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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite

I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Behind the scenes–my tv interview taping for “Bawal ang Pasaway" of GMA NEWS TV feat. the Aristocrat restaurant

I’ll be on TV again for an interview for the tv talk show of Prof. Winnie Monsod in GMA NEWS TV “Bawal ang Pasaway kay Mareng Winnie” the show will air tonight at 10pm. I know that the topics discussed in the show are a bit political, but for their mother’s day special, the tv talk show host Prof. Winnie will requested for a lighter topic in observance of mother’s day.

Tonight they will feature about The Aristocrat restaurant, we know that its considered as the oldest resto here in the Philippines, many thanks to the founder of the resto Aling Asiang for bringing this all pinoy food resto to us since 1928. Today the resto is operated by the Reyes clan, the restaurant is doing well and continues to expand in different cities.

Last week while I was on the way to Sampaloc,Quezon for our town fiesta, I received a text sms and Facebook message on my phone, its about an invite for a tv interview about The Aristocrat restaurant, Thanks to the free wifi of the Jac Liner bus, I closed the coordination hours before I lost the mobile signal when I reached the town of Lucban,Quezon. Thanks to Bryan for the fast response and I did fill up that text interview via SMS while the jeep is on the way to the next mountain that covers Sampaloc, Quezon.

They told me that they found my blog about our Southern food trip adventure and Aristocrat resto hopping last month - http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/search/label/aristocrat%20restaurant

We scheduled the tv interview after Labor Day, and I’m glad that there’s no traffic yet in Manila.
We did the tv interview here in The Aristocrat restaurant in Roxas Blvd. Manila.

Ms. Maryjo of the Aristocrat restaurant was there too in one of the private function room, she welcomed me and offered a nice lunch meal and also…yummy cold halo halo!!! omg. it was like heaven after the first sip…it helped me really beat the heat last Friday.

TV interview started…..ok feeling Mikael Daez lang ang peg ko for that day hahaha.

I also ordered this chicken barbeque, one of the original classic of The Aristocrat, I always order this since I was 10 years old.

Did you know that the Aristocrat was the earliest food truck here in the Philippines ? they became a mobile food service before it became a restaurant.

Inside the Aristocrat resto.

Justice Alex Reyes, the husband of the resto founder Aling Asiang

I also learned that day that they have a culinary school.
check out www.ciaschool.org

TV taping is done…

hello and belated happy birthday to Aling Asiang

The Aristocrat restaurant in Roxas Blvd Manila.

I didn’t know that they have a special landmark sign infront of the restaurant. I just saw this when I was waiting for a cab to SM MOA.

Its awesome to see this historical landmark at the other side of the street.

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.

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