My dad imparted to me that the secret in cooking is the ability to sauté the core spices: garlic, onion, tomatoes. But to my awakening, a new Netflix series expanded my knowledge, paying attention to these four essential elements of cooking: “SALT FAT ACID HEAT”. The show, based on Samin Nosrat’s book, encourages its viewers that anybody is capable of cooking…

Culture and food never fail to acquaint me to a remarkable holiday trip. Early this year, I got hold of both in just one sitting. In revisiting my better half’s hometown, we got invited at the Samoa Tradition Resort. I delighted in people eating fire and I got to taste the authentic palusami and oka. Samoa Tradition Resort, situated at Ululoloa, Apia,…

one of the best roof decks in Hong Kong

While indulging on a long weekend, Hong Kong had made way for Autumn slowly and surely. Through its traditions of celebrating the Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival, my traditions of finding good hang-outs to enjoy the breeze comes to life as well. Adios to the summer breeze that ripened the apples as it transforms into the humid kind turning the same apples into…

The Centre for Food Safety of Hong Kong shares the World Health Organisation’s advocacy in disseminating the 5 keys to food safety. They made them simple and effective to create awareness amongst all of us. And to involve us without haste. WHAT ARE THE 5 KEYS TO FOOD SAFETY? CHOOSE (Choose safe raw materials) SEPARATE (Separate raw and cooked food)…

Adapting to the Hong Kong lifestyle is expensive. Both locals and foreigners residing here would agree on that. Tummy hacks that are safe can relieve you from unnecessary expenditures. Here are snacks and meals that will help you not go over your monthly budget. The minimum wage in Hong Kong is HK$34.50 for non-domestic employees. The average cost of a…

smoked sea bass

Craving for that authentic taste of a roasted mullet in sea salt complimented by the stingy spicy fish sauce with lemon of Phuket, Thailand? How about the sweetest mango shake you’ve ever tasted in Boracay, Philippines? Grand Avenue Thai Cafe is the place that could give you these plus more! Smoked prawns, rich curry, pineapple rice. The good news is,…

Hong Kong hosted the Asian Licensing Conference last January 8-9, 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Jollibee Foods Corporation, together with Media Spheres Communication Ltd. and ABR Holdings Ltd. were hailed as the VIP Buyers featured at the Hong Kong Licensing Show. With its leading brand being the Home of the Famous Chickenjoy, Jollibee supports such recognition opening up…

The lovable Adobo had been an all time favourite comfort food of the Filipinos. Wherever they may be, they would always seek its familiarity. And though it comes in many flavours and ways of cooking, Adobo doesn’t only sweep Filipinos off their feet but also foreigners who were able to taste it. But why is it still considered the unofficial national…

Last week, we celebrated my mom’s birthday at Cafe Ilang Ilang of the historic Manila Hotel where it was built to rival the Malacanang Palace, the official presidential residence.

It was opened on July 4th in commemoration of the American independence. Its penthouse served as General MacArthur’s residence from during his tenure as the Military Advisor of the Philippine Commonwealth from 1935 to 1941.