Chef Sandy Daza’s FoodPrints in Davao

FoodPrints Season 2

The one and only Chef Sandy Daza continues to delve into the Filipino food culture. Soon to hit your TV screens is the premiere episode of FoodPrints Season 2. May 18, Sunday, 8:30 pm, on the Lifestyle Network, folks!

Season 2 promises more provocation.

FoodPrints Davao

Chef Sandy’s fresh Davao adventure is brimming with a potpourri of character-filled food. Davaoeños have indisputable cultivated taste. They put to good use local produce, like utilize mangosteen to sour sinigang, cream coffee with durian, highlight juicy pink pomelo or milky durian in cheesecake and so on and so forth.

Chef Sandy rubs elbows with the locals as usual, explores all the potentials of Class A tuna, talks cheese with Olive Puentespina, savors the authentic paellas of the Rodriguez brothers, sharpens his sweet tooth with all the Davao cakes and pies, hits the night scene and also celebrates his birthday at The White House. What else is more indelible?

Chef Sandy Daza at a Davao Fruit StandMangosteen 2Bulca ChongBulca ChongTuna SisigDavao EatsPaksiw na Buntot ng TunaEllen’s Tuna Queen paksiw na buntot ng tuna

Creamy SeafoodBihod PastaPark Inn by Radisson’s special “bihod” pasta

Sandy and OliveCamembert SaladDifferent Kinds of Paella in DavaoSandy Daza at Tiny KitchenHanoi Garlic Crabs - FoodPrints DavaoMarinaTunaBanh MiAuthentic Banh Mi at Davao’s Hanoi Vietnamese restaurant.

MenHanoi Rolled BBQOsvaldo'sLachi'sUni ShooterServing uni in style at the Japanese fusion spot, The White House. Below is the gorgeous yamamomo cheesecake.

Davao Sweet TreatsSandy Daza's Birthday on FoodPrints

(Happy Birthday Chef Sandy! – from the team)

Lyndon's Worst Ribs and Awful ChickenClaude's

By the way, congratulations to FoodPrints!

Top image courtesy of FoodPrints on the Lifestyle Network
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FoodPrints with Chef Sandy Daza: The Ilocos Norte Episode

Bagnet aka ChicharonLaoag welcomes Chef Sandy Daza

Inviting you to watch the premiere episode of the new FoodPrints travelogue show on the Lifestyle Network this Saturday, Sept 21, 8:30 PM. The Chef Sandy Daza is back with vengeance! He is hipper and showing his fun side! Shot in northernmost Ilocos. Laoag or Batac longaniza? He investigates.

Take a sneak peek… Ces Rodriquez writes on Yahoo.Ph She (here).

Tiempo ti Tienda with FoodPrintsLaoag Longaniza

Bonggacious Ilocos bagnet aka chicharon and longaniza and much, much more!

I hope you enjoy Chef Sandy drop the chef hat in this food travelogue series.

Romancing the Cam

Watch early ‘coz I joined the adventure. Though I have been blogging about Ilocano food forever, I haven’t talked about the things I’d be saying in FoodPrints. It’s only a bit part, but thrilled to share the entire Ilocos food adventure captured in vividness and zeal.

.Cooking With Sandy Daza
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FoodPrints Off-Camera in Ilocos Norte

FoodPrints in Ilocos Norte

They came, they traversed the extreme northern province. I hope the Ilocos Norte down-home food culture will leave a mark in their hearts and minds.

I don’t mind repeating the solid 5-day food adventure if I’m going to do it again with the FoodPrints production team, and of course, the innate entertainer, fair and candid chef Sandy Daza, who’s been schooled in Paris and the “heir apparent to mom,” as how mom veteran chef Nora Daza fondly refers to him, according to Sandy.

In the drivers’ seats are Lifestyle Network production manager Giselle Interior (who’s been with Probe way back the early days of LEAD Movement’s Adams ecotourism project and the La Paz sand adventure, pre-sandboarding, I came to know in this shoot), and Jennie Celdran, executive producer of RedBalloon, who does global events and production on the side. BTW, she’s the perky and stylish other half of David Celdran.

Rio Grande banner

Rio Grande (overlooking the Padsan River) of Atty. and Mrs. Constante Caluya was the FoodPrints’ home in Laoag for the entire duration of the shoot.

Laoag Tiendaan TourEl CapitanFoodPrints Shoot in Ilocos Norte

You know, based on my account of the FoodPrints shoot., filming is not as random as you come here, and then guides/hosts take you to places and feed you with all sorts of food. There are so many things to consider like logistics for one. Exploration starts even before they set foot in Ilocandia. The accidental others are the chicharon on top.

Together with Lifestyle Network EP Alina Co, Director Cristina Bilbao, scriptwriter Nikki Alfonso, PA Melanie de Leon and the camera and audio guys namely Rommel Diaz, Pen Mulingbayan, Neil Laygo and Christian Flores, the whole team worked more than they ate, but when they ate, they ate with much gusto and appreciation. Thank you so much, in behalf of Ilocos Norte!

Sandy at DayoIce Cream!SwimWith Lifestyle Network's FoodPrints production peopleC & E Pizza BreakRio GrandePeace

On the 6th day, I was starting to miss Doc Glory and Jennie. The entire team, the routine actually.

MiniaturesThat One FaceJoegie and Arnel

Btw, reunited for a day with local tourism people Joegie Jimenez and Arnel. I also met Ivy and Elaine of the PGIN for the first time.

Museo Ilocos NorteDirector Kristina Bilbao

Extra-pasensiyosa Director Cris Bilbao at the Museo Ilocos Norte. Thanks, direk, for the kindness:)

A JuxtapositionMuseo Iloco with Jeng, Giselle, Jenny and NikkiGoofing Around

There’s Giselle, my constant ka-istorya about kids, moms, vertical rappelling, trekking, etc.

Snapshot with Rommel Diaz

Hahah, Rommel Diaz is the brother of the country’s number 1 blogger Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet!

Snapshot with Nikki

The group’s baby, sweet and pretty Nikki.

DedicationFoodprints 2Halah!Inipit!

These guys are chill!

Picture 446-02First Supper with FoodPrints

I call this the first supper (shot in Saramsam Nuevo).

Please don’t forget, peeps, Lifestyle Network (channel 52 if you are on Sky), September 7, 8:30 pm. Enjoy the ride! (More on FoodPrints in Ilocos Norte here.)

(My personal thanks to each and everyone! Warm wishes to Sandy Daza and Foodprints,)

Photographed by Pen Mulingbayan Jeng de Leon and Blauearth
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