As you’ve seen and perhaps read my past features, the Manila Chinatown is both laid-back and vibrant, like yin and yang, like the Chinoy connection itself. Once again I was with the Lifestyle Network’s FoodPrints team for the opening episode of Season 2 this May. It was not as hectic since I live in the neighborhood.
Details and more BTS will follow soon. Chef Sandy Daza has a new look, by the way. Meanwhile, I had my own little adventures, like I found avocado dirty ice cream and Thai iced tea and a cool shop for Vichy, Biore and La Roche cosmetics!
Very reasonably priced Thai icef tea at Mr. Ube along Ongpin. The owners are the Chuas, who’ve been helping put out fire in the urban jungles of Manila and other neighboring cities.
Scriptwriter Nikki Alfonso and Director Cris Sevilla-Bilbao in urban street wear.
Chef Sandy and a third generation Chua of the Eng Bee Tin and Chuan Kee stores, Jeric Chua.
Chuan Kee’s famous kiampong. Hahah, I bumped into Ilocanos enjoying their authentic Chinese specialties.
Northwestern University President Ms. Liza Nicolas and her staff.
Isn’t that cute?
Multigrain rice with taro at this store I’m going to feature soon. Sooo goood!
Ms. Maritess Ang, owner of King Chef, one of the best places to dine out in Chinatown. A yummy place!
In black and white, Red Balloon Executive Producer Ms. Jennie Celdran and direk Cris Bilbao.
The teaser of the teaser. Street food. Don’t miss my features on the FoodPrints intial episode on the world’s oldest Chinatown, established in the 1590s.
Photographed by Nikki, Jeng, Patrick and Blauearth
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