Guess what, guys. The “City of Love” has never been closer! That’s because AirAsia is now flying to Iloilo International Airport, the primary gateway to Western Visayas and Panay region. The airline voted the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for nine years running flew its maiden flight from Manila to Iloilo today with Dinagyang-themed festivities held at both Manila and Iloilo airports to welcome guests and passengers.
For the benefit of my foreign readers who aren’t aware, the Dinagyang festival is Iloilo’s most celebrated religious and cultural festival held every January.
I was fortunate enough to be a part of this inaugural flight which brings me back to Iloilo after 3 long years.
Adobo is one of those dishes my family and I absolutely love. It doesn’t spoil easily and it also happens to become more flavorful the longer its kept.
Filipinos just can’t get enough of adobo, with nearly all regions in the country spawning their own unique variants of this vinegar-and-soy-sauce-laced comfort dish. Considered a strong contender for “pambansang ulam,” adobo teases one’s tastebuds with the enticing blend of sour, sweet, and savory, evoking both the simplicity and richness of Filipino cuisine. It has endeared itself with all manner of foodies and captured the hearts of Filipinos and foreigners alike.
More often than not, when you ask a foreigner what Filipino dish they enjoy the most, one of the most mentioned dishes is Adobo. And with good reason.
If you thought that you’ve already seen, heard, or tasted everything that this quintessential Filipino dish has to offer, think again! Leading condiment brand, Datu Puti, presents an innovative and convenient way of cooking the classic Pinoy comfort food through its “Adobo Series”.
My wife just recently turned 41… Yay! “The Dreys” (that’s us!) made sure to celebrate this special occasion by way of a fun and totally spontaneous lunch out at the Araneta Center, Cubao branch of Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot.
One of the main reasons why we chose this place is because my wife absolutely loves Chinese food. And since I’m not really partial to that kind of cuisine (not that I don’t like it, though), we figured that Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot would offer the best of both worlds. She gets her Chinese fix and hotpot goodness (plus points for that!) and I get to enjoy the kind of dishes I love like steak, shrimp tempura and sushi!
And since this was a quick afternoon escape that included every single person in the household, that meant Max — out teacup Pomeranian — had to come along, too. Why? Because no one would be able to watch over him at home while we’re out. Unfortunately, the restaurant we were going to doesn’t allow animals inside. So, we decided to drop Max off at Pet Express located just 10 minutes away by foot from Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot. Pet Express offers boarding services during operating hours. It was the perfect solution. (They only charge Php50 per hour in case you wanna know.)