Yummy Longgoodness at Salongganisa Atbp

What's better than having longganisa for breakfast? It's having it for dinner. Enter Salongganisa Atbp, one of the best offerings at The Coast Food Park. What I love about them is that it's an enterprise ran by mostly women. Furthermore, the suppliers are partners from Babaenihan, a cause to help women in livelihood and jobs.

Minaisang Longganisa (P90)

As a lover of corn, I highly recommend you combine the Minaisang Longganisa with the longganisa party. Another way to enjoy this dish is to have it as pulutan while enjoying a drinking session with friends at the food park.

Hinilongganisa Sisig (P125)

The Hinilongganisa Sisig is a great twist to the classic Filipino dish. Whoever came up with this recipe deserves a pat on the back. I absolutely love the way this dish was cooked too.

Longganisa Party (P245)

You don't have to travel to Cebu or Lucban or even Tuguegarao to try their longganisa. The best longganisas from all over the Philippines are in this giant Longganisa Party platter. The best part is it also comes with 2 servings of garlic rice. 

But wait, there's more! Have you wondered where all these delicious supplies came from? They're from Rural Improvement Club of Cabanatuan, an all women association. Whenever you're buying from them, you're lending a helping hand to their club.

What else can I say? I'll definitely be back for more of this Longgoodness!

Salongganisa Atbp
The Coast Food Park

Dedicating 27 Years of Bespoke Catering Innovation to Happy Employees

Dedicating 27 Years of Bespoke Catering Innovation to Happy Employees
How Josiah’s Catering Keep Employees for More Than a Decade

In 2003, Jerome joined Josiah's Catering as a waiter. He can still recall how they would set up monoblock chairs in parties and cover tables with half-drop tablecloths. The company was young back then. Now that Josiah's Catering has marked 27 years of bespoke catering innovation, Jerome's career has also flourished together with the company's success. He is now a banquet supervisor. 

For almost three decades of being a banquet specialist, Josiah's Catering is known for its unparalleled innovation in catering all kinds of occasions from weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more. One of the foundations of this success are the people who showed relentless hard work and passion for exceptional service. Josiah's Catering treasures this by taking its people along with its growth.

"Naramdaman mo at ipinaramdam din nila sayo kung anoyung narating nila ngayon at saka kasama ka rin doon. (You would feel and they would make you feel that you are part of what the company has become now)," says Lourdes Killase, Head of Laundry Section and a Josiah's Catering employee for 19 years.

For Josiah's Catering, success is not just about hiring the best people. It's about taking good care of them and treating them as your family. They do not only share work together but also support each other through personal ordeals. Owners Jet and Boyet Versoza would lend an ear to its people and help them overcome challenges in both work and personal life.

"Sa trabaho pa lang nila, busy na yan eh pero nandoon pa rin ‘yung time nila para sa amin. (Despite their busy work schedule, they still find time for their people.)," says Josiah's Executive Chef Marlyn Lara, who has been serving the company for 20 years.

At Josiah’s Catering, innovation does not only manifest in their unique design concepts and delectable menu. Strong employee-employer relationship and proper guidance are provided to innovate the way they manage their people. This is their secret to produce employees that remain for more than a decade.

"Kung hindi nila kami pinagtiyagaan, naturuan doon sa craft na pinili namin or doon sa binigay nila sa amin na opportunity, I think hindi namin ito mararating. (If they were not patient enough to train us in our chosen craft or in the opportunity they gave us, we wouldn't be here.)," says Josiah's Brand Director Mherlyn Comia, a 12-year employee.

It is not every day that you would find a company you would treat like family and stay with for more than a decade. But for the happy employees of Josiah’s Catering, they have found one. “Josiah’s Catering wouldn’t be the catering company it is today without the people who dedicated their passion and hard work for it. That is why we dedicate our 27th anniversary to our people. Here, we do not see each other as co-workers. We are one family,” says Freshnaida Versoza, Chief Operating Officer of Josiah’s Catering.

To know more about Josiah’s Catering, visit their website < www.josiahcatering.com > or call (+632) 475-2703.

 Josiah’s Catering celebrates its 27 years of bespoke catering innovation at The Blue Leaf Filipinas in Aseana City with a gorgeous banquet setup and delectable cuisines that mirror its long years of experience.

 A sense of family is at the core of Josiah’s Catering as it is being run by the members of the Vesoza family whose bond is incomparably strong.

 Josiah’s Catering dedicates its 27 years of service to its hardworking and passionate people who play a big role in the company’ success. In this photo is Mherlyn Comia, Sales and Marketing Head of Josiah’s Catering, with owners Jet and Boyet Versoza.

 An old setup by Josiah’s Catering shows how its catering service has evolved over the years to ensure that occasions are made more special and memorable from weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries to corporate events.

 Ever since, Josiah’s Catering has been known for its meticulous attention to details and eye for creative design.

Where to Drink the Best Coffee in the World

Many of us are definitely guilty of arriving at a new place on a plane or train and looking around for a nearby Starbucks. We crave the familiarity of it, but let’s get real: it’s not exactly a gourmet caffeine experience. With so many different kinds and preparation methods, it’s such a shame to travel to a new country and not try out the best thing they’ve got to offer. So where to go, what to get on your travels and, most importantly, is it worth traveling somewhere just to get that perfect cup?


Coffee is most definitely a staple of Italian cuisine, not because of the coffee itself, but rather because of the preparation that goes into it. And, they follow strict rules. The first one you must never break is ordering a cappuccino after 11 in the morning – it will give you away as a tourist instantly. The second thing you should know is that if you order an espresso, you should drink it fast. They drink their espresso “al banco”, meaning they drink it at the bar, standing up. It’s not just because they don’t want it to get cold: there is an emulsion of the coffee’s oils that is there only for a couple of minutes, and it’s when the coffee tastes best.


With beans being freshly roasted in shops throughout, Mexico has a very strong coffee culture. The best of their beans come from Veracruz, and if you are visiting, you should always ask for a cup of Cafe de Olla – a sweet, warm hug for your soul. Because of the special molasses-like sugar they use, the coffee has a unique smell and taste. If you are in Mexico City, look for Cafe Passmar – you most certainly won’t be disappointed.


Have you ever imagined sitting in a cafe in the morning, looking at the sun rising over the Eiffel tower? You’re not the only one! The coffee you should be sipping is cafe au lait, coffee served with a side of warm, frothed milk. Visiting Cafe du Trocadero will give you exactly that, and if you get a croissant on the side, you will have a full breakfast – and a full French coffee experience.


People’s first association with Australia isn’t usually coffee, but yours definitely will be – after you taste their flat white, that is. Many people don’t know that the flat white originated in Australia, and the mixture of strong coffee with the layers upon layers of frothed coffee wins over even the biggest skeptics. Visit Patricia Coffee Brewers for a coffee experience of a lifetime, or contact one of the many great coffee suppliers in Melbourne where you can find high-quality coffee beans to roast and make according to your preferences.


Another country where drinking coffee is not only about the taste – but the experience. If you’re used to the western traditions of coffee drinking, then this slow-sip from a metal cup will definitely feel like a change. The regional coffee is made with the help of a special metal filter in which it is brewed. It’s quite a light coffee, so don’t expect the kick that most Indian food has. Check out the cafe chain Coffee Day for a solid cup, with Italian classics also on the menu.


What better way to make a day at the seaside more relaxing than a nice cold frappe on a hot day? In the summer, Greeks prefer their coffee cold and very sweet. If you order a sweet coffee, you will get way more than you are expecting, with one glass being made with four full teaspoons of sugar, and a splash of condensed milk for good measure. Check out Spiti Mas in Athens for a guaranteed great brunch experience!

Now you know where to go and what to ask for to get the best cup of coffee available in the area. If you want to try and recreate it, you can try asking for a recipe – but beware, because most traditional recipes are well-kept secrets!

Words by Georgia Selih