Cha Gio Vietnamese – Old Time Favorite

They are proud of their heritage and you can see the photos of Lani’s mom, Ba Lan (vietnamese from Hanoi); Lani’s dad, Pert Valido (Filipino who worked for the Philippine Navy); and Lani’s grandma, Ba Thao who is the source of their vietnamese cooking skills….  Check out the Menu below: Cha Gio Menu: Spring Rolls, Noodles, Specialty Items Beverage, Dessert and Deli Corner Vietnamese Noodles Topping (P79+) with Beef, Chicken and Pork.

I Am Proud To Be A Filipino!


All of these things, the illogical respect given to foreigners simply because they are not Filipinos, the distrust and even disrespect shown to any homegrown merchandise, the neglect of anything Philippine, the rudeness of taxi drivers, the ill manners shown by many Filipinos are all symptomatic of a lack of self love, of respect for and love of the country in which they were born, and worst of all, a static mind-set in regard to finding ways to improve the situation….  When the wreckers’ ball destroyed Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel in Tokyo , and New York City ‘s most magnificent building, Pennsylvania Station, both in 1963, Ada Louise Huxtable, then the architectural critic of The New York Times, wrote: “A disposable culture loses the right to call itself a civilization at all !”

Sunshine Puey, Goddess of Degustation and Roberto Pengson, Culinary Kung Fu Master


May 26 Dinner Menu by Rob and Sunshine Amuse Bouche: Foie Gras and Almond Praline Cone Watermelon and Basil Napoleon Truffle and Cream Cheese Pastry Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Mushroom Veloute with Gruyere and Truffle Oil Insalata Tricolore, Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette with Whipped Ricotta and Candied Walnuts Crisp Skinned Salmon, Spinach Ravioli in Beurre Blanc, and Shaved Asparagus and Prosciutto Salad Buko Sherbet Braised Wagyu Shank with Saffron Risotto and Seared Boneless Rib with Foie Gras Sauce, Primavera Vol-au-Vents Poached Pear in Grape Jelly, Crème Patisserie and Cotton Candy Chocolate Plate: Dark Chocolate Soufflé, Milk Chocolate and Praline Truffle, and White Chocolate Mille Feuile Global Academy, Culinary & Hospitality 2/F Amber Square Don Escriva Drive Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

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Title: Pinky:St Sumire/Sayuri ( by Nina The Evil One “June 21 marks the day I owned my first Pinky….  Title: Merlin’s Adventure ( by Happy Via ” Inspired by the movie Amelie and her father’s gnome, I’ve created this gallery of my favorite stuffed toy — Merlin, the spotted owl (aka Spotto).

Gaster Deli-cious!


Italian Soft Bread (P150++) served with Babaganoush, tatziki, and tarmasalata Prawn Bisque (P250++) – Linguini sauteed in a prawn bisque and tossed with baby prawns, wilted spinach and sundried tomatoes ….  Iced Lemon Gateau (P70++) Orange Creme Brulee (P90++) “The introduction of modern designer furniture pieces gives dept and evokes a casual, modern, fast paced lifestyle.

Rodic’s Makati Invasion


Rodic’s tapsilog is quietly invading Legaspi Village with two branches — one in salcedo street and the other one in adelantado street near Makati Med….  She likes to eat home-cooked Filipino food and I thought Rodic’s in Makati was the perfect lunch venue.