasted a cheeseroll as delicious as porto’s.

[Los Angeles vs. Manila #2] Hollywood’s famous Pink’s Hot Dog

This is one of the famous must-eat destination in LA, and I was extremely curious why a chili dog can be this famous for 66 years! … In the Philippines, we don’t really have something equivalent to this and Ogie Doggie would be the closest but far from the heritage that Pink’s hotdog built over the years.
…There is normally a long line in front of this hotdog place and you really have to drive to this place because it is out-of-the-way.

[Los Angeles vs. Manila #1] Inn of the Seventh Ray! Creekside Dining

The Inn of the Seventh Ray is L.A.’s most romantic restaurant and in fact, when we were eating on a Saturday Lunch, there was an engagement proposal with the beautiful setting — 12 red roses bouquet, a carpet of petals and dining beside Mother’s flow ( in other words, creekside :). … ) Let me pause for a bit here before we go to the rest of the review, it just occurred to me how lucky the Philippines is with the kind of world-class nature inspired restaurants that we have and I can already count seven easily…
…If you haven’t figure out by now, the seventh ray is violet and the philosophy is embodied in this description: “We, at the Inn, believe in giving you the purest of Nature’s foods, energized as a gift from the sun with a dash of esoteric food knowledge and ancient mystery school wisdom tossed in for your seasoning and pleasure.

Sunset Over LA :)

I’ll surely miss updating this blog regularly and I’ll surely miss exploring the culinary delights of Manila. … This blog is very fulfilling for me in making connections with other people and in the process, I learn more secrets 🙂 I leave you with this beautiful sunset picture of LA taken during the landing of our PAL flight. My brother was teasing me about some insider secrets of Los Angeles and I might have some posts on our LA adventures.