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Of travel, food and people – the road to learning
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This may sound like a biased opinion, given the fascination of ours for buffalo wings (we even made various recipes for it), but it really is high time that this makes a comeback. Enough with the milk tea and the ramens of the past two years (something that seemed really peculiar given how hot and […]

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Filipinized Bulletproof Coffee Using Laurin MCT-1412

Ever the fitness buffs, our friends Chuckie Dreyfus and wife Yen (The Tummy Traveler) sent a gift of this coconut based MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride). It’s a food supplement based on coconut oils where the natural fats that it provides help in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Some people have actually taken this by the spoonful, […]

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Gefseis Greek Grill San Juan La Union Philippines-1037

More great food joints opening up in the surf spots in San Juan, La Union! It’s been a long time since the last visit here, and so many things have sprouted thanks to the popularity of the place… and not just to the local tourism market. A Greek man decided to settle down here and […]

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The Curator Cocktail Appreciation Session by Diageo World Class-1017

This list may be a skewed, one-sided reasoning given the penchant for the writers here for the delectable concoctions, but after some thought and a quick history with hands-on cocktail making hosted by Diageo Reserve for a select few individuals at The Curator in Manila, one must wonder why must everyone learn how to make […]

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The Tipsy Cook Makes Barako Wings-1033

New Year, and a good start too here at En Route. What better way than to turn the heat up in cold January than with a new addition to our buffalo wings recipes?? This recipe was inspired by a baked coffee wings recipe before, but the bittersweet taste will probably benefit with a bit of […]

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Ube Leche Flan-0855

Anghelica’s Desserts’ Ube Leche Flan cake is a sweet treat you have to try.

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Macarons from Cafe Macaron Fairmont Hotel Makati Philippines-1059

Just a small rave about Cafe Macaron: Here in Manila, this is simply one of the best macarons you will ever find. There’s a fine, delicate way of making these gems, and they got it down pat. Delicate almond crust, giving way to spongy, chewy interiors, then a final sink of the teeth into the […]

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Cointreau Mixology Competition Le Jardin Fort Bonifacio 11-25-2014-8248

How to begin describing this essential nectar of the cocktail gods? Cointreau is nothing new in this blog. Quite a few experiments with doing the proper cosmopolitan and the overly underrated French 75 have yielded very special tipples where using mere substitutes will never do (Believe us. We tried. We have seen the error of […]

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Staple and Perk Makati City Philippines - DSC_0786

This new coffee shop opened near the place of work, replacing the Italian restaurant that used to be situated in the Ecoplaza building in Makati City. Quite a good replacement, too! There really is not a decent coffee shop that is within walking distance at this place. Staple and Perk, though, calls itself a bakery, with […]

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Hendrick's Gin at the Fairmont Makati-0671-2

This gin was quite unusual. While gin, most especially the London Dry variety, is characterized by the prominent taste of juniper berries, this craft, small batch of Hendrick’s Gin makes itself distinguishable among all the gins with its cucumber and rose petals scent and flavor. It’s really interesting, because this cucumber is starting to be […]

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Brewhaus Venice Piazza Grilled Gourmet Grilled Cheeses Philippines-0621

So much trends in the Manila food scene over the past few years that people have even rated that Manila is one of the best places to be a foodie. Yet, one thing seems to have been neglected in this deluge of gastronomic concepts. The simplest of comfort food, the grilled cheese, has been vastly […]

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Ginos Brick Oven Burrata Philippines

Foodies have probably heard of what a burrata is. And if you haven’t, and you are a lover of cheese, then you need to have one as soon as possible. It all looks quite simple: It’s like a giant ball of buffalo mozzarella.  But the treat lies the moment you pierce that gummy “skin”, and […]

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Mr Cochinillo Philippines-0510

The story of Mr. Cochinillo begins with a guy named Tinee, who he, himself, finds it funny given his how he says his build is quite deceptive of his nickname. Tinee’s passion started with lifestyle’s more exciting ventures such as photography and even as a DJ. He used to have a studio for these. One […]

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Granny's Old Fashioned Cocktail-0550

It actually came from an inspiration after re-reading nostalgic cider-filled memories of pubs in London, and a thought that cider might mix well with a bourbon based drink… …And then there was no cider. All that was left was apple juice. So, again, necessity being the mother of invention, and desperation being the mother of […]

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The Tipsy Cook Ginger Vodka and Gin Asian Beef Shank Stew-0446

Those cheap infusion liquors have gone a long way since the first experiment for cocktails. Now, with the lack of ginger, a ginger infused vodka normally used for Moscow Mule was mixed in a recipe that integrates Chinese Braised Ribs and Filipino Bulalo. And those orange and lemongrass components? Absolutely delicious when partnered with bird’s eye […]

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Calamansi Cheesecake Indulgence by Irene-0407

The Cheesecake Queen of Manila. After some research and no one seems to have that moniker as of this writing, it may be best to give it to the lady behind Indulgence by Irene. Time and time again, her cheesecake creations have constantly made it to the list of Manila’s best desserts. Starting with the […]

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