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Thank You Steve Jobs! You Made the World a Better Place!

The passing of Steve Jobs is just devastating for me. Though I never met him, I found inspiration in his passion for what he does. This guy believed…

On Bourdain’s Trail: Ho Chi Minh City’s Ban Xeo 46A

On our last vacation to Ho Chi Minh City, we wanted to go to a place where Bourdain visited. We walked so far to this place from our…

Dinner Prep in a Tiny Kitchen — Sydney Style

Upon arriving in Sydney, my bestfriend Ana told her friends how great it was to have her chef bestfriend come over…and will be open to cooking dinner. Hence,…

The BEST Chicken Pho: Cat Tuong, Ho Chi Minh City

Anthony Bourdain: I don’t know how you missed this place. The first time I went here, I didn’t like the idea of making this my midnight snack since…

A Love Affair with X2’s Khao Ka Moo

On my most recent trip to Bangkok, I finally had the guts to try their braised pork knuckles. I’ve been seeing it for 8 years now, but it’s…

A Fabulous Saigon Experience — Cac Guch Quán

Sorry I haven’t been able to update my blog. I’ve been bed ridden for the past couple of days and it’s quite hard to think about delicious dishes…

Zushi in Sydney

I just love sashimi. In fact, I think in my past life, I was a Japanese handyman of some sort. For my last dinner in Sydney, Ana took…

Beautiful Produce: Sydney’s Woolworths

I think one of the greatest challenges of foodstylists in the Philippines is finding great produce. Food that looks like it’s just been picked off the stems or…

One of the Best Drinks in the World: Vietnamese Iced Coffee

I never really appreciated coffee…I’ve travelled all over and never really stopped to sip a cup in Paris, Venice or any of those European countries (because I always…

The Old and Famous Nhu Lan after All the Shopping

Feeling adventurous, Mig and I used our entire morning to shop at Ho chi Minh City’s version of Manila’s Divisoria — the Binh Thay Market in china town….

Jam Donut

Oh Jam donut, why are you so unforgettable? For those of you who haven’t got a clue on what a Jam Donut cocktail it…you should order it, before…

Touristy Night Eats at Ben Thanh Market

On our first night in Saigon, Mig and I decided to go touristy and we ate at the hawker stands that set up outside the Ben Thanh Market….

Picnic Across the Opera House with Bourke Street Bakery Take Aways and Raspberry Wine

Bourke Street Bakery is so famous in Sydney. When Ana would mention it to her friends, they would all sigh and say “mmmm, sausage roll” or “mmm creme…

Adriano Zumbo — pastries inspired by local products

We decided to go for breakfast at Adriano Zumbo. To our dismay, we found out that the cafe was still being renovated…meaning…no real breakfast meals and no refrigerated…

Refreshing Fennel Salad

What I love about my vacation in Sydney was that I was able to do some fantastic things with the stuff at the apartment. I love cooking, but…

Mongers Gourmet Fish n’ Chips in Bondi Beach

Ana took me to see Bondi beach on the afternoon of my birthday. Bondi beach is one of the beaches very near the city and it is the…