Pampanga & Bulacan’s Sweet and Sour Cuisine

Pampanga and Bulacan are highly recognized for its sweetened delicacies and well prepared courses. In Pampanga, cuisine is a major task lavishly prepared with natural creativity and talent. Food is attributed to its earthy abundance like fermented crabs, fermented rice sauce or buro, fermented frogs, milkfish in sour soup, fried mole crickets and sweetened cured … Continue reading “Pampanga & Bulacan’s Sweet and Sour Cuisine”

Mindanao’s Malay-influenced Cuisine

In Mindanao, most cuisines are influenced by the exotic taste bud of the Malays. Spices such as turmeric, ginger, garlic, chillies, lemon grass roasted coconut are present in most of their dishes. Their Seafood platter is prepared raw, grilled or fried; or put in soups based in lemon grass, ginger and green papaya and in … Continue reading “Mindanao’s Malay-influenced Cuisine”

The Unusual Ilocano Cuisine

The Ilocos region, where several provinces share similar customs, language and food, has delicacies made up of rice and vegetables derived basically from the richness of their mountainous dry land. Most of their specialty are seasoned with fermented fish sauce. The region is famous for its Pinakbet– a mixture of several vegetables such as squash, … Continue reading “The Unusual Ilocano Cuisine”

The Hot & Spicy Cuisine of Bicol

Bicol’s regular use of gata or coconut cream and chilli in all its dishes marked the region with authenticity of Asian cuisine. Chilli or “Sili” and coconut cream locally called “gata” come together appetizingly with rice and lots of water to cool down its spicy taste. The famous Laing or Pinangat is a delicious native … Continue reading “The Hot & Spicy Cuisine of Bicol”

Welcome to the Philippines

The hundred islands of Lingayen, the Philippine Deep known as the second deepest body of water in the world, the endangered Philippine Eagle, the powdery white sand beach of Boracay and its counterpart in Laiya, the enchanting islands of Palawan, the waves of La Union, the majestic beauty of Mayon Volcano, the captivating Chocolate Hills … Continue reading “Welcome to the Philippines”

Our Goals

Meren Floranda Chaouche is Filipino, who put up this site not only to reveal the best places in the country, she also aims at giving those future travelers a wider view on Philippine culture, arts, history, cuisine and its people. Mounir Chaouche is French, who traveled around the Philippines for 10 years, married with Meren … Continue reading “Our Goals”

Briton’s Hilarious Comments on Philippines

Matter of Taste By Matthew Sutherland I have now been in this country for over six years, and consider myself in most respects well assimilated. However, there is one key step on the road to full assimilation, which I have yet to take, and that’s to eat BALUT. The day any of you sees me … Continue reading “Briton’s Hilarious Comments on Philippines”

December Festivals

December 5-11, Pagayaya Festival Ilagan, Isabela Five provinces of Isabela region gathers up for 1 week long showcase of their culture, crafts and cuisine. December 8, Gua Gua Town Fiesta Gua Gua, Pampanga In honor of Immaculate concepcion, Pampanga celebrates this day showcasing cultural performances and festivities around town. December 8, Sinadya Sa Halaran Festival … Continue reading “December Festivals”