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Foodie Love at Iloilo Business Park : Eat like a Local

Our second day of food trippin' around Iloilo Business Park had us hopping form one restaurant to another. This time it was all about homegrown cuisine and local favorites. And just like the our previous gastronomic adventure, it was five restaurants in one day that had us all enjoy with our tummies almost reaching its max cap. But it was another great and sumptuous way of experiencing the gastronomic colors and wonderful flavors of the the Iloilo Festive Walk Parade.
The 1.1 kilometer Festive Walk Parade is set to be come the longest dining and shopping strip in this part of the country. Adjacent to BPO offices and the soon to open Festive Walk Mall, it is a gastronomic showcase of local and homegrown food joints as well as big players in the food service industry.
Reminiscent of the Santana Row in California, it also has touches of art noveau and art deco that also pays homage to Iloilo City's very own Calle Real. The row of restaurants and retail shops is complemented with wide arcades and landscaped walkways making the stroll of the entire Festive Walk Parade one captivating and lively experience.

Managat Food Festival at SEDA Atria

The managat (mangrove jack) was once considered a pest in the culture of bangus for they eat the milkfish fingerlings. But now, it is now a prized delicacy that it commands such a high price in all the places where it is served.
Charcoal Grilled Managat with Pickles and Mango Salad Greens
As of this writing, it is at PhP845/kilo and one fish can weight as much as 600grams. Usually, an order consists of having the upper (butterflied) half made into a soup dish and the lower part, grilled. But there's more to sinabawan, sinigang or sinugba to this prized Ilonggo seafood. 
SEDA Atria recently held a bloggers and media preview for it's forthcoming Managat Food Festival. The hotel's main dining outlet - Misto, will soon offer a festival of flavors showcasing the managat. 
Pan- Fried Managat
From August 15 to November, 15, 2017, hotel guests can enjoy these eight different managat gastronomic creations - seasoned and cooked to perfection by SEDA Atria culinary team led by Chef Albert Ledesma! 

Foodie Love at Iloilo Business Park : Dulgies Desserts Cafe

DULGIES. Cakes, pasta and sandwiches, among others made their way to our table and we had a hard time choosing which one to try first. I have been always partial to the D' Club Sandwich and Limoncello cake as both almost always form part of my order. But I think I might change my default orders after some discoveries.

It's been around 10 years when I first set foot inside Dulgies' quaint shop in Downtown Iloilo. It was the place to go to when you want a sugar rush or just having to satisfy your tummy. And it started this cakes and desserts cafe trend in Iloilo City almost a decade ago. Now, it has found a new home...  

Megaworld Corporation's PhP35-billion Iloilo Business Park, built on the former Iloilo airport, is not only home to hotels, condominiums, BPO offices and convention facilities, but it is also a food haven! The 1.1 kilometer Festive Walk Parade is set to be come the longest dining and shopping strip in this part of the country. Adjacent to BPO offices and the soon to open Festive Walk Mall, it is a gastronomic showcase of local and homegrown food joints as well as big players in the food service industry.
Reminiscent of the Santana Row in California, it also has touches of art noveau and art deco that also pays homage to Iloilo City's very own Calle Real. The row of restaurants and retail shops is complemented with wide arcades and landscaped walkways making the stroll of the entire Festive Walk Parade one captivating and lively experience.

Lechon Manok Paksiw

Non-fish paksiw recipe is almost always limited to pork especially left-over lechon. It's the default left-over whole roasted pig recipe especially during big occasions like fiestas. Lechon Manok on the hand is very common nowadays that every street corner all across the country has one lechon manok stand. It already has become a staple and quick ulam especially for dinner when you just buy and serve with on the table. And most of the time there's none left, unless you bought it all for yourself. So here's an adapted recipe that will surely make us enjoy chicken as lechon paksiw. 


Foodie Love at Iloilo Business Park : The Gastronomic Adventure Begins

And what beginning it was on that fateful Monday!  Five restaurants and around 8 hours of binge eating started our gastronomic adventure at the Iloilo Business Park. Megaworld Corporation's PhP35-billion township, built on the former Iloilo airport, is not only home to hotels, condominiums BPO offices and convention facilities, but it is also a food haven for the Ilonggos!
The 1.1 kilometer Festive Walk Parade is set to be come the longest dining and shopping strip in this part of the country. Adjacent to BPO offices and the soon to open Festive Walk Mall, it is a gastronomic showcase of local and homegrown food joints as well as big players in the food service industry.
Reminiscent of the Santana Row in California, it also has touches of art noveau and art deco that also pays homage to Iloilo City's very own Calle Real. The row of restaurants and retail shops is complemented with wide arcades and landscaped walkways making the stroll of the entire Festive Walk Parade one captivating and lively experience.

Eats All at SM Southpoint : Ramboy's

Ramboys. Liempo. That's probably it. Ofcourse, you'll have to have some extra rice to go with that deliciously crispy liempo that would surely make you rave and crave for more. You'd never look at any other liempo when you tried Ramboy's version. In fact, that would become your standard for a great-tasting liempo.
SM City Iloilo invited members of the Iloilo Bloggers for a gastronomic adventure showcasing SM Southpoint. 
The newest hang-out of the Ilonggos is an al fresco wing of the biggest mall in the region consisting of local and home grown restaurants and cafes as well new local and "imported" players in the food service industry. It's time to discover what SM Southpoint has to offer ...

Pineapple, Ampalaya and Century Tuna Salad

Now if you're intimidated upon reading ampalaya or bitter gourd as part of this salad, don't be. This refreshing salad has more sweetness to it (thanks to the pineapples) than the bitterness (of the ampalaya) that forms in your mind and tastebuds. Enjoy this healthy salad and you'll never look at bittergourds the same way again... I hope.
Here's the recipe for this healthy and refreshing Pineapple, Ampalaya and Tuna Salad.