272 – On Post-Lockdown Lunches: Triptych 47

Now that Metro Manila is on a second general community quarantine from mid-August until the end of the year as per the president's Nov. 30 announcement, I have had the chance to return to places I formerly tried out before the pandemic struck. I frequently feature some of these spots here at The Monching's Guide … Continue reading 272 – On Post-Lockdown Lunches: Triptych 47

264 – On Random Pre-Quarantine Meals: Cube 11

It's almost five months ever since the Philippines was put under quarantine, yet the curve doesn't seem to flatten. In fact, we've just been named the hotbed of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia. With that development, I don't think things will move to the new normal anytime soon.Given that I can't just simply leave the house … Continue reading 264 – On Random Pre-Quarantine Meals: Cube 11

137 – On Massive Formosan Fillets: Hot Star Large Fried Chicken, Eastwood City Walk 2

Taiwanese fried chicken is a staple snack, popular in the night markets of the nation′s capital Taipei. These are usually made of chicken fillet slices or one large chicken fillet sliced butterfly-style, then fried twice—the first to seal in the flavor, and the second to cook it to the proper doneness. The chicken pieces get … Continue reading 137 – On Massive Formosan Fillets: Hot Star Large Fried Chicken, Eastwood City Walk 2