Bún Chả is one of the most popular Hanoi street food that one should not miss. There are lots of them in every street corner however a friend recommended us to go have Bún Chả in Hang Manh. The lady in our hotel also said that this is the best place to get Bún Chả.
What is Bún Chả? Bún means white rice noodles while Chả means grilled pork. So basically, it’s grilled barbequed pork patties with white rice noodles and herbs with vinaigrette (fish sauce, vinegar, sliced papaya, chili and lime.) The vinaigrette is a little bit sweet. Bun Cha is also paired with Nem Cua Be (spring rolls). Their spring rolls are made of crab meat, pork, egg white, noodles, mushrooms and carrots. Continue reading “Porky Heaven at Bún Chả Nem Cua Be Đắc Kim”
One time, when Karla, me and Arbet passed by J. Abad Santos, we saw this ‘carinderia’ looking joint where a lot of people were flocking. The context clues were the sign “Hong Kong Street Food” and customers flocking so these were the key things that got us curious.
Continue reading “Eat Fresh Famous Hong Kong Street Food in San Juan”
I am a simple gal and chocolates can make me happy.
There were 2 leading chocolate brands in Krakow: Krakowska Manufaktura Czekolady (Krakow Chocolate Factory) and E. Wedel’s Czekolady. I’ll also show you some that I found while I was wandering around Krakow.
1.Krakowska Manufaktura Czekolady
31-009 Kraków, ul. Szewska 7
First on my list was to find the Chocolate Factory. It was my last day in Krakow and felt hopeless that I could’t find the Chocolate Factory then suddenly, while I was wandering the streets at the Main Square, I finally found it! I immediately went inside. I felt like Charlie when he entered Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
Continue reading “Polish Chocolates, Anyone?”
Bicol Express (PHP 250 per order)
A friend of ours introduced us to the owners of a recently opened restaurant (around February 2014) called Silly Labuyo – a play of words of a Filipino term Sili Labuyo / Bird’s Eye Chili. Hearing the words Sili Labuyo, would already give you a hint of what one can expect if this will become a restaurant name. It was a small joint around the commercial area called Greenfield District in Mandaluyong. The restaurant is just along Shaw Boulevard, literally just opposite Shangri-la Mall. Continue reading “Love Spicy Food? Try Silly Labuyo”
Both Karla and I are wine novices. We know the basics such as Chardonnay and sparkling wine and enjoy drinking them – no matter what brand or year the grapes were harvested. If it tastes good, we’re fine with it.
We are beer drinkers but I guess our taste differs as we grow old and started to get a hang of drinking wine. We’re not in college anymore so it’s time to level up a bit. Continue reading “Canadian Wine Tasting”
Wagyu ribeye steak
Our friend Ria Bautista introduced to us one of the newest Korean restaurants in Bonifacio Global City. Upon learning that Yoree is a Korean Barbeque restaurant, we did not hesitate to accept her invitation to try the food at Yoree. Yoree is located in Forum BGC which is just a block away from The Fort Strip. Other Korean Barbeque Restaurants that are near to Yoree are Sariwon, and K-Pub BBQ. Continue reading “Yoree Korean Barbeque Dining”
Before I went to Krakow last August, I already researched some of the most important things to try while there and thanks to my Polish colleagues in HR, I was able to get to know more of what Polish cuisine has to offer. Here are some of the things I tried:
Kielbasa with fried potatoes and pierogi – around PLN 23.00, approx. PHP 325.00
I love dumplings because this is a kind of food that you can easily eat anywhere. Polish dumplings are called Pierogi and it is made of unleavened dough commonly stuffed with cheese, sauerkraut, spinach, mushrooms, etc. The dumplings are boiled first then deep fried with butter and onion. This is very much similar to Italy’s ravioli, Japan’s Gyoza, Korea’s Mandu and Chinese’s Jiaozi. One can find Pierogi anywhere in Poland. I had the first taste of Pierogi from a Polish restaurant called Chopin at the Old Town then I had another batch and had it as a side dish paired with my pork skewers (photo above). I am used to the Asian type of dumplings where the wrapper is thin while Pierogi’s have thicker dough.
Continue reading “Must East Polish Street Food While in Krakow, Poland”
What I always anticipate whenever I go to Baguio are the art works and of course new food discoveries. Now, I could say that I could scrap off Oh My Gulay from my Baguio food tripping bucket list because I just dined there during my recent Baguio getaway weekend with mom.
I was practically relying on Google Maps when I was locating Oh My Gulay. It was quite hard to find because it doesn’t have a sign. Oh My Gulay is located at Session Road, just beside the building beside Philam Building and opposite Don Henrico’s Pizza. It’s located at the 5th floor (top most floor). I find it odd that Oh My Gulay is in a building where most law firms are situated so once we arrived at the 5th floor, we were transported in a different place (or another planet!). Unfortunately, the place was a bit dim at night and the camera I brought isn’t that good when it comes to low light so I will just opt to go back there in the future and preferably day time.
Oh My Gulay has selections perfect for vegetarians and those health conscious. Continue reading “Baguio Foodtripping: Oh My Gulay”
Sashimi and Sushi Station at Vikings
After Twisted Candy, we finally headed to our last stop. Our last stop for the night was Vikings. Vikings is an eat-all-you-can restaurant. They do not have an ala carte menu like some restaurants that offer buffet. Vikings restaurant is said to be the best buffet restaurant in Manila. They are not just your typical buffet restaurant since they are a luxury buffet restaurant. Continue reading “SM North Food Trip 4: Vikings”
One Jar, PhP 100 for 70g and PhP 225 for 175g
After a filling dinner at Brickfire and Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things, we walked to SM The Block from SM North Annex. We went to Twisted Candy. The candies that are being sold there are made on the spot. It makes you wonder how they were able to come up with such designs on those candies. You can check out this Instagram video by Sharlyne. 🙂 Continue reading “SM North Food Trip 3: Twisted Candy”