Mermaid Soup- My Version

https://www.facebook.com/596639857/videos/10156729824159858 The craving for my mother's tinolang isda (fish soup) got the best of me one day but I'm so far from home and there were no side-walk restaurants and eateries anywhere where comfort foods like this are available.This is one of those times where I was left with no option but to cook my own. Luckily there was a red snapper fish from one of the Asian stores nearby. I just threw…

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Of steaks and bottomless wines at the Costa

DO you want it raw, medium, medium rare, or well done? Have you experienced closing your eyes and getting lost in the wonderful flavors of succulent slices of steak dipped in a special sauce? You don’t have to go far to experience it. At the Costa Restaurant at the Aqua Resort Club, you can have your steak and eat it too—just the way you want it. The sizzling sounds of the juices dribbling…

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Two nights of superb wines

WINE connoisseurs in the island got a special treat as Pacific Trading Company, Ltd. allowed guests to have a taste of its special wines for two nights in a row. Friday night brought together a merry mix of party goers at the “Discover at Palms Resort Saipan” event—a night where all cares were left at the door and guests partook of free-flowing fine wine from the hotel’s menu. Taking center stage was Peroni…

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Take it away with Le Beaujolais Nouveau 2008!

EVERY year, the race from the grape to the glass had always been half the fun. At past midnight on the third Thursday of November, millions of glasses are raised all over the world to welcome the year’s edition of Le Beaujolais Nouveau. Guests flocked to the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Saipan to join one of the world’s most anticipated traditions in the wine industry- welcoming and sampling the 2008 edition of…

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Wine of life…

Drinking wine has been a way of life for time immemorial. People drink to celebrate different occasions, to have fun or to simply relax with family and friends. People in Palau are no exception and to cater to the taste of the locals, banker John De Vivo has come up with his own line of local wines, the Rock Island wines.John said that his grandfather used to make wine for his personal consumption…

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A night of wine & cheese

The flaring torches lighting the stairs towards the poolside restaurant of the Cliffside Hotel and the strains of music coming from a guitar filled the night with a romantic ambiance, making guests feel completely relaxed.It was a perfect time to unwind, gaze into the shimmering lights of the swimming pool or sip wine and chat with old and new friends.Guests had a heady time hopping from one station to another, sampling the different…

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Enjoying wine to the max

The invitingly-cool stemmed glass of Los Cing wine- to the max!arneros Chardonnay from the Benziger wine family stood on the counter at the Waves Restaurant bar, ready for me to photograph and- you’re right, to take a sip. I have so much to learn yet about wines but I found the Chardonnay very fragrant, the type which kind of glides in the mouth and leaves a crisp, lingering flow on your throat. Pleasant,…

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