Back Issues of Philippine Primer
COVER - Batanes
STREET - Little Tokyo
COVER - Many might find the ominious weather conditions surrounding Batanes an unfortunate barrier that isolates this little archipelago from the rest of the world. However, upon seeing the beautifully preserved nature and heritage of the province, you'll find that, if anything, the typhoons and the harsh water are heaven-sent-a loving gift to preserve this beloved land. As a province of the Philippines, Batanes is one that offers a very unique experience of culture, people, and cuisine. This month, we take you to the heaven's- and now, our -beloved province to give but a small glimpse of just how precious Batanes is.
COVER - Lunch Spots
COVER - Besides Banaue being home to not just one-but two stunning UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE-inscribed rice terraces, not many people are aware of just how beautiful this quaint Northern town is. Often considered as a side trip to Baguio and Sagada, Banaue proves to harbor many things that compel at least two days of sojourn. This month, we shine a spotlight on Banaue and the many lesser-known reasons that this town of delicate beauty should be where your adventures begin.
COVER - Alabang
Features of the Issue COVER - Distinct from the other lovely cities in the southern metro, Alabang is loved by its patrons for its relaxed atmosphere that melds modernity with nature. As Muntinlupa City's commercial center, Alabang boasts high-end lifestyle and wellness centers and corporate towers, balanced out by spacious walkways and lush greeneries and parks. Turn immediately to the Street section and discover the many reasons to love Alabang.
COVER- Bonifacio Global City, Mckinley Hill
COVER- A close neighbor of Bonifacio Global City, Mckinley Hill is a tasteful European-inspired development by Megaworld in Fort Bonifacio that transport you to memories of the idyllic streets of Spain and the moonlit Venitian lagoons in Italy. While its main crowd puller is the replication of Italy's grand canal at Venice Grand Canal Mall, there are many other places in Mackinly Hill that espouse relaxation and intimacy. In the issue, we explore such a place and give you a good taste of Europe right here in the metro.
COVER- Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City.
TRAVEL- Ilocos Norte
COVER- A vibrant business-friendly environment, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City has a lot of great things to explore. From the flashing skyscrapers and commercial strips to the safe and walkable roads, BGC is an ideal setting to live, work, and have fun. The place emanates with passion for art and culture like no other city in the metro, which makes it truly a passion-forward community worth exploring.
COVER- Expats have a lot of adjustment to deal with when settling into a new city, even more so for families with children.
COVER- Expats have a lot of adjustment to deal with when settling into a new city, even more so for families with children. One of the main challenges for expat families is finding a suitable school for their kids in a new country or city thay may have a different school system from their home country. For expat parents who are still brooding over which school to choose in the Phippines, we feature some of the best schools in Metro Manila that every parent, expat and local alike, can entrust the education and development of their children.
COVER-Salcedo Village is a laidback neighborhood with a bright yet peaceful ambiance...
TRAVEL-Ilocos Sur embodies a compelling chapter of the Philippine history through its many Hispanic monuments...
COVER-Salcedo Village is a laidback neighborhood with a bright yet peaceful ambiance, with restaurants and quaint shops safely sheltered in this charming community, on its tree-lined streets and inside buildings. In this month's Street section, we explore the many reasons-in the form of restaurants, cafe's and other establishments-why everybody has fallen in love with Salcedo Village.
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.