Category Food

Hong Kong Food Tripping Day 1 – Temple Street Foodie Finds

We spent my husband’s birthday weekend in Hong Kong. I knew that we were arriving late in the day so the only lakwatsa that we can do once we arrive is the Temple Street Night Market.  As the name suggests, Temple Street Night Market is known as the liveliest night market in Hong Kong. In fact, when we got there, there was a group of foreign street dancers performing which added to the festive vibe. But since it was already 8PM when we reached Temple St., our first mission was to find a place to eat.

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Ralph was in-charge of researching for our food options in Hong Kong and he told us that Spicy Crabs are really the thing here. All of us love seafood, crabs especially, so we decided that we’ll have Spicy Crabs for the night.

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Since we didn’t know which restaurant was the best opti...

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Benefits Of Eating Seafood

If you have ever been to the beach or been to the meat department of your local grocery store, then you have probably smelled fresh seafood. There are often packages of fish and shrimp that have been caught off the coast nearby or that have been caught and shipped to the store. Restaurants and stores located along the coast see the best choices when it comes to seafood as workers will go out on boats in the early morning hours to catch what they can before selling it to customers. You can also find fresh seafood online. There are several health benefits of eating seafood, but you need to make sure you’re not allergic to certain kinds as it can make you very sick.

Seafood contains many of the important nutrients that you might not get in the daily diet...

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Mercato Centrale now in a better location in BGC

Mercato Centrale has officially moved to a new and more accessible location in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Now set up at the corner of 7th Avenue and 25th Street, foodies can now easily find it across The Forum and in front of the “Between  The Lines” art mural (or The Spaceman as it is more popularly known. It’s now nearer to the offices which is good news for the yuppies of BGC who are looking for an affordable place for a Friday hangout.

RJ Ledesma, co-founder of Mercato Centrale

RJ Ledesma, co-founder of Mercato Centrale

Mercato Centrale is open every Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 3 am. It still has the same lively, food fair vibe it’s known for. Most especially, old-time favorites such as Auntie May, Cuisiner, and Don Churro, are still around to serve their famous fare.

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Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar, Capitol Commons

The Pasig Kapitolyo area has started to gain popularity for having quite a number of must-try restaurants and hole-in-the-wall foodie havens. Honestly, I’m already living in the East side of Manila and just in the town next to Pasig but I haven’t even scratched the surface, so to speak. Last week, I found the time to visit Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar in Capitol Commons, Pasig, and boy I’m glad I did!

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Exterior of Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar, Capitol Commons

It was lunchtime when I arrived and the place was already starting to get crowded with yuppies taking their lunch break. Capitol Commons’ close proximity to the offices along Shaw Boulevard and the Ortigas Business District explains this.

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The bar.

The place has quite an interesting ambiance for me...

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