From Market to Table: Yellow Fin Tuna Belly

One of the more interesting items I picked up recently from Cuboa Farmers Market, was a huge slab of yellow fin tuna. Highly prized by the Japanese, most (if not all) the largest yellow fin tuna is exported directly to Japan; since the early 1970’s. It is the Philippines most profitable sea food commodity by … Continue reading From Market to Table: Yellow Fin Tuna Belly


Together with two chefs from my restaurant, we took a rare break from our busy schedules and went for a late lunch at a seafood wet market located right by the sea (actually a lagoon), in Pasay City, Metro Manila. In this market you get to buy fresh seafood and then walk across the street, … Continue reading SEAFOOD WET MARKET & SEASIDE RESTAURANTS IN MANILA

From Market to Table

When it comes to creating new dishes for my restaurant , there is no better place than to start in the farmers market for inspiration for my next tasty creation. You never know what you will find! Today I traveled over to Cubao Farmers Market in Araneta Center, Quezon City, to see what they had … Continue reading From Market to Table

Trying Carinderia: street food in Manila

Today I got the rare chance to explore a part of Manila that I haven't had a chance to see yet, together with my local chef. He told me about this special restaurant on Dian Street; Makati, called Aling Sosing’s Carinderia, which I’m told, is a very famous food stall in Manila. Walking closer to … Continue reading Trying Carinderia: street food in Manila

Truffle Omelette

Good Morning! I do not know why, but I woke up this morning with a crazy desire of truffles! Perhaps it's because of the truffle xiao long bao (Shanghainese ravioli) I ate yesterday at Ding Tai Fung. Or maybe it's because Italy celebrates the truffle season around this time of the year, and I'm always … Continue reading Truffle Omelette

The Best Unagi in Tokyo!!

Who knows Japan understands what i'm talking about: Unagyu, Unagi - Eel domburi (grilled eel on rice). Today I do not want to talk about the usual restaurant where they serve Unagi, but instead, I'd like to introduce a piece of Japanese history: "Nodaiwa" One of 7 Michelin-starred Unagi restaurants in Tokyo. This Unagi restaurant … Continue reading The Best Unagi in Tokyo!!