Holy Week 2013: a baked salmon recipe

Holy Week is a big ritual in the Philippines. Catholics usually practice visita iglesia or a visit to at least seven churches. Some even go to the extreme of having themselves nailed to the cross. Most normal folks practice penitence (remorse for one's sins) by fasting and avoiding meat. Hence, Holy Week usually sees the prices of fish and seafood go up! I love salmon that's why we always have this in stock in our household. The trick is to keep and freeze some for the rainy days or whenever you need it. In this case, Holy Week! Nothing but veggies and fish during ... Continue Reading...

A Cafe Juanita Christmas at The Maya Kitchen

On December 8, Saturday, meet the man behind one of Manila's in-demand restaurants, Cafe Juanita as he shares his cooking secrets in a class at The Maya Kitchen from 9am to 1pm. Dr. Efren ‘Boy’ Vazquez will share his one-of-a-kind recipes for traditional Filipino Christmas dishes such as Rellenong Manok, Lengua Estofado, Baked Fresh Salmon with Mayo-Sigang Dressing, Bringhe, Pinoy Ratatoy, Halayang Mangga Tart and Pinsec. Knowing how to prepare these dishes is sure to make your family's Noche Buena memorable this year. More on Dr. Vasquez: "The retired doctor has ... Continue Reading...

Cafe Juanita at the Fort

Hubby and I dined for the first time in Cafe Juanita at the Fort a few days ago, after visiting my doctor in St. Luke's Global City. It has been my wish to dine in this resto because the original location in Pasig was simply inaccessible for me. Am glad they opened in the bustling foodie strip called Burgos Circle in Forbestown Center since last year. (Prior to our visit, the only eatery we've tried in Burgos Circle was the Kebab Factory which unfortunately couldn't compare with the authentic Middle Eastern restaurants in Ermita :D) The first thing that catches ... Continue Reading...