15 Jul2016



Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to all those killed and injured in the most recent terrorist attack in Nice, France where a truck plowed into the walking crowd on the shut down Promenade des Anglais.

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POSTED IN: General, Travel & Leisure

12 Jul2016



After a long trip abroad and it’s your first meal back, or if you live abroad and are visiting home or you are a foreigner who once lived in the Philippines and are passing by for a visit, what single Filipino dish do you crave for or look forward to eating?

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POSTED IN: General

02 Jul2016

Tinapang Bangus Spread

by Marketman

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We had houseguests for the last few days, who had once lived in Manila some 50+ years ago, and were returning on a nostalgic trip to visit their old homes, school and other places.

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POSTED IN: Appetizers, Fish, General

30 Jun2016


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Time flies while you are crazed with opening and managing a bunch of restaurants.

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POSTED IN: General

29 Jun2016



We have been entertaining house guests for the last few days who have been family friends for over 50 years.

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POSTED IN: Fish, General, Main Courses, Seafood

20 Jun2016



Our final stop on “The Lost Plate” food tour in Xi’an was literally a sweet, fragrant ending to a lovely morning spent eating and touring markets.

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POSTED IN: Desserts/Baked Goods/Sweets, General, Travel & Leisure

18 Jun2016

Char Ming…

by Marketman


Read out loud, slowly. Then don’t suppress your urge to burst out laughing.

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POSTED IN: General, Travel & Leisure

16 Jun2016



Fondle two nearly identical genetically unusual nuts in your palms daily until they develop a patina from your body oils — it will extend your life by years or decades.

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POSTED IN: General, Travel & Leisure

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