313 – On The Fish & Co. Experience

Months ago, I dined at Modern Shanghai in Trinoma mall – an hour's drive away from where I live. I mentioned in that entry how it shares dining and kitchen space with Fish & Co. Little did I know that I would eventually manage to return and try out dishes from the other restaurant, which … Continue reading 313 – On The Fish & Co. Experience

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295 – On The Modern Shanghai Experience

The Philippine government has had enough of hard lockdowns, and is now slowly opening up the economy. In line with this, restrictions for many sectors – including food, personal services, and amusement – have been relaxed. However, this is contingent on people's vaccination status. People who have had at least one shot, including yours truly, … Continue reading 295 – On The Modern Shanghai Experience

278 – On Washoku Wonders: Triptych 50

It’s exactly a year since the Philippines was locked down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and life has indeed returned to normal. The government initially declared the stringent enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila where I am based back in March 2020. This was eventually downgraded to the less strict general community quarantine … Continue reading 278 – On Washoku Wonders: Triptych 50

226 – On The Malacca Melange: Banana Leaf, Trinoma

(AUTHOR'S NOTE: It is with sadness that I update this entry. This branch of Banana Leaf Asian Bistro has folded up for good, a victim of pandemic-triggered business closures. Its old spot has been boarded up as per my last visit. Timestamp: 20 October 2021, 22:08.) Eating meals served on a banana leaf always evokes … Continue reading 226 – On The Malacca Melange: Banana Leaf, Trinoma