Here’s the continuation of my two-part special article in celebration of the 4th year anniversary of Eat To Your Heart's Content. If you haven’t read the part 1 of the Best Cities to Dine in the Philippines, here’s the link.
Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods creator, host and co-executive producer plus a contributing editor at the Food & Wine Magazine - Andrew Zimmern made a buzz in the Philippine food scene in mid-2012 for declaring that Filipino food will be the next big thing. Zimmern told Today.com "I predict, two years from now, Filipino food will be what we will have been talking about for six months … I think that’s going to be the next big thing, I want to go on record — this is not something that’s hot now somewhere and will get hot everywhere else, it’s just starting." Zimmern added "I think it’s going to take another year and a half to get up to critical mass, but everybody loves Chinese food, Thai food, Japanese food, and it’s all been exploited. The Filipinos combined the best of all of that with Spanish technique. The Spanish were a colonial power there for 500 years, and they left behind adobo and cooking in vinegar — techniques that, applied to those tropical Asian ingredients, are miraculous.” These were Zimmern’s delightful words about the Philippine cuisine and truly inspired every epicure in the Philippines.
The first time I stepped into a branch of Buddy’s in Makati City, I was surprised with their festive mood. I felt like I was transported to a regional festival which heightened my appetite with the thought of delicious delicacies served during feasts.
|Vigan Empanada a delicious Ilocos delicacy|
Vigan Empanada is a delicacy that is unmistakably Ilocano. This famous and well-loved Ilocano delicacy is simple yet delicious.
|A landmark in Carcar City, found at the rotunda|
When it comes to traveling, my love for the charming oldies particularly the grand structures of historic churches has been one of my priorities. So during my latest trip to Cebu, I was adamant to include Carcar City in my itinerary.