art in the kitchen: week1

In the spirit of documenting life milestones, here’s a rundown of my current kitchen practice. Art when really understood is the province of every human being. It is simply a question of doing things, anything, well. – Robert Henri I’ve been trying to create in the kitchen, and by that I mean preparing my own meals […]

month 2 on raw food

The hardest thing about eating raw?  Not having options for meeting up with friends!  Having a “restrictive” diet restricts my social life, huhu! Think about it– if you take food and drinks out of your activity options, what’s left?  Maybe a bit of sports, work, movies, and… well that’s mostly it.   But what are […]

the best inihaw na tenga!

My friends have been raving about the tenga (grilled pig’s ears) in Countryside along Katipunan since college, but it was only last week that I got to try it—2:30am and the place was still bustling with customers, wowowee!!! Look at that oily goodness–that’s cholesterol straight to your thighs and heart, but well well well, sometimes, […]

back to tagaytay favorites– bawais and chateau hestia

For my dad’s 65th and my kuya’s 31st birthdays, we trooped to our favorite places in Tagaytay– Bawai’s and next door Chateau Hestia, deep in the residential rows of Lagusan Drive. Bawai’s is a Vietnamese restaurant, lutong-bahay style, and is owned by the Tatlonghari family. The word “Bawai” is actually grandmother in Vietnamese, and whenever […]