The WanderManila Online Magazine
On top of the iconic gate of Fort Santiago is a wooden relief of Santiago Matamoros, for which the fort is named after. An ironic name, truth be told.
So why does the myth of the inferiority of Filipino Cuisine continue to persist? Why do some Filipinos readily buy into the myth? Why do we as a people underestimate our food so badly?
A crash course on the four hundred year history of Manila, starting from its pre-colonial origins, through the Spanish and American Eras, leading into World War 2 and the modern era. With the heritage structures of Intramuros and the Commonwealth buildings as our backdrop, we will paint a picture of the Manila of the past and its relevance to the future.
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