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TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag
TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag
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It’s a small world after all
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - April 26, 2007 - 12:00am
One hot afternoon, I couldn’t stay indoors due to the oppressive heat since we don’t have air condi-tioning...
The world according to Bobby Chinn
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - March 18, 2007 - 12:00am
In the early part of this year, the iconoclast Discovery Travel and Living channel invited a media group from all over the Asia-Pacific region to a three-day tour of Hanoi. Its main objective was to present...
Make ours Italian
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - November 9, 2006 - 12:00am
Darleng and I have been doing food reviews together for the past seven years – or is has it been. Without fail, we come home full and bursting at the waist. At times, we are even tipsy. We always walk...
Lutong Macau
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - October 29, 2006 - 12:00am
(Conclusion) 13. The second day was another walking tour, this time in Coloane, a former fishing village. In Largo de Cais, we walked into two dried fish stores and wandered down a narrow road leading...
Lutong Macau
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - October 29, 2006 - 12:00am
(Conclusion) 13. The second day was another walking tour, this time in Coloane, a former fishing village. In Largo de Cais, we walked into two dried fish stores and wandered down a narrow road leading...
Lutong Macau
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - October 22, 2006 - 12:00am
(First of two parts) Sometime last month, I was very fortunate to be in the privileged company of three other artists on a visit to Macau: my kabalen National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (more popularly known...
Wining, dining, Darleng
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - September 21, 2006 - 12:00am
I am often asked why I am always with my Darleng. Is it me who tags along with her on her lakad or the other way around?
10+2: Singapore’s must-try local favorites
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - July 27, 2006 - 12:00am
By the end of the 19th century, Singapore was already considered the most cosmopolitan city in Asia at the time. Since the time Sir Stamford Raffles, the British founder of modern Singapore, declared the little fishing...
The doctor is in (the kitchen)
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - July 20, 2006 - 12:00am
Some pleasant delights come into our lives like accidents. Take Mona Bishier Valdes, a pretty Indonesian lady who was born and raised in Java, got married to Filipino Robin Valdes, and moved to Manila in...
Tableside manners
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - July 6, 2006 - 12:00am
Recently, Mary Ann and I found ourselves at the Mandarin Oriental, Manila because it was our church wedding anniversary. By the way, am I the only husband or are there many out there (men, unite!) who get into big...
Tableside manners
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - July 6, 2006 - 12:00am
Recently, Mary Ann and I found ourselves at the Mandarin Oriental, Manila because it was our church wedding anniversary. By the way, am I the only husband or are there many out there (men, unite!) who get into big...
Viva la Independencia!
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - June 11, 2006 - 12:00am
1. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! : " Unknown to most Filipinos, President Emilio Aguinaldo celebrated the first anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence at the Pamintuan Mansion in Angeles City, Pampanga,...
Viva la Independencia!
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - June 11, 2006 - 12:00am
1. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! : " Unknown to most Filipinos, President Emilio Aguinaldo celebrated the first anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence at the Pamintuan Mansion in Angeles City, Pampanga,...
Everything you want to know about ‘putung babi’’
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - June 1, 2006 - 12:00am
Mary Ann’s recent article on her quest for hamburgers in the United States elicited a lot of feedback from kabalens (provincemates), not so much on the burger itself, but on the putung babi she compared it with....
A taste of France in a glass
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - May 11, 2006 - 12:00am
We recently went to a wine tasting event at Café Provencal at the second floor of the Edsa Shangri-La Plaza Mall. Two things immediately came to my attention. First, I saw no familiar faces. "This is...
Manila loves the Peninsula Bangkok’s chef Sumalee
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - May 4, 2006 - 12:00am
I met this beautiful chinky-eyed Thai lady chef in one of our trips to Bangkok. For three years now, I enjoy a sametime, next-year love affair with her – food affair is more like it. And my Darleng doesn’t...
A grand time at a grand place
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - April 12, 2006 - 12:00am
What do you give a grand old lady who’s seen and done it all ("Been there, been that," to use a misquote by a former beauty queen) for a special and memorable gift? Read on, and you may want to...
A grand time at a grand place
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - April 9, 2006 - 12:00am
What do you give a grand old lady who’s seen and done it all ("Been there, been that," to use a misquote by a former beauty queen) for a special and memorable gift? Read on, and you may want to...
Wine first, or food first?
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - March 16, 2006 - 12:00am
Some time ago, Tita Meneses Trillo of Titania Wine Cellars Inc. hosted a Chinese gourmet dinner and wine degustation at the Library of Li Li Restaurant at the Hyatt Casino on Pedro Gil St., Manila.
One fine dinner
by TURO-TURO By Claude Tayag - March 9, 2006 - 12:00am
It was not just a fine dinner, but a very fine evening, too. It started with fine weather, with the cool January breeze greeting us as we got off the car. We then stepped into a very fine house somewhere in Ayala...
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