Chicken teriyaki rice


Every year, on the evening of New Year's Day, my girl friends from the U.P. College of Law gather for good food, good booze and lots of chatting -- catty and otherwise. The only time I wasn't able to go to this annual bash was last year when a stomach … [Read more...]

How to serve ice cream


When I was a child, no Christmas or New Year family reunion was complete without ice cream. We'd drive to the Magnolia ice cream factory behind the ice cream parlor along Aurora Boulevard in Quezon City, buy four gallons in different flavors and bring … [Read more...]

Velvety chick pea and potato soup


For our family Christmas dinner, we had chicken relleno. Not just any chicken relleno but one stuffed with rice seasoned Spanish paella style. And I announced that to the whole internet before the chicken went into the oven. I also promised a recipe. … [Read more...]

Baking meat rolls: lessons learned


The wonderful thing about writing a food blog is that unless you stop eating, you just never run of out of original things to write about. Of course, I'm not referring to the splogs and the copycats as they're not really food blogs but parasites -- … [Read more...]

Pineapple margarita


If you're a long time reader, you'd know that my family never prepares a traditional noche buena. We stay away from "traditional" dishes because those retailers with no conscience always jack up the prices even when the supply can outlast the demand. … [Read more...]

Chili-garlic chicken and tofu


Inexpensive, healthy and with the ability to absorb flavors like a sponge, tofu is a great ingredient to combine with meat, poultry or seafood. In this recipe, the partially cooked chicken and tofu were tossed with spices and aromatics and they all cooked … [Read more...]