Mikee dela Cruz

Believing that knowing on its own is not good enough, "you have to share what you know, too", Mikee dela Cruz gladly shares through his writing. A (BA) Communication Studies graduate, he had stints with UNAIDS, UNICEF and Ford Foundation, among others, writing "just about everything". Read on as he does some sharing through Zest Magazine.

Cagayan de Oro City (CDO) – dubbed as the “city of smiles” – is known for, among other things, seafoods (though many of them coming from the smaller...

Every region (if not every town) in the Philippines has their own gustatory offerings that sort of define them – e.g. Bicol Express in, obviously, Bicol;...

I’m sure Thailand has so many delicacies that “arguing” what Thai food is, is somewhat futile. I guess that – just like the Philippines – even...

In 2014, Jhan Eduarte – who used to be in the business of selling used cars, while also working as a ghost writer of articles for an online site –...

Filipino food’s evolution owes a lot to Chinese influences; so much so that when eating Chinese in a food court in, say, Hong Kong, Macau or Shanghai,...

Dreamland is the name of the bar in Miss Saigon; where Kim was pimped by The Engineer to the highest bidder (who happened to be Chris). In not so many...

Food trucks aren’t – as of now – THAT common in the Philippines. Yes, we get the occasional trucks/vans turned into food outlets (the inside of the...

When Mac Daddy’s opened as a burger joint in Lucban only two years ago, “it was only in a garage,” said 27-year-old Marc Rañola, who owns the place....

The name, said ex-hotelier and now café owner Marie Rada, was supposed to be “literal”. Coffees, she said, are placed on “mga puting tasa (white...

Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan has long been considered a tropical paradise. And rightly so, with its (start the clichés associated with being a tropical...