One of the best burgers is served on this island

I like burgers but I don’t crave it all the time. I actually like chicken burgers more than the classic beef burger. I rarely enjoy a beef burger unless it’s really good. But I will never forget one delicious burger I had while on an island. Last December, I was on a short three-day trip…

Myron’s: Steak perfected

  I love steak. I like it medium and seasoned perfectly with salt and pepper. I like it with a side of roasted vegetables and rice or potatoes. Sauces are optional because you don’t need a sauce with a good steak. I remember eating my first wagyu (or some kind of high grade Japanese beef)…

Filipino-inspired Japanese-Peruvian dishes

Okay, that title is a bit confusing. How can food be Filipino, Japanese, and Peruvian at the same time Well, ever since Nobu opened here in Manila, foodies (myself included) have wondered how would it incorporate its cuisine with Filipino flavors. After all, it’s a common practice for international restaurant chains to include Filipino food/flavors…

Experience teishoku-style dining

It’s no secret, I love Japanese food. So, every time there’s a new Japanese restaurant opening, I get really excited. The current situation in the local food scene means I get excited a lot. There are so many restaurants putting up shop, including Japanese restaurant chains, that sometimes it’s hard to pick where to dine…

Food trip

I haven’t posted in a while, been busy lately but will post more recipes and stories soon. This one is about my trip last April in Southern Philippines. It was my first time in General Santos City, known as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines. Located in the island of Mindanao, which unfortunately has a…

Recipe: Mussel Soup with Moringa

Tinola is a staple Filipino soup dish that uses any kind of protein, like chicken, pork, or seafood. My favorite kind of this dish is tinolang tahong, which uses mussels. I love mussels whether in soup, baked, or grilled form. What I also like about this dish is it’s super healthy. Aside from the protein,…

Recipe: Classic Filipino Polvorón

Polvorón is a crumbly Spanish shortbread that uses three main ingredients—flour, milk, and sugar. The Filipino version uses the same ingredients but is cooked differently. The Pinoy polvorón is a crumbly, powdery dessert or candy that uses butter as its only wet ingredient, which means the milk it uses is in powder form. This candy…

Lights, camera, eat!

In terms of full-length films, there’s a basket full of food movies that the entertainment industry has produced. While most of these films tackle different stories in their plots and not solely about food, they still deliver the kind of artistry a food lover would enjoy.