Local cocoa

Instead of buying imported and incredibly generic chocolates, why not buy local. Yes, we love our Choc Nut and Flat Tops but there are high quality local chocolates available in the market today.

Recipe: Easy Sautéed Bok Choy

This is a quick side dish recipe that is so easy, you can do it in five minutes. Serve this on the side of any Asian meat dish. Bok choy or pak choi is a type of Chinese cabbage. It’s usually used in noodle soups and stir fry dishes. It’s widely available in the Asian region…

Recipe: Charcoal Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

This is one of my go-to Japanese recipes. Filipinos are very familiar with Japanese cuisine and teriyaki is a staple in all Japanese restaurants here. This dish uses different kinds of meat but I prefer chicken. The meat can be cooked over a grill or a pan but I like the smoky flavor charcoal grilling…

Dreaming of cooler days

I am dreaming about ice cream right now—creamy vanilla bean, salted caramel, ooh wait, how about dark chocolate. Hmmmm. Oh, sweet, sweet nectar from the sugar gods.

Island feast

Here, literally, you can get food from someone else’s plate or rather leaf.

Lime, basil, and a little bit more oomph!

The good thing about the booming tourism industry in Tagaytay is the many restaurants opening in the city. So, there are more options other than major fast food chains.

Food Quest: The perfect mac and cheese recipe

Most of the recipes online require cooking the French bechamel sauce as the base for the cheese sauce. The differences vary from the type of cheeses added, usually multiple kinds, like sharp cheddar, Parmesan, Gruyère, Mozzarella, among others.

Of coarse, it’s fine

I love how chefs hold this thing over pots and meat and twist it rhythmically creating a rain of black spice. It’s so mesmerizing to me, I sometimes weird myself out.