22 Sep 12
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1 year ago
Kare-Kare
Kare-kare is a thick, orange-brown, Filipino stew made with a peanut-based sauce, vegetables and meat such as beef, goat, or less often, chicken. It is best served with a side of bagoong (fermented shrimp paste) and hot, steaming white rice.

Kare-Kare

Kare-kare is a thick, orange-brown, Filipino stew made with a peanut-based sauce, vegetables and meat such as beef, goat, or less often, chicken. It is best served with a side of bagoong (fermented shrimp paste) and hot, steaming white rice.

2 Sep 12
95 notes
1 year ago
CALLING ALL FILIPINO PHOTOGRAPHERS!

Or rather - PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO TAKE PICTURES OF THINGS IN THE PHILIPPINES (You never know, there could be a German tourist with a tumblr going around the Philippines taking nice photos). Please help use your talent and skill to keep this blog going! For the past couple of years, I’ve been getting most of my photos from Flickr and sometimes I search the ‘philippines’ tag for nice things to reblog.

I want to keep this blog active because I really do want to help the Philippine tourism industry in some way, but my old methods take too much time with work and all. So if you want to help contribute, please follow these guidelines!

  1. Photos must be of Philippine places, food, bits of culture, etc. FILIPINO RELATED.
  2. Please follow the format I’ve been using for all my captions. Explained below.
  3. If the photo is of a place - please include a caption of where it is. The name/city/province, etc. If someone would want to go there, it would make it easier if you were more specific. (EXAMPLE)
  4. If the photo is of food - please include the name and perhaps, trivia of what it is, what’s it made of. Adding an English name translation would be good for the non-Filipinos viewing this blog. (EXAMPLE)
  5. If the photo is of a historical/cultural site - please include where it is, and maybe some historical trivia about it. (EXAMPLE)
  6. If the photo is of an upcoming event/festival - please include where it is, some information, and the dates. (EXAMPLE)
  7. PLEASE MAKE SURE THE PHOTO IS YOURS.
  8. Finally, submit the link to your photo here or tag your photo with the tag ‘vivafilipinas' so it's easier for me to check it out! 

Finally, please understand and don’t be offended if I don’t reblog your photo. I spent lot of time maintaining a certain standard to all the photos posted on this blog, so please understand that I’m not going to reblog every Instagram or camera-phone taken photo. If you don’t really understand what I’m saying here, feel free to send me a PM.

Right now, I have 40,000+ followers (but I don’t know how many of them are still active haha), so hopefully I can help give your photos some attention too! Win-win, diba?

Thank you so much, guys! Hopefully this works out. Let’s all help Philippine tourism in our own little way. Reblog this, tell your photographer friends and stuff. :D

2 Sep 12
847 notes
1 year ago
Filipino Desserts!Leche Flan, Buko Pandan, Ube Panna Cotta

Filipino Desserts!
Leche Flan, Buko Pandan, Ube Panna Cotta

23 May 12
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1 year ago
Filipino Desserts!Leche Flan, Buko Pandan, Ube Panna Cotta

Filipino Desserts!
Leche Flan, Buko Pandan, Ube Panna Cotta

10 May 12
115 notes
1 year ago
Pastillas de Leche (Candied Carabao Milk)

Pastillas de Leche (Candied Carabao Milk)

14 Oct 11
105 notes
2 years ago
MassKara FestivalBacolod City, Negros Occidental
The MassKara Festival is the biggest annual event that reflects the Bacoleños love for fun and gaiety. Coinciding with Bacolod City’s charter day celebration, the festival features sports competitions, cultural programs, carnivals, beauty contest and a long Mardi grasstyle costumed and masked street dancers.
The festival reaches its peak at the 15th to 19th of October.

MassKara Festival
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

The MassKara Festival is the biggest annual event that reflects the Bacoleños love for fun and gaiety. Coinciding with Bacolod City’s charter day celebration, the festival features sports competitions, cultural programs, carnivals, beauty contest and a long Mardi grasstyle costumed and masked street dancers.

The festival reaches its peak at the 15th to 19th of October.

28 Sep 11
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Mamang SorbeteroMr. Ice Cream Man
Ice cream vendor, cooler than ice cream.
(from putograft)

Mamang Sorbetero
Mr. Ice Cream Man

Ice cream vendor, cooler than ice cream.

(from putograft)

(via patvelasco)

27 Sep 11
567 notes
2 years ago
La Paz Batchoy
The Philippines has a variety of soups, among which is the La Paz Batchoy, a noodle soup with origins that trace back to the district of La Paz, Iloilo, thus the name. It’s a warm soup made of mami noodles, garnished with pork innards, crushed pork cracklings, spring onions, and topped with a raw egg. It’s perfect for cold, rainy weather like today.
Stay warm and stay safe everyone!

La Paz Batchoy

The Philippines has a variety of soups, among which is the La Paz Batchoy, a noodle soup with origins that trace back to the district of La Paz, Iloilo, thus the name. It’s a warm soup made of mami noodles, garnished with pork innards, crushed pork cracklings, spring onions, and topped with a raw egg. It’s perfect for cold, rainy weather like today.

Stay warm and stay safe everyone!

26 Sep 11
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Batanes

(from jewelstravels)

25 Sep 11
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Night MarketBicol
(from capturedphotos)

Night Market
Bicol

(from capturedphotos)

24 Sep 11
191 notes
2 years ago
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Bagac, Bataan
Walk through history and spend the night in restored 19th century colonial mansions. :)

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
Bagac, Bataan

Walk through history and spend the night in restored 19th century colonial mansions. :)

22 Sep 11
252 notes
2 years ago
Sarangani Coastline

Sarangani Coastline

21 Sep 11
290 notes
2 years ago
Caramoan, Camarines Sur

Caramoan, Camarines Sur

21 Sep 11
796 notes
2 years ago
Halo-HaloMix-Mix
Taken from the word ‘halo’ which means ‘mix’, this favorite dessert  is  made of shaved ice with a variety of ingredients such as sweetened  beans  and fruits, leche flan, ube halaya, and ice cream.
Perfect for lazy afternoon snacks/merienda.

Halo-Halo
Mix-Mix

Taken from the word ‘halo’ which means ‘mix’, this favorite dessert is made of shaved ice with a variety of ingredients such as sweetened beans and fruits, leche flan, ube halaya, and ice cream.

Perfect for lazy afternoon snacks/merienda.

17 Sep 11
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“Ihawan sa May Kanto Roon”Street Barbeque
Friendly Tip: Never question a Filipino’s love for his/her food.
(from litratonijuan)

“Ihawan sa May Kanto Roon”
Street Barbeque

Friendly Tip: Never question a Filipino’s love for his/her food.

(from litratonijuan)

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