Cioppino on the Italian Riviera

Bonjourno, principessa! Today’s post takes us to the beautiful country of Italy, more specifically the Italian Rivieria. I had the chance to travel along its coastline and visit the Cinque Terre all the way to the Amalfi Coast. We went in August where the tourists and the temperatures are at its highest points. Like Greece, …

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Halo Halo in Boracay

Halo halo is the king of desserts in the Philippines – it encompasses every possible ingredient you could want while sitting on a beach. Coconut strings? Check. Jackfruit? Check. Ube (sweet purple yam) ice cream? Check. And the list goes on and on. Like the gyro in Greece, every place in the Philippines has its …

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Arroz Caldo in Palawan

“Ah-rose call-dough” literally means “warm rice” in Tagalog (the most widely spoken dialect in the Philippines). It’s been described as everything from Filipino congee to the risotto of the ‘pinas (that’s "Philippines" for short). But to me, it’s just plain delicious. Growing up in a Filipino household, this was my mom’s go-to whenever I was …

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