TONGUE TRAVELING

Food and Travel

Paris in the Summer

From warm sunny mornings, to crisp rainy afternoons… there’s nothing quite as refreshing as Paris in the summer. On a weekly basis, my husband and I share a meal together, just the 2 of us, and we did this all day, everyday, in the city of love. Whether it was over...

Bread. Tomato. Olive Oil.

To me, one of the most comforting things about Barcelona was the fact that they served Pan con Tomate everywhere. And many times, it is complimentary! It is so simple – crusty toasted bread, fresh crushed tomatoes, good extra virgin olive oil, and salt. I decided to...

Paella Please

Today, the one word probably most directly associated with Spanish cuisine is tapas. But in my youth, there was nothing more symbolic of a Spanish meal than Paella. Filipinos are no strangers to this dish as its main ingredient is a pantry staple – rice. But more than...

Las Ramblas Everyday

My favorite Barcelona days were spent taking the train into Las Ramblas. My husband and I would get lost in the streets and shops and beautiful little alleys. But somehow, being true to our tropical heritage, we always ended up by the Ocean.   Lunch Sagas is a...

La Pepita

A place that came highly recommended to me was called La Pepita. Frequented by locals, my expectations were high and taste buds ready. Upon arriving, I was surprised to see that the place was homey, and felt almost like a mom and popshop, rather than an upscale dining...

Mercado de La Boqueria

A trip through the colors and chaos of one of the biggest markets in Barcelona will always be one of my favorite days! From the fresh produce, the beautiful seafood, the cured meats, to the specialty items and ready to eat delights, candies, pressed fruit juice,...

Hola Barcelona!

It would be hard to encompass my experiences in Barcelona. In simple but true terms – I fell madly in love. From the scenery, to the art and architecture, to the people, culture, and of course, the food – It is a definite gem in the heart of Spain. I think as a...