Halo Asian Mix 29 E. Adams St. Chicago, IL In the loop, near corner Wabash and Adams Phone 312 360-1111 Website: haloasianmix.com Just discovered this hole in the wall joint yesteray, in the loop, no less. It’s right near the southwest corner of Adams and Wabash, nestled among the row of lunch places on that [...]
Cheese Burger @ The Coffee Shop I stumbled upon this cafe in New York City’s Union Square neighborhood by happenstance. We were on our way to scope out the place where I need to go on Wednesday. We were so hungry that as soon as we emerged from the bowels of NYC, we went into [...]
NhuLan’s Bakery is one new discovery that I go back to at least twice a month. It’s basically a Vietnamese/French bakery on the 2000 block of W. Lawrence in Chicago in Lincoln Square/Ravenswood. Their baguettes are quite wonderful, especially when you freeze them and then heat them in the oven – crisp outside and soft [...]
All taken with my iPhone, mostly from my travels to Traverse City in Michigan and Sarasota, Florida, although some, like the sardinas, egg salad, shrimp stir fry, pineapple ham and leche flan, I or Ron made.
We just came from the cherry capital of the US – which is the Traverse City area in Northwestern Michigan. Of course we brought home several pounds of farm-fresh cherries … and realized we didn’t know what to do with them. Well, Bigoven.Com has incredible recipes for Cherry Cobbler – and tried one of them [...]
Trio, Trio, Trio – a sampling of Ceviches at Topolobampo We had a visitor from California over the weekend – who specifically requested to dine at the celebrated Rick Bayless restaurant, Topolobampo, the award-winning Mexican restaurant which was named as one of the top new restaurants in the US when it opened in 1991. So [...]
Hot Doug’s The Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium 3324 N. California, Chicago, IL 60618 ph 773 279-9550 fax 773 279-8553 The Chicago Hot Dog – Pure artistry For quintessential Chicago hot dog and modern hot dog creations — this is the place to go. They’re only open during the day, and there is a [...]
Some of the dishes we ate during out trip in Northern Minnesota.
Mekeni specialty – puto bumbong, pichi pichi and ginataan. Last Saturday, I felt like having home-made Filipino food but I didn’t want to cook. And didn’t want to go to the usual Filipino take out place that I go to nor go to the usual Filipino restaurants that I patronize. So I went online and [...]
Nuevo Leon restaurant, originally uploaded by mmmmarshall. Yesterday, I had a craving for authentic Mexican food … so we drove to Little Village on Chicago’s southwest side. According to the Encyclopedia of Chicago, Little Village is “known by its residents as the “Mexico of the Midwest,” and has over the past 35 years joined Pilsen [...]
I heated this up: Menudo, originally uploaded by Flipped Out. A store-bought menudo from Unimart, a Filipino grocery store in Chicago with a turo-turo (point-point) shop on the premises (for take aways only though). Recipe for menudo can be found at the main carinderia site. Enjoy!
I ate this 35: Shrimp Sinigang, originally uploaded by Flipped Out. So good, it’s like your Mom cooked it or even better. Sinigang na hipon from Isla Pilipino Restaurant in Chicago. Their website: islapilipina.com. It’s that good. This restaurant is getting a cult following because of the positive reviews on Yelp. I’ve been to the [...]
We went to see a play in the burbs yesterday … it was an early play – the doors opened at 6 pm. (We saw Jean Genet’s The Maid at the Writer’s Theater in Glencoe, IL, one of the wealthier suburbs of Chicago in the North Shore.) On our way there, we decided to stop [...]
A few years ago, I had a chance to do a day trip to Bohol from Cebu City … it wasn’t necessarily a food trip, but it ended as one. We started very early in the morning at Cebu port to catch the early morning ferry to Tagbilaran City (Bohol). While crossing the strait to [...]
A visit to a small-town Philippine market … Markets are so organized now … they divide the market into sections – dry goods, vegetable, meat, fish … It is so wonderful to go around, even in a small-town market. The sights, the colors, the aroma … hmm hmm … Here’s a short walk through the [...]
The island province of Guimaras is just an hour or so away by pump boat from Iloilo City. In 2006, on a lark, we drove from Aklan to Iloilo City and when we were there decided to go to Guimaras for a short visit. We were actually there only for about an hour and a [...]
Well, instead of having the traditional turkey and helpings yesterday, friends and family decided that we should just go to Chinatown and have our thanksgiving there. It was alright with me. That means, no more preparing, no more washing dishes. Happy Chef Dimsum at Chinatown Square in Chicago. This is by far, our most favorite [...]
Myramar Restaurant in the heart of “Barrio Filipino” in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain Filipinos run this city. (Note, this is a duplicate article in my Tanikalang Ginto blog with a few modifications.) Well, sort of. Filipinas on a stroll in the harbor of Barcelona, kind of like Baywalk I spent ten days in Barcelona, Spain over [...]
When I think of Tagaytay, it’s the pasalubongs that I take home with me from stalls along the winding road of the city. Mostly fresh fruits, flowers and other farm produce. Sweet, sweet pineapples. Hmm. Beautiful bananas. Uhm hmm. And coffee. Really good coffee. I even brought several pounds of Mendez coffee with me to [...]
One of the gates to Manila’s Chinatown Tikoy for sale on the sidewalk, are you ready for the Chinese New Year?! Buddha laughing at me! Buseeee restaurant Street scene Exotic fruits