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Top 5 Musts at Roberta Flavors of Asia

Maginhawa Street in UP Village, Quezon City, is fast becoming a gastronomic stretch of almost all kinds of delights to satisfy your curious palates. No fine dining here. Most restaurants are small and affordable. Now, if you’re looking for meals…

How To Cook Pan-Fried Coated Chicken with Kimchi Ketchup

Tasting something new excites me. Learning how to cook it adds a different dimension. Fried chicken with kimchi ketchup was a delight. The chicken was crunchy outside, and remained juicy and tender inside. The kimchi ketchup had a subtle kick,…

Top 5 Musts at the Beach House

Luxurious tropical dining experience is what you’ll get at the Beach House. To help you choose from their menu, here’s my TOP 5 list of items you should order. I interviewed Chef Ronald Marantal to help describe the selection. Top 5…

Baler’s Best Restaurant: The Beach House (and its Menu)

Food, ambiance, service, and convenience. Put them all together, mark them with high standards, and you have the best restaurant in Baler — The Beach House. It’s not surprising because it’s also the flagship restaurant of Costa Pacifica, famous for…

Bay-ler View Hotel

Just a few steps from the shore, you’ll find Bay-ler View Hotel, one of the top five accommodations in Baler. My friends and I occupied room 207. The air-conditioned room has two double beds; those are two big beds good…

Honeycomb Tasting in Baler

I’m sure you’ve tried honey, but have you tried it straight from the honeycomb? This was an adventure of sorts we did in Baler. Before the church service began at Baler Church, we saw this vendor selling honey and honeycomb.…

BONGGA! Burger Patty That’s Half Longganisa And Half Beef

From the makers of the Big B bacon burger patty comes BONGGA! Bongga is a Filipino expression that means fabulous. Bongga Burger has its patty made of 50% longganisa and 50% beef. Longganisa is also known as the Filipino sausage.…

Two Reasons Saint Pio Chapel Is Memorable

Two things made my first visit to Saint Pio Chapel memorable: feeding the pigeons and seeing rosary lanterns hanging from the trees. Before I went to this chapel, I’ve heard so many stories. Many supposedly were brought closer to Jesus…

Baler 400 Years Monument

We love taking photos. This spot in Baler has to be a must in the itinerary. Have your picture taken beside it, on top of it, solo, and with a group. Along Quezon Street, across Quezon Park, and near the…

Machiavelli Lodge

Machiavelli Lodge is conveniently located in Baler’s town proper area. That means the historical destinations are just a stone’s throw away. The oldest parish church in Baler, the site of the siege, Quezon Park, birthplace of the late Commonwealth President…