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Milano Torino Restaurant Sydney, Australia

Australia, Lifestyle, New South Wales, Travel By June 26, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

There is a restaurant in Torino called Milano Torino. According to its website, it is named after “a cocktail, first served in the 1860’s, made by equal parts Campari, the bitter liqueur, from Milan (Milano) and Cinzano, the vermouth, from Turin (Torino).” It is located mostly out of the way out there in Epsom Road in Rosebery.

Milano Torino serves “Northern Italian cuisine with a focus on regional food from Piedmont, and Vermouth Bar. Their philosophy is seasonal, organic and fresh food, using only the the best produce available on the market, including many goods imported directly from Italy.”

It is a fairly small and private restaurant good for couples, friends, and families with kids.

Although the restaurant has a regular menu, it also prides itself in having a dish or two that is dependent on what’s available on the market and the chef’s inspiration.

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1209 Sunset Beach Bar, Corong-Corong Beach, El Nido, Palawan

Life in El Nido, Palawan By March 21, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 5 Comments

I have always wanted pallet furniture for the beach. We wanted everything to be simple yet colorful and relaxing. The idea was just to serve appetizers and drinks – but the menu evolved to accommodate dinner, and our specialty and best seller became the mediterranean pasta and the beer burger – our special recipes! We are also proud of our mango shake and banana shake that guests have exclaimed again and again to be the best in all of El Nido. We are of course boasting of the pretty sunsets that we have in Corong-Corong beach. Here are some photos of the many sunsets we are lucky enough to be able to see nearly everyday. If you guys are looking for the sunset in El Nido, it is found in Corong-Corong beach. Come drop by the bar for some milk tea, cold beers and cocktails, delicious pasta, and your daily dose of sunset.

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Le Souffle by Chef Jessie at Top of the Citi

Photography, Restaurants By December 13, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

A friend’s office Christmas party was held at Le Souffle by Chef Jessie at Top of the Citi on the 34th floor of the Citibank Tower in Makati last Friday and I went there to shoot it. They asked me to also take shots of the food, so I did, without really thinking that I was going to blog about it. But I kept coming back to these photos and making myself hungry that I thought, okay, I’m going to have to share this with other people, so they can get hungry with me. I love sweets. And these are just yummmmmy!

Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie

Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie

Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie

Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie

Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie

Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie

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Lonesome Carabao Lounge, El Nido, Palawan

Life in El Nido, Palawan, Restaurants By October 6, 2012 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

One of the newer establishments in El Nido town, Lonesome Carabao Lounge, is located in Hama Street, and we passed by it every time we went to town. (We lived a few kilometers outside of town, in the direction of the Lio airport.) I heard about how good the tacos and burritos are but never actually went in. On this one time I decided to try it, I found it overflowing with people so I had to go somewhere else. In addition, my predisposition for beachfront places did not really help.

Lonesome Carabao Lounge, El Nido, Palawan

One rainy August afternoon though, I saw it empty, save for a few guests all on their laptops, so we went in.

Lonesome Carabao Lounge, El Nido, Palawan

Lonesome Carabao Lounge, El Nido, Palawan

My daughter, Lia, and I took this little table by the wall near the door.

Lonesome Carabao Lounge, El Nido, Palawan

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Trattoria Altrov’e, El Nido, Palawan

Palawan By October 3, 2012 Tags: , , , , , 17 Comments

When I came back to El Nido after not being there for a year, I found myself lost in all the new establishments. I went to my favorite restaurants first, of course. But the first “new” restaurant that I found myself in was Trattoria Altrov’e, right at the corner of Calle Hama and the street where I used to live in 2005.

Trattoria Altrov'e, El Nido, Palawan

It’s a restaurant open only for dinner and located on the second floor. By the entrance on the ground floor is the pugon (brick kiln or oven) and the pizza preparation area. Guests have to leave their footwear at the bottom of the stairs and climb up to get to the restaurant.

It’s a small place and can get really full quick. Prices can be steep, a pizza can cost up to Php400+ BUT it is really, really good.

I fell in love with this place the very first time I went there.

Trattoria Altrov'e, El Nido, Palawan

Trattoria Altrov'e, El Nido, Palawan

My favorite place table was on the raised platform right by the windows and near the bathroom because it was very cozy! I loved the low tables, and the pillows on the floor.

Trattoria Altrov'e, El Nido, Palawan

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Places to eat in Legazpi: Waway’s Restaurant

Albay By June 14, 2012 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

I feel like I already wrote a blog about this before but I’ve been unable to find it. There was a time when I sought to separate all my travel posts from everything else, and created a travel site called “One Travel Story” – the goal was to write one travel story at a time. After a year, I realized it was much too tedious to maintain too many sites and decided to abandon the project. I therefore had to migrate the posts, at least some that I thought worthy of saving. When angkuletdotcom crashed in 2011, I lost all control of what was saved and not. I am still recovering.

I was first in Waway’s Restaurant in February 2010 for lunch. I was in fact with Lia, who was then ten months old. Here are some of the photos from that trip:

Waway's Resto: main door

Waway's Resto: table

Waway's Resto: Chicharong Bulaklak

Chicharong Bulaklak

Waway's Resto: Fried shrimps

Fried Shrimps

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Bigg’s Diner, Pili, Camarines Sur

Camarines Sur, Restaurants By November 1, 2010 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

I was home earlier this year with Lia while H was busy with his first quarter meeting with the “United Nations” team. I always make it a point to eat at Bigg’s Diner every time I am home. There is one walking distance from my parents’ home in Pili. It is the one right in front of the Pili Elementary School, in the Pili town proper, next to a now-closed gas station (where I used to buy a pint of ice cream everyday the entire summer before I went away to college), along the National Highway.

Bigg's Diner Pili: A view from the Inside Out

Looking out into the street/parking lot

Bigg's Diner Pili: Counter, Tables, Chairs and Customers

Interior and counter where it is pay-as-you-order

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