I’m just another dude who loves food and blows an irresponsible amount of my paycheck on it. I moved to Manila in 2012 after spending the last 7 years in Los Angeles, where I savored everything from tacos trucks to every michelin-starred restaurant in the city.
Growing up in the Philippines and having traveled around Asia and the United States, my food experiences have been wide-ranging. I don’t have a preference for haute cuisine– just for f*cking delicious food (hence my blog’s name).
Favorite restaurants include: Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Eleven Madison Park in New York, Manresa, Saison, and Urasawa in California, and McCrady’s in South Carolina. At any time of the day, I’m always down for raw oysters, bucatini all’amatriciana, and the perfect espresso.
With food I value soul over precision, which probably explains my love for Korean, Italian, and Southern cuisine. Traveling and eating are two of my favorite activities, and it’s incredible how much one can learn so much about a country’s culture through its food.
More than anything though, I love how food has the ability to connect people from all cultures– even if they don’t share the same interests, language, or socio-economic status. Over a meal, strangers become friends– all through satisfying a common desire.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the ride!