About

IMG_20170703_114726Living in the US. Born and raised in Manila in the Philippines. Traveling and eating in between. Inspired by tradition and the old ways, and cringing at the spiralizer.

I love learning recipes how grandmas used to make them. I dream to be adopted by an Italian family to learn all their secrets. I want to live on a farm with all fresh produce at hand. I buy ingredients and try to make everything from scratch. I ferment until good becomes stinky and stinky becomes good. But I buy chocolate. Lots of it.

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  1. I saw your comments regarding tamarind chopping wood at MarketManila website. I was wondering where is the wood place you are talking about. I am interested in getting or ordering wooden furnitures for my place in Quezon Province. I live here in Texas and I go home every year. I do Children’s Ministry in Calauag and have a mission house there.

    1. Hi EbbaBlue 🙂 We got all our furniture from there, but I think they specialize in narra. Already emailed you the details for the narra store. I have another contact, my friend’s Aunt, who does all local furniture also but they usually export it.

  2. Clarissa, could you email me the recipe for your burong isda? I am a kapangpangan but do not know how to make this dish. thank you.

  3. Hey! It’s quite unusual to see a “kabayan” fronting the “foods” tag so I subscribed. also because you love food as much as I do. and sige na nga, mostly because you’re PINAY! mabuhay!

  4. Found you while blog-hopping from marketmanila. I am sooo glad to see fellow Pinays blogging about their passion (especially as this is about food and travel) and doing it well. That last part is not so easy to find, so I might as well follow you, too. 🙂

    Ok, I’m about to read na your post about the pinangat in Camalig. It’s really one of those food stuff that I always have to bring back here whenever I go home to Bicol so I hope you liked it.

    Keep on blogging.

    1. Wow, I love your blog even if I just scanned it 🙂 I have friends from my Couchsurfing group and a lot are actually bloggers too. Give me a heads up if You want to follow some of hem and Ill share the link with you.

      Shhhh. Might as well tell you, we, my friends and i, are launching a travel website that I think will come out as very interesting 🙂 Will link it here when it’s up 🙂

      Thanks for following! 🙂

      1. You couchsurf? Here sa Pinas? I had no idea, akala ko it won’t become a thing here but then come to think of it, we are known for being hospitable people. I guess I’m relatively old na to be in the loop about how young people travel nowadays, haha.

        Can’t wait to check out the upcoming website. If its vibe is as ‘true-to-life’ as your blog, count me in. 🙂

      2. I do more meet ups than couchsurf actually. But it’s a great way to know other people from all walks of life. Refreshing, if you do it. The people I meet with ranges from college students to mga people in their forties already. It’s a very varied group. 🙂

  5. Good day! I am inviting you to join Mga Kuwentong Pagkain Contest. This is a nationwide contest, open to all participants who wish to share their potful of food stories through essay writing, visual essay and audio-video essay. Also, the contest aims to gather food stories and celebrate Philippine cuisine and heritage.

    I feel that this could be another great venue where you can share to many your exceptional and one of a kind culinary story, kitchen practices and adventures etc.
    i hope you find time to contact me for further queries.

    For details, visit http://www.facebook.com/mgakwentongpagkain or http://www.msita.com

    Thank you very much and more power;)

      1. hello po ate ..hmm pwede ko pang gamitin ung name mo as source about dun sa bunga ng malunggay kase wala akong mahanap n book about nga dun sa bunga ng malunggay ..anu po name nyo email me nlng po salamat ng marame :))

  6. Hey Domestic Urbanite. Mr. Larry Cortez, Serial Restaurateur, President & Co-Owner of Chefs’ Quarter Group (Chefs’ Quarter Restaurant, Beurre Blanc Restaurant and Wine Bar, Old Vine Grille, Kuse Traditional Filipino Cuisine, Uncle Cheffy’s Brick Oven Global Cuisine, The Bellagio etc) is inviting bloggers to an Eat, Drink & Work bloggers get-together meeting on Februrary 21, 8pm at MARKET BASKET Alabang ( a NEW modern themed ‘dampa’ restaurant) in River Park Festival Mall. Please send me an email if you can come or if you have questions regarding this. We hope you can join us, this is surely to be fun! -Vee Panes, veepanes@gmail.com

  7. Hello there,
    We would like to add your blog to the Top Food Blog list in http://www.mytaste.ph/ . Your blog is impressively BEAUTIFUL and it deserves to be included on the Top list!! Great recipes!! We will feature your blog and we will make a lot of shout out about your foods and recipes on our fan pages so that people and our 3million users worldwide will be able to check it on our site.
    Mytaste is a dual-function site, a recipe search engine and an online social networking service providing thousands of recipes collected and shared by people around the globe from different blogs and website. Some of the top food blogs receive at least 30,000 visits from us on a weekly basis. The Philippines has now a myTaste (www.mytaste.ph) and it is officially live as of February 12, 2014.
    Since your blog is written in English and has some recipes that Filipinos and Asians could enjoy, we would like to invite you to add your food blog to the list and have your recipes indexed on our site. All you have to do is put your blog link here: http://www.mytaste.ph/join_top_food_blogs
    This is something you can do to make your blog more visible and be exposed to a lot of foodies in Philippines, Asia and around the globe; this can help your blog page to get more visits/increase traffic.
    EXPOSE YOUR BLOG!!!The World deserves to know how great a cook you are.
    -info@mytaste.ph
    Please be kind enough to reply to this message so we should know you have received it.

  8. Greetings!
    I’m Lovella Charrisse D. de Jesus, 3rd year BS Accountancy student of Miriam College. We have this project in our Marketing Management class to think of a product that is unique and will make consumers interested to purchase it. My group thought of making gelatin in a fruit peel.
    We would like to conduct of an interview with you for we find your blog interesting and we can use some tips for improving our product. It only consists of four to five questions.
    Hoping for your positive response.
    Have a good day!

  9. Greetings!

    I’m Lovella Charrisse D. de Jesus, 3rd year BS Accountancy student of Miriam College. We have this project in our Marketing Management class to think of a product that is unique and will make consumers interested to purchase it. My group thought of making gelatin in a fruit peel.

    We would like to conduct of an interview with you for we find your blog interesting and we can use some tips for improving our product. It only consists of four to five questions.

    Hoping for your positive response.
    Have a good day!

  10. Hi there,
    This is the second time we contacted you about your blog and this is just a follow up. If this message disturbs you, I apologize. I will make sure that this would be my last message that regards to our project.
    We MyTaste, one of the biggest recipe search engines in the world, would like to give you an opportunity to add your food blog to the Top Food Blog list, have your recipes indexed on our site and make your recipes available to many people.
    If you want to JOIN TOP FOOD BLOGS, add your blog’s URL here>>>
    http://www.mytaste.ph/join_top_food_blogs

    This is one of many ways to share your recipes to the world and it can also help you to increase your blog traffic. EXPOSE YOUR BLOG!!
    For any questions: info@mytaste.ph
    -ricky

  11. Hi There,

    I found your great website and we would love to feature on it!! I work with http://www.pinoyfoodtaste.com which helps our fellow pinoy all over the world find the best recipes. This is how our site works: only photos and some description of the recipe with the contributor link are posted, the traffic will still be on the bloggers credit. Our main focus is to help you create a better viewing experience for your viewers, though also applying higher paying advertisers to your content.Simply email me back with site names and link to your website, it would be great to work with yours as well!

    Also, we would love to feature an article about your site, so if you would like to do a write-up about how your website got started, events and tips, send that my way and I’ll have our content team post it for you, FB it & tweet it! – any length works!

    I look forward to hearing from you, and hopefully we can feature your site under our featured blogs!

    Cheers,

    Pinoy Food Taste
    Website & Blog Partner
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