Filipino Restaurants Taking the World Center Stage
Jul16

Filipino Restaurants Taking the World Center Stage

A taste of home no matter what country you are in because Filipino food is love. By Alwee Villarosa While everyone is gushing about the latest food trends in Manila, let’s take a step back and look at the big picture: Filipino food is taking over the rest of the world.   With over 10 million Filipinos overseas, no one has to look too far for a taste of home. But it’s not only us Pinoys who are enjoying our native cuisine.  As the...

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Max’s Cleans Up at Major UAE Award Show
Nov20

Max’s Cleans Up at Major UAE Award Show

Max’s Restaurant Wins Favorite Pan Asian Restaurant at What’s On Abu Dhabi; Favorite Pan Asian Restaurant (Below AED 400) at What’s On Dubai Awards   Max’s Restaurant made a clean sweep last week when it won the Favorite Pan Asian Restaurant (Below 400 AED) at the popular What’s On Awards in Dubai. Facing some stiff competition, the popular Filipino restaurant also took home the same award at the What’s On Abu Dhabi Awards last...

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Illustrado Eats: JW Marriott Kabayan Night
May22

Illustrado Eats: JW Marriott Kabayan Night

MAGNIFICENT MONDAYS AT JW MARRIOTT A review of Kabayan Night at the Market Place, JW Marriott Dubai by Team Illustrado     Filipinos are among the world’s heartiest eaters. Our notion of celebration always involve some kind of bacchanalian feast, with the table overflowing with all kinds of viands, meats being grilled over charcoal, and an endless array of condiments, side dishes, and desserts. To us, a great meal...

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10 Luhoxuries that Only Overseas Filipinos Would Understand
Oct25

10 Luhoxuries that Only Overseas Filipinos Would Understand

  #Blessed. That’s what people back home are, since the best things in (a Pinoy’s) life are just within their reach. (Forget the traffic, 2016 elections, and pabebes for five minutes. Don’t ruin the good vibes.) And while many take this for granted, most of our filipinos abroad choose to suffer in silence, counting the days when they’ll finally return to Pinas to indulge in these luxuries (luho) or counting cash until they can...

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Filipino Food: 5 Pinoy Christmas Favorites with a Twist
Dec05

Filipino Food: 5 Pinoy Christmas Favorites with a Twist

By Kara Santos You know it’s Christmas season once again when you start seeing your favorite Filipino food – Queso de Bola and fiesta ham being displayed in the grocery stores. Soon enough, vendors will start setting up stalls selling everyone’s favorite puto bumbong and bibingka outside churches. These dishes will also inevitably make an appearance on Noche Buena. If you’re coming home to the Philippines for the holidays,...

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