Archive for February, 2010

Binondo Food Tripping (part 2): Food Wok Tour with Ivan Man Dy

posted by: Gypsygal Prime

Note to self: I should really spend more time in the gym.

I was thinking about this, out of guilt, or maybe out of vanity, as I munched on a spring roll (which, I have to remind all you foodies there, really goes well with a dollop of that sweet brown syrup and some hot sauce). (read more here)

Binondo Food Tripping (part 1): Memories of Tikoy

posted by Gypsygal Prime

(for my lil sis)

Being more Pinoy than Chinese (I’m a fifth generation Filipino Chinese from my mother’s side), our family celebrate the Lunar New Year (or better known as Chinese New Year). We go to church, then have lunch at Binondo (Manila’s Chinatown district) , watch a lion dance in the street and cap the day with my mother buying almond jelly and other sweet breads in Salazar Bakery in Ongpin and/or drop by Eng Bee Tin shop ( I love its violently-violet motif ) for its yummy ube hopia (and lately because both my parents are diabetic, sugar-free hopia). (read more here)

Quickie: 48 Hours In…Penang

Posted by: Gypsygal Prime

Located at the northwest part of the Malaysian peninsula, Penang island was established as the first British settlement in Malaysia in 1791. Its capital, Georgetown, evolved into a colonial administrative center, with Captain Francis Light, who once worked in a European trading house, as its superintendent. (read more here)

Channeling Lara Croft in Ta Prohm

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Next only to Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm is perhaps the most recognizable Cambodian site, having served as a location for the Angelina Jolie starrer-Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. (read more here)