TRAVEL

Stopping for Corn by the Side of the Road

So this happened. A couple of friends–distant cousins Ian and Toto Carandang–and I were driving home. Rather, Ian was driving and using Waze to navigate Manila’s awful traffic. The app had taken us to the bowels of Pasig. We had no idea where we were. We’re kind of sad that way. Ian and Toto were […]

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STORIES

Ode to the Breakfast Buffet

Ah, the breakfast buffet. That glorious parade of table upon table (upon table, if you’re lucky), each one brimming with different sorts of edibles, each one more mouth-watering than the next. It is one of the best things to greet you first thing in the morning, next to, well, next to nothing, really. Besides the […]

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TRAVEL

New Orleans: What We Ate

Part of what makes up the myth of New Orleans is its cuisine, so food was very much on our itinerary. I know that a place is more than just the few dishes that it is most known for, but since this was our first time, we wanted to try a bit of what we […]

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STORIES

Food is More Than What We Eat

Is food important? The answer is obvious, but not for the reasons we think. Yes, we need food to survive. Our bodies need nourishment to give us energy to move and think. And even though it is theoretically possible to survive for a while on nothing but water (Mahatma Gandhi’s record was 21 days), it […]

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PHILIPPINES, TRAVEL

Netong’s La Paz batchoy: Iloilo Comfort Food

Iloilo is known for its La Paz batchoy, a pork noodle soup filled with innards and egg noodles, topped with fried garlic, spring onion, and pork cracklings. It is believed that the dish was invented at Netong’s, located in the middle of the La Paz market. Netong’s was started in 1948 by Leonito Guillergan, whose […]

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