Bitesize Worldwide: Philippine Travels
Earlier in the year I travelled to the beautiful sun soaked Philippines, for adventures of island hopping, city site seeing and waterfall exploring. This idyllic part of Asia has many islands still undiscovered and compared to other parts of Asia, barely any tourist trade. Depending on what area you visit, you can discover manic city markets selling Pancit Canton and Bihon, quick fried noodle and rice dishes in the capital Manila. In Borocay, fast growing into Thailand’s version of Koh Phangan you can find indulgent buffets, bubble teas and sticky caramelised bananas and corn on sticks from street vendors along the main beach strip. I took a picturesque trip through the islands of Palawan with boat company Tao Philippines. Their local grown and picked produce introduced me to vegetables I’d never seen before. Freshly caught coconuts, hacked down off palm trees, provided fresh juice, the flesh saved for curries and the shells used for a porridge with pineapple, mango and watermelon all produced on the islands. Fried aubergine slices in egg omelettes, garlicfried Thai basil sticky rice and scrambled eggs and onion is a popular celebratory dish. Rice is commonly believed to provide Filipino power!