Originated from Hainan. Popularized by Singaporeans. Praised by the world.
Home of the cheapest priced Michelin Star awarded Hainanese Chicken, Hawkerchan in Maxwell Street, Singapore sports long lines of patrons the whole day especially at lunch. People of all walks, both local and foreign, come by to satiate their craving for this bowl.
Well, let this puppy tell you – boy, them rice is good as a viand. Now imagine this, served with a cup of steaming rice cooked with a secret recipe of chicken fat and broth, a quarter of poached savory tender chicken cooked to perfection over the rice, slices of cucumber and a siding of chili and soy dip.
Now if that doesn’t make you hungry… I guess we will just have to let this picture speak for itself, WOOF!
Have you tried eating one of these?
Family keeps traditions and makes new memories last a lifetime. It makes our hearts swell when we see an establishment made possible by the very basic unit of Filipino society. ECZ HAPAGKAINAN FOODHAUS in Rizal St. Brgy. Lag-asan Bago City is an example of this.
From family kept recipes, aunties for cooks and other relatives for servers – this family owned and operated restaurant took the name and its meaning seriously. They have been in operation for 3 years now and their smiles never fades.
My favorite is their take of Full Pinoy Summer Halohalo
And their HOUSE SPECIAL KARE-KARE!
It is true that great things are hidden under plain sight. Who would have thought that in a quaint quiet city of La Carlota serves one of the best Nachos I have ever got my paws on.
CAFE NORMA is located in Yunque Street, La Carlota City. They are conveniently located in front of the La Carlota Government Building so can never miss it. They take pride of serving only the best brew from freshly ground coffee beans from mountains of La Carlota. This little gem tucked away from the hustle of Bacolod City is a must go to for every coffee enthusiast.
They are serving this hefty bowl of nachos with heavenly salsa. Pair it with you favority coffee then viola~ You coffee and snacks fix is definitely solved!
They say, you are not real Pinoy if you don’t appreciate The Lechon. But it is not small feat to secure a whole piggy, prepare it and cook it whole all the way to perfection just to enjoy these sinful but oh so “namit” (delicious) food.
That is where CRISPY BELLYCIOUS CAFE located in 155 Circumferencial Rd, Bacolod City comes in. Satisfy the craving…. without draining your wallet dry.
A serving of 80 grams of crispy lechon served with “Sinamak”(local vinegar) and tamarind Sauce is only Php 90. Definitely something you have to tick off you must-eat-here list.
HAPPY FAT PUPPY BELLY!!! WOOF!
All that adrenaline from Siquijor Trip needs some cool down. So what is best thing to do upon arriving in Dumaguete? EAT LIKE LOCALS~
When evening strikes, The streets of the famous Boulevard of Dumaguete City transform to the street food haven for both locals and tourist alike.
Serving famous Filipino street food namely Fishballs, Squidballs, Crab sticks, kikiam and many more for only Php 10 per stick!!!
Just add your cola of choice or ice-cold bottled water. How cool is that?
Warning: They don’t allow alcohol consumption in this area. A mandate from the local government to ensure happy experience for all. Yey!
CAFE 1925 located in J.Pitong Ledesma St, Silay City Heritage Zone, Silay City, Negros Occidental is a quaint restaurant with a sitting capacity of 10-15 persons at a time. But let the size of this place determine its worth. Born from the kitchen of the adjacent home since 1925, they have continued to serve quality food in Silay.
If you happen to go to ILOG, Negros Occidental, this puppy woofer would tell you that you have to feast on “Talaba” or oyters before you go. The town of Ilog is known for producing quality and happy oysters.
We went to JOHNA’s TALABAHAN. You would love the native kubo on top of the sea waters while trying to pry open the “Talaba” for you to feast on. Be ready with your “sawsawan” of soysauce, local vinegar, kalamansi and chilis!
One fresh basket full of these goodies is only Php 140-160~ Woooof~~
Are you up for this?
Science have been my favorite since I was a pup. With a science and health related mum, I have been surrounded by happy vibe when stumbling into science and its allied profession.
SCI GEEK CAFE in Sorrento Building along Lacson Street is offers a place for happy science lovers to dine and not care about how many ATP I would get in one chicken strip.
They have this Unlimited freshly cooked crispy chicken strips served with Unlimited Rice, three different dips and Drinks of your choice!!! For only Php250!!!!
Now, who would care about the nutritional and Dietary content at this point, yes?
Have you ever had that experience where you were just too tired for your own good that your energy is enough to either eat or make that walk home?
That was just how my mum felt. Dragging herself to have a decent meal was the only saving grace she had that one afternoon after duty. She, however, got an unexpected reminder.
GINGERLIME located along Brgy. Villamonte is known for their hearty meals sided with their specially made tomato salsa and God’s words. Not only it is a booster for the body, but also for the soul.
Our personal favorite is their Hungarian Sausage Meal~
Imagine how would you feel when you are about to throw the towel and here comes an unexpected words to uplift you.
This is something you would crave in a world full of negativity.
They said that more than the food, the place makes a meal worthwhile. Memories that can be invoked by warm food is always something you can never ignore.
BALAY BINTANA in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City reminds me grandma’s home cooked meals and her living room. From the stained glass windows, lined dog-earned books, wooden sets and colorful mosaiced floors it will make you think if you have been transported back in your grandma’s little cantina.
You and your friends can come are play a good ol boardgame while enjoying your meals. They even have a book exchange so that you can give your old reads a new vibe and pick a new one for yourself. Woof~ Talking about how to be off your phones are doing an actual conversation.
My personal favorite is the Sate babe. Skewered marinated pork served with peanut butter sauce is a bacolodnon’s take of the these goodies. The sweetness and texture of peanut butter is a must try.
** Heads up for those allergic to peanuts!!! **