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#TasteCavite in Island Cove’s special “Taste Cavite” menu

Living in Rizal for almost a decade now, we seldom visit Cavite, let alone, go on a food trip in the province. So when Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park in Kawit invited me to try their new menu, I was ecstatic to  give it a go! I am not really familiar with the specialties of the province but I was sure that it would not only taste good but colored with the Cavite’s rich heritage.  And this is precisely what Island Cove’s “Taste Cavite” menu would like to showcase to its patrons. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting November 18 and daily starting December 22, 2016, this special menu will be available at the hotel’s Fishing Village.

Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park Fishing Village

So, are you ready to go on a virtual Cavite culinary tour with me? Let’s begin…


We start our tour of Cavite in Kawit where Island Cove is loca...

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The Mobile Coffee Cart

Adding a hot cup of delicious coffee and a pastry to the morning routine is one of life’s great pleasures, which is why so many people today swarm around cafes and coffee carts that bring on these tasty treats. There’s just nothing as comforting and lovely as starting a day at work or a meeting with friends with a cup of coffee that’s been brewed to perfection, along with the crunchy sweet taste of a cinnamon danish.

The mobile coffee cart, like the carts from is an idea that’s catching on in a huge way in today’s busy work centers. The mobile coffee cart brings all the flavor and warmth of great coffee and teas, along with an array of tasty pastries and other treats, to people who crave it.

One of the advantages of a mobile cart is its co...

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Marinduque’s Pride: Arrowroot Cookies

Right in the heart of the Philippines is the small island province of Marinduque. The province is still part of Luzon and is included in Region IV-B (MIMAROPA). The place is just paradise with its untouched virgin beaches and more.

Marinduque is approximately six to seven hours from Manila – a three- to four-hour bus ride and another three hours in a ship (or commonly known as ro-ro). There used to be flights going to the province but due to the small numbers opting for plane rides, the flights were already cancelled.

Every year, tourists and religious pilgrims flock the place during the Holy Week because of the Moriones Festival. It’s a weeklong celebration where men, women and even kids roam city dressed up as Roman centurions...

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Beeffalo by Hotrocks Marikina – New look, same old favorite restaurant

I remember back in February, while I was confined for a minor medical procedure at the Antipolo Doctors Hospital, Alex mentioned to me that he ate at a steak and ribs place just in front of the hospital. He promised to take me there and he did. I loved the place not only because of their juicy steak but also because of its colorful, yet homey, vibe. The place was Beeffalo by Hotrocks Antipolo. Fast forward to October, and I finally get to try dining at its original branch, Beeffalo by Hotrocks Marikina, and I was even more satisfied.

Beeffalo by Hotrocks Marikina

The city of Marikina has become famous for its hole in the wall food spots but we seldom get the chance to dine there. I was kind of surprised that Beeffalo was located right at the end of Gil Fernando Avenue, a long road that stretches back to Marcos Highw...

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