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Chinatown's Best

This buffet resto is located along Banawe Street in Quezon City and is one of the most popular and affordable buffet restos in town. It is best to secure a reservation so that you'll have a table during lunch or dinnertime as it can sometimes get crowded. Food's okay. 



Let's Go to the Market

This article is from inquirer.net- http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/lifestyle/lifestyle/view/20090610-209812/Best-markets-Chefs-reveal-their-secrets

Best Markets? Chefs Reveal Their Secrets

MANILA, Philippines – Have you ever wondered where top chefs buy ingredients to create fabulous dishes? Where do they source their mussels for bouillabaisse and live shrimps for jumping salad?

Chefs know exactly where to go for fresh seafood, imported meats and hard-to-find vegetables and herbs. They love to scour weekend markets and international aisles in supermarkets for food products that will jazz up their masterpieces.

Inquirer Lifestyle asked noted chefs to share their favorite sources of food products.

David Pardo de Ayala, corporate chef of Discovery Group of Hotels

Meat: Werdenberg, Bacchus and Alternatives Food Corporation for US beef, Wagyu beef and Kurobota pork

Veggies/herbs: Toscana Farms Tagaytay and Old Kano Farms Tagaytay, among others.

Local fresh seafood: M…
Escargot Anyone?




For some, eating kuhol or escargot is like joining the TV Show, Fear Factor. It's like eating an insect that slowly crawls down your intestine at a snail's pace- literally! hahaha

Although I can't cook this dish myself, I love eating it, especially sucking the little crawlies out of their shells.

This is best cooked with coconut milk and jalapenos. Also, escargot or kuhol is rich in iron so it's really healthy to eat it. Another dish made from snails is Adobong Kuhol.
Fresh Oysters




We chanced upon fresh oysters in the market today. I was thinking of baking it with tons of cheese but my SIL wanted it fresh. After cleaning the shell, we just poured hot (boiling) water on it so that the shell will open. Then we dipped it vinegar with ground pepper- yum!

Bag Of Beans

This is the branch that's almost in the outskirts of Tagaytay. Very easy to miss since the foliage and the shop's color suggests that there's nothing special to look at. Wrong!


Raising Loaf. Almost always sold up as soon as it hit the shelves (straight from the oven). Costs about a P100. I can finish a whole loaf by myself.


Pumpkin Pie. Because I'm trying to be healthy or I just miss my mother's pumpkin pie. Nothing extra-ordinary if you keep on thinking you're eating Cinderalla's carriage!


Now this is good... definitely GOOD! Shepherd's Pie is simply delish!!! See, I'm already running out of !!! Must-try @ Bag-0-Beans!!!


I love-love-love the shepherd's pie and cinnamon raisin bread!!!