Pancake House's Halo Halo, a truly Pinoy delicacy that most people love, except actor-crooner Harry Connick, Jr. who dished out a hilarious spiel during his last concert at the PICC.
This blogsite has several features on different places in the Philippines. But this site was basically put up to document my travels, not as a travel feature blogsite. And when I am in the country, I rarely carry a camera, if at all. Nevertheless, I’ve set aside a full week documenting my gastronomic encounters for the sake of, errr… completion. For the most part, it feels odd to be carrying a camera in my home town. I am not a photographer, thus the camera is not a part of my daily appendage. But hey, this post is for those friendly emails looking for local food. You crazy people! (Especially for Minnie and delasoul)
Adobo Sulipan, loosely shredded pork and chicken with hard boiled egg and pickled water spinach (kangkong), PhP188 ($4) at Pancake House. House Iced Tea at PhP48 ($1.05).
Stir fried water spinach (kangkong), medium order with rice, PhP69 ($1.50). I am not a vegetable person, but boy, oh boy, this dish is heavenly!
Slice n Dice Steakhouse, absolutely worth a try.
As to the most read blog entries, the Camotes Island entries have been unexpectedly receiving a tremendous amount of hits, which really surprise me no end, since these hits come from all over the world, Germany, the North Americas, etc. Another surprisingly well searched is the review on the short film “Bulong” (Whisper) which was directed by Pedro Valdes, nome de plume of Joaqui Valdes, a young and talented theater prodigy who dabbles into a dizzying series of artistic endeavors (he records music cds, he emcees a GMA TV show – is it “100% Pinoy”, he models, he directs films and he stars in spectacular critically-acclaimed musicals like New Voice Company’s “Into The Woods”, which begs the question, what else can’t he do?). The little-film-that-could actually emerged a BIG winner at the recently concluded Beijing Film Festival (besting hundreds of other entries from all over the world) and got invited for screening at the prestigious Cannes. Not a day passes without someone reading that particular review; a feat for a short film that is yet to be been screened in commercial theatres (not even Robinsons Galleria’s IndieSine). The other entries with huge hits are the Angkor Wat, Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport and the Saigon entries, as expected. In connection with all these, I would like to thank everyone who has visited this site, the people behind the site Samakomlao, and a sweet but crazy British girl named Christine. She carries this url in her profile and refers to it as her “bible”.
Here are the comparative charts of the country share 1 month, 2 weeks and a few days ago:
Up next part 2: Food Trip in Davao
Coming Soon: The Journey Continues: Off to Savannakhet, Laos