20 May2016

 

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A palate puncher! Shock those tastebuds! Scare the bacteria right out of your jaded mouth!

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POSTED IN: General, Other Recipes, Recipes and Menus

17 May2016

 

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Asia’s Best Female Chef and good friend/neighbor Margarita Fores and Filipino food is the focus of the first episode of Season 2 of CNN’s Culinary Journeys.

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POSTED IN: General

06 May2016

Nation Before Self…

by Marketman
 

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Nation Before Self. That is the essence of public service. Old-timers on this blog know I have long supported Mar Roxas, and I believe he is the best candidate for President this year as well. I am just as strong in my belief that Leni Robredo is the best candidate for Vice-President as well.

However, the polls are a good indicator of the likely outcome of Monday’s vote, and it looks like the frontrunner is well ahead at this point. At a very recent dinner with friends and colleagues, I mentioned that the ONLY realistic strategic option left barring “struck by lightning events” was to have Grace Poe and Mar Roxas get together and do what they have to do to join forces to defeat the front-runner. Nation Before Self.

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POSTED IN: General

04 May2016

 

“I had really fond memories of the last time I had lechon in the Philippines. In fact, not to kiss your ass, but it is the finest pig I’ve ever had.”

Anthony Bourdain, 2016
Parts Unknown Episode in Manila

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POSTED IN: General

18 Apr2016

 

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After a morning visit to the terra cotta warriors located an hour outside Xi’an, our guide had promised a lunch at a “local” place.

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POSTED IN: General, Restaurant Meals

17 Apr2016

 

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Our apartment was a five minute walk away from the Drum Tower and Muslim Street in Xi’an.

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POSTED IN: General, Travel & Leisure

08 Apr2016

 

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The lure of freshly grilled or grilling meat is almost always irresistible.

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POSTED IN: Beef/Lamb, etc., General, Main Courses, Meat, Travel & Leisure

07 Apr2016

 

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Glistening like edible rubies in the evening light, pomegranates on display in street stalls in the muslim quarter of Xian made me stop in my tracks.

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POSTED IN: General, Other Food Products, Kitchen Equipment, Etc., Travel & Leisure

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