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Mandarin Oriental Cafe

Dani Caw makes a quick stop in one of his fave restaurants in Cubao
Whenever I am in the Cubao area, I always find the opportunity to drop by Mandarin Oriental Café inside Gateway Mall. It remains to be my favorite stop for either a simple afternoon cup of coffee or an indulgent dinner. I also ...

From My Mother

Good food always conjures images of mothers toiling away in the kitchen.
Good food always conjures images of mothers toiling away in the kitchen. It is because they make Sunday lunches and daily mealtimes not just an instrument for meaningful conversation but also home-cooked dishes that have become a big part of everyone’s growing ...

Try These Nifty Tricks: Make Your Herbs Last Longer!

Here are handy hints for handling herbs.
Got extra herbs? Save them for your next recipe! We school you on three ways to preserve them (click the slideshow!). RELATED articles: Thinking of being an herb grower?, Know Your HerbsPhotography by Enrico Gutierrez | Styling by Liezl Yap | Demonstration ...

How to Chiffonade Basil

For that gourmet touch, this technique is perfect for flat herbs.
For that gourmet touch, this technique is perfect on spinach, mint, basil, and other leafy herbs.                                                 Check out the gallery to learn how to chiffonade like a pro!For recipes with  basil, CLICK HEREPhotography by Enrico Gutierrez |  Styling by Liezl Yap ...

WATCH: How to Make Chicken Pandan

Aromatic pandan leaves make this easy fried chicken recipe extra special.
This tasty Asian chicken dish is easy to make! Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes, wrap in pandan leaves, and fry until golden brown. TIP: Wash and wipe the leaves dry to prevent oil from splattering when frying.CHICKEN PANDAN RECIPE ¼ ...

Steamed Fish with Vietnamese Dressing Recipe

Crowned with fresh herbs and Vietnamese flavors, this dish is a healthy choice with bursts of flavor.
Crowned with fresh herbs and Vietnamese flavors, this steamed fish dish is a healthy choice with bursts of flavor. ...

Beef Rendang

Coconut, lime, ginger, and curry flavors come together in this hefty dish.
Coconut, lime, ginger, and curry flavors come together in this hefty dish. ...

Taiwanese Fried Pork Chop Recipe

Elevate pork chops just by adding five-spice powder and rice wine.
Elevate pork chops just by adding five-spice powder and rice wine. ...

Clay Pot with Shiitake Mushrooms

This pot is packed with earthy flavors!
This pot is packed with earthy flavors! ...

Steamed Seafood Platter Recipe

Highlight the fresh flavors of your seafood with this platter.
Highlight the fresh flavors of your seafood with this platter. Steaming this seafood dish helps retain all their natural flavors and nutrients. Serve this healthy and tasty Steamed Seafood Platter Recipe in four easy steps! ...

Asian-style Pasta

Flavorful, hefty, and healthy, this dish is best served with steamed rice and garlic-chili sauce.
Flavorful, hefty, and healthy, this dish is best served with steamed rice and garlic-chili sauce. ...

Wonton Wrapper Chips with Chili Sauce Recipe

Planning to have a movie marathon at home? Make a big batch of these crunchy chips and snack on ‘em instead of popcorn!
Planning to have a movie marathon at home? Make a big batch of these crunchy chips and snack on ‘em instead of popcorn! These quick and easy wonton chips recipe are made by cutting wonton wrappers into squares, drizzling with oil, and drain using paper towels. You ...

Asian Noodle Salad Recipe

This noodle salad can be served hot or cold—make a big batch for dinner and have the leftovers for lunch the next day.
Trying to cut down on calories? This noodle salad is nutritious yet filling. It can be served hot or cold, too. Make a big batch for dinner and have the leftovers for lunch the next day.  ...

California Maki Recipe

Make your fave Japanese rolls at home!
You don't have to be a sushi master to make your favorite Japanese rolls at home. With a bit of practice, these can be as good as the California maki from your fave restaurant. Making these rolls are a breeze and could be ...

Zucchini and Eggplant with Miso Recipe

This wholesome dish makes for the perfect side dish to chicken teriyaki or beef teppanyaki.
Add some oriental flair to zucchini and eggplant by pairing it with a lovely sesame-miso sauce. This wholesome dish makes for the perfect side dish to chicken teriyaki or beef teppanyaki. ...

Yellow Shrimp Curry Recipe

All you need are six easy-to-find ingredients to make this yummy Thai dish.
Who would've thought that this Thai Yellow Shrimp Curry dish would be so easy to make? All you need are six easy-to-find ingredients to add some color and spice to a weekday meal. ...

Yang Chow Fried Rice Recipe

You can also add fresh shrimp or picked crabmeat to this classic Chinese-restaurant dish.
This yang chow fried rice dish is a classic! Filled with rich and mouthwatering ingredients such as Chinese sausage and tinapa, umami flavors are sure to burst in your mouth with each bite. Adding in fresh shrimp or crabmeat to the mixture ...

Vietnamese Pork Skewers Recipe

Mix, marinate, grill - and you're good to go.
Mix, marinate, grill—and you're good to go. This pork skewers recipe is inspired by a family enterprise found on a street corner in Ho Chi Minh, where the young sisters prepare the noodle salad while their mother tends the charcoal grill.  Serve with a Vietnamese ...

Vietnamese Noodle Salad Recipe

If traveling, prep everything ahead of time. Let it sit for a couple of hours to let the flavors meld.
If traveling, you can prepare everything ahead of time. Let the dressing sit for a couple of hours to let the flavors meld. Once you get to your destination, soak the rice noodles then toss in the dressing. Serve with a stick ...

Thai Beef Tapa Recipe

Instead of vinegar, try dipping it in lime juice mixed with fish sauce.
Lemongrass, coriander roots, and kaffir lime leaves give the classic beef tapa a delicious Thai twist. Instead of vinegar, try dipping it in lime juice mixed with fish sauce. ...
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