Three Filipino food brands set to conquer the world

When I was asked to write an article for Philippine Panorama about Filipino food brands that excel abroad, it got me thinking about our brands. Right off the bat, I could only think of two brands that have global reach—San Miguel and Jollibee. San Miguel Beer is quite popular in neighboring Asian countries like Singapore…

Recipe: Basic Mashed Potatoes

This American staple already has multiple variations, from using cheese to bacon to different spices. This is the basic version that uses only three ingredients—potato, milk, and butter. This side dish is best served along side fried chicken, roast chicken, steak, or any beef dish. Because potatoes and beef is a match made in culinary…

Recipe: Creamy Beef with Mushrooms

Beef and mushrooms go well together. A plate sauteed mushrooms is a perfect side dish for a crusty and juicy steak. This recipe combines the two in one dish. It’s like the Russian stroganoff but instead of egg noodles this one’s served over a bed of creamy mashed potato or steaming white rice (we Filipinos,…

Where’s Marcel? coffee shop opens in Manila

Darker roast beans, like our very own barako, tend to be bitter and harsh. Tween favorite frappuccinos are saturated with sugar and cream, which buries any semblance of coffee flavor. Instant coffee is well, instant.

Recipe: Onion Rings with Tartar Sauce

If I don’t have chips or popcorn, I would always try to find something to cook. One of the go-to snacks I love is onion rings. It’s easy and super good. I usually have this with mayonnaise and ketchup but this time, I try tartar sauce, which is both creamy and tart, and has the…

Summer salad

Summer treats are not limited to halo-halo, ice cream, and fruit shakes because Summer is also the season of grilled meat, seafood, and of course, salad! Aside from being healthy, salads are very refreshing and light. Since vegetables contain a lot of water, salads are good hydrating food. In this heat, it helps to always keep hydrated….

Recipe: Asian Shrimp Skewers

I love shrimp. I can’t say that enough. Shrimps can be cooked in any way you want—boiled, steamed, fried, or grilled. It can be eaten by itself, but it is so versatile it can be used in various dishes from pasta to fried rice to chow mien to Spanish paella. This recipe combines my love…

A different kind of Japanese dining experience

To say that Japanese food is a Filipino favorite is an understatement. Japanese food is already a staple here that there are now restaurants specializing on specific dishes, from tempura to ramen to sushi to katsu. People will line up for a hot bowl of rich ramen or a crunchy katsu meal. Japanese food is…