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Pia Y Damaso Favorites

Pia Y Damaso is a restaurant with a quaint old-world feel right in the heart of Makati. The dishes are inspired from the pages of Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. I find it nice that there's a restaurant wherein you can reminisce about reading Rizal's famous novels aside from just talking about how good the food is.


Pad Thai at Khao San Night Market

Going to Bangkok is not complete without experiencing its numerous night markets. You can either go shopping or eat. In my case, I've been to two different night markets in a span of two days. The first one was at Pat Pong- read more about our first taste of Pad Thai at Tip Top Asian Dining & Grill in Pat Pong Night Market.

I was checking the food stalls and the restaurants along Khao San Road and there are many food to choose from. There's even a pizza place, Starbucks, and Burger King. But the foodie in me won so I know I have to eat pad thai from a street vendor. :D


Cafe Velo Dome Bangkok

We were quite famished after spending hours at The Grand Palace in Bangkok and Cafe Velo Dome was the first place we saw that has a relaxing vibe.


BAGUIO: Pearl Meat Shop Restaurant

We discovered Pearl Meat Shop Restaurant during our vacay in Baguio last April. Its about several meters away from the 6-storey Good Taste along Carino Street. Thanks to my family's shared love for KDramas, its easy for us to agree on where to dine. Of course, we also consider the restaurant's authenticity and Pearl Meat Shop didn't disappoint. In fact, the first time we dined there, its like we've been transported to Korea because most of the diners were Koreans.


Pad Thai and More at Tip Top Thai Asian Dining & Grill

Air Asia Travel PhotographerTeam Bangkok had had an eventful flight from Manila to Bangkok and we were quite famished by the time we arrived at the hotel. After some quick consultation with the hotel staff about where to eat dinner, we were directed to Pat Pong Night Market.


Chef Sharwin Tee At The Maya Kitchen

It’s Chef Sharwin Tee’s Turn at The Maya Kitchen One of local televisions most beloved chefs gets his turn to share wit, humor and of course, truly delectable dishes on August 29, Saturday, 9am-1pm at the The Maya Kitchen’s Elite Culinary Series. A self-described Filipino food pimp and bacon eater, Chef Sharwin will prepare Arugula Salad with Warm Bacon Vinagairette, "Cuick" Clam Chowder, Bacon-Wrapped Fish and Mango Salsa,Bacon Mallow Bombs (his very own version of S’mores) and Waffles and Bacon with Hoisin Sauce.



CEBU: Tomo Cafe

I wouldn't have discovered Tomo Cafe were it not for my daughter who's anime-crazed. I was told that the staff at Tomo Cafe are in costumes. Tomo Cafe is an old house somewhere in Banilad, Cebu.



Baking Class Schedule At The Maya Kitchen This August

Roll A Cake, Bake a Pie, Toss A Salad at The Maya Kitchen

            Cook and bake to your heart’s content this month of August at The Maya Kitchen.
            Learn how to create cake rolls on August 15, Saturday, 9am-2pm. Recipes include Mocha Crunch Roll, Pandan Roll, Ube Macapuno Roll and Brazo de Mercedes. Class fee is P1,499.
Basic Baking is on August 18-20, Tuesday to Thursday, 9am-4pm offering basic baking techniques applicable to small and commercial scale production of recipes and formulations of quick breads, pies, cookies, cakes and other bread varieties. Class Fee is P7,000.
For more information on this and on other course offerings, log on to www.themayakitchen.com,  e-mail contactus@themayakitchen.com  or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday on the 8/F  Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 892-1185 / 892-5011 local 108 / Mobile No. +63947 835 2290.

FOOD FINDS: Mini Chicken Burgers and Meiji Chocolate Milk

Will rave about these mini chicken burgers from my Air Asia flight from Manila to KL and KL to BKK. I wasn't really planning on getting a meal since I ate a lot prior to my flight but since both seatmates ordered delicious-smelling rice meals, my tummy started to complain. I was set on ordering the pizza- yeah, pizza ... but they ran out of it. The F.A. suggested these mini burgers instead.


Panlasang Norte And Pilmico

PRESS RELEASE:

Panlasang Norte: a newfound taste of North Luzon with Pilmico


From the hearty chicken stew that is pinikpikan in the Cordillera to the crunchy, deep-fried pig skin of bagnet in Ilocos, you can say that the northern part of the country—like any other region of the Philippines—boasts of a rich culture and food history. Traveling the country gets you accustomed not only with the local people, history, and traditions but more importantly, it acquaints you and lets you in on local delicacies or specialties. In other words, it’s a chance to get to know the diverse selection of local Pinoy food. With more than 7,100 islands, can you just imagine how many savory, hearty, and even exotic dishes the Philippines has to offer?

Eastwood Food Artistry: Not Just A Visual Feast

For the whole month of August, Eastwood City invites all foodies to the Eastwood Food Artistry to celebrate the gastronomic creations of the chefs in Eastwood. The feast highlighted the all-new dishes prepared by its most decorated chefs guaranteed to please and satisfy the senses.



Australian Oranges - Now In Season

The Australian Embassy, along with Citrus Australia recently launch "Australian Oranges- Now in Season" at Bondi & Bourke in Makati City. Aside from the launch, the guests were also treated to a cooking demo by Chef Wade Watson of Bondi & Bourke, Chris Everingham of the Philippine Volcanoes, Fely Irvine and Iya Villania.



The 5th Taste

The 5th Taste, what's that? I only know four- sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. The 5th taste is Japanese in origin though and they call it "Umami," or pleasant savory tastes (according to Wikipedia).


Smoked Mackerel Maki. The smoked mackerel adds some "punch" to our beloved maki, staying true to its 5th taste.


Sweet Treats at Pia Y Damaso

There are a lot of dessert choices from cakes, ice cream, chocolates, but most of the time, good ol' Filipino "panghimagas" are still the best. Here are some of the yummylicious dessert offerings of Pia Y Damaso.

Looks can be deceiving. I almost didn't get to taste this because we still have some waffle at home but this Bibingka Waffle is really a "bibingka" waffle. And I love bibingka and Christmas. ;) This bibingka waffle is topped with salted egg and quezo de bola, with jojo jam. It would've been nice if there's some grated coconut to complete the bibingka experience but this is a masterpiece of its own. Thumbs up.


GV Michel Oatmeal of Australia

A lot of people are now enjoying a daily bowl or two of oatmeal because of its health benefits and its high fiber content. But most of the time, the oatmeal that we eat are those cooked in water. For all its health benefits, it doesn't really taste good especially for children. But thanks to those chefs who takes control of their kitchen and gets creative with oatmeal to give us something deliciously-healthy.

Here are some yummy dishes made with GV Michel Oatmeal of Australia.