Balesin Island Club – What We Ate at Balesin Village

Several years ago I went to Maldives and stayed at a 5 star resort. The place was beautiful but the food was shockingly expensive and  mediocre at best. Balesin Island Club can compete with the one in Maldives and the food is priced reasonably and quite good to boot. 

Steveston Pizza

PIZZA!!! I told you I was craving for pizza. Don’t worry this is my last pizza post for a while. I think I’m cured of my pizza cravings (cross my fingers). I bet you’ve passed by this small, unassuming storefront along Tomas Morato without realizing Steveston Pizza is a popular and widely acclaimed branch fromContinue reading “Steveston Pizza”

My Kitchen by Chef Chris

My friend Ariel lives in San Francisco, a city with so many, many good pizzas. He’s the one who brought me to Pizzeria Delfina which I really enjoyed. I wanted him to try Chef Chris’ creation formerly known as panizza since I know think there’s nothing like that in the US yet. This was myContinue reading “My Kitchen by Chef Chris”

Dinner at Lombardi’s, Robinson’s Magnolia

We were supposed to have our Christmas dinner at Greeka Kouzina but it was full that Saturday night so we went to Robinson’s Magnolia and chose to eat at Lombardi’s. I was with the same group of friends and kiddies who ate at My Kitchen where we had an excellent meal that we still had aContinue reading “Dinner at Lombardi’s, Robinson’s Magnolia”

Sunday Lunch at My Kitchen by Chef Chris

Ever since I ate at C Italian Dining in Pampanga two years ago I’ve been wanting to go back. I was so happy to hear that Chef Chris opened a new restaurant in Paco, Manila which was still far but much more manageable than Pampanga. C is still open from what I’ve heard but ChefContinue reading “Sunday Lunch at My Kitchen by Chef Chris”

Rome: Pizzeria Dal Paino, Piazza Navona

I wasn’t giving up. I still wanted to find great pizza in Italy. My search took us to Pizzeria Baffeto which was in several lists of ‘must eats’ in Rome. What I neglected to read on my research was the opening hours of Baffeto. No wonder there were no lines, the pizzeria was open forContinue reading “Rome: Pizzeria Dal Paino, Piazza Navona”

Rome: Restaurants on Via delle Fornaci

Since our B&B was surrounded with several restaurants we tried three of them. Most of the time we were tired after a whole day of walking at the Vatican or other sites so eating nearby was most convenient. The food we’ve eaten at these restaurants were just satisfactory nothing really memorable. Even though the weatherContinue reading “Rome: Restaurants on Via delle Fornaci”

Florence: La Capanna Pizzeria Trattoria

After two museums we walked around looking for a place to have lunch and spotted this pizzeria. When we looked around we were surprised to find it was just next door to our B&B. That’s how near all the sites were to each other. La Capanna has been open since 1906 so it must beContinue reading “Florence: La Capanna Pizzeria Trattoria”

Dinner at Napa Restaurant & Bar

Rochelle and Chris wanted to see my cousin Angie since she was a gracious host to us when we went to Taipei two years ago. We were thinking of a restaurant that was kid friendly and at the same time something new. Warren suggested Napa Restaurant & Bar in Quezon City. Napa and 8 SpicesContinue reading “Dinner at Napa Restaurant & Bar”