5 Places to Fill your Tummy and Soul in Batanes

With calming and serene landscapes, Batanes really is a must in one’s travel itinerary to the Philippines. From breathtaking sights to Philippine heritage, it really captures the hearts of people that go there. Combine that experience with food that fills your body and soul with the Batanes spirit. Here we have listed some of the places you should eat at when visiting the Philippines’ frontier in the North.

Café de Tukon

Café de Tukon, located at the Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge, uses locally grown organic ingredients. They also offer traditional food from Batanes.

Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge

Address: Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge, Brgy. Chanarian, Tukon, Basco, Batanes, Philippines 3900

Shanedel’s Inn and Café

 

With a view of one of the ports in Batanes, Shanedel’s Inn and Café gives you both good food and a breathtaking view of the sea. However, dining here is by reservation so grab your phones and set them now!

Shanedels Inn Cafe

Address: National Road, Kaycharianan, Basco, Batanes

Pension Ivatan

Pension Ivatan serves authentic Ivatan cuisine, or the cuisine of the local ethnolinguistic group of Batanes. Some of their must try food are grilled tanigue or grilled fish, and the Ivatan Platter which consists of several different seafood delights.

Pension Ivatan

Address: Basco, Batanes 3900

Octagon Bed and Dine

Combining the view of the sea and good food, Octagon Bed and Dine is surely not to be missed.

Octagon Bed and Dine

Address: Sitio Disong Brgy. Kaychanarianan, Basco, Batanes

Beehan Cafeteria

Beehan Cafeteria is another place you should not miss. From traditional dishes to everyday food, this place will satisfy any craving.

Beehan Cafeteria

Address: Lizardo St., Kayhuvukan, Basco, Batanes

French Delicacies You Have to Try

Every country has its own delicacy which you should eat when you visit. In France these are the delicacies that you can’t pass up. Make sure to look for these so you can proudly say you’ve given their French delicacies a try.

Escargot

One of the better known French delicacies which evokes equal fascination and uncertainty, it’s cooked land snail and is regarded as the ‘gold in meat’ for its nutritious benefits.

Escargot Flickr- Fabio Sola Penna
Photo Credit: Flickr- Fabio Sola Penna

Foie Gras

A delightful explosion of flavor in your mouth, you’d be surprised to learn that it is specially fattened duck or goose liver. It’s considered a luxury food product and served in five star restaurants.

Foie Gras Flickr- stu_spivack
Photo Credit: Flickr- stu_spivack

Boudin Noir

This French delicacy is plainly known as blood sausage. The sausages are made from pork, pigs blood, bread, pork fat, and spices.

Boudin Noir Flickr- Naotake Murayama
Photo Credit: Flickr- Naotake Murayama

Frog Legs (Les Cuisses de Grenouilles)

Frog legs are rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, and potassium. It’s been said that they are similar to chicken wings.

Frog Legs Flickr- stu_spivack
Photo Credit: Flickr- stu_spivack

Fromage

There are over 350 to 450 distinct types of fromage or French cheese. Every region of France has its own particular cheese and lends to the regions distinct flavors.

Fromage Flickr- Jorge Cancela
Photo Credit: Flickr- Jorge Cancela

The Best Classic Diners in the USA

Nothing is more symbolic of American dining than Classic Diners. Diners represent the old time dining delights such as breakfast platters, loaded burgers and creamy milkshakes. Check out our list of classic diners that have retained their all American design.

Rosie’s Diner

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Rosie's Diner

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Visit Rosie’s Diner

14061 E. Iliff Ave. Aurora, CO 80014

Mickey’s Diner

Mickey's Diner

Visit Mickey’s Diner

36 W. 7th Street, St. Paul MN

MaryAnn’s Diner

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MaryAnn's Diner -- Diner Pictures

Visit MaryAnn’s Diner

29 East Broadway Derry, NH 03038

The Arcade Restaurant

Arcade Restaurant

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Arcade Restaurant 3

Visit Arcade Restaurant

540 S MAIN ST, MEMPHIS, TN 38103

Modern Diner

Modern Diner

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Visit Modern Diner

364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Zip’s Diner

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Visit Zip’s Diner

Rte 101 and 12 Dayville, CT 06241

Empire Diner

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The Empire Diner

Visit Empire Diner

210 10th Ave (Between 22nd St & 23rd St), New York, New York 10011

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The Pink Cadillac Diner

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The Pink Cadillac Diner

Visit The Pink Cadillac Diner

14061 E. Iliff Ave. Aurora, CO 80014

The “Historic” Village Diner

Historic Village Diner

Visit The Historic Village Diner

7550 North Broadway Red Hook, New York 12571

Summit Diner

Summit Diner

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Visit Summit Diner

1 Union Pl, Summit, New Jersey 07901

Food Festivals You Should Visit

One of the best things about traveling is getting to try different cuisines. Each country has their own special palate and we’ve come up with a list of food festivals you should visit to explore a variety of dishes.

Make sure to keep these food festivals on your list when you visit any of these countries. Hopefully, your trip coincides with these festivals as you’ll get an opportunity to try a smorgasbord of culinary delights.

Salon du Chocolat Festival

Salon du Chocolat Festival

(October 28 – November 1 2016)


What:
Over 500 participants from France and abroad participate in the Salon du Chocolat Festival where various chocolate related activities transpire. From a fashion show to an awards night this festival is certainly one you shouldn’t miss.

Where:
Porte de Versailles, Paris, France

What to expect:

  • Pastry show
  • Cocoa Show
  • Chocosphere
  • Chocolate Bookshop
  • Chocoland
  • Chocolate Fashion Show
  • The Chocolate Awards


Bacon Festival a

Bacon Festival

(January 25-31, 2016)


What:
Imagine a land of bacon or at least a festival where everything involves all natural and factory farm made bacon. The Bacon Festival has over  100 participating local restaurants, cafes, food trucks, bars, coffeehouses, ice-cream shops, grocery stores.

Where:
Sacramento, California

What to expect:

  • Bacon and Beer Bus Tour
  • Bacon Fests in various restaurant establishments
  • Bacon Fest Chefs Competition

South Beach Wine & Food Festival a

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

(February 22-26, 2017)


What:
The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival attracts more than 65,000 guests annually to its over 80+ events. Popular chefs, renowned wine and spirits producers and food celebrities visit the Sunshine state to indulge in delectable fare being offered throughout the 5 day food festival.

Where:
South Beach, Florida

What to expect:

  • Star-studded affair
  • Tasting activities
  • Recipe Contests
  • Musical performances

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La Tomatina

(August 31, 2016)


What:
A long standing tradition, the La Tomatina celebrates a festival of tomaotes. Since 1945, the people of Buñol gather to have an intense 1 hour long battle where about 22,000 people face off using what else, tomatoes. Though this tradition started in anger it has become a yearly event that unites the people to enjoy the firm yet flavorful fruit.

Where:
Buñol, Spain

What to expect:

  • Musical shows
  • Parades
  • Dancing
  • Fireworks
  • Paella cooking contest

 


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Oktoberfest

(September 17- October 3, 2016)


What:
You usually associate Oktoberfest with beer but its also a festival of German delicacies. The mayor of Munich taps the first keg of beer to start the festivities after which all can quench their alcoholic thirst.

Where:
Munch, Germany

What to expect:

  • Beer Serving
  • Fairground attractions & sideshows
  • Traditional costume parade through Munich
  • Riflemen’s Parade
  • Oktoberfest mass

Source:
http://edition.cnn.com
http://www.foodnetwork.ca