Recipe: Maja Blanca

Ingredients 2 large coconut milk 1 big evaporated milk 1 (14 ounces) condensed milk ¾ cup sugar 1  sweet kernel corn, drained 1/2 creamed corn 1 cup cornstarch ½ cup water For the Latik 2 cups coconut cream Instructions Brush bottom and sides of a large baking dish with coconut oil (from cooking the latik). In a…

The Balikbayan is Back!

One of my bestfriends Ness came home for a quick vacation from Singapore.  What’s our agenda everytime someone abroad comes back home? EAT…EAT…EAT!!! Well we wanted to go somewhere unique, a place that serves authentic Pinoy food.  She wanted food that you rarely get abroad (Barbecued meat to be exact).  Ley came up with an…

Recipe: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I saw this recipe online so I had to try them and it was perfect and delicious! Sharing with you the recipe Ingredients: 2 and 1/4 cups (280 grams) all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks or 170 grams) unsalted butter, melted1 3/4 cup (135…

My Pak Ganern Look

My secret… Eyelash extensions!!! For about 5 years now, I’ve been rocking the no make-up but flawless look.  I can’t live without my eyelashes.  It can make your my eyes pop, match it up with on-fleek brows then you’re good to go! I’ve been loyal to one Eyelash extension place for the longest time.  “Salve” my…

Recipe: Aligue(Crab Fat) Pasta w/ Grilled Shrimp

Ingredients: 1 Big bottle of Aligue (Crab Fat) 1/2 kilo cooked spaghetti 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/4 kilo Grilled shrimp 3 pcs calamansi juice chopped garlic parmesan cheese Saute olive oil, garlic and aligue Add calamansi juice and the let boil Add spaghetti noodles then remove from heat Plate pasta and top with shrimp…

Kerry Sports Tour

I wanted to visit the Adventure Zone of Shangri-La BGC for our usual playdates with my friends kids.  I asked my friend Jen Uyehara who works at Shang Fort for the membership rates.  The membership was not really ideal for us since I live in QC and the traffic going to the Fort is getting worse…

Recipe: Atchara and Pickled Shallots

Atchara Ingredients: 1Tbsp Rock salt 4 cups shredded papaya 4 cups vinegar 4 cups sugar 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers 1/2 cup slice carrots 1 medium onions chopped 1 thumb-sized ginger cut into strips 1/4 cup raisins Sprinkle salt over papaya.  Mix and set aside for 10 minutes Boil vinegar and sugar. Set aside Squeeze…

We mean Business

When you get to a point in your life where you question what’s next,  you start to think about things that (1) satisfy you (2) fulfills you (3) gives you a decent income (4) makes you want to excel and succeed (5) gives you long-term security  and if you get to do what you love,…

Recipe: Kiampong Rice

  Ingredients: 1/2 kilo chicken, chopped 1/2 kilo pork spare ribs, cut into 2-inch serving pieces 6 dried black mushrooms, soaked in water and sliced into strips 7 cups water or broth, divided 2½ cups uncooked white rice 2½ cups uncooked malagkit rice, washed ¼ cup sliced onion ½ cup soy sauce 2 tbsp cooking…

We love Pink(‘s)

I asked my girlfriends who love Pink to try the hottest new place in town.  I read an article about Pink’s opening in Manila early in June when my good friend Anton shared on his FB wall that he was part of the team who constructed the place.  As a supportive friend I wanted to see…

Recipe: Truffle Carbonara

Ingredients: Oil garlic onions 500g Bacon 1 can sliced mushrooms 1 Big can evaporated milk 1 pack Nestle Cream 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup 1 cup water or chicken stock quick melt cheese 2tbsp Truffle oil pepper 500g cooked spaghetti Simmer bacon in water until dry.  Add a little oil then sauté garlic and…

Oily Me

Essential oils are the best!  Now I know why it’s called that.  Because when you’ve tried using it, it really becomes essential to your life. I remember telling friends about my love for oils and when I asked them to try using it, they became obssessed!  Lavander will always be a sure hit but you…