A Deliciously Slow Sunday Lunch at 2 Macs Farms
June 21, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

The Chocolate Ice Cream Party and a Filipino BBQ
January 27, 2013 – 10:23 am | 43 Comments
The Chocolate Ice Cream Party and a Filipino BBQ

Food Bloggers come up with some really whack yet oh so freakin brilliant ideas. Ideas that may not necessarily be good for the body, but brilliant nonetheless. It’s a good thing some of us don’t …

Melbourne’s Leading Chefs + Top Tennis Players = Taste of Tennis Australia
January 14, 2013 – 9:53 pm | 11 Comments
Melbourne’s Leading Chefs + Top Tennis Players = Taste of Tennis Australia

If you’ve ever wondered what it would look like if you were to get Melbourne’s leading chefs and the world’s top Tennis Players cooking it up in one room (no, not Captain Planet), then all …

Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Asian Cuisine Book + A $100 Travel GIVEAWAY
December 17, 2012 – 11:36 pm | 78 Comments
Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Asian Cuisine Book + A $100 Travel GIVEAWAY

Just like that unforgettable dessert, 2012 certainly saved the best for last. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d ever be typing these very words but here it goes… I just won Best …