RAJO LAUREL
The Pig & Palm Cebu!

March

14

2017

I flew in recently to the beautiful City of Cebu to celebrate the 50th anniversary celebration of the Jewellery company called ORO CHINA. I was so thrilled to see on the agenda that there was going to be a dinner at Jason & Ira Atherton’s The Pig & Palm Restaurant. http://thepigandpalm.ph
I am a fan of Jason’s work and I was... Continue Reading
The Test Kitchen Manila!

March

7

2017

The food scene in Manila is definitely on an upswing. So many wonderful young creative chefs are opening up charming and delicious restaurants all over the metropolis. I recently had the opportunity to to try The Test Kitchen https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Test-Kitchen/81... By young and not to mention cute chef Josh Boutwood. Continue Reading
#TAIWANnaGoHigher!!!

March

6

2017

We ended our last day in Taiwan with a great itinerary. We started out visiting the massive Chiang Kai Shek memorial hall (https://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/Attraction_Review-g293913-d456231-Reviews-Chiang_Kai_Shek_Memorial_Hall-Taipei.html) Which was really impressive. Although the weather was still grey and raining and it was still really... Continue Reading
Good eating in Taiwan!

March

3

2017

I was in Taipei just for 3 days and in those 3 days not once did I ever eat badly. What I love about their food profile there was the lightness. The flavour was very subtle. Not too salty, not too spicy but done so light and subtle. I also noticed a very clean taste that felt very fresh and really wonderful. Of the dinners that I had there... Continue Reading
Food Tripping in TAIWAN!

March

1

2017

If you love food like I do then you will definitely LOVE Taiwan! On any given time or day there will be something to eat. The street food culture is so strong that there are several night markets that you all should go to. On our first night we actually had 2 dinners! LOL! One was at the RAOHE market... Continue Reading
#TYPEnaTAIPEI!

February

28

2017

I recently took a quick weekend escape to Taipei and I have to say that I really loved every single second of it. In fact it maybe my new favourite quick destination. I mean what is not to love? It’s less than 2 hours away and the flights are really affordable. You can find really fantastic hotels at several price points and the food is... Continue Reading
THE POBLACION DINING ROOM!

February

15

2017

I love my HOOD! By “hood" I mean POBLACION. I have been living and working in this quiet little neighbourhood for around 2 decades now and I have always believed in its’ specialness. In the few recent years Poblacion is having a huge moment. By this I mean all the cool and happening places in the city is actually a few steps away from... Continue Reading
A FAMILY DINNER!

February

7

2017

One of my greatest strengths and Joy’s is the love that I have and receive from my family. My family is my pillar and foundation of strength. I look up to all of my family with deep respect and admiration. We try to see each other as often as we can but because of my busy lifestyle I tend to miss out. So I do my best to really be present... Continue Reading
BANGKOK FINDS!

January

27

2017

There are so many things why Bangkok is one of the most enjoyable places to visit in South East Asia. First the food is FANTASTIC! Second it’s not that far from Manila and Third the shopping is EXCELLENT! I had the time to visit several malls, markets and back alley stores and I was so inspired by what I saw. So I decided to show you all... Continue Reading
The Issaya Siamese Club!

January

26

2017

While in Bangkok I found out that one of my favourite families were also on holiday so we made plans to meet up with the Rodriguez’s. Tita Fe and her family has always been so kind to Nix and I and we were so happy to meet them for dinner. Stacy is a young a very talented designer and she was able to book us a table at ISSAYA SIAMESE CLUB Continue Reading