Wednesday, April 30, 2014

First Awesome Food and Culture Tour: Secrets of Lucky Chinatown

The Mercato Centrale, through its co-founder RJ Ledesma, invited us to join a group of food bloggers and other media people to cover the 1st ever Awesome Food and Culture Tour: Secrets of Lucky Chinatown on May 3, 2014 (Saturday) from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. It is a unique tour that would let us experience the rich religious, cultural, and culinary practices in Lucky Chinatown Mall!

Shown below in this post is our tour itinerary that at first read has already whet my appetite.

I love this food tour.  I can't wait to raid the Lucky Chinatown Mall of Manila. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cucina Andare - food tripping at the rooftop

The rooftop of The Link in Ayala Center, Makati is where you can find the Cucina Andare. Literally, you will be dining with the backdrop of Makati skyline and towering skyscrapers.  
You will find the usual stuff of Mercato Centrale here. Now it has art exhibits and souvenir items from the creations of some local artists
Seafoods galore
Buttered lobster
Assorted longganizas from all over the country
Chunks of Ilocano bagnet
Rice meals in different flavors
Crispy Republic's street foods
Macau lechon
You can pair your foods with this chilled thirst quenchers
Art exhibits ad souvenir items
Artists in action. Have your portraits done and claim your piece of art after dining.

Cucina Andare - rooftop food tripping with a view of Makati skyline

The Link in Ayala Center, Makati
The official opening of the Cucina Andare is commenced with the cutting of the ribbon 
The rooftop of The Link with a view of Makati  skyline and skyscrapers
The Cucina Andare has more space for diners
Cucina Andare

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wow, I got a million views in one year!

I was stunned when I checked my Google+ views status now.

I got now 179 followers and 1,051,235 views. I just signed in more than a year ago.

A million views is unbelievable.

Thanks everyone for visiting my G+ and blogs - I counted you all.

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About Edgie Polistico

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Author of Philippine Food, Cooking, and Dining Dictionary - the first and only published Pinoy food and dining dictionary. The book won the national category as Philippine's finalist to the Gourmand Awards international food writing contest in Yantai, Shandong, China to be held in May 2017. A lexicographer who began to compile and wrote his first vernacular dictionaries at the age of 14. A collector of contemporary and vintage dictionaries, both local and foreign.  A linguist studying the many dialects you can find in the Philippines. A blogger maintaining at least 11 blog sites. A researcher of food culture, Pinoy pop culture, interesting places and structures in the country, local transportations, Philippine churches and other places of worship of any religion and beliefs, local anthropology, socio-cultural issues, and whatever interesting about the Philippines and the Filipinos. A visual artist who uses pencil, watercolor, pen, and fingers as medium of expression - once an editorial cartoonist of local broadsheet and campus publications. Created his first hand-made comics magazine and participated the Marian watercolor exhibits in his hometown parish while in high school. A photographer taking at least 2K photos a week in the field while on travel for almost two decades now.  A poet hiding most of the time. A low-profile historian studying continually the origins, history, and progression of many places in the country. A computer programmer who wrote the codes and designed the software application of his digital Cebuano-English dictionary and distributed it for free around the country and over the internet. A traveler who had been to all four corners of the Philippine archipelago, and still setting more footprints anywhere in the country.  A holder of professional driver's license once took the wheels for UBER. A home cook who loves to enhance, modify, elaborate, experiment if not invent more of  Pinoy dishes and delicacies.

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