I grew up with my lola and lolo that I used to call nanay and tatay. Tatay is from Pampangga a true blue kapampangan and cooks oh so well. Whenever he cooks it's always simot sarap. And we call it fiesta :P kahit hindi. Then my Pappi (father) is a good cook too that's why I'm very particular and maarte with food. Now I missed them so much :(
During our Puerto Princesa Getaway, Tiya Ising's is one of the restaurants in the city that we visited for a sumptuous lunch. I have a thing for Pinoy resto's most especially if the recipe is passed on from generation to generation or even simply having a great dish that is so worth it to share and taste. Travelling and food tripping is a match made in heaven. Travelling takes you to a certain place while food takes you to something even better, culture.
Tiya Ising is the sister of the grandmother of the pretty young resto owner Ms. Katrina Austria. Tiya Ising's is a Restaurant serving Filipino dishes with bits of Palawan history and culture posted on its wall. Tiya Ising's Filipino Restaurant opened November last year.
The Ambiance: 40 seating capacity resto that is also open for small functions can be arranged. The interiors were quite pleasant and relaxing, having that old familiar feeling whenever I am to visit my Nanay's place.
History Bites: While waiting for the food to be served, Why not feed your mind for a while? Looking around the resto, you can see some installations and photographs of the history and culture of Palawan.
The Food: Upon seeing the food being served in the floral plates and Clay pots, old memories came flashing inside my mind. It is so true that food brings back memories. Opps! plating pa lang yan ah,. What more if you taste it pa? Promise, Tiya Ising's food choices were all great, and so affordable.
The Feel Good "Sinampalukang Manok" for Php200.00
The Good Old-Fashioned "Kilawin Puso ng Saging"for Php150.00
The Best Selling "Boneless Bangus" Whole for Php385.00
Kare-Kare for The Win
Lola Itang's Beef Kare-Kare Php 350.00
The Di Papahuling Crispy Pata for Php350.00
The Sizzling Pork Sisig for Php150.00
Thak you so much Ms. Katrina for accommodating our team!
And Special Thanks to Direk Dante, Alam nyo na yon! (^.^,)
Tiya Ising's Filipino Restaurant
Located at Roxas Street corner Rizal Avenue Puerto Princesa Palawan
Store hours: Tue to Sun 11:00 AM -9:00 PM
My Puerto Princesa Adventures...
Hostel Review: BGC Hostel Makati
BGC Hostel Makati
Hostel, The first time I've learned about the word Hostel is from Eli Roth's suspense movie. Yikes! Creepy. But this post has nothing creepy in any sense. In fact, this post is a colorful, pretty eye candy and affordable place to be in, just along EDSA and a tumbling away from BGC and Makati.
Located at 2855 Danlig St. near EDSA Kalayaan, just between the gas stationPetron and Mercury Drug, in Brgy. Pinagkaisahan, Makati. Told yah Tumbling away from BGC and Makati
But wait, the BGC Hostel, their name itself confused me too. Yah I know you guy's were wondering the same thing. Why BGC if it's not located within BGC?
Actually it's an acronym for Be at your Greatest Comfort
"Being one of the Newest Boutique Hostel in Makati, we provide a wide range of services guaranteed to satisfy the needs of both Business Guest, Travelers, and Backpackers." ...BGC Hostel
BGC Hostel Makati is a 3 storey building. On the first level is the Hostel's Reception Area, Lobby, Kitchen, Hostel Office, CyberCafe and a Tapsihan from a consignee. The rooms that can accommodate 2 to 12pax were located at the second level. And the exclusive for ladies dorm is on the 3rd floor.
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TERMS & CONDITION
1. The Guest agrees by signing that the Hostel is not held responsible for item(s) lost or damaged.
2. To secure item(s). Safety Deposit Boxes are available to guest at no extra charge.
3. In the event that the Guest check-out past 12nn, incurring charges shall be applied automatically (Php100.00/hour).
4. Check-in time is 2pm, an early check-in is subject to corresponding additional charges.
5. Return the Keycard upon check-out. Lost Keycard charged with Php 150.00.
6. All rates are inclusive of government taxes.
7. Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 noon
8. Children 5 years old and below, sharing bed with their parents are free of charge.
9. Major credit cards are accepted such as Mastercard and Visa.Debit cards such as Megalink, Bancnet, and Expressnet.
10. Visitors of Guest are allowed only at Visitor Lounge.
2nd Level of The BGC Hostel Makati
The Green Room is can accommodate 2pax,
The Purple Room is for 8pax
The Yellow and Blue Room can accommodate upto 12 pax.
All rooms are in bunk beds style with comfy mattresses, fluffy pillow and fleece blankets, curtains for privacy, lockers for your belongings safekeeping, air-conditioned and with room in Comfort room and hot and cold showers.
Now, Let's take a peek at our #TeamByaherosMNL Room, The Purple Room
BGC Hostel and Dorm Facilities
WIFI Anywhere | Fully Air-conditioned Room | 24/7 Security Plus CCTV
Welcome Drinks | Visitor's Lounge | Internet Cafe
Hot & Cold Water | Hair Dryer | Iron | Utility Slipper | Laundry Facilities
Playing Cards | Television Set | Board Games | Guitar
Turning Vietnamese at Viet Ville Restaurant in Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Turning Vietnamese ang peg ko without even leaving the country. How?
This happened during our Puerto Princesa tour couple of months ago. We visited Viet Ville (French for Viet Town) in Puerto Princesa Palawan.
Now why a sudden French'ing? Vietnam was once under by French Colonialism so there's some chunk of France's culture among the lifestyle of some Vietnamese people. You'll see what I mean later part of this post ... :)
Viet Ville, short for Vietnamese Village?! Pwede!
But Actually, it's a French word for Viet Town.
History Told: Viet Ville Palawan became the home away from home of the Vietnamese people during 1975, after the Fall of Saigon.
Many Vietnamese boat refugees who crossed the South China Sea landed in the Philippines after the fall of South Vietnam in 1975. These refugees established a community called Viet-Ville (French for "Viet-Town") in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. At the time, it became the centre of Vietnamese commerce and culture, complete with Vietnamese restaurants, shops, and Catholic churches and Buddhist temples. In the decades that followed however, the Vietnamese population dwindled greatly, with many having emigrated to the United States, Canada, Australia, or Western Europe. Viet-Ville today remains a popular destination for local tourists. - from Wikepedia
Simple yet old housing for the Vietnamese people was still present at Viet Ville. Today, there's just a small population of Vietnamese family living in the village. Some of them left a long time ago, some migrated to Canada, U.S.A and even France. Yet some found their new home still in Puerto Princesa Palawan but not inside Viet Ville. Having their own business around town.
What's left for Viet Ville and Traces of its Rich Culture.
And a taste of its Culture remains at Viet Ville Restaurant.
Viet Ville Restaurant
Located just in front of the Village. Actually, the restaurant will come greeting you first before the old houses and temples.
I was in full awe upon entering the Resto. Having that earthy homey feeling with the hand-made chairs and bamboo floorings and walls too. Sarap ng feeling!
Look here too, Sawali walls and ceiling, Very Asian ang ambiance.
FoodTrip Starts now!
Viet Ville Sampler
This set is specially made for us, to sample Viet Ville Restaurant's best selling dishes. Platter in sets of Viet Ville Vegetarian Fresh Lumpia, Chicken with LemonGrass and Plain Kangkong.
Viet Ville Spring Roll Php170.00
Chicken Noodle Soup Vietnamese Style
Lapu - Lapu Vietnamese Style Php135/100grams
French Bread Banh MI | Vietnamese Baguette
Viet Ville Restaurant is located at Location: Km 13. Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City.
Vietnamese Costume for Rent to complete that Vietnamese Feeling (^.^,)
I must confess, I'm having a hard time pose'ing.
Taking OOTD photos are really not my thing.
So whenever there's a chance and it is really needed, this
Giggles here, there and everywhere :P