Chinese New Year 2013

新年快樂 Xin Nian Kuai Le,  Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!!! Welcome to the Year of the Snake. How did you celebrate the New Year? For the longest time our family eats in a Chinese restaurant suffering through slow service, large crowds and noisy ambiance. In recent years we started having dinner in our house where weContinue reading “Chinese New Year 2013”

Bizu Private Caterer

I recently attended a dinner party catered by Bizu Private Caterer. Check out my previous dinner catered by Bizu. I really love this salad. It had all the important elements – crunch, sweet, salty and more crunch. mandarin orange & roasted almond salad with crisp bacon in honey orange yogurt dressing This was exactly howContinue reading “Bizu Private Caterer”

Twinings Diamond Jubilee Loose Leaf Tea Blend

There’s nothing more I like than tea, well next to coffee that is. When Twinings sent me a can of their limited edition tea I made myself a cup or two. Perfect to drink on a lazy Sunday afternoon. All I needed was some scones. Too bad they didn’t send me that too. A TeaContinue reading “Twinings Diamond Jubilee Loose Leaf Tea Blend”

Lifehouse Live in Manila 2012

I still can’t believe I watched two concerts in one week. The first was Lady Gaga because I was invited to watch for free. This time I gladly and willingly paid to watch one of my favorite bands, Lifehouse. Among my friends only Elisa and I listen to ‘this’ kind of music and we areContinue reading “Lifehouse Live in Manila 2012”

What I See TV show

For all photography buffs in the Philippines you have to watch this tv show called What I See featuring noted photographer Francisco “Paco” Guererro. This is actually season 2 of the show Two Stops Over which used to air in a different channel. Even if you are not into photography you will appreciate this show asContinue reading “What I See TV show”

Braised Beef Shanks with Caramelized Onions and Shallots

Last Chinese New Year’s celebration I cooked this dish. I learned it from my cousin La who cooked it when I was in Virginia. The original recipe from Epicurious was called Braised Lamb Shanks with Caramelized Onions and Shallots but since I didn’t know where to buy lamb shanks I used beef shanks instead. I’ve never cookedContinue reading “Braised Beef Shanks with Caramelized Onions and Shallots”

New Year’s Eve Dinner 2011

Happy New Year to everyone!! I want to interrupt my posts about my recent trip to the United States with this post on how my family celebrated New Year’s Eve. Every year my cousins from my father’s side come to our house for dinner. Last year I had it catered and this year we wereContinue reading “New Year’s Eve Dinner 2011”