Iloilo City Food

Start Up Formula: Start Small | Lazy Susan

Lazy Susan Iloilo: Iloilo City recognized as a Creative City of Gastronomy, is known for its traditional cuisine, as well as its thriving food industry. The metro is home to several establishments centered on food. It is also home to those offering foreign cuisine - one of which is Lazy Susan. Offering a taste of… Continue reading Start Up Formula: Start Small | Lazy Susan

Iloilo City Food

Guide to Coffee in Iloilo

Guide to Coffee in Iloilo: Coffee, described to be bitter and slightly acidic, is a drink made from coffee beans. It is an in-demand commodity that has cemented a strong consumer following and has built a billion-dollar industry – being the central product behind brand giants Starbucks, Dunkin’, and Tim Hortons, to mention a few.… Continue reading Guide to Coffee in Iloilo

Local News

Iloilo is UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy

Iloilo is UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Iloilo City was recently hailed as UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) First Creative City of Gastronomy in the Philippines. The city is among the fifty-five new cities to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) - joining 350 other cities representing seven creative fields: crafts… Continue reading Iloilo is UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy

Iloilo City Food

Roberto’s

Roberto's. An icon in the City of Iloilo, Roberto's is much more than a household name. It has become a living legend and an institution in terms of business longevity. Established in 1978, Roberto's is one of the strongest culinary forerunners in the metro, taking pride in its signature versions of lumpia shanghai, meatballs, and… Continue reading Roberto’s

Iloilo City Food

2007 Coffee and Pastries

2007 Coffee and Pastries: Coffee is a growing industry in the City of Love. Over the years, Ilonggos have witnessed a growing number of cafes offering endless varieties of coffee beverages. One newcomer in the industry is the 2007 Coffee and Pastries. Nestled on the GF of Alcove Building along General Luna St. in Iloilo… Continue reading 2007 Coffee and Pastries

Lifestyle

Best Value Meals from GrabFood, Starts at P99

Best Value Meals from GrabFood, Starts at P99. From a freelancer’s perspective: Freelancing ‘in this economy’ can be hard. And working overtime is becoming a norm. Taking time off to source ingredients from the market, wash/prepare meat/vegetables, cook a meal, clean the table, and wash the dishes can be extremely consuming, especially when the time and… Continue reading Best Value Meals from GrabFood, Starts at P99

National News

What was Masagana 99? And What is Masagana 150?

What was Masagana 99? And What is Masagana 150? News has been circulating that the Department of Agriculture, headed by President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ R. Marcos Jr., is eyeing the implementation of ‘Masagana 150’, a program that intends to harvest 150 cavans of rice per hectare of land. It is believed to be similar to Masagana… Continue reading What was Masagana 99? And What is Masagana 150?

Local News

Inggo’s La Paz Batchoy Celebrates 102 Years

Inggo’s La Paz Batchoy Celebrates 102 Years: A visit to Iloilo City is never complete without tasting La Paz Batchoy – a delicacy that embodies the culture and heritage of Ilonggos. Multiple stories have been told about the origin of this famous dish but the story of Inggo Lozada, a pioneer, is known only to… Continue reading Inggo’s La Paz Batchoy Celebrates 102 Years

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9 and Beyond Iloilo Reopens, Launches 9:04 Cafe

9 and Beyond Iloilo Reopens: 9 and Beyond, Iloilo's first mother and child center and now a pioneering parenting center, is now open to the public once again. The Iloilo based center is now located on the 2/F of Ana Ros Building, along Simeon Ledesma Street in Jaro, Ilolio City. May 26 marks the rebirth… Continue reading 9 and Beyond Iloilo Reopens, Launches 9:04 Cafe

Lifestyle

Ninong Ry to Tinola Haters: “Baka May Mali sa Way Nila?”

Ninong Ry to Tinola Haters: “Baka May Mali sa Way Nila?” As one of the Philippines’ more popular and regularly served ulams, you’d think that tinolang manok, similar to sinigang and lumpiang shanghai, has cemented its place in the hearts of Filipinos, right? Turns out that for many, it has not. Last March 2021, a… Continue reading Ninong Ry to Tinola Haters: “Baka May Mali sa Way Nila?”

Lifestyle

Universal Robina Corp: a Proud Philippine Multinational Company

Universal Robina Corp. (URC) has proven itself as a true multinational company, with consumer products that are now mainstays on millions of shelves across the globe. Among the company’s market leaders abroad are its Fun-O biscuits and Tivoli wafers in Thailand.  Its C2 ready-to-drink brewed tea also remains a top seller in Vietnam. “We have… Continue reading Universal Robina Corp: a Proud Philippine Multinational Company

Local News

Mrs Wharton Expands Brands with New Concept

Mrs Wharton expands brands with a new concept: The pandemic has brought about new opportunities that are more beneficial to both businesses and consumers. The hole-in-the-wall concept is one of these. What is a hole-in-the-wall business concept? According to Collins Dictionary, a "hole-in-the-wall business is a business, especially a restaurant, that operates from very small… Continue reading Mrs Wharton Expands Brands with New Concept

Lifestyle

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

Lifestyle

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”

Lifestyle

“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

Lifestyle

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

Lifestyle

King Stomach: How One ‘Addt’l Source of Income’ Became Successful Business

Owner Ian Dexter Yanson Celis never expected that his business would become successful. Spawned during the height of the pandemic, King Stomach started as an additional source of income for the owner. Offering frozen foods (homemade pork siomai, honey cured bacon, Hungarian sausage, siopao), the small business was operated from the owner’s home in Lessandra,… Continue reading King Stomach: How One ‘Addt’l Source of Income’ Became Successful Business