Bicol — coco and spice, and everything nice

“Halos lahat ng pagkain dito, may gata (almost every dish we prepare has coconut milk)”, says our gracious host, Ate Eben, as she sets down a bowl full of laing. I never ate so much laing in my life! We had it for two meals (dinner and lunch the following day), but I craved for more. This was my third visit to Bicol. All three … Continue reading Bicol — coco and spice, and everything nice

The artists’ palate served at Taumbayan Restaurant

Quiet and seemingly reticent. But once you engage it, it will stimulate your senses. That’s Taumbayan Restaurant — the self-effacing eating place at T. Gener cor. K-1st, Kamuning, Quezon City. The place has become the hangout for artists. In fact, they hold workshops and lectures there. Young writers will find good mentors there if they’re lucky enough to catch them on certain nights. There are … Continue reading The artists’ palate served at Taumbayan Restaurant