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A Deliciously Slow Sunday Lunch at 2 Macs Farms
June 21, 2016 – 1:20 pm | One Comment
A Deliciously Slow Sunday Lunch at 2 Macs Farms

Let me begin by saying that a day spent at 2 Macs Farms reminded me of how weekends should be spent – taking time out to immerse yourself in the simplistic joys of nature and …

Cafe Hopping from Melbourne to Adelaide with Cookie the Brunch Hunter
May 25, 2014 – 11:16 am | 15 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 …

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 …

Cafe Hopping across the USA: Cornbread, Tator Tots & my unexpected Cupcake Angel
March 17, 2013 – 9:50 am | 52 Comments
Cafe Hopping across the USA: Cornbread, Tator Tots & my unexpected Cupcake Angel

Oooooh, yeah I did! Thanks to your emails and tweets, I bring you another round of maaa crazy breakfast eating posts but this time I’m goin goin, back back, to Cali Cali. Keep ya head …

{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 …

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 …

To Live and DINE in LA: Driving Bumblebee, ABS-CBN Interview, Cee Lo, Big Burgers + Fried Chicken
March 11, 2012 – 11:02 am | 38 Comments
To Live and DINE in LA: Driving Bumblebee, ABS-CBN Interview, Cee Lo, Big Burgers + Fried Chicken

The title of this seriously packed to the rafters post, was inspired by one of the most illist rappers that ever lived, Tupac Shakur who penned the song  To live and die in LA that …

What do Salt n Pepa and the WLG Wellington Pop-up Restaurant in Fitzroy have in common?
November 23, 2011 – 9:30 am | 27 Comments
What do Salt n Pepa and the WLG Wellington Pop-up Restaurant in Fitzroy have in common?

Here I go, here I go, here I go again (again!)
Fellas, what’s my weakness? (Chocolate pavi!)
Why did I start this post with Salt n Pepa’s ‘Shoop?’ Well, the meal I had at the …

The MEGA Foodie Bike Rail Trail across the Victorian Alpine Region
September 11, 2011 – 10:50 am | 44 Comments
The MEGA Foodie Bike Rail Trail across the Victorian Alpine Region

So what does butter, wine, cheese, cured meats and loaded carbs have to do with being healthy? Well, nothing really. But what happens when you combine all that goodness with a full …

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 …

An Edible Guide to Daylesford, Victoria
May 1, 2011 – 11:35 am | 20 Comments
An Edible Guide to Daylesford, Victoria

The last time I visited Daylesford during my taste bud travels, I had the absolute PORKIN pleasure of dining at The Lake House and eating myself to literally close to death at The Chocolate Mill. …

Taste of Chiva-Som Cooking Classes at ISIKA Spa, Crown Metropol
April 10, 2011 – 2:48 pm | 22 Comments
Taste of Chiva-Som Cooking Classes at ISIKA Spa, Crown Metropol

Friday afternoon, Crown Metropol in conjunction with TraveltheWorld and Chiva-Som, hosted an uber fly event called ‘ Taste of Chiva-Som at ISIKA.’

Held at the Culinarium and ISIKA Spa retreat in the recently built Crown Metropol, …

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 …

Greenhouse, Sydney: A Recyclable Pop-up Bar & Restaurant by Joost Bakker
February 16, 2011 – 4:12 pm | 34 Comments
Greenhouse, Sydney: A Recyclable Pop-up Bar & Restaurant by Joost Bakker

Shot Gun Bang –  “What up with that thang?!” With my footsteps firmly stomping the exit grounds of The Rock’s iconic markets in Sydney over the weekend, I came to a sudden halt as I …

An Edible Guide to Boracay, Philippines
November 30, 2010 – 12:04 pm | 42 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 …

Sushi Dai (Still Alive) at Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan + Something New
October 8, 2010 – 9:33 am | 38 Comments
Sushi Dai (Still Alive) at Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan + Something New

Eating at Sushi Dai would have to be my most memorable experience in Japan. In fact, the experience was so ingrained into my head, this had to be my first post about my travels.
Tsukiji Fish …

Tasmania: Jackman and McRoss Bakery + Bakers Delight Giveaway!
June 16, 2010 – 12:03 pm | 14 Comments
Tasmania: Jackman and McRoss Bakery + Bakers Delight Giveaway!

Firstly, my apologies for my ‘somewhat’ absence these past couple of months. In amongst moving into a new place, I’ve also been waiting for a new phone line ( 1 month with no internet and still counting), …

Recipe Time: Chicken Tinola with Lemongrass & Sweet Corn Cobs
April 20, 2010 – 9:50 am | 25 Comments
Recipe Time: Chicken Tinola with Lemongrass & Sweet Corn Cobs

I consider Chicken Tinola (Tinolang Manok)  to be the Filipino version of chicken soup. A meal in a pot. Just as comforting but more filling!
This is a classic Filipino dish that of course, has a …

Taste bud pampering in Tasmania
March 30, 2010 – 9:07 am | 31 Comments
Taste bud pampering in Tasmania

Tasmania. Tassie. Tazza. What an amazing state. Although, just a warning, beware of the wildlife on the roads. I noted down the amount of times I saw roadkill: 50 times.

Exactly one year ago, during a typical …

Recipe Time: Charcoal BBQ Porky Pork Chops & Corn
January 13, 2010 – 12:37 pm | 13 Comments
Recipe Time: Charcoal BBQ Porky Pork Chops & Corn

When it comes to pork on the grill, there’s that risk of cough worthy dryness. So dry in fact, that the tough bits get stuck in between your teeth. There’s nothing worse than hearing one …

Opening the Yellow Door to Albert Park Part 2 + Pig
December 13, 2009 – 11:46 am | 12 Comments
Opening the Yellow Door to Albert Park Part 2 + Pig

As mentioned in Part one of In Your Hood, my very helpful readers Dave and Mellisa, suggested I try out two of their local haunts- Andrews Hamburgers followed by Yellow Door. So on a hot …