Archive for September 2011

db Bistro Moderne, Daniel Boulud

When I was just a wee culinary student, one of my kitchen idols would be Daniel Boulud. I would pour my time and money by buying and reading his cookbooks and autobiography. Reading and recreating his dishes, I have come to love his style of cooking. Hearty and classically french, techniques are well executed in … Continue reading

The little things. (via waiter days.)

As a server, we run into different kinds of people and different kinds of crowds, I’ve seen CEO’s, High school buddies, Men cheating on their wives, Alcoholics and the list goes on.  So you might be thinking, oh neat, I see all kinds of people in my job aswell; but I ask you, do you … Continue reading

Foodscene at Greenbelt: john and yoko & Red Mango

My last night in Manila I spent dining out with my family.  The debate on where to eat wasn’t long.  My sisters and I chose Greenbelt 5.  Another haven for foodies (and shopaholics).  There were lots of choices to choose from. Turning Japanese. Initially we wanted to try out the Shabu Shabu restaurant near to … Continue reading

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Belgian Chocolate Chips

(Author’s note:  This post was exported from my previously failed food blog.  To preview the original post click this link Chef Stef’s.  The“The Vanilla Bean” photos are my property. It was the name of my little side business of mine back then. ) *** I recently bought a big can of Quaker Oats for the sole reason that … Continue reading

French Truffles Obsession

(Author’s note:  This post was exported from my previously failed food blog.  To preview the original post click this link Chef Stef’s.  The “The Vanilla Bean” photos are my property. It was the name of my little side business of mine back then. ) *** That’s it! I’m addicted to Trufettes de France. These are little … Continue reading

Food Scene at Serendra: Chelsea Market and Cafe & Cafe Mary Grace

Leaving Manila soon and going back to Singapore on Wednesday, I wanted to at least visit Serendra where the famous Mamou, Conti’s, Sonja’s Cupcakes and Mary Grace are located. I went with Julian, my pilot friend to have lunch and catch up at Chelsea. There’s Something About Chelsea. I remember back in 2007 when all … Continue reading

Breakfast at Antonio’s, Tagaytay

Almost 3 years ago, before I left for Singapore, Antonio’s was making waves in Manila’s young F&B scene.  Ever since “becoming a chef” became a hit, thanks to (I believe)  cooking competition TV shows and the rise of culinary schools in Manila, restaurants have evolved.  Manila suddenly became filled with high end restaurants. Suddenly there … Continue reading

Brunch at Ku De Ta

Great view and indulgent food, an early smorgasbord like no other… from soft rolls, cold platters, salads, hot mains and delicate desserts.  Enjoy a milkshake or if you’re feeling luxurious early in the morning, a glass or two of Louis Roederer champagne will do. Ku De Ta brings weekend brunch to another level. *** Ku … Continue reading

Max’s “The House that Fried Chicken Built”

Hey there, I’m currently in Manila now for an unfortunate circumstance but that doesn’t stop me from this.. food blogging. So yesterday I packed my bags and got the first plane out of SG.  It was the low season.  Checking in for the first time was smooth.  I boarded a really big plane with only … Continue reading

Google is not playing this year with it's money; Buys Zagat (via Saintel's Daily)

Motorola and patents were not enough for Google this year. Google has now acquired Zagat. Zagat has established a trusted and well-loved brand. They are in more than a 100 cities. Their surveys a blueprint for how to best use UGC (user-generated content).  Zagat provides people with a democratized, authentic and comprehensive view of where … Continue reading

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