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Great new find: Ninak is delicious spelled backwards


For years the patis bought off supermarket shelves was fairly homogenous: various brands of dark-brown liquor that was quite salty and packed a polite punch. My generation, at least, grew up thinking that this was the only taste possible for fish sauce.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Excellent roast suckling pig, outstanding ‘lapu-lapu’

FRIED Shrimp Balls with Salad

The stretch of Chino Roces Avenue (Pasong Tamo), along Don Bosco Makati, has become an unlikely hotspot for restaurants.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Purple Yam–hallowed ground, but now it’s time to work

Salt-baked duck on pan de sal

Is it really possible to give an unbiased review of Purple Yam? The short and incontrovertible answer is no; and not just because I believe it’s impossible to give a purely objective assessment of any restaurant.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Argentine ‘parilla’ serves up a different kind of meat

LA CABRERA interiors

Once in a while, it does happen. A new restaurant opens, there’s a lot of buzz about it, mostly good, and I go off to try it because it’s new and exciting, and the restaurant delivers. Then I write about it because I enjoy my experience and want to spread the word, and point out a few things that can be improved on.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

‘Freestyle dining’–like eating out but staying in

500 GRAMS of prime rib

On Father’s Day this year, my family asked me what kind of dinner we should have to celebrate.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »