Chef Sandy Daza Goes On A New Normal Food Road Trip In FoodPrints Season 8
Featuring culinary discoveries in Manila and up north!
Chef Sandy Daza takes viewers on a road trip from Manila to Ilocos to discover some of the best cookeries in these regions, in the new season of FoodPrints premiering on Metro Channel this Saturday, May 1, at 8:30 pm.
Once again, Chef Sandy will serve as your food guide for the show’s eighth season—a partnership of Metro Channel and the Tourism Promotions Board—highlighting culinary treasures in the metropolis and up north in Pampanga, Subic, La Union, Ilocos Sur, and Ilocos Norte that you can explore post-pandemic.
In FoodPrints’ premiere episode, Chef Sandy visits Pampanga, famous as the country’s culinary capital. In Mabalacat, he discovers a gem of a restaurant called Lola Nor’s where he samples their best sellers like Quezo Flan, a combination of cheese and native carabao’s milk from the Aetas. Lola Nor’s palabok is one of the oldest recipes on the menu, and has been their signature dish since the matriarch started their business. The rich sauce is a standout as it's made with kamias for extra sourness instead of the usual calamansi. Chef Sandy also tries Pampanga’s regional version of Maja Blanca, a Tibok Tibok made with native carabao’s milk from the Aetas. Other specialties include the Putong Babi, Tidtad with Puto, Lumpiang Sariwa, Chocolate Batirol, Leche Flan, and Batirol Cheesecake.
In Angeles, he meets enterprising Kapampangans whose pandemic pivot is to sell very good burgers. He ends his Pampanga food trip with a yakiniku dinner at Yu-Fu-In.
Upcoming episodes will show the Pinoy chef exchange stories and laughter with locals, enjoy farm-to-table cuisine, and of course go “pasalubong” shopping as he explores Subic for the first time and visits top dining destinations like Meat Plus Café, Urban Deli, Rali’s Restaurant, Gourmet Garage, Asian Spices, and Texas Joe’s.
The distinguished chef will also feature La Union’s beautiful sights and gastronomic delights and will go grape-picking and even visit a sea urchin and seaweed farm. He will showcase Ilocos Sur’s best-kept gourmet secrets as well as Ilocos Norte’s epicurean dishes.
In his Manila food trip, Chef Sandy features some of his favorite cuisines. Viewers can also look forward to his top ten favorite lockdown discoveries and a guide on how to order them.
Discover delectable fare to enjoy in the new normal in FoodPrints season 8, airing every Saturday on Metro Channel with simulcast on Metro.Style's YouTube channel starting May 1 at 8:30 pm.