8/17/2017

WAI YING FAST FOOD - A Real Taste of Chinese Food in the Heart of Binondo, Manila

If there is one place a tourist must visit in Manila, China Town in Binondo  should definitely be on the list. Considered as one of the oldest China Towns in the world, this place has so much to offer in terms of cultural heritage and of course food!


This is the reason why during our long run from Mall of Asia to China Town, I told my friend that  I was craving for some Chinese food for breakfast. The weather was nice and the road wasn't too busy making it ideal to run on the streets. 


It was always a nice vibe when walking around China Town. The lanterns, the Chinese signage and the people do create a different atmosphere as if you are really somewhere in the East. But anyway, as we walked along the streets of China Town, there is one place that our friend took us to and he guaranteed that we were going to enjoy the food. 


We walked around turned left and right on the busy streets of Binondo we found WAI YING Fastfood. From the outside, it looks very rustic and small, but when inside, it was an overwhelming experience and an explosion of flavors! 


We arrived at the place at around 8:00 am and we were surprised at how busy the place was. We checked on the second level, and it was all full.


We even waited for a seat outside because it was just packed with people inside. For me, that's always a good indication that this place is quite popular and the food is good. 


When we finally found a seat, I was fascinated by the staff  working in the kitchen. Now I was more excited to check on the menu and finally taste their food. 



The price was actually quite reasonable and the choices immense. 


When you see bamboo steamers like these, you know Dim Sum is a must try. 


Peking ducks were also on display for the customers to see. 


I was starving and I could not wait to eat. So for  the 4 of us, we ordered the following from the menu to share.


Beef Mami / Bihon for Php 130.00 
Pork Century Egg with Congee for Php 130.00


It was super worth it for its price because their servings were quite generous. 


The Siomai for Php 80.00 . Now this one was to die for, I consider this Siomai as one of the best I've tasted. It was so meaty and I thought four was not enough but after finishing it, I was full. 


Asado Siopao for Php 75.00. I love Asado and I thought size matters, but after trying Wai Ying, it's not  about the size, its about the flavors of the Asado meat - this Asado Siopao is delicious and hard to beat! 



Hong Kong Milk Tea for Php 55.00. I don't normally enjoy milk tea but this one is a must try. I like that it's not overly sweet and I saw them making it using just the basic ingredients and that's what I like! 


A great way to clean your pallet at the end is to ask for the complimentary hot tea. You just have to ask for it. 


After our meal at Wai Ying, all I can say is that I really fell in love with this place most specially with the food. So if you are looking for authentic Chinese food, Wai Ying Fastfood is the place to be! I am definitely going back to this place and bring my family and friends along! Yum yum! 


Address: 
810 Benavidez St, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila


Exploring BAKHAWAN ECO-PARK in KALIBO, AKLAN

Before heading to Boracay, I decided  to stop and explore Kalibo for a couple of days. Aside from their famous Ati-Atihan Festival, there is actually so much more to see in this very peaceful town of Kalibo and one of the many is the BAKHAWAN ECO-PARK

8/08/2017

DAVAO team wins Cebu Pacific #JuanforFun2017 Backpacking Challenge



Juan for Fun Team Juanton members Geia, Dominic and Chin take home the grand prize of one-year travel-all-you-can passes to Cebu Pacific’s local and international short-haul destinations.

A WHOLE NEW ADVENTURE. Juan for Fun Team Juanton members Geia, Dominic and Chin take home the grand prize of one-year travel-all-you-can passes to Cebu Pacific’s local and international short-haul destinations.

8/07/2017

GEFSEIS GREEK GRILL RESTO BAR - Providing Tourists a Taste of Greece in Urbiztondo, San Juan

San Juan La Union has become a prime tourist destination in the Province of  La Union. And with that, also comes a destination for those tourists wanting to have a different taste for their palates. One restaurant that we tried during our stay in Urbiztondo, San Juan is the GEFSEIS GREEK GRILL RESTOBAR. 

AZURE URBAN RESORT AND RESIDENCES - Another Great Staycation Spot in the South of Metro Manila!

People nowadays are so busy with their jobs that they sometimes forget the word relaxation. I guess I am one of those people who is also so busy with work that I regard weekends as a time for comfort and relaxation, so when my friend phoned  and asked me if I wanted to have a staycation at Azure Urban Resort and Residences on a weekend, I immediately said yes without any hesitation! 


7/24/2017

Exploring TANGADAN FALLS in San Gabriel, La Union


If there is a place in the North where tourists wonder whether it is worth the visit, then La Union  will definitely be one of the places to consider. Aside from it being a surfers' paradise, a newly discovered place is now attracting a lot of tourists in La Union and that can be found in San Gabriel in La Union, called TANGADAN FALLS.


PLAZA DE CASTIEL - A Nice and Cozy Accommodation in Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union!

San Juan, La Union has become one of the prime destinations when visiting the Northern side of Luzon. One of the main activities that makes this place famous is surfing and for the newbie and other pro surfers, San Juan is the place to be.

With the influx of tourists, accommodation sometimes becomes a challenge, especially if you are making your bookings late. Luckily, a friend of ours told us that there is a new hotel that hasn't fully opened yet but was already accepting guests for their soft opening. 

CHOKA Restaurant - One of the Best Breakfast Place and More in San Juan, La Union

When people wander around for holidays, good food has always been a part of their daily activities. So, during our stay in San Juan, La Union, aside from surfing and exploring the other places in this beautiful province, we were also in search for good food. 

7/17/2017

REDiscovering MORIONES FESTIVAL in Sta. Cruz, Marinduque

Considered as the heart of the Philippines.  Marinduque has so much to offer it's tourists such as beautiful beaches, churches, friendly people, rich cultural heritage and of course, one of the most visited attractions on the island is the world reknowned MORIONES FESTIVAL. 

6/27/2017

Lolo Claro's Restaurant - The Best Tasting Chicken I've Ever Tasted So Far in Maragondon Cavite!

Marogondon, Cavite is known for so many reasons, especially when we talk about history, beautiful mountains and rivers, lovely scenery, friendly people and of course some of the best chicken one could ever taste is also found here and that is LOLO CLARO'S RESTAURANT!

I was introduced to this restaurant a long time ago, since this was a favorite stop for lunch after a hike at Mt. Marami or coming from the Ternate side. Lolo Claro's has three branches, the main one is here in Maragondon, the second one in Naic, and a small branch located in Trece Martires. 

After our hike from Mt. Marami, we arrived starving and I told my colleagues that they really had to try their famous fried chicken. 


Beach Camping at MANUEL UY Camping Site in Calatagan Batangas

If you are in search of a nice place for beach camping, one place is now becoming more and more popular for budget backpackers and that is the site in Calatagan, Batangas called MANUEL UY CAMPING SITE. 

6/19/2017

HYBRID PROJECT - A Taste of Modern Filipino Cuisine in the Heart of Imus, Cavite

Being the flag capital of the Philippines, Imus City, Cavite is becoming one of the vibrant cities to explore in the province of Cavite. Aside from from the historical value of this town, the culinary experience is something you must explore in Imus City. 

Located in Tirona St very close to the Imus Plaza, one restaurant that is making itself known for its food is the Hybrid Project. 

AGZAM RESORT AND SPA : A Beautiful Garden Resort and Spa to Stay in Kalibo, Aklan

When we think of Kalibo, Aklan, we are always reminded of Boracay which is one of the world's best beach and also the famous festival which is Ati-Atihan Festival always held in January.  But Kalibo has so much more to offer and that's what I came in to explore. 


And during my stay in Kalibo, one resort really stood out for me and that is Agzam Resort and Spa. The resort is located Liberato Rd which is around 6 km from the city of Kalibo.  Agzam Resort is also one of the closest to the Kalibo International Airport. 


As you enter the resort, you will already get a feel of the vibrant culture that  is conveyed by the decor all over the resort such as the decor found in the reception area. 



In every resort I go to, the swimming pool is a must, especially if a beach is not available. At Agzam Resort and Spa, it has an amazing Olympic size swimming pool that was just so inviting that I couldn't wait to take a plunge.


Having 6 swimming lanes, this is a haven for avid swimmers like me. You also see some students who come either in the morning or in the afternoon for their training. The pool is 4 feet in depth at both ends and 5 feet deep in the middle. 


If you are a big group, you must try Pugad Lawin Hut on the top right facing the swimming pool. 


Guests can avail of the tables and bamboo huts for rent . Their style of cottages is one of my favorite features of the resort. I remember just hanging out in one of huts just chilling while listening to some cool house music. A sign of a traveler having a relaxing time! 





When you are inside Agzam Resort and Spa, you will notice the beautiful garden landscape that is so well-maintained and creates a relaxing ambiance.





If you are planning to stay overnight, Agzam Resort and Spa has 12 rooms to choose from. Since I was travelling alone, I availed of the Standard Room which is so spacious. I even have my own kitchen in the room. The bed was very comfortable, the air-con works perfectly and the water pressure was great! I did get a nice sleep! 




Another thing that you must explore at Agzam Resort and Spa is the dish that they are very famous for and that is the Binakol. I haven't tasted it before but I was so eager because when my friends found out I was visiting Kalibo, they told me that I had to try it. So I went straight to the dining area and immediately ordered much awaited Binakol!



A dish so famous in Aklan, Binakol is a chicken soup dish that is cooked in coconut juice and also cooked in the coconut fruit. I couldn't wait to give it a try. 


If I will be asked what I think of Binakol? DELICIOUS! I love the taste of the coconut juice and chicken together. Combination beautifully blended and to my surprise I finished all of it! It's that delicious! 


Another must try at Agzam is their Pork Sisig. Yum yum!!!!



Everybody wants to be pampered and here at Agzam, you can visit KAMA-LOKA SPA and avail of their signature massages. The price range of the massage is from  Php 350.00 to Php 1000.00. Complimentary house tea is also available for the guests.  What a way to end off your holiday in Kalibo!



My stay at Agzam Resort and Spa really made my visit to Kalibo something to remember. The staff were very friendly and hospitable, the food was amazing, the resort and their accommodation was very clean and well maintained. Just what I was expecting my stay in Kalibo would be! 






RATES
Entrance Fees:

Day Time (6:00 am - 6:00 pm) - Php 70.00
Night Time (6:00 pm - 12:00 mn ) - Php 100.00

Poolside Bamboo Benches: 

Bamboo Huts - Free with Php 500.00 consumable of food and
 drinks (4 Hrs of Use) - POOL FEE EXCLUDED

Bamboo Benches - Free with Php 250.00 consumable of food and
 drinks (4 Hrs of Use) - POOL FEE EXCLUDED

Pugad Lawin Hut - Free with Php 1000.00 consumable of food and
 drinks  - POOL FEE EXCLUDED

Address: 
Liberato Rd. Linabuan Norte, City Proper, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600 agoda

Phone Numbers: 

+639335128878
+63362624240