After two long years, I have finally had the chance to post another entry but this time, something new — a travel entry under the The Wandering Cook category. The Ilocos region is in the northwestern part of the the Luzon islands here in the Philippines. It is known for their salt beds, pungent vinegar, varied empanadas, […]

We have been pushing this for so long that the intended November Gourmet Sunday had been held off due to unforeseen circumstances (eg. consecutive amazing parties or daily dine-outs). Now finally, I was able to prepare one of my most awaited country-themed Gourmet Sunday. For the past three-plus years, we have been living behind a […]

Two years. I can’t believe it has been two years since my last post. In between those two years, a lot has happened, not only to myself, but to my family and to my career. I am writing now just to let the readers of this blog (if there are any) that I am still […]

Anyone who dislikes lemon should be persecuted. Nah, it’s their loss not being able to appreciate the tartness of a lemon. Obviously, I am a lemon lover. I admit that I tend to over-lemon dishes that would require just a tablespoon of lemon juice or maybe zest of half a lemon, but the freshness it […]

I’ve had my fair share of pasta dishes in my life and I can firmly say that I would choose tomato-based pasta than a cream-based one, but if served with oil-based pasta, well, it’s going to be a tossup between the red and the shiny. The internet is chock full of different recipes for pasta […]

The first person that comes to my mind when the word ‘paella’ pops up is my mom. She loves paella so much that whenever we go to Centris Sunday Market, it is the paella man that she naturally gravitates toward to. We even ordered paella from Louie Heredia, a once-famous celebrity who now is famous […]

As Chinese as Sweet and Sour Pork Gets

Much has been said about the dispute between the Philippines and China. I have my opinions on that but I wouldn’t want to stain food with politics or territorial arguments. It’s not appetizing at all. Honestly, China has always been the Asian counterpart of the United States. It has been leading the Asian as well […]

My mom went on a tour of North Luzon on official business and the province of Pangasinan was part of the trip. It is a coastal province where fishing is the primary form of livelihood. Dagupan City, being its capital prides itself with their famous Dagupan bangus or milkfish. I don’t contest that. The taste […]

I was still up at 1 in the morning trying to sleep when I decided to check my email through my phone for the last time just in case there was an urgent or important email that needs to be answered. The account for the blog showed one unread message. It was unusual for me […]