Pinoy chefs are ready for Madrid Fusion Manila 2015!

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JP Anglo, Bruce Ricketts, Claude Tayag & Rob Pengson

With international, Michelin-starred chefs in attendance, Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 is the biggest gastronomic event to happen in the country this year. And guess what? It’s happening in six days…April 24-26, 2015 to be exact! Since the much-awaited event will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, SM Supermalls presented to the media a few of the…

Make easy to cook dishes at home with Clara Ole!

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Tuna Mallorca using Filipino Style Pasta Sauce

I’ve used Clara Ole products ever since I can remember. For example, there’s a nice hack of my favorite CPK Kung Pao Spaghetti you can make using Clara Ole’s kung pao pasta sauce. Just open a packet, mix in a few ingredients like chili peppers and shrimp or chicken, and you have a gourmet dish in an instant. Clara Ole…

Food fest @iloveayalamalls to celebrate Madrid Fusion 2015

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History’s in the making as Madrid Fusion 2015 unfolds in Manila on April 24-26. To celebrate this culinary milestone, Ayala Malls – in collaboration with the Department of Tourism – holds a Gastronomy Festival featuring the creations of the Philippines’ top chefs from April 10 to 26. Highlights are tasting menus in select restaurants, food trucks, a foodie film festival…

Fish recipe for Lent : sinanglay

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Sinanglay fish recipe from Bicol

Sinanglay is a dish normally made of tilapia and pechay (leafy greens). Its origin is the Philippines’ Bicol region which is known for the spiciness of their food and using a lot of coconut milk in their dishes. Anyway, I first saw a photo of sinanglay in Appetite magazine and proceeded to recreate it in my kitchen. I couldn’t find…

Best of Pinoy casual dining at Kuya J Restaurant

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Fresh lumpia at Kuya J

Just because we now have all sorts of foreign food chains around doesn’t mean we get to ignore our culinary roots. I feel this way sometimes: when I get ‘tongue fatigue’ from slurping on so many bowls of ramen, munching on macarons and getting a headache from eating foie gras, I yearn for good old Filipino home cooking. My particular…

Fish & seafood for Lent at l’entrecote BGC

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Grilled Marinated Norwegian Salmon

My female buddies and I have found the perfect place to chill in Burgos Circle: it’s at the al fresco area of L’Entrecote Corner Bistro. Watching people pass by is my cheap thrill: I get to notice everyone’s sense of fashion, try to guess what they do for a living, what they’re thinking. And since this is Bonifacio Global City,…

Chef Nesi of L’Opera in March 28 class at Maya Kitchen

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I’ve known L’Opera to be in the Fort for as long as I can remember. Get to know the man behind this enduring restaurant, Italian Chef Luciano Paolo Nesi as he does a cooking demonstration at The Maya Kitchen in Makati on March 28, Saturday, 9am-1pm. A native of Tuscany, a certified sommelier and WSET educator, Chef Nesi will teach…

Eating light this Lenten season at Sentro 1771

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Sentro 1771 is one restaurant in the metro I’d highly recommend for those in search of good Filipino food. If I had relatives returning from abroad, they’d surely find comfort in Sentro’s most famous dish, the corned beef sinigang..or the kare-kare, pochero, adobo, boneless crispy pata and the all-day breakfast treats I wrote about before. Sentro 1771’s menu is quite…

Coco Hut Fried Chicken & Fish by Army Navy

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When we were invited recently by Army Navy to sample new items in their menu, Pearl – the bubbly head for marketing – told us about their new restaurant called Coco Hut. This is supposed to be the healthier chain of the Army Navy group since there’s a predominance of fish & vegetables on the menu. My interest was so…

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