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Grilled Mandarin Beef

Juicy, tender beef grilled to perfection, and soaked in a flavorful Asian marinade.
If the grilling procedure sounds a little too inconvenient, use a flat, nonstick pan to cook the beef instead. ...

Gyoza

The secret to a good gyoza is in the wrapper? Roll them out as thinly get that perfectly crunchy-chewy bite.
Be it in little food stalls or in fine dining restaurants, these tasty little potstickers are always a delight to eat. The secret to a good gyoza is in the wrapper—roll them out as thinly as possible to get that perfectly crunchy-chewy ...

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 ...

Bob Blumer

He shows he’s at ease in the home kitchen too
What’s your go-to dish? In my little, surreal gourmet repertoire of dishes, I have recipes that are not too difficult to make, yet nonetheless fantastic—like my Chicken Popsicle (see the recipe on opposite page), which is actually a glorified chicken nugget. I ...

Baang Coffee

We all have our choice café. Our favorite: When they happen to serve good chow too. Danio Caw recommends this bunch.
Baang Coffee in Tomas Morato may seem like your run-of-the mill coffee shop but loyal patrons know that there is something more to the place than meets the eye. Unlike other coffee establishments, Baang offers full-meal dishes that rival many restaurants in ...

Old Chinatown Kopitiam

Expect to revisit a bygone era when dining at Old Chinatown Kopitiam.
Expect to revisit a bygone era when dining at Old Chinatown Kopitiam. A wooden coffee bar welcomes diners while a heavy wooden door opens up to a room with bare gray cement walls, wooden tables and chairs, antique Chinese lanterns, and aged ...

Jatujak

With shelves of figurines and ceramic plates, ornate tiled walls, and simple gray chairs and tables, the interiors of Jatujak reminded me of a charming Thai home.
With shelves of figurines and ceramic plates, ornate tiled walls, and simple gray chairs and tables, the interiors of Jatujak reminded me of a charming Thai home. So did the waiters, sporting a simple logo T-shirt with knee-cut pants and sandals in ...

Truffle Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Prepare these mashed potatoes when you don't fancy having rice for dinner.
When you don't fancy eating rice for dinner, why don't you prepare this instead. It's the perfect rice substitute! White-truffle oil gives intense aroma at the mashed potatoes, it also gives a flavorful taste. This easy-to-make side dish will surely a hit with your family! ...

Fudge Brownies

A brownie recipe from Chef Ernie Babaran of ISCAHM.
If you want a sweeter brownie, Chef Ernie Babaran of ISCAHM suggests increasing the glucose to 1/2  cup. You can also dust the top with cocoa powder instead of confectioner’s sugar. ...

Swedish Meatballs and Pasta Recipe

This dish is simple to make, delicious and very economical.
What makes this recipe Swedish? The gravy as sauce and the ultra-simple and sleek style of execution. This is a classic meatballs and pasta recipe cooked by many Swedish mothers for their tots. Not only is it simple to make, it’s also delicious and very ...
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