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PRANA: #1 Sustainable Healthy Restaurant in Boracay! @Mandala_Boracay

prana10Prana is a South East Asian style restaurant that has become well known in Boracay as the "to go to, Health food spot."   The menu is simple and basic with an emphasis on farm to table.  The produce is fresh as possible and always sourced locally.

Visitors to Prana can expect to get a healthy that is as delicious as it is a work of art. Fantastic platting, delicious healthy food, set in a tranquil Bali type setting makes Prana the perfect destination for those who want to relax in a busy place like Boracay.   

 

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Executive Chef Peter Montemayor honed his skills for over 15 years — specializing in Western and SE Asian cuisine.  He has operated and ran a number of establishments in Boracay, before heading to Thailand and Bali to hone his culinary skills and explore other SE Asian flavors.    

Having lived for six years in Thailand and Bali, Chef Peter learned to appreciate the spices and tastes of the region and he brings that back to the Philippines at Prana.

Chef opted to leave out red meat on his menus and is not shy to label his food vegan-friendly.  The menu at Prana changes regularly depending on the availability of the produce.  


PRANA RESTAURANT
Sitio Mangayad Station 3, Boracay Island
Operating Hours: Open daily from 7 am to 3 pm and from 6 to 9 pm
Telephone: +63 36 288-5858
Mobile: +63 917 634-8430
Facebook: @pranaboracay 
Instagram: @pranaboracay
Twitter: @mandala_boracay
Reservations: 
[email protected]
Website: Prana Boracay

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INDIGO: Boracay White Beach Fine Dining Experience! @DiscoveryShores

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Indigo Restaurant is a fine dining experience at the world-class resort, Discovery Shores Boracay. Situated at Station One, the white sand beach setting makes it a perfect place for a nice private and intimate dining experience in Boracay.

The restaurant boasts an impressive international menu with a focus on coastal dishes. You can order from their set menus or order a la carte. Their Seafood sets and Surf and Turfs are popular amongst guests and visitors 

Here's what to expect at Indigo Restaurant at Discovery Shores Boracay…

 

INDIGO RESTAURANT
Discovery Shores Boracay, Station 1 Boracay Hwy Central, Malay, Aklan
Operating Hours: Lunch 12pm–4pm, Dinner 6pm–10pm, daily
Telephone:
+63 2 720 8888
Mobile: +63 917 625 8507
Facebook: Discovery Shores Boracay
Instagram: @discoveryshoresboracay
Twitter: @DiscoveryShores
Reservations: [email protected]
Website: Indigo Restaurant

Check out Discovery Shores Boracay low rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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#Philippines

Why The World Street Food Congress Dialog Matters? #WSFC2017

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The World Street Food Congress convened for the second year in the Philippines. Chefs and culinary influencers from around the world came together for a 2-day conference that celebrated this year's theme: "Re-Imagine Possibilities".   

Talks ranged from preserving street food culture to protecting the rights of street vendors and reimagining heritage foods for the younger generation.  

This year's conference was made special by a visit from the one and only Anthony Bourdain, who shared his insights on this year's topic and the impact of street food culture in America.  

Pictured Top: Some of the World Street Food Congress 2017 speakers and presenters — from left to right: Sau del Rosario (co-host), Richard Tan, Greg Drescher (Keynote), Malcolm Lee, Mai Pham, Anthony Bourdain, Wanda Corazon Teo (Secretary of Philippine Tourism), Ulf Tassilo Muench, KF Seetoh (Founder & Host), Claude Tayag,  Peter Lloyd,  Anton Diaz, Odilia Winneke, Arbind Singh, Prof. Nguyen Nha 



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The 2-day dialog was a platform where chefs and pioneers could showcase their work and share ideas with each other and the audience.  

Some of the Chefs gave demonstrations as they tried to reinterpret simple heritage foods and cuisine for the modern age. 

Guests were able to purchase various international street food from 28 hawker stalls that made up this year's Jamboree.

World Street Food Congress 2017: Top 10 Hawker Dishes 


World Street Food Congress 2017: Dialog
Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds
Seaside Blvd, Pasay Philippines 
Metro Manila 
May 31st – Jun 1st, 2017

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

NONIE’S: Seriously Delicious Healthy Food in Boracay! (A Review)

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One of the newest additions to Boracay’s latest wave of trendy restaurants and eateries, NONIE’S aims to bring delicious and healthy food options to a culinary landscape that is seriously lacking.

The items on their menu have been carefully crafted with health and wellness in mind. Their take on Filipino classics incorporates healthy cooking techniques that make their food new and exciting but also familiar.  

Vegan and vegetarian items are available and they also specialize in a variety of freshly made smoothies and cold-pressed juices.

 

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Owned and operated by Shria and Patrick Florencio, the newlyweds have invested everything they have into this venture, having walked away from the corporate world to try their hand at their own business.

Their vision is to not only run a great restaurant with quality food, but to also be a socially responsible organization that gives back to the local community.

The restaurant is named after and is a fitting tribute to Patrick’s mother, Cenona Florencio, or Nonie for short.


Nonie’s: Eat Good, Feel Good

Station X, G/F, Hue Hotel, and Resorts, Manoc-Manoc, Boracay
Telephone: +63 912 394-8948
Facebook: Nonie’s
Open Daily: 10 am–10 pm 

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Boutique Burger Kitchen (BBK): The Best Burger Joint in BGC by Chef Carlo Miguel?!

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Boutique Burger Kitchen or BBK is the brainchild of famed Chef Carlo Miguel and wife Ria, the first restaurant they opened together (without any partners).

This diner-themed restaurant serves a variety of American classics, with a focus on quality and freshness.  You can expect to find good old-fashioned burgers that have been given the gourmet treatment, and served at affordable prices.  
 
Almost everything at BBK is made in-house, which is one of its strong points. This ensures that the quality and consistency of the food is maintained, and guarantees the customer gets the freshest burger possible

The food here may be simple and straight to the point, but we were blown away by it.  

If you love a good burger, you'll definitely love BBK! 

BBK Boutique Burger Kitchen
The Fort Stip, 28th St, Cor 7th Ave, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 964-2050
Mobile: +63 917 893-4913
Facebook@BoutiqueBurgerKitchenPh
Instagram: @bbkphilippines
Operating Hours: Mon-Thur, Sun 11am-12mn, Fri-Sat 11am-2am  

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#Travel

ITBAYAT ISLAND: Life On The Philippines’ Last Frontier

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For first-time visitors, Itbayat Island may seem like a place suspended in time.

An island paradise barely touched by the unrelenting hand of modernization, Itbayat is one of the last regions of the Philippines where man has hardly left his mark on the environment.

It is a place that sometimes feels foreign and wild, yet at the same time, familiar and tame, a place of majestic rolling hills where wild horses roam freely, racing across open fields. It's also a place forgotten by history, where vast cave systems hold the secrets to some of the Philippines earliest settlers.   

Most importantly, it's home to nearly 3,000 Ivatan—the original inhabitants of the island.  

If you're up for a real adventure and want to experience untouched nature, Itbayat is the perfect destination.  

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ANGKOR WAT: Temple Run (Day Trip) Guide to Angkor Archeological Park!

by Sean Nolan

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Angkor Archeological Park is made up of an estimated 1,000 temples, shrines, and urban developments covering over 1000 square kilometers of lush Cambodian jungle and swamps – making Angkor the largest religious complex in the world.  

Over 2 million tourist flock to Cambodia each year to see the ancient temples which were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992According to officials, it would take over 7 days to fully explore the entire Angkor area.  

We only had a days time to visit the Temples, thankfully there are 2 Tourist routes to choose from when visiting Angkor; The Small Tour Circuit or The Grand Tour Circuit.  

Angkor Archeological Park
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia 
Website: Tourism Cambodia

 

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We opted for the (more popular) Small Circuit Tour, that takes you to 3 of the main temples and a few smaller complexes. 
• Angkor Wat
• Angkor Thom
• Bayon 
• Baphoun
• Phimenakas
• Preah Ngok Shrine
• Terrace Of The Leper King 

The Small Tour Circuit can be accomplished in half a days time (6-8 hours) and is recommended for first timers and tourist on limited schedules

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#Restaurants

H.I.D Burger: Flame Grilled 100% Chicken

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Healthy And Irresistibly Delicious, H.I.D Burger prides itself on being a healthier fast food restaurant that specializes in 100% Chicken Burgers and fresh ingredients.

The love child of Dozz and Shyla Suguitan, H.I.D Burgers opened its first store in Cainta Rizal in 2011.  Dozz and Shyla took their passion for quality food and great burgers and decided to use chicken as a healthier alternative to beef.

Today H.I.D has branched out all over Metro Manila with plans of opening 3 more stores by the end of 2017.  The small chain has started somewhat of a buzz as customers come for good food at affordable prices.


H.I.D Burgers (Makati Branch)
7255 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue
Corner Malugay Street, Bel-Air, Makati City
Telephone: 02) 215-0427
Mobile: 0917) 824-2336
Facebook: (Main) @hidburgers
Operating Hours: 11 am – 12 am Daily

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TAO Philippines: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at What Makes @TAOPhilippines Successful? #TBEX

One of the Philippines most highly regarded toursTao Expedition has drawn thousands of travelers from around the globe to the beautiful islands of Palawan, a Southern Province in the Philippines.

Tao Expedition, while known for its tours, has also been very involved with local communities in and around Palawan.  Tao considers itself a socially responsible enterprise that works with local communities in helping to preserve the environment and bettering the lives for the locals through educational programs and sustainable planning and immersion and awareness.   

 

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Climate Change and Tourism has drastically altered the delicate ecosystems of Palawan and the surrounding waters that the locals depend on for survival.  The hundreds of dedicated people who are a part of the Tao Expedition or Tao Philippines have made it their life's work to preserve Palawan as best they can.

TAO PHILIPPINES
Coron Tao Office: Don Pedro St. Coron town.
El Nido Tao Office: Serena St. El Nido town. 
Email[email protected]
FacebookTao Philippines
Instagram@TaoPhilippines
Twitter: @TaoPhilippines
Websitehttp://www.taophilippines.com/

Here is a quick behind the scenes look into what makes Tao — not only one of the best tours in the Philippines but one that is also important.      

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#Restaurants

Pigs & Pints: Nose To Tail Gastropub in Angeles

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Pigs & Pints is a Nose to Tail Gastropub in Angeles City Pampanga, a concept re-introduced into the Western culinary mainstream by Chef Henry Ferguson from the UK in 1999. Nose to Tail aficionados, believe that “If you’re going to kill the animal it seems only polite to use the whole thing.” – Henry Ferguson

It’s this Philosophy that Executive Chef Bong Sagmit bases his menu on and the results are pleasantly surprising.

 

PIGS & PINTS
Century Complex, Balibago, Angeles City, Malabanas, Angeles / Clark, Philippines
Behind Casino Filipino Angeles

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