Learn a rolled pork belly recipe from Chef Tatung

A lechon belly recipe was a popular search item in this blog, something that was shared to us by chef Myrna Segismundo and Mama Sita. Now, am excited to learn another rolled pork belly recipe from another premier chef Michael Giovan Sarthou III, more popularly known as Chef Tatung, who will share his treasured Pinoy recipes at The Maya Kitchen this Saturday, June 25, from 10 am to 2 pm. Cooking enthusiasts want to learn hot to make rolled pork belly since it should be much sought-after during family celebrations. Plus, a number of those with entrepreneurial ... Continue Reading...

Tambayan Hostel & Gastrobar in Malate, Manila

Sometimes, reporting for work in Manila depresses me. All the beggars, street urchins, traffic, dirt. It doesn't help that they've elected the same man to rule the city for the next six years. Just when I thought I've given up on Manila comes a place like Tambayan. Did they say this is a hostel?? I like places with character and Tambayan Hostel has got it right down pat. This forms part of the lobby... The wooden staircase leading to the rooms with the stained glass piece is simply eye-catching - The rooms in Tambayan Hostel range from P500 a ... Continue Reading...

Win big prizes at Robinsons Shop in the City promo

Like any other person, I am thrilled whenever I see a celebrity in real life. Either the star will disappoint when you see them up close or you will get to admire them more. I was certainly smiling when I saw Maricar Reyes Poon face to face. She looked like a China doll with the slimmest body. Her features were perfect! The model and actress has been an endorser of Robinsons Department Store for six years now. She considers herself a practical shopper and goes for Robinsons' stylish in-house brands like Stella (it's my fave too). Maricar is now trying to make a ... Continue Reading...

California Raisins and a cookie recipe from Chef Miko Aspiras

Speaking of back to school, another major concern of parents like me is the baon or food that the kids would bring with them. My dream is to turn my children's lunchboxes into an art (like the Japanese with their bento), but since am a busy working mom, I know that is next to impossible. Thankfully, there's California raisins to the rescue. Frankly, this is one of my favorite ingredients owing to its versatility. I like the fact that I can use raisins in a salad, main course, dessert, or even a sandwich! You can munch raisins by their lonesome as a healthy snack ... Continue Reading...

Back to school with Titus Pens!

The months May to June are usually a toxic time for us, moms. To state the obvious, this is the time when we empty our bank accounts paying for tuition, buying school supplies, uniforms and attending to a sundry of other concerns. Anyway, a unique invitation to the Titus Pen Buffet landed in my inbox last month and I simply had to check it out. It was so timely since it's back to school season and well...we need pens! :) I was also curious with the presence of actress Liza Soberano who is one of the Philippines' most beautiful faces today. The Pen Buffet was ... Continue Reading...