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Roasted honey-butter chicken with orange sauce

ROASTED Honey-Butter Chicken with Orange Sauce

Here’s a delectable chicken dish that’s just right for weekday suppers: honey-butter chicken with orange sauce.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Perky hot chocolate

PERKY Hot Chocolate

We all have our own favorite breakfast drink. I know of a few people who say they can’t function in the morning without their cup of coffee. Others prefer tea, while still others would rather have hot chocolate.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

All-fruit summer thirst quencher

ALL Season Sunshine Cooler

Apple, banana, mango, papaya: Put them all together and you have a refreshing drink that’s just right for summer—and any time of the year.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Pulpo a la Gallega

PULPO a la Gallega

Now that the Lenten season is here, those who abstain from meat on Fridays for religious reasons may once again be looking for new ways to serve seafood and vegetables.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Stuffed green bell peppers

STUFFED Green Bell Peppers

First, an apology. Due to a computer glitch, a few lines got inadvertently omitted from the procedure for cooking the chasu in last week’s DIY column (March 6, “Shoyu Ramen,” page C3).

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Shoyu ramen


During the cooking class held a few weeks ago at Maya Kitchen Culinary Center, Japanese chef Seiji Kamura peppered his lecture with a few choice Tagalog slang words.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Ramen soup base

RAMEN Soup Base

In one popular Makati restaurant, the story goes, the staff will serve their rich, delectable ramen only if they still have the soup stock that goes with it. Once they’ve ran out of their soup stock (which could happen late in the evening), they won’t serve ramen to any customer. Not even, it has been rumored, if the customer is a political bigwig.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Beef with ‘ampalaya’

BEEF with Ampalaya

My friend Corito Llamas has successfully lowered her blood sugar to a level where she no longer has to take her antidiabetic medicine. A writer and co-founder of a culinary magazine, Corito attributes this amazing feat to a common yet nutritious vegetable—the ampalaya.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

‘Calamansi’ liqueur mousse with whipped cream and chocolate

CALAMANSI Liqueur Mousse with Whipped Cream and Chocolate

For those of us who’ve decided to eat at home on Valentine’s Day, here’s an intriguing dessert: a citrusy mousse made with calamansi liqueur, topped with whipped cream and grated chocolate.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Tea for coughs, and other home remedies

A CUP of hot tea mixed with honey and lemon or calamansi juice can help relieve cough.

Lately, many people I know seem to be having a bad cough. Maybe it’s because of the cool weather we’ve been having, or perhaps there’s a virus going around. Whatever the reason, a cough is certainly something no one wants to have.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Learning to make dim sum from a master

Har Gaw or shrimp dumplings

I’ll never look at dim sum the same way again. Not after attending a master class at the Peninsula Manila, conducted recently by the hotel’s own dim sum ambassador chef Yip Wing Wah.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

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