‘Ilha Formosa’ or Spanish for beautiful Island, were the first few words that described Taiwan when the first Portuguese ship passed by the island in the 1500s. Interestingly enough Formosa became its name for the next four centuries until the Dutch established a fortress in a province called Taoyuan, which later evolved into Taiwan.
Today, a lot of things have changed, and Taiwan is now an official part of the Republic of China, but what didn’t change is Taiwan’s rich and beautiful culture.
Join me as we discover the best cultural things to do and experience in Southern Taiwan.
Irving’s is the All-Day Dining male version of Cafe Juanita serving Filipino, Asian and American cuisine. It’s named after the lively Irving Street lined up with cafes in the Sunset district of San Francisco, California.
The restaurateur team of Doc Boy Vazquez and son, Jun Bormate created a more refined and relevant comfort food that the new generation of diners can enjoy. We also love the desserts, and it is one of the best in the Brgy. Kapitolyo neighborhood.
Here’s what what to expect at Irving’s by Cafe Juanita …
IRVING’S by Cafe Juanita 17 West Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City Telephone: +632 656-9081 Operating Hours: Monday to Wednesday 7:00 am – 11:00 am, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thursday to Sunday 7:00 am – 11:00 am, 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm Facebook: Cafe Juanita Instagram: @cafejuanitaph
Taiwan for me is easily one of my favorite destinations in Asia. It has that distinct look and feels to it that reminds me of Hong Kong and Japan combined, yet it still manages to stand out among its Asian neighbors.
I remember visiting this tiny island nation that has a little bit of everything, from mountainous landscapes and beautiful beaches to a sprawling nightlife in the metropolis. Not to mention the incredible people you’ll meet along the way that makes Taiwan the perfect travel destination for Filipinos.
If you plan on visiting Taiwan but isn’t sure where to start or where to go, don’t worry–I’ve created a guide that will take you on a journey from capital city Taipei in the north all the way down to Kaohsiung City in the south.
SOUV! is a progressive Greek concept focusing on spit fired meat by Chef Robby Goco and the hip restaurant cousin of Cyma. The name is short for Souvlaki referring to grilled skewered meats in Greek cuisine.
Chef Robby Goco did it again! He creates winning restaurant concepts like Cyma, Ristras, Charlie’s, Green Pastures and now Souv! for over a decade now in Manila.
We tried all of Chef Robby’s recommendations and here’s what we love in Souv!
SOUV! by Cyma Net Park, 5th Ave, BGC, Taguig Facebook: @SOUVbyCyma Instagram: @souvbycyma Mobile: +63 949 481-9621 Operating Hours: 10.00 am to 10.00 pm
Philippine Wrestling Revolution is the premier professional wrestling show in the Philippines featuring our very own Pinoy Wrestlers and a Live experience that will surely get you hooked into the storyline. PWR was founded last December 2013 with the aim to become the premier wrestling promotion in Southeast Asia.
We grew up watching WWF (now WWE) with our dad until there was a scandal that revealed that all the matches are scripted. After a while, you get to appreciate the wrestling matches like watching a theatrical wrestling show and you are on the edge on what will happen next.
I’ve always wanted to watch a live wrestling match and here’s what we think about PWR Live in Manila…
Manila looks forward to the French Month of July when Sofitel Manila celebrates Bastille Day (July 14) and everything about the French Culture.
I’m always excited about the French culinary personalities they would invite to Manila, like a Cheesemaster, a Michelin Star Chef or a Chef Instructor like this year’s honored guest, Chef Patrick Terrien.
Here’s a photo essay of the 4-course French Degustation French Wine Dinner:
Be an adventurous foodie and satisfy your appetite with different flavors from around the world!
Whether it’s tasting one of New York’s finest steakhouses, giving in to those seafood cravings with Hawaiian shrimp buckets and poke bowls, enjoying all your favorite Chinese dishes in one sitting, having a food trip in their bustling indoor Japanese market, or simply chilling over a cup of coffee in a luxuriously inviting space, there’s more than one reason to visit these raved about exclusive restos in Newport Mall…
Prana 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.
Executive Chef PeterMontemayor 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.