Author: Jojie Alcantara

Hijo Launches Project Honeycomb in Groundbreaking Ceremony

On April 29, 2019, HRC takes another quantum leap in promoting inclusive growth and sustainable transformation for communities, and this is the Project Honeycomb, a breakthrough in food manufacturing industry and in producing value-adding natural products.

Vikings and Nords invade Araw ng Davao

Witerary by Jojie Alcantara The Davao food scene is quite heavy nowadays with new outlets opening and familiar stalls reopening, proving that restaurateurs, chefs, and professionals are working overtime to entice the taste buds of discerning Dabawenyos and foodies. This is a significant month as we celebrate our Araw ng Dabaw (founding anniversary) on March 16, so I would like to feature two restaurants worth mentioning. Award winning Chef Anton Abad, Vikings Luxury Buffet Corporate Chef, recently invited us over for some food tasting, through my partner Rhonson Ng, who is the official photographer. My girlfriends and I accompanied him for a food shoot in Nords Bread Hub in Azuela Cove days before it opened just a week ago. We were treated to a fusion of delicious meals, one after another, and I might just run out of adjectives to say. Chef Anton has a tendency to pamper friends with his dishes; we delighted ourselves with breakfast favorites such as Adobo Diablo, Fluffy Cuban Style Omelette, and Primera Tapa, among others.   For main courses …

Hallo, Halong!

Witerary by Jojie Alcantara (column name in SunStar Davao) Ha Long City in Quang Ninh Province of Vietnam is a quiet but blossoming town right in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay. Quite laid back from other touristy cities, the roads are wide and without traffic (maybe peak season is different). Apart from Ha Long Bay cruises which is the major attraction, it also offers beach activities, nature treks, local food and night markets. Divided into two main areas, there is Hon Gai on the other side of the bridge where local life, culture and food can be experienced. Bai Chay is the central tourist area on the other side where Ha Long Bay is dotted with luxury cruises or replicas of Chinese junk boat tours. An artificial beach, restaurants, cafes and varying structures from high end resorts to boutique hotels are lined along the bay. Many building constructions are on the way, preparing Ha Long to become the next busy destination. Ha Long Bay (Vietnamese: Vịnh Hạ Long) is a …