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Abigail Javellana

#Philippines, Bacolod

SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival? @TourismPHL

Craving for Silay delicacies? Find all of these–from piaya, inasal, and lumpia ubod, to pancit molo, batchoy, guapple pie, and pili squares–in one place!

Silay City is not just the land of wealthy hacienderos, it is also rich in history and heirloom recipes that have withstood the test of time and have become the present generation’s pride and legacy.

Silay City

KAON TA! Silay Food Festival is a two-day celebration held on every Cinco de Noviembre Indepence Day Celebration at Balay Negrense Museum, the heritage house constructed by sugar baron Don Victor Fernandez Gaston. This elegant structure also serves as an iconic heritage marker for the city.

The Festival will happen on November 4-5, 2017 and KAON TA! Restaurants from all over Silay will be putting up booths on the Balay Negrense grounds and serving their most popular dishes.

The best part is when you land at Bacolod-Silay Airport, you’re just minutes away from a gastronomic journey showcasing the best of Silay City.

Here’s our food guide to what to eat in Silay and the KAON TA! Festival…

 

Bacolod Series in Our Awesome Planet:

• BACOLOD FOOD TRIP: Eat Like a Local in Bacolod!
 MASSKARA: Our Awesome Guide to Bacolod’s MassKara Festival!
• SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival?
• LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar!
• 10 Awesome Places to Visit Around Bacolod!
White Hotel vs. Hometown: The Old and New Backpacker Hotels in Bacolod City!
 BACOLOD PASALUBONG: What to Bring Back Home from Bacolod?

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#Philippines, Iloilo

BREAKTHROUGH vs TATOY’S: Who is the Undisputed King of Seafood in Iloilo?

A trip to Iloilo wouldn’t be complete without sampling fresh seafood, creamy oysters, native lechon manok, pancit molo, and of course, the famed cholesterol-laden batchoy!

During our visit, we stopped by Breakthrough Restaurant and Tatoy’s Manokan & Seafoods–the kings of fresh seafood famous for their Ilonggo-style cooking!

Here’s what to expect at my two favorite seafood restaurants in Iloilo…

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#Restaurants

RUBY JACK’S MANILA: Tokyo’s Popular Steakhouse Elevates Its Menu! @CityofDreamsPH

Read First: RUBY JACK’S: Awesome Steakhouse in Tokyo, now in Manila! @CityofDreamsPH (Video)

RUBY JACK’S is a popular steakhouse in Tokyo famous for their dry-aged meat and premium grilled steaks.

Founded by Chef Matthew Crabbe, Edward Baffoe, and Nathan Smith, the seasonal restaurant constantly innovates their menu using only the best natural ingredients from both Japan and Italy.

 

Ruby Jack's Manila New Menu

The recently launched upgraded menu features not just high-grade steaks but also excellent seafood dishes and desserts! Here’s what to expect from Ruby Jack’s new menu in Manila…

 

RUBY JACK’S STEAKHOUSE & BAR MANILA
Upper Ground, City of Dreams Aseana cor. Roxas Boulevard, Parañaque
Operating Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Fri and Sat: 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Sunday: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Telephone: +632 801-8888, +632 886-9646
Email: [email protected]
Websitehttp://rubyjacks.ph
FacebookRuby Jack’s Steakhouse & Bar Manila

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#Travel, Japan

CENTRAL JAPAN: Awesome 5-Day Itinerary to Explore Central Japan! (Day 1-2)

 

Central Japan, the old country, has so much more to offer than the famed Shirakawago UNESCO Heritage Site, 400-year-old Matsumoto Castle, and the dazzling Snow Wall of Kurobe Alpine Route.

Discover Central Japan as you’ll find beautiful fields of tulips, fun activities like food replica and soba making workshops and trying out fantastic food like first-class Japanese Hida Beef and affordable Michelin grade sushi– Central Japan has something for everyone!

Here’s a sample 5-day itinerary to make the most of your trip to Central Japan…

 

Central Japan Blog Series

CENTRAL JAPAN: 5-Day Sample Itinerary! (Day 1-2)
 CENTRAL JAPAN: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route & Toyama Bay Sushi! (Day 3-4)
 CENTRAL JAPAN: Nagano’s Matsumoto Castle & Soba Making Workshop! (Day 5)

 MY WAX TEMPURA: Food Sample Workshop in Gujo City!
 TONAMI TULIP GALLERY: The World’s Only Tulip Garden Where It Blooms All Year Round!
 SHIRAKAWA-GO: The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō!

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#Travel, Japan

CENTRAL JAPAN: Nagano’s Matsumoto Castle & Soba Making Workshop! (Day 5)

 

Nagano Prefecture besides having the most accessible snow resort in Japan, it is surrounded by sought after attractions like the famed 400-year old Matsumoto Castle, Zenkoji Temple, and the cute wild snow monkeys!

Fun Fact: Nagano, known as the prefecture of longevity is blessed with fresh air and clean water from the soaring 3000-meter high Japan Alps. It is believed because of this beautiful environment and fresh produce from the mountains to be related to the highest average life expectancy rate in Nagano.

Here’s a sample itinerary for a day trip in Nagano…

Central Japan Blog Series

CENTRAL JAPAN: 5-Day Sample Itinerary! (Day 1-2)
 CENTRAL JAPAN: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route & Toyama Bay Sushi! (Day 3-4)
 CENTRAL JAPAN: Nagano’s Matsumoto Castle & Soba Making Workshop! (Day 5)

 MY WAX TEMPURA: Food Sample Workshop in Gujo City!
 TONAMI TULIP GALLERY: The World’s Only Tulip Garden Where It Blooms All Year Round!
 SHIRAKAWA-GO: The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō!

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#Travel

CENTRAL JAPAN: Nagano’s Matsumoto Castle & Soba Making Workshop! (Day 5)

Nagano Prefecture besides having the most accessible snow resort in Japan, it is surrounded by sought after attractions like the famed 400-year old Matsumoto Castle, Zenkoji Temple, and the cute wild snow monkeys!

Fun Fact: Nagano, known as the prefecture of longevity is blessed with fresh air and clean water from the soaring 3000-meter high Japan Alps. It is believed because of this beautiful environment and fresh produce from the mountains to be related to the highest average life expectancy rate in Nagano.

Here’s a sample itinerary for a day trip in Nagano…

Central Japan Blog Series

CENTRAL JAPAN: 5-Day Sample Itinerary! (Day 1-2)
 CENTRAL JAPAN: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route & Toyama Bay Sushi! (Day 3-4)
 CENTRAL JAPAN: Nagano’s Matsumoto Castle & Soba Making Workshop! (Day 5)

 MY WAX TEMPURA: Food Sample Workshop in Gujo City!
 TONAMI TULIP GALLERY: The World’s Only Tulip Garden Where It Blooms All Year Round!
 SHIRAKAWA-GO: The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō!

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#Travel, Japan

CENTRAL JAPAN: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route & Toyama Bay Sushi! (Day 3-4)

Day 3 was highlighted by the famed Snow Wall of Kurobe Alpine Route, Daio Wasabi Farm one of the largest wasabi producers in Japan, and the mouthwatering michelin star quality sushi of Toyama Bay.

Here’s a photo essay of our Day 3-4 Central Japan experience…

Central Japan Blog Series

CENTRAL JAPAN: 5-Day Sample Itinerary! (Day 1-2)
 CENTRAL JAPAN: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route & Toyama Bay Sushi! (Day 3-4)
 CENTRAL JAPAN: Nagano’s Matsumoto Castle & Soba Making Workshop! (Day 5)

 MY WAX TEMPURA: Food Sample Workshop in Gujo City!
 TONAMI TULIP GALLERY: The World’s Only Tulip Garden Where It Blooms All Year Round!
 SHIRAKAWA-GO: The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō!

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#Philippines, #Travel, Boracay Island

Cha Cha’s Boracay: The Best Breakfast Buffet in Boracay?!

Cha Cha's

Cha Cha’s breakfast buffet will get you all excited! With an extensive spread, you’ll find not your everyday breakfast items like their signature ube champurrado, breakfast pizzas, waffles in ube sauce, a batchoy noodle station, and an egg station serving 65-degree soft boiled eggs along with eggs benedict.

They also have healthy breakfast options perfect to keep your body fit and beach ready with fresh fruits, house-made yogurt, hummus, and overnight oats to name a few. Or since it’s a vacation, why not cheat a little and make those breakfast endings sweeter with yummy donuts, cakes, and pies!

 

Cha Cha's

The best part is that Chef Kalel Chan of Raintree restaurants along with Chef Romy Aumentado and Chef Gilbert Ramos love to evolve and play, around with the menu by changing it six times a week, so there’s always something new to look forward to before starting the day.

CHA CHA’S beach cafe is located inside locally owned Coast Boutique Hotel along station 2 of the vibrant Boracay Island. Besides the awesome beachfront view, the menu and interiors compliment the tropical fun beach vibe.

Here’s what to expect in Cha Cha’s breakfast buffet…

 

CHA CHA’S BORACAY
Coast Hotel, Station 2 Beach Front, Brgy. Balabag,
Malay, Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines
Contact: +63 36 288.2634
Website: www.coastboracay.com
Facebook: RaintreeChaChas

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#Restaurants, Bonifacio Global City

DWNTOWN & HALSTED: Art Bar, Designer Cocktails and Comfort Food by Chef Marco Legasto!

Downtown-&-Halstead

DOWNTOWN & HALSTED is an art bar in Forbestown which recreates the revolutionary art and food scene of the famed Halsted street in Chicago known for its public art, galleries, restaurants, and bars that make up this favorite neighborhood hangout.

From Buffalo tenders to crispy pata, its menu offers international comfort food conceptualized by Chef Marco Legasto of Prime 101 and Abuelas. It incorporates made-from-scratch ingredients from freshly made pasta, bread, jams and dishes with no MSG or pre-mixes. While Singaporean based bartender Jason Gray fixed up designer cocktails using fresh pressed juice and premium spirits as their base.

Did I mention they sell the cheapest alcohol by the bottle in the area?

Here’s what to expect in Downtown & Halsted…

Downtown & Halsted
Forbes Park, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City
Mobile: +63977 787 2406
Email[email protected]
Facebook: downtownandhalsted

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#Travel

ROYAL CARIBBEAN: 8 Awesome Experiences onboard Voyager of the Seas! @RoyalCaribbean

It’s exciting hopping on a cruise for the first time and discovering what’s inside the gigantic vessel that floats across the sea is an adventure itself!

VOYAGER OF THE SEAS by ROYAL CARIBBEAN is a 15 decker cruise line that can fit up to 4,269 passengers that sails from Australia to the South Pacific shore. It features ten pools and whirlpools, ice-skating rinks, rock-climbing walls and a FlowRider surfing simulator, and several dining options that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

If you’re looking to swim in the Great Barrier Reefs of Australia, see the surreal landscapes of New Zealand or discover more of Asia this cruise line might fit you.

Here’s a photo essay of the top 8 highlights onboard Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas…

ARPAN AIR, INC.
International Representative – Philippines
Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises & Azamara Club Cruises
Telephone: +632 892 2701 to 03
Mobile: +63 955 213 3579
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Royal Caribbean Philippines
Website: www.royalcaribbean.com

Related Blog Post: CHOPS GRILLE vs GIOVANNI’S TABLE: Specialty Dining onboard Voyager of the Seas!

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