Tambok’s: Ilonggo Comfort Food in El Nido

a review by Joanna Ruiz   “Maayo-gandang gabi!” Josef Sagemüller says to a security guard, and quickly laughs at himself. Bacolod-born and bred and German-educated Josef has just opened a restaurant in El Nido, Palawan, and is still getting used to the language differences, although Ilonggo is one of the dialects commonly spoken in El Nido. …

Pinay Traveller Recommends: Happon Ramen House in Marikina

Marikina, formerly known as the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, is now becoming quite the food hub. Alongside old-timer restaurants that serve the traditional Marikeño fare of pancit pinagulong, everlasting and puto, there are now modern food parks and restaurants that attract the foodies of Metro Manila. One of these new restos is the quaint  Happon …

Xôi Yến: Hanoi’s Best Sticky Rice Restaurant

    Eating at  Xôi Yến Restaurant along Nguyen Huu Huan Street is a must  for those visiting the Old Quarter in Hanoi. Virtually a local legend, it is constantly filled with hearty eaters thanks to its delicious sticky rice bowls.     Xoi is a traditional Vietnamese dish made from rice and corn and topped …

PinayTraveller Films: Ria de Arousa, Galicia

      My second film!  Yay!  But a confession.  I tried editing this down to 45 seconds BUT I had a hard time choosing which video to edit out and which to keep. So as a compromise, here’s my (less than) two-minute edit.  This short travel film features my boat ride along the Ria …