The Alpha in the land of Alpha

The Crispy Pata Confit  We heard that there is a “secret” restaurant  by the chef  behind Culliere in Serendra. The restaurant is in a commercial building called Alphaland, located at the corner of Pasong Tamo extension and EDSA.   Hidden on the 6th floor of Alphaland (southgate towers) is my latest discovery:  The Alpha by  Chef … Continue reading The Alpha in the land of Alpha

Introducing… Mercato Centrale @ BGC!

TAKE PART IN AN ULTIMATE FOOD AND ORGANIC FEST EVERY WEEKEND! Do you have a great-tasting homemade dish or a treasured family recipe that is a guaranteed bestseller if you market it?  Do you have a passion for creating new recipes and are raring to share them with other foodies? Do you raise your own … Continue reading Introducing… Mercato Centrale @ BGC!

Will Team Philippines win The Amazing Race 4?

It was nice meeting Team Philippines who represented our country in The Amazing Race Asia 4 (TARA4) the show premiered last Sept. 23 on AXN) Most Filipinos are cheering for The Richards – Richard Hardin and Richard Herrera.  In the first leg of the race with pit stop in Malaysia, they booked a 2nd place finish. They are obviously very  proud to  race … Continue reading Will Team Philippines win The Amazing Race 4?

Suzhou Dimsum – A Xiao Long Bao Favorite No More?

  For the longest time, Suzhou Dimsum is our favorite for its Xiao Long Bao. Depending on where we are close to, we either hit the Malate or Mandaluyong branch when we want our Xiao Long Bao fix. We like to eat at the original Malate hole-in-the-wall branch where the dimsums are actually made. However, after … Continue reading Suzhou Dimsum – A Xiao Long Bao Favorite No More?

MAYA Cebu: My Birthday in the Best Mexican Restaurant

 Last August 24, I crossed an age milestone. Technically, I am not “young” anymore. In most award giving events for the “youth”, age 35 is the cutoff to qualify. So we celebrated my last year of being “young” in what I believe to be the Best Mexican Restaurant in the Philippines – Maya Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar. The … Continue reading MAYA Cebu: My Birthday in the Best Mexican Restaurant

XO Kitchen, Manila – I Love the XO but not the Kitchen yet…

 I absolutely love XO, which is an eXtra Ordinary chili sauce with yummy bits of scallops and other secret stuff. One of the reasons we go to Chinese restaurants in hotels is that you can order unlimited servings of XO! We also love the XO Sauce created by Claude Tayag — it’s one of the … Continue reading XO Kitchen, Manila – I Love the XO but not the Kitchen yet…

THE Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Now – Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight)

Chinese chefs from Singapore preparing the dimsum for Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao. Finally, THE Crystal Jade that foodies are raving about in Hong Kong and Singapore is now in the Philippines! No, it’s not the old Crystal Jade in old Greenbelt; to distinguish itself, the restaurant’s name indicates its Shanghainese specialties — … Continue reading THE Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Now – Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight)

L’Entrecote, Manila: Steak and Fries Every Time You Visit?

L’EntrecĂ´te is Swiss Chef Martin’s local adaptation of the popular L’EntrecĂ´te in Paris with its own special secret sauce.The concept originated in Geneva, and it is the popular nickname of iconic group of restaurants by the Gineste de Saurs family serving only Steak and Pommes Frites (French Fries in Europe).