From Prison to Chef How Cooking Bakareta Changed this Man’s Life (Baguio City Philippines)

Bakareta saved this man from prison. It is a tomato-based stew that is slow cooked until the meat is fork-tender. It’s a labor of love that Mang Ed learned from his mother who used to sell hot food in the famous Slaughterhouse area in Baguio City. After opening his fifth branch in the province, the now 70+ year old Mang Ed still finds the time to supervise his staff and ensures that the quality still stays the same.

While this may seem like your typical success story, Mang Ed’s life hasn’t always been that easy. Watch the full video to learn how he turned his life around for the better despite encountering some hardships along the way.

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