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Ilocos Empanada


They say if you were to eat in Ilocos, you have to try their Empanada.

Theirs is totally different from any other Empanada that I have tasted. They first prepare the dough, fill it up with cabbage, their famous longganiza, raw egg, and cheese then have it deep fried giving that crunch as you bite through the soft filling.

Looking at this photo makes me want to eat it again.


More to come.

Yours Truly,


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Bring me to the streets

Lennon Glasses, Neil Felipp Yakuza Skull Ring, Fossil Leather Watch, Metal Kabuki Print Sleeveless, Topman Skinny Jeans, Sinatra Leather shoes

Photography: Homer Medici

Cebustreetfashion (for more photos of Cebu’s street fashion)

I am totally blessed because I found out that I have been chosen to be in one of the special settings in an international event. I won’t be giving any full details just yet about it because I seriously don’t want to jinx it. But I really want to say thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity. Thank you!

Anyway, I met up with Homer and Elle to try Dong Juan. I’ve been hearing nothing but good reviews about the place especially on their burgers and lately, I’ve been craving for some good burgers or maybe I’m just simply pregnant. hahaha. kidding.

I’m no Ice Tea fan but I love looking at the bottles where they put their ice teas and let us see if Homer likes their ice tea?! hhhmm

I guess he does! 😀

Now, for their BURGER!

I love the presentation, so tantalizing with all of the slightly caramelized onions! I got the Chili Cheese Burger! It was good but it didn’t have a lasting impression to me or maybe because the chili was too overpowering. But I still have a few to try and I heard their Mushroom Cheese Burger is one of their best burgers which I am excited for the next time I visit.

If you are in a 200 php budget, then visit Dong Juan which can be found in the new Persimmon Place in Mabolo.

Yours Truly,


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.N. loves Zao Resto:Art

So just recently, I have been told by a very good friend of mine, Paolo Ong that there is a new menu at his family’s restaurant, Zao. His restaurant has always been known for a good buffet but I’m always excited for something new in the Ala Carte.

If you people are curious why the restaurant has been called Zao. In greek, Zao actually means “Alive“. The owners have noticed in their travels from Manila to the United States that there are restaurants that are called Zao as well but they only serve Vietnamese. They have been so intrigued by the name that the name is actually from a popular metal band. And finally after getting a dictionary, they discovered the wonderful meaning of the name, Zao, “Alive”.

All of the food that has been served to us has been prepared by the talented, Chef Paolo Ong.

Behind the creation of these delicious dishes, the influence has come from his stay in San Francisco, California when he was studying culinary. Food trips with good friends from the affordable to the expensive but all worth it for the quality so that in his return here to Cebu, Philippines, he would fuse all of these wonderful flavors for the Cebuanos to enjoy.

I have never been a fan of Gambas but with Zao’s own version of Gambas. It is really good. The sauce complimented the shrimp very well and if you put some on the rice, it was a good symphony of flavors and textures.

This is what I ordered, The Suck and Blow. I know that the name of dish is quite erotic  but it is definitely catchy and ingenious. The reason behind the name is it is a Pastel De Lengua (tongue) with mushroom and garlic rice served on a sizzling plate. I asked the chef why they named it that way and that was the only thing that came out of their head.

Paolo, fellow blogger and friend ordered El Guapito.

Grilled Mexican Chicken with Chipotle Mushroom Sauce, Top With Caramelized Onions and Bell Pepper and served with Garlic Rice

A definite must-try.

And for my drink, I ordered a Double Choco Banana Hemp Shake, not only is it healthy but organic.

Paolo, Jaye and me. We were really full and would love to thank Chef Paolo Ong and Zao Restaurant for the delicious lunch.

Zao has become something more than your typical restaurant that serves sizzling, grill and fried but a place for you to unwind and dine.

If you interested to visit Zao and taste their new menu,

Go to Andres Abellana, Cor. Julio Diaz St., Guadalupe, Philippines or you can give them a call, 2543811.

And don’t forget to add them on FACEBOOK.

Yours Truly,



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Ohaiyo Shibuya!!!

After a rushing shopping spree, we immediately went to Shibuya to get something to eat. It is really best to shop first before you eat because you will definitely have problems running around with a full stomach. Just a little advice. And besides, the food will taste yummier because you will be hungry. hehe. Basically, if Roppongi would be the A – Class Night Life District, then Shibuya would be right next to it. It mostly caters more to the younger generation. I really wanted to take pictures of the people with their fashion styles but I can’t just point and shoot because I don’t want to respect them. And another thing, this is one of the most densely populated parts of Tokyo. I could just imagine. The Japanese definitely work hard but when it comes to partying, they party harder. I like that…

I really wanted to go in this shop but sadly, it was closed…:(

My Highschool Friend, Saki!! Totally made my Japan trip memorable…

I told Saki that what I’m really looking for is good ramen and she brought me here. It is those small ramen shops that I have been looking for…

This is really cool. Right before you get your seat, you have to pay automatically on the machine which will then give you a receipt which you must give straight to the cook to make your order.

Oh, what a beautiful small ramen shop. It is love at first sight.

Totally waiting for our ramen to arrive. I’m so excited!! 😀

When my Tatay (grandfather) saw this pic, he was saying I fit in Japan after all because I look like one. Totally flattered. I just wish people in Cebu would say I look more Japanese than Korean. Nothing racist. I’m just more into Japanese culture than Korean Culture and I was raced with Japanese culture.


Hello, Beautiful!

So, we were on our way back and we decided to take our pictures together with those out of this world photo booth of their and I was able to stumble to this. If you remember those UFO eater or those cranes things where you get to try to get a stuff toy, theirs is totally different. Instead of stuff toys, it is PERFUME!! And I’m telling you, this is all real perfume. I tried but total fail…

If not perfume, then some good quality watches. What the!!!

Hey readers, more to come…:D



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