280 – On Former Colonies: Triptych 51

Once upon a time, the British Empire had the biggest colonial domain in the world. The empire's dominion was that substantial – which earned it the moniker "the empire on which the sun never sets." At least one part of the empire would be daytime, while the others would be night-time. This massive empire would … Continue reading 280 – On Former Colonies: Triptych 51

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227 – On Traditional Modernity: The Genki Sushi Experience

Sushi and sashimi have been ubiquitous components of Japanese cuisine for the longest time now. Nuances of tradition, culinary skill, and fresh ingredients usually come up when one mentions these words. Tsukiji is considered the mecca of sushi and sashimi in the latter's country of origin, with freshly caught fish from the sea auctioned off … Continue reading 227 – On Traditional Modernity: The Genki Sushi Experience

218 – On Influencers And Seed Funding: Chubs Chasers, SM North EDSA

AUTHOR'S NOTES: 1. In the spirit of giving credit where it is due, I'd like to thank Leah Rous and LE Talent Management for the P1000 Chubs Chasers gift certificates that made this entry possible. 2. However, I am not under obligation to give Chubs Chasers a favorable review and my opinions on the restaurant … Continue reading 218 – On Influencers And Seed Funding: Chubs Chasers, SM North EDSA

212 – On Issan Inclinations: Tamarind, SM North EDSA

People would usually think of dishes such as pad thai (stir-fried rice noodles), tom yum goong (hot and sour shrimp soup), khao kluk kapi (fried rice with shrimp paste), and gaeng (curries cooked in the Thai manner) when Thai cuisine is mentioned. No matter what dish is served in Thai cuisine, two qualities stand out: … Continue reading 212 – On Issan Inclinations: Tamarind, SM North EDSA