I myself have never understood non-foodies. How can one not love flavours, spices, aromas and all the cultural nuances and memories that come with every bite? Dining is an experience meant to be savoured and is even more fun when shared with loved ones. Dining around a table means sharing, conversing, bonding and learning. A dish can tell you so much about a person, a culture, and a country. It speaks volumes of a nation's history and is an art form on its own. Skilled hands are trained over years or are born out of pure passion and practice. Professional chefs and home cooks alike, from young stars to grandmothers, have been cooking up meals filled with emotion and have truly made us foodies, happy.
Through Foodie Finds, we ask our epicurean friends to share their favourites. In this feature, we tackle takeout and delivery. Hear what Selina Ocampo, founder of MISE, has to say. She shares her go-to shops for takeout here:
El Union Coffee
Although their flagship is in San Juan, La Union. Their online store is a game-changer. I am a recent convert to their fantastic selection of coffee. Not only do they offer a wide range of local and international blends; the branding, vibe, service and overall philosophy are amazing. If you've never tried their coffee, make sure to order the Brazil Machado blend. Shout out to Kiddo and Amy! If you ever find yourself in La Union, have a chat with the lovely couple and definitely order the grilled cheese.