Food in 2009: Restos should satisfy palate and pocket
Heading into the new year, while facing and fearing the effects of the global economic crisis, Filipinos are bound to see some changes in one of their favorite things: food.
Filipinos will no doubt continue to eat, drink, and be merry, but some feasting behavior will necessarily be affected by the uncertain times.
One trend that will become apparent is the popularity of comfort food. In times of stress, there is comfort in the familiar, and this applies even to food. When it comes to dining out, restaurants that serve feel-good dishes will see a surge in popularity.
“I believe that cafes and bistros will be the way to go. …