Swift Premium Corned Beef on spotlight at Pio’s Kitchen

I think there was a look of shock from my blogger-friends when I showed up in the doorsteps of private dining resto Pio's Kitchen that night. Considering the unbearable traffic in Metro Manila now, you'd think going South to North (and vice versa) is the equivalent of crossing the Rubicon or finishing a triathlon. It takes that much willpower and motivation to venture anywhere far these days! But people like me will always be guilty of going through great lengths to try a new restaurant and taste good food. Bonus if it's "all of the above." This is what happened ... Continue Reading...

New oatmeal recipes to try: arroz caldo & mushroom risotto

oats caldo

Oatmeal is a good way of promoting healthy digestion and lowering cholesterol in the body. I usually just mix it with hot milk or water then add fruits like bananas for a filling breakfast . A few weeks ago, however, there was a cooking demo conducted by Dong-A Pharma Phils., the distributor of GV Michel Oatmeal of Australia at the Century Park Hotel. The different ways by which the chefs prepared oatmeal literally bowled me over. The oats caldo (oatmeal version of arroz caldo) was so good and the three-mushroom oatmeal risotto made me feel like I was eating in a ... Continue Reading...

Chef Sharwin Tee at Maya Kitchen on August 29

Chef Sharwin Tee of the Lifestyle Network's 'Curiosity Got The Chef' will topbill the Maya Kitchen's cooking demo this Saturday, August 29, from 9 am to 1 pm. Participants can watch chef Sharwin prepare and make the following dishes, mostly inspired by his love for B-A-C-O-N: Arugula Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette, "Cuick" Clam Chowder, Bacon-Wrapped Fish and Mango Salsa, Bacon Mallow Bombs (his very own version of S’mores) and Waffles and Bacon with Hoisin Sauce. His TV show is now on its 5th season in the Lifestyle Network and is also shown in the US, ... Continue Reading...

Earth Kitchen at BHS Central, BGC

Earth Kitchen BGC

I've always wanted to check out Earth Kitchen in Katipunan but being from the South, the location was far from me. I was thrilled to learn that they've opened in bustling Bonifacio Global City, and got an invite to try their specialties no less. As a purveyor of farm-to-table cuisine, dining at Earth Kitchen is always for a good cause since they support the Got Heart Farms in Tarlac. There are other communities from Luzon to Mindanao where they source the ingredients. The emphasis is on healthy, organic produce that's free from GMOs, pesticides and other harmful ... Continue Reading...

@costacoffeeph in Robinsons Manila!

Manilans just can't have enough of their coffee! Just when you think there's all kinds of coffee chains around, the UK's No. 1 Costa Coffee has arrived to infuse their London-style way of enjoying our favorite beverage. I missed the opening of their maiden store in Eastwood City so I made sure I was there for the unveiling of the second branch in Robinsons Place Manila. Luckily, it's just a few minutes walk from our workplace. Lots of people lined up during opening day. There was a promo going on that awarded free coffee for one year for the first 10 customers ... Continue Reading...