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May 2017

#Restaurants

World Street Food Congress 2017: Top 10 Favorite Dishes at the Jamboree!

World Street Food Congress

The World Street Food Congress is back!

With over 28 pop-up stalls, Asia’s biggest street food celebration is bigger and better, bringing in hawkers and foodies from across the globe.

 

World Street Food Congress

The five-day gastronomic celebration will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds from May 31 to June 4. It will feature over 40 different international street food dishes from the USA, Germany, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia Vietnam, and of course, regional dishes from the Philippines.

Here are our top 10 favorites from the WSF Jamboree…

World Street Food Jamboree
SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay
Facebook: wsfcongress
Instagram:
@makansutrasingapore
Website: www.wsfcongress.com

Opening Hours:
May 31 – June 2 (4pm-11pm)
June 3 (1pm – 11pm)
June 4 (1pm -9pm)

World Street Food Congress 2017 Series:

World Street Food Congress 2017: Top 10 Favorite Dishes at the Jamboree!
 Why The World Street Food Congress Dialog Matters? #WSFC2017
 World Street Food Jamboree through the Lens of LG G6 (Photo Essay)

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#Philippines, Batanes

BATANES: Awesome Guide to Batanes Isles: Batan, Sabtang & Itbayat!

Take a timeless journey through the Philippines last frontier!

Fall in love with the northernmost islands of the Philippines not only for its beauty but also with its cultural heritage, well-preserved villages, yummy Ivatan cuisine, and most of all the islands’ proud Ivatan people.

We love Batanes for its picturesque landscapes and breathtaking views. Imagine green grasslands as far as your eyes can see, towering limestone cliffs, crystal clear waters, and beautiful views that look straight from a scene of Lord of The Rings, Jurrasic Park, and Moana! It’s not hard to understand why Batanes is on every Filipino’s bucket!

Here’s our guide to Batanes’ top three islands- Basco, Sabtang, and Itbayat…

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#Travel

GANGNEUNG: Attractions Near The Winter Olympic Venue! @PyeongChang2018

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics(Copyright: The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)

The city of Gangneung, one of the host cities for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, is famous for its beaches, lakes, seafood, museums, and old houses.

 

Korea Gangwon Fam Tour (Day 4)

There are a number things you can do here–from enjoying fresh seafood at the Jumunjin Seafood Market and touring Ojukheon House (the oldest wooden residential building in Korea), to enjoying modern art in Haslla Art World and witnessing a 4.3km stretch of cherry blossom trees surround Gyeongpoho Lake.

Here’s a photo essay of the sites you can visit near the Winter Olympic venues…

PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS
Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon
Facebook: PyeongChang2018
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.pyeongchang2018.com

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#Travel

PYEONGCHANG: Attractions Near The Winter Olympic Venue! @PyeongChang2018

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics(Copyright: The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)

Known as the “Alps of Asia”, the panoramic winter wonderland will be hosting the world’s greatest snow festival–the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics will be the first winter games in Korea held in Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon from February 9 to 25, 2018, while the Paralympic Games will be held from March 9 to 18.

 

Korea Gangwon Fam Tour (Day 1-2)

The splendid sporting event located in the Gangwon-do Province also offers visitors many unique activities close to the venue. Adrenaline junkies can test their skills at the Alpensia Sports Park, while those seeking a more cultural experience can learn traditional Korean cooking classes at Jeong Gang Won. Guests can also find time to heal with a stay at Woljeongsa Temple located on Odaesan Mountain. And to end the day, enjoy a traditional Korean beef barbecue with a glass of soju.

Here’s a photo essay of my experience…

PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS
Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon
Facebook: PyeongChang2018
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.pyeongchang2018.com

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#Travel

PYEONGCHANG 2018: What to Expect In The Winter Olympics! @PyeongChang2018

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

(Copyright: The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)

See the transformation of PyeongChang into a winter sports hub in East Asia through the Winter Games!

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics will be the first winter games in Korea held in Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon from February 9 to 25, 2018, while the Paralympic Games will be held from March 9 to 18.

It will be the second Olympics to be hosted in Korea, 30 years after the 1988 Seoul Olympic games. With over 50,000 people participating, PyeongChang 2018 will welcome athletes from over 95 countries, competing in 15 events.

The Winter Olympics include 102 events in 15 sports disciplines–Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-country Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, Snowboard, Bobsleigh, Luge, Skeleton, Curling, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey, and Speed Skating.

Here’s a photo essay of our visit to the Winter Olympic Venues…

PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS
Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon
Facebook: PyeongChang2018
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.pyeongchang2018.com

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#Restaurants

INDUSTRIE FOOD LOFT: What to Eat at Ortigas’ Hippest Food Hall

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Food halls are popping up all over the Metro and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon!

Industrie Food Loft is a 300-sqm indoor food hall located in the Ortigas Business District. It is a collection of 12 unique vendors that offer a myriad of food and drink options!

Items like melt-in-your mouth Wagyu cubes, peri-peri chicken, double-patty burgers, spicy salmon maki, juicy pork belly, fresh oysters, Singaporean street food, specialty coffee, creamy gelato, refreshing cocktails, and beer can all be found under one roof!

Here are some of our favorite picks at Industrie Food Loft…

Industrie Food Loft
2/F CityGolf Plaza, Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center Pasig
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: IndustrieFoodLoft

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Manila Life

8 Ways to Give Back to Your Parents #StepUp with Visa

Our generation of Filipinos are known to have very tight-knit families. And one of the most beautiful family traditions we have here in the Philippines is how children, once they’re older, genuinely want to give back to their parents for all the years of love and support they received.

Here are some ways we can still continue this tradition…

1. Fulfill their forgotten travel dreams. This could be a postponed honeymoon in Hawaii or the Bahamas, or even an abandoned trip to the Holy Land because they needed to pay for your and your brother’s education. Purchase those tickets with Visa.

 

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#Travel

Maharlika • Jeepney • Ugly Kitchen: Filipino Food Trip in East Village, New York! (Photo Essay)

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East Village is known for the hustle and bustle of the real NYC and as the setting for the the musical RENT. It is also the global stage for showcasing the vibrant Filipino food scene in New York.  

We recently had the privilege of going on a food trip along 1st Avenue–starting with Happy Hour at Ugly Kitchen, dinner at Maharlika, and cocktails at Jeepney.

Here’s a photo essay of our Filipino Food Trip in New York…

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#Philippines, Boracay Island

GreenHeli: The Boracay Helicopter Tour Experience! (Photo Essay)

Green Heli

Let this helicopter tour experience take you up in the air to see the famous beach of Boracay like never before! Fly low over the stunning island filled with coconut trees, white sand beaches, and turquoise waters and witness nature in all its glory.

GreenHeli is the Helicopter Branch of Asian Aerospace Corporation, operating nationwide in the Philippines. It has bases in Manila, Boracay, Cebu, and Clark.

Here’s a photo essay of our 10-15 minute ride with GreenHeli…

GreenHeli
Asian Aerospace Helipad, Station 2, Barangay Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island
Facebook: GreenHeli
Contact: +63 (36) 288-1000
Website: http://greenheli.ph/

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, Boracay Island

COCO MAMA: The Best Uniquely Boracay Dessert?!

Coco Mama Boracay

Coco Mama is the perfect guiltless treat after spending a day in the scorching heat on the white sands of Boracay!

They only have one product, and that’s their vegan, dairy-free coconut ice cream with coconut strips, mango cubes, pinipig, and sticky rice, served in their signature coconut shell.

Coco Mama was put together by the same people behind Sunny Side Café, Street Market, Spice Bird, and Super Magic Burgers.

Here’s what to expect from this sweet and healthy dessert place in D’Mall Palengke, Boracay…

COCO MAMA
D’Mall Palengke (at the back), Boracay
Facebook: cocomamaboracay
Contact: +63 (36) 288 1301
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 9:30pm

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