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
The merry month of May is dubbed as the Queen of Filipino Festivities. Well, to be brutally honest, my whole summer is one big staycation. But it doesn't mean there's nothing to do, actually, there’s more to do especially in the kitchen! Summertime brings in a lot of amazing produce that's suited for heirloom dishes … Continue reading Festivals Born of Flores de Mayo
October seventh is the feast day of the Our Lady of the Rosary, a special day for rosary devotees, like the Escuderos.
In addition to the famous Waterfalls Restaurant, Villa Escudero offers mouth watering classic Filipino food that would make you rediscover being a Filipino.
Having to visit Villa Escudero made me rediscover being a Filipino in Southern Tagalog.
Looking for a place to stay when in Lucena City? Check out Ouan's the Farm Resort. Ouan’s the Farm Resort is owned by Retired General Recaredo Sarmiento II, a.k.a “The Farmer General” . Together with his wife Lucy, they planted high-valued fruit bearing trees like, longkong (lanzones), rambutan and mango,not just at Ouan’s but also in a … Continue reading Ouan’s the Farm Resort
As part of Quezon province’s invitation to come and dine in the province this summer, we got a taste of what’s in store in this culinary tour last weekend. After roughly three hours of driving from Makati, we arrived at Quezon's Best Niyogan Organic Products in Tiayong, Quezon. It's a road side restaurant and coconut products … Continue reading A Taste of Quezon, Culinary Tour
In a Time Capsule. Dress up and be transported back in late 1800s to early 1900s at the Rodriguez Ancestral House, now known as the Villa Sariaya. Located in the heart of Sariaya, Quezon. In front of the town plaza and few meters away from another historic gem, their parish church, Parokya ni San Francisco … Continue reading Relive History at Villa Sariaya