Spicy Banana Ketchup Cheesy Sausage Rolls
July 13, 2014 – 10:13 am | 7 Comments

Shut.Up. Yo, it’s mid July?!
Aaaaahhh know I’ve struggled to mention anything remotely great about winter, but there’s one place that mega EATUUURRRS like me tend to appreciate more in the colder months – THE KITCHEN! …

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Spicy Banana Ketchup Cheesy Sausage Rolls
July 13, 2014 – 10:13 am | 7 Comments
Spicy Banana Ketchup Cheesy Sausage Rolls

Shut.Up. Yo, it’s mid July?!
Aaaaahhh know I’ve struggled to mention anything remotely great about winter, but there’s one place that mega EATUUURRRS like me tend to appreciate more in the colder months – THE KITCHEN! …

Cafe Hopping from Melbourne to Adelaide with Cookie the Brunch Hunter
May 25, 2014 – 11:16 am | 14 Comments
Cafe Hopping from Melbourne to Adelaide with Cookie the Brunch Hunter

Cookie, my floppy eared Beagle, who often frequents the fridge and my Instagram feeds, is not only one of my best buddies but has also got a knack for hunting down some of Melbourne’s best …

Childhood Treat: Ginataang Bilo Bilo (glutinous rice balls, sago + jackfruit in coconut milk)
April 1, 2014 – 5:34 pm | 16 Comments
Childhood Treat: Ginataang Bilo Bilo (glutinous rice balls, sago + jackfruit in coconut milk)

It’s funny, I seem to be diggin’ desserts I loved as a kid even more as an adult! One theory was that it was due to my recent appreciation for specific elements. For instance, my …

Contributing to Wesley Mission’s Food for Families Cookbook
March 2, 2014 – 9:48 am | 12 Comments
Contributing to Wesley Mission’s Food for Families Cookbook

One thing that I miss doing is volunteer work. There’s nothing more truly fulfilling. For nearly a decade, I was part of a few special projects within the community; one of them being setting up …

WIN 2 Tickets to Filipino Barbie: 2014 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (valued at $120)
February 19, 2014 – 11:14 am | 34 Comments
WIN 2 Tickets to Filipino Barbie: 2014 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (valued at $120)

As part of the 2014 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Celebrity chefs Sau Del Rosario and JP Anglo from the Philippines are coming down under to cook up a Filipino feast to rule all feasts …

BBQ Lamb Adobo with Chilli, Mint and Kumquat Dressing + Homeboy’s 2013 Reflection
January 11, 2014 – 4:12 pm | 18 Comments
BBQ Lamb Adobo with Chilli, Mint and Kumquat Dressing + Homeboy’s 2013 Reflection

So here we are – 2014 baby! If I went and saw a fortune teller a year ago, never would I have imagined that 2013 would have played out the way it did and I …

THA Weekend: Laneway Lunch with Wagner by Opera Australia and Anada
December 2, 2013 – 11:27 pm | 6 Comments
THA Weekend: Laneway Lunch with Wagner by Opera Australia and Anada

Last weekend, I spent the whole time eating. Now, ah know you’re probably thinking what makes that different from any other weekend of mine. I’ll tell why. WHAAAY?! Because Saturday kicked off with the annual …

Filipino Food: A Sleeping Giant Has Awoken + story published on Broadsheet
November 12, 2013 – 6:23 pm | 39 Comments
Filipino Food: A Sleeping Giant Has Awoken + story published on Broadsheet

Note: this is an extended piece on the story about Filipino food for Broadsheet that again had me thinking, why is it so underrepresented in the foodie …

Mining for sugar at Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio + WIN 1 of 2 Double Passes to Taste of Melbourne
October 27, 2013 – 5:07 pm | 42 Comments
Mining for sugar at Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio + WIN 1 of 2 Double Passes to Taste of Melbourne

How many desserts can one eat? Hmm. Let me rephrase that question. How many desserts and glasses of Laurent-Perrier champagne can one gulp down BEFORE dinner? Well, that’s the situation that I’m talking about. A …

The Brunch, Brunch, Brunch Bootcamp! 10 Cafes, 4 days
September 22, 2013 – 9:49 am | 30 Comments
The Brunch, Brunch, Brunch Bootcamp! 10 Cafes, 4 days

Melbourne is being stalked by cafes. For reals. Everytime I turn the corner, I smell or hear coffee being grinded.  I used to think it was skyscrapers that were taking over …

STOP…butter time! 15 Ways to pamper your TASTE BUDS in Paris
August 18, 2013 – 1:06 pm | 50 Comments
STOP…butter time! 15 Ways to pamper your TASTE BUDS in Paris

STOP…hammer butter time! Right in the heart of the European winter, we had finally arrived in Paris aka the wondrous land of pastry and butter and I couldn’t have been happier. We were seated next …

A HOT bowl of Arroz Caldo (Chicken Congee) + featured on SBS Food
July 14, 2013 – 10:45 am | 47 Comments
A HOT bowl of Arroz Caldo (Chicken Congee) + featured on SBS Food

Well here we are, smack bayem in the the middle of my favourite season of all time (not) – WINTER! All summer long I had been dreaming of the precious moments when I can defrost …

Lumpiang Shanghai (Filipino Spring Rolls) + How to fold a Spring Roll
June 16, 2013 – 4:46 pm | 47 Comments
Lumpiang Shanghai (Filipino Spring Rolls) + How to fold a Spring Roll

I don’t know what’s been up with me lately, but I seem to be going maple syrup crazy pouring it on everything and I mean EVERYTHAAANG from toasted cheese sangas, chicken wings, grilled corn to …

THA Spill: Vue De Monde and Belvedere Vodka Dinner Feat. NKOTB
June 1, 2013 – 9:27 am | 15 Comments
THA Spill: Vue De Monde and Belvedere Vodka Dinner Feat. NKOTB

Many moons ago back in April, my liver was screaming “TORTURE!” as I went from feasting at high altitudes at the Vue De Monde and Belvedere Vodka Dinner, wine tasting and dining at the amazing …

Inspired by Gaudi: Cathedral Window Jelly with Condensed Milk
May 12, 2013 – 12:02 pm | 47 Comments
Inspired by Gaudi: Cathedral Window Jelly with Condensed Milk

Put your ‘1’s’ up if you’re also inspired by Gaudi. This guy was not only an architect, but an artist, a visionary, a genius. Seeing his works in person in Barcelona was an unforgettable experience. …

High Tea with a Touch of Swag – Bursaria Style at Abbotsford Convent
May 5, 2013 – 10:50 am | 28 Comments
High Tea with a Touch of Swag – Bursaria Style at Abbotsford Convent

A few Saturdays ago, we took advantage of the last breath of warm weather and took off on an impromptu long drive to the Yarra Valley. We visited the beautiful Yering Station vineyard where there …

Cola Addicts Glazed Lamb Ribs
April 21, 2013 – 11:08 am | 47 Comments
Cola Addicts Glazed Lamb Ribs

If ever I’m in a situation where I’m forced to smile, like in company photos – I think of ribs. A rack of BBQ ribs make me smile. The glaze…aahh…the glaze! It has all the …

What the Heck is Filipino Food turns 1! Herald Sun, ABC702, SBS Food, Gourmand Award Ceremony + MORE
April 7, 2013 – 10:44 am | 49 Comments
What the Heck is Filipino Food turns 1! Herald Sun, ABC702, SBS Food, Gourmand Award Ceremony + MORE

I haven’t done a cookbook update for some time now and you’re probably asking what Craig David’s been asking “Can you fill me in?”  Why certainly! My apologies, I haven’t intentionally kept you outta the …