Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from April, 2014

OpenSnap Your Food Photos

OpenRice, Asia's Premier Dining Guide has launched OpenSnap, a mobile App that helps you create your personal food photo albums and access to over 1 Million Restaurants in Asia.

This revolutionary mobile application is readily available for iOS, Android smartphone and tablet users where searching for food and restaurant is literally a fingertip away. Users can also post photos of their favorite dining places as well as their fave dishes and share this with their family and friends. It is the first and unique food photo app in the Philippines and Asia that allows users to create personalized food albums.



Teen Chefs at The Maya Kitchen Day 2

The Maya Kitchen is offering culinary lessons for kids and teens this summer aside from its regular lessons. Please visit The Maya Kitchen to know more about the other schedules and offerings. 

The second day of the Teens Culinary Workshop was a bit more relaxed compared with Day 1 since the teens have gotten to know more each other and has more rapport than the previous day when some still tend to be shy. They're also much more confident of their cooking skills and in handling kitchen utensils this time. 



Austro German Wine Dinner at Chef Jessie Rockwell Club

Beyond Borders: Austro German Wine Dinner at Chef Jessie Rockwell Club

            Enjoy fine dining with impeccable wine pairings as Chef Jessie Rockwell Club offers a one-night only Austro-German Wine Dinner at for only P 2, 750.00 net per person.
            Start off with cocktails of assorted light German Sausages with Gherkins, Pickled Onions and Olives paired off with Gruner Veltliner Wiener Berge (Vienna Hills) 2011.


            Chef Jessie’s freshly baked ciabatta bread, rolls, butter and special dip along with Mesclun and Micro Greens with Crispy Fried Whiting in honey mustard dressing precedes dinner with a glass of Rudolf fuerst Silvaner Qba 2011.             Konigsberger Klopse (German Meatballs in White Sauce) is served with mashed potatoes, sauteed red cabbage and green beans. The dish is paired with Gernot Heinrich Zweigelt 2010. A serving of Goulash (Meat, Noodles and Vegetable Stew) with handmade Spaetzle follows with a glass of Gernot Heinrich Blaufrankish 2010.  Desser…

Teen Chefs At The Maya Kitchen Day 1

This is the Teens Culinary Series by The Maya Kitchen and Chef Sabrina Daez. The workshop started today and will culminate on April 25, 2014. There's a second batch on May 20-23, 2014.

To know more about the other classes, please visit this page.


NEW RESTO ALERT: La Vie Parisienne

This French Bakery, Deli and Wine Library is barely 6 months old having opened last January only. La Vie Parisienne located at the ground floor of Hotel Rembrandt along Tomas Morato in Quezon City.



NEW RESTO ALERT: Sodam

Sodam is an eat-all-you-can Korean grill. They also serve other popular Korean dishes. It opened along P.Guevara in San Juan and near Rustan's Grocery. The newrestaurant just opened today according to the owner.



PR: Chef's Noodle Introduces Sam Concepcion as New Endorser

Bloggers and and the Media all thronged to Chef's Noodle in Robinson's Magnolia last week as the restaurant introduces Sam Concepcion as its new endorser. Sam Concepcion happens to be one of the most in-demand teen actor today and he joins Grace Lee and couple Lloyd and Shamcey Supsup-Lee as the latest endorser of this popular South Korean restaurant.


Recipes for The Lenten Season

In the Philippines where the Lenten Season is strictly observed by the majority of the populace, seafood prices tends to skyrocket during this time. This is also the time when vegetables especially monggo are being favored and meat takes a backseat. But we all love seafood at home and we are not that really mindful of the price since it goes back to its normal rate after Easter.

I have here some recipes (easy-to-prepare) that I'd like to share with you. :)

Dory in Mango Creme Sauce 

RECIPE: Miso Ramen by Chef Seiji Kamura

There's been a ramen-war in the metropolis lately but for those who want to recreate a ramen inside their own kitchen, Chef Seiji Kamura and The Maya Kitchen graciously shares this recipe.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp oil                                         40 grams ground pork
120 grams ramen noodle                  50 grams baguio pechay
20 grams carrots, shredded              30 grams onions, sliced
20 grams leeks, sliced                      80 grams, togue
1/2 tbsp sesame oil                           200 ml ramen soup stock
35 grams miso base



Other recipes by Chef Seiji Kamura- Hiyashi Chuka and Yakisoba

FOOD FINDS: M&Ms Cherry

I am always on the lookout for chocolates especially the strange ones so I was very happy to have found these M&Ms in Baguio when we went there last March.

I've heard of M&Ms Raspberry last year but the flavor didn't arrived on Philippine shores (I think). I was even asking a friend to buy some for me but she can't find the elusive flavor except.



Mother's Garden and Cafe

It was almost lunchtime when we arrived at Mother's Garden and Cafe somewhere in Quezon Hill in Baguio but the food and ambiance is so worth the steep uphill and downhill drive. Read more about Mother's Garden here.

We started our meal with clear soup made from celery, red raddish, herbs and spices. It was really light and refreshing. The cool mountain air add some flavor to the soup.

Garden Salad. I thought that this is your usual "ordinary" garden salad until I saw the flowers. At first, the flowers look like "decorations" only until it was explained to me that they're edible. Wow! This is one of the bestseller at Mother's Garden and Cafe. Another group arrived at the cafe and I saw them order two plates of these lovely blooms... err salad! Btw, the vinaigrette is under that pile of lettuce just in case you're wondering. ;)


Your Fave Breakfast At Italianni's

Mornings are l-o-v-e especially if you love breakfasts. And because Italianni's "cares" for us- customers, they are offering a choice of over 40 international breakfast dishes that you can think of and would love to eat. 
I am a Pinoy-at-heart and I love Tapsilog. It's my all-time fave power breakfast. Just look at the photo and you'll know why. I love beef (tapa), the garlic fried rice and the sunny side-up. Heaven! My daughter loves pancakes and waffles, and my hubby favors light breakfast such as bread and fruits and a cup of coffee. 

Summer Kitchen Adventures For Kids and Teens

Do you have a budding chef at home? The Maya Kitchen offers cooking and baking classes for kids 6-12 years old and teens 13 years old and up this April and May. Allow your child to explore and discover his/her culinary talent as he/she gets to interact with seasoned chefs at The Maya Kitchen this summer.


The Village Tavern Presents: Wagyu Gourmet Burgers

It's hard to find "great" tasting burger near my place in Manila but this unobtrusive "pub" at Bonifacio High Street Central is worth the long trip. The Village Tavern opened its first branch in Winston Salem NC in 1984 and has expanded  since then, the 11th store happens to be the one in BGC and its first international branch outside USA and is under the helm of Bistro Group of Restaurants.

The Village Tavern is known for its whole wheat flatbreads, steaks, ribs, crab cakes and burgers.



KKK Food Revolution

This is my first time to dine at KKK in SM Megamall although I've seen the restaurant last year. What caught my attention though was the "jeepney" decor/doorway that leads to the restaurant's kitchen. Very nice and it adds a unique touch to the overall concept. I heard that there's another branch in SM MOA.


FOOD FINDS: Cooltura Peanut Brittle

Baguio City is not only synonymous with strawberry but with ube, choco flakes, cinnamon bread, raisin bread, and peanut brittle.

I chance upon this baby at the Tea House while buying hubby's stash of Chona's Delight. According to the staff there, its a new product made by Tea House also.