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November 29, 2016

BLUEWATER MARIBAGO: Authentic Cebuano Staycation Experience! (Photo Essay)

by Abigail Javellana

Bluewater Maribago

Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort is one of Cebu's high-end resorts situated on the 7-hectare tropical paradise of Mactan Island, Cebu.

You'll get that Filipino lifestyle experience whenever you're staying at Bluewater's group of resorts. From indulging in their Pinoy-themed buffets and staying in their modern Filipino rooms, down to the warmest greetings from their fully employed all-Filipino staff.

We love the resort because of its family-friendly vibe, multiple pools, white sand beachfront, and sumptuous themed dinner buffets. Here's a photo essay of our stay...

Bluewater Maribago
Buyong Maribago, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu Philippines
Phone: (63 32) 492 0100
E-mail: maribago@bluewater.com.ph
Website: www.bluewatermaribago.com.ph
Facebook: BluewaterMaribago
Twitter: @BlueMaribago

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CIRCA 1900: Casa Uno - Cebu's Romantic Colonial Dining Destination!

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Circa 1900 is a casual dining restaurant that focuses on incorporating local technics and ingredients into international cuisine. Circa 1900 offers an eclectic menu with plenty of choices that range from the familiar to the exotic.  

Cebu City
has always drawn skilled chefs to the local culinary scene, many of whom are continually carving out their reputations in the "Queen City of The South," making Cebu one of the Philippines' gastronomic hotspots.

One such chef who has made a name for himself here is Steve Shrimski, an Australian-born chef who's career stretches nearly 30 years. He resides in Cebu with his Cebuana wife and Business Partner, Eya.  

The pair has enjoyed success with the opening of Canvas Bistro Bar and Gallery in October of 2009. Circa 1900, their second and equally successful venture, was opened in 2014.   

Circa 1900
Sanjercas Ville Ext Rd
Cebu City, Cebu
(032) 239 6265 or 0923 279 5616
Restaurant Hours 
Daily From 11am - 12 am
Email: info.circa1900@gmail.com
Instagram: 
@circa1900 
Facebook: facebook.com/CircaCebu 
Webpage: circa1900cebu.com

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November 23, 2016

THE FRUIT GARDEN 2016: Luxurious Christmas Dreams, Orange Gingerbread Marmalade, and Toile de Jouy Packaging!

by Abigail Javellana

The Fruit Garden by Pierre Marmonier is an artisanal jam brand, famed for using natural local and international fruits cooked in traditional French-style recipes.

For this festive season, the company produced Christmas-themed jams in a lovely Toile de Jouy packaging, perfect for gift giving.

Here's what's to expect from the Fruit Garden's 2016 Festive Collection...

 

THE FRUIT GARDEN
295 Haig Street, Mandaluyong City
Telephone: +632 621-4603
Mobile: +63 920 945-3565
Email: info@thefruitgarden.net
Website: http://www.thefruitgarden.net/

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November 21, 2016

TOKYO MILK CHEESE FACTORY: Japan's Popular Milk Cheese Cookies now in Manila!

by Abigail Javellana

Tokyo Milk Cheese Fatory

Finally, Japan's popular confectionery Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory is now open in Manila!

They are known for their luxurious treats made from the finest ingredients--Hokkaido milk and the world’s best cheeses. Light, crispy, and melt-in-your-mouth, these cookies are sure to get you hooked!

In addition to their signature Salt & Camembert, Honey & Gorgonzola, and Porcini & Gouda Cookies, they also brought their French & Hokkaido Milk Cheese Cakes.

Here's what to expect at their newly opened stores...

Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory
Fashion Hall, SM Megamall; Greenbelt 5 Manila, Philippines
Website: www.tokyomilkcheese.com
Facebook: tokyomilkcheesefactoryph
Instagram: @tokyomilkcheesefactoryph

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November 17, 2016

AGOS by Chef Tatung: Best New Filipino Restaurant in 2016?! @TheMallofAsia

(As featured in 10 Most Awesome New Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!)

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AGOS is a Filipino-Spanish restaurant by Chef Myke Tatung Sarthou inspired by Madrid Fusion and the 250 years of Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade.  The name means "flow" or "current" (of water).

The restaurant is designed like a cruise ship boat and will be beside the new galleon museum in SM Mall of Asia near IMAX.

We dined with Chef Tatung who shared with us the story behind his new resto and his Agos' specialties ... 

 

AGOS by Chef Myke Tatung Sarthou
G/F North Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay (near IMAX)
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday 10.00am to 10.00pm
Email: myke.sarthou@gmail.com
Mobile: +63 916-239-3273
Telephone:  +632 889-1462
Facebook: Lutong Tatung
Website: http://lutongtatung.com/ 

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November 16, 2016

CALABOO: Awesome Carabao Milk Butter & Premium Carabao Cheese! @GawadKalingaHQ

by Abigail Javellana

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CalaBoo Creamery is a Social Enterprise by GK Enchanted Farm in partnership with the Philippine Carabao Center, who aims to fulfill the Filipino dream of ending poverty for smallholder farmers, by producing proudly Filipino farm fresh milk from grass-fed carabao products that are naturally healthy and yummy!

They produce some of the best dairy products the Philippines has to offer, ranging from their fresh and aged cheese, high-quality butter and pro-biotic rich yogurts, which uses healthy sweeteners like coco sugar and pure honey.

Finally, we have world-class carabao milk dairy brand proudly made in the Philippines at Gawad Kalinga's Enchanted Farm!  These are the perfect foodie gift this Christmas :)

Here's a photo essay of Calaboo's launch and Carabao dairy products ...  

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November 15, 2016

SAGADA CELLAR DOOR: Agadulay's Kitchen Igorot Dinner and Sagada Craft Beer Experience! (A Review)

by Abigail Javellana

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CELLAR DOOR by Andrew Chinaplan Jr. and Binggirl Clements is Sagada's first and only private dining, wine cellar, and craft brewery place.

Bing prepares her signature Igorot and Ilonggo Buffet (at least 3 hours prior reservation required) at Agadulay's Kitchen. They can also serve a French Buffet by Sagada-based French Chef Aklay, but you have to reserve 3 days in advance.

Andrew curates their wine cellar and brews the Sagada craft beers, proudly made from local products like Sagada Arabica Coffee, Heirloom Rice, Sunflower Honey, and Sagada Oranges. 

We visited Cellar Door for two straight nights while we were in Sagada, and here are our recommendations...

 

SAGADA CELLAR DOOR
(Strictly by Reservation)
Lallalai, Poblacion, Sagada, Mountain Province, Sagada
Mobile: +63918 942 8506, +63917 554 1345
Facebook: Sagada Cellar Door

 

SAGADA TRAVEL GUIDE 2017 Series:

SAGADA Itinerary DIY: The Road to Sagada (2017) @FordPhilippines
• YOGURT HOUSE SAGADA: Best Breakfast Place in Sagada! (2016 Review)
• GAIA Sagada Cafe: That Famed Cafe in "That Thing Called Tadhana" (Review)
• SAGADA CELLAR DOOR: Agadulay's Kitchen Igorot Dinner and Sagada Craft Beer Experience! (A Review)
• LOG CABIN: A Cozy Retreat in Sagada (A 2016 Review)
• LUMIANG TO SUMAGUING CAVE: Conquering Sagada's Cave Connection!
• SAGADA DEATH RITUALS: On Hanging Coffins, Panag-Apoy and Echoes of Old Igorot Traditions
SAGADA'S MARLBORO: Basking in a Sea of Clouds at Kamanbaneng Sunrise Peak! (Photo Essay)
SAGADA ORANGE PICKING Guide at Rock Farm Inn (Photo Essay)
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