Thursday, December 29, 2016

Feast in Joy

2nd Vigan tour 2016 

JOY...the word that's bursting full in my heart as this year comes into a close and ushers in another.  And what better way to end it with, a blogpost.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Paradise Dynasty, Legend of Xiao Long Bao Now in Manila

From the moment I have started blogging and writing about the food that I have eaten, Xiao Long Bao had been one amongst the most illustrious.  Though it was not my intention to enlist a couple of places on where to go to try Manila's best-selling xiao long baos, I did try some of them and have blogged about such places.  Since then, more and more foodie-welcoming establishment have popped up and have delighted xiao long bao lovers, from the traditional to the Michelin-Starred restaurants.

Friday, December 23, 2016

A Brush on Specialty Coffee by Dr. Manuel Diaz

Long ago, people in the province would fire up woods to boil ground coffee beans on a huge kettle.  I despised seeing my grandma, pour over some over clean white cups and near it were sugar and Coffeemate on jars to customize your own cup of Joe.  I thought it was tedious and unsafe, but that's how they like having their coffee.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Restaurant Depot, Where Savings Come in Big Sizes

Establishments in Pasay in the food-service can now take delight in a newly opened super-grocer. Easily accessible, Restaurant Depot is just a few walks from EDSA and Mall of Asia which aims  It is a membership-only warehouse club for people involved in the food-service industry - canteens, food stalls, restaurants, caterers, home bakers, and chefs. Membership gives you access to a large selection of ingredients, food supplies, and kitchenware in a convenient shopping format, where buying in bulk translates to big savings.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Flavors of an Elegant Filipino Christmas by Chef Jessie Sincioco

Words and photos by Gene Rose Gozum Imphang
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If you haven’t planned your Christmas menu yet, now’s a good time to do so.  Take it from the expert as Chef Jessie shares her recipes for an Elegant Filipino Christmas.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Recipe: No-Fail Classic Holiday Dessert Recipes from Jolly Cow Condensada

Growing up, Christmas had always been the most anticipated feast.  I always, always patiently seat near my mom in the kitchen as she prepares different kinds of salads and her winning recipe is a salad for dessert. Ironic?  Well for us Pinoys it isn't, as we would enjoy loads of Fruit Salad during this season.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

A Bevvy of Asian Flavors in One Oishi World of O, Wow! Bag

Here is a rags-to-riches story you might not have heard yet.

From its humble origins of repacking gawgaw and local coffee and introducing classics such as Oishi Prawn Crackers and Kirei, Liwayway Marketing Corpora-tion has come a long way in the last
seventy years. From then on, Liwayway Marketing Corp has been redefining snack time for Filipino families as they introduce more favorites such as Bread Pan, Ribbed Cracklings, Pillows, Marty’s, Potato Fries, and Ridges. Now with an ever-growing roster of products, Oishi has been capturing hearts around Asia as well, including countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, and China.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Where to Buy the Best Roast, Ham and Pork Bellies for Christmas

You can have a restaurant-style Christmas dinner right at home and you don't have to stress yourself out preparing them.  There are really good ones in the market, and what's best is that they're just a phone call away.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Century Park Hotel is All Set for 2017

Your home away from home, Century Park Hotel, is going big this New Year’s Eve with extravagant lineup of surprises and treats.

As part of its annual campaign to spread holiday cheers to its patrons, CPH is hosting “Let’s go for 41!” a New Year countdown party to welcome 2017 and the hotel’s 41st year in business. The hotel is all set for this grand event happening on the night of December 31st.

NY's Most Mouth-watering 'Cue, Mighty Quinn’s Joins the Roster of Mega Fashion Hall's Must-visit Foodie Joint

All hail the "Mighty Quinn."

The “Barbecue King of New York,” the brainchild of pit master Hugh Mangum, is now roasting in Manila!  Mighty Quinn’s US glory might outshine the barbecue market as it blends both slow-roast techniques from Texas and North Carolina, creating a distinct, “New York-style” barbecue, the first of its kind.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Can you Believe that Cellphones Can Cause Acne?

I had to admit, I'm one of the millions of people that use mobile phones every day.  In fact, there are more ways than one of using it unlike before when it was only meant for calls. Instant messaging came and it didn’t take too long for it to have games and other entertainment features such as a music player and a radio. Today, people use it to get information from the internet, while numerous apps have made it possible to do things with just the touch of their fingertips. There's FB, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat to name a few.  But among the numerous features a mobile phone has, the camera is probably the most used of them all.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

KC Nevada's Corner of the Sky: An Inspiration

Our Own World's Version of An Artist Inspiring an Artist

Maybe some of you (my dear readers) do not know yet that I have two kids in college, in fact, I have a daughter who's taking up Fine Arts at PWU.  My husband and I really didn't see this coming, specially when we were pushing our kids to excel academically.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Recipe: Grilled Calamansi Thyme Chicken

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It's that time of the year when you need to plan your menu for the holidays, but more than that, I'm pretty sure you're still having crunches on your daily meals. Amongst them are not having enough ingredients, probably because of lack of time to go to the market or grocery stores, and how about the baffling experiences you've been having every time you pick up a recipe book.

Pasko sa Intramuros: DOT's Way of Paving Filipino Tradition Back to the Walled City

WOW!  World of Walls...World of Wonder...

Those were the words left to us and the children of Intramuros during yesterday's speech given by Sen. Richard Gordon himself at the event dubbed as "Pasko sa Intranuros" hosted by the Department of Tourism. The man behind WOW Philippines, Senator Gordon placed the Philippines on the world tourism map with his famous WOW Philippines program when he was appointed as Tourism Secretary  and the country’s tourism industry thrived under his watch.

Holiday Gift Guide For Coffee Enthusiast

For a long time now, many cultures around the globe have held coffee in high esteem. Needless to say, in modern times, java is arguably the most popular beverage in the world. Besides the refreshing savory aroma of freshly ground roasts, drinking coffee comes with a myriad of health benefits. For this reason, you can use the theme of coffee to strengthen relationships through gifts.  Every time your loved one uses such a gift, even as they take their treasured cup of java, there is a chance that they will think about you. This keeps the bond of friendship strong and ever vibrant.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Mariah's World on E!

E!’s Mariah’s World gives fans, viewers and “lambs” alike a peek into the life of the award-winning singer, songwriter and icon Mariah Carey.  During the eight-part event, Mariah is faced with the overwhelming demands of her time as she launches her world tour, plans a wedding and is a loving doting mommy to her twins.  Mariah’s World premieres on E! on 6 December, Tuesdays at 9pm.  The docu-series will air globally on E!’s 15 international channels across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Latin America.

“Breville-lize” Your Calamansi Juicing

As we approach the end of the year, the onset of the cold season will definitely test our bodies’ immune system. We already rely on it to prevent dangerous bacteria, germs, even cancer cells and parasites, and of course common viruses related to ailments such as colds, cough and flu from entering our bodies.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Linguine ala Salmon Puttanesca for #FlavorsOfContadina

It's been a while since I last cooked the #KitchenGoddess' Slut's Spaghetti.  Nigella Lawson calls her version of Pasta Puttanesca the Slut's Spaghetti. Puttanesca is said to come from the Italian word "puttana" which when translated to English is whore or prostitute.  Puttanesca is a dish which historically was cooked by Italian prostitutes for reasons such as - cooked to entice their male clients, and for practicality-sake of cooking out of canned ingredients, since most of them has limited time to market for fresh ingredients.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

BERINGER Wines + M Cafe's Special Menu = Optimistic View That Anything is Possible

Optimism is an intrinsic American value,it is a spirit open to anyone and everyone willing to try. What characterizes America’s past and how it looks to the future is the unshakable belief that anything is possible.

Old Orchard Cranberry’s 5 Simple Lifestyle Tweaks for a Healthier Lifestyle

Striving for a healthier lifestyle can be refreshing and easily achieved with the help of the American juice brand, Old Orchard Cranberry Juice. Did you know that Cranberries are distinguished in the nutrition world because they boast various health benefits? This gives consumers better options and alternatives on how to care for their bodies and live a healthy lifestyle.

The Joy of Shopping for Contadina

I always put everything to a halt when I need to be in the grocery to shop for my family, especially if I'm dealt with a week of grocery items and needful of planning our daily dishes. I allow myself to live in the moment and make sure that a visit to the grocery would be a pleasure. Thus, time isn't a factor and, how could someone shop for a week's worth of food in less than an hour?  For some, it may be a boring chore, but for me, it's a joy.  I love, love discovering new items to use in my cooking and baking.  So, if I'll be pressured (with time or with money), I don't know how I'd feel...

Friday, December 2, 2016

Meet the New Classics at 7107

Contemporary Filipino chefs and been demonstrating their love and passion for local Filipino dishes and leveling it up a notch to meet global trends, this means making plating more elaborate, making the dish more palatable and enticing.