Two meals with Manny O

Jude Bacalso 06/18/2018

Mealtimes with Manny O. are always magical. And not always in the way you would imagine. Yes, there is often wine involved, after all the man is among a few Filipinos invited to the Fete de la…

FROM 5 STAR TO NO STAR: How I explored Jakarta two ways

Jude Bacalso 02/26/2018

I’m not one for lists. I find that if you follow one with single-minded determination, one is bound to run into a disappointment. But my friend Star Naraga is a firm believer in them, and last weekend…

Unmasking Fiberhome

Jude Bacalso 01/08/2018

If you’re a PLDT subscriber, chances are you’ve allowed these fine men and women into your home at some point or another. Depending on the circumstances, you’ve also either thanked them profusely or yelled at them. I’ve…

A meal for one, no one, and a hundred thousand

Jude Bacalso 12/11/2017

Good food makes me rush into the meal. You’ve been there, spooning hurriedly into a stew, drizzling a bit of sauce everywhere, drenching the meat in that house dip, slurping happily. But a meal that comes with…

How festive food is taking a creative and charitable turn

Jude Bacalso 11/28/2017

  Tablescapes have changed for the better. At least compared to how tables were in my day. I come from a generation where carefully carved fruits and vegetables made into decorative objects are the height of food…

BEACH VIBES IN THE CITY: Cebuano brand Ibiza Beach Club heats up BGC!

Jude Bacalso 11/13/2017

A decade ago, Manny Osmeña took me to his secret dining spots because he knew I loved food. There was that Japanese restaurant in Punta Engaño named Kuhkai, just across an empty lot where he would later…

EnyeTime, EnyeWhere

Jude Bacalso 09/19/2017

Naming a restaurant after the 15th letter of the Spanish and Filipino alphabets is a clever proposal. Ñ, after all, is nothing but the letter N with a tilde, a grapheme that indicates a modification in pronunciation.…

#EATinerary: Sugbo Mercado’s world in one hour!

Jude Bacalso 08/28/2017

When faced with the prospect of discovering his future, man is sure to jump at every opportunity to do so. Even if it is in the middle of dinner’s rush at a packed Sugbo Mercado, even if…

The Guillaume Néry project and current beneath his fins

Jude Bacalso 07/24/2017

The film FREE FALL, uploaded to YouTube, to date, has 26 million views, and has spawned its star a Naughty Boy- Beyoncé video, “Runnin’.” It begins with French freediving world champion Guillaume Néry underwater, standing at the…

One Night Only

Jude Bacalso 06/05/2017

  The 103-year-old Gotiaoco building is dressed for a night out tonight. Not just any other night, too. For the first time, she joins the “Gabii sa Kabilin,” an 11-year-tradition in Cebu that celebrates heritage. By May…

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