LINAMNAM at “Bale Dutung”: I Ate Where ANTHONY BOURDAIN ate !

LINAMNAM at “Bale Dutung”: I Ate Where ANTHONY BOURDAIN ate !

“I ate where Anthony Bourdain ate.” I now have bragging rights to that. When I went on a trip to the Philippines last month, there was nothing else I wanted to do, from the minute I landed in Manila. I had to  eat at “Bale Dutung” in Angeles, Pampanga.  I wanted to find out for […]

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Beef Morcon, Pampanga Style

Beef Morcon, Pampanga Style

    Beef morcon, Pampanga style is one of the most popular dishes from the region where I grew up. One of the best I tasted and I remember from childhood is the “morcon” served at Everybody’s Café, in San Fernando, the capital of the province. This type of morcon is made from ground meat. […]

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Pampanga Culinary Heritage Tours : Pride In Our Past

Pampanga Culinary Heritage Tours : Pride In Our Past

“Breakfast in the middle of the rice field, then Lechon for lunch, and end the day with a plate of sisig and a stick of chicken tail. “ And that’s how Poch Jorolan described what the Pampanga Culinary Heritage Tour would be like. I was hooked. And I booked it. Who could pass up a […]

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Marshmallow Madness: Mango-Banana and Purple Yam Bunny Mallows

Marshmallow Madness: Mango-Banana and Purple Yam Bunny Mallows

Are you ready for spring? The bunnies are coming! And they’re shaped like Marshmallows!  They’re fluffy, soft , luscious and hopping with flavors ! My kitchen is bouncing with a bunch of bunnies.  They’re plump and puffy like little clouds. And I flavored them with my favorite tropical flavors….MANGOES with BANANAS and PURPLE YAM.   Back from my trip […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies : And a Manila MeetUp of Food Bloggers

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies : And a Manila MeetUp of Food Bloggers

Joey arrived first. She’s the most seasoned of us 4, and has been food blogging the longest. Dudut, arrived next. A  sweet, faithful friend who hugged me warmly. Tracey came running in after everyone else. We hugged, we shrieked, we laughed just like old friends do. This is a post about an OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP […]

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Nora Daza’s Chop Suey  & Meeting Nora

Nora Daza’s Chop Suey & Meeting Nora

Chop Suey is an all-time favorite vegetable dish, popular among Filipinos. It is a medley of different greens mixed with slivers of chicken, pork and shrimps in a soy sauce base. The best recipe I make often is from the classic Filipino cookbook “Let’s Cook with Nora” by Nora Daza. And by sheer chance, one […]

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