THA Spill: What the heck has been goin’ on? Plus my Top Eats of THA moment
August 31, 2014 – 10:21 am | 2 Comments

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, …

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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 …

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 …

A CHAT with Toula Ploumidis of Candied Bakery – Brunswick. New York. Spotswood
December 9, 2012 – 10:50 am | 26 Comments
A CHAT with Toula Ploumidis of Candied Bakery – Brunswick. New York. Spotswood

It’s not just the folks in Spotswood rising every morning. Peer through the windows of Hudsons Road’s newest arrival, Candied Bakery, you’ll notice that batches of organic sourdough are also on the rise.
Having lived in …

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 …

Your Top 5 Eats of THA Moment? Trippy Fries + Food Rehab Mobile App Released
September 23, 2012 – 12:44 pm | 33 Comments
Your Top 5 Eats of THA Moment? Trippy Fries + Food Rehab Mobile App Released

Munchaaay, Munchaaay! That was the sweet sound of the last few moons, as food, or should I say, good food acted as my parachute, saving me from potential bouts of ‘cray cray. ‘ I’m telling …

How to make Addictive Maanghang Atchara (spicy pickled green papaya)
September 8, 2012 – 11:28 am | 49 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 …

Your Top 5 Eats of THA Moment – Animal Cake Pops to DIY Pork wraps at Hihou
July 29, 2012 – 11:28 am | 34 Comments
Your Top 5 Eats of THA Moment – Animal Cake Pops to DIY Pork wraps at Hihou

Food Rehab wants to see what y’all been eating. This post has been sitting in my dusty drafts folder half baked since May (LOUD OMG!) so through my words, you can probably sense …

Cookbook Newsflash: Landing in Amazon.com Best Sellers, New Stockists + WIN 1 of 4 copies!
July 21, 2012 – 12:00 pm | 106 Comments
Cookbook Newsflash: Landing in Amazon.com Best Sellers, New Stockists + WIN 1 of 4 copies!

Can I get a witness?! What has happened over the last two months since the release of What The Heck is Filipino Food has been, honestly, the total opposite of how I thought things would …

I’ll Brekkiefy You. Cafe Hopping Mischief Once Again!
July 1, 2012 – 10:27 am | 31 Comments
I’ll Brekkiefy You. Cafe Hopping Mischief Once Again!

It’s about that time! On this dreary Sunday, I bring you into my world of fantasy BREAKFAST – because I live, breathe it and sacrifice my well being for it with continual bouts of bloating.  …

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 …