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Fish and mushrooms risotto

This dish makes use of every bit of one whole fish. The flesh is filleted and grilled; the bones and head are boiled to make the broth for cooking the risotto. What kind of ... (more)

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Razon’s sisig and lechon kawali

Over two years ago, I praised Razon's for its adherence to "truth in advertising". It simply felt so good to eat halo-halo that looked exactly as advertised. A far cry from ... (more)

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Tropical suburban sunset

Naming cocktail drinks can be a headache. The easiest technique is to simply enumerate the ingredients, but 3 fruit juices + silver tequila = delicious cocktail drink doesn't ... (more)

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Luk Yuen updates its menu

Since Sam turned vegetarian, it's been a challenge eating out because we have to choose restaurants that serve both meat and vegetarian dishes. And by vegetarian, I don't mean ... (more)

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Macaroni with walnut sauce

So, over the weekend, I learned to make a no-cook lacto-vegetarian sauce based on a recipe in The Silver Spoon. Walnut sauce (salsa di noci) is made with crushed walnuts, ... (more)

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The Italian lunch

Four years ago, Speedy bought me a copy of The Silver Spoon as an early mother's day gift. I've tried a few recipes from the book [the pork chops with blueberries (bracioli ai ... (more)

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Warm-me-up coffee

It's raining, cold and dark... Steaming hot coffee needs something more to really warm me up today. This drink has coffee liqueur, white creme de menthe and dark creme de ... (more)

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Rainy Day

Mario is visiting the country and although he is not passing by our neighborhood, we can feel his strong presence tremendously. Mario is not handsome nor famous. In fact, ... (more)

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Lemon Day

One afternoon in Boracay, one of those times when the wind was blowing and I just knew that a downpour would follow, while the rest of the group was frolicking in the sea, I ... (more)

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Boracay food trip, part 3: Dos Mestizos

It was Dos Mestizos' mojito that came highly recommended and the original plan was to go there one night after dinner. But, when on vacation, plans are never set in stone and, ... (more)