En Route
Of travel, food and people – the road to learning
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East Cafe Rustans Department Store Makati Philippines-7812

It is obvious that Rustans is not the main shopping destination of the people behind this blog as it was only this year of 2014 was it discovered that there are restaurants in EVERY LEVEL of the Rustans Department Store in Makati. Well how about that? You don’t even have to leave a floor if […]

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Hibok-hibok from Cainta and Taytay Rizal Cover

    It’s been quite some time since a Philippine native dessert delicacy was featured here. But since there was an opportunity to purchase a PHP 600.00 bilao worth of this chewy, gooey, coconut-flavored calorie mini-monsters, what better way than to share the goodness through pictures? What you see here is what people in the […]

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Rainy Day Comfort Food Cover

As of 4:37 pm of August 7, 2012, the amount of rainfall that has poured over the Philippines was much more than the devastating typhoon “Ondoy” of 2009 (and that’s saying a lot since that storm submerged over half of Metro Manila). Hoping that the recent government information programs such as the MMDA Traffic Navigator, […]

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Sans Rival and Silvanas Cakes and Pastries Dumaguete City Negros Oriental Philippines Cover

When in Dumaguete, aside from chomping on the native delicacy Bud-Bod Kabog, never miss out on the sweet, buttery goodness of Sans Rival and Silvanas from Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries. An institution that started in Dumaguete in the 1970’s, Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries has churned out countless Sans Rival Cakes and Silvanas that […]

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Bud-Bod and Puto Maya of Dumaguete Philippines Cover

One thing that some sites said was worth trying in Dumaguete was the native delicacy Bud-bod. Specifically, Bud-bod Kabog. Bud-bod is basically sticky rice wrapped in banana leaf, similar to suman. Bud-bod kabog, however, is different in that it is made from millet (that’s the kabog). Millet is a grain that is normally used in […]

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En Route Moron and Binakol of Leyte Philippines Cover

After sorting through the rips of waves in Calicoan Surf Camp and charmed by the simple life of its host town, Guiuan, it’s back to Tacloban to hitch on the plane back to busy Manila. With only a few hours to spare, little token treats, or pasalubongs, was mandatory for Filipino culture. A fellow food […]

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En Route Razon's Halo-halo, Razon's Halo-halo, halo-halo, Razon's of Guagua, how to keep cool during summer

During this month of many out of town trips, the theme is all about keeping cool. And one of my summer staples is the ever-famous Halo-halo of Razon’s. Contrary to the normal halo-halo that has everything on it, there’s something about the simplicity of the ingredients if Razon’s version that makes it worth coming back […]

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En Route Londres of Bauan Batangas

  The town of Bauan, Batangas really has this strange fondness for tucking their desserts in brown unsuspecting boxes.     Up on the plate now is this unique, soft, crumbly and sugar overloaded bread called Londres. In a previous post, I mentioned that Ka-Idro makes some quality bread, and this includes Londres. This one, […]

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Pianono of Ka Idro's Bakery. From Bauan, Batangas

Hiding inside an undecorated and unassuming box is a fluffy treat that induces jolts of happiness reminiscent of most gastronomic indulgences that make you sigh in contentment. This area of Batangas is known for various cakes and pastries, but our frequent visits to the town of Bauan, Batangas have made us fall in love with […]

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