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This is where you can have probably the best batchoy in Cebu

By on January 29, 2017
Located at a chef's garage in Guadalupe, #batchoyhouse328 serves what could be the best batchoy, an Ilonggo noodle soup, in Cebu City.


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Restaurant Feature

Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken is now in Cebu

By on January 18, 2017
From its first restaurant in Greenhills back in 2006, the Filipino-owned Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken has since expanded to a handful more stores around the Philippines and very recently, overseas in Myanmar. Having said that, I actually wonder why they took quite awhile to open a branch in Cebu


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An unassuming chicken wings place

By on January 17, 2017
Although Southside Chicken Wings is quite near my apartment, I was able to visit this unassuming open-air restaurant only a few days ago. This was largely in part because of a colleague's glowing recommendation - that she finds their affordable wings delicious and cooked home-style as well.


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Restaurant Review

Cagayan de Oro’s Cucina Higala

By on January 2, 2017
The relatively new Cucina Higala is one of the very few restaurants in my hometown that I’d highly recommend. It is located along Capistrano St. in downtown Cagayan de Oro.


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Cebu

A sulit meal and a sulit phone

By on October 23, 2016
Mingnan is located at Plaridel Extension, a one-way street that bisects across what looked like the back alleys of business establishments along Osmeña boulevard. But this eatery, beloved by those who know about it, serves very budget-friendly and freshly-cooked value meals.


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Cebu Hotels

Pillows Hotel: more than just a budget accommodation in Cebu

By on October 16, 2016
After we checked-in, I was relieved to find out that our accommodation was a lot more spacious compared to the photos of it I saw online. Our room was already fitted with four single beds, the two were extras I think, each of which had their customized signature fluffy pillows. Needless to say that the property was named after these babies.


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Restaurant Review

Carnivore: dine here before they close for good

By on October 9, 2016
So why is it that Carnivore, a small restaurant with great ambitions, will be unfortunately closing its doors soon? Is it because of their relatively hidden location in Cebu or that the city is not yet ready for this kind of cuisine? How will a restaurant then with no lechon belly or unlimited rice or baked scallops in the menu thrive in this part of the Philippines?


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Camden: a hipster cafe and a secret bar

By on October 3, 2016
Camden fits the typical description of a hipster space - industrial interiors with predominantly neutral palettes, a single communal table and a neon signage right inside the cafe.


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Restaurant Feature

Seafood City’s insanely affordable Paluto All-You-Can promo

By on October 2, 2016
For the whole month of October, Seafood City offers a Paluto All-You-Can promo for a discounted rate of only Php680 per person.


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McDonald’s Secret Life of Pets Happy Meal toys

By on September 4, 2016
Trust me when I say that the McDonald's Happy Meal toys are quite adorable this time. It's not hard to imagine then how they could have a riotous adventure in the film.
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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