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‘Empanada de Kaliskis’–a family heirloom recipe, and the favorite of presidents


When I visited my aunt Charito Sambile, my cousin Rosen offered me empanada with a crust that resembled thin layers of rippled gold fabric. It was a work of art.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

From Hainanese chicken rice to chicken ‘galantina’–holiday food to go, this early

BETH de Leon of A-1 Carinderia.

Here are dishes I enjoyed, sweets I binged on, and a new kitchen toy. I hope they will come in handy as we usher in the season of cheer.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Crunchy papaya salad, three-sauce pork belly, melt-in-the-mouth squid–this is no ‘fusion-confusion’

TRULY Asia achars

Malaysian chef Alvin Fabian Emuang warmly greeted me as I walked through the door of his new restaurant, Truly Asia, at Fisher Mall. This is his second restaurant after the success of his Baguio venture, Chef’s Home.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

Healthy diet is part and parcel of preventive medicine


Sanaiyah Keswani-Gurnamal’s story is as colorful and fascinating as the cities she has been to.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

Crispy oysters, ‘chawan mushi’s custard within a custard and other Haru delights

Haru’s Chawan Mushi withOnsen Tamago (Egg)

Whenever Dr. Efren “Boy” Vazquez waves his magic wand, he enchants the culinary scene. The charm is manifested in his restaurants—Café Juanita, Carinderia Au-Gusto, Breakfast @ Juanita’s and Haru.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »