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7 Thai-style noodle soups for the cool months

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At Chef J Gamboa’s prodding, Azuthai’s resident chef Malichat Intaramolee whipped up noodle soups to warm the restaurant’s clientele on rainy days and in the cooler months ahead.

Posted: Thursday, October 30th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Argentine resto a good find–no need to compare to La Cabrera

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There is surely something nefarious afoot, with the recent string of good reviews from this often cantankerous reviewer. Is he on medication? Is he on the take? Is he being muzzled?

Posted: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Meatless but appetizing comfort food at Holiday Inn Makati

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A hotel restaurant isn’t your usual go-to place when you want to enjoy a hearty, healthy and affordable meal. But in Flavors at Holiday Inn and Suites Makati, you can have just that in a cozy setting.

Take it from John Concepcion–from ‘katsu’ to ramen, dish-specific restaurants are the trend

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The opening of Ippudo Philippines at SM Megamall’s Fashion Hall a month ago is the continuation of John A. Concepcion’s plan to open dish-specific restaurants. He did this four years ago with Yabu, which focused on katsu.

Posted: Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Casual vibe, complex flavors

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More than a few people may confuse fine dining with expensive dining. It’s true that, until recently, most fine-dining places had starched white linen tablecloths, waiters in dinner jackets and a silver candelabra; it was in these palaces that well-trained chefs at the top of their profession made their mark.

Posted: Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

What is Wholesome?

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Merriam Webster defines “wholesome” as something that is good for one’s health. Then a question nags at the mind, “Do we eat to live or live to eat?” Does all the food one takes make for a healthy body?

Posted: Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Madrid has El Botin, Manila has Tinee’s ‘cochinillo’

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For the “Foodprints” TV series on Spain, we flew to the Iberian Peninsula to present dishes that evolved from Spanish recipes—ensaymada, empanada, caldereta, adobo, puchero or cocido, cochinillo, among others.

Posted: Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Wholesome in a not-so-perfect world

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A constant challenge for writers is to go beyond their comfort zone into uncharted territory. It was thus with great fear that I made reservations in a new restaurant, The Wholesome Table, a name that would have had me running fast in the opposite direction just a few years ago.

Posted: Thursday, October 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Idiosyncratic, refined Chinese fusion–but purists beware

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Here’s a thought for prospective buyers of condominium units in the many thrusting new skyscrapers in the city: A tall building is actually less preferable than a short one, unless you’re willing to pay the dizzying prices for an upper-story floor.

Posted: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

How Lita Urbina grew Café Laguna from a 5-table ‘carinderia’ to a restaurant chain in the South

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Judging the sinigang (sour soup) entries at the recent National Food Showdown, we looked for the right timpla (taste mix) of sour and salty. We also pierced and shredded the ingredients to determine if they were properly cooked, not under or over, and looked at the outcome to see if all the elements were presented well.

Posted: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Food | Read More »