Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Iloilo City: Hometown Buffet by Freska

We are home. Iloilo City, is my 2nd home, a place I will forever come back to. On this trip, Iloilo City is our starting point. Arrived at the Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan around 6:00 P.M., we headed straight to our hotel, Highway 21 in General Luna St. Iloilo City.
After checked-in, our hungry tummies need a hearty fill, so off we went, on my list, Hometown Buffet by Freska top it all. The ultimate reason, we can all eat right away without waiting for our orders, because its a BUFFET of Ilonggo cuisine. I have been to Iloilo many,many times and in every visit, there is always a new food place to dine. Iloilo is a food heaven, most food places are homegrown, which made me proud a little being an Ilongga, we love our food.
Hometown Buffet by Freska is the place to be, for a taste of Ilonggo cooking. For only Php 269.00, eat all you can, you can feast on more than 30 food selections. From soup, main course and native Ilonggo desserts, with free frozen slush and ube cheese ice cream.
Hometown Buffet by Freska is located at Ayala TechnoHub, Smallville, Iloilo City.









Monday, April 27, 2015

Western Visayas Explored!

The 7 days Panay Island Escapade with my wander family highlighted all the 6 six provinces of Region XI. Antique, Aklan, Capiz and Iloilo composes the 4 provinces in Panay Island.HERE ARE SOME OF THE PHOTOS THAT MADE ME WANT TO EXPLORE MORE OF THE PHILIPPINES.



Nogas Island, Anini-y, Antique





























Saturday, April 25, 2015

Koronadal City: Celema’s Lutong Bahay

Celema’s is a Koronadal institution, back in the days, it is the place to be for celebrations. And we wanted to introduce Browie to what Celema’s dining is. After accompanying Mama at the Provincial Capitol, we headed straight across to Celema’s Place.
Upon entering a smiling Manang welcomes us, asking Mama if she already retired and if we were those kids she used to bring for lunch back then. Celema’s is our examination day treat, one of the few food place in Koronadal City in the 90’s.
Our favorite is the Fried Chicken, no breading what so ever, simply salt and pepper then fried to perfection, making the chicken’s taste come out. And it did pass Browie’s standard, when all he had for lunch is the fried chicken. We also had; Pinakbet, Mixed Seafood, Papaitan and Caldereta for lunch. It is good to be back, to have a taste of Celema’s Lutong Bahay.
Celema’s Place is located along Alunan Avenue, across South Cotabato Provincial Capitol.




Friday, April 24, 2015

General Santos City: Hap Chan Lunch with the Whole Family

It is a super late post of our December lunch, with the whole wander family. After picking up Sissy and Miya Bird from Tambler Airport we head out to SM City General Santos for lunch.
A chance to dine together is a perfect bonding for our whole family. We went to Hap Chan, at the 2nd Level Al Fresco of SM City General Santos. Hap Chan started as a small teahouse in the mid 90's. It aims to become the leading restaurant chain in the country offering authentic Hong Kong Tea house cuisine.
For lunch, we had; Yang Chow Fried Rice, Chop Suey Guisado, Fried Shrimps, Ho To Tay Soup, Wonton Noodle, Roasted Pork Asado, Shrimp Siomai and a noodle dish that I forgot.
Hap Chan did satisfy our cravings for yummy and authentic Chinese cuisine.