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By Edward David Mateo / Photography By Cryss Arrieta What about sweets for those who are watching their sugar intake? There has been an increase in customers asking for sugar-free choices, and they want variety. It’s a good feeling to be able to provide customers with choices that can satisfy their...
BY Cesar Cruz Jr. The new Marriott West Wing has something in store for the modern food connoisseurs.  With the recent opening of Man Ho, its premier Chinese restaurant, taste buds will be soaring high in delight with the food meticulously prepared by Chef Law Wui Wing. The esteemed chef, who...
Story & photos by Cesar Cruz Jr. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Hotel Jen Manila (HJM, formerly Traders Hotel Manila) is always something to look forward to. It is a time when the team behind HJM shows its appreciation for the inspiring support of its valued clients and, at...
Text & photos by Chef Dino Datu If the Philippines is known for celebrating the longest Christmas season on earth, does it also follow that we celebrate it best? Having been invited to Camp John Hay’s 20th Anniversary celebrations last month, I’d say we do. The holidays have always been a...

It’s Sinigang Kingdom!

By Dolly Dy-Zulueta | Photos by Rafael R. Zulueta But now the variations are no longer relegated to the chosen ingredient but also to the cooking technique, as well. So, yes, it’s possible to have dry sinigang and still savor the fullness of flavor that the classic dish provides. Over at...

Pasko Na Naman

By Chef Editha singian / Photography by Michael Sagaran Christmas is my favorite holiday because it evokes wonderful memories. As a young girl growing up in Biñan, I know Christmas was just around the corner because of the nippy early morning air. I had so much fun helping my sisters...
THE cazuela is a clay pot used in cooking, it serves as a vessel for combining ingredients to make sumptuous dishes. Chefs Mon Urbano and Day Salonga had a similar idea for their newly-opened Cazuela restaurant. “We want our diners to experience the flavors of the different countries colonized...
UP North, specifically in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, there is a new resort destination that is like a piece of Greece in the Philippines. It’s called Vitalis Villas, and it resembles Santorini with its dove-white houses with blue color accents and wave-like architectural design. These houses—or villas—are perched high on the...

My Creamy Carbonara

By Editha Singian / Photography by Michael Sagaran Apart from our localized version of spaghetti which is sweet and tangy with hotdogs, carbonara has become the go to alternative pasta dish along with basil pesto. Countless versions exist and very rarely, if ever, will you encounter the original. The real,...
By Magnolia Silvestre The last time we were in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija was about five years ago. It was a modest city that had all the hallmarks of a bucolic central town. These days, the city already has the big name malls like SM and a Robinsons, and even a...
By Chef Dino Datu| Photos by Khaye Cortez Chef friends are some of the best people you can hang around with. Apart from all the stories and laughs, you are guaranteed a good meal, too. We, at Cook, consider the brother and sister Chefs Day and Gel Salonga and Chef...
Story & photos by Yrda Veanssa Fernandez FILIPINOS are avid fans of coffee, and a cup of coffee is never not a good idea. From the very first coffee house in recorded history in Turkey, Istanbul, we are now lucky enough to have different coffee shops in convenient locations. All the...

Lime and Basil: A hidden gem

  Story & photos by Mike Besa I used to hate eating chicken wings as a kid. I absolutely hated the things. There wasn’t much meat on them, and there were way too many bones. But at table one day, noticing that I’d set the wings on my plate to the...

Going Scottish on Eggs

A popular picnic food in the UK and with some variations across Europe, Scotch eggs aren’t widely known here. I’ve always wondered why, considering the two main ingredients—eggs and sausage—are universally loved foods. Boiling eggs is not that difficult. The best way I found is to place eggs in a...
By Magnolia Silvestre The first time I heard of La Cornue was when the show The Genuine Article hosted by Gordon Elliott, did an extensive feature on the brand. The show specialized in mining the histories of the best-quality products (they tend to be quite old) that were not necessarily the...

The flavors of Ilocos Sur

FOR travelers who love to taste the different regional cuisines of the Philippines, Ilocos Sur is a foodies’ haven, because it offers an altogether unique and exciting cuisine that’s like no other. Its exquisite cuisine is heavy on meats but is not wanting in seafood, as well as vegetable dishes....
IN celebration of the Christmas season, Guevarra’s will be offering special dishes in addition to its well-loved buffet selection starting on October 15, 2016 Thus, it gives diners an additional reason to flock to this foodie destination in the heart of San Juan. Getting in a festive mood is made easy...
CRYSTAL Dragon, the premium Cantonese and regional Chinese restaurant at City of Dreams Manila, launches an exciting food lineup to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival on September 15, 2016. The Mid-Autumn Festival provides the perfect excuse to gather family and friends to partake in a selection of delectable a la carte dishes,...

Crystal Jade Dining In

CRYSTAL Jade Dining In held its Mid-Autumn Festival last month, and due to the success of the said promotion, decided to extend its special menu all through the end of October. Being fortunate to have been invited to sample their special dishes, I found a new appreciation for what...
BAGUIO always brings back so many good memories for me. In the 1980s our family would go to Baguio at least twice a year, usually with family friends or relatives. As a youngster, those trips meant daily horseback-riding sessions in the morning at Wright Park and the nearby trails, video arcade...