Drinking is an old age tradition here in the Philippines. Whether to cap the night off or a grand celebration, we, Filipinos drink. There’s even an old practice of coming into a community settlement while drinking and it’s the tagayan ritual in Quezon province. The tagayan ritual gathering is called “umpukan” where everyone is welcome, … Continue reading Tagayan sa Quezon Province
Gin pomelo is probably the most popular cocktail in the Philippines. So popular a local band even turned it into an infamous song with the same title. But do we know its origin? Gin was believed to be originally an herbal medicine due to its key ingredient, juniper berries. Then, it evolved to a distilled … Continue reading Gin Pomelo 101
Walking around Vigan is very pleasing to the eyes, its streets boast intricate architecture, plus so much history. Yet, one's curiosity isn’t the only thing that’s filled while in Vigan city, also your stomach! I’ve dedicated this post for your tummy needs while in Vigan! Cafe Leona Mena Crisologo Street, Plaza Burgos, Vigan City, Ilocos … Continue reading Top Eats in Vigan City
”Slow food, slow life; fast food, fast life.”
In the search for the bush food of Kalinga. Tucked in the north-west mountainous slopes of Kalinga province and bordering Abra and Apayao provinces, lies the humble barangay of Balbalasang in the town of Balbalan. A settlement to the Banao tribe. Right in the green heart of Balbalasang-Balbalan National Park and by the riverbanks of … Continue reading Gastronomic Hike to Balbalasang – Balbalan National Park
After going on a quest to find the real Banayad Whiskey, it is time to go mixing drinks! Banayad Whiskey is actually lambanog or distilled coconut sap, 40% alcohol or 80 proof per bottle. It got it’s name from a movie scene which made it infamous. Blended to be the “smoothest” or banayad lambanog. And … Continue reading Banayad Cocktail Recipe: Pineapple Coco Whiskey
I found myself walking along C.P. Garcia Avenue in Quezon City one afternoon, looking for a place that no one knows just yet. As per instructions, aka social media, look for a “G” sign on the door then you’ve found the place. Well, I wanted an adventure anyway, so I kept on walking. About 600 … Continue reading The Hunt for “Pagkaing Gubat” in the Metro – Gubat QC
No Joke, Banayad Whiskey is real!
Food is definitely one of the undervalued assets of the Philippines.
I was just scrolling endlessly on my social media feed like any other day when I stumbled upon the best reason to go to Baler - FOOD.