Category Archives: flavors outside my kitchen

dishes created by geniuses that peaked my five senses and where to find them

Crispy Pata

So I said that this is a travel and food blog. So let us start talking about food.

I’m not really big on crispy pata (deep fried pig legs) as the meat tends to be dry after the boiling and the frying is done. But I did try the crispy pata in Ratchet, a small restaurant in Catbalogan City, Samar, and I’d say this must be the most succulent pata that I tried. The skin was crispy and the meat was tender and juicy. The best Crispy Pata that I have tried so far.


Keeping up with the Waterfalling Adventures Tour 1.0 activities

***September 1, 2015… so when I was going through my drafts, I saw this article that I created last October 8th, 2012. I think it’s high time for this to be published.

With the activities that the Iligan Bloggers Society Inc. that has in-lined for us, we definitely have to eat.  Thank God for they have also taken care of probably, the most important detail of this tour (aside from the details of getting to the waterfalls and back safely), FOOD!

Why hello there... (our snack in the morning)

Lunch was courtesy of Jacko’s Kan-anan. What makes it special is the addition of tabon tabon, an ingredient that is common in Iligan and CDO but very rare in the other parts of the Philippines. It gives a certain texture and aroma to the dish that you can not find anywhere else. ­čÖé

Top pick for lunch

The Slice that will end and start it all

Blessed with another year to celebrate. ┬áSpent the day with a couple of friends. ┬áA late lunch and then ended the day with a slice of cake and laughter. This year, I had a slice of Achocolypse Now! cake from Dessert Factory. ┬áThis moist chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and chocolate frosting and shavings would have tasted better if it was shared with my loved ones. ┬áNevertheless, it was a happy day for dessert ended with laughter that was shared with Nur, Apol, Eden, Chicken and Apol’s little sister. ┬áSo it was indeed a Happy Birthday Alice day! ­čÖé

Ended the old chapter and starting the new chapter with a slice of cake... ­čÖé

The Bacon that’s making noise

This is the bacon that is making so much noise on the 10th floor of the TGU tower in Cebu. ┬áWhy wouldn’t it when it tastes almost like the cooked ham of Purefoods and it’s very affordable. ┬áImagine, bacon at 180 pesos per kilogram. ┬áThe catch? It’s the cut-end of premium bacon that the manufacturer sells to hotels and other restaurants in Cebu. ┬áImagine… that’s like having premium bacon in a hotel at a much lesser price! Best deal yet!