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Golden Cowrie’s time-honored kitchen


FOR 35 years now, Golden Cowrie has been synonymous to Filipino home-cooked meals just the way we remember our old-fashioned kitchens where our grandmothers dominated the culinary scene. And it does not come as a surprise that the Kokseng family has carried on this homegrown tradition after acquiring Golden Cowrie from one of Cebu’s respected […]

Posted: April 22nd, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Wine appreciation with Chef Gene


THE INVITATION to a Basic Wine Appreciation by Chef/Sommelier Gene Gonzalez at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies by Cebu owner Dr. Martin A. Villarica was too irresistible to pass up. The food and wine pairing lunch was the last session of the six graduating students in the Certificate Program in Cooking and Baking Skills. […]

Posted: April 7th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

An invitation from Hong Kong


KOWLOON Shangri-La Hong Kong celebrates the cultural heritage of Tsim Sha Tsui with a unique Cultural Heritage Package with a luxurious stay at the waterfront five-star hotel and a guided four-hour walking tour off the beaten path to discover “hidden” gems and fascinating secrets of charming Tsim Sha Tsui. Patsy Chan, director of communications of […]

Posted: March 31st, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Dining at ICAAC’s Training Restaurant


DINING at ICAAC’s Training Restaurant is always gastronomy at its best. A showcasing of the culinary students under the close supervision of Dean/Chef Lecturer Jeremy Young and Chef/Instructor Justin Mechill, one can always expect culinary creations at its finest. Here, students experience cooking for themselves as well as guests. The Culminating dinners of graduating students […]

Posted: March 24th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

‘Conquistadores’ – A taste of Spain at Pusô Bistro


“CONQUISTADORES” or conquerors refer to the explorer/soldiers of the Spanish and Portuguese empires. During the “Age of Discovery,” Conquistadores sailed beyond Europe that included Americas, Oceania, Africa and Asia. They colonized much of the world for Spain and Portugal from the 16th to the 18th centuries. A Castilian expedition led by Ferdinand Magellan led to […]

Posted: March 17th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

A taste of Carmen’s Best


FOR CARMEN’S Best Ice Cream, only dairy farm fresh milk and select quality ingredients get into this pure indulgence product. The father of Francisco “Paco” Magsaysay—former Senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr.—saw the need to produce dairy since we import almost 98 percent of our dairy products from New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands and USA. Finding a […]

Posted: March 10th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar


BRYAN Tiu was only 18 years old when he ventured into his own business with the support of his parents who owned textile stores in Tabora, Divisoria. His first attempt at franchising (Domino’s Pizza) may not have lasted, but his strong entrepreneurial stance somehow fixated on food, which he will pursue with passion. With a […]

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 in Life | Read More »

A taste of Okada


JAPANESE billionaire Kazuo Okada’s biggest project, Okada Manila, the Philippines’ newest and largest integrated resort and soon to be one of the world’s largest casino complexes, occupies 44 hectares of the booming Entertainment City in Parañaque. With over 21 diverse dining options, Okada Manila offers a taste of the world’s flavors. At the forefront is […]

Posted: February 24th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Feast of traditions at Tea of Spring


FOR the last 10 years, Chinese Chef Boon Bun Hoe has been satisfying discerning palates with contemporary cuisine at the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa’s elegant Cantonese restaurant Tea of Spring. Inspired by the beautiful flavors of tea, he creates healthy and delightful dishes that reflect the rich culinary heritage of China. Tea of Spring […]

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Falling in love with Spanish cuisine at Café Uno


THE TRIO of hotel executives at the Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino (WAHC) knows that one of the defining aspects of hospitality is customer satisfaction by way of exciting food and beverage paired with excellent service. Food offerings can dramatically enhance the guests’ experience. We had the pleasure of being pampered guests over lunch at […]

Posted: February 10th, 2017 in Life | Read More »