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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 …

{LIVE from Paris} How to make Grown Ups Lemon and Frangelico Drizzle Cake
February 26, 2013 – 1:16 am | 45 Comments
{LIVE from Paris} How to make Grown Ups Lemon and Frangelico Drizzle Cake

Once upon a taaame, there lived a man, a man that never quite understood what it meant to follow a recipe step by step. He liked to remix recipes and Lemon Drizzle Cake was no …

Cured + Caramelised Sausage, Green Mango, Chilli & Mint Salad (longanisa)
November 25, 2012 – 10:48 am | 34 Comments
Cured + Caramelised Sausage, Green Mango, Chilli & Mint Salad (longanisa)

Don’t call it a comeback, Longanisa has been calling this Filipino boy’s tummy home for years. I’ve been eating it the same way since I was kid – with rice, lightly salted chopped tomatoes and …

No bake, No marinade Twice Cooked Cola + Tamarind Spicy Pork Ribs
November 4, 2012 – 9:59 am | 34 Comments
No bake, No marinade Twice Cooked Cola + Tamarind Spicy Pork Ribs

Say whaaat?! I’m writing this post whilst on a sugar high just after hosting a Filipino BBQ and Chocolate Ice Cream Party where I made Tocino Chicken Wings, BBQ Pork Skewers, Pandesal bread and this …

How I turned into the EATER I am today
October 7, 2012 – 5:35 pm | 61 Comments
How I turned into the EATER I am today

baking my destiny

I was destined to be an EATER. A big one. My life revolves around this activity. I liked food as much as I liked my Voltron toys. I was young as …

How to make Addictive Maanghang Atchara (spicy pickled green papaya)
September 8, 2012 – 11:28 am | 50 Comments
How to make Addictive Maanghang Atchara (spicy pickled green papaya)

Atchara is one of the few things I take for granted. When relatives come down to visit from the Philippines, they would come back with a huge jar of this good stuff. I don’t know …

Banana Que Pops (Filipino saba bananas with a crisp caramalised coating)
August 19, 2012 – 11:30 am | 69 Comments
Banana Que Pops (Filipino saba bananas with a crisp caramalised coating)

Get ready, get ready for your tooth’s first taste of hurt! Something I’ve missed from back home is Banana Que. A dish that unfortunately didn’t make it into my cookbook. Usually found at streets stalls …

Grown Up’s Lemonade BBQ Pork
June 17, 2012 – 10:00 am | 37 Comments
Grown Up’s Lemonade BBQ Pork

One thing’s for sure, my pork drive goes all night like a trucker.
It can’t be helped. Pork comes first, everything else comes second. Being Filipino and why heck, being Asian, it’s the way I’m built, …

Leading a Food Blogger Q&A Panel + The Evolution of Filipino Cuisine in Australia
May 30, 2012 – 8:09 am | 35 Comments
Leading a Food Blogger Q&A Panel + The Evolution of Filipino Cuisine in Australia

I was approached by Fiesta Malaysia about potentially joining a panel of food bloggers on stage to represent my country’s cuisine. After few emails later I finally agreed, I was then later asked to …

Cookbook Update: Landing in the Bestsellers, 92.3 BBC Radio Interview and more
May 20, 2012 – 10:12 pm | 46 Comments
Cookbook Update: Landing in the Bestsellers, 92.3 BBC Radio Interview and more

Firstly, I’d like to thank you all for your unbelievable support. Thank you to those who retweeted, LIKED, shared, commented, emailed and yes, hugged me since I released my cookbook. And an even …

An Unofficial Filipino Food Tour of California
May 6, 2012 – 10:29 am | 34 Comments
An Unofficial Filipino Food Tour of California

Most juicy this week is a post I’ve been having such a blast writing. Just going through the photos is making me wanna hop back onto a plane to the US. But, back to reality….
Something …

MY COOKBOOK IS OUT! What The Heck Is Filipino Food? A Beginner’s Guide to Filipino Cooking
April 15, 2012 – 10:35 am | 137 Comments
MY COOKBOOK IS OUT! What The Heck Is Filipino Food? A Beginner’s Guide to Filipino Cooking

The day has come where I can finally hit the publish button on this long awaited post and announce: My Cookbook is OUT! Deep breath…and exhale…
Keeping this project a secret for two years was super …

Hosting a Filipino Fiesta!
July 31, 2011 – 10:12 am | 73 Comments
Hosting a Filipino Fiesta!

To me, there is nothing like experiencing a new cuisine. Every bite brings about a childhood like excitement as you anticipate what flavours will come next. Everyone at the table then starts to guess what …

The House That Fried Chicken Built, Empanadas + Jeepneys, Philippines
July 3, 2011 – 10:55 am | 58 Comments
The House That Fried Chicken Built, Empanadas + Jeepneys, Philippines

Before heading off to the Philippines, I knew I had to turn to my trusted advisers (friends) for suggestions for the best eats in Manila. I knew that if I didn’t, I’d end up coming …

Recipe Time: Mochi (Coconut Dumplings) + SBS Featured Foodie
March 10, 2011 – 2:50 pm | 46 Comments
Recipe Time: Mochi (Coconut Dumplings) + SBS Featured Foodie

When my mum would tell me stories of her family’s hardships when growing up in the Philippines (usually when I talk about getting an iPad!) – I would always remind myself to be grateful …

An Interview with Hunger Relief Chef, Shane Pereira – who creates 5000 meals a month for the hungry
January 6, 2011 – 10:35 am | 23 Comments
An Interview with Hunger Relief Chef, Shane Pereira – who creates 5000 meals a month for the hungry

The two C’s – Community and Charity, have played a pivotal role in my life. The first volunteering role I landed was in high school at Nazareth House, feeding and talking with the elderly residents. …

An Edible Guide to Boracay, Philippines
November 30, 2010 – 12:04 pm | 41 Comments
An Edible Guide to Boracay, Philippines

Just like the Calgon commercial I really had to get up outta here and go somewhere! And that I did. I’d never had a tropical island type holiday prior to Boracay, but was sure glad …

Recipe Time: Kare Kare (Oxtail and Peanut Stew)
November 22, 2010 – 10:49 am | 27 Comments
Recipe Time: Kare Kare (Oxtail and Peanut Stew)

Over the past couple of months, I’ve received a few requests to post more Filipino recipes up on my blog and in the light of  seeing Poh featuring Filipino food on her show recently -  …