Panagatan Seafood Restaurant


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Philippines Restaurant Review

Panagatan: inconsistent service but we still come here anyway

By on April 18, 2019
Maybe the restaurant needs a better expediting system (if there is even one) or more crew to look after a quite sizable dining area. The acoustic band can only entertain so much, but at some point, food should already be flying out of the kitchen.
Island Hot Wings


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Restaurant Feature

Mactan, Cebu: Island Hot Wings

By on March 20, 2019
It is a fair warning I'd say as these unassuming babies are glazed with ghost pepper, one of the hottest chilis in the world.
Choobi-Choobi - shrimp boil


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Cebu Restaurant Feature

Choobi-Choobi x GCash-Alipay

By on January 13, 2019
While the Philippines is not yet a 'cashless country,' I still think that innovations such as this especially in the restaurant industry, is a good first step in the right direction.
The Market by Sugbo Mercado - facade


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Cebu

When in Cebu: The Market by Sugbo Mercado

By on January 5, 2019
It is managed by the same geniuses behind the hugely successful Sugbo Mercado. Cebu's version of a 'hawker center' if you will.
Kaze Japanese Restaurant


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Penang Restaurant Review

Penang | Kaze Japanese Restaurant

By on November 26, 2018
The restaurant seems to carry every pretty Japanese dish (and sake too) in the world. This could either be good and not so good, depending on how you see such things.
Beer Factory - Penang


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Malaysia

Passable burger but the beer saved the day

By on November 4, 2018
I guess everything is forgiven after a bottle of beer. I even began to appreciate the omelette on my burger and forgot that it reminded me of what I had for breakfast.
Aidalicious Cebu - griller


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Cebu Restaurant Review

Aidalicious: Bacolod-style chicken inasal

By on May 14, 2018
Its flavors leans towards the savory and not the sweet, with welcome hints of tang from the secret marinade. Each bite reminded me of our epic lunch back in Bacolod.
Manang Juling's Kilawan


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Restaurant Review

Manang Juling’s: Sinugbang Tasik and Steamed Bongkawil

By on April 15, 2018
Each of the dishes at Manang Juling's Kilawan is very affordable. But when you order three different ones and you are dining alone, that is another story.
Basilio coffee to share


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Coffee

Basilio Coffee: Filipino through and through

By on March 31, 2018
Basilio Coffee is Filipino through and through - from the coffee bean all the way to the cups that I have been enjoying ever since I heeded my dentist's advice.
Tagala Chicken Butterfly


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Hole in the wall

Tagala: consistently good fried chicken

By on March 4, 2018
But what I really celebrate about Tagala is their consistency. The breast that I had that afternoon was remarkably juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside, just like the many, many other thigh parts I've been ordering here. It has always been cooked in this manner ever since, maybe even way back to the time when it first opened between 1999 and 2000.
Brennan Mercado
The Philippines

Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

Awards
Best of Cebu Blog Awards Best of Cebu Blog Awards
2015
    Best Food Blog
    Best Creative Writing in a Blog
    Finalist, Best Travel Blog

2014
    Finalist, Best Food Blog
    Finalist, Best Travel Blog

    Grand Winner, Visit Davao Tuloy ang Byahe Experience Blogging Competition.
    Winner, 2013 TLC Asia’s The Layover contest
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