A good lunch for car ad­vice? Hell yeah!

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If there’s one thing we love more than cars and a re­ally good drive, it’s food! Ide­ally, a fun and ad­ven­tur­ous drive is quickly fol­lowed by an equally epic meal! You can say al­most ev­ery­one in the team gains a pound or twenty a few months af­ter join­ing the team.

So, imag­ine our plea­sure when we met Chef Ed­ward ‘Ed’ Bu­gia. He’s no stranger to Sum­mit Media, hav­ing contributed ar­ti­cles to a va­ri­ety of our sis­ter publi­ca­tions. He’s also good friends with a few of the guys in the team, and it was for­mer of­fice­mate Wayne Tulio who con­vinced Chef Ed, him­self an avid Top Gear reader, to al­low us to get him on board.

Our guest co-owns a va­ri­ety of res­tau­rants, most no­tably Pi Break­fast and Pies, Pino, and Back­yard Kitchen + Brew. In­ter­est­ingly, we’ve eaten at all of th­ese res­tau­rants al­ready, be­fore we knew him per­son­ally. Chef Ed (who in fact hates be­ing called ‘Chef ’) is also a TESDA-cer­ti­fied cook­ing and bak­ing in­struc­tor. Out­side of his culi­nary en­deav­ors, he’s a sneak­er­head and is al­ways do­ing some phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity when­ever time per­mits, be it in the gym or on the bas­ket­ball court.

With Chef Ed’s 2007 Honda Civic be­ing a decade old, he’s look­ing at get­ting a new, big­ger, roomier, and more ver­sa­tile car to help him cope with his very busy sched­ule, since a typ­i­cal work­day has him trav­el­ing around Que­zon City, Pasig, Man­daluy­ong, Taguig and Makati. So, in ex­change for some free grub for the team, we take him car shop­ping!

‘A roomier car will help Chef Ed cope with his very busy sched­ule’

Noth­ing to worry about. Botchi will guide you ev­ery step of the way

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