Back Issues of Philippine Primer
COVER- It's another high season for New Year's resolutions as we usher 2019 in with hopeful anticipation.
TRAVEL- Siargao used to be a sleepy little teardrops-shaped island in Northeastern Mindanao
COVER- It's another high season for New Year's resolutions as we usher 2019 in with hopeful anticipation. If you are among the many who, every year, promises a better self and better health habits, turn immediately to our special diet and fitness feature, where we talk about the latest diet trends, the convenience of diet delivery services, the top fitness gyms in the metro, and more.
Cover Story: It has been yet another exciting year for Metro Manila's ever-bustling restaurants from different countries all over the world.
Local Travels: Pampanga being the Culinary Capital of the Philippines.
COVER- It has been yet another exciting year for Metro Manila's ever-bustling restaurants from different countries all over the world, including Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and France. There are, of course, entrants from local chefs and restaurateurs that have an impressive array of specialties inspired by different cuisines. Be in the know of the hottest restaurants of 2018 in this month's feature.
Cover Story: Poblacion comprises Rockwell in the east, Century City.
Local Travels: Laguna lakes, hot springs, and waterfalls.
COVER - Poblacion comprises Rockwell in the east, Century City in the west, and Makati Avenue cutting through the center. There’s also Burgos, known as Makati’s entertainment district brimming with bars and nightclubs. In this issue, we explore Poblacion not only for its nightlife but also for the restaurants and cafes that welcome more discerning customers with great food and ambience. We also throw in a few picks from Rockwell and Century City.
Cover Story: Coffee places have become a place for friends' hearty catch-ups.
Local Travels: A day trip to Antipolo City.
COVER- Coffee places have become a place for friends' hearty catch-ups, an extension of workspace for businessmen, and a haven for people who simply want to spend a quiet time while savoring a cup of coffee and eating good food. In this issue, Philippine Primer goes on a coffee spree to introduce some of the best cafes in and around Metro Manila for every type of cafe-goer.
Cover Story: Curry is most often associated with India.
Local Travels: The city of Santa Rosa, Laguna
COVER- Curry is most often associated with India, a country known for the use of a myriad of spices in their dishes. While most people are certain that India was the birthplace of this palate-tickling, sometimes tongue-burning dish, the question of where this dish actually started is still quite debatable. There is one thing we're sure of: you will find various recipes around the world, that showcase the complexity of this one dish called "curry". For this issue, Philippine Primer has brought together some of the best curries from different restaurants of different cuisines.
Cover Story: French cuisine in the Metro
Local Travels: Subic Bay: A Coastal Melting Pot
Cover Story: Metro Manila's Chinese Restaurants
Local Travels: Rediscovering Baguio: The New Creative City
COVER - With a food culture so diverse, it is not difficult to imagine how Chinese cuisine has become one of the world’s three great cuisines. China’s food culture is interwoven by distinct regional traditions and innovations, a very exciting domain to explore with one’s taste buds. Bearing a lot of similarities to Filipino cuisine - not to mention the practice of communal dining - Chinese food has not been difficult to adopt in the Philippines, and now you easily find many in Metro Manila. Each has its unique offerings that let you get a taste of this globally renowned cuisine.
Cover Story: The Best Korean restaurants in Metro Manila
Local Travels: Puerto Galera for Beach Lovers
Cover - Korean barbecues with countless of side dishes, fun do-it-yourself grilling, rice and noodles mixed with colorful vegetables-eating in a Korean restaurant is always a feast. Families, friends, and colleagues gather around grill tables to enjoy healthy food, often accompanied by hearty cheers and chatter. For these types of diners and every growling tummy, Philippine Primer scoured Metro Manila to introduce the best places to get crazy about K-food!
Cover Story: Japanese restaurants in Manila
Local Travels: Beach resorts in the province of Batangas
COVER - Recently, Japanese restaurants in Manila have increased both in number and quality. Now we can enjoy the same high-quality cuisine as if you were in Japan. For May, Philippine Primer is raiding the streets of Manila to find the best of these all-time Japanese favorites for everyone to try. In addition, we'll show you some restaurants that specialize in specific Japanese dish; whether it's tempura, tonkatsu, shabu-shabu, sushi, or okonomiyaki there's a dish for everyone to enjoy.
Cover Story: Between the Buns
Local Travels: Inside Intramuros
COVER- Juicy burgers, sandwiches loaded with fillings, and hotdogs with generous toppings are enough to make you go weak in the knees. Let us save you the effort of finding the best ones as we bring you to some of the restaurants that serves the best gourmet burgers and sandwiches. So get out there, and get eating!
Cover Story: While there a lot of restaurants in the metro...
Local Travels: "City of Smiles"
COVER- While there a lot of restaurants in the metro, some of them are not the ideal spots for your kids to enjoy. For your family's next day out, why not choose a restaurant that both kids and adults can eat at and have fun? From cute, colorful dishes to free toys and activities to keep your kids busy, there are lots of ways to turn a simple family day into another great memory.
Cover Story: Weekend Markets in Makati
Local Travels: Top Hotels in Manila for your Next Staycation
COVER- Weekend markets are not only for eating and shopping, but they also serve as a place to socialize and support local entrepreneurs. There are many weekend markets in Manila, but the markets in Salcedo and Legaspi Villages in Makati are some of the oldest and most well-known, especially among the residents. Aside from organic vegetables and fruits, you can find delicious meals and various merchandise such as bags, artisanal products, and more. Go around different stalls while enjoying a snack or cool drink. This month, we made a list of stalls that are currently open in Legazpi and Salcedo Village that you need to visit ASAP.
Cover Story: Southeast Asian cuisine
Local Travels: Guimaras Island
COVER - Recently, the number of restaurants from our neighboring countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore has been steadily increasing. Now, anyone can easily enjoy Asian authentic Southeast Asian cuisine. From high-end restaurants to cozy street food joints, here are some of the best places to eat Southeast Asian cuisine.
Cover Story: Try restaurants in Metro Manila
Local Travels: Tagaytay City
COVER - This Holiday season, Philippine Primer is rounding up a list of must - try restaurants in Metro Manila that opened this year! Find out the up and coming restaurants that are worthy of your holiday visit TRAVEL - Dubbed as the second summer capital of the Philippines, aside from being close to Manila, Tagaytay City is one of the most coveted travel destinations in the country. From its cool climate and the ever-present majestic view of Taal Volcano to the wide array of food choice, this suburban paradise harbors many well-kept treasures. For this month's feature, Philippine Primer has uncovered some of Tagaytay's hidden gems and refreshed classic destinations for you to rediscover.
Cover Story: Italian Restaurants in Manila
Local Travels: La Union
COVER - This November, enjoy first-class antipasto, pasta, traditional pizza, and more at the best Italian restaurants in the metro! This time, Philippine Primer has gathered prestige popular restaurants in the Metro known for their authentic Italian cuisine. TRAVEL - From its beautiful beaches, surfing spots, promising food hubs, and an awesome local community-you'd love to visit the La Union over and over. To get you started, we're sharing you our travel guide to the La Union. Make sure to drop by these establishments to make the most out of your La Union escapade!
Top picks for hidden restaurants and cafes in the Metro
The magic lives forever at Enchanted Kingdom
Setting up a study space for kids can be a daunting task, but it can be a fulfilling one if done properly. Philippine Primer got help from Pottery Barn Kids to bring you six steps for a smart study space for kids. PLUS! If you're bored of the usual beer brands and are looking to celebrate Oktoberfest with a different bang, then we have a surprise for you! Philippine Primer looked around Makati and BGC to bring you a selection of the best craft beers you can get your hands on.
A taste of Spanish Cuisine
Turn back the clock in Bataan and Corregidor
Freshest and delicious salads in Metro Manila
Mayon Volcano, Legazpi in Albay
COVER - Are you eating your veggies? For all vegetable lovers and people who just want to eat healthy, we've gathered some of the freshest and delicious salads in Metro Manila that you should try. Gone are the days when salads were considered to be just side dishes or boring greens in the menu. Try some of the featured hearty salads that are filling enough to make a meal by itself. Or choose from this list if you prefer a mild and refreshing salad to accompany a heavy meal. If you are new in the vegetarian lifestyle, let our cover story help you start easy. TRAVEL - Famed for its perfectly conical shaped Mayon Volcano, Legazpi in Albay is more than just its natural scenery. In this issue, Philippine Primer takes you to an unforgettable road trip in Bicolandia: the land of spicy Filipino cuisine, off-road vehicle adventure, and wildlife explorations. SPECIAL FEATURES - You might happen to see some fishes in the market that you want to try, but are not familiar with how to cook it. This month, Philippine Primer is providing a visualguide for the different fish that can only be found here in Philip- pines. Plus! Finding a great doctor that fits your family is important and can sometimes be a lot of work,especially if you're new in the metro. Here we feature a list of recommended local doctors who are well-known in their respective fields. Happy reading!
Delicious hot pot restaurants
Bohol's marine sanctuary
Feature of the Issue It looks like the rainy season has finaly arrived in the Philippine! For our cover story, we rounded up some of the bestspots in Manila where you can have an ideal hotpot meal. COVER - Stay warm this rainy season with these delicious hot pot restaurants in Metro Manila. Hot pot's popularity is spreading in the Philippines because of how it is served and eaten. In this issue, we feature some of the best places where you can experience this communal dishes that bring people together. TRAVEL - This July, let Philippine Primer take you to Bohol's marine sanctuary, famed Chocolate Hills, and the smallest primate called Philippine Tarsier as we get you in an adventure through our travel. Discover the scenic Bohol island and indulge on a feast of Boholano flavors in this trip of a litfetime! SPECIAL FEATURES - Take a look into the nito-weaving tradition of the Iraya-Mangyans and how Ayala Foundation Inc. helped the community. Plus! If you are new in the Philippines, you'll probably have no idea of some of the vegetables you see in the local market. This month, Philippine Primer is providing a visual guide for vegetables that can only be found here in the Philippines.
Level up your celebrations
Visit North and South Cebu
Cover Story - Private Dining and Romantic Restaurants Turn your special day into a lasting memory with Reservation Only restaurants and Intimate Dining restaurants. Reservation Only restaurants are not as well-known and rely mostly on word of mouth for publicity. Since a lot of them are located outside the metro, visiting them is like going on a trip. This month, Philippine Primer is giving you a guide to our favorite restaurants that can hold your closest friends, family, colleagues, and whomever else you choose to spend a few hours of your life with. Travel - Where to Next: Visit North and South Cebu Refuel your passion for travelling and take our Cebu guide for your next adventure! Come with us as we visit North and South Cebu in the Visayas region and explore its rich culinary creations, budget-friendly and luxury accommodations, and must-see spots. Also, learn more about the Philippine culture—the Cebuano way!