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Crisp, golden French fries


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FRENCH fries

Recently while we were eating in a restaurant, my husband made a comment that really perked me up. Tasting the French fries that came with the meal, he said the fries we had at home were much better and mas masarap (more delicious).

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Food | Read More »

Poached barramundi with yellow Darwin sauce and ‘bok choy’


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POACHED Barramundi with Yellow Darwin Sauce and Bok Choy

For someone who’s been labeled a “Rude Boy,” chef Aaron Craze is very polite. He smiles a lot, says thank you and even does a children’s show in London where he’s based.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Quick and easy ‘champorado’


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CHAMPORADO

During my sister Cory’s recent visit to Manila, she told me about this recipe which she often makes for her grandchildren, Vanessa and Santi, back in Sydney where they live. It’s so easy and tasty, and the kids simply love it.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Columns,Food,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Fabada Asturiana’


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FABADA Asturiana

After I was able to cook Señor Anastacio de Alba’s recipe for croquetas de bacalao (see Inquirer Lifestyle, March 28), I felt challenged to try his recipe for fabada, which his son Miguel Angel demonstrated at the Maya Kitchen Culinary Center a few weeks ago. Challenge is the word because it takes a lot of time and patience to cook this Spanish bean stew.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Food | Read More »

Rice medley


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RICE Medley

On a recent trip to Baguio City, my friends and I had, for our first meal, a dish of wild rice. With its variety of textures and flavors, the dish was not only a real palate tickler, it also became a conversation piece.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Horseradish crusted salmon


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HORSERADISH Crusted Salmon

In her television shows “Fresh,” “Sugar” and most recently “Bake,” Canadian chef Anna Olson demonstrates how to make both simple and complex dishes: cinnamon buns, for instance, or French meringue and the Canadian holiday beef pie called tourtiere.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Food | Read More »

Chicken ‘satay’ with sweet soya sauce


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When Ferdinand Magellan set out on his voyage in search of the fabled Spice Islands, he should perhaps have landed in Indonesia. For in this archipelago of 17,508 islands, spices and herbs grow abundantly.

Posted: November 15th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Seafood ‘paella’


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SEAFOOD paella

After the first spoonfuls, Jenny Peña, Hotel InterContinental’s PR consultant, and I looked at each other. We both exclaimed: “Wow!”

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Food,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bak kut teh–Singaporean comfort soup


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DUSIT Thani Hotel’s Bak Kut Teh

If we Filipinos have our bulalo, then Singaporeans and Malaysians have their Bak Kut Teh.

Posted: August 8th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Vietnamese fresh spring rolls


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VIETNAMESE Fresh Spring Rolls

Whenever I’m asked which nation’s cuisine is my favorite, I always reply that, being Asian, I like Oriental food best. Not only does this get me off the hook from seeming to play favorites, but it’s also the truth.

Posted: July 5th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Food,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Prawns with ‘aligue’ sauce


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LUKON (Prawns) with Aligue

It isn’t every day that Manilans get to taste the cuisine of Iloilo, a province in Western Visayas known for its fresh seafood, hearty soups and delectable pastries. That’s why it’s really a treat whenever one of the hotels adds Ilonggo food to its lunch and dinner buffets.

Posted: May 24th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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