“Boodle” Style Dining a la Marketman

03 Apr, 2014

Boodle-style eating refers to a military setting of tables with banana leaves piled high (hopefully) with food that everyone attacks and eats with their bare hands, often without even sitting!

Lechon Kawali with a Kamias Tomato Relish…

04 Mar, 2014

I have always loved lechon kawali, but increasingly find several versions that are either bland and tasteless, overly dry or just way too reliant on the bottled sauces (like sweet liver sauce) that often accompany it.

Lechon, Mustasa & Kamatis Salad a la Marketman

03 Feb, 2014

Deep-fried roast pork, shreds of bracing and peppery mustard leaves, juicy tomatoes and a bagoong-lime dressing were an ABSOLUTE HIT the first time we tried it at home.

Roasted Boneless Pork Belly a la Marketman

16 Jan, 2014

Who would have known how popular a localized version of Italian porchetta would become in just 3.5 short years?

Two Batches of Meaty Barbecued Pork Ribs…

07 Jan, 2014

We must have a national gene for pork barbecues of all kinds.

When Storms Fell Coconut Palms…

12 Nov, 2013

You kind of HAVE to find the silver lining, I suppose.

Bun Cha a la Marketman

29 Oct, 2013

You knew I was going to give it a go, didn’t you? :)

Bun Cha, Hanoi

25 Oct, 2013

Described in our Luxe Guide to Hanoi as “Yes, it’s a total dump, but who cares when the grilled pork patties and spring rolls are that good” — so obviously we had to try it. :)


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