Merce’s Chow – Taft’s Favorite Fried Chicken is BACK!

This is probably the best news of 2020 for people who were in Taft, Manila almost 20 years ago. Merce’s Chow – Taft’s Favorite Fried Chicken is BACK! Yes, that’s right! Merce’s Chow, after being away for 12 years, is now back and yes, their signature Butter Chicken with Lemon Sauce, too! Awesome, right?! To those of you who are not familiar with them, Merce’s Chow was a small family-run eatery that operated from 2003 to 2008, located then in Leon Guinto, Taft Avenue, Manila. They were well known to serve quality Chinese food at an affordable price. Their restaurant was popular with residents nearby and students from De La Salle, St. Benilde, and St. Scholastica’s. Keep on reading to find out more about Merce’s Chow and their famous Butter Chicken! Continue reading…

Classic Chinese Food from The Humble Chef PH!

Fresh Lumpia, Hong Ma, Cha Misua, and Kiampung. Four of many Chinese dishes that I grew up eating. Dishes that remind me so much of my childhood, growing up right at the heart of Manila’s Chinatown. It’s been almost 20 years since my family and I moved from Binondo to Quezon City and now I live with my own family in Pasay. I still miss these classic Chinese / Chinoy food. Food that reminds me of family, relatives, and friends. In this edition of EATSplorations, I will be sharing about our most recent EATSperience about some amazing Classic Chinese Food from The Humble Chef PH! Keep on reading to know more about The Humble Chef PH and its Chinese food offerings! Continue reading…

Escape to Spain with Cocinalo!

Cocinalo, meaning ‘Cook it!’, is all about bringing authentic Spanish ready-to-cook comida or food into your homes. Go on a food trip to San Sebastian, one of the world’s culinary capitals, where Chef Mikel Martija was born, raised, and trained! Keep on reading to find out how to Escape to Spain with Cocinalo! Continue reading…

Lovely and Tasty Cakes from Hearts and Bells

Every business has an origin story. For Heart and Bells, it all started when owner Marita Laddaran signed up for a cake decorating class 23 years ago. She was in awe that a simple pastry could be made into a gorgeous centerpiece for special occasions. In fact, she was so inspired that she made her own wedding cake that year and established Hearts and Bells, a bakery specializing in customized wedding cakes. Marita later pursued further studies, graduating a few years later as a pastry chef from the Northwest Culinary Academy in Vancouver, Canada. Keep on reading to find out more about the Lovely and Tasty Cakes from Hearts and Bells! Continue reading…

Quarantine EATS – Small Businesses to Order From Part 4

Every business, big and small, have pretty much been on survival mode during the Enhanced Community Quarantine and more so after. It’s a great time for bloggers and even influencers to help support everyone through whichever way we all can. We’re sure that you’ve read or heard of what has happened recently when a certain blogger/influencer has taken advantage of businesses before and even during the COVID situation. It has brought a lot of outrage from businesses, PR practitioners, and people from different walks of life. Pretty sure everyone makes mistakes, yes. But, let what happened be a reminder to all of us that we must always be mindful of everyone who is trying to make a living, especially in these trying times. There is no right time for what he has done. He has already issued an apology to everyone and hopefully, it will never happen again. Now that we’re done sharing our thoughts, it’s time to get back to the main focus of our recent blog posts. In this edition of EATSplorations, another batch of home-based entrepreneurs will be given proper exposure. We really hope that what we’re doing will help them gain more customers. We hope you’re all ready for Quarantine EATS – Small Businesses to Order From Part 4 because here it goes! Continue reading…