Author:

Brennan Mercado

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.
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.
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.
Restaurant Review

Back at Tatang’s

By on February 25, 2018
The original plan that evening was to do a quick jog right after I pick up my 3-kilo takeway at Tatang's Boneless Lechon, my favorite guilty pleasure tucked in an unassuming corner in Lahug in Cebu.
Restaurant Feature

BE Grand Resort Bohol’s Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner

By on December 13, 2017
I imagine there will be hyperactive kids running around the place beautifully competing with the acoustic band and the carolers by then. But that's OK really. It's Christmas after all and that's reason enough for all the jolly, good cheer.