Author Archives: Pam

About Pam

Teacher, cook, foodie, wanderlust

Manila to Batad Banaue

I took the 9PM night bus from Manila to Banaue. The trip took 9 hours with 3 stops. We arrived in Banaue at 7:00AM.  We took the Ohayami bus because they have an online booking system, next time however I … Continue reading

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How to cook Tikoy

Originally posted on Cooking Class:
Kung Hei Fat Choy! My Chinoy friends gave me tikoy as gifts for the Chinese New Year. Nian Gao or tikoy in the Philippines is glutinous rice cake. It is eaten at the start of…

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El Nido Palawan January Fiesta

Palawan will always be my happy place. Last year I was in El Nido and had a chance to experience the Santo Niño Festival.  Known as Sinulog (Cebu) or Ati-atihan (Aklan), it is celebrated every third Sunday of January in … Continue reading

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Abuela’s Arroz Valenciana Recipe

Last year I was in a restaurant in Cebu with my family, we ordered paella and my father  suddenly turned nostalgic. He told me this was the kind of paella my grandmother used to make. Seriously Pa???? I have spent … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 89,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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Filipino New Year’s Eve Traditions

Originally posted on Cooking Class:
In the Philippines New Year’s Eve is fun and crazy. It involves huge family gatherings, tons of food, lots of fireworks and noise, street parties and karaoke until the wee hours of the morning. Here…

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Din Tai Fung Manila

Michelin Star restaurant Din Tai Fung finally opened in Megamall Manila.  This holiday season the mall schedule closes at midnight, so I came late in the evening just to eat and skip the long lines. The signature dish is Xiao … Continue reading

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