Noche Buena recipes from Chef Aracama

As you can see, there have been no food and resto features for a long time. Am not about to blame Typhoon Yolanda, but some friends were really serious when they urged netizens (like me) not to post food photos while hunger was prevalent in Tacloban & neighboring areas. So be it! Anyway, this is not about food for the sake of eating. Will be sharing some recipes which you can use for the family's all-important gathering for either the Noche Buena (during Christmas Eve) or Media Noche (during New Year's Eve) this year. It is only three days before December after ... Continue Reading...

Holiday recipes from chef Sandy Daza

The warmest Merry Christmas greetings to this site's readers and friends! So how was your celebration? We spent it in Manila like we've done through the years. The traffic and the shopping were toxic.. at one point I wished I was in another time, or another planet. Anyway, here's my half-finished table setting last night. I love Christmas coz of the decor we have to play with! Christmas is truly a big event in the Philippines, but from what I know New Year's here is an even bigger eating affair. We take out all round objects and the family table epitomizes the ... 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...