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5 Chinoy Food Bloggers You Should Follow

Deciding where to eat has been one of the most difficult decision we make on a daily basis. With over thousands of restaurants around the city, we often find ourselves lost and indecisive on where’s the best place to dine, relax and satisfy our cravings. But luckily, we have our modern day heroes to save us from this stressful situation – food bloggers. They serve as our constant go-to source whenever we want to try out a new restaurant, bakeshop or everything related to food. And now, as we adapt to the new normal, let these food bloggers help you decide where’s the best place to have food delivered! 

Here are five Chinoy food bloggers that you should follow:

1) Atty. Stacy Liong

Atty. Stacy Liong originally started her blog, Tsinoy Foodies, as a personal food memoir to remember her food adventures. “We wanted to remember what we loved so we could order it again upon our next visit and what we could recommend to our friends and family.” This led them to realize how much they’ve gone through their food adventure. To date, she has published more than a thousand food stories and food reviews. She also shared that as she gained more readers and followers, she noticed that her blog has evolved into a foodie community. “Through our blog, Facebook fan page and Instagram, we’re continuously interacting with fellow foodies through a fun and supporting exchange of comments, remarks, questions and suggestions about recipes, food products and restaurants.”

Blog: Tsinoy Foodies

Instagram: Tsinoy Foodies

Instagram followers: 9.4K

2) Leslie Cheng 

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My most favorite dish at @ohayomakiandramenbar isn’t even on the menu. It’s their poke bowl made with salmon in gochujang honey soy dressing, ebiko, tempura crumbs, gari, pickled onion and red cabbage. The texture the tempura crumbs adds is a game changer. It’s important to note that they use seasoned sushi rice instead of plain rice like most places use. You can order this anytime. Just say you want to order Leslie’s poke bowl. Correct @hosehorhe? They also have several new bento boxes available for takeout. My favorite is the beef gyudon. The chicken teriyaki & pork katsudon were really good too. For dessert order the coffee jelly. Trust me on this. . . . . #pokebowl #pokebowlph #coffeejelly

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Good desserts deserve their own post. I would go to @hola.bombonph for desserts or merienda any day. I loved their Torrija which is like French toast but yummier. It was topped with tangy yogurt ice cream & kalamansi curd. Their churros was one of the best I’ve eaten in Manila. It was crisp, not oily, had a touch of salt and a bit undercooked so it tasted like custard inside. It was fantastic with the dark chocolate dip that wasn’t too sweet. Tarta de Santiago is cinnamon almond cake with orange cream cheese and hazelnut ice cream was good too. I have to go back to try the Torta de Chocolate. Congratulations to chef @rbcchancas and the owners! . . . . #torrija #churros #manilaeats #poblacion #spanishdesserts #churrosconchocolate #dessert #desserts #spanishrestaurant #holabombon

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In 2009, Leslie Cheng was in Hong Kong, vacationing with her family, bringing along her newly bought camera. During that trip, Leslie happened to eat at several fine dining restaurants which she took photos of the food and shared them with her friends and family in the US. That trip easily led Leslie to start her food blog.

Leslie shares that she chose the name Shoot First Eat Later because she was always excited to try the food that she would forget to shoot first. She started with just posting a few dark, unedited pictures with just captions. She shares that the more she posted, the more she had fun doing it. This prompted her to post from daily to weekly. Eventually, Instagram became popular and more convenient to post and interact with the readers. Since then, she has been focusing more on Instagram as her blog just serves as an online for archives.

Blog: shootfirsteatlater

Instagram: shootfirsteatlater

Instagram followers: 17.1K

3)  Mary Love Siy 

Mary Love Siy started her blog back in 2010 before joining Summit Media.  “I had a blast writing down random thoughts and sharing experiences back when Multiply was still a social media platform and not a virtual marketplace and I thought that having my own blog/website is not a bad idea.” She shares that her first few entries were all about food finds, adventures and just about anything she found interesting.

It took her about 5 years before she focused on blogging about food. Eventually, she added travel contents both locally and internationally. And now, she have expanded her blog to beauty and lifestyle in general. Soon after 5 months, Mary shares that she will adding motherhood to her blog.

Blog : What Mary Loves

Instagram : Mary Love Siy

Instagram followers: 3.1K 

4) Diane Go 

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Dalgona has been all the rage, but it doesn't need to be limited to just coffee— even Yakult has joined in on the trend. While browsing Facebook, my sister came across a Yakult Dalgona drink being sold by @kulturediversity (formerly known as Yakikulture) and ordered one for everyone at home to try. Although not the fluffy whipped dalgona I expected, it piqued my curiosity. —— We got their Yakult Dalgona in original flavor— one that came in a cute jug. It's a DIY kit of sorts with a creamy Yakult-based concentrate that had bits of cream cheese in it. Plus, it even came with sago for the complete experience. —— While the drink did taste good with the characteristic sour-sweet taste much like everyone's favorite probiotic drink, I find the cream cheese cubes intrusive to the drinking experience. It interrupted an otherwise smooth drink and didn't meld with the Yakult-based mixture. To me, it would have been better if they had blended it together. But otherwise, the drink itself was good. Something I'd reorder for my cravings. —— A few things to remember: the Yakult Dalgona doesn't have preservatives in it, so it's important that you finish it right away— 2 days tops. Also, the concentrate is not too rich, so just ice or a little water to do. And finally, remember to shake the container so you get some cream cheese bits in your drink (though personally I'd run the whole thing in a blender one more time just to incorporate the flavors more). And please cook the sago first before adding it in! —— Disclaimer: Kulture Diversity is not affiliated with @yakultph. They just use the probiotic drink as the main ingredient for their drinks. . . . To order, message them on FB! Would you buy this drink? Let me know your thoughts! —— #friedandprejudice #quarantineeats #quarantinefood #dalgona #yakultdalgona #yakult #welovetoeatph #wlteplus #seemslegeat #discovermnl #dmfoodseries #wheninmanila #wimyummy #letseatpare #drinks #lovelocal #supportlocal #supportsmallbusinesses #notsponsored

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Being a sweet tooth apparently runs in the blood. That's why dessert is a must-have after every Sunday lunch. Today, my Kong Kong and I had a bit of an exchange gift going on— he gave me Almond Roca, while I gave him some of @lordstowsbakeryph's Egg Tarts. We were both happy with the trade-off because really, who could resist a box of fresh, warm egg tarts? —— Biting into their Portuguese Egg tarts was a trip down memory lane for both of us. Lord Stow's Bakery has been around for a good part of my childhood, and this underrated classic has some of the best egg tarts I've had by far. Just think of warm, toasty little bites of creamy custard come in a flaky cup— the kind of handheld snacks that just melt in your mouth. —— It’s one of the few egg treats I enjoy because it’s simple, and comforting all the same. Plus, it made the perfect gift for my Kong Kong, who dialed back his sugar and opted for something not too sweet. —— And good news— you can get a box for yourself because they now deliver from their Tomas Morato branch. To get a hold of their tarts, just message them on Facebook or Instagram, and they'll deliver to you quick and easy! 💖 . . . These tarts made it to my @wheninmanila article, which talks about my top 8 snacks during ECQ. Give it a read, link is over at my bio. Thanks for sending these over! 💖 —— #friedandprejudice #quarantineeats #quarantinefood #takeout #delivery #welovetoeatph #wlteplus #seemslegeat #zomatoph #discovermnl #dmfoodseries #wheninmanila #wimyummy #letseatpare #eggtarts #lordstowsbakery #lordstows #sweets #friedandprejudicetoppicks #masarapba #forkspoonmanila #saansaph #heymanila

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Diane started Fried and Prejudice back in 2016 as a curated album that features food that she likes from Asia as well as other countries aside from Manila. Her family and friends prompted her to started blogging as they would ask her for recommendations about food. In 2018, with the encouragement of her friends, Diane made the blog official. Diane used to contribute to What to Eat PH but now, she focuses on her own blog as well as for When in Manila.

The unique and witty blog name, was based from Diane’s favorite classic Pride and Prejudice, in which she wanted to make sure her blogs stand out from the rest. She understood how taste is subjective thus, instead of ruling it as good or bad, she write about the experience of eating it. In this way, she can help and give the readers the idea about the dish and gives them the freedom to decide whether to try it out or not. Furthermore, she shares that “I am a storyteller, so there’s a story in my posts to make it more personal and relatable.”

So now, Fried and Prejudice is a food blog by Diane, a little foodie, who stands on chairs to get that perfect flat lay photo. Her carefully curated site features her favorite food, except beef. Aside from giving food reviews, she also likes shares recipes in which some are family recipes that are easy to follow and delivers yummy results.

Blog : Fried & Prejudice

Instagram : Fried & Prejudice 

Instagram followers: 3.8k 


5) Frances Ang

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Sushi Cake — My birthday is coming real soon and it will definitely be one that’s unlike any other birthdays in the past. First, it will be celebrated at home with just the people in the house. Secondly, we’re ordering in instead of eating out. In fact, Paul suggested that we just cook but I told him that I just wanna eat on my birthday and not get all haggard and sweaty in the kitchen. Lastly, I told him that instead of the usual birthday cake, let’s go for the ever famous sushi cake instead and I’ve placed my order with @meatsumopanay already. It’s all about supporting the food industry in any way we can and that’s exactly how I want to celebrate my special day. But I couldn’t wait a week more and so I had a preview of my sushi cake a few nights ago. Each bite was delicious! The sticky Japanese rice, the sweet mangoes, the cheesy and creamy kani mixture and of course, the ebiko on top. I love how we made use of the nori sheets to wrap a spoonful of the sushi cake. I love how the saltiness of the nori complimented the freshness of the rice-kani-cheese mixture. Yumz! Can’t wait to blow my candle on this one next week! * * * #manila #eatpraylove #instafoodie #phfood #manilainsider #manilafoodie #foodieph #foodstagram #foodiesofig #whati8today #vsco #foodporn #foodcoma #igmanila #foodiechats #kaintuloggang #thektg #eatsploration #forkspoonmanila #zomatoph #eatsterrific #foodgrammerph #thefoodiestation #masarapba #discovermnl #meatsumopremiumpanay #sushicake #supportsmallbusiness

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Late start this morning (thank you Yaya M for allowing me to sleep a bit more) 🌞— sharing with you one of the yummiest breakfasts that I’ve had at @flossomkitchencafe. Smoked Salmon Omelet with Garlic Rice on the side and Hot Chocolate. Soooo good! As usual, the serving is very generous so it can actually be shared with two or even three. Just add more orders of rice coz you know.. garlic rice is life ❤️ * * * #manila #eatpraylove #instafoodie #phfood #manilainsider #manilafoodie #foodieph #foodstagram #foodiesofig #whati8today #vsco #foodporn #foodcoma #igmanila #foodiechats #kaintuloggang #thektg #eatsploration #forkspoonmanila #ctceats #zomatoph #bookyapp #eatsterrific #foodgrammerph #thefoodiestation #masarapba #discovermnl #flossomkitchencafe

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Love for food and writing has led Frances Ang to start her blog, Frannywanny, back in 2007. She shares that she instinctively took photos back when she was dating her then-boyfriend-now-husband. “I really enjoy narrating the dishes that we’ve tasted and to give my honest verdict for the food, the service and our overall experience.” Up until today, she continues to write and share her stories and experiences in a very experiential manner with her readers.

Blog : Franny Wanny

Instagram : Frances Ang

Instagram followers: 6.8K  

And there you have it! Hope these bloggers can guide and help you the next time you want to have your food delivered!

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