Great food from the Philippines: Banana Cue

Published in: Filipino food | August 10th, 2009
Banana Cue in the Philippines (click to enlarge)

Banana Cue in the Philippines There are many different types of banana in the Philippines. Some are used for eating raw, others to be cooked. Banana Cue is covered in sugar and cooked over a BBQ or deep fried. It tastes sweet and like a banana should. But for me it’s quite dry and hard… Continue reading more »

Is El Nido, Palawan, paradise on earth?

Published in: Philippines | August 3rd, 2009
View of El Nido from above (click to enlarge)

I arrived in the late evening. After taking the wrong turn (there are only two) I found myself walking down main street El Nido. And, I immediately got a good vibe from the place. It was a touristy town, no doubt.  Guides here, tour that, go here type signs were everywhere. But, not one was… Continue reading more »

Great food from the Philippines: Student Food

Published in: Filipino food | August 2nd, 2009
Student food from the Philippines

Cheap Student food in The Philippines Following along with local places to eat: the photograph above is from a university canteen in The Philippines. Any good budget traveller will tell you this is where you go to get good, super cheap food. Usually run by a staff of friendly mothers, the food often has a… Continue reading more »

How to get from Sabang to El Nido, Palawan, The Philippines

Published in: How to live overseas, Philippines | July 29th, 2009
Taking a Jeepney from Sabang

I searched and I read the guide book. All made mention that the road from Sabang to El Nido was terrible. Some mentioned 16 hour trips of bum numbing hell. Others mentioned having to take 1 tricycle, a local bus, wait 2 hours at a cross road, then another 8 hours in an overcrowded bus… Continue reading more »

Great food from the Philippines: Pinoy Chocolate Cake!

Published in: Filipino food | July 28th, 2009
Delicious chocolate cake from the Philippines

Is the best chocolate cake in the world from the Philippines? I’ve eaten chocolate cake from Germany, the UK, the USA and various other places around the world that say they make the best. I’ve picked coco pods in Africa and roasted the beans over a hot stove before grounding them into a natural powder.… Continue reading more »

A little bit of Tibet in the Philippines?

Published in: Philippines | July 23rd, 2009
Fishing boats in dock, Sabang, The Philippines

Sabang is a very small town. In fact, it’s more of a road and beach front than town. There’s no pharmacy … but there is a medical center. When I needed it, it was closed. But help is always at hand in the Philippines and I was told the nearest Pharmacy was a 3km drive… Continue reading more »

Tempura and Kwek Kwek egg: street food from The Philippines

Published in: Filipino food | July 22nd, 2009
Tempura and Kwek-Kwek egg from The Philippines

Tempura and Kwek Kwek egg from the Philippines All around the Philippines you will find little carts with large aluminum containers.The long thin strips in the photograph are Tempura. This is basically a mix of white fish in mild spice and flour deep-fried. The Filipino version of fish finger. It doesn’t taste very fishy, and… Continue reading more »