Cereal chicken
  • 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.

Cheese "plate"

Random Cheeses from a Hotel

We all know how I love cheese. Or now at least now you do. I am such a cheese fiend that most cheeses, even the really smelly ones, I like. It takes some getting used to. And I have been trying cheeses for years. (My first taste of brie was when I was maybe 9 … Continue reading

Cereal Chicken

When I went to Singapore, I remember eating the Cereal Prawn which we had at home taken out from the XO restaurant place near my friend’s house. Basically it was fried shrimp tossed in a lot of sweetish bread crumbs. I generally don’t like sweet stuff but this was good because the contrast of crunch … Continue reading

Our pizza

Quick Eats: Project Pie, Blue Bay Walk, Pasay

This Project Pie has been reviewed and eaten at so many times by so many people. Their other branches have already sprouted up in Alabang and Quezon City, months after the first one opened up. And still, it is only know that I ended up trying it, all because my friend is treating us here … Continue reading

Good Eats: Mother’s Best Chili Paste

I love supermarkets simply because I discover random things in it that I end up really enjoying and becoming a constant part of our pantry. My family has always loved spicy things and we have a constant rotation of chili peppers and sauces in the house. With the boyfie having a more intense love for … Continue reading

Meal 1

Sumptuous Seafood Meals

One advantage of living in the Philippines is the access to so much seafood. One bigger advantage of going to random islands in the country is you get an idea of what the specialties are, in terms of food. It was a worthy trip. An hour’s flight, 2 vans with 3.5 hours of land travel, … Continue reading

Suman sa latik

Suman from Kalibo

Of course, this does not represent all the suman in Kalibo. To think that we bought these near the airport for pasalubong or gifts. And we only bought one kind of the three she was selling, because our sweet tooth made us buy these. This is called suman sa latik. Suman generally encompasses a lot … Continue reading

Relaunching My Cooking Class

I would like to relaunch my cooking class! :) I took a seat back on this and declined some who were inquiring. But I hope that a boost today will bring in more inquiries. Please see below for the link back, as well as what is posted on the cooking class page. :) ________________________________________________________ I … Continue reading

Cooking the other side

How to Make Hopia

I like hopia as much as the next person but I generally don’t seek it out as a snack. I still like diced hopia the best, with it’s creamy monggo center that is sweet and mushy, surrounded by the flaky crust. I actually only like it when it is freshly cooked, hot from the pan. … Continue reading

Mussels in Spicy Cream Sauce

Remember when I late ate Champetre? Maybe not. But this is a French restaurant and a place where I was able to try some food for the very first time in my life (thanks bea!). But one of the simplest but doable for me was the clams/mussels in the seafood cream sauce. I was experimenting with … Continue reading

Mrs. May's

Mrs. May’s

My brother and sister-in-law, all the way in Gensan, , sent us a box of these freeze dried fruits. At first I though they would be like the Seneca Apple Chips or the Vinamit dried fruits from Vietnam. But the huge difference I think is the texture. Drying made the fruits sweeter and crisper, but … Continue reading


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