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...

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...

Weekend Fiesta buffet @MarcoPoloManila Cucina

The weekend is here and it's time to treat ourselves. Allow me to give you a heads-up on the Weekend Fiesta at Cucina, Marco Polo Manila's all-day dining restaurant on the 24th floor which we tried recently. For only P2,300 net for lunch and P2,650 for dinner, guests can sample premium dishes, aside from the regular buffet selections at Cucina. What's even more special, 1 buffet is free if you bring two or more friends. This is certainly value for money if somebody's celebrating a birthday or a milestone in life. Anyway, I was excited to go to Cucina because ... Continue Reading...

Lung Hin at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

A few jaded Manilans like me need to have a good reason to go all the way to the Ortigas Business District. And last week, my reason was to dine at the award-winning Cantonese restaurant of the Marco Polo hotel, Lung Hin. Located on the hotel's 44th floor, Lung Hin is all about sleek,tasteful interiors. And several window seats even afford one the enviable view of the Metro Manila skyline. Our friend, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's Director of Marketing Communications Judith Los BaƱos ,invited us to an intimate lunch to celebrate two things: Lung Hin's ... Continue Reading...

Sunday lunch buffet at Mario’s

The Mario's buffet has been there for as long as we can remember. It's truly one thing that never gets old and has stayed consistent through the years. No wonder, families and friends make it a point to flock to the resto on Sundays when the buffet spread gets to be extra sumptuous, as compared to the rest of the week. What you can expect at the buffet which costs only a little more than a thousand pesos net per person: tender and melt-in-your-mouth cochinillo with golden, crispy, crunchy skin; moist turkey roasted to perfection; roast beef and roast leg of lamb ... Continue Reading...