Cooking congee with brown rice

And so the brown rice versus white rice continues in the house. With Speedy still declaring war against the not-so-smooth-and-creamy texture and mouthfeel of brown rice, the ... »


How do fried noodles turn so crispy?

There's a trick to make fried noodles so crisp that they're almost like chips that come out of a pouch. And no, it's not in the length of frying time. In fact, extended frying ... »


The secret to the tastiest La Paz batchoy

At 21 Restaurant in Bacolod, between mouthfuls of noodles, meat and chicharon, we were entertained with the story of how the restaurant came to be. A mere hole in the wall of ... »


How much do you really know about rice?

If you grew up in Asia like me, then, you've been eating rice all your life. But how much do you know about rice? Do you know that the length of the grain determines its ... »


Perfect for summer: lemongrass iced tea

Lemongrass brew plus green tea brew plus sugar syrup and ice make a refreshing summer drink. I'm partial to loose tea leaves but you can use tea bags too. Don't forget to stir ... »