Food

Buffet Dining at its finest

A look at the most popular buffet restaurants in Manila.

Foodies on the Go: Food Truck craze hits Metro Manila

The same organizers (food and travel blogger Anton Diaz and TV personality RJ Ledesma) decided to up the ante by putting wheels on food and came up with Cucina Andare: “the first food truck market an …

Fall for Fall Food!

It’s that time of the year. Everything turns a wonderful shade of green then yellow and then orange and slowly fades into a darker shade of red and then brown. Nothing says Autumn or Fall like warm colors and comfort food that make you want to stay inside the house after an afternoon of playing …

The ‘Backyard Burger’ Experience

Manila is teeming with restaurants and fast food joints claiming to have the best burger in the city. And while it is proved to be most difficult to quantify taste without hunkering factors down to cholesterol level and sodium content and what-nots. The only way to go about this noble quest for the best burger …

Savoring Sagada

A trip to Sagada, or any place for that matter, wouldn’t be complete without savouring the uniquely modern yet traditional cuisine this side of the Mountain Province. The things mentioned barely scratched the surface of the wide array of food choices in Sagada and for sure, I still have a lot of delicacies to try …

Is it wrong to eat late at night?

Are you one of those weight watchers who go by the rule: Do not eat after 8 p.m. or else you’ll gain weight! Well, Keri Gans, R.D.N., a columnist for SHAPE.com has an answer for you: “Eating late at night doesn’t cause you to gain weight, but eating too much late at night will.” She …

Katsu Craze at Yabu: House of Katsu

At one point in everyone’s life, we come across a meal that borders basic sustenance and religious experience. In Manila, a Japanese restaurant called Yabu has been making waves since 2011. Yabu: House of Katsu is one of the restaurants that started the “Katsu Craze” or Tonkatsu/Katsudon Craze. Katsudon and Tonkatsu are both deep-fried Panko-breaded …

Banana Cupcakes: Tropical flavors with a luscious twist

Craving for tropical flavors in a handy cupcake? Try out this easy and delicious cupcake recipe that looks like you’ve been slaving in front of a hot oven for hours! How to make the Banana Cupcakes 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups mashed ripe bananas 2 cups white sugar 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup butter, …

Sampling cuisines from all over the world

Discovering and experiencing new and good food every time we go out has been my regular bonding activity with my then boyfriend, now husband—who also fittingly works as a chef. Yay! Our movie dates and random activities for the day are usually followed by a (self-imposed) quest to locate a new and unique restaurant. If …

Skinny Patties

Cardava Bananas, locally known in the Philippines as “Saba,” is available all year round. Most Filipinos enjoy it in a skewer, lusciously covered with melted brown sugar, or wrapped in phyllo dough and then (again) covered with brown sugar. While most recipes out there tell you what to do with the actual Banana, how about …