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Wimbledon food trip: Crispy ‘sisig’ without fat (at least visually)


The past two years now, our Valle Verde badminton group has been going to Baguio just to watch the Wimbledon on TV. We call it our Wimbledon party.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Sekitori’s shockingly filling and yummy sashimi set


Saturday-morning badminton enables me to touch base with other badminton buffs. We enjoy each other’s company, and it often happens that the discussion drifts to food.   From Jing, a foodie, I always get feedback on dining experiences, good or bad. Another intense but fun player is Hariko, a Japanese national who’s predictably a great [...]

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

How authentic is ‘authentic’ Japanese cuisine?


It has become more and more difficult to find foreign cuisine that will satisfy our palate. Standards have grown by leaps and bounds that the once impressive restaurants are no longer as good as they used to be.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Makati Garden Club becomes great dining destination


My brother Bong (Daza) told me about a restaurant along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati, whose food reminded him of our former French restaurant Au Bon Vivant.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Exploring Swiss and German food with Franz Pumaren


When I left Manila in my teens, my only exposure to foreign cuisine was French, thanks to our Au Bon Vivant restaurant. I also knew a little of Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »