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Hatsu Hana-Tei

Hatsu Hana-Tei began to win my restaurant reviewer heart as soon as I climbed the stairs towards its spot on the second floor of Herald Suites in Makati City.

Aquaknox

Have some delicious Vietnamese food at Aquaknox!
At this restaurant, water cascades down the walls; underwater scenes are projected on a video wall; and a giant painting of koi fish graces one side of the restaurant. It all makes for a soothing ambiance and puts the diner in a ...

Baking 101

10 must-master skills for the newbie baker
Want to enter the wonderful world of baking? Here are 10 baking skills you should know before you take the plunge. Don't worry, this will be easy. It can be rough at first, but the finished product will be worth it—we promise!Check ...

WATCH: Making a Banana-Chocnut Dessert Is Easy!

Making dessert doesn't have to be difficult.
Using the local peanut-chocolate bar, Chocnut, gives the classic peanut butter and banana duo a Pinoy twist! You can use any leftover cake you have in place of the pound cake. (We used store-bought pound cake. Butter cake works well, too).  How about adding a bit of ...

WATCH: How to Make Turon

Make this merienda classic!
Turon or lumpiang saging, banana lumpia, or deep-fried banana rolls are made with saba bananas coated in brown sugar and langka slices (jackfruit) rolled in lumpia wrappers and deep-fried to crispy perfection. You can also drizzle more brown sugar while the turon is ...

Banana Split Icebox Cake

This no-bake cake is a great weekend project for the kids! Try adding other kinds of fruit like pineapple tidbits or kiwi slices.
This no-bake cake is a great weekend project for the kids! Try adding other kinds of fruit like pineapple tidbits or kiwi slices. ...

Frozen Banana Chocolate Cream Pie

A dessert the captures both sweet and bitter flavor profiles in one go!
A dessert the captures both sweet and bitter flavor profiles in one go! ...

Choco Banana Cream Pie

An irresistible combination of chocolate and bananas in one easy recipe.
An irresistible combination of chocolate and bananas in one easy recipe. ...

Bacon-Wrapped Banana Bites Recipe

Can’t get enough of sweet-salty combinations? Creamy, starchy señorita bananas wrapped in savory, crunchy bacon definitely hit the spot!
Can’t get enough of sweet-salty combinations? Creamy, starchy señorita bananas wrapped in savory, crunchy bacon definitely hit the spot! ...

Banana Cinnamon Muffin Recipe

Save your spotty bananas for this yummy, classic pastry!
Save your spotty bananas for this yummy, classic pastry!  ...

Banana Pecan Caramel Pancakes Recipe

Make your breakfast plate more indulgent with these pancakes.
Make your breakfast plate more indulgent with these pancakes. ...

Vegetarian Puchero Recipe

This puchero's vegan version is packed with leafy greens, hearty starch, and chickpeas. It has saba bananas and tomato sauce, too!
This vegan version of the puchero recipe is easy to cook and packed with leafy greens, hearty starch, and chickpeas.  It has saba bananas and tomato sauce, too! ...

Tikoy-Langka Turon Recipe

Filipino meets Chinese in this new take on the popular afternoon snack.
Filipino meets Chinese iflavors in this Filipino snack: stuff your turon with tikoy, a chinese rice cake! ...

Chocolate Banana Chips Recipe

Take advantage of the country's rich bounty and make some good-for-you chips!
This banana chips recipe lets you enjoy bananas and chocolate at the same time. Take advantage of the country’s rich bounty and make some good-for-you banana chips! ...

Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

Moist whole-wheat muffins are a cinch to make!
Moist whole-wheat muffins are a cinch to make! Plus, they're perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert. Try this dessert recipe; it's easy, healthy, and super tasty! You can also use your overripe bananas!   ...

Banana Fingers with Caramel Sauce Recipe

Love banana fritters? Here's an updated version of the classic merienda.
Love banana fritters? Here’s an updated version of the classic merienda—it’s a cross between a banana cake and a madeleine! Serve it as an after-school snack and let the kids enjoy dunking them into the smooth caramel. ...

Banana Nutella Toast Recipe

Here's a winning combo for kids and kids at heart!
Here’s a winning combo for kids and kids at heart! Use this easy toast recipe to make snack time more exciting with bananas, Nutella, and a sprinkle of peanuts! ...

Grilled Pork Chops with Banana Chutney Recipe

You'll love grilled chops even more when they're paired with sweet, fruity chutney with a spicy kick!
You’ll love grilled pork chops even more when they’re paired with sweet, fruity chutney with a spicy kick. Serve it with heaping cups of steamed white rice. ...

Coconut-Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Celebrate tropical flavors with this delicate dessert!
Celebrate tropical flavors with this delicate dessert! Coconuts put an interesting spin on traditional banana cream pie. ...

Funk Monkey Milkshake

The combination of banana and Nutella makes this concoction a super cool sipper!
The no-fail combination of banana and Nutella makes this concoction a super cool sipper! ...
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