Category Archive: restaurants

Bong’s Arroz Caldo – an Iloilo favorite

Arroz caldo is a Spanish name for a Chinese rice congee, made in the Philippines.  Congee is kind of a gruel… without the dungeon that implies ha ha.  A thick, hearty rice soup.… Continue reading

Ole Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant – Iloilo

Ole Restaurant Iloilo. If you are familiar with Boracay you have most likely seen Ole. A favorite in D’Mall for many years. Well, good news Iloilo! Ole has just opened in Robinson’s Mall.… Continue reading

Hearts of Banana

  I love trying new foods, and my wife knows this. Well she came up with a good one for me – banana hearts! We had banana trees at our old bamboo house,… Continue reading

American Legacy Pop Culture Food

When I went to the Iloilo Comic Con I wrote about the American Legacy Pop Culture Food booth. ( They were cooking a small, p50, burger ($1.25 USD). I was talking to the… Continue reading

The Wedding

You may have seen my earlier blog about getting engaged. Well we finally got around to getting married! The Philippines requires foreigners to get a “Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage” from the Embassy.… Continue reading

Valentines at Boracay – and a Marriage Proposal

Valentines is coming up so time for a trip.  It is the one year anniversary of me arriving in the Philippines and of meeting Melane.  So I want to go back to Boracay. … Continue reading

Crabbing & General Beach Fun – Boracay 2013

Every morning we went crabbing.  Our first morning we saw others grabbing at seaweed that was washing up and getting something.  OK there was that one girl that would grab the seaweed, scream,… Continue reading

Blue Mango Inn – Boracay 2013

When we got to the Blue Mango Inn they apologized for not picking us up at the station but since we made our reservations through Agoda they did not have our flight info. … Continue reading

A visit to Tigbauan

  Although we have an Oton address it is a toss up which town is closer to our house – Oton or Tigbauan.   Been living in this house 6 months and never been… Continue reading

Filipino Fast Food

One of my favorite things here is the street food.  But while out shopping around town it is more common to get standard fast food.  In the larger towns many of the well… Continue reading

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