Category Archives: Food

Healthy Options unveils holiday gift boxes

It’s never too soon to begin collecting ideas for the upcoming holidays, and Healthy Options’ “Light up your Christmas” event is just a perfect opportunity to gather inspiration and maybe even a few early Christmas gifts. Continue reading

Seafood goodness in a boiling bag

If crabs and shrimps were war generals on a seafood table, Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps (BPBCS) is an imposing and intimidating armada.

For foodies who lust for anything crabs and shrimps, the Davao-based restaurant chain is a foodporn cul-de-sac. Imagine a bag of shrimps cooked while wrestling with garlic, sausages, potatoes and corn cubs or a giant crab whipped and charged with spices before heading to battle. The result is a victorious seafood warfare that turns diners, whose only shield is a plastic bib, into nothing but willing victims. Damn hypertension because crabs and shrimps as the enemy’s ammunition will make you just eat…and eat more. Continue reading

Chef Anna Olson whips up locally inspired dishes

On the premiere episode of Inspired with Chef Anna Olson, the Canadian celebrity chef puts the spotlight on Filipino cuisines as she kicks off her culinary journey across Southeast Asia.

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The beauty of waking up in the afternoon

Since I started writing for a national daily and working in a data processing center for a global bank, my life turned in full 360. I wake at around 1 pm, and on a daily basis, I eat my breakfast at around 2 pm, it’s when the family has just finished eating lunch. My own lunch is at 8 pm and my dinner comes at around 3 or 4 am. Sometimes, I just take a light snack or cook my favorite pancit canton paired with hardboiled eggs. You see, that’s a routine, unless I have an event to cover the next day because that means I have to alter my entire body clock. Continue reading

Best Asian cuisine under one roof

Every Filipino knows what turon is—a fried banana rolled into a spring roll wrapper and dusted with brown sugar. Sometimes it is stuffed with jackfruit or sweet potato. But if we add some syrup and remove the wrapper, can we still call it turon? If not, what do we call it then? Continue reading

A tete-a-tete with Ballsy Aquino

by Nickie Wang

Afternoon is the best time of the day to sit down and have a little chat with friends over a cup of tea or coffee, or in the case of presidential sister Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, it is much better with a cup of hot chocolate. Then make the conversation more palatable with something sweet to sink your teeth into. What you get is perfect midday experience better than siesta or le boudoir. Continue reading