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Tsinoy Foodies is your guide to finding the best food discoveries and knowing where to eat in Manila and other part of the Asia.

About the Tsinoy Foodies

Tsinoy literally means Filipino-Chinese.  Being born out of a cultural mix, a typical trait of a Tsinoy is their appreciation of different cuisines, flavors and taste.

Atty. Stacy Liong CPA  (blog site owner, main writer, photographer and editor) is proud to be a Tsinoy Foodie since birth.  She and her family has ventured around food restaurants ever since she has learned to chew.  She is also proud to share that her mom is a great home cook and baker, as well as, the best home cooking and baking teacher ever.  She enjoys different types of food even the raw and exotic ones.  She has a sweet tooth and loves desserts.  She loves ice cream, cakes and cheese the most.

Follow Us on Other Social Media Platforms
Aside from or food blog, get in touch with us through our other social media platforms: Facebook Book Fan Page, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

@TsinoyFoodies Instagram
  • Instagram Food Shots Our tagline "Warning: Tempting Food!" truthfully expresses our #feedgoals
  • Instagram Stories - join us real-time on food discoveries, food secret files and slice of life. Guaranteed FRESH, raw, real and uncut!
          We own 100% of what we post on our Instagram feed.  We don't repost or curate from other Instagrammers.  Whatever the social media platform, we only share our own experience.  Stacy being a lawyer also understands and respects the concept of Copyright Infringement, Fair Dealing Principle and Instagram's Terms of Use well.
           We don't claim to be Food Photographers or Food Stylists (we'll gladly give such entitlement to the professionals we look up to).  Our shots are made for fun and as a form of expression exhibiting both our artistic and foodie perspectives in one.  Most of them are inspired by other Instagrammers.  We explore our artistic boundaries by appreciate the shots of the Instagram community and by joining in on Instagram bandwagons and styles.

Tsinoy Foodies Facebook Fan Page
  • By liking our Tsinoy Foodies Facebook Fan Page, you can be updated with our latest IG feed photos and blog post.  Sometimes, we also share food promos that we come across. 

About Our Tsinoy Foodies Logos

Our Tsinoy Foodies logo is created by Kate of Picsis Photo.

Personal story behind the logo: It was inspired by the childhood photo of Stacy.  It had two characters because it was originally intended to be a couple food blog but the relationship didn't work out.  Apparently, Stacy's love for food prevailed and she continuously dines with the company of family and friends.

Feed Our Appetite
For restaurant recommendations, suggestions and comments, invites (provided that we are free to post based on our own criteria and objectivity), queries and requests or if you want to share your experience, please contact us at crumpyliciousblog(at)gmail.com  We'd love to hear from you!

If you appreciate our reviews, you could also treat us for some snack or desserts. =)

About our Photos
We use these cameras: (We're not very techie as most of our budget goes to food.)
  • Fujifilm X-A1 with Kit Lens (Thanks mom for the best present ever!)
  • Sony RX 100 V - (my main video and travel camera) found it convenient to buy a smaller camera which I can bring with me on workdays
  • Samsung J5 (for Instagram)
  • Asus Zenfone 2 (now moved as backup phone)

Food Photography
All photos are taken by Stacy.  She considers food photography and writing as a left brain exercise.  Only late in life did she discover that she can delve into the artistic world. 

Food Photography Styles
Our dominant food photography style is naturalist and minimalist.  We apply no styling of any sort and minimal post-editing on our food photographs. Since the purpose of our blog and photography is a memoir, we want to remember everything based on actual experience.  We try our best to depict actual food presentation and serving portions and make our  photos as informative as our text.   What you see is what you get.  If the food isn't prepared by us (for our recipe posts), then that is exactly how it was served.   Culinary is an art which includes food presentation so we really respect the chefs' interpretation of it.

Food Photography Milestones 
  • June 20, 2015: Attended the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf's Picture Perfect event sponsored by Canon Philippines and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf where we were taught the basics by the Master in Food Photography Mark Floro.  I learned the difference of a food blogger (shares the actual experience and impressions) and a professional food photographer (takes food styled photos to sell the item).  I will definitely apply my learnings on the lighting and composition.   (But, alteration and styling is not in line with my objective as a blogger.)  I found the styling lesson quite handy too in presenting dishes which I have personally prepared.
It was like a dream come true for me when my Instagram image was critiqued by Mark Floro.
  • September 25, 2015: I was able to meet food stylist and professional Instagrammers who introduced me to an artistic outlook for food photography.  (Heard what flatlay is for the first time!)  I'll be using my @TsinoyFoodies Instagram as my food photography outlet from hereon.
About our Values, Policy, Terms and Conditions
Tsinoy Foodies believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity.  Tsinoy Foodies selectively accepts invites to food tasting events, forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid link insertions or other forms of compensation provided that we are free to post based on our own criteria and objectivity.  We fully disclose all those mentioned above even though we can assure you that our own conviction and objectivity will never be compromised.

We fully disclose invites and sponsorships even if it did not compromise our objectivity.

About our Reviews
Although Tsinoy Foodies make reviews with ratings, our primary goal is not to rate but simply to keep and share the food experience as ordinary customers.  Our main goal is to provide a reference for ourselves and close friends although an expanded audience is much appreciated.  We do not claim to be experts in making our reviews.  We do not have any formal educational attainment when it comes to food or writing (Please feel free to correct our lapses).  All our reviews contain descriptions and basis leading to our ratings.   In our advocation to share the experience, we also provide the necessary information about the establishments.

For our rating guide and to browse by rating check it here.

About Features
We occasionally feature food products and food updates in support of the Philippine food and beverage industry.

Guest Post
We welcome guest posts for recipes.  Email us for details.

We are not formally part of any exclusive community or groups.

Privacy Statement
Tsinoy Foodies respects your privacy and does NOT in anyway collect your personal information or your internet behavior.

Seaching Feature and Organization
I have been receiving a lot of complaints (from my little sister and friends) that it's difficult to search for entries.  Our search categories are mainly categorized by:
  • Dish Name or Type
  • Establishment Type
  • Food Type
  • Cuisine
  • Location
You can search where to each in 4 ways:
  • Using the drop-down tabs on the top-most part of our food blog
  • Using the search bar on the top-right most part of our food blog
  • Using CTRL+F function then typing the world or label you're searching for on our main food blog page
  • Clicking on the word/label you're searching for on the lower right part of our main food blog page
I personally use these search features so if you have any suggestion for its improvement, kindly email us at crumpyliciousblog@gmail.com.  I'd really appreciate it! (I'm a bit OC or obsessive-compulsive with organization and efficiency.)

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