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Love is in the Air and Underwater

0 Aquanauts, mermaids and a lot of fish. This February, love isn’t just in the air, it’s underwater. Read on and you just might win an all-expense paid trip to an underwater adventure for two at Thailand’s Sheraton Pattaya Resort. My family and I were amazed with the mermaids inside the large aquarium of Manila […]

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Masuki Mami Restaurant

0 Do you want a taste of the past in the present? If there’s one thing that’s been preserved in the world’s oldest Chinatown, I’d have to say it’s the food. In Masuki Mami Restaurant, the taste of their noodles and dimsum have remained almost the same, the way they’ve been enjoyed for decades in […]

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Sto. Cristo De Longos

1 Christianism infused with Buddhism. That’s what I think I saw the Chinese and Filipino-Chinese were practicing in front of this altar along Tomas Pinpin St., Binondo, Manila. There was a cross representing Jesus which of course is about the Christian Faith but I also saw incense and other items that are commonly used by […]

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Eng Bee Tin

1 I grew up with Eng Bee Tin’s tikoy and hopia. Now, it’s just amazing how the number of flavors grew. I just can’t decide which to try which makes me want to buy all! My favorite hopia is the ube-pastillas flavor and my favorite tikoy is the ube tikoy. So far, that has remained […]

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Lucky Chinatown Mall

0 The first luxury mall in Binondo’s a very refreshing treat from the crowded Chinatown. Lucky Chinatown Mall’s a breath of fresh air. Located in the world’s oldest Chinatown, this is one of Megaworld Corporation’s malls specifically developed to have a Chinese look and feel. All the signages are written both in English and Chinese. […]

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Chinese Rose Tea

1 I’ve tasted fresh rose petals on salads, rose puree with desserts but I haven’t tried Chinese Rose Tea. That became my accidental adventure in Binondo, Manila. Binondo is also called Chinatown. Chinese drugstores are everywhere in Binondo. Growing up I’ve heard of so many stories about them. Exotic, interesting and surprising products can be […]

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