PF Chang Mongolian Pork

So I’ve never been to PF Chang but my friends have told stories and squealed in excitement when they opened their first branch in Manila.  I wasn’t too excited to try it because I knew the prices would be sky high.  Other than McDonald’s, every other food place franchised from the US is expensive.  Think … Continue reading

Dessert Duo: Oreo Cookie Balls and Banana Chocolate Mousse

My boss in the US always comments on how many holidays we have in Manila.  Practically every month.  More notably, we had 3 holidays for August 2013.  If our office had been located in Quezon City, we would have had 4 holidays this month. But I made good use of the last holiday and tried … Continue reading

FoodFind: Illy

Yesterday was one of those rare occacions when we went to Makati. We rarely go there. Aside from the distance and the traffic, hubby hates figuring out which streets are one-way in what direction. But we had to do stuff so off we went to Glorietta. After standing up for 3 hours, we were tired … Continue reading

FoodFind: MyOwn Meatshop

This is where I buy my meat now.  Hubby and I discovered a place called “My Own Meatshop” by accident.  He wanted to stop by a bike shop across the street, I knew I would get bored and just be in the way in the small shop, so I told him I would just check … Continue reading

How to Train your Freezer

I want a bigger freezer.  But no, I’m not going to buy a new ref. Having a big freezer has tons of advantages, such as not having to go to the market or grocery too often to restock.  And you know I’ve also started to stock on frozen veggies too.  As a solution to my … Continue reading

Asparagus with Leeks

I first had asparagus with leeks at one of the local chinese restaurants.  Back then, I think it was a trick to make it look plentiful since asparagus isn’t exactly the most widely available vegetable in Manila.  However, I did like the combination of the refreshing leeks against the  strong taste of the asparagus.  To … Continue reading

Chicken in Pineapple Stew

This is my version of the pininyahang manok.  I decided to cook it for dinner today because we did a major cleanup of the ref this afternoon to throw out all the stuff that were past the expiry date, felt really bad about the wasted food, and decided to make use of the neglected cans … Continue reading

Fresh Salad

During the hot summer, it’s great to have salad because of three things.  First, is the abundance of fresh vegetables.  Second, cold food in the middle of a hot dining room is wonderful, and lastly, it’s about good health since you’re eating more vegetables than usual. The salad I made was your typical fare, no … Continue reading

Chicken with Chinese Sausage and Mushrooms

I’ve been acquainted with chinese mushrooms ever since I was young.  My dad used to slice them thinly, fry them in a little oil, then serve them with a drizzling of vinegar and a sprinkling of sugar.  That would be a special breakfast for me and my dad would always make sure I had a … Continue reading