Baguio:  Dining at Hillstation Restaurant

Baguio: Dining at Hillstation Restaurant

If you’re headed for Baguio, don’t miss dining at Hillstation Restaurant.  Set in the old ballroom of the newly renovated Casa Vallejo, the fine dining restaurant serves traditional Pinoy comfort food as well as colonial classics. The grand staircase leads down to the old ballroom which was frequented by Baguio socialites back in the day. …

The Wolfgang Puck Express in Harajuku

The Wolfgang Puck Express in Harajuku

Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck’s business thrives well in Japan.  But my discovery of the Iron Chef’s restaurant in Tokyo was purely accidental.  My friend Arnold and I were going to see Harajuku, that famous street where young Japanese people hang out dressed in their favorite anime characters. I personally wanted to see this: But when …

Widespread Cuteness in the Streets of Rome

  Italians love their cars, especially the luxe kind. But it is not the Alfa Romeos, Maseratis, Lamborghinis or the Ferraris that make my heart skip a beat. In Rome, mini cars rule! You’ll see them everywhere… zipping by the narrow cobble stoned streets like bumblebees on streroids… Shoved Parked in slots that could only …

Pasteis de Belém: Portugal’s Heaven in a Tart

The sugary scent coming from the bakeshop reminds me of everything that is sweet and good and nice. I am standing outside Antiga Confeitaria de Belém, right in the heart of the Belém District in Lisbon. The takeout queue for the bakeshop’s famous product is getting quite long.  I begin to worry that there won’t …

Pinay Traveller Recommends #12: The Ultimate American Food Trip

Just the other day, I was asked by a friend why I haven’t ever been to the US and if I had plans to go there in this lifetime. “Well, I’d love to go,” I told her.  “It’s just that I haven’t really thought about it that much.” So I came up with a list …