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...

Beef stroganoff recipe + Maya Kitchen giveaway!

I had fun attending a cooking class at Enderun Extension last month and having a hands-on experience cooking Beef Tenderloin Rossini with Pan Seared Foie Gras on a bed of risotto. Last September 27, Chef Martin Kaspar, one of the owners of L'Entrecote in Burgos Circle and also an instructor in Enderun, staged a cooking demo at The Maya Kitchen in Makati.It was very interesting since the students learned how to cook restaurant-quality food and it's not so difficult after all. The chef's recipe for Beef Stroganoff has cognac and it adds a unique twist to the ... Continue Reading...

Chef Ariel Manuel of Lolo Dad’s at the Maya Kitchen

One of the Philippines' notable chefs, Ariel Manuel of the famed (and recently-closed) Lolo Dad's, headlines The Maya Kitchen's cooking demo on June 21, Saturday, 9am-1pm. In keeping with his philosophy of adhering to ‘Simplicity of Flavors,’ Chef Ariel will whip up the following dishes: - Salmon Sardine with Fresh Garlic Croutons - Romaine Caesar Salad - White Onion Soup -Shellfish Open Lasagne - Mediterranean Duck Rice - Mixed Fresh Fruits with Vanilla Ice Cream, Rock Salt and Extra Virgin Olive Oil We're warned not to be fooled by the seemingly simple ... Continue Reading...

Society Lounge chef at The Maya Kitchen

Chef-owner Patrice Freuslon of Society Lounge or S Lounge topbills The Maya Kitchen's demo for the month tomorrow , May 17, Saturday, from 9am-1pm at Liberty Building in Makati City. Chef Patrice will demonstrate how to cook the following gourmet French dishes: Foie Gras Crème Brûlée, (duck liver, crème, eggs, spice) Shitake Mushroom Risotto with Coriander Pesto (Arborio rice, chicken stock, fresh mushroom, dry shitake, fresh cream, parmesan, fresh coriander, nuts, olive oil, parmesan) Seared Scallop with Apple Cider (scallop, fresh apple, apple ... Continue Reading...

How to make ramen noodle soup at home

I missed Chef Seiji Kamura's class on how to make Japanese-style ramen at The Maya Kitchen as announced here. But thankfully, I was able to get hold of the recipes he taught in the class so am sharing them here. Disclosure: the ramen recipes haven't been tested by me yet (but I will, one of these days). Best to visit Japanese grocery stores in Manila like Fuji Mart, New Hatchin, Sakura and some others if some of the ingredients are unfamiliar to you. Some of the major supermarkets like Metro Gaisano, Landmark and even SM have extensive foreign selections ... Continue Reading...