Quarantine Home Eats: Samgyup sa Bahay – 삼겹 사 바하이

My first Samgyupsal experience wasn’t that much fun. My husband, Jay, took us to this one in BGC where we had to line up for a long time before we could get a table, which is pretty common because Samgyupsal restos has become such a phenomenon in Manila. But it wasn’t the waiting that got to me. The place was so cramped, the tables were so close to each other, and you have to walk sideways between tables to get to the one the staff assigns you. At that time, the two younger boys were still smaller (and more active), […]

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The Food of Ilocos – Fully Housewifed

One of the things that we want to do when we do family trips is to eat the food. There’s so much to learn about the culture of the people living in a place when you eat their food. Food can sometimes be identified with people. For instance, we all know that Bicolanos love spicy ginataan (coconut cream) dishes, Bulalo is a popular dish in Tagaytay and Batanggas, Laguna is known for their buco pies, and Chicken Inasal is best served in Bacolod. And we all know, Ilocos is known for many traditional dishes that grace our tables often. (READ: […]

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SeCham: Our New Favorite Korean Fast Food Resto

I was first introduced to Korean food back in the early 2000’s when Jay and I were supposedly scheduled to fly to South Korea for a two-year gig with our former band. Since our plan was to save up for our future, we agreed to make the most out of the food that the client will provide us instead of using our pay for food when we’re out there. So me, being me, wanted to practice eating Korean food before we leave, haha! So we found this authentic Korean restaurant in Malate and we visited that place for at least […]

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Zao Vietnamese Bistro

We can’t always take the kids to try different cuisines, but we try our best to introduce them when we have the chance to do so. Yesterday was one of those evenings when Jay and I found ourselves already hungry while waiting for Pablo to get back from what turned out to be a whole-day event with his former leader and Victory group (Bible Study group for pre-teens). We’ve been wanting to invite his former VG leader and one of his closest friends, Benj, to dinner with us for months anyway; and though it wasn’t at all planned, we found […]

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Restaurant Review: Mamita’s Bulaluhan

There wasn’t much to do after New Year’s eve in Baguio. BenCab Museum was closed for the holidays and we’ve practically exhausted all attractions we planned to take the kids to. So we took our sweet time and just left the hotel right before lunch time. One of the things I wanted to do in Baguio was to try homegrown restaurants. We’ve tried the very popular Great Taste; and although the servings and the taste were indeed great, we didn’t feel like waiting too long for our food all over again. So we went searching for another restaurant that’s very Baguio-y. I’ve been […]

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