Coffee, cake and teak

No, there is no typo in the title. It is teak, as in teak wood. It's a story that starts with an art exhibit opening that Speedy and I went to. We had coffee afterwards to ... (more)


Fried peanuts

As a street food, peanuts are sold boiled or fried. Fried peanuts can have skins off or on. Either way, they are almost always salted. Sometimes, they are even spiced ... (more)


Selling coconut juice by the road

Ambulant vendors selling bottled drinks on city streets are common. In rural Philippines, makeshift roadside stalls selling local produce are more common. This buko (coconut) ... (more)

Ginger brew

Ginger brew

The blue smurf and a bottle of ginger brew on the coffee table. ... (more)


Chicken tikka, dry and tough

At Taj of Tagaytay, the chicken tikka was a huge disappointment. I wish the menu specified that they serve all their chicken dishes there using only skinless boneless chicken ... (more)