I love banana bread. There’s always been a special place in my heart (or should I say, stomach) for this piece of art since college days. So when the #EastwoodBananaFestival happened last June 30-July 2, I made sure I got a taste of The Butter Half’s famous banana bread.
My college friends and I have often eaten at Kagura in Little Tokyo, Makati since we were still struggling students. Almost 5 years later after graduation, we went back to this haven to have some classic okonomiyaki – never gets old, the food and the company. This time, the difference is we have Chase with us, whose set of close friends also happen to enjoy visiting Little Tokyo. (We even went to the last Asahi Beer Festival together!)
Confession: I am not 100% pescatarian. People whom I dine with regularly know I don’t consume pork and beef, but still I eat chicken from time to time. That is one of those times I go out of bounds of my pledge for the diet.
Cold weather, hot bulalo, Taal Volcano, some few of the first words famously associated with Tagaytay City – and then there’s Bag of Beans.
‘It feels like coming back home to the comfort of somewhere you’ve never been before.’
That was my thought upon first seeing the café. Outside, the design is simple and serene, a bit hidden from public scrutiny; a reminder of those countryside houses so ideal, they can mostly be found only in European-set films.
As a pescatarian, sometimes it gets tricky to pick a place where choices of seafood and vegetables go abound. But if all else fails, I still choose to have my dose of chicken; as long as its meat isn’t red, then a cheat day or two is personally acceptable. (This is me trying to justify how I still cannot let go of the possibility of eating Jollibee Chickenjoy.)