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RECIPE: Chef Seiji's Yakisoba

Ingredients:

2 tbsp oil
80 grams pork, thinly sliced
20 grams onion, sliced
30 grams carrots, strips
60 grams cabbage, sliced into 2"
20 grams shimeji mushroom
1 piece dry shitake, pre-cooked and thinly sliced
60 grams mongo sprouts, washed and cleaned
3 tbsp soy sauce
dash of michi for spice powder
2 tbsp salt & pepper to taste
2 tbsp sesame oil
30 grams naruto
120 grams ramen noodles


FOOD FINDS: Paul's Chocolate Croissant

One of the things that I love about SM Aura is the discovery of new and interesting places to eat. And then, I met Paul.

Paul is one of the latest French Bakeries to land in the Philippines. Established in 1889 (wow!), Paul has a wide array of delicious breads and pastries to choose from such as crepes, macarons, pastries, bagels, muffins, cakes, and they also serve coffee and sodas.



Cafe Adriatico Celebrates 35 Years

It is not every day that a restaurant gets to celebrate 35 years in the business so when I got invited by OpenricePh to attend Cafe Adriatico's First Bloggers Night, I didn't think twice about it. Also, this is one of the restaurants that played a pivotal role in my life as a "foodie" years ago.

The LJC Restaurant Group celebrates 35 years in the restaurant business this year. The Group, which bears the initials of its founder, the late Larry J. Cruz (LJC), began in 1979, when LJC, a journalist and information man, made a career change and opened Cafe Adriatico at the Remedios Circle in Malate, Manila. 

And to toast 35 years in the business, Cafe Adriatico offers the Garlic Pork Leg Espanole, a celebratory dish. It is a Spanish style pork leg with fried garlic cloves and potatoes, paired with a special tangy herb sauce.


CONTEST ALERT: CPK's My Pizza Story

California Pizza Kitchen or CPK as it is popularly known is launching a storytelling campaign that will begin on February 24, 2014 (mark your calendars now) and is inviting pizza lovers to share precious moments with you and your CPK pizza. It can be a selfie, a group with family or friends- be creative and get a free treat from CPK.


My Top Faves At Sentro 1771

Sentro 1771 is one of the restaurants that promotes Filipino cuisine. It has been around for a long time and is a nice place to treat Balikbayans or anytime that you're craving for good ol' Filipino comfort food.



Chef Seiji Kamura in Action at The Maya Kitchen

Last Saturday, I attended the Ramen Craze Plus by Chef Seiji Kamura at The Maya Kitchen in Makati. It was my first time to attend a cooking class at the famous Maya Kitchen and I was super excited since Chef Seiji will teach us the secrets of oishi ramen!


Sundate at Sariwon

I've been curious about Sariwon, a Korean restaurant since it opened in Promenade but I haven't had the time to dine until last Sunday because daughter wanted to visit her beloved Fully Booked.

Actually, this is Sariwon's second branch, the first one is in BGC (too far!) and we don't really frequent the area because of the traffic and the distance.


Ban Chan. Look at that! The server mentioned that everything is unlimited, all we have to do is ask. Wow! Daughter and I liked that mashed potato/squash so much that we had 2 servings each. The potato and squash are well mashed that its really hard to decipher which is which. Must try! Then there's the peanuts which we thought at first was salty/spicy but turned out sweet/salty, we had an extra serving. Another favorite is the soya sprouts in sesame oil and the marble potatoes that merited another extra serving. The lettuce salad was quite good also. The kimchi was too spicy for me but I like it  nonetheless. We haven'…

Happy Valentine's Day !!!

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where, I love you directly without problems or pride: I love you like this because I don't know any other way to love, except in this form in which I am not nor are you, so close that your hand upon my chest is mine, so close that your eyes close with my dreams. 
*** excerpt from One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII by Pablo Neruda
Wishing my readers a Happy Hearts Day !!!


Luxe Valentine At Chef Jessie Restaurants

Still undecided on where to treat your sweetheart on Valentine's Day? I've got the perfect recommendation that will surely make your Valentine's date special- where else but at Chef Jessie Restaurants: Chef Jessie Rockwell Club, Top of the Citi, and 100 Revolving Restaurant.

Chef Jessie Sincioco, who's at the helm of the famous Chef Jessie Group of Restaurants creates a memorable romantic sit down dinner for you and your sweetheart to indulge this Valentine. Allow yourselves to be pampered and feast on delectable dishes by Chef Jessie.


Ramen-date With Chef Seiji Kamura at The Maya Kitchen

On February 15, 2014, witness Chef Seiji Kamura as he share his trade secrets about ramen and other popular Japanese dishes such as hiyashi chuka and tonkatsu at The Maya Kitchen.

He will also conduct the advance cooking workshops in Japanese cuisine scheduled for February 12, 13, and 14 (Wednesday to Friday) from 10am to 2pm which will include appetizers of Sushi, Sashimi and Gyoza; fried dishes of Tempura, Nabe cooking or Hot pot cooking and Japanese cold desserts of homemade ice cream and others.


FOOD FINDS: Mama Jem's Shrimp Paste

a.k.a. bagoong ...

I received this cute bottle of bagoong from a friend two weeks ago but it was my hubby who did the initial food tasting. He mixed a tsp of bagoong with vinegar and used it as dipping sauce for his favorite fried danggit. He gave it a thumbs up!


Date With Eric

Eric Kayser is my family's current favorite pit stop whenever we go to Powerplant Mall. It is located at the lower ground floor just beside the MarketPlace Cafe.


FOOD FINDS: Alfredo Almond Dark Chocolate

A friend gave me a box of chocolates today after having a passionate conversation about nuts and chocolates the other day. Lucky. Thank you G!!!

This is my first time to try this brand of chocolate although I remember seeing this brand in the grocery.