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  • I'm an Urbanite with a dream of becoming utterly Domestic in the kitchen (I do need internet. And bathroom. Functioning bathrooms). I have lived in the city all of my life, but dream of farms, fresh produce and local ingredients. My forays into the culinary world are mostly experiential, which is the best.

    I try crazy cuisines, recreate instant or fast-food into slow-cooked food at home, and make instant noodles elegant. I hunt for ingredients in the most random places. I can live on one kind of food until I get sick of it. Then not eat it for months. I haven't found the recipe for the perfect brown puto which we used to have in Lucban, nor have I been able to start my own Kombucha tea. I like wine, but I like cocktails more.

    Besides all that, I travel. I am a frustrated artist and pianist. I like sports until I get tired.I dream of becoming an author. But nothing beats slaving in the kitchen for 4 hours and seeing your family and friends enjoy the food, while you are just too damn tired to even eat.

My pretty plate with polenta :)

Quick Eats: Black Pig, Alabang

I rarely get to eat out in the South since almost all my friends are in the Makati, and northwards anyway. So I generally tend to eat more in restaurants up north. I do have my family to eat out with, but then, the feeling to want to cook at home is more prominent when … Continue reading

Veggies and the chicken

Grilled Chicken

Another recipe for my now favorite cookbook, Silver Spoon. But this one was kinda on the so-so side. Not as fabulous as the chicken ratatouille (nothing beats that, maybe the bolognese). But this can be improved I think, with sharper flavors and maybe sticking to breast pieces for the meat. :) The recipe I adapted … Continue reading

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Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie

It is the one at the back of the 5 pound bag. The big yellow one, which half of which goes for snacking and the other for baking :) I am not going to post the recipe here anymore, so you will buy the big bag, but I have a secret… I prefer the milk … Continue reading

Ragu :)

Ragu (Bolognese) with Herbs

I was actually thinking of making a bolognese again, when I decided to find something familiar, but follow the Silver Spoon Cookbook. I already googled beforehand and found a ragu recipe, using the same ingredients. But upon further search in the book, it didn’t have any ragu recipe! I was surprised. I would have thought, … Continue reading

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Chicken Ratatouille

I have learned of ratatouille mostly when the movie came out. That it had these many vegetables which I really don’t care for. You have zucchini and eggplants as the main ingredients which were, you know, ugh on my list :) But spying this chicken ratatouille in the Silver Spoon cookbook (obviously my current fave), … Continue reading

Philly cheesesteak pizza

Quick Eats: Urbn Bar and Restaurant

We were meeting up with friends for a dinner and we decided to try this place more popular for a bar, more than anything else. :) The food was reviewed to be great, so I was kinda excited. Some people were late and we were hungry. So we ordered ahead with the bacon wrapped chicken … Continue reading

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Chicken Adobo sa Gata (Chicken Adobo in Coconut Milk)

I have talked about adobo here, here, here, and here. Having tagged this as the Philippine national dish (against Sinigang) in my head, it is only natural that I talk about this more :) Besides, it is featured as the Philippine chicken in the Silver Spoon cookbook. :P It is Kuya Dino who had this … Continue reading

With a little bit of cheese on the side.. :)

Onion Leek Soup

I really haven’t cooked in a long while with my weekends, the only time I actually cook, being pretty full for the past and next few weeks. But I am always happy to be able to cook when I do have the time. And I came home from my friend’s in time to cook lunch … Continue reading

On the shelf

Spam Tocino, Love it or Hate it?

I have no idea how the Spam brand came up with their new flavor as tocino. I would like to claim this flavor as Filipino, but I am sure somehow it has its Spanish origin as well. But unless Spam is coming out with their own press release, it will all just be a guess. … Continue reading

Pita, hummus with the free tatziki

Quick Eats: Manos Greek Tavern, Mall of Asia

I was with Ara and we were scouting for new places to eat. Actually, she was scouting for new places to eat at, I was just, “Let’s just eat here.” Glad I have supportive friends who push me even if I don’t wanna be pushed. So we went around Mall of Asia and landed here. … Continue reading

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