{Ain’t No MEAT-tain High Enough} Filipino Grilled Meat & Seafood Platter at Jasmine’s, Deer Park
June 10, 2015 – 8:48 pm | One Comment

When Filipino’s are tasked with grilling meat and seafood, we take it on like POTUS had appointed us with this all important duty – we do it with honour. We go all out and prepare …

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{Ain’t No MEAT-tain High Enough} Filipino Grilled Meat & Seafood Platter at Jasmine’s, Deer Park
June 10, 2015 – 8:48 pm | One Comment
{Ain’t No MEAT-tain High Enough} Filipino Grilled Meat & Seafood Platter at Jasmine’s, Deer Park

When Filipino’s are tasked with grilling meat and seafood, we take it on like POTUS had appointed us with this all important duty – we do it with honour. We go all out and prepare …

Ginataang Manok (chicken stewed in spicy coconut milk)
March 15, 2015 – 10:51 am | 2 Comments
Ginataang Manok (chicken stewed in spicy coconut milk)

Hmmm…what in the heyall do I do with all dem cans of coconut milk in the pantry?! Last I counted, I had fifteen. Yahuh FIFTEEN. Unless I was planning on a running a three colour …

Sweet, Saucy and Porky Filipino Spaghetti
November 30, 2014 – 10:47 am | 9 Comments
Sweet, Saucy and Porky Filipino Spaghetti

Oh man. During my last trip to the Philippines and the US, I was so hooked on Jollibee’s Chicken Joy with Spaghetti that the only way to get me to stop eating it …

The Outdoor MEAT-ATHON: Texas style smoked ribs to Yarraville’s Food Trucks
September 28, 2014 – 10:00 am | 15 Comments
The Outdoor MEAT-ATHON: Texas style smoked ribs to Yarraville’s Food Trucks

WARNING: the meaty images contained in this post may cause uncontrollable bouts of screen licking.
The Outdoor Meat-athon: Texas style smoked ribs to Yarraville’s Food Trucks
In the tradition of hunting down Melbourne’s best charcoal chicken, I …

THA Spill: What the heck has been goin’ on? Plus my Top Eats of THA moment
August 31, 2014 – 10:21 am | 5 Comments
THA Spill: What the heck has been goin’ on? Plus my Top Eats of THA moment

For real for real, the last few months have been saaaahh bonkers juggling being an ‘authorpreneur’ along with speaking gigs, my day job (that in itself has made me age ten years I swear!), filming, …

Spicy Banana Ketchup Cheesy Sausage Rolls
July 13, 2014 – 10:13 am | 8 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’s often found trying to pry open the fridge and  in my Instagram feeds, is not only one of my best buddies but also has a knack for finding some …

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 I wrote 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 …