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Pastry review: Ensaymada x Casa Ensaimada

So a box of Casa Ensaimada was delivered to my place. I rejoiced!     Why? Because I recall the first time I had a taste of this ensaymada was love at first bite. I remember quite vividly how the this pasty’s bread bore the bakery-of-the-past recipe, that crumbly consistency. It brought back fond memories of Kinoguitan in Misamis Oriental, where the Iluste cousins vacation in summer, and during...

Sa Café Marco, mabuhay ang Pinoy food!

In celebration of the Philippine Independence Day, Café Marco at Marco Polo Davao salutes Filipino Culture & Cuisine with a weeklong fiesta.     The food promotion that features Pinoy favorites from ensalada to panghimagas, kicked off on June 12 and will run until the 17th. “Celebrating our country’s national day or Araw ng Kalayaan is very timely and important in our times today. Food is a...

Chinese for breakfast? Savor it at Marco Polo Davao

Cravings are quite unpredictable, such as Chinese cuisine for breakfast? That should be not a problem. If at break of dawn you suddenly have the sudden urge to devour a hot bowl of Chinese noodles or enjoy dim sum, there is a place you can head to—Café Marco at the Marco Polo.     This month, Marco Polo Davao is all set to fill your plate and palates with authentic Chinese delicacies.    ...

May 2017 musings: Lessons from mother’s Martial Law

May isn’t over yet and mothers still rule the month (and the whole year), in her household, at least. I still remember how Patria (I call my mom by her first name when I tease her. She’s in heaven now), runs our home: On weekends: Tayo na at mag-linis ng bahay. Ano ka senyorito? On Sunday mornings: Gising! Inumaga ka ng uwi, disco-disco ka magdamag pero hindi ka makapagsimba ng isang oras? Those are just a couple...

Because I had to: Stories from the Queen City

What usually takes me to Cebu is a trip to a destination to which the Queen City is the gateway. Maybe it’s a Philippine Airlines (PAL) press conference for a launching of a new destination or a junket by a fancy hotel. Because I had to, I flew to Cebu for a Marks & Spencer task. It was a trip to reconnect with friends and connect with new ones in the print and digital media Cebu family.     Marco...
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