Eating Out: Tipulo | Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines

If you’ve ever driven along Sumulong Highway, then chances are, you have passed by this pretty good Filipino restaurant without knowing it is in the area. Located inside the campus of the First Pacific Leadership Academy, Tipulo is a relaxing open-air restaurant serving delicious Filipino cuisine that’s easy on the …

Eating Out: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka | TriNoMa, Quezon City, Philippines

It was my first time to go to Hokkaido Ramen Santouka. They have branches in the U.S. and Canada, apart from those in Japan (of course), Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and the Philippines. But the branches close to where we live (and when I say “close”, I mean …

Eating Out: Provenciano | Quezon City, Philippines

Provenciano is one of my parents’ favorite restaurants in Quezon City that serve traditional Filipino cuisine located at the famous Maginhawa Street in Teachers Village. In the parking lot, you’ll find a a horseless kalesa (carriage) that’s good for a quick photo session. Before you enter the restaurant, there’s this …

Eating Out: Pamana Restaurant | Quezon City, Philippines

Pamana is a Filipino word that means legacy, inheritance and even heritage. Owned by the Ongpauco clan, Pamana lives up to its name by showcasing the past – their family’s past. Upon entering the restaurant, you see photographs of the clan adorning the walls of the restaurant. They even have …

Eating Out: Balay Dako | Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines

Last Thursday, my mom and my sister decided we all needed a weekday jaunt to Tagaytay City. Of course, a trip to Tagaytay is really euphemism for “eating until we’re stuffed” in Tagaytay. The restaurant of choice? Balay Dako. Balay Dako means “big house” in Negrense. Negrense refers to the …