The other day, I got into a discussion with a food blogger on Instagram regarding taking pictures of food in a public setting. That short back and forth got me thinking about my own hobby of taking food pics and posting them on Instagram, Facebook, and (sometimes) this almost-defunct blog.
Yup, I didn’t get to blog much again in 2015 — 2 entries, to be exact. Instagram killed my blogging game, I tell you. But then again, I got myself a new camera for Christmas so who knows. Maybe taking better pics might just resuscitate this blog.
A couple of years ago, a few months after we moved in to our new home, my wife bought me a JY Firebricks oven for my birthday. It’s a brilliant smokeless brick oven that uses charcoal as fuel, requires minimal maintenance, and is practically weatherproof. In fact, I placed mine in the garden, partially covered by the roof…and I haven’t heard it complain once. As a bonus, it even makes for a nice conversation piece during garden parties. The only downside to this thing is that it takes a while before it reaches baking temp (about 700º F or higher for pizza). But then again, what better excuse to have a beer or two or three?
I know it’s been a while since my last entry. August 2013 to be exact. But I think that this year is a good time to resume writing about the places I’ve been eating in and the stuff I’ve been chowing on. Let’s see how long I’ll last this time around.
And what better way than to recap the delicious year it has been?
The following list is a compilation of the local dishes and drinks that wowed me for the first time in 2014. For some of them, sadly, it was also the last.
Lastly, apologies for rehashing Instagram pics. Like I said, it’s been a while since my last post.
But enough talk, let’s food!
Goodbye, cronut craze. (You weren’t even that great.)
Let’s move on to the next hybrid food trend, shall we?
The Ramen Burger.
Who doesn’t love food skewered on sticks?
You don’t? Well, you’re wrong. ‘Coz food on sticks are awesome!
Isaw, BBQ, banana cue, inasal, corn dog…hell, even lechon!
Yes, lechon. Your argument is invalid.
To further strengthen my case that food skewered on sticks are indeed awesome, I present to you…Yakitori One.
The last time I was in Cebu was Holy Week of this year. Needless to say, this is a looooong overdue post.
But Maya, damn, you deserve your own entry.