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New Hachin Grocery – Part 2: Ready Meals

As part 2 of this entry, I want to tell you about the two times I ate there (hahaha yeah, not once but twice within a month’s time)….

My favorite Japanese Grocery: New Hachin in Makati – Part 1

It’s been a while since I’ve been to New Hachin Japanese Grocery in Makati. Though I went to the one in Cartimar a couple of months back to…

New Favorites at Mien San

I’ve already written an entry about Mien San before, but I think that these two dishes are just so noteworthy, I had to repeat it. Mien San today…

Benson’s and Tita Lulu’s: great San Juan cheap eats

I love finding great cheap eats here in the metro and one of the places I frequent is an area in front of Puregold Agora in San Juan:…

My fave Korean BBQ moves to Macapagal: A-Won

I’ve been eating in this place called Seoul condo Korean BBQ for the past 7 years, and it was really surprising to find out that last year, my…

Yabu House of Katsu

We finally got to eat at Yabu House of Katsu in Magnolia after enduring a semi-long line for dinner on a weekday. What’s so special about Yabu? I…

Revisiting Behrouz

Behrouz has been in the Timog area for the longest time. I used to eat there with my family and dad would talk to Behrouz himself. Business was…

Aling Banang’s in N. Domingo

We were looking for some cheap eats and saw a tiny place that was packed with people. What is the come-on of this place? It’s cheap, food is…

Longganisa Sorpresa

If you know me well, you would know that I LOVE LOVE LOVE LONGGANISA! In fact, when I go to other local places and I get to see…

Alba’s Spanish Restaurant

Francis took me to Alba’s one night, a place I haven’t gone to since high school. My grand-uncle, Brother Andrew Gonzalez, used to take us to Sunday lunch…

Casa Nostra in Makati

I was looking for the best place in Manila to have Italian food that wasn’t too far from San Juan. And so when I plugged it in Google,…

Ziggurat Cuisine in Makati

We decided to go to Ziggurat for an overload of food choices and of course, yummy food! This was Francis’ first time here, I’ve been here quite a…

The Smaller Bag of Beans for Merienda

Yes, Bag of Beans is just so popular in Tagaytay, but on our all-day date, Francis and I decided to go to the smaller Bag of Beans near…

Sonya’s Garden in Tagaytay

I’ve been so caught up with all the baking, it’s ridiculous..I realized how much I’ve neglected my blog, and yet accumulated a vast number of new places, with…

Davao Summer 2012: Aznebo Grill & The Batcaves in Samal Island

We slept over Samal island and wanted to have a nice lunch before our boating trip around the island. We took a trike and told the driver that…

Nasugbu Batangas By the Beach Cookout

Our chefs Toto and Aki invited me to join their family and friends for Aki’s birthday weekend in their resort in Batangas. We slept in the Gonzalez Inn…

Cook-Out and Swimming at Mark’s Farm & San’s Shawarma in Subic.

Part of my summer road trips was when our chef Mark, invited us to go to his farm in Bataan. Mark’s farm is a private lot, he has…

Kabayan Lugawan: Better the 2nd time around!

After a night of drinking, I joined the chefs and some of our students to a short side trip to Kabayan again. This time things were very different….

Scratching that Bacon Itch: Bacon Brownies!

I just had to do it. There was this one night I stayed over at Cafe drinking with our chefs as Mark, our restaurant chef, shared with me,…

Hoseña’s Bulalo: the man meal

My bro decided to head to Hoseña’s Bulalo near Kalentong to have some Bulalo of course! It was tucked on the 2nd floor of a building, on top…

Kombini Store with the Girls & trying to blog with the 4S

When I got my iPad, I tried to use it for blogging…major fail…the pictures sucked..today, I am pleasantly surprised with the wonderful quality of the photos on the…

Fermented Carabao Meat Experiment or Pindang Damulag

My recent trip acquisition of fresh carabao meat led me to experiment on a dish that I grew up on and enjoy: pindang damulag. Without a specific recipe…

Carabao Meat and Tripe Stew

For the carabao striploin I bought, I decided to make a stew along with some tripe from the grocery. When I make stews, my seasonings and additions become…

Moshi Koshi and the lovely, Shio Butter Corn

Finally, after everything that’s been happening lately, I decided to take some time off and meet up with my friend Ange for some Japanese food. I specifically wanted…

Kabayan Lugawan: Innards with Lugaw

One of our chefs, Mark recommended this place. I was really intrigued by the fact this particular lugaw place had eyes, tripe and intestine as part of their…

A Night Trip to Balintawak Cloverleaf Market: Butchers

As I said, there were only 2 reasons for me to go to this market 1) really cheap veggies and 2) carabao meat. Yes folks…Carabao Meat. The dignified…

A Night Trip to Balintawak Cloverleaf Market: Vegetable Section

Finally, after a long time of just talking about it, I’ve finally found the time to go to the infamous Balintawak Market at night. My friend Sam, who…

Between Baking & Barking

There is something to be said about establishing a food business…especially when you’re alone…it takes over almost everything you do, and if you don’t get to fix the…

A Very Special French Toast

I’ve finally found a great do-nothing Sunday to catch up on my home cooking and styling work and decided to do something “for two” since it’s almost Valentine’s…

Nomama

Nice organic looking place with brown black and white furniture, a semi open kitchen. I probably went in with high expectations, only because the last time I ate…

Baguio Adventure: Spook & Cook

There are only 2 reasons why I like Baguio, and 3 when it comes to my cousins. My top 2 reasons: eat & breathe Their 3rd reason: creeping…

Baguio: A Food Stylist’s Paradise

Upon seeing the great quality produce in Baguio, I decided to take some pictures of them. I still wish that produce in Baguio would be just as accessible…

The exotic produce at SM Baguio

One of the greatest reasons why we enjoy Baguio so much is that it has so much fresh vegetables and fruits. SM Baguio is totally full on a…

Baguio Adventure: Chocolate de Batirol

On our Halloween Spookfest in Baguio, the group decided to go to the usual PX stores of Camp John Hay but on the way there, we decided to…

Super Six Grille

Nestled in the middle of a couple of girly bars is a grill place called Super six that looks a lot like a Thai hawker in Bangkok. It…