I first learned about frittatas around the time my kid was transitioning to table food from mashed fruits and veggies. I was using simple quiche recipes but without the crust, and just stumbled upon frittatas later on. They were essentially what I was cooking, but actual frittata recipes were just more on point. The only … More From Philippine Harvest to plate
I miss weekend markets. When we lived in QC, my old routine was to buy the meats, dry goods and pet stuff from the supermarket, then get the fruits, vegetables, eggs, seafood, breads, and other goodies like nitrate-free sausages from the Sidcor Sunday market in Eton Centris. I had it so good! I had the … More Fruits, veggies and more at Philippine Harvest
Coming off from a meal that was heavy but not as satisfying, I zeroed in on the most healthy-sounding restaurant from TripAdvisor’s list of ‘top-rated restaurants’ near 88 Hotspring Resort: Herb Republic. There are so many terms for restaurants like this nowadays, it can be a little confusing – vegan, vegetarian, farm-to-table, organic. In the … More Hello, Laguna! Herb Republic
Belated Happy Cinco de Mayo! While some cold margaritas, further ‘education’ on tequila that isn’t Jose Cuervo, and a Gael Garcia Bernal movie marathon would’ve made a fitting tribute to Mexican heritage and culture, a spotlight on its thriving cuisine in Manila also makes for heartfelt recognition. Mexican food has always been around, but the … More Going Mexican in Manila
Instant noodles. The right thing to do is to avoid processed food like it as much possible, but there’s also no denying that a lot of people find it a kind of comfort food. For me, Nissin’s Savoury Beef Yakisoba was a big part of my college life, and though I hardly eat it anymore, … More My Cup Noodle Museum souvenir
Cebu. My only beef with you is you tend to send me home 10 lbs heavier. You’re impossible. First things first #whenincebu #ricos #cebulechon A post shared by Holaina Tan (@holainatan) on Jan 2, 2017 at 9:02pm PST On a trip last month to Cebu, I got to try Rico’s Lechon for the first time. … More Cebu Foodtrip: Conching’s and Rico’s
Call it a joke that’s half meant, but gogigui or Korean barbecue sure is a great excuse to eat more veggies. The Oblifiases are quite fond of Korean food. As far as my experience goes, the best Korean places tend to be the more modest ones – Manna in Poblacion, Makati immediately comes to mind – and you … More Part II: Swimming, samgyeopsal and more at Solaire
A big and warm hello to all! I am proud and happy to share this silly little video of Akira ‘helping’ me cook. Her favorite thing to do is mix stuff up in a bowl, especially eggs. She likes to do the actual cracking too, with a fork, but lately she’s not liking the feeling … More Watch: How to make chicken imbento pasta!
For no rhyme or reason, traffic was horrendous in our area today. What usually takes around 30 minutes by car took double the time, and then some. We were tardy for school. I heard the other kid who lives in our area arrived just a few minutes earlier than us. So when that kid’s nurse told me … More Impromptu lunch at Kapeng Mainit
Probably the best reason to go to Century City Mall – have a meal (and a new profile photo!) at Hole in the Wall. It’s the country’s best looking food court. In fact it’s hard to reconcile the term with the place, so let’s go with ‘communal dining hall’ 😀 You had me at industrial … More Hello, Hole in the Wall!