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Dessert bites, creations by Chef Jakie Laudico

Chef Roland Laudico carefully scooped the remaining yoke and separated it from the embryo. He then made a paste out of these two ingredients. The egg white, on the other hand, was cut into thin strips and were tossed around the savory paste. On a shot glass rimmed with salt, Chef Lau collected the balut juice, and then mixed it with local vinaigrette. This novel creation is called Balut Napoleon Read more

Tim Ho Wan's best-selling pork buns

Cebu is one the Philippines’ hot spot for gastronomic adventure. A wide variety of cuisine and dining options dot around the city. From time to time, new food stalls and restaurants spring up like mushrooms, adding more entries to the long list of dining destinations. And soon, a Michelin-starred food chain will be among its additions. Hong Kong’s famous Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant, Tim Ho Wan, is opening its 7th branch Read more

Sumilon Island sandbar

I got awake due to an alarm. It was a lazy dawn, and getting up was a bit of a challenge. The cold breeze blowing from the windows, the refreshing scent of my pillows, and the deafening silence where all conducive to a good sleep. I reached my noisy phone from the bedside, and then checked the alarm. A note stating, “Trip to Sumilon” was flashing with the vibration rhythm. Read more

Rico's Lechon Baked Scallops

The chestnut-brown to ebony timber furnishing, the inky metal frames and railings, and the transparent glass panels give the façade of the newest branch of Rico’s Lechon a simple yet elegant look. From the inside, the designs are not simple at all. The interiors are carefully matched to the finest details; from the seat upholstery, wall and ceiling hangings, flower arrangements, to lighting works, as well as the creative use Read more

Fresh picks in crates and baskets

We took our phones out from their shelters, connected to the WiFi, opened our respective Facebook apps, and started broadcasting the event via Facebook live. With the 100 Mbps internet speed, the 25 participants of Cebu Food Crawl 2016 simultaneously aired live videos from Cebu Marriott without interruption. The organizers even promised additional bandwidth to desaturate the data demand. Upon entering Gumamela function room, everybody noticed the delectable centerpiece of Read more

Poolside area

Weekday routines could be grueling. Working with difficult individuals, bumping to some annoying strangers, and getting stuck in an unrelenting gridlock strained me to my limits. That is why, I love weekends. I can go to random getaways around the province to flush out toxic stress. Returning to work refreshed increases both my productivity and tolerance to pressure. But sometimes, travel could be equally stressful, especially when the weather and Read more

The gorgeous ivory beach of Hermit's Cove

Everything happened on a random. I immediately hit going the moment I saw the Facebook invite notification. A weekend getaway to Aloguinsan is something I couldn’t afford to miss, after previous derailed plans. Though the trip was going Dutch, resisting would mean my loss. The chance of traveling with the awesome folks of Cebu Bloggers Society is an opportunity in itself. Aloguinsan seats southwest of Cebu City and is sandwiched between the municipalities Read more