Feature Stories

Behind the Success: Kusina Tsina’s Eugene Chua

Kusina Tsina’s Eugene Chua: “Pag di masarap, libre na” is the promise of Kusina Tsina, nestled inside SM Southpoint, in SM City Iloilo. The statement speaks volumes of the restaurant’s confidence in their industry – if the food is not good enough, it’s free. Established in 2008, Kusina Tsina started its operations along Quezon Street… Continue reading Behind the Success: Kusina Tsina’s Eugene Chua

Shopping

Food Crawl in Iloilo, Bacolod, and Palawan with SM Malls

Food Crawl in Iloilo, Bacolod, and Palawan with SM Malls: Fiesta, that one tradition of gathering and celebration. It is said that the Philippines has the most number of celebrations or feasts that commemorate an event. With more than 7,000 islands, you can experience fiesta celebrations all year-round. And what comes with fiestas? Food, of… Continue reading Food Crawl in Iloilo, Bacolod, and Palawan with SM Malls

Feature Stories

Taiwanese Food in Iloilo

Taiwanese Food in Iloilo: Takoyaki, stinky tofu, tempura, green onion pancake, and bubble tea are just some of the glorious night market delicacies of Taiwan. With influences from its indigenous community, Japanese, and Chinese, Taiwanese food has several variations. Its local cuisine is oftentimes classified as ‘Southern Fujianese Cuisine’ as a result of the Kuomintang… Continue reading Taiwanese Food in Iloilo

National News

Western Visayas Robusta Beans Graded ‘Fine’, ‘Premium’

Western Visayas Robusta Beans Graded 'Fine', 'Premium': Western Visayas’ coffee industry could now start to create its brand. The 2021 Philippine Coffee Quality Competition (PCQC), a convergence activity of government agencies and the private sector, has recognized the robusta coffee beans in the region and graded them fine and premium. The PCQC is an annual… Continue reading Western Visayas Robusta Beans Graded ‘Fine’, ‘Premium’

Lifestyle

“Lugaw is Food, Therefore, Lugaw is Essential”

“Lugaw is food, therefore, lugaw is essential,” is the statement of Grab Philippines as it reacts to a viral video where a certain food delivery rider was barred entry by a barangay official to deliver ‘lugaw’ to Bulacan in the height of enhanced community quarantine. In an article by Inquirer.net, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque also… Continue reading “Lugaw is Food, Therefore, Lugaw is Essential”

Local News

Molo Mansion: What’s Brewing and Cooking

Standing grand as a 2-story villa in the district of Molo in Iloilo City, the Molo Mansion attracts visitors because of its majestic view with a dramatic drop-off at its main entrance passing the roundabout with the fountain in the middle. Many are drawn to the place because of its relaxing ambiance and Ilonggo heritage… Continue reading Molo Mansion: What’s Brewing and Cooking

Feature Stories

“Kape ang Ipinaglaban”: The Outdoor Coffee Story

The Outdoor Coffee: Cliché as it may seem, but you need coffee – the one “na kaya kang ipaglaban”, literally or figuratively. This story, on the other hand, is the opposite of the aforementioned cliché – instead, “kape ang ipinaglaban”. In this article, we share the story of couple Von Daryl Beliña and Maria Armsly… Continue reading “Kape ang Ipinaglaban”: The Outdoor Coffee Story

Local News

SM City Iloilo Celebrates 2nd Batchoy Festival

The 2nd Batchoy Festival opened last January 21 at the main mall of SM City Iloilo. The success of last year's festival paved the way for the second. Batchoy is a hearty noodle soup originating from La Paz, hence often referred to as La Paz Batchoy. The usual ingredients of the batchoy are miki (egg… Continue reading SM City Iloilo Celebrates 2nd Batchoy Festival

Local News

Authentic Chinese: Kusina Tsina Highlights Special Offers

“Pag di masarap, libre na” begins Eugene Chua, the CEO and Founder of Kusina Tsina. Kusina Tsina, established 2008, is Chua’s brainchild. After having been trained by Hong Kong chefs in the prestigious Chinese restaurant Gloria Maris, Chua acquired the skills of his superiors – thus abled him to lead his own venture, Kusina Tsina.… Continue reading Authentic Chinese: Kusina Tsina Highlights Special Offers

Shopping

Al Di Foods Expands Online Market; Spreads Awareness on Health

Iloilo-based company Al Di Foods relaunches their Lazada and Shopee stores for a more delightful consumer experience. The Covid-19 pandemic raised awareness among Filipinos on the benefits of boosting the immune system. With its flagship product Al Di Turmeric Tea, Al Di Foods increased sales even with the pandemic. Curcumin, the major component of turmeric,… Continue reading Al Di Foods Expands Online Market; Spreads Awareness on Health