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...

Get ready for IFEX Philippines’ physical comeback

Get ready for IFEX Philippines’ physical comeback

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...

Pansit and hopia are well-loved abroad

Pansit and hopia are well-loved abroad

If pansit, hopia and ube halaya are starting to become household names in the US, it’s because these Filipino chefs and food business owners are working extra hard not just in introducing our culinary treasures to that side of the world, but also showcasing their...

A league of her own

A league of her own

We won’t blame you if you’ve never heard of Johanne Siy or tried her cooking. Most of us haven’t. Even some of the most seasoned foodies and culinary personalities in the Philippines only learned her name in early June 2021 when Singapore's World Gourmet Awards named...

Foraging for food

Foraging for food

For young chef Don Baldosano, foraging is a practice that actually started at home. “Whenever my family would cook something like laswa, I remember as a kid that they would just walk around the empty lands around our village and start looking for kulitis or wild...

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...