Guide to Bacolod eats–from steamed oyster mushrooms in banana leaves to squid fat, Korean beef ribs

  I had a marvelous time eating in Bacolod, where food is king. Here are some places to go and dishes to try when in the City of Smiles. Aboy's It's been a while since I saw my dear friends Peque Gallaga, his wife Maddie and son Jubal. They hosted lunch for me at Aboy's. It has a really good selection of "native" dishes which are consistently good, said Jubal. "Sometimes restaurants have off-days, but Aboy's never disappoints." My visit revolved around just one activity: eating. More like overeating! No matter how simple the meal (be it dessert with a cup of tea) or the time of day, eating in Bacolod means feasting. Jubal said that Negrosanons in general,...Keep on reading: Guide to Bacolod eats–from steamed oyster mushrooms in banana leaves to squid fat, Korean beef ribs.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 14th, 2018

Adobo, the ‘binalot’ way

  Anton Lorenzo prefers serving his Chicken Pork Adobo the traditional, rustic way ---the binalot or wrapped style.   He puts the meat on a mound of steamed rice, with quartered tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs on the side, and wraps everything in banana leaves. The leaves add aromatic flavor to the simple dish.   "It's also very easy to clean up," says Lorenzo, who runs the family business La Huerta Estate, a popular events place in Antipolo City. "We eat it with our bare hands. We have a lot of banana leaves around the house."   Lorenzo grew up in the family's ancestral house in Antipolo. Built in 1969, the 1.5 hectare property was a venue for ...Keep on reading: Adobo, the ‘binalot’ way.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Locals consume 25,000 longganisa in Albay fest

        GUINOBATAN, Albay---Upon hearing the sound of a siren, thousands of residents started eating 25,000 pieces of fried crispy longganisa (sausages) that were put on banana leaves on a boodle fight meal along the streets in this town's center on Friday.   The boodle fight, which is now on its second year, serves as one highlight of the Longganisa Festival celebrated here every August, said Guinobatan Mayor Ann Ongjoco.   Aside from thousands of longganisa, residents also consumed 2,500 pieces of scrambled eggs, 1,500 sliced tomatoes, 1,000 pieces of fresh cucumber, and bowls of steamed rice that stretched for about 300 meters....Keep on reading: Locals consume 25,000 longganisa in Albay fest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Trump, Kim chat over lunch of beef short ribs

SINGAPORE -- United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were chatting over a lunch of beef short ribs, sweet and sour crispy pork, and braised codfish. Details release.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Amy Besa’s catfish ‘amok,’ Michelle Tomacruz’s Hainanese chicken quinoa, Dulce Gibb’s ‘apam balik’

  Cambodia's 'amok' by Amy Besa Cambodia's most famous dish is fish amok, a lightly sweet and creamy fish curry cooked and presented in a banana leaf bowl. Traditionally, amok calls for freshwater fish and is served steamed. Amy Besa and her Purple Yam culinary team recreated the dish using catfish or hito. "Amok is prepared like a mousse," Besa said. "And you steam it in banana leaves." Using turmeric oil as base to make yellow curry, they cooked catfish fillet in the curry with fresh coconut milk and coconut nectar for a hint of sweetness. After being steamed in banana leaf cones, the amok was garnished with toasted shallots and ginger. Besa and her team made it...Keep on reading: Amy Besa’s catfish ‘amok,’ Michelle Tomacruz’s Hainanese chicken quinoa, Dulce Gibb’s ‘apam balik’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Banana growers eye Aussie, Korean marts

Banana growers eye Aussie, Korean marts.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Chef Boy Logro aims to set world record with biggest boodle fight in Dubai

Filipino chef Pablo "Boy" Logro takes the helm in this year's Seafood Fest UAE, which will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in the Waterfront Market, Dubai. He and his team will aim to set a world record of having the most number of participants in a seafood boodle fight. A boodle fight, a tradition inherent in Philippine culture, is the practice of eating a meal together with family and friends while doing away with the niceties of using utensils and dishes. Food is laid out and spread on banana leaves. Everything, down to the tiniest morsel, is eaten by hand. It is a gastronomic sight popular in Filipino parties, but how can it be done for a group of 27,000? The thought alone seems...Keep on reading: Chef Boy Logro aims to set world record with biggest boodle fight in Dubai.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Oktoberfest at The Smoking Joint: Bleu Rascals live on Oct. 13

  The Smoking Joint (TSJ), a highly-rated casual dining place in Makati specializing in pork spare ribs and beef brisket smoked at a low temperature for long hours, is celebrating Oktoberfest with a live gig featuring the Bleu Rascals on Oct. 13.   In 2012, the Bleu Rascals became the first band to represent the Philippines in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee.   In 2013, the band won the top prize at the Cotai International Jazz & Blues Festival in Macau.   In 2015, the Bleu Rascals released its debut album, "Badge of Courage," on CD. This year, it came out with a new single, "Overnight Love," on Spotify. &n...Keep on reading: Oktoberfest at The Smoking Joint: Bleu Rascals live on Oct. 13.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Cheap Eats Manila: Pepper Lunch Express Glorietta Makati Shimofuri Steak Ribeye Beef Pepper – Manila Video

Cheap Eats Manila: Pepper Lunch Express Glorietta Makati Shimofuri Steak Ribeye Beef Pepper. Pepper Lunch is a “fast-steak” restaurant concept created by Japanese Chef and Inventor Kunio Ichinose in Tokyo in 1994. Currently there are over 350 branches around the world. It was franchised to the Philippines by Chef Jeroen Van Straten’s Benmark Group Holdings… link: Cheap Eats Manila: Pepper Lunch Express Glorietta Makati Shimofuri Steak Ribeye Beef Pepper – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

What makes Korean rice cake different?

  On the occasion of Chuseok, the Korean Thanksgiving holiday, Korean food expert Lily Min taught me how to make songpyeon paired with baesuk.   Songpyeon is the traditional rice cake usually made during harvest festivals. It is made with rice powder and depending on the region, the stuffing and shape usually vary.   The most common songpyeon are half-moon shaped with nutritious fillings like beans, chestnuts and sesame seeds.   What makes this rice cake distinct is that it is steamed over a bed of pine needles (song in songpyeon means pine tree). The pine is what gives these beautiful bite-size treats their special flavor and aroma.  ...Keep on reading: What makes Korean rice cake different?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Anti-smuggling efforts intensified

Customs officials recently met with their South Korean counterparts and United States drug enforcement authorities in a bid to beef up the Philippines’ anti-smuggling efforts, the Finance department said on Tuesday. In a statement, the department said that Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña discussed ways of strengthening Philippines-US cooperation on drug matters with US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials. [...] The post Anti-smuggling efforts intensified appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Beginner s Guide: Say the name, Seventeen!

MANILA, Philippines – There's a chance you've only heard of them now, but it’s actually the third time for Seventeen to visit the Philippines and perform for their fans. Seventeen is a 13-member South Korean boy group formed by Pledis Entertainment. They debuted on May 26, 2015, and were the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Banana exporters press for bilateral tariff deal with South Korea

BANANA GROWERS and exporters warned that the Philippines could lose its big share of the South Korean market within the next two years without a bilateral deal that will give zero tariff to the commodity. The post Banana exporters press for bilateral tariff deal with South Korea appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Exporters press for PH-South Korea deal on bananas

Banana exporters could lose the Korean market if the latter insists on resolving a key trade issue through a longer process. The Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) has urged.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

‘Ompong’ Leaves Over P280M Partial Damage to Vizcaya Crops

Typhoon ‘Ompong’ left the province with an more than P280 million initialworth damage to agriculture worth more than Alexander Domingo, provincial agriculturist said the partial damage report covers rice, corn, banana, fisheries and vegetables such as tomato, eggplant, cabbage, pepper, beans and squash including citrus products. “The typhoon damaged our agricultural products resulting to a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Why a South Korean supermarket is selling bananas in different stages of ripeness

South Korean supermarket E-Mart is getting praises for selling bananas in different stages of ripeness in one pack to allow consumers to eat fruit each day. Twitter user Jay Lim shared that the supermarket is selling a “One-A-Day Banana” pack that consists of bananas that are both ripe and not fully ripe. People praised the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Myrtle Sarrosa thanks kind Korean who returned lost money clip

Myrtle Sarrosa's South Korea trip may have ended on a bad note if not for an honest Korean who returned her lost money clip. The actress shared her experience through several Instagram Stories updates on Thursday, July 26. In one of the video clips, Sarrosa explained how she lost her money clip on July 25 while visiting the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Fortunately for her, a kindly Korean found the money clip and turned it over to lost and found. With the help of her tour guide Byunggyu Park, Sarrosa managed to pick up her money clip from an office at the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Park, who appeared to be rather familiar with the actress, considered Sarrosa as someone whom he "spec...Keep on reading: Myrtle Sarrosa thanks kind Korean who returned lost money clip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

PH bananas find big competition in South Korea

An industry group fears cheap banana imports from Central America will soon gnaw into the Philippines' share in the South Korean market. In a statement, Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters A.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Make your own truffle pasta

  Don't worry about the carbs! Pasta by any other name is still one of the simplest---and quickest---dishes to whip up. And, if prepared well, it can be one of the most delightful and comforting meals. This pasta dish is simple to do yet the use of truffle oil makes it extra decadent. It offers a flavorful combination of truffle oil, parmesan cheese, portobello and oyster mushrooms. The addition of all-purpose cream gives the mixture a richer and fuller taste, while the spinach makes it healthy and filling. "By simply adding a few ingredients, this pasta dish turns into a special treat that can be prepared in a jiffy," says chef Val Campilla of Hotel Rembrandt. "A...Keep on reading: Make your own truffle pasta.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

4-man PDP-Laban team to NoKor for party talks

A four-man Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) delegation leaves tomorrow for Pyongyang on a first-ever visit by a Philippine political party to the North Korean capital, launching a historic direct party-to-party contact with the Workers’ Party of Korea. Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, PDP Laban national President, described….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

LOOK: Sharon Cuneta cooks again ‘for the first time in ages’

It's no surprise that the only people who can bring Megastar Sharon Cuneta back in the kitchen are her kids. Cuneta shared yesterday, July 5, that she cooked again after so long when her kids craved for her version of "bulgogi," a Korean dish of marinated slices of beef or pork stir-fried in a pan. "Only my children could get me back in the kitchen, cooking again for the first time in ages! It was my first time to cook in THIS kitchen as well. Babies missed Mama's version of Bulgogi - Korean BBQ," shared Cuneta. She wrote that the moment she started to cook the beef, her younger daughters Miel and Frankie instantly reminiscenced about their childhood. "Mielly and Kakie said, 'Mama...Keep on reading: LOOK: Sharon Cuneta cooks again ‘for the first time in ages’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018