Discover your Love Affair with FIlipino flavors

Discover your Love Affair with FIlipino flavors

The Philippines’ largest food trade show International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines is back to offer a physical, interactive, and multi-sensory food experience on September 22-24, 2022 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila. See, feel, and taste uniquely Asian...

Local Brew: Proudly Philippine Coffee

Local Brew: Proudly Philippine Coffee

The brands championing Philippine specialty coffee in the global marketplace   The Philippines has always been known for coffee. The country has been producing coffee since the 18th century and supplying it to the United States since the 19th century. Back then,...

The Deal with Durian

The Deal with Durian

The durian offers a polarizing experience. So-called the “king of fruits” in various parts of Southeast Asia, its most common variation comes as large and thorny, with a strong, pungent smell and a delicious, creamy texture that’s akin to an ice cream bar. The...

Ingredient I least likely want to work with

Ingredient I least likely want to work with

There are certain items chef’s can’t function without. Salt and pepper, for example or their kitchen knives. But there are also things that they don’t mind not dealing with. Among them, rude customers, a toxic restaurant environment, and this list of ingredients....

Tips and tricks for home bakers

Tips and tricks for home bakers

Chef Jackie Ang Po has been cooking even before Metro Manila’s restaurant boom. Her restaurant Fleur de Lys Patisserie Inc. has been in business since 2001 and, as a spokesperson for numerous cooking products, her face is one of the most recognizable in the local...

Homemade by Roshan

Homemade by Roshan

One would think that a home baker with a long-standing pastry brand would have an overwhelming craving for desserts. Well, not necessarily as Roshan Gopaldas-Samtani who has been churning some of the metro’s best tasting cakes since the early 90’s would prove. At a...

Working students

Working students

Since the beginning of the pandemic, people on lockdown have turned to different hobbies to keep themselves occupied as well as to calm rattled nerves. Baking offers this kind of comfort. The number of home bakers have grown exponentially, either providing their...

Farm to Table: 4 Ways to Make Food Production More Sustainable

Farm to Table: 4 Ways to Make Food Production More Sustainable

From ready-to-drink sachets to single-origin espresso pods, coffee brands are making an effort to make their products, or at least make them seem, more sustainable. According to a study by London-based market research firm Mintel Group, nearly half (48%) of all new...

Where to Eat Halal Food

Where to Eat Halal Food

Halal might not be on every Filipino’s culinary vocabulary – yet. However, they’re not exactly oblivious to it. Middle Eastern and Indian food have been popular cuisines in the country for decades. You’ve most likely encountered shawarma during a post-drinking eating...

Chef JP Offers a Taste of Home in his Dubai Restaurant

Chef JP Offers a Taste of Home in his Dubai Restaurant

There is no pork on the menu. A typical Filipino restaurant would have several iterations – lechon, sisig, crispy pata, inihaw na liempo, sinigang na baboy. But not at Kooya. Not cooking with pork is among the regulations, as well as halal guidelines, that chef JP...

What to Eat in Quiapo

What to Eat in Quiapo

Quiapo is known for many things. Among them, the home of religious attractions such as the San Sebastian Basilica and Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, and cultural heritage sites like the Casa Consulado and the Bahay Nakpil. It is also the hub for a special kind...